Moonstone is a Tabletop Skirmish Game for 2-4 players set in a wonderfully whimsical storybook world where players bluff to win. As well as a unique fairytale aesthetic, Moonstone keeps all players constantly involved in the action and has some truly original mechanics not seen before in miniature skirmish games using unique card decks to resolve magical attacks and combat! Check out our original Kickstarter here if you missed it.
This project brings a whole new faction to the world of Moonstone: The Leshavult!
For this Kickstarter we are rejoined by the same ace team of sculptors who delivered on our Main Game Kickstarter: Tom Lishman, Dave Kidd and David Whitaker. You can view the incredible results here.
We are proud to reveal our first brand new sculpt for the Leshavult faction:
Bringing Art to Life
You can see in the examples above from our previous Kickstarter how closely our finished miniatures matched up with our concept art. You can be sure of exactly the same high standards in this campaign.
Note #1: These special prices apply only to the New Leshavult range being brought to life by this Kickstarter Campaign with your help. Older box sets already in production will be available at full price so as not to undercut our retail partners.
Note #2: The New Leshavult range will not be supplied in full retail packaging as part of this campaign, allowing us to pass cost savings on to you.
Leshavult Expansion Sets
Use the Leshavult: 'Gather Ye Faithful', 'Hired Help', 'Congregation', 'Horde' or 'Riot in the Streets" pledge levels to receive brand new miniatures from the new faction.
To launch the campaign we're offering our Faun Troupe Box "The Wild Things" along with our first Monster Boxes: "Boris, the Bunny Summoner".
You will find several more Troupe Boxes in the stretch goals section which can be included in these pledge levels once unlocked!
Older Box Sets and Gameplay Essentials
You can also get your hands on all of our previously released miniatures and game accessories if you missed out the first time. Choose the Catch-up: Moonstone Starter Kit or the Catchup: Moonstone Complete Set pledge levels or add any older items from our Add-ons section individually to any pledge level to make a custom order simply by increasing your pledge amount to include the add-on cost.
In this campaign you can also pledge for some wonderful new MDF terrain packs created by TTCombat. Use the 'Streets of Machburg Terrain Pack' pledge levels to receive a full set of buildings for an incredible price of only £54, including the Sun/Moon statue for free.
Pledge Level Summary
The more money we raise the more awesome new mini's we can make!
Update - Backers chose the Willow design and the Sculpting process has begun (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goblinkinggames/moonstone-fantasy-skirmish-game-leshavult-expansio/posts/2464186)
You can add-on any of the Leshavult Troupe Boxes or Leshavult Monster Boxes that are Unlocked at the end of the campaign to any pledge level. Simply increase your pledge amount by £18 per additional Troupe Box or £12 per additional Monster Box and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
You can also add-on individual buildings to any pledge level. Simply increase your pledge amount by the costs indicated in the graphic below and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
Drunk Fritz - Our 2019 Event Exclusive Limited Edition sculpt is available as an Add-On during this campaign. Drunk Fritz comes with a regular Fritz stat card for use as a Fritz replacement in any Commonwealth Troupe and a Drunk Fritz stat card for use in the special scenario - 'Go Home You're Drunk' featured in the Hardback Rulebook.
If you want to get your hands on this exclusive miniature simply increase your pledge amount by the costs indicated in the graphic below and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
Gwendoline, Leshavult Priestess Willow Alternate sculpt is a Kickstarter Exclusive Limited Edition alternate Sculpt. She is Free with Leshavult Congregation, Leshavult Horde, Riot in the Streets and Absolutely Everything pledges, but you can also order additional copies, even if you don't have a Pledge qualifying for a free copy. Simply increase your pledge amount by the costs indicated in the graphic below and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
The Treasures & Tyrants of Tauber - An explorer’s handbook, By Professor Percival Boffinsworth esq. takes readers on a whimsical journey through new lands with background narrative to the Nature God Leshavit and for all new characters introduced in this campaign. You can add this Kickstarter Exclusive booklet to any pledge simply by increasing your pledge amount by the costs indicated in the graphic below and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
You can also add any items from our current range to any Pledge Level if you wish. Simply increase your pledge amount by the costs indicated in the graphic below and we'll ask you to confirm exactly which items you'd like to add-on in the Pledge Manager after the campaign.
Miniature Box Sets
You don't have to wait for this Kickstarter to fulfil before you try the game. You can start playing right now!
This will be Goblin King Games' 3rd Kickstarter and we've learnt a lot from our previous two adventures. For this campaign we are partnering with TT Combat for both miniature production and fulfilment which should significantly streamline the process.
Moonstone is moving to high quality resin as our default production material going forward and is the only option offered for this Kickstarter. The new resin from TTCombat is far and away more durable than the resin we have used previously and with this factor as well as superior detail and reduced mould lines - We simply believe its the best material we can possibly make our miniatures from.
If you want proof, check out this video from 01:20 where Tom, compares old and new resin in a stress test.
Turn Around Time
One of our biggest objectives for this campaign it to get it out the door and into our backers hands as fast as we possibly can with all older items delivered just a few months after the campaign ends and new characters delivered before end of year.
There a many reasons we're confident this is achievable.
- We've done it before - we have our whole production line established so less time is needed on researching and negotiating supply lines.
- Game Designer Tom Greenway is now working full time for Goblin King Games on Moonstone so from an Art Direction and Management perspective we have increased our available man-hours greatly. Our previous campaigns were delivered purely through work carried out on evenings and weekends since everyone involved had full time day jobs!
- We have a new casting partner with a much higher production capacity than we have used previously. This is the most significant factor of all.
- Miniature Manufacturing, Unit Assembly, Storage and Fulfilment will all be at the same physical location this time which has a big effect on speed and efficiency.
- We are producing only half the number of new sculpts than we did in our last campaign meaning the sculpts should be completed in half the time.
- Our existing sculpting team is chomping at the bit to get to started again on Moonstone miniatures. We have 3 returning sculptors (Tom Lishman, Dave Kidd and David Whitaker) who will be working concurrently and if we unlock all Stretch-goal Troupe Boxes then we plan to bring on board at least 1 more sculptor (if not 2) to accelerate this time consuming stage in the production process.
- We're not producing a 100+ page Rulebook as part of this campaign. There is a 'Book 2' being worked on but we have consciously decided leaving it out of this campaign as its a potential cause of hold-ups.
- We're not producing retail packaging as part of this KS (both to speed it up and allow us to pass on savings to backers over later retail purchase)
- We are personally driven to fulfil as rapidly as possible. It's a huge relief to us once everything is finally out of the door and the game can only grow once players have miniatures in their hands so its in our interest to avoid any and all hold-ups!
In order to be fair to all backers, we will charge Postage & Packing after the Kickstarter based on the actual costs. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. The exact amount will be calculated based on your location and the weight of your order. But to give you an idea, our current shipping estimates are listed below (but are subject to change). We will continue to work to source the best shipping deals and will pass on any savings we can make.
Our current estimates for P&P charges are:
Pledge Levels: "Leshavult: Gather ye Faithful", "Leshavult: Hired Help" and "Leshavult: Congregation"
United Kingdom: £5
European Union: £6
USA and Canada: £9
Rest of the World: £10
Pledge levels: "Leshavult: Horde"
United Kingdom: £6
European Union: £9
USA and Canada: £12
Rest of the World: £13
Pledge levels: "Catch-up: Moonstone Starter Kit" and "Streets of Machburg Terrain Pack"
United Kingdom: £7
European Union: £11
USA and Canada: £17
Rest of the World: £18
Pledge levels: "Riot in the Streets", "Catchup: Moonstone Complete Set" and "Absolutley EVERYTHING"
United Kingdom: £8
European Union: £14
USA and Canada: £20
Rest of the World: £23
Note #1: Some add-ons may increase postage costs (notably the Hardback Rulebook due to the weight of the item).
Note #2: Items from our existing range have a much sooner delivery estimate than the new Leshavult sets. If your order contains both old and new products due to your add-on selection then by default we will send everything together to keep postage costs down once all items are produced. However, if you want to receive the older items as soon as possible then please also add the Split Shipping Supplement Add-on to your order or simply place an order for existing products via our webstore.
All artwork including character sketches, the Moonstone logo and 3D renders as well as the game rules and materials offered for download at https://www.moonstonethegame.com/downloads.html are copyright of Goblin King Games and provided for personal use only. They may not be redistributed, sold or modified in any way without prior written permission from Goblin King Games.
Risks and challenges
We acknowledge that any manufacturing project entails a degree of risk in the unknown. However this is our 3rd Kickstarter and is deliberately scoped at a smaller scale than our last as we want a quick turn around every bit as much as our backers do.
We are using a new production and fulfilment partner this time (TTCombat) that have a far greater capacity and experience than our previous supplier.
We will maintain the same levels of openness and transparency that we displayed during our previous campaigns. If, -god forbid-, anything should go wrong during the production cycle, you will know about it and the reasons why, and we will do everything in our power to make it right. As an up and coming company in the tabletop gaming space, our reputation means everything to us - far, far more than making a quick buck! That said we have allowed contingency in our project time estimates to accommodate the occasion hiccups that can occur during any manufacturing process and believe our projected delivery dates are fully achievable!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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