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Fully customize your own units combining 70+ creation cards with 9 fantasy races in this unique 2-player unit-building game.
Fully customize your own units combining 70+ creation cards with 9 fantasy races in this unique 2-player unit-building game.
90 backers pledged $12,150 to help bring this project to life.
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"Athlas - Duel for Divinity"

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In Athlas - Duel for Divinity, each player takes the role of a young Athilian, a godlike being, outcast to the seven outer worlds to explore and uncover the secrets of creation laid by his ancestors.  

While traveling the outer worlds, Athilians practice their abilities to manipulate time and space until they become powerful enough to be challenged by the Athilian council to open the portal back to Athlas, thus passing the final test to adulthood.

As an aspiring god you can design and create your own unique units by enhancing basic Genus cards with powerful abilities, artifacts and spells. You also get to choose divine interventions that might ultimately affect the outcome of the duel. Then you will summon your creations onto the battlefield and attempt to assemble two of three ancient relics in order to open the portal and win the game.

The game’s limitless design system enables players to form any strategy they wish against their opponent’s creations.

Undead Viking reviewing Athlas:

How to play Athlas?

A quick preview with Elad Goldsteen (Golden Egg Games) and  W. Eric Martin (BGG) at Nuremberg toy fair (January 2014):

How to play Athlas (shortest version):

The game consists of two main phases: 

In the first phase, the “Creation Phase”, each player uses his cards to create and equip his own Alpha creations, thus defining their abilities, strength, mobility and other attributes. 

In the second phase, the “Command Phase”, each player summons units from these Alpha creations onto the board, and using divine interventions attempts to combine two of three ancient relics in order to open the portal.

Rulebook*:

For more details please download the rules here.

* This is still a draft - final text may differ slightly and it is missing the final artwork.


Our miniatures do not require any assembly - The game is ready-to-play out of the box.The figures are made of silver and gold plastic. Painting them is optional.

Forsaken Drake
Forsaken Drake
Spell Binder
Spell Binder
Shadow Ranger
Shadow Ranger
Celestial Knight
Celestial Knight
 


What's in the box (Worshiper pledge level):

Traveler miniature pack:

Not final model. Produced model might be altered.
Not final model. Produced model might be altered.
Not final model. Produced model might be altered.
Not final model. Produced model might be altered.

Athilian miniature pack:

A 3D model mockup - final miniature may differ slightly.
A 3D model mockup - final miniature may differ slightly.

As we continue our quest for excellence in the art department we tried to give Athlas a truly unique look and feel. Our illustrator and sculptor Antonis Papantoniu made awesome cover artwork, amazing 3D models for the miniatures and inspiring illustrations for EACH card.  

2D sketches for Athlas miniatures
2D sketches for Athlas miniatures
Sketches
Sketches
Final illustration
Final illustration

5 unique layouts, one for each card type: 

Spell layout.
Spell layout.
Ability Layout.
Ability Layout.
Equipment layout.
Equipment layout.
Genus layout.
Genus layout.
Divine Intervention layout.
Divine Intervention layout.

Our company has developed the game to a point where we are ready to produce it. 

As this is our 4th published game board project, most of our capital was invested in our previous games and we need your help to get a better production value for Athlas. 

Each backer can literally make the game better by allowing us to invest in better components than our very limited budget can support. A successful campaign will also allow our designing team to push forward additional game designs towards publication. Please visit our website to find out more.

Athlas is a language-dependent game that uses text heavily on each card.

In our unique global perception we started 2 related crowd funding projects that will be linked to each other:

Spieleschmiede:

A German crowd funding project that will focus on making a localized (German) version of Athlas.

https://www.spiele-offensive.de/Spieleschmiede/Athlas/

US backers:     

All pledge levels that include shipping will be shipped free of charge by Amazon fulfillment services. No duties are expected.  

UK & EU backers:  

The game is manufactured in Germany, so all shipping will be free of charge and will be conducted from within the EU by Amazon.de fulfillment services. No duties are expected.  

Canadian backers (+$10):

All pledge levels that include shipping will be shipped by Amazon.ca fulfillment services. No duties are expected as we will import the games to Canada prior to final shipment. Import to Canada might take longer than the expected shipping dates.

International backers (+$30):

All rewards will be shipped from our warehouse via postal services. UPS/FEDEX/DHL or any other carrier will not be used. We will declare it as a reward, with the production value. By doing so we hope to limit your duties charges. Shipping to some countries might take longer than the expected shipping dates and in some countries tracking numbers will not be available.

100% Money back guarantee Policy*

 *For more details please read the "risks and challenges" section at the bottom of this page.

For more information follow us on our website, twitter (@GoldenEggGames), facebook and BGG.   

If you have questions please send us a private message and we will try to answer it ASAP.  

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 Thanks for reading and considering backing our project!

Risks and challenges

"Athlas" is our 5th KS project and we have a lot of experience with the risks and challenges that we might face while fulfilling this project.
Delays in production:
We might still face some unexpected delays during the 3 steps of production: graphic design (corrections), printing and quality checks.
Delays in logistics:
We might face some delays in shipping the games, with the ocean freight, the importing and customs process and with final distribution.

To sustain and fulfill your rewards we have signed a top quality printer in Germany who specializes in complex board games production (e.g., Agricola).

The game production has already started, so no delays in production are expected and first copies should be available in the upcoming Spiel (October 2014) in Germany.

The main uncertainty factor will be how many stretch goals we can reach. The more stretch goals are reached, there may be a delay in reward shipment (could even be after the retail version is out in the market) as your specialized copy might take a bit more time to be ready for shipment.

Shipping the rewards to your personal address is a great feat to any publisher and we might need 2-3 shipments to get all of the components to your doorstep. Please be patient and acknowledge the time and effort we are investing in order to get ALL of your rewards.

Money back guarantee policy:

As this is our 5th KS project, we have already invested a significant budget to produce the game and bring it to a point where it is ready for printing. We have already signed our manufacturer (in Germany) and have a very tight production schedule. Thus we have decided to go ahead with the following 100% money back guarantee policy:

If you do not receive your rewards by the end of June 2015, a refund will be issued through your Amazon Payments account*.

We took into account all delays we encountered in our previous projects and we can assure that 100% of your pledge will go directly to our manufacturer.

*Disclaimer:
It is the backer's responsibility to provide his (correct) address within a reasonable time frame. Any delays on the part of the backer will not be covered by our 100% money back policy.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer fault (giving a wrong address, not claiming the delivered package from the post office, etc.), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
Any delays caused by customs inspections or by the backer's country's postal services will not be covered in the 100% money back policy.
We cannot provide tracking numbers to some international locations.

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    Early bird 1 - Worshiper - You will get a copy of "Athlas" + all Worshiper level stretch goals + free shipping to the US and EU. Canada +$10. Rest of the world +$30.

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    Essen pick-up: Signed Worshiper - You will get a signed copy of "Athlas" + all Worshiper level stretch goals. No shipping - just pick up at our booth in Spiel `14

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    Early Bird 1 - Traveler - You will get everything from the Worshiper level + Traveler miniature pack + all Traveler stretch goals + free shipping to the US and EU. Canada +$10. Rest of the world +$30.

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    Early Bird 1 - Athilian - You will get everything from the Traveler level + Athilian miniature pack + free shipping to the US and EU. Canada +$10. Rest of the world +$30.

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    Athilian - You will get everything from the Traveler level + Athilian miniature pack + free shipping to the US and EU. Canada +$10. Rest of the world +$30.

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    Eternal God, Collector's edition - You will get everything from the Athilian level, a signed and numbered copy + T-shirt + all Eternal God stretch goals. Free shipping world wide.

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    2X Athilian: You will get two of everything from the Traveler level + 2 Athilian miniature packs.
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    6X Worshiper: You will get 6 copies of all Worshiper level rewards. Free shipping to the US and EU. Canada +$10. Rest of the world +$30.

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