Legendary Showdown brings comically epic battles to the award-winning world of Dr. McNinja! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 22, 2013.
About this project
From the author of Marvel Comic’s “Fear Itself: Deadpool” and the author, creator, and illustrator of the award-winning webcomic “The Adventures of Dr. McNinja” comes a game of comically epic showdowns! To be victorious you will need strategy, wit, and some sweet ninja skills! One-up your opponents, sabotage their plans, and watch the chaos unfold!
Not your typical game
Legendary Showdown is not your typical game! It's 50% strategy, 50% party, and 300% velociraptor. As you attempt to outwit your opponents, you will find that timing, sabotage, and surprise are more important than the characters you wield. If you can enact your secret battle plan, the round will be yours! If not, chaos ensues and anyone might take the prize.
2-7 players engage in outrageous battles featuring the best characters, weapons, and mustaches from the Dr. McNinja universe. Legendary Showdown combines strategy, timing, and wit to create hilarious battles with surprise endings. You will use cards like Chainsaw Nunchucks, Anti-zombie Suit, Mustache of Authority, and Critical Strike to create a battle plan. If you reveal your strategy too early, someone could pre-empt it; however, if you wait too long you might miss your chance.
You can read the full rulebook here, or see a game play/tutorial video below! The first round of the tutorial demonstrates the basic rules using a limited selection of card types. The second round demonstrates normal game play with all card types! Be sure to click the gear icon and select the HD settings so you can read the cards.
Of course, while reading the rules or watching someone else play can help you understand how a game works, it can't replicate the actual experience and joy of playing the game yourself! If you live in the Salt Lake City area and would like to join a game play session, send us a message! Everyone who has played the game has absolutely loved it, and we want to share that experience with you!
Of course, no game would be complete without some serious Ninja tricks. You can add secret bonuses to your characters to raise the stakes or sabotage your opponents' characters with lousy weapons. You can mess with your opponents' lines to give yourself the best advantage. At the end of the round, the player with the most points wins. Surviving characters are placed in the back of the line and a new battle begins. The player with the last character standing wins!
What makes this game so great
Legendary Showdown is incredibly fun to play over and over again! "The Adventures of Dr. McNinja" is a celebration of everything awesome, and this game continues that tradition. How could it be anything less than legendary? The game play is quick and exciting, and it never gets old! Because the game is easy to learn, it's great for everyone from newcomers to master gamers. Everyone who has played the game absolutely loved it. In fact, the most common responses we got from our test groups were "How can I get a copy of Legendary Showdown?" and "Can we play again?"
This game was found enshrined in the inner sanctum of an ancient temple, guarded by the deadly robotic minions of an extinct race. OK, well, not really. Legendary Showdown is actually the result of a lot of work by very talented individuals. The original prototype (featuring a band of cowboys engaged in an good old fashioned shootout) was an instant hit with everyone who played, and each iteration only got better.
And then we asked ourselves, "How can we make this game even more awesome?" The answer was obvious: Ninjas. Ninjas and Raptors. Ninjas, Raptors, and Moon Lasers.
So we teamed up with the talented Christopher Hastings to bring the McNinjaverse to life in a new way. After two years of testing and development, we have a game which we are proud to say is unbelievably awesome. Christopher Hastings provided the artwork, including remastered art and never-before-seen images made just for this game.
These hilarious pamphlets from the McNinjaverse are designed and illustrated by Christopher Hastings. One pamphlet features potentially life-saving advice for surviving the inevitable zombie apocalypse, and the other provides humorous information about Paul Bunyan's disease. Feel free to leave a copy with your physician! The other patients will definitely appreciate the information.
Dr. McNinja Challenge Coin
Commemorate the moment with an amazing Dr. McNinja or Dan McNinja challenge coin!
Kickstarter Exclusive Cards
These cards are available to everyone who purchases the Uber Ninja Pack or who adds $7 to their pledge! You will receive Horrorsaurus, the strongest character in the game, two copies of "Ninjas have no honor", a copy of "The Mummy's curse", and Herschel, an hilariously terrible character!
To include add-ons, just increase your pledge by the specified amount. When the project is complete, we will look at your reward tier and your pledge amount and then calculate which add-ons you included. If we have any questions, we will contact you to verify your order. You can also use our add-on calculator to determine how much to pledge!
- To include a copy of the Kickstarter-exclusive cards, just add $7 to your pledge.
- You can purchase extra copies of the challenge coin (or upcoming challenge coins) by adding $15 ($18 for international shipping) to your pledge.
- To purchase extra copies of the game, add $25 (or $35 for international shipping) to any pledge level above $30.
We made an effort to test Legendary Showdown with many different people from various backgrounds who had an assortment of gaming experience. Students, professionals, and slackers alike in a variety of age and experience groups loved the game! In addition to helping us refine the final details, our testers were kind enough to provide us with some reviews:
"Legendary Showdown is easily one of the best games I have ever played. I was easily caught up into it the first time I played, and I continue to love both the game's strategy and the fun absurdity of the cards. Overall, a fantastic game for those of any level of gaming background that I would highly recommend."
"Best. Game. Ever."
-David, cyber ninja and game guru
"The first time I played Legendary Showdown, I was hooked! The rules are simple to learn, but the various cards and characters (and the devious ways your friends use them) keep you on the edge of your seat. It's the most fun I've had playing as a mustachioed child, facing off against dinosaurs from space, and getting blasted in the face by a giant moon laser!"
-Sam, real life doctor, who is not also a ninja
"The game provides great player interaction as you build up your champions and break down your opponents'. The artwork, of course, is fun and proudly displays those Dr. McNinja characters you have come to love and/or hate. My wife and I have enjoyed playing this game with friends and family and have had positive feedback from all of them."
-Sieben, legal ninja
We need your help to make Legendary Showdown a reality. Your contribution will ensure that we can create an amazing game that you will want to play over and over again. So, if you can give anything from $1 to your life savings in pursuit of this radical goal, it would be very much appreciated. Remember: the more Dr. McNinja the world has, the better of a place it will be! Do your part to improve Mother Earth by supporting this game!
We would like to extend a special “Thank you!” to Nivea Serrao for filming Christopher Hastings, and to Christopher Hastings for trusting us with the McNinjaverse, and for making each of our lives a little better, a little more meaningful, and a lot more radical.
Risks and challenges
The game is already designed and ready to print, so the risks are very small. Sure, the post office could use our postage to launch a bid for world domination, or zombies could rampage the world, but barring anything extreme, you can expect your copy of the game to arrive. We are hoping for a pre-holiday delivery, but it could go either way, and once we submit the game for print, the timeline is out of our hands. In the event that the game will not be delivered in time for the holidays, Christopher Hastings has graciously agreed to provide a printable Dr. McNinja-themed your-gift-is-in-the-mail card! That's just like getting 2 for 1!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Zombie Pamphlet Pledge - A thank you email from Christopher Hastings with "Dealin' with the Zombies," a printable pamphlet straight from the world of Dr. McNinja! This guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse was designed and illustrated by Christopher Hastings just for this kickstarter!Estimated delivery:
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Paul Bunyan Pamphlet Pledge - A thank you email from Christopher Hastings with "So Your Body is Changing, a Guide to Paul Bunyan's Disease," a printable pamphlet straight from the world of Dr. McNinja! This information medical pamphlet was designed and illustrated by Christopher Hastings just for this kickstarter!Estimated delivery:
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A thank you email from Christopher Hastings with both pamphlets! Hot dang!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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A set of 5 Kickstarter-exclusive cards that you won't want to miss! This can also be added to any $30 or greater pledge level for $7.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Challenge Coin - Commemorate this extraordinary moment with an epic Dr. McNinja themed challenge coin!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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The Dr. McNinja challenge coin, a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, free shipping, and BOTH pamphlets!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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The Game! - A copy of Legendary Showdown (retail value $35), free shipping within the US ($7 value), a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, and the pamphlet of your choice ($5 value)!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Early supporter! - Includes a copy of the game, a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, both pamphlets, and your name in the rule book as a supporter!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Includes a copy of the game, a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, and both pamphlets!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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The Game and the Coin! - Includes a copy of Legendary Showdown, the official Dr. McNinja challenge coin, and free shipping within the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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The game, the coin, both pamphlets, and a thank you email from Christopher Hastings! A $60 retail value and sentimental value like you wouldn't believe!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Gift package - includes 2 copies of the game, a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, both printable pamphlets, and free shipping. Add $5 for both pamphlets!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Ninja Pack - A copy of the game, the Dr. McNinja Challenge Coin, both printable pamphlets, free shipping within the US, and a thank you email from Christoper Hastings, and your name listed as a gold supporter in the rule book!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Uber Ninja Pack! - Includes a copy of the game, the challenge coin, a SECOND challenge coin with a different design, a thank you email from Christopher Hastings, both pamphlets, a set of Kickstarter-exclusive expansion cards, and your name listed as an Uber Ninja supporter in the rule book!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Signed Uber Ninja Pack! - Includes everything in the Uber Ninja Pack, as well as a card personally signed by Christopher Hastings!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Signed Uber Ninja Plus! Includes everything in the Signed Uber Ninja Pack, plus a 3rd unique challenge coin, plus a hand drawn card by Christopher Hastings! You can choose a custom sketch of any of the following:
The Cumberland-bot, The President, Future Dark Smoke Puncher, Knickerbockers, Steven the Lycanthropic Centaur, Maitre D' of Death, Ice Cream Cake with an eye patch, Derek the jerk who might be turning into a wizard, Friend Brothers, Artist's Choice (it could be anything!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Game store package! 10 copies of the game! Need more than 10? Send us a message and we will take care of you after the kickstarter closes. Resellers only, please.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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