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The Great White North! Land of lumberjacks, caribou and the masters of submission wrestling. RPG of action and adventure!
The Great White North! Land of lumberjacks, caribou and the masters of submission wrestling. RPG of action and adventure!
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                                           Don't search your inventory.
                              Don’t quibble about current status effects.
                                                     Do what you do!
  – Powerslam that werewolf – Save the girl – Squash the disembodied brain

This game provides you with hands-on character design. It is not another gear driven RPG with a set pattern of feats. It's you, your skills, your signature moves against the strangeness of the world.

Luchador: Way of the Mask is a role-playing game that allows you to take on the persona of a masked wrestler of your own design and grapple with the forces of evil. Inspired by the films of El Santo, Blue Demon, Los Campeones Justicieros and others this game embodies the thrilling adventure of the movies and the grueling action of the ring.

We are seeking funding to produce the fourth book in the series Luchador: Disciples of the North. In this supplement the Luchadors travel to Canada; land of lumberjacks, caribou, and the masters of submission wrestling.
   • Brace yourself for the challenges of the Great White North!
   • Study under the great Canadian Masters!
   • Add new finesse to your wrestling moves and have enemies at your mercy!
   • Customize stunning and injury to better fit your campaign!
   • Take the danger to new depths with underwater action!
   • Fight your way through the newest adventure: Loss of Face!
   • All this, and more new specialties than all of the previous books combined!

A great example of a Luchador adventure can be found in Santo Contra los Clones. This animated series, produced by Cartoon Network, was inspired by Santo's classic movies (Just like we were). Santo fights against an evil scientist, Dr. Clone, who collects the DNA of Santo's previous foes and resurrects them to kill Santo and dominate the world.

The ebb and flow of wrestling, and the combat in Luchador: Way of the Mask, has proven difficult to capture in a role-playing game. We have approached the challenge in a fairly unique way and I wanted to draw your attention to it.
Characters can move through multiple steps of a complex move in a single turn through exceptional successes on the dice.  A power slam requires a grab, lift, and the actual slam for a total of three steps.  These steps can be stretched across three turns with simple successes, or truncated into one turn if the player can hit an exceptional success on each check.  Players can also burn Heat to create exceptional successes when the dice aren’t up to the challenge. 

Combine moves into one exciting turn!
Combine moves into one exciting turn!
I usually describe the complex action mechanic as panels in a comic book.  Each step can be an individual panel, or all steps can be tied into a single panel with motion lines and a few exceptional successes.

For more information about this game and Spartacus Publishing please see our website at http://spartacuspublishing.com/

What are you waiting for?!?

Live larger than life!

VIVA LA LUCHA!

THE REWARDS

Luchador: Way of the Mask is the core rulebook for this exciting system. Design and customize a masked wrestler of your own down to the signature finishing move. Master combat in and out of the ring. Explore the world of strangeness and the creatures that wait to challenge your heroes. Learn the way of the mask and take your first steps to achieving your place in the pantheon of glory. The rules for Luchador are fast and easy to master with success determined by a quick roll of the die. Confront pulp adventure with lucha libre action! This is where it all begins!


Luchador: Painted Honor
finds the masked heroes testing their skills in the land of the rising sun. Master new combat techniques. Customize your character with new specialties and signature moves. Take the action back into the ring with rules for matches and referees. Face the challenges of the first Luchador adventure, Ninja Deathmatch!


Luchador: Bright Lights and Barbed Wire
has the Luchadors travel north of the border in their quest for action. Here wrestling draws unheard of attention but often at an indescribable price. Experience the spectacle of the corporate federations. Survive the brutality of the hardcore leagues. This supplement details new specialties, new character classes, Championships, valets, hardcore wrestling, and the Knights of Terror adventure.

Luchador: Disciples of the North. Brace yourself for the challenges of the Great White North! Add new finesse to your wrestling moves and have enemies at your mercy. Customize stunning and injury to better fit your campaign and takes the danger to new depths with underwater action.
Fight your way through the newest adventure: Loss of Face. All this, and more new specialties than all of the previous books combined!

I am a Horrible Person T-Shirt
You have done your part. The rest is their fault. Black 100% Cotton tee in sizes from Small to 4X. This item can be included with any other reward level for an additional $15.

Mother Mercy 4-Color Tee T-Shirt
Beware Zombies, Mother Mercy is here to lay you to rest…forever! Black 100% Cotton tee in sizes from Small to 4X. This item can be included with any other reward level for an additional $20.

Luchador Mask
Mexican wrestler masks, well constructed with foam lining and lace-up closure. Good quality reproduction masks direct from Mexico.

FIT: The masks are 'one-size' and there is some variation, but they generally fit most adults. The lace-up closure can be loosened or tightened for some adjustment in size and fit. If your hat size is 7 3/4 or above (62 metric) you may have difficulty fitting into some masks. Be advised though- no returns, no exchange, no refund.

We will post a full gallery of available masks in our first update. This item can be included with any other reward level for an additional $20.

Inferno, Role-Playing Game. Challenge Evil in its truest form as you brave the unspeakable horrors of the Inferno. Dare to explore the nightmarish realm of the Fallen Angels. Scour the Netherworld as a priest in search of innocent souls that have been abducted by the forces of evil.
Quest for ultimate power as dread Necromancer, bending Hell itself to your will through dark magic. Struggle as one of the Damned in desperate effort to redeem your soul. Tear a bloody path through the Legions of Hell as a hungry Demon clawing your way to the top.
Inferno is the source of the rules set that would become Luchador: Way of the Mask. This item can be included with any other reward level for an additional $5.

STRETCH REWARDS

$3,000: Fantasy Adventure Bundle
For all backers who pledge at least $35.00.
The collected d20 RPG works of the creative team from Guildhouse Games: A Green Place to Die, Succubus Bride, A Thief's Tale, Plague of Nyrathoth, Dark and Stormy Night, Red or White, and A Mage's Tale. These d20 licensed adventures and source books feature the creative team's work in over 225 pages of classic D&D 3rd ed. set in the Domains of Althios.

$4,000: Digital Adventures
For all backers at any reward level!
Gabe Ivan, author and game designer, will write up his convention adventures and digitally publish them to all backers. For a brief glimpse into the unfettered imagination of a game designer this is one to look forward to.

$5,000: BattleDragons
For all backers who pledge at least $60.00.
A copy of the creative team's earlier work BattleDragons. Field the most awesome engine of destruction ever crafted by the gods, The Dragon. BattleDragons allows you to design and bring onto the battlefield one of the most awesome beings in any fantasy world. Let nothing stand in your way as you strive for your own world order. BattleDragons contains construction rules for the eight Dragon races. Hundreds of Powers and abilities. Construction guidelines for the humanoid armies. Easy to master combat. And most importantly of all, the thrill and excitement of the greatest battles in the universe.

$7,500: Casey Goes Crazy
For all backers who pledge at least $60.00.
Clear the $5,000 level and Casey will reveal something nuts he thinks he can pull off…

A GREAT IDEA THAT I CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR

Kicking it Forward
Kicking it Forward

Brian Fargo, Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Campaign, has formalized the idea of keeping the crowd source funding rolling into more projects. Check out his website http://kickingitforward.org for more information. For my part I will gladly make the pledge of putting 5% of this projects profits back into the Kickstarter community.

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    The creative teams first game and the origin of the Luchador rules, Inferno, a fantasy role-playing game set in Hell. Challenge Evil in its truest form as you brave the unspeakable horrors of the Inferno. Dare to explore the nightmarish realm of the Fallen Angels. Signed by the creative team on request of the supporter. For international shipping please add $5.00. This item can be included with any other reward level for an additional $5.00.

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    Luchador Mask
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    FIT: The masks are 'one-size' and there is some variation, but they generally fit most adults. The lace-up closure can be loosened or tightened for some adjustment in size and fit. If your hat size is 7 3/4 or above (62 metric) you may have difficulty fitting into some masks. Be advised though- no returns, no exchange, no refund.

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    Your choice of eight books from the Luchador line (Way of the Mask, Painted Honor, Bright Lights and Barbed Wire, or Disciples of the North). We recommend 3x Luchador:Way of the Mask, 1x Luchador:Painted Honor, 2xLuchador: Bright Lights and Barbed Wire, and 2x Luchador: Disciples of the North. We will confirm your address with distributors to verify that you are a genuine brick-and-mortar store. Any unverified supporters at this level will receive one copy of each book. So do NOT choose this level unless you can prove that you are a real, currently operating, brick-and-mortar retailer.For international shipping please add $5.00.

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    Immortality! Well no, not really, but backers at this level will receive a full page illustration done in the Lucha style of them by cover artist Thomas Thurman. We will include this picture in a future publication and the backer will get the original to keep. More information about Thomas Thurman can be found at http://www.thomasthurman.com/index.html

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