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Modular Digital Dungeon Tiles on an Epic Scale. 288 Sets x 144 Tiles to map your Tabletop RPG or VTT adventures.
Modular Digital Dungeon Tiles on an Epic Scale. 288 Sets x 144 Tiles to map your Tabletop RPG or VTT adventures.
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Soloman Temple Squares II

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Welcome to the SOLOMAN TEMPLE SQUARES II Kickstarter Campaign 2019.

Dungeon Tiles are not a new invention and there are plenty of them to choose from already on the market. This campaign aims however to set a world record and produce the Worlds Largest Digital, Modular, Dungeon Tile series with 144 beautiful unique sets, each with a massive 144 tile designs.  That was at least, until it funded, and today, I doubled the ambition with an attempt at 288 individual tile sets. Shown below are 240 of them...

Want a closer look? Kickstarter compresses images but you can download a larger viewing selection from here: SOLOMAN TEMPLE SQUARES SET SELECTION

 This graphic 'THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMAN' will later feature checkable boxes and be available as a digital poster to allow backers to mark off which sets they have - and which sets they might still want to buy later on. 

A Story in the Bible relates that "Solomon's Temple" was a fabled architectural marvel built by King Solomon in ancient times to house the Ark of the Covenant. But his legendary deed became enmeshed in a variety of occult grimoires (magical books) and babylonian demonology with intriguing names as such as the 'Lesser Key of Solomon' and the famous 'Legemeton'. It is books like these that popularized ceremonial magic widely and the practices associated with it can also be seen in RPG which has borrowed a great deal of lore from occult sources - including the concept of sorcery, magic seals, signs, protective rings, magic squares, planes, demonic hierarchies, talismans against evil, invocations, curses, circles to summon or enclose demons and so on.  Some tellings of this legend claim Solomons building method enlisted the aid of 72 Demons by means of a magical ring emblazoned with a golden pentagram entrusted to him by the archangel Michael to complete the task of building the Temple.  Whether true or not - I have been fascinated with such stories since I was a boy and the idea of an architect calling down/up Demons/Angels to help in the construction of a Temple is a very cool mythology. In homage I created 72 tile sets for modern day RPG architects, loosely one for each of Solomons supposed demons if you like - and I would like to create 72 more for a grand total of 144. The name of the tile set is also a play on words via 'Solo-man' i.e. someone. an architect, that builds alone. The name is also influenced by the numerological magic square formulae of the occult that I found similar in nature to the different layouts of the tile designs in an 8x8 grid. Finally, I wanted to capture the imagination with a tile set so large to build our 'dungeons/temples' with - it might seem I too had enlisted the help of demons :) And so we have, Soloman Temple Squares. Pledge $45 or more within the first 72 hours and you'll get a free 18 Room Sorcerers Pack (viewable down below) that further pays tribute to these occult/magical connections.

With a project name based on this legendary architect - Let's quickly look at some magic numbers to understand how I believe this would be the largest modular dungeon tile set in the world.

[EDIT: - and now it is twice the size]

  •  144 Tile Sets each with 144 Tile-Designs for a total of 20736 Modular Tiles. 
  • Every tile is 8x8 with a total of 64 squares. 
  •  Every set of one-hundred and forty-four 8x8 tiles has the equivalent of 9216 individual squares. 
  •  If every individual square is 5x5 ft, every tile represents 40x40 square ft and a total of 1,600 square feet per tile. 
  •  1,600 sq ft per tile x 144 tiles equates to 230,400 square feet PER SET.  
  •  230,400 sq ft x 144 gives Soloman Temple Squares a mind-staggering total area of 33,177,600 SQUARE FEET - (to put this into perspective, the area measures approximately 3 square kilometers, 33 football fields, or the landmass of Coral Sea island.)

 [EDIT: - double these figures]

BACKERS Can Choose from THREE Tileset Dimensions: - but by DEFAULT your pledge will give you access to all THREE!

 (1) 4FG - sized at 900x900px (50 pixels per square) in 72 DPI for Fantasy Grounds. When the upcoming FGU sizes are known, I will re-supply tiles of that size to backers who use the software. As tiled maps cannot be easily built within the current FG format, it is likely users will assemble maps using an external program such as GIMP or Photoshop, wherein they can resize the map to < 2000x2000px or less with  72DPI jpeg (though I recommend 1350x900) and import the map to FG that way.

(2) 4Roll20 - sized at 1120x1120px (140 pixels per square) sets in 72 DPI for Roll20 

(3) 4print - sized at 2400x2400 (8x8" or 300 pixels per square) in 300 DPI (optimal for printing)

HERE ARE THE RANGE OF DIFFERENT TILE DESIGNS THAT WILL COME WITH EACH SET:

Here are some examples of the artwork used in the tiles:  with a mix of Fantasy, Sci-fi, Textured and Non-Textured Tile Sets.

ATLANTIS
GROTTO
PUPPY
FORGE
CIPHER
LIGHT BLUE AND WHITE
FEN
DUNGEON
CORPSE
GLOBE
ISLAND
JOKER
PEAT
SALVAGE
BROWN and WHITE HATCH

Below are some samples from additional sets: properly pre-sized and formatted to suit such Virtual Table Top programs as Fantasy Grounds and Roll 20.  You can see how it would be easy to transition from a Temple for instance, to an Ocean Or to alternate different themed-rooms within a single or multiple dungeons - i.e Undermountain and keep your variety of terrain infinitely interesting.

I have added a HUGE variety of commonly required colour themes including stone, bone, blood, dirt, sand, water, lava, various water depths, and an insane amount more.

 Want a closer look? Kickstarter compresses images but you can download a larger viewing selection from here: SOLOMAN TEMPLE SQUARES SET SELECTION

  •  Soloman Temple Squares feature a broad mix of Rugged Wall, Straight-Edge, Sci-fi, Fantasy tiles to depict everything from the intense heat from a Dwarven Forge, to an Underwater cavern system, to a slime-filled Sewer, Strange Dimensions, God Realms, or an Electronic Cyberworld - suitable for almost any genre of RPG.
  • Each set has a unique name / shared by its squares which are also numbered to help you locate the building block you are looking for very quickly.
  • The range of themes is enormous - from elemental, gemstone, underground, dungeon, demonic, watery, slimy, gaseous, misty, traditional (i.e. simple blue and white, greyscale or brown and white hatched) to all kinds of colour variations and beautiful styles - Soloman Temple Squares offers unprecedented choice.
  • Each set has identical foundations to every other set - meaning you can select tile 72 from any set and it will have the same design.
  •  A digital Visual Map Selection Panel known as 'THE GREATER KEY OF SOLOMAN' showcases the 144 different designs is provided that you can print as a poster so you can sight the numbers you need for your constructions. 
  • Tiles are 8x8 squares, modular, built on a 1" scale and processed as a 72 DPI Jpeg.
  • Sets with textured Stone use five different swatches to keep the terrain interesting.
  •  They are also compatible with my Meanders -using the same stone patterning from that massive map series that will allow you to transition into them easily. They are compatible with my Dungeon Tiles and all my other creations, 
  • I aim to have the worlds largest modular digital map series and the worlds largest modular digital dungeon tile collection - an eye-watering 41472 interchangeable tiles but with an internal system that makes it dead easy to categorize, find and use them too. 
  • Whether using Fantasy Grounds, Roll 20 or another VTT - Soloman Temple Squares are formatted to give you an optimal product that makes sorting through tens of thousands of tiles a breeze.
  •  A base price of just $3 AUD a set, with generous savings now and the more sets you pledge for. [.e. 144 tile sets at $3 ea would cost $432 AUD - but you can get them on this Kickstarter for $299 AUD. Sets will later retail for $5 USD ea, a total of $720 USD (1,079 AUD) for all 144 sets - so you are effectively offered a saving of almost $800 AUD in this campaign.]

EVERY SET HAS ITS OWN NAME: 

EACH SQUARE IS NAMED AND NUMBERED:

FOR FANTASY GROUNDS - the special GREATER KEY OF SOLOMAN (KEY for short) has been created (and sized) for inside the program to help you quickly visually identify individual tiles:

The Key uses the Map Function of Fantasy Grounds to present a coordinated chart with A-P and 1-9, with colour-coded columns and the number of the tile below to assist you in rapidly selecting the right square for the job. You use the name and number of the set to find it within FG and the co-ordinates to help your brain isolate familiar tiles you use a lot - as it will help your mind and memory to categorize them.

Additionally, RED and GREEN pins can be used to help distinguish tile rows AND you can drag individual tile pins to the respective square for easy access bringing up a given tile map.

 Simply change the name of the map to that of the tile set: And/or drag the included jpg token for the set into the top left corner. (Optional). Make as many copies of Solomans Key as you need for each set. Or print this guide and simply do a search for the tile by name and number.

FOR ROLL20: JUST OPEN YOUR ART FOLDER AND DRAG AND DROP TO UPLOAD SQUARES INTO YOUR VTT:

 DRAG THE IMPORTED TILES ACROSS 8x8 SQUARES AND REPEAT. 

 (Optional) USE THE "DRAW SHAPE" TO ADD ADDITIONAL DETAILS I.E. A WALL OR WATER FEATURE - or USE Token Assets to dress up the areas as needed.

Roll20 Users can also print a poster of or upload the digital GREATER SOLOMANS KEY (sized for ROll20) for easy reference when constructing.

Delivery will STILL be in December 2019 even with the extra tilesets. Files are uploaded to my GoogleDrive and then links sent directly to backers via their Kickstarter messaging system allowing you to download at your leisure and convenience.

Welcome Back to any Returned/Regular Backers :) - any pledge of $18 or more will net you 3 special metallic sets of Soloman Temple Squares in Gold, Silver and Bronze.

And if all goes well - I have some additional Stretch Goals:

SHADOW FEATURE PACK - It's amazing what you can do with some shadows. This first Stretch Goal will give you 25 Shadow-Based PNG tokens to overlay and alter the appearance, depth and height of your tilesets!

PLEDGE $45 AUD or more within the First 72 Hours of Campaign Launch to get a Bonus 18-Room Sorcerers Pack! And if we make it to 144 Backers, I'll unlock another special reward.

Missed out on the time frame? Add this reward to your pledge by adding $18 AUD.

 Just Message me with the Twelve Sets you want and your username and I will make sure you get them when rewards go out.

Why back Me? If you haven't backed me before here are some reasons why you might consider backing me and what I do:

  •  LOW/NO RISK: If funded this will be my 16th successful Kickstarter. I am extremely hard-working and specialize in completing huge digital map/tile projects and have previously delivered all successful projects to promise with no issues and 100% backer satisfaction - you can check the Risks section for a breakdown of previous campaigns.
  •  VERSATILITY: With a possible 288 unique designs Soloman Temple Squares explodes your options in an unprecedented manner giving you a vast range of tools to suit almost any dungeon tile construction job.
  •  INTERCHANGEABLE: Every set uses 8x8" tiles sized for a particular format that will neatly line up with one another for epic-sized dungeons with different areas.
  •  RANGE: The range includes classic designs, demonic, elemental, undersea, underdark, dimensional, and over 280 different colour combinations to give you every chance of finding the right set for the right job.
  •  COMPLETION: I have already completed and/or drafted half of the core designs.
  •  SAVINGS: Soloman Temple Square sets will retail at $5 USD per set. By backing my Kickstarter you pledge in AUD and gain generous saving with a base cost of $3 AUD per set, with costs greatly lowered further for buying in bulk. You also don't have to wait for tiles to be processed and made available from my website to the general public which can take months or even longer.
  •  UNIQUENESS: It's true there are a lot of modular dungeon tile sets - but no-one has ever attempted one on this gigantic ambitious scale - and I am just the man to do it.
  •  DILIGENCE: This is not my first campaign - nor my first campaign making a huge amount of tiles - with at least 3 of those behind me, I know what it takes, how long it takes and I strive to deliver an excellent end product on or before time that keeps my backers coming back for more.
  •  EVOLUTION: Soloman Temple Squares started with just 26 varieties - now I am offering 144. [Edit: And NOW, 288] 
  •  SOLUTION: If you like the artwork, then you can rest assured you won't have to hunt too hard for tiles that match it - with this set of building blocks you can enjoy virtually endless dungeon constructions in the same art style.
  •  ASSURED DELIVERY: Based on my rate of work and previous experience I am estimating full delivery of all digital rewards by December 2019. I work very hard to complete my art before the stated deadline and get art out to backers as soon as I can - without compromising quality. To date I've not failed to deliver before or on a deadline. 
  •  TRANSPARENCY: You'll always know where I am up to with the project with regular updates and rapid comprehensive communication/replies to any issues that may arise or questions you may have. I strive to keep my backers very well informed of the good (or the bad) and even provide post-campaign support and convenience by installing a campaign graphic that shows which stage of the process I am up to at a visual glimpse, give estimated times for processes, and provide multiple ways to contact me privately or publicly at any time.
  •  EXCELLENCE: If something isn't right, if something goes wrong, I do my absolute best to fix it quickly and definitively once I spot it or it is brought to my attention during or after my campaigns. I want my backers to have the best tools for their RPG and continually look for ways to improve my products and service.
  •  REALIZATION: As you can see I am committed to continuing my various Ranges so my users have new and exciting products on a semi-regular basis. Getting to this point wouldn't have been possible without all of the support I have gotten for my art so thank you all very much!
  •  VTT FUNCTION: Ideal for Virtual Table Top Gaming in at least two popular VTT systems, from both of which I am familiar and a licensed seller of maps and tokens - and my tiles are easy to use in many other generic systems besides.
  •  RELIABILITY: I always deliver the goods to promise and my record reflects that.
  •  EXPANSION: Click here to view my website page and other projects including the currently available 900+ Modular Terrain Maps I created called 'Meanders: Synchable Terrain" that these will also work with: https://gametilewarehouse.wixsite.com/rpgtilesupply
  •  REPUTATION: My creations currently retail from Fantasy Grounds, Steam, D20 Pro, Roll20 and my own website, Game Tile Warehouse. They are also used by numerous Streamers, Gamers, Savage Mojo and various indie-developers.
  •  CONTINUATION: I am dedicated to expanding these tiles indefinitely, even with 144 sets I will have only scratched the surface of what is possible, already I am dreaming of far more advanced sets so hopefully I can get the support I need to continue my creative frenzies.

GAME TILE WAREHOUSE is my website where you can view and purchase other products successfully kickstarted - and get news of new upcoming ambitious projects.

Did you know? : MEANDERS: SYNCHABLE TERRAIN - my modular battlemap series now with almost 1000  x 27x18"maps claims to be the worlds largest modular terrain map set. If every square is 5ft, Meanders Maps each measure 135x90ft or a whopping 12,150 sq ft. Currently at about 950 maps when I reach 1000 this will equate to 12,150,000 sq ft of digital modular terrain.

Thank you for taking the time to view my project,

Kind Regards,

Kris

Risks and challenges

This is now familiar territory with little to no risk and I will be working right throughout the campaign and after it to finish any remainder as efficiently as possible.

Created Art is backed up on Google Drive immediately after it is finalized as well as on two other hard-drives so it cannot suffer loss. Short of personal injury or loss of my equipment nothing in my power will prevent this kickstarter from being completed on time.

I have funded and delivered to promise a dozen giant digital kickstarters in my career and ahead of time as a creator with no issues - Everything will be ready to be delivered in full. I am a professional, dedicated to delivering on time and to promise and this campaign will be no exception. I am always on stand-by to answer any questions you may have and an active supporter in the Kickstarter community. Check my message replies to see comprehensive follow-up and support since I began using Kickstarter three years ago and you can also view my previous project listings statuses below.

Kind Regards,
Kris McDermott

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