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A board game experience, carrying an important message: In war, not everyone is a soldier. Can you survive to see the end of the war?
A board game experience, carrying an important message: In war, not everyone is a soldier. Can you survive to see the end of the war?
9,627 backers pledged £621,811 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Awaken Realms (Creator)

Hey guys!

The campaign is over and you guys left us speechless. During those amazing 21 days we have managed to gather 621 811 GBP thanks to kindness of 9 627 backers!

We also manage to acquire a similar funding to Blood Rage and this is amazing! Why? Because we hope that together we have shown Board Game industry that games carrying a message and with a meaningful story are something that people desire!

In the Kickstarter trailer movie, Michał Oracz, was talking about bringing some kind of revolution to board games and thanks to you guys it become a reality! THANK YOU!

What now? We need a little sleep ;)

But tomorrow we will send out another update with all the information, upcoming deadlines and how things will work from now on. You gave us TONS of motivation and positive energy and we will put all of it into the game to provide you with one of the best tabletop experiences so far!

Cang Ling Yee, CK Lai, and 156 more people like this update.


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    1. Marko Radosevic on

      @Mario Yea, its routine with pledge managers. Don't worry.
      KUDOS ppl \O/

    2. Löwenpower

      Thank you, and sleep well! ;-)

    3. Mario Steigerwald

      @ C.Nielsen: You mean in the survey that will come?!

    4. chang on

      Holy wow!!! we did 621k; last I left it at 570k.. wow just wow... GRATZ!!!
      glad to be part of this one :)

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      Siri Velauthapillai on

      Congrats & thank you for doing this. I'm glad I was given the chance to back something like this. Without your team's effort in the first place, none of this excitement, backing, funding would have happened. So, thanks for taking the risk!

    6. Kirk Fredrichs

      it was a fun ride. :)

    7. MadScientist

      +1 @Karsten

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      C. Nielsen

      @Mario: Yes in the pledgemanager

    9. Mario Steigerwald

      is it possible to include addons in my pledge after the end of the campagne?!

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      Fraser MacDonald on

      I'm thrilled to have helped make this a reality. I wish there was a way I could get my hands on a prototype copy so I didn't have to wait until February to play this amazing looking product.

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      Laurent Billast on

      This was a great KS ! I'm eagerly waiting to play this fantastic boardgame.
      Cheers !

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    13. Josh N. on

      Congrats on a VERY well run project. There was very good communication and you got the backers involved. It's always nice to see a KS like this one!

    14. Juan

      Congratulations what an amazing project, I am excited to be part of it.

    15. Karsten ⚔️ on

      Congratulations -- have a wild party and then get some sleep after what must have been pretty exhausting for you fine folks at Awaken Realms.
      Once you are refreshed, in a couple days when the waves calmed down, maybe think about the hot topics again. Just the money on top of the last stretch goal is three times the initial funding threshold -- if you were happy with 800 people and £40,000 GBP to produce the game from scratch, incl. copyright/license fees, brainstorming sessions, art/graphics design, game development and playtesting, English translations/proofreading and all the other overhead, perhaps there's now a cushion to fill in what's missing for complete translations? :-)
      A decent, mounted tactical board (as it should have been in the first place, instead of mixing different qualities for game materials) adds another what? ... $1.50 - $2.00 USD to the costs? That's 10% of the last £120,000 on top of the last stretch goal and should be feasible without further ado.
      With the number of backers nearly hitting the magical 10,000 mark -- plus those that will buy the game in retail stores -- production techniques and materials make sense that may not have been an economically viable option for 5000 customers. While is just an example of one of many manufacturers, considering the production of furniture, etc., for more reasonable prices might no longer be such a bad idea as it seemed a week ago. :-)
      These are not complaints or requests, not at all, just something to consider in a quiet moment when the dust has settled. Retail margins are lower and retail customers not as pre-conditioned as KS aficionados; going the extra mile will make the game more competitive and reduce sticker shocks. Can't hurt to think about it, can it? :-)
      Thanks for the ride, all the best and take care.

    16. Henry on

      Thank you guys for making such a unique and multi layered game! Really looking forward to playing it! <3!

    17. Panu T. on

      Congrats,, XD

    18. Petey Potterool on

      Congrats guys ! Awesome campaign.

    19. Chantal Noordeloos

      Congrats, guys! Looking forward to this one

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      Marta on

      Congrats :)!!!!

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      Roman on

      Congratulations for You :) !

    22. Jaume Mora on

      Hats Off to you, @Awaken Realms and each one of the people supporting TWoM!!!!!

      You deserve all the ammount you have get in this campaign and I hope that will be the first of a lot of projects in Kickstarter.... I'll try to be in all of them!!!! :) :)
      I also hope that TWoM becomes one of the best board games ever.... I can't wait anymore to play it!!!!!!!!
      Now it's time to sleep and dream about minis and Stretch Goals!!!!

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      Robert Pope on

      Congrats to everyone at AR and everyone who is a part of this war is mine =)

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      Ol Ka on

      Thank You!!! Amazing job :D

    25. Janina Rohde on

      I managed to get the money literally 9h ago, but I'm very glad I got to back this wonderful project <3

    26. Greg W. on

      Truely an honor to be a part of your campaign!

    27. Damien Giusto on

      Congratulations to all !
      You better get some rest, because something tells me you're gonna have a lot of work to do afterwards ;)

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      Lio on

      Sleep. Right, of course !

    29. Marlon (El Crosso A boardgame life) on

      Great job! Now the long wait ;-)

    30. David DD on

      good job AR !!!!

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      Marian on

      @ AR: Congrats
      @ S Buntenbach: +1, especially for twentyone :)

    32. Rand Chua TL on

      Congratulations to you AR and all backers here!

    33. Nikolai Likhachev on

      It was a great campaign. you are best!!!!

    34. S Buntenbach

      first congrats
      second till twenty :cat cat cat cat cat
      twentyone: around 1000 german and Austria backer - please full translation

    35. Banjo


      I'm curious about the custom minis:will they be available to everyone, just the person paying for them, or a mix of both?

      I've never been a fan of other "real" gamers as minis in KS boardgames and video games, but even though I can't get my dog :( I am just a little tempted by the idea of a custom human AR mini due to the amazing quality. Is there any extra deadlines for buying those (due to the extra logistics needed to sculpt them)?

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      Khem on

      Gratulations to the successful funding. Please keep the regular updates coming, they are very valuable during the torturing time of waiting. :)

    37. Sergey Peshkov on

      Guys you're amazing! Thank you for this game!

    38. Tomáš Thales Přibyl on

      Congratulations! Your sleep is well deserved. We'll keep an eye on updates until we finally have game in our hands. :-)