Tekkaforce is a tabletop game of mecha warfare. Build your units with building bricks or with everything you have, then dive into an anime world with your full armed tekka! If you love Gundam, Macross, Evangelion, Daitarn III, Go Nagai, mechs, anime, and tabletop games... you are going to love Tekkaforce.
Roleplaying rules are included, for your campaings full of drama!
In Tekkaforce, a tekka is a robot. It means Tantalium Enhanced Kinetic Killer Armor. Every other robot of alien or unknown origin is usually called mech.
The game will be a full color and richly illustrated manual, printed in A4 format, 148 pages. In the book, you will find everything you need to play the game and all of its variants. You'll also get a full page waterproof reference sheet, displaying the tables you usually need to have at hand.
Basically, you need a pencil, square grid paper, two six-sided dices and a sheet with your tekka's data. It's advisable to build your units (and possibly the battlefield) with building bricks: they look awesome, and the web it's full of cool models that could inspire you. But don't worry! You can use whatever you have at hand: dices, caps, paper tokens, and so on. You might need more or less material, depending on how you are going to play the game.
Basic rules allow you to assemble a team of tekka made of 1 to 5 units. Each tekka should have different strenghts and a specific tactical purpose, and your team should be designed with diverse equipment, suitable for the next challenge. You'll deploy your team to play a scenario (premade or created by you). You will fight against other players (PvP scenario) or against the game (PvE scenario). If there's no avaiable friend to control PvE enemies, you will solo play, controlling them through a behavior routine. You can also play a PvE scenario cooperatively, tagging along with one or more friends. Advanced rules allow you to create your team's pilots, and they will improve with experience: use their skills to turn the tides of battle! And if you crave for more... you can turn the game into a RPG campaign!
Yes! You will need a referee, like in most rpg games. Each player will create a pilot and his tekka, and the group will live anime flavoured adventures full of drama, romance, revenge, justice, villains, kaiju, robots, cute alien princesses, and all the stuff we love! Want to play a different character? Try to be a good-hearted shapechanging kaijin like Devilman!
They are, but they leave room for in-depth customization. Distance and ranges are counted in squares, and the line of sight is entitled from corner to corner. Playfield's obstacles can be damaged and destroyed. A tekka is made of four parts (torso, legs, two arms); each part has a separate hit points pool. The type of legs you choose for your tekka determines your speed and jumping capability, and it might make you ignore some terrain movement penalties. The torso and the arms share six slots, where you'll lodge tekka's weapons and equipment. Installing gear into a slot lowers a tekka's base AP, its action points pool. You must keep an eye on AP while assembling a tekka, or it might be too slow and unable to express his full potential. To further customize your team, there are traits and features: assigning anime stereotypes to your pilots will grant them special skills that will empower and define their role in a team. Just like skirmish rules, roleplay rules aim to provide a stress-free experience, without giving up some needed structure and complexity. And no, you won't have to lose your sanity because of tracking every unit's facing, overheating, and torso rotation.
You can pledge here for a PDF copy of the game, or a freshly printed one. Currently, there are no projects to distribute and sell any printed copy out of this Kickstarter campaign. Once it will be over (successful or not), the PDF will be available for purchase on our website and on DrivethruRPG. Check our website now for some downloadable extras!
"This game is a piece of art!" (Vincent, a Tekkaforce fan)
Nerdura Games, a creative nerd team made by enthusiasts who started watching mecha anime in the 70s. We love games: boardgames, roleplaying games, videogames... every kind of it. We are currently sharing our game designing passion and efforts through the Tekkaforce project. We hope you will like it, and help us to make it true! ^_^
Game design and graphics: Lucio Gozzi
Lore advisor: Marco Chierici
Cover art: Manuel "Azaka Kurisu" Kenneth (click for his Deviant Art gallery)
Tekkaforce features many brick models made by two worldwide known builders, who generously allowed us to show everyone their art:
Chubbybots (click for Flickr photostream)
Marco Marozzi (click for Flickr photostream)
The Tekkaforce teaser trailer #1 was voiced by the cheerful and crystalline voice of Hitomi Farrell, who gave her voice to Yuki Noguchi.
The Tekkaforce teaser trailer #2 was voiced by the soft and relaxing voice of Kaori Kubota, who gave her voice to Minami Hoshino (it will be released during the campaign).
The Tekkaforce teaser trailer #3 was voiced by the young and crisp voice of Maya Yoshizawa, who gave her voice to Princess Luna (it will be released during the campaign).
Check our website for some downloadable content!
"Let's download the sheets for the guys."
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter, but we trust we won't face any big issue. The game is almost ready, and the beta was already printed and distributed to playtesters. The text will undergo a final editing and some minor rules adjustments after the currently running playtesting phase, but the book will be printed in time, provided we'll meet our fundraising goal. The manual will look as the ones you saw in the previous pictures. We already know where and how the game will be printed and how it will be shipped. The only real risk is some small delay in the shipping process, in case of a big number of pledges for the printed copies. But we'll make it! ^_^Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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