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:

The Final Countdown
over 5 years ago – Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:21:00 AM

Here we are. The final 24 hours. The last update until we're done. I'm going to stop writing short sentences. 

Oh! I have a treat for you! Introducing: Sir Tyrano de Bergerac!

 These are initial sketches and subject to change, but we think they're a good foundation!

Stretch Goals!

There is a very real possibility that we will exceed the 33k Stretch Goal tonight which will unlock wooden relic tokens. However, we still have 24 hours to reach our $40,000 stretch goal, Achievement cards! Achievement cards allow players to complete goals during their game which will earn them extra points at the end of the game! We can do it!

The Dead Pirate Robhearts

I issued a challenge to backers to share/retweet posts that I made 70 times to unlock The Dead Pirates Robhearts in all her gory glory. So far, posts have been shared/retweeted a total of 52 times! 18 more shares or retweets and we get to include this awesome new Overlord in the game!

Alright. A lot can happen in 24 hours. Let's see what you can do! This is our last chance to get the word out and share this project with your friends! Thanks for all of your help thus far!

Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,


Time ticks on....
over 5 years ago – Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 09:40:26 PM

You know that when the timer switches from days to hours you're getting close. 

We're almost there, my friends. 

Tyrano de Bergerac

The dinosaur with a penchant for theatre and formal fashion is still a work in progress, with initial sketches to debut soon. However, we do have the initial artwork for his lair. Behold, the ultimate bachelor pad for a Cretacean gentleman:

 The Dead Pirate Robhearts

And lest we forget about this fetid femme fatale, I have good news! I made an offer in a previous update that if we were to get 70 shares or retweets of particular posts, we would add The Dead Pirate Robhearts to the Waffles promo pack. Well, it looks as if you took well to that offer, as we currently have 31 shares/retweets! We could use a bit more of a push, and I know we will get there before the campaign ends! 

Social Stretch Goals

I am pleased to announce that not only did you rise to the challenge of my social stretch goals, but you also smashed through it! We have met and exceeded both the Twitter and Facebook Social Stretch Goals, meaning we will be adding 3 new Nefarious Plots and 2 New World events to the game! Give yourselves a pat on the back!

We still have 61 hours to go, with a few goals left to hit. Help me out by spreading the word and telling your friends! We can smash these last few days out of the park!

Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,


P.S. Watch Daredevil. Daredevil is excellent. 

5 days to go...Happy St. Patrick's Day!
over 5 years ago – Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:12:12 PM

It seems like this campaign just started, but here we are with 5 days left! 

Now is the time to share the project with your friends and help them get in on the ground floor with all of you awesome backers!

The Dead Pirate Robhearts

By now you may have realized that we did not reach our goal of $30,000 by Wednesday 3/17 to include The Dead Pirate Robhearts. However, we still want her in the game and we think that you do too! So I'm going to make you a deal! The Dead Pirate Robhearts will be in the Waffle's Promo Pack (included in all Kickstarter copies of the game) if 70 people do the below before the campaign ends: 

I have faith in you, go get 'em!

Social Stretch Goals

33 more Likes on our Facebook page and we add in 3 more Nefarious Plots! Almost there!

That's all I've got for you today. Until next time, I'm your faithful Lackey,


Happy Pi Day!
over 5 years ago – Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 02:39:36 PM

Happy Pi Day!

It seems like over the weekend, someone completed the Nefarious Plot to set clocks an hour ahead. I am lamenting it today for sure… But then I remembered it’s Pi Day! 

In honor of Pi Day, I am offering a special goal that will expire at 11:59 PM PDT:

  • If we get at least 3 new (or increased) pledges of $314, we’ll add 3 new Nefarious Plots and 2 new World Events to the game. 
  • If we get at least 5 new (or inceased) pledges of $314, we’ll unlock the 11th Overlord, The Dead Pirate Rob-Hearts, early, regardless of hitting our goal on Wednesday. 

Speaking of which: 

  • we’re only $2800 away from our special Wednesday goal! AND
  • we’re only 45 Likes away from hitting our goal for Likes on our Facebook page. Once we hit that goal, we’ll add 3 new Nefarious Plots to the game! 

Legends of Tabletop

I’ll be speaking with the Legends of Tabletop gang during their show on Tuesday 3/15 at 6:00 PM PDT. Tune in if you want to listen to me trip over my words and make a mockery of the English language! 

What We’re Backing 

In case you didn’t know, I have a little bit of a thing for steampunk themes. Naturally, I was drawn to back Steam Court, by Tantrum House, because it looks just plain awesome, as well as fun! Might want to give it a look yourself. 

That’s all I’ve got for you today! Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey, 


$26,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!
over 5 years ago – Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 08:56:14 AM

Wow! You are simply awesome. There is no other way to explain how we just....


That's right. We've unlocked both the Hero Quests and Single-Player Mode

Hero Quests add another layer of conflict and complexity to an already chaotic world. As the hero bumps off Lackeys and liberates your rightfully exploited land, he will collect resources that work toward his special quests. Once completed, these quests will make things harder for the Overlords. If too many quests are completed...well let's hope that doesn't happen!

Single-Player Mode makes use of the Hero Quests to set a race against the clock. The Overlord will compete against the Adventuring Hero to complete Nefarious Plots before the Hero is able to complete his Quests. Can you outpace and outlast him?

Overlord #11

After only a day, we're well on our way to our special timed goal. If we are able to hit $30,000 before Wednesday 3/16, we will add in the Dead Pirate Rob-Hearts to the Waffles promo pack. The Dead Pirate was the very close second place to Tyrano de Bergerac in the backer poll that ended on Wednesday. Let's do it!

Here's what we're backing

It's been a while since I last highlighted a project that I'm excited about, but I am back to share a great campaign!

TAU CETI: Planetary Crisis is an awesome looking game of exploration, rich strategy and space combat. Check it out for yourself and consider backing it while you can!

That's it for today, Overlords-In-The-Making! Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,