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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 Bundle of Epic Horrors

Posted by Diemension Games (Creator)
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ANNOUNCING THE EPIC MONSTER BUNDLE!

Recently we revealed the Expansions Bundle, complete with either a $10 discount or two free Epic Monsters. (If you missed that post, you can read it here - Expansions Bundle.) But people kept saying, “What about the other Epic Monsters?” We heard you. And so today we want to reveal the Epic Monster Bundle!

  

The Epic Monster Bundle contains Dimension Rift, Devourer of Worlds, Insidious and Spawn of the Sleeper. These four have a combined retail value of $75.00. They also have a combined Kickstarter price of $66.00. But with the new Epic Monster Bundle you will get all four of these terrors for only $59.00! Each Epic Monster will come individually packaged, and will also come with the cards and materials necessary to play them in all of our supported translations.

If you missed the update that detailed Spawn of the Sleeper and Insidious, you can check it out here - Spawn of the Sleeper and Insidious.

And now, here’s a look at Dimension Rift and Devourer of Worlds!

DIMENSION RIFT 

The air rips open before you, popping apart like a bloated corpse, and you stare into a place that cannot possibly exist. The ground is cracked and desolate, obtuse pillars of black stone jutting out of it at grotesque angles. There are markings on the stones: deep scratches that look almost like crude characters or markings. The sky is a bright but sterile, lifeless white. Everything is so. . . dead. So wrong.

You need to get out of here. Turning, you try to hurry back down the familiar corridor you came through. But as you do the dead white world eats away at the real one, eroding metal and sealing off your only escape. Desperately, you lunge forward. Your hand slaps into something flat, tall and angled. It shimmers slightly, like a shard of glass. Whatever it is doesn’t matter, though. Because in any case, it has trapped you here.

The ground rumbles beneath you, and a fissure breaks the earth right between your feet. Crying out, you jump to one side and spin around as the fissure widens, widens, and something starts to pull itself up out of the new chasm. A seething mass of tentacles boils over the edges of the opening, a terrible hum like electric bees accompanying it as it flickers spastically and speeds up and slows down.

Your ears ring with a high-pitched whine. The beast climbs onto its feet, its top half a fevered ball of movement. Raising your weapon, you open fire. The thing shatters into shards like a mirror, and then pulls itself right back together. Its whole body pauses eerily, vibrating softly as if it’s pressurizing to explode. And then it moves in a blur toward you and impales you on five different tentacles. As you look down at the wounds, blood pulsing around the thick segmented appendages sticking through your chest and stomach, you realize that reassembling trick would be pretty handy right about now. You’re going to die on a cold, alien world, and no one will even know where you went.

Dimension Rift is not just a monster: it is an unstable shard of broken space and time. It is a gateway to another dimension of blasted emptiness and death, where life was never meant to exist. No wonder, then, that it has birthed the creature that investigators see stalking them when their reality tears.

When Dimension Rift randomly appears on a tile with an investigator, that investigator is trapped in that other dimension. The investigator’s line of sight is limited to that tile only, and other investigators’ lines of site are blocked by the tile as well. It’s like the trapped investigator has ceased to exist. Which, in all honesty, will very likely be the case in short order.

Dimension Rift's master sculpt, by Roberto Chaudon. 58mm tall.
Dimension Rift's master sculpt, by Roberto Chaudon. 58mm tall.

   

DEVOURER OF WORLDS

The massive pinwheel of squirming horror descends down the shaft, its mouth gaping and its gargantuan tongue lolling. Snapping your head from side to side, you realize you are trapped. There’s nowhere to run. Its multitude of eyes stare blankly at everything and nothing as it spirals toward you. Gritting your teeth, you wait to be discovered.

But then the obscene thing stops. Puzzled, you look up. The horror begins to spin. Lazily at first, but then faster and faster. Looking to your right, you watch as a jug sails up into the air, straight into the thing’s mouth. Oh, no. You know what it’s doing now.

The vortex grows stronger and stronger. You grab onto a railing, but it’s no use. As the world warps and twists around you, you are sucked into this beast’s churning maw --

You find yourself sailing through infinite blackness. You are alone, yet you know that It is all around you. You see stars explode to life, then shrivel and die as the life force is sucked from them. You see planets erupt with sentient beings, only to have every one of those beings wither in endless pain and agony as their planet dissolves beneath their feet. Everything is swirling toward a point: the center of existence. You realize that somehow that center is this entity. This terrible, mindless thing waits, and it dreams. It is part of the sphere, and the sphere is part of it. It is the creator of chaos. It is the perpetuator of madness. It is the blind daemon sultan at the end of everything, dreaming and eating in its frothing pandemonium. It is the Devourer of Worlds. It is the cancerous insanity scratching just below the skin of reality. It was there at the beginning, and it will be there at the end. Closing your eyes, you scream, raking your fingernails across your face.

Everything is a lie. Order and time and matter are all meaningless fictions. Someday the Devourer will wake. And then everything will end.

You open your eyes, and find yourself in a completely different section of Kadath. You struggle to your feet, but shortly collapse again. Your legs are like jelly. Your whole body is shaking.

Was it all a nightmare? Surely. Surely it was.

Blood patters on the floor. Reaching up, you find the gouges left in your face from your fingernails. A chill runs through your body, and you wonder if you will ever be whole again.

Devourer of Worlds is a swirling vortex of madness. It creates reality, and it consumes it just as quickly. To encounter the Devourer is to come to the brink of sanity, and then to peek over the edge to see what’s on the other side. Once you’ve looked into that cloying abyss, you will never be quite the same again.

When investigators encounter Devourer of Worlds, it sucks them into a black hole of itself, consuming them whole. Time and space are distorted for the investigators, and they find themselves swept away to another dimension of darkness and death. Eventually they will return to our world of concrete fact and tangible substance, but they will also appear at a random location on the game board, thus destroying any strategy or plans that the investigators might have been building. Which is fitting, in its own way. Because just as the team’s careful maneuvering is crippled, there is a question of whether the investigator herself will ever recover from what she has seen, or from the gaping emptiness she now feels lingering below the surface of existence.

Devourer of Worlds. Sculpted by Long C. 70mm tall.
Devourer of Worlds. Sculpted by Long C. 70mm tall.

   

Epic Monsters are tough in every way imaginable. They are hard to kill, and will occupy the game board for a long time once they’ve arrived. They each have their own unique skills and mechanisms to make the investigators’ days a living nightmare. Adding an Epic Monster to a scenario will ratchet the game’s difficulty to the next level. But, once you win against one, the satisfaction you feel at your success will be enough reward to want to start all over again.

To add the Epic Monster Bundle to your pledge, click on “Manage Your Pledge” on the Kickstarter page, click “Change your pledge”, and then add $59 to your total before hitting “Continue”. We’ll figure out what your additional money was for when the pledge manager goes out after the campaign.

Can you believe we only have a few days left in this campaign? What do you say we really kick it up a notch in this last week? There are some incredible things still to come that you won’t want to miss, so stay tuned and keep spreading the word about Deep Madness!

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    1. Zamo on

      @QuoteStar

      Did you mean all the fluff in the updates won't appear in the game mission book ? We have to buy the art book to get that !? I wish there was an official answer to that cause I find it critical for a story based game.

    2. QuoteStar
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      @James
      If you've got an early bird pledge, then yes. $90 for the core pledge, $100 for the deluxe expansion bundle, and $59 for the epic bundle. Everything else is non-essential, though the art book is exclusive, and will contain all the background info seen in the updates.

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      James Beall
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      So if I wanted to get all the expansions, and all the monsters the total would come out to 249 USD? Am I missing any mean monsters or expansions in there?

    4. Rip Odebralski
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      @ Diemension Games, will there be a bundle including all the Epic monsters without having to purchase the expansions bundle- for those who just want to collect the miniatures?

    5. Byron Leavitt Collaborator
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      @Chris

      You bet, man!

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      Chris Thomas on

      @Byron Leavitt

      Cool, thanks for letting me know Byron!

    7. Byron Leavitt Collaborator
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      @Chris Thomas

      There's not a button or something at this point. All you have to do is click on "Manage Your Pledge" on the Kickstarter page, click "Change Your Pledge" and then add the $59 to your total. Then hit continue and you're set. They'll figure out what your money goes toward after the Kickstarter is completed and the Pledge Manager opens.

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      Chris Thomas on

      Hey guys,
      How do I add the epic monsters to my pledge thingy?

    9. Shem on

      Perfect! And again, some money saved... thaaaats gonna end up being spent elsewhere in this KS for sure :)

    10. James L
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      Oh I give up... I'm all in :D

    11. Ted Adams on

      I am all in at this point and I will just have to suffer having two of the sleeper and his tentacles from the facebook free epic monster event. Now I just want to see the goal of $1M so we can all get a new Epic monster.

    12. Ukail on

      Respect - "Not Bad" meme -

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      Mugianesi Anthony
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      BOOM !!! headshot ! i'm upgrating my pledge right now ! :D

    14. Eric
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      Cool. More kickstarters should do this.

    15. Michael Pflug on

      Hell Yeah! This is awesome!!!

    16. Brian Decker
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      @Chris Tasopoulos - Personally, I'm surprised we get any discount for the bundles. Most other KS that I've backed only do these bundles to make it easier to order, so saving an additional $7 / ~10% ($16 total / ~20%) makes both of these bundles very attractive to me, and I had only planned on getting two of the Epics.

    17. Paireon, lumberjack of Brimstone
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      Welp, this is Made Of Win.

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      Dr.Pitufo
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      YES!, YES!!, YES!!! :)

      Thanks for all and very, very good work.

      Continue ;)

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      Olivier Timsit
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      Exactly what I hoped

    20. QuoteStar
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      @AtomicPhoenix
      There was a single post with all the epics listed. As long as your shared that, you can pick whichever add-on monster you like.

    21. AtomicFenix
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      I believe that the one you shared through FB was the one you choose to be free for you.

    22. H-GAROU on

      YESSSSSSS - I was going to pick up all the epics anyway, so this is perfect ;D

    23. Felipe Silveira Bulhões on

      man, I guess I will have to go all in in this campaign D:

    24. QuoteStar
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      @Walter
      We save money by getting one entirely free. Choosing Devourer or Sleeper makes our total $48.

    25. Walter Cavalcante on

      So could be good to have a bundle for the FB event peoples ;)

    26. QuoteStar
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      @Lila
      Nope. You'd have to wait until retail. Right now the bundle is the only way to get them unless DG changes their minds in the PM.

    27. Lila
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      @DG what about the 2 free with the expansions?? can't afford both expansions but would like them. Will they be added to get separately???

    28. QuoteStar
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      @Darren
      There was a share event back in September. The people who shared the post in question receive one of the add-ons free for being early supporters. Originally Nest of Mind Eaters was supposed to be one as well, but they made it a stretch goal to compromise with the people who missed the event.

    29. Chris Tasopoulos on

      I think I'll pass on the bundle. I believe the "discount" from the regular KS price should be bigger than just 7$.

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      Darren Mangan on

      what facebook event are people talking about? is that the Halloween special?

    31. QuoteStar
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      @Menteith
      You get to choose, though you get the best deal choosing Sleeper or Devourer.

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      Menteith on

      Which free one do you get with the FB event? Two of them cost 18USD, one 14USD, and one 16USD: Can you just choose?

    33. QuoteStar
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      @Dennis
      It's cheaper to just buy 3 instead. We already get a better discount by getting the free one.

    34. Dennis Werfl
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      What about those who will get a free epic monster because of the FB event do they get a discount?

    35. QuoteStar
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      Looks cool for people who want it, though I'll be passing since I was part of the FB event.