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#1 Badger

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:59 PM

Hey gang! At long last, after more than two years of development and play testing, the Kickstarter for my Lovecraftian-themed card game, Feed the Shoggoth!, has finally slithered into the light! You may have seen the banner advertising the game pop up here; allow me to fill you in...

 

From the Kickstarter page:

 

"Feed the Shoggoth! is a devious and fast-paced card game, in which players each control a different cult faction, facing a very angry and hungry Shoggoth in the middle of the table. Players earn points and win the game by sacrificing minions from their cult to the Shoggoth (bad news for Minions, but what do you expect when you join an evil cult?). However, the Shoggoth is indiscriminate in who he eats; if you can't feed the Shoggoth on your turn with a Minion, it eats you, and you're out of the game!"

 

 

In less than 24 hours, we've already reached a quarter of our initial goal! There are some swell goodies to be had for various pledge levels, including a Shoggoth miniature and storage box, both handcrafted by Jason McKittrick of Cryptocurium fame, and there are some stretch goals looming in the wings, including exclusive cards, a turn token, and perhaps a short story written by a certain well-known Mythos author...

 

You can check out the Kickstarter page here:

 

https://www.kickstar...ggoth-card-game

 

Thanks a ton! If you have any questions, please let me know!

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:59 PM

And we just got over the half-way point on the initial goal, in less than three days! Many thanks for Oscar Rios for pushing us over that hump. We'll be announcing some stretch goals in the next new days, so stay tuned!

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

We're less than $1500 from our initial goal, and have already announced the first of several stretch goals we have lined up!

 

Come check it out, and help support our little game. :)

 

https://www.kickstar...ggoth-card-game

 

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:05 PM

It's great to see that the "Feed the Shoggoth" Kickstarter has aaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost funded. It's currently at 95% with a couple of weeks still to go -- so it seems certain that we will be getting an awesome shoggoth-themed card game.

 

I noticed in the last backer update that Badger hints at some future stretch goals involving fiction from Oscar Rios and Tom Lynch -- that sounds sort of intriguing. I hope some more details come to light soon :)

 

 

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:23 AM

And now it's funded.  Awesome!


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:04 PM

Yes indeedy, we are funded! Woot!

 

And Dean- it's true, i have a couple of stretch goals lined up, featuring all-new short stories from Tom and Oscar. We also have some exclusive cards as well!

Thanks, everyone! This is amazing.

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:54 AM

And thanks to a very generous Kevin Ross, we've broken the $10,000 barrier!! Thanks again to everyone for the support! We've added another stretch goal, as well as announced some add-ons.

Cheers!

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:25 PM

Five days left, and we're over $11K! That means we've unlocked the Shoggoth Lord card, with the Necronomicon card coming up next. Plus, we have some updated card designs to show off, and some add-ons that are available.

 

 

https://www.kickstar...ggoth-card-game

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:10 AM

About 2 days left, and we're less than 40 bucks away from our 3rd stretch goal! Let's see if we can hit it in our final days:

 

https://www.kickstar...d-game/comments

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:09 PM

Just 5 hours left, gang! We've unlocked the first four stretch goals, with the turn counter by Campaign Coins waiting in the wings! Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far!

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:45 PM

Oops - almost missed out - got there in the nick of time - and now over $14k :)



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:31 AM

Thanks, Azimuth! And to everyone else who pledged! We ended up almost doubling our initial goal, and unlocked some pretty sweet stretch goals in the process. I'm humbled and flattered by the response to the KS. :)

 

My aim now is to get the game into everyone's hands by some time in November. We'll keep updating the Kickstarter page with our progress.

 

Thanks again!

 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:35 AM

Wow, it's been a long, long time since i updated this thread. Obviously, November came and went, and Feed the Shoggoth! has yet to materialize. Whelp, you can read about everything in detail on the Kickstarter page, but essentially, this project has taken a lot longer than i originally anticipated, on various fronts. Manufacturing alone has proven to be the biggest hurdle. Yeesh.

 

So where do things stand? Here's a quick breakdown:

 

  • The contract for manufacturing the game has been signed, and production will begin as soon as files are sent to them. Woot!
  • Score tokens have been made, and are currently in house, just waiting to be shipped with the game.
  • Likewise with the KS exclusive cards.
  • Tom's short story has been finished and edited.
  • The turn counters are being made by Campaign Coins
  • The minis and storage boxes are being completed by Cryptocurium.

 

What's left to do? Well, aside from getting the files to the printer, not too much. Once things are squared away with the printer, i'll get the Print and Play version of the game put together and mailed out to everyone.

 

I really appreciate everyone's patience on this project- it's been a long, tough road. For more up to date news, feel free to visit the KS's Updates page. And if you missed out on the Kickstarter but still are interested in a copy, let me know! There will be plenty available after the initial shipment goes out.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:56 AM

Hey everyone!

 

I'm necro-ing this thread to let you know that i've sent pretty much all of the domestic backers of the Kickstarter their goodies, and am working with Sans Detour to get the international backers their rewards as well.

 

So, this means that soon, i'll be able to start sell copies of Feed the Shoggoth! to the general public. Once i have things set up on my end, i'll let everyone know here. Paul has been wanting me to post pictures of the game here, and i'll do that soon!

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 08:20 PM

Glad the Sans Detour deal went through  ;-)


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:02 AM

Hey everyone,

 

First, i owe a huge thanks to Christian in helping me get in touch with Sans-Detour; because of him, i've been able to fulfill all my overseas backers (shipments are on their way to them now!).

 

Second, i'm happy to announce that i can finally start taking orders from the general public for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy; they're $20 US, plus shipping (and tax, if you reside in California). Alas, for right now, i can only take domestic orders. If you want to get a copy of Feed the Shoggoth!, please shoot me an email at badger@squamousstudios.com, and we'll get you taken care of.

 

I'm also in the midst of setting things up with DriveThruCards for a Print n' Play version; more on that when i have news.

 

Lastly, Paul has been asking me to post some pictures of the game, so here's a few; one of the box art, and two of some various cards you can find within the game.

 

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And, of course, a big thanks to everyone who backed the game! It literally could not have seen the light of day without your help.

 

Cheers,

 

-=Badger


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:27 PM

Now that the game is publically available, how do we go about getting hold of a copy?


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

Now that the game is publically available, how do we go about getting hold of a copy?


If you want to get a copy of Feed the Shoggoth!, please shoot me an email at badger@squamousstudios.com, and we'll get you taken care of.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:10 PM

But sadly for Pookie, Badger said it's only domestic for now and Pookie is in the UK.
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:17 AM

I would have spotted this I am sure, were it not for the fact that my attention was here and there... Thank you.

 

 

Now that the game is publically available, how do we go about getting hold of a copy?


If you want to get a copy of Feed the Shoggoth!, please shoot me an email at badger@squamousstudios.com, and we'll get you taken care of.

 


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