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Atlas Games’ Summer 2019 Convention Schedule

Summer is here — and it promises to be busy! We’ll be at shows in the US and Europe. Come see us, play some of our new and soon-to-be-released games, and pick up copies of your favorites.

Shows For Retailers
  • ACD Games Day (Madison, Wisconsin) - Wednesday, May 22nd - Friday, May 24th
  • Asmodee Nordic Open House (Copenhagen, Denmark) - Tuesday, June 4th
  • Alliance Open House (Fort Wayne, Indiana) - Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th
Shows For Everyone
  • UK Games Expo (Birmingham, England) - Friday, May 31st - Sunday, June 2nd
  • Origins Game Fair (Columbus, Ohio) - Wednesday, June 12th - Sunday, June 16th
  • Gen Con (Indianapolis, Indiana) - Thursday, August 1st - Sunday, August 4th
  • NecronomiCon (Providence, Rhode Island) - Thursday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 25th

If you can’t make it to a summer show, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter so we can keep you informed on what’s new and next.

Gloom of Thrones Successfully Funded — Thank You!

We wrapped up our Kickstarter campaign for Gloom of Thrones on April 29th. You helped us greatly surpass our $20,000 funding goal, instead raising over $71,000 in four weeks. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the project! Here are some highlights from April.



Stretch Goals Unlocked
Your support exceeded our expectations, and so lots of additional bonuses were added to the campaign.
  • All games purchased through the Kickstarter will include five additional stretch goal characters and full-color rules.
  • Deluxe edition backers will get five double-sided player mats. One side is Gloom of Thrones–themed, and the other side features a gloomy house on a miserable hill.
  • Retail backers will get a free demo copy.
  • Everyone will get six printable player mat PDFs, access to custom card creation at DriveThruCards, and an interactive game tutorial at Dized.
You helped unlock five additional stretch goal characters.

Reprint of The Looking Glass Promo Card
Because of backer interest, we're happy to announce that The Looking Glass Gloom promo card will be available as an add-on to the Kickstarter for $1 shipped. Previously, it was only available as an opaque card, but this reprint will be on transparent plastic — the same as other Gloom cards. Backers can add this on to their pledge in BackerKit.



What’s Next for Us
Kyla McT, the producer and designer for Gloom of Thrones, is finalizing the text and mechanics. Soon, the game will go to the printer, and it should arrive to the Atlas Games warehouse in early fall. Kickstarter backers will receive their games before everyone else! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay abreast of project updates.

Thanks Again
This project wouldn’t have been possible without your support. Thanks to each and every one of you who shared, liked, and backed Gloom of Thrones. Atlas Games loves you!

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!