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Aspiring supervillains compete to be the most (in)famous. Game by Hassan Lopez; art by Rob Guillory.
Aspiring supervillains compete to be the most (in)famous. Game by Hassan Lopez; art by Rob Guillory.
Aspiring supervillains compete to be the most (in)famous. Game by Hassan Lopez; art by Rob Guillory.
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DESIGNER:
Hassan Lopez is the designer of the strategy board game, Clockwork Wars, also published by Eagle-Gryphon Games. He has a doctorate in neuroscience and is a professor and research scientist at Skidmore College. Hassan lives in upstate New York with his wife and two daughters.

ARTIST:
Born, raised and currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Rob Guillory is best known for his art on Image Comics' long-running series CHEW. Written by John Layman, the book has achieved much success, winning two Harvey Awards (including Best New Talent for Guillory) and two Eisner Awards (Best New Series in 2010 and Best Continuing Series in 2011). 

Included with all pledges that include Maniacal!
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  • We pledge to KS Backers that all backers, of any sort, who have paid in advance, will be sent their copies before any others who have not backed in advance. This means that you will be shipped your game before or at the same time as retailers who have backed via KS/PIP and paid in advance; and international distributors who have backed and paid in advance; and those who have backed on PledgeManager and paid in advance.

  • We pledge to you that, for a period of at least 90 days after the last of the scheduled shipments are made (pursuant to the pledge above) to any of those who have paid in advance for the game, we will only sell this game: 1) at full retail MSRP on our own Eagle-Gryphon website; or any other website--e.g. Amazon or eBay, controlled by Eagle-Gryphon Games; 2) at conventions which occur at the time of release of the game or within 90 days of the release of the game.

  • In other words, we pledge to do our best, within reason, to insure that you will be among the very first owners of this game and that you will have purchased this game at a price significantly less than you will be able to buy this game for at least the first 90 days after it is released to the public.
EGGclusive Finale card with each OVERLORD pledge level. This will also be available as an add-on and includes 2 copies of the card (1 signed and one not)..
EGGclusive Finale card with each OVERLORD pledge level. This will also be available as an add-on and includes 2 copies of the card (1 signed and one not)..
Before there was Infamous, Hassan Lopez created the world of Clockwork Wars. In Clockwork Wars, 2-4 players command a unique race of creatures in a brisk, tense war game set in an alternate universe where magic and steam-era technology collide. Take control of the calculating Purebreeds, the industrious Troglodytes, the mighty Rhinochs, or the proud Mongrels. Your goal is to vanquish your foes and accumulate the most victory points through seven turns of play. You earn points by fighting for control of territories that contain valuable natural resources. To win these battles, you need manpower gained by seizing villages and developing them into cities. Invest in research and discover astonishing new technologies, like Golems, Submersibles, and Analytical Engines. Position your troops, research powerful discoveries, employ espionage, and conquer your enemies to win the game!
Clockwork Wars by Hassan Lopez
Clockwork Wars by Hassan Lopez

Clockwork Wars features:

  • A modular map composed of hexagonal tiles and nine territory types (including manufactories, sorcerer's towers, and citadels) that allows for infinite replayability.
  • Four different races to choose from, each with its own unique units. Hidden and simultaneous unit deployment that provides constant tension. Short turns packed with tough decisions.
  • Simple, diceless combat resolution. A card-based espionage system. A unique "technology tree" that is different for every game.
  • Research discoveries in one of three different disciplines: Sorcery, Science, and Religion.
  • Light civilization-building mechanisms, as players upgrade villages into cities and research discoveries through three successive, historical ages.
  • Rules for either a "free-for-all" game or a 2 vs. 2 team game, where you and your ally combine forces and victory points.

Quarter to Three Review of Clockwork Wars: LINK
Space-Biff Review of Clockwark Wars: LINK
Clockwork Wars Review: LINK
Clockwork Wars: Sentience Expansion Review: LINK



After the KS campaign completes, the pledge manager will open which is where you will be able to purchase add-on products as well as pay for shipping (see below).  Below are a list of add-ons that will be available (depending on stock levels in each region) in the pledge manager:

Based on prior experience, we have decided to charge you the actual shipping cost upon the conclusion of this Kickstarter. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign has ended. We feel that this is the fairest approach, to both you as a backer and to us as the publisher.

We will ship your rewards to these international fulfillment partners: Board Game Bliss (Canada), VFI Asia (Asia Pacific), Boosterbox (The Netherlands), MeepleLogistics / Philibert (EU), and Aetherworks (Australia). We want to thank our Fulfillment Partners for seeing that your orders get to you quickly and safely, regardless of where you live in the world.

Below we have included a list with shipping estimates for The SUPERVILLAIN & The GRAND FINALE pledge levels (subject to change based on your country / locale and final shipping weight):

USA --
     Continental U.S. = $12.75
     Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands = $23.50
Canada = $14.50
Mexico = $53
ASIA --
     China = $15
     Hong Kong = $16
     Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam = $32
     Korea = $25
     Taiwan = $21
     Other Asian Pacific Countries = $20
EUROPE + Rest of the World --
     France = $13.50
     UK = $16
     Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain = $18.50
     Austria, Belgium = $15
     Netherlands = $17
     Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary = $19.50
     Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia = $19.50
     Finland, Ireland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland = $19.50
     Croatia, Cyprus, Iceland, Malta, Norway = $27
     Greece and Turkey = $22
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, & Israel = $75
Africa = $50 - $80 for most countries
Australia = $27
New Zealand = $37

Please keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may vary based on your specific country and address. Weight changes and any optional rewards you choose in our Pledge Manager, may also affect actual shipping charges.

*WE DO NOT SHIP TO: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan


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    Nous fournirons la traduction pdf des cartes contenant des éléments de gameplay (Secret Base, Villains et Scheme) pour Infamous en Français. Nous pourrons fournir une traduction de toutes les cartes du jeu à la fin du pledge manager.

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    The SUPERVILLAIN

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    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour devenir un aspirant supervillain désireux de dominer le monde. Inclut Infamous, tous les Stretch Goals applicables, et l'art book numérique mettant en vedette le travail du célèbre illustrateur de comics, Rob Guillory.

    Stretch Goal spécial : Si 500 backers ou plus s'engagent pour ce niveau, Infamous sera entièrement traduit en français avec des règles et des composants imprimés traduits en français pour une édition française complète d'Infamous par Boom Boom Games.

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    The OVERLORD

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    Also includes a hand-signed card by artist, Rob Guillory.

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    IN ADDITION, you will be immortalized in the flavor text on a card included in every copy of the game.** (see page for details)

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    Looking for more than becoming the most infamous? Expand into Hassan Lopez's world of Clockwork Wars!

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    Includes Clockwork Wars with painted generals plus Infamous, the Digital Art Book, and all applicable Stretch Goals.

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    Includes Clockwork Wars with painted generals plus Infamous, the Digital Art Book, and all applicable Stretch Goals.

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    The DOMINATOR (USA/Canada)

    World domination not enough? Expand your reign into the world of Hassan Lopez's Clockwork Wars!

    Includes Infamous, Digital Art Book, all applicable Stretch Goals, Clockwork Wars, the Sentience expansion as well as the 2 bonus tile packs, painted miniatures, unique unit miniatures, Clockwork Wars poster, and the Discovery Mat Expansion . Everything you need for total domination and the highest infamy possible.

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