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A project in Tokyo, Japan by Salt Ring Games

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Strategic card game with simultaneous rounds, competitive and intense duels! Made in Japan.
Backers: 202
Average Pledge Per Backer: ¥4832

Funded: ¥976,069 of ¥1,820,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 7th (22 days)
Project By: Salt Ring Games
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Latest News

Presenting the Draft Mode

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, welcome to update #11. We are approaching the end of the campaign and have about 50% to go, it's so nice to see how many people believe in the project. I'm so grateful for everyone who backed and gave feedback. I've got some requests... (Read More)

Introduction to the Lore of Ambal

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, welcome to update #10! Today I want to talk about the lore, giving a brief explanation of the world or Erra and the land of Ambal. The best part of creating the lore was giving the game world a solid and real feeling, which I believe... (Read More)

Creating skills, interactions and Mastery!

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, welcome to update #9! Today I want to talk about how the skills were created, skill interactions, combos and mastery. It’s a little insight on the design process, hope you enjoy it! We are entering the last week of the campaign and... (Read More)

Live Playthrough

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, hope everyone's having a great weekend! We just had a live playthrough of Ambal Tournament with Mandy from the Kickstarter Japan team: We played the Regular Mode using 2 of the starter decks: Fire/Assassination vs Water/Assassination. It was a... (Read More)

The Art of Ambal Tournament

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to update #7 everyone. I’d like to ask anyone who play tested the game on Tabletopia or TTS to leave a review on the Boardgamegeek page, that would be really helpful! We currently have four artists working on the project: Vincent Van Hoof,... (Read More)

Project History

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone and welcome to update #6. Today I wanted to share a bit of the project development and some of the key concepts I had in mind while making the game. It all started with little squares made with spreadsheets! Card evolution This project... (Read More)

Sword Path - Art and Archetype

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to update #5, and it's time to talk about the Sword Path! I’m very excited to see how players will mix and match the Schools, which strategies will emerge and what combos people will put together. “The artistry of painting with red, a... (Read More)

Water Magic - Art and Archetype

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to update #4 everyone, we will dive in the secrets of the Water Magic school. I want to thank you all for supporting the game so far and say we're working hard to reach the goal by the end of the campaign! While we didn't reach the Flash Fund... (Read More)

Assassination Path - Art and Archetype

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all and welcome to update #3. I've posted about Fire Magic yesterday, so check that out if you missed! As you probably know by now, there are four different Schools of Knowledge, and today I'll be talking about the Assassination Path. Things will... (Read More)

Fire Magic - Art and Archetype

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, welcome to update #2! We are on our way to 40% of funding which is so amazing. Today I want to talk about Fire Magic skills, its play style and show some cool art. Certain concepts for each School were clear in my mind, but Ambal... (Read More)

Day 1 and New Art

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings everyone! Welcome to the Ambal Tournament and the beginning  of a very special journey. I’d like to thank everyone who has backed so far, your support means the world to me! If you want to see this project succeed please help spread the... (Read More)

Ambal Tournament Kickstarter Spotlight

June 16th - via: everythingboardgames.com
Ambal Tournament is a fast-paced card game for 2 to 4 players, with simultaneous rounds. With 100 unique cards, Ambal Tournament is quite easy to learn but contains a lot of strategy thanks to the different card types and mechanics. (Read More)

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