Spider-Goat Games has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Martial Art: Battlefields, an expansion to their popular card game set in feudal Japan, Martial Art. If you do not already own a copy of Martial Art, you can pick up a copy of the base game during this Kickstarter.
Martial Art is a simple hand management game where players attempt to conquer the most valuable land by playing cards to defeat their opponent. While the highest ranked card played normally determines the winner of a territory, each contested territory has rules that affect the victory conditions or its outcome. Likewise, each card in the players hand has special rules in addition to its strength that affects the outcome of the battle requiring players to carefully decide when to play each card to the best of their advantage. Martial Art: Battlefield adds terrain and weather cards that affect the outcome of the battle. Terrain cards can be played before the battle and may take effect either during or after the battle. Weather cards are long term affects on each battle until the next weather card comes into play. Both weather and terrain will force players to adapt their strategy through the game. This two-player card game plays in about 20 minutes, but it can play up to four players with a second deck. Especially striking is the beautiful historic Japanese artwork that adorn each card.
Martial Art contains 72 cards (36 battle cards, 20 support cards, 12 land cards, 2 supplies cards, and 2 legends cards).
Martial Art: Battlefield contains 24 cards (8 terrain cards, 8 weather cards, 2 battle cards, and 6 support cards)
See the Kickstarter campaign to learn more about Martial Art and Martial Art: Battlefield. The Kickstarter campaign runs through August 23, 2018, with an expected delivery in November 2018.