Thistledown: A Tragedy of Blood

Created by AndHeGames

A story-driven fantasy tragedy. Anthropomorphic rabbits. Darkly evil faeries.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Surveys, stickers, and swamps!
2 months ago – Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:33:47 PM

I've been working hard at fleshing out the world. Still in progress, but here's a quick video of the swamp!

The Sapila, the rat people, are confined to the swamps, under the flinty eyes of the watchers.


I love stickers, love designing them, love sticking them on things. I've ordered the first couple designs for Thistledown:

 There's going to be a wide variety of stickers, and they'll all be awesome.

Surveys coming out

Over today and tomorrow, surveys will be landing in your inboxes. You'll be able to add to/adjust your pledge if need be (maybe get those stickers, if you wish), and you'll insure that you get your rewards on time!

Do not delay filling out your survey - if you need to change your address later, you can do that easily. I want you to be able to get your stuff ASAP. Speaking of -


So, a few things have changed in my life, so I'm able to devote a lot more time to building Thistledown- the scheduled release of the game is looking like it will be significantly earlier than I anticipated. The physical rewards take a little longer to get out, but you wouldn't mind if I delivered the game early, right?


The Pre-Order page is up, and you can still share a discounted price with your friends:

Please share this link with people who might love the game - it helps tremendously.


Thank you again for supporting my work! I really believe I have the best backers on Kickstarter.

Stretch goal GET, and a sticker design!
3 months ago – Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 02:59:48 PM

First, we've got a cool new sticker design - in the style of a wood cut.

 This is a mockup, but we'll be getting real stickers in a little while - I'll post pictures then.

Stretch goal!

Thanks to the generosity of one of Thistledown's backers, another stretch goal has been unlocked - free for everyone. We've unlocked a short story: Shepherd's Purse. I'll post more details about this story in time.

I told my Worldbuilding collaborator about this, and he said: "You just have the best backers!"

I agree.

Thank you again for backing Thistledown, and being among the best backers.

Look for those surveys soon!


What's next?
3 months ago – Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 03:57:43 PM

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33 hours to go!
4 months ago – Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 02:01:05 PM

The campaign is almost over! Can you believe it? If you want to adjust your pledge, do it now. 

In the meantime, let's party. :) 

🎈  🎈  🎈

Thank you so much for helping make Thistledown a reality. I'll be on Kickstarter ready to chat and answer any questions today and as we count down the final hours tomorrow. 


The High Fovos and the Low Fovos
4 months ago – Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 07:56:20 PM

Hey! As we draw close to the end of the campaign, we're finishing up the profiles of the Thistledown races. Note that these aren't all the races in the world of thistledown, but only the races that feature prominently in Thistledown: A Tragedy of Blood.

The High Fovos

The High Fovos are a group of incredibly magical, long-lived faeries. None of the Animalia know what they really look like, but the form they generally take is that of an 18th century human. They wear powdered wigs and enjoy showing off their finery. They torment the Animalia as much as they can.

Magic: The source of nearly all the magic in the world of Thistledown. If a member of the Animalia wishes to perform a magical feat beyond their abilities, they have to sign a contract with a High Fovos or a Low Fovos. The High Fovos are a poisonous race, and they will often try to cause harm to those who sign contracts with them, just for their own amusement. 

The Low Fovos

The Low Fovos come in many forms - from flying lizards to sleepy, hill-sized golems. They are significantly less magical than the High Fovos, but have some power.

Finish strong!

Thank you for your support, and all of the wonderful messages. As we finish up the campaign, is there anything else you'd like to know about the world?

As I continue creating Thistledown, I'd like to keep you up-to-date with how the game is going. I've been considering streaming some of the development of Thistledown, would you be interested in that? 

Thanks again!