The "Last days special - Game Master's kit" was added as a new pledge reward due to demand, as a last 3 day chance to either get this as a new backer or upgrade to it if you missed getting the limited 20 - $175 pledge reward. This new pledge reward does not contain any custom tiles/tokens, but has the base Fantasy art kit/Minimap addon kit + all reached stretch goal addon kits + all future addon kits to the Fantasy art kit.
More previews to be found on the Official website, and some of them will be added to this page every now and then.
*Free partial Fantasy art kit: contains either all terrains, decals and structure tiles normally found within the base Fantasy art kit, for putting together the maps OR contains all creatures, monsters, characters, items & objects tokens.
*First two stretch goal addons guaranteed: this means, regardless of meeting the stretch goals in this project, you will at one point receive the first two addon kits listed in the stretch goal section, for free.
*All reached stretch goal addons for free: this means that you will get at least the first two stretch goal addons + any other addons within stretch goals reached when this kickstarter projects ends
*Commercial license: grants you the rights to use the Fantasy art kit + any addons you own, for use with commercial games, modules and for illustrating purposes in books & magazines. Excluding the right to resell any image found within these kits as they are, also excluding the right to integrate the kits with any map generators and/or virtual tabletop softwares.
*All future Fantasy art kit addons for free: You will receive all addons found within reached stretch goals, two of them guaranteed. In addition You'll receive all future Fantasy art kit addons created by me, free of charge. If I make 100 addon kits, you will get 100 addon kits. This is only valid for Fantasy art kit addons, the SciFi art kit and any other non-Fantasy art kits are excluded from this offer.
*Free character portrait: You have the option to have me digitally paint your own fantasy rpg character of choice, this would be any of your own fantasy rpg characters. The finished image will have a resolution large enough to be printed in high detail onto a 30cm x 20 cm paper. As an option, I can arrange to print and sign the finished portrait, and have it shipped to you. If so, please add $30 to cover the print and international shipping cost.
*VTT/Virtual tabletop software integration license: You have the option to integrate the base Fantasy art kit directly into any VTT/Virtual tabletop software which you are the developer of. This excludes the integration of any of the Fantasy art kit addon kits.
Raymond Gaustadnes is an experienced Freelance digital artist, co-owner of a norwegian based digital game development company and also a skilled electrician :)
He is a devoted player and Game Master for many years, using the MERP (Middle-earth roleplaying system) and the Rolemaster system, this is where he first picked up his love for fantasy and roleplaying games back in the late 80's. Growing up with Conan the Barbarian and many other comic book heroes, he quickly developed a desire to draw and paint, later on moving on to digital art.
Raymond uses a Wacom Intuos tablet and Photoshop CS5 to create his artwork from scratch, everything painted in 2D using the tablet.
In recent years, he has helped design and create artwork for many games, physical and digital, working for game companies around the world. These include games such as Talisman 4th edition, Legend of the Five Rings, Warlord ccg, Call of Cthulhu ccg, MageBattle and several games for the pc/mac/iOS
He has been a concept artist for Global Virtual Studios, creating artwork for one of their movie projects currently being developed, Raymond has also created illustrations for Iron Crown Enterprises, for use with their HARP and Rolemaster roleplaying systems.
Raymond also spends a lot of time designing, painting, animating and developing the first digital game to come out of Arcanist Studio, based in Norway.
Be sure to browse through his personal galleries, containing new and old artwork, found here:
At the same time as the Fantasy art kit progress is being kept updated on this page, you will find more info and more previews on the "official" website page for the Fantasy art kit here:
The Game Master's Campaign - Fantasy art kit painting process has been started, new tiles and tokens are being made every week, everything is intended for digital use, or for being printed, cut out and used this way.
Please note, the estimated time of delivery, is what it says, an estimate. Reaching stretch goals might extend the time needed to complete everything in the project.Still, we will do our very best to complete the basic kit and addons as fast as time allows.
The order of completion will be like this: the first kit to be created and delivered is the GMC Fantasy art kit, also named the base/basic Fantasy art kit, then each of the addon kits will be created and completed the way they appear in the stretch goals.
Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding this project, this kit or want to learn more about the future plans to create other kits. You will find means of contacting Raymond through the official website for this kit.
Assuming you have received the fantasy art kit and/or addons through rewards in the kickstarter project, or bought the kit and/or addons in the future:
The Game Master's Campaign - fantasy art kit and it's addons are for personal use only, meaning you can use them to design maps and fight battles with your friends and enemies online or in the physical world.
You are not allowed to distribute any or all of it's contents, including images and or text, for example putting the kit on the net for others to download in full or in parts.
You are allowed to use the art found within the kit and kit addons with your own campaigns, for use with virtual tabletop software such as www.fantasygrounds.com or any other virtual tabletop software.
You are allowed to print out the art and use it with your physical roleplaying campaigns.
You are not allowed to distribute any of these tiles, tokens or terrain battlemaps within modules made available for purchase or download for free to other people.A non-exclusive license can be purchased, in order to use the artwork found within the fantasy art kit and/or addon kits, for use with physical or digital games and/or publications. If you wish to do so, please contact Raymond E Gaustadnes to negotiate an agreement. Some pledge rewards grant you the right to use the tiles within physical and digital games, modules and books and magazines.
You are not allowed to use any of the artwork in the fantasy art kit or any of the art found in the addon kits, with any digital or physical games that you plan to post as freeware, shareware or for commercial purposes. If you wish to do so, pthis will require a non-exclusive license, such as the one that comes with the $250, $500 or $850 pledge reward.
No tile, token, decal, terrain or any other image found within the basic Fantasy art kit and it's addons are allowed to be made into clipart stocks/galleries or similar.
Regardless of any modifications done to any or all of the images found within the basic Fantasy art kit or it's addon kits, Copyright will still belong to the artist Raymond E Gaustadnes.
pledge level $250, $500 & $850, you are receiving a non-exclusive
license to use the Fantasy art kit and it's addon kits for your
game/module projects, physical or digital. These licenses are meant for
single individuals, independent developers or small indie game
developers. This is a limited offer, for the duration of this
kickstarter project and for as long as any of these pledge levels are
still available.Games created using the Fantasy art kit and it's addons
under this license, can be distributed to any console or mobile device,
including pc and mac.
As of 24th of September 2012, the Fantasy art kit can be integrated with any VTT/Virtual tabletop software which you are a developer of, by choosing the $2000 pledge reward. This pledge reward/license type is limited to only 5(five). This license does not allow you to integrate the Fantasy art kit or its addon kits with any random map generators, online or offline.
Terms above are subject to change. If you're uncertain, my e-mail is never far away, do ask: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
The list of what will be painted for the basic Fantasy art kit(and possibly more, if time allows, the list is a minimum):
Approx 130-140 monsters & creatures
-Will of the wisp
-Magic eyes - "eye beasts"(similar to the beholders), radiation eye, other magic eyes
-Slimes, cubes, oozes
Base kit will contain 3 variations of each of the dragon creatures below, by variants I mean Fire, Ice, Water, Gas or other versions:
-Various demon beings - base kit will have 5 demons ranging from tiny to huge
-Constructs - base kit will have 3 types of constructs
-Golems - base kit will have 3 types of golems
-Elementals - base kit will have 4 types of elementals
-Guardians - base kit will have 4 types of guardians
-skeletons - base kit will have 3 variations
-zombies - base kit will have 3 variations
-disembodied parts: hands, heads etc - base kit will have 3 variations
-Various were-creatures (werewolf, wererat, werebear) - base kit will have 3 types
-Naga - base kit will have 3 types
-Goblin - base kit will have 3 types
-Orc - base kit will have 3 types
-Troll - base kit will have 3 types
-Various types of centaurs - base kit will have 3 types
50 humanoid tokens, many different races/varieties
Each of these will be painted showing 6 "outfits" in the base kit: adventurers/fighters, spellcasters, clerics/priests, rogue/thief, noble/merchants and beggars/poor.
Base kit will contain tiles/tokens of these objects, showing them in a normal/new condition. Reaching a given stretch goal in the kickstarter project will add broken/rusty/damaged/other looks as additional tokens to these.
-Bags - 3 types will be made for the base kit
-Messenger type bags - 3 types will be made for the base kit
-small boxes - 3 types will be made for the base kit
-small chests - 3 types will be made for the base kit
-Greaves - arms and legs
-Other variants of helmets - makeshift armor etc - yet to be determined
-Cloaks - 3 types in the base kit
-Hoods - 3 types in the base kit
-General clothes - 3 types in the base kit: 3 types of pants, 3 types of shirts, 3 types of socks
-Shoes - 3 types in the base kit
-Boots - 3 types in the base kit
-Sandals - 3 types in the base kit
All magic items will be made in at least 3 types in the base kit.
All foodstuff items will be made in at least 3 types in the base kit.
At least 10 types of herbs/spelltype components will be painted.
All misc items will be made in at least 3 types in the base kit.
At least 5 tokens/tiles showing general rubble/destroyed objects.
Battlemaps is the general name I chose for the basic ground images. They will be made available in a number of sizes, some examples are 1024x1024 pixels, 1024x2048pixels, 2048x2048pixels and 4096x4096 pixels. Every other tile/token in this kit are meant to be put ontop of either of these, for digital use or print.
Backdrops/basic terrain types:
-small water bodies/riversides/lakesides
-various combinations of the above, creating a transition area.
Walls/doors will generally be made out of stone/wood in the base kit. Additional themed kits will contain more types such as glass, carved stone, metal etc.
-Walls - 4 directions
-Corners - 4 directions
-T-sections - 4 directions
-Endings - 4 directions
-Doors open/closed - vertical/horizontal - both directions (door going in/out)
-Trap door floor
-Opening in wall - window sized
-Opening in wall - large enough for archery
-Opening in wall - barred by metal rods
-Opening in wall - window with wooden covers - closed/open
-Opening in wall - glass window
-Various holes in the ground
-Large footprints (giants etc)
-Other types to be added
Base kit will contain at least 3 types of each of the listed inventory related items below:
-Minecart & tracks
Going beyond the $5000 will add stretch goals at certain steps. I like to be modest about this whole process, and not include everything I've planned to paint for each stretch goal, but here are some of them, to give you an idea. Reaching the minimum goal of $5000 breaks open the $7K seal, to reveal what will be in the Tavern/Inn themed kit.
As each stretch goal is reached, the seal of the next scroll is broken, unfolding the parchment to reveal what is in the list.
$5500 - Minimap kit(reached!) - containing tiles, symbols and various parchments for the purpose of creating maps to hand out to the players during a fantasy rpg campaign. Using the contents of this kit, along with some of your own artistic skills to draw roads, rivers, lakes etc, you are able to create detailed minimaps for use with your game. And best of all, this kit now comes free of charge with the base Fantasy art kit! Examples shown below:
$7000 Stretch goal (reached!) - Tavern/Inn addon art kit - containing tiles & tokens of everything you'd halfway expect or expect to find inside a fantasy tavern or inn, including tiles, tokens, structure, objects, characters, items and more. Possibly even contain some fantasy nudity :)
$9000 stretch goal(reached!) - Castles, siege engines & torture chambers addon art kit - construct castles, add siege engines that tear them down again + fill the lower levels with devices of pain..
$12.000 - Holy places addon art kit(reached!) - containing tiles & tokens of everything you'd need to rig up burial grounds, ancient and new, temples, shrines and places of nature worshipping, plus a bunch of items, objects, creatures & monster and fantasy characters related to the theme. Including ghosts, priests, clerics, druids and more.
$ 15.000 - Nautical addon art kit(reached!) - Sea, ocean, seaside/beach, lake & river terrains. Construct ships, boats, sailboats, other types of fantasy water vessels, build seaside constructions, docks, ruins in or near water, & underwater cities! Also included in this addon kit are a number of sea/ocean type creatures & monsters, ocean dwelling fantasy characters, nautical themed items & objects, statues..and maybe the Kraken! :)
$ 18.000 - Wizards & the mages guild(reached!) - Crazy and not so crazy spellcasters of many races, fantastic items and objects, magical creatures, potions, torn apart spellbooks, tomes everywhere and more! including other mysterious locations such as fantasy stargazing observatories, and alchemyst labs! You don't want to miss this one :)
$ 22.000 - The Monsters, Creatures & Items master kit - more monsters, more creatures + variations of the new ones and variations of current ones.- more items & objects + item & object condition variations (broken, damaged, rusty, enchanted, cursed etc.
$ 26.000 - 2 addon kits: The Elves master kit & The Dwarves master kit. - More characters/NPCs of "all" elvish races and dwarven races. More terrains, more tokens, creatures typical of all of those races, more tiles, more decals, everything styled to look like it was crafted by elves or dwarves. These kits will enable you to construct buildings and housings in the style of elven or dwarven craftsmanship, create large forests, mines beneath the mountains and much more.
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Beyond these initial stretch goals, lies more themed addon kits that will be added to the fantasy art kit, these will be added as new stretch goals if or when by any chance should the first stretch goals be reached...
Any amount helps, and I'm gratefull for all the support I can get towards this project. Thank you for contributing to make this project happen!
- (45 days)