Evil Hat Productions the publisher behind Fate has gone to Kickstarter for Channel A. This is a card game in which you have to pitch ideas for an anime series. It launched today and is racing to 100 backers and the US$15,000 it is asking for. You can follow progress on the Kickstarter campaign page.
This is the Alpha Genesis edition which rather suggests they’re planning more but the nomenclature is very much in theme with anime. The set comes with a rulebook, 16 blank cards, 272 title cards, 112 premise cards and a producer card.
Sadly, this game will only ship to the US.
If you want a copy you need to pledge US$30. If you’re a retailer you can go higher and save 50% on the MSRP.
It’s both understandable and frustrating the geography is so restrictive. Evil Hat are doing the right thing by keeping the Kickstarter manageable. They have to make sure they can keep the pledges if they fund. If you’re not in the States, of course, then none of that matters.
Evil Hat has some suggestions if you want the game and you’re outside the US. Firstly, find a freight forwarder if you’re rich but take heart in the fact those costs will still be less than what Evil Hat could offer. Alternatively, get a friend in the US to send you a copy or find a game store that does international deals with Evil Hat.