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This has now been confirmed as being a future Kickstarter although it hasn't yet been revealed when it's expected to launch. It sounds soonish though.

 

It'll include terrain for dungeons, for towns, and for battlefields.

 

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There was a 10 min segment on the BOW weekender @57 mins in about Terrain Create, i dont think im allowed to post the link but its easily located ;)

 

They talked about 3 starting sets, fantasy, sci-fi & modern, hopefully expanding them with others through the SG's, had a few more examples but pretty sure no date was given, 

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13 minutes ago, Original Timmy said:

There was a 10 min segment on the BOW weekender @57 mins in about Terrain Create, i dont think im allowed to post the link but its easily located ;)

 

They talked about 3 starting sets, fantasy, sci-fi & modern, hopefully expanding them with others through the SG's, had a few more examples but pretty sure no date was given, 

Actually what the Mantic rep says is terrain for dungeons, battlefields and towns. No mention of scifi or modern.

 

Of course during a kickstarters run lots of things can change and be added. It happened with Bones 1 so could happen with this too.

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Well if fantasy gets lumped into one I'm likely out. I could use more battlefield terrain, but am in the process of selling off my dungeon stuff and have never needed town stuff.

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Mantic has a video out showing terrain for a library, I don't expect this will be an all or nothing ks, more likely pick and choose with options for various bundles.

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I could use more outside terrain. Trees, rocks, bushes, logs, etc.

 

I am a sucker for terrain in general, though. I much prefer is to be highly durable (like Bones or Dwarvenite).

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14 minutes ago, Talae said:

I could use more outside terrain. Trees, rocks, bushes, logs, etc.

 

I am a sucker for terrain in general, though. I much prefer is to be highly durable (like Bones or Dwarvenite).

During the Beasts of War interview the Mantic Rep starts hitting the Dungeon Saga terrain with a hammer. I bought the same set from a local store and it is very durable.

If the Kickstarter terrain is indeed from the same material, I don't think durability will be an issue.

Although I will admit I like the terrain pieces that was made for their Walking Dead game better.

 

Will wait and see.

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3 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

During the Beasts of War interview the Mantic Rep starts hitting the Dungeon Saga terrain with a hammer. I bought the same set from a local store and it is very durable.

If the Kickstarter terrain is indeed from the same material, I don't think durability will be an issue.

Although I will admit I like the terrain pieces that was made for their Walking Dead game better.

 

Will wait and see.

That is good to hear. I will watch out for this one when it goes live.

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4 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

During the Beasts of War interview the Mantic Rep starts hitting the Dungeon Saga terrain with a hammer. I bought the same set from a local store and it is very durable.

If the Kickstarter terrain is indeed from the same material, I don't think durability will be an issue.

Although I will admit I like the terrain pieces that was made for their Walking Dead game better.

 

Will wait and see.

 

I also have a set of Dungeon Saga terrain and definitely agree with you. The material is excellent. I also like that the plastic is brown. Makes it usable straight from the pack if necessary. I probably won't back the project, but they make nice durable scenery.

 

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18 hours ago, pinkymadigan said:

Yeah I was going to post I saw them say it was a Kickstarter, but couldn't find the thread. Thanks for reviving it.

Here is a quote from their facebook page.

"Make sure you sign up to the Terrain Crate newsletter for more sneak peeks about our upcoming fantasy scenery Kickstarter, including this brief tease of the announcement video"

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I am sure I will get one of each of the three sets.  I love this kind of stuff (I wish Reaper did more of this type stuff). 

 

Bad name though.  Terrain Crate sounds like a subscription service for terrain.  It is neither a subscription service nor what I think of as terrain.  It is more what I think of as decor.  Dungeon terrain makes me think it is for building a dungeon, and not decorating a dungeon.

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Me and my group would refer to this as dungeon dressing. 

I've seen many people here do the same.

 

The thing that concerns me with this Mantic kickstarter is that they are overdoing it if this is for gaming use and that since these will likely be sold as sets I'd be paying for production of pieces I'd never use.

For example.

They have a short video of a library or study that they've created and honestly it's way too much stuff for one room. I'm not furnishing a doll house, I'm wanting some pieces to establish placing and give a bit of visual oomph.

Having that level of detail is each room is going to make things way too fiddly. I've seen this before with other companies where I've bought wagons or carts and they've included such tiny pieces like frypans and canteens that at 28mm scale are just so tiny they're difficult to handle and don't add anything to the game. 

Even with table and chair sets I've come to learn that chairs just get in the way and all that is needed are tables to place where everyone in the room is sitting.

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I guess it's worth sending Mantic a note and asking how, exactly, they'll be selling the pieces at retail. Will they sell multipiece sets like they do their Dungeon Saga furniture and door sets? Or will they sell blisters like Reaper and WizKids?

 

During the KS, how they bundle and package their rewards may be quite different than how they sell it retail. Reaper sells their miniatures in retail in blisters, but packaged the KS core sets in bags in a box.

 

Some backers may be buying the pieces primarily for dioramas, which some Dwarven Forge customers do.

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I am a sucker for dungeon decor. For reasons unknown, even to me, I need more. MORE! 

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