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A co-operative game for 1-6 players with amazingly detailed miniatures, depicting a sci-fi horror world inspired by Lovecraft's work.
A co-operative game for 1-6 players with amazingly detailed miniatures, depicting a sci-fi horror world inspired by Lovecraft's work.
9,566 backers pledged $1,438,293 to help bring this project to life.

A Halloween Treat

Posted by Diemension Games (Creator)
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With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d put out a very special stretch goal for you guys! Ready for it? Then here it is. If we can reach 5,000 backers (combining both the early bird and investigator levels) by midnight on Halloween night, then we’re going to unlock a very special Epic Monster – Unbound! This nasty monstrosity is going to be an incredible addition to Deep Madness, so if you’ve been wondering whether to jump in or not, now is the time!

UNBOUND

You and your fellow investigator, Franklyn, step into the spotless laboratory. Stainless steel surfaces cover everything, and harsh lighting reveals every nook and cranny of the room. It’s clear.  

Franklyn leans up against an examination table. “I can’t keep doing this, man. I can’t keep going. It’s too much.”  

“We’ve got to keep going, Franklyn!” you say. “If we stop, we die! And what if these things got out of here? Would you be okay with innocent blood being spilled because you gave up?”

Franklyn shakes his head, turning away from you. “Better them than us. I’m done, man. I’m throwing in the towel. This is your fight now.”

The lights flicker, and the floor quakes. You inhale sharply. “Uh oh.”

The floor tiles begin erupting upward and thick, meaty tendrils slither up into the room. The lights explode one after the other as squirming things push out of their fixtures.

“The room’s being devoured!” you cry. “We’ve got to get out of here, man, before it gets us!”  

“Too late,” Franklyn whispers. “And you know what, bro? It feels good.”

Franklyn turns toward you, a ghastly grin spreading across his lips. His eyeballs pop out of their sockets, and tentacles push out to fill the empty cavities. The tile to Franklyn’s right erupts upward, and a terrifying amalgamation of squid, insect and human pulls its massive bulk up from under the floor. The multitude of heads growing out of its whipping, writhing body all speak at once: “Congratulations, Franklyn. You have unbound yourself. Join us.”  

Turning, Franklyn steps toward the horrible conglomerate. The thick serrated tentacles wrap around him, drawing him into the liquid meat. Tendrils and tendons wrap around him, absorbing him, until only his head with its tentacle eyes remains.

The unreal horror swivels towards you, each of the faces smiling as they say, “You wouldn’t believe how freeing this is, my friend. You really must join us.”  

Screaming, you open fire.  

It is easy to feel shackled by fear, especially for the miners and investigators trapped inside the Kadath deep sea mining facility. They wake from nightmares every night, and fight all day long against unreal, unholy terrors. With the influence of the Sphere weighing down upon their minds, fear has the very real chance of dominating any rationality that remains. Some fight through. But others just give in. They embrace the fear and the otherworldliness and the truth of the Sphere. Suddenly they feel free; unencumbered. There is no more fear. They have become Unbound.

What are you waiting for? I know you want this figure to join Deep Madness as much as I do! Spread the word! Let’s make this happen!

(And thank you for your incredible support of this game. You are the best backers on the planet!)

Meltdown, Matt Ballert, and 133 more people like this update.

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    1. QuoteStar
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      Reminder that $1 backers do not count towards the unlock total for Unbound. ONLY $90+ tiers count.

    2. Russonc
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      so close now! 62...

    3. Bazz
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      This is by far my fave epic monster, love the screaming victims wrapped in tentacles, horrficly brilliant. Hope the mini is very close to the above image as it looks amazing :)

    4. Matt Grimley on

      Awesome! Love it!

    5. QuoteStar
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      They'll only be "core game" for kickstarter backers though. For retail, the stretch goals will be released as several smaller expansions. The core game box is pretty much set in stone.

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      Dr.Pitufo
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      42 different minis in the CORE GAME...WOW!!! Great work!!. Continue!!! :)

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      Dr.Pitufo
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      NOTE: There are not 130 minis: Thare are 129 minis (Heroes & Monsters)......And 33 markers minis!!: Total 162 minis on 3D!!!. ONLY IN CORE GAME!!!.

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      Dr.Pitufo
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      Good new!! ;)

      One question: Do possible a Great Monster two big size (double of epic monster) for use with a company final monster? `-^

    9. Ryan Clint L. Mercado on

      This is awesome! really going to get more backers when you come up with stuff like this!

    10. Mary Death on

      Nice to get this option as a gift, well done and I like it the way you kept us informed how many backers we have at the moment!

    11. Yoeri Goldewijk #TeamPrissy \[J]/
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      Of my post, I mean.

    12. Yoeri Goldewijk #TeamPrissy \[J]/
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      @Sharkey: Yes, I know, I even pointed that out if you read it well. Maybe the sentences are a bit messy in that regard.

    13. Bananakin on

      ...which character is Franklyn ???? ; )

    14. Kirkstarter
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      Nice added stretch goal. Always appreciated. Now we just need to go door to door and hit it!

    15. Jeff c
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      Looks great :)

    16. Bazz
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      wow- this campaign is deffo one of the best ever on kickstarter :) The stretch goals and value is amazing :)

    17. Mr. John on

      It would be wonderful to get an indication on the size of the base or figure when you show figures so that we can understand what we're seeing (or a reference figure like they use in the Bones KS), I don't know if Unbound's base is 1", 2", 3", 4", etc...

    18. Eclahn
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      @DG IF ?! Oh, it's on ! :D

    19. Diemension Games 2-time creator on

      @Chucky5 It's a free stretch goal, just as others. If it can be unlocked in time.

    20. Chucky5 on

      @Diemension games

      Are we talking about getting this epic monster for free? Or is it releasing an Add-on?

    21. Sharkey on

      @Yoeri
      It's not two Unbound, it's just one single we'd be getting. The images are of the front and back of it.

    22. M Lawler on

      Those are pretty sweet!
      @Yoeri - Glad you pointed that out.. I was staring at the one on the right trying to figure out what was going on..

    23. Yoeri Goldewijk #TeamPrissy \[J]/
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      I keep looking at that picture and have this weird impression the two Unbound are about to make a high five with their hands aimed at one another, even if one is just the other backwards.... which technically seems to be a plausible thing as well when it comes to madness.

      ... I feel I wrongly used 'technically' there...

    24. Paireon, lumberjack of Brimstone
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      Aaaaaww yeah! That is one hell of a treat!!!

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      Chad Stanley on

      Awesome, sick and twisted can't wait to play. Everyone share let's make this happen!

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      Stitch on

      Well played..... for your first KS you are doing a great job

    27. Omid TF
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      Holy crap! This is a naaaasty evil ;). LIKE!

    28. Meltdown on

      Nice! Everybody share!