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A high-action high-drama fantasy RPG originally from Japan! A world of magic and mecha, with rules that emulate a Kabuki play or anime.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Our eternal thanks for everyone who contributes even just a little bit to this project! Your name will appear in the book as a backer, and you'll get early access to some desktop and mobile device manga wallpaper art from the game.

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    THE PDF: You will get a pre-release copy of the Tenra Bansho Zero PDF (both books). You will be credited as a backer in the book, and get early access to some desktop and mobile device manga wallpaper art from the game.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    You'll get the game PDF and wallpapers as above. You will also receive early access to two pieces of upcoming downloadable content: A collection of bonus character archetypes, and rules for armies at war.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    You'll get access to all the above, plus a downloadable version of the Tenra Bansho Director's Cut book, as well as the bonus "Ruined Empire" complete campaign setting.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    THE BOOK SET: At this level, you will get the Tenra Bansho Zero books and slipcase, as well as a pre-release copy of the PDF of the game. Free shipping to US and Canada. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $62 or more About $62

    You will get the Tenra Bansho book set and PDF, as well as early access to two pieces of upcoming downloadable content: The bonus character archetypes and army/mass combat rules. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    You will get the books, PDF and DLC as above, as well as a set of 10 Japanese Kanji dice! You will also receive the Tenra Bansho Director's Cut book and the bonus "Ruined Empire" campaign setting in electronic form. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $118 or more About $118

    NO-LIMIT ASURA SET: You will receive all of the items from the $70 level, 40 total Japanese Kanji dice, a set of Emotion Matrix casino dice, plus a limited item: A gorgeous traditional Japanese wrapping cloth (furoshiki) to carry it all in. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    RETAILER OPTION! A few retailers have asked me about buying several copies of the game for their stores. This option is for six (6) book sets at the basic level with a deep retailer discount, shipped anywhere in the US for free. Alternately, buy one copy at any level for yourself and simply add $155 to your pledge for your 6 store copies. INTERNATIONAL: Please send me a message and I'll calculate reduced shipping for your country.

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    Pledge $190 or more About $190

    NO-LIMIT AIKI CHIT SET: You will receive all of the items from the $118 level including the dice and gorgeous traditional wrapping cloth. You will also receive a set of 60 large foam Aiki chits with the Tenra Bansho Logo for tracking the drama at your table. This is a truly hardcore set. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    BUT I WANT TO PLAY *NOW*!! You will receive all of the items from the NO-LIMIT AIKI CHIT set including the dice, aiki chits, and gorgeous traditional wrapping cloth. You will also get two copies of the finalized game in physical format. Finally, you will also receive an extremely limited hand-signed white-cover print prevew copy of the full Tenra Bansho Zero RPG, complete with my attempt at Chinese calligraphy, and a dedication to you from the bottom of my heart in traditional sutra format. I will ship this copy of the book to you (including the furoshiki, chits and the dice as available) within three days of the Kickstarter ending: No waiting, you'll be playing the game before anyone. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $108 or more About $108

    ASURA SET: You will receive all of the items from the $70 level, 40 total Japanese Kanji dice, a set of Emotion Matrix casino dice, plus a limited item: A gorgeous traditional Japanese wrapping cloth (furoshiki) to carry it all in.
    INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    You will receive all of the items from the $108 level including the dice and gorgeous traditional wrapping cloth. You will also receive a set of 60 large foam Aiki chits with the Tenra Bansho Logo for tracking the drama at your table. This is a truly hardcore set.
    INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE HISTORIAN SET: You receive two physical copies of the Tenra Bansho Zero book. You will also receive a NEAR-MINT copy of the very rare Japanese book "Tenra Bansho Visual Book", a 216 page collection of early art and setting material for the game. Also as above the pre-release PDF, all DLC, the Director's Cut book, 50 Japanese kanji dice, Emotion Matrix casino dice, 60 foam Aiki chits, the gorgeous traditional wrapping cloth, and express shipping anywhere in the world.

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    Pledge $520 or more About $520

    BUT I WANT TO PLAY *NOW*!!
    You will receive all of the items from the HISTORIAN set including the dice, aiki chits, gorgeous traditional wrapping cloth and a rare Tenra Bansho Visual Book. You will also receive an extremely limited hand-signed white-cover print prevew copy of the full Tenra Bansho Zero RPG, complete with my attempt at Chinese calligraphy, and a dedication to you from the bottom of my heart in traditional sutra format. I will ship this copy of the book to you (including the furoshiki and the dice as available) within three days of the Kickstarter ending: No waiting, you'll be playing the game before anyone.

    INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $15 for shipping.

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    Pledge $560 or more About $560

    THE DAIMYO SET: As the historian set, plus other extremely rare books: The original "Tenra Bansho Sourcebook" (even rarer than the Visual Book), a copy of the original Japanese Tenra Bansho Zero book, a copy of the original Japanese TBZ supplement "Tenjo Tenge". You will also receive pre-release advance copies of all of our future Japanese game translations (currently two in the works).

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    Pledge $2,800 or more About $2,800

    YOU. ME. JAPAN.
    Anytime you want (with two months' advance notice) in 2013, Spring or Fall preferred, for anywhere between 8 to 10 days.
    I'll pick you up from and drop you off at the airport. I will pay for *ALL* your food, transport and lodging. I will interpret for you (which usually costs hundreds of dollars a day). I will take you to awesome places in Japan and feed you great regional food.

    Like geek stuff? We'll spend a day or two in Akihabara, visiting manga shops, figure stores, cat cafes. Interested in history and culture? We'll go to temples and shrines. Like to walk? We'll take mountain trails and see a side of Japan few encounter. You tell me what you're interested in, I'll set the itinerary (within reason), and pay for it all from start to finish.

    You have to pay your way to Narita airport and back: I can assist in finding you a good travel agent. I cover everything in Japan.
    This also assumes that you are in general good health (can walk 2-4+ miles a day) and don't have an extremely restrictive diet. If either is not the case, contact me beforehand and I'll see what I can do. If you want to bring up to one significant other or friend, contact me and I'll give you an updated price.

    You will also receive 5 copies of Tenra Bansho Zero, enough for your entire group: 100 Japanese kanji dice, and all the rewards of the Historian set, as well as advance electronic copies of all of our future releases.

    You will not receive one Japanese furoshiki wrapping cloth in advance; instead you'll simply pick one out for yourself from the traditional store that sells them in Kyoto when we're there.

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