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Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall

A project in Louisville, KY by Wet Ink Games

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An RPG of Chinese immigrants running the family restaurant by day, and dealing with the hauntings of Jiangshi by night!
Backers: 1760
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $100,688 of $35,000
Dates: Jul 14th -> Aug 13th (31 days)
Project By: Wet Ink Games
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Latest News

What a Day!

August 13th - via:
Well, this is it. This is the home stretch for the campaign. As we reach the end of the funding period, we want to thank you all for your dedication to this project, all the kind words you shared throughout, and the spreading the word for the project... (Read More)

All That Glitters...

August 12th - via:
Gold Foil UNLOCKED!!! I promised myself I wasn't going to post a picture of the giant crab from Moana, but I've been singing that song all afternoon. You all have crushed the goal for adding gold foil to the box, and now we move on to our last... (Read More)

A Most Auspicious Stretch Goal!!!

August 12th - via:
Art Print UNLOCKED!!! WHAT!?! This was amazing to see right after lunch! We added these goals as special THANK YOU rewards for all of you backers, and you all didn't disappoint. With this, we've unlocked a second special art print only available in... (Read More)

The Last 48 Hours!

August 11th - via:
Vladimir Bratovich Scenario UNLOCKED!!! Whoa! That was quick. We hit the 48 hour mark and you all knocked another Stretch Goal out and are well on the way to the next one! We just unlocked the final additional scenario for the game, and are moving on... (Read More)

Don't forget about dinner!

August 11th - via:
Hey everyone! We're approaching the 48 hour mark of the end of the Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall campaign. Those of you who have backed projects before know the last 48 hours of a campaign can get pretty crazy. We're hoping to unlock some more... (Read More)

Not Quite Finished...

August 8th - via:
Linen Finish Cards UNLOCKED!!! Ok, so please forgive the bad puns in these update titles. This one inspired a groan from me even as a I wrote it. Instead, we can focus on the fact that we unlocked yet another Stretch Goal on our way to the end of the... (Read More)

Getting to Know the Team: James Mendes Hodes

August 5th - via:
In this next installment of our backer-exclusive series, Matt interviews James Mendes Hodes. Take a look! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Join Us For Dinner!

August 4th - via:
Jiangshi Campaign Countdown and Dinner Party Hey everyone! As we get closer towards the end of the campaign for Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, we wanted to extend an early invitation to you all for a special LIVE Q&A event we'll be doing... (Read More)

That Hits the Spot!

August 2nd - via:
UV Spot Coating UNLOCKED!!! We were hoping to unlock this goal by the end of the weekend, and with all your help, we reached that goal about a day earlier than we expected! We're quickly approaching the end of the campaign, and it's exciting to see... (Read More)

Last Night's Ennie Awards

August 1st - via:
Last night were the Ennie Awards which are among the highest awards in the gaming sphere. We wanted to take a moment and say congratulations to all the winners and nominees! There were so many awesome games, supplements, and resources put together by... (Read More)

Live Chat Recording

July 31st - via:
Hey all! In case you missed this afternoon's live chat, here it is. Check it out when you get the chance.  (Read More)

GenCon Online Chat!

July 31st - via:
Hey everyone! We hope everyone is doing well as we quickly approach the end of this campaign. We wanted to take a moment to let you all know we'll be having a live chat on the Wet Ink Games YouTube channel today at 5 PM eastern, and you are all... (Read More)

Mark it down! 200%

July 27th - via:
Dry Erase Markers UNLOCKED!!! What a crazy weekend! We hope everyone had a good and safe weekend out there. Here, we were watching this project inch closer to 1200 backers and our $70k stretch goal. As of now, we're over 200% funded and we've... (Read More)

Getting to Know the Team: Sammi Lai

July 26th - via:
In this installment of our backer-exclusive series, Game Designer and Owner of Game and a Curry, Banana Chan interviews writer and our Restaurant Consultant, the awesome Sammi Lai! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay... (Read More)

Shipping Update and FREE RPG DAY!

July 25th - via:
Regional Friendly Shipping Hey everyone! We hope you're having a good weekend so far. We wanted to take a moment to point out something that some of you may have already seen. When we launched, we were still in discussion regarding how we were going... (Read More)

Getting to Know the Team: Kienna Shaw

July 23rd - via:
For the next interview in our backer-exclusive series, Matt interviews Kienna Shaw! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Our Luck is Changing for the Better!

July 23rd - via:
Art Print UNLOCKED!!! After unlocking the upgrade to the character sheets last night, you all helped keep us moving right along, and now we've unlocked a special art print which will be included in every boxed set of the game! There may be another... (Read More)

Hard Work Builds Character...

July 22nd - via:
Dry Erase Character Sheets UNLOCKED!!! Wow! The past few days have been great, and you all pushed us right past the mark to unlock a character sheet upgrade. The character sheets included in the box will now be upgraded to be dry erasable, and you'll... (Read More)

It Looks Like We Need More Tables In Here.

July 21st - via:
Jeeyon Shim's Scenario UNLOCKED!!! It's been one week since we launched this project and through your support we've already managed to fund AND unlock 10 Stretch Goals!!! You all are simply amazing. With this most recent unlock, Jeeyon Shim will be... (Read More)

I Didn't Sleep Well. I Had the Most Terrible Dreams...

July 20th - via:
Two More Mung Cards UNLOCKED!!! We step away for a moment and BOOM, just like that you all blow by the next Stretch Goal and unlock two more cards for the Mung Deck, AND push us over one thousand backers for the project! We're awestruck and humbled... (Read More)

Our Family Keeps Growing!

July 18th - via:
Mabel Harper's Scenario UNLOCKED!!! After another day of amazing support from the community, Mabel Harper's scenario has been unlocked for all copies of the game! Each day we see more outlets talking about Jiangshi, and a number of you spreading the... (Read More)

Getting to Know the Team: Ross Cheung

July 18th - via:
A continuation of our series for you backers, Matt interviews Ross Cheung! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Dinner is Ready! Open the Doors...

July 17th - via:
Two More Restaurant Cards UNLOCKED!!! Another set of Restaurant Cards have been added to the Restaurant Deck for all copies of the game! We're astounded at the continued level of support for the game, and hope it keeps up throughout the campaign... (Read More)

Getting to Know the Team: Steven Wu

July 17th - via:
We wanted to give you, the backers, a little bit of insight into some of the awesome and creative people working on Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall. Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting these quick interviews where Matthew Orr gives each... (Read More)

That's a Lucky Number

July 17th - via:
888 Backers! One element of Chinese numerology used in the game is the benefit of the number 8. You can see it played out in the dice mechanics of Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall. Since we've just reached 888 backers, we wanted to do something... (Read More)

We're Setting Another Place at the Table, and Then Working on Dessert

July 16th - via:
Jabari Weather's Scenario UNLOCKED!!! It's been a crazy day on our end, but there has been a flurry of activity here the Kickstarter page. We've had a number of comments from you all, and even added a bunch of stuff to the FAQ section of the page.... (Read More)

That Couldn't Have Been Real...Right?

July 16th - via:
Two more Mung Cards UNLOCKED!!! You all are simply amazing! Your support has added two more cards to the Mung Deck for all versions of the game. The great thing about the Mung Cards that torment players throughout the game is that they encourage the... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Reached!

July 15th - via:
Kienna Shaw Scenario UNLOCKED!!! It's been a pretty busy few days with multiple goals reached, interviews shared, and live stream appearances. This most recent goal sees us unlocking an extra scenario by the awesome Kienna Shaw! As you can see, the... (Read More)

You May Have Noticed...

July 15th - via:
After receiving some feedback about some of the hairstyles portrayed in the artwork by our amazingly talented artistic team, we have decided to make some changes. From a historical perspective, the tonsure/queue hairstyle (bianzi 辮子) that was... (Read More)

The Restaurant is Booming

July 15th - via:
Two More Restaurant Cards UNLOCKED!!! Thanks to you all and your support, we've unlocked two more restaurant cards to be included with every copy of Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall. Next up on the menu is a scenario by the wonderful Kienna Shaw!... (Read More)

These Noodles Aren't Going to Prep Themselves

July 15th - via:
Morgan Nuncio UNLOCKED What a great way to start our morning! Seeing the scenario by Morgan Nuncio already unlocked is so exciting. Every scenario unlocked adds a new story to the game which expands the options for players of Jiangshi: Blood in the... (Read More)

Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall (Kickstarter)

July 15th - via:
The game plays over a set number of days and nights, with the day consisting of the legitimate, real-world, challenges facing many immigrant families, as well as dealing with the Mung Cards that represent lingering dreams from the previous night. (Read More)

Are the Nightmares Not Bad Enough?

July 14th - via:
Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! WOW! We just unlocked the first Stretch Goal, adding two more of the horrifying Mung Cards to the game. These cards add some amazing art and only increase the variations that can occur during game play. What's coming up next?... (Read More)

100% Funded in Under 10 Hours!!!

July 14th - via:
We are simply amazed! There's really no other way to say it. When we launched this campaign this morning, we had a feeling it would be funded, and we had a hope that the setting would resonate with you all as much as it did us, but this outpouring... (Read More)

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