For Avatar fans, the Legend of Korra series was a wonderful addition to the Avatar world. The Legend of Korra television series introduced a competition to the story, Pro-bending, and now it is a game! IDW Games has a Kickstarter for a two player sports game of Pro-Bending with miniatures based on the first season of the show. The game was created by Sen Foong-Lim and Jessey Wright.
Each player controls a team with three benders: earth, fire, and water elements. The players are either the Fire Ferrets or the White Falls Wolfbats which are teams from season one of the show. The miniatures are highly detailed and add great flavor to the Avatar world. The game play includes elements of deck crafting and building and team customization.
The objective of the game is to be on the other team’s side of the arena when the game ends or pushing all opponent’s benders off the back of the arena, which ends the end the game immediately.
Each player has a strategy deck with different actions their characters can take. The deck is divided into three groups based on the element. Players can craft their strategy decks to customize plays during the course of the game. The strategy deck also includes two types of trick cards; very powerful moves that can be used once per game, and less powerful moves which may be used multiple times. However, with these less powerful moves require players to roll a referee die with each use. If you roll a fan you get a yellow fan token for “cheating”. If a bender receives 2 yellow fans they are out of the game.
The Kickstarter is wrapping up and ends Friday, September 29th. Currently, the project is 720% funded and has 2,353 backers. There are a few Kickstarter exclusives:
- Exclusive, Limited Deluxe Edition Packaging.
- A limited edition championship promo-poster.
- 7 mystery expansion teams, totaling an additional 15 miniatures.
- 30 trick cards separated into 5 themed packs. Tricks are usable by all teams in the game.
- 30 punch-to-plastic upgrade components
- There is an Amon Expansion for an additional $30.
The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena looks great for any fans of the Avatar universe. Act fast and check of the Kickstarter if you want the exclusives!