Whether you play D&D or Pathfinder with miniatures or you’re into Warhammer, Kings of War or any of the engaging tabletop wargames you’ll likely have thought about terrain. It can be frustrating, fussy and expensive.
No wonder Upzone’s pop-up terrain, which works almost exactly the same as childhood pop-up books do, are catching people’s attention. On Kickstarter, the company asked for $50,000 to fund and now, with well over two weeks on the clock, they have more than $250,000 pledged. You can check them out or join the pledges at the campaign page.
The video shows whole buildings emerging when two halves of a playing mat are opened up. These mats fit together so you can turn a floor or a tabletop into an entire battleground.
Can you put minis on top or inside these buildings? Yes, they do appear to hold the weight of most humanoid figures, and the Kickstarter shows a 173g dragon being supported by a large building. Equally, when the building or ruin has been designed to have open areas, your minis can go inside, but there’s no suggestion that these pop-ups contain fully sculpted origami architectures. How could they?
A pledge of $100 (about £76) will get you one whole zone. That’s not one book. That’s enough books to complete the zone. There are three to pick from; Cathedral, Ancient or Dungeon Zone and each one comes with a Kickstarter exclusive of either an Obsidian Cathedral, Parthenon or Open + Dungeon tileset.
It’s a bit more cost-effective to get more; $195 for two zones and $290 for all three.
The expected delivery date for all of them is October 2021.
The stretch goals add a lot of options and stretch up to $500,000. That’s one confident Kickstarter!
Added so far are walls, a crater, tree, blast mark stickers, crates, rune circles, blood stickers, rivers, objective markers and new tiles. More of the same, in different styles, will unlock as the cash floods in.
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