Variants Unlocked! Vote for Art Prints.
It's day 4 of the campaign and we're already at $52k, and have broken through 5 stretch goals! Awesome – thanks everyone!
Two multiplayer variants have been added to the game! You can see all the details in the brand new "Variants" section of the print-and-play rules. If you've printed the PnP, we'd love to get your feedback on how you like them. In particular, please tell us who won in your "Big Bad Wolf" games – the Wolf or the Beetles! (We'll publish the stats.) Here's the gist of each:
2v2: A fun way to play 4-player Karmaka is to play in teams: 2 players vs. 2 players. The first player to achieve Transcendence wins for their team! What’s more, this mode adds an additional (fourth) way to play cards each turn: you may play a card to your teammate’s Future Life!
2v1 "Big Bad Wolf": This is an asymmetrical variant in which a team of 2 plays against a single player. The catch is that the solo player begins the game as a Wolf, while the teammates both begin as Dung Beetles (as per usual). The Wolf wins by transcending first, and the Beetles win if either of them transcends first.
The Karmic Ladder got a nice upgrade as well! This will be a nice, sturdy, proper game board (single piece, non-folding) rather than punchboard with edges exposed.
Quite a few people have asked for this; art prints of some of Karmaka's cards. Each one requires Marco to touch up and polish the areas that are usually covered by the cards' graphical elements, so we have to restrict ourselves to picking our favourites to offer as prints. We're having a really hard time picking our favourites though, so we thought we'd let you decide via this poll!
We're setting the stretch goal for this at $62k, and we'll announce the winning art-pieces in 4 days, on Wednesday, Jan 27th. May your favourite win! (And feel free to share the poll with your friends.)