A project in Indianapolis, IN by MERCS Miniatures

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Enter the world of Myth. A fully cooperative fantasy game, featuring dynamic hobby quality miniatures.
Backers: 5357
Average Pledge Per Backer: $173

Funded: $925,766 of $40,000
Dates: Mar 25th -> Apr 24th (30 days)
Project By: MERCS Miniatures
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Latest News

At The End

April 24th - via:
It started with a typo. A quite auspicious beginning really, but it was a beginning. We have stumbled, learned, cheered, laughed, lurched flat full-faced on the bed asleep, and...most amazingly, grew. A gathering of few evolving into many, giving... (Read More)

The Dragons Have Returned

April 24th - via:
This is it, our last stretch goal. Let's end it in style. It is time to slay some dragons!!!!  (Read More)

Welcome to the Field of Slaughter

April 23rd - via:
"And they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was upon them." - Tolkien, The Ride of the Rohirrim Our last update (maybe, we promise), is the Slaughterfield Supplement Pack. It contains three separate Slaughterfield Decks. These decks can only... (Read More)

I Will Carry the Flame

April 23rd - via:
We have climbed the mountain quite high today. With plenty of time left, Marcus better be ready. The Torchbearer is a KS exclusive figure. He follows the party around and provides a passive buff. He will also sacrifice his own fire for a Hero,... (Read More)

A Knight of Twilight

April 23rd - via:
Myth and Kingdom Death are proud to present the Twilight Knight Mini-boss. Kingdom Death is a nightmare horror board game with highly detailed, beautiful 35mscale miniatures. They really set the bar high for both miniatures and Kickstarters.  Early... (Read More)

A Place of Slaughter

April 23rd - via:
Here are the next two stretch goals. The first are 10 KS exclusive quests. These use KS exclusive miniatures, including the mini-bosses. I am pretty proud of these. I think they tie the whole KS (including many of the in-jokes) experience together... (Read More)

One by one they fell...

April 23rd - via:
For Glory! We unlocked extra Minions, Rat bosses, Captains, Cyclops, and a Minotaur! Congratulations to you, our backers! We have more stretch goals coming in the next hour or so, followed by more later this morning. We have a few more surprises up... (Read More)

Card Breakdown

April 22nd - via:
We have done the card breakdown for 1 Captain and every add-on with cards. Heroes - 31 Cards each (they have their own sleeves) Large Cards: 63 x 88 mm (blackjack) the Darkness Cards - 12 in the Base Game + 78 in the Extras/StretchTrap - 18 in the... (Read More)

Rat Boss unlocked!

April 22nd - via:
Congrats on blazing past 400k! I just had a chance to update the unlocked image on the front page, and we're nearly halfway to the next goal already. Crazy!! As an aside, here are a few new avatars from today's set of add-ons.  (Read More)

Who's a Good Dog?

April 22nd - via:
Finally, we think using Conner as a stretch reward for 3000 backers idea was brilliant. If we don't hit it, he will be available as a add-on in the pledge manager. He is more than a mini-boss, however. He will be about the size of a Captain. His... (Read More)

A Hero Will Rise to Face the Agents of Darkness.

April 22nd - via:
I would like to introduce the last Hero on this amazing journey, the Spriggan. The Spriggan model is unique to KS, but the deck used is not. The Deck will be used in the far off future for the Druid. The Spriggan deck will not have a video; we simply... (Read More)

The Curious Case of Conner!

April 22nd - via:
Congratulations on 375k. We'll put the update up soon. We also have some other extras to put up today. We only need to decide about Conner. Do you want him as a Stretch Goal or an Add-on? He is a mini-boss with a special quest card. He will be a KS... (Read More)

Someone bring me a Piper!

April 21st - via:
Interjections, for excitement or emotion....RATS! With achieving the 350k stretch, a new faction of The Darkness has been unleashed: RATS! Below is a rundown of how many rat minions and captains you will receive, Captain pledge and above. The Pledge... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals and Optional Purchases!

April 20th - via:
So later tonight became late afternoon Haha! Here are some details on the new Stretch Goals:@ 425k we have 2 new Rat and Elemental Captains @ 450k we have a brand new race of Minions and Captains, the Cyclops! Some races don't get along very well,... (Read More)

2000 Backers!

April 20th - via:
We just hit 2,000 backers on MYTH! A very MASSIVE thank you to everyone who is supporting us on this project. With the Orc Boss unlocked over night (our time :-), we aim for the new set of world tiles. Right now the Brian and Kenny are on the ground... (Read More)

Lairs Add-Ons

April 19th - via:
Congrats to everyone on the previously unlocked sculpted Lairs goal. Let's get that Orc Boss! To accommodate those who want double Lairs, you can now add an extra set of (4) Lairs for 8 bucks! They are located at the bottom of the Optional Purchases... (Read More)

Now they have a home...

April 18th - via:
Amazing run! Four stretch goals in four days! Myth just broke the 275k mark and all backers Captain level and above receive sculpted Lairs and traps. You'll get one of each Lair for enemy-types that are in the base game or we unlock through stretch... (Read More)

Pledge Manager Update #1

April 18th - via:
This weekend and into next week, us local backers are going to put the pledge manager through its paces. It is ready, and just needs to be tested and everything made clear for anyone and everyone. What will happen when the KS ends?  We will send out... (Read More)

Alternate Gender Sketches, Part 1

April 17th - via:
Here are some sketches for the unlocked Alternate Genders Stretch Goal. We have the 5 base classes including the Trickster. We always start with the posing and work in details through a second and third pass.  (Read More)

A World of Myths

April 17th - via:
We want to do everything we can to supply our players with the tools to enjoy the game in front of them. We have been working on localization with potential partners for the last few weeks.  It gives us great pleasure to announce that, in addition... (Read More)

Small sculpting update

April 16th - via:
Received a few more updates today on the sculpting and wanted to share. The Brigand is starting to show a few more details. I can't wait to see him when he's finished. Also a few images of the some of the larger Captains and a Mini-Boss models.... (Read More)

Thank You!

April 16th - via:
Nothing to show at this moment, but something just as important. A sincere, thank you. That was an awesome 24 hours. In a short time, we unlocked BOTH the Trickster and the Elementals. To be this deep into the Kickstarter and have our second best day... (Read More)

New Avatars and updated Pledge Level Tally

April 15th - via:
We're making great headway towards those Elementals! Congrats on the Trickster unlock today as well :-) Here are a whole bunch of new batch of avatars for ya. We wanted to give the monsters some love too. Additionally, Chris has updated the the... (Read More)

A Boss Creates Fear...

April 15th - via:
So this morning, we have a bunch of new stuff. First, we've revealed the next five stretch goals: Orc Boss, new tiles, rats, Minion stretch 2, and the Rat Boss. We brought the Rats down a bit, so we could include them in the extra Minions. We've also... (Read More)

New gameplay videos and the 175k unlocked!

April 13th - via:
First off! Congrats on unlocking the 175k (Alternate Gender Heroes) Stretch Goal yesterday. Amazing!!! The Trickster is in site now :-) Second, we have two more videos. The final Extended Gameplay video: And, we have a short video discussing the... (Read More)

Skald Hero, Rat Minions, and Rat Captain!

April 12th - via:
New stuff in the Optional Purchases! First and foremost we have the Skald Hero, whose gameplay video was just posted. An amazing new character with a very cool play style. Second, we've added a brand new set of minions and captains, the Rats! Third,... (Read More)

The Skald Video

April 12th - via:
Have you ever wanted to be a warrior-poet? I don't get into a lot of details on the exact nature of what each phrase does. Instead, I wanted to dwell on the mechanics of creating phrases. I consider the Skald as one of my finer moments. The Skald... (Read More)

Extended Gameplay Part 3

April 12th - via:
When we last left our intrepid Heroes we are getting ready to enter the last tile. This last tile was set up so you, the backers, might see how many Minions a double Lair tile can spawn. I think we got up to 21 and 2 Captains. However, we barely... (Read More)


April 11th - via:
Hey Myth Backers,  We wanted to give a heads up to the Zpocalypse team. Head on over to to show some support.  We’ve been in touch with Jeff.... (Read More)

More model updates

April 11th - via:
Here are some more progress images from the sculptors. From these photos you will get a great idea of just how beefy the Orc Captain looks standing next to a Hero. Also there are some cool shots displaying the sizes of the Mini-bosses. The exclusive... (Read More)

Extended Gameplay Part 2

April 11th - via:
The next two videos find us wrapping up the first tile and moving through a very dangerous hallway. You also get a peek of what is to come in the last tile. I talk a little too much in certain places, sorry. I wanted to touch on some of those things... (Read More)

Retail Updated

April 10th - via:
Per Retailer requests, we have changed the Retail level to only include the base game.  the Myth Team  (Read More)

Extended Gameplay Part 1

April 10th - via:
So we sat down and played some Myth. I tried to remain quiet and not make it a teaching session. This is an example of how the game plays. This is a stationary camera on the game. In these videos you won't get to see what choices the players are... (Read More)

EU Shipping

April 8th - via:
The final update for today is one I am very pleased to pass on.  European orders will be shipped from within Europe, Germany to be specific. This means the VAT penalties associated with shipping Myth from the United States won't be an issue. the... (Read More)

Myth Pledge Update #3

April 8th - via:
So, the images on the main page have been updated. Here is what you need to know: we've given certain pledge levels more stuff. We also can't change the language of the pledges as they exist in the system. The images and this update is correct. We... (Read More)

Myth Pledge Updage #2

April 8th - via:
Next up....the Soldier pledge level has been eliminated.  In addition, the Trickster level has a reduced price (2k). There are some additional items within the pledge: the alternate gender Heroes in Metal (all painted by BTP), and Captains in... (Read More)

Myth Pledge Update #1

April 7th - via:
Hello, The first update today comes in the form of the creation of a RETAIL only pledge level. This pledge level is available only to stores. Any backer at this level will be verified as an actual store before the package is mailed. This pledge level... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Updated

April 3rd - via:
Hello, First off, we want to thank you guys for your assistance in getting this project funded. As we said earlier, we try to listen and create for the customers the game they want (as long as we can feasibly do it). In this case, I think we show... (Read More)

The Trickster Video

April 2nd - via:
So, here is the Trickster. I truly hope we get to him. He is a fascinating Hero to play. Certainly, one of the more difficult ones.   (Read More)

New Work in Progress

April 1st - via:
So the Razorfiend KS exclusive mini-boss is still pretty early, but you get the general feel for him. Likewise the base game mini-boss (Grudt) is a bit further along. The Brigand is still early, but taking shape nicely. And the Apprentice's pose is... (Read More)

The Brigand Video

April 1st - via:
Finally, the Brigand emerges from the Shadows.  (Read More)

The Hero Board

March 29th - via:
Nice easy informational video on the Hero board. I am sure most of you figured out most of this already. It is very intuitive. One of the many strengths of Keith's designs.  (Read More)

Archer Video

March 29th - via:
Today's Heroine: the Archer.  (Read More)

Base Game Tiles added to Extras

March 28th - via:
Those backers interested will find the Myth base game tiles (those found in the standard game) have been added to additional items for purchase. We had a lot of people request these so Keith busted them out. Thanks Keith!  (Read More)

Lair Pledge Level Change

March 28th - via:
We have gone ahead and added 1 Class T-shirt to the Lair pledge level. Keith is working on the image change now. We wanted to make it more valuable to those who want to support Myth, but not get the game (but why wouldn't you want the game!?!). ... (Read More)

Preview of the tiles

March 28th - via:
Here is a larger version of the double sided 6x6 Campfire/Inn tile. This is where the Heroes begin their story. These have a bit more work needed, just to tighten them up a little more, but they are very close. There will be a big focus on the mood... (Read More)

Apprentice Video

March 28th - via:
Today we visit the Apprentice!  (Read More)

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

March 28th - via:
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)

Avatars and icons!

March 27th - via:
Thanks to Chris Doughman for these! To use these, right click on them and save it to your computer. Then upload the saved pic into your Kickstarter profile, Facebook or other sites to help spread the word!  (Read More)

Myth: A Fully Cooperative Dungeon Crawl Board Game

March 27th - via:
It's difficult to find a cooperative dungeon crawl adventure that doesn't require one of the players to play against their friends as the dungeon master, crypt keeper, or overlord. I'm very excited to see that MERCS Miniatures is Kickstarting a new fully-cooperative board game called Myth. (Read More)

MERCS Miniatures Brings Us MYTH : A Cooperative Fantasy Game

March 26th - via:
There are plenty of games out there where you get to play a hero, but many of them already have their own histories that you are continuing with. The makers of MERCS have announced a Kickstarter for a cooperative fantasy miniatures gamed called MYTH, in which you create your hero’s legend. Choosing from different hero classes, players dive head-first into a world that needs their help, and allow them to make names for themselves in this world in the process. Supporting 2-5 players, MYTH enables each hero the ability to take down minions and even enemy captains on their own with specialized decks, but become powerful allies when teamed up with other heroes to take down bosses that befall your party. (Read More)

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