I apologize for falling off the update wagon. I'll be perfectly honest, things are extremely difficult right now as we gear up for my daughter's bone marrow transplant on... Read more
Post-Hospital, Post-Con Mini-Update
As a few of you know, the busy madness toward the end of con season took a particular toll on me. I came home from the Gen Con Game... Read more
Very Hungry Card
Remember that Very Hungry Cthulhupillar card we discussed for everyone? Here's a sneak peek at Ben's mad genius, merging the style from The Very Hungry Cthulhupillar book with what... Read more
In the Old, In With the New!
I've gotten a lot of emails since last week in response to requests for information about backer rewards. Honestly I'm surprised at just how gracious, easy-going, and damn cool... Read more
Pi Day Humor
Hey folks! This is NOT a regular update, just me sharing a bit of humor that rolled into my feed courtesy of my friend John Kovalic and his comic, Dork... Read more
FAQ & Variant Gameplay
Good morning, folks! Things are chugging along here at Signal Fire Studios in the new year ... nothing happening as quickly as I would like but some exciting things on... Read more
Ben and I are compiling an FAQ for the website and to mirror over on BoardGameGeek. We've only gotten started, but we'd appreciate any help making sure our first stab... Read more
So ... The World Didn't End
Here I sat, thinking the Mayans predicted Cthulhu's rise from the sea to make our lives short and full of torment before the End. Guess that didn't happen last month... Read more
Hey folks! Hope that you're enjoying a spooktacular holiday. Building An Elder Godperformed well in its first month on store shelves, by all accounts, and we're hopeful that Halloween... Read more
The Very Hungry Cthulhupillar - eBook Version!
Hey gang! It's been a while, but the Signal Fire Studios crew is working away on multiple projects and we'll have exciting announcements over the coming months. But I'm pleased... Read more
Conventions & Rewards!
Good morning, folks! I wanted to touch base on a few things ...
I just got back from the Gen Con Game Fair in Indianapolis, and though it'll be... Read more
Quickie Update: Our Game Has Been Delivered!
Folks, I got a confirmation email from our warehouse letting me know that the full shipment of our game has arrived. Finally! WE HAVE GAME. I should know tomorrow what... Read more
Release Date Pushed Back
Hey folks! I come to you with sucky news ... In my previous update I alluded to difficulties with the freight company delivering our goods from the Port of... Read more
(Tentative) In-Store Release Date: August 15th!
I've hinted at some of the ... interesting times we've had with both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the freight company responsible for receiving our cargo off the... Read more
Hey folks! I thought you'd be interested to know that our game hit the port of Los Angeles a week ago, and after a flurry of paperwork between myself and... Read more
I'm very sorry for the long period of silence. Life has been "interesting" in the Chinese sense of the word, and among other things I had several back-to-back trips... Read more
Your Name Here
If your name is listed by Kickstarter exactly as you'd like to see it presented as one of our backers, no problem! But if you'd like to see it... Read more
Howdy folks! The light-colored t-shirts are in from our vendor, and I'll be preparing them for shipping this week. Everyone who had light shirts and paid extra to have them... Read more
G'morning folks! I've got the sniffles and the tireds, but I'm back in the Signal Fire Studios offices this morning and have just completed sending all of the cards, designed... Read more
Cthulhupillar T-Shirt Prototypes
We learned a few lessons here, that white is definitely the way to go with this design (I've got a gray shirt that doesn't quite right). We'll test non-white colors... Read more
Friendship is Madness
Joie's art. Ben's design. On a t-shirt.
Note that this is just a quick mockup. No t-shirts have been made and the size and position of the image aren't final... Read more
Still Going ...
Hey folks! Not a whole lot to talk about this post-holiday Monday, though I'm happy to report that we've gotten funds wired to our printer, are discussing our freight-forwarding options... Read more
Press & Posters Ahoy!
Good evening, folks! It's been a crazy-busy week and there's more of the same ahead. But I'm happy to report some excellent progress on the production front. We've signed off... Read more
Games & Posters & Cards Oh My!
Happy Monday, folks!
I'm pleased to report that I locked down our printer today — using a company that is not only recommended by industry folks I know but also... Read more
Print & Play Delivered! Also: A Look Ahead ...
Happy Saturday afternoon! I'm working and baking chocolate chip cookies when I should be mowing the jungle of a front lawn (which I willget to — promise!). I just... Read more
Got the Band Together! (Well, cards anyway.)
G'morning and Happy Tuesday, folks!
I wanted to give everyone a peek at all four alternate cards Ben has created. Now everyone's hideous creation can sport a different look just... Read more
Fully Funded! Also: Meet Ponythulhu!!
Good morning and Happy Monday, folks!
You've heard this before, but let me get this out of the way ...
This is our first experience with Kickstarter and... Read more
Alt Cards: Meet #2 & #3!
Of the alternate cards that will be provided to everyone at the $45 and higher reward levels, we showed off the art for the first card a few updates ago.... Read more
Achievement Unlocked: Ponythulhu! (Also: Last Day!)
Good morning, folks.
We did it! Ben and I would like to thank you all so very much for showing your support and voting with your hard-earned cash for our... Read more
The Very Hungry Cthulhupillar Hardcover
Good evening, folks! I wanted to make sure everyone was aware that I added the "Ancient God" reward level at $250 which includes the actual full-color hardcover. We will be... Read more
The Final 48 & DriveThru Friday Freebie
Wow ... we're down to the last weekend of our very first Kickstarter campaign. In exactly two days we'll see exactly where things stand. Thanks again, everyone, for helping us... Read more
Put a Name to the Face!
G'morning folks! We've almost made it to the final weekend of our very first Kickstarter campaign. And we're less than $1,500 shy of making our final stretch goal and unlocking... Read more
Hey gang! Wow, we're down to the last four days. Thanks for taking this wild ride with us and giving our new company some much-needed support. Ben and I hope... Read more
Cards & Rules
Good morning, folks! And Happy Tuesday. I won't bore you with the chart this time, but I will say that we have less than $2,500 to go in order to... Read more
2 of 2: Meet Ponythulhu!
We've had a really good run. You folks have treated us better than we ever expected, not only letting us bring Building An Elder Godout in stores, but you... Read more
1 of 2: Unleash the Cthulhupillar!
(Suddenly the Kraken seems a bit lame.)
We did it, gang! Thanks to your help, we've reached the $11,500 mark and unlocked The Very Hungry Cthulhupillar! I've posted some... Read more
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Team Signal Fire Studios is celebrating the day that Saint Patrick chased all the tentacles out of Ireland—er, or something like that. I hope everyone (safely and responsibly) has a... Read more
GAMA Trade Show
Hey everyone! I'm signing on from Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and the GAMA Trade Show. The exhibit hall opens in just a few hours!
I'm about... Read more
Ben & Jamie on Jennisodes!
As previously threatened, Ben and Jamie — who do NOT create nerdy ice cream — are guests on the Jennisodes gaming podcast. Building An Elder God is our main topic... Read more
Hungry for More ... So Very Hungry ...
Howdy folks! Jamie here, coming to you from the Vice Presidential Suite at the GAMA Trade Show (a.k.a. an ordinary room at Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas). As... Read more
We Made It!
The stream of unintelligent gibberish that I uttered last night was not ancient script from a forbidden tone, nor was it the nearly unpronounceable tongue of the Great Old Ones.... Read more
Update Quickie: Custom Card Reward Openings
(Wow, tentacles and quickies. I even scare myself sometimes.)
Morning folks! Ben has generously agreed to do some extra custom cards so that folks who missed the chance to get... Read more
Are We Doing This Kickstarter Thing Right?
G'morning folks! Ben and I were pleased and surprised to hear both Building An Elder God and our Kickstarter campaign mentioned on The Secret Cabalgaming podcast. It led to... Read more
Closing In On Our Vict--Er, Goal!
Goooood morning, everyone! After daily updates for the first few weeks of our project, I gave everyone a few days off from my constant yammering about our game and fundraising... Read more
The Slog of the Middle
Good morning folks! Jamie here. The middle of things can often be tricky. In a story, the beginning and end are exciting but keeping up pacing in-between can pose a... Read more
Morning all! While the crazy-speed at which the pledges have come in has slowed a bit, they are still on the rise and we have more than three weeks to... Read more
Is This Thing On? (Also: Linking Rewards!!)
Goooood morning, folks!
Today I set aside the absolute disgust I have for the sound of my own voice to bring you an audio update, also serving as a mic... Read more
Ia! Ia! Week Two Begins!
Good morning, folks! Since we end on a Sunday (March 25th to be all precise) I consider this is beginning of our second week. And what a first week we've... Read more
Great Kids' Game For Geek Families!
G'morning folks! Ben and I are excited and thankful that we're well above the 50% point with four weeks remaining to get our game fully funded. And while we're fairly... Read more
Retail Support Option Added
It was pointed out — by my friend George Vasilakos of Zombie Planet — that we didn't have a reward level for retailers to support the project. That has been... Read more
Custom Card Rewards Sold Out!
Ph’nglui Mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Ahem. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I wanted to once again thank everyone for jumping in with their support so... Read more
Custom Cards: A Special Thank You
We're barely over the first 24 hours and we're almost at 30% of our goal. Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged and/or spread the word about our... Read more
Launch Day Was A Blast! (Also: Free Stuff!!)
Wow!! Just ... wow!
I had hoped that if we had a good opening day we could beat the 10% range on our first day, giving our little game a... Read more
I've updated the additional shipping needed to cover shipping outside the USA, adjusting for those who are still here in North America. Please note the following an adjust your pledge... Read more
See Our Cards! (Print & Play Info As Well)
We prototyped our cards through a great digital press shop so we have cards that show you what the finished product will look like. They are big images so... Read more
First of all, I want to thank our very first backer for his pledge and quick support of our game! It's a nice shot of encouragement as we begin the... Read more