History and Intent
Shadowfist celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Inner Kingdom Games is looking to recognize this milestone in style! As the Hong Kong Action Movie Card Game, it's stood the test of time and continues to be enjoyed by gamers worldwide. Afterall, what's more fun than cyborg monkeys battling Confucian monks in downtown Kowloon while truck-driving heroes set booby traps for evil, squeaky-voiced sorcerers?
Inner Kingdom Games wants to use this Kickstarter campaign to bring Shadowfist to even more gamers and action movie fans with a great new entry-point product: The Year of the Goat preconstructed starter deck release.
About the Game
Shadowfist is the mile-a-minute, sword-clashing, butt-kicking, Uzi-spraying, boat-exploding, car-chasing, monster-crunching, Hong Kong cinematic action card game that is so epic it would take fourteen John Woos to film and a cast the likes of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, and Michelle Yeoh. And that's just in the first five minutes!
It's widely considered one of the finest multiplayer card games ever made, with a balanced, fun, and fast-paced rules set. Combat in the game is played out realistically and all players are always in the game! Unlike other card games, multiplayer Shadowfist is not about elimination or scoring points. Players only leave the game when they run out of cards and the comeback potential is unlike any game you've ever played!
In Shadowfist, players vie for global domination, by harnessing the chi, or life force, of the world. Those who control the chi flow, control life and with it, the world. Chi flow is harnessed through control of Feng Shui Sites. Like the ancient Chinese system of geomancy to help one improve life by receiving positive chi, Feng Shui sites enable their controller to influence regional dominance. This is conveyed in Shadowfist through the win condition of controlling five Feng Shui Sites to win a multiplayer game.
Combat in Shadowfist is an exciting and dynamic experience, with options for the third player to engage an ongoing attack by either joining in against the target or intercepting and supporting the defender. With such constant player interactions, Shadowfist is a wonderful game of politics, deception and misdirection.
What makes this Kickstarter special?
This is Inner Kingdom Games' fourth Kickstarter, and we've learned some valuable lessons along the way. We've listened to our players, tested these new cards extensively, and returned to the printers that brought us the quality products from Combat in Kowloon and the Rebirth Block.
This release comes in the form of six preconstructed, ready-to-play, separately-packaged decks, one for each faction of the Modern Era. The decks are 55 cards each with a tested and balanced distribution of Feng Shui Sites and Foundation Characters.
Inner Kingdom Games is also pleased to get even more cards into the hands of players with greater access to Modern Era Promos. We're talking Masked Man, Monkey on the Lamb, General Red, everything. We're so committed to getting these promos into the hands of players that the first stretch goal is ALREADY in effect!
All supporters who pledge at least $100 automatically get the first batch of promos! This batch includes General Red, Prince of the Ice Pagoda, Nine Cuts, The Eastern King, The Junkyard, and Burned for Victory!
Explore the reward levels for the right one for you. Also take note of the special add-ons to customize your support experience. Start with your preferred pledge level, then add to your pledge amount the total of your add-ons. You'll have the opportunity during the survey portion of the project to list each additional item you'd like for your rewards.
$1 - One individual card from throughout the Modern Era. You can add any number of additional card titles at $1 each; simply add the total amount to your pledge and include the list of singles in your survey or e-mail your list to email@example.com.
$10 - One additional Shadow Pack of your choice from the Rebirth block or Coming Darkness Block
$10 - One additional starter deck from Combat in Kowloon, Back for Seconds, or Year of the Goat
$10 - One promo pack featuring General Red, Prince of the Ice Pagoda, Nine Cuts, The Eastern King, The Junkyard, and Burned for Victory.
$10 - Promo batch #2: Stand Together, Monkey on the Lamb, White Ninja, and Mountaineer
$10 - Promo batch #3: Reinforcements, Open a Can of Whupass (no typo), and Masked Man; PLUS a bonus copy of the two newest NO MAX characters: Snow Seer and Siamang Twins
$10 - One Token Character Deck or one deck of Shadowfist counting cards.
$35 - One Booster Box of Netherworld 2 (24 sealed packs of 10 cards each)
$35 - One Booster Box of Seven Masters Versus the Underworld (24 sealed packs of 10 cards each)
$60 - One Shadowfist EpicQuest Deck Bag
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$192 - One complete 12-player Shadowfist cube draft. See the reddit post for details: https://www.reddit.com/r/shadowfist/comments/2y7twt/shadowfist_cube_drafting/
This add-on is for a total of 960 cards from throughout the modern era, including all modern era promos.
Thank you for your support!
Inner Kingdom Games
Risks and challenges
Inner Kingdom Games is excited to bring you these new Shadowfist offerings. We are confident that our goal is attainable and that the project will be completed on schedule.
If the pace of funding throughout the campaign does not meet our needs, we will examine the reward levels and consider offering new options that better meet the desires of the players.
As this is our fourth Kickstarter, we are experienced and ready to execute the plan in place to have everything ready in September or October.
In short, Inner Kingdom Games is committed to providing you quality merchandise to enhance your continued Shadowfist experience!
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