Danmaku!! is a Touhou-themed card game for 4-8 players, created by fans for fans.
Choose your favorite character and visit the fantasy world of Gensokyo. Here, incidents keep occurring one after another, and as usual it’s up to the heroine to put a stop to it. Figure out who’s friend and foe, and utilize the Spell Card system to blast them out of the sky.
Danmaku!! is not a trading card game, so you can play with up to 8 players with a single copy of the game. With its gorgeous anime-style illustrations and shoot’em-up inspired mechanics, Danmaku!! is a love letter to the Touhou franchise that can be enjoyed by fans of Touhou and card games alike.
Get you a girl who can do it all. If you can’t find one, get a bunch of smol girls who can do it all.
There are a lot of fairies in Gensokyo, a lot. Child-like embodiments of nature that love mischief and cosplay, fairies are the most common enemy in Touhou so we wanted them to be well represented in Danmaku!! Mutiny of Belittled Spirits.
We’re all familiar with the famous ones with ZUNlish names like Cirno, Sunny Milk, Eternity Larva and Clownpiece. This post isn’t about those fairies. This post is about the nameless fairies routinely blasted out of the sky by bullies heroines. There are 4 generic fairy types in Danmaku!! The basic Fairy, the helpful Maid Fairy, the spooky Zombie Fairy, and the powerful Sunflower Fairy. Let’s take a look at them.
Fairy is the weakest and the Mob you will see the most, because Fairy respawns every single turn once she’s out. There are four Fairy cards in the deck, creating an escalation effect where you have a 25%, 50%, 75%, and then 100% chance of taking an attack at the end of your turn. A Fairy in your hand simply lets you draw a card. Effectively you’re trading an attack and possibly a Danmaku usage for a draw.
Some of you may notice that Fairy now attacks on a Season flip. We’re continually testing MoBS and discovered that just flipping was simpler than matching your character’s Season.
Maid Fairy is about as simple as Fairy. She goes down in one hit and then allows you to force a player to clean their room discard an item and some cards in hand. Discarding down to 3 cards doesn’t do much most of the time, but it can really hose someone who is turtling. Note that Assist Characters are also considered Items for the game rules, implying a darker role for the Scarlet Devil Mansion’s cleaners!
Zombie Fairy is like Point of Collection but for Mobs. Use her to to Zombify another Mob and make that Mob work for you. There’s a mortgage joke in here somewhere…
Sunflower Fairy does her best and gives you a choice of some of your favorites! As a Small-Fry with a choice of great effects, she is your gatcha rare drop. Don’t expect it to be that easy though, other players may save Sunflower Fairy just to keep you from getting that benefit.
All these fairies need someone to guide them, someone to look up to as a big sister, someone great…
Daiyousei is the Mid-boss Fairy in the Mob deck. When she’s encountered she brings another Fairy along with her, immediately escalating the chance you’ll get a Fairy attack by 25%. As a Mid-boss she always attacks during the Mob Attack step as well, so you’re looking at 1.25 damage on average because of her.
As an Assist Character, Daiyousei summons more Mobs and allows you to take any of the above fairies into your hand without having to defeat them. With the fairies on your side, you’ll find that there’s great strength in numbers!