The terrain miniature giant known as Dwarven Forge has far exceeded its Kickstarter stretch goal, reaching over $3 million and unlocking a plethora of pieces. Their new set, Caverns Deep, debuted at GenCon on August 3rd, 2018, and their campaign went online shortly afterward. August 14, 2018 the campaign ended. And now we can begin reaping the benefits of their beautiful work!
Dwarven Forge has been in business for 20 years, and is known as the leader in high-quality miniatures for RPG tabletop games. Their sets are used nearly every session in the popular Dungeons and Dragons show, Critical Role. Hand crafted and painted, it gives gamers the flexibility to create their own maps. From their store you can purchase cavern pieces, dungeon passages, doors, stairs, castle and villages piece, and all the small sets in between. They are also known for their hefty price, with most standard bundles costing over $60. However, this is a case where you get what you pay for. They are of a phenomenal quality and do not damage easily.
The Kickstarter featured many options for backers. There were over 60 stretch goals to be met exceeding their original goal of $100,000. Each goal unlocked new terrain and miniatures for ordering. For example the $200,000 goal unlocked the Prison Passage of the Adventure Pack, $450,000 unlocked the Smuggler’s Cove Rowboat Pack, $600,000 unlocked the Ice Catacomb Core Pack, $1 Million unlocked Stalagmite Bonanza, and $2.5 Million unlocked the Bestial Bonanza featuring a mimic, a lizardfolk zombie, and a hag among other pieces.
Once the Dwarven Forge Kickstarter hit the $3 Million goal the War Chief’s Treasure Trove was unlocked. This featured a Magnetic Chained Crystal, the Orb of the Overlord, the Dwarvenite Vein Wall, the Gem Cache, the Artificer’s Strongbox, an Alchemy Kit, and Yorghrim Warcheif mounted on an Arctic Faelynx. This stretch goal was met on August 14, 2018, the day the kickstarter ended. The final results were 3,106 backers with a final pledge of $3,317,658.
The pieces ship out summer of 2019. After that they will be available for sale on their website, but that date has yet to be announced. As these pieces are all carefully crafted and hand painted, restocking tends to take time but it is always well worth the wait.