Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for your incredible support and your infectious enthusiasm. It has made the whole experience quite memorable for us.
Please visit us at www.dwarvenforge.com/forum to continue all the fun we had here. You are a great group of people, and we hope to see you there.
Jeff Martin & Stefan Pokorny
Below is a convenient link showing you all our offers. It highlights all the great FREE Stretch Goals you will receive at different levels -- and it shows all the Add-On Packs.
Dwarven Forge, a leader in miniature terrain for 17 years, is proud to introduce Game Tiles, right here on Kickstarter. Game Tiles is our new 25mm gaming terrain that is inspired by (and completely compatible with) our classic terrain. Perfect for D&D, and other 25mm games, Game Tiles look and feel spectacular.
What’s immediately striking is Game Tiles’ casting material. Made from a dense, incredibly strong, color-infused compound, Game Tiles are nearly indestructible and remarkably affordable. You can literally throw Game Tiles in a bag, haul them to a game session, dump them on the table, set them up – and then scrape them off the table back into your bag. In testing, we actually struck our prototype pieces hard with a hammer – and it didn't leave a mark! CLICK HERE to view a video that shows the incredible durability of the pieces. Game Tiles come in two finishes: an infused Dungeon Gray, that can be used as is or painted further (see tutorials further down), or Expertly Hand Painted, just like our classic Dwarven Forge resin product. CLICK HERE to see a side-by-side photo.
Our faithful and long-time collectors will love this product for its new and highly-adaptable set design, and they will greatly appreciate its compatibility with everything DF makes. New collectors will love the less-expensive price as well as how easy it is to store, transport and use.
We're introducing Game Tiles on Kickstarter because we need to fund the expensive steel molds necessary to take the prototype set into production. And if we can exceed our funding objective, we will reward your support with generous Stretch Goals – and make a great offer even more enticing! Anyone pledging $120 or more will be eligible for the FREE Stretch Goals.
CLICK HERE to read about how Add-On Packs can easily be added to your Pledge.
NOTE: Stretch goals apply only to Reward Levels of 2 sets or higher. So, if you pledge enough to qualify for one 2-set Reward Level, and one 1-set Reward Level, you would only get the FREE Stretch Goals for the 2-set Reward Level. If you pledged enough to qualify for TWO 2-set Reward Levels, then you would qualify for the FREE Stretch Goals for each of the two Reward Levels.
You can calculate the correct amount to "over-pledge" to qualify for more than one Reward Level (or to obtain an Add-On) by referencing this Offer Guide. It also provides a fan-generated online Pledge Calculator.
The paint scheme of your Stretch Goal pieces will match the paint scheme of the Reward Level you are backing. So, if you are backing an expertly hand painted level, all your Stretch Goal pieces will be expertly hand painted as well.
TWO Add-On Packs Released!
For our final day, we’ve decided to release not one, but two Add-On Packs.
First up: a Castle Wall Add-On Pack available for purchase. Many thrilling adventures take place in castles, towers and fortresses, and this Add-On Pack will allow you to create interesting castle encounter areas. The Pack contains 10 “Straight Wall with Window” as well as 6 “Straight Wall with Arrow Slit” pieces. It is time for some epic castle battles to be fought – and this Add-On Pack will take you there!
And now: The Grand Stair Pack. One of our most popular accessories over the years has been stairs. This Add-on Pack is chock full of them, and it will give you great options to include stairs in your set-up. This set works well with the Castle Wall Pack to create ramparts that host exciting encounters.
CLICK HERE for PRICING and additional info on Add-On Packs. There is a video at the link which explains how to place your order for Add-Ons.
$2,000,000 Post-Kickstarter Purchasable Add-on
UNLOCKED! $1,800,000 Stretch Goal
Narrow Free-Standing Walls
When we hit $1,800,000, 2-Set backers and higher receive 2 complimentary Narrow Free-Standing Walls for every set they back (e.g. a 5-set Reward Level, you will receive 10 Narrow Free-Standing Wall pieces). These one-inch wide Wall pieces (normal height) work well with the Free-Standing Wall pieces -- as well as on their own. They can be used both vertically and horizontally to great affect.
UNLOCKED $1,650,000 Stretch Goals!
If we hit $1,650,000, 2-Set backers and higher receive 2 complimentary Free-Standing Walls for every set they back (e.g. a 5-set Reward Level, you will receive 10 Free-Standing Wall pieces). These two-inch long Wall pieces are great for making quick and unique areas within rooms. These highly useful pieces are a Straight Wall piece without its 2” x 2” base.
"How To" Videos by Stefan
Due to the overwhelming interest in painting our dungeon gray sets, Stefan will work with our videographer to produce a web series of “How To” videos. And we’ll do this whether we hit $1,650,000 or not. Schedule permitting, our top 5 backers (by amount) are invited to make a guest appearance in one of these videos (travel and expenses [to Brooklyn] are the responsibility of the backer).
UNLOCKED! $1,500,000 = At $1,500,000, we will commission an upgrade to our online Map Maker tool. Scheduled release: September, 2013, with enhanced features including the ability to “save” multiple maps to your DF Forum account, and add tiles from other Dwarven Forge sets.
UNLOCKED! $1,350,000 = At $1,350,000, 2-Set backers and higher receive 1 FREE Curved Stair for every set they back.*
Introducing the Chamber of Sorrows Add-On Pack, available in Dungeon Gray or Expertly Hand Painted. More than any other Pack we’re introduced here, the hand painted version is unique.
The Chamber of Sorrows includes:
• 1x 4 x 4 Pool of Sorrows
• 1x 2 x 2 Floor w/Grate
• 1x 2 x 2 Floor w/Broken Grate
• 2x Pile of Skulls
• 13x Straight Walls
• 7x 2 x 2 Floors
• 4x Diagonal Walls
• 1x Demon Door
• 2x Pillars
The un-painted version is the standard Dungeon Gray color. For more photos and info on the Chamber of Sorrows and other Add-On Packs, please CLICK HERE
UNLOCKED! $1,225,000 = At $1,225,000, 2-Set backers and higher receive 1 FREE Pedestal for every set they back (e.g. a 5-set Reward Level, you will receive 5 FREE Pedestals).*
UNLOCKED! $1,100,000 = At the $1,100,000 milestone, 2-Set backers and higher receive 1 FREE Small Stair for every set they back.*
Photos will be released as soon as possible.
UNLOCKED! $1,000,000 = 1 FREE Treasure Pile & "Dungeon Dressing Pack" Unlocked! At the $1,000,000 milestone, 2-Set backers and higher receive 1 FREE Treasure Pile for every set they back.
In addition, at $1,000,000, we have unlocked what many have been waiting for: a new, purchasable Dungeon Dressing Add-On Pack. The Pack contains:
·1x Lower Stair
·1x Upper Stair
·1x Floor with Pit
·1x Secret Door (Straight Wall with a swiveling section)
·2x Narrow Door
·2x Cell Door
·1x Dwarven Door
·1x Broken Door
·1x Metal Door
See how to purchase Add-On Packs by CLICKING HERE
UNLOCKED! $900,000 = 2 FREE Barrels & "Floor Pack" Unlocked! A must-have for any Wood Elf dungeon or "Bar Fight!", at $900,000, 2-Set backers and higher will receive TWO FREE Barrels for each set they back.
Also at $900,000, we unlock a new, purchasable Floor Add-On Pack. This set consists of 5 specially designed 4" x 6" Floors and 2 "Floors with Stairs". The big 4" x 6" Floor Tiles have a special center mosaic.They make it quick and easy to build a room and provide a great elevated platform. "Floors with Stairs" have the same 2" x 2" footprint as normal Floor pieces, but they appear to have a narrow stair descending downward.
UNLOCKED! $825,000 = 1 Straight Wall with Window! This exciting new straight wall piece features a carved out window. All 2-Set Reward Level Backers (or higher) will receive 1 FREE Straight Wall with Window for each set they back.
UNLOCKED! $750,000 = 1 FREE Demon Door! This fearsome-looking door will strike terror into the hearts of even your bravest adventurers.
UNLOCKED! $700,000 = Unlocks "Map Maker" online tool & 1 FREE Narrow Door!
We are excited to release Map Maker, a fun mapping tool that allows Backers to build virtual Game Tiles dungeons online.
CLICK HERE to Try Out Map Maker!
CLICK HERE to See Demo Video
CLICK HERE for Help Guide
Unlocked! FREE Narrow Door! Because we hit $700,000, every 2-set Reward Level (or higher) will receive 1 FREE Narrow Door for each set they back!
UNLOCKED! $650,000 = 2 FREE Pillars & Curved Corner Pack (Add-On) At $650,000 in funding, every Reward Level of 2-sets (or higher) will receive 2 FREE Pillars for every set they back!
Also, at $650,000, we unlock a new, purchasable Curved Corner Add-On Pack. This set consists of 16 Curved Corners and 8 Curved Half Floors. It will be available in both Dark Gray and Expertly Hand Painted versions.
UNLOCKED! $600,000 = 2 FREE Curved Corners + 2 FREE Curved Half Floors with every Game Tiles set you back.
UNLOCKED! $550,000 = Diagonal Wall Pack Unlocked as Add-On! When we hit $550,000 in funding, this set consisting of 16 Diagonal Walls and 8 Diagonal Half Floors will be unlocked as a purchasable Add-On set.
UNLOCKED! $475,000 = 2 FREE Diagonal Half-Floors with every set you back. CLICK HERE to see how the two Diagonal pieces can be used together -- both inside a room and one the edge.
UNLOCKED! $400,000 = 2 FREE Diagonal Walls with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $325,000 = 3 FREE 2x2 Floors with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $250,000 = 1 FREE Swinging Door with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $200,000 = 4 FREE Straight Walls with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $150,000 = 2 FREE Corner Walls with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $100,000 = 3 FREE 2x2 Floors with every set you back.
UNLOCKED! $75,000 = 4 FREE Straight Walls with every set you back.
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The Game Tiles set comes complete with these 34 pieces:
14x Straight Wall*
6x Corner Wall*
2x Swinging Door
*has a 2” x 2” footprint
Because the pieces are modular in design they can be re-arranged in countless ways to form many interesting encounter areas. All the pieces have a 2” x 2” footprint, so the wall pieces can be placed in the interior of set-ups to form smaller rooms or alcoves. You can get them in Dungeon Gray (shown below) or in an Expertly Hand Painted look (shown on most photos on this page).
With multiple sets, collectors can lay out big and exciting dungeons complete with rooms and passageways. Here are some examples:
Two Game Tiles sets can be combined to make an infinite number of interesting set-ups.
You can do even more with three sets!
Multiple Game Tiles sets can be used together to make some very fun and enjoyable game encounter areas.
You can add other Dwarven Forge pieces and accessories (and 3rd party items) to really punch up the look of your adventures.
Deluxe Paint Scheme
Depending on the Pledge Level you choose, your Game Tiles set will arrive either in "Dungeon Dark Gray" (this color is infused into the material) or with a deluxe, expertly hand-painted, multi-shaded design that looks like of our classic dungeon sets.
The less expensive, standard dark gray style also looks great right out of the box. If you like, you can also add a simple, single colored dry brush of paint yourself to enhance the stones. Below are two short videos that highlight how easy Game Tiles are to paint, and the other demonstrates how incredibly well paint sticks to these pieces.
These Dark Gray pieces look great on any gaming table.
CLICK HERE to see some photos of the Dark Gray pieces used in a few layouts.
Game Tiles are rugged, but the density of the material makes them expensive to ship. For domestic participants, we have included all shipping and handling costs (via USPS Priority Mail) in your Reward Level, so there is no added charge. For all orders outside the USA, please understand that to cover our costs, a specified additional charge is also required. In addition, you will be responsible for any import charges (if any) upon receipt.
We have structured our Pledge Levels to give gamers a range of quantity options that include either standard or deluxe painting. Both the dark gray, color-infused option, and the "deluxe" painted option (that matches our classic, more expensive polystone dungeon terrain) set are great values.
CLICK HERE to see an interactive example of how the Two Set Reward Level can be used to construct a fun scenario.
Also, we have an EPIC 10-set Reward that can make some amazingly huge layouts.
For $2,000, you will receive 10 expertly hand painted sets AND FREE Stretch Goals AND special prototype set just a few weeks after the Kickstarter campaign ends.
For $3,500, all the previous stuff PLUS you (and 7 friends) will spend the day gaming, eating (and most likely drinking) with Stefan Pokorny. He will run your group through an awesome D&D adventure as well as give you a tour of the DF studio. Stefan buys the food and drinks for you and your 7 friends.
(Paid Extras for 2+ Set Backers)
Add-On Packs are specially priced, self-contained extra packs that you may purchase (so they are not free). The prices listed INCLUDE shipping & handling for USA backers. Please note that Add-Ons do not add to your qualification toward FREE Stretch Goal pieces (your FREE Stretch Goal bonuses are driven only by your the number of Game Tiles sets you back with your pledge).
Q. Who is Dwarven Forge?
Jeff Martin, Dwarven Forge's President, is also the creator and Executive Director of True Dungeon -- the coolest and largest event (8,000 players!) at Gen Con Indy.
Q. I would like to get a 2-set deal Dungeon Gray and an Expertly Hand Painted 2-set. Also, I would like both paint schemes with separate Add-On Packs. Is it possible to choose one backing level for a 2-set and then add in the difference to purchase the remaining 2-set - and the Add-Ons?
A. Yes, please just add up the cost of all the Add-Ons and Reward Levels you want, and then put that grand total in as our Pledge. Just select one Reward Level. We will contact you right after the project closes and get your exact order info - like which Reward Levels and Add-Ons you want, and what paint scheme you want for each. Note: You cannot split up the paint schemes within a Reward Level...only assign one paint scheme to a Reward Level.
Q. Are the FREE Stretch Goal pieces hand painted?
A. The paint scheme (either dark gray or expertly hand painted) of your FREE Stretch Goal pieces will match the paint scheme of the Reward Level you are backing. So, if you are backing us for 5 expertly hand painted sets, then all your FREE Stretch Goal pieces will also be expertly hand painted, too.
Q. I am thinking of backing your project for a single set -- either the $65 dark gray or the $95 expertly hand painted Reward Level. Will I qualify for any Stretch Goals?
A. No. To thank those backers who give us great support (and thus bring down our costs so we can offer more Stretch Goals), only those backing two or more sets (at least $120) will receive any Stretch Goals.
Q. I am confused about how the Stretch Goals work...and how many I am going to receive with my Reward Level of 5 sets. How many will I get?
The amount of FREE Stretch Goals you will receive will be equal to the number of FREE Stretch Goals pieces multiplied by the number set backed. So, if we end up with 30 FREE Stretch Goal pieces, a person backing us for 5 sets will receive 150 FREE Stretch Goal pieces. And note that the paint scheme of your FREE Stretch Goals will match that of the sets you are getting with your Reward Level.
Q. Is the Game Tiles set compatible with my existing Dwarven Forge sets?
A. Yes. Game Tiles are the same size and scale as the polystone sets that we have made over the past 17 years. The expertly hand-painted sets have the same rich, hand-painted scheme as our classic dungeon sets. CLICK HERE to see some photos of the classic dungeon pieces along side Game Tiles.
Q. Why are shipping costs so high for non-USA backers?
A. We have found the best way to ship internationally is via USPS International Priority Mail. For now, we must ship all sets from the US, and Kickstarter cannot differentiate charges by country, so shipping to all non-US destinations (sorry, this includes Canada and Mexico) require (the same) extra fee.
.Q. Will your UK/EU distributor carry these sets?
A. The plan is that our UK/EU distributor (www.dwarvenforge.eu) will receive Game Tiles in the last quarter of 2013.
Risks and challenges
NOW Since Dwarven Forge has been around for 17 years, we are very confident that we can bring these new sets to the world – provided we get enough backing to make the metal molds. We are working with long-established manufacturing partners, so we are very confident in the quality of the product as well as the delivery time. Still, sometimes there are manufacturing and shipping delays. Over the past 17 years we have seen delays due to typhoons and labor strikes. Thankfully, they are rather rare.
We have all the pieces sculpted and we are ready to bring into production once we hit our targeted funding level. We should be able to get the sets mailed out well in time for Christmas, as we think these will make VERY popular holiday gifts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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