ArcWorlde is a fun, quick and easy-to-learn skirmish game set within the eponymous fantasy realm. So far it features six warbands you can pick up as a part of your perk - The Albionnican Empire, Undead Pirates of The Black Coast, Halflings of Hobbleshire, Bayourks of the Cayjon Swamplands, Wild Elves of Calédon and Jungle Gremlins of Chaq-Itza - and a seventh warband - The Hobgoblins of the Gaulag Wastes - which you can purchase as an add-on.
Thanks to the support of numerous backers the production of an expanded range of 32mm scale miniatures, as well as a full-colour, A5 hardback rulebook, packed with artwork, text, and the entire set of rules needed to play your ArcWorlde games has been funded.
With the goal target passed, I'm expanding ArcWorlde further with Stretch Goals. Many have already been unlocked (like this massive Fire Dragon Ancient) but there are more to come!
Managing your pledge
One of our awesome backers has made a Pledge Manager. You can use it to work out all of the add-ons and what they take your final total to. Thank you to Paul Hanscombe for his hard work with this!
(Please note that this Pledge Manager is not the property or creation of Warploque Miniatures.)
Pledges to the ArcWorlde Kickstarter vary greatly, from as little as £3 for Gateway, all the way up into thousands for the Empirical Pledge.
To make it easier to break down the contents the standard pledges are shown below. Click on the images with a magnifying glass on them for even more information. If you want to get the best value on your pledge then look no further than...
Within this mighty tome is everything you need to play your ArcWorlde games – rules, artwork, and in-depth information about the realm of ArcWorlde!
If you'd like to know more, why not download the basic ArcWorlde rules PDF?
* RRP of products included: Explorer - £5, Rulebook - £18, Warband - £30, Dice - £5, Grifflings - £6. To calculate an RRP on Promo Credits their price has been averaged to £5 each. The Arcanite Tokens estimated at £2 for the set.
There are now six warbands available (thanks to two being unlocked through Stretch Goals). The warband box-outs for each race show the standard contents. You can choose these as the warbands in your pledge, or, pay an additional £25 to buy it as an add-on.
These images also show all of the relevant add-ons for each race. If you would like any of these miniatures, add their cost to your contribution. We will send a survey after the campaign finishes and you can let us know what are your desired extras.
The Albionnican Empire is the greatest power on ArcWorlde, her influence and armies spread across the continents. The Empire and her territories are constantly under threat from marauding warbands and hideous monsters. Her men can be seen marching into battle in every corner of the globe.
Past the Bayourk tribes of the Cayjon Swamplands, in the sweltering jungles of Chaq-Itza, lurk the Jungle Gremlins. Cunning and ferocious, they dwell in vast tribes, using superior numbers when hunting to bring down even the mightiest of creatures. Jungle Gremlins will eat just about anything, and wear the skulls and hides of their prey with pride.
The Halflings of Hobbleshire are sturdy folk, whose militia valiantly defend their borders against rampaging hordes of foul beasts. They are as strong as men, tough as old oak, and are more than capable of fighting off anything that dares to raid their lands!
The Bayourks are huge, hulking monsters who hail from the deepest and darkest swamps of ArcWorlde. Their tribes range far and wide looking for loot. They are the scourge of the outlying settlements of the civilised countries.
The Undead Pirates of the Black Coast are the re-animated corpses of those villainous men who have died at sea. Carrying on in death much as they did in life, they raid and pillage both ships and the mainland of ArcWorlde.
On the mysterious isle of Calédon, a land shrouded in mist off the coast of Albionnica, dwell the Wild Elves. Huge, fey and barbaric; they slay all who attempt to invade their forests with stone blades and summoned creatures, sacrificing those who survive to their dark and heathen gods.
Some models available through this campaign are Kickstarter Promo Miniatures which will never go on sale in standard retail outlets or my online store.
Any backers can purchase a Promo Miniature for the price shown on its picture. However, backers at ADVENTURER, SKIRMISH, ONSLAUGHT and MASSACRE get Promo Credits. These can be traded in for the miniatures you would like!
There are also other special models available too!
Thanks to the generosity of all our backers, helping to break down Stretch Goals, the ArcWorlde Kickstarter has grown to include a last-minute extra warband, a wide range of beasts and other cool add-ons that can be added to your pledge!
Beyond the jagged Jernspeak mountain range to the east of Upper ArcWorlde lie the dark lands of Gaulag. Little is known of this place, as it is infested with many evil things, but a threat that is becoming all too real are the Hobgoblins. Nomadic warriors and slavers, in recent years they have ravaged the lands of Upper ArcWorlde. Those who survive their raids are taken hostage, to be sold as slaves to the mysterious powers that fester within Gaulag, and grow stronger each and every day…
Please note – The Hobgoblins of the Gaulag Wastes are a late addition to this campaign, and therefore you CANNOT include them as a warband choice for any of the standard pledges - WARBAND, ADVENTURER, RESIN ADVENTURER, SKIRMISH, RESIN SKIRMISH, ONSLAUGHT, RESIN ONSLAUGHT and MASSACRE.
However, they WILL BE INCLUDE in the Bespoke Pledges - CHAMPION, MONSTER and, of course, THE EMPIRICAL PLEDGE.
If £57.k is hit the Leviathan will gain a Deck Expansion!
And if the amazing amount of £60k is hit I can offer Forgotten Tombs as an add-on!
Below is a list of all the Stretch Goals that have already been passed in this campaign. Their contents have been added into the Warbands, Perks and Add-on sections to make them easier to locate.
For updates on this Kickstarter and all things Warploque Miniatures you can ‘like’ the Warploque Miniatures Facebook page.
This is the perfect way to share your enthusiasm for the Kickstarter with friends, family, enemies, bullies, pets, and other mythical beasts. The more support the project has, the higher the chance of unlocking juicy Stretch Goals!
You can also check the Warploque Miniatures website. It is currently under maintenance, but I will be developing it over the course of this campaign, so expect something awesome soon!
PLEASE NOTE - All ArcWorlde miniatures will be supplied unpainted and with standard, round lip-edged bases unless you opt for either the Brushlicker or Brushmaster pledge.
Risks and challenges
Any undertaking of this nature is a huge commitment and a lot of work for everyone involved. Miniatures need sculpting, manufacturing, packing and eventually shipping to the backers. Books and any extras also need to be produced and shipped.
It is at these hurdles that some Kickstarters have faltered in the past, so, I have given careful consideration to each part of the process to minimise potential risk.
Instead of relying purely on concept art and work-in-progress sculpts to
illustrate my products, all of the initial models that I am offering have already been completed. The first four warbands, as well as the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature are ready to go into production. I also have many more miniatures sculpted, so backers know exactly what they are investing in.
I personally financed the casting of these models in resin before the Kickstarter launch. These are the first production masters, cutting down on lead in times after the campaign has finished. I already have a local caster ready to begin the production of these ArcWorlde models in white metal.
The rulebook is currently being refined, with final art and new layout templates being added, but a beta version of the rules has been online for several months, and has been extensively playtested for an even longer period. Systems have been refined based on this feedback to make the rules and background even better.
I have arranged the first rulebook run with a reputable book printer. They are well-regarded for delivering high-quality products in a timely fashion.
To ensure the campaign runs smoothly I will be working on it full-time and I have enlisted a second pair of hands (and the other body parts required too) so that all your questions can be answered and updates can be posted at all hours.
Finally, I have set achievable delivery date estimates. This will increase the likelihood that product will be delivered on time or, perhaps even ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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