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Clash of the Battle Goats is a tactical card game of unstoppable monster goats. A stand-alone game that is compatible with "Gruff!"
Clash of the Battle Goats is a tactical card game of unstoppable monster goats. A stand-alone game that is compatible with "Gruff!"
Clash of the Battle Goats is a tactical card game of unstoppable monster goats. A stand-alone game that is compatible with "Gruff!"
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Clash is a tactical card game of brutal battle goat combat. It can be learned in just a few minutes, but has a tremendous amount of depth. The box contains enough content for 2 players to play immediately, or you can unlock nearly limitless deck-building options by combining Clash with our previous game "Gruff". A game we successfully Kickstarted last year!

A Brutal Battle System- Clash's combat mechanics create a constant state of counter-play. When an enemy attacks, you have your entire turn to dodge out of the way, mount your defenses, and launch a counterattack before the attack connects!

Customize Your Herd- Create a team of three monster-goats that begin the game in play, and stay in play, throughout the game. They are your source of damage, defense, and resources! Carefully choose from their cards to create your ultimate deck!

The Next Evolution of Combat- Each turn your goats can mutate. They get Meaner, Weirder, and Fatter; rapidly raising the stakes of the game. Each decision can be the the difference between life and death as the pace of the game builds up to a crisis!

Clash is a stand-alone "Gruff" game. Gruff has been honored with several awards. 

In Praise of Clash

"I like the art, I like the theme. It is highly competitive, highly intuitive, highly strategic, and a heck of a lot of fun!"

-Lance Myxter, Undead Viking Videos

 "Games become this horrific snowball of teeth and ooze the longer fights go on. It's GLORIOUS."   

-Jason Dobson, Indie Cardboard

 "Simple. Easy. Quick. Studio Woe has done a great job of making a tight, streamlined competitive card game with Clash of the Battle Goats; it’s a breeze to teach and to modify, and with the few mechanical tweaks from Gruff it really provides a fast-paced experience with some good strategic depth."

-Ben Duerksen, CoG Gaming

"Clash works as a great introduction point into previously released Gruff. Cards can be used from both games to add even more combos."

-Josh Eisbrenner, so1ks

In Praise of Gruff

"In every sense, Gruff has been a labor of love for the folks working on it, and you can see it in every monstrous detail of the fun but terrifying art style. Gruff‘s simple concepts allow for both new gamers to have a competitive card game experience, while still giving seasoned players the depth of a full collectible card game." 

- ROBERT HORNBEK, Geek & Sundry

"What I like most about Gruff is how it speed-injects the feeling of other constructed deck games in its own tight format. I was a big Magic player for a long time, and what I loved most about it was playing big creatures and cool spells. Gruff distills the constructed experience, with the creatures providing the mana and lots of synergies between cards, so that you get a lot of that satisfying feel at a fraction of the time investment."

-Andrew Fisher, Gameosity

"A card game stemming from the likes of Magic, but similarities end with the cards. Gruff is a mix up of Cube Draft style, deck building, and Commander mode, and adding in a few mechanics of poker to outplay your enemy, while having a bit of a miniatures feel to it as well."

-Bobby C. Gamer Assault Weekly

  You can get an extra physical copy of Clash, a copy of Gruff, the Gruff sketchbook, or the Clash play-mat by adding the amount listed per item to your pledge.

Follow these steps to add to your pledge  

  • Press the blue "Manage" button. If you have not yet pledged the button will say "Back This Project" instead 
  • Increase your pledge amount by the amount listed on each extra add-on you would like. In the US Shipping is included. For international shipping, add $5 per item to EU or Canada and $10 per item to the rest of the world 
  • Fill out the survey you will be sent at the end of the campaign. There you can specify how you would like your money to be assigned. 

Check out our How To Play Video.

Check out our rulebook HERE.

 And a more comprehensive Rules Video courtesy of Zero Budget Geek!

Risks and challenges

We are fortunate to have gone through the Kickstarter process before and have emerged from the other side a little wiser. We were able to create all of the molds for our plastic elements in the previous campaign so that is one potential risk that we don't need to worry about. We have allocated an extra buffer of time on fulfillment to help compensate for manufacturing and shipping complications that may arise. We are using the same manufacture and fulfillment pipeline that we had on Gruff to minimize complications and ensure a high quality product.

We are really close to finished with the product at this point. We just need some proof reading and revision on the rule-book and ability cards. The good news is that I learned how to use InDesign after "Gruff" so these files are much easier to edit than they were when everything was in Photoshop! We will be doing that revision and a ton of testing with Gruff during the campaign.

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    GAMER TIER. Get Clash! Get a physical copy of the complete game sent right to you! You will also get all stretch goals that are unlocked in this campaign!

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    CLASH TIER. Get Clash, the Clash play-mat, a bonus pack of 48 Clash-Orange sliders, and all stretch goals that are unlocked during the campaign!

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    GRUFF TIER. Get Clash, Gruff, the Clash playmat, a bonus pack of 48 Clash-Orange sliders, and all stretch goals that are unlocked in both the Clash campaign and the Gruff campaign!

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    RETAIL TIER. Get 10 copies of Clash with all stretch goals that are unlocked during the campaign!

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    ALPHA GAMER TIER. A physical Alpha copy of Clash will be sent right to your door immediately after the campaign ends! At the fulfillment date you will also get the final copy of Clash, all Clash Stretch-goals, the Clash 2-Player playmat, both Clash 1-Player playmats, and playsets of sliders in 8 different colors. You will also get an original hand drawn and inked gruff drawing by Virginia Critchfield!

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    SHEPHERD TIER. Get all content from the ALPHA GAMER TIER, and you will collaborate with the Studio Woe team to create a Shepherd based on your name and design to appear in a future Gruff compatible game.

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