About this project
Maha Yodha’s Kickstarter might have ended but our Journey has just begun! Thanks for funding our dream and for all your suggestions, advice and feedback and moral support over these past 45 days!
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What is Maha Yodha?
Maha Yodha is a two-player strategy card game set in the ancient and mystical world of Indian mythology. Maha Yodha is simple to learn yet has a lot of strategic depth, making it interesting for both new and seasoned gamers.
By unlocking these ancient Indian stories and unleashing these warriors of yore, we have created a strategic card game with an unique theme, that is both brand new and several millennia old.
A video review of Maha Yodha
What are reviewers saying?
"Maha Yodha is an excellent two-player game. It breaks new ground with the theme, and it is easy to learn... If you're looking for a two-player card game, Maha Yodha is worth trying" - Jonathan H. Liu, Geek Dad
"The cards are beautiful, and the artwork is stunning. I haven’t really seen anything like it before, and this theme could really put this game on the map. Of course a pretty face isn’t everything, so how does it play? One word. Awesome." - Robert Kalajian, Purple Pawn
"Maha Yodha is a 2 player card game with some familiar (and some not so familiar) mechanics that plays in 20-30 minutes and is very easy to learn, with stunningly beautiful artwork and fun history and facts." - James Campbell, I Will Never Grow Up Gaming
"The game required a lot of advanced strategy that I found challenging at times, despite my experience. The format is different from any card game I’ve seen before, and the theme is both intriguing and beautiful." - Kae Hutchens, Initiative Tabletop
What's in our Base Set?
And in the included Expansion Pack
What Add-Ons are on offer?
We've unlocked more cards and counters!
Who are we?
Chandan is the game designer and co-founder, developing and refining the Maha Yodha game model and overseeing the product development. A former management consultant in a Big 4 consulting firm, Maha Yodha is now his full-time passion and his opportunity to put his years of RPG, card and board-gaming experience to work.
Sagar is the secret weapon and project manager of Maha Yodha. During the day he works as a social enterprise consultant, but after dark he moonlights by helping Maha Yodha get to market and monitoring our finances and project timelines.
Finally, we have Sarada who is helping us with keeping track of our finances and providing management support to our Kickstarter campaign.
We also have an energetic team of friends and family helping us to dot the i(s) and cross the t(s).
Agent Maha Yodha
We've invested our savings into game design, prototype printing & creating sample artwork for the game. Most of the artwork for the base set is complete. With the funding goal achieved we will be able to complete the artwork and take the idea to production.
For us, Kickstarter isn’t just about the funds, but very much also about the community. We are hoping to make Maha Yodha a truly crowd-sourced game in terms of content and gameplay too.
Hindu mythology is a storehouse of hundreds of characters and stories. We will be honest. We do not know them all. If you have an interesting game idea, do tell. If the community backs your idea, we will find a way to incorporate it in the KS edition or in later expansions.
Check it out yourself!
Some Final Details
Risks and challenges
Most of the artwork for the base set is complete. Our artists’ experience at taking illustrations and designs to publishing gives us confidence that we will be able to complete the artwork for the base set and all unlocked stretch goals within the projected timelines.
Another risk that we face in this process is taking Maha Yodha to production. We have tied up with a fabulous local outfit, Parksons CartaMundi (http://www.parksonsgames.com/) in Mumbai, India, to help us manufacture the game. This outfit is one of largest playing card manufacturers in the world and as it is also local, we will be able to oversee the production process and iron out any kinks quickly.
Our t-shirt vendor sources blanks from India's foremost Fairtrade cotton sourcer, Shop For Change (http://www.shopforchange.in/) that works directly with over 6000 small and marginal farmers in a sustainable manner (http://www.shopforchange.in/Aboutus_5.asp), so we're very confident that we will not have any issues in sourcing all the t-shirts required and that the t-shirts are ethically sourced.
Finally, all the original handmade Pattachitra artworks are produced by clusters of artisan families in a few villages in Odisha. These artisans have been producing Pattachitra through generations, using only natural colours and handmade cotton canvas. We have very good and close connections with these communities and we're confident that we will be able to source as many original artworks as required.
Our promised fulfilment dates were arrived at, after multiple rounds of discussions with the artists, publishers & logistics partner and we are confident that the game will ship to you by the promised date.
As we had mentioned earlier, we've enlisted the support and expertise of Saar Shai of The Agents fame, in not only polishing the gameplay and consulting on this campaign, but also in getting his support and advice when it comes to logistics and fulfilment.
The best mitigation tool in our experience as consultants and independent artists, is to keep communicating! So you can expect us to provide you with regular, detailed updates on what is happening at our end, warts and all!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, we do! To add more copies to your pledge, please edit your current pledge and add these top-up amounts:
1. The Beginner Yodha - USD18 per additional copy, no additional charges for shipping
2. The Maha Yodha - USD25 per additional copy, no additional charges for shipping. Only available for pledge levels USD35 and upwards
3. The Armour - USD40 per additional set, no additional charges for shipping. Only available for pledge levels USD50 and upwards
So for example, if you've pledged at The Collector level and you're looking to get an additional base set alone, just add USD18 to your current pledge. If you're looking to get all the goodies from the The Armour level, just add USD40!
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