SHASN: AZADI - What Will Freedom Cost?

Created by Zain Memon

Ignite the Revolution. Topple the Imperials. Emerge as the leader of your nation. A semi-coop retelling of rebellion through the ages.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pledge Manager Coming Soon!
about 2 years ago – Mon, Nov 08, 2021 at 09:28:26 PM

Greetings fellow rebels!

While our revolution has brought us AZADI, our revolution is by no means finished! We have spent the past month extensively playtesting, designing, and developing AZADI. We are on track to complete game development by the end of January.  

For those of you wanting to update your orders, we’re launching our pledge manager on BackerKit early next week! We’ll drop a link in our next update, so make sure to tune in!

While the Mars 1 A.E. campaign is free for all those getting AZADI, there are still more revolutions you can be a part of! We’ll be gauging interest for these campaigns on our pledge manager. You’ll be able to purchase the French Revolution 1789, the ??? Revolution, and the Indus Valley Revolution 3000 BCE decks from our pledge manager. However, a new campaign means hiring a qualified author, editor, and more copywriters! To afford to get any one of these add-on decks written, it will take a significant amount of orders. So make sure you show up to support your favorite campaign!

You’ll be hearing from us soon!

Long live the revolution,

Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba

For Freedom! For Glory! For Azadi!
about 2 years ago – Sat, Oct 09, 2021 at 01:04:41 AM

Look around, AZADI is for the people. We did it! We have freed our campaign and toppled the Imperials! And you made this revolution possible. Thank you!

From Dissenting against the power to building new Monuments, the past month has left us all inspired and invigorated. When we first started making this game a year and a half ago, we couldn’t have possibly imagined that so many of you would join our cause. 

With AZADI, we wanted to reverse the narrative in popular media where the oppressors are presented as the heroes and instead tell a story of the oppressed fighting back. Thank you for helping us tell this story. 

But this is not the end of our journey. You’ll be hearing from us soon!

Long live the revolution,

Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba

A Free Mars Campaign For Everyone!!
about 2 years ago – Thu, Oct 07, 2021 at 08:11:07 PM

Greetings fellow rebels!

The people have spoken. Your votes for the Capitalist has given AZADI a new campaign - Mars 1 A.E. and it’s free for everyone getting a copy of AZADI! Grab a spacesuit, laser gun, and placard - we’re headed to Mars to topple the Imperials!

And fear not if you’re a fan of some of the other campaigns. You can now get them as add-ons!

Contest Winners!

And now it’s time to meet all the winners from the previous contests!

JustAadya2405 - For solving all the clues and finding the secret weapon in record time! Congratulations! You will now be the face of one of our Monument Cards!

Along with them, PierreLM, Neah208, Robert Capron, and James Chamberlain were the next 4 to locate the secret weapon, and will now find themselves on Foundation Cards!


Bhoomi - For their brilliant summarization of the South Asian Independence Revolution, will also be immortalized on our final Monument Card!  Here’s their winning entry -





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A Revolution is only successful because of the people who show up every day to fight the long battle. So we thought we could do a little something to celebrate some of those who have gone above and beyond throughout this campaign. Here are some rebels who kept the fires burning bright -

Geoff Carr, Richard Bis, WhoSain, and Anurag Brahmachary

Your contributions to the revolution will not be forgotten. All of you will be memorialized on our Foundation Cards.

With less than 48 hours left, our revolution is headed towards a dramatic end. But we still have a few stretch goals to unlock before we conclude. Check out the stretch goals section on the campaign page for more information, and help us reach our target!

Long live the Revolution,

Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba

The Last Monument!
about 2 years ago – Wed, Oct 06, 2021 at 01:27:20 PM

Greetings fellow rebels!

The revolution is burning bright. Over the past 4 weeks, we have achieved so much! We commemorated new heroes, ridiculed the pompous Imperials, and shared some inspiring stories! We have had so much fun interacting with all of you and reading your incredible responses to our stretch goals and competitions. More importantly, look at all these stretch goals we’ve unlocked!

But if we want more content, including brand new game modes for SHASN and AZADI, we still have a lot of work to do. Here's our new set of stretch goals -

  • For our first stretch goal, we need to raise more funds to unlock Uncle Sam’s Primaries - which brings a new electoral system to SHASN, inspired by the Primary Elections.
  • If we unlock our second stretch goal, we’ll create short videos explaining the historical events behind every Azadi Card! Every Azadi Card will have a QR code on it, scanning which will take you to this video.

The Final Monument

This is your last chance to become a Monument! But it won’t be easy. The Imperials are hiding out in their high fortress in a desperate attempt to protect themselves. But we know of a secret weapon that can help us defeat them. Can you follow the trail and help us find it? The first one to do so will find themselves memorialized on our last Monument Card! The next 4 to locate this weapon will find themselves on Foundation Cards!

  • Please DM your answers to Zain on Kickstarter. We don’t want those Imperials to see our plan and sabotaging our mission!
  • Do not post your answer in the Kickstarter comments. Let’s not ruin the fun for our compatriots, shall we?
  • Our intel tells us that all the clues and the weapon are to be found on the Kickstarter page itself.

Here is your first clue -

The telegram at the Origin of AZADI is where you start



On another note - Here’s a Kickstarter campaign from a fellow rebel fighting the power! Anjali Bhimani - singer, actress, and all-around talented human being has written a book called I Am Fun Size, And So Are You!: Thoughts from a Tiny Human on Living a Giant life!

The book promises to make life a lot more fun with Anjali’s storytelling skills, beautiful illustrations, and comforting words. The campaign was fully funded within just a few days of its launch!

Click here to show your support and join in the fun!

Long live the revolution,

Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba

Vote To Unlock Your Free Campaign!
about 2 years ago – Wed, Oct 06, 2021 at 03:29:34 AM

Greetings fellow rebels!

The end is near but it will take one final push to topple the Imperials. Over the course of our revolution, two Ideologues have gone above and beyond in their service to the struggle. The Supremo and the Capitalist have accumulated the highest Legacy, but only one will have a say in the future of our game. It’s time for the final showdown!                                                                   

Each SHASN Ideologue is backing a new campaign, and wants to make it free for all those getting AZADI! The Supremo is backing the French Revolution, and the Capitalist is fighting for the Mars 1 A.E. campaign. Vote for your favorite Ideologues in the Kickstarter comments and shape the future of your game! The fate of the new Campaign is now in your hands!

  • Comment #mars to vote for the Capitalist, or comment #france to vote for the Supremo.
  • The Ideologue with the most votes will win, unlocking a free campaign for everyone getting AZADI!
  • Each backer has only 1 vote, and can only vote for 1 campaign. We will be tracking backer numbers, so only your first vote will be counted.
  • We will be accepting votes only till 6th October, 11:59 pm EST, after which the winner will be declared!

Interviews With Our Authors

Our campaign decks are being written by a group of intelligent and humorous gamers, who also happen to be experts in the revolutions they are writing about. Abhishek and I had the privilege of interviewing them. Join us as we get to know the authors better, taking a deep dive into the history behind their campaigns and their writing process. They’ve also given us a lot of cool recommendations for revolutionary media!

You can find our interviews here -

⭐Dr Lee - Author of the American Revolution Campaign 

⭐Mariam Abou Ghazi  - Author of the Egypt Campaign 

⭐Hamsa V - Author of the South Asian Independence Campaign

Hope you enjoy watching these interviews! 

Long live the Revolution, 

Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba