Kicktraq Advertiser Pilot

Hex Tile content Add-Ons for MapForge map-making software

A project in Virginia Beach, VA by Battlegrounds Games, LLC

Funding Successful

The goal: To enable the creation of gorgeous "hex crawl" or West March style maps by bringing hex-tile content to MapForge.
Backers: 143
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $4,868 of $2,200
Dates: Feb 26th -> Mar 25th (28 days)
Project By: Battlegrounds Games, LLC
miniaturesrpgwar gameboard gamesoftwaremacfantasyarttabletop gamegraphic designmapstile placementgame design +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: March 25 @ 16:04 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Stretch Goal #2 achieved! Way to go!

March 24th - via:
Thanks to each and every one of you backers, every MapForge user will now be getting a 12th free content Add-On. It will contain colorized version of Blue Sword Games' icons used to represent areas of interest on area and regional maps. In an earlier... (Read More)

Great news for those of you getting the David Baumgart Add-Ons!

March 23rd - via:
David has sent me a batch of new and improved graphics to include in his Add-On collections. The buildings/structures are now going to be available as separate elements that you can place over whatever terrain tile you want (as opposed to them being... (Read More)

Final video preview of content from this campaign

March 22nd - via:
The Add-Ons shown in this clip aren't 100% finished, but their current state suffices to make a preview video, so I did. As you can see, there's certainly a lot of variety in both the Hex March and the David Baumgart Add-On collections. There's so... (Read More)

MapForge v1.0.9 is now available

March 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Preview of colorized map icons

March 16th - via:
I got a bit ahead of myself and started colorizing some of the map icons that will be produced if Stretch Goal #2 is achieved, because I wanted to see how they'd look, and to check if they would work well with the Hex March Add-Ons in particular.... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal met, second Stretch Goal announced

March 12th - via:
Although the campaign has somewhat stalled out lately, the first Stretch Goal has recently been met, so rivers will definitely be added to David Baumgart's Add-Ons. I've finished making the 62 river graphics. Now I need to insert them into the... (Read More)

FUNDED!!! First Stretch goal announced.

March 6th - via:
Thanks to you all, this campaign has now reached minimum funding. Hooray! Of course, we're really just getting started, since there are 19 days remaining in the campaign. I'd love to see this campaign reach 200% or even 300% of the minimum funding... (Read More)

A video preview of the upcoming content and new software features

March 4th - via:
Hi again, folks. Over 80% funded, with almost 3 weeks to go. Not too shabby! This time around, I've got a video to show you all, partly because it shows off some more of David Baumgart's wonderful hex tile content (since a third Add-On on the... (Read More)

Off to a great start!

February 27th - via:
Thanks to you early backers, we're already 42% funded in the first 2 days of the campaign. Fingers are still crossed, but I think it's a pretty safe bet this campaign will fund, and then some. So I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be working... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!