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Glorantha: The Gods War board game combines asymmetric strategy with fantastic plastic figures.
Glorantha: The Gods War board game combines asymmetric strategy with fantastic plastic figures.
Glorantha: The Gods War board game combines asymmetric strategy with fantastic plastic figures.
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Designed by Sandy Petersen and set in the mythic cult universe of Glorantha, The Gods War is a fast moving strategy game set in a universe on the brink of disaster. In The Gods War, you take the part of powerful elemental factions, battling to determine the fate of the cosmos. The Gods War has been in development for more than three years. It is highly asymmetric featuring wildly different factions. You’ll fight over territory, perform miracles, and command monsters and gods. You can storm the gates of heaven itself, or watch the world collapse into the Chaos Rift.

GLORANTHA

The world of Glorantha came into existence 50 years ago, in the writings of Greg Stafford. It has spawned video games, board games, roleplaying games, comic books, novels, and art. Sandy Petersen was key in developing this fantasy universe during his time at Chaosium. Now he has returned to it for his newest great project. Explore this universe as one of the Greater Powers who control its destiny.

 

  

 

  

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"The Gods War is a brilliant and immersive strategy game with a rich and textured lore. The premise is simple, but the varied factions with dissimilar powers lead to some intense game play." (Anton Olsen, GeekDad)  

"I can see Gods War rewarding a lot of replay, and that's not something I say about a lot of games..." (Ed McWalters, Geeky & Genki) 

“I have been playtesting Glorantha: The Gods War since January, 2014, and I have seen this game grow and evolve into something both familiar to Cthulhu Wars players and at the same time something wholly unique and fantastic. Asymmetrical gameplay and mythic events that change the nature of the game and board contribute to a phenomenal experience with tons of replay.” (Jonathan Cohen, Key Playtester) 

“Every faction has their own route to victory within one cohesive ruleset. Constant adaptation is required to keep up.” (Brad Gaffney, Key Playtester) 

“What I loved most about The Gods War was that it maintained the thematic feel of my favorite RPG, RuneQuest, in a strategy game. Because there’s nothing like unleashing chaos creatures on your GM for an afternoon.” (David Coon, Gamer and Chaotic Evil Lawyer) 

"The Gods War is epically fun! That's not just a terrible pun, but also a statement of fact. The battle for dominance results in the inevitable clash of champions, dark betrayals, vengeful storms, brutal cataclysms, and the unyielding scourge of Chaos! There is a legendary faction to complement every style of play. Whether it's your first game or your fiftieth, it thankfully remains consistently challenging. Win or lose, I always have a great time playing this game." (Thaddeus Grant Fenton, Key Playtester)

"This game has the greatest variety of fantastical creatures I've ever seen. The gameplay is wildly strategic. A classic for millennia to come." (Joey Larsen, Owner, Octagon Board Games) 

Version Français

Vu le soutien exceptionnel que vous avez montré à PetersenGames lors de la campagne Cthulhu Wars VF, Sandy a accepté de proposer directement la même chose pour Gods War via ce Kickstarter.

Une fois la campagne terminée, vous pourrez choisir de recevoir votre pledge en anglais ou en français, et ce sans aucun supplément de prix d'aucune sorte.

Il est évident que cette version francophone est un effort fait par PetersenGames (puisqu'il y aura des frais de traduction et de mise en page à prévoir, et le tirage sera forcément plus faible donc plus cher à produire).

Nous avons donc besoin de votre soutien et de votre aide pour faire connaître ce projet au plus grand nombre de joueurs francophones possibles et ainsi montrer à Sandy que la communauté ludique francophone sait apprécier autre chose que les jeux à base de poulpe verdâtre.

Je compte sur vous toutes et tous,

Pit (Community Manager)

 

Below is a table for estimated shipping costs, which will be charged separately from this Kickstater. After the campaign, we will send you a survey from our pledge manager so you can provide your address, specific rewards and add-ons you want. You will also pay for shipping in the pledge manager.

For most regions, including Europe, the VAT and any import taxes are included in the shipping cost. There are some countries in which we cannot include import taxes. These include Mexico, all of Central and South America, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.

The Gods War is a large, heavy, board game (we estimate it to be around 4kg, compared to about 5kg for Cthulhu Wars). The Empires will be about the same weight. Such a large package accounts for the bulk of the shipping costs. These shipping prices are estimates, not the final costs. We are confident that these prices reflect the prices as closely as possible until we have more data (such as your actual addresses).

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email support@petersengames.com and I'll do my best to get you a prompt response.

 

Risks and challenges

This is not Petersen Games’ first rodeo. We published the critically acclaimed CTHULHU WARS in early 2015, and late last year shipped more than seventy thousand expansions to our satisfied Kickstarter backers.

We print all of our miniatures in China, so there is always a geopolitical risk.

The miniatures themselves have been designed, sculpted, and prepared for final tooling. We just need the money to pay for the last production steps!

The game was conceived in 2014, and has been play-balanced and tested thoroughly. Given the expertise on the subject matter of the key team leaders, finishing the product should go quickly.

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    Retailer

    Increase your pledge based on the prices listed below. You will receive TWO copies of each product you purchase via this Kickstarter.

    * The Gods War: $125
    * Empires: $135
    * Elder Races: $100
    * Monsters: $100
    * Buildings: $60
    * Battle Dice: $15
    * Arachna Solara: $25

    Example: If you want to receive four copies of The Gods War, four copies of Empires and two copies of everything else... Pledge $820.

    Your copies of Glorantha: The Gods War and expansions will be sent before the game is available through regular distribution. This includes products that will never be available through distribution.

    Retail verification is required and will occur after the close of the Kickstarter campaign.

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our pledge manager after the Kickstarter ends.

    Questions about Retail Pledges? Contact support@petersengames.com

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    Warrior

    Receive a copy of the core game of Glorantha: The Gods War, with all applicable stretch goals.

    Plus you can add on any expansions you please (stretch goals may also apply to your choices)!

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    Lesser God

    Receive a copy of the core game of Glorantha: The Gods War AND the Empires, with all applicable stretch goals.

    Plus you can add on any expansions you please (stretch goals may also apply to your choices)!

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    Hero

    Receive a copy of the core game of Glorantha: The Gods War,
    Empires,
    Elder Races,
    Monsters,
    Buildings,
    AND one Battle Dice pack, with all applicable stretch goals. That's every gameplay item!

    Plus you also get a free translucent model of Storm King Orlanth as our gift to you, only available at this and the Greater God pledge level.

    Plus you get over $150 worth of .pdfs of amazing Glorantha background documents:
    Guide to Glorantha (2 vol encyclopedia over 800 pages long)
    King of Sartar
    Glorious Reascent of Yelm
    Fortunate Succession (solar history)
    Heortling Mythology (Orlanthi myths)
    Entekosiad
    Arcane Lore
    Middle Sea Empire
    History of the Heortling Peoples
    Argan Argar Atlas

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About $1,000

    Greater God

    Receive a copy of the core game of Glorantha: The Gods War,
    Empires,
    Elder Races,
    Monsters,
    Buildings,
    AND one Battle Dice pack, with all applicable stretch goals. That's every gameplay item!

    Plus you also get a free translucent model of Storm King Orlanth as our gift to you, only available at this and the Hero pledge levels.

    Plus you get over $150 worth of .pdfs of amazing Glorantha background documents:
    Guide to Glorantha (2 vol encyclopedia over 800 pages long)
    King of Sartar
    Glorious Reascent of Yelm
    Fortunate Succession (solar history)
    Heortling Mythology (Orlanthi myths)
    Entekosiad
    Arcane Lore
    Middle Sea Empire
    History of the Heortling Peoples
    Argan Argar Atlas

    PLUS you get a resin version of Arachne Solara, and a resin version of every Hero, Greater God, and Monster (from Monsters) sculpt; that's over twenty high-quality resins, only available via this pledge! And any Stretch goals we reach that include a Hero, Monster, or Greater God, you'll get a resin sculpt for that creature added to your pledge!

    NOTE: Shipping Costs will be handled through our pledge manager after the Kickstarter ends.

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