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Moonstone - the Wonderfully Whimsical Tabletop Skirmish Game, returns to Kickstarter with a brand new faction!
Moonstone - the Wonderfully Whimsical Tabletop Skirmish Game, returns to Kickstarter with a brand new faction!
499 backers pledged £42,879 to help bring this project to life.

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Moonstone Fantasy Skirmish Game - Leshavult Expansion

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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.

A selection of Moonstone miniatures that resulted from our last Kickstarter campaign.
A selection of Moonstone miniatures that resulted from our last Kickstarter campaign.

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: 

Boris, The Bunny Summoner Sculpt by Tom Lishman
Boris, The Bunny Summoner Sculpt by Tom Lishman
Murder Bunnies, Sculpted by Tom Lishman
Murder Bunnies, Sculpted by Tom Lishman

Bringing Art to Life 

Eric the Squire and Shabaroon: From Art, to Sculpt, to Painted Miniature
Eric the Squire and Shabaroon: From Art, to Sculpt, to Painted Miniature

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!

Boris, the Bunny Summoner Monster Box. Contains 1 standard size Miniature and 3 bunnies plus Stat Cards and Bases for all miniatures.
Boris, the Bunny Summoner Monster Box. Contains 1 standard size Miniature and 3 bunnies plus Stat Cards and Bases for all miniatures.
The Wild Things Troupe Box contains: Chubs, Gloom and The Jacalope
The Wild Things Troupe Box contains: Chubs, Gloom and The Jacalope

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.  

Terrain Pack

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. 

All these buildings for an amazingly low price of ONLY £54!
All these buildings for an amazingly low price of ONLY £54!
Prototype of Cottage 1 manufactured by TTCombat
Prototype of Cottage 1 manufactured by TTCombat

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)

The End is Nigh Troupe Box contains Brother Daniel, Kavanagh the Jongleur and Kalista Leshavult Priestess
The End is Nigh Troupe Box contains Brother Daniel, Kavanagh the Jongleur and Kalista Leshavult Priestess
Loubard the Giant Monster Box contains Loubard the Giant (single large miniature)
Loubard the Giant Monster Box contains Loubard the Giant (single large miniature)
A Witch in Time Troupe Box contains: 'Antonia, Noonday Witch', 'Zorya, Dawn Witch' and 'Danica, Dusk Witch'
A Witch in Time Troupe Box contains: 'Antonia, Noonday Witch', 'Zorya, Dawn Witch' and 'Danica, Dusk Witch'
The Cursed Troupe Box contains Anya Bartol, Stryga Anya, The Beast and The Revenant
The Cursed Troupe Box contains Anya Bartol, Stryga Anya, The Beast and The Revenant
Dankwood Forest contains: Witches Cauldron, Enchanted Moonstone, Creepy Tree. Made from high quality resin.
Dankwood Forest contains: Witches Cauldron, Enchanted Moonstone, Creepy Tree. Made from high quality resin.
Longbottom Village contains: Water Well, Finger Sign and Prisoner Stocks. Made from High Quality Resin. Items may vary as design process is ongoing at campaign end.
Longbottom Village contains: Water Well, Finger Sign and Prisoner Stocks. Made from High Quality Resin. Items may vary as design process is ongoing at campaign end.
McBoom's Farmstead contains: Scarecrow, Water Pump and Giant Pumpkin. Made from high quality resin.
McBoom's Farmstead contains: Scarecrow, Water Pump and Giant Pumpkin. Made from high quality resin.

  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.

Gameplay Essentials 

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

You can order any of our existing range from our webstore or play for free by downloading our basic rules, stat cards and paper standees from the downloads section of our website. 

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.

Resin

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!

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    Leshavult: Gather ye Faithful

    One Troupe Box Set of your choice from those unlocked at the end of the campaign.

    A Troupe Box contains 3 fine quality resin miniatures and requires assembly (The Cursed troupe box contains 4 miniatures).

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    Leshavult: Hired Help

    One Troupe Box Set of your choice PLUS one Monster Box Set of your choice from those unlocked at the end of the campaign.

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    Streets of Machburg Terrain Pack

    This Complete Terrain Pack contains the following buildings, manufactured in MDF by TTCombat:

    • Cottage 1
    • Cottage 2
    • Fancyhat's Manor
    • Agatha's Stone Moon Tavern
    • Wizard's Outpost
    • Sun/Moon Statue

    Buildings are provided unpainted and flatpack requiring assembly.

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    Leshavult: Congregation

    Two Troupe Box Sets of your choice PLUS Two Monster Box Sets of your choice from those unlocked at the end of the campaign.

    Example:
    2 Troupe Boxes: 'The End is Nigh!' AND 'Wild Things'
    PLUS
    2 Monster Boxes: 'Loubard the Giant' AND 'Boris, the Bunny Summoner'.

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    Leshavult: Horde

    Four Troupe Boxes of your choice PLUS Two Monster Boxes of your choice from those unlocked at the end of the campaign. This is essentially one copy of every Leshavult faction miniature if we are lucky enough to get all sets unlocked.

    Example:
    4 Troupe Boxes: 'The End is Nigh!', 'A Witch in Time', 'Wild Things' and 'The Cursed'
    PLUS
    2 Monster Boxes: 'Loubard the Giant' AND 'Boris, the Bunny Summoner'.

    This pledge also allows access to all add-ons and applicable stretch goals unlocked during the campaign.

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    Pledge £105 or more About $133

    Catch-up: Moonstone Starter Kit

    This is the pledge for backers who missed out on our last Kickstarter for the full game of Moonstone. Never fear, this pledge can get you up to speed in no time!

    It includes:

    1x 2-Player Starter Set (with 8 miniatures, and all necessary game accessories)
    1x Hardback Rulebook
    1x Boulder The Troll
    1x Gotchgut

    This means you'll have everything you need to play a two player 5v5 game of Humans Vs Goblins. Just add-on one of our Terrain packs and you're whole gaming table is catered for with one pledge!

    Plus you can always add-on any of our other new or old expansion box sets that grab your eye.

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    Riot in the Streets!

    This pledge level is perfect for backers who have been following us on our journey so far and just want everything that's new to this campaign.

    It is a combo of the Leshavult: Horde pledge level, as well the complete Streets of Machburg Terrain Pack.

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    Catchup: Moonstone Complete Set

    This is the pledge for backers who missed out on our last Kickstarter for the full game of Moonstone and everything from it!

    It includes:

    1x 2-Player Starter Set (with 8 miniatures, and all necessary game accessories)
    1x Hardback Rulebook
    1x Troupe Box: Tumbledown Street (Human expansion)
    1x Troupe Box: Mushrooms and Mayhem (Goblin expansion)
    1x Troupe Box: The Enclave (Faerie expansion)
    1x Troupe Box: Shadow Glade (Faerie expansion)
    1x Troupe Box: Mama's Boys (Gnome expansion)
    1x Troupe Box: Brothers in Arms (Gnome expansion)
    1x Monster Box: Boulder The Troll
    1x Monster Box: Gotchgut the Giant
    1x Monster Box: Firespitter

    Just add-on some of our new Terrain sets and you're whole gaming table is catered for!

    Plus you can always add-on any of our other new Leshavult box sets that grab your eye.

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    Absolutely EVERYTHING!!!

    This pledge level combines all three 'Complete' Pledges into one MEGA Pledge with an additional 10% discount applied.

    1x Catchup: Moonstone Complete Set
    1x Leshavult: Horde
    1x Streets of Machburg Terrain Pack

    Plus a Free Drunk Fritz, Limited Edition Alternate Sculpt.

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