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Shadows of Brimstone is a fast-paced, Cooperative, dungeon-crawl boardgame set in the Old West, and mixed with Unspeakable Horror!
Shadows of Brimstone is a fast-paced, Cooperative, dungeon-crawl boardgame set in the Old West, and mixed with Unspeakable Horror!
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Progress Update! Plus Gen Con Info and Preview

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

We've been feverishly working away on the remaining Shadows of Brimstone expansion material from the Kickstarter. It's going well, and we are still aiming for completing production by the end of the year. This update, we show off some of that progress and also cover information about Gen Con, which is almost upon us.

Flesh Stalker

Flesh Stalkers are a mysterious, rare, and ancient alien race. Masters of super science and the macabre, they work in the shadows, only emerging when required to accomplish their fiendish goals! Flesh Stalkers are known for the ruthless and gruesome experiments they perform, splicing the DNA and body parts of various creatures and people together to create hideous monstrosities to do their bidding.

In developing the Flesh Stalker, we realized that he really needs minions to do his nefarious bidding. The creation of the Flesh Drones really "fleshed" out the character and upgraded him from a simple enemy to an entire Deluxe Enemy Pack with new missions, Encounters, Artifacts, Threats, and all new decks including 'Fiendish Goals' and the Flesh Stalker's 'Tools of Terror'.

 

Production plastics of the Flesh Stalker and both poses of Flesh Drones.
Production plastics of the Flesh Stalker and both poses of Flesh Drones.

 

Obviously, the Flesh Stalker was originally conceived as a single enemy during the Kickstarter. As we have done in the past, we will be sure that backers have the option to purchase an upgrade to the full Deluxe Enemy Pack to get the six Flesh Drone enemies and all of the new cards and missions. More specifics on this before we send out Wave 2. Backers that choose not to upgrade, will receive the Flesh Stalker with some of his cards so that he appears only as an Epic Threat, as originally listed in the Kickstarter. 

XL Swamp Raptor

Stalking the swampy jungles of Jargono, the deadly Swamp Raptor is one of the creatures most feared by tribal natives and Serpentmen alike! With its thick-scaled hide, lightning fast speed, and viciously sharp teeth, the Swamp Raptor is the ultimate predator of the jungle.

We are very proud of the new level of detail that we have achieved in the latest models. The Swamp Raptor has very detailed reptilian skin, sharp teeth, and a dynamic fin ridge down its back! The kit goes together easily and looks really sharp!

 

 

XXL Sand Kraken

Tunneling through rock and sand and time, these ancient and massive creatures lay dormant beneath the surface of the world for millenia. Earthquakes rock the ground and mountains tremble as the most massive of these beasts stir in thier timeless slumber, waiting to awaken, rumbling to the surface to feed their eternal hunger. When a Sand Kraken re-emerges from the deep, breaking through the surface like the tip of a horrifying iceberg, the vast majority of its beastly body remains writhing and clawing through the ocean of rock below.

We just received some new production plastics in the studio including the Swamp Raptor and Sand Kraken. The detail on the Sand Kraken really looks great, from the chitinous surface of each reptilian scale on the body to the eroded cuts in each of the rocks in the base!

Gen Con Events

 Here is a listing of our Gen Con Special Events (all taking place at the Flying Frog Booth #1149):

  • Shadows of Brimstone Painting Contest (No Cost to Enter, Limit One Entry Per Category, You must have painted the miniatures personally) Categories include: Best Hero, Best Enemy, and Brimstone Bounty (group of Heroes or Enemies or Diorama). Entries can be turned in at the booth from 10AM Thursday to 2PM Saturday. Judging at 2PM Saturday, Winners announced 3PM Saturday, Prizes Awarded.
  • Preview of the Derelict Ship and Blasted Wastes OtherWorlds as well as the Campaign Mission Packs for Shadows of Brimstone with Designer Jason C. Hill, Thursday 3-6PM : Jason gives a personal tour of these future expansions for Shadows of Brimstone giving fans a glimpse of work that is currently in development. Several players will also get to play in a deadly Derelict Ship Scenario.
  • Sneak Preview of Flying Frog’s Next Big Thing, Friday 4-6PM : Flying Frog creators, Jason and Scott Hill, give a sneak preview of their next project!
  • Trederran Trench War!, Shadows of Brimstone Mega Event, Saturday 4-6PM : Flying Frog creators, Jason and Scott Hill, run this mega event at the main event table in the FFP booth on Saturday afternoon. Nothing necessary to play, just grab a hero and delve into the war-torn world of Trederra! Face off against Trederran forces as you attempt to shut down their sinister doomsday plot! Players earn victory points to win prizes in this epic adventure!
  • Painting Shadows of Brimstone Miniatures with Aaron Lovejoy, Thursday-Sunday All Day : Professional Painter, Aaron Lovejoy, shares his techniques and tips for painting the Shadows of Brimstone figures. He should know, as he is the studio painter for all of Flying Frog’s Shadows of Brimstone Minis.
  • Frontier Town 3D Brimstone Adventure, Thursday-Sunday All Day (No Cost to Enter, runs all day, No Sign up) : It’s a shootout in the streets of the Frontier Town like you’ve never seen it before – in a huge 3D game table!
  • City of the Ancients 3D Targa Adventure, Thursday-Sunday All Day (No Cost to Enter, runs all day, No Sign up) : Play through the frozen ancient alien city in a huge pre-built 3D game table!
  • Building Brimstone: How to Construct 3D Game Boards with Ellian and Daniel, Friday 2-3PM : Artists, Ellian Opheim and Daniel Samuelsson, show you how they constructed the beautiful and detailed 3D game boards for Shadows of Brimstone!
  • Build Your Brimstone Miniatures with Brian Snoddy, Sunday 2-4PM : Concept artist, Brian Snoddy, shows you how to build the creatures that he concepted. Glue and tools are provided, just bring your Shadows of Brimstone models.

Gen Con Pick Up

We have received a lot of messages asking about a Gen Con pick up. We have been working hard to put together something cool but also logistically possible. We have decided to offer two options for the Gen Con pick up:

Option #1 Big Box of Stuff - We can process your Pledge in advance and ship it to Gen Con for an in-person Pick Up. It will include everything that we have ready up to this point. You must pre-register for this in advance of Gen Con and we will need to charge a $20 registration fee (for shipping and handling). This pre-registration will close on July 25th or when we run out of the limited slots available (about 100 backers). At the time of pick up, you will have the option to purchase missing enemies to complete your OtherWorld:Trederra Expansion and Flesh Stalker and Flesh Drones Deluxe Enemy Pack.

Get Pre-Registration for Gen Con 2016 Big Box Pick Up now!

Option #2 OtherWorld: Trederra - No pre-registration necessary. If you are a Kickstarter Backer who is slated to receive OtherWorld:Trederra (Minecart Pledge or as an Add-On to an Outlaw Pledge), you can pick up this Deluxe Expansion. We have limited quantities (air shipping these in early at great expense), so we will have 50 available for pick up on Thursday at 10AM and 50 available on Saturday at 10AM. We may have additional copies available for Pick up on Sunday at 3PM. At the time of pick up, you will have the option to purchase missing enemies to complete your OtherWorld:Trederra Expansion.

Well, that's it for now. We hope to see many of you at Gen Con in a few weeks. Be sure to stop by the booth and say hi!

Cheers,
    Scott and Jason

Wave 2 Update! Second Chance at Wave 1.5! Trederra Mega Preview!

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Hello Brimstone Fans-

It has been too long! We basically had to put our noses directly to the grindstone to make some production deadlines. Hence, the radio silence. But, now we have re-emerged to touch base and give an update on Shadows of Brimstone progress.

Wave 1.5 Update

Just in case you're not sure what this is all about, Wave 1.5 is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

We completed shipping the Wave 1.5 Orders all around the globe and are excited to see pictures online of backers playing with all of the new content and painting up the new figures! We look forward to getting these expansions into the hands of ALL backers with Wave 2. Those backers that purchased the optional Wave 1.5 shipping, not only got a big box of stuff early, but it also helped us to create the process for organizing and packing those items. So, when the time comes, organizing and packing of Wave 2 will be more streamlined. If you purchased Wave 1.5 Shipping and did not receive your Wave 1.5 package, please email admin@flyingfrog.net to let us know.

Wave 1.5 Second Chance

We have received a lot of emails from backers who missed out on purchasing Wave 1.5 or have just reconsidered after seeing all the cool stuff that people got in 1.5. We were able to add some of them into the Wave 1.5 process until we ran out of some of the new resin Hero minis. But, we now have another round of the resin Heroes and a streamlined process for 1.5 packing. So, we would like to give backers a second chance at Wave 1.5. We don't expect a flood of new Wave 1.5 Orders, but based on the emails about it, we know that there is interest and we just wanted to be sure that it is available to ALL backers, not just the folks that email us about it. If you are interested in purchasing the optional Wave 1.5 Shipping, we have made it available once again in the Flying Frog Web Store for a limited time.

Wave 2 Update

This is the subject on everyone's minds. Our minds as well! We are crunching very hard to get all remaining Expansion Material from the Kickstarter completed. The good news is that we are closing in on it! Some of our artists have already wrapped up work on the KS material and have moved on to the next project (one that this group will be quite interested in - more info on this in the future).

We are still working toward the goal of finalizing development on all remaining KS items and finishing manufacturing by the end of the year. From our experience with shipping Wave 1.5, we can see that processing and shipping of the massive Wave 2 will take many months. So, while we plan to begin shipping soon after completion of the manufacturing, it will take quite a while to process and ship all of those orders. Between now and then, we plan to show off some exciting previews of the Wave 2 material in KS Updates. We start today, with a preview of the Deluxe OtherWorld Expansion, Trederra...  

 

Trederra Preview

When we started putting together the Trederra Expansion, we hit some hurdles. At the time of the Kickstarter, it made sense that each OtherWorld Expansion would have a new set of map tiles, associated cards, and one new enemy. Then there were some other enemies from Trederra available to add on. Once we got further into development, we realized that we really needed to integrate those different Trederra enemies into the same box. This allows for different combinations of enemy types to show up in the Threat Deck, Missions, etc. It also allows for more card support for those Trederran enemies. We could have entire new decks of cards such as Battlefield Orders, Master Forged Wargear, Trederran Factions, etc.

 

 

 The solution was to create the notion of a "Deluxe" OtherWorld Expansion which will be sold at a higher price point in retail. This means more enemies, more miniatures, actual plastic models for the Cover Terrain, more cards, and even a bigger rulebook! We also wanted to have different types of leaders for the Trederrans. Rather than simply one Field Marshal, we decided to change him into three Lieutenants of specialty types: Battle Lieutenant, Comm Officer, and Mutant Lieutenant. Backers who purchased the Field Marshal will instead get the three Lieutenants (at no additional cost).

 

The complication of making Trederra into a Deluxe Expansion is that different backers are getting different items - one backer may be getting the Trederra Expansion (which in the KS included Trederran Legionnaires) and the Z-4 Grenadiers, but no Field Marshal or Trederran Mutants. Another backer may only be getting the Trederra Expansion and that's it. Obviously, we want you guys to be able to get any models that you are missing to complete the Expansion. We have also added plastic miniatures for the Cover Terrain (Tank Traps and Crate&Barrels) that were never planned during the Kickstarter. The way we put together the miniature sprues, the Crate&Barrels are on the Z-4 Grenadier Sprues and the Tank Traps are on the Lieutenant Sprues. So, we have decided to just include them with their associated enemies - if you purchased Z-4 Grenadiers, you get the Crate&Barrels for free, if you purchased the Field Marshal (now three Lieutenants), you get the Tank Traps for free.

There will be a way for backers to purchase any remaining enemy groups to complete their Trederra Deluxe Expansion box set.  This will be put up on the Official Flying Frog Web Store before Wave 2 shipping begins.  Backers that decline to complete their Trederra Deluxe Expansion box set will simply receive the individual components that were part of their pledge. 

 

As a preview of the upcoming OtherWorld Deluxe Expansion, we have a video of Jason giving an overview at the GAMA Trade Show in Vegas, some splashy images of game cards and production plastic minis, and we've even ripped some pages out of the Trederra Adventure Book. We chose a few exciting pages that explain the new Cover Terrain, Trederran Enemy Types, and the Factions of Trederra, including uniform color schemes.

Production Plastic Trederran Legionnaires - There are two unique poses and the upper body and lower body of each can be swapped for more variety.  Heads are separate and can be glued on facing any direction!
Production Plastic Trederran Legionnaires - There are two unique poses and the upper body and lower body of each can be swapped for more variety. Heads are separate and can be glued on facing any direction!

 

Production Plastic Trederran Z-4 Grenadier and the Crate&Barrel Cover Terrain.
Production Plastic Trederran Z-4 Grenadier and the Crate&Barrel Cover Terrain.

 

Production Plastic Trederran Lieutenant and Tank Trap Cover Terrain.  The Lieutenant sprue has the pieces to build three types of Lieutenant: Battle Lieutenant, Comm Officer, and Mutant Lieutenant.
Production Plastic Trederran Lieutenant and Tank Trap Cover Terrain. The Lieutenant sprue has the pieces to build three types of Lieutenant: Battle Lieutenant, Comm Officer, and Mutant Lieutenant.

 

Production Plastic Trederran Mutants - tentacle arms can be mixed and matched and glued on in any direction.  Heads are also separate and can be glued on in any facing!
Production Plastic Trederran Mutants - tentacle arms can be mixed and matched and glued on in any direction. Heads are also separate and can be glued on in any facing!

 

 

 

 

Well, that's all for now. We're headed back to that grindstone!

Happy Gaming!
Scott and Jason

Wave 1.5 Shipping Update and Images from the Seattle Pick-Up Event

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

    We're headed out to the GAMA Trade Show next week and wanted to get an update out to touch base.

Wave 1.5 Shipping Update

    For the last few weeks, we have been working late nights and weekends to process and ship out the Wave 1.5 orders. We are excited to say that all international Wave 1.5 orders have shipped and we are now working through the US Wave 1.5 orders!  There are hundreds of US 1.5 orders still to process and ship, so we expect to be working through them for the next few weeks.

    Just in case you're not sure what this is all about, Wave 1.5 is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

Seattle Area Pick-Up Event

    The Seattle area Pick-Up Event was last weekend and we had a blast meeting backers and getting a chance to talk about the project and show off new stuff that we are working on!

Designer Jason C. Hill talks with backers about new material in development.
Designer Jason C. Hill talks with backers about new material in development.
Friendly FFP staff ready to hand out Wave 1.5 boxes of goodness!
Friendly FFP staff ready to hand out Wave 1.5 boxes of goodness!

    Most of the development team was on hand to discuss the game and sign boxes and rulebooks. We had demos where Brimstone fans could have a shoot out in the streets of a Frontier Town or delve into the trenches of Trederra, fighting Mutants and Legionnaires! It was a great time for a lot of Brimstone fans to meet up and share the game they love!

Shootout in the Streets demo!
Shootout in the Streets demo!
OtherWorld Trederra Demo!
OtherWorld Trederra Demo!
Brian Snoddy builds miniatures with backers.
Brian Snoddy builds miniatures with backers.
A backer's freshly-assembled resin hero miniatures!
A backer's freshly-assembled resin hero miniatures!

     Well, that's all for now.  Be sure to follow Flying Frog on Facebook and Twitter as we will be posting images and news from the GAMA Trade Show next week!

OtherWorld: Trederra Deluxe Expansion box Mock-Ups for the GAMA Trade Show!
OtherWorld: Trederra Deluxe Expansion box Mock-Ups for the GAMA Trade Show!


Happy Gaming!

      Scott & Jason

A Peek inside a Wave 1.5 Box, Seattle-Area Pick Up Details, and Resin Heroes Update!

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

Another quick update about Wave 1.5 stuff and the Seattle-area Pick-Up Event.

Wave 1.5 Update

    As you know, Wave 1.5 has been held up waiting for the resin Hero figures. We just got word from the caster that, after some delays, they are almost done with all of the resin Hero minis needed for Wave 1.5! They are going to work through the weekend to finish and then send them out at the start of next week. Once they cross the country and we get them in hand, they still need to be sorted and packed. The good news is that we have been working on processing the orders over the last few weeks and many are ready to be shipped once they have resin minis added to the box!

    There are still several hundred orders to process, so shipping should begin the end of next week and will continue through March. Processing these orders is a bit complex because every order is different - depending on pledge level, number of pledges, and which add-ons were purchased in the Pledge Manager (and which items were already obtained via a previous pick-up or 'Get it Now' deal). We can tell you, though, these boxes are BIG, and HEAVY, and filled to the brim with goodies!

Here is a peek inside the Wave 1.5 package for a Backer from Belgium who got a Minecart Pledge, Custom Dice Mega Set, and additional goodies from the Pledge Manager.  There is just enough room left for the resin Hero minis!
Here is a peek inside the Wave 1.5 package for a Backer from Belgium who got a Minecart Pledge, Custom Dice Mega Set, and additional goodies from the Pledge Manager. There is just enough room left for the resin Hero minis!

As a reminder, here is the order of shipping for Wave 1.5, starting with areas that received Wave 1 shipments latest and proceeding to those who received Wave 1 shipments earlier:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Pacific
  • Canada
  • USA

What is Wave 1.5???

Just in case you're not sure what this is all about, Wave 1.5 is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

Seattle Area Pick-Up Event

Many KS Backers asked us for another Seattle Area Pick-Up for Wave 1.5 stuff.  We are very excited to say that we have secured a great location and are putting together a fun event where KS Backers in the area can come and pick up Wave 1.5, have lunch, and enjoy previews and demos of upcoming Shadows of Brimstone material!  Here are the details:

Shadows of Brimstone Kickstarter Seattle Pick-Up

Noon-5:30PM Saturday, March 5th

Shawn O'Donnell's Irish Pub

122 128th St. SE

Everett, WA 98208

TEL: 425-338-5700

   It will be a fun time where KS Backers can come pick up their stuff, meet the development team, have any of your FFP games signed, see previews of new Shadows of Brimstone content, play in demos, and even put together your figures! The location of the event is North of Seattle, in Everett - right off of I-5.

   The venue is a banquet hall in a great Irish Pub and a catered lunch will be served at 1PM.  Space is limited and we need to know in advance if you are coming to the Seattle Pick-up, so that we can ready your 1.5 Items ahead of time.  You MUST RSVP by February 29th.  Email your info (name, email, Kickstarter ID) to admin@flyingfrog.net with the Subject "RSVP SEATTLE 1.5 PICKUP".

Trederran Mutants Illustration by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy - From the upcoming OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!
Trederran Mutants Illustration by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy - From the upcoming OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!

We will provide more updates as we get new information or have new progress to report.

Thanks,

Scott & Jason

Quick Wave 1.5 Shipping Update...

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Hello Brimstone Gang-

    This is just a quick update about Wave 1.5 Shipping.

Wave 1.5 Shipping Update

      As you know from the last update (last week), we are waiting on two remaining shipments of content for Wave 1.5 - the Custom Shadows of Brimstone Dice and the Resin Hero Figures (Outlaws, Orphans, Drifters, Prospectors, Alt Gender Heroes, and Alt Pose Heroes). Unfortunately, there have been delays for both of these shipments. We are air shipping the dice from China and they were delayed briefly, but the shipment has been sent and we expect it to arrive early next week.

    The resin caster just let us know that the resin figures production is now estimated to be done Feb 11th. Sorry to report another delay, but this is the world of game production. We know that all of our partners in manufacturing are working very hard to make accurate estimates and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality. Sometimes, often times, delays happen.

    The good news is that we have already begun building orders and will add resin figures and dice when they arrive. This should speed up the processing time, once the final components arrive. We have a lot of work ahead of us building all of these orders and just about every order is different, so it takes time. But, we will be using the extra days waiting for remaining components to get a sizable head start on processing!

Order of Shipping

     We have made a schedule of shipping order for Wave 1.5, starting with areas that received Wave 1 shipments latest and proceeding to those who received Wave 1 shipments earlier. Here is the order:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Pacific
  • North America

What is Wave 1.5???

    Just in case you're not sure what this is all about, Wave 1.5 is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

We will provide more updates as we get new information or have new progress to report.

Thanks,

Scott & Jason