Sometimes, just sometimes, it’s possible to get a little carried away on Kickstarter projects…
Now, as I’m sure you are aware, Mantic Games currently have a Kickstarter project running for their Deadzone game, which now also includes the launch of a new range of hard-plastic sci-fi scenery – all very nice and some interesting looks stuff there.
I like the quick-play aspect of the rules, and the zone movement (and the de-luxe gaming mats do look gorgeous) and so I currently pledged for this game. I was considering how much scenery I needed – especially if I was going to play on a 4′ x 4′ area (did I mention that I’d pledged for 4 gaming mats? No?) Mantic have put together a series of scenery pledges which essentially say “this scenery will give you enough building to cover X area”.
But before I did this I had a thought…I used to play a lot of Necromunda, and bought a whole load of extra scenery sprues for the game. Had I still got them?
One trip to the back of the shed later, I found all the ‘spare’ sprues I had collected.
Err…this was slightly more than what I remembered buying.
I also found a couple of W40K ‘Battlefield Accesory’ packs, plus several A4 sheets of plastic card, so I guess the answer as to whether I need any more sci-fi scenery or not is a resounding ‘No’.
Funnily enough, the plastic bulkheads from Necromunda just happen to be 3″ wide – the same size as the grid squares on the gaming mat for Deadzone. Whilst the gothic windows might not fit into many other sci-fi backgrounds (nothing a plastic card insert won’t fix) everything else would seem to be ideal for using with Deadzone, and loads of other games for that matter. I’d stuck several of these bulkheads together into 2-high and 3-high towers for the card scenery from Necromunda, so I may need to break some of these down – hopefully aging of the plastic glue will help me separate these.
So, except for the need to purchase some more plastic card, plus some accessories like barriers, roof air fans and hatches (Antenociti’s Workshop, Scotia Grendel or Ainsty Castings do lots of these), I think that my sci-fi scenery may well be sorted, and I don’t have to add any more to my KS pledge with Mantic. Result!
It’s amazing what you can find in the shed…