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Battle Maps: Outdoor Environments (Canceled)

Battle maps and image assets for their creation - virtual and physical tabletop RPGs

Battle Maps: Outdoor Environments (Canceled)

Battle maps and image assets for their creation - virtual and physical tabletop RPGs

$1,222
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2019
Last updated June 5, 2019

About

 Battle is upon us! We have heard your cries and have answered the call. At the end of our last Kickstarter we asked what you would like to see next and overwhelmingly the answer was assets to create battle maps for your games. So it is with great pride we now present to you the next chapter in map creation from English Rose LLC. 

 Battle Maps: Outdoor Environments      

Test Map created with individual assets
Test Map created with individual assets

 The Battle Maps series brings a new level of hand drawn detail to the map creation genre. Each asset is created to ensure a detailed and pleasing image at close inspection but also maintains over all image quality and contrast with surrounding images at lower resolutions (zoomed out for example).  This has inadvertently created a process of asset creation that ensures image integrity at not only its original resolution, 300 ppi, but at much lower which is traditionally used for virtual table tops. 

Once we hurtled the issues of clarity of the image versus detail we then took a look at simplifying the use of the assets themselves and streamlining the map creation process.

With ease of use being paramount in our production process we have developed a map creation system that utilizes a combination of individual images, pre-designed asset groups (prefabs), large scale backgrounds and multiple tile types (blank, populated, and semi-populated) to create the highest visual caliber maps quickly and intuitively.

Through the use of each of the asset types available in the package in conjunction with each other you are able to negotiate between speed of your maps creation and original customization effortlessly. 

Populated Tile Sample
Populated Tile Sample

Tiles are created in either 5 or 10 inch squares at 300 ppi and fit seamlessly on all four sides. This means all tiles can be rotated and still maintain total continuity.  Using populated or semi-populated tiles you can quickly create a map that is then easily adjusted by adding individual images or pre-designed asset groups. Use blank tiles to create your own custom populated ones that you can then save for use over and over again in the future or use as is as an open area or clearing. 

 Large scale backgrounds allow for full control over the entire map and works perfectly with tiles and all other images. 

Individual Images - Base Trees with Shadows
Individual Images - Base Trees with Shadows

Choose between using individual images and  pre-designed asset groups  as you see fit. All images work effortlessly together. 

Example of Pre-designed Asset Groups
Example of Pre-designed Asset Groups

So far included in the Outdoor Environments art package is a collection of over 500 images that include thus far :

  • Large background images (25 x 25 or larger)
  • Tiles (5 x 5 and 10 x 10)
  • Over one hundred types of individual foliage (Trees, shrubs plants and other undergrowth)
  • Ground Textures (Dirt, grass, moss, rocky ground, elevation changes etc)
  • Over one hundred types of rocks and rock formations. 
  • Rivers, streams and shores
  • Incidental items (Fallen Logs, roots, burrow openings, and such)
  • Map essentials (Grids, borders, decorations)
Example river rocky shore
Example river rocky shore

 Warrior and Higher Additional Content  

The Regional Art Package is getting an expansion! We are adding over a hundred new assets that can be used independently or in conjunction with our last kickstarter's regional art package. New coastlines, environments and more! Expand your realms even further and create new lands to explore.

Once you create your realms what better way to represent those nations then with its own unique heraldry. Our hugely popular Fantasy Coat of Arms Creation Kit is also getting the addition of over 100 new images. These items can be used independently or to add a vast array of new options to the original art package.

We however want nothing more then to include so much more into this package. 

So, without further ado.... 

-$2,000  For reaching our goal we will include all assets in night time versions.

-$4,000  Basic constructed elements. roads, trails, bridges, tents, camp sites and such.

-$6,000  Weather effects! Rain, mists, fog, sun rays, cloud shadows. Add true depth and character to your maps to bring out the most in your atmospheric endeavors. 

-$8,000  Expanded elevation elements. Mountain sides, cliff faces, ridges, hills, knolls and the like.

-$10,000 Bring us out of the woods! We will include a completely different biome or theme. A survey will be created for our backers on what you would most like to see. We will then create a complete addition art package based on your responses to be include with your products.

If we were to reach these goals we will certainly add more!!

Risks and challenges

The majority of challenges have already been overcome. Once the product is completed (depending on stretch goals) it will be immediately available with a direct download and also through our own website and online store.

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    Soldier

    As the Soldier you will wade into battle with the outdoor environment art package and all related stretch goals. Our premier into the Battle Maps product series.

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    Knight

    The Knight receives all previous rewards and will show off their allegiances with the expanded Coat of Arms Package.

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    The Commander receives all previous rewards and will also gain early access to the product during development for review and feed back and in addition will be able to commission one piece of art to be created and included in the art package. Make your mark on the product with a signature piece!

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    Warlord

    The Warlord receives all products as well as a seat during our online instructional seminars on map creation and image manipulation for both the use of our products and creating your own assets.

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    Emperor

    The Emperor is prepared for all occasions for not only does he receive all products and a seat at one of our online seminars but also physical prints of all of our sample maps from Outdoor Environments.

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