Whoops, in our mad whirlwind of excitement and preparation, we managed to post the second miniature preview everywhere but here on the front page! Behold, the Innsmouth Box, featuring an assortment of fishy denizens plus the monstrous Deep One!
And the Beast Booster, wherein a mating pair of highly territorial Missing Links is joined by some horrifically large Giant Vermin and a tide of Swarms.
Only a hair over 48 hours remaining to Kickstarter launch at 11AM Mountain on October 1st. We’ll see you there!
Next Wednesday is the big day, and we’re simultaneously thrilled and terrified. There’s more miniature previews coming Friday, but here’s a bonus peek at our snazzy new Kickstarter-exclusive T-Shirt, featuring art by our good friend Toren Atkinson.
It’s the equinox, which means a fresh issue of our newsletter Fhtagn! has been distributed to members of The Cult of the Black Goat, featuring all sorts of hidden secrets about the 2nd Edition, and a sneak preview of some of our Kickstarter stretch goals. If you’re a member and didn’t receive an issue, please check your spam folders. If it’s not there, then send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get that sorted out posthaste.
Not a member of the Cult yet? You can purchase a membership though our upcoming Kickstarter at the reduced price of $50. However, should you wish to qualify for the top-secret extra bonus we’ve just revealed to our Cultists and get your hands on your member package immediately rather than waiting until next year for your Kickstarter bundle, you have only one week left to buy a standard Membership from our webstore. Remember, Cult of the Black Goat Memberships are good for a lifetime!
As promised, it’s time for a first look at some of the new miniature offerings we have lined up for the 2nd Edition Kickstarter. All our miniatures are hand-crafted from solid resin in Uncle Mike’s Secret Lab.
We’ll be packaging models up in two different bundle sizes: Boxes and Boosters. Today we’ll take a look at the Starter Box and the Cult Booster.
Featuring four intrepid Threshold Agents, a Cult Leader and four Cultists, one Fishman, the horrifying Formless Thing and a set of four Objective Markers, the Starter Box has everything you’ll need to get your first Threshold Squad formed up and into action!
As a Threshold team gains experience, they’ll find themselves facing larger and better armed forces of Cultists, like those featured in the Cult Booster. This pack adds plenty of options and flexibility for assembling your Lurker lists.
These are just two of the miniature package that will be available at the outset of the Kickstarter campaign. We have plenty more lined up as Stretch Goals, plus the additional models we’ll be showing you next week.
One additional bit of information to share today: in preparation for the Kickstarter, we’ve suspended sales of our old miniature line. The online shop is still open for PDF and Black Goat Membership sales, but only until the Kickstarter launches on October 1st. At that point, only the 1st Edition Rulebook will remain available – all other PDFs will be discontinued. Black Goat Memberships will be available for purchase through the Kickstarter. However, those that have signed up for the Cult prior to October 1st will receive an additional extra-special, top-secret bonus if they back the Kickstarter…
A mere 14 days remaining until the 2nd Edition Kickstarter launches! We’re still hard at work getting everything ready to roll, but it’s all right on schedule and coming together beautifully.
We seem to have attracted some unwanted interest though, as this shady character has been seen lurking outside the UMW Laboratory. Perhaps we can get a better look at him later this week…
Welcome to our updated website: a new look for a new edition! After a week of cryptic images, it’s time to share some details of Strange Aeons – 2nd Edition, which will be heading to Kickstarter on October 1st. Today we’ve released general information about the hows and whys, along with some specific info about the new rulebook. Check back next Friday for a first look at some of our new miniature offerings!
The final teaser… Tune in Friday for a website update and your first look at Strange Aeons – 2nd Edition!
Despite our generally technophobic nature, Uncle Mike’s Worldwide does have a presence on Facebook (/StrangeAeonsGame) and Twitter (@UMWGames). If you haven’t already followed/liked us, you may want to consider it, just in case some sort of preview campaign were to get underway soonish…
Don’t worry if you’re disinclined to the world of social media. There will continue to be plenty of updates via this site and Lead Adventure Forum.
Yikes, almost August already? Time sure flies when you’re assembling the biggest event in the history of your company…
A few things to fill you all in on:
- The Strange Aeons Core Rulebook is sold out, and will be available in PDF format only until 2nd Edition ships next year. This also means the Bundle of the Beast is no longer available, as only Morbid Adventures and Shocking Tales #3 remain in stock.
- 2nd Edition development is cruising along nicely. We continue to tweak, refine and build on our current playtest edition.
- The Kickstarter campaign remains on target for Q4, and will feature both a new rulebook (currently looking to be at least double the size of the old edition) and a revised miniature line with a substantial number of brand new sculpts. Depending on what we hit for stretch goals, we also plan to offer some cool new game aids.
- We’re endeavouring to put all the pieces in place to offer VAT and duty-free shipping for backers in Canada, the USA and EU.
Right, back into the lab – we still have a lot to do!