Evil Dead 2 Kickstarter Info

Evil Dead 2: Back from the Dead!

Greetings and welcome to Evil Dead 2 The Board Game, by our friends, Jasco Games. The publishers of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game“, “Cowboy Bebop: Board Game Boogie“, “My Hero Academia The Collectible Card Game” and many many more. 

So the nitty gritty of this officially licensed board game campaign is this: There’s something a little different about this one. A few years ago, another company successfully launched an Evil Dead 2 board game campaign. That game was never fulfilled to its backers. This other company collected all of the money and delivered nothing to thousands of ED2 fans that participated in their project. Because of this travesty, Jasco Games, collaborating with Lynnvander Studios, the Evil Dead 2 licensing group, and our other partners have come together to bring this Game back from the dead.

We are doing this for you! Due to this, we’re calling this campaign a Heartthrob Campaign.

Therefore, what that means is when this campaign successfully funds, all of the backers of the previous campaign (that we had nothing to do with), will get a copy of Evil Dead 2 The Board Game. All for only the cost of shipping (that’s right, free + shipping). 

Delivery of Evil Dead 2

We cannot deliver exactly what previous backers pledged for. That is not our project. We hope that you will all love this game and appreciate what we are trying to do for our beloved gaming community. Therefore, our board game is an entirely NEW game designed by Lynnvander Studios. Tested heavily by Jasco Games and play testers. If you were one of many backers of the previous campaign, refer to the section below called “Original Backers”. There you will find answers to some commonly asked questions. You can verify that you are on our backer list to receive your copy of Evil Dead 2 The Board Game.

 If you are a new backer, we welcome you as well! You will not only be getting a fantastic board game for $59 (An $80 retail value game when it hits stores). It is completely designed, tested and ready to print upon funding of this campaign. You are also helping bring thousands of people a new copy of Evil Dead 2 The Board Game! They really got hurt by the other company. Due to this, we, as a community, are very proud to have the opportunity to do right by those backers. 

Do the math on this, because you will see that this Kickstarter campaign was designed to do a good thing. Profit is not the main purpose of the campaign. This is why we are selling the games as close to our production cost as possible. Therefore we can include a free game to original backers into that cost.

How to Help?

Back the campaign here! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/evil-dead-2-the-board-game

Spread the word by clicking https://www.kicktraq.com/ and then clicking the Evil Dead 2 Link there and VISIT the project!

Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

Watch OUR Streams!

Watch the Lynnvander Studios Youtube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/LynnvanderStudios Three times a week!

The next stream is here…

The Chronicle System

Lynnvander Games Studios Announces New Chronicle System

Lynnvander Studios has announced a new Chronicle System which takes the Legacy game format and implements it to the next level. At its base, the Chronicle System provides a captivating story for players to experience while playing the game and making choices which have long-lasting impact throughout the entire campaign. Where the Chronicle System differs from the standard Legacy adventure-style game is in future releases. Players will influence the direction of the product line.

At the root of the Chronicle System is a checkpoint-based system. Once players complete the first core season, they can submit information about their play to Lynnvander. The developers at Lynnvander use this to create future content incorporating these decisions. In this way, players have a direct impact on how the game world develops.

Another core belief of the Chronicle System is they will not have destructible elements, meaning players can play through multiple times without acquiring new materials. Each box set will only have one opportunity to provide feedback to Lynnvander, but players can enjoy the game multiple times to explore avenues they didn’t originally see based on their choices.

Lynnvander Game Studios was founded in 2014 by Thomas Gofton. Since it’s inception, it has been responsible for multiple game products including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cowboy Bebop, Shadowrun Sprawl Ops, and the upcoming Evil Dead 2 heart-throb campaign. The core design team includes Thomas Gofton, Josh Derksen, and Dylan Birtolo. 

The first Chronicle System game from Lynnvander Game Studios is scheduled to be announced and available for order by the end of the year with five more over the next two years. For more information, follow Lynnvander.com or Lynnvander’s Vlog at youtube.com/atmageek

STar trek Box Board game

Star Trek: Alliance

WizKids Games has announced a new Clix-based Star Trek game called Star Trek: Alliance. The game will launch in August with Star Trek: Alliance – Dominion War Campaign.

Created by Josh Derksen and Thomas Gofton of Lynnvander Studios, Star Trek: Alliance is a cooperative game where players control ships from the Star Trek universe, leading them through missions involving enemy forces controlled by the game system. Each game offers the crews of each player’s ship the opportunity to gain experience, which can then be spent between missions to upgrade their ship’s abilities.

The Dominion War Campaign recalls the Dominion War storyline from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which the Federation formed an alliance with rivals and enemies to repel an invasion from the Gamma Quadrant. In Star Trek Alliance – Dominion War Campaign, players’ Federation ships go up against the Dominion, the most powerful political entity in the Gamma Quadrant. Star Trek: Alliance – Dominion War Campaign includes everything two players need to play through the entire six-mission campaign. Multiple copies of the set can be combined to let up to six players participate in the campaign.

Star Trek: Alliance – Dominion War Campaign includes 5 pre-painted plastic ships – 1 Excelsior-class, 1 Akira-class, and 3 Jem’Hadar Attack Ships—with transparent plastic bases and pegs, 13 maneuver templates, 2 HeroClix maneuver dials, 122 tokens, 66 cards, 12 dice, and 1 range ruler. The set is intended for 1 or 2 players, ages 14 and up. Games take about half an hour to play. MSRP is $49.99.

The ships and upgrades included in this game are fully compatible with the Star Trek: Attack Winggame. WizKids recently released a series of Faction Packs for Attack Wing, one of which is the Star Trek: Attack Wing Dominion Faction Pack – The Cardassian Union. The set includes four pre-painted ships with cards, tokens, dial, bases, and pegs. The cards and tokens in the pack are all new to Star Trek: Attack Wing. Ships featured in the Faction Pack include two Cardassian Keldon Class ships, a Cardassian Galor Class ship, and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The set is available now with an MSRP of $29.99.

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Buffy’s Friends and Frenimies

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Friends and Frenemies

Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games are proud to announce the first expansion set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The new addition includes everything from new locations for the town, members of the military to mess with your plans, and more.

The different additions to the game are modular, allowing you to use any of the pieces as you like. Included in this new expansion is a new board, creating a new scenario and adding The Initiative to the game. Members of their organization hunt monsters, changing some of the key mechanics of the game.

New big bads create new challenges for experienced players. Dark Willow, Drusilla, and Spike operate in new ways, serving up new challenges for the Scoobies.

Finally, there are several new Scoobies; Anya, Riley, Oz, Faith, Tara, and Dawn make their debut. Each provides their own new ways to play the game, giving you new characters and new ways to play the game.

You can find this game and more at Gen Con 2019 at the Jasco Games booth!

Attention Buffy fans! With the release of Friends & Frenemies, the all new expansion to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, Nicholas Brendon will be at Gen Con at the Jasco Games booth #2119 signing copies and meeting fans! Stay tuned for more information!

The Legacy Continues

With the completion of the Legacy of Mana Dungeons and Dragons 5E supplement we’re excited to announce that we’ll be in full force at Gen Con! Our event list can be found here… make sure you book your slot before it’s too late!

Legacy of Mana at Gen Con

We’re also extremely happy to thank our artist Steven Bellshaw for his hard work creating over 60+ individual characters to help illustrate our world! Special thanks to our content developer Kyle Van Dyke and our creative writer lead Jaym Gates and finally, our very own Lynnvander, Josh Derksen for laying this book out!

Imagine a world where Wizards and Sorcerers don’t reign supreme: a world where magic is as powerful as ever, and flows from the core of the planet itself through every living thing in the form of mana, and yet, those who wield it, those who are most attuned to it, fear for their lives, hunted to near extinction by an army of ordinary soldiers. The knights of this army carved their way across the land, empowered by alchemically crafted swords that thirsted for and destroyed mana in all of its forms, absorbing lightning bolts as harmless white light, draining magical creatures of their very life force, and converting the stored energy drained from the mana into powerful blasts of energy.


Lynnvander Studios will be in attendance at Buffyfest 2018 WITH Buffy games and of course….The Florida Björkestra!  The 23-piece band returns to Sunnydale for one night only to play the music of Once More With Feeling.

And this time we’re bringing XANDER HARRIS and ANYA JENKINS with us.

Yes that’s right, kiddos. Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfield with Buffy game designer Thomas Gofton will attend Buffyfest 2018 so get your best selfie face on and come on down to The Bronze (aka The Palladium at St. Petersburg College) on Saturday Sept 29 for St. Pete’s own Buffy celebration.


You can get your Exclusive (unsigned) Anya Jenkins Dragon Con promo player card RIGHT HERE! You can also get Emma Caulfield to sign you copy at Buffyfest!

Don’t have a way to get to Florida? That’s okay too! We have signed copies of the Anya Jenkins Exclusive here for you in limited quantities! Get them while they are hot!

Also – We have Alternate Xander Harris cards (Dragon Con Exclusives) right here.

Get on the Bebop!

Cowboy Bebop: The Board Game is DONE!

In this fully cooperative game, players work together to complete each character’s story arch and win the game, encountering iconic characters and obstacles from the show along the way. Space travel takes money, which is always in short supply, so you’ll have to hunt down as many bounty-heads as you can catch in order to keep the Bebop fueled!If you ever run out of money, the game is lost!

This game releases at GEN CON 2019!  See you space cowboy…

Super Camelot

A boardgame for 2-4 players chalk full of adventure, slaying evil things and slashing bushes to collect gems, treasure and a shiny cup!


Thanks to everyone on the Super Kickstarter!

You can help us raise extra gems toward some super stretch goals by spreading the word! Here’s some mods and enhancements to help!

Catalyst Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are great ways to help spread the word and tag #supercamelot to help communicate. Also please spend some time including Lynnvander on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Spread the word of this campaign through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more! Finish by powering up your avatar with these Super Camelot sprites!



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Run fast, run hard, and beat the competition in this competitive worker-placement game featuring push-your-luck dice-rolling mayhem.


In Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops, players lead a team of shadowrunners gunning for the big score!

Along the way they’ll have the chance to hire more seasoned runners, outfit their team with cutting-edge technology—from the latest weapons to cyberware enhancements—and take on increasingly dangerous contracts on the mean streets of the Seattle Metroplex.

Each payout increases your chances for a more lethal combination of gear, training, and skill. All leading to that final score as you take on one of the world’s megacorporations. But you’ve got to hit it before another team steals your ticket to the big time—hold off too long to grab that ring, and you’ll lose it all!

Spawl Ops in 3D 2-19

Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops is a competitive board game for 3-4 players that combines worker-placement with push-your-luck dice-rolling mayhem.

This game is chromed up and ready to rock! It has everything you need to run the Seattle streets, from a sleek board to custom dice to art work that brings you into one of the greatest settings in gaming history!

This game is brought to you by Dylan Birtolo, Catalyst Game Labs and of course…US (Team Lynnvander)!


Ultimate Game Master Challenge

What’s Happening?  Ultimate Game Master Challenge (UGMC).  It is a challenge presented for those who think they deserve the title of the Ultimate Game Master.  This is the inaugural season and it was chosen to be held for 5ed D&D System in the Legacy of Mana setting.

Who can play? 16 contestants (GMs) will be chosen to compete in 4 qualifiers. (4 GMs per Qualifier). The winner of each Qualifier will move on to the Championship round to be held at SkyCon 2018, Sunday the 14th.

What is this? Each Qualifier will have a scenario to present with 3 elements that must be presented within the scenario. The GM is encouraged to use their creativity in any way (within the confines of the challenge) to incorporate these elements. GMs will have 1 hour to prepare their scenario and decide on the character’s they’re going to use or offer for use from their stable. They will then have 90 minutes to run their scenario.  Then the players will judge the GM on their skill and talent for running.  There are 4 rounds. The GM will run the same scenario of a total of 4 parties. (20 players) throughout the competition.

GMs are responsible for bringing their own dice and stable of pre-generated characters. Pens, pencils, and scratch paper will be provided. All GMs will be given a free PDF copy of the Legacy of Mana setting, and a commemorative GM Screen.  GMs may bring their own accessories (miniatures, matts, maps, dice towers, tokens, etc.)

Who will Judge? There will be 20 judges in each qualifier. They will be assigned to a party of 5 players. There are 4 rounds to judge.  The judges are encouraged to bring their own dice, but an ultimate GM should be well prepared. They will receive a score card for each GM which will be sealed and held-on to until the judging talley.

Judges will judge the GMs on their creativity, use of the elements, and execution of the scenario. How the rules are used and how the GM handles any conflict.

What are we playing for? Well, first and foremost the Title of Ultimate Game Master.  Each qualifier will have prizes for the GMs to win (prizes TBD and will vary based on entry fees and sponsorships). Each winner of the qualifier will play in the final round to be held at SkyCon 2018 October 14th.  There will be 4 guest judges and 16 judges chosen by raffle for the event.  The final scenario will be revealed and the 3 elements.  GMs will be given the information the evening before but must come prepared to run their scenario for 4, 1-hour rounds. There will be a grand prize and a trophy to the winner.

Where and when are these qualifiers and final round happening?  The first qualifier will be held Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at the Watchtower Restaurant in Waterloo.  The second qualifier will be held Sunday July 8th, 2018 at the Round Table in Guelph. The third qualifier will be held July 22, 2018 at the Watchtower Restaurant in Waterloo. The fourth qualifier will be held Sunday September 30th, 2018 at the Round Table in Guelph.  The Final Round will be held on Sunday October 14th at SkyCon 2018 at the Holiday Inn on Fairview in Kitchener, ON.

How can I apply to be a GM?  GMs must be 18+. Must be a Canadian Resident. Please send a 2 min video tell us who you are, where you’re from, a brief gaming history (RPG) and why you want to win.  The Contestants will be chosen and contacted with their assigned date for qualifier.  You may request a date, but there’s no promise that the date requested will be available. We will do our best.  If you cannot attend the date assigned and there are no other dates available or that work mutually then we will move on to another contestant. There will be a $25-dollar entry for each contestant chosen which will go towards prizes.

How can I be a player/judge? Players/Judge must be 18+. We will set up a small application process and you will be contacted for the seat.