The IOW online store is back open for pre-orders. Frontline Gaming is awesome.
The title holds two seemingly disconnected statements, yet they are not as disconnected as it seems.
Signals from the Frontline: The Teramyyd Interview
Last Tuesday, November 11th, the fine folks... Read more
All the miniatures' bits are finally off to Troll Forged
See the headline? That means we are finally done with one of the two halves of getting all the assets to the manufacturers. On the IOW side of things, Robert... Read more
State of things
Sorry I haven't updated in a more timely manner. For the last three weeks I've been sick enough that anything I would have posted would have been incoherent. Now that... Read more
It's coming along.
The project continues apace. Ed at Troll Forged continues to get the Metal Masters together. Here's a picture of that:
Because of the the properties of molten metal he uses... Read more
We're still plugging away.
Avast and all that:
Production continues apace. I could update this every time we see a new piece of art or every time we get more pictures of minis in... Read more
Arbitrary calendar retrospective
Warning: Production Details May Lead To Drowsiness For Those Not Personally Involved In The Production Process. Do Not Read This While Operating Heavy Machinery.
On this date last year, funding... Read more
Showing off some new card art
We have been pretty silent for the last month, mostly because we are keeping very busy. There always seems to be one more thing that needs doing, or... Read more
Gameplay videos and the Jaded Sabre
First off, we have posted the video we made of actual Teramyyd gameplay based on the current (and final) rules. We used the Print-and-Play version of the game, as we... Read more
Model Questions, Art Job Opportunities, A Field Report, and The Pegasus
The Model Question
Update #100 starts with a little background info and a question. Interested KS-backers feel free to answer in the comments for this Update. Non-KS-backers can drop me... Read more
Come and see!
Some of you have been wanting to see the game in action. As soon as we get enough bits of this off to the various manufacturers and other... Read more
Rough Timeline and More Mini Pictures
As you may or may not have noticed, this project is taking a touch more time than our original estimate of October 2013. There were many factors involved... Read more
Minis and Captain Cards
In the last Update I promised some more mini pictures, and that you will get. Aaron also wants to show you the latest design for the Captain Cards,... Read more
Open Beta version is now open to all backers.
Hi all. For those who have been itching to play but didn't get in on the Beta, Teramyyd is now in Open Beta.
This means that we have a print-and-play... Read more
The Fall and Rise of Beta, The Retail Game, The Shadow's Edge
Le Beta Est Mort. Vive Le Beta!
Closed Beta is ending and Open Beta is starting. What exactly does that mean?
This means that the game mechanics and rules are... Read more
Djinaari, Maelstrom, Sara, Spawn
Okay, this is version 2 of this post. Version 1 perished in a Windows crash, and it was much wordier. Rather than type all that again, let me summarize: Model-making... Read more
The Storm Herald and White Sails
Since backers love looking at pictures of our minis as they go through the production process, and we love showing off our stuff, we got more pictures. Not as many... Read more
Quick Production Update
Wanted to keep everyone apprised of where we are at the moment.
We've been updating and posting revisions, and revisions of revisions, to the Beta Download Page of... Read more
A few of the physical minis
The Beta reworkings of the Foe and Voyage Cards, as well as the related Rules Addenda and Havoc Track (once known as the Terror Track), went through a... Read more
Even More Card Reworking
We are chewing our way through the decks, rebalancing and editing. Today's offering for the Beta Testers is the Treasure and Artifact Cards. Two sets in one PDF, found, as... Read more
More Card Revisions
The rework of the cards goes apace. On the Beta Downloads page, you will find both the newly revised Tech Card deck, but also the fully expanded Captain Card deck--with... Read more
New Ally Cards and a new prototype
Gonna try to keep this short and sweet so that I can get back to the cards.
Looking through the gallery of ship models, we somehow forgot the ... Read more
Spells and Ships and Lady Sabre
Many things have been coming together in the last few weeks, so I've been having more and more to show.
First, for you tenacious Beta Testers, another revamped... Read more
New Tactics Cards
Short but important Update for all you Beta Backers.
The Tactics Cards have been thoroughly edited, balanced, retooled, re-edited, re-balanced, polished, and posted to the website. Go to the Beta... Read more
Ships, Part III, plus a little reposting.
The first part of this is an edited repost of the latest state of the project report I left in the Comment section. If you read it there, feel free... Read more
More new pics for all those who have been waiting!
First, here is the ready-to-cast version of The Aerynx, complete with decorative watermark.
Next are a few ships that... Read more
Ships! Ships! Ships! (In progress.)
First though, a question of deadlines: Are we going to be shipping in October? The answer we have to give to that is 100% no. We've been pushing this thing... Read more
New Beta Rules, now available in the Beta Downloads page
If I have been neglecting the Forums and my correspondence for the last couple of weeks, I now present you with the cause. The Beta-test Rulebook has had quite an... Read more
Inching closer to production
Right now my time is being fought over by the updating of the rules and the updating of the budget, but we got a little piece of the... Read more
Remaining Betas should ship by end of week
I think the waiting has been more nerve-wracking for me than for the 30-odd very patient backers, but we have decided to go forward. We found a place to cut... Read more
Beta is launching!
I got about 25% out Saturday morning, and if all goes well, I will be getting the rest out Monday. (If all doesn't go well, I will get them all... Read more
This and that
First of all, the latest on the impending Beta. It is still impending, honest. Here's the timeline so far:
- Monday, as I discussed last Update, I queried the printer about where... Read more
Latest date for Beta, and our new Producer
Not seeing the cards on my doorstep today, I sent an email query to the printer and got back the response that the cards will be done tomorrow and should... Read more
Logistical problems and employment solutions
This one had me so mad earlier today, I had to calm down for several hours not to launch into an epic profanity-laced tirade here. Here's the summary.... Read more
The results are in for the Arch-Nemesis competition...
The votes have been tallied, and no you don't get to see them, mostly to protect the pride of some of the entrants. The victories were rather decisive in five... Read more
The store is finally closed and the Arch-Nemesis contest is finally open for voting
The shop is closed
At long last, the ioworlds.com store is being fully shut down. We'll be taking inventory and processing the stuff that has gone through so that we can... Read more
Beta taketh with one hand and giveth with the other
First the bad news. The canvas maps that I was supposed to be getting yesterday are currently sitting in a container located in Osaka, Japan. Derek has made the obligatory... Read more
If you don't like whimsical and trivial Updates, you might want to skip this one.
Hi all, Thor here.
So I'm doing my usual mix of backer maintenance and beta shepherding when the door bell rings. And it's the UPS dude with my shipment of... Read more
Beta won't be shipping until next week. There, I said it.
Hi all. Sorry for the long silence, but we have been working like crazy to get the Beta shipped by the end of June, and I'm sad to say that... Read more
Status update, and miscellany
Currently we are working like mad to get the Beta (play-test prototype) together for our backers (and there's over 150 of you). The reason that I am not giving an... Read more
A little taste of the card art
It's about time we posted some more of the art, yes? Of course yes!
Three Captains, one from the original 7, one from the backer 7, and one from the... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked: 8 new Voyage Cards for the Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck!
Another one down!
Since the main Kickstarter campaign ended and we have been collecting further orders in the ioworlds.com shop, we have managed to meet an addition 3 Stretch goals!
This... Read more
Store Deadlines and Credit Emails and Beta Forum
Let's that these in order:
IOworlds.com Shop Deadlines
Because of the some of the issues surrounding the Store Credit Emails, we are extending the deadline to buy Kickstarter Exclusive... Read more
While scrounging for some Lore on the factions for the Foe competition (see Update #60) I found this transcript of an interview that Aaron did when we were first starting... Read more
Finally, the Arch-Nemesis Foe Contest! Er, not a contest, rather a not-legally-binding competition!
Okay, When we crossed the $145k mark--æons and æons ago--I announced that the 7 Foes unlocked (as part of the Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck) were the Arch-Nemeses of the 7 Factions.... Read more
New IOworlds.com site is now up.
Sage is still adding some functionality and restocking the Gallery. But it is now live. Check it out and leave feedback here!
The Great Pegasus Update: LEGO and models and Sabre, oh my!
Firstly, there's always room for LEGO.
One of our respected backers, Glen Bricker, has done something we also aspire to--bringing Lady Sabre's ship The Pegasus into the 3rd dimension. While... Read more
Due to site outage, KS Exclusive prices and deadline pushed back to June 7th
Earlier this week, the ioworlds shop (and the rest of the site) was down for over a day. Also, we have had people begging to extend the buying deadline just... Read more
Contest delayed but not dead.
I've worked on enough websites to know that sometimes things that normally "just work" sometimes don't, due to that one setting that you might have accidentally changed 7 months ago,... Read more
Stretch Goal at $145k is met! And a contest?
For those of you who are wondering how we can still be meeting stretch goals after the Kickstarter is over, I've posted this elsewhere, but let me sum up: We... Read more
How about some new stretch goals?
Since we are still taking in funds for this project though our online store ( http://ioworlds.com/shop/ ) until June 1st, 2013, you can still meet the stretch goal at $175k... Read more
State of the Game Address
Backers, lurkers, and distinguished members of the press--I'd like to thank you all for your attention. It has been just about 4 days since the official end of the Kickstarter at... Read more
The Kickstarter is not actually over yet
Production is gearing up, I have attached some great foe/creature artwork ( Steam Giant & Lithonian Sentry ) for your eyes only. We will keep you updated on... Read more
Stretch goals sooner!
Aeriopolis playmat in every game at $135k
1 leather bag in every game at $140k (Pay no attention to the caption on the picture.)
Keep it rolling!
Lady Sabre will be flying the Pegasus
We have gotten official permission to not only have Lady Sabre as one of our new Captains, but we will also have her ship The Pegasusas one of the... Read more
$125k:KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: 5 Tech cards UNLOCKED!
With lots of CAPITAL LETTERS!
Along with the Captains' Personal Spell and Tactics Cards, and the 7 new Ally cards, this brings the KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Deck up to 53 cards!... Read more
Beta-test add-on and last minute changes roundup
Okay, hopefully I will cover everything here:
Quest markers are now unlocked. 8 come with the game. For every $4, you can add-on 8 more quest markers. 8 markers will... Read more
The chest is an add-on
Due to popular demand, the chest that the Buried Treasure pledge comes in is no available as an add-on for $150 for any backers at the $55 pledge level or... Read more
Two new stretch goals and a high-end price drop
Hi, all. Thor here.
I just ran through the spreadsheet again, and something I noticed was that I had priced the Private Shipyard level way too high. So as soon... Read more
Quick add-on update
We have added a new add-on for additional dice at 10 dice for 5 bucks. The dice will have 2 hit images, 3 miss images and 1 special image... Read more
The last 24 hour push is upon us
The last 24 hour push is nearly upon us.Your support has been unilaterally positive and awe inspiring. (with some tough love thrown in just when we needed it ). ... Read more
Tightening up the Stretch Goals and adding Kickstarter Exclusive material and more!
We have been reading all your comments, and we have found that most of the backers' desires now fall into 3 categories.
- We want Kickstarter Exclusive things
- We want to... Read more
Video up more coming
The first video is up and more are being uploaded to youtube. We will also be filming more tomorrow showing a closer look at combat. Its a little... Read more
Complete component list for pledges
Quick update. See link below for complete pledge component detail.
These upcoming stretch goals are included in all versions:
Reversible tile map
Aeriopolis ship playmat
Miniature quest markers... Read more
International Backers and the Board Game Geek Contest
We have heard from some of our international backers about the specifics of the Board Game Geek contest, Some of you were not pleased at the idea that you were... Read more
Super Pledge options for everyone
I am pleased to announce that the "One Pledge to Rule Them All" is being made available to all pledge levels. We have created a super box version of... Read more
I am attaching the pledge chart that shows what is included at different levels, We will add on more to the chart tomorrow. Some of the upcoming stretch... Read more
New Super Box added to pledge goals
Wanted to provide you with some quick updates:
2 new super pledges incoming
$110.00 "The One Pledge to Rule them all"
This pledge will satisfy all of your miniature... Read more
Contest Started: Join us at BoardGameGeek Con in Dallas!
Join us at BoardGameGeek Con in November!
We’ve launched a contest over on BoardGamegeek. You can enter to win at the address below, but here are the basics: You have... Read more
Rules updates -- Raw text, Appendix A, and the Glossary
Hello all, Thor here.
There was a ton of stuff that needed changes, and a second ton of stuff that needed appended, so there is a heap of InDesign work... Read more
Here are images of captains, their ships and flags
Avast, yet another update,
Just wanted to send you the factions, the first 7 captains that go with them and the ships with their names.
Also some bonus lore of... Read more
Version 1 of the Full Rules have been posted
You asked for it and then asked again and then again and we finally put them up. I cannot stress how happy I am to post the first version of... Read more
Yes, we really can do this
The production model won't be blue like this (because who wants to paint on a blue base?) but this is a solid, touchable prototype of what's to come.
For sense... Read more
80K stretch goal reached White Sails in sight
We have made it past the 80K stretch goal and the total captains to choose from reaches an epic 21, 3 in each of the 7 factions. This... Read more
New Pledge Level for Retailers
For those of you who sell games for a living (and can prove it) there is a new pledge level open for you. "The Privateer Collection" will get you 4... Read more
This is a quick update to provide a variety of avatar images. A little late to the party but thought we would get these out anyway.
Thanks for your... Read more
The White Sails appear over the horizon...
The White Sails. A race of metal exoskeletons manipulated by magicka and holding the spirits of air pirates. They are called White Sails because they have bleached their black sails white... Read more
Expanded and edited Add-On list
So we were looking at the cost numbers again, and we found a couple of places where our estimates were a bit higher than they actually turned out to be,... Read more
$75k Stretch Goal Unlocked! 2 Bags in Every Game.
As of this update, we will be including 2 canvas bags for dice and coins in each game, and we will be making embossed leather bags available as add-ons. Details... Read more
Drake: the Dragon Wargame in its last 48 hours
While we are getting our graphics all spiffied up to formally announce that we have unlocked our $75k stretch goal, we thought we'd give a timely shout-out to a Kickstarter... Read more
While we wait for the next stretch goal...
...I thought I'd take you through a tour of one of the more complicated cards and what all the stuff on it means. Here we go.
First of all, as... Read more
A couple new Add-On Packages
Not a big update, but a few people have been asking for this, so we thought we'd do it.
For those of you who love minis and love buying a... Read more
New Captain Cards Unlocked...
...at least the first batch.
Wow, you guys.
This was so fast, our artists are still working on the art for these new cards. We promise to get you a... Read more
Some details about that chest....
People have been wanting more information about the chest that comes with the Buried Treasure and Northwest Passage pledge levels, so we hope this will answer your questions:
Still have... Read more
Aeriopolis is UNLOCKED!
What a nice present to celebrate the mid-point of this Kickstarter!
This miniature will be included in every game ordered through this Kickstarter. That includes the Merchant's Cargo level, who... Read more
Spawn of the Kobolos
They say it is an unnatural thing–a creature from beyond the Earthsphere. They say it is a titanic abomination that sleeps in the heart of a volcano, wakening in times... Read more
New pledge goal add-ons
We have added several new exclusive add-on pledges to the Kickstarter.
for 5.00 select War chest: 25 additional coins. Because there is no such thing as too much gold.... Read more
Stretch Goals on the Horizon
We are nearing the mid-point of the Kickstarter. These are the stretch goals that will be going up in the next day.
70K A complete second set of Captains... Read more
For the Canadians who wanted the treasure chests...
... we have exciting news for you!
We have added a new pledge level for Canadians who wanted to pledge at our Buried Treasure level. We have checked the convention... Read more
55K Stretch Goal Unlocked !
We have done it,
Thanks to you we have unlocked the 7th captain, the new faction Shandian Long, and a new ship miniature. With this goal now accomplished there will... Read more
Game play video is up
We have defeated the audio gremlins or at least quelled them for the time being.
I will be putting this up on the main page now. Our next... Read more
Important updates and corrections
We wanted to send this rev2 Quick Start update now even cooler looking.
Also a map clarification:
The canvas map, both useful as a game board and artwork,... Read more
Sneak Peek at the $75k stretch goal
Just a teaser for now. Will get the official announcement on the main page soon.
The flying city of Aeriopolis.
Changes to the gameboard
We have listened to our many backers (and our bookkeepers) and have decided that printing the board on 9 die-cut hexagonal tile boards instead of canvas is better for playability,... Read more
The Kobolos Dragon Unleashed
The Kobolos Dragon stretch goal has been unlocked.
This miniature will now be included in all versions of the game.
For a variety of reasons, including your great feedback, we have decided to produce the game board as interchangeable board pieces. They will lower shipping cost, provide a solid... Read more
Teramyyd: Earthsphere Rules
As promised here is our first quick start rules pdf.
Also available on our website.
In other news, we have set up a new forum at ioworlds.com
Enjoy... Read more
New Race, New Captain, New Ship Mini
Our new stretch goal is up. New race, new captain, new ship miniature.
Note: Each of our ships are flag ships that will be expanded to include other types... Read more
We wanted to give you further information on the map, and a special announcement update.
First to the map:
To stay in theme of the game we are... Read more
Updates to page play video coming
Its been fantastic how supportive our backers have been. Great comments, great advice. Keep the ideas coming, we are really listening. We have added card type descriptions in the... Read more
Teramyyd breaks $20,000.00
Thanks to everyone for supporting us. We have reached our funding goal!! We now have our first stretch goal in sight, the Kobolos Dragon Miniature. Please spread the word and... Read more