The final Building Tools
Small update this week - just wanted to show you the final tools for the buildings. These are the simplest of all the models, and so were completed last... Read more
Typically in the game manufacturing world rulebooks are completed last. This is not only because many designers have a tendency to make last minute changes, but also because... Read more
The Improved Rulebook!
As the plastic mass production churns along, we've had some extra time to tinker with the rulebook to make it even better.
One thing I want to make clear, is... Read more
Pledge Manager Open for a few more weeks!
As I wrote in the last update, you can go back into the pledge manager in case you want to add more add-ons or go to a higher pledge... Read more
Re-open Pledge Manager briefly?
As things are moving forward, we've learned that some folks had wanted to get some things that never did in the PM, and now it's closed down.
While our... Read more
Tooling Factory Visit
When is the Great Compromise and The Dawn?
We are still in God Time, when time has not yet been born (that's what it feels like, right?). But SOON the... Read more
Sandy in factory
He is pleased.
We just landed back in Texas. Tomorrow will have plenty more to show and share!
Flying out in two days! + Planet Apocalypse live
Sandy and I will be on a plane in two days to the land of the Middle Kingdom - Cathay!
In part thanks to THIS project (The Gods War),... Read more
Prepping to visit the Mostali
So, one of the best things about leaving the teaching profession to join Petersen Games (I taught high school for four years), is that I can now work in... Read more
Update on China Trip + general ramblings on delays and production
I thought I could go a little more into detail on things - this is merely another informational update, no cool images to show. But many of you want... Read more
We're Going to visit the Mostali
I know it's been a FAR longer road than anyone wanted, with me updating here and there about how you have to wait a little more. And then a... Read more
Why don't we have Gods War on our doorstep yet?
It's The Figures
The main challenge, which is almost fully addressed, has been that these miniatures are so large and complex - beyond even those for Cthulhu Wars- that... Read more
The Gods War Rulebook WIP
As tooling continues, our editor, Michael Schemaille has finished his work, and is now in the proofreading stage. He is also aided by Adam Gelin, a backer on this... Read more
Secrets of the Universe Revealed! [General Production Update]
You have been asking for an update for quite some time - and you deserve one! Things have been moving forward, and the last 6 weeks of silence has... Read more
The last of the PDFs to be sent out today!
CrowdOx has told me that all remaining PDF emails in their system will be sent by today.
They are not Not necessarily all sent right NOW, just by the... Read more
Finally, the Great Compromise has been reached!
CrowdOx was able to manually add Arachne Solara to your pledge over the past week if you:
1) Are not a $1 backer... Read more
Just a quick followup:
CrowdOx has disabled the reopening of surveys on The Gods War.
Those that are complete will still be able to update their address (but not... Read more
Reminder - Pledge Manager Closing Tomorrow
This is a final reminder - we are locking orders in CrowdOx for this project tomorrow, July 8th.
ORLANTH AND THE LIGHT BRINGERS HAVE RETURNED FROM HELL. ALL THE... Read more
Pledge Manager Closing Reminder!
Please make sure your pledge level, desired add-ons, and shipping are all selected and paid for by this Satuday, July 8th.
We will be locking down the pledge... Read more
Please disregard the note in the previous update about the Earth Queen Summary cards. Those will be die cut exactly as it says in the stretch goal list.
I... Read more
PLEDGE MANAGER CLOSING SOON!
On Saturday July 8th (9 days from this update), we are going to close The Gods War pledge manager!
We know lots of folks have been asking about the... Read more
some more minis - plus a printed component preview
Forgot to include the Leviathan; Maidstone Archer; Mother of Monsters; Red Dragon; and Sky Terror in my prior update:
This gives me an opportunity to share this as well:... Read more
Updated Models per Sandy
There were a handful of models that Sandy was never completely happy with (nor I, for that matter), and we had another modeler take them and do... Read more
The Token Odds + Ends Update
Some exciting things to show today!
The Victory/Power token
Two for each Empire (3 for Moon). They are identical, but one side has the Magic Rune (to use face up... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner and progress made
Sandy’s design corner – changing the game
I spend a LOT of time testing out my games before they get published. This is part of the legacy I inherited from... Read more
Production Update, plus Chaos Design Corner
The Gods War production
We are still humming along in production, with not too many things to show just yet. We have had to do some unexpected re-sculpting, as... Read more
Sandy Finally Delivers on his Promise
Many of you recall that I vowed to give you all an extra stretch goal post-project, and I have been pondering this for a whlie. I wanted one that added... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: The Dragons!
The Monsters are subdivided into three categories: Dragons, Chaos Monsters, and Cosmic Monsters. Let’s talk about the first category. Unlike the other monsters, the Dragons are a sort of balancing... Read more
The PM is updated!
We have updated the errors with the pledge manager in CrowdOx. Specifically, we:
- Updated EU shipping to reflect exactly what we showed on this KS, as we did with... Read more
Post Campaign Fun
I am sorry for the delay in this update – we have been working like fiends for the last month. Here’s what you need to know:
Increasing Your Pledge
The Final Countdown is over!
Well... We did it! Thanks to each and every one of you - nearly 2,000 of you - this campaign funded in just hours and has broken that magical... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: The Sea Empire
A bonus treat for all of you out there in the last few hours of this great campaign! It's an in-depth look at the sea.
You have the... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: the Sky Empire
The Sky faction is probably the hardest faction for first-time players to figure out. You start with two challenges to overcome. First, Sky has the seeming advantage of a... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: the Storm Bullies
Storm is an odd faction – part late-bloomer, part-bully, he needs to fight to earn Runes, but his major combat unit (the Thunder King) is at his best in... Read more
The Gods War (Complete)
Since The Gods War (the core game) is now 100% complete, we're swapped out the graphic on the front pageto show all the figures and components that come in... Read more
Stretch Goal Changes!
This campaign has been a bit of a roller-coaster, as I’m sure you’re all aware. We have been looking over our stretch goals, and our expected completion, and we have... Read more
The Fabled Greater God Pledge
What is it exactly?
Here is what it contains...
First, you get everything that is in the Hero pledge. I.e., a complete set of all the gameplay items. And of... Read more
5-Player Actual Play Video
A couple days ago, we posted a 4-Player Actual Play video. Today, we added the 5-Player video. Both are posted on the front of the Kickstarter page.
Leviathan and Heroquest!
We asked if you wanted Androgeus or Leviathan as our next stretch goal for Monsters. The vote wasn't even close:
- Leviathan: 66%
- Androgeus: 34%
So... once we reach $505,000... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: Maximizing Early Power
Just like chess (or Cthulhu Wars), The Gods Warhas a number of plausible openings. You need to craft an opening with three goals in mind. First, you need... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: Gathering Early Heroquests
In The Gods War, your Heroquest Gifts also give you Power, one for each Fragment in which you have a Gift. To maximize Power, you'll want to earn Gifts... Read more
Leviathan and Androgeus!
Hey all, Leviathan and Androgeus are two of our Cosmic Monsters (Juggernaut being the other). Let’s talk about what they do, so you can decide which you'd want as our... Read more
Leviathan or Androgeus? You Decide!
What a great weekend!
We not only unlocked the Full Moon, making Moon a fully playable Empire, but we also finished off the last of the Empires Stretch Goals!... Read more
Heroquest for the Earth-King of Pamaltela
When the current Stretch Goal is funded, Moon will be added to Empiresas a fully playable faction. Our original plan was to follow-up later with one last upgrade... Read more
The Elder Races
Elder Races includes a number of different intelligent or semi-intelligent species. If all stretch goals are met, there will be 12 different Elder Races included in the box (as I... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: Everybody Fights
In The Gods War, you’ll need an assault force. In many asymmetric strategy games, not every player engages in aggressive battle. Even in Mare Nostrum, Chaos in the... Read more
We just unlocked the Earth Wedding Stretch Goal, which means we're adding plastic 'wedding rings' and die-cut Earth Queen cards to Empires.
It also means it's time to work... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: The Darkness Ambush
Reminder: /r/IAMA with Sandy today!
The Darkness Ambush
Starting with turn 2, Darkness is able to move from Hell into any map area. Since she starts with 4... Read more
Comparing Gods War to Cthulhu Wars
Reminder: /r/IAMA with Sandy tomorrow!
It’s safe to say that a player of Cthulhu Wars will find familiar elements in Gods War. Both games feature large, impressively-sculpted... Read more
Who is Sandy Petersen?
I'll be answering questions on the /r/IAMA subreddit this Wednesday, between 4 PM & 7 PM CT (Texas Time).
Who is Sandy Petersen?
I’ve been a professional... Read more
In case you're interested in some of the Gods War interviews out there...
BoardGameGeek Interview at Gen Con 2016
Munchkin Land #180: Interview Part 1
Munchkin Land... Read more
Of Maps and Farms and Maidens
You did it! We made it to $430,000 today, so:
- Empireswill have 6-8 Player Map, which includes two new bodies of water (the Sea of Worms and Sshorg's Ocean),... Read more
We just unlocked The Selenes, which means we're 3/4 of the way to unlocking the full Moon Empire.
It also means we're closing in on the 6-8 Player Map, if... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: The Minions (Mermaids)
We're almost there!
With one day left to go, we're within striking distance of the 6-8 Player Map. If we have a repeat of the last 24 hours, we'll... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: The Minions (Barbarians & Broos)
6-8 Player Map Progress
Just over $20,000 to go and we'll proc the 6-8 Player Map(see the Quagmire Update). We're half-way through the challenge and going strong. Thank you... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: The Minions (The Archers)
Sky is the faction best in defense, but is also able to turn his prowess into powerful attacks and counterblows. The Sky Minion is the Archer. Archers benefit from... Read more
You may have noticed that the last couple days have been slow, almost like The Gods War has been fought to a standstill.
On Tuesday, we had over $10,000... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: Gloranthan Esoterica and The Gods War
How does Gloranthan lore figure in The Gods War? My goal was to keep it low-key – the players who care about it will see its effects, and the... Read more
The Mad God was taking insanely long to fund his marker, so we decided to help him out. As you may have noticed, we lowered the bar for the last... Read more
Gods War Playthrough
And it's not even by Petersen Games!
This is a real quickie of an update just to let y'all know that the guys at Munchkinland have put together a video... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: Invisible God
Invisible God is probably the faction about which least is known or understood, so let’s address this. I am going to go into this faction at probably more length... Read more
Plastic Power / Victory Markers
Obviously every empire needs to track Power and Victory points. Ere now, this was done by die-cut markers. But now they are nice, stackable,... Read more
Glorantha Q&A (Right Here!)
Have Questions about Glorantha?
We've got answers. Even better... The team at Chaosium has agreed to answer questions about Glorantha right here, in the comments to this Update. Most of... Read more
Half Moon: Assassins!
We've unlocked the Water Stretch Goal, which means The Gods War will now include a new Water Rune, while Buildings will now include a Sea Ziggurat.
Help spread the... Read more
What are they and what do they do?
The Monsters in Gods War are a unit type which is not really represented in Cthulhu Wars, (though the bhole & the... Read more
We've unlocked Moonrise, which means The Gods War will now include a new Moonrise Rune, while Empires will now include Crimson Bat.
Next Stretch Goal: Water
- Add new Secret Water... Read more
Good News About Shipping
The Great Old One sent his warrior Pit on an epic HeroQuest to change the very nature of the universe. After riddles in the underworld and facing the very... Read more
We've unlocked the Here Be Dragons Goal, which means The Gods War will now include a new Dragon Rune and Dragon Counters, while Elder Races will now include Inhuman King... Read more
Here Be Dragons
We just unlocked the Oblivion Stretch Goal, which means The Gods War will now include plastic Oblivion markers!
Next Stretch Goal: Here Be Monsters
- Add New Dragon Rune to The... Read more
We just unlocked the Juggernaut, which means there will now be a Juggernaut in Monsters!
Next Stretch Goal: Plastic Oblivion Markers for Chaos
The Chaos player has a Gift... Read more
We just unlocked the Darkness Stretch Goal, which means there's a new Rune in The Gods War and a new Darkness Ziggurat in Buildings!
Next Stretch Goal: Adding Juggernaut to... Read more
We just unlocked the Waertagi Dragonships, so that now Elder Races will include three of those models!
Next Stretch Goal is all Darkness, and includes
- A new Rune (Secret Darkness)... Read more
Elder Races: Waertagi Dragonships
We just unlocked the Component Upgrades, so that now all Empire Sheets and Gift Cards will be die-cut!
Next Stretch Goal: Adding Waertagi Dragonships to Elder Races.
Elder Racesis... Read more
Upgraded Die-cut Empire Sheets and Gift Cards
With this upgrade all of your large Empire Sheets and Gift Card components become thick die cut, to last through many many play sessions.
What is an Empire Sheet... Read more