Happy New Year Gruffians! To Celebrate we are introducing a new quest for Shepherds of Woe. Just play a game of Gruff at your local board game hobby store, then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and the name of the store you played at and we will send you a copy of Flame Jets! A new typo correction card from the original Gruff game!
Get a free promo card by giving Gruff to a friend!
The Holiday Season is here again, which means it is time for another Shepherds of Woe Quest! To participate simply give a copy of any Gruff game to a friend. Then send an email describing what happened to me at email@example.com along with your mailing address. When you do I will send this promo card your way!
Studio Woe has also just launched it's "Black Friday" sale, which will be running from now through November 26th, which gives you a super easy way to finish your quest!
Pick one up at https://studio-woe.myshopify.com/ for yourself, or to share with a friend! Just remember to let me know about your act of generosity at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your reward!
The Shepherds of Woe program is getting a massive overhaul for the better! Each month a new quest will be available with a new reward. When you complete the quest, simply send an email to email@example.com with your mailing address and your reward will be sent to you immediately. Shipping costs may apply for orders out of the US, basically if the order costs more than $5 I may ask you to pitch in.
There are some huge advantages to this system over the previous way of doing Shepherds of Woe. You will no longer need to register. There is no chance of not getting credit for points earned in the past. Rewards are sent immediately rather than at the end of the year, and this system is no longer a competition between shepherds! Everybody wins!
The first Shepherds of Woe quest will earn you a promo reprint card that replaces Bubble's misprinted "Deep Secrets" card. To earn the card, simply rate and write a brief review for Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares at https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249677/gruff-stuff-nightmares then send a link to your review to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ship the card over to you. If you have already written a review for Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, that works too! Just send the link over to me and I will get you hooked up! I am really excited for this new program! Thank you all for your support!
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Recently Magic the Gathering announced that it had banned the card Gitaxian Probe from play in their game. We here at Studio Woe empathize with players that feel like they have been left out in the cold by this ruling, so we have decided to allow players to use these cards in Gruff! Going forward you can include 2 Gitaxian Probes in both Fluttermind's (Praise his glorious tentacles) and Grovers decks. If you bring both of these lovely monster goats you will be able to use your entire playset of probes again! If you are interested in getting into the world of Gruff, you can get the game here!
Q: You don't use mana in your game, how can I play this card?
A: Gitaxian Probe has an alternative casting cost . It can be played in Gruff by paying 2 of your shepherd's life.
Q: It isn't April, is this some time of very late April Fools joke?
A: It is definitely a funny thing to do, but we are serious about it. We want MTG players to know that they are welcome in our herd!
Q: Git Probe's back will not match the backs of the other Gruff cards, how will I actually play it.
A: You can play this card as long as your entire ability deck has opaque sleeves.
Q: You don't have sorceries in Gruff, how does this card work?
A: The Probe will work like an Action Card. Play it any time during your Play Cards phase!
Q: Are you going to make a Print and Play version of the card for non-magic players?
A: I don't think we can legally do that, but it would be fine if you want to play a proxy version of the card, just don't reprint another company's property without their permission.
Q: Is this actually tournament legal?
A: Yes! See you at the Gruff World Championship!
To celebrate getting fully funded for Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, we are giving away adorably evil plushy nightmare icons for you to use. Every 10 new subscribers on our Facebook channel will unlock a new icon. So please follow this link and subscribe!
Keep an eye on this blog post, we will be adding icons here as they get unlocked!
Stuff of Nightmares is a stand-alone game that is fully compatible with the Gruff rules system and other Gruff games. Stuff of Nightmares provides the same visceral competitive experience as Gruff, but adds a new faction to the game, plushy nightmare goats called The Stuffkin!
We just entered the final hours of the Gruff pins campaign! This is the only opportunity outside of conventions to get one of these rad pins.
We are just over $50 away from unlocking the Zumberg pin stretch goal! If you would like to spread the word about the campaign please share this Facebook post.
Anyone that shares the Facebook post will be automatically entered a raffle to win original Gruff artwork!
Gruff: Rage of the Trolls has started arriving for Kickstarter backers! If you have not received a shipping notification, please double check your archived email folders to ensure that you completed your survey, so that we have a shipping address for you.
Several people that ordered the "Rage Tier" had their products shipped without the Rage-Red slider pack. If you did not get one of these slider packs, please reply to the Shipping confirmation email that you received from our logistics company "Ship Naked" and they will send you your missing component.
In other news I added a frequently requested feature to our Errata page. You can now see a list of recommended "Starting Star" cards for each gruff in our original game!
Thanks for your support! I hope you get your copies of rage promptly and in great condition!
The 2017 season of Shepherds of Woe is all wrapped up! Congats to everyone that participated, Thank you so much for your help! These are some of the rewards that were shipped out to our Shepherds!
We are making some big changes to the program that will allow people to get even better rewards, and get them more frequently. If you would like to register for the program you can do so here. Stay posted as details for 2018 will be coming soon!
At Studio Woe we like to celebrate this time of year by making a holiday card that pays homage to some of the fun mythological beings of the season. This year we have the sinister but festive Krampus, who is taking a break from kidnapping naughty kids to shepherd some monster goats across The Betwixt (with maybe a little bit of murderous kidnapping thrown in for fun).
Krampus is our free gift to the community so feel free to print him out in include him in your gruff matches and tournaments! If you would prefer a more professionally printed version we also include those for free with any order of original art off of our website in December! Check out our store here to see what is available!
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