Created by Loke BattleMats, this Kickstarter aims to expand on our latest tabletop RPG accessory, the Big Book of Battle Mats, which is a wire bound book of fantasy themed Battle Mats that can be used by simply opening the book to the chosen design and using as either a single or double page spread.
The Wire binding allows the pages to sit flat on the table and each page is laminated so can be drawn on and wiped clean.
The book format allows us to fit 58 individual Battle Mat pages in an area the size of a normal RPG rulebook.
The two most common requests we've had is for a larger version and a Sci-Fi version, this campaign will aim to address both of those questions.
If funded, this campaign will result in the following new products added to the Loke BattleMats book range:
- The Giant Book of Battle Mats (A3 fantasy themed)
- The Big Book of Sci-Fi Battle Mats (A4 Sci-Fi themed)
- The Giant Book of Sci-Fi Battle Mats (A3 Sci-Fi themed)
- The Big Book of Battle Mats Volume II (A4 fantasy themed)*
- The Giant Book of Battle Mats Volume II (A3 fantasy themed)*
* Unlocked stretch goal
The book sizes are either
- A4 (8.3" x 11.7") with each page as an 8x12 grid
- A3 (11.7" x 16.5") with each page as a 12x17 grid
The Giant fantasy themed book will contain similiar but expanded designs to the current fantasy book such as wilderness, caves, dungeons, town locations and some special areas.
The two sci-fi book sizes will contain similar designs to each other with the plan to include designs such as ship/station interiors, planetary landscapes, space locations, city locations and some special areas.
Although this Kickstarter focuses on expanding the Battle Mat book range, we'll also be making our digital RPG encounter designs available too, at a special price via a Pledge level and as optional buys. Please view the 100+ existing designs from our previous Kickstarters, on our DriveThruRPG publisher page and on our section of the Gaming Books site to get an idea of what we have to offer.
These digital rewards are for either self printing or VTT use.
If you're after digital images for virtual table top use, or the Battle Mat books themselves for your gaming table; then we've got you covered with the following pledge levels.
Looking for some extras, just add the total for any optional buy items you would like to your KickStarter pledge amount.
You'll be able to confirm your selections in the pledge manager after the KickStarter has funded.
Note: The Digital Bundle will be discounted to £5 as an Add-On for pledge levels £65 and above.
If the initial funding goal is reached we will begin unlocking Stretch goals.
Please note, most designs in the Stretch Goals are 'Work in Progress'
We will be charging shipping for any physical goods after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends.
Each A4 Book weighs 800g, each A3 weighs 1.6kg (including packaging)
For UK Domestic Shipping we will use MyHermes, and can post up to 2 kg for £3.99 and up to 10kg for £6.49.
For International Shipping we will ship your rewards from the United Kingdom via Royal Mail International standard Small Package for shipments up to 2kg or MyHermes International for packages over 2kg:
Some Shipping Examples
Example costs for shipping 1xA4 via Royal Mail:
- Europe £8.65
- World Zone 1 (e.g. US) £13.35
- World Zone 2 (e.g. Australia) £14.10
The costs for shipping 2xA4 or 1xA3 via Royal Mail:
- Europe £10.90
- World Zone 1 (e.g. US) £16.30
- World Zone 2 (e.g. Australia) £17.55
See this page for Royal Mail world zone details
Example costs for shipping 2xA4 and 2xA3 via MyHermes:
- Germany £12.24
- US £24.99
- Australia £30.99
Note, all shipping info accurate as of 23/04/18
All packages ship from within the EU (United Kingdom).
All backers receiving digital copies of our RPG Encounter Mats will receive a combination of:
- Full size high resolution image files (1:1, 300DPI, .jpg format) for use on large format printers.
- Smaller images (72 DPI, <10mb, .jpg format) more suitable for use in virtual Table Top applications.
- A Full size high resolution multi page A4 document (.pdf format) for small format home printers to print in A4 sections and then assemble.
Any designs that have multiple variations (grids, colour scheme etc.) will have all variations included as part of the digital copies.
Please note that these digital files are for personal use only, commercial usage or printing for re-sale is not allowed.
All digital rewards will be fulfilled by DriveThruRPG.
Our publisher page on DriveThruRPG can be found here.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge with any print project is quality control - how the image prints onto the material, colour variations, finish quality and correct packaging to protect the product.
We already have a single title in the Battle Mat book range and have established relationships with our suppliers. We know the print and material quality, and we can speak with confidence when we say our products are top quality.
As we already have a title in this range (alongside many larger viynl and rubber mats) and operate as a RPG book retailer we are familiar with shipping, packaging and delivery. We are confident that our kickstarter can be safely packaged and dispatched in good time at the best possible cost.
This is our third Kickstarter project and we are committed to reaching our goal, and confident we will do so. We will be promoting this Battle Mat Books Kickstarter heavily.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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