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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. 

  

 

 

 

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.  And it's now released!

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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. 

 

 

12"x12" Terrain Trays (Stone Side) -- Two + One Added
12"x12" Terrain Trays (Stone Side) -- Two + One Added

 

 

 

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 have a "Build Your Own Dungeon" pledge as well.)

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!

 

 

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!

 

 

Here is each Encounter Area in greater detail:

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

ENCOUNTER AREA #15: The Shrine of Sysuul (#15) will be revealed when the Forsaken Temple Add-ons are released around the end of week 2. (This is part of our largest pledge level, "Dungeon of Doom!".)

Our Main Pledge Levels are listed below from smallest to largest.  In addition to these, there will be a growing number of Add-On Sets you can use to enhance your sets.

Choose whichever set(s) you want, add them up on the pledge calculator, or using 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.)

And don’t forget you’re welcome to change your selections as often as you wish during this time.

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.  

Please note:  Each stretch goal in intended to enhance a specific "Encounter Area" (e.g. "Lever Chamber," "Gorgon Room," etc). If your pledge includes that "Encounter Area," you will receive that stretch goal when it unlocks; if your pledge does not include that room, you will not receive that stretch goal.

New this year: if you use the Build Your Own Dungeon pledge, or you pledge for Encounter Area Add-Ons, you will also receive the stretch goals that unlock for that Encounter Area.  (Note: there are not free stretch goals for any other sets apart from "Encounter Areas.")

Specific Stretch Goal milestones (and photos of them) will be added throughout the campaign and illustrated on our Stretch Goal Chart (shown below and above once the campaign is fully funded).

 

                         

We have an extensive assortment of paid Add-on Sets planned to add variety, features and coverage to your Dungeon of Doom. Add-on sets will be released as the campaign's funding level grows and we can afford to tool additional pieces. 

You also buy every Encounter Area "a la carte" (though these are slightly better values when grouped together in the main pledge levels).   As above, when you buy Encounter Areas as Add-Ons, you will receive any unlocked stretch goals for that set.

To include Add-on Sets:  

Just add the price of the set(s) you want (painted or unpainted) to your total pledge.  To do this: go to your pledge, click "edit", then "change your pledge," enter your cumulative grand total, click "continue" then "confirm" -- and you're done. 

To conveniently calculate your total pledge, please use our Pledge Calculator or our shared Google Spreadsheet.

You can continue to change your Add-on Set selections as often as you'd like throughout the campaign.  Don't worry that the add-on selections aren't listed when you make your pledge on Kickstarter, we'll finalize all these selections with you directly using our pledge manager once the campaign is over.)

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 are eligible for paid Add-On sets.

Here are the Add-on Sets we've unlocked so far (Encounter Areas plus):

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                      

 

                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Notes:

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.

Thank you so much for visiting our Kickstarter. Now let the games begin! 

Risks and challenges

We have been the 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.

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