Mecha Kaiju is a supplement to "Mecha" by Chris Perrin, the RPG about giant fighty robots. The book will give you all you need to create your own Kaiju or use one we made to add them to your current Mecha campaign. Play through the SRS (Setting Reference Schematic) we provide or enjoy Kaiju in anything from King of the Monsters to any creative Kaiju storyline you develop. The choice is yours to play as a Kaiju or as a Mecha pilot. Either way are you here to help or destroy humanity.
This project is to raise enough money to pay for the final bits of art and layout. As you can see the art is basically done we just need to make a final payment and pay the layout artist the funds to get the book done. We were origionally going to do a black and white version but would love to finish paying the needed amount to get the color versions of the art, plus a little extra to make a small print run of color softcovers beyond the backers to get them in some FLGS.
For those new to Mecha, it is a Role playing game where you take on the role of a mecha pilot. The game is played using a d6 dice pool roll under mechanic. The game rules are designed to help simulate the Mecha Anime that is out there. Less about the minutia of mecha construction like previous mecha games, Chris Perrin’s Mecha is designed to replicate the episode format of an Anime series.
A NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS:
We are planning to bill you a more direct shipping price specific to you and we are going to use BackerKit to do that. The different dollar amounts is an attempt to separate by region to better handle shipping.
From the ocean, a giant lizard attacks a power station, causing an environmental catastrophe.
A world government trades freedom for luxury and hides the truth about the existence of huge creatures known as kaiju.
People all around the world dream that Taoitora is coming, bringing pain and death to us all.
And somewhere, Order and Chaos continue their eternal struggle.
This is Mecha: Kaiju
Thank you for stopping by Mecha Kaiju.
Information on additional books We are offering several rewards of our previous books in the Mecha line. The books are the core rulebook, Chris Perrin’s Mecha: Core, our two supplements, Mecha: Combiners, our love letter to Voltron and all combining mecha genre, and Mecha: Mercenaries, a gritty SRS that adds more nuance to your mecha builds. Also available will be Mekayana , a mythic India meets mecha SRS and Reign of the Descendents our love letter to Invid Invasion written specifically at the request of Dan Repperger of Fear the Boot.
Basic Level - $5
Receive a PDF copy of Mecha: Kaiju and a huge THANK YOU! From the Heroic Journey Publishing Crew!
Kaiju Sightings Level
- $10 Limit 52
Receive the PDF of Mecha: Kaiju plus the huge THANKS! From the HJP Crew and design one of the upcoming Kaiju: 52 a year celebration of Kaiju with one each week.
Kaiju Core - $10
Receive Mecha:Kaiju and Mecha:Core PDFs.
The Full Monty –
Receive PDF copies of the entire Mecha Line including the Mecha Kaiju
Kaiju gets physical -
Receive the PDF and a softcover color Mecha: Kaiju edition.
Shipping will be handled by BackerKit and the $26 & $27 tiers will be used to help segment the orders. You will receive credit for the increase once shipping is established.
The New to Mecha Deal - $40
If you are new to Mecha this tier gets you the Core and Kaiju Softcover books to begin your Mecha career.
The Everything Deal -
Receive the PDF and a softcover color Mecha: Kaiju edition. Plus the Full Monty Digital Deal.
Shipping will be handled by BackerKit and the $46 & $47 tiers will be used to help segment the orders. You will receive credit for the increase once shipping is established.
The New to Mecha All In - $75
The All in New to Mecha. This tier gets you the physical softcover books of Mecha Core, Mecha Kaiju, Mecha Combiners, Mecha Mercenaries. Also receive the PDFs of each and Reign of the Descendents.
The FLGS Deal - $140
Receive 3 copies of each Mecha:Core, Mecha:Combiners, Mecha:Mercenaries and Mecha:Kaiju softback books. Shipping will be handled by BackerKit and the $141 & $142 tiers will be used to help segment the orders. You will receive credit for the increase once shipping is established.
$2,500 - Kaju 52 - a book of our Kaiju of the Week offering.
Kaiju of the Week will begin in January 2015 our plan is to offer 52 Kaiju’s each week for you to use in your Mecha Kaiju game (or any Kaiju based game you may be playing. If we get funding enough we will take all 52 ideas get full color art drawn by our wonderful Khairul Hisham and publish it as a free pdf.
$6,000 - Super Sentai - this is our next Mecha project. The book is written we just need art. Super Sentai take your Mecha pilot outside his mecha and gives them additional abilities.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks with backing a kickstarter. The biggest is completion. The good news is that the manuscript is finished, the art is finished all the book needs is to finish the layout and make it look pretty. Once that is done it will be finished which is planned for November. Printing comes next, barring any technical problems with the printer (we use Lightning Source) it takes about a month to prep the files and get a proof done to know we didn’t make any mistakes. That puts us into January for the book to be printed. That is our plan and we will keep you up to date with any issues we run into.
This is the fourth book we have published in the Mecha Line, 6 total if you count PDFs, so this is not our first rodeo as they say. Our last 2 books, Mecha: Combiners and Mecha: Mercenaries were done and delivered through kickstarter. We learned a lot about ourselves and the KS process through that one and are ready to meet the deadlines and produce Mecha: KaijuLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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