Face the Spirits of Nature Incarnate
Since time untold, Spirits have existed on the Island. There are Spirits whose names are known by the local Dahan people — Spirits of growth and fire, of strength and river. But these are not the only Spirits… Legends whispered on the rarest of days tell stories of Spirits from the deepest, furthest reaches of the land. Powerful forces of nature that have not been witnessed in ages.
When white-sailed ships reach our coastal waters, when would-be colonizers step foot onto the unblighted shores, when they raise blade and plow to claim the land with greed and hunger, nature stirs. When Invaders strike out at the heart of the Island, they draw the attention of Spirits of myth and legend and face power unimaginable.
This time, they learn to fear Nature Incarnate.
What Is Spirit Island?
Spirit Island is the award-winning cooperative, settler destruction strategy game. Players take the roles of powerful spirits, working together to defend their island from colonizing invaders who spread Blight and destruction wherever they go. Here’s a great video on everything you need to know on Spirit Island from The Broken Meeple in 2021!
Since the release of the Spirit Island core game, we have also released three expansions: Branch & Claw, Jagged Earth, and Feather & Flame. Each added new gameplay mechanics, new adversaries, new fear and blight cards, and introduced aspects — new ways to play previously published spirits.
What is Nature Incarnate?
Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate introduces eight new Spirits, twenty new aspects, and so much more.
But first, let’s explore the centerpiece of Nature Incarnate: a new Spirit mechanic called Incarna.
An Incarna is the powerful manifestation of a Spirit that has taken form in the physical world. It acts as a special Presence token, placing the Spirit on the board like never before.
Incarna Spirits manifest in a variety of ways, from a massive titan that destroys everything in its path, to a mighty tree that defends the land and quiets all conflict around it, to a shadowy figure that slinks through the darkness and sends lone Invaders to the Void.
Four Spirits in Nature Incarnate have their own unique Incarna token, bringing this new mechanic to life at your table. The other four Spirits operate in a more familiar fashion, but range in approach from carving swathes of overwhelming destruction, to the protection of hearth and home, to a Spirit who starts the game dying and must find their way to a new form.
Nature Incarnate Product Overview
Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate includes panels, cards, and a variety of tokens, including some spirit-specific tokens beyond just Incarna!
Included in the Nature Incarnate box:
- 8 Spirits
- 20 Spirit Aspects
- 1 Adversary: Hapsburg Mining Expedition
- Major and Minor Power Cards
- Event Cards
- Fear Cards
- Blight Cards
For more information on how this campaign is being run and on the Achievements system, check out this update.
Note that Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate requires both the core game and the Jagged Earth expansion to play.
Pledge Levels & Add-Ons
In this campaign, we have pledge levels ranging from just Nature Incarnate to several bundle packages including games, expansions, sleeves, tokens, and more!
To pledge on this campaign, click the “Pledges” tab at the top of the page to check out each of the levels!
Want to add more to your pledge? Each pledge level is available as a bundle that you can add-on to whatever level you pledge at! These bundles are available during the campaign, and will also be available after the campaign as part of the pledge manager.
As explained in this update, you can also Add-On individual items, and they'll be shipped separately before your Nature Incarnate pledge.
Additionally, if you're outside the US, you can add on Horizons of the Spirit Island!
That's right. All non-US backers may Add-On a copy of Horizons of Spirit Island! Currently, this is still a Target exclusive here in the US. Sorry, US backers, but your access to Horizons should only be impeded by Target's ability to ship to you or you getting to a Target shelf! US Backers, be sure to check out your options at Target.com here. If you are a backer in the United States, you'll still see this Add-On as an option, but during the post-campaign pledge manager process, when you put your address in, it won't let you get the rewards associated with this Add-On. So, please do not select this Add-On if you are a US backer — just go to Target.
Shipping & VAT
We’ve conducted shipping in a variety of different ways over the course of the many crowdfunding campaigns we’ve run in the last decade, some more successful than others. The goal of any shipping system is to 1) get the games to all of you delightful backers, and 2) be as little of a headache as possible to everyone involved. We’ve got a great track record on #1, and a semi-decent track record on #2. Point being, we’re going to do things a little differently this time to try to make things go smoothly, around the world.
We’ll be charging shipping after the conclusion of this campaign in the Pledge Manager. This will allow us to make sure everyone’s shipping costs are as low as possible, while also covering any extra weird charges and prevent additional costs on either end.
However, the biggest change this time around is that, for the first time in quite a while, we will be using multiple fulfillment houses for this campaign. Since the acquisition of Greater Than Games by Flat River Group, Flat River Group has also acquired Synapses Games, which just so happens to have all of the necessary tax and business registrations to do business in Europe. They also have access to a warehouse in Belgium! To make a long, complicated, and boring story short, this means that we can ship full containers to Europe just as we do to the US and then have them fulfilled locally.
We are partnering with Board and Dice in Poland for fulfillment. We have known the Board and Dice team for quite a while. Long time followers of Greater Than Games may remember the campaign we ran back in 2017 for the North American version of Exoplanets. That was a Board and Dice game, and we were their first international partner! Since then, Board and Dice has developed a strong fulfillment business in Europe, much like Greater Than Games did in North America. We're excited to be working with them again!
Similarly, we are partnering with Let's Play Games in Australia for fulfillment in Australia and New Zealand. Let's Play Games has been a long time customer of Greater Than Games and has distributed our products in Australia for over a decade. We're excited that we'll be able to work with them to get product to AUS and NZ more affordably than we've been able to in the past!
At this point, we can give you estimated shipping costs for various places in the world, broken into zones. The range given is based on pledge level, with the lowest price being the estimated shipping cost for the lowest pledge level, and the highest being the estimated shipping for the highest pledge level. However, after the campaign ends and we see what shipping rates look like, we'll charge actual shipping based on the weight of your rewards. Some of the levels on this campaign can get really heavy, especially if you get a bunch of add-ons, so plan accordingly - a pledge containing significantly more products than the highest pledge level will cost significantly more to ship than the highest pledge level will cost to ship.
United States: $10-16
Zone A: Canada, the EU 27, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine; $26-$39, includes VAT/GST!
Zone B: Australia, Gibraltar, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Serbia, Turkey; $36-$55, before import fees.
Zone C: Everywhere else (other than the Forbidden Zone list below); $69-$98, before import fees.
For backers in the United States: We will charge you sales tax if you live in any of the states where Flat River Group has a warehouse (Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan).
For backers in Zone A: VAT/GST and import fees are included in the shipping cost estimates quoted above and will be charged in the pledge manager at the same time as shipping. For EU 27 backers, your products will ship from within the EU and not be subject to any fees on delivery. For Canada, we will mark all labels as "bill taxes and duties to shipper", which means that FedEx should bill us. However, in our experience, FedEx will mess that up for some of the shipments - if that happens, just reach out to us and we'll refund you any fees. Finally, we don't believe that there will be any fees for the non-EU, non-Canada backers in Zone A, but if there are, we'll refund you.
For backers in Zone B and Zone C: You may have customs charges on import that you will be responsible for paying - it depends on your local laws and regulations.
Finally, unfortunately, there are a small number of countries to which it is impossible for us to ship. If your shipping address is in such a "Forbidden Zone" country we will be forced to cancel and refund your pledge. We wish we could send games everywhere, but it’s not always possible. The current list of “Forbidden” countries is: Belarus, Brazil, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Antarctica (which isn't technically a country, but is certainly a place to which we cannot ship). We hope the list doesn’t grow any more, but if it does, we’ll update it here.
Ultimately, our goal is to make great games and send them to whoever wants them. The shipping system we’re using with this campaign should be able to do that in the most fair, equitable, and cost-efficient manner for both you, our favorite backers, and us. If you don’t feel comfortable with this system but still want to get the game, it will hopefully be available at game stores after the campaign has been fully fulfilled.
Thank you, again, for supporting our projects.
Division President, Greater Than Games
From All of Us to All of You
We wanted to thank you all so much for reading all the way through to the bottom! Stay tuned for updates to know all there is about Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate.