Wreck Age is a post-collapse 28mm skirmish game and narrative RPG set 500 years in the future; hundreds of years after a total societal collapse. We are now in the midst of The Resurgence, where pockets of society are just beginning to re-establish themselves. We are here to ask for your support to bring a long-term dream of ours to reality: vehicles!
Wreck Age is an established tabletop miniatures game and RPG and we feature an extensive line of miniatures, rules, and supplements.
We're proud to launch this Kickstarter campaign for our multi-part resin and metal scale vehicle models. Each kit will be easy to assemble, convert, and paint. They'll be hugely customizable, and you can swap out most of the parts from kit to kit (and keep in mind our cool stretch goal add-ons!) We're doing some neat stretch goals and have a bunch of cool add-ons too. This will give you a huge variety of style and appearance for our multi-part resin and metal vehicles. Before unlocking our awesome stretch goals, we're starting with 3 post-collapse car chassis. From there we have lots of cool stuff to unlock, including a truck chassis, motorcycles, ATV, horse riders, and buggies. With your help, we'll reach all of those goals and more!
Now that we've funded we can offer you the ability to switch 3 motorcycles with riders for 1 car in any pledge level. We had a lot of people asking about getting more bikes, and this should do the trick! For example, If you do A Half-Dozen of the Finest pledge and want 5 cars and 3 bikes? No problem! 18 bikes? Holy cow is that a fleet of two-wheelers, and you can do that as well. Just let us know down the road when the pledge manager comes, and we'll accommodate whatever you want there.
In Wreck-Age, your miniatures battle it out on the tabletop in a unique narrative hybrid of efficient skirmish battle and role playing drama. By introducing vehicles, you’ll be able to expand the size and scope of your games. From the basic 3’ x 3’ gaming table through to huge layouts that stretch for dozens of meters, you can create death race scenarios, caravan chases, and run the gauntlet of ‘toll booths’ set up by highway robbers. The only limit is the amount of space you have, and your imagination. No matter how you choose to integrate vehicles into your Wreck-Age experience, you’ll be able to move your models around the board much more quickly than you would on foot, using simple rules mechanics that allow for depth of play, while maintaining ease of play, and ensuring record keeping is kept to a minimum. You can take control of a crew of your choosing, selecting from the nomadic Drifters, the pragmatic Stakers, the tech zealots known as the Reclaimers, or the vampyric Stitchers; you may even choose to venture off into the Wilds in your vehicles, without the support of an organized faction.
What we're showing here are work in progress renders, done by our experienced and talented sculptor Olivier Nkweti. He has done amazing work for Privateer Press, Pyre Studios, Meirce Miniatures, and many others. Each car measures 92 x 38mm, which fits very well for models from 28mm-35mm. The car chassis shown above is just the starting point. We'll be doing modifications to them so we have 3 very distinct and unique looking post-collapse vehicles, and you'll be able to see the progress unfold throughout the course of this campaign. We're very excited for this process, and have a ton of fantastic ideas for upgrades, add-ons, and alternate parts for these cars (along with all the other stretch goals and unlockable vehicles listed below). With your help, these dreams will soon become a reality.
We are offering a number of different pledge levels, to meet a variety of budgets and levels of interest, whether it's one solitary ramshackle car or a whole fleet of thunderous rides, you will be able intimidate your enemies in style and help your crew get to their destination in one piece.
And for our Brick & Mortar, FLGS friends:
Add the cost of any of these to your pledge amount, and we'll send them to you with the rest of your pledge. Please note that some of these pledges need to be unlocked, but you're welcome to increase pledge towards them at any point during the Kickstarter to help us meet those goals. From an anti-vehicle Staker, to really amazing flexible 28mm roads, we've got a lot of cool stuff to add to your basic pledge.
Additional add-ons: Horses 1 or 2: $15, Bikes $12 each
Scaled perfectly for 28mm, our 8 piece road sets are cast out of a material that is a semi-rigid plastic which has exceptional strength and impact resistance. These roads are a great investment in quality terrain that will last you a lifetime. The roads are big enough for 2 cars to fit side-by-side on them (drag racing anyone?), and each set weighs in at over 3 pounds of urethane plastic!
You can also do a 4 piece add-on of just straight pieces. Mix and match the regular straights, or the crumbled straight road sections. $45 for the set of 4!
Check them out in this video:
We have a slew of fun stuff that we'd love to see produced. We hope we can unlock these with your help!
shipping will be calculated exactly as we have product in hand, but our estimates are as follows:
28mm single models (ARHK heavy trooper, and Staker heavy machine gun), or bikes: $3/7 or free with Pledge of any car.
ATV: $4/8 or free with Pledge of any car.
2 Buggies: $10/22
Road sets: $15/50
With a little (ok a lot of) help from our friends over at Giga-Robo, we were able to make this cool tutorial video, showcasing how basic game play works. We'll have more of these in the future, and it was a lot of fun to make!
Beasts of War (http://www.beastsofwar.com/wreck-age/)
We are Hyacinth Games, and you can find us at:
Just like in The Wilds, we couldn't do this all alone. We rely on our friends and partners at Ironheart Artisans, Dave Taylor Miniatures, Fortress Figures, Olivier Nkweti, and DrivethruRPG to help us get this project done.
"Neo Western" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
"Ossuary 2" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Voice over: Adam Loper
Sound Engineering: Joshua Lopatin
Thanks everyone! See you in The Wilds
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge right now is the cost of International and domestic shipping. The US postal system is not subsidized the way that it is in most of the civilized world. The US government gave the post office a mandate that the post office must fund their pensions many years in advance. As such, postal rates are VERY high these days, especially to ship internationally. As a small business, there is not much we can do to change this. To ship one international small flat rate box (which is what 1 car fits into) costs us $35. Regular international is over $23. What we have done, is discounted international shipping, so that you aren't burdened with all of the expense, but please be aware that we are paying for this out of our pocket, because we really really want this project to success, and because we really like you!
Beyond that, our risks and challenges are few. Our renders are done, our mold-makers and print-makers are ready, and much of the project is already in the pipeline of our partners. All we need is your help!
Of course, there is always the chance of delays and unforeseen issues, but we'll do our best to minimize those, and keep you in the know along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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