The Latest Plastic Model from Maelstrom's Edge
We at Spiral Arm Studios have been releasing at least one model every month for quite a while now, and thought it would be good to highlight some of them... Read more
The Third Maelstrom's Edge Faction - The Broken - Available Now!
We are proud to announce that the third Maelstrom's Edge faction has now launched, with a range of plastic models. We present to you... The Broken!
From the factories and... Read more
Tales from the Edge: Escalation now on Amazon featuring Alastair Reynolds and Aliette de Bodard!
We promised during our Kickstarter that we would bring you a collection of short stories set in the Maelstrom's Edge universe featuring a host of bestselling and award-winning authors, including... Read more
New Maelstrom's Edge Models and Walkthrough
It has been a while since we've posted here, having successfully completed the kickstarter's logistics and delivery.
Maelstrom's Edge is expanding at a rapid pace and we are working on... Read more
Welcome to our last Primary Kickstarter Update!
It has been 11 months since our Kickstarter ended and we are basically all done with delivery to all backers! We are very proud of our successful and well received... Read more
The Final Maelstrom's Edge Audiobook Reward is Now Available for Download!
We are pleased to announce that the final audiobook, The Hunter, is now available for download for all kickstarter backers. This is the fourth and final audiobook and marks the... Read more
January Shipping Deadline approaches!
The deadline is drawing close if you want to get in on the next planned wave of shipping - you need to have completed the Maelstrom's Edge pledge... Read more
More Shipping Updates...
Hi everyone! About half of you have received your Maelstrom's Edge models and sets already, and more are being opened every single day. We are still seeing lots of people... Read more
Got your boxed set? Read on!
We are pleased to state that the vast majority of orders have now been shipped, with a good number of backers receiving them already! All outstanding orders should... Read more
Merry Christmas - Your Gift From Us - A New Audiobook!
Hi everyone, we are pleased to present Static Prevails by Tomas L. Martin as our third audiobook now available for all kickstarter backers.
Static Prevails follows the exploits of a... Read more
Final Packing and Shipping underway!
Hi Everyone, we just wanted to post a quick update before Christmas to let you know that the final piece of the puzzle - the printed rulebooks - arrived in... Read more
As most of you probably noticed, our picking and packing emails have gone out for all orders finalised in time. If you've not completed the pledge manager yet,... Read more
Maelstrom's Edge Shipping Soon - Complete the Pledge Manager by Dec 8th!
Everything is on track for Maelstrom's Edge to begin shipping in the middle of this month, and we are getting to the point where we have to finalise our shipping... Read more
The Maelstrom's Edge Card Game...
The next tranche of terrain and novels just started to get picked and packed. As a reminder to anyone confused, the main box sets are notyet shipping... Read more
A few more updates!
Hi everyone, Things have been progressing at a manic pace as always, and we are pleased to report that we are still broadly on track for everything.
Most importantly, the... Read more
The Kaddar Nova, The Epirian Handler and Karist Shadow Walkers!
It has been a long time coming (and thanks for your patience!) but we are finally in a position to share some images of the models which fill out the... Read more
Terrain is shipping tomorrow!
Our terrain test shipment this week was practically flawless, so we are now ready to send out the rest. Terrain sprues which have been ordered in addition to... Read more
Maelstrom's Edge Audiobook "Crisis Point" Backer Reward Available Now!
Hi everyone, we've justmanaged to get this out on schedule while we are still in October (provided you are west of GMT-8!) We are pleased and proud to announce... Read more
Unit Cards for List Building, and a General Update
As promised, we've got a nice update featuring all of our unit cards so that you can start building your forces. The pledge manager can be used to... Read more
The Maelstrom's Edge Pledge Manager is LIVE!
Hello everyone! We are very pleased to announce that the Maelstrom's Edge pledge manager is live at last! While we apologise for the delay getting it all set up, the... Read more
A summary of progress to date with a few nice images...
Hello once again to all of you! We've been working extremely hard on Maelstrom's Edge, and we are pleased to report that we have been free from illnesses, vacations and... Read more
We are at Gencon!
We've just got checked in to our hotel, and are here at Gencon in Indianapolis, USA until Sunday. We dont have a stand, but if you'd like to see some... Read more
Maelstrom's Edge Audiobook 2 "A Keeper's Duty" Backer Reward Available Now!
Hi everyone, we are pleased and proud to announce the release of our second audiobook - "A Keeper's Duty" by Stephen Gaskell. A Keeper's Duty follows the exploits and origin... Read more
Things continue to progress!
As promised, our status page is constantly being updated at http://www.maelstromsedge.com/status with the latest estimates for key elements of the project. While we've been a bit spartan with updates here,... Read more
Beta Rules available!
This update is just a poke to those of you signed up for beta testing to let you know that the beta rules are now live and active. Please check... Read more
Maelstrom's Edge: Novels, Status and Beta rules update...
Hello to all of our backers!
Jumping right into it with what you are probably all waiting for, three lucky commenters have been randomly chosen (by the random generator at... Read more
Kickstarter Accomplished! The next steps...
The Maelstrom's Edge Kickstarter has finally finished, and we're delighted to have had 813 backers, and to have raised $70,105 towards the project. Although we put a lot of initial... Read more
Our final update before the end of the kickstarter...
First of all, a huge thank you to everybody who is backing us! We are ecstatic to have made it to this point and see that others share in our... Read more
Four audiobooks unlocked for everyone!
Yesterday we managed to boost past the threshold for audiobooks to be unlocked! We have enough capacity to create four new audiobooks, on top of the existing one which is... Read more
37 Hours left! - and a quick prize draw!
We are in the final furlong now, and as always, any questions or comments in the main kickstarter comments area (go to the main page, and click 'comments') are really... Read more
A compilation of our updates...
Congratulations to everyone - yesterday was a stellar day and we rocketed past the $45K point, unlocking the terrain sprue stretch goal, giving every single boxed set a copy!
Today... Read more
Our second Diorama - Karists in an Epirian Workshop
If you have even a modicum of modeling talent, or the desire to push yourself, you'll find our models are designed to be incredibly flexible if you start cutting and... Read more
Maelstrom's Edge Tabletop Game Battle Report Taster...
We've already shared a detailed overview of the game's concepts and the brief game overview video on the main kickstarter page, but nothing compares to watching a game being played,... Read more
Your free model has been chosen!
Most of the votes are in, and the Karist Angel has a clear lead over the other models in the set. As such, we are pleased to call it and... Read more
The Magic of Plastic - Ease of Conversions!
The casual observer might have noticed we have broken our models up into fairly large numbers of parts. This was largely to ensure we could maximise the amount of detail... Read more
The Karist Angel Revealed!
It is with great pleasure that we can at long last reveal the Karist's flagship model - The Angel.
The fully mature Angel adult is a truly terrifying creature to... Read more
A Free Sprue in Every Set! - Vote Now!
We are pleased to announce another one of our secrets that we've been holding back until now - as yet another part of the big thank you to all of... Read more
Terrain Updates - What Our Friends Have Been Making With Our Terrain Sprues. Includes Assembly Video!
A number of our talented hobbyist friends have had early copies of the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue and we've been compiling some of the inspired things they've been doing with... Read more
The Rules - Missions
One of the areas of Maelstrom’s Edge we think players are really going to enjoy are its missions. Each mission is comprised of a few different objective types, which means... Read more
Designers Notes on The Epirian Foundation
We've talked a bit about the broader aspects of the Maelstrom's Edge universe in previous Kickstarter Updates, like the Maelstrom and the Cybel Network, but in today’s update we want... Read more
More Alternate Model Colour Schemes!
This update is a followup to the one from the 14th May, and shows even more of the alternate colour schemes we've tried out. This time, we are including some... Read more
The Maelstrom's Edge Card Game - Included in every box!
It is with great pleasure we can reveal our main secret gift for our backers which we've had up our sleeves for the past year. The Maelstrom's Edge card game!... Read more
Revealing some of Maelstrom's Edge's future authors including Alastair Reynolds!
Last summer several members of the team had the opportunity to attend WorldCon and give a sneak-peek of Maelstrom's Edge to some of the world's best science-fiction authors. The aim?... Read more
More suppression tokens unlocked and a detailed overview of the Epirian Drone Sprues...
Congratulations to every backer who is expecting a boxed set - you will be getting the Karist style suppression tokens as well as the standard ones, giving you 52 suppression... Read more
New artwork, and a compilation of revealed artwork
Maelstrom's Edge is grounded in the depth of our universe. We have hundreds of thousands of words of background fleshed out already, but equally important are the visual representations of... Read more
The first Maelstrom's Edge Diorama
Maelstrom's Edge is built around the stories, conflict and scenes that can occur in such a broad setting. These are explored in depth in our fiction, in our audiobooks, and... Read more
The Rules - Large Models and The Hunter-class Warmech
The Hunter Warmech is the biggest of the Epirian Foundation units in our Kickstarter forces, and also one of our favourite miniatures that we’ve made so far. The customisability of... Read more
Some Bare Plastic Models and Assembly Videos
We've had quite a few requests to show some unpainted models so that the detail can be seen clearly without paint. As you can see, our HIPS plastic is sharp... Read more
Alternate Colour Schemes - Unseen Variants!
We've always been very keen to ensure that every part of our game's background permits justifiable battles between the same factions. Karists might be fighting other Karists over a different... Read more
More on the Epirian Scarecrow - A Short Story
Following on from yesterday's unveiling of the Epirian Scarecrow models, today we have a nice short story by Tomas L. Martin for you to read, describing a Scarecrow coming in... Read more
The 28mm Epirian Scarecrow Robot Revealed!
We proudly present the Epirian Scarecrow robot!
Scarecrows are area patrol units, designed to provide security to various types of property ranging from industrial perimeters to agricultural and terraforming facilities.... Read more
A Downloadable Short Story about the Epirian Hunter Warmech...
We are pleased to present another free story from the Maelstrom's Edge universe, this one is focused around our Epirian Hunter robots, and is titled 'The Hunter' by Tomas L.... Read more
A Free Maelstrom's Edge Audiobook!
We are pleased to present a free copy of a Maelstrom's Edge audiobook: Transit!
This audiobook by Stephen Gaskell is quite distinctive in our range of fiction, in that it... Read more
Game Overview Video, Stretch Goals and a General Catch-Up
We've been piling on the updates and changes over the past 15 days, so figured it was about time to summarise some of the smaller points which might have been... Read more
The Epiran Foundation Bot Handlers - Overview and Rules Preview
The success of the Epirian Foundation is based around its two main industries: robotics and terraforming. The franchises of the Foundation produce robots to fill a vast array of different... Read more
The Epirian Hunter Warmech's Sprue Pictures
As promised, our week of the hunter reveal continues with the sprue pictures for the hunter.
We apologise for the relatively low quality of these photos and poor colour balance.... Read more
Some additional pictures of the models and terrain!
After yesterday's massive update we are a bit backlogged with background work, but we want to provide our awesome backers with at least one update per day, so here's a... Read more
Massive increase in boxed set contents and the Hunter Robot revealed!
As you've probably noticed above, we've just added a whole bunch more models to our sweet spot pledge! When planning the kickstarter, we were deliberately conservative. We left a healthy... Read more
The Fiction of Maelstrom’s Edge - and a sample from the first novel
Tomorrow we’re going to show you one of the models we’re most excited about – the Hunter-class attack bot for the Epirian Foundation, which is both a fantastic unit on... Read more
Epirian Concept Art
To counter the Karists in yesterday's update, here are pieces of the Epirian concept art which led to the development of our models.
We love Epirian weaponry with its focus... Read more
We had very fruitful negotiations with our suppliers yesterday, so should have some very good news for you all early next week. We've also had a lot of demand to... Read more
Designers Notes on The Cybel Network and a Free Short Story!
We have a nice treat in the form of a free, downloadable short story - The Shipyard. It gives a great view of the realities of living on a... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked - The Kaddar Nova!
Thanks to our backers, 1x Kaddar Nova is now included in every single boxed set at The Maelstrom Riseslevel and above. Thanks ever so much for your... Read more
Terrain is Available as an Add-on!
We will be slowly enabling add-ons over the course of the campaign as we finalise prices and logistics for each sprue type. We should be able to make every model... Read more
Game and Rules Overview
In Maelstrom's Edge, players take turns moving their armies across a battlefield (AKA your table). Every model has a profile which gives it specific abilities and weapons, and the... Read more
Designers Notes on the Maelstrom and New Artwork
The Maelstrom is the core, central idea to our entire setting. That's ultimately what Maelstrom's Edge is all about, that monumental catastrophe causing previously stable galactic civilisations to tear each... Read more
Sprue Photos for Every Model Revealed So Far
This morning's update features photos of the physical plastic sprues for every model so far, so you can start planning out your build options and choices. The Drones and Angel... Read more
Salute, Avatars and Signature Banners
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at Salute yesterday - at times the crowd around our entire stand was three people deep which was pretty incredible and... Read more
Thanks so much to everyone for the incredible support so far! We've just set up for Salute in London and are waiting for the doors to open! If you are... Read more
Additional Scale Reference and Comparison Images
And so we are finally live to the world! A big thank you to everyone who offered us help and advice along the way. Comments will be answered by various... Read more