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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 10 2019

JIYU - The Boardgame (Canceled)

The ultimate Tabletop Chess Role-Playing Game during FEUDAL JAPAN. Duel with cards & miniatures and broaden the field for CO-OP!

JIYU - The Boardgame (Canceled)

The ultimate Tabletop Chess Role-Playing Game during FEUDAL JAPAN. Duel with cards & miniatures and broaden the field for CO-OP!

€9,169
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
97
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 10 2019

About

After working for many years on world-class card games and board games such as THE GWENT (The Witcher Card Game), Dungeon Gems, Faeria and many more and not limited to IPs for video games and movies such as Lord of the Ring, Walking Dead, Pacific Rim 2, Ready Player One, Gauntlet, and many others ;

Tokkun Studio veteran team (based in France & Japan since 2006 - www.tokkunstudio.com) are here to present our own adventure in board game form called JIYU - the board game ("Freedom / Free Will" in Japanese), A Strategy RPG oriented chess based battlefield. JIYU is based on an original idea and art direction by Benoit FERRIERE.

During the game, you take on the command of one of the two clans , The Mighty Samurai or The Villainous Yakuza clan. Each one having their own sets of techniques, moves, attacks, buff & debuff.

We brought this concept of combat into JIYU in order to make a fantasy world with unique combat mechanics come into a reality with you.

Why back this project now? 

We are a dedicated team who are passionate about putting forward experiences out there for everyone to enjoy, we have been a outsourcing company for over a decade now and our plan was always to make our own games and board  games. Hopefully as you go through this Kickstarter u can see we merged 3 of our passions into one: Japanese culture, high end art and a strong cohesive gameplay flow. JIYU would be our entry to this and if it succeeds it would open many doors for us to be able to create more fun and exciting things in the future.

JIYU is a game of Chess or Shogi but pumped up to 11! Using RPG elements infused with strategic gameplay. You will be able to create your own character decks (YOU define the buildup of your deck using various units).

In addition to a lot of RPG (Role Playing Game) cardlike equipment, weapon, actions and movement cards will allow you to reverse the situation at any time of the game and create your way to victory.

And that's not all, because you can also play cooperatively by connecting another boardmap and expand the battlefield to create a Team deathmatch where you need to work together to assist your teammates while disrupting and eventually destroying the enemy.

Easy to pick up - Hard to master

Just a couple minutes of setup & let the combat begin! "Fast setup, long reveal" mechanic. The second you get into the game the easy mechanics will generate a exciting and strategic gameplay with everchanging mechanics.

BUFF / DEBUFF Cards

These clan (Yakuza or Samurai) specific cards are added on your character to give him various bonuses from armor, weapons or a skill set. They will make the difference between winning and losing.

These cards are made in a unique way to be added on top of their Character card without obstructing any important information like movement or visual hinderance like the characters illustration.

A match will last on average between 20-40 minutes, and the combination of strategies is practically limitless.

The miniatures are unique and based on the design of the hero cards. On the board you will have 10 different and unique miniatures. For now, you saw only three, the other ones will be revealed as news during the campaign, stay tuned!

Unique, Diceless Combat System

Combat is resolved using your combat cards with various buffs and debuffs, keeping both you and your enemies on their toes !

2-8 Player Support / Cooperative Play - JUST CONNECT!

JIYU will support the opportunity to create larger battlefields and support the ability to play 2-8 players (and even asymmetric playstyles 1v2). With more boards you can expand the battlefield and create new scenarios. Just connect!

Modular Game

Live a different adventure every time! You can change the terrain during the game by adding walls to block your enemies or set traps to slow or halt them in their tracks.

Strategic Balance

By convention, JIYU game pieces are divided into gold (Samurai) and black (Yakuza) sets. Each set consists of 5 pieces: General & 4 heroes. The game is played on a board of 10*7 ( 70 squares). As attacker, Black (Yakuza Clan) start first.

 Create your clan & skills for each character

These determine your movement & strategy for the duration of the battle. So mix and match wisely. 

 REWARDS

Rulebook

 STRETCH GOALS

RULES / Summary

Jiyu is a chess/shogi based board game with rpg elements. The characters have unique movement sets depending on their character, making the strategy element extend to not just ingame. 


The base setup is as followed, every player has 5 characters represented by tokens and their respective cards. Each indicated by a token with holes in them (token with 1 hole is linked to player card with 1 hole logo) in total 4 characters and their clan leader represented by a special Triangular token.

The game is played on a battlefield that is segmented in grids, these battlefield can be linked to create a co-operative gamemode which we will come to later.


 Setup is easy, Character cards are placed within the prerequisite locations, tokens are set on the board (The board is made out of a grid that is 7 by 10)  in a line and away you go. As attacker, Black (Yakuza Clan) start first.


Action Phase: You choose between or moving a character or playing an Buff card or Debuff card. If you move on top of another piece (opponents piece) you eliminate him removing him from battle.

In the event you use a Buff card , you announce the buff and apply it directly onto the card showcasing it and then put it in the discard pile at the end of the turn (example: buff card is arrow shot -> 3 tiles ahead of you, activate it on the turn and then discard the card ending your turn).

The same for a Debuff card apply it on the opposing enemys card (e.g.: Poisoned drink -> 3 tiles ahead effect: impairs character movement by reducing tile moveset by 1 for the rest of the game or until healed)

We will go more indepth during the kickstarter!

Disclaimer: the game rules and playstyles is still subject to change with player feedback and playtesting so feel free to join our discord or contact us on our other social platforms!

Language localization: US, FR, ES, CH, JP, DE

*Promotional images contain 3D or CGI renderings.

Portfolio : http://www.tokkunstudio.com
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       Reddit (subreddit): https://www.reddit.com/r/JIYUTheBoardGame/
       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokkunstudiocommunity/
       Discord : https://discord.gg/QBXvdje
       Imgur: https://imgur.com/user/JIYUTheBoardGame

Risks and challenges

This project is being funded in USD.

Our main challenge will be to deliver to our backers within the estimated time - Q2 2020. We are very confident about the delivery of the game, the only risk factor is a delay in the delivery. It will depends mostly on the full scope of the campaign’s success and unforeseen circumstances.
We are fully devoted to creating an amazing experience and you can trust us that every choice we make will only be aimed at improving the standard of the final product.

The estimated delivery date is Q2 2020, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

SHIPPING
The shipping price is set at 50 USD for every country, every packages.
Once we have the full scope of the campaign (more stuff will be added in the packages when we hit certain stretches goals), we will have the final shipping price.

If your actual shipping price is less than 50 USD, we will refund you the difference by paypal transfert.
The estimated price for a Shipping in Asia is around 20 USD; 30 USD for European Union and 35 USD for the USA and Canada. At this very moment, we dont have the pricing range for the rest of the world - except that it will be around 20-50 USD.

REFUND POLICY
We can refund you within 7 days of the campaign’s end, fees included, no questions asked.
Refunds within 30 days.

After that, no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

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    CORE BOX - 2D
    Nothing like a good classic! (the base game with all you need to enjoy the Jiyu experience)

    Includes:
    • 10× Coins (metal)
    • High-End Illustrated Board
    • 20× Hero Card
    • 30× Buff RPG Card
    • 30× Debuff RPG Card
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    CORE BOX - 3D
    Enhanced version of the classic with 3D aspects

    Includes:
    • 10× Unpainted Miniatures
    • Unpainted Relief Board
    • Relief Cards Deck
    • 20× Hero Card
    • 50× Buff RPG Card
    • 50× Debuff RPG Card
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    Enhanced edition of the deluxe with more cards and packs to expand your play!

    Includes:
    • 10× Unpainted Miniatures
    • Unpainted Relief Board
    • Relief Cards Deck
    • 40× Hero Card
    • 10× Add-On Pack
    • 50× Buff RPG Card
    • 50× Debuff RPG Card
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