Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Golem Arcana

A project in Kirkland, WA by Harebrained Schemes LLC

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Golem Arcana combines miniatures with mobile technology to deliver a tabletop game that's easy to learn and fast to play.
Backers: 2194
Average Pledge Per Backer: $236

Funded: $518,538 of $500,000
Dates: Sep 10th -> Oct 15th (35 days)
Project By: Harebrained Schemes LLC
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Latest News

Seattle’s surprising Kickstarter bounce

May 24th - via: upstart.bizjournals.com
SEATTLE, WA - Seattle punches way above its weight when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns, and that's been a big boost to that city's startup community. (Read More)

A Second Chance to Hit Stretch Goals!

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Anyone late to the party can still back the project at the reward levels listed on the page. These pledges count towards our Stretch Goals. So, if you're not done recruiting new Knights, have at it! Those of you who might wish to purchase more... (Read More)

We shook the pillars of heaven

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Didn't we wang? Thank you guys. It was a hard-fought battle and our Knights were triumphant.  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  Love, HBS  (Read More)

The Comeback-Kickstarter - Golem Arcana Funds!

October 15th - via: pinsofwar.com
The Kickstarter for Golem Arcana – The Digitally Enhanced Miniatures Board Game – funds for half a million US$, at more or less the last minute! The game – Golem Arcana – isn’t truly my cup of tea (from what I see), but the campaign for it shows wonderfully that it is worth fighting for a Kickstarter campaign, even if it doesn’t fund in multiple 1000% on the first day or two. (Read More)

Just add the new, second tile set to your order and we'll make it!

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
KNIGHTS OF ERESTU! PEOPLE OF VISION! FRIENDS! As we write this, 9 hours remains in the Golem Arcana Kickstarter Campaign and we are "this" close to $483,000. We're just a stone's throw away from $500,000!  Here's the way we get there:  We're... (Read More)


October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to our newest Backers! Thanks so much for supporting Golem Arcana. We deeply appreciate your support of our project. We suggest that you look through our previous updates to see all the cool stuff that's gone on over the last 34 days. There... (Read More)

Golem’s Last Stand

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Jordan here - We are down to the last 48 hours of a tough-fought campaign, and we can still win it. As I write this, we are a hairsbreadth away from 80% funded and the surge that often happens in the last couple of days can take us over... (Read More)

Our Penultimate Fiction Piece

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all! Here is the final fiction piece from Chris Rogers. Besides authoring Child's Play, Negotiations, Jade Guardians, and Dark Garden, Chris is Golem Arcana's Art Director and has been an integral to the creation of the World of Eretsu. Our next... (Read More)

The Tree and the Crow

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there! The excitement in the studio is high as we anticipate the final surge in our Kickstarter Campaign. As many of you know, 48 hours before the close, an email automatically gets sent to anyone who clicked the "Remind Me" button on our page.... (Read More)

Kickstarter spotlight: Golem Arcana

October 11th - via: examiner.com
I spoke with Robin Gitelman, community manager of Harebrained Schemes, about their Golem Arcana Kickstarter. The Kickstarter is in the home stretch, with $367,732 of its $500,00 goal with just four days to go. The Kickstarter concludes on October 15. (Read More)

Golem Arcana: The Unique Miniature Wargame That Needs to Be Made

October 11th - via: geekdad.com
Golem Arcana is a very interesting game concept that combines miniatures, strategy, digital content, and a mobile device integration with an iPad or Android Tablet. Players get detailed miniatures that come fully painted and play tiles and terrain tiles. (Read More)

Grudge Match Rebroadcast and another FREE Elite Unit!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Twitch.tv is going to promote a rebroadcast our Battle of the Beards again today at 2pm PST. Although the video wont be live, we'll be doing live chat!  Knights, we need to get the word out about this AND help Brian man the chat line.... (Read More)

Here's why Harebrained Schemes' second Kickstarter attempt isn't quite as epic

October 10th - via: geekwire.com
When Jordan Weisman's Harbrained Schemes first tried to raise money on Kickstarter, the results were ridiculously fantastic. His company raised more than $1.8 million on Kickstarter to revive of the classic Shadowrun role-playing game and develop new versions of the title for tablets and PCs, blowing past the original goal of $400,000. (Read More)

HOLY CATS! Free Elite Units???

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
It's a big day, Knights of Eretsu. A BIG DAY! First, as promised yesterday, we're reveal a new Elite Unit today - The Black Widows.  Remember how we said that everyone who backs Golem Arcana at the Lancer Level ($375 and above) will get the elite... (Read More)

Jordan Weisman's Dev Diary and the Corpse Collector

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey All, Jordan here. In case you didn't watch the video, I'm the guy who did all the talking. Before I ramble for awhile about why I came up with the idea for Golem Arcana, I thought you might want to take a look at the final Golem in the Urugal... (Read More)

Battle of the Beards - Someone lost one, LIVE on camera!

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay, here it is!  Unedited and uninterrupted, we present the rebroadcast of the live Battle of the Beards! We've got over one solid hour of Golem Goodness coming at you from multiple camera angles. Watch to see whose strategy was superior!Watch to... (Read More)

Golem Arcana Live On Twitch.tv!

October 7th - via: digiboardgames.com
Two beards enter. One beard leaves. The epic live stream battle will be live on Twitch.tv in just over an hour. (Read More)

Tomorrow is International Golem Arcana Awareness Day!

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey All,  Happy Sunday! As of tomorrow, there are only 7 days left in our Kickstarter and the name of the game is Awareness. Therefore, the governing body of Harebrained Schemes Studios has passed a motion that Monday October 7th is International... (Read More)

Two Beards Enter. One Beard Leaves.

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Oh yes, the grudge match is ON! Watch the LIVE STREAM on Twitch.tv! On Monday, October 7th at 11am PST, Chris “Mad Eye” Aardappel and his arch-rival, Garret “Pretty Boy” Jacobson will do battle - and the stakes are high. One will be crowned... (Read More)

A Surge! Some Passion! And Knights Quest #2

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone! And welcome to our numerous new Backers!!! Thanks so much for supporting Golem Arcana. We're glad you're here. We had a surge of social media action on Facebook and Twitter today and a great article about Golem Arcana on Game... (Read More)

Miniature And Mobile Gaming Collide - Golem Arcana

October 3rd - via: gameinformer.com
The creators of Shadowrun Returns are Kickstarting a game that combines classic tabletop miniature gaming with a digital video game interface app for your mobile device. (Read More)

She’s Big. She’s Badass. So’s This Offer.

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Friends, You were warned she was coming. That she would arrive today. Did you hear the cries of your comrades as they ran from her? Did you see hardened warriors dropping to their knees, weeping? She has come. Behold, the Gudanna Valkali Colossus! ... (Read More)

Knight’s Quest #1, Spiffy T-shirts, & More!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey y'all! For those who’ve just joined us, a hearty welcome! We deeply appreciate you backing our project. Supporting Golem Arcana, a project that has a new game setting AND a new way to play, is a bold statement. You’ve seen the future and you... (Read More)

Of Knights and Allies and Eretsu

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there!   Thanks for the positive comments about our Blood Knight backgrounds and to the Backers who are claiming them. We enjoy unfolding more and more of the world of Eretsu through different access points and venues. For those of you thinking... (Read More)

Golem Arcana: revolution in gaming, or an expensive iPad gimmick?

September 30th - via: ipadboardgames.org
Golem Arcana is a new miniatures game that melds physical tabletop gaming with the electronic assistance of an iPad, currently seeking funds through Kickstarter. Through the use of “microdot” encodings on the board, miniatures, and status cards, players scan items to instruct the iPad of current moves; battle outcomes can either be determined with traditional dice, or electronically. The upshot of all this is many of the benefits of iPad gaming: less required reading or rules arguments without sacrificing gameplay on the altar of simplicity. (Read More)

There will be Blood Knights

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday!  As we mentioned yesterday, starting today, Backers at the Blood Knight level will get to select which Blood Knight they wish to be. Our artists will take the photo you send us and transform you into the character. When you pledge at... (Read More)

Kickin’ it with Hairebrained Schemes – Golem Arcana

September 27th - via: 4colorrebellion.com
We’re going to close out this week by discussing Golem Arcana with Jordan Weisman from Hairebrained Schemes. It’s an interesting game that mixes digital and physical items with some cool twists. (Read More)

Let’s Talk Reward Tiers - Get in the Game!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey howdy!   We’d like to call your attention to a few reward tiers that just got cooler: the Golem Knight tier, the Blood Knight tier, and the Ancient One tier. A lot of you may be wondering, “Why would I want my image in Golem Arcana? Am I... (Read More)

Golem Arcana Interview: It keeps getting more exciting

September 25th - via: technologytell.com
GamerTell's Rick Moscatello conducts an interview with Mitch Gitelman, one of the minds behind Golem Arcana. (Read More)

Our 2nd Elite Unit, New Fiction & Spotlight on the Blood Channeler!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody! First, we want to welcome our new Backers to the cause. Great to have you with us! We’ve been doing our best to get the word out to anyone who will listen. We’ve got people posting on lots of forums and we’re doing written... (Read More)

Harebrained Schemes: Golem Arcana Kickstarter Adds New Stretch Goals And Special Options

September 24th - via: crittohit.com
Harebrained Schemes updates Golem Arcana Kickstarter project with a slew of amazing stretch goals, the Amulet of Numenesh funding bonus, elite units like the Jade Guardians, and more! (Read More)

Who’s up for a fight?

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We are!   We believe in the vision of Golem Arcana, and we’re going to fight hard to make it a reality. We know we’re behind but we can make up the difference with your help. How can you help us make this vision become reality? One-on-one... (Read More)

Stretch Goals and the Crunchy Bits

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone! We're very excited to share our vision of where Golem Arcana can go if we exceed our funding goal. Watch the video below to find out what's possible. We're looking for your feedback in the comments section! Which features excite you... (Read More)

New Reward Tiers, Spotlight on the Fen Lord & New Fiction!

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We have two new reward tiers available!  The first one is $375 and is streamlined for those of you who only want the base game and one of every additional pre-painted figure. The second tier, at $475, is for folks who want all of the above PLUS Beta... (Read More)

Let’s Get the Word Out!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi again! We thought you'd like to see the new Urugal Necromantic Fencer in more detail. Here it is from concept art through 3D sculpting to a final rendering of how it will look without paint. And here's the badboy of the battlefield, the Durani... (Read More)

Turning Mass Gamers on to Miniatures

September 12th - via: thealistdaily.com
Jordan Weisman should be looking at his next Kickstarter campaign with all the confidence of a competitive swimmer looking down a familiar pool. After all, he raised over four times what he asked for Shadowrun Returns, collecting about $1.8 from more than 36,000 backers. Talking to him last Friday on the eve of launch for his next one, Golem Arcana, at one point he sounded more like a kid staring down a murky pond on the first day of camp. (Read More)

BattleTech-Erfinder will Tabletop-Spiel mit digitalen Elementen erweitern

September 12th - via: heise.de
Nach dem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Shadowrun-Returns-Kickstarter-Projekts meldet sich Harebrained Schemes mit einer neuen Kampagne zurück. "Golem Arcana" soll ein Mix aus klassischem Tabletop-Spiel mit Figuren und Spielfläche sowie digitaler Technik werden. Ein Tablet oder Smartphone übernehmen dabei die Aufsicht über die Regeln. Dadurch soll man das Spiel beginnen können, ohne dicke Regelbücher zu wälzen oder sich mit Details wie zum Beispiel der Bestimmung von Sichtlinien zu beschäftigen. (Read More)

Golem Arcana has a vigorous start to its Kickstarter campaign

September 11th - via: portablegamingregion.com
While we’re still waiting for Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns to hit the iOS App Store and Android Play Store, the independent video game developer launched the crowdfunding campaign of its latest project, a hybrid between a tabletop and mobile game Golem Arcana that just hit Kickstarter yesterday (or today, if you’re in North/South America). And when we say “hit”, we really mean it, as the game already raised almost $90,000 of its $500,000 goal in less than 24 hours, with over 34 days to go. (Read More)

Harebrained Schemes launches Golem Arcana miniatures game on Kickstarter

September 11th - via: tabletopgamingnews.com
Harebrained Schemes has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Golem Arcana, a digitally-enhanced miniatures skirmish game. (Read More)

And Away We Go!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everyone!  THANK YOU for the great start! 20% of our goal on the first day??? Huzzah!  Here’s more great news - we've been listening to your feedback and have decided to move our figure unlocks from the Stretch Goals section directly into... (Read More)

Harebrained Schemes launches Golem Arcana Kickstarter

September 10th - via: polygon.com
The Kickstarter for Harebrained Schemes' tabletop tactics title, Golem Arcana, is live and seeking $500,000 in funding. Golem Arcana is a "digitally enhanced" miniatures game that tracks record keeping for rules, attacks, movements and more. (Read More)

Golem Arcana Hits Kickstarter With A Fantastic Gaming Idea

September 10th - via: beastsofwar.com
You heard us mention it on The Weekender and now Golem Arcana has burst out onto Kickstarter. Now THIS is a game that has our attention! (Read More)

The Crowdfunder: Golem Arcana, Death Road to Canada, and Neverending Nightmares

September 10th - via: pockettactics.com
Harebrained Schemes, the makers of Shadowrun Returns, have announced a truly ambitious Kickstarter — a big, holy-crap-maybe-they’re-crazy Kickstarter that embodies what that platform is all about. (Read More)

Golem Arcana Kickstarter Is Live!

September 10th - via: digiboardgames.com
Golem Arcana by Harebrained Schemes, combines miniatures with mobile technology to deliver a tabletop game that's easy to learn and fast to play.Over the past few months I have been able to get my hands on this beautiful game 2 or 3 times, at PAX Prime and over at Gen Con. (Read More)

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