A game of high fantasy feudal Japanese monster hunting.
Written by Doug Cundall

Available for pre-order until Feb 21st!

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Welcome, weary traveler, to the Hametsu backroom event! We are thrilled to be launching this brand new indie game written by first time writer Doug Cundall.

At the core of these Backroom launches is one single goal: to launch a new game and support an indie writer by giving them a platform to get their games and ideas into the world.

And this is where you come in! We launch these games WITHOUT using kickstarter and wear all the costs ourselves. This is because we believe in making sure we deliver these products in a timely and efficient manner and keeping the overall scope of the project in check. Sustainable and achievable goals are the cornerstone for our game launches. By pre-ordering this brand new game you are helping support indie content and making sure the future of tabletop gaming is looking bright!

Our sincere thanks,
BSS Team
 

You can also come hang out in the official BSS discord here!

Pre-order Bundles

These 3 bundles are the core of this backroom event.
- All tier II and III bundles will come with all physical unlocks.
- Tier I bundles will not include any unlocks.
- Digital Bundle will include any digital unlocks

TIER I BUNDLE

All the components you need to start carving your way through the cataclysm!

- The Hametsu full hardback rule book
- Free PDF of the book
- 1 FREE Exclusive Backroom Mini!
- 1 FREE measuring gauge

Bonus unlocks and gifts are NOT part of this tier.

Follow the link below for more info!


 

TIER II BUNDLE

All the components you need to start carving your way through the cataclysm!

- The Hametsu full hardback rule book
- Free PDF of the book
- 1 FREE Exclusive Backroom Mini!
- 1 FREE Measuring gauge
- 9 Core Hunter Miniatures
- 6 Boss Miniatures


ALL bonus free physical unlocks are included. Digital unlocks are not included

Follow the link below for more info!

ORIGINAL MSRP - $204.97

 

TIER III BUNDLE

All the components you need to start carving your way through the cataclysm!

- The Hametsu full hardback rule book
- Free PDF of the book
- 1 FREE Exclusive Backroom Mini!
- 1 FREE Measuring gauge
- 9 Core Hunter Miniatures
- 6 Boss Miniatures
- MDF Mill
- MDF Zen Garden
- MDF Watchtower
- MDF Foundations
- MDF Castle


ALL bonus free physical unlocks are included. Digital unlocks are not included.

Follow the link below for more info!

ORIGINAL MSRP - $506.92

 

Stretch Goals

The more items we sell in the Backroom event, the more cool things we'll unlock!  

TIER II & TIER III UNLOCKS

Once unlocked, any products with this red tag will automatically be added into any Tier II or III orders, free of charge. These products range from single miniatures to token sheets and many things in between. At this time, these products are not available for individual purchase, you must buy a Tier II or III in order to get the physical bonus.

DIGITAL UNLOCKS

Once Unlocked, An STL or STL version of anything with this purple tag will automatically be available on anyone's accounts who have purchased the DIGITAL BUNDLE. At this time, these STLs can not be purchased by itself, and is not included in any other tiers or bundles.

UNLOCKED FOR PURCHASE

Once unlocked, any products with this blue tag will be available for purchase. Anyone who has bought a tier I, II, or III can buy this product and it will be consolidated with their initial purchase for shipping free of charge.

UNLOCKED PRODUCTS

Here you'll find a selection of terrain, game accessories, and other items that you can use to enhance your games of Hametsu! Some of these items may be already included in the bundles so please double check the product info before ordering.

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OTHER HAMETSU PRODUCTS & TERRAIN

Here you'll find a selection of terrain, game accessories, and other items that you can use to enhance your games of Hametsu! Some of these items may be already included in the bundles so please double check the product info before ordering.

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Retail bundles!

Are you an FLGS? Want to carry this amazing book in your store? We've got an excellent retail ready pre-order for you right here! You'll need to submit some information before we ship the product, so double check the details for this product before you jump in.

 

Retail ready bundle

Want to get a head start on growing a local scene for Hametsu? We've put together the ideal retail ready bundle.

– 5 Copies of the Hametsu rulebook ready to go onto the shelves.
-- 5 FREE gift miniatures to hand out to customers.

(Proof of business will be required before product ships, this order does not include any bonus unlocks)

 

THE HAMETSU FAQ

Nothing about pre-ordering this product should be scary or daunting. We are always available to answer any questions you may have via our Contact page. However, we've compiled a bit of info for you here of some questions we ancitipate. If you don't see an answer, let us know and we may add the response below as well as clarify anything we can to you directly!

What is a Backroom event?

Black Site Backrooms events are a launch event for some of our bigger products. While we have unlockable goals that will be added to tier II and III for free during this event, all the products are in our scope for production regardless of the success. The main goal of a backroom is to build a solid foundation of a player base, allow the community to push the product into an even greater state, and celebrate a new release from an often new, independent game writer.

What about a PDF?

We're happy to tell you that Hametsu will come with a full PDF with every purchase of a rulebook. We also have a Digital only Tier for folks outside of the USA, or people who want to pick up STL files alongside their physical tier. At this time we are not selling the PDF version of the rulebook as a standalone product.

When will this be shipping?

We pride ourselves in shipping our backroom projects as quickly and effienctly as possible. Violent Dark, Lunar, and YAFSIGA were out our doors within 7 months of the end of the event. All items ordered during a backroom event will be consolidated and shipped in as few packages as possible once the components are made and books are arriving.

Hametsu is a bit of a new step for us. Hardback books take longer to get proofs and print, so total fulfillment of this project may take longer than the previous ones. Our current goal based on all the information we know is to have total fullfillment done in August of 2023. We'll keep you guys updated and in the loop!

What are the free items?

Throughout the backroom event we'll be unlocking free and paid products. Anyone who orders within the first 24 hours (6pm CST Jan 31st - 5:59pm CST Feb 1st) will recieve the free Ruined Japanese Details Pack! This is a hard line, so don't miss it!

Any tier I orders will also receive the bonus Ronin warrior for free.
Any tier II and III orders will receive the Ronin warrior and any free unlocked goals. Check the unlocked goals for the details on what's what.
Any digital bundle orders will recieve STL versions of many unlocks as well.

Will I be charged immediately?

Yes. Our backroom projects do not rely on customer funding to actually come to fruition, so any orders placed during this backroom event are considered preorders. Many of the components and products are already in production, with any unlocks or last minute additions added to the queue before the end of the event.

What are the risks with this project?

The Lunar, Violent Dark, and YAFSIGA projects went very well. While we've done our due diligence for this project, there are some new product frontiers for us. Hametsu will be our second premium hardcover book. While we tried to find a US printer, the quickest and more cetain fullfilment method we could find is based out of China. After months of talking to every US printer we could... this is just the reality. (for more rants on this matter, tune into our streams at twitch.tv/bssterrain). The process of printing our first hardcover book went swimmingly, so we're anticipating the second to go even better.

We are in process of brining our resin miniature casting in-house, and while we're confident in our manufactoring ability and hoping that having it in-house will actually lead to quicker turn-aroun times, this does introduce an unknown variable. We'll keep everyone updated through multiple platforms and pride ourselves on our transparency during these projects.