Line of Sight Tool Beta Launch
We have good news! The Beta version of the LoS tool is finally available on the The Overlord forum!
You can find it here: https://the-overlord.net/index.php?/batman/line-of-sight/line-of-sight-bank/
As a... Read more
Hi Bat-pledgers, here’s the latest update on global pledge fulfilment.
Fulfilment is very close to being absolutely complete. For our European and American backers, we are ringing the “all done!”... Read more
Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - New free tools -
Bat-fans - 2 awesome new gadgets for your Batman ™: Gotham City Chronicles gameplay utility belt -
Mission maker – scenario editor
Sounds cool – what does it do?
Mission... Read more
Now live - Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Season 2
Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles Kickstarter Season 2 is now live!
The Overlord Magazine _ Shipment
Here’s an update on the shipping and delivery of the new Overlord Magazine and previous back issues.
A few copies of Vol 4 have already been delivered in... Read more
New Videos From the Bat-computer!
We are pleased to introduce a brand new learn-to-play video series we developed with our friends at Board Game Coffee! Check it out here:
These fancy new... Read more
Shipment infos ... again
Here’s a status update on Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles pledge shipping.
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: fulfilling tens of thousands of pledges... Read more
New Game Aids
Thanks to your feedback on the online game aids, we have reorganized the skills and traits. Skills are now grouped according to the actions with which they are... Read more
Line of sight tool
The LoS Tool (link), introducing a new easy to use, free tool for our Conan players ... and we are in the process of creating a version for ... Read more
Here's a quick update on Batman: Gotham City Chronicles's shipments.
For Europe and Latin America (except Brazil):
60% of the orders have already been shipped and the... Read more
How to play & tracking info
Your parcels are on their way, or for some, already in your hands.
We invite you, even before you open the rulebooks, to check out the playlist of... Read more
[The Overlord Magazine] Digital version
Our new approach to The Overlord is getting a lot of support: more than 1,600 fans ordered more than 3,400 magazines. What enthusiasm!
Based on your feedback, we... Read more
[The Overlord Magazine] Answers to your questions
We've come up with a new approach for The Overlord Magazine and have made it pre-orderable since this morning. Almost 800 of you have already ordered more than... Read more
Goodbye "Compendium", hello "The Overlord Magazine"
You had a sneak peek on Facebook: the magazine called the "Compendium" by the fans has been renewed.
Regarding the style: this paper magazine becomes "The Overlord... Read more
Aftersales contact info
Deliveries have begun.
Your parcel has been prepared as carefully as possible but in the event that your copy reaches you incomplete or damaged, please follow these... Read more
Shipping info (for Brazil only)
Dear Brazilian pledgers,
Here is the info we promised, from Galápagos Jogos & The Monolith Team.
"During the Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles Kickstarter campaign and thanks to Galápagos Jogos best... Read more
Bedside reading material
After the gameplay support page, here is the booklets' turn.
You can now download and browse through all of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles' booklets on the forum... Read more
Gameplay support page (and a word on Spanish and German translations)
Our gameplay support page has been published!
We suggest you visit it as soon as you've received the game (or even now!), even before you jump into the... Read more
Everything is going as planned on the delivery side: we are on schedule and delivery is still planned for April.
- All is well for Canada: after leaving... Read more
[June 4th] Guess who's back?
All is going as planned in Gotham City. The unemployment rate among heroes is still at an all-time low, and the games from the 1st Batman Gotham City... Read more
Now live - Claustrophia 1643 is back on Kickstarter!
The Western and infernal warriors have left the tunnels of New Jerusalem and formed a brief 48-hour truce for the latest Kickstarter campaign. The last 2,500 copies of Claustrophobia 1643... Read more
Save the dates
The project is still progressing at the expected pace.
All the expansions and 60% of the coreboxes have been shiped to the hubs and the last ones will... Read more
How to change your delivery address
Some of you have reached us to change the delivery address for their pledge. Good news: it's still possible!
You have until March 10th at the latestto... Read more
Even More Production Boxes
Let's have a look at the rest of the production boxes we've received, shall we?
That's it's for today. Talk to you soon,
The Monolith Team
Bonjour Gotham,... Read more
A closer look at the expansions
A picture is worth a thousand words. And we apparently feel very talkative today ;).
On our Facebook page, more than 800 of you asked us to check... Read more
When, Where & How Many of Which?
The project is still progressing at the expected rate. We have just received the first exemplars of the production boxes. Should we post a few pics on Facebook... Read more
Version française des livrets de règles et de missions
This update only concerns French-speaking backers and late pledgers of the Batman: Gotham City ChroniclesKickstarter Campaign. If you're not in one of those cases, you do not... Read more
Little boxes on the hillside
The production of all the miniatures and their storage boxes is complete! Here are the first production exemplars we've just received.
Two novelties of this production:
- Some... Read more
Holy Speedy Production, Batman!
Production is progressing rather well in Gotham (so to speak). To get more specific, things are moving along nicely in China. In fact, our production manager, Tracey, has... Read more
To the Printers, Batman!
As promised we are here to update you on the progress of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.
By the end of November, we will have sent everything cardboard-related... Read more
More VAT-free countries in Asia
Good news for some of our pledgers in Asia: VFI Asia has made changes to the list of VAT-free countries.
In addition to China, Thailand and the Philippines,... Read more
Claustrophobia 1643: New Pledges are Live for Latin America & Asia!
Greetings Faithful Backers,
We have now added 200 pledges our Asian hub. We have also added a new pledge level with 200 units available to our fansin Latin... Read more
Claustrophobia 1643 is now live!
A new Kickstarter campaign by Monolith:
Claustrophobia 1643is a survival game that allows two players to battle in the underground tunnels below New Jerusalem, the Human bastion built at... Read more
We have news from the Wayne Industries!
First, let us apologize for the lack of information about production and development since the closing of the pledge manager. We will try to keep you more so up-to-date on... Read more
Mass Production Begins
Our plastic production proofs continue to roll in, each more beautiful than the last. Spread out before you are the content of all the expansions, as well as... Read more
Production Status Report : September 2018
We know it’s been a while since our last update. Our small team has been very busy, but we felt it was high time we shared a little... Read more
The PM is Closed, Production Moves Forward
The pledge manager for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is now closed. The time has come to finalize the quantities for production.
If you need to update your shipping... Read more
Last-call for the pledge manager
The pledge manager for Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles will be closed at the end of the week.
It’s now time to finalize your order.
Don't worry, you will... Read more
Holy Production Update, Batman!
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Our small team is very hard at work on our various projects. Also, we have Gen Con coming up, which... Read more
A final Bat-reminder!
An email reminder has been sent to all backers who have to complete the survey on Fluent. Please, check your mailbox and your spam folder.
According to our... Read more
Reminder about the Bat-backer surveys!
Unfortunately, there are too many backers who never connected to Fluent to complete the survey according to our and your commitments as described on KS page. We... Read more
Mythic Battles: Pantheon 1.5 Kickstarter is now live!
A Kickstarter exclusive campaign by Monolith
Mythic Battles: Pantheonis a miniatures board game that puts you in the sandals of an Olympian God! It offers several game modes... Read more
Time to Finish the Bat-backer Surveys!
Since opening the pledge manager at the beginning of May, we’ve only received 75% of backer surveys. We are aware of the hiccups in the system, but to... Read more
Batman: Global Shipping Chronicles
We have even more shipping clarifications for you. The following shipping destination rates have been lowered as shown below:
- French overseas departments and territories: Reunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Mayotte,... Read more
Further Shipping Clarifications
Again we must thank you for your patience. We have heard your concerns and are doing what we can to address the issues that have arisen. Here’s where... Read more
We wanted to provide an update on the pledge manager and shipping rates.
Last week we reported that some locations were not yet defined in the system and were... Read more
Pledge Manager Clarification and FAQs
Here’s an FAQ list based on the recent update:
1- All copies will include both English and French copies of the texts, so no need to select language.... Read more
Fire up the Bat-signal! The Pledge Manager Has Arrived!
The PM is now live and you should receive an email invitation in the next few hours.
This is not optional; it is mandatory. Every backer must fill... Read more
Pledge Manager is Coming!
The pledge manager will be open from May 3rd to May 31st and will be on the Fluent platform like Mythic Battles: Pantheon.
This is not optional;... Read more
Making the Mold
We have just received the first resin prints of the Versus add-on miniatures.
This is the first step in creating the molds. Once these resins are approved, the... Read more
Pledge Manager Opening Dates and The Next Steps
Now that things have settled and we've transitioned from active campaign mode to production mode, we thought we would provide an update.
The Pledge Manager will be open... Read more
Holy Massive Final Tally, Bat-fans!
We are incredibly excited and humbled by your enthusiasm for this project. With your help, we have ended the campaign with a grand total of 4 403 022 $... Read more
We’re getting close now and we’ve unlocked a character many have been wondering about. Make way for the Duke!
During the events of Year Zero, Bruce Wayne really... Read more
Up From the Sewers
We’ve got one more alternate sculpt for you.
This one looks quite different from the Croc design of Jim Lee, offering a more classic version of the character.... Read more
Gotham’s Future Knight
A hundred years into the future, Gotham became a police state. All were tracked, and with telepathic government agents in the mix, no data was private. And then came... Read more
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear…Toxin
Hello again Gothamites,
We’re moving right along and still have stretch goals in the bank. Let’s see what else we can unlock before the end of this wild ride.
Doctor... Read more
We Caught Ourselves a Rat
In Gotham, some villains are obsessed with penguins, or cats. Others place their interests in less savory animals such as rats. Otis Flannegan was a down-to-earth employee of the city... Read more
No Grapes, Just Wrath
Being Batman clearly requires much skill, but one has to imagine it also requires much restraint. But what if The Dark Knight forgot all his principles and unleashed his untethered... Read more
The Man Who Broke the Bat
Born in a prison on Santa Prisca Island in Central America, Bane spent the first 17 years of his life behind bars. There, he learned how to fight. To hide.... Read more
Brace Yourselves! The End is Coming!
It's hard to believe but we've reached the final 48 hours of this campaign!
We want to thank all of you for coming along for the ride and... Read more
Plotting With the Past
When Batman dug deep into the investigation of the mysterious Hush, he realized this antagonist was someone very close to him—someone who knew his deepest secrets. And as is often... Read more
Tools of the Trade: A Look at Bat-gadgets
In this article, we are going to take a closer look at bat-gadgets.
Creating a game about Batman without integrating a bat-gadget system was simply inconceivable. As... Read more
The Fiery Saint of Gotham
Jean-Paul Valley was just an ordinary student before the brutal murder of his father. It was then, in the grips of grief, that he discovered his dark heritage. Valley was... Read more
A Nefarious Deposit
The end is near and we anticipate a busy final lap.
Thanks for staying with us and for all your feedback.
Today we want to highlight another scenario,... Read more
Gameplay Video - Turn Example
Good Morning Gothamites,
Today we wanted to show you something a bit different from the usual.
Some of you might have already watched the 5 gameplay videos available on our... Read more
Air pollution alert on Gotham City!
Drury Walker was a common gangster who, impressed by Batman’s methods, decided to turn into some kind of a “criminal Batman” and chose the moth as his animal totem. He... Read more
A Cast of Colorful Characters
Today we wish to show off the fine work of our resident painter, Martin Grandbarbe. I’m sure many of you have seen his work before, as he’s painted... Read more
Let’s Milk this Campaign for all it’s Worth
It’s time once again to celebrate a milestone reached in this campaign. We have, ahem, mooved past the $3, 327, 757 mark, and as much as it... Read more
Born in Brooklyn, this hulking mass of deformed thug embraced his identity as the “elephant-man” and decorated his tusks with jewels and rings. Tusk was only a small-time villain leading... Read more
Everybody Needs a Friend
In this article, we’re going to look at allies and how they’re controlled with the Command skill. If a player has chosen a hero with the elite/henchman command skill,... Read more
Honed Like a Fine Blade
We’re getting close to our final week. Let’s keep these stretch goals coming! For now, have a look at Katana’s combat capabilities and take a peek at what’s... Read more
Scenario - Déjà Vu
Good day to you Gothamites,
We are back with another update today, and we want to show you yet another scenario you will find in the core box, and this... Read more
Villain Campaign Pack
We have a bit of different update for you today. It involves something we said we wouldn’t do, but also something we said we were trying to do.... Read more
Scenario - The Green Invasion
Greetings Citizens of Gotham City,
We continue to reveal some of the 21 scenarios you will find in the core boxes, and this time, the heroes will have to help... Read more
You have selected his pose and now you have unlocked the Emerald Archer!
He can now join his favorite "black bird" in the scenarios of the core box.
-... Read more
Under the Cover of Night
We wanted to give a definitive response to a frequently asked question regarding the Wayne manor expansion.
As you may already know, we have decided to remove the... Read more
Quick, to the Batmobile!
We already told you a bit about the Batmobile and showed you how awesome the miniature will be. Now we want to go further into the description of the gameplay... Read more
Green Arrow lifts the Hood!
Good day, Gothamites,
A few days back, we opened a vote for Green Arrow’s pose and we received more than 2,800 votes! You selected the first pose which is this... Read more
Scenario - To Sink a City
In this gameplay update, we want to give you a first look at a fully laid out scenario. Please note that this is still subject to evolutions.
The... Read more
Hear Her Cry!
Dinah Lancetook over the role of Black Canary from her mother, a master of martial arts. Clearly, Dinah had much to live up to, and not only... Read more
The Diagnosis is Death!
Doctor Death isn’t the most well-known of Batman’s villains; however, he does have the distinction of being the first genuine super-villain the Dark Knight faced, all the way back in ... Read more
The Forgotten Character: Gotham City Locales (Episode 2 of 2)
We continue our journey into the creation process of a map for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles with the second part of our article.
Meanwhile the artists continued to... Read more
Look What the Cat Dragged In
With just over two weeks to go we’ve managed to crack the enviable 3 million dollar mark! A massive thanks to all our backers. We’ve got plenty left... Read more
You Asked, We Listened
Many have wondered which DC characters from outside of the Bat-verse may be featured in Batman Gotham City Chronicles.
It’s a fair question – one we’ve asked ourselves. At Monolith... Read more
The Forgotten Character: Gotham City Locales (Episode 1 of 2)
In this informative update, we would like to provide some insight into the process of creating the maps for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.Let us take you from... Read more
The Man in the Wooden Skull
Most of Gotham’s criminals display their fair share of pageantry, but there’s only one who wears a wooden mask shaped like a skull. Though he wasn’t always a big... Read more
All It Takes is One Bad Day
Hi Gotham Citizens,
This time, we want to show you a few more details about what's included in the (villains') core box of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.In this... Read more
Blue, Black, and Cat
Harper Row had always been gifted. She was a natural tinkerer–adept at fixing and manipulating electronics and gadgets. She was also extremely agile and physically capable and wanted to put... Read more
We have decided to provide a definitive answer to all of those wondering about rulebook translations. We wanted to get this out now, so that those concerned may... Read more
Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?
We're regularly in contact with the factory who will be producing the miniatures for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.
And since our jaws just hit the floor after seeing... Read more
The Eternal One
Good day Gothamites,
Last time we revealed the voting results for your choice of sculpt. Well, now we’ve unlocked the one who surmounted death itself. Here’s what you need to... Read more
A Tale of two Kanes
Batwoman appeared for the first time in Detective Comics #233 (1956). Dressed in red and yellow, Kathy Kane was initially young and rich and merely playing the role of a... Read more
The Dynamics of THS
In this gameplay update we want to give you more insight into the replayability of our scenarios in Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. We believe the following examples will illustrate... Read more
Spring Has Sprung and You’re All Gonna Die!!!
The citizens of Gotham often find themselves caught in the crossfire of villainous plots and Batman’s crusade against crime. And sometimes the losses are great. So it should come as... Read more
Gotham, meet your heroes!
Hi Gotham Citizens,
We wanted to show you a few more details about what's included in the (heroes') core box of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. In this update, we are... Read more
A Return to the Third Dimension
The 3D scenic elements keep on piling up, making your game board pop like a party planned by The Joker. Now you can keep your objectives safe and use the... Read more
A Darkness Blooms
Daryl Gutierrez started out with good intentions. Wanting to provide all of Gotham’s citizens with the ability to defend themselves, he applied his brilliant mind to creating super seeds... Read more
The Dark Knight Conquers Olympus!
Greetings citizens of Gotham,
After only 8 days, Batman: GCG has surpassed the entire final funding tally of Mythic Battles: Pantheon.
And we've still got weeks to... Read more
The citizens of Gotham have spoken!
We received 2,414 votes to decide what the pose of the legendary Ra’s Al Ghul will be. And here are the results!
Pose 3 gathered 48.5% of the votes making... Read more
Paths to Victory
Greetings, Citizens of Gotham. Today we’re going to give you a closer look at one of our scenarios. You’ve been asking about these, so it seems only prudent we fire... Read more
Some men Just Want to Watch the World Burn
Sometimes it isn’t easy to tell who’s hiding under the mask. Was it Ted Carson or Garfield Lynns wearing the Firefly suit? This costume has changed hands many times... Read more
(Dead)shot Through the Heart and Floyd’s to Blame…
During his first appearance, Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) introduced himself as a masked hero, a weapon-wielding virtuoso ready to bring law and order to Gotham City. He even seemed to replace... Read more
Who Shall Rise From the Lazarus Pit?
We realize this campaign hasn’t been as interactive as others. We are indeed very focused on sticking to our schedule, so we have not been able to incorporate... Read more
Behold, Our Crown Jewel!
Good afternoon, Gotham.
Today we want to show you something we’re incredibly excited about: The Batmobile. It was tough deciding which version of this famous vehicle to produce. And we... Read more
There Are Rules to Every Game
As we roll into the first weekend of our campaign we want to unveil the current drafts of our French and English rules.
Please note these are WORKS IN PROGRESS.... Read more
Nevermind the Bullocks, here’s Harvey!
You probably wouldn’t say Harvey Bullock is the cleanest cop, not according to attire or his deeds. But say what you will, this guy is an accomplished investigator. Here’s one... Read more
Stay Calm Because You’re All Getting Bombs!
Well, well, well…it’s been a wild couple of days, citizens of Gotham. Now, I don’t want to alarm you, but… WE’VE GOT BOMBS!!! Don’t panic, they’re just plastic (not C4... Read more
Versus Mode Expansion details
Good versus evil. Light versus darkness. Heroes versus villains.
Opposition is the core of the Batman universe. Sometimes villains turn to heroes and heroes to villains, blurring the lines, but... Read more
Flips Coin, Reveals Stretch Goal
We’re betting you’re surprised this famous villain hasn’t shown up yet. Well here he is. Or there they are. Both of them. Harvey Dent. And Two-Face. Ahhh! You know what... Read more
Faced with working at the grocery store run by her parents in Gotham City, Renee Montoya enlisted in GCPD at a early age. Alongside her older teammate Harvey Bullock, she... Read more
$2 million dollar in less than 24 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable! With your support we smashed the $2 million dollar milestone in no time at all.
Again, we are absolutely floored by all our backers and look forward to the... Read more
The Blackgate is Open!
These brutes have been locked up for a stretch and now they’re looking to stretch their legs and, very likely, break some bones.
These men, recently freed from the Blackgate... Read more
A sword for hire
Fans have been asking for Slade Wilsonsince this game was first announced. Well, fans, wait no longer. Well, wait until this stretch goal is unlocked…And, well, then of... Read more
3D is often better than 2D, Agree?
Sometimes paper components just kind of blend into the scenery of the board. In some cases this is a good thing because it creates visual cohesion. But it can be... Read more
More penguins on "La Banquise"!
As you know, the Penguin isn’t exactly a physical specimen. So when it comes to combat he relies mainly on the brawn of his henchmen. After all, an umbrella, even... Read more
Arkham Asylum Expansion details
In Arkham Asylum, violent and criminally insane villains are locked away from Gotham's citizens in specially constructed cells. But often, these villains break free and it becomes Batman's job... Read more
As I’m sure some of you put together, Danny Devito has played both the Penguin AND the Trashman (for any It’s Always Sunny fans). And either way, he is our... Read more
Wayne Manor Expansion details
What would Batman be without the Batcave? And what would Bruce Wayne be without his gothic manor and the Pennyworth family? Remove these iconic locations and the Hero of... Read more
Art You Excited About this Next Stretch Goal?
As I teased in the last update, we are taking things back to basics for this next stretch goal. What would any of this be without comic art? We would... Read more
From Villain to Hero
As I write this we are way past funded and well over a million dollars. That tells us a few things: one, you love Batman; two, you love board games;... Read more
Nest? Bobbin’? Who Could it Be?
You still with us? Let me just adjust the Bat-signal and…Ah, there you are! Okay, so perhaps some of you were able to deduce from the words ‘nest’ and ‘bobbin’’... Read more
Yet More ‘Hoodlums’
Okay, I feel a little like I’ve been holding my breath here – almost as if Scarecrow has been blasting me with toxins while I write these updates. But that’s... Read more
Man from the Hood and a True Classic!
These keep coming fast and furious. So let’s reveal our man from the ‘hood’. It is, of course, the Red Hood classic!
Red Hood Classic:
In one of his... Read more
These Stretch Goals are coming in too fast!
We’re doing our best to keep up. So here’s what we’ve unlocked so far. Big thanks again! Stay tuned!
Flying mammals specialist, Professor Kirk Langstrom developed a serum... Read more
Holy fast funding, Bat-fans!!!
We had a feeling you’d come out in droves to support your favorite bat-themed superhero, but that doesn’t minimize how precious your support truly is. We can’t thank you enough... Read more