About this project
The first edition of Omen: A Reign of War, designed by John Clowdus and beautifully illustrated by Michael “Riiven” Ng (and now Justin Hernandez, too!), was released in March of 2011. With your support, Omen: A Reign of War will be released in a better-than-before Second Edition in 2012 with even more content!
Omen: A Reign of War is a card game for 2 players (that can accommodate up to 3-4 players using a variety of different variants) and plays in around 30 minutes. It is currently the 8th ranked customizable game on boardgamegeek.com.
The game pits players against each other as rival, half-god sons of Zeus. Using powerful units on loan from the gods of Olympus, the two brothers wage war across ancient Greece to prove who is the most worthy warlord. Through the course of the game, players will acquire coins to use to play a variety of unit cards in hopes of winning wars in the cities and completing feats set forth by the gods. You can check out the rules here.
We’ve received nearly 2 dozen positive reviews for Omen: A Reign of War in the past year. Wondering if this is a game that you’ll enjoy? Check out any of these reviews: Marco, Michael Barnes, Matt Drake, TheCardGamer, Bruno Faidutti, Tom Vassel, Pete Ruth, ScottB, Ken B., Opinionated Gamers, The Gaming Gang, or Toerck.
In August of 2011, we released an expansion, Shattered Aegis. This expansion nearly doubled the number of different units, as well as introduced a handful of new variants.
Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. combines ALL of the content from the 1st edition base game AND ALL of the content from the Shattered Aegis expansion, and also introduces 4 brand new units along with an updated second edition rulebook. All in a shiny new box that’s large enough to accommodate the entire game (plus future content) sleeved!
Here’s a breakdown of what comes in Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition:
-154 Unit cards (44 different Units, multiple copies each).
Including the 24 Units from the base game, the 16 Units from the Shattered Aegis expansion, and 4 brand new Units (You can see the 4 new units here).
-24 Feat Cards from the first edition of Omen: A Reign of War.
-24 Reward Cards from the first edition of Omen: A Reign of War.
-4 Match & Victory Cards for use with the 4 Player Variants.
-4 Reference Cards.
-40 Wood-composite Coins
-Second Edition rulebook including 6 different variants.
-Premium Game Box with enough room to hold all of the cards, sleeved, all of the components, and room for additional cards.
JBMoby does a great job explaining the cost difference between Omen: A Reign of War the first edition and the new Second Edition in this thread on boardgamegeek.
We’d like to take a second and apologize for the confusion that the different supporter levels have caused. We can’t edit them (Kickstarter won’t allow it) so the best we can do is explain them with no fluff.
The Grizzled Veteran, Grizzled Veteran Plus, and Grand Commander are supporter levels aimed specifically at people who already own the first edition of Omen: A Reign of War. If you don’t already own Omen: A Reign of War, please disregard these 3 pledge levels. They make sense to people who already own the first edition of the game.
Please remember that Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. contains ALL of the content from the 1st edition Omen: A Reign of War AND ALL of the content from the Shattered Aegis expansion
The following supporter levels are what you want to look at if you’re new to the game and are interested in obtaining a copy of Omen: A Reign of War:
RESOURCEFUL MISER: $26.00 (Includes shipping to USA. International, add $5.00)
Reward: One (1) copy of all of the cards from Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. No box, no rules, no coins. Also includes one (1) copy of the Forgotten Oath Kickstarter Promo expansion. You’ll also receive any card-based overfunding feats.
NEW RECRUIT: $45.00 (Includes shipping to USA. International, add $15.00)
Reward: One (1) Complete copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. One (1) copy of all of the Kickstarter promo items. You’ll also receive all overfunding feats.
SPLINTERED SPEARS: $75.00 (Includes shipping to USA. International, add $15.00)
Reward: Two (2) Complete copies of Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. Two (2) copies of all of the Kickstarter promo items. You'll also receive all of the overfunding feats.
GRAND MELEE: $120.00 (Includes shipping to USA. International, add $20.00)
Reward: Four (4) Complete copies of Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. Four (4) copies of all of the Kickstarter promo items. You'll also receive all of the overfunding feats.
If you need more explanation, please check out this page on boardgamegeek or feel free to shoot us a message!
What would a Kickstarter game project be without exclusive promos? Everyone at the Grizzled Veteran supporter level or higher will receive:
Alternate Art Reward Cards. You’ll receive 2 copies of each of the 6 Reward cards. Each unique Reward card has brand new art.
Forgotten Oath Expansion. The only place you’ll be able to get a hard copy of this expansion for Omen: A Reign of War is here on Kickstarter. It includes a new type of unit, Champions, and introduces rules for the Blood Feud variant (that’s the 3-4 player variant). You’ll get a hard copy of this rulebook plus 12 Champion unit cards (4 copies of 3 different Champions). You can check out the rules for the expansion here.
Metal Coins. Yep, you heard right! Custom, two-sided, die struck metal coins instead of the composite ones. You’ll get 40 of these metal coins. We want you to be part of the action, so check out this poll to choose your favorite potential coin face! *Resourceful Misers do not get this promo.
Check out Update Number 7 to find out how to get custom Omen: A Reign of War sleeves.
If we over-fund, at certain levels, new Feats (bonuses) will be achieved. When a Feat is achieved, every supporter at the Grizzled Veteran supporter level and higher will receive the acheived Feat’s bonus(es), and Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. gets even better!
Bonus: 5 Champions instead of 3 (and updated rules for choosing Champions).
Bonus: 8 new units instead of 4.
Bonus: 6 Champions instead of 3 and 10 new units instead of 4!
We’re a very small company, and Omen: A Reign of War is a game with big potential. We published the 1st edition base game and the Shattered Aegis expansion in very small print runs in 2011 that were printed on demand and packaged in plastic cases. It’s time to take the game to the next level, give it the printing edition it deserves, and that’s why we’re here. If you’ve made it this far down the page, hopefully you’re ready to help!
The game is ready to go. We just need help covering the actual printing costs, and that’s where you come in. Omen: A Reign of War’s production will rival games being released by much larger companies, and we’re doing it all here, state-side. That means more quality control on our end, and a faster turn around time on your end. But, it’s something that can’t be done on the smaller scale that we’re used to producing games on, and it’s something we’d have a hard time funding on our own.
In return for helping us fund this project, you have a chance to receive copies of the game, and some exclusive Kickstarter promo items.
Thank you for considering backing this project. We can’t do it without your support!
We never aimed to confuse anyone!
The Grizzled Veteran and Grizzled Veteran Plus supporter level rewards are basically, for the lack of a better term, upgrade kits for players who already own the first edition of Omen. It includes the new box, the 4 new units, and all of the Kickstarter promos.
If you don’t already own Omen, you can skip this level.
The New Recruit level reward is a complete copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition. This includes everything listed in the section “Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition” plus all of the Kickstarter promos.
If you don’t already own Omen, this is the level you’re looking for. Of course, if you’re wanting more than 1 copy, you can pledge at the Splintered Spears or Grand Melee levels.
The Grand Commander is a weird pledge level, and aimed at a very specific group of supporters who requested the supporter level.
The rewards for this level are aimed at people who already own Omen, and want the upgrade kit offered at the Grizzled Veteran level, but who also want a brand new complete copy of Omen: A Reign of War. Second Edition.
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