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About this project

Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game by Benjamin Yamada that pits two fighters against one another in an arena, with a theme reminiscent of classic arcade-style fighting games. Each player manages their fighter’s movements, actions, health, and energy to achieve victory. The game is quick and involves bluffing, resource management, knowledge of each fighter's style, and sharp tactical decisions.

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Way of the Fighter features two editions, Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo. Each edition includes five different fighters, a unique game board, core dice, power dice, and technique action cards. 

 

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Way of the Fighter: Super includes: a rule book, a double-sided game board, game tokens, 24 core dice, 6 red power dice, 6 blue power dice, plus fighter decks and standees for Ren, Jun, El Falcon, Alberdus, and Aurelia.

 

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Card Examples. Click to enlarge.

 

  

Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes: a rule book, a double-sided game board, game tokens, 24 core dice, 6 orange power dice, 6 green power dice, plus fighter decks and standees for Kasi, Faris, D'Shaun, Lumi, and Severina.

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Each 46-card fighter deck includes the fighter's character card, one block card, and two copies of six unique action cards, which may only be used by that fighter. In addition to their unique cards, each fighter deck includes four technique packs based on their combat style. This allows you to play straight out of the box with a pre-constructed deck for that fighter. 

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Technique packs include two copies of four action cards. Each action card has a priority value, action type, range, and special effects.

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Players may swap technique packs between fighters with matching combat styles to create their own custom decks.

For example: Kasi includes the Wrestle Crush and Wrestle Throw technique packs. She can freely exchange either of those technique packs with the Wrestle Grapple technique pack included with Alberdus, the Wrestle Press technique pack included with Severina, or the Wrestle Lock technique pack included with Khublai. 

Both Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo include 20 different technique packs:

  • Wrestle: Crush, Grapple, Press, Throw 
  • Hard: Knock, Stun, Brawl, Push 
  • Soft: Assault, Denial, Precise, Combo 
  • Fluid: Fallback, Forward, Rush, Aerial 
  • Chi: Bombard, Yin, Yang, Wave
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Pledging Fighter's Spirit for both editions provides you with ten fighters, the game boards and dice to play a 4-player tag-team match, enough technique packs to build multiple standing decks, two unique game board designs, four different colors of power dice, more gorgeous Way of the Fighter art, and all of the FREE stretch goals!

 

We have assembled three videos demonstrating Way of the Fighter. We recommend watching the How-to-Play video first which walks through the basic mechanics of the game. Then, to see full games in action, we have two complete gameplay videos, featuring a fight between Ren vs. Jun and a fight between Kasi vs. Lumi. Once you've watched the videos be sure to download a copy of the print & play demo version and try out a game for yourself! 

Tactics Articles: Lumi | Ren | Jun | Faris | Kasi

The How-to-Play video walks you through core mechanics to play Way of the Fighter.

David Freeman and David Hanold play a full game using Ren and Jun.

 Deke Stella and Anthony Boyd play a full game using Kasi and Lumi.

 

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Want to read the full rules and try a game yourself? Download a fully playable print-and-play version of Way of the Fighter.

Note: The download is an advanced playtest copy of Way of the Fighter. Rules may still be adjusted or changed, and the layout does not reflect the finished product. 

 

  

 

To receive optional purchases, click on the Manage Pledge button. Add the cost of the optional purchase you wish to receive to your pledge. After the campaign, we will verify what items you want through our store based pledge manager.

This 60 card fighter pack introduces two new fighters, Aya and Ranveer. Aya can take three Fluid and one Soft technique pack. Ranveer can take two Soft, one Fluid, and one Hard technique pack. In addition to their unique cards, the fighter pack includes two Fluid Acrobatic and two Soft Counter technique packs.

Replace your Super standees with premium resin miniatures. These highly detailed miniature are perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use them for your games right away! Preview miniatures here.

Replace your Super standees with premium resin miniatures. These highly detailed miniature are perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use them for your games right away! Preview miniatures here.

As our pledge total increases, we have the chance to unlock more stuff for backers. Each time we reach a target dollar value, a stretch goal will unlock. Some stretch goals will unlock optional purchases, which you may increase your pledge total to receive. Other stretch goals unlock FREE rewards that are added to your Fighter's Spirit pledge automatically.

 Fund Way of the Fighter and let the tournament begin! 

A Kickstarter Exclusive Blazing Soul Candy fighter deck. Includes Candy's unique actions and a technique pack for a style exclusive to Candy—Cola Style. Her other three techniques are chosen from your existing collection of Fluid, Soft, and Chi styles. Free to Fighter's Spirit pledges! Preview art here.

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Aurelia! Free to Fighter's Spirit pledges!

A new challenger enters the arena! The mighty Khublai arrives to join your roster. Khublai can take three Wrestle technique packs and one Hard technique pack. In addition to his unique cards, Khublai includes the one Wrestle Lock and one Hard Brutal technique pack. Free to Fighter's Spirit pledges! Preview art here.

Replace your Blazing Soul Candy standee with a premium resin miniature. This highly detailed miniature is perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use it for your games right away! Free to Fighter's Spirit pledges! Preview miniatures here.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign through our store-based pledge manager, based on the actual cost to ship your pledge and any additional rewards you select.  

To help minimize your shipping and customs costs, we will ship rewards to multiple international shipping hubs at our cost. (International Shipping hubs in the US, CA, UK, CN, and AU.) These hubs will then ship all rewards to backers in their region. Depending on your region, this will help reduce or eliminate any additional import duties you will be required to pay.   

Our current estimate for shipping costs are listed below.

  • Africa: $50 - $60 to most countries 
  • Asia: $15 to China and Hong Kong, $30 - $40 to most other countries. 
  • Canada: $15 - $30 to most cities. 
  • Europe: $15 - $20 to Western Europe. $20 - $30 to Northern Europe. $30 - $40 to Eastern and Southern Europe. 
  • Latin America: $60 - 70 to most countries. 
  • Oceania: $15 - $25 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand. 
  • UK: $12 - $18 to most cities. 
  • USA: $12 - $18 to most cities. $30 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Please note that these are ESTIMATES ONLY—based on the Fighter's Spirit Pledge—and may change as we unlock more items or if you purchase additional rewards.

All pledges which are finalized after the pledge manager deadline will ship from the United States, and will incur additional shipping costs and potential delays depending on your location. Packages which were undeliverable due to an incorrect or incomplete address being provided, or failing to notify us in a timely manner of a change of address, will incur additional shipping costs in order to be reshipped. Due to complications with shipping large packages, we cannot ship to PO Boxes.

Risks and challenges

This is Soda Pop Miniatures & Ninja Division's fifth Kickstarter. We are very experienced with the production and manufacturing of miniature board games. However, there is always the possibility of delays in any project, including:

Development Delays
Manufacturing Delays
Customs Delays
Shipping Delays

If you would like to see how we manage our Kickstarters, we encourage you to visit our previous Kickstarters, Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Super Dungeon Explore: Legends, Ninja All-Stars, and Rail Raiders Infinite.

We currently are still in development for Super Dungeon Legends. Rail Raiders Infinite is in production and will be delivered to backers early next year. Key development personnel are different between all our projects and they are being worked on independently. One will not affect the other.

REFUND POLICY

Refund requests made within 60 days of the campaign’s end are made through Stripe, directly to your credit card, fees included.

Refunds requested after 60 days are made through Paypal only, less Kickstarter and payment processing fees, which we cannot get back.

No refunds are possible if requested eight weeks before the Kickstarter's actual shipping date, since at that point we have already begun packaging pledges.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging on this Kickstarter you acknowledge the following:

1. Items shown during the Kickstarter are prototypes and the final product, including models, look, materials, and other content may vary from those shown while the Kickstarter is active.

2. It is Soda Pop Miniature's responsibility to ship your rewards to you. It is your responsibility to provide Soda Pop Miniatures with a correct address in a timely manner, and to ensure that the provided address is deliverable by normal methods and standard regional postal services. You accept that the shipping date is only an estimate, and that due to the logistics of worldwide shipping, backers in different countries may receive their rewards sooner than others, or that the product may make it into distribution in your own country or into special promotions before your reward arrives. Further, you agree that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties, taxes, or fees that may be payable to complete delivery of your items.

3. You have read and agree to the shipping details provided in the Shipping Information section.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge and wait for retail release. Thank you for your understanding.

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