Kanzume Goddess reemerges as Kamigami Battles: Battle of the Nine Realms, an epic aggressive PVP deck-building card game, with new mechanics, new content and even more to come! We have cleaned up the rules, adjusted the balance of powers in the realm, and created some exciting new game elements that new and current fans will love.
What we have updated:
- Several Gods have been rebalanced and the rules have been clarified.
- The Chaining Colors (the circles at the top left of each Warrior with a color and zodiac symbol) have been updated so that the symbols are black. The original game was formatted such that color-blind fans struggle to see the symbols and colors. By making the symbols black, now one can chain their cards based on symbol alone.
- Increased the size of the God cards and we have updated the card backs.
- We have added temples and we have several other game upgrades to come should we reach lots of stretch goals!
- Replaced the Energy Mats/Cards with Cardboard Tokens
- The box will be 8.5"x8.5"x3" and can hold all the cards for 1 base set and 2 expansions.
- Each copy includes randomizer cards for that set or expansion.
- Each copy includes card dividers for easy organization.
Fans have been asking about expansions to Kanzume Goddess since its original release, so in addition to Battle of the Nine Realms, we are also pleased to offer a NEW stand-alone expansion to Kamigami: Kamigami Battles: River of Souls! River of Souls will include brand new artwork featuring Gods, Warriors and Disciples from the Egyptian and Babylonian pantheons and myths.
Already have Kanzume Goddess, but you don't want to pick up the re-print? No problem! We have an option for you, you can get just the upgraded Gods and Temples in the Acolyte Pledge Level.
Top level backers get a preview copy of River of Souls just two months after the campaign closes! There is a Kickstarter exclusive promo card (Nergal the Plague Bearer) that only backers will receive! Stretch goals include several exciting game upgrades, new gods, new warriors, and several new expansions! After all, the glory of the Gods is vast and eternal! The war of the Greek and Norse Gods has not gone unnoticed by the fearsome leaders of other realms...
Click the Pre-Order button in the header section of the campaign to place your order through Pledge Manager!
In Kamigami Battles, you will play as one of the Gods of mythology competing for dominion over the realm. You will recruit ancient Warriors and Disciples to fight in epic battles against the Gods trying to conquer your world! Each God has a pool of life force called energy, and by reducing a God to 0 energy, you can either kill or seal that God away!
Players can choose to pair up with their friends in Team Match or wage war on all those who oppose them in Free-For-All. In a Team Match, 4 or 6 players team up in pairs of two, with one player the Main God and the other the Support God, to be the last standing after eliminating all of the opposing Main Gods. In Free-for-All, 2 to 6 players battle for dominance by either eliminating all other Gods or by being first to reach 25 energy.
On top of the awesome original components for Kanzume, in Kamigami Battles: Battle of the Nine Realms we have upgraded the God cards and made them oversized (to match their epic Godly might). The Warrior and Disciple Cards will remain the same size as the original cards.
We are also excited to announce the addition of Temples to the Kamigami universe! Six Temples will be included with River of Souls and if we hit enough stretch goals, we will make Temples for Battle of Nine Realms as well! Temples are your God’s place of worship and they provide the Gods, through a High Priest, Energy when they need it. They can be attacked instead of the opponent’s God and their Energy is reduced as in a normal attack. A Temple with 0 Energy is destroyed and turned face down.
The Hall of Heroes is where Warriors congregate to discuss battle plans for winning the realm! To set up the game you will shuffle the Warrior Deck and deal out 6 random cards to the Hall of Heroes. If players draw more of the same card, they will stack cards of the same type together. There should always be 6 different card piles in the Hall of Heroes.
Priestess, Bishop and Sacred Guardian Cards get their own separate piles and place in the Hall of Heroes. Each player takes 8 Priestess cards and 2 Sacred Guardian cards as their starting Draw Deck.
A Player's Area is where their Temple and God will stay throughout the game. Players will place any recruited cards on top of their deck.
The God's can grant you several Reward options in exchange for your unwavering faith.....
Temple Foil Cards and River of Souls Foil Cards final card counts will be determined at the end of the campaign based on how many stretch goals are reached.
Test games will be mailed to backers this winter!
Personalized God Card Details:
Your personalized God card can be made in whatever likeness you choose (you, your spouse, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga etc.) You can choose a God from Norse, Greek, Babylonian, and Egyptian pantheons. You can choose a god that is already in the game or you can choose a brand new one. And if we reach the expansion stretch goals you can choose from Celtic, Hindu, Chinese and Japanese pantheons.
Your God cards will be included in all KS pledges and they will be included in the Foil Card packs based on the pantheon you choose.
Chosen Champion is exactly the same as Demigod except that instead of a personalized God card, you will receive a personalized Warrior card and a print of that art! Warriors come in sets of 5, so you and every backer will receive a promo pack of 5 of your personalized Warrior as a special promotional item! These personalized Warriors can be played in the game as regular Warrior cards.
Your personalized Warrior card can be made in whatever likeness you choose (you, your spouse, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga etc.) You can choose a Warrior from Norse, Greek, Babylonian, or Egyptian mythology.
You can choose a Warrior that is already in the game and we will make an alternate art and text version of the Warrior. Or you can choose a brand new Warrior (Hercules, Amazon Warrior, Ragnar, etc.) And if we reach the expansion stretch goals you can choose Warriors from Celtic, Hindu, Chinese and Japanese mythologies as well.
What is the Acolyte Pledge Level all about? Our intention with the Acolyte Pledge Level is to offer the few people who might not want Battle of Nine Realms an option to get some of the new goodies. However, we HIGHLY recommend that you grab Battle of Nine Realms, even if you have Kanzume.
If you have the original Kanzume Goddess and do not want to buy the reprint (Battle of Nine Realms), you can buy the Acolyte pledge level and get 12 updated oversized Gods from Kazume/Battle of Nine Realms and 6 new Temples. We wanted to offer this to fans because we anticipated that there may be a handful of people with Kanzume Goddess who did not care to get Battle of Nine Realms. This will allow you to play Kanzume Goddess with all future Kamigami stand-alone games and expansions.
However, again, we highly recommend that you back the reprinted base game (Battle of Nine Realms) for several reasons:
- Stretch Goals will not be included in this Pledge Level.
- The original can was not big enough to hold your cards sleeved. Battle of Nine Realms will hold the entire game sleeved or unsleeved, including promos.
- In order for all of your sets to look and feel consistent, it is best to buy the reprinted base game. The graphic format of Kanzume Goddess will be different from all of the new expansions. We updated text on both Warriors and Gods and we updated the color chain symbols to be more clear. The card quality on Battle of Nine Realms will also be superior and the card backs will be different than Kazume Goddess. No Warrior mechanics have been changed which is why the Acolyte Pledge Level will allow you to combine Kanzume with the other sets, but we have updated the text and graphics format on every card in the original game in some capacity.
We have done a lot of work on the original game to make it better, more balanced and consistent with the reprint and rebranding as Kamigami Battles. We truly think fans of the original Kanzume Goddess will appreciate the changes!
Temples: If we reach the new Temple Stretch Goals, this reward will include Norse and Greek temples with the Acolyte pledge level. If we do not hit those Stretch Goals, this package will include Temples from River of Souls instead, which can be used with either set. However, we expect that we will be able to make the Greek and Norse temples without a problem!
80 Premium Metal Counters (Includes 30 5" and 50 1's and a beautiful blue velvet bag)
The Gods are kind and will shower us with many Strech Goal gifts should we provide them with enough faith!
Want to know where exactly we are at in our Production process? We will post the Production Schedule in our Updates as regularly as possible with details about what we are working on and how far we are in the Production process!
After the campaign has ended, you will be sent an invite to complete a survey and tell us how you want your pledged funds applied. For instance, if you pledged $200, $75 for your pledge level, $120 in add-ons and $5 in shipping, you would specify which add-ons during that time. New backers can Pledge with the Pre-Order button at the top of this page. Backers can make changes at any time while Pledge Manager is open. It will remain open for a month or two before fulfillment. That being said, be sure to complete your pledge as soon as possible! Incomplete pledges (missing addresses, incorrect payments, etc.) will be held until they are complete, and we do not want you to wait any longer than you have to your for goodies!
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Risks and challenges
Japanime Games is dedicated to improving our process with every Kickstarter. We know that our fans expect regular updates and on-time delivery. We have been taking steps to internally to reduce or eliminate delays on fulfillment for future projects in several ways;
1. Setting more realistic fulfillment deadlines
2. Dedicating more time to internal reviews of our products, such as team playtesting, and meetings dedicated to reviewing rulebooks, components, etc. This has helped us to find errors that set us back in the manufacturing process on previous projects.
3. With Kamigami Battles we are offering some our backers a prototype copy of the game so that they can help us refine the gameplay and point out errors, which will help with the setbacks mentioned above.
4. For international fulfillment, we have learned a great deal from our previous campaigns, and have altered our shipping plans from our manufacturers to help mitigate the delays our international backers have seen.
You can see from campaigns such as Dynamite Nurse that these steps have helped us to ensure on-time fulfillment to our backers. While Sword Art Online was slightly delayed, we were successful in closing the delay time from previous campaigns by a significant amount.
On the Kickstarter homepage, our Production Schedule shows that Battle of the Nine Realms is complete and ready to go to print. We are waiting on a few pieces of art for River of Souls which we will receive before the end of the year. It does require more playtesting, which is why we have offered the prototype copy to our backers so that they can make sure that this set meets their expectations.
We are running this campaign in order to fund between 20-70 pieces of unique art depending on how many new expansion stretch goals we hit! However, as we are coordinating the creation of so much new art (AND personalized backer rewards), there is always a risk that an artist or production could get behind.
We have received time and cost estimates from our artists. We have added in some extra cushion to give ourselves enough time to produce a high-quality game for backers. We do not currently foresee any reasons for a delay, however, if any part of the production process is interrupted and could cause a delay, we will let fans know as soon as possible.
We have made it our goal to post updates at least once every two weeks post campaign and on all of our previous unfulfilled Kickstarter Campaigns. There are challenges that sometimes prevent us from meeting this goal, but we are doing our best to let our backers know that production is still moving forward. We will have plenty of exciting updates to share with you post-campaign, such as new artwork or game development!
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