We are just 3 days away from PAX East and we have something very special planned! We are announcing our 3rd game "Gruff: Festering Fury" and will have a promo card available for folks that come by our booth! I will be in booth 619 at GAMA and booth 10094 at PAX.
You can earn cool stuff by playing gruff then posting about it online! The Shepherds of Woe program is now much easier to use, giving points for almost any type of participation in the online community! , For all the details please check out http://www.studiowoe.com/shepherdsofwoe.html
In a whirlwind of convention fury, we will be showing Gruff in back-to-back conventions PAX East and GAMA. We would love to see you there!
We here at Studio Woe would like to give you a very special present! This is Kris Kringle a free "Print and Play" shepherd for Gruff! He comes bearing gifts for all the good girls and boys! And for your enemies a swift demise!
Print him off, smash your enemies, then devour their milk and cookies!
This weekend is the official launch event for Clash of the Battle Goats and to celebrate we will be holding demo events across the country! Here are some of the stores that will be participating. I hope to see you there!
Dragon's Keep Gaming Room, Fayetteville, AR
The Guild House, Bellflower, CA
Crit Castle Games, Aurora, CO
Regency Gaming, Mashantucket, CT
Krum's World, Winter Garden, FL
The Armchair Adventurer , Honolulu, HI
Safari Pearl Comics , Moscow , ID
The Gaming Goat - Naperville, Rock Falls, IL
Better World Books , Goshen , IN
Common Room Games , Bloomington, IN
Good Games Indianapolis , Indianapolis , IN
Deck Factory Gaming Center , Fort Wayne , IN
Wizard's Asylum , Wichita , KS
Sword N Board , Lafayette , LA
Canton Games , Baltimore , MD
All About Games , Belfast , ME
Acropolis Games , Adrian , MI
Pandemonium Games and Hobbies , Garden City, MI
Peculiar Games and Hobbies , Peculiar , MO
The Fantasy Shop - South County , St. Louis, MO
maCnarB Gaming , Gautier , MS
Red Door Games , Richlands , NC
Game Theory , Raleigh , NC
The Game Shoppe , Omaha, NE
Born to Play Games , Bellevue , NE
Arcana Toys Games and Hobbies , Washington, NJ
Games Galore , Reno , NV
Alterniverse , Hyde Park , NY
Recess , North Olmsted , OH
Critical Hit Games , Cleveland Heights, OH
Great Games & Clubhouse , Reynoldsburg , OH
Heroes Haven Games & Collectibles , Mansfield, OH
Guardian Games , Portland , OR
The Temple Games , Pawtucket , RI
8th Dimension Comics & Games , Houston, TX
Sockmonkey Junction , Mansfield , TX
Wonko's Toys and Games , Austin , TX
Demolition Games , Salt Lake City , UT
Game Haven , St. George , UT
The Island Games, Centreville, VA
Mythic Realm Games , Vancouver , WA
Pegasus Games , Madison , WI
8 Bytes Game Café, Laramie, WY
When the Grendel invasion of the Crossroads began, one man stood in the way of North's conquest. Vim is the champion gladiator of the Crossroads arena. Vim knows that the best defense is a good offense and has an uncanny knack for getting the right card at the right time to solve any problem
As with any aggro deck, the key to this team's success is getting ahead of your opponent's defense curve as quickly as possible and inflicting the maximum amount of damage in the early game. The key to doing this is Bukkit's Adrenal Boosters.
Adrenal Boosters can launch Dribble from an early game threat into a mid-game terror. In addition, it can actually let Bukkit apply pressure as well. Use a grow action or a card like Min Max to maximize Bukkit's Mean score then keep your opponent on their back foot with his Adreanal Boosted Damage. Once you get between 7 and 9 Mean, Bukkit's utility is going to drop off (Especially if your enemy has found a way to destroy Adrenal Boosters). Don't get too attached, throw him under an attack or finish him off using Bukkit's Boom to allow Dribble and Skulldozer to maintain the pressure that this deck needs to win. (The Betwixt can be a brutal place.)
There are a lot of other tactical choices you can make with this deck. I would love to hear what your experiences with it are. You can share them in the comments below, or you can post them at the brand-new Gruff facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gruffgame/
So December marks the end of the 2016 season of Shepherds of Woe. It is still possible to register and earn some sweet gear, just head over to http://www.studiowoe.com/shepherdsofwoe.html We will be continuing the program in 2017. Everyone will start with a clean slate. Point totals will not carry over from year to year. There are also going to be some simplifications in the way that events get reported which should make everything smoother. If you have any suggestions about how to make the program better, please let me know in the comments below.
So you have received your copy of Clash, and are eager to wreck some face with your herd of monster goats. Where do you begin? You can create a deck out of any set of 3 gruffs and a shepherd, but to have the highest chance of success you want to bring a group that will balance aggression defense and resource generation. A deck like "North's Invaders".
This deck is an indomitable team that excels at outlasting opponents. However, to get this deck operating at full capacity, you need to be able to generate resources. Grover is a really odd "Weird" gruff because he relies on his cards rather than his innate ability in order to get his Weird score ramped up.
These cards are crucial to getting Grover up to threatening levels of both Damage and Weird. They are also some of the most versatile cards in the game, allowing you to shift from an early game growth mode to a mid game control mode really easily. Once you get Grover up to 4-5 Weird consider saving cards like Evolve to use on Gripjaw. Once his Mean gets up to 9 it is almost inevitable that this deck will win the match. Use Toof to thwart early attacks and claim victory in the end!
That's it for this week. I hope you have been enjoying the game. If you have questions, feedback, or would like to write a review of the game, you can find that discussion happening at
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