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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 30 2019 5:31 PM UTC +00:00.

Uncharted Realms of the Abyss

3D STL Files and pre-printed models from the lost underground world of DeepWars and ShadowSea.

Uncharted Realms of the Abyss

3D STL Files and pre-printed models from the lost underground world of DeepWars and ShadowSea.

$8,310
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
170
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 30 2019 5:31 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The pledge system is designed around the two main environments, on land in the Wilderness (Conqueror of the Lost World) and underwater and on the ocean shore (Explorer of the Deep). When you pledge for a specific environment, you get the Base STL Rewards for that environment as well as PDF files for DeepWars and ShadowSea rulebooks, maps and dungeon tiles. See below for pictures and information on the STL files. Backers can add special STL Add-ons as well as cast resin or pre-printed FDM models directly to their pledge. There is also a pledge to get both environments, an "All-in" pledge called Master of All Realms. In addition there is a special early-bird pledge that also gives both environments, at a reduced price.

If you want just to collaborate or have access to the Add-Ons or to get pre-printed and cast items, you may consider Dreaming Explorer at just $1. These backers get the Core rules PDF and maps and floor tiles, so it is a great way to get playing. 

To pledge for Pre-printed and cast items, start with the $1 pledge and total up the amount for the items (shown in the rewards section and Add-ons) and use that amount for the pledge amount, instead of $1. Shipping costs for physical items are calculated after the project ends and are based on weight via USPS.

For those that want only land-based creatures and scenery, we have the Conqueror of the Lost World pledge level. This pledge includes thunder lizards, troglodytes and scenery from the savage wilderness of the underground world.  This pledge also includes all unlocked Stretch Goals that are labeled with Conqueror of the Lost World.

Backers who pledge for Explorer of the Deep will get rewards of underwater and shoreline themed creatures and scenery from DeepWars. This pledge includes amphibious thunder lizards, hungry sharks and vicious Sea Goblins as well as scenery from the abyssal zones of the deep sea and the deadly shores of the Skeleton Coast. This pledge also includes all unlocked Stretch Goals that are labeled with Explorer of the Deep.

Our models are designed for dynamic motion and posing, and some may need supports. Large models like dinosaurs and giants come sliced and keyed for easier printing and placement of supports. Many of of our smaller models are designed to be supportless but we try to retain dynamic poses so supports may be needed for some.

STL files from the main rewards are set for delivery via download links after the project ends, within the first two weeks. This takes it into early December. Stretch goals may take longer as we will need to complete the 3D sculpting before they are available, but they should be done within 4-6 weeks. 

If we are funded past the initial goal, we will unlock Stretch Goals that give free STL files to those who have pledged for "Conqueror of the Lost World" or to "Explorer of the Deep". Stretch goals will also be available pre-printed after the kickstarter and can be added in the pledge manager.

We have some free bonus items and exclusives that we will be adding to as the project continues. The first of the freebies are shown below. These are available to all pledge levels.

Some of our existing 3D models used to make resin castings are also available as STL files, cast resin or pre-printed to add to a pledge. Add the $ amount to the pledge and after the project ends you can include the item in the survey to make sure we add it to your rewards.

Large models like dinosaurs will be cast in resin and can be added to a pledge during the campaign, with the additional price shown in the reward section or add-on section. The production process (Master Print, cleanup, editing, mold making and casting) will take a few weeks from the end of the project, so any cast resin rewards will be shipped after this time (estimated at Feb 2020). Cast resin model include game cards and packaging and are a final retail product, with an approximate 20-25% discount. Shipping of cast resin items is handled outside the kickstarter project and calculated based on weight and per country using the US postal service rates (USPS). Shipping does not include VAT or customs fees for international shipments. 

Backers can choose to get any model from either of the environments Pre-Printed. This is an add-on to a pledge and there will be options to get items printed with an FDM printer using PLA material for scenery and large creatures or with a Resin printer for smaller creatures and models. Pre-printed rewards will be printed and shipped within 3-6 weeks of the end of the project for those 3D files that are already completed. For stretch goals that are still being sculpted, it will be 3-6 weeks from the time they are completed. Shipping of pre-printed items is handled outside the kickstarter project and calculated based on weight and per country, the same as for cast resin. 

FDM print of Doom Clam
Finback Thunder Lizard FDM print
Resin prints of Gray Whaler sharks

We have selected our Fablab network partners for the best quality of 3D printing and service at the best price. We have partners in the US and in the EU, so shipping will be simplified.

USA

3DPrintall (Resin and FDM) https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DPrintall

(3DPrintall will have the exclusive license to print scenery sculpted by Iain Lovecraft)

Majestic Miniatures (Resin and FDM)  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MajesticMiniatures

United Kingdom

(Starting January 2020)

3DPrintall (Resin and FDM) https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DPrintall

Printed by Majestic Miniatures on a Creality printer using Hatchbox PLA.

Risks and challenges

We have successfully run seven Kickstarters since 2012 but this will be our first that is focused on 3D printable files. We have had many years experience working with 3D files however, and printing master copies to cast from, so we know how to produce quality models. All of the main rewards have been sculpted and we have made tests prints of them, so they should be ready for delivery on time.

Risks are mainly for stretch goals and making sure all 3D models are produced in a timely fashion. There may be a delay for some stretch goals if the artist is backlogged. All backers will be notified of progress on stretch goals and if any delays occur.

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