Monster Terrain™ is a new line of game-ready tabletop scenery. Every plastic element is pre-painted and ready to use with your role-playing adventures and on wargames battlefields.
We are Monster Fight Club™, a hobby games and accessories company created by industry veterans with a passion for board games, miniature games, card games, and general nerdom.
As long-time players of role-playing games and tabletop wargames, we love bringing our adventures and battles to life with awesome terrain pieces. That’s why we’ve created Monster Terrain - to quickly and easily fill our tables with amazing, pre-painted terrain with lots of functionality. With this Kickstarter, we want to bring this vision to you. Thank you for funding the core release of Monster Terrain and Scenery.
We designed and tested the functionality of all of the basic elements of our Monster Terrain line – Trees, Hills, Rocks along with Bridge and Barricades and a Game Mat. Our goal is to be able to mass-produce these pieces and sets, providing gamers with the building blocks of a fantastic looking terrain collection.
We will send a survey to the e-mail associated with your Kickstarter account after the campaign ends using the CrowdOx pledge manager. You will be able to select the sets for your pledge level, choose any add-on orders, and provide your shipping information at that time. If you change your shipping address before your rewards ship, you will be able to access your survey and update your information. If you need to retrieve your survey and access the Pledge Manager, just click the Receive Your Rewards banner!
Each of Monster Terrain set is $40 USD. Our larger pledges offer you a choice of multiple sets and provide you a discount over purchasing sets individually. With our larger pledges you’ll be able to mix and match any main sets and unlocked color variant sets that you choose on our Pledge Manger.
The Skirmish pledge allows you to chose a single Monster Terrain set of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain set.
The Adventure pledge provides enough terrain for a small table and includes any three (3) Monster Terrain sets of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain sets.
The Battle pledge provides enough terrain for standard 3x3 or 4x4 tables and includes any five (5) Monster Terrain sets of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain sets.
The Campaign pledge provides enough terrain for standard 4x6 battle tables and includes any eight (8) Monster Terrain sets of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain sets.
The War pledge provides enough terrain for dense battlefields with multiple options and includes any fifteen (15) Monster Terrain sets of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain sets.
The Armageddon pledge rewards you with enough terrain to host a small tournament or to fill your gaming club’s tables. This massive pledge includes any sixty (60) Monster Terrain sets of your choice. You also receive all FREE stretch goals unlocked for your chosen terrain sets.
The Monster Terrain Kickstarter will be the backbone of your terrain collection, providing you with all of the natural-looking elements to bring your adventures and battles to life! Trees, Rock Hills, Stumps, Logs, Rocks and crude Wooden Bridges all combine to create a compelling outdoor environment for your miniatures. A table covered with Monster Terrain looks amazing on its own, especially when placed on a Monster Game Mat. Or add Monster Terrain to your own scenery collections to create new environments for your games.
The Verdant Forest set contains three Trees, each with green lush canopies, a Stump, a two-sided forest floor Template for use with games to require a defined border for woods, a green Frog, and a Cut-Down Tree Stump and Saw. There is one large tree trunk and two high medium tree trunks, each with a removable tree canopy. A stump model finishes the set, adding some natural diversity to the clump of trees. Use the stump to mark a hidden location in an adventure or as a tactical objective in a battle.
The included template is made from thin, double-side neoprene. One side depicts a forest floor to set the trees upon. If your game doesn’t require you to use a template, it still looks great with the trees on top of it. The reverse side depicts a small pond, another natural feature for your tabletop setting.
The large tree trunk is 6 inches high and the medium tree trunks are 5 inches high. The large tree crown of leaves is 3 ¾ inches tall and just over 4 inches wide while the medium canopies are 3 ½ inches tall and 3 ¾ wide.
The Autumn Forest set contains three Trees, each with somber orange crowns, a Stump, a two-sided forest floor Template, an orange Frog,and a Cut-Down Tree Stump and Saw. Aside from the change of colors, the contents of this set are the same as the Verdant Forest set.
The Twilight Forest set contains three Trees, each with mysterious blue leaves, a Stump, a two-sided forest floor Template, a blue Frog, and a Cut-Down Tree Stump and Saw. Aside from the change of colors, the contents of this set are the same as the other forest sets.
The Blossoming Forest set contains three Trees, each with beautiful pink leaves, a Stump, a two-sided forest floor Template, a pink Frog, and a Cut-Down Tree Stump and Saw.
The Forsaken Forest set contains six Trees, two Stumps, and a pair of two-sided forest floor Templates. This set does not contain any Tree Canopies.
The Foliage Set contains six (6) Tree Tops – two (2) Large Crowns and four (4) Medium Canopies. You may choose from any one of the forest colors unlocked during the campaign - Verdant Green, Autumn Orange, or Twilight Blue. Each set will contain six Tree Tops of the same color.
The Rock Hills set contains one large multi-level rock Hill, one medium multi-layer rock Hill, a small Rock model, a Rock Cairn, and a Signal Fire. The hills have plenty of wide, flat surfaces that you can place your models on as they climb over the rocks, or place other terrain pieces on the hill. The sheer back of the hill is designed so you can fit two hills together to form a larger hill, or place other rocks along side of it creating a new shape. Or the sheer sides of the hills can block the path of your models or provide cover to larger creatures.
The large hill is 10 inches long, 6 ¾ inches wide and 3 inches tall at its tallest point. The medium hill is 4 ½ inches long, 3 ½ inches wide and 2 ¼ inch high. The small rock is about 2 inches square and ½ an inch high. The cairn is 1 ½ inches tall.
The Barren Hills set contains one large multi-level rock Hill, one medium multi-layer rock Hill, a small Rock model, a Rock Cairn, and a Signal Fire, all in a desert tan. Aside from the change of colors, the contents of this set are the same as the Rock Hills set.
Broken Ground contains a collection of five different-sized Rocks, two Fallen Tree Trunks, a Stump, two area Templates, a Skeleton, a Dirt Pile and a Shovel. Together on the templates, these pieces can be used to represent an area of rocky and uneven ground that is "difficult" to cross. Or the pieces can be scattered across the table, providing cover and hiding places for your models.
Two tall rocks can easily conceal a normal-sized humanoid model. The two medium rocks can provide plenty of cover and act as a natural barrier shielding your models from harm. The small rock can also provide a reasonable amount of cover or conceal a hidden objective. Both of the fallen trees serve as natural barriers or obstacles; they can also mark the edges of a path or dangerous area. The included templates are made from thin neoprene. They each depict an area of rocky ground. If your game doesn’t require you to use a template, they still look fantastic on the mat as patches of bare earth.
The Barren Ground set contains a collection of five different-sized Rocks in a desert tan, two Fallen Tree Trunks, a Stump, two area Templates, and a Skeleton, a Dirt Pile and a Shovel. Aside from the change of colors, the contents of this set are the same as the Broken Ground set.
Bridges & Barricades includes four pieces representing wooden Footbridges or Barricades as well as a pair of small square wooden Platforms, four sets of wooden Steps, a Chest, and a pair of wooden Door Panels. The set can be used to construct a long footbridge or grouped together to build a large wooden platform. Where this set really shines is in conjunction with the Rock Hills and other rocks from the Broken Ground set. Link two rock peaks together with a treacherous bridge, place stairs against a rock face to allow your models to move over it, or set the pieces on their sides to serve as an obstacle or barricade. The bridges have panel sections that lift off to act as gaps or trap doors in a bridge or a hole in a wall. The panels themselves are useful as accent terrain on your battlefield.
The bridge sections span 5 ½ inches in length. The general width of all of the pieces is 1 ½ inches. The stairs scale up to 1 ¼ inch and the gap for each step is tall enough that most humanoid-shaped models on average-sized bases can stand on the stairs.
Add-Ons are additional rewards that you can purchase on top of your pledge. If you wish to include an add-on to your pledge, simply add the total dollar value of the add-ons you wish to include and add that amount to your pledge. You may also include add-ons during the Pledge Manager phase for a limited time.
The Monster Game Mat is a versatile two-sided gaming surface for use with your favorite tabletop wargames or role-playing adventures. The Monster Game Mat is printed on thin, double-sided neoprene roughly about 2.5 mm in thickness. One side of the mat is the Broken Grassland – a green field of grass and plants, broken up by bare spots and bits of buried rock. The other side depicts the Desert Scrubland, a dry, dirty environment of sand and cracked earth where weeds and other plants struggle to break through the surface. The mats are available in a variety of sizes for your adventures and battles.
The 6x4 ft Monster Mat is large enough for major battles or epic adventures.
The 6x3 ft Monster Mat ensures that your epic galactic conflicts are quick and decisive.
The 4x4 ft Monster Mat is perfect for skirmish battles or quick clashes.
The 4x3 ft Monster Mat allows you to fight gripping skirmishes and create legendary sagas.
The 3x3 ft Monster Mat is a tight environment for furious clashes.
The 22” x 30" Monster Mat is ideal for kill-focused team combat between rival squads.
The Monster Adventure Mat has all of the art of the Monster Game Mat with the addition of a 1” square grid overlaid on top; perfect for your role-playing encounters.
The Monster Adventure Mat is available in sizes of 22 x 30", 3x3 ft,and 6x4 ft.
The Village Well is a great decoration for your tabletop. Use it as a battle objective or a waypoint for an adventure. The well is 2 inches wide and 2 inches tall from the base to the top edge of the roof.
Bring your tabletops to life with Bushes. Scattered in your Forests, tucked between your Rock Hills or lining a road or patch, Bushes can conceal hidden dangers or provide cover for your troops.
The Large Bush is 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches tall. The Medium Bush is just under 4 inches long, 1 ¾ inches wide, and 2 inches tall. Finally the Small Bush is 1 ¾ inches long, 1 ½ inch wide, and 1 ½ inch tall. This Add-On contains two of each Bush.
Pulsing with unknown energies, blue Crystal Nodes stand out among your scenery. Are these mysterious formations key points on ley lines of power, vital resources for a military crusade, or proof of a reality-threatening explosion of cosmic power? Crystals are useful as scenery decorations or objective markers.
Strange power can be felt radiating from green Crystal Nodes. These unearthly geological growths may be the radioactive remnants of a doomed world, supernatural extensions warding the world from danger, or fuel for an ancient empire awaking after eons of unnatural slumber. Crystals are useful as scenery decorations or objective markers.
Tame your wild Forests and Hills with the Ladder, Crates, & Barrels assortment. This accessory pack contains three (3) Ladders are 2 inches, 3 inches, and 4 inches long respectively. One Barrel is about ¾ of an inch tall and the other a full inch. The Crates are both an inch tall; with the one crate being a square inch all around and the long crate is 2 inches long.
The Pond Accessories Add-On, includes decorative scenery to bring the Pond side of the Forest Area Template or any water feature to life. The Add-On includes six (6) Stepping Stones, four (4) Lily Pads, a Water Lily, two (2) Water Snakes, a Snapping Turtle, a Sunken Tree, a Submerged Crate, and the Day’s Catch of Fish.
Terrorize your tabletops with a miniature of the Monster Fight Club mascot, Beast!
We our funding goal, and unlocked all stretch goals planned for our backers! Many of the goals added new exclusive pieces to the existing sets. Some goals unlocked alternate colors for those sets. Finally a few goals unlocked whole new Add-on items which you can choose as part of your rewards for the funding campaign.
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Monster-in-Chief John Kovaleski discusses Monster Terrain with GTM's Dave Taylor and the RogueShader, Jeff Jenkins, on Painting Happy Lil Minis.
Aaron Dill introduces Monster Terrain to OnTabletop's Dawn Lomax at AdeptiCon. He also gives her a preview of our new board game, Tentacle Town (coming to Kickstarter soon)!
Legendary game designer, Steve Jackson, creator of GURPS and Munchkin, personally highlights Monster Terrain on the Daily Illuminator, the Steve Jackson Games News blog.
Your rewards will be shipped at our expense to our international shipping hubs. Based on your location, we will either ship to you from our hub in Europe (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or the United States (USA and the rest of the world).
Backers who do not complete their Pledge Manager by the deadline, which will be made clear via e-mail notification, may need to have their rewards shipped from our US location. This may incur additional shipping costs to international backers that would need to be paid for at that time.
Due to the size of the rewards and the risk of bounce back, we cannot ship to PO Boxes either domestically or internationally.
Monster Fight Club is a close-knit team of hobby industry veterans whose purpose is to evolve tabletop gaming through fun and unique board game experiences; innovative accessories, terrain and models for tabletop role-playing games and wargaming; and creating distinctive pop culture collectibles.
The team behind Monster Fight Club includes many former staff members of Gale Force Nine, including its founder, John Kovaleski. Other staffers and designers have worked for companies such as Games Workshop, EA, and Digital Domain. We have been innovating tabletop terrain for well over a decade; we know how to make and mass-produce awesome looking terrain that will bring your games table to life!
Risks and challenges
While this is our first Kickstarter, we have produced games and hobby accessories, including pre-painted terrain, in China for many years. There are many variables when producing anything overseas such as production delays, shipping delays and customs delays to name a few.
The estimated delivery date is March 2020, but this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.
We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 14 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.
All refunds after the 14 days close of the campaign may be processed via PayPal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.
This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.
If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via e-mail to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed. Unconfirmed pledges make it difficult for us to plan production and logistics, and may lead to project delays which could impact your fellow backers. For this project we do not intend to allow this to happen, which may mean if you confirm your pledge too late, exclusive items may not be produced in sufficient quantity for your pledge.
If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. Again, we regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.
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