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Krosmaster Arena is a miniatures board game that is designed around using cute anime warriors to take on your opponents!
1,299 backers pledged $366,562 to help bring this project to life.

Much new news!

Posted by Japanime Games (Creator)

There is so much to say, I don't know where to start....let's see...

Exciting news #1

Tokens and Terrain sets and Kama coins are now available as add on items for everyone at the $100+ pledge level!

We have been in talks regarding this subject for the past week, and we have come to the decision to open these up and make these items available to you piecemeal, so you can now customize your pledge with these tokens however you like. You can now "add on" the following items to your pledge as long as you have pledged at the $100 level or higher.

Terrain set: $50

Meticulously Hand Painted Resin terrain sculpts of the following

  • 8 Trees
  • 8 Bushes
  • 4 Crates

Token upgrades: $75

  • 2 Waterbomb Tokens
  • 1 Wabbit Token
  • 1 Lost Puppet Token
  • 1 Crazy Puppet Token
  • 2 Sacrificed Puppet Token
  • 1 Blocking Puppet Token
  • 2 Tornadobomb Tokens
  • 2 Incendiary Bomb Tokens
  • 1 Dead Trap Token
  • 3 Tofu Tokens
  • 1 Bouftou Token
  • 15 Metallic Gallons of Glory Tokens

Kama Coin upgrades: $35

  • 60 Metallic Kama Coins

Exciting News #2

New Stretch goals!

That's right, we've got new things to add in. We are almost certain that the carrying case is going to be hit within the next few days, especially now that we have the full token set available as add on items, and with the case being opened up for backers we feel pretty confident that we can offer you these items soon! The $300,000 stretch goal of Ruel Stroud is within reach soon - what more can we offer up?

Stretch Goal # 6 - Special oversized cards for all 8 figures in the base set! Some have talked about wanting prints of the artwork, or even postcards, we decided to take it one step further and make oversized cards! These cards will be great just to collect for the artwork, but beyond that, what better way to organize your play area than with bigger oversized cards? Let's face it, your characters are bound to take some damage sooner or later - and when you are putting damage counters on your cards it can make it a bit difficult to read the text on the cards - but with these cards it won't be a problem! We are looking at doing something postcard sized, either 4x6 inch or 5x7 inch. These will be available to every backer over $100 once we reach $325,000 in funding!

Stretch goal #7 - New upgraded Dice sets! These dice look great and they are engraved and translucent! The drawback is this...we won't be able to get these until late June.  We don't want to hold up your games for these stretch goals. We've done a lot of thinking about how we can make this work, so here is the plan - if we hit $350,000 in funding we are going to make these dice sets and send them to you as an additional FREE stretch goal. We tried and tried, but we just couldn't get them in time to add them on to the games that will be shipping out in June.

Stretch goal #8 - Special Collector's coin! If we reach $375,000 in funding we will make these, and they will be included with the dice shipments that go out in June. These coins will look great, be made out of the same material as the Kama Coins and the Gallons of Glory upgrades, and will be approximately 1 inch in diameter.

Exciting news #3

We are shooting a new "how to play" video on April 20th, with a full demonstration of the game! Now that we have English copies of the game we are ready to make this happen! If you are local to our offices in Seattle, you could be a part of this! Read on....

Do you want to play the English Edition of Krosmaster: Arena before everyone else? On Saturday, April 20th we're going to be shooting a live 'how to play' video of Krosmaster: Arena. We will pick 4 entries at random and those people will be invited to our TOP SECRET LOCATION and will learn how to play the game, then film it for our Kickstarter backers to watch. To enter: 1) Be Local to the Seattle area 2) Be available on April 20, 2013 3) Reply (on the facebook post) with your KS username. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 15, 2013. Good Luck!

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    1. Yoki Erdtman on

      What's the purpose of the collector's coin?

    2. Leo Lalande on

      @Jared - Laminating would ruin the oversize cards' value as a collectible. I'd far sooner DIY some custom sleeves with page protectors, or better yet, Ultra-Pro card/pocket sheets. Some careful work with an iron or similar hot tool could easily create suitable oversize card sleeves.

    3. Jared Roswurm on

      If sleeves don't fit, you can always laminate.

    4. Dagda

      Okay, I am sooo into sleeves! Great idea!

    5. Jerahmeel Godinez on

      Just wondering. Does the $500 pledge already get their own Resin Terrain set and Token Upgrades?

    6. Japanime Games 14-time creator on

      Regarding the add ons - we are only allowing one add on of each type per pledge. For instance, if you have a $100 pledge, you could add on one of each type of add on if you like. Additionally, If you have a $300 pledge, you can add on one additional token set for a pledge of $375.

    7. Japanime Games 14-time creator on

      Regarding the oversized cards - I like 5x7, although it is an odd size, but I am getting a price quote on that right now. Good points regarding the other cards....and we may be looking at another set of stretch goals down the road...if we do go with this size I can get sleeves made in the size. We do own a sleeve company too...

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      draoi on

      @JAG: Can I add the add-ons twice to a 100$ pledge?

    9. Salvador Bernadó Sala

      Thanks for the update.
      The news are all good but I like very much those dice.
      They would make for playing with style.
      If we don't reach the stretch goal, I wouldn't mind buying them

    10. Artem Sizyakin on

      @Tyrandil, 3x5 is not big enough to be cool. It's almost the same as current 2.5x3.5. You can laminate these cards in photolab for cheap instead of buying sleeves.

    11. Tyrandil on

      @JAG for the oversized cards, maybe keep them to 3x5 instead? That way they can still fit within sleeves that are currently available on the market. Otherwise we may need some custom sleeves to let the cards last longer *hint hint*.

      @Artem Having oversized cards for all of the expansions and not just the base game would indeed be great :)

    12. Ghool on

      This is all excellent news. I expect to see some major growth in the pledges now that the terrain and tokens are available as add-ons.

    13. Artem Sizyakin on

      @JAG, Maybe you can make oversized cards for all figures as an addon?

      I think most backers would love to have them either they have all 8 expansions or just 3. And those with 3 will more likely want to buy other 5 expansions when they'll come out.
      As for the size - the bigger the better! So go with 5x7.

      And special thanks for the work on this big update!

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      Dafe on

      4x6 for the xl card seem to be a good size also can the 500$ lvl pledge get one for every fig include in the package? The xl card won't look as awesome if they are next to normal one

    15. Justin Robben on

      What an update! I'm excited for what the rest of this campaign holds in store...

    16. Andrew P on

      Well done! I am glad JAG is thinking of the shipping implications of every strech goal and ensuring that these will not delay the distribution of the game. Which is very important to all backers. Clearly there have been a good learning curve since their origional Kanzume Goddess by JapAnime Games. I personally would rather have no more strech goals than delay shipment of the game.

    17. Dagda

      Okay, those dice really look neat. The other stuff didn't hit my wavelength, but well, I guess there are enough people around to be excited about those.

      But I do have two questions:
      1. Will you print oversized cards for the expansion and promo figures as well? It doesn't make much sense to have oversized cards for the 8 base characters while all your other characters come only with the small card. Since every backer with a pledge of at least 75$ gets a promo figure, there is no one who could play all his characters with big cards.
      2. If I remember correctly, the 500$ pledge levels get all announced (non add-on) stretch goals, no matter if the stretch goal is reached. Is guess that means the 500$ pledges definitively get the cards, the dice and the coin?

    18. carcharodon carcharias on

      Darn it! You got me, I've banged on long and hard about this, and you've gone and done what I was hoping you would. Like Adrien below, I'd prefer the option of just picking up the add-ons without the game, but even I realise that's nit picking.

      Great listening JAG, great response, and count me in for a set of trees and tokens!

      Have a good one

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      Adrien Martinot on

      No no no no, you sure have listened and I'd be ready to take 3 options listed above. But how could you tie this to a pledge level ? All add on should be available for all minimun pledge backers...

    20. RocK_M on

      @Andrey: Break it down a bit... a 300 your getting the base game + 3 expansions. Thats the 150 level. Add the resin + tokens to the 150 and you get 275 for the 3 expansions + all the extra terrains and token... so whats the extra 25? Remember your also getting 2 more promo figures.

      Still worth it IMHO :D

    21. Andrey Zashchepin on

      This is not cool!
      Now I do not know why I bid $ 300

    22. fred on

      JAG you're great!!!!

    23. Brian Oz

      Fantastic update!

      Question: beyond painting terrain to match snow theme, is there a need for a second token set or a second terrain set?

    24. Leo Lalande on

      Those dice look amazing; the chosen colors are spectacular!

      Frankly, they look so good that I'd like to have some even if it means paying for them and waiting a bit longer to get my rewards.

      I there any chance you might make the upgraded dice an add-on for a nominal increase in our pledges? I would jump on such an add-on without hesitation.

    25. Jesse on

      @ JAG thanks! Dice look great!

    26. Jordan York on

      @Jared - some people wanted to get a second set to repaint for alternate terrain styles (for example adding snow to stick to the ice theme of the Frigost expansion)

    27. Jordan York on

      Wow! That was quite an update. Thanks JAG! The dice and coin look amazing :D

    28. Jared Roswurm on

      Would there be a reason to buy a second token or terrain set?

    29. Jared Roswurm on

      Will oversized characters be available for expansion characters in the future? And are we getting 4 dice of each color then?

    30. paxton73 on

      How do you tell heads from tails on the coin?

    31. Maxime Oracle of the Forest Walrus on

      I must say, I love the color choosen for the dices!

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      Shawn Gierlinger on

      Is there a limit on how many sets we can add.

    33. thearkhammonk

      And the dice look great.

    34. thearkhammonk

      Hopefully this cuts down on the drama!!!

      Thanks @JAG