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A new epic and grim fantasy tabletop roleplaying game.
A new epic and grim fantasy tabletop roleplaying game.
780 backers pledged €61,592 to help bring this project to life.
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For our last week, we are launching the Countdown stretch goals!

Tuesday 19th of March, we start this Countdown with 500 backers. If we reach more backers, we will unlock stretch goals for all backers. So, even by just supporting us with 1€, you will receive those stretch goals!

• 550 Backers: Quickstart Rules in PDF for ALL backers! UNLOCKED!

The Quickstart Rules kit will be around 64 pages, with a full scenario, 6 pre-generated character and a summary of the rules for instant play. Unlocked in PDF to ALL Backers to this campaign. 

• 600 Backers: Set of digital wallpapers for ALL backers! UNLOCKED!

This new Countdown stretch goal will allow us to send you a set of digital wallpapers for computer/cell phone. You will be able to show your support for GODS on your mobile devices!

• 700 Backers: Short Story in PDF for ALL backers! UNLOCKED!

French award winning author Justine Niogret will write a short story in the world of GODS. As you've been able to discover in the two news we've done about her, Justine has an amazing writing style completely attuned to the Wildlands (being herself a Valkyrie). The short story will be sent in PDF to ALL Backers. 



You can now download a presentation of GODS and a presentation of our game system with the following links: 

 This campaign is composed of 6 pledges: 


REGULAR EDITION

The Core rulebook (est. to be around 460 pages) and the Gamemaster book (est. to be around 180 pages) will be printed in US Letter format, on a high quality paper in full color, with a hardcover and printed endsheets. Each book will have a black ribbon and head and tail bands. The Gamemaster screen will have three panels printed in landscape format on a heavy board, and will have a glossy varnish on the outside, and a matte varnish on the inside to prevent light reflection. 

DELUXE EDITION

The GODS Deluxe edition is an upgrade to the regular edition and will be printed in limited numbers. The Core rulebook, the Gamemaster book and the Gamemaster screen will all benefit from the deluxe treatment. 

The Deluxe edition will have a matte varnish finish, with spotted UV on the design, gold foil, brass gilded edge and two brass ribbons for each book. The Core rulebook, the Gamemaster book and the Gamemaster screen will be included in a slipcase to finish this deluxe set.

Deluxe version of the Core rulebook, and the slipcase for the Core rulebook, the Gamemaster book and the screen.
Deluxe version of the Core rulebook, and the slipcase for the Core rulebook, the Gamemaster book and the screen.

COLLECTOR EDITION

The Collector edition is exclusive to this Kickstarter and will not be available in retail store. The Core rulebook and the Gamemaster book will both have a faux-leather black cover with a metal insert of the symbol of the Cult of the Black Sun (brass metal with a glass black pearl in the center). Each book will be printed with the highest standards of the industry, with black gilded edge and two black ribbons. 

This edition will also include a Kickstarter exclusive necklace: the Eye. This piece of jewelry will be created for this Kickstarter only.

This is the definitive edition of the game, a collector's item worthy of the Gods themselves. 

WIP of the Collector's edition of the Core Rulebook, with faux-leather cover, metal insert, and gold foil
WIP of the Collector's edition of the Core Rulebook, with faux-leather cover, metal insert, and gold foil
WIP of the Kickstarter exclusive necklace for the Legend pledge
WIP of the Kickstarter exclusive necklace for the Legend pledge

1 — 30,000€ — GODS is funded! Thank you so much for your support!

2 — 35,000€ — Character Folio Unlocked — We will unlock and offer you a printed Character folio, with an extended character sheet (also available in PDF to all backers). For Wanderer and higher pledges.

3 — 40,000€ — Scenario 01 Unlocked  — At this level, we will unlock an exclusive scenario in the world of GODS in PDF. For Adventurer and higher pledges. 

4 — 45,000€ — GODS Artbook Unlocked — This fourth stretch goal will unlock the GODS artbook in PDF for all backers. Backers from the Flame Bearer and Legend tier will receive a printed hardcover copy of the artbook with their pledges. We will also propose the hardcover book in the Late Pledge for all backers. 

5 — 50,000€ — Novella Unlocked — This stretch goal will see the New York Times international bestselling author and David Gemmell Legend winner Graham McNeill write an exclusive novella set in the world of GODS. Available in PDF to all backers and in printed format for Flame Bearer and Legend pledges. 

6 — 55,000€ — Scenario 02 Unlocked — At this level, we will unlock a second exclusive scenario in the world of GODS in PDF. For Adventurer and higher pledges. 

7 — 60,000€ — Poster map of Babel Unlocked — ENnie Award winning artist Olivier Sanfilippo will design the map of Babel. Available in PDF to all backers and in printed format for Wanderer and higher pledges. 

8 — 65,000€ — Scenario 03 — At this level, we will unlock a third exclusive scenario in the world of GODS in PDF. For Adventurer and higher pledges. 

9 — 70,000€ — GODS Dices set — The dices worthy of the Gods themselves! This stretch goal will allow us to produce on the forgotten forges of the First Men the official dices for GODS. The dices set will be offered to Chosen One and higher tier, and it will be available as an add-on at the Late Pledge for all backers.

10 — 75,000€ — Scenario 04 — This stretch goal will unlock a fourth scenario and allow us to link all four adventures in one large campaign. Each scenario will still be independent, but they will have a story arc unfolding during the four scenarios. For Adventurer and higher pledges. 

BASTIEN LECOUFFE DEHARME

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme is a renowned Fantasy and Sci-fi illustrator. Born in France in the early 80s, he has been living in the US for a decade.

His artwork evolves at the crossroad of modern and ancient myths and legends, forgotten tales and tragedies.

He is represented by Shannon Associates (NYC) and his client list includes Wizards of the Coast (Magic: the Gathering), Adobe, DAW Books, Random House, Tor Books, National Geographic, Riot Games, and many more.

Bastien’s artwork has been published and awarded in many annual books and magazines, and was chosen to be the cover of the 22nd Spectrum Fantastic Art book. In 2018, he was nominated for the Hugo award in the “Best Artist” category.

Building worlds through images and stories was always at the center of Bastien’s activities, and GODS is born from that fire.


JULIEN BLONDEL

Writer, game designer and scriptwriter since 1994, Julien Blondel has quickly become one of the most prominent figures of the French RPG scene. 

Well known for his work on Prophecy, The Metabarons, adapted from Alexandro Jodorowsky’s masterpiece, or Vermine, voted Game of the Year in 2005, Julien has published hundreds of supplements and dozens of comics books as a scriptwriter, most notably the Elric comic series, acclaimed by Michael Moorcock himself as the best adaptation of his work.

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme & Julien Blondel
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme & Julien Blondel

GODS is only available on Kickstarter at the moment. We don't plan to do a retail pledge for the campaign. Our friends at Modiphius will be taking care of the distribution for retail stores for the US and the UK after the delivery to our backers. 

The Low Market (Art by Sergey Vasnev)
The Low Market (Art by Sergey Vasnev)

Shipping costs will be calculated and charged in a Late Pledge after the campaign. Shipping will be done from the USA and the EU, as we have found a partner on each side of the Atlantic to ensure a smooth delivery process.

Estimated shipping costs are: USA/Canada: US$15, Europe: US$15, Rest of the World: between US$30 and US$50. Those costs are an estimate, and the exact shipping cost will be charged during the Late Pledge at the right price once our fulfillment company will give us the final quotation. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

The Purple Guard (Art by Pierre Raveneau)
The Purple Guard (Art by Pierre Raveneau)

Risks and challenges

We have successfully completed 8 crowdfunding campains in France and we have now a solid experience on this field. GODS is currently in development: the text is well-advanced, and this funding will help us gather the best artists possible around the project, as well as developing a line and give life to the GODS universe. This is a real crowdfunding, not a preorder or a way to collect more money by cutting distribution. We truly want to make an amazing game, with gorgeous artworks and we need your help to do so!

Our international distribution and shipping is handled within the USA to ensure a quick delivery for America, and our friends at Modiphius will take on the retail distribution for english speaking countries.

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    SLEEPER

    This is your first step into the Wildlands.

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    ADVENTURER

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    WANDERER

    For those adventurous enough to enters the Wildlands.

    This pledge allows you to receive a physical copy and the PDF of the GODS Core rulebook.

    You will also receive relevant unlock stretch goals. See the description of your pledge level and the stretch goals' description for availability.

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    EARLY BIRD - CHOSEN ONE

    This pledge is an early bird: It is limited to the first backers.

    You are a Chosen One, marked by the Gods. Your destiny will lead you to greatness.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and PDF of the GODS Core rulebook, Gamemaster book and Gamemaster screen.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

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    CHOSEN ONE

    You are a Chosen One, marked by the Gods. Your destiny will lead you to greatness.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and PDF of the GODS Core rulebook, Gamemaster book and Gamemaster screen.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

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    • Gamemaster book
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    FLAME BEARER

    As a flame bearer, you carry the will of your immortal master to new heights.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and the PDF of the DELUXE edition of the GODS Core rulebook, Gamemaster book and Gamemaster screen.

    See the description of our DELUXE edition for more information.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • DELUXE edition of the Core rulebook
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster book
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster screen
    • PDF of the Core rulebook, GM book and GM screen
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    EARLY BIRD - LEGEND

    This pledge is an early bird: It is limited to the first backers.

    You have perced the veil and have discovered the ultimate secrets of the Cult of the Black Sun.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and the PDF of the Kickstarter exclusive Collector edition of the GODS Core Rulebook, Gamemaster Book and the Deluxe Gamemaster Screen.

    You will also receive an exclusive chain necklace with the Black Sun symbol named "The Eye". Supposed to be the first Shard of the One God, no one knows it's real powers.

    See the description of our Kickstarter exclusive Collector edition for more information.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • COLLECTOR edition of the Core rulebook
    • COLLECTOR edition of the Gamemaster book
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster screen
    • The Eye - KS Exclusive chain necklace
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    • PDF of the Core rulebook, GM book and GM screen
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    LEGEND

    You have perced the veil and have discovered the ultimate secrets of the Cult of the Black Sun.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and the PDF of the Kickstarter exclusive Collector edition of the GODS Core Rulebook, Gamemaster Book and the Deluxe Gamemaster Screen.

    You will also receive an exclusive chain necklace with the Black Sun symbol named "The Eye". Supposed to be the first Shard of the One God, no one knows it's real powers.

    See the description of our Kickstarter exclusive Collector edition for more information.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • COLLECTOR edition of the Core rulebook
    • COLLECTOR edition of the Gamemaster book
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster screen
    • The Eye - KS Exclusive chain necklace
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    EARLY BIRD - FLAME BEARER

    This pledge is an early bird: It is limited to the first backers.

    As a flame bearer, you carry the will of your immortal master to new heights.

    This pledge allows you to receive the physical copies and the PDF of the DELUXE edition of the GODS Core rulebook, Gamemaster book and Gamemaster screen.

    See the description of our DELUXE edition for more information.

    You will also receive all unlocked stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • DELUXE edition of the Core rulebook
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster book
    • DELUXE edition of the Gamemaster screen
    • PDF of the Core rulebook, GM book and GM screen
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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