About this project
Hello there! I am series creator BEN DUNN.
For 30 years NINJA HIGH SCHOOL the comic has entertained thousands and thousands of readers. Now in conjunction with the ENnie Award winning publisher, Battlefield Press and game designer Jonathan M. Thompson, we present to you a ROLE PLAYING GAME ready for you to tell your own stories at Quagmire High School.
You've always believed your favorite character was the best- now you can prove it! Take the role of that character and you can now be the one deciding what he or she can do in any given situation.
This role playing game puts you in the center seat, it allows you to control what is happening in your own version of the Ninja High School comic. Your imagination, this book, a pencil, some paper, and some dice are all that are needed for you to tell the story you have always wanted to tell.
Ninja High School the Manga and Anime Role Playing Game is based off of Ben Dunn's long running comic book published by Antarctic Press Publishing. The game is built using a version of the D6 game system made popular in such titles as D6 Fantasy, D6 Adventure and D6 Space from West End Games. This game contains the complete rules on how to build your own character, along with six different customizable archetype templates for quick play, such as Student, Teacher, Genius, Gun Bunny, Ninja and Magus. In addition to all of this several of the major characters are provided in the back of the book so that they may be played instead. The dice are easy to come by, all you need to is pull them out of any boardgame you or your parents may own, such as Monopoly(tm), Sorry! (tm) or Trivial Pursuit(tm). They can even be purchased at nearly any store.The game itself will come in as a 6 x 9 softcover book, with black & white interiors and a color cover.
Ninja High School (also known as NHS) is a comic book series created, written, and illustrated by Ben Dunn, and currently published by Antarctic Press. It was at first published by Eternity Comics. On occasion other artists and writers have contributed to the series including Carlos Kastro, Eric Meheu and Fabian Doles. It is currently being developed into a Feature Film by Perfect Circle Productions. NHS takes place in a suburban town known as Quagmire, located "Somewhere in the Midwest". The series originally centers on the misadventures of one Jeremy Feeple, a 16-year-old boy attending Quagmire High School, an alien princess named Asrial from a planet called Salusia, and a young female ninja named Ichi-Kun Ichihonei, from Japan. Originally intended as a mini-series, the comic hit such a boom of popularity that it became a full series, currently totaling over 160 issues (as well as two mini-series, "Ninja High School V2" and "Quagmire USA" and the color mini-series "The Prom Formula"). There have also been two-issue furry parodies which went by the name "Furry Ninja High School" and "Furry Ninja High School Strikes Back". Fan-contributed editions of the series include the "Ninja High School Yearbook" and "Ninja High School Swimsuit Edition". This role playing game puts you in the center seat, it allows you to control what is happening in your own version of the Ninja High School comic. Your friends, your imagination, this book, a pencil, some paper, and some dice are all that are needed for you to tell the story you have always wanted to tell. Welcome to …..
+$10 - Ninja High School paper miniatures. These will be 28 mm figures drawn by Ben Dunn representing various character archetypes. For an additional + $10 (for a total of $20), we will include a sheet containing five of the characters in the Ninja High School comic book. Miniatures are not available until January 2017.
+$50 - Ninja High School Textbook Vol 1. Hardcover Only. Get the hardcover copy of the first Ninja High School Omnibus. This book collects issues #1-24 of the original Ninja High School comicbook. Shipping costs are +$5 for inside the USA, +$15 for international shipping. Sketch and signature by Ben Dunn for an extra $25.(8 remaining)
+$2 each - Ninja High School D6. You should add $2 to your pledge level for each die you want (quantity unlimited), plus a flat $5 shipping for domestic orders, or a flat $10 shipping for international orders. These dice will ship separately from anything else, we are looking at the end of October for shipping of the dice. In addition, please contact the creator to let them know how many dice you have ordered so we can keep track of the current number of dice available.(146/225 remaining)
+$15 - Savage Ninja High School Print. Because we have already reached the stretch goal, everyone that wants one is getting a PDF of the Savage Ninja High School rulebook. For this add on price you receive a link to buy a Print-On-Demand 7 x 10 softback copy from DriveThruRPG,at the base printing cost, and shipped at your choice of shipping. As already noted, this will not be available until January 2017.
+$10 - Savage Ninja High School Action & Adventure Deck. Because we have already reached the stretch goal, everyone that wants one is getting a PDF of the Savage Ninja High School Action & Adventure Deck. For this add on price you receive a link to buy a Print-On-Demand copy from DriveThruRPG,at the base printing cost, and shipped at your choice of shipping. As already noted, this will not be available until January 2017.
+$10 - Print Adventure. You have already gained the PDF of an adventure, so here is the chance to get it also in a nifty print version. For $10 you will purchase a chance to get it yourself at cost. If you want the second adventure in print, please add an additional +$10.
+$20 - FATE Print Book. For this level you purchase the PDF plus and receive a link to buy a Print-On-Demand 6 x 9 softback copy from DriveThruRPG,at the base printing cost, and shipped at your choice of shipping.
Remember, all other stretch goals and add ons require you to have pledged at the $15 level or higher for you to be eligible.
What will these funds be used for?
We are using these funds for many purposes, they will be used to pay authors, artist, layout, to print promotional material and to pay licensing fees. These things will be paid out immediately on the receipt of funds from Kickstarter. Additionally, Kickstarter takes 10% of whatever total we amass in fees.
What does access to print on demand at cost mean?
When the book is done, you will receive a link to the print on demand copy at cost. Then you can pay DriveThruRPG roughly $6.00 + shipping to your location and they will print and ship to you directly a 6 x 9 softcover, black & white version of the game.
This means 100% of backer money goes toward creating this project, and we don't have to charge additional money upfront or increase the goal to cover the costs of printing and shipping. This project's #1 goal is to finish the book and get into your hands!
The exception to this is the higher tiers, we will have to have those books shipped to us to sign and then shipped to the recipient. This will also cause a delay in getting the books out to you, and for that we apologize.
Stretch Goal #6 $12,000. Upon reaching $12,000 we will make all core rulebooks full color. Locked
Author and Artist Bios:
Ben Dunn (Co-author, Creator & Artist): Ben is is an American comic book artist whose creative works include Ninja High School, Warrior Nun Arealea, Mighty Tiny and Steam League. He is the co-founder of Antarctic Press Publishing and was also one of the primary artists involved in the short-lived Marvel Mangaverse project. He also worked as an animator for the science-fiction film "A Scanner Darkly." Ben currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with his wife and two children.
Jonathan M. Thompson (Co-Author & Publisher): A gamer since 1980 Jonathan has always been fascinated with the art of design. He co designed Gaslight Victorian Fantasy (with Stephen Miler), Cityscape: City on the Nexus of the Omniverse (with B.L. Sisemore and Ian Liddle), Open Core gaming system (with Christopher Helton), Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood (with Wil Upchurch) and Pulp Fantastic (with Christopher Helton & Christopher Halliday). He is responsible for additionally publishing Eldritch Skies and Kaisers Gate.He has also worked freelance for such companies as Amarillo Design Bureau and Modiphus Entertainment. He currently is the head of the ENnie Award winning publishing company Battlefield Press. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana with his games, books, a son and five cats.
Richard Iorio II (Layout & Graphic Design): Since 1996 Richard has been a freelance writer, game designer and graphic designer. He has written for Atlas Games, Guardians of Order, Hogshead Publishing, and Zeitgeist Games (just to name a few). In addition he designed two card games (Geek Wars: Battle for the Con and World Championship Dodge Ball) for Goodman Games. The owner of Rogue Games, he publishes both Colonial Gothic and Shadow, Sword and Spell. Two time Ennie winner, Richard's book design is found with numerous publishers.
Currently living in Chicago, with his wife, 3 cats and library of books, Richard is busy programming eBooks, designing print books, designing games, hiding from his cats, and following his dreams.
When not writing in the third-person Richard loves to cook, ride his bike, read, study and play games.
Risks and challenges
Like other projects of this type, this project is not without risks. Delays can happen, as we are only human. We will keep in contact with you concerning potential delays and such. The biggest possible delay will come from any stretch goals that we may include. The risk of delay happens anytime you put control in the hands of another person, who has their own issues they must deal with as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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