An ancient legend speaks of an evil known as Babusa, a 9-tailed demon Kat, that could raise the dead and had a penchant for inflicting unending plight on mankind. Eventually defeated by having his 9 tails cut off, Babusa was locked away for what many hoped would be an eternity. His nine tails, still oozing magical power, were given to a select few. The tails Imbued the owners with the ability to transform into magical warrior kats just in case Babusa were to ever rise again. That day has come, and with it so has total chaos! Choose your side and prepare to fight in 9DKP (9 Deadly Kat Points!).
9DKP is a 2 Player Trading Card Game (TCG), that takes place in the 9DKP universe created by Erick Scarecrow. Our Objective with the 9DKP TCG was to bring the fun and wacky flavor of the 9DKP universe to table top with a TCG that is light and easy to learn.
TCGs can often be intimidating for payers to get invested in due to their complexity of rules, card sets, and time commitment, from playing to deck building. Our objective with 9DKP was to design a TCG that is lighter than most. We feel 9DKP is a great starting point for people who are developing an interest in TCGs, families with younger gamers, or for casual gamers looking for something a bit simpler than the current TCGs on the market.
9DKP decks are divided into 3 KATegories (my bad), Zombies, Kats, and Survivors. There are sub-kategories as well that fit into the overall 3. Each deck type plays a bit differently. However, players are able to mix and match cards in their deck as they wish. We feel this open platform allows freedom of play and, again, reinforces the casual play-style we’ve developed for the game.
Gameplay in 9DKP is very simple, consisting of 2 phases.
Phase 1 – Draw: draw 1 new card into your hand.
Phase 2 – Active: During the active phase you do the follow:
- Wake up any character cards that are in Katnap.
- Play 1 character card into your RANGE (with a max of 4 cards in your RANGE at one time). Generate or spend the corresponding DKP value of the card. That card enters in Katnap and cannot attack or defend during this turn unless otherwise stated.
- Play any number of skratch cards you wish as long as you can afford the associated DKP cost.
Play passes to your opponent.
Unlike other TCGs, 9DKP’s 2 phases keep the turn lengths short and simple. Skratch cards, that work like spells or magical effects in other TCGS, can only be played on your turn and currently there are no interrupt or cancel cards. Again, we feel this keeps play light and moving quickly
Although the focus was always to keep the game simpler than most TCGs, the design and development team took great strides to build depth in card combos and deck building strategies. We’ve found through our hours of play-testing that the depth of 9DKP is in how you build your deck and the interplay we’ve designed into card combos.
RULE SHEET LINK
You can check out the current rule sheet here for the 9DKP trading card game.
See the below video for a look at the gameplay and card information:
Among the rewards we have the following:
9DKP 12 X 24 NEOPRENE PLAYING MATS ADD-ON
Just increase your pledge by $15 for each additional 9DKP 12 x 24 playing mat.
We'll announce additional stretch goals once we hit our first goal.
All of our rewards have FREE SHIPPING in the USA and we ship worldwide for an additional charge.
ESC-TOY LTD. is a merchandise and label development company that was established in 2005 with two office and shipping locations: Las Vegas, USA & China. We specialize in several areas such as merchandise production, brand development, private label servicing and consulting.
The 9DKP TCG is a passion project for us here at ESC Toys. It takes place in a universe that Erick has been dreaming of and building for years. The development team and play-testers quickly fell in love with the world, “entry-level” nature of the gameplay, and the simple-to-grasp, subtle depth in the card combo strategies. We love this game; however, this is our first foray into the gaming market, so we need your help to find a player base and bring this project to life!
ESC Toy has a long history making collectibles and finding funding for projects on Kickstarter. We have years of expertise in creating high quality, collector products and we have a game that we think deserves to be played. Since this is a new area for us we’re coming to Kickstarter to help ease the financial cost of launching a new product in an unfamiliar market and launching our TCG with an existing install-base, which will help the longevity and future of the product.
So please help us spread the word, and consider backing today!
Risks and challenges
Every project may have obstacles but we very confident that we will deliver finished quality goods in a timely manner. Some possible challenges include unforeseen manufacturing or shipping delays. With a production of this size, sometimes customs clearance delays can be an issue as well. We're experienced in resolving these challenges and have done our best to plan ahead to keep us on the production/fulfillment schedule.
To offset these potential risks we will be shipping all physical goods based on backing order. First in, first shipped. Also, we will be regularly updating our campaign and are always reachable outside of Kickstarter via Twitter @esctoy or through our support at firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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