Gravetides: Kickstarter läuft
Auf Kickstarter wird eine untote Flotte finanziert!
We’re two brothers who are finally trying to give form to our passions through Kickstarter.
Among all the games we have played in the past, we have a soft spot for naval wargaming played with fantasy warships with strange powers, that allow to field bizarre and greatly characterized vessel models.
Our Kickstarter offers an undead naval fleet composed by resin hand sculpted models, that strive to recapture the look and the feeling of the miniatures of the last two decades of the past century, that in our minds remains the ‘golden age’ of tabletop wargaming, without renouncing to an original touch.
Even if done mainly for fun, we’ll use the response to this little crowdfunding both to test the general interest for fantasy naval wargaming, and to collect funds to invest further in our Gravetides project.
Gravetides is a dying world where naval warfare, due to the relentless rising of the seas level, is more and more prevalent, and the races that populate it fight among each other and against the common foe of the minions and creatures of The Defiler, a parasite from another plane of existence that has corrupted in strange and unnatural ways the realms it has invaded.
While the ancient peoples of the Dwarfs and the Elves are struggling day after day to resist the invasion, some the human reigns that have not yet been assimilated by the Defiler, in a desperate attempt to escape the corruption brought by the invader, have renounced their humanity, turning themselves into Necrorealms, ruled by liches, vampires and other sorts of undead, a form of warped existence that the Defiler seems unable affect.
Free from the corruption of The Defiler, the self proclaimed Necroreges – even in undeath – continue to wage war one against the other, in an unending struggle for supremacy that does not spare the other races and nations of Gravetides.
So, in the true spirit of crowdfunding, the collected pledges will be actually used to develop an idea, that without your financial support would never see the light as a real product.
Help us creating a new world!
For the sake of simplicity, there is just one pledge, that includes an undead fleet designed and set up to be used with the most in-print, and out-of-print, naval fantasy rule sets.
Veterans of this kind of miniature games may recognize the warships included, and the corresponding composition of the fleet.
To give a taste of the spirit behind the fantasy world we are imagining, the background text of each vessel will be referred to the Gravetides universe.
Pledging will grant you a fleet composed by the following undead warships.
The undead ships models offered in this Kickstarter are carefully hand crafted like the old school miniatures whose memory they seek to recall, and they can be used with existing rule sets, as well as with the Gravetides rules if they will ever see the light.
All models will be finely cast in gray resin by a professional printer, as shown in the following pictures, that exactly depict what you will receive.
With the exception of the Bonerammer, ships require very simple assembly, as masts, and other assorted parts (like the Drifting Mausoleum gigantic ribs) have to be glued in place.
Even if the printing process is state-of-the-art, one or two air bubbles may remain trapped in the silicone mold, and create very tiny recesses into the miniature that may have to be filled with modelling putty.
The undead fleet takes often a tactical advantage by including Flying Monsters such as the Revenant and the DracoMort.
The Flying Monsters models can be unlocked during the course of the campaign, and added to the other single models Add Ons already described.
Just add them to your pledge just by increasing it by their relative amount.
These models haven’t been sculpted yet, but the following sketches will give you an idea of how they will be produced.
- Revenant: 4.200 Euro Stretch Goal
- Dracomort: 5.200 Euro Stretch Goal
Die Kampagne läuft noch 24 Tage.