Godslayer

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Kevin
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Re: Godslayer

Post by Kevin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 pm

From the Megalith Facebook Page .......

GODSLAYER KICKSTARTER - coming soon
Many people are desperately waiting for the Kickstarter, and we are working as fast as we possibly can. So here's an update on the status for those that are interested.
The Kickstarter has 2 aspects:
1. Launch Wave-2 of Godslayer
2. Re-launch the the game with a Battlebox
3. Tons of goodies!
WHAT'S IN THE KICKSTARTER?
1. The KS will have a starter-box for each of the 6 factions. These are all meaty boxes containing a warlord and a character and a FULL unit. So for example the Mortans starter-box will have a Cornicen character, Auxiliary Prefect warlord plus a unit of 10 Auxiliaries.
2. The Godslayer Battlebox will contain the rulebook plus two full warbands. The "rulebook" will be the full 110 page rules of the currently existing rulebook, and will have the errata corrections made. Essentially there are no changes to the rules because they are basically perfect! Isn't that awesome, a system that is so solid that you don't need to buy a new edition of the rulebook every 2 years!
The two warbands are 300-350 points each (depending on equipment options.
Halodynes: Godquester, Priestess, Syntarch, 10 Hoplites and the new re-sculpted Cerberos
Banebrood: Gorelord, Pestbringer, Alpha-Mongrel, Fallow Shaman, 8 Mongrels, and the re-sculpted Ursapine.
We are planning for the box to contain foam pockets so that it will double as a storage box for Godslayer minis.
3. It wouldn't be an awesome Kickstarter without tons of Goodies! So we are additionally giving away as stretch goals:
- a new subfaction! Mercenaries! There will be 7 mercenary models (characters and warlords), which can be played as a faction or as part of any other subfaction.
- There will also be 6 Avatars! These are high-power models for use in games of 500+ points. These are all gorgeous 50mm models.
- Additionally, there will be 5 full-color Godslayer posters.
- More interestingly for players we have some awesome special model profile cards - each of the wave-1 warlords will have an optional profile card as a named unique model. These are the same basic models like Demarchon, Centurion etc but each has a twist and a backstory and is slightly better than their regular version (and so cost more points!)
- There will also be special versions of the wave-2 starterbox warlords.
- Even more awesome - new weapons for every wave-1 warlord, new spells for all factions, and new equipment which can be used by existing warlords - opening up new strategic options for all Wave-1 warlords!
- And lots of other cool stuff!
CURRENT STATUS?
All of the minis are now sculpted
All minis have been molded, and samples cast
Almost all minis are now painted!
Graphics for the deals are almost finished
Artwork for all models and deals is almost finished
Play-testing of all models is finished except 1 model
Profile cards have been designed
WHAT'S LEFT TO DO?
Finish making terrain boards
Shoot the Kickstarter intro video
Shoot a let's Play video
Photoshoot of all the painted minis
Marketing, marketing, marketing!
Build the KS page
To make Godslayer an awesome game with regular fast releases for all factions we need to gain a certain size player base, and for that we need to have a great Kickstarter that is well announced beforehand. So we need to get it right, and that means it will still take a couple more months to finish everything.
Realistically we are looking at early April for the campaign launch.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE IT FASTER?
Simply stated, the ONLY factor determining when the KS campaign will launch is money.
Every cent and penny you spend on Godslayer products goes 100% into the Kickstarter.
So you can help - buy an extra unit to complete your faction or better still - buy a new faction!
As we count down towards Godslayer Launch Day, I will be posting regular updates on the progress!
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Re: Godslayer

Post by Kevin » Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 pm

Its up and running on KS - to be fair it might not suit everyone, but have a look.

I might have some Halodyne to get rid of in October.
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Re: Godslayer

Post by Liam » Mon May 14, 2018 11:29 am

The models look great but I think it’s still in the ‘one game too far’ bracket for me. It would be nice to see it take off in club again though; I think some people still have the old figures.
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Dark Eldar), AoS (Sylvaneth), Wolsung (Ash and Oak), Game of Thrones LCG (Baratheon, Lannister), Battlefleet Gothic (Chaos), Mordheim (Undead)

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Re: Godslayer

Post by Richard » Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm

I really liked this system - quite possibly my favourite Fantasy Skirmish game - but due to the combination of poor organisation and management it all became a bit of a dog’s breakfast and the game seemed to quickly run out of steam. I could be drawn back in but won’t go with the Kickstarter as I just have no confidence in the company after their previous performance. The models look great but I don’t want to buy into a ‘3 month wonder’ again so will wait and see how popular it becomes. I will watch whether Rob stocks it after he was selling off old stock at less than 50% retail price. Don’t want to sound too negative as it is an excellent game but just didn’t have the required company support last time around so being cautious. :?

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Re: Godslayer

Post by Richard » Wed May 16, 2018 11:49 am

Having watched the BOW interview video on this I’m actually feeling more confident. I think they may have missed an opportunity with the starter box as it looks like it contains existing models rather than the new releases. It also looks to me like pledging is going slowly but I don’t really have much experience with KS’s so I might be totally wrong. :roll:

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Re: Godslayer

Post by Owen » Wed May 16, 2018 3:01 pm

Richard wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:49 am
It also looks to me like pledging is going slowly but I don’t really have much experience with KS’s so I might be totally wrong. :roll:
Usually with Kickstarters there’s a big burst of backing at the start and end with a lull in the middle from my experience.

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