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:

The Revolution Gains Steam! 4 Stretch Goals Down!
about 2 years ago – Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 07:00:11 PM

The Enemy of My Enemy...

Sometimes, it just takes a lone person to ignite the spark of revolution. But it takes a village to keep the fires of change burning bright. After all, Azadi cannot be won alone.

During the South Asian revolution, it took leaders across the political spectrum banding together to upend the British monarchy. The champions of peaceful non-cooperation, Sarojini Naidu and Mahatma Gandhi, worked alongside those who believed in violent resistance, like Subhas Chandra Bose. Despite being ideologically incompatible, all these revolutionaries served as the president of the same political party. Similarly, Tahrir Square - the center of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution - was occupied by both the majoritarian Muslim Brotherhood and young, liberal activists.

Unlikely partnerships are often forged in the face of a common evil. Revolutionaries across history have transcended ideological barriers to work side by side in the pursuit of Azadi, knowing that the allies of today might well be the rivals of tomorrow.

It is this spirit of uneasy cooperation that we wanted to capture with our game. From climate change to fascism - the threats facing us today are sizable - and it is imperative that we work together to combat them.

Stretch Goals!

You are already demonstrating how well you can work together! In under a day, we’ve unlocked our first set of stretch goals! We now have linen-backed Azadi Cards, Resistance Cards, Foundation Cards, and Monument Cards!

Let us now double down on our efforts against the Imperials. Here’s what we need:

  • The Capitalist | Upgrade the Ideology Cards box with a new, magnetic flap! | Raise $88,000. 
  • The Supremo | Upgrade the Glory Marketplace from cardstock paper to linen-backed cardboard! | 125 fans on the SHASN: AZADI BGG page. Click here. 
  • The Showstopper | Upgrade the Momentum Tracker from cardboard to high-quality wood! | 340 ratings on the SHASN BGG page. Click here. 
  • The Idealist | Upgrade the Azadi Cards size by 25%! | 815 Kickstarter Backers. 

We’re still only getting warmed up! This may seem like another easy round of stretch goals, but things are only going to get a lot more interesting and dynamic from here on. Don’t get too comfortable! The Imperials certainly won’t.

Long live the revolution,
Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba

The Long March To Freedom Has Begun! SHASN: AZADI is Funded!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Sep 07, 2021 at 08:17:28 PM

In less than 2 hours, we have already raised 100% of our target amount!

A year and a half ago - we began work on AZADI with a simple mission - to use the SHASN game engine to retell stories about freedom struggles across the world. To translate the highs and lows of the pursuit of liberty into an adrenaline-fuelled, shared tabletop experience. Today, we are astounded and delighted by how many rebels we have recruited to the cause. Thank you so much for your support!

Also, check out the latest SHASN: AZADI review by Brian Winters on Board Game Quest! Click here. 

But this is only the beginning. Azadi is not won in a day, but must be fought for everyday. The plan? The plan is to fan this spark into a flame!

The Stretch Goal Revolution!

We may have reached our funding goal, but we’re nowhere near done.  Over the next few weeks we have a lot of content and goodies coming your way! All we need to do is band together, and stay together.

It’s time for Stretch Goals! But there’s a small hiccup: the cardboard Imperials have laid siege to our campaign! 😱 👑 😱

Help us liberate exciting rewards and goodies from these foul oppressors. Our four Ideologues are leading the charge! Each Ideologue is rallying the people with different tasks. Help them complete their objectives to unlock stretch goals and make Azadi better for everyone!

4 stretch goals will be revealed at the same time, each corresponding to one of the SHASN Ideologues. The sooner an Ideologue completes their objective, the more Legacy they will earn. When all four stretch goals have been unlocked, the next level of stretch goals will be revealed.

But each Ideologue also has their own agenda. Each one is backing a new, unique Campaign Deck. The most successful Ideologue at the end of the campaign will unlock their chosen deck for free! 🥳🥳🥳

  • For the inventive Capitalist - a revolution from the future. 
  • For the fiery Supremo - a little blood on the streets. 
  • For the thunderous Showstopper - a revolution that we must, but cannot name. 
  • And for the utopian Idealist - a glorious civilization from the past. 

Stay tuned to find out more! Which Ideologue will lead us to glory?

Our First Four Stretch Goals

*drum roll please*

  1.  The Capitalist - Raise $72,000. 
  2.  The Supremo - 30 fans on the SHASN: AZADI BGG page. Click here.  
  3.  The Showstopper - 275 ratings on the SHASN BGG page. Click here.  
  4.  The Idealist - 625 Kickstarter Backers.

Also, please make sure to take a look at the newly added calendar on our page. Lots of upcoming announcements and contests, stay tuned! We have a campaign to liberate, so let's get cracking!


Zain Memon and Abhishek Lamba