This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 28 2019 2:59 PM UTC +00:00.
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!
• 700 Backers: Short Story in PDF for 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:
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.
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.
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.
1 — 30,000€ — GODS is funded! Thank you so much for your support!
2 — 35,000€ — Character Folio — 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 — 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 — This fourth stretch goal will unlock the GODS artbook in PDF for all backers. Backers from the Flame Bearer and Legend level 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.
And much more stretch goals to come!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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