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An explosive wrestling card game for two players with tag team expansion. Designed by Ryan Cowler with art by Shaz Yong.
An explosive wrestling card game for two players with tag team expansion. Designed by Ryan Cowler with art by Shaz Yong.
200 backers pledged $4,415 to help bring this project to life.

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In Super Pocket League Extreme Wrestling (SuperP.L.E.X.), players each take the role of an intergalactic pro wrestling superstar and battle it out with over-the-top moves in hopes of being the last wrestler standing!

Players assemble their unique hand of 6 maneuver cards (their arsenal in the battle ahead) and position their wrestlers on the ring, which will become an important part of their assault.

Each round starts with a "Lock-Up" in order to determine who will start with the offensive edge. 

After the Lock-Up, the Assault phase begins where each player then positions their maneuver cards as "Offense" or "Defense" depending on who won the Lock-Up.

One by one, players reveal their face down maneuver cards to see if the player on Defense was able to correctly guess what type of maneuver their opponent played. If they guess correctly, the opponent's maneuver is countered and the Defensive player now goes on the Offense! If they guessed wrong, the player on Offense gets to execute their maneuver!

Maneuvers become more and more deadly the further along in a combo they are, so do your best to juke and jive your Defensive opponent to get the most out of your combo! The wrestlers themselves get more deadly as well. Once a wrestler's stamina goes below 1/2, they get to add their super effective Finishing Maneuver card to their arsenal to help turn the tide of battle!

         

Each of the pledge rewards are shown below. For full detail on each reward scroll down to the PLEDGE REWARDS DETAIL section below.

The entire game consists of

2 Ring cards that create the wrestling ring movement track 

2 Wrestler character/damage tracker cards 

2 Unique FINISHING MANEUVER cards

12 Maneuver cards, made up of 4 Strikes, 4 Technical Grapples and 4 Power Grapples.

It's technically a "micro-game" and will packaged in a small vinyl wallet, perfect for taking it on the go. It's pocket-sized, portable and protective... and has proven itself with or growing line of wallet games.

If you want a BIGGER experience, scroll down because we have a 6-card bonus pack, deluxe edition and super deluxe edition of the game. 

You can print the game right here, even with the tiny amount of ink left in your printer. It's 4 pages long with just black ink, and a few colored icons. The rules are another few pages, and you can even get by without even printing them out and just viewing them online.

(Mostly) black and white Print and Play - with rules included: https://www.dropbox.com/s/smdcvpmd7i3wmkl/SP-PNP-BW-050316.pdf?dl=0

Rules only: https://www.dropbox.com/s/znwub0wu0jvjexl/SP-Rules-050316.pdf?dl=0

GAME LEVEL - For $8 you will receive ONE copy of the Wallet Game, featuring 18 cards. This plays with 2 players and includes the characters Everyman Jr. and Diceman. 

GAME AND TAG TEAM BONUS PACK - For $11 you will receive the game level PLUS 6 additional cards. These will come in a small clear sleeve outside of the wallet and include 2 new characters for Tag Team action: C'Food Lou & Volcanessa. The bonus pack also includes their finishing moves and 2 tag cards to switch wrestlers. 

With one game and a tag team bonus pack, 2 players can play an intense head-to-head Tag Team game. 

2 GAMES AND 2 TAG TEAM BONUS PACKS - This comes with everything above x2. Why? Well, if players have two sets of the game then they can use the bonus pack to play up to 4 players. We're throwing in an extra bonus pack incase you want to play 2 separate games at once. 

SUPER DELUXE GAME WITH PLAYMAT, MEEPLES, CUBES, NERDMAN AND BONUS PACK - For those who like to go a little over the top, this is made for you. It's the basic game and bonus pack PLUS a huge playmat that will make your table presence 100% more awesome. The playmat also includes a unique Cage Match Ring that deals damage to characters that are pushed beyond the turnbuckle spaces. 

Along with the playmat we have 2 M.E.E.P.L.E.S (Millions of Extremely Energized Pocket Luchadores in Entertaining Skirmishes) to track your active wrestler's location in a fun, different way, 4 cubes to track your health, and an all new wrestler with unique finishing move.

Nerdman is based on designer Ryan Cowler's actual wrestling character, P.O.N.G. Ryan is part of Oakland, CA's Hoodslam league and we couldn't not get him into the game as part of this extra special level. 

EXTRA SUPER DELUXE GAME WITH CHAMPION T-SHIRT, PLAYMAT, MEEPLES, CUBES, NERDMAN AND BONUS PACK - This is it. There's nothing else to give away. We're throwing in everything in the Super Deluxe game plus a Champion T-Shirt, because you are our Champion and one of our top-tier backers. The shirt was created by the amazing people at Analog Gamer, so you should expect top quality. 

We have a few fun things planned. We are at the limit on the size of the wallet, and we're almost capping our product size for print run, but we still have a few things in our back pocket if things go well. :)

We will be announcing a whole bunch of games that you can add-on to your pledge. You will receive discount rates and everything will ship together, but most add-on processing will be handled as separate payments through our site, buttonshygames.com (as we cannot track inventory here and we have some games in VERY low quantities). 

Keep an eye here or in the updates for news on the add-ons.

For now, here's something that isn't going to be available during the campaign, but we would LOVE for it to happen sometime soon. Awesome toy designer, Matthew Mullin has been working on some SuperPLEX figures based on the character designs. As soon as the designs are complete, we're going to dabble with some molding and see if we can unleash an army of SuperPLEX characters. Fingers crossed!

International Shipping is expensive and we apologize. With $8 games, we cannot afford to absorb it into the pledges as larger companies will do. 

USPS shipping went up in January and the biggest hit was small items - exactly what we sell :( - and under 1 lb international went up over $5 on average. Unfortunately with small games, international shipping can sometimes exceed the cost of the game. Here's a whole thread where we discuss this in more detail: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/202374/item/4494023?commentid=6179110#comment6179110

We know it's tough and it's just something we have to deal with and a constant struggle so to balance this, we offer the following solutions. 

-Full Color Print and Play Pledge Level

-Bundles / Add-Ons. The shipping charge for a second game is often not much more than for a single game. You can add multiple copies of SuperPLEX into one pledge or add-on additional games via ButtonShyGames.com

Ryan Cowler is someone with too many hobbies. He's an avid enthusiast/collector of vintage home game consoles and pinball machines, and has been a trained professional wrestler for over a decade, and dabbles in game design (JurassAttack!) all while from his home base in Patterson, California with his wife and 2 daughters. Even with his family life and all his ridiculous interests, he manages to find time to put his creative juices to work through various game designs and loves the process of creating fun and enjoyable experiences that bring people together. 

Ryan wrestles for HOODSLAM, a 21 and over only (don't bring your kids!) professional wrestling promotion based out of Oakland, California. HOODSLAM is what would happen if the DNA of the circus, pro-wrestling, video games, and 80's/90's nostalgia were all used to make one ridiculously crazy super-being. For more info, check out www.birdswillfall.com.

Risks and challenges

We've done our homework and have as much ready as possible before even launching the Kickstarter, but there are always challenges once it's completed. There may be factory delays or errors, which can cause delays for fulfillment. We've had this issue previously and managed to turn it into a positive thing by providing extra content in the final version of the product.

All of our previous projects have been fulfilled as close as possible to the intended date, at most within one month of the delivery date and some even early.

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    FULL COLOR PRINT AND PLAY
    You will receive a full color, full bleed print and play (essentially the same thing we are sending to the printers).

    If you would like additional print and play games, choose any from the list below and add them at $3 each.

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    ONE GAME
    You will receive one copy of SuperP.L.E.X with all stretch goals.

    Characters included:
    Everyman Jr
    Diceman

    **To add a second copy of the game, add $8 to your pledge total.

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    ONE GAME PLUS TAG-TEAM BONUS PACK
    You will receive one copy of SuperP.L.E.X with all stretch goals PLUS the 6-card Tag-Team Bonus Pack.

    Characters included:
    Everyman Jr
    Diceman
    Volcanessa
    C'Food Lou

    **To add a second copy of the game for 4P Tag Team action add $8 to your pledge total.

    **If you want a second copy of the game and a second bonus pack add $11 to your pledge total.

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    DELUXE GAME AND TAG-TEAM BONUS PACK
    You will receive one copy of the Deluxe SuperP.L.E.X including the huge playmat, Nerdman 2-card set, 2 M.E.E.P.L.E.S, 4 cubes, with all stretch goals PLUS the 6-card Tag-Team Bonus Pack.

    Characters included:
    Everyman Jr
    Diceman
    Volcanessa
    C'Food Lou
    Nerdman

    **To add a second copy of the game for 4P Tag Team action add $8 to your pledge total.

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    SUPER DELUXE GAME AND TAG-TEAM BONUS PACK INCLUDING SUPERP.L.E.X. CHAMPION T-SHIRT
    You will receive one copy of the Deluxe SuperP.L.E.X including the huge playmat, Nerdman 2-card set, 2 M.E.E.P.L.E.S, 4 cubes, with all stretch goals PLUS the 6-card Tag-Team Bonus Pack.

    Plus a SuperP.L.E.X. Champion T-Shirt to show everyone who's boss.

    Characters included:
    Everyman Jr
    Diceman
    Volcanessa
    C'Food Lou
    Nerdman

    **To add a second copy of the game for 4P Tag Team action add $8 to your pledge total.

    **If you want a second copy of the game and a second bonus pack add $11 to your pledge total.

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    BUTTON SHY 2016 WALLET GAME PACKAGE DEAL - 5+ GAMES! (save $10)

    You will receive one copy of SuperP.L.E.X with all stretch goals and a 6 card bonus pack PLUS the following games.

    Avignon: A Clash Of Popes
    Avignon: A Clash Of Popes Bonus Pack
    Ninja: Silent But Deadly
    Pickpockets
    Cow Tiger Santa Claus

    $56 of games for just $46.

    **To add a second copy of the SuperP.L.E.X. for 4P Tag Team action add $8 to your pledge total.

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