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Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs was launched on Kickstarter by Russ Charles from Steamforged Games (SFG). Russ is part of the team behind Painting & Polygons and the games Dungeons & Doggies. He is the lead in-house sculptor for SFG. The artists on this project were April Prime, who’s previous work includes Baby Bestiary and Dungeons and Doggies and Vikki Gavrilenko who worked on DC’s Injustice 2.

Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs was launched on Kickstarter in April 2019 and their goal of £20,000 fully funded in 15 minutes. Over the next few weeks, they gained over ten thousand backers and raised more than 10x their goal. By the end of the campaign 10,192 backers pledged a total of £280,939 for this project. Throughout the campaign, Russ posted communi-cat-ions with the pledge members and introduced the backstories to cats in the game and even redesigned some of the characters after feedback from commenters.

Cats and Catacombs is the second release in the Animal Adventure series and is a set of highly detailed miniatures for the Animal Adventures roleplaying game. The set includes pre-assembled miniatures and a set of rules for players to use their Animal Adventure miniatures and can play as cats in any campaign setting.

All twelve cat miniatures, plus a bonus miniature, come with their own pre-generated character and have an included character sheet and a short story. Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs provides a full set of rules for players to create their adventures or they can use their cat miniatures in other roleplaying games. The included adventure is titled “The Lair of the Necromeowncer” and is designed to be played with the characters included or with any other set of miniatures.

To learn more about the Animal Adventure series, the Cats and Catacombs miniatures, or SFG, check out the information and links below.

Included in the box:
13 kitty miniatures
Rules and Adventure Companion PDF
Art prints

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: April 2019
Ship Date: January 2020