This week, we take a look at the upcoming Glorantha: The Gods War board game from Sandy Petersen Games. Watch as we play through an early print and play prototype so you can get a feel for the next big game from Petersen Games.
Live Events for the new The Gods War Kickstarter!
January 20 – 7 pm CST – Watch some of our favorite reviewers “face off” on Tabletopia’s simulated game platform. Sandy will be the narrator, which is always fun! Then take The Gods War for a test drive on Tabletopia yourself!
January 27 – 5 CST – Welcome to Glorantha. Sandy and Jeff Richard (from Chaosium who publishes Glorantha) will answer your questions about the lore of mythical Glorantha. Submit your questions ahead of time here. Time permitting, they will also take live questions during the event. Submit questions
February 3 – 7 CST – The Art of The Gods War. Sandy and our Art Team will answer your questions live regarding the design and art of The Gods War, including the new characters. Submit your questions ahead of time here. Time permitting, they will also take live questions during the event. Submit questions
Two more detailed sets of drawings and descriptions: Servitor of the Outer Gods and Shantak.
Servitor of the Outer Gods (concept image, detail of the creature’s ostia):
Servitors are mostly formless beings with multiple tentacles and openings (ostia) that they use to play bizarre melodies with which they manipulate dimensional properties like space-time.
They live around Azathoth and use their flutes to keep its chaos at bay.
Shantak (concept image, thoracic dissection, wing dissection):
The Shantak “bird” is a feared horror with an equine looking face and the size of an elephant.
This creature roams the Dreamlands’ highlands and uses fear to help it hunt. Thanks to its ability to walk on all fours and its powerful wings, it’s also been used as a horror mount.
The second element to form, after Darkness, the Sea floats between the netherworld and the surface. Its vast depths in parts are truly bottomless.
The Drowner, brutish sea god of who wields the bone trident of death.
Thanks to his stern and forceful nature, the Chaos Rift was eventually closed, and his power still looms balefully over any battle at sea.
he keeper of wisdom, the god who rules the Baths of Nelat, which purge and dissolve, but then give the deep secret knowledge only learned from Daliath – wisest of Gods.