Note: This is a re-launch for our game Kettou. After listening to backers and the kickstarter community we worked hard to figure out how to re-launch with a lower goal, reduced backing levels, more videos and clearer kickstarter page. Special thanks to all the supporters of Kettou and Table Forged LLC. With your help we hope Kettou will be a success this time around!
KETTOU (duel in Japanese) is a Samurai Themed Reflex & Strategy Card Game.
Players duel each other as iconic Samurai with unique stats and abilities using their Bushido to help shape the flow of combat.
Use your Quickness and Accuracy to Strike your enemy and simulate a fast-paced samurai duel. Hit Location cards are based off of Kendo Hit Locations.
- ASHI- Leg or Foot
Only 4 out of 8 Hit Cards are placed between the dueling players at a time. These cards are randomly placed and a separate reader deck is available for a rotating player to call out. Downloadable Audio Files are also available for players to use instead of having a Reader Call out Cards.
Choose between 8 LEGENDARY SAMURAI, each with an unique ability to use throughout combat. Each Kickstarter backer will receive the following Samurai:
- MIYAMOTO MUSASHI
- TOMOE GOZEN
- KUSUNOKI MASASHIGE
- HONDA TADAKATSU
- DATE MASAMUNE
- TAKEDA SHINGEN
- TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI
- ODA NOBUNAGA
Each Player starts the game with 7 Bushido Virtue Cards (Base game comes with 3 sets of Bushido Virtue Cards) :
- 2-3 Integrity
- 4-5 Respect
- 6-7 Courage
- 8-9 Honor
- 10-11 Compassion
- 12 Honesty
- Doubles Loyalty
Players put drawn Combat Cards in an empty Bushido Card Spot. After each Combat phase players roll 2d6 and if there is a Combat Card on the corresponding Bushido Card the Combat Card triggers giving the player a combat bonus.
Combat cards offer bonuses to help players defeat their foes. There are 3 types of Combat Cards:
- OFFENSE- add to attack
- DEFENSE- negate damage
- KATA- change the flow of combat
After players draw Combat Cards they place them on empty Bushido Cards. If a player rolls a Bushido Card with a Combat Card on it that card activates.
BONUS AUDIO FILES TO REPLACE READER
24 Downloadable Audio Files are available for everyone who backs KETTOU. Audio Files will allow players to play KETTOU without a Designated Reader position. A Native Japanese speaking voice over artist was hired for the audio!
GET A COPY OF OUR 1ST GAME IRON & ALE DELUXE EDITION WITH KETTOU! (SHOGUN & EMPEROR PLEDGE LEVELS)
A Dwarven Drinking Card Game. Mine, Fight Monsters and Challenge your Friends to Real Dwarven Feats of Strength.
GRAB YOUR ALE AND GROW YER BEARDS! PROVE YER DWARVEN STRENGTH. FIGHT AND DRINK FOR HONOR!
Iron and Ale is 100% Dwarf. It is a game of mining, fighting monsters, drinking and dwarven challenges. You are a Dwarven Lord challenging other players to become the true Dwarven King. To do this you must lead your clan to conquer the mountain and challenge other Dwarven Lords at the Meadhall. The Dwarven Lord with the most honor when the Mountain Deck is depleted wins.
We are the Creator's of Iron & Ale. Both Iron & Ale and the Expansion King of the Keg, were successfully funded with the support of Kickstarter Backers! We need your support to make what will hopefully be our next game KETTOU! We know we can’t exist without backers like you!
TABLE FORGED LLC
Tom, JC, and Troy
COREY TREGO-ERDNER Corey was our lead illustrator for Iron & Ale and Iron & Ale: King of the Keg Expansion. Corey has also done work that is featured in the D&D 5th edition monsters manual including the legendary Tarrasque. More of Corey's Work can be found at: http://corytregoerdner.daportfolio.com
Initially inspired by the art of both Jim Lee and local Filipino comics, Harvey finally received his big break in 2007 from Marvel comics with an Iron Man Annual. Since then Harvey has worked on Psylocke, Heroes for Hire, Silver Surfer, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Avengers The Initiative, War of Kings, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and many others. Harvey has been involved in DC’s New 52 relaunch, working initially on Green Lantern New Guardians and more recently on Green Arrow.
Marvel Portfolio: http://marvel.com/comics/creators/8584/harvey_tolibao Portfolio: http://harveytolibao.deviantart.com
LORENZ HIDEYOSHI RUWWE
Lorenz is a freelance concept artist and illustrator and has been working for clients from the entertainment business including filmmakers, authors, game developers and private individuals since 2004.
Works: http://hideyoshi.deviantart.comWebsite: http://www.hideyoshi-ruwwe.net/main.htm
ANDREW FERNANDO Japanese Translator and Grad Student at Kent State University. Andrew helped us translate and come up with the correct Kanji and Japanese translation for Kettou.
Sean Burton, Chris Kuhlow, Kyle Lewis, David Keiger, Malted Meeple Game Bar, Dave Quillen, Jay
Risks and challenges
This is a re-launch for Kettou. With feedback from the backers we re-designed parts of the campaign and sent Kettou to reviewers. We are always looking for more feedback from our backers and open to all ideas and suggestions!
We've learned a lot from our last two games and campaign. We know there are always risks and unforeseen challenges in producing a game. We feel confident in the manufacturer and production relationships we've built. We want Kettou to be the best quality it can be!
We have also worked hard to find the best artists we could for Kettou. The artists listed above are top notch and some of the best Freelance Illustrators currently out there.
We also reached out and hired a translator to help make sure Kettou had the best representation of the Japanese language.
This will also be our third year exhibiting at Gen Con! Send us a message and say hello if you've had the chance to stop by our booth previous years.Thank you all for your continued support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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