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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.
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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Dynasty Invasion!

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Nǐ hǎo, honorable backers.

Today we bring you a substantial addition to the game. The Land of the Rising Sun is about to be infiltrated!

Sailing across the ocean from another land, the Dynasty Invasion brings two full new Clans, who will count on their own Seven Lucky Gods and introduce an extra Set of Season cards! For $50 this Optional Buy expansion brings a lot of extra variety to Rising Sun, featuring two Clans that forego the allegiance of Japanese Monsters, relying on their own Seven Lucky Gods instead.

The Dynasty Invasion expansion box contains:

  • 27 Miniatures 
  •    1 Moon Clan Daimyo 
  •    3 Moon Clan Shinto 
  •    3 Moon Clan Bushi A 
  •    3 Moon Clan Bushi B 
  •    1 Sun Clan Daimyo 
  •    3 Sun Clan Shinto 
  •    3 Sun Clan Bushi A 
  •    3 Sun Clan Bushi B 
  •    7 Lucky Gods 
  • 4 Plastic Clan Markers 
  • 2 Clan Screens 
  • 1 Political/War Tile 
  • 8 Stronghold Tokens 
  • 15 Season Cards 
  • 7 Lucky God Monster Cards 
  • 20 Counter Bases

While this the Dynasty Invasion box will be available later on in retail for an estimated $60 price, backers who acquire it now will also get this Kickstarter Exclusive content which will not be available later:

  • 1 Moon Clan Plastic Alliance Marker 
  • 4 Moon Clan Plastic Strongholds 
  • 1 Sun Clan Plastic Alliance Marker 
  • 4 Sun Clan Plastic Strongholds

Let’s explore each aspect of these strange newcomers!

Like the six other Clans you already know, the two Dynasty Invasion Clans have each their own unique miniatures for their Daimyo, Shinto, and Bushi figures. They also each have their own unique special ability that sets them apart from all others. But more than that, these two new Clans cannot acquire Season cards of the normal Monsters that the regular Clans use to bolster their forces. Instead, the Dynasty Invasion Clans are the only ones who can acquire the Seven Lucky Gods to add them to their Clans. We’ll explore them further below.

MOON CLAN

The Moon Clan is a shady adversary, starting with the lowest Honor in the game, and taking Oshu as their home province. They are imbued with a powerful and mysterious force, which gives all of its figures 2 Force. Even while these figures would normally have more or less Force, as part of the Moon Clan they always bring 2 Force to their disputes. This otherworldly power makes the Moon Clan less welcome to the Temples of the Kami, meaning they can only ever have up to two of their figures worshipping the Kami at any time (among all 4 Temples). The Moon Clan will often have to rely on its raw Strength, since their Seasonal Income of Coins is also the lowest in the game.

Let’s take a look at each of their figures:

Moon Clan Daimyo resin figure.
Moon Clan Daimyo resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Moon Clan Shinto resin figure.
Moon Clan Shinto resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Moon Clan Bushi A resin figure.
Moon Clan Bushi A resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Moon Clan Bushi B resin figure.
Moon Clan Bushi B resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

SUN CLAN

The Sun Clan is a mighty one. Starting with high Honor and high Seasonal Income, they are a beacon of light across the land, taking Shikoku as their home province. Honor is key for their special ability, as whenever they win a tie against an opponent by having higher Honor, they immediately take 1 Coin and 1 Victory Point from them (if able). This might happen when worshipping Kami, deciding Harvests, fighting Battles, etc. Their enemies should always be weary of going toe toe against the Sun Clan, if their Honor is not up to their lofty standards.

Let’s take a look at each of their figures:

Sun Clan Daimyo resin figure.
Sun Clan Daimyo resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Sun Clan Shinto resin figure.
Sun Clan Shinto resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Sun Clan Bushi A resin figure.
Sun Clan Bushi A resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

Sun Clan Bushi B resin figure.
Sun Clan Bushi B resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

The Seven Lucky Gods are the equivalent of Monsters, but they can only be acquired by the Dynasty Invasion Clans (which is fortunate, since they are unable to acquire the regular Monsters). Their Season cards are simply added to the normal Season cards whenever a Dynasty Invasion Clan is in play.

Let's take a look at each of the Seven Lucky Gods:

JOROJIN

The god of longevity, Jorojin helps his Clan to accumulate Virtues through the course of the year. As long as Jorojin is on the Map, whenever his Clan acquires a Virtue Season card, it costs them 1 less Coin.

Jorojin resin figure.
Jorojin resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

EBISU

The god prosperity, patron of fishermen, Ebisu can ensure his Clan's resources are plentiful. If he is killed, his Clan immediately gains 8 Coins which can be used to ensure a crushing victory in subsequent Battles.

Ebisu resin figure.
Ebisu resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

FUKUROKUJU

The god of wisdom, Fukurokuju is a long-lived natural leader of men. He counts as a Daimyo, and as such cannot be taken hostage or persuaded to betray his Clan.

Fukurokuju resin figure.
Fukurokuju resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

BISHAMON

The god of fortune in war, Bishamon is always ready to take down the largest of foes. If there's an opponent's Monster in his Province, Bishamon counts as 4 Force.

Bishamon resin figure.
Bishamon resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

BENTEN

The goddess of beauty and music, Benten is able to tame the wildest of creatures. Monsters belonging to other Clans don't contribute their Force to the Province where Benten stands, and lose their ability while there.

Benten resin figure.
Benten resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

DAIKOKUTEN

The god of commerce and prosperity, Daikokuten can guarantee a bountiful harvest. When a Harvest Mandate is played, his Clan is always considered to have the most Force in the province where Daikokuten stands.

Daikokuten resin figure.
Daikokuten resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

HOTEI

The god of fortune and popularity, Hotei is able to worship the Kami like a Shinto. However, his influence can have a great effect on the Kami. If your Clan doesn't win the favor of the Kami in the Temple where Hotei is, then nobody else can win that favor either.

Hotei resin figure.
Hotei resin figure.

 

Art by Adrian Smith.
Art by Adrian Smith.

 

The Dynasty Invasion box comes with a whole new extra Set of Season Cards, containing 15 Season cards (5 for each Season). These bring new gameplay and strategies not just for the Dynasty Invasion Clans, but are available to all Clans in the game!

New Set of Season cards.
New Set of Season cards.

 

Of course, the Sun and Moon Clans would feel pretty ashamed of themselves if they only had cardboard Strongholds and Alliance tokens when they met their opponents stylish plastic pieces. If you get the Dynasty Invasion Optional Buy in this campaign, you will also get all the Kickstarter Exclusive plastic Strongholds and Alliance markers to supply the Sun and Moon clans.

The exclusive Sun and Moon plastic Alliance and Stronghold tokens.
The exclusive Sun and Moon plastic Alliance and Stronghold tokens.

We hope you have enjoyed this Optional Buy we put together for you!

 

All 27 miniatures that come in the Dynasty Invasion box.
All 27 miniatures that come in the Dynasty Invasion box.

If you're interested in purchasing this optional buy, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Rising Sun Kickstarter page and in the pledge manager add $50 to your pledge. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.

Strength and honor!

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    1. Missing avatar

      Vincent on February 7

      OK it was secretly hiden. When you get your parcel, watch every where.

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      Vincent on February 7

      Is it possible they are with the platemat that will arrive son ?

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      Vincent on February 7

      Hello,
      I just recevez my 2 pledges with 2 invasion boxes, but I didn’t get neither the plastic strongholds nor plastic alliance markers. Is there a trick ?

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      Michael Lai on January 31

      An entire moon clan, and not a single spot for Chang'e the moon maiden. Missed opportunity...
      I received my Rising Sun box. Almost accidentally threw out the exclusive extras for the Dynastic Invasion box, it was in such a small and non-descript little packet. Whew!

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      Pie on April 18, 2017

      These factions definitely are based on characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms period in China. They may be based closer to the Dynasty Warriors video game (by Koei) based on that era.

      Thoughts - The "Moon Clan" should definitely have high honor, as the kingdom of Shu was known to be very virtuous and had higher regard for the plight of the people.

      Moon Clan - Shu Kingdom
      Moon Clan Daimyo - Guan Yu
      Moon Clan Shinto - Zhuge Liang or Pang Tong (maybe?)
      Moon Clan Bushi A - Liu Bei
      Moon Clan Bushi B - Zhang Fei

      Sun Clan - Wu Kingdom
      Sun Clan Daimyo - Sun Shangxiang (maybe?)
      Sun Clan Shinto - Daqiao or Xiaoqiao
      Sun Clan Bushi A - Huang Gai
      Sun Clan Bushi B - not sure, could be one of the Sun male family members (Sun Jian, Sun Quan, Sun Ce). The only prominent archer from the video game was Huang Zhong, who would belong to the Shu Kingdom.

    6. Gerard Yang on April 4, 2017

      How do I buy an add on?

    7. Eric Mirchich on April 3, 2017

      @Caitlin Jones, you click "Manage your pledge", add the total of whatever add ons you want, and then save it so that your original pledge amount reflects the total of the core pledge+your additional items. They say on the main page that if you add extra funds they will contact you to determine which add-ons you'd like once the campaign completes. For example, assuming you want the expansion since you asked here, you'd add $50 to your original pledge of $100 for a total of $150. When the campaign ends they will ask you what you intended the $50 be used for and you will say you wanted the optional expansion as well.

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      Caitlin Jones on April 3, 2017

      How do I add an add on?

    9. Fineday on April 3, 2017

      What about giving Moon clan just 2 shinto and 7 bushi, instead of yet another extra rule?

    10. Tom Paulussen on April 2, 2017

      @Aaron Cholewa: No that's not true. They come with their own kami's and season cards.
      That's what my concern is.

    11. Tom Paulussen on April 2, 2017

      So who's getting this..?

    12. Marvel Sutantio
      Superbacker
      on March 31, 2017

      I too agree that as backers, we should've got the option to just buy the exclusive plastic tokens and models.

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      Sebastian Trost on March 31, 2017

      So the moon clan figures have 2 force and are not modified by season cards? Is it just the clan figures or does the ability extend to the lucky god monsters?
      Btw I love the expansion.

    14. Mark Hook on March 30, 2017

      Can anyone please clarify if the miniatures of the Seven Lucky Gods in the Dynasty expansion are the same size as the clan miniatures, or larger, closer to the scales of the Monsters in the base game?
      This may have been stated somewhere but I cannot see it.

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      Eugster
      Superbacker
      on March 29, 2017

      My understanding is that buying the optional buy gives two new clan choices to choose from... but does not expand the player limit to seven, and you're still limited to five players per session. Is this correct?

    16. Josh (no not that Josh)
      Superbacker
      on March 29, 2017

      Cross posting from the main comments:

      I am not really wanting to go in on the $50 expansion during the kick starter, but missing out on the plastic strong holds is almost enough to just cancel altogether.
      Can you make a standalone add on for like $10 for the plastic houses/marker that would come with it? I may pick the expansion up at retail but I definitely won't if the strong holds don't match up with the KSE core items I got with the pledge.

    17. zupalex on March 28, 2017

      I am confused by some comments. Cannot you add additional stuffs using the pledge manager later? So if you do not have the extra $50 now you can just add it later through the pledge manager, until it is closed. At least that's how I thought the pledge manager is working.

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      Aaron Cholewa on March 28, 2017

      @Tom Paulussen

      "These bring new gameplay and strategies not just for the Dynasty Invasion Clans, but are available to all Clans in the game!"

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      Ben on March 27, 2017

      Looking forward to all the new, Kami & monster goals, would love to see another expansion
      of monsters and Kami. There are so many to choose from it could really have an interesting
      slant to the game, if you have gods that could control over other players monsters, so many different kami effects to choose (it would be hard to balance, would need a ton of game play and bit late to throw in to the campaign , but i like the idea) so many ways to change up play.

    20. Monsters & Mazes on March 25, 2017

      I'm also worried about game balance with these 2 factions able to get their 7 gods while the basic set everyone has to fight for their 7 gods. How much was this play tested? Say 1 expansion clan and 5 base clan games? I'm on the fence because I can't wrap my head around how this wouldn't be totally unbalanced. Please help:)

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      Derthiel on March 24, 2017

      come on CMON :D this awesome expansion but not enough money this month to get KS exclusive. Damn it.

    22. Malbet on March 24, 2017

      I love the chinese/moon vs mongoI/sun vibe, really.

      Then, I look at the minis and arts and my head explodes:
      - you explicitly quote Dynasty Warrors / Romance of the Three Kingdoms but reverse the role of Guan Yu and Liu Bei; also, they should be very high honor, while they are the lowest possible
      - then we have maybe some Mulan quote (not sure) that is very be high honor wearing the nine-tailed fox pelt (simbol of duplicity and betrayal)
      - to mix it all up, they are the only one that can choose between the seven japanese fortune-gods

      I totally understand any choice you make in YOUR game, let me be clear, but this is really mixed up with no reason... care to explain the design choice? I'm really really curious

    23. Kris Densley on March 23, 2017

      @Dracolichking - I tend to agree with you. I'm in the same boat, I can't really afford this add-on this month, not when the base game is already $100. I want it eventually, but I feel like I am getting punished with the lack of plastic components for the extra factions, just cause I couldn't afford it right now. Ugh.

    24. Dracolichking
      Superbacker
      on March 23, 2017

      I'm sorry, but this pledge angers me. If I can't afford to purchase this now, base set factions will have the cool plastic pieces, but when I later buy this I'll be stuck with cardboard for only these clans. This will make the game look terrible if someone chooses to play an expansion clan. I'm feeling that I may just drop my whole pledge, which is a shame because I've backed and been happy with so many CMON games. Choosing to buy an add-on should be optional.

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      Vincent on March 23, 2017

      This pledge is Wonderfull. Miniatures look very very nice. I really enjoy this entend. The specific rules are interesting. But it seems to be expensive. The basic set gives a lot more than twice the expension no? I guess that an other expension will apear in few days, same prise. If we buy both, will we get the equivelent stuff of the basic set? Not sur.
      But once again, this board game is marvelous. Thanks for that.

    26. Tom Paulussen on March 23, 2017

      Example: 6 player game where 1 is the moon clan. 5 people in competition for the seasonal cards. 1 clan allout access to another set of seasonal cards without any competition in that regard. I'm questioning this.

    27. The Mightiest Samson on March 22, 2017

      @Johnnie It was likely only a mechanics thing; the thematic justification for that position is thin.

    28. Denver Liu
      Superbacker
      on March 22, 2017

      @Andrea The amount you pledge will be automatically updated to your current pledge amount. When the campaign ends, they will send a pledge manager where you'll be able to choose which "Optional Buys" you want to apply your extra pledge amount to.

    29. Andrea Smith on March 22, 2017

      I'm new to KS, if I up my pledge by $50 will the Dynasty invasion be automatically added to my order?

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      Johnnie on March 22, 2017

      Happy to have chinese-themed clans in this game! I do find it awkward that Guan Yu-inspired Daimyo moon clan starts with the lowest honor. Guan Yu in stories has always been one of righteousness and honor.

    31. Gerard Mulder on March 22, 2017

      Shut up and take my money!

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      Panon on March 22, 2017

      These gods should be of a diferent color then the regular monsters...

    33. Philippe Poitras on March 21, 2017

      I think we all like this exclusive, but is it possible to only buy the exclusive Sun and Moon plastic alliance and Stronghold tokens?

      I would like to purchase the two new clans later, and I would like to buy only the exclusive plastic tokens to make sure that my game will have plastic tokens for all clans. (Because I am and will be an original Rising Sun backer.)

      Unfortunately, I feel that CMON is not giving us the option here… It's like buy it, or buy it! But I wish they would give us another option that would enable us, the backers of this project, to only buy the exclusive content of this new expansion separately.

      I think we deserve better respect as backers! Don't you guys think the same?

      I find very sad because now the game cost $150, and $170 with the metal coins. That is ALOT of money!

    34. Lilin
      Superbacker
      on March 21, 2017

      @Kirk It's quite small, and it has nine tails... :D

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      Philip Dinius on March 21, 2017

      @Vondodo - They've never sold expansions at half-off retail. The expansion from the Arcadia Quest campaign was $48 (20% off) and from Arcadia Quest: Inferno it was $50 (same as this campaign).

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      Philip Dinius on March 21, 2017

      @Bink - I'm betting they play tested it.

    37. Bink on March 21, 2017

      Really concerned about this part... "these two new Clans CANNOT acquire Season cards of the normal Monsters that the regular Clans use to bolster their forces. Instead, the Dynasty Invasion Clans are the ONLY ones who can acquire the Seven Lucky Gods"... sounds like its tacked on to avoid messing with the game balance too much and adds nothing to the base game other than more "stuff". Really disappointing, but hopefully I'll be proven wrong when more details come out.

    38. Stephen Wroth on March 21, 2017

      @Dana Rules will be available next week.

    39. Dana Richmond on March 21, 2017

      I appreciate the expansion but I don't see a need for a whole new rule set myself. Rather disappointing it adds nothing to the base game mechanics. Without rules I may cancel altogether really. I know I am in a minority so be it :)

    40. Kirk Groeneweg on March 21, 2017

      To me the pelt on the Sun Clan Daimyo looks more like a wolf pelt (as opposed to a fox)

    41. Lord_Nathaniel on March 21, 2017

      Maybe I'm wrong, but as far as I remember I've never paid aditional shipping cost when I take add-on on CMON kickstarter. I went all-in in Inferno and don't recall to have paid more than the basic cost.

      But I may be wrong.

    42. Vondodo on March 21, 2017

      @NJ3478 i beg to differ.. i didn't complain since some minis are bigger than usual but in other cmon campaigns you paid half price for expansions (arcadia quest and ZBP to name some). This looks like a 18% discount (60 Expected Retail Price) that get nullified by added shipping costs. Yet if you plan to buy them later, the plastic tokens and 3d fortresses makes this add on mandatory.

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      NJ3478 on March 21, 2017

      People complaining about the price must be new to CMON games and expansions....

    44. Bao Chueh on March 21, 2017

      Sorry if I was wrong. But Shouldn't the spell of 寿老人 be jurojin, not jorojin?

    45. Andreas Bäsken on March 21, 2017

      @Richard Bauchle
      I think this expansion is worth the 50$. You get 27 minis, with 15 different sculpts including the sevenGods/Monsters. It's about 1,85$ per mini.

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      Steven S on March 21, 2017

      The Daimyo for the Sun clan is totally the Fox clan. Look at the front and back of her chest. I wonder why they would make a change like that.

    47. Tim Hotaling
      Superbacker
      on March 21, 2017

      Per the last paragraph in the update post: "If you're interested in purchasing this optional buy, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Rising Sun Kickstarter page and in the pledge manager add $50 to your pledge. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager."

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      Henry Cheung on March 21, 2017

      How can I add the additional Item in my pledge?