About Me & My Idea
My name is Trevor, I've been working as a graphic designer for a few years. I've done work designing cards for board and collectible card games, and I've started becoming more interested in tabletop games.
I found myself wanting simple, abstract, very modular, and setting-agnostic 3D terrain. Something that can be built quickly, stored easily, and would look and feel cool on the tabletop.
I've known about Dwarven Forge for a long time and thought it was great, but it's very expensive and sort of specialized. Heroscape (now out of print) is also neat, but not really the right size to use for typical RPGs and wargames, which are measured in inches, and many players do not like hexes.
But I thought, what if you just had cubes that linked together horizontally and stacked vertically? Have a handful of "natural" colors that you could intepret as a wide variety of materials. Make them one inch so they work with a lot of gaming systems. Plastic so they're durable, lightweight, and cheap.
I'm probably inspired a lot by both Minecraft and LEGO, although the idea isn't really a Minecraft toy nor a general building brick. When I had the idea I looked all over because I felt sure someone would have already done this, but all I could find was rectangular LEGO-copies.
I made some concept renders, showed them around, and got such positive responses everywhere I went that I gained a lot of faith in this idea, that there are people that would love to own a set, so now I'm trying to make them a reality.
What We Need & What You Get
This project is not to raise money for the first edition, it is not to collect pre-orders. The goal here is to generate as much buzz as possible, and gather donations for the most expensive part of the manufacturing process, machining the mold.
The more donations are put toward the mold, the cheaper the final product will be and the fewer pre-orders I will require before going to production. The more people that know about the project, the more likely it will be accepted to Kickstarter and become a real product.
I want to be clear here, you are not going to receive a box of Terrablox if you donate. I cannot offer a set of actual Terrablox as a reward, because I cannot guarantee they will actually be produced.
So for rewards I am offering 3D printed samples and collector's items, such as this treasure chest, only available to contributors on IndieGoGo. This will never be produced again or sold anywhere.
If I manage to pay for the mold using donations, thats a huge portion of manufacturing cost, and the price would be as low as $25 for a box of 125 blocks. Thats an amazing price point for something like this. I dont even need to reach the goal; even if I only raise part of the cost through donations, the pre-order price will still be lower.
However, if the idea of donations turns you off, please help by spreading the word as much as possible. The more buzz created by this page, the more likely this will become a real product.
In fact, simply leaving a comment to the effect of, "I would pre-order these if they were available," would be at LEAST as helpful as a donation.
Thank you for reading and I hope this idea interests you!