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From the creators of Osmos comes Karmaka, a competitive card game that plays out over multiple lives.
From the creators of Osmos comes Karmaka, a competitive card game that plays out over multiple lives.
7,198 backers pledged $220,852 to help bring this project to life.

Production and Backer Surveys

Posted by Eddy Boxerman (Creator)

Hi everyone! Exciting news: The 2nd set of cards (with the color tweaks) looks good, and so we've given Panda the green light. Karmaka has gone into full production! Woot! We'll keep you posted on progress as we get news from the factory.

Backer Surveys

As we prepare for international freight and fulfillment (beginning in 7-11 weeks, depending on how quickly Panda produces the games), it's time to collect shipping addresses. As such we've sent out backer surveys to collect your info. Please fill these out right away so we don't have to nag. :)

Note that you'll be able to update your address afterwards (for a few months) before we lock down shipping. We'll send out a heads-up before we lock addresses. If you think you might move between now and November, please just use your current (or future if you already know it) address so we know you're "on board."

BoardGameGeek Ratings

We've noticed that some people have already begun rating Karmaka on BGG based on the PnP. Technically you should wait to get the real game before rating it, but for those who have seen what's coming and who have played the PnP enough to get a good feel for it... a nice rating wouldn't hurt. ;-) Alternately you can just <3 it to become a fan.

Thanks, and hope your Summer is off to a wonderful start! :)


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    1. Sam on

      I totally did. Nevermind, sorry about that!

    2. Sam on

      I dont remember if I have recieved and responded to a survey as well.

    3. Eddy Boxerman Creator on

      @Dennis: Yes, TIN/CPF is a shipping thing, though to be honest I'm not 100% sure why we need it – we're collecting that info based on advice we've gotten from other creators who have experience fulfilling games worldwide. For now, don't worry about it if you don't know it. If we end up needing it we'll get in touch, with specific details.

      @Gantelmi: I see you've responded to the survey, so I'll assume all is good now. If not, feel free to PM us.

    4. Gantelmi Vianney on

      Hello !
      I didn't receive the backer survey. Do I have to wait a little more, or is there an issue ?

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      Dennis David on

      Hi! Would like to know why Asian backers and South American backers need to input their TIN/CPF? First time it's come up in several projects, and this was not mentioned in this update nor in the campaign. Thanks!

    6. Eddy Boxerman Creator on

      @AustinRM: To change your address, go to Karmaka's Kickstarter page, click the blue "view pledge" button, then the "survey" tab, then "edit address".

      @Philip: Try the 2 vs 2 team variant. (My preferred way to play 4-player Karmaka.) In that version teammates may play cards to their partner's future – a pure friendly/cooperative action.

    7. Morten Notodden on

      The only negatives that had me worried was the small cardpool and the imbalanced cards. But I'll remain positive until I get to play it myself. And I'll wait for the final product. No PnP for me, thanks!

    8. Philip Alexander Dale on

      Several of the reviews said something that I brought up as an issue with the game earlier: This game makes use of the concept of "bad" karma (you play a card, an opponent gets to play that same card later) but none for "good" karma (receiving benefits yourself by helping others); there is no mechanic that explicitly rewards people for helping other players. Without that mechanic, the game might feel a lot like a scrapfight that differs a lot from the theme of tranquility and enlightenment.

      The interaction between the players should alternate between friendly and competitive, with different groups preferring one interaction type over the other.

      This seems like a good idea for an expansion: create a mechanic or cards which encourage you to help others, make alliances, and/or do 'quid pro quo' with other players and not just screw everyone in a race to the top. (Also, more meeples and cards for additional players in an expansion! My suggestion: green (please!), magenta, cyan, and white for the new meeples; that way the meeples include all the primary and secondary colors plus black and white.)

    9. TyDeL

      Wow there are a lot of bad Print and Play reviews on BGG... I kind of wish you hadn't linked it, hah. Here's hoping they're missing something.

    10. AustinRM on

      I am moving in July (and getting Married!). What is the best way to submit an address change once I have everything nailed down? Thanks for the updates and thanks for the speedy move into production. This is actually one of the fastest turn around I have seen from Kickstarter to Production. Good job!

    11. Ash and Eli on

      Best of luck Eddy!