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Project Ninja Panda Taco is a game where you get to play a Mastermind and Minion trying to take over the world.

Project Ninja Panda Taco is a game where you get to play a Mastermind trying to take over the world. Along the way, you’ll compete as a Nemesis against other Masterminds and as a Minion who loves to help, while receiving rewards for their hard work. This is the first game from Jennisodes Inc, and we are proud to present Project Ninja Panda Taco.

Stretch Goals!

We've just met our initial goal! Yeaaa!!! Our first stretch goal is for $13,500. We will add additional pages and art work to the book. We will also expand some of the sections with more information and create new downloadable material such as a Mastermind naming convention! With only a couple days left we can do it!

New Announcements!

Retailer Level Update: 

We are updating the retailer level at $105. This level will include 7 books instead of 6 and each additional book will be $12.50 instead of $15. We can not change the wording of the actual level but hope the retailers looking at the game check it out. 

Pledging over $100 or more:

As a backer if you pledge $100 or more for every $100 you will get one hour of free consultation from the Project Ninja Panda Taco editor, John Adamus on ANYTHING you're writing, want to write, or want to create! John is amazing and loves to talk about editing, world creation and game mechanics. For those already pledging over $100 you will get a consultation!! 

The Game: 

Project Ninja Panda Taco is about Masterminds taking over the World and the Minions who try to help. The game is a low-prep, lighthearted, collaborative roleplaying game that is perfect for everyone around the table.

Project Ninja Panda Taco is designed for 4 to 6 players and is played in a single session that lasts about 2 hours. Little preparation is required as character and plan creation happens at the table.

In Project Ninja Panda Taco you get to play a Mastermind character who must create a three step plan to take over the world. The Mastermind with the most steps completed at the end of the game wins and will rule the world.

“Project Ninja Panda Taco is accidentally ambitious. In setting out to make a fun game, Jenn has cracked the code on one of the great challenges of game design - making an RPG that is as quick and easy to play as a family game while still capturing the things that make RPGs great. Like funny voices....And improbable doom...And revenge.....REVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGE!” - Rob Donoghue

You also get to play a zany Minion who loves earning shiny toolbelt items by helping the Masterminds. And you’ll want to get as many toolbelt items as you can; the minion with the most gets promoted to Mastermind status.

Project Ninja Panda Taco is a super fun game that will make everyone laugh at the table. The use of funny voices, evil laughter and a passionate desire to rule the world is strongly encouraged. Here is a short video explaining one turn of play. 

Actual Play

Jenn recently ran a game of Project Ninja Panda Taco on Google+ Hangouts with her friends Daniel Solis, Liz Bauman and Lynsday Peters. The game was broadcast live and recorded. If you missed it and want to see how to play the game you can check it out below! Watch this group of friends have a hilarious time playing the game.

Q&A Session

We recently conducted a Q&A session about the game and made some new announcements now that we've met our initial goal!! You can check it out here:

The Project Team:

Project Ninja Panda Taco was designed by Jennifer Steen with the help of her Masterminds and Minion playtesters.

Brian Patterson created all the art for the kickstarter video and will be drawing all the art work for the game. Brian is the mastermind behind the webcomic d20monkey. His art style is perfect for the megalomaniacal game.

John Adamus is the editor for Project Ninja Panda Taco. You may know John as the Writer Next Door and his work on projects such as "Dinocalypse Now" and the upcoming “Paranet Papers” from Evil Hat. Using his keen eye for excellence John has helped Jennifer hone her writing techniques to create an amazing game.

Daniel Solis is doing the layout for the book which is sure to please everyone. You know Daniel from his work with Happy Birthday Robot, and Do: Temple of the Flying Pilgrims.


Goal and Contributions:

The goal is set to help cover the costs of publishing, editing, layout, artwork, promotion and time. I need your support for Project Ninja Panda Taco because I feel this game is incredibly fun and that everyone should have a chance to play it. During playtesting all the players came away from the table laughing and loving their characters. I want to share this enjoyment with you and have it look amazing with beautiful artwork.

If we meet this goal, your contributions will help us print the game and cover all the initial costs. If we exceed the goal, I’ll use the additional funds to create extra things for the game. More details on these ideas will be available as the Kickstarter goes forward.

Rewards:

When completed, the game will be available as a full-color, hard cover book and PDF, with about 24 pages of rules and amazing artwork.

EARLY ACCESS
Each backer will get access to the finished PDF while the book is in print. See all the fun rules and become a Mastermind before anyone else.

BUMPER STICKERS

Brian Patterson has created a gorgeous piece of art that will be placed on a bumper sticker and sent out to every backer who pledges the Enhanced Toolbelt level and above! 


POSTCARDS

As an exclusive for this Kickstarter at the Takeover Level and above, we will be creating a set of 4 postcards with the amazing artwork from Brian Patterson. 


EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION
As an exclusive for this Kickstarter at the Nemesis Level and above, Jenn will sign your hardcover book

CUSTOM DICE BAGS
To play Project Ninja Panda Taco you need two voting tokens per player and 8 fudge dice. What better way to play the game than with a complete set of voting tokens and 8 custom fudge dice. These will come in a custom dice bag made by the illustrious Lyndsay from Dragon Chow.

MASTERMIND PORTRAITS
Your portrait can line the halls of the International League of Masterminds. Pledge the League of Mastermind Level and receive a custom Mastermind portrait drawn by the fabulous Brian Patterson.

GENCON PARTY

Rule the World and come to a private party with other Rule the World pledge level guests. Jenn will also coordinate a time and place to run Project Ninja Panda Taco for you at GenCon! You will also receive a special GenCon edition Project Ninja Panda Taco T-Shirt.

Thanks:

Thank you for reading about Project Ninja Panda Taco. I hope you have enjoyed the video and consider backing this project. I’m so excited about this game and working with such wonderful people. Thank you to all my wonderful playtesters and friends who have given me feedback and support. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to make this game what it is today. I hope you are all ready to take over the world as Masterminds and Minions!

The main video uses the track "Evil Things" from the album Ambush on All Sides by Tenpenny Joke. This music is available from Jamendo under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

The example of play video uses the track "Happy Melodie" from the album Raritaten No. 2 by Electric Zoom. This music is available from Jamendo under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

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    TOOLBELT: You will receive a pre-release copy of the Project Ninja Panda Taco PDF. You’ll also be listed in the Mastermind and Minion thank you pages according to the reward level.

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    ENHANCED TOOLBELT: You will receive the PDF, credit and a custom bumper sticker. Shipping is included.

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    MINION: You will receive the pre-release PDF, credit and a full-color hardcover edition of the book sent to you before it is available to the public. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($45).

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    TAKEOVER: You will receive the PDF, credit, custom bumper sticker, a set of 4 Project NPT postcards and the book. In additional you will get to name a Mastermind and a Minion that will appear in the book. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($55).

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    NEMESIS: You will receive the pre-release PDF, credit, and signed hardcover book. In addition you’ll get 6 Mastermind pins and 6 Minion name tags. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($65).

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    ARCHNEMESIS: You will receive a character commission drawn by Brian Patterson. While it does not appear in the book it can be of any subject matter of your choosing. The level also includes the PDF, credit, hardcover book, sticker, pins and name tags. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($75).

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    MASTERMIND: You will receive the pre-release PDF, credit, signed book, pins, and name tags. You will also receive a Project Ninja Panda Taco t-shirt. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($90).

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    RETAILER MASTERMIND: For confirmed game retailers only (please contact us with proof)! Get SIX copies of the game shipped to your store's USA based address at the same time as the non-retailer backers. A $15 shipping charge is included. Add $15 for each additional copy of the game you want.

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    MINION UNION 1521: You will receive the PDF, credit, bumper sticker, postcards, pins and minion stickers, book, and filled dice bag! Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($140).

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    PROJECT: You will receive the PDF, credit, signed book, pins, name tags, and tshirt. You will also receive a Project NPT Dice bag filled with 12 voting tokens and 8 custom dice for the game. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($165).

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    LEAGUE OF MASTERMINDS: You will receive the PDF, credit, signed book, pins, name tags, tshirt, and filled dicebag. You will receive a custom Mastermind portrait of your likeness to hang on your own wall drawn by the amazing Brian Patterson. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($265).

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    RULE THE WORLD: You will receive the PDF, credit, signed book, pins, name tags and filled dicebag. Jenn will host a private party and a private Project Ninja Panda Taco game with her at GenCon in August, 2012. You will also receive a special GenCon edition T Shirt. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $15 ($415).

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