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TinkerTurf is a full color, pre-cut, easily assembled wargaming terrain product.
TinkerTurf is a full color, pre-cut, easily assembled wargaming terrain product.
TinkerTurf is a full color, pre-cut, easily assembled wargaming terrain product.
625 backers pledged $77,820 to help bring this project to life.

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TinkerTurf - Full Color Wargaming Terrain

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Thanks so much everyone!!! Late pledging via backerkit will be up on Monday February 12th by EOD.

Full color, pre-cut, easily assembled wargaming terrain. Ready to roll.

TinkerTurf terrain is two different sets that work together, offered in several different reward bundles. Once you have bought a reward bundle you can also customize your terrain with additional add-on purchases. See the SET DESCRIPTION and ADD-ONS sections below for more details!

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TinkerTurf is a modular terrain system designed to let you start rolling dice sooner at a fraction of the time and cost of existing terrain options.

Each component is easily assembled from full color, pre-printed, dense 2mm black game board. You can build expansive battlefields of great looking, multi-tier structures and cover types for any 28mm and 32mm miniature game. The end result is terrain features of noticeable weight and heft, that will stand up to the demands of many years of hard campaigning.

 

Very easy. You just open the box, pop out the pieces, dab a little glue here and there and assemble the components. Our instructions will be easily accessible on our website where we can make sure they are up to date and fine-tuned.

Here's a video showing realtime assembly of several pieces:

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Geek & Sundry

 More Than Cardboard: TinkerTurf Brings Your Table to Life

"There are a lot of terrain options out there, from stunning plastic set pieces and laser cut wood, to homemade stuff. What we like about TinkerTurf is that it combines the best of a lot of worlds." - @GeekandSundry

The Secret Cabal

This stuff is great, we saw it at PAXU all setup and would be perfect for so many minis games and the price is right. - @TheSecretCabal

Watch It Played

THIS is what I've been waiting for someone to make. Well done Tinker Turf! Great for Necromunda. - @WatchItPlayed

Board Game Replay

This terrain from @tinker_turf looks fantastic for my current #Necromunda cravings! Saw a preview at Pax Unplugged and this stuff is pre-painted, and easy to assemble / teardown. This is the kind of thing that makes minis gaming much more accessible. - @BoardGameReplay

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 Guerilla Miniature Games

 Nights at the Game Table

So we had these guys set this up at our CMON tournament area during Pax Unplugged. I have to say, this stuff is AMAZING! It is striking to look at on the table and is very stable. Not only is the product amazing but Lane and Mark are awesome guys and I can not wait to support them in this and all future ventures. Do yourself a favor and back this day one, you will not regret it. - Brian CP Steele of Dark Age

Just stopped by the booth at PAX South - after seeing it in person I HAD to pull the trigger on this. Good luck guys! - Grim Games

Super accessible wargaming terrain that has endless possibilities. Got a chance to visit them at PAX South and see some stuff in the pipeline. These are stellar and they’re only getting started. - @IndieHangover

I'm at PAXSouth2018 right now, and they showed me these packs and some of the stuff they are working on - I'm so excited. If you have concerns about it being "cardboard," don't. It's not your grandma's corrugated cereal box. It's very high density cardboard. The quality is very high, they look and feel very durable. The design is really thoughtful, very modular, and each new pack looks like it will be able to mix with what ever you have. The color and attention to detail is fantastic. I can not wait to get my hands on these, I have so many ideas!!!! All the excite!!! - Shawna Spain

Bad @$$ gaming terrain coming soon from @tinker_turf. - @Whitney19A

We’re not building a game, but we did create a theme and backstory to build our sets in. We believe even the smallest details mean something in art choices. They give each terrain piece more character individually and together they create a battlefield with a real sense of place.

That said, we’re not jamming a story down your throat. We’re very mindful of creating settings that can work well with any of the games we already know and love.

To that end, our first setting is the hardscrabble sci-fi world of Gideon's Gate — a formerly prosperous planet on the edge of a vast, fading imperium. Beset by civil war, alien incursions, and the insidious entropy that eventually besets all empires, the imperium is a civilization in ruins. Once the crown jewel of this failed power, Gideon's Gate has become a hotly contested battleground — both for its strategic significance and the rumored wealth of its hidden arsenals. Gideon's Gate is a large world, and we're excited to have you battle in many of it's varied locales over time.

 We are offering two terrain bundles in the world of Gideon's Gate.

The first terrain bundle in the world of Gideon's Gate is the Sector Meritas Starter Set. With it you can battle across the military industrial landscape of a forgotten supply depot.

 

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Here are some examples of what can be built with the $79 USD Skirmish pledge level:  

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And here's an example of can be built with the $139 USD Battlefield pledge level:

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The second terrain bundle is the MagLev Rail Depot. It is a large set piece to add to your battlefield. It also comes with MagLev rail sections, cargo cars, and cargo containers. (miniature for scale)

 
     

MagLev Rail Depot Preview

Add-ons can be added to your pledge once you've made a Skirmish level pledge or higher. They allow you to fine tune the terrain you're getting. Maybe you want more elevation? Maybe you want more cover? Whatever the case, we've got your back. Simply add the appropriate amount to your pledge in USD and the rest will be handled in the pledge manager after the campaign.

(Note, add-on products will increase shipping costs in most cases.)

 

 

 MagLev Rail Depot

You can customize your rail depot also!

MagLev Rail Depot Preview

(Because of it's cost, the MagLev Rail Depot is not valid as a referral add-on reward)

 

 

 

First on the roadmap is new art. Look below for detailed pictures of the sets you can choose from. Maybe you like to fight in a rusted out, decrepit Underhive? Perhaps blasting foes on an unnamed snow planet is your thing? We've got you covered. If we achieve this goal you can select the set you want in the pledge manager after the kick is completed.

 

Abandoned Sector Art Variant Preview

Ice Station Zeta Art Variant Preview

Neutral Zone Art Variant Preview

 

 

 

 

 
And we're unlocking this one at the end because you all deserve it! Only for backers that back the MagLev Rail Depot Bundle during the kick.


Additional Stretch Goals

We'll add further stretch goals as we begin to knock these down!

We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all.

Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.

  • USA: $10-$15 to most states. $30 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
  • CANADA: $10-$20 to most cities.
  • LATIN AMERICA: $50-$60 to most countries.
  • ASIA: $10 to China and Hong Kong.
  • $30 to most other countries (we can't predict an estimate cost to Malaysia).
  • OCEANIA: $13-$25 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand.
  • AFRICA: $80 to most countries.
  • EUROPE: $15-$30 to most countries.
  • $35 to Norway, Finland, Estland, Lettland, and Latvia.
  • $40 to Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.
  • $55 to Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Romania.
  • $60 to Iceland and Israel.
  • $70 to Greece and Turkey.
Unfortunately, different import laws and customs from some specific countries have made it impossible for us to ship the product to them.

*WE DO NOT SHIP TO:* Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.

Be aware that all pledges that are confirmed after the pledge manager deadline will be shipped from the US at a later date. For non-US backers that will likely incur increased shipping costs. We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package there is too great a risk of the package being bounced back to us.

Please note that while we do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country or before it's made available in conventions and special promotion opportunities. We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. However, if this is something that is not acceptable to you, please do not back this project. Thank you for your understanding.

We are excited to be partnering with the following companies to make this project a reality once it funds. Our manufacturing partner is Panda Game Manufacturing, an industry leader in producing high-end tabletop products and an amazing company to have in your corner when planning your tabletop related kickstarter. Our fulfillment and shipping partner is Penny Arcade.

Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following companies for letting us use their stuff. Gorgeous neoprene gaming mats used with generous permission from GameMat.eu! Miniatures for scale used with generous permission from Reaper Miniatures!

 

 We're also proud to be hopping on Kicktraq on day 1!

  

 

 

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION STAGE

While TinkerHouse Games has yet to do a printed product yet we are working with long time industry professionals. Chris Marshall, one of the co-creators of TinkerTurf, has been a professional print designer since 1992 and has been running his own design firm Simple Machine, Inc. since 2001. Another is Panda Manufacturing, a leading name in tabletop production, that has produced many of the kickstarter and traditionally published tabletop games you know and love. Literally hundreds of delivered projects. Take a look here: http://pandagm.com/projects/

We are 99% done with production for the TinkerTurf Sector Meritas starter set. All that remains to be done are simple finicky color and die-cut design modifications. As soon as the kick completes successfully, all that remains is to have Panda Manufacturing begin what we hope will be a larger production run than we anticipate!

If we are fortunate enough to complete our stretch goals we will communicate their manufacturing and delivery timelines as well. In some cases they may be added to the base kick, and in some cases they may be new pieces and sets that will be delivered at a different time.

OVERSEAS PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

There are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as:
Production delays
Shipping delays
Customs delays

The estimated delivery date is September 2018, but keep in mind 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've done our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the product can't be delivered at all.

REFUND POLICY

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.

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 email 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 in the past have led to project delays. 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. We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project.

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    ADD-ONS: You can add smaller sets to customize your terrain order. See ADD-ONS section in the Campaign page for pledge amount details.

    REFERRALS: To reward backers for bringing others in we're launching our referral rewards program. To qualify you must have backed at the Skirmish level or higher when the campaign ends.

    Referral = A person backing at Skirmish level or higher when the campaign ends, and that has left a comment that you referred them.
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    Two base bundles to fill out a large battlefield. These sets have enough content for a moderately populated multi-level 4'x4' battlefield, or a densely populated multi-level 3'x3' battlefield.

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