Journey: Wrath of Demons

A project in Sai Kung, Hong Kong by Marrow Production

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Journey: Wrath of Demons is a cooperative miniatures board game for 1-4 players. Is it your destiny to save the world?
Backers: 1858
Average Pledge Per Backer: $229

Funded: $425,553 of $55,000
Dates: Oct 16th -> Nov 23rd (38 days)
Project By: Marrow Production
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Empress Iron Fan – Work In Progress shots

November 23rd - via:
The most beautiful woman in all of Terra and a former princess of Great Tang, Yazuiji always had too much ambition for her own good. Her father, the Emperor Tang, possessed an iron fan that can create giant whirlwinds, a powerful magic item whose... (Read More)

New Miniature

November 23rd - via:
Things are racing now! You have unlocked another free miniature for all backers receiving Boxed Game Upgrades, a plastic Zigi Spider Demon Warrior, with game cards. If you opt for the second expansion, Zige will have a larger force, but the Zigi... (Read More)

Quests Unlocked and XXL size T-Shirt!

November 23rd - via:
Tripitaka is a young monk, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Tripitaka knows that only he has be power to seal the Demons back in the underworld and this will only be possible if the band can recover the Sutras. The Monkey King, on... (Read More)

Spider Demon Expansion

November 23rd - via:
Backers! You astound us! We knew there was a slim chance we could unlock this second expansion, but this amazing. This close to the end of the campaign, we will only be making short updates. First a quick recap: $370K: +2 Map Tiles in the White Bone... (Read More)

Koorogg the Bull Demon

November 23rd - via:
Journey: Wrath of Demons ends with a climactic battle against Koorogg, the Bull Demon King, so it seems fitting that our final update about the game is about Koorogg himself. This art by A.J. Manzanedo is one of our favorite images from the game and... (Read More)

Game Play Update #15 – Quests

November 22nd - via:
We are nearing the end of our rules updates. If you are new to the project, you can skip back through them, starting here. Quests are our name for a single game you setup and play. You might call them scenarios or just games, but Quest fits our... (Read More)

The Spider Demon Expansion

November 22nd - via:
The Spider Demon Expansion gives the Pilgrims a chance to retrieve the third piece of the sundered Sutras. But before Tripitaka can assemble more of the sacred scroll, his band will have to defeat the Spider Demons. The book describes them as... (Read More)

Spider Demons Teaser and More

November 22nd - via:
Backers, we would like to share the concept art for the second expansion to Journey: Wrath of Demons. On this stretch of the journey, the Pilgrims stray into the Silk Cave, the Lair of Zige, Queen of the Spider Demons. Can the Pilgrims escape her web... (Read More)

Journey is More Heavenly

November 22nd - via:
We are so pleased to unlock Qinglong! We have the best backers! There were many types of Heavenly Creatures in ancient China, and now we have two. Everyone will get Kei Lun in the core game, and you have the option to get Qinglong as an Add-On.... (Read More)

Kei Lun, First Look.

November 21st - via:
Keeping on top of this campaign slowed us a little, but Kei Lun is ready for his début. We have photos, back story, game play info and even a stop motion video! It’s a work in progress, but we are very pleased with the way it looks so far. Let’s... (Read More)

Kei Lun, Coming Soon

November 20th - via:
Hey, backers. Ray has almost finished the Kei Lun sculpt! We are preparing the update that shows the details of Kei Lun, the Heavenly Creature that comes with the game. This update will include the background, game stats, and our first photos of Kei... (Read More)

Expansion Upgrade

November 20th - via:
As the journey draws to its close, your help has pushed us past one more milestone. Our first upgrade to our first expansion! By reaching $330K, we have unlocked our first Expansion Upgrade. We can include one more plastic miniature, and the... (Read More)

A Place to Recover

November 19th - via:
We have crossed a lot of ground in the last few days, which is all down to you. We could not do this without you. Now we are at $320K, all backers getting the Collectors Upgrades will receive one more resin scenery miniature, the Water Well. In the... (Read More)

Last Leg of the Journey

November 19th - via:
We have posted more Stretch Goals, without full details. You have seen us hide the details of future Stretch Goals before, so this should be no surprise, but today we want to share more information about what is happening. The Stretch Goals shown at... (Read More)

Game Play Update #14 – The Demon Phase

November 19th - via:
In the last rules update, we left you with Demons popping up adjacent to the spawn gates, in the squares close to Tripitaka, ready to move towards him (click here). What’s next? In this update we will give you information about the rest of the... (Read More)

Yataru Bone Warriors Abound

November 18th - via:
We are stunned. We were really pleased with the art for the White Bone Demons, but we did not expect the expansion to explode like this. We are so pleased that this is as popular with our backers as it is here in the Marrow Production office. We have... (Read More)

Journey has Expanded

November 18th - via:
We are really pleased at how popular the expansion has proved to be. Honestly, we did not expect this to be unlocked so quickly. We have the best backers! But don’t worry, we really want to make Journey a long lived franchise and have a long range... (Read More)

Game Play Update #13 – Spawning Demons

November 17th - via:
The rules updates are nearly finished. You should have a good idea about controlling the Pilgrims (click here previous updates), so now let’s focus on the Demons. It’s traditional to start with a short video: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser... (Read More)

Boof Minions are in the Bag

November 17th - via:
Well, that did not take long! This journey would be impossible without you. You have unlocked the Boof Bullserker Boxed Game Upgrade and all backers receiving these rewards will be getting two extra plastic Boof Demons in their shipment. We are... (Read More)

Journey’s First Expansion

November 17th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 We hoped you like the concept art for the first full expansion for Journey: Wrath of the Demons. As our Pilgrims cross a desolate and craggy mountain pass, they unknowingly... (Read More)

Soul Cleanser Peng

November 16th - via:
Your support is astounding. The last few days have been just amazing, with many new backers joining us. What a great time to unlock this stretch goal. You have unlocked Soul Cleanser Peng and we are adding him to the Add-On list, for $18 in resin, $6... (Read More)

The Nightmare Deck – Part 2

November 16th - via:
Hi Backers! Hon Ho here. With a two-man team, it is very difficult to keep this website up to date and do some actual work. I was stuck travelling for business yesterday and Ray had to make this update without me but he did not have all the... (Read More)

The Nightmare Deck

November 15th - via:
So we have reached $250K, amazing. Backers, we are so pleased with your support! You have unlocked the KS Exclusive Nightmare Deck, which is included in all Boxed Game Upgrades. We’ve already hinted at changing the game difficulty for increased... (Read More)

Soul Cleanser Zhilan

November 15th - via:
Well, backers, you’ve taken another step on the journey. Thanks for your support. Soul Cleanser Zhilan, a Dao Priest, has been unlocked. Once again, A.J. Manzanedo has created great art for this character. Zhilan is an Add-On, $5 for the plastic... (Read More)

The Alternative Tripitaka Sculpt

November 14th - via:
We have some exciting news. We can see many reasons that backers want female Pilgrims and the Dragon Princess was very popular. Our problem is the original story has a fairly small band and it does not contain female leads. But, we have a wild idea.... (Read More)

Game Play Update #12 – Doors and 2000 Backers Celebration!

November 12th - via:
Hello, backers! This update is a combo, some brief rules and a new stretch goal to celebrate an important milestone. You have seen structures with impenetrable walls on the Map Tiles and Door Tokens in the game contents. How do they work? Simple.... (Read More)

Soul Hunter Warrior Tang Joins the Band!

November 12th - via:
Congratulations backers! You are still unlocking great upgrades. So here is Warrior Tang, the final Soul Hunter to join the Pilgrims on their adventure. Warrior Tang is a Collectors Upgrade, so some of you will be getting another resin miniature for... (Read More)

Game Play Update #11 – The Pilgrims in Action

November 12th - via:
One aspect we wanted to ensure for Journey was that the replay value is high. If you play it several times, we want it to be fresh and fun. We have already dropped hints about what you can do to make the game • Introduce a few (or a lot) of the new... (Read More)

The Pilgrim’s Background

November 10th - via:
Let’s take a short break from rules to look some great sculpting by Ray Wong and paint work by Hon Ho, while we give you some background for the Pilgrims. In the following images, you can see the resin miniatures and how they look when they are... (Read More)

Game Play Update #10 – Condition Cards (And Dice!)

November 10th - via:
This is the next update in the rules series. Click here to see the older updates. This is going to be a short update but we have to pass this information on. We spoke about Condition Cards in the last update and we will mention them again soon. You... (Read More)

Game Play Update #9 – Searching, Fortune and Misfortune Cards

November 9th - via:
This is one more update in the rules series. Click here to see the older updates. Start with this short video and then we will talk about some cards: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Searching is simple. Go... (Read More)

Captain Xi Fung Plastic Miniature Unlocked!

November 9th - via:
We are really pleased to reach this total! Many thanks to all our backers! We feel very fortunate to have so many early backers. Pushing the pledge total up early in the project makes it much easier for us to create the steel molds for making plastic... (Read More)

Game Play Update #8 – Skill Cards

November 8th - via:
We have been running rules updates for some time now. If you are a new backer or need a refresh, you can find the older rules updates here. So we briefly mentioned that Skill Cards could be used during an attack to improve your chances. Let’s talk... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Demons, Devils, Dungeoncrawling and....Martians!?

November 8th - via:
"I’ve been watching and doing a lot of research about Kickstarter, and I’ve been fascinated at how many great projects there are out there." So, in order to get a few of them some more exposure, and to help you spend more of your hard earned money on games, I’m to be compiling lists of projects that I find interesting, and worth funding. There’s been a bit of a lull on Kickstarter lately, and there hasn’t been very many project that caught my eye. But, here’s a couple I know our readers would like to hear about. (Read More)

Good Fortune!

November 7th - via:
You are still knocking these stretch goals down! Great work, backers! We see Journey being mentioned in many places on the web and we know this is your work. Awesome. So, we have unlocked 20 extra cards, 10 Fortune and 10 Misfortune cards, buffs and... (Read More)

Spread the Word 2!

November 7th - via:
Here at Marrow, we’re happy when you, our faithful backers, are happy. We’re so glad that you liked the Dragon Princess that we’ve made you a special avatar to celebrate her addition to our trusty band of Pilgrims.  If you want to use these... (Read More)

The Yau Demons are Loose

November 7th - via:
Our Pilgrims are heading out of Yau territory. Thanks for helping them along. Backers getting Collectors Upgrades must have been wondering if they were getting a resin Jing Yau, after seeing the Boxed Game Reward Plastic Jing Yau some time ago. You... (Read More)

Game Play Update #7 – Defending

November 6th - via:
We have been running rules updates for some time now. If you are a new backer, you can find the older rules updates here. You need understand attacking before you read this one. The Defense Dice roll is made when resolving some attacks. Take a look... (Read More)

Large Scenery Update

November 6th - via:
Our Pilgrims are still marching on their journey. Thanks for keeping them company. So this is a large scenery update in many ways. We have unlocked bridge Add-Ons that can be placed on the bridging tiles to bring the game to life. Individually, these... (Read More)

Important Shipping Update

November 5th - via:
After talking to many distribution companies in Europe, it is certain that we will now have a distribution centre in the EU. There will be one bulk shipment to this point of entry and then all European shipments will ship from inside the EU to our... (Read More)

The Dragon Princess, Xiao Yan

November 2nd - via:
This is a huge update! We are at the halfway mark in our campaign and we have a great announcement to make. It’s perfect timing, we literally saw this wonderful art by A.J. Manzanedo just minutes ago. We wanted this. Backers asked for this. Now... (Read More)

Game Play Update #6 –Attacking

November 2nd - via:
So after all the stretch goals, giveaways and other updates, it’s time for more rules. But first, great job backers spreading the word! You pushed us to #2 on the Kicktraq hot list. Awesome. We know, we know, you want to see how attacking works,... (Read More)

Size Doesn’t Matter!

November 1st - via:
We have had many questions about the scale of the figures and we would like to show you the actual size, rather than talk about numbers. Journey was developed as a standalone game, with physically imposing monsters. The Demons are supposed to look... (Read More)

Double-Sided Map Tiles

October 31st - via:
The trek continues! $200K has such a nice ring to it. The pledge total of $200K unlocks the double-sided Map Tiles Boxed Game Upgrade. By keeping the stretch goal list close to our chest, we can make small adjustments based on what backers are... (Read More)

Trick or Treat

October 31st - via:
Treat! We can see the pledges people are making and many of you are really going beyond the call of duty to support us. We’d like to call all backers that pledge more than $320 (including shipping) Warrior Monks and give you a special avatar to use... (Read More)

Spread the Word!

October 31st - via:
As a small new games company, we need all the help we can get spreading the word. We are confident Journey stands up for itself, we just need gamers to look at it. Please take a few minutes to bump up our profile around the web. If any of you use... (Read More)

Game Play Update #5 – Movement

October 30th - via:
Welcome to another rules update. Thank you for the reception these updates are getting. We hope you can see that by the end of the project you will know quite a lot about the game. So here is the movement video, it’s pretty simple really: You'll... (Read More)

Show Some Initiative

October 30th - via:
We are still moving forwards! The pledge total of $190K unlocks the Initiative Tokens upgrade. Here’s a micro rules update: There are times when the turn order is not totally obvious. For example, if you are playing a two player game and... (Read More)

Game Play Update #4 – Custom Dice

October 29th - via:
Backers! A short rules update today, prompted by some questions on the white dice. We have said from the start that Journey uses custom dice. They are engraved, not stenciled, and the numbers have a clear Chinese look to them, to strengthen the... (Read More)

The Clock Runs Down

October 28th - via:
Thank you for joining this project at the start! Supporting us now and pushing through these Stretch Goals is important to us. The deadline for the Time Limited Bonus has now ended. We know exactly who made their pledges before this deadline.... (Read More)

Scenic Scenery

October 28th - via:
Thanks, backers. We had a very good weekend, even though some people say weekends are slow on Kickstarter. There’s no stopping you guys. And we feel gratified by the all compliments on the campaign. This really is our first KS and sometimes it... (Read More)

Crawling Chaos

October 28th - via:
Here’s trouble! Our most terrifying miniature so far, Ugragosa, the Centipede Demon, with terrific art provided by A.J. Manzanedo. Ugragosa is quite large, 3 squares long on the board. More exciting news, this miniature is a Kickstarter Exclusive.... (Read More)

Game Play Update #3 – Map Tile Rules

October 27th - via:
We showed you the art and some production details about the Map Tiles. Here’s some game play information. We will convert this to precise rules legalese in the rule book, but this should give you a good idea of how the Map Tiles play an active role... (Read More)

KS Exclusive Custom Custom Dice!

October 27th - via:
Once again, we’ve pushed forwards to another goal! Journey does not need hundreds of dice to play the game and for almost every roll you only need the dice in the box. But there a few occasions, for example with special skill cards, when you need... (Read More)

Game Play Update #2 – Pilgrim Profile Sheets

October 26th - via:
We know many of you are waiting for more information about the rules. Here is our plan. Over the next four weeks, we intend to share a solid understanding of how the game is played. We will not be able to show you the finished rulebook during this... (Read More)

The Clock Starts Now!

October 25th - via:
We hoped people would have more time to see the information about the Time Limit, but you guys really rushed us through this milestone! It feels great to have so much support. First, the simple stuff. This beautiful resin miniature is again based on... (Read More)

More Demons: Jing Yau

October 25th - via:
You just keep knocking down Stretch Goals as fast as we can create them! Unlocking Jing Yau lets us show you more art from the highly talented A.J. Manzanedo, it has been an honor to work with him. Here is his stunning inspiration for the Jing Yau... (Read More)

Game World

October 24th - via:
The world of Journey starts with our Map Tiles, wonderfully illustrated by Henning Ludvigsen. Map Tiles are the basis for the game board in Journey, square boards that are arranged differently in each Quest. Each Map Tile portrays one specific area... (Read More)

Resin Zing Yau

October 24th - via:
So now we have our old friend Zing Yau returning as 2 resin miniatures, free to backers receiving the Collectors Upgrades. This upgrade comes with all cards required to use the miniatures in the game. Let’s be clear. Those of you getting Boxed Game... (Read More)

The Limited Time Bonus

October 22nd - via:
Hello backers. You have lots of questions, but we can put one to rest. What is the mystery Limited Time Bonus? It takes some nerve to pledge a chunk of your money to a couple of strangers running a new company. We know that and we really appreciate... (Read More)

New Skills

October 22nd - via:
We've unlocked another Box Game Upgrade that many of you will get for free! In the game, each Pilgrim draws a small hand of Skill Cards that can be played at many different points in the game. There are diverse card effects, including dice bonuses,... (Read More)

The Journey Rulebook

October 21st - via:
Having good rules is one thing, but explaining them clearly in a rulebook is another. We are hoping the Journey rulebook will be more than clear, it will also be beautiful. The art of Journey is an important part of the game, in the miniatures and... (Read More)

Scripture Boxes Released!

October 20th - via:
Welcome new backers! Thanks existing backers! Even though we are in the slower middle stretch, it’s great to see the total moving along. And to see more than 750 backers is great news. With $110,000 under our belt, the resin Sutras objective... (Read More)

Our Game Plan

October 19th - via:
First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported our project! The opening days have unlocked 6 stretch goals, that’s great! There have been questions about us releasing both plastic and resin versions of many of our sculpts. We want to share a... (Read More)

Teaser #1

October 19th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Game Contents

October 19th - via:
Backers, here is some more information about the game. This is a hard update to write, because the rewards change with every stretch goal. We’ll start with the core game that we planned for the $55,000 funding pledge and try to make it clear what... (Read More)

Zing Yau Breaks through the Seal

October 18th - via:
Great news! The Pledge Total had reached 6 figures. Now things are getting serious for Tripitaka and his Band.  When the underworld seal was broken, it was not just the Bull Demon Clan that broke through to the mortal plane. Zing Yau is the first of... (Read More)

Game Overview

October 18th - via:
So you have a chance to see our resin miniatures. Here is some information about another facet of Journey, the game play. We will be giving out more information via game play videos in the early part of this Kickstarter. These videos have been... (Read More)

Borrack is Loose!

October 18th - via:
Wow, this is really moving along! So that’s three Boxed Game Upgrades unlocked now. This time, we will give 1 additional plastic Borrack Bull General miniature to all backers receiving the Boxed Game Upgrades. Can we unlock the next goal? $100,000... (Read More)

A Bigger Band

October 17th - via:
Did you think the Soul Hunters were more Demons? Guess again! The Pilgrims are not alone in their fight against the Demons and when the Pilgrims are powerful enough, they can summon the Soul Hunters to aid them in their fight.However, this is not a... (Read More)

Avatar Update # 1

October 17th - via:
Want to let everyone know that you have started this Journey? Why not update your avatar with one of these great images?  If you want to use these outside of Kickstarter, please do! The more people that know about Journey, the greater the game will... (Read More)

By Request

October 17th - via:
Backers, some of you have asked for more Add-Ons, specifically, the T-Shirts and Art Book. Here you go. These T-shirts are Kickstarter Exclusives. We will not be selling these items after the Kickstarter campaign is complete. There will be a survey... (Read More)

Mystical box... for Real?

October 17th - via:
We are so pleased to get this far! This update is a little different from the others: our first scenery. By passing $70,000, you have unlocked our first Collectors Upgrade, which is the second group of stretch goals. Check the list of pledges shown... (Read More)

The Next Stretch Goal has been Unlocked!

October 17th - via:
Wow! The pledge total is still rising rapidly. We can’t believe how enthusiastic our backers are. Another Boxed Game Upgrade has been unlocked, so if you get this stretch goal, that’s 2 more plastic Bharhaz Archer miniatures for you! The next... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

October 17th - via:
Great news! We have unlocked the first of our “Boxed Game Upgrade” stretch goals. The Boxed Game Upgrades are a group of stretch goals that are included with many pledges that have the game as part of the reward. The pledges, shown on the right,... (Read More)

We are funded in under in 8 hours!

October 17th - via:
A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! You guys are amazing! It really means a lot to us that you funded Journey so quickly. Now it is time to roll out some stretch goals and let's see if we can turn up the HEAT!! If we reach $60,000 we... (Read More)

FAQ Section Updated!

October 16th - via:
Some of you have been asking great questions and we think many backers might be interested in the answers. At the bottom of the main page there is a FAQ section, which is a good place to place to keep this info. We have just updated this section and... (Read More)

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