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Miniature terrain with playable surfaces on all levels. Highly detailed, fully hand-painted, made in solid resin. Made for 25/28 mm.
Miniature terrain with playable surfaces on all levels. Highly detailed, fully hand-painted, made in solid resin. Made for 25/28 mm.
64 backers pledged NOK 304,837 to help bring this project to life.

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http://www.epixhaven.com/kickstarter (Our current Kickstarter)

OMG! We did it! YOU did it! Our hopes were low after doing so many things wrong in this Kickstarter (more on that later), but you backers never stopped believing in us, and it seems these final hours, this last effort, has led us all to victory! Thank you all for your comments, questions and pledges! You are legends!

Ok then, what happens now!? We have a plan in several steps: 
We will immediately start production of the models! At all times will we update this campaign with new photos, information, shipping times, updated time of delivery etc. We will also update our Facebook site, and encourage ALL people out there to become followers.

We then hope to present a complete set of our finished models at the Essen Game Fair in Germany 8.-11. October. And we do not travel alone; one of you backers out there choose the Essen Reward: Looking forward to meet you! During these days, we do hope to negotiate deals with traders throughout the world that would be interested in selling our product in their shops.

We also have high hopes that our products could be ready by Christmas! That would be like Christmas on…err..Christmas! Anyway; we do not know the logistics by then. It may be that potential traders will not get our models until 2016, but we do hope to have them for sale through our website prior to this. Stay tuned!

For those of you still reading, we want to share our thoughts on what we did wrong in this Kickstarter. To be honest, our hopes were low a week ago that we would manage to succeed. We had a review of the campaign, and came up with the following points:

• We came “too fast” on Kickstarter, without announcing this on social media etc. beforehand. 30 days is not long to spread the word and find the finance.

• We thought that Stretch Goals and add-ons could be too much too chew over being our first Kickstarter and all, but many people have missed this, so the launching of our Stretch Goals last week came a bit too late.

• We had no “low cost” models; we should have some in the $20-50 range. But as stated earlier; this time we focused on the Castle set and accompanying houses; there WILL be more collections in the future…

• We compared our models to others options out there too late; by this, we mean that many people did not realize the scope of our project or our models until the very end of the campaign. That also combines with the price tag; being compared in price to completely different products or solutions made our products come out rather expensive. Again; we came too late to explain what our product really is.

But we did some things right at least. We were happy to be announced Kickstarter Staff Pick. We were humbled by hearing all the good and kind words of our models. But not at least; we are proud to have met so many people who have believed in us; that means all you backers out there. Our Shield Dwarfs bows in line in front of you! With your support, and more followers to come, we do hope to see Epix Haven miniature terrain in a local store close to you next year!

In the meantime; become a follower on our Facebook site, and we will use that and this project on Kickstarter to update you on the journey ahead. May Tymora guide our path! 

Have you spent a few minutes watching our videos? Good; then you know what we are talking about: Unique, expertly hand-painted miniature terrain with separate floors playable on all levels! Life-like details fully assembled in resin, ready to use straight out of the box!

Each floor in all of our models is made for playing. They are made for the 25-28 mm range, grids allowing the full use of any gaming system out there. Counting the playable surfaces on all levels, a single model from Epix Haven gives you a lot of playable areas, options and gaming fun at the table. In our first range of these custom made models, we have focused on what we have missed the most; large buildings and houses. Who haven’t fought a brawl in a tavern, fought their way through or defending a city gate, run along city walls, fought their way up a tower, or maybe climbed on the outside?

Tudor House - Detail
Tudor House - Detail

The six models seen in our video and pictured below are the unpainted prototypes; the Tudor House being the exception. We will soon update this campaign with pictures of all the models painted. They will all be in the same expertly hand-painted level of detail as seen on our Tudor House. Each model has countless hours of wear & tear effect upon them, with cracks, individually created straws, roof tiles being hammered by the weather etc.; blown up in size, we guess they couldn’t be set apart from the real thing!

In two playable floors! Rails, stairs, windows, chimney; this is as close to the real thing there is; only smaller and ideal for your gaming table!

Painted prototype
Painted prototype

Individually crafted small stones makes up the wall, impressive woodwork makes up the framing and a straw roof keeps the rain outside! Ideal for any miniature or RPG gaming taking place in the countryside!

The PROTOTYPES shown here are UNPAINTED. All retailed Epix Haven products will be painted.

Unpainted prototype
Unpainted prototype

Our mantle piece! How many times haven't players shouted "Hold the gate!"? Well, this does the job! Four playable levels, rich in details with corridors, grates and holes to pour smoking tar from! May very well be used stand alone, but specially designed to work with our Wall and Gate to make our complete Castle Set!

The PROTOTYPES shown here are UNPAINTED. All retailed Epix Haven products will be painted.

Unpainted prototype
Unpainted prototype

Do you need a guard tower? A wizards home? An outpost against raiding orcs? Both of our Towers will do any such job, both with four playable floors. The Freestanding Tower has one entrance/door at the base, while the Corner Tower has additonal corridors to both sides; specially designed to work with our Wall and Gate to make our complete Castle Set.

The PROTOTYPES shown here are UNPAINTED. All retailed Epix Haven products will be painted.

Unpainted prototype
Unpainted prototype

Our Wall pack; this gives you two (!) wall sections! Three playable floors; even corridors inside to make deadly sneak attacks! May very well be used stand alone, but specially designed to work with our Corner Tower and Gate to make our complete Castle Set!

The PROTOTYPES shown here are UNPAINTED. All retailed Epix Haven products will be painted.

Unpainted prototype
Unpainted prototype
Wall - side view
Wall - side view

 Epix Haven’s very own Battle Mat! Perfect for any RPG and miniature game out there. 28 mm grids sprawled over a massive 2x1 meters (6x3') surface in durable felt. As all of our models are made for the 25/28 mm range, they fit perfectly on this Battle Mat!

The image below shows a Battle Mat PROTOTYPE. 

Prototype
Prototype
Package (prototype)
Package (prototype)

No cheap carton boxes from Epix Haven! All of our models will be packed in exclusive, custom made packages, with individually adjusted styrofoam to keep all pieces comfy and intact from packing to delivery. It’s not just the models you want to show off to your gaming group; you’ll also want to give the box its proper place in your bookshelf!

We in Epix Haven are gamers and gamemasters from Norway with over twenty years of experience each. We’ve been through all kinds of different systems and settings, and have over the years increased our use of miniature terrain in our games to make them come more alive. But the ultimate terrain was nowhere to be found, so we had to create it ourselves.The five of us includes a designer, a Web developer, a painter/sculptor, a brain and an administrator; a perfect mix for a perfect result!

No longer spending hours in the garage preparing the terrain, no longer ruining the mood or lose time while playing, having to spend a lot of time assembly/disassembly terrain on the table, no longer breaking plastic, bending paper, missing pieces etc. Just take a model from Epix Haven on the table, and the players have a complete scenario in from of them, fighting their way up the stairs, avoiding traps, hide in shadows, holding the line; all in perfectly created terrain with a level of detail we are sure will impress you.

www.epixhaven.com

Acquiring models from Epix Haven gives you XP. More XP gives you higher Ranks. In the future, reaching higher Ranks gives you free items, special rewards, access to new design before anyone else; the top ranked people will perhaps find a store only open for them..? This is a secret, so you didn’t hear it from me, and where did I put that frakkin key?!

With your help and ideas, we may expand our collection in the future. We have a lot of ideas for upcoming models in development, and we know you have as well. We would very much like to hear those ideas, tell us what you miss at your gaming table, and make those ideas come alive with models from Epix Haven. Join us on www.epixhaven.com and influence our future!

Kind regards,

Jarle, Even, Thomas, Ole og Svein - geeks, gamers and Epix Haven.

Risks and challenges

We are a Norwegian based company, working with friends and local companies to produce our first range of prototypes. Now that we're taking the next step to mass production, we must rely on larger factories more out of personal range. The delivery date on this campaign (January 2016) should give us (and you!) a good enough estimate when we all receive our models. We do hope to soon update this campaign withwith both a more precise and earlier date of delivery!

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    No. 3. Our unique Battle Mat! A special made grid mat spanning a massive 2x1 meters (6x3"). Epix Haven's own felt mat in solid black with a 28mm grid system perfect for any setting.

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    No. 6. Our very own Stone House! Individually crafted small stones makes up the wall, impressive woodwork makes up the framing and a straw roof keeps the rain outside! Ideal for any miniature or RPG gaming taking place in the countryside!

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    No. 9. Our Wall pack; this gives you two (!) wall sections! Three playable floors; even corridors inside to make deadly sneak attacks! May very well be used stand alone, but specially designed to work with our Corner Tower and Gate to make our complete Castle Set!

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    No. 10. Our Corner Tower with four playable floors! Similar to our Freestanding Tower, may very well be used stand alone, but specially designed to work with our Wall and Gate to make our complete Castle Set!

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    No. 11. The Gate! Our mantle piece! How many times haven't players shouted "Hold the gate!"? Well, this does the job! May very well be used stand alone, but specially designed to work with our Wall and Gate to make our complete Castle Set!

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    No. 13. Protect the innocent! Or maybe they are governed by an evil Baron? This gives you the Freestanding Tower, a stone house and our Tudor house. Let the story begin!

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    No. 14. Prepare for war! This gives you two Wall packs (four Walls) and two Corner Towers. Set them together and defend the city! Or assault. Or sneak past the guards. Or... [insert story].

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    No. 18. You do not have enough miniatures!!! This behemoth gives you a large Castle Set and buildings to fill it! Two Gates, four Corner Towers, four Wall packs (eight Walls), one Stone House, one Tudor House, one Freestanding Tower and our Battle Mat!

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