It's a good thing when a Kickstarter funds. It means people will be getting their games. But if you miss out on the Kickstarter, that doesn't mean you'll guaranteed be missing out on getting it as soon as possible. Pre-orders and lat pledges are certainly a thing. And LionWing Publishing is taking pre-orders now for their Sainome Colosseum R card game.
From the announcement:
LionWing Publishing is pleased to announce that pre-orders for Sainome Colosseum R are now open to the public, and information on this can be found on our Kickstarter or at Sainome’s pre-order page located here.
Furthermore, one of the characters unlocked through stretch goals during Sainome’s campaign, the Introverted Scholar/Mistress of Vengeance, has been revealed, and the concept artwork for both of her Forms, designed by the game’s character illustrator Mizuki, can be seen below. On the left is her Normal Form (the Introverted Scholar), while on the right is her heightened, ultra-powerful Awakened Form (the Mistress of Vengeance).