CMON Launches Rise of Moloch Kickstarter

The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring back Moloch, a fire demon from centuries ago. It’s up to the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club to put a stop to it and save the Queen, London, and the whole world. That’s just where you come in. The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch is CMON’s latest Kickstarter campaign that’s just launched.

From the campaign:

Rise of Moloch is a Victorian, adventure board game for 2 to 5 players. One player will act as the Nemesis and take control of the secret society called The Cult that plans to install a government of the dead. The rest of the players cooperate as the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club, dedicated to foiling the conspiracies that threaten the Crown.

In Rise of Moloch, archaeologists have discovered the means to reanimate dead bodies, quickly replacing mechanical inventions with cheap, undead labor, putting England in dire peril. The campaign consists of six different Chapters. Each one has a unique set of goals and losing conditions for both the Gentlemen and the Nemesis to accomplish. There are many different paths players can follow, and everything from Events, to Upgrades, to the results of different battles and encounters will shape the way players experience the game as they progress. No two campaigns are ever the same!

The Kickstarter campaign just got underway and is already over its funding goal. It’s set to run for another 16 days.


  • Andrew Franke

    Still not seeing the Downfall of CMON since going public? HERM! LOL

    • odinsgrandson

      Yeah- looks like CMON business as usual.

  • NotActuallyHere

    I stood there refreshing the CMON KS page over and over in hopes of getting an early bird pledge.

    Still didn’t.

    • hvedhrungr

      Usually there’s still a little fluctuation, so it’s entirely possible that an EB pledge will open up later…

  • Love the theme, love the miniatures’ love the graphics – but it’s such a shame to see the gameplay is a disappointing bog-standard dice-based skirmish system with upgrade cards. I wish such an interesting theme and such lovely miniature design had been attached to a more interesting and innovative game, because I have about 25 games that play very similarly.