Multiplayer, Spirit Tokens, Mega Cards, and a Luchador Bear?
Great googly-moogly! We blew past $14k and we're fast approaching $15k!
Time to unlock MULTIPLAYER! We'll work out one or more options for playing with additional friends and foes to be included in the rules PDF and the mobile application.
So how about $16k? What's going to happen when we get there? We mentioned the new playmat with a two player layout, which is cool, but we also mentioned we were investigating some other options. So we did some snooping, and we assure you that Kuma's love of horseback riding hasn't resulted in any injuries to ponies. Ever. But enough about that, how about some more add-ons?
There are some obvious omissions as far as things we could offer: spirit tokens are one of them. We investigated doing punch-out chit-board tokens, but they ended up being very expensive. Literally as much as all of the cards. Crazy. We looked for ready made Othello pieces. No luck. Custom plastic is very expensive, and we've got serious production concerns about where things are made and how. So this was looking like it wasn't going to happen, when Dave Howell of PennyGems contacted us and suggested his swell creation for the job!
It's a solution that supports another local gaming business, and a project born here on Kickstarter, and ethical production standards all at the same time while using the coins we we're already using! Turbo awesome!
Sam met up with Dave today to get samples to make sure they're what we expect, and we're happy to report that they're perfect for Shift!
So once we hit $16k, for an additional $5 we will send you a set of five black and five white PennyGems to use on the front and back of your spirit tokens! Neat!
Want more? Can do!
That's right kids, we'll be offering oversized cards! Mega cards! We got a proof from the printer today, and it looks totally awesome. These cards measure approximately 4" x 6", and we'll make sure they fit in available sleeves. In fact, we'll include a sleeve with each of the cards so you don't need to buy a whole set of them! These special cards will also feature backs that display the character art without the game elements on top.
We will be offering 4 characters in the Mega format: Neon Blade Gemini, Vampire Knight Berry, Impenetrable Fighter Kuma, and Dark Emcee Melpome
It's just $8 for a single card of your choice, or as a Kickstarter exclusive, you can get all four of them for the price of three at $28. We want to offer 4 characters so if you cray-cray and you want to play a multiplayer game with the jumbo cards, you can! These will only be printed for this campaign. So when they're gone, they're gone.
Phew… wait, there was a character reveal today too!? Tell them the legendary story of Impenetrable Fighter Kuma? Are they truly ready?
“Hey, hermano, who the hell is Impenetrable Fighter Kuma? He’s the headliner?”
“Estúpido, you haven’t heard? He’s that fighting bear!”
“Qué dice? Like, he’s huge and hairy?”
“Like, he’s huge, hairy, and a bear. For real. He’s a completo, a heavyweight.”
“Don’t go calling me estúpido, no bear can be a luchador! Not to mention his center of gravity...”
“That’s where you’re wrong hermano, he’s a part of the Shift! You’ve heard, right?”
“Sure, like that pale girl with the mask. But how is a bear supposed to fight fair. Don’t they have claws?”
“Yeah, but Kuma fights fair; he’s a técnicos, a good guy. Kuma’s mostly on the defensive, doesn’t want to hurt anyone. But because of this he doesn’t land too many attacks, though when he does... man! Such power!”
“If he’s mostly on the defensive, does he have time to heal up?”
“No, amigo. The damage he takes is for real, but it gives him the spirit to use his signature move!”
“Signature move? Is this bear for real?”
“Yeah, it’s crazy! The attack’s more powerful if his opponent hasn’t taken much damage. You should see it!”
Just then, the stadium lights shut off, and the audience falls silent.
The lights turn on revealing the supposedly extinct Mexican Grizzly in the blue máscara - and the crowd goes wild!