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Motobushido is a game about really sweet duels between really badass samurai who ride really awesome motorcycles.
Motobushido is a game about really sweet duels between really badass samurai who ride really awesome motorcycles.
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    1. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Thanks Peter, I definitely wanted to give people more choice. And I'm trying to get more of the images converted, too.

    2. Peter Jacob on

      Shiny wallpapers. Thankee for being thoughtful enough to have non-logo versions. Seen some places where they didn't care enough for that and ruined perfectly good art, heartbreaking.

    3. Kyle Rakoz on

      C'mon folks! 222 of you thought a motorcycle samurai RPG that uses playing card mechanics was worth it... why have only 80 thought playing cards featuring motorcycle samurai for use when playing aforementioned RPG is a worthy investment?

      Let's get us some cards!

    4. Kyle Rakoz on

      Get the cards to go with the game! Infuse your game with inspiring art! 2 decks of awesome cards are a good enough reason... 2 decks of awesome cards that match the game you're playing is, simply put, more than awesome.

    5. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      There's also a new set of biker-themed games from Deep Silver coming out soon. I've been pretty excited. This is apparently a good time for biker warfare!

    6. Peter Jacob on

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkseasgames/road-redemption

      Motobushido and this reincarnation of Road Rash seem like destined brothers. You guys should totally put your heads together for something awesome.

    7. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      That's good to hear! There are some final mechanics revisions in the final draft now, so hopefully future attempts at group conversion will go much smoother post-launch.

    8. Streamjumper on

      Awesome Spider Jerusalem cosplay avatar there, Nathanael! I'm glad to hear the con went well and wonder how many minds were blown by the concept of Motobushido.

      On my end I've run MB a bit with some of the crew from my usual gaming table, and while it took a little for things to click, I think they enjoyed the hell outta it.

    9. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Yes! The convention was pretty great, game-wise. I'm happy to see the more-or-less "final" rules kicking ass.

    10. Kyle Rakoz on

      Just left a demo at Gamestorm with Nathanael as Sensai... This game is even better than you think it is! Give it a shot, you shouldn't be disappointed.

    11. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      I'm going to wait a few months, and then possibly run the cards as their own entire project. Smaller target, and probably even a shorter run. Means I'll have to come up with some new reward ideas, too.

      But right now, I just wanna focus on the book and make it awesome =)

    12. Streamjumper on

      Man, I wish we could have gotten it up to the deck of cards level, but this did pretty well. Now I just can't wait to get my hands on stuff.

    13. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      I'm handing that on a case by case basis. I won't devalue any of the rewards on the project by shamelessly extending all funding beyond the agreed-upon limit. BUT I did have some potential backers who tried to pledge during the Amazon Payments outage earlier, that I haven't yet heard back from. Anyone interested can contact me privately either on here, through my blog, or on Facebook or Google Plus.

    14. Kyle Rakoz on

      Is private funding open? I'm tapped out too but that last $600 for the character pack could happen that way if it's still an option.

    15. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Yep! I am saving it for the post-funding update. I got a little update-heavy there for a bit and want to minimize the spam-factor =)

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      Evan Saft
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      Will the next update have the reveal of what the 11k Character Pack was?

    17. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Correct! Here's a hint:

      - Twister of Minds, Smasher of Dreams
      - On or Off, Knobbies or No, don't mean a thang
      - Nothing but wives' tales and silly stories.

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      Evan Saft
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      Alright guys, $870 in 45 minutes for that last character pack?

    19. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      So close! =)

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      Evan Saft
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      I'm tapped out. Hopefully you guys can get us to the next character pack. Good luck!

    21. Kyle Rakoz on

      If all 49 of us at the $18 pledge level up, we'll get the next character pack! I'm going to level up right now! Everyone likes to level up!

    22. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Sweet! Glad it's all worked out again.

    23. Kyle
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      Awesome. Got it adjusted, now off to bed (third shifter here) Have a great final 2 hours. Hope we hit another goal

    24. Giovanni Castelletti on

      Amazon Payments is working again ;)

    25. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Yeah I just noticed that. What the heck? If it doesn't let you do it before the project ends, message me privately and we'll work something out. That's just not cool. I wish they'd extend the backer time by a few hours or such to compensate.

    26. Kyle
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      Trying to raise my pledge in these final hours but it seems Amazon is having problems :/

    27. Joe Greathead on

      Is there any chance of adding a few dollars to get the special logo patch? I'd love to get that but am backing at a lower level.

    28. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Ah, good question! I probably should have listed that.

      +5 for the Whitebook at higher levels
      +30 for the Medusa Tee
      +35 for the full-size Wall Scroll

      I believe that's it.

    29. Kyle
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      So what are all the add-on options?

    30. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Added some new links at the top.

    31. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Thanks for the suggestion Evan. I'll see if I can work something out.

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      Evan Saft
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      Hey, not to tell you how to do your job, but you may want to put the links to your blog posts on the front page. Not everyone bothers to read through the updates.

    33. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Whoah! Tomas, can you message me privately? Let's talk. Your art kinda sorta totally rocks my world.

    34. tomas overbai on

      As a recent pledge and artist as well I would love to contribute an image or two to the finished rule book. Examples of my work can be found at my website http://www.fallensunasylum.org Let me know if you are interested. Looking forward to the game. And congrats on successful funding.

    35. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      I tell you what. If someone actually backs that level, I'll totally work up a, uh, Interplanetary Rodent Motorcycle Squad version of things and release it to everyone.

    36. Joseph Le May
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      Just noticed the "Special" funding levels and, basically, PLEASE TELL ME THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BE BIKER MICE FROM MARS. Or, you know, anthropomorphic rodent motorcycle enthusiasts from the fourth planet.

    37. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Adrian, thanks for the link to Tichu. I've never seen this game before, but it looks pretty great.

      Motobushido requires twp decks of cards, each with the jokers in. I imagine the Tichu deck's special cards could be used as Jokers. In Motobushido, the Jokers function as a random pacing mechanic, which can escalate background threat in the scenario. More of them could create quite a dangerous game, indeed =)

    38. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Thanks, Ray! I had the hardest time finding them the other day to point out to someone who asked.

      Hopefully we'll hit the stretch goal for the custom cards, and that would rock.

      And I'll take your advice on the Zen-title to heart, quite possibly. =)

    39. Dicebat on

      Oh and if people are looking for the playing cards that are shown, they are the Japan - Double Deck Playing Cards by Piatnik. You can find them on Amazon (and other places). I have a set of them myself, which was a clear message that I had to pledge. But I would love to see us hit the custom cards stretch goal as well!

    40. Dicebat on

      Absolutely fantastic looking game! I’m very excited for this.
      Now please tell me there is a skill/chapter/anything called ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mayhem’ in here! ;)

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      Adrian George
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      Thought I'd clue you and the other backers into a good set of thematic cards in-case that stretch goal isn't hit.
      http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215/tichu
      This is a card game that comes with two asian themed decks of near standard playing cards. The decks are the standard 13 ranks in 4 suits, plus 4 special cards.

      The four special cards are the Sparrow/Mah-jong, the dog, the phoenix, and the dragon.
      The sparrow is the only 1 in the deck (there are aces, they are just always considered high). It gives you the right to lead the hand. You don't actually have to play it first, but it does give you first play. When you do play it you get to make a wish, and as soon as someone can play the wished for card (you can only wish for a rank, and not special cards) they have to.
      The dog can be played when you have the lead for a trick, and gives the lead to your partner instead.
      The phoenix is a wild card. When played as part of a hand it can be whatever you want. When played as single it is one half higher than the prior played card (if your opponent played an 8, and you played the phoenix it'd be 8.5). This works on everything but the dragon.
      The dragon is simply the highest single.

      I'd love to see you add rules for these, and will probably come up with some of my own if you don't.
      Anyway...thought people might want to know it was out there.

    42. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Evan, I've updated the post a bit. Seemed I left out an important If/Then. Clarified! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    43. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Yes. There are several ways. Again, the first post in the mechanics series is only there to illustrate the basics of flow. More details are to come =)

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      Evan Saft
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      Wait, is there any way that you get more cards in the duel? Because otherwise it seems that the player that plays the first card will always lose, because they will run out of cards first.

    45. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      For those of you asking about mechanics, I just kicked off the first in what will be a series of posts and interactive exercises. Check the updates!

    46. Streamjumper on

      Awesome. Game funded and first goal down. Now the march to glory (and hopefully 60K minimum).

      Every one of those stretch goals looks great, and I'd love to see this translated in Japanese if just to hear the opinion of their gamers on it.

    47. Giovanni Castelletti on

      Yay! First goal reached!

    48. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Good catch, Adrian. Time for me to start a FAQ! =)

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      Adrian George
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      It's not clear whether the deluxe version of the book is in color or not. The white book being named such and called out for it's grey-scale implies that the deluxe is color, but that's not explicitly stated anywhere that i can see.

    50. Nathanael Cole 3-time creator
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      Thanks, Evan! More updates on system are in the works, most definitely. I'm actually going to be posting a very, very, VERY simplified "do this right now" style of quick intro tomorrow or at least some day later this week. It will skip 90% of the strategies and nuances, in favor of quickly laying down the dynamic.

      I admit: the system is harder to explain in words than in action. To that extent I'm working on a plan for a demo video. We've got a good number of playtest sessions coming up, and I'm going to try and arrange for a camera to record some of the action.

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