First, some excellent news. Septimus and Nero have been approved for production and prioritized with our casting partner for fastest production.
We should begin receiving production shipments... Read more
New Arena Rex Minis Available
We're very pleased to announce the release of our first post-kickstarter minis. Sulla, Stheno, and Acerbus are now available in limited quantities in our newly launched web store. Check them... Read more
Greetings all! We have some very exciting news to kick off this holiday update.
Septimus and Nero are baked and being cut!!! The final product is stunning. We're so... Read more
Wave 1 is out the door.
Good news, nearly all Wave 1 packages have been shipped!
Wave 1 was comprised of pledges that did not include incomplete minis (Septimus, Septimus + Nero,... Read more
Please check addresses in shipping emails.
Hello backers, especially international backers,
Shipping for Wave 1 has been smooth. A few backers have received shipping notices via email and noticed their address was incorrect. They quickly contacted... Read more
Wave 1 begins!
Arena Rex's initial wave of shipping is underway! Currently, we have 120 packed boxes that are stamped and ready to be mailed. Though tomorrow is a postal holiday in the... Read more
End of the tunnel
Backers, we are getting very close. It is likely that we'll begin shipping rewards out in October! Fingers crossed everyone.
Our rulebooks have been sent off for production. We... Read more
Today is the final day to update your address or request split shipping (please refer to update #67) with minimal hassle. Anyone wishing to contact us should email... Read more
Address Changes and Split-Shipping Options
As we make preparations to begin shipping we’d like to make sure we have everyone’s latest info. We intend to print packing slips for each backer soon. Art... Read more
Damnatio ad Bestias
Yes dear backers,
Leo is finally en route. The completed sculpt was mailed last week. Molds and prototype casts will begin soon. We suspect Leo will need to be upgraded... Read more
I'm taking a quick break from rule book layout to share the latest on Arena Rex's progress.
Plastic Components Production Schedule
Our bases and tokens are in production.... Read more
Base samples are in!
Lots to talk about, let's get cracking.
The much awaited base + token samples have arrived:
I'm very excited to be writing this! These are the first parts... Read more
MIKH has shared a family photo of the sculpts left on his workbench. He plans for Leo to be completed within a week. You can see some good... Read more
We've been regularly playtesting Arena Rex during this delay and have some refinements we'd like to share with our backers before the game goes off to... Read more
Greetings all, let's get to it.
New pre-production casts have arrived. Zahra and Sereqet are our first mounted pair to be completed and cast in resin, we are... Read more
Wherein we talk a lot, and get a little horse.
Greetings backers, our campaign ended almost a year ago on April 21, the birthday of Rome. Today we are happy to share some more progress and talk a little bit... Read more
The Ides of March
The ides is upon us again.
It’s been quite a year. On the first anniversary of the inauguration of Arena Rex, we have a couple of nice treats to share.... Read more
February Sculpting Progress
Hi folks, We have some really great progress to show you.
Firstly, Nero. He has always been one of the centerpieces of Arena Rex for the whole team, and is... Read more
Shipping will be delayed further than anticipated. The project is running smoothly, if a bit slower than we hoped. Don't worry, the project will be fulfilled.... Read more
Hello hello all, the RRG team is preparing to spend some quality holiday time with our families this week. But first, we wanted to be sure our backers got a... Read more
Greetings backers! We have several new sculpts to share with you today, let's jump right in with the latest. Marcus Furius was sculpted by Patrick Masson, this is his second... Read more
Let's jump right in!
Benoit Cauchies finished sculpting Iason just last week. His spear is completely separate from the arm that wields it. Modelers will have fine control over... Read more
Pre-Production Samples III:
Be sure to watch this video in HD if your connection allows and enjoy this preview of some early castings of Vargr, Frigge, and Wendigo. I'm... Read more
The Story So Far...
Now that our pledge manager has been released it has been suggested that we consolidate the completed sculpts for easy viewing. Here you will find all the minis that have... Read more
Pre Production Samples Part II
We've received a few more pre-production minis for approval from the casting house. This is always really exciting for us. It's the first time we see the assembled piece in... Read more
Blood Brother Spotlight
Several Blood Brother sculpts finished recently, thought you all might like a look :) Roberto, Olivier, Benoit, and Sebastian knocked these out of the park. We hope you are... Read more
A funnny thing happened on the way to the Forum
I know it's been a little bit since we had a meaty update for you guys. Partly that is because we have been focusing pretty hard on the... Read more
All Roads lead to Resin
We haven’t fallen off the face of the planet entirely (though we did take a couple of days to recover from the whirlwind of the Kickstarter campaign). Now it’s time... Read more
For Real... THANK YOU!!!
Arena Rex was just a seed of an idea 18 months ago. Today we sit here, staring at the monitor, mouth agape. The financial support we've received from this campaign... Read more
Walker would like your pundivided attention.
Ur-Kek (available in the Field of Jupiter) now has some art!
A trainer for the Morituri, Ur-Kek never lost his taste for competing in the arena, and regularly joins his... Read more
Model Spotlight VI and Hroka
Hroka is now available on foot in the Field of Mars!
Next up is Ur-Kek, a Morituri model destined for the Field of Jupiter at $175k. Amber Blade Jones is... Read more
Waiting in the wings
Hroka is now available in the field of Titans!
After losing her brothers and father in raids by another nation, Hroka joined battle herself to honor them. Her badly outnumbered... Read more
Walker is running out of puns.
Zahra is now available on foot in the Field of Mars!
We are still finalizing the last pieces of art, but it’s clear from the amount of support that has... Read more
2 days to go...
Columns are now available as optional extras for all backers. I'm so glad that we were able to add some terrain to the Kickstarter, since obstacles play such a big... Read more
We're happy to finally offer terrain as part of this campaign. These doric columns will be solid casts, measuring 125mm tall. They will be cast in the same high-quality resin... Read more
Vox Populi Parenda Est!
Zahra and Sereqet are now available in the Field of the Titans!
You’ve beaten our artists once again. Maybe we should get them some armor! You’ve definitely earned a stretch... Read more
Proximo is now available in the Field of Titans!
Paypalis also now available through our website! Note: any pledges through Kickstarter will be charged through Amazon Payments. They cannot charge... Read more
Urien Unlocked + Model spotlight V
Urien is now available in the field of Mars!
It’s here, finally. The long-anticipated (and long labored-over) gameplay video will guide you through the basics of Arena Rex: the model cards, combat, and the turn structure. Thanks everyone for... Read more
We know you are all hungry for updates, and we thought we'd take this moment to share a little bit of the character design process with you.
Tonight, for your... Read more
Update number 30 with a new stretch goal and a little more WIP!
Model Spotlight IV
A spectacular return to the model spotlight series! In today's update, the best defense is a good hoplomachus. And the best offense is a tongueless convict.
In other news, we're... Read more
We have quite a Q&A for you tonight. In addition to the FAQ on the main page, we’ve trawled through the comments and messages and collected a bunch... Read more
Can't bear the anticipation!
Bjarrvhit is now available in the Field of Jupiter!
Short update today while we finish up the next concept -- more art to come when it's ready! In the meantime,... Read more
The last 48 hours have been quite the contribution spree! Hitting 100k means a lot to us, but not as much as the community and enthusiasm that has sprung up... Read more
Hungry for more!
Wendigo is now available in the Field of Titans!
You guys are unstoppable! Next up Septimus on foot, at $100k, along with a slew of bonuses! For those who missed... Read more
A Pillar of the Community!
Euryale is now available in the Field of Titans!
Next up, Wendigo:
Rumors tell of a longship gliding into a misty fjord with only a small, wide-eyed boy on board.... Read more
Mago crests the horizon!
Mago is now available in the Field of Mars!
Noxius and Micon , presented for your viewing pleasure! Benoit Cauchies's Noxius sculpt now has the hair and beard that make him so striking in the art -- here you... Read more
Sven is now available in the Field of Mars!
Next up we have Mago: A rising star of the Antonian Guard, Mago is one of the few elite guardsmen allowed... Read more
Model Spotlight III
Finally, time for another update! Let me present to you two of my favorite characters, Viatrix and Micon. Enjoy these stat card previews while we prep the update for tomorrow. Hopefully... Read more
Every Ludus Magnus or Ludus Maximus pledge reward now includes Lupa for free!
Next up, Sven stalks into the arena:
A patient warrior who favors maneuvering around his opponents and... Read more
Noxius WIP (plus a collector set of dice!)
Here is an early shot of Noxius, with work in progress by Benoit Cauchies.
We love working with artists that have such a great understanding of anatomy, especially with so... Read more
Aleae iactae sunt!
We know you have been eagerly awaiting more additions to the campaign after he initial frenzy of unlocks -- and we have been eagerly preparing them! Today we have more... Read more
Model Spotlight II
Today's update continues the model spotlight series with Urbicus and Infelix. Enjoy these stat card previews while we prep the update for tomorrow.... Faction Dice!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
We know many of you have been waiting to see what the quality of the upcoming sculpts will be before backing Arena Rex. While we are still waiting on more... Read more
Model Spotlight I
We wanted to share some more game content with you while we work on the gameplay video. The first in a series, this model spotlight will give you a closer... Read more
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
Frigge is now available in the field of mars!
Next up, a free Lupa gets added to the Ludus Magnus and Ludus Maximus pledge levels: A spectacle and executioner, Lupa... Read more
Hungry Like the Wolf
Vargr is now available in the Field of Mars!
I AM THE LAW!
Thoth is now available in the Field of Jupiter!
Tiet-Khebi is now available in the Field of Mars!
That’s how we roll!
Hermes is now available in the Field of Mars, and free dice for everyone supporting at the ludus level and higher!!
Gaius Pallidus is now available in the Field of Jupiter!
Another early unlock!
Amazing! Ban-Luca is now available in the Field of Mars!
Gaius Pallidus is next: A warrior to make the stoutest of men quail, Gaius Pallidus was struck down in... Read more
Rules Preview III
In addition to the Otho Mentulus WIP posted earlier tonight, we also have Rules Preview III ready! You can also find Rules Preview I and Rules Preview II on our... Read more
Treading heavily on the Field of Jupiter
We have gotten a really positive response to the concept art, but we know most of you are really in it for the models. We have already shown you Aquila... Read more
Leo is now available in the Field of the Titans!
Another quick stretch coming up with Ban-Luca: A loyal companion to Aquila from childhood, Ban-Luca is the favored daughter of... Read more
Another day, another stretch goal!
Noxius is now available in the Field of Mars!
Next up we have Leo: Known for savaging not only arena combatants, but feeders and handlers, Leo has slain hundreds on... Read more
Septimus and Nero are now available!
We have hit $25,000 in funding, and Septimus and Nero are now available in the Field of Titans!
A wicked pairing of man and beast, Septimus and Nero are united... Read more
Wow, you are incredible! Thanks to you, we have funded the campaign for Arena Rex in less than 14 hours -- great work! We really appreciate all of your contributions,... Read more