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Yves are asking about the latest CW rules? TGW hasn't been out in Print and play for a year yet. For CW go to our website Petersengames.com under downloads.
Where can i find the latest version of the rules ? On BGG all the files are two years old :(
Many of us get our discussion kicks out on BGG, where the threads are easier to follow. Alas, since it's been many months since we've gotten any new info, and will be a few more until anyone has their copies, we're in the doldrums.
I imagine PG will be busy over the next week or two fulfilling the shipments & back orders for CW. Afterwards I hope to see more finished miniatures and game components after proofing and finalization.
In the meantime, I have been following the 5-player "play-by-forum" game on: https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/1558265/glorantha-gods-war/play-forum ; they are playing Earth, Sea, Chaos, Storm & IG. It is interesting seeing how the different faction mix really alters gameplay. I think the inclusion/exclusion of Chaos has the biggest effect.
Question: why is this KS discussion so dead for a game that seems so excellent and probably one of the best asymetric games ever made?
Thanks for explanations and honesty.
My kids are coming back and staying for long nger periods of time every summer and for Christmas so Christmas would be cool:-)!!!
Anybody remember that MASH episode in which Hawkeye and BJ played a game called "Double Cranko" that combined chess, checkers and card games? It occurs to me that Gods War has all those elements plus dice rolling. We've topped fiction!
Please consider the color blind folks when selecting.
Also curious about the .pdfs, do these come with a late pledge on crowdox or no?
Was there a post on the delivery of the $150 worth of .pdfs of amazing Glorantha background documents: Guide to Glorantha (2 vol encyclopedia over 800 pages long).
It would be really great to have some summer reading while we wait patiently for delivery.
October/November time frame : a little more late and we will hit the dreaded Chinese New Year !
Just going by typical numbers here for anything related to kickstarter that includes plastic. The miniatures are being finalized which means we are still at least 4 months out for this game. Factor in 6 weeks for shipping and about 2 weeks for packing and shipping to backers I would wager earliest we will see the game is October/November time frame.
Possibly - but this is one of those parts of the timeline where speculation leads to bad things. I'd rather say "we're still shooting for that, and it's possible," rather than "yes, August for sure!" if you get my meaning. We have failed too many times to deliver on time for me to be over-confident (which is my natural demeanor).
Still in shape for August 2017?
That's great to hear! Can't wait!
Oohh oohhhh how soon?
I'll be posting an update relatively soon.
Actually, in the next few weeks there should be several really great updates about sculpts; printed components, etc.
The updated models look great. I especially like that the Mage is now longer throwing a hotdog around but changed his projectile to a squid. Squids are much nastier to be hit by then hotdogs.
On the other hand I´ve watched enough Hentai to know how this ends ...
Wondering if there would be any chance to get a smaller version (at lower price) ?
The game is great but can't really take it on vacation and it's starting to be a storing issue for me ;)
its ok arthur its only 2017 your daughters haven't rebelled and taken over the government yet....that's still to come :p
Muuuch better especially the trolls now looking as orcs but at least not as gorillas!
I never said which Year!
OOOOOH NOOOO! I took too many drops! WHICH YEAR IS IT?
Oh Geez. Arthur typed the letters "S-E-P-T" so I'm already preparing for the complaints from everyone who doesn't have the game out of the box and on the table by 12:00am 9-1-17.
The new models look really good, I may just have to up my pledge a bit. Any firm dates yet for when the pledge manager closes?
Great news Arthur!
The new models look great (I especially like the Troll and the Juggernaut sculpts). Petersen Games pays close attention to every detail (I'm looking at you, anatomically-correct flying bull!). :P
My estimate remains Sept./Oct. ish. We'll see. I cannot see the future.
That said, we are further along the timeline at this point relative to the KS, than any other KS project we have EVER done. Period! And that's exciting for me.
I was thinking Thanksgiving so that looks about right to me too.
Just found it:
Pitpipo Collaborator Superbacker on January 5
@Andrew: our target is a September/October shot
There was an announcement made saying games shipping October/November, but I don't remember where from: creator/collaborator comments or one of the updates.
I would say we will see this game 3-4 months after we see everything finished tooling and all molds fully approved.
While I doubt we will see a 1 year delay for The Gods War, I am pretty sure the earliest we will see this is around Thanksgiving time. I know Arthur and Sandy both said in a recent Ask Sandy that The Gods War is on time (link https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1740349/ask-sandy-xi/page/6), I just can't see it arriving in August if they are still tooling molds. It just seems like a time schedule that cannot be kept.
Expect at least 1 year delay. They have never been on time with any of their KS. Their games are great though: but do not trust their deadlines.
@Patrick thanks for the compilation.
Quite frustrating to be left in the dark. Especially for gods that are so easily reproducable.
Well let's hope that the final product will compensate us for this non-communication.
I'm also very interested in the PDF documents.
But so far, this is what we have (a short chronological overview):
John Sizemore on October 16
Checking in on the PDFs again. Sandy said they'd be coming "swiftly" after the KS funds were transferred, but that was four weeks ago with no updates since. Any ETA on this yet? Thanks!
Steve Hammatt on October 17
Over on BGG.com, Lincoln Petersen has said that the PDFs will be released when the pledge manager is closed. Since pledge manager hasn't even opened yet, we'll have to wait for a bit. See https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1655260/glorantha-pdfs
Patrick Swinkels on October 18
If they keep the PM open as long as in their Cthulhu O2 kickstarter, then we may not get these pdfs till a month or two before shipping...
Sandy Petersen on November 19
@Melhilion - we are not sure how long the PM will be open yet. I am sure it will be open until the end of the year. It will NOT be open for as long as we tended to leave our previous campaigns, because we have gotten our act together re: production times.
James Frashure Collaborator on February 2
PDF Downloads normally come when we release the game or closer to the game release.
Status update on this topic as well please...
@David: dont get me wrong. I fully expect and accept delays in Kickstarters.
Still, I expect the creators to announce and communicate them. So I was wondering if PG dropped the ball here, or if I missed it in one of the announcements.
Oh and as one of the backers in a pledgelevel to receive the pdfs I find the "we wont close the pm, so you wont get the pdfs" solution somewhat shitty.
Cthlhu Wars onslaught 2 is just about to be delivered. I thnik PG will have more time for Glorantha now. But I just expect this project to be late (just like nearly every other kickstarter project, in fact :))
Did I miss the announcement, that this project will be massively delayed?
Delivery date Aug 17 ... thats in 4 months. Still we only get to see digital renders of components, where other projects showed masters, finished products or already tackled logistics (container shippments from China take a few weeks).
So, did I miss it? Or will PG drop the news later?
*tentacle hugs* the fellas love encouragement and support
@Sargoth +1, minus the doubts
Thanks for that update. Not only did you increase my excitement for the game, you also alleviated some doubts I was beginning to have and restored my faith in Petersen Games. Thanks guys. Keep up the great work.
@Hellikin - I'm pretty sure they've said a few times that the PDFs will be soon after the PM closes (and they haven't announced it closing yet)
Sweeeeet. Just saw your comment Arthur. Cannot wait :)
@Arthur - forgive me if this has already been answered, it's been a while - when will we be receiving the PDFs as part of the Hero pledge?
We are doing plastic spawn tokens.
Probably in about a month or so there will be a VERY cool update on this project. Arthur guarantees you will like it.
I'll hope for an opportunity to get plastic tokens in a future KS maybe. I'm still really happy with what is coming. I hope the next campaign doesn't utilize time based SGs. The "gaming it" of surges followed by drops just soured the whole idea of it.
See that's were we have a bit of an issue; I don't think we should hold PG to this (even though I really would like all tokens to be plastic) when we only met the goal in the last few minutes because of a few backers being arseholes. Very soon after the we passed it comments the total dropped back below and now one from PG confirmed if we hit it or missed it. I imagine they were absolutely gutted that people were taking the piss out of their gesture; I know I was.
@James: From this update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/the-gods-war/posts/1678338
"If we can unlock Leviathan by 8 AM CST (Texas Time - or more accurately, Sandy Time) Monday morning, we'll not only add Leviathan to Monsters, but we'll also add plastic Mother of Monsters Spawn tokens as well."
The stretch goals later updated to reflect the goal being hit. There was also comments from around that time:
"and with 10 minutes to spare too. :)"
"Looks like the race was won with less than 5 minutes to spare."
Though of course, the Heroquests were less than stellar, due to people temporarily bumping up pledges to hit the target, then reducing them again afterwards. If the tokens need to be die-cut because of costs, it's disappointing, but understandable. But it was plastic tokens that were added to the stretch goal as incentive.
No, I'm not going to try to go back through almost 8 thousand comments to find the specific moment we crossed the threshold, but it was a work day for me, and we went over before I left the house.
@Shaun yep that's where the question lies, no doubt that the goal was hit, but the question is before or after 8. Looking back at the comments there is some confusion as we may have passed 5-10 minutes before 8, but through idiots artificially inflating their pledge and then reducing it straight after; the total fell again very soon after...
Adding the math up again, it looks like it hit $505k on September 13th. Please disregard the last comment. :-)