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A semi-cooperative SF horror game where you and other crewmembers desperately fight to survive - and fulfill conflicting objectives.
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Manual / Sundrop update!

Posted by Awaken Realms (Creator)

Hey Everyone! 

Those are really busy times at Awaken Realms, but things are moving forward and we are growing more and more excited about seeing final Nemesis copy. Today we got two important things to share with you guys!

  • Manual
  • Sundrop miniatures 

Without further introduction, lets jump right into it! 


Just as we have promised, we have given ourselves more time on Manual to catch as many mistakes / typos as possible. We probably did not get 100%, but we hope for something like 95% ;) 

Once again community was amazing and provided us with great numbers of emails with feedback. As we stated on the previous update - we had focus on finding grammar errors / typos / mistakes and we were trying not to touch the "core' of the rules and how they were formulated to omit any last-minute errors that could otherwise slip in. 

You can see the results below and also learn the game now, so that once it will come, you can dive right into the Nemesis! 



Adrian, our Sundrop-master have been working on creating unified Sundrop coat for the mass production models for past a month. Painting 5  sets for promotional purposes is one thing - painting 5 000 sets is totally different thing ;) 

During Lords of Hellas sundroping process we have learned a great deal of things in regards of mass painting (you would not believe how sometimes very small changes like temperature or humidity in the air can dramatically impact things). We have accumulated this knowledge, even created our own paints, whole system and know how. Right now we have already painted a big sample of 5 000 models and you can see random mass production samples below with raw plastic comparisons. 

 Here are some more pictures of Sundroped models:

Please note that sundrop is not a perfect process, it’s a mass production painting and models may be slightly different. Some models may be abit lighter, some a bit darker, there can be small white spots where wash did not flow or dry well as we did mention in sundrop update during campaign:

Possible small issues:

Obviously, we will be working hard on eliminating them , we have a dedicated person for sundrop quality control but those are really hard to spot issues and some of them may slip away.

Overall we are quite proud from Sundrop. It turned out amazing for Nemesis and miniatures are really looking great on the board! We do believe that Sundrop is looking way better then raw plastic miniatures and brings a lot of quality in cheap price. 

However, If you are not happy with those pictures representing final results  - please contact our customer service by leaving a new Ticket in our system:

Our Cusomer service can offer you a refund & shipping non-sundroped models instead. 

Can I buy sundrop addon?  

We are sorry but if you did not already take sundrop addon there is no chance to take it now.

Ok guys! This is it for today! Keep your fingers crossed as we are at the final stages of production and lets hope everything will come together without any further problems! ;) 

CORNOUAILLE, Michele Salogni, and 311 more people like this update.


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    1. Flemming Madsen

      Rulebook link does not work...

    2. Dusty Erker on

      I like the rulebook now the text is easier to read.

    3. AR_Jordan Collaborator on

      So many shipping questions! Wooooooo hoooooo it is getting closer!

      Here's the most relevant information from the most recent live Q&A:

      Final production copies should come in around the beginning of October.

      Confection of games should begin 2nd week of October.

      Shipping can begin after that.

      Next update will have a more detailed outline.

      You can check out one of the surprises about 3 minutes into the replay video! : )

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      PsychoWolf on

      Maybe I missed one Update, but is there already a schedule when the shipping will begin?

    5. vsampedro on

      Any update on timeline? I don’t think they are hitting the original delivery target?
      Also, is there any update on the translation process? I’m worried that the people that have requested that will get even more delays.

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      Christian on

      @Jonas sorry, I just double checked the shipping info on the campaign, and apparently delivery will take 1-2 months, so assuming it ships in November the games would arrive in December or January

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      Christian on

      @Jonas current shipping estimate is November, so assuming the estimate is correct first wave would arrive sometime November-December

    8. Jonas Wedell on

      Many might ask this. For those of us who have payed/wished for several shipments. When can we expect the core game to arrive? September being almost over. (Again I might have missed something in an update)

    9. Jeremy Kruger on

      I little question. On the rulebook it says dont want to read the rulebook, watch the video! Will there be a translated rules video for french too?

    10. Clement Kuo on

      Wow I regret skipping out on Sundrop addon.

    11. Alex on

      OK, so I never had time to read the previous manual and was obviously worried when I heard about the bad feedback...reading the manual in this update all my fears are gone and I'm super excited to play! Rules are clearly laid out and easy to follow and seem simple enough that there shouldn't be any issue remembering them :) Can't wait to play!

    12. Frank Carr

      ... and yet, the pledge manager pictured the medic with an orange ring... which makes sense if the mechanic's ring is yellow and the soldier's is red and the other colors taken by the other player pieces are blue, purple, green, and white.

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      Tomáš Karas on

      christian: no need for more rings. The game isnt for that much players...

    14. Alvaro Cubas on

      @Christian: As far as I know, the turrets are not part of the base game. They should be included, along with some other stretch goals, in the Aftermath expansion tho.

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      Christian on

      Maybe this is addressed in the prior update with the previous version of the manual (if so, I apologize), but I didn't find the turret room/turret miniatures referenced on the manual - were those scrapped?

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      Christian on

      Regarding the colored rings - will the medic have her own?

    17. Paweł Niemiec on

      Sadly, I am thinking about withdrawing my sundrop option. Don't get me wrong, it still looks good but it felt much better with darker tones. More alien-like. Too much green in this.
      If i'm going to shade it anyway, why pay double?

    18. Alexandre Goh

      I'm glad I didn't cancel my Sundrop option. ^^

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      Léonard on

      @Colin thanks! So with only the core box i'll miss some SG :'(
      That's not very clear but that's not that important anyway

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      Carlos Acevedo

      How is the timeline looking on this one? Any updates?

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      Alan Loewen on

      It all looks good!

    22. Mužný Mužňák on

      @Sean Carver well sundrop should be a pre-paint, if you but some darker color, you can just wash it and it's not going to take as much time.

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      Sean Carver on

      @pawel I definitely agree with what you had said

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      Sean Carver on

      Digging the sundrop figures but I am a little saddened about the color difference between the original, darker version of the intruders compared to the latest version. I know it’s it’s probably quite the process to work on them but if it’s possible I would love to have the darker intruders back. I felt they fit the theme better.

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      Wes Grotjan on

      Thanks Colin. I must have missed that update =)

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      Colin Berney

      Wes, in update 18 they said "So if you are a painter and want to upgrade your Sundrop models by painting details you can easily paint over them but if you want to paint different color scheme or prime them we would recommend not to take sundrop addon."
      I don't think the changes in the process are altering this idea. So you can add some colour if you want. We are getting plastic ring bases for distinguishing colour, just FYI.

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      Colin Berney

      Leonard, Plastic fire and repair tokens are in the rulebook and are in every core box. Turrets will come in Wave 2, my guess is in the Aftermath box. The space cat special figure (first player marker) will be in wave 1. The space cats add-on (larger figures) will be wave 2.

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      Sleepcap on

      Glad I added the sundrop to my pledge. Looks very good.

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      Wes Grotjan on

      I am still planning on adding some distinguishing color to the crew minis. Will sundrop still allow me to prime and/or paint the crew easily?

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      Léonard on

      Hey guys, question that hasn't been answered yet, there is no mention in the rulebook of all the variety upgrades from SG 1 750 000£+ : plastic tokens, turrets, cat figure (this one is not part of gameplay i think but anyway...)
      Are they not included in the base game?

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      Gozilla2121 on

      Great !
      And thanks a lot for including me in the "thanks" !!!
      I'm flattered.

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      Sundrop look good, pre primed and washed, no need to prime paint before play. May still paint but not needed can play on day 1. :)

    33. Steven Tolhurst

      Thanks for the update, the Sundropping looks very good on the aliens and ok on the heroes, as expected, certainly better than leaving them unpainted at all. I accept the process is not easy so keep up the good quality control.
      Thanks for the rule book update too

    34. Ukail on

      Sun-drop was a good deal, and I am glad of the result.

      Maybe the colored hereos (grey) are not so beautifull, but it was difficult to do a better choice, nobody has ever seen an alien and the color proposed are "ok" for such creature.
      Of course a single color does not fit so easily for a human and its equipment.

    35. Stefano Padovani on

      Well if that's how my miniatures will look, I'm definitely happy I went with the sundrop!

    36. Fabio Paulotto on

      Sundropped Intruders seem to be (very) good, alsoif the "demo" models were more darker: in more realistic and "scaring", gave a more intense idea of something waiting in the darkness of the ship... IMHO, of course. But good, I repeat.
      About the heros... c'mon, they are ugly, just "ink washed": no shadows/light on them, very flat. If this will be the final product, I will need to fully repaint them to not be the worst figures on the table, near the Intruders and Voidseekers! ;)

    37. Justin Gadze on

      I’m digging the Sundropped Intruders and stoked I opted for that pledge! The Teal gives me a Guyver vibe which I think is very cool. Can’t wait to see how the Voidseeders & Carnomorphs turn out. Keep up the great work AR!

    38. Max Kielland

      The board you sent out earlier (pp_12.07v3_board.pdf) is different from the one in the rule book. If the one in the rule book is correct, can you please update the board pdf to the new version?

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      Franz Erhart on

      @Marek: thanks for the feedback. COOL!! :D

    40. Marek Šťastný on

      @Franz Erhart - They are listed in manual as Game components, so they should be in box.

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      Franz Erhart on

      Colored bases will be part of the collection or those are just used for the photos?! If latter where we could get such items?
      It makes it way easier to identify your own character on the board.

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      MaRkhno on

      Hi guys. At first, thanks for the great job you're doing. But I have a question: What about other languages rules book? I dont speak english verry well and I'm affraid that rules are too long for understanding all subtilities...

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      Steve on

      super stoked seeing this update and what the sun drop will look like... too bright, too dark... doesn't matter to me. it looks better than the unpainted ones and woulda probably coated me $100 at least on paint and brushes to do this myself, so at 1/2 that price, it was a no brainer. thank you AR, keep up the great work

    44. Kris Ardianto on

      Hi, thanks for listening guys. I checked the rules update and very pleased (so far) with the page title, which you actually changed the outer glow to be more subtle.

      For other proofreading, I hope everything is already corrected. I know it's a hard thing to do. First time you revised the first proofs but ended up with new typo or something else that warrant second proofread and so on until the proofread doesn't come up with any mistake.

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      Stephen Stanton

      The SunDrop looks very, very good. I was quite pleased with my SunDrop miniatures in the Lords of Hellas base game (can't wait for the rest to ship) so I had no hesitation in getting the Nemesis SunDrop. The odds are low that I would paint any of my miniature games, so SunDrop is a great compromise.

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      Zaberish on

      @Alvaro Cubas: No, you don't have to be an experienced board-game player to enjoy "Nemesis" - the game looks (and is) huge, but rules are easy to understand, so even people new to board games won't have any problems with playing. Of course experienced players will most likely have a bit better understanding when comes to how some game mechanics work, but that's not something that gives any particular advantage. In general: I'd say that the best idea is to start with full-coop version as a tutorial and after several games in that mode you should try the semi-coop one :)

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      Damn I wish I could afford the sundrop.

    48. Randall Silver on

      Well I am really looking forward to this game. Looks gorgeous.

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      Phil on

      Looks to me like anyone not entirely happy with the final mass sundrop style would only need 5-10 seconds a figure with a big brush and an ink or glaze of their choice to have a pretty cool finished effect, most of the donkey work is definately done.

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      dommer2029 on

      On a quick first pass, the English in the rulebook looks much better. That really does matter when trying to work through things for the first time, so I appreciate the extra effort. The color scheme on the intruders is a little different than I had imagined, but they definitely look much better than the unpainted models, so no regrets. I'm looking forward to seeing the sundrop on the other types of creatures, though I suppose I may have to wait a few months for that.