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30mm Female Pirates – Kickstarter Unboxing and Review (Part One)

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This particular Kickstarter was launched by an up and coming sculptor known as ‘The Duke‘ in order to make a selection of female pirate figures in 30mm scale.
The pledge I selected was for the modest sum of £30 for eight models with the usual set of stretch goals that we expect from such campaigns and as I like to support the sort of projects that Kickstarter was actually meant for I gave it a go. Funding was achieved for the eight models quite quickly and some stretch goals were also reached as well. A few other models were unlocked also but as I kept with the default pledge I wont be able to show you pictures of those unfortunately.
The Kickstarter page itself can be found HERE should you be interested.
As I tend to cover models in some detail I’ll be splitting this review into two parts. The first will cover six of the planned models and the second will cover the remaining two as well as four of the unlocked stretch goals…
An Overview
The models themselves are detailed enough in the areas that can be an issue with metal models (faces for the most part) as you can see from the painted versions at various points in this article. Mould lines are minimal and are fairly easily removed with a scalpel or file as they (with a few minor exceptions) don’t tend to cross areas of significant detail. A minor criticism is that several of the meeting points between the smaller parts and the models body don’t have raised sections or recesses on them for alignment so the joints aren’t particularly strong on those parts with small connecting areas which may be an issue when transporting the models. Of course you can pin them if you’re concerned and you have the patience…
Lets have a look at the first six in both their unassembled and assembled forms. One of the stretch goals was for resin bases which are the ones I’ve used on the models.

‘Gypsy Jen’
Unassembled
 Assembled

‘Ishmaelina’
Unassembled
Assembled

 ‘Mutiny Mary’
Unassembled
Assembled

 ‘Roxanne’
Unassembled
Assembled

 ‘Pretty Polly’
Unassembled
Assembled

‘Siam Suzi’
Unassembled
Assembled

So that’s the first six covered…the next six will be in part two…

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from…who knows…they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way…if however I’ve put you off a product…well…you can keep that info to yourself…

Kickstarters of the Week: 8/21

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekGen Con 2017 is in the books and what a convention it was! The entire BGQ staff is diligently working on our convention recap, which you can expect to read later this week. In the mean time, the gaming goodness rolls on and we have four new Kickstarter campaigns for you to check out. Enjoy! […]

Resident Evil 2: Charactor Abilities

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Steamforged Games have revealed how playing as different characters affects the role players take when playing the Resident Evil™ 2: Board Game, by taking a […]

How to Go On a Successful Crowdfunding Quest – by Todd Medema

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

How to Go On a Successful Crowdfunding Quest - by Todd Medema
Todd Medema from Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game here. Polyhedron Collider was generous enough to review our first game’s Kickstarter launch, which doubled its goal. We wanted to return the favour by sharing some of the tips and techniques we learned from our campaign to make your next launch more successful!

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Shadowrift 2nd Edition Review

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Shadowrift 2nd Edition review, we look at a deck building game in which you’re tasked with taking down a bunch of monsters attacking your town.
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Steamforged announces next Kickstarter

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Probably one of the best announcements came this week, if you are of a certain age and had the original PlayStation or PS one as […]

Steamforged Games – Newsletter

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

An interesting upcoming Kickstarter from Steamforged Games…

Steamforged Games – “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game”
Steamforged Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Capcom to bring the iconic Resident Evil™ 2 video game to the board gamers of the world.  Building on the success of previous titles including “Guild Ball” and “Dark Souls: The Board Game”, Steamforged Games will be launching this latest game, “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game” via Kickstarter in late Autumn 2017.

Steamforged is proud of its proven capability to bring video game IP to life as board games and plans to fully realise the core game experience of the much loved Resident Evil 2 world. “It’s a privilege and an honour to be trusted to bring such an important video game to life as a board game,” said Mat Hart, Creative Director and Co-founder of Steamforged Games. “Resident Evil 2 helped to define its own genre of games and has created a lasting legacy in video game history. Steamforged has several Resident Evil super fans on the team and so we have a deep understanding of what makes RE such a compelling game experience; one that still has legions of fans around the world still playing the game nearly two decades after its release. We’re determined to surprise and delight players new and old with this board game realisation, even the most hardcore of fans!”

Steamforged Games previously broke a number of Kickstarter records with their last game “Dark Souls™: The Board Game” including the highest funded board game ever launched on the KS platform. Steamforged takes immense pride in taking amazing game worlds and lovingly crafting them into high quality board and card games…we specialise in understanding what makes each video game so compelling and then unlocking that experience in the physical game space.

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Capcom’s Marketing Director Antoine Molant commented “With the Resident Evil brand being one of Capcom’s most successful IP’s of all time we’re delighted to share our support for this exciting new release and are looking forward to seeing the end product from Steamforged Games”

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Kickstarters of the Week: 8/14

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekIt’s finally Gen Con week. The annual “Best 4 Days in Gaming” is set to be the biggest in the 50 year history of the convention. All four days have long since sold out; meaning tens of thousands of gamers will descend upon Indianapolis this week. Even though we are already busily prepping to go […]

CMoN Kickstarter – A Song of Ice and Fire

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not much longer left to pledge for this Game of Thrones themed tabletop miniatures game…

A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game is a competitive miniatures for two or more players. Each player gets to control one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, all in an attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne. Featuring House Stark and House Lannister, the Starter Set comes with over one hundred brand new, amazing, preassembled miniatures that come ready to play out of the box!
With accessible and streamlined gameplay designed by Eric M. Lang and Michael Shinall, A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game features all-new sculpts based off original art created for the game by our crew under the direct supervision of George R.R. Martin and Dark Sword Miniatures to ensure that the game delivers what fans have been envisioning for years.

The Stark vs Lannister Starter Set is not just an entry into a new miniatures game! With 5 different Game Modes, Army Building and Customization options as well as various choices of Commanders and Attachments, this Set packs a lot of gameplay for 2 players!

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Petersen Games – Cthulhu Wars Kickstarter

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not long left to back this one…

Hold on to Something

We’ve made some big announcements for the Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 Kickstarter.

He is NOT a Stretch Goal, and everyone will get him. Everyone! You can also order extra copies for $25 each, if you want.

Not planned from the beginning of this project, we just couldn’t resist. He is a truly OPTIONAL Add-On, which means NO BACKER gets him automatically. That said, we reduced his price for Kickstarter backers to $15 so that anyone who wants one now, can get one. Just increase your pledge by $15 for each copy you want.

As we said in our last newsletter, Investigators are a NEW FEATURE in Cthulhu Wars. There are eight in total, and we’ve already ‘eradicated’ five of them. Back the Kickstarter today and help us add all eight!

We announced the winner of the design contest. You can read all about the winner in this update.

Onslaught 3
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Hope City Review

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Hope City review, we take a look at a cooperative board game by Robert Mattox in which you’re trying to clean up a corrupt city!
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OGRE Miniatures, Wave 2 spotted

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author traipses down memory lane a bit, recounting the long and glorious story of OGRE miniatures in its various formats under different publishers, right up to today and recently launched Kickstarter for plastic OGRE miniatures. Yes, I backed it.
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Interview with Cory Ring and Chris Ward of Cigar Box Battle

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This past week, I had the honour of conducting an email interview with Cory Ring and Chris Ward of Cigar Box Battle regarding their current Kickstarter Campaign and their company in general


An Interview with the guys from Cigar Box Battle Mats

Now, this Kickstarter is one that I have been excited about for a while. I really enjoy using their mats and have wrote about the company in a number of articles in the past. My most recent articles about them include one about my excitement for the Campaign and an actual Review of the Kickstarter Product

In this post, we step back from looking at the actual product and instead have a discussion with the people behind the company.

The Interview

How did your company start and how big is your company? How long has your company been in business?

[Cory] We are a very small company. It’s just me, Chris and a few vendors that we work with. We both have full time jobs, and families so CBB is a part-time hobby business. We started CBB as a way to fund our own hobby three years ago and haven’t looked back since! It’s fun being involved with the hobby on the business side and we’ve made a lot of friends along the way.

Why the name Cigar Box Battle? 

[Cory] In high school and college I didn’t have enough money to purchase “proper” storage for my miniatures. There was a Cigar Shop near my house that would put their old boxes outside the shop for anyone to take and I thought that they made great storage boxes for my miniatures. I still have many of my miniatures in cigar boxes today! I started a blog called “Cigar Box Heroes” to show pictures of my gaming projects and Cigar Box Battle evolved from that blog. 

How did you come up with the idea of plush Battle Mats? 


[Cory] We always liked the 3D effect of teddy bear fur, but we didn’t like the thought of trimming, combing and painting them, so you might say that Plush mats are our simple answer to that. ! We try to keep things simple and keep the focus on the games we play, and not spending valuable time building terrain boards and shaving and painting teddy bear fur mats! We also released circular terrain mats to fit our patio tables and the typical round tables you find at hotels and conventions. We try to be innovative and help gamers find convenient gaming terrain solutions.

I noticed that your Mats have numbers to them. How are those numbers generated? Is there an interesting story there? 

[Cory] No, I come from a retail management & business background and we both like to keep things neat and organized so we assign a SKU number to every product! Many of the mats are categorized with like codes. An example of this are our licensed “Across A Deadly Field” mats with codes #221, #222, #223, etc., but some are just random codes assigned in the order that the mats were designed.

Your Mats are beautiful, who comes up with the designs? Is there a process for designing the illustrations? 

[Cory] Chris and I discuss all designs based upon what we would like to game with and what we think others might enjoy. Chris is the creative force behind CBB and is responsible for the overall look and design of all of our mats. 

Why did you go with illustrations on the maps rather than photographs or photo-realistic images of the historical battlegrounds? 


[Cory] We wanted something that would stand out, be different and help us create our own iconic style and brand. Chris is a talented designer that had a vision of what the mats should look like and he just ran with it! We took a risk with our artistic style and we knew that everybody wouldn’t like it, but we felt that the designs were colorful, bold and that miniature games would look great played on the mats. We have had a lot of positive  customer feedback over the years and we feel that we absolutely made the right call.

[Chris] We considered photo-realistic images (and a few of our designs ARE photo-realistic), but came to realize that we don’t use photo-realistic miniatures. We use painted miniatures and so preferred a painted landscape. It fits with what we do in our hobby.

How do you select what Mats to make and what designs to make? 

[Cory] We design all mats based upon what we would want to game with, but we also look at market trends and games that are popular. Gamers love playing new periods and scales and we want to be able to cover all of their terrain mat needs! We also look at future releases from companies that we partner with, like Osprey and North Star.

Do you two play miniatures games? What games do you play the most? 

[Cory] We do! We play a lot rules, but I would say my “go to” favorite periods and rules are: 15mm and 28mm  ACW (Johnny Reb), 28mm War of the Roses (Tactica), 15mm SYW (homegrown), 28mm Boer War (Sword and the Flame), 28mm Frostgrave, 15mm and 28mm Napoleoincs (Napoleon’s Battles, General du Armee), and 15mm Flames of War / TANKs. I also enjoy the occasional RPG or boardgame (Axis and Allies, Warhammer Quest, Talisman, Blue Max, Space Hulk, X-Wing, Avalon Hill, etc.

What are your personal favourite Mats of your line? Why? 

[Cory] I like the Nashville mat #123. We are based in Nashville of course so its like our “trademark” mat, and I enjoy studying the Battle of Nashville and the ACW. However, I also think that is artistically one of best looking 15mm mats, and it’s generic enough to use for many periods. In 28mm my favorite mat is Europe 1 (102B). It’s just a great mat to quickly throw down, add some buildings and tress and figures and start playing. 

[Chris] My favorite mat: #240 Mixed Ground – it just makes a battlefield come to life! 


What sort of other Mats do you hope to bring out as further stretch goals? Are there any specific ones that you want to speak about? 

[Cory] We have three stitch goals released now and we have at least a couple more locked and loaded to go! They will be sci-fi themed mats.


Thank you both very much for your time and answering my questions about your company and the Kickstarter Campaign.

Closing Thoughts

I would like to take a quick moment again to thank the guys from Cigar Box Battle for giving me the time to interview them for this article. I really enjoy their products and think that the mats help make excellent looking tables.
I was surprised to find out that they were around for just three years. I thought that they were around for longer. It is neat how they came up for their company name and I was expecting a bit of an interesting story about their numbering scheme for mats – but there was none. 
I love that Cory started a Blog to show off his models and that the business evolved from there. Who knows, perhaps some cool product might come out from Must Contain Minis in the future. :)
For those that haven’t checked out their Kickstarter, be sure to check it out. It is a great way to get two gaming surfaces for a discount off of their normal prices.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

Interview with Cory Ring and Chris Ward of Cigar Box Battle

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This past week, I had the honour of conducting an email interview with Cory Ring and Chris Ward of Cigar Box Battle regarding their current Kickstarter Campaign and their company in general


An Interview with the guys from Cigar Box Battle Mats

Now, this Kickstarter is one that I have been excited about for a while. I really enjoy using their mats and have wrote about the company in a number of articles in the past. My most recent articles about them include one about my excitement for the Campaign and an actual Review of the Kickstarter Product

In this post, we step back from looking at the actual product and instead have a discussion with the people behind the company.

The Interview

How did your company start and how big is your company? How long has your company been in business?
[Cory] We are a very small company. It’s just me, Chris and a few vendors that we work with. We both have full time jobs, and families so CBB is a part-time hobby business. We started CBB as a way to fund our own hobby three years ago and haven’t looked back since! It’s fun being involved with the hobby on the business side and we’ve made a lot of friends along the way.

Why the name Cigar Box Battle? 

[Cory] In high school and college I didn’t have enough money to purchase “proper” storage for my miniatures. There was a Cigar Shop near my house that would put their old boxes outside the shop for anyone to take and I thought that they made great storage boxes for my miniatures. I still have many of my miniatures in cigar boxes today! I started a blog called “Cigar Box Heroes” to show pictures of my gaming projects and Cigar Box Battle evolved from that blog. 

How did you come up with the idea of plush Battle Mats? 

[Cory] We always liked the 3D effect of teddy bear fur, but we didn’t like the thought of trimming, combing and painting them, so you might say that Plush mats are our simple answer to that. ! We try to keep things simple and keep the focus on the games we play, and not spending valuable time building terrain boards and shaving and painting teddy bear fur mats! We also released circular terrain mats to fit our patio tables and the typical round tables you find at hotels and conventions. We try to be innovative and help gamers find convenient gaming terrain solutions.

I noticed that your Mats have numbers to them. How are those numbers generated? Is there an interesting story there? 

[Cory] No, I come from a retail management & business background and we both like to keep things neat and organized so we assign a SKU number to every product! Many of the mats are categorized with like codes. An example of this are our licensed “Across A Deadly Field” mats with codes #221, #222, #223, etc., but some are just random codes assigned in the order that the mats were designed.

Your Mats are beautiful, who comes up with the designs? Is there a process for designing the illustrations? 

[Cory] Chris and I discuss all designs based upon what we would like to game with and what we think others might enjoy. Chris is the creative force behind CBB and is responsible for the overall look and design of all of our mats. 

Why did you go with illustrations on the maps rather than photographs or photo-realistic images of the historical battlegrounds? 

[Cory] We wanted something that would stand out, be different and help us create our own iconic style and brand. Chris is a talented designer that had a vision of what the mats should look like and he just ran with it! We took a risk with our artistic style and we knew that everybody wouldn’t like it, but we felt that the designs were colorful, bold and that miniature games would look great played on the mats. We have had a lot of positive  customer feedback over the years and we feel that we absolutely made the right call.

[Chris] We considered photo-realistic images (and a few of our designs ARE photo-realistic), but came to realize that we don’t use photo-realistic miniatures. We use painted miniatures and so preferred a painted landscape. It fits with what we do in our hobby.

How do you select what Mats to make and what designs to make? 

[Cory] We design all mats based upon what we would want to game with, but we also look at market trends and games that are popular. Gamers love playing new periods and scales and we want to be able to cover all of their terrain mat needs! We also look at future releases from companies that we partner with, like Osprey and North Star.

Do you two play miniatures games? What games do you play the most? 
[Cory] We do! We play a lot rules, but I would say my “go to” favorite periods and rules are: 15mm and 28mm  ACW (Johnny Reb), 28mm War of the Roses (Tactica), 15mm SYW (homegrown), 28mm Boer War (Sword and the Flame), 28mm Frostgrave, 15mm and 28mm Napoleoincs (Napoleon’s Battles, General du Armee), and 15mm Flames of War / TANKs. I also enjoy the occasional RPG or boardgame (Axis and Allies, Warhammer Quest, Talisman, Blue Max, Space Hulk, X-Wing, Avalon Hill, etc.

What are your personal favourite Mats of your line? Why? 


[Cory] I like the Nashville mat #123. We are based in Nashville of course so its like our “trademark” mat, and I enjoy studying the Battle of Nashville and the ACW. However, I also think that is artistically one of best looking 15mm mats, and it’s generic enough to use for many periods. In 28mm my favorite mat is Europe 1 (102B). It’s just a great mat to quickly throw down, add some buildings and tress and figures and start playing. 

[Chris] My favorite mat: #240 Mixed Ground – it just makes a battlefield come to life! 

What sort of other Mats do you hope to bring out as further stretch goals? Are there any specific ones that you want to speak about? 

[Cory] We have three stretch goals released now and we have at least a couple more locked and loaded to go! They will be sci-fi themed mats.


Thank you both very much for your time and answering my questions about your company and the Kickstarter Campaign.

Closing Thoughts

I would like to take a quick moment again to thank the guys from Cigar Box Battle for giving me the time to interview them for this article. I really enjoy their products and think that the mats help make excellent looking tables.
I was surprised to find out that they were around for just three years. I thought that they were around for longer. It is neat how they came up for their company name and I was expecting a bit of an interesting story about their numbering scheme for mats – but there was none. 
I love that Cory started a Blog to show off his models and that the business evolved from there. Who knows, perhaps some cool product might come out from Must Contain Minis in the future. :)
For those that haven’t checked out their Kickstarter, be sure to check it out. It is a great way to get two gaming surfaces for a discount off of their normal prices.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

Aeon’s End Review

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Aeon’s End review, we take a look at a unique cooperative deck building game in which you play as mages attempting to take down big boss monsters!

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Kickstarters of the Week: 8/7

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekAugust is finally here and it feels like the summer is just flying by. We are also less than two weeks away from GenCon. This is the 50th anniversary of the convention and it’s selling out for the first time in as far as I can remember. But we are not quite there yet, so […]

Kickstarter: Stars Without Number Revised Edition

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Loud’n and Raging Kickstarter

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today I received a mysterious package from overseas.  It was part of my rewards from the Raging Heroes Kickstarter I backed in 2015.  These are amazingly detailed models cast is resin however the resin is brittle and breaks if you are not car…

Kickstarters of the Week: 7/31

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekIt’s still July for one last day, but it’s a Monday, so you get your new batch of Kickstarters to check out. There has been quite the range of campaigns lately on the crowdfunding site, with some exceptional ones, and some of dubious quality. Regardless, we’ve pulled out some interesting looking campaigns for you to […]

Review: Cigar Box Battle’s Kickstarter Mat (Double-Sided Plush Mat)

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

One of the Kickstarter products that I have been excited about for a fair while is the Cigar Box Battle’s Double-Sided Plush Mats. As many of my readers know, I have a couple of the original mats and love them! Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a…

Review: Cigar Box Battle’s Kickstarter Mat (Double-Sided Plush Mat)

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

One of the Kickstarter products that I have been excited about for a fair while is the Cigar Box Battle’s Double-Sided Plush Mats. As many of my readers know, I have a couple of the original mats and love them! Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a…

Star Scrapper: Cave In Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have come to the realisation that the hallmark of a great game is one when you look at your options, mull over your choices and then let out a cry of exasperation. It is that moment when you realise that to pull off that game winning moving you really should have started your plan in motion three turns ago, or that you are simply one action or one resource short of pulling off a complete blinder.
I say this because my time with Star Scrapper: Cave In has been embarrassingly short, to the point where I feel slightly dishonest in using the word review in the title, (not too I guilty mind you as an article titled first impressions never gets the traction it deserves) but I will say within my brief time with Star Scrapper Cave In there have been multiple cries of anguish, so surely it is a truly great game.

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Star Scrapper: Cave In Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have come to the realisation that the hallmark of a great game is one when you look at your options, mull over your choices and then let out a cry of exasperation. It is that moment when you realise that to pull off that game winning moving you really should have started your plan in motion three turns ago, or that you are simply one action or one resource short of pulling off a complete blinder.
I say this because my time with Star Scrapper: Cave In has been embarrassingly short, to the point where I feel slightly dishonest in using the word review in the title, (not too I guilty mind you as an article titled first impressions never gets the traction it deserves) but I will say within my brief time with Star Scrapper Cave In there have been multiple cries of anguish, so surely it is a truly great game.

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Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 – Kickstarter

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Unsurprisingly this Kickstarter is doing rather well…

 

Where to Start?

We’ve eradicated eight Stretch Goals already. Here’s the list!

Some things you may notice…

Yes folks, this was my most closely-held secret. Now the tale can be told. After all, it was me, Sandy, who actually INVENTED the concept of Investigators (Call of Cthulhu RPG, 1981).

Investigators are basically poisoned chalices (a bit like other units that hurt their controllers – Y’Golonac, Bokrug, the Servitors, or the Dark Demons). Each investigator is named, and has his own unique ability.

You earn an Investigator during the Doom phase (similar to the way you get Neutral Monsters). However, you always give that investigator to a player who doesn’t yet have one.

Each player can only be stuck with one investigator for a game. Each Investigator comes with his own unique ability, always harmful for the owner. And they have other skills which all work together as a mix. As we reveal more investigators over time, we will reveal more of their potential.

We’ve unlocked two Investigators already. There are four more to go!

We’ve been improving the contents of the Shaggai Map product, but made a big announcement you might like to know about: Anyone backing at the Yothan, Hound of Tindalos or Great Old One level will get the 6-8 Player Shaggai Map for FREE!
 

3mm Doom & Ritual Tracks!

This is another crazy thing we keep getting requests for. It is an Add-On right now for $15. Also, it is included in EVERY core game going forward (just like the die-cut Faction cards). We dislike multiple versions of the same item, at least for printed components, so all the new core games made from this Kickstarter will come with 3mm die cut Doom and Ritual Tracks. So, if you are at the Acolyte or Great Old One pledge level, you will get this for free, right now, no add-on needed.

Everyone else, it is an optional add on for $15.

To be clear, Cthulhu Wars core games will no longer come with the thinner, cardstock Doom and Ritual Tracks – we will not offer them as an add-on, and will never reprint them.
 

Dire Azathoth!?!

So… we had the idea last week, to add a new really neat thing to the campaign, based on your feedback. Everyone loved Dire Cthulhu. SO… I started brooding on Dire Azathoth. Why? Well, even as I was concerned that our former Cthulhu was so svelte, I was never fully happy with our Azathoth. For me (I realize this is subjective) Azathoth was one of our weaker Great Old One designs. He looks a little too much like a fatter Nyarlathotep, or maybe an interstellar starfish. He certainly doesn’t (to me) seem to be literally the most terrifying entity in the universe. So a new Azathoth seemed like a good idea, IF we could fund it. Since it would be a large, detailed, and expensive figure, this was tough to figure out.

Anyway, this week Kent Hamilton (our Onslaught 3 artist) was visiting me – (we were actually discussing a future project), and I broached the subject of Dire Azathoth to him. He loved it and we started beating our brains out on what this entity should look like. He has already begun! We have a sculptor lined up (one of our best) and we are going to have this puppy put together and good to go by the end of the campaign (because we don’t want to violate our China-ready ideal).

Anyway, we are really proud of what this looks like, and I’m excited to improve upon a sculpt that now might be an “earlier stage” of Azathoth’s development. However, Petersen Games has a confession to make. We did not plan for, nor allow for, the construction of this impressive new model (it’s big, too – one of my issues with the old Azathoth model was that it was only middling in size). So how could we handle the cost? It became even harder, because we had just made the decision to add the gigantic $30 6-8 Player Shaggai map to most pledge levels (Yothan, Hound of Tindalos and Great Old One), unexpectedly. Again this was done at your feedback. You the backers talked us into it. But it takes a bite out of our budget. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining, and we were happy to make y’all happy. But it was an unforeseen part of the campaign.

It turns out that the only way we can do Dire Azathoth is if it is an add-on, instead of a stretch goal. So, it is NOT included in anyone’s pledge. To get the new Dire Azathoth, just increase the amount of your pledge by $15.

The good news is this. We were able to discount it significantly from the eventual retail price. (Thus, we’re only charging $15 for it instead of $25.) Yes this cuts into our bottom line, but you’re worth it. The other good news is that since it’s NOT a stretch goal, we don’t have to wait for it to fund. We can make it available right away! That’s exciting to me, at least.

The other good news is that you can watch Kent Hamilton create this masterwork as he does it. He may even be streaming his creative process at some point.

Onslaught 3
Copyright © 2017 Petersen Games, All rights reserved. 

Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 – Kickstarter

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Unsurprisingly this Kickstarter is doing rather well…

 

Where to Start?

We’ve eradicated eight Stretch Goals already. Here’s the list!

Some things you may notice…

Yes folks, this was my most closely-held secret. Now the tale can be told. After all, it was me, Sandy, who actually INVENTED the concept of Investigators (Call of Cthulhu RPG, 1981).

Investigators are basically poisoned chalices (a bit like other units that hurt their controllers – Y’Golonac, Bokrug, the Servitors, or the Dark Demons). Each investigator is named, and has his own unique ability.

You earn an Investigator during the Doom phase (similar to the way you get Neutral Monsters). However, you always give that investigator to a player who doesn’t yet have one.

Each player can only be stuck with one investigator for a game. Each Investigator comes with his own unique ability, always harmful for the owner. And they have other skills which all work together as a mix. As we reveal more investigators over time, we will reveal more of their potential.

We’ve unlocked two Investigators already. There are four more to go!

We’ve been improving the contents of the Shaggai Map product, but made a big announcement you might like to know about: Anyone backing at the Yothan, Hound of Tindalos or Great Old One level will get the 6-8 Player Shaggai Map for FREE!
 

3mm Doom & Ritual Tracks!

This is another crazy thing we keep getting requests for. It is an Add-On right now for $15. Also, it is included in EVERY core game going forward (just like the die-cut Faction cards). We dislike multiple versions of the same item, at least for printed components, so all the new core games made from this Kickstarter will come with 3mm die cut Doom and Ritual Tracks. So, if you are at the Acolyte or Great Old One pledge level, you will get this for free, right now, no add-on needed.

Everyone else, it is an optional add on for $15.

To be clear, Cthulhu Wars core games will no longer come with the thinner, cardstock Doom and Ritual Tracks – we will not offer them as an add-on, and will never reprint them.
 

Dire Azathoth!?!

So… we had the idea last week, to add a new really neat thing to the campaign, based on your feedback. Everyone loved Dire Cthulhu. SO… I started brooding on Dire Azathoth. Why? Well, even as I was concerned that our former Cthulhu was so svelte, I was never fully happy with our Azathoth. For me (I realize this is subjective) Azathoth was one of our weaker Great Old One designs. He looks a little too much like a fatter Nyarlathotep, or maybe an interstellar starfish. He certainly doesn’t (to me) seem to be literally the most terrifying entity in the universe. So a new Azathoth seemed like a good idea, IF we could fund it. Since it would be a large, detailed, and expensive figure, this was tough to figure out.

Anyway, this week Kent Hamilton (our Onslaught 3 artist) was visiting me – (we were actually discussing a future project), and I broached the subject of Dire Azathoth to him. He loved it and we started beating our brains out on what this entity should look like. He has already begun! We have a sculptor lined up (one of our best) and we are going to have this puppy put together and good to go by the end of the campaign (because we don’t want to violate our China-ready ideal).

Anyway, we are really proud of what this looks like, and I’m excited to improve upon a sculpt that now might be an “earlier stage” of Azathoth’s development. However, Petersen Games has a confession to make. We did not plan for, nor allow for, the construction of this impressive new model (it’s big, too – one of my issues with the old Azathoth model was that it was only middling in size). So how could we handle the cost? It became even harder, because we had just made the decision to add the gigantic $30 6-8 Player Shaggai map to most pledge levels (Yothan, Hound of Tindalos and Great Old One), unexpectedly. Again this was done at your feedback. You the backers talked us into it. But it takes a bite out of our budget. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining, and we were happy to make y’all happy. But it was an unforeseen part of the campaign.

It turns out that the only way we can do Dire Azathoth is if it is an add-on, instead of a stretch goal. So, it is NOT included in anyone’s pledge. To get the new Dire Azathoth, just increase the amount of your pledge by $15.

The good news is this. We were able to discount it significantly from the eventual retail price. (Thus, we’re only charging $15 for it instead of $25.) Yes this cuts into our bottom line, but you’re worth it. The other good news is that since it’s NOT a stretch goal, we don’t have to wait for it to fund. We can make it available right away! That’s exciting to me, at least.

The other good news is that you can watch Kent Hamilton create this masterwork as he does it. He may even be streaming his creative process at some point.

Onslaught 3
Copyright © 2017 Petersen Games, All rights reserved.