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HyGround - 3D Terrain Tiles is a new terrain system for miniature gaming. Our terrain can be used for any area movement or grid movement game and even RPG games. Want to have an RPG adventure in outdoor terrain, use HyGround tiles. 

HyGround tiles press together to create impressive looking and tactically challenging landscape scenarios for your miniature gaming needs. The detailed tile textures and accessories have been beautifully hand sculpted for the discerning gamer and then integrated with CAD engineering for precision fitting. This modular game system allows you to create completely different designs every time you build the game board.

You're not limited to use this board system on just one type of game play. You can even bridge HyGround tiles to your existing collection of terrain sets. 

The gaming industry has provided us many incredibly detailed 3D miniatures, now it’s time for an incredibly detailed and versatile 3D game board system, HyGround - 3D Terrain Tiles, to be used with your miniatures. 

(Note: There has been some confusion that HyGround Tiles are simply Heroscape tiles reborn. They are not. HyGround Tiles are slightly larger in size, designed with a completely different connection system, have a removable top with many unique colors & textures and have new & interesting add-on sets not available anywhere else. They create a nearly seamless landscape, making them very effective for games like Warhammer and others. Hyground tiles work best on their own but can be bridged to other terrain sets, including Heroscape tiles.)

The HyGround tile sets in this Kickstarter are designed for 28mm miniatures. The sets are landscape scenes with some designs leaning toward a fantasy world. We have plans for other game genres which you can read about on our website www.hygroundtiles.com. (Note: Our future plans are not part of this Kickstarter campaign)

 • EASY ASSEMBLY:  Hyground tiles push together easily and make building your 3D terrain a snap. Terrain tiles come in multiple sizes for variety and functionality. Single hex, double hex, quad hex as well as other larger sizes, allowing you to create your game landscape as you want it. 

• MORE TEXTURES: Our tiles come with a revolutionary "crown" tile ( a removable top section) The crown provides the finish detailing of your game board. We are offering many great textures such as rock, water, grass, cracked mud, swamp, lava rock, cobblestone, desert and more. 

 • SPECIALTY TILES: These are crown tiles which have additional details. Trees, Rocks, Fantasy plants, well, stack of skulls, floating rocks and more! These additional details add dimension, character and interest to your game board. 

 • ADD-ON SETS: These are themed groups of tiles with specifically designed details such as a cemetery set, waterfall set, lava set and more.

• USEFUL FEATURES: We understand that space for your game board can be limited and so we've designed our Hyground tiles to provide detail and at the same time accommodate miniature placement on each tile, making every hex useful. For example, if your game is a grid (hex) movement based game, you can place a fir tree specialty tile on every hex and still be able to use every hex for movement and placement of your miniature. 

• HIGH QUALITY: The tiles are made from thermoplastic polymers. This provides the best combination for cost, durability, functionality, and is lightweight for ease of transporting as well as affordable shipping. The detail pieces are made from thermosetting polymers (aka resin), which create tough, highly detailed and long lasting pieces. All are infused with colorant to create pieces that are ready to be used right out of the box, an example of a fir tree is expanded below to show you this concept. (note: the products come already assembled). For those who want to add additional detail, you can etch, paint and glue to them as you see fit.

This section will help you understand how to pledge for HyGround - 3D Terrain Tiles.

First, determine which sets you want; base sets and add-on sets. (review the long list of options below)
Second, add-up the pledge amount and each add-on amount to get a total amount to pledge. You can use our pledge calculator to help determine your pledge amount.
Third, click the pledge level at the right. A new webpage will display with the pledge amount listed. Update that value with the pledge amount you figured in step 2. Click save and Kickstarter will lead you through the final steps. 

NOTE: Our Pledge Manager will follow-up with you directly at the end of this Kickstarter campaign to validate and finalize your pledges, including all add-on items. 

For more information on how to pledge and how to get add-on sets watch the video below:

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These pledge levels are important to us and we want you to know we REALLY appreciate your support. Unfortunately, these pledges are not eligible to receive stretch goals or include add-on sets.

$1 Thank you!

$19 SAMPLER SET PLEDGE: Receive 1 HyGround Basic Add-On Set of tiles (Grass or Cracked Mud or Sand or Water or Swamp). 1 Basic Add-On Set includes from 20 to 50 hexes as described in the Basic Add-On Sets detailed below. This pledge level is entitled to ONLY the Basic Add-on Sets and not the additional Add-on Sets.
There are 3 options in this pledge:
• Pledge $19 for a single Basic Add-on Set of your choice.
• Pledge $38 for two Basic Add-on Sets of your choice.
• Pledge $57 for three Basic Add-on Sets of your choice.
If you would like more than 3 Basic Add-On Sets, please use the $76 BUILD YOUR OWN SET PLEDGE.

$20 Virtual High Five! Thanks for supporting us, it is very much appreciated.

These pledge levels are what drive the discounted costs for the product. These pledges ALL receive the unlocked Stretch Goals and qualify to purchase any number of the Add-On Sets.

$70 SINGLE SET PLEDGE - 1 HyGround base set includes 136 high quality pieces including 5 fir trees. This pledge contains 266 hexes which creates a game board of approx. 28" x 28". This pledge level receives one (1) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

 Below is an example of 1 base set + one add on set (cobblestone) 

$76 BUILD YOUR OWN SET PLEDGE - The build your own set includes 4 HyGround Basic Add-on Sets of tiles (Grass, Cracked Mud, Sand, Water, and/or Swamp) (in the combination of your choice). This pledge level includes from 80 to 200 hexes as described in the Basic Add-On Sets detailed below. This pledge level receives one (1) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

$105 RETAILER'S PACKAGE PLEDGE - The retailers package includes everything in the SINGLE SET PLEDGE plus+ one (1) Add-On Set (we will provide the most popular Add-On Set). Creates a nice sized display for the store. This pledge level receives one (1) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

$140 DOUBLE SET PLEDGE -  2 HyGround base sets include 272 high quality pieces including 10 fir trees. This pledge contains 532 hexes which creates a game board of approx. 40" x 40".  This pledge level receives two (2) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

$205 TRIPLE SET PLEDGE - 3 HyGround base sets include 408 high quality pieces including 15 fir trees. This pledge contains 532 hexes which creates a game board of approx. 48" x 48".  This pledge level receives three (3) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

$270 QUAD SET PLEDGE - 4 HyGround base sets include 544 high quality pieces including 20 fir trees. This pledge contains 1064 hexes which creates a game board of approx. 52" x 52".  This pledge level receives four (4) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets.

$400 THE HEX SET PLEDGE - The HEX Set includes 6 HyGround base sets which total 816 high quality pieces, including 30 fir trees. This pledge contains 1596 hexes which creates a game board of approx. 68" x 68". This pledge level receives six (6) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets). (The best value).

$800 NAME YOUR SET PLEDGE - Want to help create HyGround - 3D Terrain tiles? This pledge receives everything in THE HEX SET plus+ you will work directly with the design team to help create a new 3 piece mini set or specialty tile. This pledge level receives six (6) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets).

$2,000 GAME NIGHT WITH THE TEAM PLEDGE! Be the first to play on the HyGround -3D Terrain Tile game boards and be the first to receive The HEX Set. This pledge receives everything in THE HEX SET plus+ you will be able to join us for our success celebration party and game night. To be held the weekend prior to our delivery date. (You are required to supply your own travel to Portland, OR.). This pledge level receives six (6) of every free stretch goal which gets unlocked AND is entitled to purchase any number of Add-On Sets).

All SINGLE SET PLEDGE (or greater) backers may purchase as many paid Add-On Sets as they wish by adding the appropriate amount to their pledge. 

It's simple, select the pledge option of your choice in the right column and then add in addition, the value of all the add-on sets you want. An example would be; I want 2 base sets and the lava add-on set. I would select the DOUBLE SET PLEDGE button and when the new screen appears would update the $140 pledge to $167 ($140 Pledge + $27 Lava Add-On Set). 

(NOTE: All images below are of prototypes. Final production pieces will have a much better fit and finish. Some pictures may display a smaller number of tiles than what is noted in the text below the picture. The amount reported in writing is the number you will receive.) 

$27.00 Lava Add-On set will include:
•18 Red base hexes
• 12 Black base hexes
• 18 Black lava textured crown hexes
• 1 Lava falls crown hex
(NOTE: Not all tiles are pictured)

$48.00 Desert Add-On Set includes:
• 19 Brown base hexes
• 10 Beige desert sand textured crown hexes
• 1 Rock archway
• 1 Rock pillar (tall) on desert sand textured crown hex
• 1 Rock pillar (short) on desert sand textured crown hex
• 1 Barrel cactus on desert sand textured crown hex
• 1 Saguaro cactus on desert sand textured crown hex
• 1 Organ Pipe cactus on desert sand textured crown hex
• 1 Dragon skeleton on 4 desert sand textured crown hexes

$50.00 Graveyard Add-On set will include:
• 15 Brown base hexes
• 3 Gray base hexes
• 4 Green grass textured crown hexes
• 3 Gray cobblestone textured crown hexes
• 1 Open grave crown hex 
• 1 Casket crown hex
• 1 Graveyard archway
• 1 Creepy tree on green grass textured crown hex (NOTE: Skulls and rope on tree will not be painted as seen above)
• 8 Headstones on green grass textured crown hexes

$42.00 Forest Add-On Set will include:
• 16 Brown base hexes
• 6 Green grass textured crown hexes
• 4 Small fir trees on green grass textured crown hexes
• 3 Medium fir trees on green grass textured crown hexes
• 3 Large fir trees on green grass textured crown hexes
(NOTE: Not all tiles are pictured)

$57 Waterfall Add-on Set Includes:
• 87 Gray base hexes
• 15 Gray rock textured crown hexes
• 17 Translucent blue water crown hexes
• 2 Translucent blue water crown hexes with stones
 • 1 Waterfall (10 tall)
• 2 Waterfalls (3 tall)
• 3 Gray base hexes with overhang (NOTE: Not all tiles are pictured)

 $36.00 Dock Add-On Set includes:
• 20 Blue base hexes
• 8 Brown base hexes
• 19 Translucent blue water textured crown hexes 
• 1 Translucent blue water textured crown hex with fish insert
• 1 Brown wood plank textured crown hex
• 1 Dock made of 7 brown wood plank textured crown hexes

$50.00 Torture Add-On Set includes:
• 12 Gray base hexes
• 6 Brown base hexes
• 6 Gray cobblestone textured crown hexes
• 6 Green grass textured crown hexes
• 1 Hangman's noose
• 1 Hanging cage
• 1 Guillotine on 2 gray cobblestone textured crown hexes
• 1 Stocks on gray cobblestone textured crown hex
• 1 Stack-o-skulls on gray cobblestone textured crown hex

$35.00 Oasis Add-on set includes:
• 3 Blue base hexes
• 3 Translucent Blue Water textured crown hexes
• 15 Brown base hexes
• 11 Beige desert sand textured crown hexes
• 3 Organ Pipe cactus on desert sand textured crown hexes
• 1 Palm tree on desert sand textured crown hex

$25 Cobblestone Add-on Set Includes:
• 19 Gray base hexes
• 19 Gray cobblestone textured crown hexes
• 1 -7 Hex cobblestone bridge with railings

$5 Chasm Mat Add-on includes:
• 1 -9.5inx17in Chasm mat To help you bridge your existing game boards to Hyground tiles!

 $19 Water Basic Add-on Set includes: 

• 24 Blue base hexes
• 24 Translucent blue water textured crown hexes

$19 Swamp Basic Add-On set includes:
• 20 Green base Hexes
• 20 Transparent swamp water textured crown hexes
• 9 Lily pads
(NOTE: Only 16 pictured) 

 $19 Cracked Mud Basic Add-on Set includes: 
• 50 Brown base hexes
• 50 Cracked mud textured crown hexes
(NOTE: Only 24 pictured)

$19 Grass Basic Add-on Set includes: 
• 50 Dirt base hexes
• 50 Grass textured crown hexes
(NOTE: Only 23 pictured)

$19 Sand Basic Add-on Set includes:
 • 50 Dirt base hexes
• 50 Sand textured crown hexes (NOTE: Only 34 pictured) 

Once we reach our funding goal, we will have the resources we need to produce our base sets. At that point we will introduce Stretch Goals which are additional products that we'll make available when we reach the new goal.. Some Stretch Goals will be free pieces that automatically get added to your pledge while other Stretch Goals will unlock new Add-On sets, available exclusively to backers of one or more Base Sets.

NOTE: Each pledge level provides a different level of benefit for stretch goals.. A pledge level of Single Base Set entitles you to 1 each of the free Stretch Goals that get released and exclusive access to purchase the unlocked Add-On Sets. A pledge level Triple Base Set entitles you to 3 each of the free Stretch Goals that get released and exclusive access to purchase the unlocked Add-On Sets. A pledge level of Quad Base Set entitles you to 4 each of the free stretch goals that get released and so on.  

Shipping to USA locations is included: Ground shipping with tracking is included.

Shipping to locations outside the USA: There is an international shipping charge that needs to be added to your pledges. 

Import Duties and Fees outside the USA and Canada: All backers outside the USA are responsible for paying any import duties/fees. Please consider this in advance since we cannot return product to the US or refund pledges after shipment.

Thank you to all the people and services who have helped us get this far!

                               

ABOUT THE HYGROUND TEAM
The Hyground team is made up of an AMAZINGLY talented family who has worked together to bring the dream of HyGround Tiles to life! As sculptors, designers, business men, photographers, and of course gamers, we put all our hearts and souls into this project! To learn more about the team visit our site here. 

                                                  
        
   

Risks and challenges

There are a myriad of potential issues that can arise in a manufacturing business; weather can cause delays in shipping, service providers may bumble manufacturing schedules, we've seen plastic shortages in the recent past, design snafus and others.

We are prepared to address these issues as they may arise; we have local mold designers chomping at the bit to make the molds along with local injection molding companies arranged to move into action, already established contracts with plastic suppliers and established shipping accounts. Unfortunately we will not be able to address the potential weather issues but we're hoping for blue skies in April 2015.

We're using a project manager to keep us on task and plan to deliver our HyGround - 3D Terrain Tiles on schedule.

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    SINGLE SET PLEDGE: Receive 1 HyGround Base Set of tiles and accessories: 1 Base Set includes 136 pieces, including 5 fir trees. This pledge contains 266 hexes and covers approx. 781 square inches of table top. This pledge level is entitled to purchase any number of the Add-oN Sets.

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    DOUBLE SET PLEDGE: Receive 2 HyGround Base Sets of tiles and accessories: 2 Base Sets include 272 pieces, including 10 fir trees. This pledge contains 532 hexes and covers approx. 1562 square inches of table top. This pledge level is entitled to purchase any number of the Add-On Sets.

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    TRIPLE SET PLEDGE: Receive 3 HyGround Base Sets of tiles and accessories: 3 Base Sets include 408 pieces, including 15 fir trees. This pledge contains 798 hexes and covers approx. 2,346 square inches of table top. This pledge level is entitled to purchase any number of the Add-On Sets

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    QUAD SET PLEDGE: Receive 4 HyGround Base Sets of tiles and accessories: 4 Base Sets include 544 pieces, including 20 fir trees. This pledge contains 1064 hexes and covers approx. 3,128 square inches of table top. This pledge level is entitled to purchase any number of the Add-On Sets.

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    THE HEX SET PLEDGE: Receive 6 HyGround Base Sets of tiles and accessories: 6 Base Sets include 816 pieces, including 30 fir trees. This pledge contains 1,596 hexes and covers approx. 4,692 square inches of table top. This pledge level is entitled to purchase any number of the Add-On Sets.

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