Godslayer is a mythology-based fantasy skirmish tabletop in which you take on the role of a warlord to lead your warband into battle! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 2, 2013.
About this project
Get a cheap start into the game and a feeling for Godslayer! This one is recommended for all those that would like to try it out without spending too much money on it! You get a Warlord and a Unit but you miss the Character model of the Starter Boxes and the Stretch Goals.
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Set in a rich and detailed fantasy universe named Calydorn, GODSLAYER is a fast and tactically challenging tabletop skirmish game, influenced by mythological aspects.
GODSLAYER is played with HIGHLY DETAILED METAL MINIATURES in a true 32mm scale.
This is how a typical sculpt looks like:
The final metal miniatures look like this (note, that this is the RAW quality!):
THE GAME is designed for two or more players and offers a totally new gaming experience with several aspects never before seen.
The game places YOU in the role of a warlord, allowing you to create your own individual warband based on a versatile system of model and item selection.
Great care was taken to ensure that the rules system offers a new level of realistic miniature behavior. A unique system of action and resource management allows fast and logical game-play, while retaining core rules which are simple and memorable, allowing you to learn them rapidly.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE QUICK-START RULES and check for the faction profile cards downloads below to get your game of GODSLAYER started TODAY!
VIEW BANEBROOD VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
Banebrood are the twisted, slavering horror lurking just beyond sight; the putrid, corrupt carriers of plagues; the armies of uncompromising brutality which crash upon the walls of civilization. Their grotesque forms are diverse, ranging from hideously mutated mortals to man-beast obscenities. All are deranged, vicious creatures hellbent on hacking down the rotten tree that is civilized society. What unites these barbarous breeds as a species is an innate subconscious link to the cosmic force of feral fury known as the Urghast. No race on Calydorn has inflicted as much mayhem as the Banebrood, and no race has been spared their rage.
VIEW HALODYNES VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
Mighty, magnificent, and sophisticated, the Halodyne culture has been the most influential in recorded history; carried across four continents by the navies of triremes and the armies of bronze-clad hoplites. Their Pantheistic worship is so intrinsic to the culture that Halodyne society could be likened to the weave of cloth; for through the political might of the secular city-states is woven the religious power of the twelve temple-cults. The Halodynes believe themselves a superior, noble race chosen by the gods to lead mankind. Over the centuries, this immense pride has fermented to hubris.
VIEW MORTANS VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
The Mortan Empire is the mightiest nation on Ghorn; magnificent and morbid,
enlightened and superstitious. Guarded by the praetorian legions, the 13 Lichelord Emperors seek to liberate humanity, but the empire’s sinister use of assassination, alchemical weapons, necromancy and military might undermines its image as compassionate liberator. The empire is a multi-faceted, sprawling edifice of amoral decadence, defying black-and-white classifications. Vast, arched forums, aqueducts, coliseums and mausoleums are constructed in lands conquered by the crimson-clad legions to imprint the stamp of Mortan culture.
VIEW NORDGAARD VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
Far to the north, where lands are draped in snow, there stands between the glacial heights the adamant kingdom of Nordgaard. This nation is an alloy populated by Dwarves and the mortal Skannfyrd tribes. Upon the barren tundra and in forests of pine; atop snowy peaks and in grim mountain halls; Nordgaard is a land where echoes of the Old Gods may still be heard. In frontier trade-posts and damp whaling villages, aboard Seawolf longships and in cities of Dwarven stone the Vættir pantheon is preeminent. The nation stands at the gates of an arctic hell and is the bulwark upon which the demon hordes of Frostmark smash themselves annually.
VIEW TROGLODYTES VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
Shadow is the 5th element, the great balancer, guardian of the cosmic scales, and its unforgiving forces, dedicated to exterminating mankind, are the Troglodytes. The brutal and disciplined armies of hulking Trolloth form feudal societies, building vast fortresses and marching to war in thick armor of iron, while diminutive Gnolls swarm out of labyrinthine warrens excelling in sneaky tactics. Imperious and magical, the Shadow Trolls use their ethereal forms to move as fleeting shadows and penetrate all defenses. Savage and frenzied, the Feral Trolls are primal beasts lurking in the wilderness.
VIEW WYLDFOLK OF ANNYR VIDEO | DOWNLOAD PROFILE CARDS
Beyond the borders of civilizations, among the forests, fens, swamps and highlands dwells the mortal race known as the Wyldfolk, a people marked by their kinship with nature. Dressed in colorful clan tartans, they march to stirring bagpipes, while preceding their armies like a stalking shadow are countless camouflaged scouts, rangers and hunters, as invisible as the wind. Fully a quarter of the Wyldfolk turned their backs even on the druids and the gods altogether, embracing instead worship of nature and the anima of The Goddess Dhannya, in an epic bid to resurrect the shattered god-soul of the mother of the cosmos.
MEGALITH GAMES LTD. is a UK registered company founded in December 2008 by a core of two fanatical tabletop game experts, which would be us - David and André. We invest tremendous amounts of care in our products because first and foremost, WE ARE GAMERS, and we want them to be perfect for our gaming, be they models, rulebooks or other accessories.
With this project we would like to raise the necessary money for translating and producing all the GODSLAYER products in German! With the money we raise here, we will be able to pay the translators and get the printing process started! Money we earn in excess to the project goal of 25K will further help us to finance GODSLAYER. Actually we already financed all the releases of the first wave (for the English version), but with this extra money we will have a much better basis which allows us to speed up the whole process and begin wave 2 earlier than planned!
All rewards are available in ENGLISH and GERMAN! For those rewards that require a choice to be made such as the English or German version of the game, or your T-Shirt size, a survey will allow you to confirm your option selections after the project is funded.
[approx. 1.6 $ / 1,2 €] - This pledge level is for all of you that want to support the project by only pledging for OPTIONAL STUFF. What it does is to allow you to become a backer for 1£ which means that you can from now on pledge any amount of additional money to obtain optionals.
[approx. 19 $ / 14 €] - Get your own exclusive GODSLAYER T-SHIRT and a printed copy of the QUICK-START RULES. Once the project is funded, you will be asked for your T-Shirt size. As an indication see the following table:
(Size - Length of T-Shirt - Width of T-Shirt - Length of Sleeve)
- S - 69cm - 50cm - 20cm
- M - 72cm - 53cm - 20cm
- L - 74cm - 56cm - 20cm
- XL - 76cm - 59cm - 21cm
- 2XL - 78cm - 62cm - 21cm
- 3XL - 81cm - 65cm - 21cm
[approx. 31 $ / 23 €] - Get a cheap start into the game and a feeling for Godslayer! This one is recommended for all those that would like to try it out without spending too much money on it! You get a Warlord and a Unit but you miss the Character model of the Starter Boxes and the Stretch Goals..
The RULEBOOK has 240 pages containing the complete GODSLAYER rules with dozens of examples, diagrams, illustrations and photographs. It deals with all the possible game situations in detail. The main part of the book consists of the model descriptions.
The BACKGROUND BOOK covers the complete mythology, history and faction backgrounds within 176 richly illustrated pages!
[approx. 47 $ / 35 €] - Get your STARTER BOX! Starter Boxes are an ideal way to begin playing GODSLAYER! They include enough miniatures to play small games of 160 points using 5-8 models and they also contain the QUICK-START RULES which enable you to start playing immediately, as well as PROFILE CARDS and lots of TOKENS.
[approx. 71 $ / 52 €] - You can choose from expanding your warband with a CHARACTER MODEL and a CREATURE/WAR-MACHINE plus either a unit with up to 2 additional TROOPER BOXES OR a FELDHERR MINIATURES CASE if you didn´t get one already!
[approx. 71 $ / 52 €] - Expand your warband with NEW UNITS and even make a different one with a NEW WARLORD! You will get 1 new warlord as well as 2 new units.
[approx. 79 $ / 58,5 €] - Get your hands on the RULEBOOK BOX as well as on one of the immediately playable STARTER BOXES! You will have everything you need to start playing small games with the QUICK-START RULES, but also have the option to start playing with the complete rules and get to know about all the dangers that await you in the world of GODSLAYER!
[approx. 94.5 $ / 70 €] - Receive your RULEBOOK BOX and STARTER BOX and be completely prepared for your first battles in the GODSLAYER universe and show that by wearing an exclusive GODSLAYER T-SHIRT!
[approx. 118 $ / 88 €] - You will be able to field warbands of TWO STARTER BOXES and march them into battle by your own or pass one over to a friend. The RULEBOOK BOX provides everything you need to know to play and enjoy lots of GODSLAYER games!
[approx. 157 $ / 117 €] - As with the previous reward, this one will give you the chance to field warbands of TWO STARTER BOXES, lay your hands on a RULEBOOK BOX, dress up with a GODSLAYER T-SHIRT, and in addition you will be able to store them in your own FELDHERR MINIATURES CASE!
[approx. 172 $ / 127 €] - You get ONE so called WARBAND of one of the six factions plus the RULEBOOK BOX. Check out the rewards images to see what exactly is in there.
[approx. 250 $ / 185 €] - Pick any TWO of the WARBAND DEALS you can see in the CENTURIA COMMANDER reward!
[approx. 379 $ / 290 €] - THE HAIRY PAINTER offered to paint ONE whole warband! If you take his offer, you get the CENTURIA COMMANDER reward, plus a T-SHIRT, plus all miniatures of the chosen warband painted! This offer is limited to only one!
[approx. 557 $ / 417 €] - Get everything from the WARHOST KING reward plus 1 ADDITIONAL WARBAND and 3 times the ELITE VETERAN reward!
[approx. 774 $ / 579 €] - Get 2 times the WARHOST KING reward plus 4 times the ELITE VETERAN reward. This is ideal for 2 greedy players or a gaming club!
[approx. 1,084 $ / 812 €] - You will receive 2 times the WARHOST KING plus 2 ADDITIONAL WARBANDS plus 6 times the ELITE VETERAN reward! Perfect for two even more greedy players or a gaming club!
[approx. 2,360 $ / 1.754 €] - If an artwork of yourself as one of the GODSLAYER characters is not enough, then empty your pockets and go for this one! Choose your faction and become its ultimate warlord! You will be able to design a WARLORD CHARACTER of the faction of your choice, and we will get you a black and white ARTWORK drawn that you will receive as a DIGITAL COPY as well as a MINIATURE looking like your designed warlord! This can of course have YOUR LOOK and your complete own ideas, as long as they fit into the style of the faction. Now that seems a little bit expensive, doesn´t it? Well, in addition to that you will get ALL RELEASES OF WAVE 1 of your chosen faction! All of them MAXED OUT to the maximum DPL and unit size! Of course this includes FREE SHIPPING throughout! Ah, we nearly forgot the RULEBOOK BOX, the T-SHIRT, and the FELDHERR MINIATURES CASE of course! :) This offer is limited to only one per faction, so think about it and be quick!
Banebrood (1/1) | Halodynes (1/1) | Mortans (1/1)
Nordgaard (1/1) | Troglodytes (1/1) | Wyldfolk of Annyr (1/1)
[approx. 4,720 $ / 3.508 €] - All right, this is it. The ultimate pledge for all of you that are totally crazy about GODSLAYER and who recently robbed a bank or won a lottery! :) You will get ALL RELEASES OF WAVE 1 FOR ALL FACTIONS! And all of it will be MAXED OUT completely! Of course, the RULEBOOK BOX, the T-SHIRT and the FELDHERR MINIATURES CASE is also part of this ultimate special.
Now it gets even better: you will be able to VISIT US at our play-testing center in Mainz, Germany for up to THREE DAYS and attend our BETA PLAY-TESTING for wave 2! You will meet us in person and all of our test-gamers and hopefully have a fun time! This allows you to get an exclusive sneak preview of the models for the second wave, plus you will be able to influence the rules and game-play of these models! Unfortunately the flight and the hotel is not included in this package, so you will need to take care of this on your own, as well as figuring out how to get to Mainz, Germany (of course we will help you with that!). The good news is that we will most likely to be able to pay your food bills since the money should be enough for some fast food in between the gaming sessions! :) The beta play-testing will start approximately in April 2013 and end by August 2013.
Besides the normal rewards, you can also purchase lots of optionals such as single WARLORDS, CHARACTERS or UNIT MODELS.
NOTE: Check our WEBSITE to see more DETAILS and 360° VIEWS of the models and check for their MAXIMUM UNIT SIZE and DEPLOYMENT LIMIT in a warband.
Stretch goals are little bonuses that will be unlocked when reaching a specific total pledge level.
I think it is time for some GODSLAYER DICE! They will come for FREE for all reward levels beginning with the CENTURIA COMMANDER reward and also as an optional.
Beginning from the reward level WARMONGER, everyone will get FREE PLASTIC TEMPLATES!
The GODSLAYER DICE will be upgraded to GODSLAYER FACTION DICE!
We will create NEW ALTERNATIVE TROOPER MODELS for the units included in each of the Starter Boxes. Every reward level beginning from the WARMONGER reward will profit from that.
We will produce HIGH QUALITY METAL ACTION TOKENS to keep track of your actions! Backer from the CENTURIA COMMANDER reward and up get them for free, others can get them as optionals.
The FELDHERR MINIATURES CASE will be upgraded to a LIMITED GODSLAYER MINIATURES CASE made of dark-gray TOBRUK CANVAS and a STITCHED RED GODSLAYER LOGO. Everyone that has a Feldherr miniatures case in his reward will be able to exchange it to this special limited GODSLAYER miniatures case, but if you like the normal Feldherr miniatures case better, well then that´s what you get!
MORE TO COME!
Risks and challenges
Actually we can say in all honesty that we could suffer only some minor delays. Since we have been already developing and producing Godslayer for 5 years, we already have a deep understanding of the development and manufacturing process, and we also have all facilities currently in place from excellent artists and sculptors to professional layout, printing and expert miniatures casting. So there are actually very little risks since Megalith Games is already a well-financed and solvent company. In the worst case an artwork needs to be re-done or a miniature needs to be resculpted or a new mold needs to be made. These are all regular challenges that we meet in our daily business producing the English version of Godslayer.
If any issues do occur (we hope not), we will inform you about them and do our best to minimize the delays. We already experienced a few such issues in the past and know how to resolve them in the most efficient way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
SHIPPING COSTS ONLY NEED TO BE PAID ONCE, no matter how much stuff you pledge for!
The way the setup of a Kickstarter project works is that you cannot charge any shipping costs for the country the project is originated. Thus all UK shipping is free!
For all other countries, we would have liked to make a country-specific shipping cost table, but that´s not possible. You can only define one shipping fee for all countries... that´s why we had to make it 12 GBP.
With all the money you save with the rewards, we hope the extra 12 GBP are not that much of a deal for we are actually losing money on this when we ship outside the EU!
Currently Kickstarter offers only credit card payment. Some of you might not have one but would like to pledge! Well, we have been contacted by several Backers that offer you to pledge for you and take your reward on their credit card. Here´s how it works out: http://forums.megalith-games.com/showthread.php…
Our primary goal is to reach the 25K but we have already thought about some nice stretch goals!
At this point I don´t want to say too much about it, but I want you to know that further pledge levels will increase the content of all rewards beginning from the 30 GBP Warmonger reward!
So everyone that pledged at least for the Warmonger reward will get more stuff for free!!! I´m sure you´ll like that!
All miniatures are made of White Metal and come unassembled and unpainted.
Initially you pledge for any of the rewards, and once you do this you thereby become a “backer”.
If you want to then later add more items or change the reward you pledged for, what do you do?
With Kickstarter it is not possible to pledge for two different rewards or make two separate pledges but if you want to add items all you need to do is us the manage pledge function and simply increase the value of your pledge to the relevant amount to cover the cost of everything you want.
In this way you can manage your pledge and increase or decrease the pledge figure as you like.
Once the project is successful, there will be a survey tool in which you can define exactly what you want. At this point you can select what optionals and rewards you like, including your initial reward you pledged for and any additional rewards or optional you want. You do not even need to take the initial reward your pledged for, so you have total flexibility to re-define your desired rewards at the end.
We are very flexible and want you to be happy so do not worry, you will be able to get anything you want in accordance with the figure you pledged and according to the price of all the rewards and optional.
If you want to request any special deals not listed you are welcome to contact us and we will do our best to put together a suitable reward to match your wishes.
Pledge £1 or more
[approx. 1.6 $ / 1,2 €] - BATTLEFIELD SCAVENGER - This pledge level provides a basis for optional pledges (including covering shipping costs) plus you will get a printed version of the Quick-Start Rules (choose English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £12 or more
[approx. 19 $ / 14 €] - BATTLE BROTHER - You will receive an exclusive Godslayer T-Shirt (choose your size) plus a printed version of the Quick-Start Rules (choose English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £20 or more
[approx. 31 $ / 23 €] - LUCKY ADVENTURER - Get a cheap start into the game and a feeling for Godslayer! This one is recommended for all those that would like to try it out without spending too much money on it! You get a Warlord and a Unit but you miss the Character model of the Starter Boxes and the Stretch Goals.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £25 or more
[approx. 39 $ / 29 €] - LIBRARIAN OF THE GNOSTIC CABAL - You will receive the Godslayer – Rise of Legends Rulebook Box including the 240 pages Rulebook and the 176 pages Background Book (choose English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £30 or more
[approx. 47 $ / 35 €] - WARMONGER - You will receive one of the six Starter Boxes of your choice, including 5-8 miniatures, a printed version of the Quick-Start Rules, as well as all necessary profile cards, item cards and tokens (choose faction and English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £45 or more
[approx. 71 $ / 52 €] - ELITE VETERAN - Get a new Warlord and two new Units and expand your existing warband or make up a whole new one using the new Warlord!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £45 or more
[approx. 71 $ / 52 €] - SOUL HARVESTER - Expand your existing warband with a character, a creature/war-machine and either a unit with up to 2 additional trooper boxes OR a Feldherr Miniatures Case.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £50 or more
[approx. 79 $ / 58,5 €] - CHAMPION OF THE AGE OF LEGENDS - This package is the ideal start for Godslayer because you will receive the complete Rulebook Box (Rulebook and Background Book) plus one of six Starter Boxes of your choice (including cards, tokens and QSR). Please choose your faction and language (English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £60 or more
[approx. 94.5 $ / 70 €] - SCHOLAR OF THE INNER SPHERES - You will receive the Rulebook Box, a Starter Box, plus an exclusive Godslayer T-Shirt (choose your size). Let us know if the Rulebook and Starter Box should be in English or German.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £75 or more
[approx. 118 $ / 88 €] - WARLORD OF RENOWN - This deal is for those that cannot decide for only one faction or want to buy a box for a friend to play as your opponent. We offer you a bundle of two of the six Starter Boxes of your choice (including cards, tokens and QSR) plus the Rulebook Box (Rulebook and Background Book). Please choose your language (English or German).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £100 or more
[approx. 157 $ / 117 €] - WARMASTER OF GHORN - In addition to a Rulebook Box and two Starter Boxes (choose English or German) you will also receive an exclusive T-Shirt (choose your size) as well as a Feldherr miniature case (for up to 45 infantry miniatures of 30 – 40mm bases and a variable number of large miniatures of 50mm base each).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £110 or more
[approx. 172 $ / 127 €] - CENTURIA COMMANDER - This reward provides you with a pretty solid warband to start your crusade! You will receive one of six warband deals (check the reward description for details) plus a Rulebook Box. Let us know if you prefer English or German!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £125 or more
[approx. 197 $ / 146 €] - COHORT COMMANDER - This reward provides you with a pretty solid warband to start your crusade! You will receive one of six warband deals (check the reward description for details) plus a Rulebook Box, a T-Shirt (choose your size) and a Feldherr miniatures case for transport. Let us know if you prefer English or German!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £150 or more
[approx. 236 $ / 175,5 €] - HERO OF CALYDORN - This is the ideal reward for two players! You will get two Rulebook Boxes and two Starter Boxes (choose English or German). In addition you will receive two T-Shirts (choose your sizes) and two Feldherr miniature cases (for up to 45 infantry miniatures of 30 – 40mm bases and a variable number of large miniatures of 50mm base each).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £160 or more
13 backers Limited (87 left of 100)
[approx. 250 $ / 185 €] - WARHOST PRINCE (EARLY BIRD) - This offer is an early bird offer. This one serves as a special for those that support us right from the start, and so is a limited offer. You will receive two warbands from the Centuria Commander reward plus a Rulebook Box!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £175 or more
37 backers Limited (113 left of 150)
[approx. 275 $ / 205 €] - WARHOST KING (ADVANCED DEPLOYMENT) - This offer is the early bird offer for the 200£ WARHOST KING reward. This one serves as a special for those that support us right from the start, and so is a limited offer. You will receive everything in the WARHOST KING reward but you save an additional 25£!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £200 or more
[approx. 314 $ / 234 €] - WARHOST KING - If you are not satisfied with only one warband deal, get two of them (check the reward description for details) plus a Rulebook Box, a T-Shirt (choose your size) and a Feldherr miniatures case. Again, we need to know if it should be in English or German.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £250 or more
1 backer All gone!
[approx. 379 $ / 290 €] - HAIRY COMMANDER - Get everything from the CENTURIA COMMANDER , a SHIRT and your warband painted by THE HAIRY PAINTER!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £360 or more
[approx. 557 $ / 417 €] - GODQUESTER - Get everything from the WARHOST KING reward plus 1 additional warband and 3 times the ELITE VETERAN reward!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £500 or more
[approx. 774 $ / 579 €] - USURPER OF GHORN - Get 2 times the WARHOST KING reward plus 4 times the ELITE VETERAN reward. This is ideal for 2 greedy players or a gaming club!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £700 or more
[approx. 1084 $ / 812 €] - GODKING OF CALYDORN - You will receive 2 times the WARHOST KING plus 2 additional warbands plus 6 times the ELITE VETERAN reward! Perfect for two even more greedy players or a gaming club!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
[approx. 2,360 $ / 1.754 €] - OMEGANAUT OF THE APOCALYPSE - Choose your favourite faction and immediately get its Starter Box, a Rulebook Box, a T-Shirt (choose your size), a Feldherr miniature case plus all the maxed releases of the chosen faction of wave 1 (this means each model/unit maximized to its deployment limit and max. unit strength)!
As a special addition you will also receive a b&w artwork (digital copy) of a warlord of your choice based on your design and a warlord miniature sculpted based on this artwork! (limited to 1 per faction).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £3,000 or more
1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)
[approx. 4,720 $ / 3.508 €] - DEMIGOD OF WAR - This is the ultimate package because you will receive the Starter Boxes of all six factions, plus a Rulebook Box, a T-Shirt (choose your size), a Feldherr miniature case, and you will get all the maxed releases of all six factions of wave 1 (this means each model/unit maximized to its deployment limit and max. unit strength)! In addition we invite you over to our play-testing centre in Mainz, Germany to meet us and our test-players and attend our beta play-testing for wave 2 for up to 3 days. (flight, hotel and how to get there is up to you).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)