Miremarsh - The Boardgame

Created by Room 17 Games Ltd

A game of evil deeds, death and tentacles for 1-5 players.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Next from Room 17
over 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 01:58:01 AM

Good morning goblins!

The Essen mist has settled in the Bog and with our agreements formalised, it is time for me to share with you the great news we have regarding our year ahead. 

Before even Room 17 existed, Anka, Anders and I were thinking of a system to recreate 3D environments for our RPGs and dungeon crawling games. Playing with minis in 2D tiles does not quite bring that immersive feeling and personally, I have always missed the great approach Hero Quest, Space Crusade (MB) or Village of Fear and Dark World (Waddington Games) had to the 3D solution that somehow was lost in the early 2000s. 

Weirdly enough, with the boom in the miniatures games, it somehow came a down in the 3D recreation of environments. We all know of great companies making stunning 3D dungeon systems in resin and other materials, but for some of us, most of those systems are just a dream to never be able to afford or require hobby skills (cleaning, assembling, painting), storage and transport and prep time that we simply don't have.

We wanted to create an affordable 3D environment system that everyone could enjoy in full either to play their RPG games or for their boardgames with minis and even for skirmish tabletop games! This is how Tenfold Dungeon (TFD-System) came to existence!

All boxes are fully illustrated in and out
All boxes are fully illustrated in and out

TFD-System™ not only holds a good area of 3D rooms and corridors of different sizes in a “standard” boardgame box, but because of the nature of its design, the coatings used and the highest quality cardboard stock - which is reinforced in the corners! it can also hold EVERYTHING a player or DM may need for their sessions – minis, dice, tokens, rules, etc. thus becoming a great storage system too.

One square meter of dungeon in a box!
One square meter of dungeon in a box!

One of our principles for a perfect playing area was to keep all the boxes neatly and sturdy together. That is why TFD is completed with a tailored designed clipping system so once laid out, the boxes will remain in place even when playing with that clumsy friend that keeps knocking down everything every time they move! This idea, combined with the intention of making the system as versatile as possible, generated our “door clips”.

The Door-clip holds tightly two rooms together
The Door-clip holds tightly two rooms together

These doors are three-pieces engineered clips that allow for multiple designs of frame and doors for more variability (we of course expect a good lot of these to unlock during the KS campaign!) 

The detachable door panels allow for multiple designs!
The detachable door panels allow for multiple designs!

We are aiming at including secondary plastic clips that will help holding tight in place particularly larger boxes and walls.

Wall clips will also add nice deco to the room walls
Wall clips will also add nice deco to the room walls

 Additionally to the boxes (the main rooms), TFD-System will include a selection of high quality cardboard partition walls to generate secondary rooms within rooms or recreate maze-like corridors. These walls will be connected to the rooms via a T-clip.

T-clips allow for multiple designs which we hope to unlock during the campaign!
T-clips allow for multiple designs which we hope to unlock during the campaign!

Once the 3D boxes are laid out, The TFD-System™ becomes a solid gaming surface with doors and complete walls that generates two areas keeping dice and minis/3D elements separated, avoiding disturbance on the scene at the peak of the fray! 

Finally, the system would not be complete with two essential elements we wanted to include in our campaign: furniture and game markers

I have mentioned before how much I liked the old 90's ideas that Hero Quest, Space Crusade, Dark World, etc brought to the table back in the days. That went too to the way they introduced affordable, clever and fully illustrated furniture to generate that immersive feel. As a tribute to those revolutionary ideas, we thought: "why not bringing back that great system to Tenfold Dungeon?" Nothing to invent here, we will just try to improve on it. 

Nicely sculpted plastic clip tops will hold the cardboard furniture together on a higher pledge level
Nicely sculpted plastic clip tops will hold the cardboard furniture together on a higher pledge level

Anka could not leave this opportunity go by without adding D&D “must” condition markers and spell effect markers, and even a D&D/RPG DM screen, so I'm sure we will see a lot of these useful tools with the campaign too.

We are opening the campaign with three different designs starting at £35 to £40 each (with the expected price reduction for buying more than one set, of course!) with a corresponding Furnished Pledge Level at around £50-55 - with game markers, partition walls, secondary clips, furniture punchboards and all necessary plastic elements.

The campaign will open with three designs:: 

The cursed medieval castle (By Mary Safro and Dai Nguyen - our new in-house illustrator

The Dungeons & Sewers (by Dai) 

Dark sci-fi hulk (by Beholder Factory team) bringing corridors and rooms for your favourite hulk busting games. 

The cherry of the cake is that, the two high fantasy sets are introduced with a free downloadable exclusive 5th Ed RPG adventure written by Ben Warren and Sam Sleney (awarded co-authors of Sins)! 

But of course we are not stopping here. In preparation for an exciting campaign we are already working on two more designs just in case we can fund them! 

The Medieval Town - you will be able to play in a medieval fantasy town!. With the outside of the boxes representing the traditional town houses and the inside - when you enter them - fully illustrated and with a playable grid!  

The Wizard’s Tower -  A stackable TFD-System rising over 75cm! 

But we also expect additional rooms to be unlocked, more punchboards filled with partition walls and furniture, new doors and clips designs and more RPG/Dungeon crawling markers to add value to each pledge! 

AND FOR ALL YOU GOBS! 

We have also commissioned a special Room 17 Games returning customer Miremarsh box that you will receive for free if you back the campaign. But fear not, if TFD-Systme does nothing to do for youo, you will be able to order the Miremarsh themed TFD-System box so your bog goblins can feel at home! 

The Miremarsh box will depict a dark forest on the outside, with a marsh illustrated on the inside by the talented hand of David Lanza -

https://www.deviantart.com/lanzaestudio

We will keep you all informed via the newsletter and Updates on this coming campaign and we will be delighted to know of your ideas and what would you expect to see for this system we are creating in the comments section! 

And there is more, more, more!

Well, that is all about our next campaign coming in January, but that is not everything, of course. We have signed the talented and famous writer and game designer Gav Thorpe to work on the "Grimwaters" game (Title WIP). This is YOUR game, the continuation of Miremarsh, where a bunch of very characterful goblins - "the wanderers" - keep annoying the human village of Grimwaters (TBC) in a semi-coop adventure game. 

Gav was working on a game system that fit the Grimwaters ideas perfectly. He is coming to visit us this Wednesday to show us the result. I'll make sure we take pics and keep you informed on the progress! But as an advance:

  • Grimwaters will use the TFD-System for 3D houses for a full on 3D immersion
  • Most MM goblins will have crossover rules with Grimwaters (so you can use your collection to try them on the new game). 
  • Some Grimwaters characters will have promo stats to play them in a Miremarsh games.
  • Grimwaters is a new game system (1 to 1 scale) based on the same world that Miremarsh exist. You don't need Miremarsh to play Grimwaters and Grimwateres does not expand Miremarsh.
  • Miremarsh the game will be available to buy during the campaign - should we make the KS exclusive available too? - what do you guys think?
  • Grimwaters characters are already being created by Andres Martinez under Anka's design direction and Gav's requirements, so expect that MM feel again!

There is a lot more we are discussing and working on towards the end of our second running year, but as time goes and this update grows in length, I'll leave it here for the time being. Now, ASK AWAY and give us your most valuable input and ideas!

Best to all 

Returning from Essen!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 01:06:32 AM

We returned from Germany and all are back at work😊  

Essen Spiel was a blast and we’re still buzzing with excitement from it! It was fantastic to meet so many of you guys and to finally put names to faces from the Miremarsh campaign!  

Room 17 in all their Seriousness
Room 17 in all their Seriousness

Thank you all for your support and help!  

Special thanks go to Alex ‘Mellekai’ and Martina, Stephane ‘Naaba, the Voice of Valhöll’, Oliver ‘Kehlenschnitt’. They were real stars!  

We knew we would have fun but we didn’t expect the level of kindness and help we received from everyone. Thanks guys!  

Sorry for gushing, but it’s hard not to 😊 Here are some images courtesy of Alex and Stephane 😊

The Fringe
The Fringe
Miremarsh
Miremarsh
Tenfold in all it's glory!
Tenfold in all it's glory!

It was also great to pick up some resin minis while we were there. We now have some amazing looking Rock Goblins, the Cursed Well, the Toad Chief, PLUS the metal coins and plastic fish!

Resin Rock Goblins
Resin Rock Goblins
The Toad Chief
The Toad Chief
The Cursed Well
The Cursed Well
Coins, boot and plastic fish
Coins, boot and plastic fish

All in all an amazing few days away from the office being with the real people.

Latest on Miremarsh...PLUS breaking news!!!!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 02:23:44 AM

In the bogs of Miremarsh the residents keep a sharp eye out, hunting for prey and avoiding predators alike. Their keen senses alert for any movement, for any sounds.

So what have we got for you. We just wanted to let you know that things are moving along steadily. The backer kit is ticking along (any and all shout outs to gaming groups, on social media forums etc is HUGELY appreciated!) and we're creeping ever closer to the time we can toot the horn of the production train!

The Kickstarter Exclusive Box Cover
The Kickstarter Exclusive Box Cover

Our giveaway is still open until the weekend, so if you haven't checked it out yet get on over there for a chance to win a rare Prototype copy of the game as well as a never to be reproduced double layered board and some super rare resin Bog Goblins (all 15!).

Win win win!
Win win win!

But I know all this! I hear you cry. What's the breaking news??

Introducing Tenfold Dungeon

We've been working on this system’s idea ever since we open the company, trying to find a cost effective solution for Dungeons and Dragons and Roleplaying Games in general, that all Game Masters can use. 

Tenfold Unfolds!
Tenfold Unfolds!

We came up with the Tenfold Dungeon: a series of boxes within boxes, “clipped” together via a specially designed door system that holds the boxes in place. These are reinforced by auxiliary clips as needed representing gargoyles, torches and other wall features.

Clips together nicely
Clips together nicely

We are planning to take this to kickstarter at the beginning of next year and will see the number of locations grow as the campaign unfolds, as well as adding furniture to these expanding sets.

Our campaign starts with two sets of 12 boxes each (lid, base and 10 inserts). 

Enter the Castle
Enter the Castle

The first one - The Castle - is completely finished and we will have a production mock up to show off at Essen! The second one is a Dungeons & Sewers set - for all your creepy and damp setting needs. And there might be more coming, there is some talk of towns and wizard's towers. We'll keep you updated on these as we go along! 

The bones of the thing
The bones of the thing

Each set of Tenfold Dungeon will be presented during the campaign with an adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and Pathfinder.

Dai drawing Walls
Dai drawing Walls

These adventures are written and designed by members of the talented team of authors who wrote Sins, the 2018 UKGE Best Roleplaying Game People’s Choice award winner: Sam Sleney and Ben Warren. 

The first adventure, Vedra’s Lair is finished and is now awaiting translation (they will be available in 6 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Polish).

We hope you'll join us for this campaign in early 2019. The RPG players among us are so excited we can't wait!

Room 17 Games

Rock Goblins in all their Glory
over 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 09:29:07 PM

We spotted in the comments recently that many of you were wanting more info on the Rock Goblins...

Well here we have it folks. We have all the sculpts and artwork completed and things are moving forward to get them into production to see how they'll cast.

If you've missed it on our social media/BGG or the blog, here you go!

Sculpts are ready and raring to go
Sculpts are ready and raring to go
Rider
Rider
Cutter
Cutter
Wrecker
Wrecker
Dazzler
Dazzler
Charger
Charger
Killer
Killer
Bubbler
Bubbler
Harvester
Harvester
Stomper
Stomper
Flier
Flier
Rock Goblins
Rock Goblins
...and more...
...and more...
...still they come...
...still they come...
...until the swamp is full!
...until the swamp is full!

So there you have the full set of underground dwelling little creatures!

If you didn't pick them up in the kickstarter, they're now available in the preorder/late pledge backer kit RIGHT HERE!!

Also, just a little reminder that you can still enter the competition to win a prototype copy of Miremarsh with resin Goblins and the double layered gaming board!!

Check it out and get entering!!

Thanks all!

*stabby stab, pokey poke!

The Miremarsh Boardgame Limited Edition Prototype Giveaway
over 1 year ago – Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 12:32:51 AM

As we all sit and twiddle our Goblin thumbs waiting for Miremarsh to be ready in all it's amazing glory and completedness, we thought we'd give away a couple of the MM prototypes to two very lucky winners.

Miremarsh Giveaway
Miremarsh Giveaway

Competition

This unique box, although not finalised and with some slight amendments still to come, will allow you to play the game before all your friends and is an EXTREMELY limited edition version!   

It comes with the base 12 Goblin cards, spell cards, location tiles, Monster tiles, Pet cards, dice and the rulebook. 

It also comes with the NEVER TO BE REPRODUCED double layered prototype gaming board as well as 12 resin Bog Goblins (worth £35!) and the resin swamp creature.  

Visit our blog to enter!

If you can’t wait for the competition to reveal the winner, or if you’d like to see what OTHER awesome Miremarsh exclusives we have on offer, check out our preorder/late pledge backer kit right here!