Stretch Goal – Gotz von Berlichingen

If 250 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Gotz von Berlichingen in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition). Gotz von Berlichingen is a general for Charles V.

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Stretch Goal – Ayas Mehmed Pasha

If 200 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Ayas Mehmed Pasha in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition). Ayas Mehmed Pasha is a general for Suleiman the Magnificent.

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The Forces for Suleiman the Magnificent

These are the starting heroes, army mats, hero markers, soldier markers, and game cubes for the forces of Suleiman the Magnificent.  Additional heroes, markers, and cubes can be included in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition) with unlocked stretch goals.

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The Reformation 2017 Edition of League of Confessors will no longer be available after August 9, 2017.

Progress Update

CURRENT WORDPRESS BLOG FOLLOWERS:  812

CURRENT GAMES SOLD:  29

Only 31 more games until everybody gets GUNTHAR MOBIUS!

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Stretch Goal – Axel Gunderloche

If 150 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Axel Gunderloche in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Axel Gunderloche is a general for Philip of Hesse.

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Cranach Weighs In

The Droege Boys would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Gene Edward Veith for his generous inclusion of League of Confessors in his popular blog, Cranach.   Visit the full blog entitled “The Reformation Wars as Board Game” in the link included below at the bottom of the page.  And by all means, sign up for his blog.  It includes the clearest understanding of Christianity, culture, and vocation that you can find!

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Dr Veith writes:  Right after Luther’s death, the Holy Roman Emperor resolved to undo the Reformation by military force.  The Lutheran princes formed the Schmalkaldic League to fight against him.  In the ensuing Schmalkaldic War, the Emperor defeated the Lutherans–taking away the princes’ lands and titles and re-imposing the Roman Catholic faith.  But that was not the end of the story.  In a bizarre and providential turn of events, Lutheran theology became legalized after all.

UPDATE:  What happened was this:  The Emperor bribed one of the Lutheran princes, Maurice of Saxony, with lands and titles if he would change sides.  He did.  As a direct result of this treachery, the Lutherans were defeated and the Reformation, evidently, was over for good.  But later, Maurice felt the Emperor reneged on some parts of the deal.  So he changed sides again and went to war with the Emperor.  Even though he was fighting the vast Imperial army pretty much by himself, he defeated the Emperor!  And made him legalize the Reformation!  And so we see how God uses even sinners and acts in ways we could never expect.

Now there is a board game in which you can re-enact the military exploits, the political intrigue, the personality conflicts, and the theological commitments that played out in this strangely-forgotten but pivotal moment in history.

The game is called the League of Confessors and it’s available here.   You have got to check out the website.  The cards that are pictured there and that you play with in the game amount to a who’s who of the late Reformation:  John the Magnanimous, George the Pious, Ernst the Confessor; and on the other side Ferdinand I, Albrecht Alcibiades, and the perfidious Maurice of Saxony.

And if you order the Reformation 2017 edition, you will also get the Franco-Ottoman extension, in which the “unholy alliance” of France and the Turks takes advantage of the war between Catholic and Lutheran “confessors” for their own global-political advantage.

This game is clearly the brainchild of a gamer who is both a confessional Lutheran and a history fanatic.

This would make a good 500th Reformation Anniversary present to oneself or others, although I’m not aware of any Reformation Day gift-giving customs.  But still, there are at least some of you who would love to play League of Confessors.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2017/05/the-reformation-wars-as-board-game/#disqus_thread

Stretch Goal – Jean de la Foret

If 140 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Jean de la Foret in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Jean de la Foret is a general for Francis I.

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The Forces of Philip of Hesse

These are the starting heroes, army mats, hero markers, soldier markers, and game cubes for the forces of Philip of Hesse.  Additional heroes, markers, and cubes can be included in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition) with unlocked stretch goals.

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Stretch Goal – Ottomar Fuerbrenger

If 130 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Ottomar Fuerbrenger in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Ottomar Fuerbrenger is a general for John Frederick the Magnanimous.

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Stretch Goal – Wilhelm von Grumbach

If 120 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Wilhelm von Grumbach in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Wilhelm von Grumbach is a general for Ferdinand I.

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The Reformation 2017 Edition of League of Confessors will no longer be available after August 9, 2017.

 

Progress Update

CURRENT WORDPRESS BLOG FOLLOWERS:  806

CURRENT UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS: 0

 

 

The Forces of Ferdinand I

These are the starting heroes, army mats, hero markers, soldier markers, and game cubes for the forces of Ferdinand I.  Additional heroes, markers, and cubes can be included in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition) with unlocked stretch goals.

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Heroes for John Frederick the Magnanimous

With all unlocked stretch goals, John Frederick the Magnanimous will have access to all these heroes.

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Stretch Goal – Salah Rais

If 110 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Salah Rais in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Salah Rais is a general for Suleiman the Magnificent.

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The Forces of Francis I

These are the starting heroes, army mats, hero markers, soldier markers, and game cubes for the forces of Francis I.  Additional heroes, markers, and cubes can be included in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition) with unlocked stretch goals.

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Stretch Goal – Justus Jonas

If 100 or more games are ordered before August 9, 2017, you will receive Justus Jonas in your copy of League of Confessors (Reformation 2017 Edition).  Justus Jonas is a confessor for Philip of Hesse.

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