You want Castle! for your gaming table. Your minis want it. It looks amazing right out of the box. It even feels amazing. It is modular and infinitely interchangeable. It stacks. Even better, it unstacks. You can easily remove the various floors of your Castle! and put them back on as you move up and down during gameplay. You can build an awesome Wizard’s tower as tall as yourself and game all the way up. Then you can break it down, box it up, take it to a friend’s house and build something completely different, but just as awesome. Then do it again.
We are William Chesser and Jeremy Lehrman and twelve years ago while driving home from a gaming convention we had a vision for a modular, stackable building system for our tabletop gaming sessions. Since then we have worked through many design iterations and prototypes to make this vision a reality.
What happens next?
The parts must be 3D printed (expensive!) and put into production (more expensive!). The more backing we get here the more awesome kits we can put into production. We have developed and tested prototypes for the parts in most of the kits and we have much more designed. We just need funding to get them into production.
So, since we love gaming, here’s what we’re going to do. In 30 days we’re going to unleash hordes of evil minis on the poor village of Knight’s Pass and depend on you, the valiant, gaming-loving, saviors of Kickstarter, to gather the resources needed to defend the village.
The more you collectively purchase, the more crucial sections of Castle! that Master Duelington, the master builder of the village, can invent and build to protect the village from the impending attack. Anything you help fund for Knight's Pass will also be available in our pledge manager afterward.
What do I get for my donation?
After we pass the $20,000 goal, new Castle! sections will be added according to the stretch goals listed on the kits. As each new kit is funded we'll green light it for sale in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
That means the more successful the Kickstarter, the better Castle! everyone can get!
What about shipping?
Pledging a dollar amount lets us charge actual shipping at the end rather than some blanket amount per piece. The product is heavy, so we don't want to charge you any more for shipping that we have to. We will ship overseas, but our overseas estimates on shipping are expensive. Buyers will be charged actual shipping (and no more!) when they check out with the Pledge Manager.
What about stretch rewards?
Rank Hath Its Privileges. We think of our stretch goals in part as a Choose-your-own-Rewards system. As extra kits get funded, we'll add additional dollars of Castle! product to those levels where Rank Hath Its Privileges. We’ll give back 5% of the gross amount pledged to the campaign as a whole to be shared among the nobility who have this bonus according to the following: 2% of the 5% will go to the Princes, 1.5% to the Dukes, 1% to the barons and .5% to be shared by the Knights. As more is pledged, the percentage we share will go up. After $1,000,000, we’ll raise the amount we share to 6%, at $2,000,000 it will go to 7%.
You’ll be able to spend these extra dollars on product and shipping in whatever combinations you want in our Pledge Manager site after the campaign. We could pick what widget we give you, but we'd rather you get to pick and make your castle(s) cooler for it! We also wanted to avoid making you pick things now, because as new pieces are unlocked and new sets become available, we want you to have the flexibility to choose your own particular combination at the end.
The Rank you hold at the end of the campaign will determine your reward level.
NOTE: Prince level should be $700, not $800. New graphic coming soon.
You can also find us at our website on Facebook and Twitter. And please, tell your friends about Castle! so we can unlock more and more awesome kits.
Thanks so much fore your integral help in getting Castle! Kickstarted and for your help in saving poor little Knight’s Pass. You are a hero.