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Terrain Essentials

A project in Baltimore, MD by Dave Taylor

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An Essential Guide to Building Tabletop Terrain
Backers: 5658
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $269,143 of $40,000
Dates: Mar 15th -> Apr 14th (31 days)
Project By: Dave Taylor
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Latest News

Another amazing day!

April 14th - via:
With just over 10 hours to go, we wanted to say another quick “Thank You!” to everyone. We are now well over 5,000 teammates strong, we have the funding to make you all the best terrain book we can, and there’ll be a nice PDF treat for all... (Read More)

What a day! NOW we have a book.

April 13th - via:
It has been another wonderful day! After making sure that Mel had all his pages, you have now all made sure we can bring you the best quality book we can. We’ll be upgrading the paper from great to awesome and it’ll provide a difference in the... (Read More)

WOW! What an amazing thing to wake up to.

April 13th - via:
 When I went out to dinner last night with an old friend, I had just posted an update celebrating the campaign passing $200,000. I wake up this morning, after Mel has run the last of his World Tour live-streaming stops in the US and Canada, and you... (Read More)

We have passed $200,000! (and we have a new add-on)

April 12th - via:
We know that it’s not a stretch goal, but we still wanted to celebrate the idea that more than 4,000 people are interested in a new book that will help them make the best darn wargaming terrain they can! Thank you, everyone, for your belief in what... (Read More)

Almost there!

April 12th - via:
Hi guys! Mel here. I've been a little ill recently, a mixture of con crud (too many new people, too many new germs) and my back has been in bits with the amount of hours I've spent in this office chair. I have asked you to carry my baby while I... (Read More)

Thank you, Heralds!

April 10th - via:
Today has been another fantastic day! We are, of course, excited to have passed another goal and added 8 more pages to the book, but we are especially excited to celebrate everyone who has brought us to this point - our Heralds. From companies with a... (Read More)

Penultimate Content Upgrade revealed! (and some news on shipping costs)

April 9th - via:
We are very excited! The last few days have seen things picking up a little in pace, and this morning our new teammates took us past the $165,000 Stretch Goal, adding very realistic (and functional) hills to the book content! Next up is the section... (Read More)

On our way to another Stretch Goal, and a visit to Mantic!

April 8th - via:
Greetings, teammates! We had a great livestream show last night (check out The Terrain Tutor on YouTube if you missed it) where we talked a lot about the excellent tables at Salute and some of the other fun we got up to at the event. We are currently... (Read More)

Salute, and the Final Week Push!

April 7th - via:
Mel, Jase, and I had a bit of a chance last night to take a breather and have a good natter once we got back after Salute. This morning we awoke refreshed and have been tackling all sorts of tasks. Mel has started editing the AdeptiCon show video... (Read More)

We did it! Now it’s time for the traders to step up!

April 5th - via:
Hey Folks, I've nicked Dave's laptop because I'm so stoked about reaching this goal. One of my biggest worries was having to pick two out of the three feature builds for the book. Hitting this goal means we've got the medieval motte and bailey, the... (Read More)

3,000 BACKERS! (and a new Add-On)

April 3rd - via:
We're absolutely flabbergasted! The campaign has just ticked over 3,000 backers. Terrainiacs from across the world have been brought here to this campaign thanks to your help, and are now continuing to spread the word. Mel and I thank you all! We're... (Read More)

An Exciting Development!

April 2nd - via:
Congratulations, Terrainiacs! You’ve helped power through another stretch goal, and Mel will be adding another 8 pages to his Water and Snow chapter. We are well on the way to the next goal (8 more pages on Buildings and Ruins) and after that... (Read More)

What a fantastic AdeptiCon!

April 1st - via:
Mel and I would like to thank everyone for an amazing AdeptiCon! The outpouring of support for Mel, the channel, and Terrain Essentials was simply spectacular. We’re excited to get stuck into creating the book for you all. At the show, Mel was like... (Read More)

Bookplates, bases, and more!

March 30th - via:
This AdeptiCon has been wonderful (to be honest, it always is), and waking up to find a new milestone has been reached each day is great! Overnight we passed 2,750 backers and now we’ve committed Mel to signing book plates for the physical KS... (Read More)

An Add-On! Introducing the Colour Reference Card

March 28th - via:
We’ve finally had a chance to take a breath and get this update sorted. We are are so excited that the book continues to grow and that we’re receiving such great support from the AdeptiCon community as well! Mel and I have been talking a lot... (Read More)

Terrain Essentials is now a hardback!

March 28th - via:
Mel and I are at AdeptiCon! Last night, Mel was able to attend the Welcome Night event for the Geek Nation Tours group, joining in with the team from Firelock Games (makers of Blood & Plunder). I, on the other hand, was exhausted and took an... (Read More)

On our way to AdeptiCon!

March 25th - via:
Thank you all for your support, and for sharing the project around! While we are marching onwards and upwards towards the hardcover and more pages for the book, Mel has set off on his journey to AdeptiCon (near Chicago, IL) this week! I'll be meeting... (Read More)

A Message from Mel, and a new Pledge Level!

March 23rd - via:
Over the past week, I've been busy keeping an eye on things, making Updates, and discussing a few cool new ideas with Mel for things we'll be able to reveal once we're happy we've fleshed them out properly, and Mel has been getting stuck into... (Read More)

We're almost at 250% funding and the book is growing!

March 21st - via:
Thank you all for your continuing support. Mel and I are still blown away by it all. We're very close to cracking the fourth stretch goal and having an additional 32 pages in the book - for a total of 128 pages (sooooo close). Our next Stretch Goal... (Read More)

Terrain Essentials FAQ - Part One

March 20th - via:
Thank you all for your continued support. Your sharing the project is bringing more terrainiacs at a very steady pace! We’ve had quite few questions asked in these early stages, and we thought we’d cover two of them this evening: 1) Add-ons like... (Read More)

We all know Mel's a great guy, but...

March 19th - via:
For those of you who know me and/or Mel, you know we like to do good things that help people. I was looking through the comments section tonight and saw a comment from Mel where he was describing what his plans are for the unique builds he's making... (Read More)

Another 8 pages have been added, and a new Stretch Goal revealed!

March 18th - via:
Thank you all for continuing to share our campaign around the globe! We're seeing backers coming in from dozens of countries - hundreds of people who, like us, love to build great terrain.  These new backers have helped us all reach the latest... (Read More)

THIRD most popular project on Kickstarter! (and a live stream with Mel)

March 17th - via:
What an incredible 48 hours! I think I’ve had maybe 7 hours sleep since Friday, and I’m confident that Mel has had less. We so pleased that your support has put our project as the third most popular project in the Tabletop Games category on... (Read More)

We keep marching forward. Thank You!

March 17th - via:
After such a stellar launch and an amazing followup day on Saturday, we're all really excited to see that you are continuing to share the campaign and bring more backers into the fold!  We have all now barged our way past the second stretch goal and... (Read More)

Let's make more work for Mel!

March 16th - via:
After such an amazing start to the campaign - seeing it fund in the first 7  hours (or 6 hours and 54 minutes as Jase is telling us) - we were so humbled to see things continue this morning when we woke up as you have all driven us past the first... (Read More)


March 15th - via:
Thank you all so much!  We're so very excited to bring you the best book we can. Mel knows his stuff and I'm ready to put it all together into something you'll use for years to come. We're going to take a little break now (after that incredible... (Read More)

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