OKKO CHRONICLES is a game for 2-5 players which plays between 60-90 minutes. Set in the heart of the Palace of Mists, the legendary comic book hero Okko and his traveling companions must hunt down powerful Oni (demons) and thwart their dark conspiracies.
During each game, one of the players will take the role of the Oni and their lackeys as they attempt to achieve their objectives without revealing themselves or being forced to flee by the Heroes.
Meanwhile, one to four players take on the role of Okko’s legendary band of demon hunters as they carry out their investigation to uncover the identity of the Oni hidden among the palace’s residents.
Before you start playing, everyone chooses a Hero, each of whom has their own skills and special abilities.
A Hero is represented by the following:
- A Miniature which represents the character on the game board.
- A Character card which describes their characteristics (Speed, Might, Defense, Guile, Stamina and Natural Talent).
- A hand of Action cards that allows to use the Hero’s specific skills.
- An Initiative card is used to determine the order in which the Heroes take their turn. .
- A Mission card that sets a personal goal, which the Hero must attempt to achieve during the game.
During the Strategy Phase, each Hero chooses up to two Action cards to use in the coming round. These cards can be used in two different ways:
- As Secret Technique: The card is placed to the right of their Character card, where it modifies the Hero’s Attributes.
- As a Special Talent: The card is placed to the left of their Character card, and enables the Hero to perform extraordinary feats.
Once each Hero has chosen their Action cards, they determine the order in which they will act by creating a deck of Initiative cards.
Around the edges of their Character card, Heroes have 4 Equipment slots to indicate which weapons and equipment they are carrying.
Each Equipment card has its own characteristics and some may only be carried by characters of one of the 4 unique character classes: Hinin, Ronin, Samurai or Maotsukai.
One of the players will take the role of Oni, who has its own objectives. It will attempt to achieve these goals while attempting to prevent being unmasked by the Heroes.
As the game progresses, the Oni’s control over the inhabitants of the Palace will become stronger and stronger. The Corruption track records the extent of the Oni’s corrupting influence and the additional abilities its agents gain as a result.
The Heroes must investigate every dark recesses if they are to successfully analyze clues, interrogate courtiers and decipher documents scattered throughout the Palace of Mists.
At the end of the game, Recollections based on the various events that have occurred during the adventure are placed side-by-side, one after the other, to construct Tikku Memoirs. Each Recollection is worth a number of Victory points:
- If the Oni or the Heroes managed to achieve a Mission tile objective (4 Victory points).
- If the Heroes’ accusations have successfully unmasked the Oni (4 Victory points).
- If the Oni is defeated (2 Victory points).
- If a Hero accomplishes their Personal mission (1 Victory point).
Once you have written the memoirs, it's time to compare the colors of the memoir’s Recollections (blue for Heroes, red for the Oni). The party with the most Victory points, wins the game.
Okko Chronicles miniatures are on average 35mm in height. This scale is based on the height to the eyes of an adult human character.
Some miniatures will be much larger, while others will have smaller proportions, depending on the characters they represent.
For us, the quality of the miniatures is a priority and you can expect a level of detail equivalent to those shown here.
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Without further indications, all Stretch Goals will be sent in separate boxes.
They are also included in the Ronin pledge.
Okko is a comic book that chronicles the adventures of a ronin and his companions as they hunt demons and other evil creatures across the continent of the Pajan.
The saga is divided into 5 cycles, each inspired by a critical element that sets the tone of the adventure’s narrative: The Cycle of Water, The Cycle of Earth, The Cycle of Air, The Cycle of Fire and The Cycle of Emptiness.
The group of oni hunters is made up of the following Heroes:
As a venerable monk, Tikku recounts the exploits of his erstwhile companions.
Especially for this game, HUB, the author-illustrator of the Okko saga, has produced many new and impressive illustrations, along with several new characters to accompany Okko and his companions in their adventures.
If you wish to order more than one copy of the game, it is possible to add as many Ronin (€75) or Samurai (€90) pledges as you want. Shipping costs will be reduced for each additional copy added!
And of course, each pledge is accompanied by all unlocked Stretch Goals!
All costs shown are in Euro (€) and are based on the exchange rate posted at the launch of this campaign (approx. €1 = $1.17).
Any pledges that are confirmed after the close of the 'pledge manager' will be dispatched at a later date from our European distribution hub, which may significantly increase the estimated shipping costs above.
Watch the Learn to Play’s play-through and review after testing the first scenario of Okko Chronicles.
The RED JOKER is a young board game publishing company whose CEO, Frédérick Condette, has been working in the games industry for nearly 20 years. Starting out as a graphic designer at Rackham, he accumulated a wide range of diverse experience in a variety of different positions in the industry. After a rewarding experience as a partner at Hazgaard Editions, Frederick founded his own publishing company - The RED JOKER with one goal in mind: to offer high quality games to enthusiastic players.
So far, The RED JOKER has published The Valley of the Kings and Fortresses & Clans in their Versus line of 2 player card games, and 2 other Chronicles titles: Guardians' Chronicles and Guardians' Chronicles: Clash of Heroes.
In 1992, Hub is designer on Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element and returned to the 7th art-form in 2001, working on the film Samourai. He has also gained notoriety in the world of animation, working on series such as The Prince of Atlantis and Garage Kids. He also designed the costumes for the children’s programs of a notable French TV channel.
He illustrated two 136 page volumes of the Kazandou series, based on a screenplay by Gess and published by Glénat. In 2001, he illustrated the French edition of the pen & paper role-playing game Fading Suns by Multisim. Then in 2005, he began the Okko Saga, with the release of its first volume, The Cycle of Water. Since then, Aslak – Eye of the World was released by Delcourt in 2011. Written by HUB and Fred Weytens, drawn by Emmanuel Michalak and colored by Sébastien Lamirand, it tells the story of a Viking’s quest for new stories.
Stephane Camosseto, Valentin Zak and Patrick Masson are 3 french freelance sculptors working in the miniature and collectible statues industry.
They have been working in this industry for 7 years for many different games and collectibles company, like CoolMiniOrNot, Guillotine Games, Demented Games, Studio McVey, Luftkrieg 1919, etc.
They have created Kazama Studio in order to gather their skills and be able to propose companies high end miniatures and bigger projects.
It was a pleasure working on this Okko’s chronicles project with the awesome concepts from Hub.
Born in 1974, Arnaud Boudoiron has worked in a variety of sectors: press, publishing, advertising, comics and sculpture. He began a career as a sculptor for Rackham at the end of the 1990s. He is a talented artist and a gaming fanatic.
After working for several years in the comic book industry, he took advantage of the increasing interest in board games including miniatures to finally find his primary passion: sculpture. Arnaud has worked on games such as Zombicide, Black Plague, Conan, The Godfather, Mythic Battles and Rising Sun.
Hi, I'm Andrew Palies, aka Drew the painter coming from France that runs Drew Ink and Painting studio. Although from Paris, France, I now live in London, UK and have done so since the beginning of 2017.
I have had a love of painting ever since I was a teenager, and only this year have decided to put all my passion into my art and become a professional freelance painter. Working both with personal collectors and companies alike.
This is the best thing for me as I now get to spend my days with a brush in hand, painting and telling stories through my art!
Although I participate in many shows and contests across Europe this will be my first collaboration concerning a kickstarter!
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Richard has been an avid gamer for nearly thirty years and has been lucky enough to work in the gaming industry for nearly 15 of them. He started his career overseeing on a wide variety of role-playing and war game projects, including Babylon 5, Starship Troopers and Conan. Since then, he has worked as a freelance consultant for a number of publishers, doing everything from copy editing and translation to line development and art direction.
Richard originally joined The RED JOKER to help translate Guardians’ Chronicles: The Clash of Heroes for the English speaking market; however, he assisted in many other aspects of the game’s development. Since then, he has also collaborated with The RED JOKER team on a number of other projects, including the upcoming Fortresses & Clans card game.
Having recently graduated in sociology and Internet & multimedia engineering, specializing in transmedia, Maily joined The RED JOKER earlier in 2017 as its Community Manager.
A gamer in her free time, Maily particularly likes Vampire The Masquerade. She also loves games that tell real stories and allow her to play characters of her choice. A little geeky, she loves Goldorack (Grandizer), Pokemon and the X-Men. Her favorite heroine is none other than Wonder Woman.
Origames is a very well-known French company dedicated to the conceptualization of board games. They work closely with the publishers at every stage of a project’s development. Passion lies at the core of this company and it is this simple principle that ensures that each project is as amazing as it is unique.
As a logical continuation of Guardians' Chronicles line, which Origames took great pleasure in working on, Okko Chronicles provides the company with an impossible-to-resist opportunity to be involved in this new adventure!
Risks and challenges
This is our fourth crowdfunding campaign. Despite the difficulties encountered in our very first campaign, we successfully delivered our following two campaigns, The Valley of the Kings and Guardians’ Chronicles: The Clash of Heroes, with only minimal delay. Meanwhile, our most recent campaign, Fortress & Clans, is currently in production.
In regard to Okko Chronicles; the core game’s components have almost all been finalized before we launched this Kickstarter campaign, and many of the add=ons and Stretch Goals are already well into their pre-production. As a result, these should be ready to go to print before the end of this campaign.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ZERO RISK PROJECT OR CAMPAIGN.
While this is not our first game like this, there will always be unforeseen developments in manufacturing and logistics that are beyond our control, as we have learned to our peril in the past. That being said, barring a catastrophic meteor impact, a zombie apocalypse or other forms of armageddon (holy or otherwise), we are pretty sure that, thanks to our previous experience, the game is well prepared and that we have chosen our partners wisely (manufacturers, printers, freight forwarders, distributors, etc.).
All pledges can be refunded up to 60 days before they leave the manufacturer, without question. If a refund is requested more than 15 days after the end of this Kickstarter campaign, penalty fees will be charged.
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