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An epic strategic card game based on the ancient stories, characters and weapons from the 4000 year-old universe of Hindu mythology! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 21, 2014.

An epic strategic card game based on the ancient stories, characters and weapons from the 4000 year-old universe of Hindu mythology!

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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  • And we will keep up uploading digital goodies and art on our website

We present to you our Tree of Gratitude!

 

 

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

"Maha Yodha is the first card game I've seen in a year or three on which I actually want to spend some money" - Matt Drake, Drake's Flames

"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 has a fascinating and unique theme, with card work that is beautiful and gorgeous! It's a solid and interesting game!" - Doug and Shelley Garrett, Garrett's Games and Geekiness

"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

Why Kickstarter?

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!

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FAQ

  • 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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    24 backers

    Dhanyavaad - Receive our heartfelt gratitude and an exclusive Maha Yodha wallpaper. PLUS get all Maha Yodha updates.

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    18 backers Limited (1 left of 19)

    The Digital Yodha - Get the Print 'n Play version of the Base Set PLUS All Unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    92 backers

    The Digital Yodha v2.0 - Get the Print 'n Play versions of the Base Set PLUS Maha Yodha: Game Expansion Pack PLUS All Unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    79 backers

    The Beginner Yodha - Base Set PLUS All Unlocked Stretch Goals!
    ~FREE US SHIPPING~

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    12 backers

    Mera Bharat Mahan - Only for INDIAN BACKERS- This reward tier is for backers who want their game shipped to an Indian address. You get all rewards mentioned in the Maha Yodha Reward Tier. Our Game is manufactured here in India. We are passing on the savings in shipping & handling. Save 10 USD ~FREE INDIA SHIPPING

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    538 backers

    The Maha Yodha - Base Set PLUS Maha Yodha: Game Expansion Pack PLUS All Unlocked Stretch Goals!
    ~FREE US SHIPPING~

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    72 backers

    The Armour - Base Set PLUS Maha Yodha: Game Expansion Pack PLUS 1 Certified Organic & Fair Trade T-Shirt, manufactured with pride in India PLUS All Unlocked Stretch Goals!
    ~FREE US SHIPPING~

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    14 backers

    The Collector - All rewards from The Armour Reward Tier plus one Pattachitra (a folk art style from the Indian State of Odisha), painted by award winning artisans on handmade cotton paper (A3 size). Yours will be a signed edition to boot!
    ~FREE US SHIPPING~

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    2 backers

    The Retail Yodha - This is the tier for all you retailers and gamer groups asking for an option to place a large order for Maha Yodha. Get 10 copies of the Base Set PLUS Maha Yodha: Game Expansion Pack PLUS all Unlocked Stretch Goals at a very special price! Plus, we include an extra copy for free! ~FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING~

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    2 backers Limited (7 left of 9)

    Posterity - This is the opportunity for you to immortalise yourself in the folklore of Maha Yodha. You will be credited along side the artist on the face of the cards. You can choose from one of 9 such special cards.

    Additionally, you get to take home an exclusive signed art print of the card you sponsored. Plus you get 3 copies of everything included in The Armour Reward Tier.

    (Please note that choice of cards will be opened up on a first come, first serve basis!)

    You are also a part of the Maha Yodha War Council. We will talk new cards, expansions and all future development plans for the MY universe with you first. You get exclusive access to Maha Yodha's gallery of sketches and unused artwork and get to show off Maha Yodha artwork before any one else.

    ~FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING~

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Funding period

- (45 days)