Against The Dark Yogi: Mythic India Roleplaying is a tabletop role playing game focusing on Vedic traditions of Ancient India. The game is being produced by Tab Creations LLC, which also produced a set of Ganjifa: Indian playing cards which were funded through a Kickstarter project. In the game, you play a hero chosen by Dharma to protect it against the force of the Dark Yogi.
Players: Scales reasonably well for most player counts
Time: ~4 hours
Estimated Delivery: August 2014
Location: Manhattan, KS
Against The Dark Yogi: Mythic India Roleplaying is a game that takes place in the fictional word of Bhurloka. This world is loosely based off of many of the Vedic beliefs from India. Within this fictional world, Dharma—essentially that which is in accordance with the universe—is under attack by a Dark Yogi. In order to fight back against the Dark Yogi, champions have been selected to protect Dharma.
Reincarnation is a concept present in many eastern traditions. The concept is included within Against The Dark Yogi. Because of this, the game can progress as the heroes pass through multiple incarnations allowing for a longer game play. Player actions also generate both positive and negative karma having a result on the future of the game.
Pledge Levels: 12 levels ranging from $1 to $275
End Date: Thu, Mar 6 2014 9:03 AM EST
Chances of success
Against The Dark Yogi has a modest campaign goal of $4,000 making it relatively easy to reach. In addition, Tab Creations LLC ensures us that the game has gone through multiple public beta test runs. I’m not certain how much beyond the $4,000 mark we’ll see Against The Dark Yogi go however. There aren’t any Kickstarter exclusives and very little options for custom content, beyond credit as a backer when the project is done. In addition, there are only three comments, which means very little discussion about the game. Projects with a large number of comments are often much more successful, partially because there’s more feedback for the project creator. Luckily the project creator is paying attention. He was quick to reply to questions I had when I messaged him directly.
As for as the project itself is concerned, since Against The Dark Yogi: Mythic India Roleplaying has gone through multiple beta tests and multiple revisions, there shouldn’t be too much of a problem with game production, especially since the Tab Creations LLC has experience from their previous Kickstarter project. Of course, there is always a chance of delays when printing is concerned.