I get the attraction of 3d-printed terrain and models, but I still don’t have a 3d-printer, and I may never have the art skill required to build designs to my exact specifications.
World Forge is for people like me. It’s a software solution that lets me design terrain the same way as battle map software. In fact, I can use it to build battle maps, but I can also send my design to a 3d-printing specialist and get the pieces in the post or if I had a 3d-printer, print out the parts myself.
Polygona, the company behind the Kickstarter, is offering 20% back on referrals (affiliate deal), and so here’s my introduction to the project.
The London-based project needs £20,000 to fund but is about halfway there just 24 hours after launch.
There’s a free online demo of the app.
You can also check out the distributed 3d-printing partners with DDD before pledging.
The Kickstarter doesn’t offer any physical objects, but you can get these through the DDD system with your own money. Instead, the campaign provides dozens, sometimes hundreds, of digital downloads.
It looks like but isn’t said explicitly that World Forge is a pay-per-use and not a subscription model. However, there is a Forge Pass that gives you exclusive 3D assets.
Imagine if you could create a unique, vast, beautiful environment to set your next D&D campaign. Imagine that, in your next Warhammer game, the scenery is completely custom-made, maybe the temple ruins you always dreamt to conquer. Or, again, imagine if you could place your miniature collection into a perfectly fitting environment!
There is a £1,000 pledge level. There are also still early bird tiers if you’re quick.
The first tier that gets a digital gift (there’s nothing physical on offer) starts at £2 4, a Kickstarter exclusive, and gets you added to their mail list. Some backers might ask if mail marketing is much of a reward! This tier also includes 20 custom tiles and 10 elements.
At £44, there are 40 tiles and 20 custom elements plus access to the beta program. You still don’t escape the mailing list.
Backers at £99 get 150 of any download type you want, the Forge Pass, and plans to a dice tower.
The extra large custom map rewards backers who can go up to £240; they get 600 of any download types, your name in the credits, 2 Forge Passes, and the usual bonuses.
Lastly, the most significant leap, £1,000, is for 3,000 of any type of digital downloads, the Grand Mater profile badge, 4 Forge Passes and usual perks. This tier is selling, limited, but not selling out. Not yet.
There’s a wait, though, a realistic one, with delivery slated in February.
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