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:

A look at the Sugoroku variant rules!
11 months ago – Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 10:02:32 PM

Hello everyone!

Before we get to today's topic, we wanted to touch base real quick on the campaign's progress. As you can see, we're fast approaching our second stretch goal, which is mega exciting! With still two-ish weeks to go, we have plenty of time to meet not only the upcoming stretch goal but those beyond it as well! So let's keep the ball rolling!

Now, onto today's topic: the Sugoroku variant rules! So a lot of folks have expressed interest in how these rules work and what comes packaged with the game. Thus, we thought we'd post an update addressing that very subject!

The brief rules posted below come directly from the game's rulebook. However, we're showing off the full Sugoroku Sheet (which comes included in the game) that details exactly how the rules work. We have not shown off this sheet anywhere on the campaign, so this is a sort of "rules premier," if you will. Remember, though, that the Sugoroku rules are variant rules, not the standard rules. They are not meant for competitive play and are merely a fun, alternate way of determining players' HP totals. Of course, if you love this way of establishing HP, don't let us tell you how to enjoy the game; use them for any occasion and as often as you'd like.

Here are the condensed Sugoroku rules as outlined in the rulebook:

Instead of using cards as HP, you may use the enclosed Sugoroku Sheet and Character Chips to denote HP totals instead. When using the Sugoroku Sheet, your character’s starting HP will be between 5 and 15 HP, depending on the order in which players finish the race or the tiles they land on. The player awarded the least amount of HP from this, will take the first turn in the colosseum match.

And here is the Sugoroku Sheet that comes packaged with the game, which outlines all of the rules:

Sugoroku Sheet (back side)
Sugoroku Sheet (back side)
Sugoroku Sheet (front side)
Sugoroku Sheet (front side)

And those are the Sugoroku rules! As always, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to reach out. A lot of you have messaged us already either here or on Facebook and have said the kindest things about Sainome, which warms our hearts. We have really loved running this campaign primarily because of our interactions with you all, the game's community. To that end, feel free to drop by our Discord any time (link here) where we chat about all things Sainome, anime, video games, and of course, tabletop games!

Talk to you all soon, Sainomers!

Best,

Bradly & the LionWing Team

A week to go! Character Spotlight: Broke Magus | Magus, Magic Unleashed
11 months ago – Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 01:33:50 AM

Hiya everybody!

Sainome Colosseum R has just one week left in its campaign! It's kind of wild to think we've been on this ride for almost a month now! We're super excited about bringing Sainome to you all and are overjoyed with the campaign's success thus far. We've still got a few stretch goals to unlock, so let's work toward those and try to get that new hero!

Today, though, we're back with another installment in our Character Spotlight series where we take a look at the core characters of Sainome Colosseum R! For those who may have missed the previous Spotlight updates, allow us to catch you up to speed.

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 opponents.

Today we’re revealing the abilities of the game's quintessential magic user: the Broke Magus (Normal Form) and the Magus, Magic Unleashed (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 highlight of the magus character lies in his discard abilities, and in particular his not needing to discard anything to use powerful Magic-type Sainome Cards, like the rest of the characters. What this means is that, while your opponents are having to get rid of cards to unleash powerful Magic attacks, you'll be holding on to yours, giving you greater control over how you play your hand. Because all of the magus's attack abilities revolve around the discard mechanic, though, the character, in turn, requires a lot of hand management—and good hand management at that. Thus, we consider him to be a high-difficulty Hero.

That being said, when used effectively, the magus is a proper beast of a Hero, especially when deploying Elixir of Magicks, which can wreck people. However, he does have a downside: that beast-ness can only happen under the right conditions and only if you've played your cards well up to that point. See, much of the character's powerful skills are only possible if the player can draw Magic-type Sainome Cards and then find a balance between attacking with them and stockpiling them for when he gets into his Awakened Form. If played well, however—and with some luck of the draw—this character can win games in just a few turns. But that's also his downfall; because he relies so heavily on the draw, if he gets starved for usable cards or the player doesn't have a firm strategy in mind (as well as a backup strategy if said draw goes poorly), he can simply never find a solid attack-rhythm. Thus, the magus is a sort of "go big or go home" type character that can destroy opponents in record time, or get destroyed himself just as quickly.

Well, that will do it for today, folks! Thanks to everyone who's supported the project and reached out to us through messages and comments. Your excitement for Sainome is absolutely amazing!

Until next time, Sainomers!

Bradly & the LionWing Team

Hero Stretch Goal Added, and a Second Chance Opportunity to Back at our Highest Customized Character Tier
11 months ago – Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 12:45:05 AM

Heyo all!

It's been a few days, and we wanted to give everyone an update on what's been happening behind the scenes!

So for starters: Many backers have expressed interest in having another Hero added to the game via a stretch goal, instead of one of the current alternate art goals. So what we have done is kept the $13,000 stretch goal as it is (alternate art for the Sainome Card "Treasure Search") but then replaced the $16,000 stretch goal (which had been alternate art for the Sainome Card "Hypnotism") with adding a Hero stretch goal! So, at $16,000, we will add a new Hero to the game! This change has been reflected on the campaign page. We're really excited about this as we know a lot of you have been asking for a new Hero since we launched the campaign!

Next: Over the weekend, we had a spot open up for our highest pledge tier: the Legendary Hero tier. This tier allows a backer to work with us and the illustrator Mizuki to design your own Hero (both their Normal Form and Awakened Form) and then create his skills. We are only offering two of these, though one is already taken. This tier was snatched up within hours of launching the Kickstarter, but since someone backed out, their loss is your gain! So, if you ever wanted to back at this level, to become immortalized in Sainome with your very own character, complete with a holographic foil Awakened Form, snatch up the remaining slot today! It likely won't last long!

Also: We have just under a week and a half to go. We need your support and voice more than ever. Post, share, retweet about Sainome so that we can unlock those stretch goals! Or, if you're really invested in Sainome, consider backing at a higher tier; we've still got spots for working with our chibi illustrator Noito to create your own Sainome Card!

Lastly: We'll be posting our next Character Spotlight entry in the coming days, so be on the lookout for that!

That will do it for today's update. Until next time, Sainomers!

Best regards,

Bradly & the LionWing Team

New Stretch Goal Revealed!
11 months ago – Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 12:58:42 AM

Salutations Sainomers!

We're back with an update today, and it's to announce another new stretch goal! This new goal is similar to our last one in that we've got more alternate art lined up for you all. This time, we chose the Sainome Card “Hypnotism” as the one to receive the alternate-art treatment, as it's one of our favorite Sainome Cards in the game! Below you'll see the card's standard art (note: the card below is not the alternate art).

Hypnotism: A Skill-type Sainome Card
Hypnotism: A Skill-type Sainome Card

We're super excited about this goal, but in order to get there, we need to keep the momentum going! So, please continue telling your friends about Sainome and spreading the word on social media!

Thanks, and until next time, Sainomers!

Best regards,

Bradly & the LionWing Team

Character Spotlight: One-Eyed Bowman | Crimson Sniper
11 months ago – Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 08:05:01 PM

Ahoy, everybody!

We have just over three weeks left in Sainome’s campaign, and we’re on track to meet our funding goal! This is excellent news, and we want to celebrate by posting the third installment in our Character Spotlight series, where we take a quick look at each of the ten core heroes of Sainome Colosseum R.

It’s important to note that each of these fighters comes with their own short backstory as well as their own unique abilities and attacks. In Sainome Colosseum, 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 bow-slinger: the One-Eyed Bowman (Normal Form) and the Crimson Sniper (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)

As seen above, the One-Eyed Bowman/Crimson Sniper is all about burst damage. But to achieve such power, the player must have the right cards equipped in order to fully and effectively dish out that punishment. This, in turn, makes the character a more luck-dependent fighter than most in the game. As a result, players could end up doing big damage and ending the match quickly, or they could struggle to do any significant damage if they aren’t regularly pulling Longbow or Crossbow from the Common Deck.

That being said, while the One-Eyed Bowman's a little slow to awaken, once he finally does evolve, the “Snipe” ability is an awesome, non-conditional skill to utilize to ensure that your attacks hit and hit often. Thus, opponents need to be mindful about not giving the Crimson Sniper room to breathe; after all, if he’s provided enough time to work through the Common Deck to find those bow cards, the game’s all but over once he attaches them. One strategy to try out when fighting against Bowman/Sniper is small, sustained damage until he’s near 5 HP and then unleashing a big attack to knock him out before he gets a chance to pull off those game-ending plays. But the real fun comes from discovering your own strategies! So be sure to try out all sorts of tactics once you get your hands on the game!

Well, that'll do it for today's update! Thank you again to everyone who's checked out the campaign and backed it; you all are the absolute best!

And don't forget to keep spreading the word about Sainome Colosseum R!

Cheers,

Bradly & the LionWing team