HIGH HEAVENS, the board game where gods battle in the skies!

A project in Providence, RI by Ryan Lesser

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Pit the ancient Norse & Greek deities and demigods against each other in grid-based battle. A tactical 2 player card and board game.
Backers: 597
Average Pledge Per Backer: $112

Funded: $66,610 of $39,500
Dates: Mar 21st -> May 5th (46 days)
Project By: Ryan Lesser
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FINAL HOURS! Egyptian Minis Stretch Goal... and more

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greeting fellow mortals. This has been a ridiculously fun and exhausting 24 hours. In just about one day we managed to go from just cracking the funding goal to blowing past three of four Stretch Goals, raising $10k in 24 hours! AMAZING! Odin and... (Read More)

FINAL DAY! Three Stretch Goals Reached!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greeting friends. This has been a ridiculously fun and exhausting 24 hours. In just about 24 hours we managed to go from just cracking the funding goal to blowing past three of four Stretch Goals, raising $10k in 24 hours! AMAZING! I know that I... (Read More)

35k mark broken! 3(ish) more days! Backer Contest!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Last night was a real nail-biter (as if this whole month wasn't)! Three more days remain on the official ticker, though you should know that the true deadline is Sunday at 11:59PM. I am not sure why the official ticker seems a bit shy of that...  We... (Read More)

High Heavens: Help Kickstart this tabletop battle between the gods!

May 2nd - via: nerdappropriate.com
Tabletop. Every PAX, its the part of the show that we always aim to make it to, but somehow leave feeling like we didn’t spend enough time there. At PAX East, we were luckily enough to find High Heavens, a project from Harmonix veteran / Art Director, Ryan Lesser. High Heavens is described as a board game where gods battle in the skies! Matt and I, being the competitive gaming friends that we are, sat down to give it a go. (Read More)

Breaking 33k and Backer avatars.

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everyone that has backed High Heavens thus far... we have passed the 33k mark! To help spread the word, I have made a few avatars for you to use here on Kickstarter (or anywhere in the world wide web for that matter) to help spread the... (Read More)

The Egyptian Pantheon

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Another pantheon has arrived! The Egyptian gods are here and they are terrifying. Wardens of the afterlife and masters of space and time, these deities manipulate the discard pile while controlling the board. Among the most ancient of entities, the... (Read More)

4 Player rules, Iphone app, Valkyrie, Medusa and board art!

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Big update today! First, two new warriors enter the fray to be used for your deck-building delight. Medusa and the Valkyrie! These two demigods are pretty unique in their play-style. Medusa has the ability to freeze opponents in their tracks,... (Read More)

High Heavens Board Game Pits Norse Gods vs. Greek Gods

April 27th - via: geekdad.com
Want to play a strategy board game that lets you pit the classic Greek pantheon versus the Norse pantheon for control of earth? For the love of Odin and Zeus, get yourself over to the High Heavens board game Kickstarter page and make sure that it gets funded and printed. (It only has one week left on the Kickstarter at the time of this post and is not yet funded.) I had the opportunity to see a prototype of this game at PAX East in Boston, and there always seemed to be a line of folks waiting to give it a spin. The game is a mix between Magic the Gathering and chess since it uses a deck of random cards to help increase the replay value in addition to its grid-based board and highly detailed play pieces. (Read More)


April 24th - via: forcesofgeek.com
For almost two decades, game designer Ryan Lesser has been part of the Providence art scene and part of the RISD community, both as a student and later as an adjunct professor. A long time collaborator of artist Shephard Fairey, Lesser divides his time as an artist, musician and video game designer and art director for Harmonix, working on such games as Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band. (Read More)

BLAM! Herc is in the house... and 4 player mode.

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hercules rules! Many people have asked if High Heavens can be played as a 4 player game. The answer: YES! We play-tested my 4 player rules this week and it was super fun. I posted the general rule differences to boardgamegeek and will alter the... (Read More)

Correction: The $370.00 Level gets goodies too.

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Apologies, but I would like to make a simple correction in that the $370.00 pledge level will ALSO get the expansions listed in the update from a few moments ago. The main page will be updated to show this.  (Read More)

More Expansions Included at the $100.00, $150.00 and $1000.00 Levels

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello High Heavens backers! Lots to talk about today. First, the $100.00, $150.00 and $1000.00 pledge levels are getting a few extra rewards embedded within them; the BLOODIED expansion packs and a punchboard version of TERRAIN PACK #1. The two... (Read More)

Terrain Expansion Pack #1

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Good Morning everyone- Today I have updated the Stretch Goals section, inserting TERRAIN EXPANSION PACK #1 in at the $45,000.00 dollar amount. With this expansion, game-altering landscape elements are introduced to High Heavens giving the players... (Read More)

Plastic Minis are back on the menu...

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone - A couple of days ago I announced that instead of waiting and pushing for the Stretch Goal of “Pandora’s Box” (which would have added a separate box of minis to some pledge levels) I could offer people immediate access to high... (Read More)

Miniatures Update - The first sculpts are here!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Mortals! I am extremely excited to announce the coming of the miniatures! I have been hard at work researching the production of resin miniatures so as to provide to you the best possible sculpts and reproductions of your favorite High... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal, Minis update and 4 player!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
While there are about 4000 things to do at all times, there are a few things that rise to the top as highest priority for me, other than continued communication with players, reviewers and backers. They are: Sculpt Minis for all gods Lock down final... (Read More)

Brutal cards for an aggressive game.

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
One thing that I always tell people (and will do so in the manual) is that High Heavens is crafted to be fast and aggro. Those that sit back and try to play the slow game get beat pretty badly. Tonight I thought that I would focus on two cards that... (Read More)

The Armor of Ares

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Lauren just completed the awesome art for Armor of Ares so I though that I would let all of you mortals take a look. For those that have not had the chance to play High Heavens yet, armor is a BIG DEAL. Just +1 armor is huge… but +2 is great! It is... (Read More)

Chip Comparison

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning everyone. Happy April. Here is a quick video showing, in detail, the differences between the two chip types. You need to be really, REALLY psyched on game components to care about this video... but I know I am not he only one like that... (Read More)

Demos at The Temple Games

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
In case you haven't seen my tweets, I will be at Temple Games from 1-3 demoing High Heavens. Feel free to drop in if you are in the RI/MA area! Happy Tabletop Day!  (Read More)

Awesome review online, and Boardgamegeek.com

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I have a simple update today. First, Cardboard Republic has posted a very favorable review for High Heavens as they had the chance to play it at PAX East. They even game the game their Seal of the Republic! Please visit them to read it here:... (Read More)

AICN Tabletop! D&D Next! International Tabletop Day! And More!

March 28th - via: aintitcool.com
Wil Wheaton announced Wednesday that select participating stores will have freebies to give away such as exclusive add-on content for several games including Magic: The Gathering, Munchkin, Tsuro, Gloom, Dixit, and more. Even if you can’t make it to your local gaming store, you can spruce up your home Tabletop Day game with these printable cut-outs. If you don’t have a FLGS in your area running an event, check out the locator for private events or you can registering your own event. Or just screw all the official stuff, invite some friends over, and play games! You have no excuses, not even money since Board Game Geek has a list of games that completely free to print out and play, while Drive Thru Games and RPGNow both have bundles of free PDF quick starts and adventures specifically for Tabletop Day. So no excuses! Play games! (Read More)

Gameplay Video and Rules

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks you all for being patient while I was away at PAX East. It was a great show and I had an excellent turnout. Here is a gameplay video for you to check out. I apologize in advance for the semi-sleepiness in my voice... it was a long week ;) I am... (Read More)

High Heavens

March 25th - via: cardboardrepublic.com
Remember back when you were a kid. Weren’t there some subjects of learning that were massively fascinating to you? Dinosaurs, how things function, the solar system, the basics of science. (Honestly, who didn’t get excited with their first baking soda volcano? Some of us here still... (Read More)

PAX East this weekend

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone- Thanks so much for taking a peek at HIGH HEAVENS this past 24 hours. Progress seems great!  For those of you anxiously awaiting a gameplay preview, that is on it's way. Since I am demoing the game at PAX East all weekend, creating the... (Read More)

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