Across the Dead Earth

A project in Birmingham, UK by Mike and Rich Chappell

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Across the Dead Earth is a Post-Apocalyptic skirmish wargame with miniatures from Dead Earth Games.
Backers: 206
Average Pledge Per Backer: £42

Funded: £8,578 of £6,500
Dates: Feb 28th -> Mar 30th (30 days)
Project By: Mike and Rich Chappell
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Latest News

One day more...

March 29th - via:
Good evening, and welcome to all our new backers! If you haven't already, please take a peek through some of the older updates. They are informative and hilarious. Well... they have a lot of pictures in anyway. Plenty to be going through in the final... (Read More)

It's the final countdown!

March 28th - via:
DU-DUH-DUH-DURR, DU-DUH-DUT-DUH-DURR!Oh, excuse me {ahem} Not long now!There are only 48 ish hours to go! In our meticulous, but rather miniature wargame focussed planning of the final day of the campaign, we may have neglected a couple of minor RL... (Read More)


March 25th - via:
Talk to the Shotgun, 'cos McHeed ain't listening.  My faithful Dead Earthers, there are but four days until the day of reckoning is upon us...and up until about an hour ago we had 666 fans on Facebook which would have been suitably... (Read More)

Onwards, Dead Earthers!

March 24th - via:
We’ve had a great couple of days now and the total pledge is going up and up! So whilst we don’t have loads to update you on today – but hopefully we will have a much more exciting update with some stuff to show you tomorrow or Wednesday – I... (Read More)

One Week to Go!

March 23rd - via:
Yes, that's right, after a fantastic start, hitting our goal and then hitting our first stretch too, we are now facing the last week of the Kickstarter. As promised, a little more background on our State squad: The State I.A.O. “The State”... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked: The State are coming!

March 21st - via:
Now included with all Loyalist pledges!  YOU DID IT! Congratulations and thank you! Not only is Across the Dead Earth successfully funded but our first stretch goal has been met, and The State will now be sculpted, manufactured and sent out to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Artwork and our first Add on!

March 21st - via:
Following all your votes, the Sisters of Acquisition were chosen as Stretch Goal number #2 last week. Here's the first concept art for two of the Sisters, Mother "Bloody" Mary and Sister Sledgehammer: Mary and Sledgehammer Following the vote we've... (Read More)

New art, new pledge levels, stretch goal winner, new story and more!

March 14th - via:
Stretch Goal 2 decided!  As we're hoping to hit Stretch Goal #1 this weekend we've brought the survey to a close.  The winner of the "really quite close" Stretch Goal 2 Survey was... "The Sisters of Acquisition"! This all female Gang proved the... (Read More)

Voting for Stretch Goal 2 ends 16:30GMT

March 14th - via:
As we head towards achieving Stretch Goal 1 and adding The State to all pledges at Loyalist and above, we're looking ahead to Stretch Goal 2!  You can still vote (see earlier updates for details) for what you would like Stretch Goal 2 to be until... (Read More)

Interview with Rich on the Meeples and Miniatures podcast

March 13th - via:
Game creator Rich talks (at length) to Neil Shuck on the Meeples and Miniatures podcast. Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 122 - Across the Dead Earth  (Read More)

You may have missed: Gameplay and Character Design Videos

March 12th - via:
) Good evening, morning, afternoon or night, my stalwart comrades and venerable brethren. Did you know we had a Youtube channel? We do! Upon it you can watch the game's author, Rich, talk through the basic rules , some of the advanced rules, and... (Read More)

Art and Armatures

March 11th - via:
Just a quick update tonight to show you all a little of what's going on "behind the scenes" whilst the campaign continues. First we present the full character design for Skylar, the deadly Scout from Adam's Family: Skylar Name: Skylar Class: Scout,... (Read More)

Monday, nothing a bit of gaming can't sort

March 9th - via:
Today we talk in more detail about a (former) State Gang (two more gangs coming soon), our plans for Season Pass and address a concern that some people have expressed. Firstly the concern: How are you making any money?We've heard a few times from a... (Read More)

The big weekend edition - prizes to be won!

March 8th - via:
You can use The State as per the rule book to create any custom gang you like but here's an idea from our web site on what a State squad might look like: Information Acquisition Operatives “The State” considers itself, but is considered by few... (Read More)

Goal Reached! Now what?

March 5th - via:
Thank you!Thank you for believing, thank you for sharing and thank you for asking questions and being part of this growing community of Dead Earth. :-) Although I spent the day in London and Rich in Birmingham (two excellent ADE settings!) we were in... (Read More)

We've reduced your postage cost, please change pledge level to the new, lower, one!

March 4th - via:
Hi, I made a booboo and put the postage for "All the Toys" at the same level as for the next pledge tier up. As we can't alter any details on pledges which have any backers, I've created a new pledge which is EXACTLY the same, but with £3 less... (Read More)

So it begins...

February 28th - via:
Firstly - and most importantly - "Thank You!"When Rich and I pushed the button at midnight on this project we expected a little immediate backing from friends and family and then sleep. 2 hours later we were 25% of the way to target (but maybe a... (Read More)

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