Bellum Sacrum #10 – Juno and Jupiter and KICKSTARTER UPDATE!

In this bumper post: Bellum Sacrum Kickstarter details, and behind-the-scenes drawing notes for Iuno and Iuppiter (scroll down)!

The Kickstarter has begun!

The Kickstarter launched last night (UK)/yesterday morning (AUS) and at present is about 25% funded!

In case you don’t know (and I’m not sure how you wouldn’t, I’ve been posting about it a lot – sorry!) I illustrated 10 pairs of Roman Gods and some Trophies for Anthony Gibbins of Legonium, the brilliant Latin-and-Lego site, who’s been developing the card game Bellum Sacrum over the last year and a bit. As a gaming enthusiast, I was extremely excited to work on this project with him as it was an extremely fun prospect to draw, and be a part of in the long term. I’m no stranger to Kickstarter myself: I successfully published my Trojan War Playing Cards several years ago through it, and it’s a perfect fit for brand new and exciting card games like this one!

The five main actions:

The game is easy to pick up and learn, with its five main actions and quick gameplay time. All the cards are designed to be easily legible, with comparative elements between each god in the pair, colour-coding, and numerals for those who can’t see colour.

Please share the game’s Kickstarter with anyone you know who you think would like it! If you’re still not sure, check out our reviews, or even download the print-and-play version for yourself to try it out!

Thanks so much for your support!

Go to the Kickstarter here!


IUNO (Juno) and IUPPITER (Jupiter) were my biggest challenge to draw. Despite ending on them now, the design process actually started with them – they were key to setting the tone of the entire deck. Such iconic characters, getting them right was essential, and they went through several iterations. While a more 3D approach was attempted, them being the rulers of the battlefield needed to be apparent, so it was decided they should be sat front-on. Juno, as ever, is imperious and serious. Jupiter thinks everything is hilarious, and is thinking about his next conquest, however best to get one over on his wife. They’ve come out exactly as I wanted.

See the cards and the artists notes for Juno and Jupiter!

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