Mythos: Brotherhood Expansion (Canceled)
This project is to extend the current Mythos range by introducing a new Faction - The Brotherhood
We are a group of friends that have been gaming together for decades and had the seeds of an idea around 5 or so years ago and that was to create a skirmish game. Since then we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our game and the products that we make are of the very highest quality.
Kickstarter was our choice in order to complete the funding for Mythos and we are extremely proud that having achieved our funding target, we delivered on time and in full to all of our Backers.
We continue to be gamers at heart and we want to ensure that we can be proud of the products that we make, we want others to see our models and say "wow those are amazing!!!!"
Since delivering to Backers, we have continued to work on Mythos bringing top quality packaging to our retail element, a free campaign for players to use and also new and innovative ideas such as the Cultist Leader Deck. All of which are free to download from www.paranoid-miniatures.com
What is Mythos?
Mythos is a H.P. Lovecraft inspired 1920’s horror skirmish game.
In Providence U.S.A a City like many other, the stage is set for what could be the first battle for the very survival of every last man, woman and child of Humanity. A war is coming, though not like the one that ended but a few years ago. An ancient being stirs in the deep, something so powerful that if it were to awaken, it would wipe out Humanity in the blink of an eye.
This skirmish game will see two or more players take to the table top to play one of the core game types, or one of the story solo/campaign games of Mythos.
Each faction member is unique, coming not only with their own Stats, Mythos Abilities and Traits but also a second side to their nature. Some will reveal this as insanity takes hold, others will be triggered by certain effects and interactions.
So, are you up for the challenge, to take the fight to your faction’s enemies, to put the objective before all else and push past your sanity threshold until all you see is red and insanity takes you?
Yes, then welcome to Mythos!
We are hungry, forever hungry. We smell the sweet copper tinge of human blood in the air and our control is put to the test. At first we could not suppress the lust for warm flesh, the pulse of our victims still beating heart boosting our adrenaline, our hunger, our ferocity, as we ripped and tore into them. We were loners feeding on Humanity, slaying any and all that we came across. But as loners we were isolated and Humanity found ways to bring us down, to bind us and eventually to kill us.
We are shape shifters living in the form of the men we used to be. We fed the hunger at first with animals and tried to learn control but time and again it failed. The scent of human blood in the air would trigger our inner beast and our forms would quickly change. The painful process of the transformation, balanced with the joy of knowing that with the change there would come a loss of self-control and the freedom to satiate our hunger.
The aftermath though was more than many could take, looking around at the families they had slain and the partly consumed forms of not only men but the women and children as well, some took their own lives rather than risk the threat they posed to Humanity.
That is when one came forth, the first of us, the Chief. One of us had managed to learn true control. One of us had taken what we thought to be a curse and managed to harness it with an iron will. We still needed to consume human flesh to survive. With it came strength, freedom from disease and with regular feeding the potential for immortality but we could no longer allow ourselves to just feed on any helpless victim.
A council was formed from the oldest amongst us. The solution, that we would protect Humanity from itself. We would save those who had done nothing wrong, we would help Humanity flourish. We would become their protectors, the police and those that upheld the law.
It allows us the freedom to walk amongst Humanity every day. It has given us a place in society, a purpose. We bring stability and safety to the towns and cities we live in. With the control we have learned we can once again live without fear of discovery. We have found allies amongst Humanity, those wishing to be chosen to bear the Wendigo burden. We no longer have to worry that our actions will lead us to our own deaths or worse, the complete loss of control that leaves us insane and stuck in our monstrous forms forever raging for human flesh.
But most importantly it would give us a never ending supply of fresh meat. We would be able to target those who were evil at heart, with no families and no-one to miss them when they were gone. For who cares what happens to the worst of the worst when they taste so good.
In order to keep this campaign simple, straightforward and deliverable we only have 4 pledge levels, the first pledge level "Acolyte" of £1.00 will give you the ability to follow all the updates that we post during the course of the campaign and will also give you access to the post campaign Pledge Manager should we be successful.
The next pledge level is "The Crossover into Madness" at £40.00. At this pledge level you will receive the new Brotherhood Faction. If you want to purchase additional Factions or add the "Jack - Nemesis Pack" then just increase the amount you pledge at the this level. Each Faction has a reduced price of £40.00 (normal RRP is £45.00).
For example, if you wished to add The Hidden Ones Faction and Jack-Nemesis Pack then in the pledge total just add £95.00 as the total for your pledge.
If you pledge at this level and also back the Purgatory Kickstarter at their equivalent "The Crossover into Madness" pledge level and this is confirmed post campaign then you will be sent one free crossover model (including the Alukah Nemesis Deck) as part of your pledge - more details on this below! For clarity, this is one crossover model between the two pledges.
The next pledge level is "Illuminated Master" also at £40.00. At this pledge level you will receive the new Brotherhood Faction. If you want to purchase additional Factions or add the "Jack-Nemesis Pack" then just increase the amount you pledge at the this level. Each Faction has a reduced price of £40.00 (normal RRP is £45.00).
For example, if you wished to add The Hidden Ones Factions and Jack-Nemesis Pack then in the pledge total just add £95.00 as the total for your pledge.
The final pledge level is "I want everything!" at £300.00. Quite simply this pledge level will get you everything including all unlocked stretched goals. The list is:
- Brotherhood Faction
- Aluka Model & Nemesis Deck
- Jack Model & Nemesis Deck
- Priory Faction
- Wildborn Faction
- Hidden Ones Faction
- Order of the Enlightened Path Faction
- Custos Crypta Faction
- All unlocked stretch goals
As this is a short Kickstarter with clearly defined targets, we wanted to be upfront right from the word go on additional goals should we hit our funding goal. So here they are all the stretch goals that we are looking to unlock as part of the campaign. We thought this would help backers in choosing what amount to pledge at.
The greater the total you pledge for the closer we will be to unlocking all stretch goals!
As you can see from the unboxings below, the production pipeline that we have fully in place will deliver some the highest quality miniatures that are currently on the market. We are blessed to work with some amazing artists that bring the weirdness that is in our head, to character concept, through to stunning sculpts and then to superbly detailed printed masters.
We use one of the most respected resin casters in the business who ensures there is virtually zero loss of definition from the original masters to the actual production run models.
This tried and tested production pipeline has been in place for a number of years now and as a company we have a great deal of experience in dealing with all elements within it.
When we first embarked upon this project it was always our aim to ensure that people who wanted to enter into our world didn't have any barriers. So with that in mind, we have always given access to the Rulebook, Character Cards and Tracker Cards - fully downloadable from our website.
More recently, we have added the Sea Queen Campaign, again as a free download from our website. We spent hours and hours on this campaign from initial design, play-testing, graphic design and proof reading but we wanted to ensure that players could have fun with this fully re-playable campaign.
Also currently available for a free download is the Beta version of the Cultist Leader deck. This introduces a novel way of bringing individual NPC's into a game of Mythos and adds yet an additional layer of gameplay and how you approach the scenario.
So, with that in mind, here's a number of links to all the free assets that we currently have on our website.
Our intention is to keep the cost of P&P to as minimal cost as possible whilst retaining a quality service to all backers. The cost for UK shipping will be at standard UK pricing. International orders are a little extra. All postage will be either tracker or tracked and signed for.
As you may know at Paranoid Miniatures we have tried to keep international shipping low and will continue to do so with this campaign.
Risks and challenges
All of us that have been involved in preparing for this expansion have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to get to this point. We have committed finances, time and effort to produce what we think is a brilliant expansion to the world of Mythos.
Renders for the Brotherhood Faction are well underway. Delivering on target, in full and on time in our previous Kickstarter shows that we have the skills, commitment and production pipeline to ensure successful delivery for this expansion. We have also been selling at Retail for some time now, so some backers already have a good idea of the quality and style of miniatures they are investing in.
We have given careful consideration to each part of the process, to minimise risk when the campaign ends and fulfilment begins. We have also used the last 12 months to increase our social media presence. We want our backers to be fully aware all the way through where we are in relation to the current status of production.
Finally, we have set achievable delivery date estimates. This will increase the likelihood that product will be delivered on time or, perhaps even ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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