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Custom 2D Miniature Ancient Lair character art

Create Your Own Customized RPG Character Art for Physical and Virtual Games

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Tabletop roleplaying gamers enjoy unprecedented numbers of add-ons and accessories for the fantastic games we play. Whether you roll your funny shaped dice with friends virtually or gathered around a table the options for enhancing one of the biggest draws for any RPG — customizing your character — offer a huge scope of choices. If you’re like me you might create Pinterest boards to find inspiration for your characters (seriously, try it and see how fun and useful it can be!). As fun and fruitful as it can be to discover evocative artwork to represent your character, it’s way cooler when you can design your own custom character art yourself! Ancient Lair followed up their Campaign Medals Kickstarter with Custom 2D Miniature Website, a new web based application that lets you customize 2D miniatures for use in your physical or virtual table top adventures.

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The web application Ancient Lair developed puts users in the artist studio with tools and resources to craft the perfect visual representation for your fantastic original RPG characters, antagonists and NPCs. Backers for the currently ongoing Kickstarter choose between two account options — both with the exclusive dragon armor set — for access once the project launches with additional levels granting special privileges including for-profit publishing for your creations and exclusive opportunities to work with Ancient Lairs to develop your own weapon and armor assets.

Founder Account

  • Allows free access to our website with a limited selection of customization options.
  • It unlocks the Kickstarter exclusive dragon armor set!
  • Places your name on our founders page.
  • Gives you the ability to vote for the community choice race.
  • Allows you to save up to 3 characters.

Hero Tier Account

  • Gives full access to every option in the character creation tool.
  • Grants beta access
  • Unlocks the NPC creator.
  • Offers 20 save slots for your characters.
  • Provides additional base options.
  • As well as everything included in the founder edition.
  • As a thank you to all of our initial backers we are introducing Kickstarter exclusive pricing for all backers prior to the launch of the website.

Ancient Lair offers a wide variety of fantasy races to craft your perfect adventurer with different hair and face options as well as weapons and over 20 full armor set selections with individual items you can mix and match. The character art you create includes both front and back perspectives. You can also control the color of your custom character art with primary and secondary selections in the full color spectrum with the ability to create even the ultra rare rainbow dragon armor.

Don’t worry if you imagine your RPG character on the less flashy side because the NPC tools include a profession section where you can select  a craft and choose from more simple clothing options. Once you’ve created your custom character art you can save your creation and return to Ancient Lair as their epic legacy grows to upgrade their visual look with the amazing treasures you’ve earned along their heroic journey.

Once you’ve got your character art at the perfect point Ancient Lair provides tools for printing out a 2D pawn to use for tabletop games, to take its place on on display with your collection of other awesome nerdy stuff or for use as a token on virtual tabletops. To aid with printing and making your character free standing for tabletop use Ancient Lair includes a range of bases to add to the miniature at the print stage, in circular or square format at a standard 1 inch scale.

After Ancient Lairs Custom 2D Miniature website launches the team of developers, artists and apps and web platform specialists aim to continue building on the resources and options available to users. Monthly content drops will bring new races, armor, weapons and other customization options to the ambitious team’s goal of providing an unrivaled library of assets for you to create whatever character art you can dream up.

The folks at Ancient Lair remain dedicated to creating resources for RPG enthusiasts to add unique, customized accessories for our games and this Custom 2D Miniature website seems like a huge step forward. Pledge level pricing looks terrific, with great entry points for access to the completed project. And I don’t know about you but I’ve experienced many times of getting into something and wishing I’d jumping in earlier as a founder not only for the cool special stuff you get but also so my name is immortalized somewhere in the product as a founder.

Ancient Lair’s Custom 2D Miniature website can only continue to grow and evolve from where it’s already at as a solid, fun way to create custom character art. I’m excited to watch it unfold and take the fantastical visuals from my imagination to craft awesome personalized art. If this sounds as cool to you as it does to me head over to the Ancient Lair: Custom 2D Miniature Website Kickstarter and discover the pledge level that fits best for you when it comes to creating your own incredible character art here.

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Doug Vehovec

Nerditor-in-Chief Doug Vehovec is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, with D&D in his blood since the early 80s. Fast forward to today and he’s still rolling those polyhedral dice. When he’s not DMing, worldbuilding or working on endeavors for Nerdarchy he enjoys cryptozoology trips and eating awesome food.

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