We're big fans of fantasy gaming of all types. From Tolkien-esque worlds of dwarfs and elves threatened by a brooding necromancer to shattered realms and civilisations fighting over a magically-sundered landscape full of epic opportunities!
We'd like to populate our gaming tables with more suitable terrain for such worlds in order to tell a better narrative during our games. World setting is an important part of wargaming and we believe that our terrain can complement your models and games and when the game looks at its best the storytelling and gaming can only benefit!
Our terrain is also a good size and can help your games by not only helping to set a great atmosphere but they also can block LoS (line of sight) in your games to add a greater tactical edge and depth.
We had an idea of floating islands, powered by loose magicks that hover over the table. Perhaps these 'Shattered Shards' could be linked in some way? A bridge! No normal bridge but the architect of such a bridge could perhaps be a powerful necromancer who has fashioned his realm to suit his will. Fortifications and towers would inevitably follow.........
We contacted a talented artist called Anton Back who turned our fevered ramblings into some awesome concept art and then we commissioned a favourite sculptor of ours by the name of Duncan Louca who took the concept art and turned it into the digital sculpts you see on your screen. Awesome guys!
Help us to bring our range of awesome terrain to the tabletop. In return for your help backers will receive STL files (pledge dependent) that you can either print from home on your personal 3d printer or you can perhaps use a 3D vendor that offers a 3D printing service. 3D printers have become rather cost effective over recent years and an excellent printer like the Prusa i3 MK2 can be pruchased for hundreds rather than thousands. Gaming clubs have found it cost effective to group purchase a printer for all of their gaming needs to host club nights and tournaments for a fraction of the cost of buying physical terrain at retail. See our FAQ page for more info on how and where you can have your STL files printed for you at a fraction of the cost of resin or plastic scenery. Backing this kickstarter at pledge level will grant you a personal licence to print our terrain and once you have the STL files you can print as many copies as you like! (see Terms and Conditions below)
Join the digital terrain revolution today and back The Shattered Shards.
Better terrain to really bring your battles in the various realms to life. Take a look at our awesome terrain.
Pledging on Kickstarter.
Remember, that on Kickstarter your card is only charged if the Kickstarter funds and then the funds are only charged to your card shortly after the Kickstarter deadline finishes. So feel free to pledge away early as the sooner we fund, the sooner we can unlock stretch goals for more terrain (including some planned freebies!) and your card won't be charged until the day the Kickstarter ends.
We currently have no plans for a retail release of these items. The quickest (and cheapest!) way to pick up these files is to get them via this KS.
For those with a 3d printer already (and many own a printer nowadays) this is a simple task of waiting for the files to be sent and then using your printer's software to print the files at your preferred resolution.
3d printers are getting faster, better and importantly, cheaper all the time. A very good 3d printer can be purchased for £600-£1000. For a gaming group a 3d printer can solve all of your terrain issues and you can cheaply obtain files for epic fantasy terrain (us!), castles, dungeons, space corridors, walkways, sci-fi buildings and gantries - all for much cheaper than it costs to buy expensive resin or plastic terrain. For a large gaming group or someone that puts on a lot of tournaments a printer is an investment that soon pays off!
For those without a printer - we have a vendor lined up by the name of Garry . He is UK based and has a LOT of experience printing wargaming terrain. Indeed he has his own range of terrain that he offers for sale. You can ask him questions via @garrisimo on Twitter or his email he offers his items for sale on the website ageofhobby.com so you can see the quality of his wares. We will include contact details for Garry in every pledge.
For those based elsewhere there is the option to use 3dhubs.com the beauty of this is that you can upload the files to your account and then choose a local vendor (cheaper shipping and no import taxes!)that prints in FDM material and you can see all available prices, resolutions and shipping times from dozens of vendors and choose which you prefer!
THE SHATTERED SHARDS PLEDGE LEVEL
Powered by fell majicks from a sundered world these Shards have floated through time and space and are naturally drawn to areas high in magic or death.
The Shattered Shards pledge level includes all 3 Shattered Shards seen above. The smallest is a mighty 150mm diameter ( 150mm = surface of floating rock) the medium is 200mm and the largest a mighty 300mm (that's a foot across!), large enough to hold a mighty miniature such as GW's Archaon! Of course, you could always adapt the STL files via your printer software for a smaller or larger piece.
The files have been optimised for printing and can be printed in multiple parts for a smaller printer or as a single piece for larger printers (apart from the 300mm Shard which is in two parts)
You will need to source some clear acrylic rod for the floating effect. The holes for the rods to fit in are pre-sculpted onto the files so you can just slot them straight in with no hassles! These rods can be sourced at a very reasonable price (around £1 for an 150mm length) on eBay. The scenic rock bases are very sturdy but you may wish to mount them on a piece of MDF or suchlike for extra stability.
THE CALVACADE OF DEATH PLEDGE LEVEL
This includes the following
The Corpse Citadel
The Deathfast Span
The Mortis Haunt
Note that in some images below the Shattered Shards are also included - these Shards are not included in this level - if you want both sets together please choose the 'Immortal Realms of Death' pledge level.
IMMORTAL REALMS OF UNDEATH PLEDGE LEVEL
This pledge level contains both the Shattered Shards and Calvacade of Death pledge levels (at a bundle saving price!) and also is eligible for all applicable stretch goals.
Currently this level is eligible for the following free stretch goals (see update #1-4 for more info)
Note that images are subject to small alterations to optimise printing.
How big are they really though?
Here's an image of the smallest (150mm) Shard (note that the figure in the image is copyright Games Workshop and is used for scale purposes only. The GW figure is on a 40mm round base)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS. When you contribute to This campaign, you will receive STL files for the models as per your selected pledge. The pledge files will be delivered December 2017, with any successful stretch goals arriving later (see relevant stretch goals for further dates). You can print these files for your personal use, but you may not sell the printed items or distribute the digital 3D models/files to other parties. We are happy for you to print and sell the models (at cost) to your friends and club members or even to print off a load of copies for a gaming tournament you may be hosting, but you can't go into business selling or distributing the models for profit or publicly advertise that you print and sell the models in any way whatsoever.
Backers of the 'Immortal Realms Commercial Licence' may distribute the items printed from ANY files that they receive as a part of this Kickstarter for profit. They may not distribute or sell the files .
We're on Kicktraq - check the progress here http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/immortalrealms/the-shattered-shards-3d-printable-fantasy-war-game/
Risks and challenges
All of the files for the Shattered Shards and Calvacade of Death pledges are complete and ready to go. We hope to unlock further terrain elements once we are funded and we will need our sculptor to complete these works for us.
We have an excellent working relationship with our sculptor and there are no language barriers and work has always been carried out for us in a timely fashion. For any additional pieces of terrain we fund we will set a realistic date for delivery and factor in a possible delay (and strive to deliver early)
As there is no need to ship STL files the only real risk would be if our PC and hard drive/USB was corrupted or destroyed in some way but even in that case we have the files uploaded to a cloud based server and the sculptor also still has the original files so they are in multiple locations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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