Marrow Production launches Journey: Wrath of Demons Kickstarter campaign

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 17th, 2013

Marrow Production launched their Journey: Wrath of Demons Kickstarter campaign. They’ve already made it up over their funding goal, so it’s stretch goals for 37 days.
The wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’.


From the campaign:

In Journey: Wrath of Demons, four Pilgrims band together to search ancient China for the Sutras, sacred scriptures that will bring salvation to a world overrun with Demons. After fighting different Bull Demon minions, the climax of the game is the battle against the Bull Demon King. Game cards and custom dice combine for fast, tense action and critical choices enhance the Pilgrimsโ€™ skills during the game. All components have been crafted to the highest quality, bringing the beautiful game world to life. Resin versions of the miniatures will be of special interest to painters and collectors.

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  • What an appealing campaign. All the info is laid out straight. I wish everybody could do it this way.

  • Gallahad

    Wow. That looks fantastic. Great production values, and the sculpts look excellent.

  • blkdymnd

    That’s a hefty pricepoint

    • joshuar56

      Seems about right to me, especially considering the size of some of the bad guys. It also has a ton of components. With the stretch goals they have already added 8 or 9 minis to the game, and that was only in the first day.

    • Ghool

      $100 is average, and certainly not out of line with any other Kickstarters like this one.
      It looks pretty good to me, and for $100 I can’t really say they’re asking too much for what it contains.

  • 4tonmantis

    Yeah, the $100 on this one seems fair though a little on the high-end side. I can’t tell what’s what with the 10+2 32+14 etc etc.. it seems like a silly way to make it seem like there is more than there really is.. and it makes it difficult to tell how many times they’re restating the same numbers.
    I “think” there are 40-something models in the set.. but I’m not 100% sure.. I’m also not sure if that includes the boxed-game add-ons that are below.

    • I believe the + X is showing the KS added models.

      So, the box was originally 33 models. Now, it’s 33+8. The 7 bull warriors and the demon that were stretch goals.

      • 4tonmantis

        That’s what I thought too.. and if you add up the first set of numbers with the list of numbers they add up the same..but having them broken down the way they do without very clear formatting it reads like it’s in addition to (you could read it to be 80+ models at a glance).

        Outside of that.. The models are beautiful from what we’ve been shown. The aesthetic is interesting and well-executed but my main concern would probably be scale. Outside of playing the actual game itself, I would want to get some extra mileage out of those models and I’d like to see how the minotaurs (for instance) compare to …say.. Reaper, GW, and Privateer Press. They strike me as being a little on the short side..but it’s hard to say.

      • Uhmm.. I can see how some are confused, but it’s a breakdown of the contents as follows and doesn’t list the stretchgoals afaik:

        The +8:
        4 different Pilgrims
        3 different huge Boss Demons
        1 huge Heavenly Body

        The 33:
        25 + 7 Bull Demons in 4 different types and poses
        + 1 Indepedant Demon”

        • Sorry it is INCLUDING stretch goals as it’s listed as

          “Partial Game Contents for backers receiving the Core Game and the Boxed Game Upgrades:”

          and underneath it states

          “Additional items for backers getting the Collectors Upgrades:

          +1 Resin Scenery Set (Mystical Box)"

      • @Varagon I think you got it right.

        If I ever wished there was an edit post function here it would be now… ๐Ÿ˜€ Now I’ll go back to my basement in shame.

  • I think they are 54mm if I remember correctly from their Facebook page.

    • They are 32mm scale judging by the ruler next to one of the monks in the front page of the KS. With the base it comes in at roughly 38mm and measuring from the feet to the top of the head the model looks to be 33mm tall.

      If the figures were indeed 54mm all the resin pledges would be ridiculously cheap and I’d be buying multiples ๐Ÿ™‚

  • They are 54mm.

    • Official source? All I’ve seen that’s official is that there is no scale – only size and the size of humans is much less than 54mm.

      • It’s on their Facebook page somewhere- I’ll see if I can link it.

        • Well, with the KS in full swing the Facebook page is quite convuluted. I”m not going to keep digging. I’d just ask them via their KS contact or Facebook, but they did say 54mm. Whatever that “scale” is since there really isn’t an official miniature scale to base size on.

          • Bewulf

            I would say it is case of mixing up “scale” with “size”.

            For example Galaxy Defenders by Gremlin Project was first announced as “54mm scale” because the larger models in that game are 54mm high.
            In the end it turned out that game had actually, iirc, a “32mm scale”.

            The same seems to apply to Journey.

          • 4tonmantis

            Looking at the picture where the guy is holding the Monkey King figure.. it looks a little bit taller than 32mm to my eyes. Not much mind you.. perhaps the figures are tall and lean and less “heroic” scale. I dunno, either way it would be good to see an official stance on this.

          • Thanks for trying. I generally avoid FB myself.

            54mm (the scale) = 1:32 essentially means a normal human is 54mm tall. ๐Ÿ™‚

            I’ve sent a query to Marrow as the only official response I’ve seen is in update #12 and deals with size. I will post here if I get an answer.

            Using Tripitaka as a baseline for humans at 45mm height that is roughly 1:40 scale. The game seems to me to be essentially non-scale since there aren’t any “real” humans in it anyway. Personally I was looking for a simple way to relate to my current collection and scale is the preferable way. Sure, the sizing of fantasy/mythological creatures might be arbitrary whatever the scale, but it’s still preferable to have a ballpark sort of number…

          • Official response:

            Creator Marrow Production just now

            @basement, it is around 1/35 to 1/40
            scale. We will try to take a photo
            soon standing side by side with other
            models for scale comparison.

            So in mm scale it’s between 50mm and 45mm. For those that want a point of reference SMOG figures are 50mm/1:35 scale.