A project in Chicago, IL by ANVIL EIGHT GAMES

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Aetherium is a skirmish level miniatures board game set in a cyber-mindscape where the world changes with the will of the players.
Backers: 203
Average Pledge Per Backer: $144

Funded: $29,176 of $20,000
Dates: Apr 1st -> May 1st (30 days)
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Latest News


April 28th - via:
Hi all! Just one more day and 16 backers to unlock the House Ikaru avatar, Mother of Machines. We can do this!  And speaking of avatars, today we finish our focus on the different program types in Aetherium with an in-depth look at one of the... (Read More)

Ikarus abounds!

April 28th - via:
Wayhey! That was a big one today! Ikarus is unlocked in all is mechanically-winged deviousness, and ready to move into the final sculpting phases. His ultimate pose will be inspired by the wonderful concept art that you have been looking at for... (Read More)


April 26th - via:
Greetings everyone! Today we continue our in-depth look at the different program types in Aetherium with a focus on one of the Nanomei's key functions: Tov. Functions are the second tier of program in the game. Individuals that can manifest as... (Read More)

FOUR... House Ikaru and MORE!

April 25th - via:
We are getting close! Four more days left and only six more backers until Ikarus is unlocked. Tell you friends. Tell your friend’s friends. Ikarus is one of my favorite miniatures in the range, so I am as excited as absolutely anyone here to see... (Read More)

FIVE... and a Picketers Program Profile!

April 25th - via:
Hey everyone! Aetherium continues to gather steady momentum as we enter these final 5 day -absolutely fantastic. We are tremendously excited not only by the response so far, but also for the future that you have opened (and continue to unlock) for... (Read More)


April 24th - via:
This week has already been tremendous, and we have 6 more days to go! The community is growing and Aetherium is gaining wonderful momentum. We have noticed, of course, that there is always some modest flux in that momentum. Nevermind. We are looking... (Read More)

ONE WEEK TO GO! ...(and a sneak peek)

April 23rd - via:
One week to go! It has been an incredible 23 days, with 7 more to go... We are positively elated by all the feedback, as well as by the growing enthusiasm of this new community. We cannot thank you enough for believing in Aetherium and for giving... (Read More)


April 21st - via:
Wayhey! Kent called it. We hit two stretch goals yesterday!! Absolutely amazing. We are extremely pleased not only to include the mousepad playmat in every Starter Box (and as an add on), but also to see the community grow and grow and grow. We are a... (Read More)

[PODCAST] Dj Grandpa's Crib: One Million Candles

DJG finds light with Russell Ryan of Rusty Lamps, joins Benjamin Cope in a game of Sakura, discovers the Adventure Pillow with Scott Rochlin, and enters an Aetherium mindscape with Chris Tavonatti. (Read More)

Fixed Link

April 20th - via:
Sorry guys, that first link does not work for some reason. This one should though.  (Read More)

Happy Easter!

April 20th - via:
Happy Easter to everyone. We had a great time at Nerd Rage Gaming yesterday, running some demos and hanging with some friends (old and new!). We will also be running demos at Draxtar Games this Saturday, April 26th, starting around 12 noon. Swing on... (Read More)

The Axiom Ministry Unlocked!

April 19th - via:
The Axiom Ministry has been unlocked! …certainly an auspicious start to the day. From this point forward all 12 schema tiles will be double-sided, which allows players to struggle across two distinct mindscapes in the Aetherium: from the riotous... (Read More)


April 16th - via:
And there it is! Thank you everyone for all of your tremendous support and enthusiasm for Aetherium. We are absolutely thrilled by this response and cannot wait to bring you more and more and more. We have 12 days to go yet, so there is still time to... (Read More)


April 16th - via:
Double YES. It’s all coming together beautifully. We are marching along steadily (90 percent funded!) during this middle period of the Kickstarter campaign. Yesterday marked the halfway point, which means that we have miles and miles to go. This is... (Read More)


April 15th - via:
YES! Just when we figured that Europe-to-Europe shipping would not be possible, it happens. We have worked very hard to find distribution in Europe, and it has been challenging. Initially, we were presented with a curious chicken-and-egg scenario:... (Read More)

Gameplay Mechanics Video At Last!

April 14th - via:
Hey guys, 2 Updates in one day, we must be crazy! Actually we're just really excited. Our gameplay mechanics video has been completed and is now up for viewing here. A huge thanks to Chung and JJ over at Wargamers... (Read More)

Scale comparisons and more to come!

April 13th - via:
Greetings all, Chris here with a quick update. Alot of people have asked about the scale of our miniatures. As many of you know we are at 32mm, very close to true scale. I say very close because during the creation of our master sculpts we came... (Read More)

110 BACKERS and counting!

April 12th - via:
Good Morning Everyone! Thank you again for your support. Aetherium is coming together beautifully, and we could not be more excited by the prospects. You are going to make this game happen in very good order. It is wonderful to participate in that,... (Read More)

New: Pledge Levels, Graphics, Stretch Goals, and House Ikaru!

April 9th - via:
Hello Everyone! We are marching along with over100 backers, and getting closer and closer to our goal every day. Tremendously exciting! We want you to know that we have been listening very closely to your feedback. With that in mind, we have several... (Read More)

AdeptiCon and More...

April 7th - via:
AdeptiCon is finished. It has been an incredible weekend that exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. Just staggering. Going in to the convention we were eager and excited to bring this game to the world, but even we did not expect that... (Read More)

AdeptiCon 2014

April 3rd - via:
AdeptiCon 2014 is off to a tremendous start! Absolutely smashing. Thank you very much to each and every one of the incredibly enthusiastic supporters that stopped by today. We were swamped the entire day - from before we had even finished setting at... (Read More)

Day 1: Opening Salvo

April 1st - via:
First off, Anvil Eight would like to give a great thank you to everyone who as pledged so far. We have already reached over 25% of our target goal. This is above and beyond our expectations and we truly want to thank everyone for helping bring this... (Read More)

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