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Gloom of Thrones - On Kickstarter!


Gloom is coming? Nay. Gloom has arrived.

Gloom of Thrones, satirizing the award-winning TV show and combining it with the award-winning Gloom, is live on Kickstarter right now!

Enjoy characters like:
  • Typsion Bannister, the Baron of Boobies and Booze!
  • Sanserif Snark, who was promised Fairytale Gloom and wants to know who’s responsible for this.
  • Kelly C, aka Queen Dani Rainybirth of House McDragonface.
  • Josh Frost, whose father was [SPOILER], which makes him [SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER] and he also [SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER].
  • Shamey Bannister, whose support of his grieving sister in her time of sorrow has been remarkably stiff.
And a brand new Porcelain Throne mechanic that brings fresh strategies to the table for existing Gloom fans.

Epic Fantasy is Ghastly

Prophecies of doom. Protagonists slopping through the wilderness. Battles of blood and mud. At least in Gloom of Thrones you know the story will get an ending.

Tell the Tale of Your Noble Family
 

Plague them with mishaps like Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower while heaping happy events like w̶e̶d̶d̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ and family reunions onto your opponents to raise their Self-Worth score.

Award-winning Gameplay with Clear Cards

Unique transparent cards let you play multiple cards on the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations!



Gloom is Coming!

 
From the frozen lands of the Snark to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, there is one truth that echoes through the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming... 

Gloom of Thrones comes to Kickstarter this April! Click here to be notified as soon as it goes live!

A standalone card game, Gloom of Thrones spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards. Wrest control of a noble family, guide them through lives of satirically-riddled sadism, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil' Finger, advisor to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen. As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like w̶e̶d̶d̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you'd best not miss...


Special Ops: We Have a Mission for You, Agent



Are you a Game Master? Are you a fan of Atlas Games’ award-winning roleplaying games like Ars Magica, Feng Shui, Over the Edge, and Unknown Armies? Would you be excited to share that passion with other fans and help introduce new players to these awesome games?

Then we have a mission for you, Agent.

Fill out and submit our Special Ops Application to sign up.

As a member of Special Ops you’ll gain exclusive access to scenarios, early release material, playtests, events, and more. Plus, every mission you complete as a member of Special Ops – running demo games, helping with community outreach, supporting new players – will earn you Hazard Pay, which you’ll eventually be able to use at the Special Ops Black Market.

Special Ops is an all-volunteer corps. If you’re ready to take the leap, sign up NOW!

Atlas Games is Hiring a Marketing Coordinator

The title of the post pretty much says it all: We're looking for a great candidate to fill a newly created Marketing Coordinator position here at Atlas Games. The job is located in our Duluth, Minnesota office. We'll fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate, so while there's not a deadline to apply, there's also no guarantee it'll still be open if you wait too long. We look forward to hearing from you!

Justin Alexander Joins Atlas Games

The Atlas Games team is extremely happy to welcome Justin Alexander to the staff. As our new RPG Producer and Developer, he’ll oversee all things roleplaying in light of long-time Atlas Games staffer Cam Banks’s recent move to New Zealand.

Justin’s writing, development, and producing experience is extensive, and best discovered at his website, the Alexandrian. You can contact Justin by email at justin at atlas dash games dot com, and find him on Twitter at @hexcrawl.

In talking to Justin and his past collaborators about the position, we were impressed by Justin’s prodigious work ethic and by his ideas about the ways an RPG’s mechanics and scenario structures ought to work together to present a coherent way of playing games in the real world. We’re excited to see this philosophy inform our future releases.

Welcome, Justin!