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13
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 15 2013

About

"Ok, I'm going to block your rifle with my... roundhouse kick.... Wha....???"

That pretty much summed up what inspired this game, Martial Arts: The trading card game. I've played so many card games that market themselves as a real martial arts game but after playing, it was either way too confusing or just plain silly. It's like me telling you your fresh fruit smoothie is made from food coloring and water. Nope, not gonna cut it.

As practitioners of various styles of martial arts, it was important that our game is not only fun, but made sense. It had to be fast-paced with actual moves and strategies you would use if you were a conditioned fighter with several years of hard training. The cards are actual moves and flow with realistic freedom within and between the different styles from around the world. More importantly, it's surprisingly easy to get into but very deep to master.

You are not stupid and we want to make sure this game shows you the respect you deserve by avoiding the hack approach and force-feeding you kung fu in a can. Instead, we want it to be you who goes toe to toe with a friend and open that can of something else instead!

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS:

We are at the pre-production point where we need the funding to fully commission our artist, Solomon Au Yeung to complete the rest of the artwork and transition over to premium print and packaging with Cartamundi (Magic: The Gathering, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Game of Thrones). Also, we want to bring Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game to GenCon 2013 and get more people playing so we can bring to you even more martial arts styles from around the world to your table.

WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE:

The gameplay mechanics are finalized for every card in the set and each have been playtested by experienced trading card gamers, martial artists, and people new to both, as we wanted the game to be adaptable to any level of play. In addition, all the card layouts, packaging and marketing material are good to go. 

Help us make this game a reality and let's get these decks in your hand so you can mix, match, and form your own true style of martial arts.

THE GAME DECKS

In our first series, we'll be introducing 4 decks depicting 4 fighters from around the world. Each of these decks will represent a different martial arts style (some even more than one) which can be mixed and matched with each other until you've come up with one that fits you. The decks in our first series are:

For more backstory on the decks and characters visit our facebook link.

THE ARTWORK

We're extremely excited to bring you art from one of Hong Kong's popular game designer, Solomon Au Yeung. Involved in projects such as Dragon Tiger Gate and Stormriders, Solomon was also an artist for Magic: The Gathering.

His art style captures the essence of Hong Kong comics meet Western Fantasy. In Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game, his mission was to take the rich cultures of each individual martial art style and infuse it with the storyline of the characters you will become.

Being in Hong Kong and projects dealing heavily with martial arts, he really gets it. You can check out his other work on his facebook page!

THE GAMEPLAY

For more information about the rules of the game, please check out our Facebook page.

THE REWARDS

For your much needed support, here are some of the great things we'd like to give to you. Every bit counts in helping us create a high quality game for you!

OUR STRETCH GOALS

Our goal will always be to make sure you receive a top quality martial arts gaming experience. With this extended funding, we will begin work on our second series of decks, expansions, and work with distributors to get Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game into your favorite comic book store and online! If we reach this extra level of funding, we will make sure to reward you well for your loyal support!

ENTER THE DOJO

For more about Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game, including gameplay details and news, visit us (and like us) on Facebook. But before you go, don't forget to pledge and tell your friends!

KICKING IT FORWARD

In lieu of the movement of project supporting projects, Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game will proudly "Kick It Forward" (http://kickingitforward.org)

This means, if we meet our funding goals and after our initial costs are met, we will use 5% of our remaining total funds to back several projects throughout Kickstarter, because we completely understand that when you have a solid idea that you know people will want, it's just as important to be supported in any way you can. So help us help others by getting us to our goal so we can "Kick It Forward!"

Risks and challenges

Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game is completely designed and playtested by actual martial artists, card gamers, and those who have no experience in fighting or card games. The lead designer, Alex Lim, has a 10 year marketing background able to ensure that with your support, this game will reach its production and marketing goals. Our manufacturing partner, Cartamundi, has been producing top-quality board and card games since 1994. Our artist, Solomon is ready to complete the final run of artwork to send this game to print.

The game is prepped and ready for production and for GenCon 2013. We just need your support to make this happen!

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    THE FAN - You get 1 of 4 *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards that will not be included in any decks or expansion sets ever!

    You can use these when building your future decks and show your opponent who's boss.

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    THE PRACTITIONER - Your choice of 1 of the 4 starter decks and 1 of 4 random *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards. This is the beginning of your martial arts journey! (Shipping: US please add $5; Non-US please add $15!)

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    THE STUDENT - You'll get your choice of 2 Starter Decks and 2 different random promo cards *Exclusive* to Kickstarter. You can now grab an opponent and see who's the true martial artist or you can start customizing a new deck with multiple martial arts! (Shipping: US please add $5; Non-US please add $15!)

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    THE APPRENTICE - Wow, you can do a lot of damage with your choice of 3 Starter decks and 3 different *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards. Play 2 on 1 or fine tune your deck for even more exciting game play! (Shipping: US please add $5; Non-US please add $15!)

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    THE TRUE DISCIPLE - ALL 4 Starter decks and ALL 4 promo cards! As a dedicated martial artist you can get 3 friends and play 2 on 2 or dive deep into each character's story to see which martial art styles are best for you and what you can mix and match towards your best strategies. (Shipping: US please add $10; Non-US please add $20!)

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    THE TEACHER - You will get everything above AND a high quality pemium play mat with *Exclusive* art by Solomon Au Yeung. This will make sure you fight in style! (Shipping: US please add $10; Non-US please add $20!)

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    THE CHOSEN HEIR - As the heir to this dojo, besides everything above, you will get an unbelievable sneak peek into the game with a 30 CARD EXPANSION set of martial art styles not found in any of the decks!!! You can mix, match, and master them into your fighting style. (Shipping: US please add $10; Non-US please add $20!)

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    THE MASTER - You will get all 4 decks, 4 *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards, custom play mat, 30 card expansion set and.... 1 of 6 of our original "alpha" demo cards, signed by Solomon Au Yeung! These are the actual mock-ups we used so only 6 were ever made! (Shipping: US please add $10; Non-US please add $20!)

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    THE GRANDMASTER - You will receive everything above and 1 original custom-drawn Martial Arts: The Trading Card Game artwork by Solomon Au Yeung. LIMIT 3. This is artwork not from any card in the game! (Shipping: US please add $15; Non-US please add $20!)

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    THE MYSTERIOUS WARRIOR - This is a signed, "Secret Reward" that is from one of artist, Solomon Au Yeung's previously produced game from Hong Kong! This isn't something cheesy like a t-shirt or hat, nope... this is something you will *really* want to have in your collection. PLUS, you get all 4 decks, 4 *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards, custom play mat, and the 30 card expansion set! (Shipping: US please add $20; Non-US please add $30!)

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    THE HONORED HERO - We will make an "Illegal Move" card using ANY move of YOUR CHOICE in the game with your name on the card as the designer! You will get a copy of the card signed by our entire team! PLUS

    You will receive all 4 decks, 4 *Exclusive* Kickstarter promo cards, custom play mat, the 30 card expansion set, and a signed copy of your choice of the Dragon Tiger Gate or Stormriders card game. We are limiting this reward to 4 so one Illegal Move can be put in each of the new decks. (Shipping: US please add $20; Non-US please add $30!)

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