Loke BattleMats Go Beyond The Blue Nebula With New Kickstarter

November 17, 2021 by brennon

Loke BattleMats are now on Kickstarter with their Beyond The Blue Nebula campaign. This offers up loads and loads of new maps and accessories for you to use when playing out Sci-Fi adventures at the tabletop in games like Starfinder!

Beyond The Blue Nebula Kickstarter - Loke BattleMats NOV

Beyond The Blue Nebula Kickstarter // Loke BattleMats

As well as the 100 detailed maps there will also be 500 tiles and tokens that are useful for adding narrative to your Sci-Fi RPGs on the tabletop. All of the elements of this Kickstarter have also been made Virtual Tabletop (VTT) ready so you can easily slide them into your own campaigns.

Sci-Fi Maps & Tokens - Loke BattleMats

Sci-Fi Maps & Tokens // Loke BattleMats

All of the different maps that are available as part of the campaign come with varying layers and design tweaks which make them great for those who want dynamic landscapes in their roleplaying games and skirmish adventures. You can show off the ships in their complete state, perhaps in the midst of a battle, before going right inside and showing off the inner workings.

Spaceships - Loke BattleMats

Spaceships // Loke BattleMats

This makes them exceptionally good for the likes of Starfinder where you move between space battles and skirmishes quite a lot. If you're doing a lot of travelling you can make the star maps that you traverse interactive as other ships move around and threaten your crew.

Spaceships & Spacescapes - Loke BattleMats

Spaceships & Spacescapes // Loke BattleMats

It should be repeated that all of the maps, tokens and accessories here are all digital. This certainly suits the world that we've found ourselves in over the past few years where it has become easier to sit down at a computer and play with friends. You might also use these on a communal laptop or other devices to show off the environments players are exploring at the tabletop in real life.

Tiles & Tokens - Loke BattleMats

Tiles & Tokens // Loke BattleMats

I really like the way that you can customise your maps with all of the tokens in the set. You can make things as dense and cluttered as you like. It also means that players are going to interact with the environment more and more, pointing out items and perhaps using them to their advantage using gameplay.

A New Sci-Fi Adventure

If you want to dive into an adventure using these maps then you're in luck! Stephen Hart has created a Starfinder compatible adventure for you to go on called The Medusa's Child.

The Medusas Child Adventure - Loke BattleMats

The Medusa's Child Adventure // Loke BattleMats

This is a full, fourty-plus page adventure that is fully illustrated and makes use of the maps and tokens from the new set. This becomes available at the Map Master Pledge Level! Make sure to check out the Kickstarter for more of the pledge options in-game.

Freebies & Sci-Fi Battle Mats

If you're eager to see their work from the Kickstarter and try it out, check out the Messier Shuttle Craft set which is FREE to download over on DriveThruRPG right now.

Messier Shuttle Craft - Loke BattleMats

Messier Shuttle Craft // Loke BattleMats

This free set features the interior and exterior versions of the ship as well as furnished and unfurnished versions variants. You'll also find a full set of hex tokens for playing out your battles in the stars with these various ships.

Nifty stuff, and, a good way to see whether or not you like the designs by Loke BattleMats. We've checked out their stuff in the past and it is great both physically and digitally so we'll be keeping a close eye on the Kickstarter!

If you prefer roleplaying or adventuring physically then you can also pick up the Big and Giant Book Of Sci-Fi Battle Mats from Loke to use in your tabletop games.

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