Senjutsu : Battle for Japan

A project in Nottingham, UK by Stone Sword Games

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A tense, fast-play Samurai duelling game, with beautiful miniatures, expansive deck-crafting mechanics and memorable showdowns.
Backers: 11661
Average Pledge Per Backer: £81

Funded: £944,492 of £5,500
Dates: Oct 19th -> Nov 12th (25 days)
Project By: Stone Sword Games
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Latest News

Update #9: Both honoured and humbled, Senjutsu funds in style! A thank you.

November 12th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening wonderful Senjutsu Backers!   Thank You: The Senjutsu campaign has smashed all expectations, becoming a major milestone project for Stone Sword Games, Paul and myself.  The community support and growth within... (Read More)

Senjutsu Vs, Co-Op + Solo Game-Modes Guide + Samurai Spotlight #8 & 9 The Sailor and The Monk

November 11th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening travelled adventurers! Today we have a huge Update! Covering the added Stretch Goal Game-modes as well as a fighter double-bill for the salt-bitten Sailor and the esoteric Monk!  Last Stand Solo + Co-op Game-mode:... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #6 + 7 The Ashigaru, Akita and Assassin! + New Social Stretch Goal Haiku Contest

November 9th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening patient warriors! Today we have a fighter double-bill, covering the humble Ashigaru and the deadly Assassin! And the announcement of our Haiku Contest! Ashigaru & Akita:  The Ashigaru and his Akita guard dog... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #5 The Ninja + A 3 Player Video Battle Report + Battle Challenges

November 5th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening stealthy Senjutsu shinobi! Ninja Spotlight:  The Ninja is a very unique fighter, who must use a whole host of tricks and diversions to gain the upper hand against his opponents. His Core Card Special Ability... (Read More)

Update #8 The Legends- Musashi Vs Kojirō , The All-In Pledge FAQs (Bottom of update)

November 3rd - via:
Miyamoto Musashi Miyamoto Musashi is likely the most famous Rōnin of all time, and indeed one of the most famous swordsmen and Samurai ever to live. A famed duellist, Musashi travelled the length and breadth of feudal Japan, seeking out new... (Read More)

Gameplay Guide #5 Narrative Solo Campaigns Quick Look + Senjutsu in Italy!

November 1st - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening backers! Today we are going to take a quick look at Senjutsu's Narrative Solo Campaigns and how they fit mechanically and thematically with the Senjutsu system.  Format:  Each Solo Campaign will consist of an... (Read More)

Mini-Update #4: The "Name Our Dog" Challenge and Onna-Bugeisha revealed!

October 31st - via:
The "Name Our Dog" Challenge!  Want to make your mark on Senjutsu? To be able to point at the Akita dog and say "I named that pooch!" Well now you can! To enter this contest, simply Like this Update and Comment with your chosen name and a simple... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #4 The Warrior - Blade Drawn, One Eye Open... + Hobble + A New Social Stretch Goal!

October 29th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening grizzled Senjutsu veterans. The Warrior: The Warrior, an Onna-Bugeisha (meaning Woman-Warrior), lets out a piercing battle-cry and hefts her long Nodaichi Sword! She is coming for your head and no man or demon is... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #3 The Master - Wakizashi on, Wakizashi off...

October 28th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening unbelievably lovely Samurai students!  The Master: A stoic and quiet older man, the Master remains keen-eyed and his blade sharp. Armed with a Tachi (an older pattern of sword prevalent in the Sengoku period), the... (Read More)

Mini-Update #3: James And Max Duel! And welcome Ukraine!

October 28th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Noble Backers! Little update for you now before tonight's 'The Master, Samurai Spotlight.' James And Max Duel:  Yesterday Paul, myself and Max (our lovely painter) managed to film some content for you- two new... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #2 The Ronin- Hell hath no fury like a Samurai scorned...

October 26th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Senjutsu backers! Back with you today to talk Ronin!  The Ronin: A dark spectre on the battlefield, the Ronin stalks his prey like the cold shadow of death itself.  Armed with a Naginata (Sword-staff), the Ronin... (Read More)

Samurai Spotlight #1 The Student, The Student Core Cards and the Student Signature Cards

October 25th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening esteemed Senjutsu retainers!  The Student: The Student is a young and fierce practitioner of the Bushido arts- armed with a Katana and poised to draw his blade from its Saya (scabbard). His backstory will be... (Read More)

Gameplay Guide #4 Player Counts , TableTop Simulator Update, Yasuke Sculpt Reveal and Fallen Lord Game-mode

October 24th - via:
Playing Senjutsu- How many players can the system support? With the addition of the new 5-Player and 6-Player Kamae Rings and Advantage Trackers, Senjutsu now supports 1-6 players using a single Core Box and Miniature Double Pack. Craft amazingly... (Read More)

Gameplay Guide #3 Core Cards, Sifting Your Deck and Forming Your Hand

October 23rd - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers! The Senjutsu train continues to thunder along. This long Gameplay Update is going to cover; 1) Why you will always have dependable options in your Senjutsu duels. 2) How a wise Player will get the most... (Read More)

Update #7 More Free Stuff! New Language Partner and the Dog's Trust Social Goal

October 23rd - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening noble Backers! More Free Stuff! £600,000k! What a Stretch Goal to smash! Your hard work and patience has unlocked high-quality Ashigaru Standees for Senjutsu's Core and Deluxe Boxes.  The Ashigaru Standees add a... (Read More)

Gameplay Guide #2 Knowing Your Enemy, Transparency and Forging a Unique Samurai

October 22nd - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers!  Knowing Your Enemy:  Each Samurai in Senjutsu has 15-18 unique Signature Ability Cards. These are special Ability Cards only taken by that Samurai (or through their Core Weapon choice- see below!). Each... (Read More)

Mini-Update #2: Painted Minis, Help The Little Guy + Community Stars

October 22nd - via:
Painted Miniatures and Help The Little Guy (Social Goals): Big thanks to our paid Minis painter Max Ayson. Follow the dropbox link here see how the Core Game Miniatures do with some paint on them! (These were just the 28mm versions too).  Click me... (Read More)

Update #6 Bumble3ee Interactive, Yojimbo and the Shuriken Stretch Goals

October 22nd - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers! Bumble3ee Interactive: I am very pleased to announce that Bumble3ee Interactive will be publishing a fully-translated Senjutsu in Spain! This wonderful studio has signed titles such as Hidden Leaders,... (Read More)

Gameplay Guide #1 The Making Of A Samurai

October 21st - via:
Welcome to the first gameplay guide for Senjutsu: Battle For Japan! Base and Signature Ability Cards: In Senjutsu, you choose from a pre-set deck or craft a deck of 40 Ability Cards. These Ability Cards control your Samurai on the battlefield and... (Read More)

Update #6 Matagot, BackerKit Emails and Shuriken Stretch Goals! (Gameplay Update to follow)

October 21st - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers! Matagot: We are very pleased to announce Matagot as our French Publisher for Senjutsu! Matagot's fantastic team has previously published Kemet, Cyclades and Inis and we are very happy to be sharing this... (Read More)

Mini-Update: Early Bird 45 Mins to go!

October 21st - via:
Hi Backers, just a short update to say there's 45 mins left on the Early Bird offer.  Come and back £1 to secure your EB if you are on the fence.  Note: If you can change your pledge after this point, don't worry we still have your pledge time and... (Read More)

Update #5 Lifesavers, 'Character' Spotlight Updates and the Big News!

October 21st - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers!  Lifesavers:  Ok, I got 5 hours sleep! I woke up and wonderful- comments were being answered, competently, with grace and with answers that were full of information. It feels like Christmas.  Before any... (Read More)

Update #4 Solo Campaigns and a goodnight!

October 20th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers! The Solo Campaigns:  I like being totally upfront with Backers, so I will be.  Our wonderful artist Raben White is currently in hospital suffering the serious effects of Coronavirus, this happened two... (Read More)

Mini-Update: Sleeves are now available as an Add-On

October 20th - via:
Hello all, our sleeve price has been confirmed by our manufacturer panel. Added to the Add-On selection.  The Early Pledge Sleeve Pack will cover all Miniatures in the Early Bird Deluxe / Core Pledges- grab a second pack if you want to be able to... (Read More)

Update #3 $500k , Add-Ons and our first partner... CMON!

October 20th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening Backers! We are still racing! $500,000 in the first 24 hours, with plenty of amazing content to come. Really is a wonderful, exciting time for Paul and myself. We are combing through comments looking for ways to... (Read More)

Update #2 We're Listening, the Akita and our first Co-operative Campaign.

October 20th - via:
Good morning, afternoon and evening lovely backers! What an astounding figure to wake up to! Just short of £300,000 and you have done it in just 16 hours... Paul and I are continually blown away by the support you've giving this project. As I've... (Read More)

Mini-Update: Goodnight for now!

October 19th - via:
What a night, what an incredible night! I'd love to stay up but I'm passing out on this keyboard and Paul is asleep under his desk! We have unlocked so many amazing things - with more on the way. I'll leave you with the £300k Stretch Goal unlock; an... (Read More)

Update #1 A Thank You and the First Social Stretch Goal *and Second!

October 19th - via:
Wow, and I mean wow!  You've done it, yes you! You've brought Senjutsu to life.  - Not with a whimper - Not with a bang With a ROARRRR! We are indebted, the support you've shown this little project so far is wonderful. It means a lot and from the... (Read More)

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