About this project
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In this project our scientists have captured the essence of a genuine "Fog Monster" and transferred it into a marvelous machine. Now with the flick of a switch you'll see fog creep and crawl across your game terrain creating immersive atmosphere like never before. Prepare yourself for new gaming adventures in mysterious Fog!
"Fog Monster" Features:
- Colorless - Will not stain or leave an oily residue on your terrain.
- Odorless - No unpleasant burning smell.
- Runs on water - No expensive formula or "juice" to purchase.
- Cool low lying fog has the same creeping effect as dry ice.
- Long lasting - Over 3 hours of continuous fog (Fog Monster version).
- Adjustable volume - You control how much or how little fog you want. The longer it's on, the denser it becomes.
- Instant - Fog instantly begins pouring out when it's turned on and stops when it's turned off.
Which Monstrous Fog Machine Should You Buy For Gaming?
It depends on your game play. There are two Fog machines in this project for two different playing styles. Both machines use the same internal components to make fog.
The first machine is the "Fog Monster" which uses a pipe system to deliver the fog into your game. This design allows you to hide the pipe behind your existing terrain pieces so that the fog enters like it is part of the natural environment.
The second Fog Machine is the The "Dark Crypt" Fog Machine. The Dark Crypt is meant to be placed in the game terrain and produces fog that exits through the doors and windows.
Update: Smaller clear pipes system now available in the Fog Works Pipe Pack Add-On , see the prototype video below.
Other Uses for the Fog Monster Fog Machine:
- Special FX.
How Does It Work?
With the simple turn of a switch the Fog Monster will immediately begin producing Fog. Fog Monster uses an ultrasonic transducer that atomizes ordinary water and turns it into a cool dense fog that rolls across your game terrain with creeping, crawling ground effects. (Technical explanation of the process found here.)
NOTE: For players with wood, card game tiles and boards, paper or cardboard terrain. Fog is humid air. Fog will cause moisture build up. Owners of paper or wood based game pieces should take moisture build-up into consideration before deciding to use fog in game as fog moisture may cause paper or wood based pieces to peel or warp.
Update: Cardboard and wood users please watch the video below for possible compatibility with terrain using our Flexible Tube Kit Add-On.
We have not found any problems from moisture build up on nonporous game pieces that use water or oil based paints. We have used wax paper under our set to protect any porous, wooden, or cardboard, table top surface from moisture.
In depth overview of Fog Monster on Dwarven Forge Sewer Terain
See a Featurette of the Dark Crypt Fog Machine.
Fair shipping charges.
Based on international and domestic requests shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. This will bring fair pricing to everyone and will not artificially inflate the campaign with shipping costs. You can see these approximate prices below.
In the USA Some rewards come with free shipping as listed. These will be delivered to our warehouse in the USA by ocean shipping, then shipped by USPS to your address. However, you also have an option for rushed air delivery direct from our factories fulfillment center at the additional cost below. (Note: If you choose express, instead of the free shipping, it will be additional as per below.) Direct shipping from our factory will start once all components are finished and placed in boxes (See approximate shipping times and prices below).
All International buyers must choose air delivery direct from our factories fulfillment center as per the pricing below. We have worked hard to get this pricing and save you money. For some the air shipping is cheaper than waiting for ocean shipping. All duties, taxes, and or VAT will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
The prices below are approximate and reflect one Fog Machine only (either plastic or resin). Additional rewards may increase shipping.
As Kickstarters go stretch goals are a great incentive, however the molds required to make them are also very expensive. If a manufacturer were to offer all stretch goals from the beginning they either have to set the project cost very high (perhaps prohibitively) or set it low and take the risk that there will be a windfall of profit to manufacture everything. If there is not they may end up raising just enough money to fund the cost of the molds! This is why we are offering only the fog machines to begin and stretch goals after we have achieved the cost of the molds and production costs.
Credits: Promotional video music "With Honor" (Heroic Score) used under license by Really Slow Motion. - Music "Reverie" in Dark Crypt Featurette by Vindsvept. Other media used under public domain Creative Commons license.
Fog Monster Fog Machines Patents Pending.
Terrain sets by Manorhouse Workshop and Dwarven Forge. Some Figures by Guild Wars.
Risks and challenges
We are owned and operated in the USA and have been designing, selling, and manufacturing electronic components since 2005. We formed Real Game FX because we love games and wanted to deliver real world and special effects that we believed would add immersion to tabletop games.
As an experienced manufacturer we looked at the success and failure of a number of Kickstarter projects and saw potential problems that came from offering too much too soon. Additionally we saw that shipping funds being included in the overall funding goal artificially inflate the project as shipping costs do not contribute to covering the actual manufacturing cost.
By starting the project with only the Fog Machine rewards we know that when the project funds we will have covered the actual manufacturing costs. This assures us all that the project is now funded and ready for delivery to our customers.
Once we fund past the project amount it then opens up more project rewards and just gets better for everyone since we are then able to get preferred pricing on additional molds from the factory and offer more to our customers.
In short, we want what everyone wants and that is a successful project. We will use our 11 years of experience in manufacturing, customer fulfillment, and support, to avoid the pitfalls that newcomers often experience. Let's make it happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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