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How can you get involved?

The rules of The Drowned Earth miniatures game are free to download, and always will be. We hope to offer a high quality hardback rulebook with expanded background writing and artwork, but you do not need this to play.

We would be honoured to have your support during our Kickstarter, beginning April 16th. We need your help for this game to become a player in the wargaming scene, and are excited to build a strong and active community!

If you wish to download the rules, completely free, please click the "download" button below.

Do you have what it takes to be a Beta Tester?

We are always on the lookout for good Beta Testers. If you're interested in helping craft and balance the game, please use the contact form below, which includes a few important questions about you and your gaming group. There are no right answers, but we'd love to hear about you and your gaming habits!

How does the future of The Drowned Earth look?

At the moment our main focus is, of course, the success of our Kickstarter launch. However, after our retail launch we will implement a regular release schedule of models for each faction, aiming to keep the game fresh and interesting from a gameplay point of view.

We also have ideas about different ways to play TDE- in particular, a narrative campaign mode of play, involving experience, levelling and the customisation of characters' skills and weapon load outs. It'll be lots of fun!

There are several other more innovative ideas we are slowly working on too, not least of which is Solo play, but more on these much later.

The Drowned Earth will be launched on Kickstarter on the 16th of April 2016. If you’d like to be reminded, why not sign up to our monthly newsletter?

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We expect the game to be on general release one year after our Kickstarter. In other words, April 2018. This will also be the date we open the Webstore on this site.

 

The Drowned Earth Miniatures Game is played on a 3x3ft board.

With an emphasis on ranged combat, terrain is essential. How much is up to you, but at the least you should provide the miniatures plenty of cover and hiding places!

Ideally models should have opportunities to climb, leap and generally be swashbuckling adventurers!

We have planned four factions. At the start of our Kickstarter campaign, two factions will be available, while the remaining two will be unlocked during the course of the campaign, when we reach certain pledge levels.

The Artefacters (unlocked):
Explorers and Relic Hunters. Fast moving, and agile.

The Firm (unlocked):
Gangsters, raiders and organised criminals. Versatile- Proficient in both close and ranged combat.

The Militia (currently locked):
Paramilitary protectors of the independent settlements of The Drowned Earth. Ranged combat specialists.

The Bondsmen (currently locked):
Bounty Hunters and Slave catchers. Specialising in personal armour and Close Combat.

Each “crew” will have a minimum of 5 models. There is no effective maximum but we rarely play with more than 15.

Named characters are more expensive, and more effective, while unnamed troops and trained beasts are cheaper.

Therefore players can choose to employ a small force of elite characters, or a larger quantity of less effective models.

Our miniatures are metal. North American orders are lead free, while rest of world use a small lead content. They are perfectly safe, but please don’t eat them!

Hi! We would love to discuss a trade account with you- please contact us using the contact link in the top menu of this page.