Sainome Colosseum R English Edition

Created by LionWing Publishing

An exciting and ultra-accessible anime-themed tabletop combat game for 2-4 players, brought to you directly from Japan!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Post-Campaign Update No. 8, Character Spotlight Series: Gorgeous Gambler | Maniac Gambler
over 1 year ago – Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 11:28:32 AM

Welcome backer, Sainomers, to another installment in our Character Spotlight feature! When Sainome's campaign was live, we were running a weekly series that looked at one of the game's fighters and identified some of their strengths and limitations. Now that all of our logistical updates are out of the way for the time being (that is until the game has been printed and is on its way to the States), we will be focusing on posts that delve deeper into the gameplay and components of Sainome, starting with today's Character Spotlight post.

It’s important to note that each fighter in Sainome Colosseum R comes with their own short backstory as well as their own unique abilities and attacks. Moreover, each character has a Normal Form and a heightened Awakened Form. The latter form is an ultra-powerful version of the character that they can transform into once certain conditions have been met; this form allows them to utilize a brand new set of powers to really lay down the hurt on their opponent.

Today we’re revealing the abilities of the game's resident fang-girl and all-around thrillseeker: the Gorgeous Gambler (Normal Form) and the Maniac Gambler (Awakened Form). Below you’ll see both Forms' abilities.

Normal Form (on the left) | Awakened Form (on the right)
Normal Form (on the left) | Awakened Form (on the right)

The character's Normal Form, the Gorgeous Gambler, revolves around the central mechanic of increasing her ability to awaken. Sleight of Hand highlights this concept by helping players increase their chances of getting into her Awakened Form more quickly, which is where the character truly shines. Once in her Awakened Form as the Maniac Gambler, players can begin to wreak havoc on their opponents with huge damage. The skill Payout, for instance, allows players to build out their strategy better, since it gives them more direct over what they'll attack with and how much damage they'll do. Remember: in Sainome Colosseum R, if your attack roll result matches the pips on multiple equipment slots, all of those slots are activated at once. Payout, then, gives players a chance to attack with four cards. That's right: FOUR CARDS. And with Royal Straight Flush serving to even further enhance the stretch of that attack, it means that the Maniac Gambler can, in fact, one-shot someone if they play their cards right. Of course, building up to an all-attack offensive leaves the player vulnerable, so it's a risk-reward mechanic for sure.

Needless to say, the Gorgeous Gambler/Maniac Gambler is a great choice for new players. With her high-burst damage potential, re-roll ability, and the opportunity to stay in her Awakened Form for long lengths of time means she can help a player feel comfortable on the battlefield, inflicting some serious pain on their opponent. In the hands of a veteran player, she can be nearly unstoppable. She does have a downside, though: her Awakened Form being dependent on rolling a 6. This means that, with some bad luck, players could be trapped in her fairly underwhelming Normal Form for the majority of a match. If stuck in this Form for too long, the game is all but over.

And that'll wrap up this entry in our Character Spotlight series! As always, if you have any questions or comments for us about the characters as we go along, don't hesitate to hit us up on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Discord, or in the comments section below.  

Farewell for now, Sainomers!


Bradly & the LionWing Team

Post-Campaign Update No. 7
over 1 year ago – Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 12:01:05 PM

Hi Sainomers!

We're back with another post-campaign update! Today we bring great news! All of the art files were sent off to the printer this week, and we paid our 50% deposit to get the manufacturing process started! This has been an exciting week for us, as it's meant that we're one step closer to having physical copies of Sainome Colosseum R!

So, what comes next, now that everything is in the hands of the manufacturer? Well, once the files have been cleared by them, it'll take roughly two months to finish printing the game. Once that's wrapped, palettes full of Sainome will be put onto a boat and shipped to our distribution center here in the States, which will take about 45 days (when factoring in the holidays). At that time, we'll begin sorting everything and then finally shipping out orders around February/early March to ensure we meet our timeline/release schedule!

Going forward, now that there will be less to update on the preparation of Kickstarter-exclusive art and print-files, you can expect more posts that dig into the actual game of Sainome. So that means more Character Spotlight entries, streams of us playing the game, as well as various looks at the Sainome Cards themselves! Starting next week, we'll be resuming our Character Spotlight series that we launched while the KS campaign was live, so you can look forward to some in-depth analysis on the game's Heroes (including all of the promo Heroes) soon!

As always, if you have any questions, drop them in the comments section below, or just hit us up on social media (@LWingPublishing), or simply pop into our Discord (its link can be found on the campaign page or on any of our social media profiles).

Until next time, Sainomers!

Bradly & the LionWing Team

Post-Campaign Update No. 6
over 1 year ago – Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 08:09:43 PM

Good day, Sainomers!

Bradly here, and we're back for this week's update! Today's update will be a fairly short one but a substantive one just the same! This afternoon, we're showing off the final art for Noito's stretch goal character. You may remember that we showed off this character's concept art a few weeks back, but today, you're getting to see the actual card illustrations!

For those who may have missed the update in which we originally detailed this character, she's drawn in the style as the Sainome Cards, which means she's super chibi! 😍😍😍 Initially, we were going to call her the "Unsuspecting Flower Girl" as we mentioned in that previous update. However, after seeing her final card art, we decided to drop the "unsuspecting" part, and now she's simply the Flower Girl (in her Normal Form). Her Awakened Form name stays the same: the Magical Girl Who Saves the Planet.

So without any further ado...

Normal Form: Flower Girl (on the left) | Awakened Form: Magical Girl Who Saves the Planet (on the right)
Normal Form: Flower Girl (on the left) | Awakened Form: Magical Girl Who Saves the Planet (on the right)

We can't get over how cute she is. We hope you all like her just as much as we do!

Lastly, the files are at 95% ready for the printer. So we will meet our milestone of submitting everything to the printers by mid-September!

That's it for today!

Talk to you next time, Sainomers!

Bradly & the LionWing Team

Post-Campaign Update No. 5
over 1 year ago – Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 08:21:33 PM

Welcome back, good Sainomers!

Bradly here, and we’re back for another weekly update! While there’s not a ton to report on this week that’s new, we can say that we've been hard at work on continuing to get all of the files squared away and organized for the printer. This is coming along just as we were hoping it would, and we're still on track to send everything off to our printing company by the mid-September. That's in just a few weeks!! (*≧▽≦)

Outside of making sure our files are what they need to be for the printer's specifications, we’ve also been playtesting the additional Kickstarter-related characters. Fortunately, we’ve yet to run into any real issues with these, which is fantastic news, as now we know for certain that they won't get in the way of us hitting our production milestones!

Speaking of characters: we mentioned last week that we’d be revealing our one and only backer-created character today, and we're here to make good on that promise! This Hero comes from our highest-pledge backer, Maghinat. He designed this character from the ground up—the Hero’s appearance, name, skill list, and skill names! We were super excited to be a part of this process but truly, this was all Maghinat's doing, and we couldn't be happier with the end product. What’s even better is how different this character is both aesthetically and mechanically from the rest of the game’s roster!

Since we’re still putting the finishing touches on the character’s final illustrations, below is the fighter’s concept art. We hope you enjoy!

Normal Form: Suspicious Wanderer (on the left) | Awakened Form: Dark Reaper (on the right)
Normal Form: Suspicious Wanderer (on the left) | Awakened Form: Dark Reaper (on the right)

And that will do it for today's update! Thanks again to everyone who's joined our Discord and checked us out on social media. It's been really great getting to know you all thus far; already we have the greatest fans, so thanks to everyone for, well, being awesome!

Until next time, Sainomers!



Post-Campaign Update No. 5
almost 2 years ago – Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:06:55 AM

Hiya Sainomers!

We're back for this week's post-campaign update! As August comes to a close, we're excited about what September brings, especially after all that's happened in the last four weeks.

To recap: since August 1, we...

  • Successfully funded Sianome Colosseum R (Aug 1)
  • Sent out pledge surveys; of the 293 sent, 237 have already been completed
  • Unveiled Sainome swag
  • Launched the pre-order site
  • Raised $719.50 in BackerKit via add-on purchases and pre-orders
  • Completed all three customized Heroes for those who pledged to the Colosseum Champion level
  • Completed the illustrations and skill designs/descriptions for the two stretch goal characters
  • Completed the concept art for the character belonging to the Legendary Hero tier backer
  • Did our first media interview (and have a video interview set up for this week)
  • Grew our Discord community by almost 300%
  • Sent out 25 Tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts showing off and detailing the game's characters and features
  • Published two newsletters and three press releases

Needless to say, it's been a busy month at the LionWing offices. We hope that folks have enjoyed our updates thus far as well as our musings in the Discord and our overall commitment to making Sainome and its community a fun and welcoming place for all!

In next week's update, we'll be showing off the backer-created Hero listed above, so please look forward to that! We'll also be picking back up the Character Spotlight series in the coming weeks that we were running while the campaign was live. Oh, and streaming! Yes, we will be streaming some Sainome [hopefully] in the month of September, which is sure to be filled with laughs and all sorts of silliness.

Until next time, Sainomers!


Bradly & the LionWing Team