We are beginning to plan for Wave 2 production. Plans change and we are talking about quite a long time frame, so at this stage, these are... Read more
The Art of Journey
“The Art and Making of the Monkey King” was included in many of the reward levels. We have started work on it, so this a great time to... Read more
Game Play Update: The Yao Demons
Let’s take a break from tracking shipments and talk about new game play. We have completed the core rules, scenarios and play testing for the Yau Demons. A... Read more
Nothing has gone according to plan, but we really want to get this project back on track:
Step 1, improve communication.
Step 2, make no promises and let... Read more
Journey Arrives in Canada!
This update is short and sweet, but we need to make it because it is such a relief for us. After all the problems shipping the core game... Read more
Canadian and Resin Delivery
The transport ship with the Canadian games is due to dock on Monday. We expect that all games will be delivered in November. We understand this must seem... Read more
Marrow Cross Project
We have briefly mentioned our second Marrow Cross Project on Facebook and here is more information for our backers. We have been lucky enough to work with renowned... Read more
State of the Union
We are taking a break from talking about shipping. This is a long update and we hope it contains some answers to what is coming next and... Read more
We have been working hard on the Canadian shipping. You would not believe how hard this process has been. Journey: Wrath of Demons is heavy and some... Read more
Core Game Shipping Ends
We have really enjoyed reading the responses from those of you that have opened and played (and painted!) your copy of Journey: Wrath of Demons. Here is a... Read more
Throughout the campaign we have tried to keep you up to date but Ray and I have not really shared personal information; we are kind of private people.... Read more
Hello Backers! Here’s a short shipping update and it’s all good news.
US Hub:The container ship has arrived, the packages have cleared customs and are already in the distribution... Read more
Art book Preview: Step by Step Berrok
The backer reward booklet, "The Art and Making of the Monkey King", will include some painting tips and hints. Here is a rough preview of one step-by-step section.... Read more
Shipping continues. The AUS/NZ container ship, the last big shipment, has left China. We are making daily journeys to the local Post Office with carfuls of backer shipments... Read more
Support and Forum
Shipping continues. The container ship has set sail for the EU and today we will complete deliveries to Hong Kong Backers.
With the arrival of Journey: Wrath of... Read more
Great news, we have our first comments from a backer who has received Journey: Wrath of Demons. This is an important milestone, but not as important as the... Read more
Shipping and New Sculpts
We have some shipping news:
- The transport ship for the US distributor is well into its journey and should arrive at the mid of July.
- Shipping to EU... Read more
Completing complex customs paperwork for each location has caused a significant delay. The core game is completely packaged but cannot leave China before this paperwork is complete. Trust... Read more
Just a short note today. What’s a new games product without an Unboxing video? As promised we have posted a video of us opening the very first production... Read more
Important: Update Your Address Now!
We have good news to share, but you must read the new paragraph carefully. Printing, packaging, shipping, etc, is on track, with printing being complete. We have a... Read more
We normally wait until we complete milestones, as it feels like we have really accomplished something. Since the last update, we have been working hard but we are... Read more
We have some solid information from the factory – production will be finished on May 9th. Now we have this date, we can book a slot on a... Read more
Time for something completely different, while we wait for the production schedule to be confirmed.
Many board games are being supplied with high quality components now and when... Read more
Best News Yet!
Today, we received the third version of the hard proofs. As soon as we saw them, we could see these were the ones! Yes, we have approved the... Read more
As part of the core release, we created a detailed walkthrough of a simple game. We had planned to do this as part of the rule book, but... Read more
We have production news – we have reviewed the hard proofs!
The hard proofs are not simply exact copies of the final printed material. The factory sent us... Read more
We have great news regarding the production of the core game. Yesterday we received the hard proofs!
These are the last items to inspect before bulk printing... Read more
There was a great deal of interest the in scenery we offered during the Kickstarter and we have some great news. All the scenery will ship with the... Read more
Production is a painstaking process of dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’. We have taken some small steps forwards and want to keep you in the loop.... Read more
And Now For Something Completely Different
This is just a quick note to give a shout out to our friends at Monolith Board Games LLC. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Essen was... Read more
Good News and Bad News
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The printing will not be completed before the Chinese New Year, so we will not ship until March... Read more
Happy New Year!
We have some great information to share, but let us first wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2015 will be the year that we bring our dream of... Read more
Just a short note to wish all our backers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Marrow Production!
Those of you that selected resin rewards have been very patient, we have not given you much news at all. Here’s an update just for you.
We have... Read more
When we started this project, we knew we wanted to create really high quality miniatures. We did have some of the miniatures ready when we started this Kickstarter,... Read more
We have worked hard throughout this project and our great backers have always kept our spirits high. Your support has meant so much to us and makes this... Read more
Essen ... Is Over!
This week we were in Germany, at Spiel in Essen which is probably the biggest board games convention in the world. Foolishly, we thought we could make several... Read more
We can see backers talking about possible shipping dates and delays and we know we owe you some information. We are having difficulty making firm predictions at the... Read more
The Rule Book
We hope this update has been worth the wait: we are pleased to be able to show you the rule book! You can download a PDF copy... Read more
Miniature Mass Production
Hello backers, we have a production update for everyone!
We have just returned from another visit to the factory to see the miniature production. The plan was to look at... Read more
Koorogg, the Bull Demon King
We are sure you have all been waiting for this update. Here is Koorogg, the Bull Demon King. Not only is he Monkey’s nemesis, but he’s Ray’s... Read more
We hope the football has kept you busy. Ray has been busy too – here is the final master for Iron Fan in all her glory. As... Read more
We know we have been quiet for too long. From our silence and this update title, you can guess we have bad news. Since the last update we... Read more
Game Play Changes
Although we have been working hard on the physical side of the game, sculpting, art, boxes, shipping plans, etc, we are still finding time to play test and... Read more
Hello Backers! We have some inside manufacturing information to share.
We just got back from a trip to our miniature manufacturer in ShenZhen. We went to discuss the overall manufacturing... Read more
The Pledge Manager
Hello Backers! We have some good news and some bad news.
The Pledge Manager has closed. Many thanks to all the backers that took the time to complete all the... Read more
Plastic vs. Resin
So this is the picture-heavy update you have been waiting for. We have plastic miniatures that we can show you in side-by-side comparisons to the resin versions. We... Read more
All The Small Things
Hello Backers! We have many small things to talk about.
We were pleased to place in the miniature sculpting competition in the Crystal Brush at Adepticon and they are running... Read more
Hello Backers! Adepticon is over and it was a great show!
Sorry for the lack of recent updates, but we worked hard to get material ready for the show and... Read more
White Bone Demons
Hello Backers! This update reviews the White Bone Demon Expansion.
This expansion added to the base game, with new maps, miniatures and some extensions to the rules. The White Bone... Read more
We are on target to send the pledge manager e-mail tomorrow. If you do not get one by the end of day, first check your spam or junk... Read more
Ray finished the Boof Bullserker sculpt a little while ago. It is in China at the moment, where the molds are being made for the plastic minis.
We... Read more
When we designed the expansions we really wanted to include 3 new double-sided Map Tiles in each one. We had a really great push at the end of... Read more
Before you get too excited, it’s not ready. But there is good news, it is almost ready. We have all the SKUs entered and we are only working... Read more
Hello Backers! Here’s a quick update to share some art and some rules. But in this case, the art rules. We are really pleased with how well these tokens came... Read more
New Wheel of Fortune
Hello Backers! Some news about game components and rule changes. After reviewing the feedback about the Fortune Spinner and searching for Fortune/Misfortune cards we have made some changes.
Spinning... Read more
Our First Journey
Hello backers. Marrow Production is hitting the road!
We will be attending Adepticon 2014 on 3rd-6th April. This will be the first games conference where we present Journey to the... Read more
Art and Attack Ranges
We have been working on the rules and this is the first of a few updates showing some of the work. Today, we’re presenting the art for the... Read more
Hello backers! This update needs no words. We know you are only going to look at the pictures! Despite the New Year celebration slow downs, our new manufacturer has send... Read more
Happy Chinese New Year!!!!
Hello Journey backers! Happy Chinese New Year!! We wish everyone lots of cheerfulness and prosperity in the upcoming year and best wishes for the year of the Horse!
Nightmare Dice and Cards Updates
Hello backers! Looks like there is freezing weather in the US, flooding in the UK, but we hope you are enjoying Winter. Here’s a short update to cheer you up from... Read more
Happy New Year! I know, we’re a bit late saying that for some of you and bit early for others. Here are some pictures of the resin masters that are... Read more
This is just a short message to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
You gave us the best gift this year, by enabling us to make the game... Read more
Many Kickstarters seem to go quiet once the project closes. We really did not intend to do this ourselves, but now we can see one reason it might happen. There... Read more
We would like to wish all our American backers a Happy Thanksgiving!
We would just like to touch base and give you a quick update. It has not... Read more
Is it all over? Or has it just begun?
Marrow Production has grown incredibly in past 39 days. From two guys with a silly idea to a game production company... Read more
Empress Iron Fan – Work In Progress shots
The most beautiful woman in all of Terra and a former princess of Great Tang, Yazuiji always had too much ambition for her own good. Her father, the Emperor Tang,... Read more
Things are racing now!
You have unlocked another free miniature for all backers receiving Boxed Game Upgrades, a plastic Zigi Spider Demon Warrior, with game cards. If you opt for... Read more
Quests Unlocked and XXL size T-Shirt!
Tripitaka is a young monk, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Tripitaka knows that only he has be power to seal the Demons back in the underworld... Read more
Spider Demon Expansion
Backers! You astound us! We knew there was a slim chance we could unlock this second expansion, but this amazing.
This close to the end of the campaign, we will... Read more
Koorogg the Bull Demon
Journey: Wrath of Demons ends with a climactic battle against Koorogg, the Bull Demon King, so it seems fitting that our final update about the game is about Koorogg himself.... Read more
Game Play Update #15 – Quests
We are nearing the end of our rules updates. If you are new to the project, you can skip back through them, starting here.
Quests are our name for a... Read more
The Spider Demon Expansion
The Spider Demon Expansion gives the Pilgrims a chance to retrieve the third piece of the sundered Sutras. But before Tripitaka can assemble more of the sacred scroll, his band... Read more
Spider Demons Teaser and More
Backers, we would like to share the concept art for the second expansion to Journey: Wrath of Demons. On this stretch of the journey, the Pilgrims stray into the Silk... Read more
Journey is More Heavenly
We are so pleased to unlock Qinglong! We have the best backers!
There were many types of Heavenly Creatures in ancient China, and now we have two. Everyone will get... Read more
Kei Lun, First Look.
Keeping on top of this campaign slowed us a little, but Kei Lun is ready for his début. We have photos, back story, game play info and even a stop... Read more
Kei Lun, Coming Soon
Hey, backers. Ray has almost finished the Kei Lun sculpt! We are preparing the update that shows the details of Kei Lun, the Heavenly Creature that comes with the game.... Read more
As the journey draws to its close, your help has pushed us past one more milestone. Our first upgrade to our first expansion!
By reaching $330K, we have unlocked our... Read more
A Place to Recover
We have crossed a lot of ground in the last few days, which is all down to you. We could not do this without you.
Now we are at $320K,... Read more
Last Leg of the Journey
We have posted more Stretch Goals, without full details. You have seen us hide the details of future Stretch Goals before, so this should be no surprise, but today we... Read more
Game Play Update #14 – The Demon Phase
In the last rules update, we left you with Demons popping up adjacent to the spawn gates, in the squares close to Tripitaka, ready to move towards him (click here).... Read more
Yataru Bone Warriors Abound
We are stunned. We were really pleased with the art for the White Bone Demons, but we did not expect the expansion to explode like this. We are so pleased... Read more
Journey has Expanded
We are really pleased at how popular the expansion has proved to be. Honestly, we did not expect this to be unlocked so quickly. We have the best backers! But... Read more
Game Play Update #13 – Spawning Demons
The rules updates are nearly finished. You should have a good idea about controlling the Pilgrims (click here previous updates), so now let’s focus on the Demons.
It’s traditional to... Read more
Boof Minions are in the Bag
Well, that did not take long! This journey would be impossible without you.
You have unlocked the Boof Bullserker Boxed Game Upgrade and all backers receiving these rewards will be... Read more
Journey’s First Expansion
We hoped you like the concept art for the first full expansion for Journey: Wrath of the Demons.
As our Pilgrims cross a desolate and craggy mountain pass, they unknowingly... Read more
Soul Cleanser Peng
Your support is astounding. The last few days have been just amazing, with many new backers joining us. What a great time to unlock this stretch goal.
You have unlocked... Read more
The Nightmare Deck – Part 2
Hi Backers! Hon Ho here. With a two-man team, it is very difficult to keep this website up to date and do some actual work. I was stuck travelling for... Read more
The Nightmare Deck
So we have reached $250K, amazing. Backers, we are so pleased with your support!
You have unlocked the KS Exclusive Nightmare Deck, which is included in all Boxed Game Upgrades. ... Read more
Soul Cleanser Zhilan
Well, backers, you’ve taken another step on the journey. Thanks for your support.
Soul Cleanser Zhilan, a Dao Priest, has been unlocked. Once again, A.J. Manzanedo has created great art... Read more
The Alternative Tripitaka Sculpt
We have some exciting news. We can see many reasons that backers want female Pilgrims and the Dragon Princess was very popular. Our problem is the original story has a... Read more
Game Play Update #12 – Doors and 2000 Backers Celebration!
Hello, backers! This update is a combo, some brief rules and a new stretch goal to celebrate an important milestone.
You have seen structures with impenetrable walls on the Map... Read more
Soul Hunter Warrior Tang Joins the Band!
Congratulations backers! You are still unlocking great upgrades.
So here is Warrior Tang, the final Soul Hunter to join the Pilgrims on their adventure. Warrior Tang is a Collectors Upgrade,... Read more
Game Play Update #11 – The Pilgrims in Action
One aspect we wanted to ensure for Journey was that the replay value is high. If you play it several times, we want it to be fresh and fun. We... Read more
The Pilgrim’s Background
Let’s take a short break from rules to look some great sculpting by Ray Wong and paint work by Hon Ho, while we give you some background for the Pilgrims.
Game Play Update #10 – Condition Cards (And Dice!)
This is the next update in the rules series. Click here to see the older updates.
This is going to be a short update but we have to pass this... Read more
Game Play Update #9 – Searching, Fortune and Misfortune Cards
This is one more update in the rules series. Click here to see the older updates.
Start with this short video and then we will talk about some cards:
Searching... Read more
Captain Xi Fung Plastic Miniature Unlocked!
We are really pleased to reach this total! Many thanks to all our backers!
We feel very fortunate to have so many early backers. Pushing the pledge total up early... Read more
Game Play Update #8 – Skill Cards
We have been running rules updates for some time now. If you are a new backer or need a refresh, you can find the older rules updates here.
So we... Read more
You are still knocking these stretch goals down! Great work, backers! We see Journey being mentioned in many places on the web and we know this is your work. Awesome.
Spread the Word 2!
Here at Marrow, we’re happy when you, our faithful backers, are happy. We’re so glad that you liked the Dragon Princess that we’ve made you a special avatar to celebrate... Read more
The Yau Demons are Loose
Our Pilgrims are heading out of Yau territory. Thanks for helping them along.
Backers getting Collectors Upgrades must have been wondering if they were getting a resin Jing Yau, after... Read more
Game Play Update #7 – Defending
We have been running rules updates for some time now. If you are a new backer, you can find the older rules updates here. You need understand attacking before you... Read more
Large Scenery Update
Our Pilgrims are still marching on their journey. Thanks for keeping them company.
So this is a large scenery update in many ways. We have unlocked bridge Add-Ons that can... Read more
Important Shipping Update
After talking to many distribution companies in Europe, it is certain that we will now have a distribution centre in the EU. There will be one bulk shipment to this... Read more
The Dragon Princess, Xiao Yan
This is a huge update! We are at the halfway mark in our campaign and we have a great announcement to make. It’s perfect timing, we literally saw this wonderful... Read more
Game Play Update #6 –Attacking
So after all the stretch goals, giveaways and other updates, it’s time for more rules.
But first, great job backers spreading the word! You pushed us to #2 on the... Read more
Size Doesn’t Matter!
We have had many questions about the scale of the figures and we would like to show you the actual size, rather than talk about numbers.
Journey was developed as... Read more
Double-Sided Map Tiles
The trek continues! $200K has such a nice ring to it.
The pledge total of $200K unlocks the double-sided Map Tiles Boxed Game Upgrade. By keeping the stretch goal list... Read more
Trick or Treat
Treat! We can see the pledges people are making and many of you are really going beyond the call of duty to support us. We’d like to call all backers... Read more
Spread the Word!
As a small new games company, we need all the help we can get spreading the word. We are confident Journey stands up for itself, we just need gamers to... Read more
Game Play Update #5 – Movement
Welcome to another rules update. Thank you for the reception these updates are getting. We hope you can see that by the end of the project you will know quite... Read more
Show Some Initiative
We are still moving forwards!
The pledge total of $190K unlocks the Initiative Tokens upgrade. Here’s a micro rules update: There are times when the turn order is not totally... Read more
Game Play Update #4 – Custom Dice
Backers! A short rules update today, prompted by some questions on the white dice.
We have said from the start that Journey uses custom dice. They are engraved, not stenciled,... Read more
The Clock Runs Down
Thank you for joining this project at the start! Supporting us now and pushing through these Stretch Goals is important to us.
The deadline for the Time Limited Bonus has... Read more
Thanks, backers. We had a very good weekend, even though some people say weekends are slow on Kickstarter. There’s no stopping you guys. And we feel gratified by the all... Read more
Here’s trouble! Our most terrifying miniature so far, Ugragosa, the Centipede Demon, with terrific art provided by A.J. Manzanedo. Ugragosa is quite large, 3 squares long on the board. More... Read more
Game Play Update #3 – Map Tile Rules
We showed you the art and some production details about the Map Tiles. Here’s some game play information. We will convert this to precise rules legalese in the rule book,... Read more
KS Exclusive Custom Custom Dice!
Once again, we’ve pushed forwards to another goal!
Journey does not need hundreds of dice to play the game and for almost every roll you only need the dice in... Read more
Game Play Update #2 – Pilgrim Profile Sheets
We know many of you are waiting for more information about the rules. Here is our plan. Over the next four weeks, we intend to share a solid understanding of... Read more
The Clock Starts Now!
We hoped people would have more time to see the information about the Time Limit, but you guys really rushed us through this milestone! It feels great to have so... Read more
More Demons: Jing Yau
You just keep knocking down Stretch Goals as fast as we can create them!
Unlocking Jing Yau lets us show you more art from the highly talented A.J. Manzanedo, it... Read more
The world of Journey starts with our Map Tiles, wonderfully illustrated by Henning Ludvigsen.
Map Tiles are the basis for the game board in Journey, square boards that are arranged... Read more
Resin Zing Yau
So now we have our old friend Zing Yau returning as 2 resin miniatures, free to backers receiving the Collectors Upgrades. This upgrade comes with all cards required to use... Read more
The Limited Time Bonus
Hello backers. You have lots of questions, but we can put one to rest. What is the mystery Limited Time Bonus?
It takes some nerve to pledge a chunk of... Read more
We've unlocked another Box Game Upgrade that many of you will get for free!
In the game, each Pilgrim draws a small hand of Skill Cards that can be played... Read more
The Journey Rulebook
Having good rules is one thing, but explaining them clearly in a rulebook is another. We are hoping the Journey rulebook will be more than clear, it will also be... Read more
Scripture Boxes Released!
Our Game Plan
First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported our project! The opening days have unlocked 6 stretch goals, that’s great!
There have been questions about us releasing both plastic... Read more
Backers, here is some more information about the game. This is a hard update to write, because the rewards change with every stretch goal. We’ll start with the core game... Read more
Zing Yau Breaks through the Seal
Great news! The Pledge Total had reached 6 figures. Now things are getting serious for Tripitaka and his Band.
When the underworld seal was broken, it was not just... Read more
So you have a chance to see our resin miniatures. Here is some information about another facet of Journey, the game play.
We will be giving out more information via... Read more
Borrack is Loose!
Wow, this is really moving along! So that’s three Boxed Game Upgrades unlocked now. This time, we will give 1 additional plastic Borrack Bull General miniature to all backers receiving... Read more
A Bigger Band
Did you think the Soul Hunters were more Demons? Guess again! The Pilgrims are not alone in their fight against the Demons and when the Pilgrims are powerful enough, they... Read more
Avatar Update # 1
Want to let everyone know that you have started this Journey? Why not update your avatar with one of these great images?
If you want to use these outside of... Read more
Backers, some of you have asked for more Add-Ons, specifically, the T-Shirts and Art Book. Here you go. These T-shirts are Kickstarter Exclusives. We will not be selling these items... Read more
Mystical box... for Real?
We are so pleased to get this far! This update is a little different from the others: our first scenery. By passing $70,000, you have unlocked our first Collectors Upgrade,... Read more
The Next Stretch Goal has been Unlocked!
Wow! The pledge total is still rising rapidly. We can’t believe how enthusiastic our backers are. Another Boxed Game Upgrade has been unlocked, so if you get this stretch goal,... Read more
First Stretch Goal Unlocked!
Great news! We have unlocked the first of our “Boxed Game Upgrade” stretch goals. The Boxed Game Upgrades are a group of stretch goals that are included with many pledges... Read more
We are funded in under in 8 hours!
A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! You guys are amazing! It really means a lot to us that you funded Journey so quickly. Now it... Read more
FAQ Section Updated!
Some of you have been asking great questions and we think many backers might be interested in the answers. At the bottom of the main page there is a FAQ... Read more