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THON is a fast-paced, 28mm tactical wargame, pitting the Starlight defending Thonians against the ruthless Sons of Ord.

MAR 15 - Stretch Goals Revisited

I have upped the model counts on all of the stretch goals. Each Stretch goal still includes a new sculpt. There will also be mini-stretches between each big stretch.

MAR 14 - GAMEPLAY

RPG Video is here, Basic Gameplay here and Character stats here.

MAR 13 - New Exclusive 5/6 Revealed!

MAR 13 - New card cover, terrain, board, $55K Mini Stretch!

AT $55K EACH CORE SET will be upgraded with game board, card cover and terrain. This image is a mockup and not final.

MAR 11 - New Renders

In the updates, check it out.

MAR 9 - RPG Video

In the updates, check it out.

MAR 8 - Updated Contents

Thanks for checking out THON. I have been working on Thon for decades as a pet project, with your help we can now make it a reality.

I have brought the game as far as I can, it's entirely up to you now. Together with this Kickstarter we can bring my visions of glorious utopian sci-fi worlds and the epic struggle between the Thonians and the Sons of Ord to your table.

This Kickstarter for THON will fund the mass production of the plastic injected game models on sprue (assembly required), rulebooks, custom dice, markers and packaging and get the game into your home.

The game's Core Set consists of a skirmish sized army from both the Sons of Ord and the Thonian Alliance, dice, markers, reference cards and rulebook.

THON is three games in one; Versus, a 1v1 head to head battle of tactics and wits, a traditional pen and paper style RPG and a casual design your own free-for-all. 

Thon pits the Starlight defending Thonians against the ruthless Sons of Ord. The Thonians control the Acquiry; the inter-Starlight Communications network. The Sons of Ord control the Orrery; the inter-Starlight Mining and Terraforming Conglomerate. When Ord resists the Alliance's Starlight unification, war is imminent.

MAR 7 - Exclusives! 

"In a world where Thonians and the Sons of Ord duke it out, THON The Game takes Sci Fi to the next level through a fast paced board game!" - The Crowdfund Mafia

MAR 6 - Exclusive 4 - Spirit!  - Spirit is the Soul Core of Starlight Thon. This very Limited Edition Mini of Spirit in her CORE RUNNER form will not be available outside of this Kickstarter.

MAR 6 - New Tools! Build Force Tool, a FREE online tool allows you to quickly add and subtract units to your faction lists. STRETCH!

MAR 5 - Gameplay and Unit Breakdown vids are in the Updates!

MAR 4 - *NEW* - Versus is played on a 3x3 or 4x4 or larger playing area and it is advised that players use more cover when first starting out. 

*Plastic cover modules will be created as part of a future stretch goal.*

MAR 5 - Exclusive 3 - War Keeper Caurus is the Thonian Emissary to Starlight Morvia. Caurus is soldier first and politician a distant second. Bequeathed the massive cuirass ‘Formidable’ by the most gifted Forgemaster in the galaxy; his brother, Ordhren Lar, Slodan Ord. War Keeper Caurus is a Thonian Commander Option.

+1 War Keeper Caurus!

+2 Honor Guard

MAR 4 - Exclusive 2 - 'Thonians all die the same... it's the hunt that counts.' -Warhound Rider Stekko Tunr. The Warhound Riders were the first Ordhren units sent to trakk and capture Thonian Core Runners trapped behind lines after Ord razed the Acquiry hubs in the East.

A Warhound Rider is an Ordhren Multipurpose Option.

+4 Warhound Riders (MSRP 50$) Yours for the $25 Exclusive.

MAR 3 - Exclusive 1 -  ‘Halcyon Virus Initiated. Argo is no more.’  Forgemaster Tyrian Evo single-handedly fell several Starlight on the distant Eastern Front, earning him the title, Tyrian the Tyrant. The most gifted of all of Ord’s Forgemasters, Tyrian is only the second Forgemaster to earn both the Ordhren Forgemaster and Theledonian Mastertect titles. Tyrian Evo is an Ordhren Overlord option.

+1 Tyrian Evo

+4 DRX Drones

MAR 3 - Stretch Goal 1  - **New Model // New Highborn Unit** 

It was the Highborn Rangers that first trakked Ordhren Movements away from the Eastern Armada Coreward, towards Thon. Nobody could have predicted what would come next. A Highborn Ranger is a Multipurpose Unit for both the Highborn and the Thonian Alliance. 

THON Contents

  • Area of Effect Weapon
  • Flash and Fury Dice 
  • Shooting and Damage Dice
  • Plastic bases
  • Pocket Rule Book
  • Reference and Resource Cards

Thonian Alliance

  • 10 x Manakin
  • 2 x Honor Guard
  • 1 x Emissary Vakon
  • 2 x ADU
  • 2 x Atera Mass Cannon

Ordhren Empire

  • 8 x DRX Drone
  • 4 x Legion Soldier
  • 1 x Apostle Daughtus
  • 4 x ARC Drone 
  • 1 x Havok

New Option! Dice!

If you would like to add Faction Specific Dice, either Ordhren Starfire (Black) or Thonian Acquiry (Blue), quantity 10, please add 10$ to your order. These are 16mm dice. The Core Set already includes 10 Flash/Fury Dice (The White Dice Pictured Here). These dice are great for tracking Armor, Shields, Cover Damage and more.

THON: Background

Thon is a Starlight System, a massive fortress-world created with one purpose; the protection of its inhabitants both living on its surface and entombed within its Soul Core.

Soul Core Aeradonos
Soul Core Aeradonos

When Thonian Lar Mordis Kilath expanded to the Alliance into the East, many systems joined, one however did not...

Starlight Gengar, Home to the Sons of Ord
Starlight Gengar, Home to the Sons of Ord

Under the guise of standard ore trade, Ordhren Lar Slodan Ord sent a covert force to each Starlight in the Alliance. As the unsuspecting Starlight opened their vaults, Ord unleashed the fury of the Starfire on his enemies. With the strike Ord immediately gained control over ten of the major industrial powerhouses and began a campaign to wipe out the remaining Thon-loyal Starlight.

Megallis, Capital of Starlight Gengar
Megallis, Capital of Starlight Gengar

3 Distinct Game Types

Thon Core Rulebook contains three distinct game types; Versus, Narrative and Multiplayer. Thon is a fast paced, brutal but tactical board game. Thon is easy to learn using the simple and elegant SCOMA Stat system; Shooting, Combat, Movement and Armor.

Versus is your standard head-to-head battle. Games last about 40 minutes to 1 Hour. Players alternate Move, Move, Shoot, Shoot, followed by Combat. Commanders and Overlords can buff units at any time, but only once per turn. They can increase movement, accuracy, damage or call in Orbital Support, to name just a few of their many abilities. Dynamic cover leads to a continually changing battlefield forcing players to issue life or death Commands to their troops. 

Narrative is your typical Pen and Paper RPG setting with a GM (called a Lar) and any number of players playing cooperatively to meet a goal. It includes more stats (seven total), more classes, character creation, currency an expanded armory, and plenty more. For players wanting to fully delve into the magnificent depths of the THON universe, this is a must play.

'Derelict' is a starter Narrative Adventure included in the Rulebook.

Narrative Classes:

Thonians

Advocate - Ranged specialist, Leader. Can call in Orbital Support and Strikes.

Core Runner - Hacker and Assassin. Uses drone ‘Virtuous’.

Guardian - Gifted warrior. Upgrades to Honor Guard. 

Soul Core Keeper - Medic and Mechanic. Performs buffs and Transference.

Syndic - Commands a retinue of upgraded Manakin. Acquiry Access.

Sons of Ord

Augur - Medic, Navigator, Hacker, Messenger.

Apostle Apprentice - Close combat. Fury incarnate. Buffs allies through Veins.

Handler - Hunter, Trakker, Trapper. Can upgrade to Warhound Rider.

Forgemaster Apprentice - Crafts weapons of war, minions and armor.

Soldier - Tank. The True Fireborn.

Multiplayer is called  S.CO.M.A. (Self-Contained Mobile Armor) and is the most casual of all. It is a design-your-own free-for-all. Players decide on an experience pool and build a character using those points. Players battle it out in a player vs. player arena. Players can easily convert their miniatures from hundreds of parts included in the Core Set.

Stretch and Beyond

This is just the tip of the iceberg, we have plenty more awesome art, models and mechanics coming your way!

Who are we?

I have spent the last decade+ designing games professionally for some of the best in the business with big names such as Metal Gear, Tomb Raider, Fallout and Transformers. Over the years I have attempted to immerse you in those worlds. Now I would like to bring you into mine.

The THON team is a dedicated international group of extraordinarily talented professionals. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Risks - Most but not all of models have been prototyped. To prototype each model from start to finish is simply cost-prohibitive which is why I came to KS.

I have completed the pipeline from concept-prototype several times as evidenced here and on the official THON page and I am confident our ability to complete the game on time and on budget.

Thon has been in extensive testing and tuning for six months and continues to be tested, tuned and updated and will continue to be tested until ship.

I have allowed for over six months of production time (Approx. April - October) to cover additional prototyping time, conversions and production to guarantee THON hits your doorsteps by the Holidays, 2013.

Thanks for checking us out,

J.R. Vosovic
Creator - Thon

FAQ

  • Exclusives will be rolled out during the campaign. They will be available as single purchase upgrades when announced. So if you opted for two but really want a third, fourth, etc, just up by the amount it is offered at. When the campaign ends, that's it. No wishing for more wishes.

    There are six planned currently, and more to come.

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  • The Pocket Rule Book is the same as the Hardback, only smaller, pocket-sized.

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  • Gameplay vids of all game types will be posted in the coming days.

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  • The THON Minis are based on 28mm scale. They are slightly more proportional and vary in size from the 20mm DRX and ARC to the Fireborn which stands about 50mm. The final THON minis will be slightly adjusted for tooling and scale to more closely come in line with 28mm but maintain our unique aesthetic and proportions.

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  • Shipping a single Core Set costs over $50. So I am splitting with you 50-50. Please add $25 per Core Set to cover shipping. Shipping is painfully expensive.

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