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Deus lo Vult – The Board Game of Rampage, Betrayal and Agony

A project in Kiev, Ukraine by Hiatus Games

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Competitive board game based on medieval miniature and the strategic games played by the military aristocracy all over the world.
Backers: 1206
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $70,739 of $30,000
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 16th (30 days)
Project By: Hiatus Games
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Deus lo Vult!

August 16th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Mike is here. So many times I wrote these words and now it feels like I'm saying them for the last time. But the story has just begun! You made it real, breathed life into it, put muscles around its dry millennia-old bones, and made old... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goals Revealed!

August 16th - via:
It's time to reveal the last two Stretch Goals! $60 000 the Onager weapon concept art  "Humpty-Dumpty" SG brings in the full range of medieval artillery and engines instead of basic Trebuchet and Belfry. $70 000 concept art  "Heaven and Hell" is... (Read More)

Ultimate Glory Box Sale!

August 16th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!We’ve decided to make some adjustments to our Glory Boxes. To put the glorious end to the glorious campaign, we are announcing the Ultimate Sale! Now you get 5 FREE ADD-ONS with ANY Glory Box! All Glory Box owners, who had pledged... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult Opulent Wallpapers

August 16th - via:
You asked us about this many times, and we couldn't refuse. We have prepared a luxurious wallpapers, so you can download them for your desktop, smartphone or any other device.  Battleground Design Wallpapers are available in 4 sizes.   Landscape... (Read More)

The Gallows Amenity Double-Tap Highlight

August 15th - via:
Alex started working on Double-Tap SG assets and here is the first one: The Gallows. Gallows looks like this when in "loaded" ready-to-use state: VACANCY Being tapped, it turns into a dreadful lesson to all the thieves: NO VACANCY  (Read More)

$55 000 Goal Reached!

August 15th - via:
The "Fashion Crusade" we've just opened will bring us to the brand new level of an opulency and elegancy, presenting various dresses on different units of the same class thus it's getting even more personal! Stay tuned for more SG's upcoming! Help us... (Read More)

On Glory Box Funds

August 14th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!We've rounded up all the quotes and calculations to get the more or less clear picture of what do we want to do with those Glory Box Funds: Glory Box Opulent Goals 48 Metal Coins - $4000  Metal Coins 840х560 Game Board Upgrade -... (Read More)

$50 000 Goal Reached!

August 14th - via:
Today we've reached the unbelievable mark of $50,000, bringing the new Stretch Goal to life: "Men at Arms". Angevinian Four From now on each one of the same class units will receive his own personal working tool. To demonstrate its features, we... (Read More)

Eleanora of Aquitania Special Unit Sneak Peek

August 14th - via:
Elanor of Aquitania was one of the most influential and wealthiest women in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Wife of two kings: Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England and mother of two others: Richard I and King John, she led... (Read More)

Divine Will Cards Highlight

August 13th - via:
It's time to talk about Divine Will cards. The Core Version has twelve kinds of these, 48 total each one comes in quadruplicate to give you full control over the campaign settings – the more certain cards you put in a deck during the deck building... (Read More)

Men at Arms Stretch Goal Announced!

August 13th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!"Men at Arms" will arm each of the units differently. Like, for Pilgrims, all armed with sticks and rocks, there will be more versatile options like flails, slings and donkey jawbones. But wait, there's more. The next goal is called... (Read More)

On Add-Ons and Stretch Goals

August 13th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!We've started receiving more and more questions regarding the upcoming add-ons, and we feel like we must clarify. First, of Stretch Goals: all stretch goals unlocked will be included in each Core Box, in this and following prints.... (Read More)

Secret Goal Unlocked!

August 12th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!The ink has not yet dried on our last update, and here goes the next one!  "Double Tap" – all Amenities receive an art piece on their back, instead of just a logo. Now Amenity tiles will present "active" state of an Amenity on one... (Read More)

Glory Boxes Sales Have Just Started!

August 12th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Feeling nothing but bliss and inspiration, caused by the warm welcome that our less-than-a-humble efforts found in you yesterday, we are happy to present you our next little step towards the shining summit of eternal glory. Here is just... (Read More)

On The Gilded Crusade, Glory Box Riots and Abomination of Ribbons

August 11th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!With utter sorrow and compassion, we observe the great unrest and lamentations caused by our last decree issued. We're earnestly listening to all of them, addressing both the issues that we also considered and some misunderstandings. We... (Read More)

On Gilded Crusade, 40 Limited Edition Glory Boxes For Sale and the Eternal Glory For Everyone

August 10th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Now, when things just got real, we more than ever are determined to produce the most opulent board game genuinely. In technical terms, it means applying spot UVs, abundant golden foiling, 2mm greyboard as a base for tokens and board,... (Read More)

The Gallows Amenity Revealed!

August 10th - via:
An exclusive present, single-handedly invented, designed and drawn by Alex The Opulent Master Of Deus Lo Vult: the brand new Amenity card! Sometimes you can make a hundred people withhold from crimes by merely making a good example out of a single... (Read More)

Rulebook: Chapter Three

August 9th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Thanks to all our volunteers who are helping us with the translation of the rules! You are amazing! We see all your questions and answering them as quickly as possible. Today we have prepared the third chapter of the rules. Please, read,... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Revealed!

August 9th - via:
Urbi et Orbi! We heartily greet every new member of our congregation! Our numbers grow with every hour. And we are much pleased with the progress of our Kickstarter campaign. We couldn't even think that we would be supported by such a large number... (Read More)

Special Skills Icons

August 8th - via:
work in progress Many units in the game possess unique skills that allow them to perform heroic acts occasionally. Some of these skills are passive while others can be activated by tapping the token or meeting a particular condition. Greek Fire unit... (Read More)

Translation of the Rulebook

August 8th - via:
Thanks to everyone who responded to our call and volunteered to help translate the rules into many languages. Please, fill this form so we could give you access to the special document where you will create your translation: Click on image to open... (Read More)

Rulebook Chapter One: The Game Assets & Chapter Two: Moves and Actions

August 8th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!While we're taking care of the most complicated question of opulent production, there's still one common and yet virtually unanswered question we have here - the Rulebook, and today is the day when it starts being answered, too. We'll be... (Read More)

Sultan the Dog Announced!

August 7th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!O, Pious Congregation! Today is the day of the never-fading glory! We've managed to collect enough money to carry on with the production! And even more than that: we have the whole nine days left to raise some extra gold pieces, which is... (Read More)

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!

August 7th - via:
Blessings upon everyone! We did it! Thank you so much! Deus Lo Vult! Love you all! (Read More)

The Gilded Crusade

August 7th - via:
Lend me your eyes, O Noble Congregation! How would you like this? Does it start looking somewhat of opulence now?  (Read More)

The Refugees

August 6th - via:
Not everyone at war is a soldier. Every military conflict drives thousands of civilians away from their homes, making them look for shelter elsewhere, and Crusades weren't an exclusion in this regard. The Refugees  Whenever Crusaders pillage a City... (Read More)

The Personal Issues

August 6th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!This is the largest and probably the most enjoyable Stretch Goal Reward of all we have for now. This pack will bring onto your game board table some weird yet funny kind of Rube Goldberg machine of game-design to spice up the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Announced!

August 6th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Our crusade is gathering more and more speed. We have reached $25,000 in pledges, which brought us on the verge of success and also granted one more point, opening the next goal: The Pilgrim's Guide To The Holy Land update! This update... (Read More)

Bishop the Cat Announced!

August 5th - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Cats are beautiful. Cats are sacred. Everyone needs a cat. Our team counts four people and five cats. Thus, it is utterly impossible for us to make a game with no cats involved. No one would need a game like that! Lady and Gentlemen,... (Read More)

On Godless Delivery Prices

August 5th - via:
Urbi et Orbi! The most frequent and most painful question for us is a question of delivery price. Nineteen silver pieces have considerable value on both sides of the Great Salt Water, and we're in a constant search for a better solution here. But we... (Read More)

Ignis Graecus: New Stretch Goal Unlocked

August 3rd - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Achieving two Stretch Goals in a day is incredible! We are on fire! Speaking of fires... " The fashion of Greek fire was such that it came to us as great as a tun of verjuice, and the fiery tail of it was as big as a mighty lance; it... (Read More)

Knights Templar Add-on Announced!

August 3rd - via:
Urbi et Orbi!With glee and gratitude, we look at how our Cardboard Crusade is gaining new supporters. It is gratifying to see the brave Englishmen flying the Anjou lion banners, and the French adorned with golden lilies. Beautiful and innumerable are... (Read More)

The New Stretch Goal Unlocked – Assassin

August 3rd - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Tonight we've reached $20,000 in pledges and thus made it to 7 Goal Points, which, in turn, brings another new unit on a game board, this time - a Saracenian one: meet the Assassin, the deadliest killer in the game! The name "Assassin"... (Read More)

The New Purgatory Board Sneak Peek

August 2nd - via:
The Purgatory fragment of the new Purgatory board The Purgatory is the place where dead units go. This multicultural and inclusive realm accepts everyone, regardless of race and confession. When a new sinister soul enters the hell's mouth queue, it... (Read More)

Live Stream on Kickstarter Today!

August 1st - via:
Urbi et Orbi!Today we will make one more Live Stream here, on Kickstarter! We will highlight all new unlocked units. Join us on AUG 1st, at 19:00 CEST! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult – Sticker Pack

August 1st - via:
We've posted our last update about a new stretch goal unlocked just a few hours ago - and here comes the new one! We've passed the campaign equator just in time! Now we got $15,000 funded, which instantly adds a set of stickers featuring the most... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult – The Poster

August 1st - via:
Today we have reached 600 likes on our Facebook Page! That means we unlocked the new stretch goal. We'll put a poster with the art of Deus Lo Vult in each box thus you can decorate your knight castles and pilgrim shacks. Deus lo Vult Poster Do not... (Read More)

Deus Machina Vult!

July 31st - via:
Urbi et Orbi! The ink has not yet dried on our last update, and here goes the next one! “Deus ex Machina” rewards is unlocked now! With a great rejoicing, we announce the emergence of the Siege Engines in crusaders arsenals! Thanks to your... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Announced!

July 30th - via:
Urbi et Orbi! We’ve been asked repeatedly about stretch goals and finally, here we are. All goals are put on the table, and every checked cell will give us one goal point, and with every new point earned a new reward will be added to the game box.... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult - How To Video #4

July 28th - via:
One more of our How-To videos explaining the Rules and Core Mechanics of the Deus lo Vult game. Today’s video is about Divine Will Cards. How they are activated, how they work and how to avoid their impact. An act of Divine Will is a random... (Read More)

First Gameplay Live Stream

July 27th - via:
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Kickstarter Exclusive Divine Will Card Announced!

July 27th - via:
To commemorate this amazing experience of being loved by Kickstarter, we brought you this brand new Divine Will card - "Initus Calcitrosus" (which is Latin for "Kick Start") - an exclusive Kickstarter-only reward! Kickstarter Card Whenever this card... (Read More)

War, plague, and gold — Interview on the

July 26th - via:
It's a translated interview from the See original post here A new board game, Deus lo Vult, has just been released on Kickstarter. The promo, reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscripts, shows characters living their own lives;... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult - How To Video #3

July 24th - via:
We continue posting a series of our How-To videos explaining the Rules and Core Mechanics of the Deus lo Vult game. Today’s video is about Pillage. How soldiers are robbing the cities and stealing sarracenian gold. There are different kinds... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult - How To Video #2

July 22nd - via:
We continue posting a series of our How-To videos explaining the Rules and Core Mechanics of the Deus lo Vult game. Today’s video is about Movement. How soldiers are move around the battlefield, how they attack and retreat. The safety is in... (Read More)

Divine Will cards

July 21st - via:
Here are two Divine Will cards. The Core Version has twelve kinds of these, 48 total each one comes in quadruplicate to give you full control over the campaign settings – the more certain cards you put in a deck during the deck building phase, the... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult - How To Video

July 19th - via:
We want to start posting a series of our How-To videos explaining the Rules and Core Mechanics of the Deus lo Vult game. The first video is about Health and Wounds. How soldiers become injured, how they attack and how they die. Each Unit token has... (Read More)

Deus lo Vult – Playtests

July 18th - via:
“Deus lo Vult” has been in development since December 2017 and has passed through four generations of prototypes since then. You can see the sample tokens from each generation here: We'll try to to tell you more of their stories later After some... (Read More)

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