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Fantasy miniatures skirmish-style strategy tabletop game. Gather your heroes, challenge your friends, become the God of War!
Fantasy miniatures skirmish-style strategy tabletop game. Gather your heroes, challenge your friends, become the God of War!
1,355 backers pledged $153,915 to help bring this project to life.

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Demigods Rising is a skirmish-style tabletop game in which you become a Demigod, command armies of heroes, and fight to prove your supremacy so you can ascend as the new God of War. You have access to 4 Demigods, who can choose their armies from the 16 heroes. Once the heroes are ready, players can face-off on the sacred battleground.

Demigods Rising is a fantasy miniature game for 2 or 4 players. Each player controls a Demigod and 3-6 heroes that are battling to win the Demigod his rightful place on the throne of the God of War.


Every copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Demigod pledge level contains:

  • 63 High quality (plastic) miniatures
  • 50 Hero Cards
  • 4 Demigod Cards
  • 14 Double-sided game boards
  • 36 Obstacles
  • 34 Dice: 12 Attack, 18 Divine, 4 Demigod
  • 54 Cards - Demigod deck
  • 81 Cards - Item deck
  • 62 Counters: Move, Morale and Cooldown
  • 76 HP tokens
  • 154 Buffs/Debuffs
  • 1 Rulebook & 8 Reference cards
  • 2 or 4 players
  • Each battle lasts 30 - 90 min
  • Play as one of the Demigods and equip him with items matching your strategy!
  • Chose 3-6 unique heroes and form your party
  • Choose between the many game modes and find one that is suitable for your experience level
  • Incredible replay value, with over 32,000 possible team combinations

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Demigods Rising Gameplay by Jogando Offline:

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Players are able to customize individual game modes by changing one of the numerous gameplay options.

  • Difficulty level: Beginner, Normal, and Advanced
  • Demigod option: Play either with Demigods or with the Demigod deck 
  • Winning option: Skirmish, Tactics, Slayer (transfer or not), Capture the flag
  • Picking option: Chieftain, Random, Divine Mirror, and Free Pick
  • Number of heroes per player: 3 - 6

Knowing the rules is an important factor when considering your game play. The Rulebook will be your best friend during these epic campaigns. Perhaps even more importantly, you can find gameplay moves in the Rulebook that will help you learn the ropes the right way when you first start out.

English version - click here
German version - click here
French version - click here
Spanish version - click here

Spanish, French and German versions done by our backers Alberto GM, Grisboui and Arnd Felten. Thank you!
Spanish, French and German versions done by our backers Alberto GM, Grisboui and Arnd Felten. Thank you!


When designing Demigods Rising, we drew our inspiration from Chess, Heroes of Might and Magic, and MOBA games, such as DOTA, DOTA2, and League of Legends. After considering those top-notch examples of fantasy gameplay, we are thrilled to present a game with great replay value that is easy to learn, but relies heavily on hard-to-master tactics through which victory can be achieved in multiple game modes by fulfilling various scenarios' conditions.

Illustration for new Kickstarter exclusive box cover
Illustration for new Kickstarter exclusive box cover

Imagine a full-team fight from DOTA or LOL, implement a HOMM turn-based combat style, and put it all on the chessboard - that's Demigods Rising!

Although, the gameplay is extremely important to us, we focused equally on every Demigods Rising detail, including our spectacularly designed minis. The miniatures are sculpted by veteran 3D sculptor Marco "Splash" Plouffe, who worked on games such as Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex.

Notice: All figures are supplied unpainted; painted examples are for reference only. All plastic miniatures come pre-assembled. All resin miniatures come unassembled.

You can add optional rewards by simply adding its value to your total pledge level. 

- Art Book (physical copy) will contain art workflow progress, from first sketches to final Illustration. Some approximate specifications: Art book will be made in a format similar to A4, with soft cover, its 60+ pages will be made from 130gm glossy paper with full color print. It will contain art of Demigods Rising, from scratch till finished illustrations.
Game prototype (delivery by the end of November)
- Black box sleeve 
- High quality canvas print of a Hero or a Demigod of your choosing. Canvas prints will have the size of 11'' x 15''. You can also chose God of War throne room, one of 4 landscapes showing lands of 4 races or front cover battle.

Click here to check out gallery! (gallery will be updated*)

Resin miniatures will be supplied ready for assembly. 45 mm square bases are included with each miniature. No extra shipping costs are involved.

This offer does not include resin God of War
This offer does not include resin God of War

Shipping is included for US and CA backers.

Backers from Western EU, please add $10 to your total pledge amount. 

*Western EU: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Greece, and Finland.

Backers from Central EU, AU, NZ and CH, please add $23 to your total pledge amount.*Central EU: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.

For everywhere else, please add $36 to your total pledge amount.
  • Because We Need You, HERO: We have already created a working prototype and paid for the art, the graphic design, and part of the 3D sculptures. Now, we need you to be able to fully manufacture and deliver a spectacular game that you can play in thousands of different ways. Join us and become part of our dream!
  • Your voice will be heard: We will value your input and address any concerns or questions that you might have. We have already improved Demigods Rising thanks to great feedback that we have received thus far!
  • Kickstarter Discount: Every copy of a Demigod pledge level ($100) comes at a 33% discount off MSRP ($150) as a sign of our appreciation for your support.
  • Limited Availability: Demigod pledge level is only available on Kickstarter, and it will be printed in a limited number of copies.
  • Money-Back Guarantee: Since this is a project by new faces in board game production, we understand that backers will always be considering the inherent risk when backing such a project. With that in mind, if you decide that you don’t like Demigods Rising within 1 month of delivery, then you can return it to us for a full refund.

Heroes are representatives of each race that have been handpicked by the Demigods to fight in the Tournament of the God of War. Those who prove their worth will earn their place in the kingdom of the Gods for all eternity!

Heroes are distinguished by their class and 3 unique skills:

  • Tank - Lots of Health points, Durable, Strong physical defense, Limited movability
  • Warrior - Warrior - Lots of Health points, Offensive, Excels in melee comba
  • Rogue - Unhindered movement, Strong damage dealers, Low on Health points 
  • Archer - Archer - Ranged damage dealer, Balanced defense, Medium Health points, Disadvantage in melee combat 
  • Mage - Strongest damage dealer, Lowest Health points, Strong magical defense but low physical defense, Disadvantage in melee combat

The class of each hero defines his movement capabilities, range, AP (Action Points) consumption per normal attack, class traits, and the type of Divine power that particular Hero taps into in order to perform powerful skills.

In the base game version, players take the role of Demigods and affect the flow of the battle by using the Demigod deck. The first expansion of Demigods Rising (which will be an exclusive part of the Kickstarter Demigod pledge level) gives you the ability to put physical models of Demigods on the board and play them together with the heroes of your choosing.

In Demigods Rising's first expansion, each player gets to choose one of four Demigods: Warlord, Protector, Tactician, or Illusionist.

Choosing the right heroes to fight for you will make winning much easier, but choosing the right items will also enhance the strength of your strategy!

 

If you like Demigods Rising, you can show it to the others by pimping your avatar with a new look! Click for Dropbox link.

Nikola and Milos
Nikola and Milos

We, the game designers, Nikola Andrejic and Milos Pavlovic, have polished the idea of Demigods Rising over the past 3 years. To make it visually stunning, we acquired the help of numerous highly skilled illustrators, including Iwo Widulinski, Nikola Matkovic, Konstantinos Skenteridis, Dusan Stojanovic, and Caner Inciucu. We thank Marco "Splash" Plouffe, a great 3D artist known for his work on Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex for bringing our minis to life.

OUR PARTNERS

  • PandaGM
  • Titan Forge

Risks and challenges

A project like this requires a great deal of teamwork between skillful game designers, artists, sculptors, writers, and manufacturers. The miniatures still need to be mastered for plastic production and the game components need to be finalized and printed. We are working with a great game manufacturing company that has successfully delivered many other Kickstarter games.
We understand that when it comes to producing overseas, delays are possible, especially in terms of shipping and customs. We will do everything that we can to mitigate any problems and we will keep you informed every step of the way. Communication is a key component of any Kickstarter campaign, so we will be posting regular updates throughout the process and will notify you immediately if any problems arise.

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