THANK YOU BACKERS!
First published in 2011, Omen: A Reign of War has become a favorite two player game of gamers across the globe. The game was nominated for the 2012 Golden Geek for best 2 Player game, and lauded by fans and reviewers for its simple and dynamic mechanics, myriad of combos, and gorgeous art. As part of Small Box Games' 10 Year Anniversary, I am proud to present this Kickstarter project for a limited edition reprint of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe!
Since its first printing in 2011, Omen: A Reign of War has seen several different printings, editions, and expansions. In 2014, Small Box Games introduced the final edition, the Omega Edition, which includes all of the content for Omen: A Reign of War in a single box.
The Deluxe version of the Omega Edition is a limited edition print run that includes 25 custom metal coins and a black linen, gold foil box - large enough to house the game sleeved.
This is a short, 10 day project. There are 3 different rewards available through this project:
- Reward 1: $5.00 - Full Print and Play files for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition.
- Reward 2: $13.00* - Just the cards for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition (provide your own coins and storage) + The rulebook + The Print and Play Files.
- Reward 3: $25.00* - 1 copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe + The Print and Play Files.
*+Shipping (the amount required is listed on each reward, and is based on location). If you would like to back for multiple copies, please check the FAQ.
International Backers: Please Check the FAQ regarding EU Friendliness.
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe will not be available at your FLGS or OLGS after this project closes. The bulk of games from this limited print run will go to backers of this project, with remaining copies being available from smallboxgames.com.
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.
Each turn, the active player receives coins and/or draws cards. They spend these coins to play Units to the 3 Cities to try to win wars to gain rewards, and to try to accomplish feats set forth by the gods of Olympus.
ImTylerDurden's Gameplay Overview and review of Omen: A Reign of War:
Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe includes:
- Standard Omen Contents: 24 Soldier, 12 Beast, and 12 Oracle Unit Cards. The 12 Feats and 12 City Reward Cards.
- The Heroes Expansion: 6 Additional Hero Unit Cards
- The Spirits Expansion: 12 Additional Spirit Unit Cards
- The Relics of Olympus Expansion: 6 Relic Cards
- Zeus’ Challenge Expansion: 6 Challenge Cards
- Tyche’s Whims Expansion: 5 Whims Cards
- 3 City Cards and 2 Reference Cards
- 25 Custom Metal Coins
There are plenty of ratings, reviews, and videos for Omen: A Reign of War. Since its initial publication, the game has garnered favorable ratings on boardgamegeek.com.
*The reviews below span Omen's history. Through the different printings, additional content has been added, culminating in the Omega Edition. The overall gameplay of Omen has remained the same through its various printings and editions.
Hello! I’m John Clowdus, designer of Omen and owner of Small Box Games. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this project! Regardless if you’ve had your eye on Omen: A Reign of War, or you’re just now finding out about the game, I hope you’ll consider backing this project and adding Omen: A Reign of War to your collection.
The above videos and reviews are a sampling of the reviews that have been done on Omen: A Reign of War over the past 6 years; there are a lot more out there, most of them overwhelming positive. They do a much better job of selling this game than I ever could. If Omen: A Reign of War seems like the kind of game you would like, I do hope you’ll consider backing this project.
This will likely be the last printing of Omen: A Reign of War. As part of Small Box Games’ 10 Year Anniversary, I wanted to make the game available again through this project. Even with over 4,000 copies in circulation, there’s still a demand for this game; I’m just not quite sure how high the demand is. If you’re interested in a copy, this is best opportunity to grab a copy. Omen: A Reign of War will not be available at your FLGS or available at a discount from your favorite OLGS.
Unlike most game projects on Kickstarter, this particular project doesn’t have any planned Stretch Goals. The final product you’ll receive for backing this project already features the highest quality components available domestically. Additionally, through the years, this edition has been streamlined and perfected to contain the base game and a lot of additional expansion content. There’s really not much left to add or upgrade.
Thank you again for checking out this project for Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe!
Risks and challenges
Like all Small Box Games' games, Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition Deluxe will be domestically manufactured.
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 after 13 previous successful Kickstarter projects, I've come to know what to expect regarding quality and turnaround time.
Of course, there's always the risk of something unforeseen 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.
Everything is already prepped and ready for Omen: A Reign of War. I'm already working with the manufacturers, 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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