Deliverance: The Game of Spiritual Warfare

Created by Lowen Games

Good & evil clash in this epic tactical combat adventure about angels, demons, and the saints caught between!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mikko, Riverwatcher + Important Stretch Goal Update + A Challenge!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:43:48 PM

What a solid 2 days!

We raised over $167,000 and smashed through two more Stretch Goals since our last update. I am blown away by our momentum.

You guys have taken the torch and run with it. Let's keep sharing on social media, posting on BoardGameGeek, and clicking the "View Project" on the Kicktraq page!


Stretch Goal Update!

Speaking of stretch goals, we made a mistake IN YOUR FAVOR this week. Originally, we had plans to upgrade each of the angels from 12 to 15 Talents via Stretch goals. We were about half-way through, when someone correctly pointed out that we already listed 15 cards per angel on the Deluxe Pledge. It was a bit confusing, and so we decided to bump the next Angel Talent goal from 3 cards unlocked to 18 cards unlocked for all remaining angels including solo mode.

This affects all versions of Deliverance. What started out as a humble $6k stretch goal turned into a massive one!


In addition to that, we also just knocked down our Spot U/V Box Upgrade! The Deliverance cover is filled with the brilliant contrast of blue+black and gold+white, and now, all of the gold on the box face will be upgraded to shine brilliantly!

While this is just cosmetic, it really turns Deliverance into a show piece for those of you that look forward to displaying it, and it significantly enhances the awesomeness of the cover!


What's next? 

A pair of unlocks were just revealed that you might want to know about!

Demon Talent cards really enhance the Skirmish mode of the game AND give us additional tools to leverage in the Campaign. I'll say right off that all of our stretch goals have been well tested, so you can trust that what you're getting is going to enhance the game and not add balance problems!

The Riverwatcher has emerged from the waters! 

Mikko, Riverwatcher's Angel Character Sheet!

Mikko's play style is all about perfect positioning. If you are a fan of MOBA games like League of Legends, DOTA, or Smite, you'll immediately appreciate the awesomeness that is Mikko, Riverwatcher.


Mikko's skillset revolves around planning your movement and positioning both yourself and enemies for maximum effectiveness. Typhoon spear is a highly rewarding skill when you connect with multiple enemies, and it is able to be significantly enhanced through her Talent cards. In addition, Mikko's Jab skill, while simple on the surface, can become the core of your offensive strategy through Talents that allow her to spear multiple enemies depending on their position.

Mikko, Riverwatcher's play style, lore, inspiration, and a suggested build for new players!

She is a very popular angel on our Tabletop Simulator Deliverance mod!


A Tabletop Simulator Challenge!

We have over 450 subscribers to our Tabletop Simulator mod of Deliverance, and a LOT of games currently going on in our Discord Server. If you are looking for a game, that is a great place to find a rules teacher and other players and try the game for yourself!


For those of you veterans that love the Tabletop Simulator experience, I have a challenge for you.


Deliverance is truly a game about challenges. Once you get used to the flow of the game and how to win, you are ready for higher difficulty levels.


Here is my challenge: Beat Deliverance on Nightmare or Abyssal difficulty.


If you manage to record or livestream a play of Deliverance on either Nightmare or Abyssal difficulty on our Discord Server and emerge victorious, I will give you a special title on Discord that you will keep forever:


Nightmare difficulty: Guardian

Abyssal difficulty: Demon Slayer


This is a very difficult thing to do, and requires you be at your absolute best to make it happen!


I will tell you, Abyssal in particular is no easy task. It may take you a lot of effort to make it happen, regardless of your player count.


I'll be playing games this week on higher difficulties and asking for players + streaming live in our Discord! If you feel like learning, come join in or watch a game on Discord!


Next Friday at 4pm PST, I'll be trying to earn the Guardian title myself live for everyone with the Love Thy Nerd crew -- be sure to follow them on Twitch.tv to watch!


Podcast Spotlight: Level Up Board Game Podcast

The Level Up Board Game Podcast is an amazing undiscovered gem if you love entertaining podcasts about board games. They recently asked me to join them to talk about board games and Deliverance, and they asked some really great questions! They even played Deliverance before our chat so they could talk about it and give their opinions, too!


I loved their format, and their questions reached deep into my game design experiences, my experiences as an elite-level gamer and former professional Hearthstone player, and all manner of Deliverance topics, and more.


You can give that episode a listen here!


We have so much more to share! What do you look forward to learning about most during this Kickstarter campaign?

WOW did our launch go better than expected or what!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 07:12:33 AM

WOW!

As I write this, we have blown past $100k funding and have unlocked SIX huge stretch goals. WOW!

Now, before I get all gushy, here's the next BIG goal we're all trying to knock down: Uriel, Flame of God.

Uriel is a fighter that uses his flames to damage nearby foes as he slays with relentless sword strikes. Few demons would dare stand against Uriel when he is fully charged with Courage, as the legends of his fearsome Crucible strikes are well known among demon ranks, as the whispers from fallen foes trapped in the abyss testify to this truth!

Uriel, Flame of God
Uriel's cardback contatns a short description, fantasy lore, inspiration, and a suggested build for new players.

So now, it's time to gush.

It is hard to believe we funded in 8 minutes. I was live on our Facebook Group and voice chatting on our  Discord Server before the launch, and it came as a complete shock. My estimate was 500 backers on day 1, and I thought I was being a bit of an overachiever...


We got 500 backers in 2 hours!


Words cannot express how humbled I am to receive everyone's support like this. Every single Angel and Archangel Investor tier was sold immediately. I even increased the limited Angel Investor tier from 7 to 12 to 21... because it was that popular!


Not only do you guys honor me, but you all justified in 8 MINUTES the blood, sweat, and tears my family and I have shed in the development of this game over the last 5 years.


*Disclaimer: I can't help but talk about God all the time.


This will forever be a moment that I get to look back upon and reflect at God's goodness. Yesterday, God had me open up to this:


"But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they are about to come." - Ezekiel 36:8


More review videos are showing up!

The guys over at Hairy Game Lords just dropped their review of the game. They got a prototype, but they share all of their thoughts on the games of Deliverance they have played. I love their format and encourage you to give it a watch! You'll get perspective from Christian and non-Christian members alike!

Back to the grindstone!

It's your job to get sharing, and it's my job to catch up on all this graphic design work you guys are making me do by crushing through my first $100k stretch goals like they were nothing!


Thank you all for being advocates of Deliverance. In case you don't know this, I officially dub you my...

Deliverance Insiders!

A recap, Azrael feature, and what's next for Deliverance!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 07:09:06 AM

I never expected to post TWO updates in a single day, but you guys have continued to smash through goals!


I appreciate your sharing and talking about the campaign!


Speaking of that, before we get into what we've accomplished, I'd love to take this moment to mention that I am looking for opportunities to talk Deliverance with media personalities! If you have a podcast, YouTube channel, or another suggestion, please e-mail deliverancethegame@gmail.com with the subject "Media Inquiry" and a brief overview of what you'd like to do!


I have spent time on shows with 10 views and 10,000 and am open to all your ideas :)


Now let's get into stretch goals!


Here are the SEVEN Stretch Goals we've unlocked so far:

Seven stretch goals in one day... that's... Heavenly 😇


What's next?

Here's the next stretch goal in line for us to smash! 


This is a *huge* upgrade, because it affects about 90% of the components in the game. 


Think we can unlock it before the day is through?

And the teaser for the next angel added to the game:

Let's keep sharing so we can unlock Mikko, Riverwatcher!

A look at Azrael, the Angel of Death

We unlocked Azrael almost immediately in the morning, and as my personal favorite angel in Deliverance, I think he deserves some screen time!


Azrael specializes in plague, pestilence, and death. Though this is a fantasy game, his angel character has an interesting story attached to it. His eyes were once open, and it looked as though Azrael, though just a sketch on paper, had seen much trauma. We decided to close his eyes, and the art of the Angel of Death just has this depth to him now that puts me in awe.

Azrael's Character Sheet

Azrael's play style can revolve around him keeping foes at a distance and spreading afflictions across the enemies, or he can be turned into a highly mobile angelic assassin! He even has a penchant for healing and removing afflictions, which is actually my favorite way to play Azrael! His Talent cards are a ton of fun, and the options for his Talent builds offer such variety!

Azrael's play style, fantasy lore, biblical inspiration, and a suggested build for new players!

Featured Review: Love Thy Nerd

I wanted to share a very cool organization with you guys called Love Thy Nerd. They reviewed Deliverance, which will be viewable on their YouTube channel sometime soon (soon as Bubba gets back from Costa Rica -- I'm a tad bit jealous).

Love Thy Nerd sends staff to conventions to help publishers and booth workers do things like sit, use the bathroom, stop talking for a few minutes, get something to eat... if you have ever worked a booth, you know those things are a constant move. They have even paid for booth staff to attend conventions and work booths on behalf of publishers in need.


And they are huge Christian nerds of all types. 


I have been impressed by how LTN gives everything they can to act as the hands and feet of Jesus to nerds and nerd culture everywhere they go.

We have been given the "LTN Loves This Game" award!

They have a Facebook Group that acts as their base of operations, and they have a slew of podcasts that cover a wide range of topics all in the realm of stuff nerds love (like BOARD GAMES).


They even did a deep dive into the mind and life of the Andrew Lowen, the designer of Deliverance, on their Humans of Gaming podcast!


What can you do now?


All in all, this has been a fantastic day 1, but we're not through yet! There is still something you can do.


  • Leave a comment on our Kickstarter page sharing what excites you most about Deliverance!
  • Go to Kicktraq and click on "Visit Project"
  • Share Deliverance on your favorite social media platform!
  • Join the conversation on BoardGameGeek, and click the ♥ to become a fan (and don't forget to subscribe)!
  • Join our Discord Server and try Deliverance on Tabletop Simulator (you can even find a rules teacher there)!

Thank you guys for making this day extremely memorable for ALL the right reasons. 

See you all in the comments!