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Josh LawBy Josh Law
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Josh LawBy Josh Law
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About

Dojo is a fast paced, martial arts, card-drafting, character building contest of smashing your friends and trying to earn HONOR from the MASTERS of the DOJO.

When the game begins, you choose a Fighting Style which will have unique abilities that your opponents won't have. You can choose to advance down the Fire path or the Water path during your training.

The Fire side offers more explosive and aggressive abilities, while the Water side employs strength through control. Either option can lead your fighter to victory over your opponents.

Once the training begins in the DOJO, all players begin to develop their fighter, to do this there are two phases of play during the DOJO -"Training" and "Sparring".

During the Training Phase you can do Drills to improve your basic stats; Strength, Dexterity, and Chi. You study Techniques, which can be used multiple times during combat but expend your energy. You may also plan Tricks which are one time use and will likely catch your opponents off-guard.

Your opponents will also be building up their arsenal against you, so be prepared! There are no "hidden" cards in DOJO which means you can see the strategy that your opponents may be taking and plan ahead during your training.

The MASTERS of the DOJO watch over training, and if you please them, they may award you Honor at the end of the Training round.

During the sparring phase you use the tricks, techniques, and drills that you've learned to take on your opponents head-to-head. You can additionally use the abilities that your Fighting Style grants you.

When Sparring begins, the combatants "Size-Up" each other, betting energy to see who will get the first strike.

Every opponent you knock out will earn you Honor and bring you one step closer to becoming MASTER OF THE DOJO!

STRMOD goes the extra mile to create characters that represent as many people as possible. We're putting our supporters into the game as well.

DOJO is based on the martial art taught by this school. The Wu Chi School of Self Defense is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The rules of DOJO can be found here:

http://www.strmod.com/dojo-rules.html

UPDATE:

All Kickstarter backers will be receiving a premium print of DOJO. This is going to include the following in the base set:

DOJO premium components:

6 Fighting Styles

Full Training deck(120+ cards)

8 Masters

6 Abaci (yes I had to google the plural form of "abacus)

12 six-sided dice

Risks and challenges

We've still got a lot of art to put together, including involving our backers as subjects on the cards themselves! Because we're trying to involve our backers feedback, we'll need be adjusting the game right up until we go to print.

We'll be making decisions on components to track hit points, energy, and honor. We're considering using customized pieces by using a 3d printing technology. How much of a budget we have for these things will be largely determined by the fundraising that we receive.

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    TRIAL CLASS:

    Maybe you want to support DOJO and StrMod, but can't afford to go all in right now. Help us at any level and recieve updates as the project goes along, be included in our THANK YOU webpage, and receive DOJO digital wallpapers via email. We appreciate all the support to make this happen!

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    NEW STUDENT:

    Any backer who backs at this level will get the digital wallpaper along with a printed shout out in every KS backed copy of DOJO. Just give us a name or username(like @DojotheGame) and we'll make sure everybody knows you support indie game developers and DOJO!

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    WHITE BELT:

    You may now ENTER THE DOJO.You get the game! The basic game will include the 8 Masters, 6 Fighting Styles, and the Training Deck. Everything you'll need to play DOJO!

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    NEXUS WEEKEND SPECIAL:

    Same as YELLOW BELT:

    Trial Class + You get the game, along with the first expansion should it be funded via Kickstarter, or later designed and published.

    $10 off and FREE SHIPPING in the US and Canada!

    This is a limited time offering during our opening weekend and NEXUS game fair in Milwaukee.

    Only until Sunday 6/28/15!

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    YELLOW BELT:

    Trial Class + You get the game, along with the first expansion should it be funded via Kickstarter, or later designed and published.

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    GREEN BELT:

    You get the game, along with the first AND SECOND expansions if funded via Kickstarter, or later designed and published.

    Also includes a signed print of a Fighting Style or Master in poster size.

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    BLUE BELT:

    Recieve the game and all future expansions! Whether it is funded through Kickstarter or not, we will contact you when a new expansion comes out and ask you where we can ship it!

    Also includes a signed print of a Fighting Style or Master in poster size.

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    BROWN BELT:

    Game Developer's Special!

    For anybody interested in game design or being directly involved with feedback on the development of DOJO.

    This reward includes access to our design team and four live sessions lead by Christian about game design and DOJO.

    Also, you'll recieve the game and all future expansions Whether funded through Kickstarter or not, we will contact you when a new expansion comes out and ask you where we can ship it!

    Also includes a signed print of a Fighting Style or Master in poster size.

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    Game Shop Special!

    Receive 8 copies of DOJO and 4 of each expansion as they come out. Every expansion will come to your FLGS to offer to your gaming community.

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    RED BELT:

    Become a part of the game!

    We'll use your image to craft one of the cards. Makes a great gift as well.

    Additionally receive the game, and all future expansions!

    Also includes a signed print of a Fighting Style or Master in poster size.

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    BLACK BELT:

    Become a part of the game! We'll use your image to craft one of the FIGHTING STYLES or MASTERS. Additionally receive the game, and all future expansions!

    Also includes a signed print of a Fighting Style or Master in poster size.

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Funding period

- (60 days)