Overlords of Infamy - A Board Game of Silly Super-Villainy!

Created by Obscure Reference Games

You are an evil Overlord. Your mission? To make everyone as miserable as possible. Can you achieve world domination?

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Overlords of Infamy 2nd Edition Upgrade Kit Now Available
over 2 years ago – Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 08:22:21 PM

Greetings Overlords!

Just wanted to drop a quick update to let you know that we are offering a 2nd edition Upgrade Kit! The expansion pack, Misery Loves Company works just fine with your copy of Overlords of Infamy, but in case you want to get the upgraded materials from this second printing of Overlords of Infamy, it's now all available in one place. 

The Upgrade Kit includes:  

  • The redesigned insert to fit all expansion material,
  • The new wooden tokens, 
  • Completely overhauled rule book, 
  • Replacement cards for any that had errors or required errata. 

All of these will be shipped in the Overlords of Infamy 2nd Edition box and accompanied by your expansion pack.  

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


Misery Loves Company is LIVE!
over 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 11:26:49 AM

Greetings Overlords!

Just a quick note to let you know that our Kickstarter campaign for the expansion pack, Misery Loves Company is now live! 

I would be very grateful if you'd be willing to take a look at the page and offer any comments or critiques of how we can make it better! I hope all of you are well!

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


They say that Misery Loves Company...
almost 3 years ago – Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 09:35:59 PM

My esteemed Overlords and Overladies,

We have done it. The world fears us! Our infamous names are uttered breathlessly in every household! There is no mountain of triumph left for us to summit! We have overcome every obsta--wait... Do you hear that? Is that a...dragon?!

Why, yes, it is! Huff the Tragic Dragon is swooping onto the scene, laying waste to the Kingdom of Good and claiming dominion over the entire region! That's not fair! We worked hard for that! 

In just one week, we will be launching our Kickstarter campaign for Overlords of Infamy: Misery Loves Company and we could not be more excited! This expansion to the base game will increase the player count to 6 while adding in all new options that are also playable in the base game, including but not limited to: 

* Special archetypes for the Adventuring Hero!

* A playable Dragon! 

* New Plots, Quests and World Events!

In addition to the above, we are happy to announce that we will be reprinting the base game of Overlords of Infamy. We are overhauling the rulebook from the ground up, printing wooden pieces that more closely match up with the iconography (these will be available to those who own the base game) and utilizing the box space better. We are also fixing typos and other errors that we found after release (oops).

As always, we are incredibly appreciative of your initial support for us. None of this would have been possible if you hadn't joined us on this journey. 


Geek & Sundry are super awesome. A couple of weeks ago they posted two videos involving Overlords of Infamy: a How-To-Play video, and a full playthrough on their Game The Game show! Check them out below:

That's all for now! See you in a week!

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


New pins! Conventions! Oh My!
over 3 years ago – Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 09:03:02 PM

Greetings and salutations, Overlords!

It's been a while since we last had a chat, but I am back to make you aware of what we've been up to! First up:

New Pins! 

The overwhelmingly positive response to our pins has lead us to make more of them! 

The Dead Pirate Robhearts and Frau Lumberwulf will be joining Waffles and Tyrano De Bergerac in pinfamy!  

Waffles and Tyrano have been incredibly popular, but luckily we still have some of the original stock left. So here is a deal we are offering: If you order a Waffles and/or Tyrano pin, or pre-order a Dead Pirate and/or Frau Lumberwulf pin, you can get them at $8 a piece. 

Normally these sell for $10 a piece. Not only that, we will mail the pins to you, for free (within the continental US). Pins are available here!


Conventions! Here are the conventions and shows we'll be attending. If you're there, come say hi!  

Strategicon - Gamex - Los Angeles, California May 25th - 28th  

Origins Game Fair - Columbus, Ohio - June 13th - 17th  

San Diego Comic Con - San Diego, California - July 19th - 22nd.  

David will also be at GenCon, helping out at the Leder Games booth!

Dimensions of Discord Online

Development for Dimensions of Discord Online has been going swimmingly! We are testing a lot of the game now and making changes where they are needed. We should have a print-and-play test copy available in the future as well.

As a peripheral to DoDO, to get you in the spirit of the game, you can play the original Dimension of Discord text adventure from 1979!

If you are interested in testing any of our future projects, you can e-mail suggestions@obscurereferencegames.com and we'll add you to our list of testers.

We're always available to chat if you have questions, so just drop us a line!

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


Fulfillment Update pt. 2
about 4 years ago – Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 05:35:45 PM

Hi Overlords!

By this time most of you have received your games and have gotten in a few games of delicious villainy! However, it was brought to my attention that some of our international backers had not yet received the game, or had some issues with the game once it arrived.

I am so, so sorry for this! There was a mixup with fulfillment (that has now been corrected) and those games will be sent out ASAP. 

If you are a backer who received your game and there was an issue with it (i.e. packaging) please send me a message on KS or an e-mail to support@obscurereferencegames.com and I will respond as quickly as I can.

To everyone else who is having fun playing their copy! We'd love to see pictures of us! If you post to social media, please tag us! 

Dimension of Discord

While working on our next game, we got the idea to get really silly.

Dimensions of Discord Online is a board game about playing an Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, and part of the fictional history of this game is that it started out as a text adventure game! So we thought it might be fun to release an actual text adventure game based on this concept!

If you would like to give it a shot, the game is available here! The game is a work in progress, so we'd love your feedback on it. Also, the link will be updated as we expand and make changes to the adventure, so feel free to check back periodically as well. We'd love your feedback, comments, criticisms and any bugs you might find.

That's all for today! Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,