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Clans must use politics, strength and honor to rule the land in this board game with amazing miniatures set in legendary feudal Japan.
Clans must use politics, strength and honor to rule the land in this board game with amazing miniatures set in legendary feudal Japan.
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It's time to take to the sea, by the grace of the Kami!

Posted by CMON (Creator)
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Konnichiwa, honorable backers.

The storm has passed! One more Stretch Goal has been unlocked, giving all backers the Kami Susanoo!

 

We continue deeper in our quest to unleash all the Kami:

If we reach $2,620k all backers will get the mysterious Ryujin, including his figure and Kami card to use with the Kami Unbound rules!

Ryujin resin figure.
Ryujin resin figure.

Ryujin is the god of the oceans. Clans who send their Shinto to honor his temple may get one Victory Point for each Stronghold they have on the Map.

The player with the most influence with Ryujin can choose to Consume one of their worshipping Shinto to activate Ryujin's Kami Power: When you Marshal you may move your figures to the Ship Routes that connect to their Province (maximum of one figure per Ship Route). By the grace of Ryujin, those figures may remain on those Ship Routes until the War Phase begins. At that point, you have the flexibility of choosing to which Province connected to that Ship Route you wish to move your figure. If several players have figures waiting on Ship Routes, the player with the lowest Honor must decide first where to move their figures, then the player above them in Honor does the same, and so on.

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

Strength and honor!

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    1. Sean Abel on

      Oh wow that is an even more outstanding sculpt! I would love to see a little more of the tentacles exposed just to have a bit more of them to paint, amazing details. Congratulations to your sculptor for this piece.

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      Andrew Cosby
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      Awesome new figs! More monsters, please! Even as add-ons. Keep up the great work!

    3. Daefyd Wyr
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      Tentacles don't have spikes or scales.

    4. Daefyd Wyr
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      It does look like he has a Dragon tail in the right hand picture.

    5. Lance on

      @kris it's likely that the next 5 Sgs are going to be the kami's... i doubt there are many Sgs left actually maybe a couple of new monsters

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      Kris Hickman on

      I myself was hoping for something new to the game, but I suppose this means we will have one more Kami Stretch goal after this. A big addon, like additional clans, has been mentioned several times, I am sure this will follow soon.

    7. Zanka on

      My reference is the Kojiki and i havent seen a mention that Ryujin could be represented as an octopus. Octopus and other sea creatures are Ryujin's followers.
      Anyway thanks for the link Khan.

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      Josh Evans on

      @Zanka- this web page has parts of the legend of Ryujin, and also shows a wood carving depicting him with tentacles http://www.kcpwindowonjapan.com/tag/ryujin/

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      Reverant on

      Why are you guys asking for a rum & bones cards - we already have the "Avatar of Poseidon" which just about the same thing. lol

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      Reverant on

      Plus we have the retail backer that will get added into the stretch goals too.

    11. CM on

      @Kevin Ure - Probably the same thing they always do when there is one stretch goal left, they just unlock it.

      There's also the line of though that we've already met most/all the stretch goals, but it's too early in the campaign to admit. In that case any new stretch goal given will be at a value estimated to get every planned goal achieved by the last day of the kickstarter.

    12. JBARR
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      @stockpile the kami and some of the monsters will prob not be in the core game. Essentially we are getting expansion content for free. Works for me. Everything doesn't have to be exclusive, but having a bunch is nice.

    13. Zanka on

      @Paireon : ok and for the Yurei ? Tell me more about the octopus for him and lets see who is the most ignorant of us.
      Wikipedia is not the base for cultivate...

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      Kevin Ure on

      What would CMON do if we manage to unlock all but one kami?

    15. Kalani Vision on

      @Paireon is right about many Octopus/ squid in Japanese folkore But I do agree with @Zanka on the Ryujin is known to be a dragon or sea serpent. I can see they trying to tie this kami with water, perhaps " Akkorokamui " would be better description.

    16. SacredRoach
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      Nothing Cthulhu about him...lots of Japanese motifs however. For those who care, he is supposedly the grandfather of the Japanese emperor Jimmu.

      And that misuse of "Shinto" is still driving me crazy...probably going to end up making labels to change it to "Kannushi"...

    17. Robert Mazzoni on

      "Ryujin is a dragon, why octopus at his feet ?"
      I'd presume it's so his human form is very evidently connected with the ocean.

    18. Paireon, lumberjack of Brimstone
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      @Zanka - ...Octopus and squid are a common motif in Japanese art and folklore. Nothing to do with Cthulhu. Bored to see ignorant people saying "Cthulhu" at the slightest hint of cephalopoidal features.

    19. Stockpile on

      Need more exclusives.

    20. Nate Parkes on

      I think the "both provinces" option would make the ability more useful and less situational.

    21. Zanka on

      Ryujin is a dragon, why octopus at his feet ?
      Bored to see Cthulhu like in anything, japanese mythology is self sufficient.

    22. Warlock00 on

      Oh, harvesting presence in both provinces is fascinating.

    23. Warlock00 on

      Power is interesting but seems weak. Does the kami power last for one mandate, season or game?

    24. Nate Parkes on

      Very cool.

      For the purposes of harvesting, are the "ship route" figures considered to be in both connected provinces, or neither?

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      Martin Vigaš on

      R&B monster card would be vey cool.

    26. Akira on

      please include Rum and Bones monster card!