The Thinning Veil

A project in Colchester, UK by Triskelion Games Ltd

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1 - 4 Co-Op adventure game & dungeon crawler, a fantasy horror inspired by Celtic myth. This Samhain the restless dead plan to stay!
Backers: 643
Average Pledge Per Backer: £144

Funded: £92,534 of £150,000
Dates: Oct 31st -> Nov 30th (30 days)
Project By: Triskelion Games Ltd
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The Dying of the Light & the Primordial Stalker

November 30th - via:
Hail Heroes! When observing historical accounts we can see that Caesar considered the beliefs of the Celts to be problematic. A concern. Theirs was a singular pursuit that defied logic. If Celts on the battlefield did not fear death, but instead... (Read More)

Piercing the Veil ~ With Lance Hinkel

November 28th - via:
Hail Heroes! Lance Hinkel from Learn to Play has completed a trilogy of videos featuring our miniatures! The third and final part of this coincides with a surprise video for us. It really has touched our hearts that Lance would do these for us and... (Read More)

The Murder Crow Aloft!

November 26th - via:
Hail Heroes! This time we're going to delve into the nature of the formidable Murder Crow! 'These malicious giant birds are terrifying, predatory raptors. The Murder Crowis called the Dustwine in some parts, and is a huge avian with a vast wingspan... (Read More)

The Thinning Veil Dungeon Crawler Scenario - Gardens of the World-Tree

November 25th - via:
Hail Heroes! Hail Heroes! You all got to see the Adventure Game in progress the other day with 'As Above, So Below' and Trine and I decided to show you something else. This time a 2 player showcase of the Dungeon Crawler, entry upgrades, called... (Read More)

Deeper Behind the Veil ~ With Lance Hinkel

November 24th - via:
Hail Heroes!   Way back in Update 25 some of you may recall I mentioned Lance Hinkel of Learn to Play. Forgive me if some of this is a repeat from before; however there are new Heroes with us now on our journey! So some while prior to anyone in the... (Read More)

As Above, So Below - An Adventure Game Scenario on YouTube

November 23rd - via:
Hail Heroes! You may remember the inaugural playtest of this scenario. We continue to hone it when there is time to during the campaign and have uploaded another recording showing progress as tweaks gradually improve it. For now we conclude playing... (Read More)

The Twilight King & the Ember Crown

November 23rd - via:
Hail Heroes! This one is about the Twilight King, and I think a few of you have been waiting for this... The Twilight King is a cursed creature. Doomed to dwell in the Twilight, bound to the Ember Crown, for all eternity. No one knows how long he has... (Read More)

The Horned Demon

November 23rd - via:
Hail Heroes! Today we take a look at the fearsome Horned Demon! If you hold a Primordial Darkness pledge level or are thinking of one, take a look at the recent ‘Souls’ update where an additional item has been added to that level at no... (Read More)

Souls & Levelling the Hero ~ A Primordial Darkness Upgrade

November 22nd - via:
Hail Heroes! If you are backing us during the live campaign with a Primordial Darkness pledge, we are pleased to bring you this extra reward: Souls Tokens! Souls Tokens that are miniatures!! These measure 15 mm, 20 mm and 25 mm diameter. They depict... (Read More)

The Thief of Eyes - Stretching the Thinning Veil

November 22nd - via:
Hail Heroes! This update is about the cunning, malevolent little critter from the Other Side of Midnight, known as the Thief of Eyes! 'The Thief of Eyesis an inhabitant of the Other Side of Midnight, a form of shadow-fey, a wicked Sidhe. TheThief of... (Read More)

The Bell Witch - Stretching the Thinning Veil

November 22nd - via:
Hail Heroes! Someone who was a latecomer was under the impression there were no Stretch Goals with this project. In fact it was a fundamental reason which led to them not backing. So Stretch are back, and perhaps we should never have taken them down!... (Read More)

The Bombs of Yore

November 22nd - via:
Hail Heroes! As we put together some more updates for later and tonight, I thought it a good opportunity to reveal to you a tale of the Bombs of Yore! A deeper look at the Geistbound Bomber! 'The Geistbound Bomber is a peculiar warrior, especially... (Read More)

Of Swarm & Spider - A new Add - On

November 21st - via:
Hail Heroes! We have been working behind the scenes to bring this new add-on as a way to upgrade on the Plague of Rats, Bat Swarm and Giant Spider tokens in the game. In scenarios where the Spiders appear, webbed zones are normally marked with the... (Read More)

Warriors of the Unwoven Knot

November 21st - via:
Hail Heroes! We continue our exploration into the Enemy Scrolls, as the team works to bring back Stretch Goals (some people have expressed they didn't back because we don't have them, but we do, we just hid the two we had posted when we re-jigged the... (Read More)

Aberrations & Alchemical Alterations!

November 20th - via:
Hail Heroes! I warned you all earlier that today would be all about those Enemy Scrolls! This will be the last one for now, as it is good to finish off this Sunday with the Fomorian Aberration. What all good Shankers aspire to become! ‘The Fomorian... (Read More)

Into the Abyssal Depths

November 20th - via:
Hail Heroes! We at last get to the Fomorians! There are a number of explanations as to quite who and what the Fomorians were, but I have taken the more fantastical explanation which I enjoy. I mean this is a dark horror fantasy setting so it stands... (Read More)

Sepulchral Stirrings...

November 20th - via:
Hail Heroes! This Sunday is all about some Enemy Scrolls. We continue now with the Grave Knight! There are many variants, one even vampiric in nature! However we’ll focus on the most commonly faced Grave Knight. Always best to let the game surprise... (Read More)

Scarifications in Flesh

November 20th - via:
Hail Heroes! Today we are going to go through some more of those Enemy Scrolls with you. To begin with, we introduce you to the Scarified Ritegeist! The Scarified Ritegeist is another kind of zombie, like the Shambling Corpse, the Ritegeist Corpse... (Read More)

As Above, So Below - A playtest of a brand new Adventure Game Scenario

November 19th - via:
Hail Heroes! I was unsure whether to make this an update or not, really. However it has been asked for in many circles and I suspect will probably not wholly satisfy any of those circles, but you have to do your best!  I think you might enjoy seeing... (Read More)

The Skinstole & The House of Ill Memory

November 19th - via:
Hail Heroes! This weekend, as I have said, is about getting those Enemy Scrolls delved into! I also said we’d be revealing some of the twisted horrors and this Skinstole definitely falls into that category! They feature in a few scenarios already,... (Read More)

Let Slip the Dogs of War!

November 19th - via:
Hail Heroes! This weekend is about getting those Enemy Scrolls delved into! Revealing the twisted horrors and the spooky undead of the Veil, so that you might know more of what you shall face, in this strange land of Inis Fael. Without further ado... (Read More)

The Ashen Lady Unveiled

November 19th - via:
Hail Heroes!   Today we are taking a deeper look at the Ashen Lady, a mysterious, beguiling and magnificent being beyond mortal ken. The Ashen Lady is a being of the Otherworld, an Aos Si from the Other Side of Midnight. When she lowers her Veil,... (Read More)

It's a Trap! ~ An exploration into the Trap Deck

November 18th - via:
Hail Heroes! This time we are going to delve into the Trap Deck with the cunning use of a video. Now I know it is unprecedented! I know it is maverick of me. But the information you might think would be here is not. It's in the video. So watch that... (Read More)

The Endless Spawn, the Gates of Evil

November 18th - via:
Hail Heroes! This is the one about the Spawn Deck, and the Spawn Gates! I can only really say that the video covers the salient points. The variance of their use in play does make it situational by the Scenario you engage. Always a good idea for the... (Read More)

Scrolls & Potions of the Thinning Veil

November 17th - via:
Hail Heroes! As we strive toward our goal, needing only around 360 more PrimDarkers to succeed in our journey, we have been working to bring you more content about the game. As the header might imply, we are going to give you two deeper dives into... (Read More)

More Tokens than a Token Gesture

November 17th - via:
Hail Heroes! I've been trying to keep those of a mind interested with Wizard's Corner video drops on YouTube. Obviously if you like those, they are just generally my rambling, and I thank you for giving them a watch, really. If you've missed them... (Read More)

The Clarion Call of the Town Crier 2 - The Revenge

November 16th - via:
Hail Heroes! That town crier keeps ringing that bell, and today he's been walking about bellowing something about stretching things. I dunno... The resident technomage tells me it has something to do with being social! Birds that twitter, unlocking... (Read More)

What's in the Box? What have you got?

November 15th - via:
Hail Heroes! What we lack for in graphics we are making up for in bloody minded determination! What is in that game box? What does it all look like? Well let's see shall we? You will soon discover, what is ALL in the game!! Except that squishy dice.... (Read More)

Staring into the Primordial Darkness

November 14th - via:
Hail Heroes!   We’ve been working really hard and so has Aleksandra Bilic, who has to be our ace, our blessing, our good fortune to have with us. What a talent andinspiration, her mind ordered, creative, talented, concise. Anyway, she has worked... (Read More)

Dance with the Shadows & the Shadows Dance with you

November 14th - via:
Hail Heroes! Announcing Hero Add On Set 4: Vision & Dancer We continue our exploration into Hero Add On Set 4 with the Dancer, who is inextricably connected to the Shadow Adept, and in many ways his opposite. ‘The Shadow Dancer, like the Shadow... (Read More)

Vision & Dancer

November 14th - via:
Hail Heroes! Announcing Hero Add On Set 4: Vision & Dancer, now available as an Add - On, but will be in the Primordial Darkness Pledge Level, which is soon to be announced. Probably on Wednesday evening GMT.  The Primordial Darkness Pledge... (Read More)

Stare into the Abyss & the Abyss Stares Back

November 13th - via:
Hail Heroes!   We conclude our exploration into Hero Pack 2 ‘Grave & Shadows’. The Shadow Adept is certainly a more difficult Hero to play, and not for the uninitiated. Skilful players can get a lot out of this one though, with his peculiar... (Read More)

The Pipes, the Pipes are Calling...

November 13th - via:
Hail Heroes! We begin our exploration into Hero Pack 2 ‘Grave & Shadows’. The Grave Piper is perhaps my personal favourite, as I was a singer in many bands throughout my life. Music is such an integral part of my being. Besides there is often... (Read More)

Keeping your Head when all about are losing theirs...

November 13th - via:
Hail Heroes! We conclude our exploration into Hero Pack 1 ‘Spirit & Skulls’. Now, I am warning you, this one is suitably grim!  ‘The Headhunter is a skilled warrior of Inis Fael, born to war and toprove himself on the field of battle!... (Read More)

Through the Ether

November 13th - via:
Hail Heroes!   We begin an exploration into Hero Pack 1 ‘Spirit & Skulls’. ‘The Channeller draws on the unseen, and the spirit world, for inspiration and support, for insight, and for healing. When people perish in this world, where do... (Read More)

The Wizard's Corner ~ STL Files & the Future

November 12th - via:
Hail Heroes! We've had one or two suggestions for ways to raise a bit more money, but we think we've got that covered! More on that next week as I already said my piece in the previous update. If you've not read that, why not read that? It's alright.... (Read More)

Another Roll of the Dice...

November 12th - via:
Hail Heroes! We've all been very busy today working on a lot factors you'll see next week all being well. We've been shooting video content too, and compiling a number to edit and so on. That's been fun. Let's see now. What else have we been doing?... (Read More)

A Token Gesture ~ Enemy Tokens in the Thinning Veil

November 11th - via:
Hail Heroes! A Token Gesture ~ The Enemy Tokens By now you’ll be forming a firm idea of what is in the box despite our inability to fund as many digital assets as we wanted in final preparation. I invite all to watch our video on Tiles, and the one... (Read More)

On the Subject of the Witch ~ A Discourse

November 11th - via:
On the Subject of the Witch in the Thinning Veil ~ A Discourse Hail Heroes! Some of you may be practitioners, and I would prefer to be sensitive to that and take a moment. If you've no mind for a very brief historical overview and my reaching out to... (Read More)

The Thinning Veil Portfolio ~ The Art of the Veil

November 11th - via:
Hail Heroes!   When is an artbook not an artbook? When it is a Portfolio.   But that’s just a pretentious name for your artbook isn’t it?   Well, no. In fact it was only to be an art book at all as the team felt no art book from games we... (Read More)

A Peek Behind the Veil ~ With Lance Hinkel

November 11th - via:
Hail Heroes! Some while prior to anyone in the entire world knowing of this project, save for my team, my friends, and perhaps a smattering of invited guests at UKGE last summer, I was approached by someone named Lance Hinkel. Now I rather fear I did... (Read More)

The Miniatures of the Veil ~ A 30 Minute Special

November 10th - via:
Hail Heroes!  So much amazing, good news and positivity today. You will see it all soon, and it will astound you.  Anyway, this isn’t about that, and I suppose given the hours spent on this and salvaging it from my tom foolery and frustration... (Read More)

The Eyes of a Witch

November 10th - via:
Hail Heroes!  My love to you all, but this is: The One for Peter.  “Never look,” growled Malshain, “into the eyes of a Witch.”  “Why not?” Inquired Grouse, a nickname of a novice Hunter. “Is it she may be a hag, and curse you with... (Read More)

The Path of the Hero – Tiles of the Thinning Veil

November 9th - via:
Hail Heroes! I think you know what this one is about! I think you will be amazed. I cover so much in this deep dive into the Tiles of the game. Lavishly illustrated by one of my personal Heroes, Henning Ludvigsen.   You can find him here:... (Read More)

The Clarion Call of the Town Crier!

November 9th - via:
Hail Heroes!  As many of our backers know from the comments, I have been in an extremely exciting, exhilarating data analytics meeting where I must admit I struggled to stay awake such was the brilliance of the paperic evidence, the sheer weight of... (Read More)

Under the Negative Space

November 8th - via:
Hail Heroes! This is not the update we planned, it is not about positive and negative aligned planes either, which you might have suspected from the title. Some things come to fruition sudden-like and all unexpected in life, and they can bring a lot... (Read More)

Helping Hands with the Hero-light

November 8th - via:
Hail Heroes! Tonight, we at Triskelion Games, request YOUR help. Now I must admit, I thought I could market this, I thought we had this campaign in the bag, so to speak.  I thought no one would be able to resist pledging: but you know I didn’t... (Read More)

Into the Twilight…

November 8th - via:
Hail Heroes! A number of you have expressed a desire to know a bit more about the Twilight card, the Twilight Deck and the Permadeath rules! Questions were coming in thick and fast. Some of you loved the idea of Permadeath, some of you despised it.... (Read More)

Blade & Chalice

November 7th - via:
Hail Heroes!   ‘The Celt Sellsword is a seasoned veteran, a sword for hire, well trained and experienced. While this mercenary may work for coin rather than some noble ideal, he does not shirk from his duty nor do less than his best. Honour is all... (Read More)

Physical Manifestations of the Conscious Mind

November 7th - via:
Hail Heroes! Today we present a quick video on the prototype dashboards, the Hero cards, and the Skill cards, of the 4 Hero types in the game itself. Showing you their physical manifestations! These were wonderfully created for us by Robb Butler of... (Read More)

Every good Bone Dancer deserves leftovers…

November 7th - via:
Hail Heroes!   This one is a focus on the Geistbound Skeleton (often also referred to as a Warrior, I really must attend to that at some point) and the Geistbound Archer, how they differ, and what it means to be rank and file, trapped in a body that... (Read More)

A Shard of Druid-glass

November 6th - via:
Hail Heroes! Let’s switch focus for this update, where we’ll be talking about the oft referenced Druid-glass among others, featured in the slanty writing you can skip for we do not trust it…   ‘ You speak of relics? Why I can tell you of... (Read More)

Rise From Your Grave!

November 6th - via:
Hail Heroes! We have been through some truly fearsome Enemy types yesterday, so today you’ll see one of our Zombie subtypes. This is the Shambling Corpse, and you’ll be facing them early on! ‘The Shambling Corpse is a kind of mindless undead, a... (Read More)

A Wraith in the Lim-light…

November 6th - via:
Hail Heroes! Lets take a deeper dive into the Wraith Enemy Scroll! ‘The Wraith is a form of Malefic Spirit.Malefic Spirits are undead horrors, bound to the mortal plane or able to manifest here to haunt the living, to carry out nefarious deeds in... (Read More)

Let's teach the world to sing

November 6th - via:
Hail Heroes!  Another dawn breaks and a slightly different update from us this morning. As you may have already seen, we are trying something new and have set up a referral programme for this campaign.  Help us to raise the profile and extend the... (Read More)

The Caller in Darkness

November 5th - via:
Hail Heroes!    ‘The Caller in Darkness is a demon from the Primordial Darkness, a timeless void that was there at the beginning and surrounds all that is and will ever be. In that darkness, sentience is not as we perceive it on the mortal plane,... (Read More)

Heroes in Flux!!

November 5th - via:
Hail Heroes! No not a card game, and that is spelled differently… What I mean to say is, our little explanation piece of the Hero Phase activation cube system is ready. Free flowing, constantly engaging, always evolving weave of actions keeping... (Read More)

Touch of the Veil Gaunt...

November 5th - via:
Hail Heroes! ‘The Veil Gaunt exists inside the Veil, said to be the tormented lost, who perished in the mists unable to find their way to salvation. They leech the life energy from living beings to enervate themselves, in a sorrowful and tortured... (Read More)

The Ebon Shroud Descends!

November 4th - via:
Hail Heroes!  Let’s take a deeper dive into an Enemy Scroll! ‘The Cult of the Ebon Shroud are worshippers of death and undeath, they exalt in the ritual of slaying the living and their loftiest aspiration is to become undead themselves, aspiring... (Read More)

All that Glitters…

November 3rd - via:
May in fact be gold. Or perhaps some sort of life threatening, deadly, wicked and malicious trap that will bring ruin to you and others around you. Worth a go though, eh? Hail Heroes!  We have gone through the Heroes currently in the game. That’s... (Read More)

Piercing the Veil!

November 3rd - via:
Hail Heroes! Next up, emerging through the mists, we have the Veil Warden! ‘Some warn of sinkholes of evil, or places where the Veil was always thin or has worn away. These are named Dreadfanes by most as there are often bizarre and macabre shrines... (Read More)

Ember Eyes Open!

November 3rd - via:
Hail Heroes! Once more we delve deep into a Hero type from the game, and this time we are looking at a Hero who explores the more fantastical element of the contents not so inspired by Celtic Myth! Nevertheless, we hope you’ll agree with us that... (Read More)

A Positive Energy Burst!

November 2nd - via:
Hail Heroes! Let's continue that delve into the Hero types by exploring the Fane Priest! ‘ The Fane Priest is an agent of the Druids, and single minded in purpose. He is not a young man, and has studied for 20 years to memorise all the teachings,... (Read More)

Out of a Sea of Red Mist...

November 2nd - via:
Hail Heroes Let's delve into the Hero  and start unpacking whats included in the game.  ‘The Berserker has seen some real carnage; and been responsible for much of it. Sure, he can't remember what happened during the battles, but it usually looks... (Read More)

The Veil Unveiled!

October 31st - via:
Welcome Heroes At last backers can see what the game is in terms of content, the characters, both heroes and enemies. As backers have commented, the Thinning Veil is a complete game experience out of the core pledge.  We’ve not stripped down and... (Read More)

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