I love the concept of SOTM but the execution was a little… lets say wonky. The box isn’t really big enough to hold it’s contents, you need a pen and paper to track stuff and the card text is rather open to interpretation. But the theme and the art and open ended possibilities of the game make you overlook the little things.
However, news out of the Greater Than Games camp today says all that’s about to change:
Greater Than Games has just launched a Kickstarter!
Why? Well, last year, we published the cooperative, comic-book themed card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, and released it at Gen Con! Since then, we have received a lot of great attention. Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower called us the #1 game of Gen Con 2011, and then, Sentinels of the Multiverse was named Game of the Year by Drew “GeekInsight” Massey at Giant Fire Breathing Robot!
As a result, it’s hardly surprising that we are now out of Sentinels of the Multiverse. All gone. Sold out. We actually “sold out” well before PAX East and had to tell some distributors, "No, we're keeping these 150 copies to take to PAX East." So! We're re-printing Sentinels of the Multiverse, but BETTER. Really, we were inspired by the level of quality we were able to attain with our Rook City expansion, and are no longer as satisfied with the initial print run. The Enhanced Edition of Sentinels of the Multiverse will include a bigger, stronger box, filled with much higher quality cards. The new box will hold all Sentinels of the Multiverse cards, including the core game and expansions, and divider cards to keep things organized. There will be tokens, TOKENS, for tracking hit points and various modifiers! Even the rulebook is even getting spruced up. Adam is in the process of touching up and improving the art, making the game look even better than before.
And the price is staying the same! We're making all these improvements to the game, but it will still be only $39.95 because it is important to us that our game is not only awesome, but affordable.
As if that weren’t thrilling enough, the Enhanced Edition is not even the main focus of our Kickstarter. The Kickstarter is primarily focused on next expansion from Greater Than Games: Infernal Relics! Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics features ancient deities, extra-planar elder gods, and fallen angels, all of which seek to alter the very fabric of reality, with two arcane heroes joining the cast of Sentinels of the Multiverse to help fight these new threats to our existence!
Famed board game designer, Richard Launius, (the brains behind Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Defenders of the Realm, and many more!) joins the team of Greater Than Games for this supernatural new Sentinels of the Multiverse expansion! Adam, Paul, and Christopher were excited to collaborate with Richard to make the characters and challenges of Infernal Relics come to life through story and gameplay.
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics, our second expansion, features two new, magical heroes, four powerful villains, and two exciting environments. Besides just expanding the number of characters and environments available to players, Infernal Relics introduces new mechanics and exciting new challenges, while still maintaining the theme and gameplay that make Sentinels of the Multiverse thrilling!
So, go check out our Kickstarter and spread the word! We will have updates full of information and fantastic art, and there will be many surprises along the way. With your help on this Kickstarter campaign, we’ll get the funding we need, not the funding we deserve.
Excited? Me Too!