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A new fantasy miniatures game, featuring anime style miniatures with a console RPG playstyle.

About this project

We have unfortunately lost two of our high end backers (Due to Hurricane Sandy Repairs & Job Lost), knocking us down below what our previous stretch goals were at. Despite this, we're going to leave the items unlocked by them available.

Endless: Fantasy Tactics is a tactical miniatures game designed by On The Lamb Games. With a focus on boutique anime style miniatures and an art aesthetic harkening back to console RPGs of the 90s, you can build your own custom team of knights, wizards, and monsters. Equip them with items and pick their abilities. Fight it out in story scenarios, or recreations of your favorite games. A standard game takes about 20 to 30 minutes to play with 5-10 miniatures and uses a D6 pool-based system of gameplay.

You can download the Work-In-Progress Quickstart Rules here from WargameVault.

Or Here if you don't want a WargameVault Account.

Our goal is to get the initial figures sculpted and cast, and as we progress stretch goals add more artwork to the rulebook. For the Kickstarter we’ve sorted starter sets into themed Elemental Crystal Chests, but you can easily pick and choose your perfect party once you have the models in your hands. Additional funding will be used to cover additional Crystal Chests and models added to each Crystal Chest, along with getting a printed Full Color Hardback edition made.

Endless uses 40mm (Avg to Top of Head) resin miniatures on a 25mm/1” square grid. This scale is fairly close to what you would find from Warmachine, Rackham Games, or Freeblades.

Please note also that the Sorcerers are on scenic resin bases, giving them a slight boost. From Left to Right: Endless, Kingdom Death, Mantic Games, Privateer Press, Endless, Reaper Miniatures, and Games Workshop.

Unlike most other miniatures games, Endless does not feature faction specific models. All models are available for use by any player, and can easily be mixed and matched to suit any personal taste or play-style.

Make sure to 'Like' the Endless: Fantasy Tactics Facebook page!

Goals:

Reached Goals

  • Starting Goal - $15k: Endless Rulebook PDF; Adept, Archer, Dragoon, Knight, Sorcerer, and Squire miniatures. Fire & Air basic Crystal Chests unlocked.
  • Stretch Goal #1 - 20K: Cleric, Gel Warrior, Gel Wizard, Earth Troll, Beastmen Laborer, Dwarf Gunsmith. Fire Crystal Chest Enhanced. Water & Earth basic Crystal Chests unlocked.
  • Stretch Goal #2 - Extra Models added Fire, Water, and Earth Crystal Chests
  • Stretch Goal #3 - Miasma Crystal Chest & Void Crystal Chest unlocked. Dark Priest, Miasma Thrall, Risen Warrior, Thief, Chemist, and Pugilist miniatures added.

Current Sculpts

Sorcerer - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine, Painted by Eric Hammer
Sorcerer - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine, Painted by Eric Hammer
Dragoon - Sculpted by Brother Vinni
Dragoon - Sculpted by Brother Vinni
Archer, Adept, and Squire by Bob Naismith
Archer, Adept, and Squire by Bob Naismith
Earth Troll - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine
Earth Troll - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine

Rewards

Squire Level: Get your name in the Endless rulebook, along with a PDF copy of the rules.

Summary

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer.

Adept Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus a single miniature of your choice. Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $10.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • Single Miniature
Knight Level: Get everything from Adept Level, Plus a Crystal Chest. Pick your Crystal Chest after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.
Knight Level: Get everything from Adept Level, Plus a Crystal Chest. Pick your Crystal Chest after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

Prismatic Knight Level: Get everything from Squire Level + 1 Prismatic Crystal Chest. Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

Thief Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus two Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $25.

Dragoon Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus four Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

Cleric Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus six Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

Summoner Level: Intended as a retail launch reward pack, you'll get the contents of Cleric Level times three in proper retail packaging, a modular game table from Outrider Hobbies, and a set of demo models. Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $50.

Endless Colors level (Limit 3): Get everything from the Thief Level... painted by our studio painter, Jennifer Letts! Your models will get the same treatment that our display miniatures receive. Please note that this may delay your reward by up to 3 months. Free Shipping.

An example of Jennifer's painting from our other game, Brushfire.
An example of Jennifer's painting from our other game, Brushfire.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • 2 Crystal Chests of your choice Painted by our Studio Painter, Jennifer Letts.

King Gel Level: (Limited 1) The King Gel will be named after you, plus you'll get everything from the Cleric Level painted by our studio painter. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • 6 Crystal Chests of your choice, Painted by our studio painter.
  • You'll be included in the fluff as the proper name of the King Gel.

Rhapsodist Level: (Limited 3) - You get to pick one of the Endless Classes and have a character designed after you, plus you'll get everything from the Cleric Level. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • 6 Crystal Chests of your choice.
  • 1 Miniature of a class of your choice designed after you.

Painted Rhapsodist Level: (Limited 1) - You get to pick one of the Endless Classes and have a character designed after you, plus you'll get everything from the Cleric Level painted by our studio painter. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • 6 Crystal Chests of your choice, All painted by our studio painter.
  • 1 Miniature of a class of your choice designed after you.

True Hero: (Limited 2) Get 1 of everything released for Endless: Fantasy Tactics over the next 3 years, plus OTL will fly out to wherever you are, play games and hang out. The Pizza is on us. Free Shipping.

Summary:

  • Rulebook PDF
  • Name listed in Rulebook as a Backer
  • 1 of every Endless: Fantasy Tactics release over the next 3 years.
  • Personal game time with On The Lamb
  • Pizza!

Crystal Chest Contents

Crystal Chests are the principle way of getting models during the Endless Kickstarter, as we progress through stretch goals we'll be adding additional Crystal Chests and expanding the contents of the chests. After the campaign ends we'll send you a survey to determine which Crystal Chest(s) your pledge of Knight or higher includes.

  • Knight (M) x1
  • Squire (F) x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Adept (M) x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Character Cards (1 per Model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @45k - Fire Troll x1
  • Sorcerer (M) x1 - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine
  • Dragoon (F) x1 - Sculpted by Brother Vinni
  • Archer (F) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Rhapsodist (F) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Character Cards (1 per Model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @45k - Summoner
  • @45k - Barghest
  • @45k - Lunarian
  • Earth Troll x1 - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine
  • Dwarf Gunsmith x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Beastmen Laborer x3 - Sculpted by Daniel Fokine
  • Character Cards (1 per Model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @45k - Beastmen Engineer
  • Gel Warrior x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Cleric (F) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Gel Wizard x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Character Cards (1 per model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @35k - Rune Fencer
  • @45k - Crusader
  • Dark Priest (M) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Miasma Thrall x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Risen Warrior x2 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Character Cards (1 per model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @35k - Dark Knight (M)
  • @45k - Berserker (M)
  • Thief (M) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Pugilist (F) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Chemist (F) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Gunsmith (M) x1 - Sculpted by Bob Naismith
  • Character Cards (1 per model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)
  • @$45k - Bandit x2

Prismatic Crystal Chest

Only Available to Prismatic Knight, Thief, Dragoon, and Cleric level.

  • Choose from any 4 Models currently unlocked. (Even multiples of the same model)
  • +1 Model @ $25k
  • +1 Model @ $35k
  • Character Cards (1 per model)
  • Basic Item Deck (18 Cards)

Extras

These Items may be added to any pledge at the Adept level or higher. After the campaign ends we'll send you a survey to determine which extras you want.

  • Single Miniature: +$10 (May be chosen from any of the unlocked miniatures)
  • Crystal Chest: +$50 (May be chosen from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests)
  • Basic Item Deck: +$5 (18 Cards)
  • Character Card Deck: +$8 (28 Cards)
WIP Dice, Lines will be thicker on the final product.
WIP Dice, Lines will be thicker on the final product.
  • Dice Pack (6 D6): +$10, select your colors after the Kickstarter is over.
Please Note that the models shown in this example are from Brushfire, and are on 30mm & 40mm round bases, rather then the 25mm & 50mm bases that Endless will use.
Please Note that the models shown in this example are from Brushfire, and are on 30mm & 40mm round bases, rather then the 25mm & 50mm bases that Endless will use.
  • Modular Game Table from Outrider Hobbies: +$60 for US, +$80 for Canada, +$100 for UK/ROW. Prices include their own shipping, tables will be shipped separate from other rewards. Includes everything you need to make a modular 20x20 playing area including a variety of height tiles.
  • If you have purchased a Game Table, you can add additional Height Tile Packs for $15. (Three Options, Pictures Coming Soon)

Also because we love Kickstarter, 5% (Likely more) of the funds raised will go to other projects. http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

What risks does this project face?
We face the risk that without funding we will be unable to pay for the art, sculpts, molds, and casting that a full retail release requires. Instead, it is likely that the game will only see a handful of miniatures released over a much longer period of time. By reaching our funding goal, we will be able to produce a full color rulebook with complete art and story, in addition to the rules. If we don't reach our goal, the book is likely to only contain a small amount of art and be printed without color.

If our goal is reached, the issues we face are damage/loss of miniature sculpts during production, or judging the models to not be up to our level of quality. In such cases in the past we have paid to resculpt the miniatures out of our own income, to ensure our players receive the best we can provide.

What Qualifies us to complete this goal?
On The Lamb Games is an independent publisher that has been in business since 2007. We have self-published 2 previous games, and currently work with Mongoose Publishing writing RPG supplements. Endless will be our 3rd company game and the 2nd with a focus on miniatures. Our previous experience has helped us handle hiccups during miniature and game production in the past and we will be able to resolve any issues that arise with Endless.

Our Previous Kickstarter:
Our last Kickstarter, to release miniatures for the final two armies of Brushfire: Historia Rodentia, went well. We have received 4 of 5 miniatures needed to complete the pledges. Out of 50 backers, only 10 have not received their orders. Our expert sculptor for reptilian miniatures, Jason Wiebe, has delivered the first of two models required to finish these last few orders. This sculptor has worked on several other Kickstarter projects and is a known member of the industry, including working for Reaper, the company that recently did a $3.5 million Kickstarter project. When his sculpt arrives it will be a month to get the miniatures reproduced and out to our last 10 pledgers. We have been in contact with the remaining pledges and kept them apprised of the process. It is because these sorts of delays that we have given a larger buffer of August 2013 for delivery date of Endless pledges.

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FAQ

  • Yes, but you won't be able to use Kickstarter's system. Send us a message or e-mail (Contact@on-the-lamb.com) for details.

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  • International backers will, an amount is listed on the pledge reward selection. You can choose to pay this later via paypal when its time to ship your rewards, or you can do it when you pledge.

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  • Great! We love working with stores, send us a message through Kickstarter or to Contact@on-the-lamb.com and we'll be in touch.

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  • Kickstarter will not charge you until the campaign ends on Nov. 11th at 10pm EST. You have until then to adjust your pledge (Up or Down!) without fear of being charged. This also means you don't need to wait for a payday to pledge as long as you remember what your paychecks are. :)

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  • Yes, if you and some friends want to pledge, we can combine your shipping together for a lower cost. Basiclly you'll have to have EACH member of the group contact us with a simple message of 'I want my Pledge shipped to [Backer's Name or Game Store]'. Please have the group's leader contact us as well before the campaign ends with what each group member is pledging so we can verify everything will fit into a single box.(ex. 6 Cleric rewards would likely need to be split and have a slightly higher shipping cost.)

    Rhapsodist, Endless Colors, and King Gel cannot be shipped with lower pledge tiers, but may be combined with each other.

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  • In the original text-based summary we had a typo that stated the contents included an extra miniature, a backer pointed it out to us and we decided to leave it in, basically making Knight into 'Adept Level + 1 Crystal Chest'.

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  • Yes... We decided to up the amount of each Early Bird to 100 shortly before launch, but failed to update the full text of the pledges. Once a backer picks a reward we can't update the text.

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  • Adept Level and higher allow you to add optional extras from the extras section into your pledge. So you would select that option and then add into $10 for each extra mini you want. So for 4 miniatures you would pledge $45 (+some amount extra if you're international for shipping) and select Adept level. We'll contact you with a survey afterwards to determine what you wanted.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $10 or more

    12 backers

    Squire Level: Your name will be included in the rulebook, and you will get a PDF of the rulebook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    12 backers

    Adept Level: Squire Level + any Single Miniature from the 'Endless' line.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    36 backers Limited (64 left of 100)

    Early Knight Level: (Limited 100) Squire Level + 1 Crystal Chest. Pick your Crystal Chest after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests! Early bird special, limited to 20! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    19 backers Limited (31 left of 50)

    Early Prismatic Knight Level: (Limited 50) Squire Level + 1 Prismatic Crystal Chest. Early bird special, limited to 50! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    3 backers

    Knight Level: Squire Level + 1 Crystal Chest. Pick your Crystal Chest after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    0 backers

    Prismatic Knight Level: Squire Level + 1 Prismatic Crystal Chest. Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $15.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    43 backers Limited (57 left of 100)

    Early Thief Level: (Limited 100) Squire Level + 2 Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Early bird special, limited to 100! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $25.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    1 backer

    Thief Level: Squire Level + 2 Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $25.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $180 or more

    19 backers Limited (81 left of 100)

    Early Dragoon Level: (Limited 100) Get everything from Squire Level, Plus four Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Early bird special, limited to 50! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer

    Dragoon Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus four Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $270 or more

    17 backers Limited (83 left of 100)

    Early Cleric Level: (Limited 100) Get everything from Squire Level, Plus six Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Early bird special, limited to 50! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    0 backers

    Cleric Level: Get everything from Squire Level, Plus six Crystal Chests. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $30.

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    Pledge $650 or more

    0 backers

    Summoner Level: Intended for retailers, you'll get the contents of Cleric Level times 3 in proper retail packaging, a modular game table from Outrider Hobbies, and a set of demo models. Ships free in the USA, Everywhere else please add $50.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,500 or more

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Endless Colors Level: Get everything from the Thief Level... painted by our studio painter, Jennifer Letts! Your models will get the same treatment that our display miniatures receive. Please note that this may delay your reward by about 3 months. Free Shipping.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    Rhapsodist Level: You get to pick one of the Endless Classes and have a character designed after you + Cleric Level. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $2,500 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    King Gel Level (Limited 1) - The King Gel will be named after you + Cleric Level painted by our studio painter. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Painted Rhapsodist Level: (Limited 1) You get to pick one of the Endless Classes and have a character designed after you + Cleric Level painted by our studio painter. Pick your Crystal Chests after the Kickstarter ends from any of the unlocked Crystal Chests (even doubles)! Free Shipping.

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    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    True Hero Level: (Limited 1) 1 of every Endless: Fantasy Tactics release for the next 3 years + OTL Will fly out to wherever you are, play games and hang out. The Pizza is on us. Free Shipping.

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