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You could be the greatest warlord the isles have ever seen. Your thirst for power is matched only by your strategic wit and cunning. You know no rival, aside from your brother.

As sons of Zeus, you stand poised to conquer all of Greece, but not without the blessing of the gods. To determine who shall rule the domain of man, the gods have devised a contest and lent their most powerful forces for the cause: pillage and raze three cities. When the carnage ends, only one brother will be victorious, while the other will fade into antiquity as just another half-god spawn of Zeus.

To compete in this contest, players will take on the role of one of these two brothers with access to a powerful array of units including soldiers, beasts, and oracles; each with various uses. Soldiers are powerful, and affect the city they are played in. Beasts are easily double the strength of the average soldier, but occupy two slots in the player's available army, and may be discarded to access powerful special abilities. The oracles offer passive boons to the player, but leave a lot to be desired in strength.

Omen: A Reign of War is a two-player card game by Small Box Games and features two distinct game modes: standard and draft. The standard game has players drawing cards from a collective deck, and accessing cards from a collective discard pile. The draft game allows players access to their favorite units, with each player drafting his own deck to play the game with.

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Omen: A Reign of War has seen several different editions and expansions since its initial 2011 release. It is in its current and final edition, the Omega Edition; a streamlined edition incorporating almost all of the previously released content, plus additional new content, for Omen. It will be the format of the game for any future printings.

Omen: A Reign of War - Omega Edition Contents:
66 Unit Cards
12 Feat Cards
12 Reward Cards
6 Relic Cards
6 Challenge Cards
5 Whim Cards
3 City Cards
2 Reference Cards
20 Coin Markers

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Omen editions/releases:

  • 1st Edition (2011) - 24 Units, with multiple copies of each unit, 12 Feats and 12 Reward Cards. Wood Composite Coins.
  • Shattered Aegis Expansion (2011) - Introduced 16 new units.
  • 2nd Edition (2012) - Included all units from the 1st edition, plus the units from the Shattered Aegis expansion, plus 10 additional units.
  • Forgotten Oath Expansion (2012) - Introduced 6 Champions. Also included rules for 3-4 players which were not included in later editions of Omen.
  • Relics of Olympus (2013) - Introduced 6 Relic cards.
  • Echoes of Myth (2013) - Introduced Spirit and Hero Cards, which were new versions of the previous Champions, and introduced rules for playing with only 1 of each Unit card.
  • Olympus Edition (2013) - Limited Edition with black linen box and metal coins. Included 1 copy of each previously released Unit card.
  • Omega Edition Deluxe (2015) - Limited Edition Kickstarter exclusive. Black linen box and metal coins. (Same card content as the Olympus Edition)

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In November 2014, Small Box games launched a Kickstarter for Omen: A Reign of War - Omega Edition and Omen: A Reign of War - Omega Edition Deluxe (a Kickstarter Exclusive.)

The standard edition includes: 112 cards, 20 coin markers, full color rulebook, and small game box.
The deluxe edition includes: 112 cards, 25 custom metal coins, full color rulebook, 1 clear vinyl Omen: A Reign of War sticker and black linen and gold foil stamped deluxe box - big enough to contain the game sleeved.

The Whims, Zeus' Challenges, Relics of Olympus, City, and Reference cards have been added to all copies of Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and Omega Edition Deluxe. The Unit and Reward card backs for this game will be unique to this edition.
The Whims - This is a 5 card expansion that introduces the optional Tyche cards
Zeus' Challenges - This is a 6 card expansion that introduces the optional Challenge cards.
Relics of Olympus - expansion that was released 2 years ago. All the cards are identical to the previous version, with one exception. This expansion introduces the optional Relic cards to Omen: A Reign of War.


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Year: 2012
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This is the Summary Card I made for Kublacon 2015. People were asking for it so here it is!!! See below for a Geeklist with all the Kublacon 2015 2-Player Speed Gaming Event games.
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20 Omen: Omega Edition - FAQ
A compilation of forum questions and answers. Best printed out as a folded booklet. Slice off the outer white borders before folding, for a better box fit. Any omissions, errors, new additions, please let me know! "Don't Forget to Thumb!" [b]Changelog:[/b] -Smaller page size for better box fit. -rewording to some questions. -Missing Bold added to some card header references. -Categorized questions.
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Score-sheet to record six games, twelve when printed double sided. Fold in between each individual score-sheet. Down the centre, then into thirds. Fits in the box (Omega Edition). [b]Changelog:[/b] -Holds 6 games/scores -Colourised Header -Smaller background graphic -Left justified Completed Challenges text -Added Expansion area -Shortened text appertaining to Ties -Achieved Feats in bold (for Tiebreaker reference) -Added Date section. -Fixed small typo (equal symbol) in Achieved Feats section.
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1 Omen Player Aid in Polish, Version 1.0
Plik zawiera dwie karty pomocy gracza, które złożone na pół zmieszczą się w pudełku edycji Olympus i Omega.
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6 Omen: A Reign of War rules summary
Omen: A Reign of War rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. Based on the Olympus Edition of the game. Incorporates any clarifications from the BGG Rules Forum.
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18 Omen: Olympus Edition Player Aid
A very basic player aid listing the setup and phases of play for the Olympus Edition of Omen: A Reign of War. Aid is sized to fit in a card sleeve when cut out and folded in half. Revision: v4 - Updated based on feedback: includes description of Enraged status
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7 Omen Card Dividers for Deck Building Rules
This is a simple set of card dividers that can be used to separate all of the Unit Cards in Omen: A Reign of War (Second Edition) to facilitate rapid setup for the deck building rules. I recommend printing the dividers on 110# card stock, cutting, and then putting in a sleeve (over the top, open end pointing down) to add some additional rigidity and durability.
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6 Omen Tuck Box
This is a generic tuck box for Omen: A Reign of War (Second Edition). I recommend printing on 110# card stock. Everything fits perfectly in the box with the cards and dividers in premium sleeves (FFG/FFS) along with two tuck boxes to fill the extra space (1 tuck box for the coins and the other contains some extra sleeves or something).
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5 Omen Card Dividers
This is a simple set of card dividers for Omen: A Reign of War (Second Edition). I recommend printing these on 110# card stock, cutting, and then putting a card sleeve over the top to protect the divider and help stiffen it up a bit more. Everything fits perfectly in the box with the cards and dividers in premium sleeves (FFG/FFS) along with two tuck boxes to fill the extra space (1 tuck box holding the coins and the other contains some extra sleeves).
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7 Dividers to help with the deckbuilding set-up
As we started to realize that the "12 6 6" deckbuilding variant proposed by John Clowdus himself was the best way to play Omen for us, the need for dividers made itself feel badly. Expect nothing fancy though: just a word document with rectangles that will fit your box and the names of units on them. But man, do they serve! They reduce the set-up time to zilch. What you just have to do (apart from sorting your cards in the alphabetic order) is take one card of each sort, divide your deck into: Soldiers, Beasts and Oracles, then randomly pick 12 Soldiers, 6 Beasts and 6 Oracles. That's when the dividers will help you to get the units you've drawn and here you go for a bloody Grecian feud involving gods, beasts and -sometimes quite luscious- oracles! To John: we LOVE your game...
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