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True Adventures, Ltd.By True Adventures, Ltd.
First created
True Adventures, Ltd.By True Adventures, Ltd.
First created
$71,530
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
286
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 16 2014

About

This project has been cancelled.  See Update for more information.  Thank you.

NEW ADD-ON PACKS RELEASED!  See below.

For decades fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of a modular castle building system that would allow them to quickly create beautiful customized structures.  Who hasn't dreamed of building a massive wizards' school, a gigantic castle wall to repulse invading goblins, or a ruined castle leveled by dragonfire? 

UpWorks utilizes a simple but amazing patent-pending floor frame system which gives you the power to swiftly create towers and castles - and then easily move them around by levels as needed.  The pieces are quickly secured to the floor frames, so your creations go up swiftly and then stay up until the fun is over.

The non-toxic, very stiff, rubber-like material is infused with "Castle Gray" pigment, so the color never chips or fades.  Sample pieces have been thrown off a tower (as well as smashed with a high velocity doll) with no visible damage.  

The UpWorks system has been cleverly designed much like a super medieval toy building set -- but instead of small block-like parts you get beautiful palm-size building pieces.  These small sculptures can be combined in thousands of different ways to create towers, castles, dungeons, temples, or villages.

Each piece is crafted by an artist using the latest 3D digital sculpting technology to possess amazing beauty and exacting fit and finish.   They look great right out of the box, or you can easily paint them for added effect and fun.  You might think it would take a good amount of time to paint a Fortress Set because of past experiences you may have had with painting miniature figures -- like Reaper's great Kickstarter.

However, painting terrain pieces is MUCH faster and more fun for the typical enthusiast.  You can drybrush an entire Fortress Set (plus all possible stretch goals) in one afternoon while listening to your favorite podcast.  No cleaning nor priming is necessary if you use UpWorks paints (or other recommended paints).

This light-hearted painting demo video shows how we designed UpWorks pieces so they are fast and easy to paint.  Brushes and paint will be available to order near the end of the Kickstarter project as an Add-On.

Are you a Dwarven Forge Game Tiles Backer?

Please CLICK HERE to read about UpWorks / Game Tiles compatibility.

We have crafted our Reward Levels to maximize your entertainment level whether you opt for a Manor or a Castle. Each has specific Stretch Goals tailored to work well with that particular Reward Level.

If you wish to back us for multiple Reward Levels, please pledge the combined total of all Reward Levels.  The Kickstarter system doesn't allow you to select more than one Reward Level, but we'll get your exact order details via our Pledge Manager system, about two weeks after the project closes.

New Reward Level Added!
New Reward Level Added!
   

We have already unlocked the amazing $65,000 stretch goals -- see above!  These unlocked stretch goals provide you with an incredible amount of value.

UpWorks pieces are crafted inside expensive steel molds, but the pieces become cheaper to produce if more pieces are ordered at once.  We are asking for your help so that we can not only get the funding for the steel molds, but we also want to share amazing FREE Stretch Goals with all our backers. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Check the backer levels, and you'll see that this campaign has three distinct levels (Grand Tower, Fortress, and Castle) that can collect new, free items whenever we reach a new stretch goal. Because the three levels come with different-sized bases, each stretch goal actually unlocks three new sets of things, one tailored for each of those backer levels. You automatically get the right pieces added to your chosen backer level for free!

NOTE:  The Floor Frame and Manor Reward Levels do not have any stretch goals attached to them.

We just released THREE new Add-On Packs.  You must be a backer at the $70 Reward Level or higher to add Add-On Packs to your pledge.

Add-On Packs are specially priced, self-contained extra sets that you may purchase by adding extra funding to your pledge amount.  You can use our Pledge Calculator to determine the exact amount to pledge -- once the Add-On Packs are added.  We will be releasing fun and unique Add-On Packs (including paints) throughout the campaign, so please check back often.  

We have a handy Pledge Calculator that helps you determine the exact amount you need to pledge to get all the Reward Levels (and future Add-On Packs) you need.

Pledge Manager System: We will be using the rock-solid Fundafull Pledge Manager service to expertly manage our project.  They provided excellent service through Dwarven Forge's two Kickstarter projects.

Shipped to USA addresses (including US territories and US APO): Ground shipping (with tracking but without signature required) is included.

Shipped outside of the USA: Backers outside the US MUST add the required international shipping charge that is indicated in each Reward Level details listing on the top right of this page.

Import Duties and Fees outside the USA and Canada: All backers outside the USA and Canada are responsible for paying any import duties/fees. Please be aware of this since we cannot return shipments to the US or refund backers' pledges after shipment. While Canadian recipients must pay the international shipping fee, we will pay Canadian import duties/fees.

UpWorks (tm) is a trademark of True Adventures, Ltd.

This project is not affiliated in any way with Dwarven Forge, LLC.

Trademarks are property of their respective owners.

  

Risks and challenges

As President of Dwarven Forge, LLC for over ten years, Jeff Martin has gathered much experience with this type of manufacturing and fulfillment. He oversaw the fulfillment of Dwarven Forge's first $2,000,000+ Kickstarter project. It was delivered on time despite its overwhelming success.

Still, mother nature and labor strikes can affect delivery times. However, Jeff and his team are confident that they can overcome nearly all obstacles that may arise.

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    WATCHMAN - You receive a sincere thank you from the folks that bring you UpWorks and True Dungeon.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    1 FLOOR FRAME SET (No Stretch Goals)

    (3x - 5x5 Floor Frames,
    3x - 3x3 Floor Frames,
    6x - 2x3 Floor Frames,
    3x - 2x2 Floor Frames)

    Solid "Castle Gray" color throughout material. You can easily paint to suit your tastes. FREE shipping and handling within the USA is included (a $15 value) in your $70 pledge. Backers outside the US (except Canada) are responsible for all import duties/fees.

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    1 MANOR SET (No Stretch Goals)

    1 Manor Set (3 Floors, 15 Corner Walls, 6 Straight Walls, 1 Door, 8 Corner Roofs, 6 Straight Roofs, 1 Narrow Door, 3 - 2x2 Floor Frames, 3 - 2x3 Floor Frames, & 2 Straight Walls with Window). Solid "Castle Gray" color throughout material. You can easily paint to suit your tastes. FREE shipping and handling within the USA is included (a $20 value) in your $90 pledge. Backers outside the US (except Canada) are responsible for all import duties/fees.

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    1 GRAND TOWER SET (Amazing Stretch Goals included!)

    1 Grand Tower Set (4 Floors,
    12 Corner Walls,
    9 Straight Walls,
    2 Straight Walls with Window,
    1 Door,
    4 Corner Roofs,
    4 Straight Roofs,
    4 - 3x3 Floor Frames,
    1 Floor with Trap Door Insert,
    2 Spiral Stairs). Solid "Castle Gray" color throughout material. You can easily paint to suit your tastes. FREE shipping and handling within the USA is included (a $25 value) in your $140 pledge. Backers outside the US (except Canada) are responsible for all import duties/fees.

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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    1 FORTRESS SET (Amazing Stretch Goals included!)

    1 Fortress Set (36 Floors,
    12 Corner Walls,
    27 Straight Walls,
    4 Straight Walls with Window,
    4 Straight Walls with Arrow Slit,
    1 Door,
    3 Narrow Doors,
    4 Corner Roofs,
    12 Straight Roofs,
    4 - 5x5 Floor Frames,
    1 Floor with Trap Door Insert,
    3 Spiral Stairs).

    Solid "Castle Gray" color throughout material. You can easily paint to suit your tastes. FREE shipping and handling within the USA is included (a $40 value) in your $295 pledge. Backers outside the US (except Canada) are responsible for all import duties/fees.

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    Pledge $590 or more About $590

    1 CASTLE SET

    (Amazing Stretch Goals included!)

    1 Castle Set (6 Floors,
    26 Corner Walls,
    88 Straight Walls,
    2 Straight Walls with Arrow Slit,
    2 Straight Walls with Window,
    2 Doors,
    10 Corner Roofs,
    45 Straight Roofs,
    27 - 1x5 Floor Frames,
    6 - 2x3 Floor Frames,
    2 - 2x2 Floor Frames,
    28 Pillars,
    10 Small Stairs,
    10 Pedestals,
    2 Narrow Doors,
    8 Floor with Trap Door Insert,
    1 Drawbridge). Solid "Castle Gray" color throughout material. You can easily paint to suit your tastes. FREE shipping and handling within the USA is included (a $100 value) in your $590 pledge. Backers outside the US (except Canada) are responsible for all import duties/fees.

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Funding period

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