Forgotten Halls and NoLands Comics at Essen!

We kept this a bit under wrap for weeks, but Manorhouse Workshop will be at the Essen Fair (26 October to 29 October)!

We will be presenting our Forgotten Halls project, so that you can see first hand our prototype and also some new exciting pieces that will be unveiled only at Essen!

To illustrate the contents perfectly, nothing’s better than a quick
video, which shows the huge amount of pieces contained in both boxes.

That’s right, all in all, the number of pieces of Beyond the Door &
Eerie Silence number 299!
This is without counting quite a good number of pins to connect safely
and perfectly all our pieces.

For this fair, we will be teaming up with another great company, the NoLands Comics
The NoLands Comics / Manorhouse Workshop booth will be 6J118 in Hall 6.

NoLands Comics is a company present at all major fairs, with their own lines of amazing Fantasy Comics and Roleplaying material.

For Essen, they’re also presenting their first brand new board game, called Total Party Kill!
The creator is none other than my own collaborator (David Destefanis), and he will be there to represent both companies.

Total Party Kill is a fast paced and merciless game, where 2 to 4 players build and level up their parties of Heroes, recruit Mercenaries, use Spells and Artifacts to fight and gain the upper hand on the other players, to explore and conquer dangerous Territories infested with Monsters.

Total Party Kill comes with 4 different faction decks, based on the NoLands comic world, and has a total of 200 cards (+ tokens). All cards can be used in various ways, from generating resources to be played normally on table.

See you at Essen!

Lorenzo & David

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Update 17 – Forgotten Halls: Into the Boxes!!!

Hi to everyone!

Today we’ll talk about the contents of our 2 Forgotten Halls boxes
Beyond the Door & Eerie Silence which will be seen on our next
Kickstarter.
To illustrate the contents perfectly, nothing’s better than a quick
video, which shows the huge amount of pieces contained in both boxes.

Graphic design – video by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

That’s right, all in all, the number of pieces of Beyond the Door &
Eerie Silence number 299!
This is without counting quite a good number of pins to connect safely
and perfectly all our pieces, and numerous freebies that will be
unlocked in the Kickstarter!
The gaming terrain you just admired in the video is one of the
thousands combinations doable with our gaming pieces.
Manorhose Workshop wants to give you the possibility to create awesome
structures and buildings from the start of our Kickstarter, with just
these 2 boxes!
Just imagine what you could reach by adding more boxes!

Beyond the Door:

This box will allow you to create dungeons, rooms,
corridors …
Inside, 9 dynamic floors (100x100x10 mm. each) will allow you to
create a terrain area up to 30×30 cm.(around 1’x1′).
If however you put those dynamic floors one after another, you can
reach a length of 90cm of corridors.
This is however just the beginning: those same floors can be used to
create multiple different floors besides plain stone floors : canals,
sewers, and more.
This is done by taking out and moving around the floors inserts of our
dynamic floors, allowing you to build a near infinity of different
floors of your liking.
Walls get also a lot of love, thanks to our Dynamic Wall concept (an
original idea of MHW): our walls (100x56mm and 60x56mm) can have a
variety of wall inserts allowing you to get 6 different walls with
just 2 pieces!
Beyond the Door also follows a very dear policy of MHW: the
perfect-looking result, with the best definition and result possible.
This is shown too with our covers, that can be used to hide the
connecting holes of our walls and pillars, giving Forgotten Halls a
finished realistic look never seen around.
This doesn’t stop here : several accessories, like columns, braziers,
and wall supports will be inside to support and ornate your walls.

Gargoyle miniature by Zealot Miniatures

Eerie Silence:

This box will allow you to spread and increase your
dungeon / building upstairs and downstairs.
As you can see this box has quite a different content from Beyond the
Door and introduces quite a few new pieces.
First of all, the possibility to move upstairs or downstairs with
movable stairs, to be put easily wherever you wish.
The greatest peculiarity of our stairs is their « 2 in 1 »
characteristics: by just inserting the steps in a different way, you
can decide whether to have Gaming Stairs (where miniatures can be
fixed into them) or Diorama Stairs (for the best possible overall
looking result).
A new addition is also our new double face floors (2 mm of thickness),
one of 100×60 mm and another one of 60×60 mm. Those floors will allow
you to build upper floor corridors, wood or stone. Thanks to our
innovative system and our floor supports, you will be able to take out
those floors with ease, allowing you to reach into lower floors and
play with your miniatures there. No need to take out a whole upper
floor every time you want to play at a lower floor.
Those floors will also allow you to build a plethora of different
terraces, opening options for your creativity.
To give a finishing touch, you will get two balconies (100mm and 60mm
long), small pillars and columns (30mm high), which will allow you to
create bridges of various sizes very easily, even between buildings.

We’re speaking about two whole boxes of goodies, and this is just the
start of the Kickstarter!
What about the price ?
Well, we can assure you it’s lower than you are thinking. 🙂

More information on the matter will be written in a future update.
Sorry to keep you waiting. 😉

That’s all for now, don’t hesitate to drop us a line and ask us any
information about these 2 Forgotten Hall boxes!

Great summer holidays for all of you!

Until next, Lorenzo & David

RealGameFX Fog Monster Kickstarter Launched!!!

RealGameFX have launched its awesome Fog Monster Kickstarter

The project is simple, but mind-blowing. By participating in their Kickstarter, you will be able to add a Fog effect to all your gaming terrains with ease, for a complete different immersive result!
Check this video!

The Kickstarter will feature 2 main pledges:
The Fog Monster pledge and the Dark Crypt pledge, both will allow you to swarm your terrain and miniatures with a rolling and billowing fog!

And yes, as you can see, the Dark Crypt was developed by Manorhouse Workshop, as a start of a beautiful collaboration.
There is much more to be seen and offered in RealGameFX’s Kickstarter.

Lorenzo & David.

 

Update 16 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls Teaser Video!!!

To all Forgotten Halls fans and followers out there, we have some news for you.
After our last article, where we showed a sneak peak of our 2 boxes. (FH: Beyond the Door and FH: Eerie Silence)

We are showing you our Promotional Kickstarter Video.
Get ready and brace yourself!

Graphic design – video by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

This 1:00 video shows just few of the great characteristics of Forgotten Halls and present also new frontiers and gems never seen before on our FH page.
Can you spot them ?

Don’t hesitate to share the word and the video around to your friends. The next months are going to be hectic!

Lorenzo & David

Update 15 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Beyond the Door & Eerie Silence

Hi to everyone!

It’s been a while since last update. We have been working a lot on the 3D Bases project, but also have news about Forgotten Halls, so here we are.

Let’s start with some announcement that will make you rejoice.
We are giving you a glimpse of the 2 boxes that will be revealed on our next KS.

Starter Pack – Beyond the Door
Expansion Pack – Eerie Silence

Graphic design by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

Yes, you will have both available, right from the start. Isn’t it great ?

In our Base Set “Beyond the Door” you will be able to create corridors and rooms with our fully modular and Dynamic Walls, which can be used to build both indoor settings and outdoor buildings (while keeping full playability on the inside).

And of course, thanks to our Dynamic Floors, you will be able to build from the start of the Kickstarter huge dungeons with sewers and canals.

With the Expansion Set “Eerie Silence” you will move further, on the upper floors.
You will find inside this box new Dynamic Walls, and new Double Face floors, Stairs, and balustrades to create parapets or bridges, all the while keeping the same indoor/outdoor potentialities and playability.

With the two boxes togethers, you will be able to let your imagination run wild: underground places, corridors, rooms, upper and lower floors, platforms and bridges, towers, fortified walls, ancient mansions and castles.
Amazing, and this is just the beginning.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers-statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Just imagine all you will be able to obtain with the passing days on the Kickstarter.
But that will be just your imagination, because we can’t reveal you everything, we would spoil the surprise. And there are great, amazing surprises waiting.

This is all for today.
You might be asking yourself “Great, 2 boxes, but how much do they cost, what do they contain, when is the KS starting, what will be the Goal ?”
All those informations will be revealed later on on the upcoming weeks.
Stay tuned on our blog for more info!

Until next, Lorenzo and David.

RGFX Kickstarter “Persistent Fog Machine”

Hi everyone!

Our friends at RGFX are revealing more and more of their awesome Persistent Fog Machine, and our collaboration together!
For those reading attentively, MHW and RGFX have been indeed collaborating during the past half-year on this project.
The result was the Dark Crypt, a beautiful building made by MWH which let RGFX’s Fog Machine fit perfectly inside, allowing the fog to roll out from all sides, submerging a whole gaming terrain with ease!

 Terrains by MHW

For a more breathtaking look at how the Dark Crypt generates fog, take a look at RGFX’s Teaser video, made on the Dwarven Forge Caverns for more awesomeness.

RGFX has plans to launch their Kickstarter in May 2017, where you will be able to buy their Persistent Fog Machine, with the Dark Crypt…

and their Black Box.

For more information, join their Facebook page!

“Are you ready to get Real ?”

A special thanks to Francesco “Endar” Bellina for the use of his Dwarven Forge Caverns.

Regards. Lorenzo & David

Update 14 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Interior, stairs, and balconies

Hi everyone,

In the past articles we did create with our FH walls buildings, underground sewers and dungeons.
Now it’s time to present the interior of a villa, with its main hall.
It is composed of multiple stairs which brings you to the upper balconies.
The architecture that is given birth in this manner is just breath-taking.

The feeling is the one of entering for real an important, aristocratic, mansion.
But at the same time, there is a foreboding feeling … so many stairs, where do they lead ?
What is hidden on the upper floors ?
You can already imagine the dark anguish which will enwrap the heroes as they set foot in this mansion.

 

Statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

Until next, Lorenzo & David

Update 13 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Back to the… Dynamic Floors & Sewers

Hi everyone!

After several articles about the walls of Forgotten Halls, which allows to build and create an infinity of amazing buildings, we are back to one of the most interesting feature of our project: our Dynamic Floors.

Our Dynamic Floors can be modified and customized in many different ways, by adding and taking out some Floor Inserts.

In Forgotten Halls, our Dynamic Floors have a cross-section, with 3 different Modular inserts, which can be added/taken out, and moved to create different results.

by adding and taking out some Floor Inserts.
In Forgotten Halls, our Dynamic Floors have a cross-section, with 3 different Modular inserts, which can be added/taken out, and moved to create different results.

This is just one of the multiple solution reachable with Forgotten Halls.

But let’s go back to the Dungeon.
This dungeon has a lot of modularity. Since our walls are not pinned to the floors, you can put them wherever you want, creating even very narrow corridors, or rooms of various sizes.
The length of the corridors and the size of the rooms is up to you!
All of the modularity doesn’t take away anything of the aesthetics, allowing you to immerge yourself and your miniatures in a beautiful gaming experience.

Furniture by Zealot Miniatures

Let’s now give space to the pictures and the video.
For other videos, subscribe to our Youtube Channel (with all our Forgotten Walls video collection, some never published on our blog).

Regards. Lorenzo & David

RGFX collaboration: The Dark Crypt (Fog Tower)

Hi everyone,

The collaboration between RGFX and Manorhouse Workshop created its first wonder!
An architectural building made by MHW, with the scope of hiding the Fog Machine created by RGFX.
This Fog Machine will allow gaming terrains and dioramas to get an amazing Fog effect to bring the atmosphere to a whole new different level, as you can see on our videos and pictures!

The Dark Crypt can be used on its own, or be combined with other existing buildings of various manufacturers.
Here, we created a gaming terrain made of 4 Stone Slabs (3D Bases) for the base, on which we added walls of Forgotten Halls for completing the structure, creating a perfect result for the Dark Crypt hosting the Fog Machine.
Of course, while we did use our MHW buildings for such a terrain, nothing prevents your own terrains from other manufacturers.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers-statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

The atmosphere thus generated with RGFX’s Fog Machine is eerie and ghostly.
Can you imagine a whole gaming session clouded in fog and darkness ?
We can.

Until next,
Lorenzo & David

Update 12 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – You can use Forgotten Halls on any existing terrain!

Hi everyone!

In our previous article we showed you how you can use Forgotten Halls to create rooms, corridors, towers, etc, without using our Dynamic Floors of 100x100x10mm. It was however with a “3D Bases” Stone Slabs floor, which creates a perfect floor for our building, and thus, you didn’t need to use any of our FH floors, for obvious reasons.
However, we are showing you now how you can use any kind of terrain already in your possession and still use perfectly our FH range.

Let’s use indeed a terrain base, like our “Rough Terrain – 3D Bases”. This terrain represents a mix of earth, little stones, etc classical to outdoors terrains.
With this terrain, you can’t use add apparently our FH walls to create a building, since you would be missing the stone floor and it wouldn’t look as good as it should.
However, there is a very easy solution “built-in FH”, which we are showing you now. 🙂

This step by step images show you how to create a perfect stone floor for the FH building, while keeping the overall result perfect.
The floors we are using are already existing in FH, and fit perfectly our structures.
We are also adding our covers under our walls, this time, to make the floors underneath fit perfectly. The same covers are added on the top of the walls to build up more floors, here, about the tower.

The overall result, as you can see, is great!
We have a full tower with its ground floor fully integrated with the Rough Terrain used as base.
We could continue, with the same floors, to build more floors of the same tower, or build another structure nearby. It’s just one of the multiple, and endless, potentialities of our FH modular system.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers by Zealot Miniatures

Keep following us for more news and gaming experience on FH.
Regards from Lorenzo & David