Yeah, I think Karmaka looks pretty keen.
Up on Kickstarter right now, Hemisphere Games‘ Karmaka is based around the idea if reincarnation. Each step on the point tracker represents a life. As you score you earn your way up the karmic ladder. You will get a hand of cards that represents your current life. In anticipation for reincarnation, you can stash cards for your future life similar to a card drafting game.
You’ll need to play your cards to either help yourself or hinder your opponents, but beware, whenever you play a card your opponents can take it to use in their future life. It provides a karmic balance for everything you do and makes for some complicated strategies as you try to plan for your future.
For a pledge of $25 or more you’ll get 1 copy of Karmaka with all stretch goals, but for a few bucks more you can get the Digital Bundle. It comes with a copy of Karmaka with all stretch goals, Osmos (a puzzle video game developed by Hemisphere Games), and exclusive digital wallpapers. You can also add on additional copies of Karmaka for $20 apiece. it is a pretty good deal since the MSRP will be around $30.
Jess: I am really excited to see that is offering the prints on Society6. The artist behind the box and cards, Marco Bucci’s work is stunning. His work has been featured by Monkey Island, Frozen and Star Wars franchises, and such clients as Walt Disney, LEGO, LucasArts, and Mattel. Although, Lane Brown painted my favorite piece: The Karmic Ladder.
I wish more board game companies offered their art as prints. I could decorate the entire office in board game art! The Kickstarter has already broken a few stretch goals and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us when they hit $50,000.
Head on over to the Karmaka Kickstarter and pledge towards your next life!