About this project
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The Pre-Order store will allow you to pre-order the items funded by this Kickstarter at special rates.
Current Status: Campaign fully funded, with 70+ additional designs unlocked via Stretch Goals!
All pledge levels that receive Stretch Goals get all unlocked designs as digital files in addition to any digital files included in the pledge.
Current Stretch Goals - 1 Design per £500 over £10,000
The 'Winter is Coming' Stretch Goal was the last planned Stretch, however, as funding continues beyond £10,000 we'll produce an additional design for every £500 beyond £10,000. These designs will be chosen from ideas raised in the comments section (if funding goes that high!).
As space on this page is limited and it's impractical to show larger previews of the designs, we've begun putting previews together in the 'Coming Soon' section of our site, they can be found here. Note that not all will show the various overlays (Squares/Hexes), although I've added them all to Coral Bay to show what they look like.
Created by BattleMats, this Kickstarter aims to expand our existing range of RPG Encounter Mats with new designs. This Kickstarter includes twenty different mat designs to choose from.
We are creating both physical mats printed on tough vinyl material and digital files for use on virtual table tops (or print at home).
Our mats are the perfect backdrop for your games, adding to the atmosphere with engaging surface terrain which you can truly make your own and adapt to any number of encounters!
Supplied rolled, our mats lie nicely flat and have a lightly textured reverse to reduce slipping. The image is wipe clean (if you use a chalk pen or wet marker) and has a matte finish so no annoying glare!
Your chosen design will be printed on hard wearing 500 GSM PVC and come in both a standard (24" x 24"), large (36" x 24") and extra large (48" x 24") size. We print on this heavy duty PVC, similar to shop banners because it is much heavier than PVC tablecloths for example, and it's virtually impossible to tear it.
Each mat has either a 1" grid overlay or is designed so that a 1" grid is part of the image (e.g the flagstones in the picture above are 1" square) it is also possible to get them printed with no grid if preferred.
If you're after digital images for virtual table top use, physical vinyl mats for your gaming table or both; then we've got you covered with the following pledge levels.
These are the designs available as both digital files and as vinyl mats.
Each design will state the available sizes and variaton options.
Extensions versions, where available, indicate two version of the design are available that can be placed side by side to extend the available area (applies to 36" x 24" and 48" x 24" sizes).
Unlocked Stretch Goal Designs
These are designs unlocked as Stretch Goals, be aware some are still very much 'Work in Progress' and will be marked as such.
Digital rewards include all size and image variations whereas physical printed vinyl mats will be each backers preferred variation and a size determined by the selected pledge level.
Once the initial funding goal is reached we will begin unlocking Stretch goals to make all pledges that include stretch goals even better value and open up more options.
Looking for some extras, just add the total for any optional buy items you would like to your KickStarter pledge. You'll be able to confirm your selections in the pledge manager after the KickStarter has funded.
All backers receiving digital copies of our RPG Encounter Mats will receive a combination of:
- Full size high resolution image files (.tiff format) for use on large format printers.
- Smaller images (.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 mats 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.
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.
For UK Domestic Shipping we will use MyHermes, and can post up to 2 kg for £3.99 (accurate as of 28/05), 2 kg is enough to cover up to nine 24" x 24" mats.
For International Shipping we will ship your rewards from the United Kingdom via Royal Mail International standard, for an estimate of how much this may cost, please visit Royal Mail Price Finder, then click DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE (the online quote doesn’t give you all the options!!). Our 24”x24” mats ship in a tube, which will count as a small package for this service.
I have outlined some examples below:
The costs for shipping one 24”x24” mat, two 24”x24” mats or one 36”x24” mat are the same
- Europe £5.80
- Everywhere Else (excluding Australia) £8.05
- Australia £8.70
To help you calculate any other options our
- 24”x24” mat weight is 200g
- 36”x24” mat weight is 300g
- 48”x24” mat weight is 400g
Our small tubes weigh 75g and can hold up to two 24”x24” mats, one 36”x24” or one 48”x24”.
For orders requiring a larger tube please get in touch and we can give you a shipping quote.
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.
As we already have a small range of RPG designs in production, alongside the other mats we have and have established relationships with our suppliers. We know the print quality and quality of material, and we can speak with confidence when we say our products are top quality.
Again, as we already have a small range of RPG mats (alongside a wider range of terrain and space mats) 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 first Kickstarter project (we have always been backers up to this point!) and while we are excited we are committed to reaching our goal, and confident we will do so. We will be promoting this RGP Encounter Mat Kickstarter heavily.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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