With 48 hours left to go, Dwarven Forge's new caverns miniatures terrain has raised over $1.5 million through its latest Kickstarter campaign.
Last year, Dwarven Forge hit Kickstarter with a campaign to raise $50,000 to build dungeon terrain for tabletop miniatures gaming. On April 30, the campaign ended with a staggering $1.9 million raised. This year, Dwarven Forge is looking to add caverns terrain to its product line of handcrafted, modular gaming terrain, and with 48 hours left to go, the company has once again exceeded its funding goal more than tenfold.
The $100,000 goal was attained in nine minutes. Today, more than 3,500 backers have pledged a total of over $1.5 million. Taking a look at the quality of the 3D tiles, it's no surprise why - any tabletop gamer would be proud to showcase these pieces at a gaming session.
Dwarven Forge's terrain is constructed from a material the team developed after nearly a year of research and testing. Dubbed "Dwarvenite," the material takes paint well and is nearly indestructible - Dwarven Forge President Jeff Martin threw some tiles off a 10-story tower, then ran them over with his truck, and they weren't even scratched. Speaking with The Escapist, Martin says the recipe for Dwarvenite "is guarded by an ancient red dragon with psionics."
In order to nail the cavern design, chief sculptor Stefan Pokorny traveled to the world's largest cave system, Mammoth Caves, to study the landscape in person. Martin says that the team doesn't have specific plans just yet for the next terrain line Dwarven Forge will produce, but that there are many ideas floating around.