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A book that has over 1,000 terrain pieces for you to use in Dungeons & Dragons.
A book that has over 1,000 terrain pieces for you to use in Dungeons & Dragons.
5,698 backers pledged $358,133 to help bring this project to life.

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Dungeon Craft: Build your own battle maps!

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Hello friends,

My name is Josh and I play Dungeons & Dragons. My Dungeon Master, Jeremiah, and I came up with the idea of creating a book that has hundreds of cut-out pieces used to build more engaging encounters within our game. We started by drawing and printing trees, rocks, and a single house. These pieces made the encounters more interesting and made our game maps looks much better. We decided to see where we could go with this idea, so I called up my good friend Travis (a phenomenal artist) and asked if he could help us create a book. Travis jumped all over it and started sending us some amazing art. Jeremiah built a massive list of important items for Dungeon Masters to use and we slowly built the book Dungeon Craft. 

Dungeon Craft is the culmination of a lot of work by a few friends that truly believe it is a great tool for players and DMs alike. We wanted to make a book that was affordable to everyone while still being of great quality. Dungeon Craft is perfect for any D&D essential kit or collection. This book is beneficial for seasoned veterans, new players, young children, and everyone else who enjoys role-playing games. We have been play testing this book for some time and have sent it out into the world for DMs and players to "put it through its paces". After all the work and testing, we are ready to present it here to all of you. Thank you for your time and interest. I hope you enjoy our book.

Cheers,

Josh

Every backer who purchases a copy of Dungeon Craft will get all the terrain that is unlocked by hitting a stretch goal during the campaign.

With Dungeon Craft, we hope to offer the tools needed for any Dungeon Master, Game Master, and player to build an engaging world to play in. Our goal is to decrease the time spent drawing and increase the amount of time playing your favorite Table Top Role Playing Game. Simply cut out any of the 1,000+ terrain pieces that are in the book and place it on a map.

Each book contains a ton of reversible City, Dungeon, and Wilderness terrain pieces. We have also included hoards of creatures and a few extra pieces we just couldn't leave out.


Unlike 3D terrain, Dungeon Craft doesn't require much storage space. When you receive a copy of Dungeon Craft, all the terrain pieces come bound in a spiral book. Simply cut out the pieces you need. All the pieces can easily be stored in a binder. The whole book can fit neatly into any backpack for the on-the-go Dungeon Master.

Our goal creating this product was to make it available to everyone. We understand that this community has enough books that are $50+. Our belief in a quality product at a fair price is paramount. 

As everything gets more expensive, we wanted to carve out our own path. We have worked very hard to create a product that everyone can afford. That's why we are very proud to release this Dungeon Craft for $30.

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To bring this idea to life we had to find someone who had the ability to deliver quality art. Luckily we were able to work with two brothers who are fantastic artists. Travis and Jordan Kotzebue worked day and night in order to create all the assets for Dungeon Craft. As our community of D&D players thought of wild and crazy ideas, Travis would then piece together all the ideas and draw up a blue line for us.

If the blue line looked good, it was approved and moved to the next stage. Travis would then refine his work into a fully inked piece. The final step was coloring, where Jordan would bring the art to life.Working on this project, it was incredible to see our ideas being brought to life so masterfully.

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***All rewards that include Hell or High Water will ship in March 2020***

Also available in the Kickstarter is our “Hell or Highwater” companion books. These two companion books were made to be used with Wizards of the Coast's two newest books “Ghosts of Saltmarsh” and “Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus” 

  • “Hell” is our companion book for Descent into Avernus and contains numerous hellscape terrain pieces that allow you to craft and shape your battle maps to look like the first layer of hell. Included in this book will be all new terrain and creature pieces straight out of the river Styx, all of it there to bring your journey into hell to life.

  • “Highwater” is our companion book for Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Included in this book is a large collection of creatures, ships and more. Each piece is chosen to help you run the adventures in Ghosts of Saltmarsh and any other seafaring adventure you choose to have.

 ***All rewards that include Hell or High Water will ship in March 2020***

We made sure that our product worked with all types of grid mats on the market today. Every terrain piece has a 1 inch grid over it so you can place it onto any mat. For those going for that perfect aesthetic feel, we've created our own wet erase maps that use the same colors and textures as the backgrounds of our terrain. This allows any piece you place on the map to blend right in and look seamless. Right now we're in the prototype stage of creation, but we plan to launch the maps shortly after our kickstarter ends so keep your eyes peeled and follow us on social media for updates or news.

*The map below is an early test mock-up. The final will match perfectly.*

We've partnered with the amazing folks over at LEVEL UP DICE to bring you the Dungeon Craft D20. An aluminum D20 using our own custom font and a mixture of colors never used by Level Up Dice before. This exclusive D20 can only be found here on this Kickstarter. When the Kickstarter campaign is over they're gone forever.

Every backer who has a copy of Dungeon Craft in their backer level will also get all of the terrain that is unlocked by hitting any stretch goals during the campaign. 

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It has been amazing to work with members of the D&D community. We just wanted to mention them here. If you like our stuff you'll probably like theirs!

THE PICKLED DRAGON

DUNGEON DUDES

DUNGEON DELVER

CRITICAL DICE

DND PLAYERS

WEB DM

BLACK MAGIC CRAFT

DAWN FORGE CAST

NERDARCHY

 INKD MAGE  

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1985 Games is a small start-up that consists of a group of players who hated drawing trees. This basic concept of printing trees sparked the creation of Dungeon Craft. The idea is simple, We want players to spend  more time rolling dice and role-playing, not drawing trees. 


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Risks and challenges

1) Book Release and Deliveries

Dungeon Craft's art is almost complete. There are things that need to be tweaked and changed, but we are close. We are starting the art for the two companion books. It will take time to create all the artwork. We anticipate the additional artwork to be finalized early next year. All reward levels that have Hell or High Water will ship in Quarter 1 or 2, 2020. If you just purchased Dungeon Craft, it will ship before Christmas.

We understand that it is not the best situation, but we want to create the highest quality book we can for all of you.

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