Announcing Together in Battle!

Today, I am pleased to announce Sinister Design’s next video game: Together in Battle! Set in the Telepath universe, Together in Battle is a strategy RPG and team management game of love, friendship, and turn-based tactical combat. You’ve arrived in the island kingdom of Dese with a sack of coins…

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True Messiah End of the World Sale!

Sometimes art imitates life–and sometimes, it’s entirely the other way around. With our society collapsing in real life and most of us stuck indoors, now seems like just the time to put True Messiah on sale. After all: if we have to live through the apocalypse, we might as well…

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True Messiah Rules Revisions and Clarifications #1

In the weeks since True Messiah released, I’ve received a fair few questions about the rules. Most of these are answered by a careful reading of the rules and cards, but one exciting report presents a situation that has never come up before. (Games, no matter how thoroughly tested, will…

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True Messiah is now out!

You may have heard that True Messiah won the Best Tabletop Game 2018 Award at Dreamhack Atlanta; you may have heard that it was nominated for the Gamer’s Voice Award at SXSW; but did you know that you can now order a copy of True Messiah for yourself? It’s true!…

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Success!

I’m pleased to write that our Kickstarter campaign for True Messiah succeeded, ending with us about 112% funded! In so doing, we hit our first two stretch goals: (1) the prosperity monolith tiles and (2) one distinct starting card for each of the four messiahs. The prosperity monolith tiles are…

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A deep dive into the design of True Messiah

As an independent developer with a board game, I sometimes find myself traveling to board game nights and events to demo True Messiah and build interest. At these events, I’m often asked: “What other games does True Messiah play like?” I often respond with something like, “Go meets Magic the…

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The True Messiah Kickstarter is up!

New: due to a last-minute quote from a new manufacturer that hugely undercuts those of their competitors, I’ve been able to slash the funding goal dramatically (and offer a discount on the base game to boot)! Kickstarter won’t let you make changes like this mid-campaign, so doing this required a…

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True Messiah February 2018 update

The time draws nigh, True Messiah fans! In one short month, I will launch the second True Messiah Kickstarter. I’ve updated the rulebook; updated the how-to-play video series; lined up another review; did an interview; signed up for showings at not one, but two conventions; and even managed to snag…

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True Messiah October 2017 update

Greetings, friends–today, you’ll be getting two monthly updates in one! What a deal! As you may recall, I went to PAX West in September to demo True Messiah with Tabletop Co-op. It was a fun experience; I wasn’t on the show floor this time around, and I had a whole…

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True Messiah August 2017 update

Hey friends, it’s time for another update on True Messiah! First, exciting news: I’ll be in Seattle this weekend showing off True Messiah at PAX West with the Tabletop Co-op! If you’re coming to PAX West, make sure to stop by! (You’ll be able to find me in Room 208,…

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