About this project
- Pledge Calculator
- Google Spreadsheet w/Price and Set Compositions
- How to pledge
- Photo Gallery and Video Gallery! Features list!
- Stretch Goal Chart
Add On-Set Graphics By Category
- Forsaken Temple
- Terrain Trays
- Mega Packs
- All Add-on Sets
Dwarven Forge -- makers of the world's finest gaming terrain -- returns underground to create the ultimate dungeon. We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter: Dungeon of Doom!
We've finished the design and the sculpting -- nearly 150 different brand new pieces! But to create the steel molds required for production -- and to commit to the enormous production run required to bring this remarkable dungeon to gamers -- we also need your support.
What makes this dungeon different from all other dungeons?
Note: Nearly all of the pieces in this collection will be made from original Dwarvenite, as opposed to the more rigid, somewhat lighter Dwarvenite-G.
Links to rotating images:
- Marble 4'' Curved Dais
- Large Curved Wall
- Forsaken 6inch Wall
- Forsaken 6inch Wall (Jade)
- Idol of Sysuul
- Freestanding Temple Wall
- Burrows Tripod
- Jade Forsaken Temple LED Corner
Elevation Platforms: This year we’re making our largest piece ever - a 12” by 12” platform designed to quickly elevate levels of your dungeon. Utilizing a removable lid, it allows you to build using two different heights.
And when you’re done building, the platform flips over and becomes a storage tray covered with lid. Note: The large logo area shown in this graphic will be replaced by a usable floor (as shown just under the animation).
Terrain Trays: Beautifully rendered trays to ground and enliven your builds -- and they give you incredible mobility to move your setups without breaking them down. Terrain Trays work best with optional Gaskets and Anchor Magnets as shown below.
The end result -- and our goal for Dungeon of Doom: provide the most fun you've ever had at the game table!
This year, we have six Main Pledge Levels: Dungeon Levels I - V, and the largest pledge, Dungeon of Doom! We also have a Build Your Own Dungeon pledge.
To showcase our vision of what these pledges can create, Dwarven Forge Creative Director, Nate Taylor, built them into 15 connecting zones called Encounter Areas. Dungeon Level I includes the first Encounter Area, Dungeon Level II includes Encounter Areas 1-3, and so on, to the Dungeon of Doom Level, which includes all 15. So each successive Pledge Level transports you deeper into Doom!
In fact, we are even preparing a pdf module that includes an adventure for each Encounter.
The Encounter Areas are just a start. While Nate’s compositions are just suggestions, we think they illustrate how rich a new system this is – and how you can build an amazing setup filled with unique challenges, special surprises and a story all its own. For example, the photos below show some examples of what you can create with Dungeon Level II. Imagine what you can build with even more. This is not your Dwarven father’s dungeon!
Please take note as you review our sets:
Here is each Encounter Area in greater detail:
Optional limited edition version of Encounter #15 (same sculpts, different colors):
Our Main Pledge Levels are listed below from smallest to largest. In addition to these, we have a large selection of Add-On Sets to enhance your main pledge.
Choose whichever set(s) you want, add them up on our pledge calculator or our online spreadsheet, and that's your pledge total. (After the campaign ends, we will reconfirm all your set selections using our online pledge manager.)
FRIEND OF THE FORGE ($1): No product, but our sincere gratitude. Feel free to use this pledge level as a placeholder to ensure that you receive updates.
FREE STRETCH GOALS
As the funding level of this Kickstarter grows, our production run gets larger and more efficient. This enables us to add in free stretch goal pieces that "unlock" -- and are automatically added to your pledge -- at specified funding milestones. These milestones are eligible to unlock until the Kickstarter ends on July 11, at 9PM US Eastern time.
Each stretch goal fits into a specific Encounter Area (e.g. "Lever Chamber," "Gorgon Room," etc). If your pledge includes that Encounter Area, you receive that stretch goal when it unlocks; if your pledge does not include that room, you do not receive that stretch goal.
New this year: If you order individual Encounter Areas as Add-on sets (including with the Build Your Own Dungeon pledge), you do receive the unlocked stretch goals for that Encounter Area. (Note: there are not free stretch goals for any other sets apart from Encounter Areas.)
Our Final Stretch Goal Chart is shown below:
An extensive assortment of paid Add-on Sets adds variety, features and coverage to your main Dungeon of Doom pledge. New Add-on sets will be released throughout the campaign.
Click on the category links below to see the Add-on Sets we've unlocked so far -- or click here to view them all.
Also note: every individual Encounter Area (1-15) is also available as an Add-on set.
How to pledge for Add-on Sets: It's easy.
Next, remember that those two tools don't talk to Kickstarter. So you need to confirm or change your total pledge amount on Kickstarter (to your signed in account). (Once you do this, Kickstarter will charge you this total once the campaign closes.)
Then, a few weeks after the campaign closes, you will receive an invitation to our online pledge manager. We will use that to confirm all your individual set selections and your shipping address. You can also alter/add to your selections then. (Please note we cannot issue Kickstarter refunds in the pledge manager.)
A few more details:
You can change your Add-on Set selections as often as you'd like until the end of the campaign.
If you want more than one base pledge, you can simply add the additional pledge the same way you include an Add-on Set. Just add the amount of the second pledge onto your overall total. There's no need to create a whole new Kickstarter pledge (all applicable Stretch Goals are still included).
Please note: only Backers at the Build Your Own Dungeon level and above (Level I through Dungeon of Doom!) are eligible for paid Add-On sets.
We offer all sets completely painted by hand. Or, if you prefer to paint yourself or want a more economical option, you can order your sets in Dungeon Gray. The difference between these choices is highlighted below.
We founded Dwarven Forge in 1996 to offer the world’s finest -- and most useable -- handcrafted gaming terrain. Everything is modular, so you can build something different each time you play.
For our first 17 years, we introduced new sets as we could afford to make them. We cast everything in resin, a relatively costly material that looks good, but chips or breaks if it's not handled carefully.
Then, in 2013, everything changed when we launched our first Kickstarter, called Game Tiles. The campaign marked the debut of Dwarvenite®, a proprietary material that looks and feels great and is nearly indestructible -- all while being more affordable to cast than resin. The challenge: making Dwarvenite requires costly steel molds and large production runs: a staggering up-front investment that wouldn't be feasible without backing from the Kickstarter community.
Thanks to incredible backer support, Game Tiles was a great success. It led to three more exciting campaigns, Caverns in 2014, City Builder in 2015 and Castle Builder in 2016. The Castle program took us the longest to produce, both we and the factory learned a tremendous amount resolving the large piece sizes and stacking towers and walls. This year we go back underground.
1) You can modify your main pledge level and your pledge total anytime until the campaign closes on July 11th.
2) Don't worry that Kickstarter doesn't capture your Add-On Set selections. We actually do that after the campaign ends, with our online pledge manager. Kickstarter tells us how much you pledged. We then give you an online order form that shows your total paid pledge amount and your main pledge selection (e.g Dungeon Level IV). You can then fill in all your specific set choices (as well as your shipping address).
Shipping and Delivery:
USA: As with our previous campaigns, US ground shipping (probably ground UPS) is included.
Non-USA: Shipping outside the US requires an additional payment per base pledge and per Add-On set. All these charges are displayed on our pledge calculator. These charges also include import fees and duties for shipments to Canada, the EU, Australia and New Zealand -- but not for any other countries. We regret that the VAT in particular adds a lot to our EU shipping prices, but we're afraid this is unavoidable.
One suggestion: we've found that a number of people use package forwarding companies based in the US to ship packages to them overseas. We don't endorse any of them, but this might be a way for you to save on shipping.
We deeply appreciate the interest of backers from all over the world, and we apologize that we aren’t able to make any exceptions to these extra charges.
We expect to ship your Kickstarter product by April, 2018. We always try to deliver worldwide at the same time, but deliveries outside North America sometimes require a little extra time.
If you like what you see, please spread the word, and join the conversation in the Comments section. Your input is inspiring -- and it helps us make the campaign the best it can be. Interested in reading more? Visit Jenney OC's Answer Board, hosted on our forum and organized by subject.
Risks and challenges
We have been in the terrain business for over 20 years, with a constant dedication to quality and service.
Shipments for our last Kickstarter campaign (Castles) are nearly complete.
We were late with these deliveries, primarily due to retooling needed to ensure that the walls and towers were more precise and robust. Shipments for our previous 3 Kickstarter campaigns were completed on schedule.
Notably, the focus of this Kickstarter is on design, variety and features --
and unlike the Castles, the architecture of these pieces does not require the extremely fine tolerances (e.g. the stackable tower walls) that delayed that project. In addition, for the first time, final, fully refined sculpts for nearly every single piece in this Kickstarter are already complete.
While it's understandable to think that we would hold this new campaign until 100% of the Castles are shipped, we felt that additional delay of this Kickstarter would push the bulk of casting and tooling into the Christmas production season, a time when everything takes much longer and during which quality often takes a back seat to completing and shipping seasonal merchandise. This is the main reason we are launching now.
We are very familiar with the technologies, skills and resources required to produce and deliver the rewards promised in this Kickstarter. Several factors, however, could affect the delivery time. These include weather and labor related events that could slow down delivery, for example, a strike in the ports.
We intend as before to have all our product tested for safety and reliability. All the of products shown in the stills and video are resin prototypes. While our actual production should be even more refined, there might be some minor changes made to facilitate production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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