When can we buy your terrain tiles?
20th April! We are excited to announce that we will be launching a Kickstarter then which you will be able to buy the terrain through! You can visit the prelaunch page here.
What is a Kickstarter?
A Kickstarter is a crowdfunding campaign. In essence, customers are able to 'back' a project by pledging a certain amount of money for a reward. In the case of our kickstarter campaign it works exactly like pre-ordering the sets. Only if the campaign is successful will money be withdrawn from backers accounts, and the rewards (Adventurer's Packs etc.) will start to be sent out.
Do you feel you can still make terrain in the midst of a pandemic?
Yes! Luckily for us we decided to base our manufacturing in the UK and New Zealand and were able to move our manufacturing equipment to private premises meaning we are not held back by factory closures. We also bought a large amount of PLA plus and magnets ensuring that even if supply chains become interrupted we are still able to produce for many months.
What have you been doing during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
We at Modular Realms suspended the production of terrain to make some much needed PPE for distribution in local hospitals and to care workers in both countries. You can read more about our efforts in this blog post: https://www.modularrealms.com/blogs/news/modular-realms-response-to-covid-19
Where are the terrain tiles made?
Either the UK or New Zealand. Currently there are two manufacturing workshops running, one in each country. Depending on where in the world you order from depends on which workshop we will be sending from!
Why do you 3D print tiles rather than using injection moulding?
Having magnets embedded in the pieces makes injection moulding difficult and would require multipart moulds that would be incredibly expensive and at this stage of the business. I want my terrain to be affordable so people like me can buy them and so 3D printing helps keep the price down!
I also like to have freedom when I design sets. We're starting our business with floor tiles but there are interlocking walls, stairs, roofs etc. being designed as you read this. 3D printing allows me to design complicated, interlocking pieces that are not limited by what can be moulded.