The Supershow is a tabletop dice and card game set in the underground wrestling world of The Legendary Fighting Federation. In the LFF competitors battle for glory using strategic play and exciting dice rolling in the game of wrestling back-and-forth action. The Supershow is the story of El Super Hombre's conquest to become the first champion of the Legendary Fighting Federation.
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The Supershow’s simple design features an innovative turn structure never before seen in the world of gaming, making it the worlds first UPG, Unpredictable Card Game. The Supershow has been developed by a team of seasoned gamers and fans along with an immeasurable amount of support and contribution from the worldwide gaming community. With your help and the continued support of the gaming community, together we can take The Supershow to the next level.
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Simple Game Mechanics – When competing in the Legendary Fighting Federation competitors use the Lead - Follow up - Finish game engine. (See what we did there?). The LFF Engine is simple, on a players turn; they may play a FINISH card if they have a FOLLOW UP in play. On their turn they may play a FOLLOW UP card if they have a LEAD in play. On any of their turns they may play a LEAD card.
You can checkout a rule book here.
A tutorial here
and a game played here.
And an 8.5 x 11 printable play mat with graphics and all the rules you need to get started here
Back and Forth Action – The mechanics of the UCG ensure that each turn is unpredictable and exciting. After each turn, using the Supershow Dice and the SKILLS on your competitor card, each competitor rolls for their TURN ROLL. The player who rolled the highest SKILL gets to take the next turn. This unpredictability perfectly captures the excitement of a wrestling match!
Constant Player Interactions - The Supershow was designed to keep all players actively engaged throughout the match. Each player rolls for the TURN ROLL to determine who takes the next turn. During that turn, opposing players can STOP cards, this keeps all players actively involved during each turn. After each card is played, competitors battle it out for the next turn with an intense dice roll.
Authenticity to the World of Wrestling– The Supershow has built in game mechanics to create the excitement and unpredictability of a live wrestling show. The only ways to win in the Supershow are to pin or submit an opponent with your competitor's FINISH cards. Your opponent has 3 dice rolls to get his shoulders off the mat before the 3 count, or 3 rolls to grab the ropes and keep the match alive. When a competitor kicks or breaks out of a finish card the crowd meter increases by one, which means the crowd gets pumped up and the next competitor who hits a finish is more likely to win the match!
The Artwork- The Legendary Fighting Federation is brought to life by unbelievable hand painted comic book style artwork from NUNOH. Our design team digitally enhances these painted images to create one-of-a-kind cards that are so incredible that this can only be called The Supershow!
Our Original Kickstarter Video, which gives you a little about our backstory.
With The Supershow Saga you will experience two stories. The first is the real life journey of it’s creators and it’s conversion into the epic story of the Legendary Fighting Federation. The concept of Supershow is deeply rooted our personal story of game development. It was our dream to work with a license product and a large company, however it did not work out as planned. Nonetheless we kept going by assembling a team of our own, and working closely with the gaming community and wrestling community we love. Supershow's story is that of a group of individuals that come together in secrecy, to create a spectacle so grand, it can only be called the Supershow! Using anonymous recruiting tactics, like Chinese food deliveries to recruit the best of the independent wrestling world, the over looked, and pushed as side, and the ambitious the Legendary Fighting Federation was formed. Although the initial story is the creation of Steve Resk, it has become a community project, many of our characters and story lines have been developed directly by, or for people who have helped out along the way, through their likeness, ideas or to their own credit. You will also follow the fantasy story of the Legendary Fighting Federation, starting with it’s four main competitors, Snake Pitt,The Big Shot, The Rising Sun, and of course the man himself EL SUUUUUUUUUUUUPEEERRRRR HOOOOOOOOOOOOMBREEE!!!!
Currently our team is working on a comic book series to release in addition to our character backstories.
The story of The Supershow features a player becoming a competitor in the underground world of the Legendary Fighting Federation. After years of devotion and many doors of opportunity slammed shut by the hands of larger companies, the Legendary Fighting Federation was started. Through dedication and tenacity the LFF founders worked hard to overcome the obstacles and create something of their own. They recruited members and competitors in secrecy using unique communication techniques and passwords such as Chinese food deliveries and fortune cookies until the time to defy the odds would come.
The Supershow is a 5-15 minute game that is centered on a competitor effectively using various professional wrestling techniques, while avoiding his opponent's STOPS, in order to build his way to his FINISH cards. Over the course of the game competitor's will experience back and forth action, momentum swings, and exciting exchanges of maneuvers.
The type of wrestling match you have will directly relate to your competitor's skills and skills of your opponent. Just like real wrestling, some matches can feature an epic battle with many close calls. Others just might squash be a squash match that ends in a few turns.
Each Competitor has their own set of SKILLS and a GIMMICK related to their storyline in The Supershow Saga. This GIMMICK creates a unique game interaction within the game play. Some competitors like The Rising Sun are technical experts and get a bonus when they use TECHNIQUE, others like Snake Pitt become stronger, faster and more calculated when they appear vulnerable and others, like El Super Hombre, just do not seem to ever give up!
Your Competitor's SKILLS and GIMMICKS can affect your match in different ways.
The Big Shot VS The Rising Sun features the underdog matchup of The Supershow Saga. The Big Shot's GIMMICK is particularly useful against the Rising Sun.
However, The Big Shot might think twice before throwing LIGHTS OUT! in the direction of the Rising Sun.
This design creates variety among different match ups, yet still maintains the convenience of pre-constructed decks.
The Supershow is to be shared with friends and family of all ages. We have extensively tested the game and have had a blast with children from 8-15, as well as our older players. The design makes it easy enough for a child to be able to play and win, however strategic play will always give a competitor the edge. After 1 full game, a new player will be able to play it forward and teach another player how to play The Supershow.
To make the gameplay of The Supershow as engaging, fun and strategic as possible, our team has thoroughly tested this game with seasoned and accomplished gamers from a variety of competitive games such as Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Raw Deal. The creator of the game has installed a bunch of strategic tricks into the design. See if you can spot all the patterns of the game to give yourself the advantage in the ring.
Steve Resk: President and CEO: Inspired by the teachings of Ernesto Sirrolli, Steve has a sound foundation in the gaming industry, having garnered many achievements in top strategic play for over 10 years. Steve’s expertise and love for both gaming and the gaming community makes him a top game designer and strategic officer. Steve is an advocate of childhood education as well as creating opportunities for himself and others.Throughout the production of the Supershow, Steve has created many opportunities for employment for ambitious students and fans.
Steve is shown below being very professional taking a selfie with AR FOX.
John Calace: CFO: Co-founder of SRG Universe Inc., John is also a gaming advocate who graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2012. John is a CPA in New York State and has worked 2 years for one of the big 4 auditing firms. John has spent 10 years in the gaming industry, specifically related to card games, and has been recognized for top strategic play. John has organized and led multiple charity events focused around childhood education and development specifically related to financial literacy and Toys for Tots.
John is shown below with Sean Taft the first ever Supershow Champion from GenCon 2014
Adam Mandel: Lead Designer: Adam doesn't say much, but he does just about everything. He is the swiss army knife of the team, Adam's main roles at SRG are graphic design and videography. Adam spends his time with his beard, and he enjoys bacon.
Adam is shown below with a painting of himself on his wall.
Chris Guardino- Lead: Actor, Chris acts in just about all of our videos, he is an insanely funny stand up comedian. Chris also does the voice over for many characters that will be featured in the Supershow.
Chris is seen below playing Ernst Kuntz, a character he created in his youtube videos.
Maurice "Dosmo" Thompson: Play testing Ambassador, Dosmo is the Gaming expert and living index for all games new and old. Often called the right hand man of Steve Resk, they travel across the East Coast insuring that the Supershow experience is fun and unforgettable. Dosmo is scene below looking pimp-tastic at a wedding party.
100% of the cash pledged by all of the new members of SRG Universe will be used to put The Supershow into production. We were able to use all of the funds that we had personally contributed to produce 200 units of The Supershow which debuted at Gen Con 2014. Due to the popularity and great feedback we have gotten, we plan to continue to share the game we love.
Your generous donations will be used for us to pay for our production costs as well as help the growth of the SRG Universe Company. During our first production run, The SRG Universe team spent countless hours putting stickers on our custom Supershow Dice, putting stickers on boxes and packaging each product by hand. Your support will get us custom-made dice and sealed boxes with fitted trays for cards and dice.
Artwork and graphic design: The Supershow started on hand written pieces of paper and slowly evolved to blank excel files, then to poor printouts and eventually into the product you see now. Our incredible team of artists and graphic designers will finish off the art for our Crowd Meter cards, Expansion set, Kickstarter promos and tournament prize cards as well as continue production of the comic series.
Jobs: We want to increase the size of the SRG Universe team!! We are looking to give jobs to start up artists, graphic designers, writers, web designers and event planners. We want to help others build their resume or work with us full time. There is no feeling better than granting someone an opportunity to shine in a field they are passionate about. Our goal is to assist as many people as possible on their own personal journey. We have already given jobs to, graphic designers, web developers, artist, writers, wrestlers, actors, and music composers. With your support we plan to continue this trend and grow the community
Application design: We currently have an alpha version of The Supershow app for Android devices and Mac computers. Due to budget constraints and the growing responsibilities with the popularity of the game, we had to pause the development of this project; however we plan to finish the last pieces of it once we have the funds to do so. The app will enhance your Supershow experience and have some very unique and innovative features that will change gaming as we know it. The App will be a free download that allows players to earn rewards through SRG PTS, (Point Tracking System). PTS (points) will be redeemable for prizes and downloads. The idea would be players can log in, play games (Not just Supershow), earn PTS and get free stuff. This will help propel the play it forward initiative to a new level of awesome.
If we reach $8,001 we promise to hire a much needed editor! I make a lot of typo's, I am sure you all know that by now. Thankfully social media now has an edit function.
If we are fortunate enough to get donations that exceed our initial goal, we would like to reward our supporters with the following stretch goals:
If we reach $10,000 we will release the first ever tag-team competitors into the Legendary Fighting Federation exclusively for those who donated at least $5 on this campaign!! Tag-team matches add a whole new dimension to The Supershow and the excitement grows even larger but keeps the same simple gameplay.We will also order custom costume for our 4 main competitors to enhance the experience of our live events.
If we reach $15,000 we plan to finish The Supershow app for mobile Android devices and Mac computers that is mentioned above. I know many of you may not be thrilled at an app, but trust us on this one, this app will do wonders for the community.
We have a surprise planned for a $20,000 stretch goal, but only if we reach $20,000.... Stay tuned to see if we can make this one happen.
At SRG Universe we have a
phrase called “play it forward”.
A lastly, we have created the “Play It Forward” initiative, starting with the ability to teach another player how to play the Supershow after 1 game, the Play It forward initiative is also based on Supporting the gaming community in general by sharing and learning other games, as well as promoting other deserving companies, other products we enjoy, and talented artist. As a team SRG offers many opportunities for artist, students and workers, we also give away free merchandise and product from our community to our players.
We always want to support this community as much as we can to help it flourish. If you support us, you are not only getting an awesome game, but you are supporting our motivations. With your donation of any amount you are now part of SRG Universe. We cannot thank you enough for your support and we promise to continue to give it our all while keeping The Supershow original, entertaining, and of the highest quality. Thank you for believing in this project and in our vision and we hope you are ready to enter the Legendary Fighting Federation.
The Supershow allows you to create your own program for your own underground wrestling show. Your program is not limited to 1-on-1 matches; The Supershow features a wide array of different match types for multiple players. These include triple threat, tag team, and 4 way match. For multiplayer and other match types, we have posted additional game play rules as an update.
A special thanks to www.houseofgloryonline.com, for providing amazing talent for our video.
To Teamcanadaonline.net for its editing help, running Supershow Forums, and keeping the wrestling gaming community alive.
Risks and challenges
The development of Supershow has been an amazing experience and incredible learning process. We are aware that we have a lot to learn and have plenty of room to grow, yet, the Supershow remains a highly ambitious project. As we continue to mature as a team, one thing is for certain, there will be obstacles and challenges along the way. If issues in productions arise post funding, we will address them in the most professional manner and see that they are resolved as swiftly and thoroughly as possible. At any cost, we will see all of backers receive exactly what they are promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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