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Gloomhaven

A project in Lafayette, IN by Isaac Childres
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A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing fantasy campaign world
Backers: 4904
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79

Funded: $386,104 of $70,000
Dates: Sep 2nd -> Sep 30th (29 days)
Project By: Isaac Childres
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Notes on Board Games

May 14th - via: therewillbe.games
Most board games are mediocre. This shouldn’t be controversial: most books are mediocre. Most movies too. Culture is a lot like the universe it tries to give meaning to, which is to say a mess, when it is anything at all (and it’s mostly nothing, or communities of nothing that amount to, in their patterning… something). A recent thread here on the “Golden Age” of board gaming has us wondering if the medium is in decline, and whether or not what we thought was gold... (Read More)

Gloomhaven Digital Adaptation Enters Early Access in Summer

May 11th - via: techraptor.net
The second printing of cooperative card-driven turn-based tactical game Gloomhaven managed to raise almost four million dollars on Kickstarter in May 2017. It kept on raising until it reached 4.4 million in post-Kickstarter crowdfunding, according to Asmodee Digital, who is now announcing the digital adaptation to be released on Steam in Early Access this summer. Although it won’t have multiplayer at release on Early Access, the developers will add cooperative support later. (Read More)

What's the top Kickstarter campaign in Indiana?

March 28th - via: batesvilleheraldtribune.com
Indiana is home to many things – Hoosiers, James Dean and the famous breaded pork tenderloin sandwich! But did you know that Gloomhaven originated in Indiana, too? (Read More)

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December 8th - via: industryleadersmagazine.com
The Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns of 2017 have shown how crowdfunding on an online platform is one of the fastest ways to launch new ventures. (Read More)

Another pie has joined the adventure

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
"Oh no, he's going to start talking about pies again, isn't he?" That's right! We have reached the monumental five pie threshold! Five hundred percent funding! To mark the occasion, let me tell you a quick story. Last night my wife and I went to the... (Read More)

The final day

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all you fabulous residents of Gloomhaven! It seems that for a project that is so gloomy, the mood around here is downright chipper. We are accelerating forward at a momentous pace and I'm sure you all share my enthusiasm that these last 24... (Read More)

Time to steal your mind

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, the BGG admins took the wind out of my sails a bit and put up the Mindthief player mat a little earlier than I expected, but in case you haven't seen it: Now if you really like it, go give it a thumb on BGG. Then give a thumb to all the other... (Read More)

Four pies

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Wonderful residents of Gloomhaven! Well, you did it. You got us to 400% funded. That's right: four pies. That's enough pies to feed your entire extended family on Thanksgiving. Is it enough for us? The answer appears to be a resounding "NO!" We... (Read More)

Counting down the hours

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, I feel like I made a rule for myself early in the campaign about not writing updates while delirious from lack of sleep, but let's go for it anyway. It is an auspicious night, after all, with the lunar eclipse looming above us. It's also... (Read More)

A grand weekend

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings residents of Gloomhaven! You have all continued to be dauntless champions and destroyed yet another stretch goal! Just knocked it down like it was nothing. Now it's just lying there on the floor, promising to give all your character classes... (Read More)

A stretching legacy

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, due to our heroic acceleration in pledges in the last couple days and the anticipated 48-hour extravaganza, I decided to go ahead and give you all the stretch goals up to $300,000. You deserve it, after all. So what do we have coming up? What... (Read More)

A quarter of a very large number

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW. Just when you think the campaign might be slowing down, you all knock out an entire stretch goal in a single day. We got enchanting yesterday, which is totally great and gives you more ways to sticker-up your game real good. And today we get a... (Read More)

One week left

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Man, the last three weeks have just flown by! It seems like such a short time ago that I sat down and asked you all to help me build this crazy world of Gloomhaven. On the other hand, we're closing in on $240,000 now, and that certainly didn't happen... (Read More)

To new battles and careers

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Another stretch goal down! You guys are killing it. Absolutely killing it! We are down in the crypts, fighting our way through that second room. The Tinkerer just flipped up a "2X" card and sent a crossbow bolt through the final archer's face. We're... (Read More)

Enchanting!

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there residents of Gloomhaven! First of all, we've got another stretch goal down! All monster ability decks will now have 7 cards to add more variety. And I just want to thank you all again for being so awesome and helping in so many different... (Read More)

A small update

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, I know I said that I'd tell you all about enchanting today, but some things came up and also I sort of sprung some changes on Josh at the last minute so we're still working on some design stuff before I want to show it to you. Sorry about... (Read More)

Our adventuring party grows

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all you mighty residents of Gloomhaven! We are officially past 300% funding. Three whole pies. We would have been happy with one pie, but now we have three pies. It's ridiculous. Who is going to eat all this pie? Okay, sorry, why am I talking... (Read More)

Unleash the new character class

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello residents of Gloomhaven! We have a new resident joining us today. He's a little secretive. If you want to see him, you'll have to go to the spoilers page. As I said in the last update, this character class will come with two separate minis, and... (Read More)

Halfway down the road

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there residents of Gloomhaven! We have arrived at the momentous halfway point of the campaign. Two weeks down and two more weeks to go! The fact that almost $200,000 has already been pledged to the campaign never ceases to amaze me. 2500 of you... (Read More)

Another day in Gloomhaven

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all! Another day goes by, another $7000 is pledged, and I have to say that this rate is phenomenal as we approach the halfway point of the campaign. I couldn't be happier with the level of support you are all showing for the campaign. You guys... (Read More)

Super element tokens!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey residents of Gloomhaven! I hope you enjoy more stretch goals, because it looks like we just busted up another one. Our growth stayed impressively strong throughout the weekend, and we have been rewarded with 6 wooden tokens for the element... (Read More)

Now capable of ending friendships

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello residents of Gloomhaven! As if these mercenaries didn't have enough trouble with all their selfishness and hidden agendas, now open fighting has broken out in the streets! I guess we'll need to build an arena so the local vendors don't get... (Read More)

And we continue, ever forward

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it was about 24 hours ago that we unlocked the $160,000 stretch goal, but I haven't talked to you since then, so let's all just take a moment to pat ourselves on the back for that. I was particularly fond of this stretch goal because, well,... (Read More)

The polls are in, and the overwhelming majority of you did NOT think this was a great idea

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it looks like my proposal tankedI could wait until tomorrow to give it a full day, but I think it's time we put this dead horse to bed and resumed a state of being totally awesome. Yeah, so it turns out that a lot of you didn't really like the... (Read More)

Let's talk some more about Kickstarter exclusives

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there, residents of Gloomhaven! First of all, I'd like to apologize again for not being present in the comments and on BGG yesterday. I spent the day down in Indianapolis play testing stuff and didn't get back until late. Tests went well, though.... (Read More)

The craggiest of hearts

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
BOOM! That $140k stretch goal thought it was something special, but you all just laid it low in a single day, just like you've been doing with all the rest. That $140k goal was special, though, not only because Action Phase Games is going to do... (Read More)

Concerning the wanton destruction of stretch goals

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Man, every day I sit down to write an update, and every day you all have demolished yet another stretch goal. You are like machines. Unstoppable wrecking machines. But seriously, you guys are champs. We've got handy dandy monster stat envelopes now,... (Read More)

Regarding the many kinds of clutter

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Envelope stretch goal!(It's cooler than it sounds.) So there are these monster statistics cards in the game. They're pretty cool because in a limited amount of print space we can easily convey the statistics and special bonuses of both the normal and... (Read More)

Time to get creative

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! We busted through another stretch goal today: the non-destructive, colorful sliders. But we've already talked about those at length, so it's time to talk about the next goal we're bearing down on. Fan-made scenariosI believe I have already... (Read More)

Six whole figures

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, there it is. We're in the big time now. On my last project, we ended up reaching the six figure mark in the last day or so. It was a huge achievement. This is also a HUGE achievement and I could not be more excited, but you guys made it look... (Read More)

The first of many

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I must admit that this project is moving along at a much faster pace than I anticipated! It's only day 2 and we're already busting through stretch goals, no problem. Who knows what the future might bring? I can tell you what the present will bring.... (Read More)

Funded!

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Quick, release the doves! You all are the best. I think I said that last night, but it bears repeating. The best. The most superlative of superlatives. We can get into the stretch goals and all that other cool stuff in other updates. We're into the... (Read More)

Wow. Just, wow.

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
You all have been one amazing bunch and it's only been about 12 hours. $50,000 in 12 hours! I am just...I am just taken aback. This is beyond what I could have expected. I am afraid to go to sleep because you crazy people might fund the project while... (Read More)

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