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About this project

 

Seven Season Soup is a board game for 2-4 players which takes about 45 minutes per participant. Each player takes on the role of one of the four Heroes and may recruit up to two companions. The protagonists have different professions such as ninja, monk, samurai or fisher boy. During their journey more than 30 different items help to oppose the 14 different types of monsters.

 

 

Click here to download the rulebook: English | German

 

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In this short video Frank shows you how Seven Season Soup is played.

Every player starts the game with a unique hero, who has one-of-a-kind abilities and can be equipped with a variety of items.

The Hero card of Kaede
The Hero card of Kaede

The players start their journey in the famous Inn of Seven Suns. By exploring other terrains of the game world and putting them in place throughout the game, a different board is created in every run. Some areas have an impact on the conditions of fight or the group’s movement around the game’s world.

The legendary Inn of Seven Suns
The legendary Inn of Seven Suns

Event cards give the players the opportunity to gain treasures and cooking ingredients by fighting monsters or completing quests. The players actions each turn are limited and they have to decide which actions give them the greatest benefit to progress in the game. These actions for example are to recruit a new companion to increase the groups fighting strength, to defeat monsters or to engage in a duel with another player. Some event cards are linked to characters and have special options. For example at the event “Monster: Shelly” you get the item without fighting when Takeo is your hero.

There are different weapon types, such as knives, melee or throwing weapons. Additionally clothing, armor, even music instruments and scrolls can be found. Each hero and companion has a specific pool of usable equipment, depending on his or her profession. Collect the items your group can use and sell the rest to merchants in the populated areas.

Ranged weapon Yumi
Ranged weapon Yumi

During the fight turns, players use the special abilities of their heroes and companions, or even of the equipped items. Some of these abilities are effective against specific enemies, others benefit from the circumstances, like a finishing move against a wounded foe.

Kaede attacks with an armor-piercing attack
Kaede attacks with an armor-piercing attack

To defeat a monster rewards the player with cooking ingredients, items and money. Beating other players gives the opportunity to steal from their treasures.

monsters -> ingredients -> dishes -> yummy!
monsters -> ingredients -> dishes -> yummy!

The ingredients are used to cook delicious magical dishes. At the end of the game, the players receive victory points for each type of dish. However, dishes can also be consumed in a fight, too. In this case, the hero or even the whole group gains incredible powers for a limited time. There are also special dishes like the Godlike Barbecue or the legendary Seven Season Soup only the experienced fighter and chef is able to achieve.

Game layout of our prototype version
Game layout of our prototype version

 

Every board gamer loves miniatures and so do we! We love them so much, that we even ordered physical versions of our four heroes. Here they are:

The prototypes of our four miniature heroes
The prototypes of our four miniature heroes

The sculpting and casting of the models was a huge investment for us. This way we want to show you our dedication and motivation to put our game on your shelf. Since we are so proud of these miniatures, we even went a step further and had them painted professionally by the amazing German painting service Phantasos Studio. They did a great job and it clearly highlights the miniatures details and adds to their charm.

Fully painted miniatures
Fully painted miniatures

We would like to add even more miniatures to the mix. Check out the stretch goals to see which goal unlocks more. The miniatures in the game will be a different kind of plastic and fully assembled. They also come with a colored ring around the base to give every hero a distinct color.

 

 

 

 

First of all, you should support this campaign to get your own copy of Seven Season Soup. On top of that you would help a new team of passionate developers to gain a foothold in the board game industry.

Seven Season Soup is ready. We have a producer at hand. The only thing missing is the capacity to finance the production.

We're dreaming of our own game for years and spending a great deal of our leisure time playing board games, card games and miniature based tabletop games. It's inspiring and helps us to improve our own creations. Preferably we'd like to publish all of our ideas. And we have a lot of them! Our main concern is to create innovative games for the community we are part of.

Projects we're planning to realize:

There are always more monsters to slay, dishes to cook and items to collect. An expansion of Seven Season Soup could contain a mode for co-op, single player or a campaign. By the way, what is your opinion on Tengus?

We love dungeon crawlers! Especially those with a campaign mechanic. Therefore we'd like to create one. Maybe it takes place in the world of Seven Season Soup, in a Sci-Fi setting or even a post-apocalyptic scenario.

Additionally we have a concept for a living card game and some fast paced card games at the ready. We worked on test versions for some time now and are quite pleased so far.

  

 

 

You did it! You made it to the end! We hope you like our game and look forward to your questions, suggestions and praises in the comment section or on Facebook | Twitter.

Feel free to spread the word and share our project with your friends!

See you on the road!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our main goal is to create a new, exciting and thematic board game for you and deliver a high quality product in time. We omit additional products like t-shirts, play mats, posters and other stuff not essential for playing the game, because it could cause problems in the production and packaging, and delay the whole delivery process.

As an ambitious startup company, we take the Kickstarter community’s trust as a basis on future developments. Naturally we are happy to receive your suggestions and comments and will reply as fast as possible to keep up with you guys.

This is the first game we publish. That means we deal with production for the first time as well. This is were our production company comes into play (no pun intended!). They are producing 70.000 board games a day and are very experienced with Kickstarter projects and startups. They gave extremely helpful tipps so that we are optimistic to deliver the game in the set time frame. And here's the best part: It's a German company which is about an hour drive away. So we are able to communicate easily and directly. We even plan to visit the factory beforehand.

Our biggest wish is to create board games for you professionally. Therefore we are very enthusiastic to bring our first project on your gaming table.

PRODUCTION AND FINAL GAME VERSION

The end result of our game materials and mechanics could be different from the images and rule texts you see in our campaign. Unforeseen obstacles in the production process or suggestions by the community could change our plans for the materials, some of the game components and the project. By pledging to our project you acknowledge this fact.

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