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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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Who knew a tree could be so scary?

Posted by CMON (Creator)

Konnichiwa, honorable backers.

It seems the Dynasty Invasion Optional Buy really gave us a big push!

We have already unlocked our third Kami, Ryuin. Maybe the god of the sea had something to do with infiltrating these new clans into the Land of the Rising Sun.


With Seven Lucky Gods and the God of the Sea, perhaps we need a little break from divine intervention. Let's cultivate something else:

If we reach $2,750k all backers will get the Jinmenju Monster, including its figure and Summer Season card.

Jinmenju resin figure.
Jinmenju resin figure.

The Jinmenju is a supernatural tree whose terrifying fruit appear to be human heads. Where it grows, it draws away the resources of anything around it. When the Jinmenju is Summoned to a Province, their Clan steals 1 Coin and 1 Ronin from each opponent with any figures in that Province.

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.


The Jinmenju next to a Sun Bushi for scale.
The Jinmenju next to a Sun Bushi for scale.

Strength and honor!


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    1. Phil on

      A bigger upgraded cardboard main board could have been folded into the box.

    2. Pajík Jakubík on

      yes michael, bigger box, next time non-foldable game board, so the box is 1,2*1,2m. Keep up the good work and ideas...

    3. Michael B on

      Why is the add-on play mat such an issue that it doesn't fit in the box, you don't buy a trailer and expect it to fit in the boot(trunk) of your car..
      For starters, they would need to either make a second production line to make a bigger box (which you would likely need to have those backers fund that bigger box), then do you replace the original box for those who got the playmat, or put the original box into the bigger box (do you ship the empty bigger box separately). how do you prevent the core box or its contents crushing the playmat in transit or by the backer.
      For a map to fit into the current box, it could be made of linen, but then you need to iron the map occasionally..

    4. Michael B on

      Arun Nayar, if you check the campaign page, you can see everything that's going on so far, and they update it as things are added, you can also read the updates page for more details on the various add-ons and stretchgoals

    5. N Jones on

      @Christian - it is a 44% larger play area. 20% increase on each dimension. 1.2 * 1.2 = 1.44

    6. Paul Lenkic

      "Who knew a tree could be so scary?" You obviously haven't seen The Evil Dead! ;)

    7. Arakin... Tis but a flesh wound!

      Awesome forest! Very KDM!

      Hoping to see a Bamboo forest at some point too!

    8. Michael Racel on

      Is this the beginning of Kingdom Death crossovers?!

    9. Christian Morgan on

      @Ricardo - if the bigger map was a Scythe-style extension that gave you 50% more play area then sure. But it's 20% bigger and doesn't fit in the box.

      No thanks.

    10. Paireon, lumberjack of Brimstone

      Nice, the Human-Faced Fruit Tree! Always liked that creepy monster.

    11. MaxPuster

      Nice tree....

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      PJ on

      Holy cow, just realized the spooky tree inspired the Pokémon Eggexecutor

    13. Zzy

      does anyone else noticed the Ryujin typo? kanji => 龍神

    14. Ian Hennes on

      Ya @Raul, din't you read all 15,329 comment?! Haha, a little patience on the repeat questions is needed, or a more extensive FAQ.

    15. Daefyd Wyr


      Correct, there have been only the 3 optional buys - coins, play mat, and Invasion.

    16. Arun Nayar on

      Am I right in that only 3 optional buys have been added so far. I dont want to miss a thing with this game...being my first KS pledge and all!!

    17. Failtasmagoria

      Holy Hannah that art and sculpt are amazing!!!!!!!!!

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      Michael Batista on

      It might be a good idea to update the FAQ section with a lot of the questions that been asked repetitively over the course of this kickstarter.

    19. The REAL Bill Richards

      @Raul 6 players ... read the comments this question is asked again and again and again and again, it's almost as if the answers are in a different language

    20. Raul on

      Do you know if with this expansion the game its now up to 8 players??

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      Kris Hickman on

      There are 7 Kami... so we have a lot to go.

    22. Raha Spoons on

      I do really enjoy the figures of the moon clan being inspired from Guan Yu, Zhang Fe, and Sun Wukong.

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      Ricardo on

      If we keep getting awesomely huge monsters, I'm definitely going to have to pledge for the bigger map! :)

    24. Jim on

      Amazing mini! Seems to go well with the Bonsai clan to boot!!

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      Zach grizzell on

      Pledging here vs retail means we unlock way more stretch goals. Which makes it easily worth picking up here vs waiting.

    26. Clint Lee Werner

      Oh this is a terrifying little nasty. Great miniature and what looks to be very sinister rules.

    27. Pedro Nunes on

      Best miniature so far

    28. Raha Spoons on

      Wondering why the next stretch goal was a monster instead of another Kami to finish out the Kami options.

    29. KuantumSuicide

      That's awesomely creepy!

    30. Xavi on

      Really nice, congrats!

    31. Kris Verbeeck on

      If the next update is as big as this one , everyone will need the bigger map.

    32. Jeff Pratt on

      Oh yes, absolutely loving this one.

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      Remington on

      Big fan of the skull tree but would prefer to unlock all the gods for the kami mode first

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      Ryan Williams on

      How big is the box going to be to fit all these huge monsters... Pretty soon we'll be at more monsters than regular figures.

    35. Oliver Schaaf on

      Fantastic..... Best sculpt so far!!!!

    36. DerricDice on

      Holly f*** that's creepy. Not sure if I like this as much. �

    37. Re-pat Mike on

      DUDE... that is awesome!

    38. Akira on

      but, 130K? ugh the money isn't going to keep pouring in like today

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    40. Zach McAnally on

      Super creepy.... love it!

    41. Akira on

      cool! loving any non humanoids at this point!

    42. Kenny K.

      that's an incredible mini...