Apr 19, 2013

Dwarven Forge Kickstarter

As I've mentioned once or twice before, I'm a big fan of the Dwarven Forge terrain. Unfortunately, like many, the cost of Dwarven Forge is typically outside my budget, limiting my collection to a few basic sets.

That's why, when I heard of Dwarven Forge's Kickstarter project I had to check it out and ended up backing the project in the first day.

Like any Kickstarter project, there are a number of backer levels, from as little as $1 all the way up to $3500, but the $120 level is the minimum level needed to earn the various stretch goals that continue to be unlocked every few days.

Originally the project was looking to raise $50K, a goal reached in just the first few hours of the first day of backing. Now with about 10 days left to go, the project has raised almost $800K, unlocking all manner of stretch goals. Originally the stretch goals were additional pieces (more walls, floors, doors, etc), but after listening to the backers on the Kickstarter forum, they started adding unique pieces and optional add-ons.

With the current stretch goals, the $120 level contains about 125 pieces (higher levels offer an even greater piece per cost value), all of which are compatible with existing Dwarven Forge products. The equivalent set on the Dwarven Forge website runs $109 for 41 pieces. Clearly the best value for a Dwarven Forge set ever offered. Hopefully, based on the success of this project, Dwarven Forge will run future Kickstarter projects for their caverns style or sci-fi sets.

If you haven't checked out the project yet, click on the link above for product details and maybe consider backing this worthwhile project.

UPDATE: Since the original post, the KS campaign has passed the $1 million mark, unlocking even more bonus pieces, and some exciting add-ons, including accessories and large floor tiles. With just 5 days left, it's certainly worth looking at before the campaign ends!