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zhechen zhangBy zhechen zhang
First created
zhechen zhangBy zhechen zhang
First created
AU$ 952
pledged of AU$ 50,000pledged of AU$ 50,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 16 2018 8:09 AM UTC +00:00

About

Story Line:

Set in Ancient China during the Tang dynasty, legendary beasts rule the land with their supernatural powers. During their reign, humans have been suppressed, harassed and assaulted by these mythical beings. However one day, a clan of elite hunters emerge to wage war against the monsters who terrorise the innocent.

You are the youngest remaining heir of Chan family, whose legacy has been built on the protection of the weak and innocent. While away on hunting expeditions, it is up to you to outwit the beasts in order to save the country. Armed with ancient wisdom, the knowledge of your ancestors, and the unique power you possess, you must guard the country and restore balance between these two species.

Instructions:

Each player is an elite monster hunter, who must prevent these ancient beasts from destroying villages. On your perilous journey across the country, you will randomly encounter a variety of different monsters.

  • At the beginning of each expedition, every player will receive 3 Weapon cards. At the beginning of each round, players can choose to pick up a new Weapon card from the Weapon card deck. The maximum of weapon cards that can be held at any one time is five.
  • When the expedition begins, a Monster card is drawn from the Monster card deck. This will be the opponent for this expedition.
  • Players must then choose (from their cards in hand) what action/s to take. Each round players can play one Weapon card and one Function card. When a Function card is played, its ability does not take effect until the end of the round.
  • However, there is a special stipulation: If a player chooses not to participate in a round, they will not be attacked by the monster (for that round). This means that they will be unable to generate points in this round. 
  • Every time the Monster attacks, it inflicts damage to all players who have displayed a card in that round.
  • During each round, Players and Monster move according to their speed.
  • NOTE: Only players who inflict effective damage on the Monster can gain points.

Monster Cards:

Every Monster comes from the Ancient Chinese book 'ShanHaiJing', which (in English) translates to 'Classic of Mountains and Seas'. This text is a compilation of Ancient Chinese Geography, Mythology, Literature and Religion. Due to this, Players will be able to enjoy learning about Chinese mythology, and will develop a deeper understanding of the rich culture.

Weapon Cards:

All of the Weapon cards are derive from Chinese History, each belonging to a famous warrior. The stories behind these weapons are designed to entice Players into learning about Chinese mythology, and will also allow them to develop an understanding of and appreciation for Chinese culture.

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 Shipping Cost

Hello everyone who is interesdted to this project. Due to the uncertainty of the shipping cost to different countries, the shipping cost would be calculated seprately after the project reaching the goal.

In order to improve your satisfaction, we are happy to ship this game on your own shipping preference. You can choose your own shipping company, time and cost.

 Our Team

We are a team of 5 commerce students from the University of Melbourne. This Kickstarter Campain is our group project for a subject, we have put much effort within it. Our team memebrs are creative, aspirant and full of passion. We have great teamwork suring this process and we are confident to make our game successful. This is a interesting and meaningful experience for us. Thanks for loving our game. 

Risks and challenges

One of the main risks we face during inception is that our product will fail. As the card/tabletop gaming industry is already well established, with high barriers to entry and a large competitive environment, our challenge is to design an attractive product that utilises differentiation as its main strategy. This will ensure that we generate significant interest in the market, thus building a strong client base.
Since the majority (4/5) of the group members were Chinese International students, our game was designed around their traditional heritage. This differentiation strategy seeks to eliminate the challenge faced by so many new market entrants, which is: being classified as 'just another card game'. Instead, our product has developed a tangible take on the 'Shan Hai Jing', which contains a detailed account of Ancient Chinese mythology.
We believe that through the development of this game, we have created a product that addresses a wide variety of risks/challenges.
As this product is the first we've developed as a team, an external review will be valuable, as it will provide an objective perspective. Hopefully a market-wide analysis of our product by key stakeholders (i.e. Competitors, Customers, Retailers, etc.) will allow us to improve our product, identify customer trends/demands, and adjust our reward system (business offering) accordingly.

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