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$2,612
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 8 2019

MagneHex (Canceled)

A 3D, hex-based, ready for play, magnetically-linked terrain system for building your own custom tabletop wargame and RPG environments.

MagneHex (Canceled)

A 3D, hex-based, ready for play, magnetically-linked terrain system for building your own custom tabletop wargame and RPG environments.

$2,612
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 8 2019

About

A bold new approach!
A bold new approach!

What is MagneHex?  

MagneHex is 3-dimensional tabletop terrain system, built using magnetically interlocking hexes. The hexes are available in a variety of topographies and color palettes, allowing you to assemble terrain for any wargame or RPG setting. It's highly modular, flexible, sturdy, portable, and perfectly reusable.  

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MagneHex is NOT a digital file that you print, clean up, and paint yourself;  it's a finished gaming product, delivered ready-to-assemble and play. Create any environment you like, mimic any climate you like, and do so anywhere you like: in the family game room, at the local game shop, at tournaments and conventions, or on the kitchen table.  

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And playing on it is a blast! 

Build your battlefield, and watch it come to life!
Build your battlefield, and watch it come to life!

Please Note: Gaming miniatures shown in this Kickstarter and related media are for comparison and scaling only, and remain the exclusive property of their respective copyright holders.

Why back this campaign?

MagneHex is exactly the sort of project Kickstarter was made for. We've got the design, we've got prototypes to prove that the design works and appeals to players, and we've got a team that has experience manufacturing products in the real world.  Also you don't need to just trust us.  Check out our product reviews.

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The only thing we don't have is the capital needed to produce in volume. Raising the quality of 3D-printed prototypes into polished production parts, making molds for injection molding, scaling up production from dozens to thousands, and warehousing and distributing are a big jump upwards in terms of financial requirements.

But hey: we also know that Kickstarter isn't a charity. You, our potential backers, are here because you want your own set of MagneHex to transform your gaming table into an epic warzone! Which is why we are offering MagneHex with a collection of exciting bonuses and stretch goals that will drive the price of this initial release FAR below retail. If the Kickstarter community helps us out now, you'll get your MagneHex products sooner and cheaper than anyone else.  

Please note that all of the MagneHex photographs shown in this Kickstarter feature prototypes. Finished MagneHex parts will be very similar, but may not be exactly the same, particularly with regards to color. Also, MagneHex pieces may require a simple, one-time, snap-together assembly. 

Bring new depth to your tabletop... literally!
Bring new depth to your tabletop... literally!

Pledge Levels

We've put a lot of thought into coming up with pledge levels to fit every level of support, and we're confident that you'll find something right for you! As we reach our stretch goals, and unlock new content, we'll update these entries to reflect the expanding contents of each package.

 Available Palettes

MagneHex parts aren't just flat, plain plastic; they are textured and colored to allow you to make all sorts of different climates and battle-environments. As the Kickstarter progresses and passes different stretch goals, all sorts of new options will open up for what exactly you want your MagneHex set to look like!  Part of fulfillment for the Kickstarter will involve all of our backers (Starter Set and higher) selecting exactly what palettes and quantities they want for their hexes, selected from the following list. Of course, will will be updating this table to reflect the expanding options!

Stretch Goals

Our Kickstarter Campaign is not just about producing MagneHex, but also producing it with as much variety as possible! Meeting our basic goal of $25,000 will allow us to produce the simplest MagneHex parts with a nice grass texture, but exceeding the basic funding of our project will allows us to make more molds and expand the options dramatically. Help us put more exotic environments within our reach to manufacture--and within your reach to play on!

Plus, sprinkled in among the stretch goals, are the bonus levels. Each bonus level unlocks a new type of hex geometry, and gives our backers (Starter Set and higher) a free bonus set of  hexes, proportional to their backer level. So recruiting your friends and boosting your pledge helps us directly to increase the variety on your tabletop, both with new color palettes and new options for topography!   


The MagneHex Team

Sovereign GameWorks is a tiny company, and MagneHex is our very first project. But the team we have is worth boasting about just a little bit, so here they are:

David

Dave has the distinction of actually having come up with the idea for MagneHex and developing the original prototypes. He’s been a fan of all sorts of games for almost as long as he's been alive, dragging his friends and family into countless homebrew RPGs, tabletop strategy games, card games, board games and pretty much anything that fits under the category. By day, he is a Regulatory Affairs Officer for the same medical device company that employs Steve. By night, he is the father of four children and husband of a fine wife who probably could have done better.

Steven 

Steve is something of a modern-day Renaissance man, with interests that range from making and fighting in his own medieval armor to founding and running his own machining company, all while heading up the manufacturing department of the same medical device company that employs Dave. Whether he’s building his own CNC equipment, setting up production lines, or modeling up new products in 3D, Steven brings serious manufacturing chops to every project he’s involved with—including this one. His most important accomplishments, however, are being a husband and father of four.

Ashley 

Ashley’s work speaks for itself: she is the designer of the MagneHex website as well as the website admin. She’s also the brains behind the website and booking for a successful engineering company, and has had her own business in the past.  She does this all while raising three energetic children. She loves history and has participated in a medieval reenactment group (SCA) since she was a child.  Hailing from a small town in southern California, Ashley brings some needed organization to the otherwise Wild-West sensibilities of Sovereign GameWorks.

Mahedi

Hailing from Bangladesh, Mahedi is an artist, 3D modeler, and graphic designer with a background in Computer science engineering. He has four years of experience in 3-D modelling and more than 3-years’ experience in game development. He also loves music: both listening to it and playing the guitar. Finally, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his sweet, small family: his parents and brother.

Minju

Minju is the graphic designer for the MagneHex Kickstarter, and a recent college graduate in economics and east Asian studies. Obviously, this education made her the natural choice for this project. For fun, Minju enjoys drawing and designing, as well as seeing other people’s drawings and designs. Though her artistic accomplishments are many, her truly greatest feat is pursuing a strong relationship with her raison d'être, her computer. 


Risks and challenges

We have done everything we can to minimize the risks of this project. Our 3D-printed prototypes prove that the system works as intended as well as giving customers a good idea of what the final product will look like. All of the prices we've set are derived from real production quotes and real market-research, as well as consultation with several local gaming companies who have run successful Kickstarters. The scope of the project has been carefully controlled and pruned, keeping it focused on the most achievable and realistic objectives.

The biggest risk is that some unexpected expense will sneak up on us and make this venture more costly than we can manage to deliver. We've tried to anticipate everything from molding and raw materials to packaging and shipping, and at this point everything checks out. Having the scope of the project tied directly to the stretch goals helps a great deal; the largest manufacturing expenses are in offering new textures and new geometry, and the Stretch Goals will tell us just how interested people are in the new varieties and keep us from over-extending.

We have all personally backed several Kickstartes in the past, and been on the backer-end of some that have managed to fund, but failed to deliver. We don't want to be one of those, and promise we will do everything we can not to be!

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    Desk Diorama

    Get a little token of our appreciation: a 16-hex set containing a selection of different shapes and colors from our unlocked stretch goals. Add a few of your favorite gaming miniatures and an appropriate set-piece or two, and you've got the makings of a neat little diorama for your desk, shelf, or other display area. Comfortably covers a 6" x 6" area.
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    Starter Set

    100 of the basic magnehexes, as well as all of the bonus hexes and color palette options unlocked through the Kickstarter stretch goals! That's 335 square inches of magnehex to start--enough to make a 18" x 18" play area as well as a bunch of extra hexes for simulating water or topography as we meet our Kickstarter stretch goals. You get up to 32 free hexes if we meet all of our goals!
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    Double Set

    For more avid backers, we're offering 200 of the basic magnehexes. Your starting tabletop coverage now expands to 25" x 25", plus an extra 13 hexes or so. Add to that double the number of stretch goal rewards (up to 64 free hexes) and the double set makes for double-the-game!
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    Enthusiast Set

    For the war-gaming enthusiast, we are offering the enthusiast set: a 36" x 36" MagneHex play area, plus four-times the stretch goal bonuses means that a completely successful Kickstarter gives the enthusiast four times the rewards: up to 128 hexes of topography and water if we meet all of our goals. That's like getting an extra starter set worth of bonus hexes... free for the enthusiast.
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    Epic Battlefield Set

    Whether you're a group of friends going in on the same pledge, a tournament host looking for a portable warzone, or a small game shop looking for some quick, sturdy terrain for your customers to borrow, the Epic Battlefield Set is for you. 700 hexes makes a 48" x 48" gaming area, plus seven times the stretch goal rewards also means that the success of our Kickstarter campaign brings you a veritable mountain of free hexes, up to 224!
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