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Our first project is focused on creating a fully modular tile system for tabletop games that is affordable and accessible for everyone.
Our first project is focused on creating a fully modular tile system for tabletop games that is affordable and accessible for everyone.
Our first project is focused on creating a fully modular tile system for tabletop games that is affordable and accessible for everyone.
50 backers pledged £7,073 to help bring this project to life.

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Dark Lord Miniatures: Dungeon Foundation Set

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About us

Here at Dark Lord Miniatures we just love to create new and amazing things for use in 28mm tabletop games. What originally began as a simple hobby for the founder Matthew Kent, painting and sculpting quickly evolved into a way of life. Armed with his keen eyes and unorthodox approach to anything he attempts Matthew has taken what was once a hobby and has turned it into a constantly expanding business that is dedicated to making gamers fall in love with their hobbies all over again. Up to now we have hand cast every product we've made in solid polyurethane resin before each piece is inspected for flaws, if there's something we aren't happy with it doesn't make it past the bin. It can be time consuming but it is our dedication that has set us apart from the rest, the results speak for themselves.

Why are we running a Kickstarter?

To put it simply, we love what we do. We love making new things, we love making games more immersive and most importantly we love that feeling when our customers enjoy our products. That's a whole lotta love right there! 

Our first ever Kickstarter!

As the title implies, this is our first ever Kickstarter campaign. We hope you're as excited as us! After months of hard work and prototyping we are proud to release our new range of tiles to the public. These tiles will make up the main part of what will be called the Dungeon Foundation Set, they have been designed with simplicity and accessibility in mind with the goal of creating a fully modular tile system while maintaining a quick setup time. We aim to get this Kickstarter wrapped up in time for Christmas as we know a lot of RPG and tabletop enthusiasts would love to find a box of our tiles under the tree.

We decided to launch our range via Kickstarter as it allows us to reach out to a great community for help in bringing our dream to life. That Brings un on to the next part...

What are you helping us to make?

Over the past few months we have dedicated our time to prototyping modular 3D tiles for the Dungeon Foundation Set, we have now completed all the main structural tiles and it is with your help that we will create all the moulds necessary to begin full time production. Your money will help us to buy all the materials needed to produce the tiles and in return you will be among the first in the world to own some of Dark Lord Miniatures modular dungeon system. As a thankyou we will unlock free stretch goals throughout the campaign plus you will get all our tiles for less than the RRP.

Stretch goals

Throughout the funding period we will unlock stretch goals at specific milestones. These may be tiles or components you have already seen, some of them may be new tiles we have been working on. Please note that free stretch goals are only available for certain pledge levels.

STRETCH GOAL #1 (£1,000):

 To kick things off our first SG is a set of 4 free standing walls for use in your dungeon. Below is a picture of a side by side comparison of the painted and unpainted walls as well as a picture of the walls in use.

You will get 4 of these for free. If you have a painted pledge these will also be painted.
You will get 4 of these for free. If you have a painted pledge these will also be painted.

 

We used the unpainted ones in this picture to highlight their use.
We used the unpainted ones in this picture to highlight their use.

STRETCH GOAL #2 (£1,500): 

You will all receive 2 straight catacomb walls free with your pledge. These will be pressure cast to remove bubbles and preserve the fine details.

STRETCH GOAL #3 (£2,000):

For our third stretch goal we responded to one of our backer suggestions and made these diagonal door tiles to help make more interesting dungeon layouts. You will receive one of each of these tiles including the door insert and half floor. 

STRETCH GOAL #4 (£2,500)

For our fourth stretch goal we decided to add a little scenery to our dungeon with these altars. We had trouble deciding which one we liked best so in the end we decided to include one of each design in your pledge.

Model is for scale only and is supplied by Mantic Games.
Model is for scale only and is supplied by Mantic Games.

 

STRETCH GOAL #5 (£3,000): 

All applicable backers will get one of these sweet skull thrones free with their pledge.

Model is for scale only and is supplied by Mantic Games.
Model is for scale only and is supplied by Mantic Games.

Pledge Levels

Here you will find pictures of what to expect in each of the pledges. Please note only the DUNGEON SET 1 pledge and higher will qualify for free stretch goals.

Dungeon Set 1

This is everything you will get in DUNGEON SET 1
This is everything you will get in DUNGEON SET 1

 

Dungeon Set 2

 Dungeon Set 3

 Extra Doors

 Hidden Walls

 Diagonal Corners

 Curved Corners

 Corridor Expansion

The tile inserts can be placed in any of the 4 slots to allow for multiple corridor variations with only 1 tile.
The tile inserts can be placed in any of the 4 slots to allow for multiple corridor variations with only 1 tile.

 

Gallery

Below are some pictures of the various tiles in use as well as some unpainted examples of the prototype tiles. We will also add pictures of any unlocked stretch goals.

 

 

A side by side comparison of a painted advance junction tile next to its resin counterpart.
A side by side comparison of a painted advance junction tile next to its resin counterpart.

These resin masters will be used to make the mould for the final product once they have been cleaned up. 

Below are some pictures of the main tiles that make up the majority of the Dungeon Foundation Set.

 

 

 

A 40mm base inside one of the corridor tiles as requested by one of our backers.
A 40mm base inside one of the corridor tiles as requested by one of our backers.

 

A curved wall with half floor tile from the curved wall addon.
A curved wall with half floor tile from the curved wall addon.

 

The half floor piece allows the curved wall to be used in multiple orientations.
The half floor piece allows the curved wall to be used in multiple orientations.

 

A diagonal wall tile with its half floor tile.
A diagonal wall tile with its half floor tile.

 

The half floor tiles also allow the walls to be used as internal walls
The half floor tiles also allow the walls to be used as internal walls

 

Two corner tiles stacked to make a higher level. This was requested by one of our backers.
Two corner tiles stacked to make a higher level. This was requested by one of our backers.

 Retailers!

If you are a retailer within the tabletop games industry and would like to stock our products we would love to hear from you. You can contact us directly at: darklordminiatures (at) gmail.com 

Please note we may ask for proof that you are a legitimate business.

Risks and challenges

Aside from any unforeseen circumstances such as delays due to severe weather or the possible rise of Cthulhu there is very little risk associated with this campaign. We have all the pieces already sculpted and ready for mass moulding so we expect to begin production as soon as funding is achieved with the option for more additional components being created during the campaign funding period. The project funding goal has been set to the minimum funds needed to complete this project to ensure the maximum chance of success.

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    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

    Maybe you're still on the fence or you'd just like to show your support, if so this pledge is for you.You will get a huge thankyou from everyone here at Dark Lord Miniatures.
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    STONE DAIS TILES

    2 stone dais tiles used to elevate areas of your dungeon, perfect for use in throne rooms or boss rooms. this set contains one of each dais design (one with 1" squares, one without 1" squares.) These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    HIDDEN DOOR SET

    This set contains 5 wall tiles with removable inserts. The hidden door tiles are perfect for concealing awesome loot or as part of a fiendish trap. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    STONE DAIS TILES PAINTED

    2 stone dais tiles used to elevate areas of your dungeon, perfect for use in throne rooms or boss rooms. this set contains one of each dais design (one with 1" squares, one without 1" squares.) These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    EXTRA DOORS SET

    This pack of doors is the perfect booster for if you want to add more rooms to your dungeons. This set contains 5 single door tiles with wooden door inserts and 2 double door tiles with reinforced wooden door inserts that are perfect for boss rooms or locations of importance. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    HIDDEN DOOR SET PAINTED

    This set contains 5 wall tiles with removable inserts. The hidden door tiles are perfect for concealing awesome loot or as part of a fiendish trap. These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    EXTRA DOORS SET PAINTED

    This pack of doors is the perfect booster for if you want to add more rooms to your dungeons. This set contains 5 single door tiles with wooden door inserts and 2 double door tiles with reinforced wooden door inserts that are perfect for boss rooms or locations of importance. These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    CORRIDOR EXPANSION SET

    This set contains enough tiles to create sprawling tunnels and corridors to connect your dungeon rooms together. The advanced corridor tile allows you to create cross-roads, T-junctions, corners and dead ends without the need for multiple tiles. This set contains 10 2"x 2" corridor tiles, 5 advanced junction tiles and 10 inserts for the advanced junction tiles. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    CURVE WALL ADDON

    This set enables you to create curved walls for your structures allowing for greater variation in your tabletop games. The half floor pieces enables the curved walls to be used as an internal wall for greater variety. This set includes 16 curve wall tiles and 10 half floor tiles. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    DIAGONAL WALL ADDON

    This set enables you to create diagonal walls for your structures allowing for greater variation in your tabletop games. The half floor pieces enables the diagonal walls to be used as an internal wall for greater variety. This set includes 16 diagonal wall tiles and 10 half floor tiles. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    CORRIDOR EXPANSION SET PAINTED

    This set contains enough tiles to create sprawling tunnels and corridors to connect your dungeon rooms together. The advanced corridor tile allows you to create cross-roads, T-junctions, corners and dead ends without the need for multiple tiles. This set contains 10 2"x 2" corridor tiles, 5 advanced junction tiles and 10 inserts for the advanced junction tiles. These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    CURVE WALL ADDON PAINTED

    This set enables you to create curved walls for your structures allowing for greater variation in your tabletop games. The half floor pieces enables the curved walls to be used as an internal wall for greater variety. This set includes 16 curve wall tiles and 10 half floor tiles. These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    DIAGONAL WALL ADDON PAINTED

    This set enables you to create diagonal walls for your structures allowing for greater variation in your tabletop games. The half floor pieces enables the diagonal walls to be used as an internal wall for greater variety. This set includes 16 diagonal wall tiles and 10 half floor tiles. These will be supplied pre painted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees. PLEASE NOTE THIS PLEDGE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY STRETCH GOALS

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    DUNGEON SET 1. EARLY BIRD

    This set contains enough basic tiles to create an awesome dungeon of your own. Contents include: 16 walls, 14 floors, 8 corners and 3 single door tiles. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees

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    DUNGEON SET 1

    This set contains enough basic tiles to create an awesome dungeon of your own. Contents include: 16 walls, 14 floors, 8 corners and 3 single door tiles. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees

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    DUNGEON SET 1 (PAINTED)

    As requested this is a painted version of the DUNGEON SET 1. This set contains enough basic tiles to create an awesome dungeon of your own. Contents include: 16 walls, 14 floors, 8 corners and 3 single door tiles. These will be supplied painted to a very high standard and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees

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    DUNGEON SET 1 (PAINTED) UK BACKERS

    This reward is for UK backers to account for the shipping error with the painted Dungeon Set 1. This set contains everything listed in the dungeon set 1 with free shipping within the UK.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $118

    DUNGEON SET 2

    This set contains double what you would get in set one at a slightly cheaper rate. Contents include: 32 walls, 28 floors, 16 corners and 6 doors. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees.

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    DUNGEON SET 2 (PAINTED)

    This is the painted version of DUNGEON SET 2. All tiles in this set and any unlocked stretch goals will be painted to a very high quality.
    This set contains double what you would get in set one at a slightly cheaper rate. Contents include: 32 walls, 28 floors, 16 corners and 6 doors. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees.

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    DUNGEON SET 3

    This set is huge containing a whopping 48 walls, 42 floors, 24 corners and 9 doors this set is sure to give you enough tiles to build the perfect dungeon. These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees

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    DUNGEON MASTER SET

    This set is enormous. With over 300 tiles you'll never have a problem building dungeons again. This set contains 150 walls, 130 floors, 60 corners, 15 single doors, 3 double doors, 10 corridor tiles, 5 advanced junction tiles, 10 inserts for use with the junction tiles, 10 curved walls with half floors, 10 diagonal walls with half floors and 2 stone dais tiles .These will be supplied unpainted and cast in solid polyurethane resin. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees

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    Pledge £650 or more About $854

    DARK LORD SET (PAINTED)

    This set includes everything in the dungeon master set but painted to a extremely high standard. Any applicable stretch goals unlocked throughout the campaign will also be also be painted. These will be cast in solid polyurethane resin and painted to a very high standard. Includes free shipping within the UK, international buyers are responsible for any additional fees incurred such as customs fees.

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Funding period

- (30 days)