This project is in its final hours and everything has been unlocked! Please check the FAQ!
I will not be able to edit the project once it closes. If you missed out on Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition, please go to here to preorder a copy if you're interested. *Please note that Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe and Hemloch: Midnight Edition will not be available outside of this project once this project closes.
First published in 2011, Omen has become a favorite two player game of
gamers across the globe, even with minimal print
runs. Nominated for the 2012 Golden Geek for best 2 Player card game, and
lauded by fans and reviewers for its simple and dynamic mechanics,
myriad of combos, and gorgeous art, Small Box Games is excited to announce the final edition of Omen; the Omega Edition.
This edition of Omen is mechanically identical to the Olympus edition and will be available through this Kickstarter project in two different versions: Omega Edition and Omega Edition Deluxe.
This is a short, three week project with very simple goals and rewards. There won't be any after-project add-ons or shopping carts; you choose one of the rewards to the right, and that's what you get! Understanding that some gamers want the best deal, while others want lots of shinies and upgrades, and some don't mind doing all the work themselves, this project is offering several distinct rewards:
Print and Play - $1.00 or more: You'll get a copy of the print and play files for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition AND Hemloch: Midnight Edition. You'll receive these files within days of the project closing.
Print and Play and Stickers - $5.00: You'll get 1 Hemloch and 1 Omen: A Reign of War clear vinyl sticker (textless art by Jason Benningfield reflecting the art from the new boxes - clear with gold image). Plus the print and play files for both Omen and Hemloch. Includes shipping.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition - $17.00: You'll receive 1 copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition which includes: The above 112 cards, 20 coin markers, full color rulebook, and small game box. Plus 1 clear vinyl Omen: A Reign of War sticker. The print and play files for both Omen and Hemloch are included. Includes shipping to domestic backers. International backers pledge $7.00 extra.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe - $25.00: THIS IS A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE REWARD! You'll receive 1 copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe which includes: The above 112 cards, 25 custom metal coins, full color rulebook, and black linen and gold foil stamped deluxe box - big enough to contain the game sleeved. Plus 1 clear vinyl Omen: A Reign of War sticker. The print and play files for both Omen and Hemloch are included. Includes shipping to domestic backers. International backers pledge $10.00 extra.
Hemloch: Midnight Edition - $23.00: THIS IS A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE REWARD! You'll receive 1 copy of Hemloch: Midnight Edition which includes: The following 90 cards, 30 composite house markers, 1 festival marker, full color rulebook, and black linen and gold foil stamped deluxe box - big enough to contain the game sleeved. Plus 1 clear vinyl Hemloch sticker. Plus any additional content that is unlocked for Hemloch: Midnight Edition through this project's stretch goals. The print and play files for both Omen and Hemloch are included. Includes shipping to domestic backers. International backers pledge $8.00 extra.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and Hemloch: Midnight Edition - $38.00: Includes 1 copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and 1 copy of Hemloch: Midnight Edition (as detailed above - including 1 Omen and 1 Hemloch Sticker). The print and play files are included. Includes shipping to domestic backers. International backers pledge $12.00 extra.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe and Hemloch: Midnight Edition - $46.00: Includes 1 copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe and 1 copy of Hemloch: Midnight Edition (as detailed above - including 1 Omen and 1 Hemloch Sticker). The print and play files are included. Includes shipping to domestic backers. International backers pledge $18.00 extra.
The remaining tiers are for multiple copies. If you have a question, please check the FAQ or shoot me a message. Backers will receive 1 appropriate sticker for each game included in their reward.
Video Review of The Olympus Edition by Chad Swee ImTylerDurden on BGG. [You can view the full rules for the game here.]
You could be the greatest warlord the isles have ever seen. Your thirst for power is matched only by your strategic wit and cunning. You know no rival, aside from your brother.
As sons of Zeus, you stand poised to conquer all of Greece, but not without the blessing of the gods. To determine who shall rule the domain of man, the gods have devised a contest and lent their most powerful forces for the cause: pillage and raze three cities while trying to achieve feats set forth from the denizens of Olympus. When the carnage ends, only one brother will be victorious, while the other will fade into antiquity as just another half-god spawn of Zeus.
To compete in this contest, players will take on the role of one of these two brothers with access to a powerful array of units including Soldiers, Beasts, Oracles, Heroes, and Spirits; each with various uses.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition features the artwork of: John Ariosa, Sandro Rybak, Michael Ng, Justin Hernandez, and Jason Benningfield.
There are plenty of ratings, reviews, and videos regarding Omen: A Reign of War, including reviews from Tom Vassel, Matt Drake, Bruno Faidutti, Michael Barnes, and many more. The game has garnered a favorable rating on boardgamegeek.com (currently ranked 710th overall and 353rd for Strategy games).
DriveThruReview of Hemloch by Joel Eddy. [You can view the full rules for Hemloch: Midnight Edition here.]
Hemloch: Midnight Edition has been added as a Kickstarter-exclusive reward; the game will only be available through this project as an add-on reward! Hemloch: Midnight Edition combines the original Hemloch with the Long Shadow Expansion into a single black linen foil stamped box with updated graphic design.
Twilight has loomed for decades. Rumors of the coming sun run across the city's dark alleys and corrupted courtyards. Impromptu festivals catch like wildfire as the denizens of the dark city usher in the season of the sun. You have precious few nights of perpetual moonlight remaining to tighten your grip on the city's great districts before the moon sets – and once the sun rises, all of your deeds will come to light, and a new age will dawn on Hemloch.
In Hemloch, each player has access to his own deck of minions belonging to five different factions: The Courtesans, The Darkened, The Ghouls, The Alchemists, and The Geared. Each turn, players place these minions into one of four locations in the city. Minions grant the players special abilities on their own, but playing Minions of certain factions into certain cities grants the player additional abilities.
Players score points by acquiring Potions and Trinkets (which may also be used for additional abilities at the cost of points) and by placing Influence markers in the various Locations.
Hemloch: Midnight Edition features the artwork of: John Ariosa, Sandro Rybak, Justin Hernandez, and Jason Benningfield.
There are plenty of ratings, reviews, videos, and discussions about Hemloch on BGG, including reviews from Matt Drake,TheCardGamer, MenWithDice, Joel Eddy, Michael Barnes, and many more. The game has garnered a favorable rating on boardgamegeek.com.
All of the stretch goals for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition have already been unlocked (you can find a list of things that have been unlocked at the end of this section). The remaining stretch goals deal with Hemloch: Midnight Edition and will be based on the number of copies of physical copies of Hemloch that are pledged for. At the time of this post, there are 660 copies.
Alternate Day/Night Cards. Unlocked!!!! These 8 Alternate/Advanced Day/Night cards offer an additional affect that occurs when a card is revealed. These 8 cards will now be included in all copies of Hemloch: Midnight Edition
Dark Adornments. Unlocked!!!! This introduces the Dark Adornment cards. These 8 unique item cards grant the player a situational, one time ability. These will be included in all copies of Hemloch: Midnight Edition.
Here's a list of everything that has been unlocked or added to the games in the project:
- Tuckbox upgraded to an actual game box for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition.
- 5 Additional metal coins have been added to the Deluxe Edition
- All cards for all games have been upgraded to linen stock
- Each game comes with a vinyl sticker
- The Whims, Challenges, Relics, City, and Reference cards have been added to all copies of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and Omega Edition Deluxe. The Unit and Reward card backs for this game will be unique to this edition.
Like all Small Box Games’ titles, Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and Hemloch: Midnight Edition will be manufactured and assembled in United States’ printing facilities.
Thanks in advance for checking out this Project, and hopefully becoming a backer!
Risks and challenges
For Small Box Games, the challenge is hitting a number that allows us to continue presenting quality games, with outstanding art, manufactured in the United States. Omen: A Reign of War is a solid game that has seen several printings and editions over the past couple of years. There are many reviews and comments on the game already that hopefully make backing this project an easy and informed decision.
I do my very best to mitigate any risks associated with manufacturing games. I've built solid relationships with several state-side manufacturing companies, and know what to expect regarding quality and turnaround time. Of course, there's always the risk of something unforseen happening during the production process. Kickstarter gives me the tools to keep in contact with backers, so I can keep them abreast of all aspects of production, each step of the way.
I'm already working with the manufacturers prepping and proofing files, so that when this project ends, all I'll have to do is tell them how many copies I need manufactured, helping to streamline the production process and hit the project's reward delivery deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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