Good & evil clash in this epic tactical combat adventure about angels, demons, and the saints caught between!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Postpartum, Minis First Look, + More!
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 04:31:24 AM
It's been a quiet month from me thus far, but I'm back for an update on Deliverance! We have a first look at Mini sculpts, baby pics, and more in this latest update! Read on for details.
Angel Minis: Pure & Beautiful Eye Candy
The minis we showed on the campaign looked good, but these look even better than the 3D renders! My thanks to our amazing 3D modeler, Russ on these. His experience really shines through.
Our minis are ink-washed, so you'll be able to see the details even if you don't plan on painting them.
Keep in mind, these are just our first sample pics from the factory. They mailed them to me to check for errors and areas of improvement, so I'll get some better pics for you in our next update! They are scheduled to arrive September 27.
This last month has been a slow month for development, because our family welcomed my firstborn son into the world! More on that later :)
What are we doing now? We're working on rulebook edits, the development of the campaign, and optimization of our shipping + retail offers.
A note on shipping -- We're estimating a $12 per Deluxe game freight cost (4x our original estimated number), which I *think* we might be able to absorb due to the wildly successful t-shirt sales... As a marketing nerd, I have always recommended against selling shirts in a Kickstarter campaign, but it seems the "higher calling" has paid dividends (the higher calling was you, my backers, demanding shirts)! We have currently sold over 500 shirts!
That said, it would really help our shipping situation if you were willing to jump in for a Deliverance t-shirt of any sort (or the bundle of 3). I'm aiming to not charge extra shipping once we get our final numbers, and this is how we get there! Just go to the BackerKit Pledge Manager and add a t-shirt on to your order. You can also send me a message on Kickstarter requesting your link if you wouldd like to support but lost your link!
I shared once before, but in case you haven't met my son, say hello to Isaac Andrew Lowen! Bonus pic of my family.
These are the people that I love whom you supported (and are supporting) with your pledges in addition to making something special in Deliverance!
Projects of Note
I love to lift up initiatives that align with the vision I have for Deliverance (High quality + solid theme). These are not compensated in any way -- I legitimately think you guys should know about these people and that they are worthy of support.
Animo: Red Letter Day-- I own all their stuff, and if you have kids like I do (age 2-12), they'll love this. It's basically like Pokemon TCG, but with a Christian theme that really adds to the gameplay experience. They have about a week left on Kickstarter, and you can learn more by clicking here.
Dungeons of Infinity -- This is a true "infinite" dungeon crawling experience that can be played competitive or co-op against the dungeon. I recommend you checking this one out if you love dungeon crawlers, because the folks at Sky Kingdom Games do great work, but AND a very genuine supporter of Deliverance (Jack Spoerner) has poured his heart and soul into the design of this project. They also have about a week left on Kickstarter, and you can learn more by clicking here.
IMPORTANT: Pledge Manager Details + A True Deliverance
2 months ago
– Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 09:20:25 PM
Greetings everyone! This update is especially important for a few reasons -- First and foremost, you need to do something if you want your rewards! Also in this update are some very helpful FAQ's, a short progress update, and some special personal news I want to share with you... Read on for details.
Important: Fill Out Your Pledge Manager Survey!
We are completing the final test for our pledge manager surveys today, which you will use to confirm your rewards and select any additional add-ons you may want (like one of those amazing Kickstarter Exclusive T-Shirts)!
We have already sent a small number of surveys out, and will send the rest out by tomorrow, so be sure to watch your email for an email from BackerKit with the subject: Response needed to deliver your reward for Deliverance: The Game of Spiritual Warfare.
You will access the Pledge Manager from the link in that email, which functions a lot like a typical e-commerce website. The Pledge Manager will be loaded with the total amount of your Kickstarter pledge, and your selected reward will be in your cart to confirm.
Before you get to that, you'll be asked a few questions -- some of which are just important bits of info (like how our shipping price is an estimate that could change based on our final quoted prices before we ship).
Next, if you're adding the discounted "3 T-Shirt Bundle" to your order, you will select your styles and sizes as soon as you begin the checkout process (the PM made us do it that way).
If you have other questions or issues with your order, please feel free to use BackerKit's support system (which is awesome btw), or reach out to me via Kickstarter msg or e-mail at email@example.com. We'll get you sorted!
Some of you will see the "Plague, Fire, Water, Air Angel Expansion," which is what we decided to call the 4 new Angels -- These are the stretch goal angels that are already included with the Deluxe Edition and above, but for those that wanted the base game only, this is how they would get all the gameplay content.
It is important to note that the Deluxe Edition comes with additional component upgrades not included in this expansion like the 4 angel health dials, the Prince health dial, a larger box, a removable components tray, and the custom plastic insert.
You can choose to upgrade to the Deluxe edition or the expansion. There *is* enough room in the base box for the expansion cards, standees, and angel boards.
Extra Angel Minis
Some also wanted the ability to get an extra set of angel miniatures, which has been made available as an add-on in the Pledge Manager.
How do I get everything for the best price?
To keep things really clear, if you're looking to get all the content and cosmetic upgrades, you want to be sure to upgrade your pledge to the "All In" Edition.
This will help you save about $90 off MSRP (and a lot more on shipping) -- $45 savings for all the gameplay items (minis + deluxe angels + component upgrades) and $45 additional savings for bundling the cosmetic upgrades (metal coins, acrylic glass standees, and the Neoprene Mat).
In addition, if you want to get the best deal on shirts, you'll save $12 and a bit of shipping by getting the "3 T-Shirt Bundle" over a single shirt.
We have accomplished 3 major goals since we finished our campaign. The first two were the Tabletop Simulator mod upgrade and starting the Miniature Molds with our factory -- Longpack Games. We discussed these in the previous update, which you can read here.
The third major goal was finishing our Pledge Management system.
The next thing to expect is a rulebook update (it is nicely polished now, as it has been tested over 1,500 times in the last ~month by Tabletop Simulator players on our Discord Server).
Now that we're finished with a lot of our fine-tuning and polishing (thanks to hundreds and hundreds of dedicated play testers), our attention turns to polishing the Campaign! Expect spoiler-free updates in the future on this exact subject, and maybe if you're paying attention, an opportunity to test some of the scenarios early!
A Special Deliverance
My son Isaac arrived Aug 14th!
His "Deliverance" happened at 2:09am, just TWO MINUTES after we got to the hospital bed. We woke up at 1am with my wife going through crazy pain, and we had to wait a few critical minutes for our family to arrive to take our kids before we could leave. Thankfully there were no cars on the road, or we may not have made it! When we got to the hospital, we found an abandoned wheelchair in the middle of the parking lot, and I used it to expedite my wife to the delivery room. It was a crazy experience, and all worthwhile as Christine, Voice of Thunder and baby Isaac are free of complications and doing well at home.
A last note!
If you're looking for a really engaging card game with Biblical tones that your kids will love, I recommend Animo. My kids go silent for an hour playing with and looking at these cards (I have 6 kids ages 8 and under). We can play with them and enjoy it too -- it reminds me a bit of Star Realms as far as complexity goes, so it's not bad, but it's also interesting enough for me to enjoy as an adult! Those of you with kids know how few legit games are out there that are *actually* able to entertain kids like this. They have a Kickstarter coming up that you should know about. Check out Animo: Red Letter Day, which launches September 7!
Vote In Our Deliverance Shirt Poll + Pledge Manager Info
3 months ago
– Tue, Aug 03, 2021 at 11:44:10 PM
Vote in the Deliverance Shirt poll, get a pledge manager update, learn what we've been working on, and get the forecast on what is coming next. Welcome to our first post-campaign update!
Deliverance Shirt Poll
After many hours of work into these shirts and some early requests for feedback from our community, we have arrived at the final 8 shirt designs. Each design has a unique front and back design.
We will pair down our community votes into the 3 most popular styles - You may vote for any number of designs, but we recommend only casting votes for your favorite 3 shirts.
We are still considering sizes. We currently have plans for unisex shirts size Small - 6XL, but we are open to adding shirts of other cuts (Junior and Ladies' cuts) if enough of you want them!
A quick note about the final selection: We might adjust the eventual winners to ensure we have a variety of colors and styles -- Please keep this in mind when voting on your favorites!
Pledge Manager Info
Many have asked when our Pledge Manager will be up. The answer is soon after we finalize our shirts!
Once we get our final shirt designs locked in, we'll open up the pledge manager for you guys to place your orders.
Many of you have been asking about buying extra games as gifts or upgrading your pledges -- you will be able to do this in our BackerKit Pledge Management system.
In addition, BackerKit will provide a host of other useful customer service-related tasks, like updating your address or modifying your existing order with ease.
Since BackerKit announced they will be taking off August 9-13th, we expect to have our pledge manager up the week of their return. This slates our Pledge Manager launch about 2 weeks from now!
Since we finished our campaign, we did two big things that are worth sharing with you:
1. We submitted our miniature sculpts to Longpack Games to begin the molding process!
We're rolling on the most dreaded and time consuming element of the manufacturing process - getting the miniature sculpts finished! We have all our sculpts completed, so we submitted them to the manufacturer to begin the process of machining out the steel plates that will eventually be used to create master versions of our angel minis. This often takes 4-6 months on its' own, so starting this early was critical for us to keep to our delivery timeline.
2. We pushed a massive update to our live Tabletop Simulator mod!
After well over 1,000 plays of Deliverance on Tabletop Simulator, all of the amazing feedback has been distilled down and implemented. All of the text in the game has been examined and considered for clarity + awesomeness. As a result, we have added additional scripting as well as made meaningful improvements to many of the cards, angels, minions, and Fallen Princes have been updated in our latest update (v1.77).
Some of the cards had dated or confusing text, and we were able to resolve them. Others, like select Angel Talent cards, needed a bit of an improvement so they were viable choices that a player might select over the other cards in various cases. We tightened the gameplay by eliminating edge cases, and even fixed a very well-hidden infinite combo loop (or two).
We have been using Tabletop Simulator for testing and development ever since COVID cancelled every convention, and despite the setback of having to stay inside far more than I wanted, this has been a real gem to emerge from these odd times we're living in!
If you're looking to play a game of Deliverance, you can right now with Tabletop Simulator!
I realize I have not given you guys expectations for how often you may expect to receive an update from me, so I thought it wise to provide some context here for the future!
I will post an update at least 1x per month to update you on progress. I'll also be in the Kickstarter comments and engaging in our various communities on BoardGameGeek, Facebook and Discord to answer questions. Lastly, you're welcome to send me a message via Kickstarter if you have something you need!
What is next?
The critical next steps for us involve development of the Campaign. We have allotted ourselves through November to wrap up the development of the Campaign as well as get our files ready for manufacturing. While our future updates will focus on this, I don't want to spoil anything for you by giving you details about the campaign missions!
We have a few more big surprises up our sleeve that we will reveal as we get closer to their fruition, and I can't wait to share more with you!
Andrew Lowen & the Deliverance Team
A note of appreciation + answers to questions about your rewards!
4 months ago
– Fri, Jul 09, 2021 at 09:53:00 PM
This update will be a shorter update with less pictures, but could be very important if you had a burning question about your pledge. Let's start with the excitement!
What an incredible finish!
We unlocked it all!
I celebrated by taking my wife out to breakfast, eating the yummiest and least healthy thing I could find on the menu (loaded Biscuits and Gravy), and then came home and crashed for 3 hours for the best nap ever.
On behalf of our entire Deliverance team, you guys have been such a great and welcoming community, and we are humbled and soooooo excited to bring this game to you!
Frequently Asked Questions (Post-Campaign)
We're getting two really commonly asked questions in messages, and we thought it would be a good idea to address these publicly for others that might be wondering the same thing!
I missed the opportunity to pledge! How can I get a copy of Deliverance?
We figured some would expect our campaign would end in USA's evening time, and missed the deadline to pledge! We will give people that missed the opportunity to join the Kickstarter campaign a chance to jump in during BackerKit Pledge Manager.
But be sure to jump in soon, because we're going to increase the prices for the pledges to their retail levels after a time! We value the contribution of our Kickstarter backers, and don't want to be known as a company that will just leave the pledge manager open for a year after. We want our backers to see a ton of value backing our Kickstarter campaign, too!
I didn't get to select my rewards (shirt sizes/colors, etc). Did I miss something?
You didn't miss anything yet! You will be able to select your rewards in our Pledge Manager. We will take a few weeks to get the BackerKit Pledge Manager ready, and you'll be able to select your rewards through their easy-to-use system. You can also use this system to update your address in the event that you move, or even add additional items to your pledge!
When do you collect shipping?
We will collect shipping for Deliverance nearer to the time our Manufacturer is finishing up production of the game. That will allow us to get more accurate freight quotes. We will ask you to pay for shipping in the future, likely closer to the end of the year :D
How will you handle the scaryshipping situation?
This is a *very* smart observation! If you haven't seen the videos from Jesse Anderson of Quackalope or Alex of BoardGameCo, they go into detail on the current Freight situation. The short version is that sending games places on a giant ship is like 4x more expensive than normal, which is sending many companies scrambling for answers.
I love how my friend Kirk put it to me this morning: "Don’t consider the money yours until you fulfill the game."
Our primary job is to get this game to you before we take a penny! Our answer is that we're going to pay the freight, because we literally just raised $314,000+ on Kickstarter, and that allows us to eat some extra costs for you guys. We will fulfill every region as promised in a region-friendly way, and we'd rather lose profit than ask you guys to pay for it.
You guys gifted us with the ability to make Deliverance, and it looks like we will have more surprises in store in the future!
For now, join us on the quest to FINISH the thing you empowered us to make!
And if you want to get a game of Deliverance in and join our Community's conversation (or get a rules explanation + Tabletop Simulator teach), join us on Discord here: https://discord.gg/FuA6qfaqe4
One last thing:
I officially dub you all DELIVERANCE INSIDERS!
Thank you for making my dream a reality.
Andrew & the Lowen Games Team
Entering The Final Stretch & So Many Unlocked Goals!!!
4 months ago
– Thu, Jul 08, 2021 at 03:53:06 AM
We have been through much together in these last 30 days. To see it through to the end with you is my greatest joy. In this update, we'll take a look at all of the amazing things we have unlocked together! But first, what is in front of us?
Join The Facebook Live Party!
Christy and Andrew are going to go live and answer your questions + talk all things Deliverance in our Facebook Group tomorrow morning at 6:30am PST / 9:30am EST and celebrate the final 90 minutes with everyone that can make it. Our campaign is set to end at 7:59am PST tomorrow. Hope you can join us!
There is nothing more awesome than a beautiful set of customized dice. For backers of every pledge level, we're going to include a customized dice design from the gifted hand of Dan Maynard, the lead artist for Deliverance. Also, because we're unveiling this goal late in the game, we're going to share the design with you and seek your feedback so that the dice is exactly what you want!
So just brainstorming ideas here -- what would you think about a dice pattern that looks something like this? If we SMASH that $296K Stretch Goal, we could upgrade all dice to these, AND give you an Add-On for extra sets of dice if you wanted every player to have their own set!
Now... where have we been?
Many players want to be clear about how many Cards are included in the game after knocking down all those amazing Stretch Goals. Here's some exciting info for you guys with just 12 hours to go!
Hopefully this encourages you all about the high value of your pledges!
9 Angels + The Intercessor
The Base Game has access to Michael, Gabriel, Christine, Sardius, Shula, and the Intercessor (Solo Mode).
The Deluxe game has access to all gameplay content including the 5 base angels, the Intercessor, and the 4 added Stretch Goal Angels - Azrael, Uriel, Mikko, & Taolu!
150 Angel + 38 Major/Minor Demon Talents
The Base game has 90 Angel Talent cards, divided into 15 unique Talent cards per Angel, including the Intercessor!
The Deluxe game has 150 Angel Talent cards, which includes the 90 from the base game plus an additional 60 Talent cards for the added Stretch Goal Angels unlocked during the campaign!
Each game of Deliverance will come with 38 Demon Talents (19 Minor and 19 Major), which include stretch goal unlocks (and yes, we totally SMASHED that final Social Goal today)!
Darkness, Heavenly Treasure, and Prayer Cards
All versions of Deliverance will have 66 Darkness Cards,52 Heavenly Treasure Cards, and 78 Prayer Cards including cards unlocked via Stretch Goals!
Prince Darkness, Prince Talent, & Battle Cards
All versions of Deliverance will have 25Battle Cards, 35 Prince Darkness Cards, and 21 PrinceTalent Cards! Each Prince Card will be stylized with a customized icon to match the Prince to which they belong.
Not to mention the...
fantastic HP Tracking dials for Angels AND the Fallen Princes
the coil-bound Campaign book
the alternate Darkness Board art
the Spot UV box treatment
the Linen Finish upgrade
the Acrylic Standees
the epic Neoprene Mat
the awesome Metal Coins
the 16mm CUSTOM dice
and the plastic insert + Deluxe box that fits it all! 🤯🤯🤯
Be sure to join us in our Facebook Group tomorrow morning between 6:30 - 8:30am PST / 9:30 - 11:30am PST for a time of celebration! Stop by and ask a question or share a celebratory drink with us!