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Way of the Fighter is an expandable card and dice game born of classic arcade-style fighting games.
Way of the Fighter is an expandable card and dice game born of classic arcade-style fighting games.
1,385 backers pledged $91,905 to help bring this project to life.

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Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game by Benjamin Yamada that pits two fighters against one another in an arena, with a theme reminiscent of classic arcade-style fighting games. Each player manages their fighter’s movements, actions, health, and energy to achieve victory. The game is quick and involves bluffing, resource management, knowledge of each fighter's style, and sharp tactical decisions.

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Way of the Fighter features two editions, Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo. Each edition includes five different fighters, a unique game board, core dice, power dice, and technique action cards.  

 

 

Way of the Fighter: Super includes: a rule book, a double-sided game board, game tokens, 24 core dice, 6 red power dice, 6 blue power dice, plus fighter decks and standees for Ren, Jun, El Falcon, Alberdus, and Aurelia.

 

Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes: a rule book, a double-sided game board, game tokens, 24 core dice, 6 orange power dice, 6 green power dice, plus fighter decks and standees for Kasi, Faris, D'Shaun, Lumi, and Severina.

 

Choose from several awesome pledge levels to join the fight and show off your Fighter's Spirit!

Join the Kickstarter as a Spectator to receive emailed project updates, the ability to buy optional purchases, and access to the pledge manager at the end of the Kickstarter. 

Join the Kickstarter to receive the Super Dungeon Cosplay model stretch goals, emailed project updates, the ability to buy optional purchases, and access to the pledge manager at the end of the Kickstarter.

The Super Novice pledge includes the complete Super edition at an awesome reduced cost, 30% off expected MSRP.

The Turbo Novice pledge includes the complete Turbo edition at an excellent reduced cost, 30% off expected MSRP.

The Card Fighter pledge is perfect for card gamers. It includes both the Super and Turbo editions, the Kickstarter Exclusive Blazing Soul Candy and ND-2000 fighter decks, and will include all card-based stretch goals; such as new fighter decks and alternate art cards.

The Miniature Fighter pledge is for miniature collectors who want to replace their standees with Soda Pop's deluxe resin miniatures. It includes both the Super and Turbo editions, the Kickstarter Exclusive Blazing Soul Candy and ND-2000 fighter decks, high-quality resin miniatures for 10 different fighters, and will include all card-based stretch goals AND all miniature-based stretch goals; such as new fighter decks, alternate art cards, and expansion fighter miniatures.

As our pledge total increases, we have the chance to unlock more stuff for backers. Each time we reach a target dollar value, a stretch goal will unlock. Some stretch goals will unlock optional purchases, which you may increase your pledge total to receive. Other stretch goals unlock FREE rewards that are added to your pledge automatically.

 Fund Way of the Fighter and let the tournament begin!

Replace your Blazing Soul Candy standee with a premium resin miniature. This highly detailed miniature is perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use it for your games right away! Free to Miniature Fighter pledge!

Tala joins the battle! Tala can take two Chi technique packs, one Soft technique pack, and one Fluid technique packs. In addition to her unique fighter cards, the Tala fighter deck includes on Chi Internal technique pack and one Soft Pain technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges!

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Aurelia! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Replace your ND-2000 standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.

Khublai enters the arena! The mighty Khublai arrives to join your roster. Khublai can take three Wrestle technique packs and one Hard technique pack. In addition to his unique cards, Khublai includes the one Wrestle Lock and one Hard Brutal technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Blazing Soul Candy unlocks a costume change as Super Dungeon's Wandering Minstrel! This miniature can be used as an alternate costume replacement for your Blazing Soul Candy standee. It will also include an alt-art Super Dungeon Wandering Minstrel Hero card. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Jun! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Replace your Tala standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.

Victoria is ready to fight! Victoria can take three Soft technique packs and one Chi technique pack. In addition to her unique fighter cards, the Victoria fighter deck includes on Chi Internal technique pack and one Soft Pain technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges. 

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for El Falcon! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Replace your Khublai standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.

Alberdus unlocks a costume change as Super Dungeon's Dark Centurion! This miniature can be used as an alternate costume replacement for your Alberdus standee. It will also include an alt-art Super Dungeon Dark Centurion Hero card. Free to Miniature Fighter and Super Dungeon Spectator pledge.

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Ren! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Watanna joins the fight! Watanna can take two Hard technique packs, one Chi technique pack, and one Wrestle technique pack. In addition to her unique cards, Watanna includes the one Wrestle Lock and one Hard Brutal technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges. 

Severina gets the alternate art treatment. Once our artist finishes Ren, she's moving straight to Severina, so we have some placeholder art until she's finished. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Replace your Victoria standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.  

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for D'Shaun! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Mbiraru joins the battle! Mbiraru can take one Soft technique pack, one Chi technique pack and two Wrestle technique packs. In addition to his unique fighter cards, the Mbiraru fighter deck includes one Chi External technique pack and one Wrestle Choke technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Kasi unlocks a costume change as Super Dungeon's Nether Assassin! This miniature can be used as an alternate costume replacement for your Kasi standee. It will also include an alt-art Super Dungeon Nether Assassin Hero card. Free to Miniature Fighter and Super Dungeon Spectator pledge.

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Lumi! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges. 

Replace your Watanna standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.  

As a special thank you for backing, we've decided to unlock everything regardless of our final total!

 

The wizened master Ying Pei joins the fight! Ying Pei can take three Chi technique packs and one Wrestle technique pack. In addition to his unique fighter cards, the Ying Pei fighter deck includes one Chi External technique pack and one Wrestle Choke technique pack. Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges. 

 

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Alberdus! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.  

Replace your Mbiraru standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.  

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Faris! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

A Kickstarter Exclusive, gold-stamped alternate art card for Kasi! Free to both Card Fighter and Miniature Fighter pledges.

Replace your Ying Pei standee with a premium resin miniature. Free to Miniature Fighter pledge.

To receive optional purchases, click on the Manage Pledge button. Add the cost of the optional purchase you wish to receive to your pledge. After the campaign, we will verify what items you want through our store based pledge manager.

This 60 card fighter pack introduces two new fighters, Brahm and Cobalt. Brahm can take three Hard and one Fluid technique pack. Cobalt can take two Fluid, one Hard, and one Wrestle technique pack. In addition to their unique cards, the fighter pack includes two Fluid Slam and two Hard Thrust technique packs. Also included are resin miniatures for both fighters, to replace their standees.

This 60 card fighter pack introduces two new fighters, Aya and Ranveer. Aya can take three Fluid and one Soft technique pack. Ranveer can take two Soft, one Fluid, and one Hard technique pack. In addition to their unique cards, the fighter pack includes two Fluid Acrobatic and two Soft Counter technique packs. Also included are resin miniatures for both fighters, to replace their standees.

Replace your Super standees with premium resin miniatures. These highly detailed miniature are perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use them for your games right away! Note: These miniatures are already included with the Miniature Fighter pledge. The optional purchase is for other pledge levels and spectators that want to join in on the miniature fun.

 

Replace your Turbo standees with premium resin miniatures. These highly detailed miniature are perfect for collectors and will be fully assembled, so you can use them for your games right away! Note: These miniatures are already included with the Miniature Fighter pledge. The optional purchase is for other pledge levels and spectators that want to join in on the miniature fun.

 

 

The How-to-Play video walks you through core mechanics to play Way of the Fighter.

FIGHTER DECKS & TECHNIQUE PACKS

Each 46-card fighter deck includes the fighter's character card, one block card, and two copies of six unique action cards, which may only be used by that fighter. In addition to their unique cards, each fighter deck includes four technique packs based on their combat style. This allows you to play straight out of the box with a pre-constructed deck for that fighter.

Technique packs include two copies of four action cards. Each action card has a priority value, action type, range, and special effects.

Players may swap technique packs between fighters with matching combat styles to create their own custom decks.

For example: Kasi includes the Wrestle Crush and Wrestle Throw technique packs. She can freely exchange either of those technique packs with the Wrestle Grapple technique pack included with Alberdus, the Wrestle Press technique pack included with Severina, or the Wrestle Lock technique pack included with Khublai.

Both Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo include 20 different technique packs:

  • Wrestle: Crush, Grapple, Press, Throw 
  • Hard: Knock, Stun, Brawl, Push 
  • Soft: Assault, Denial, Precise, Combo 
  • Fluid: Fallback, Forward, Rush, Aerial 
  • Chi: Bombard, Yin, Yang, Wave

FOUR-PLAYER TAG TEAM BATTLES

Players can combine their copies of Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo to play four-play tag team battles. Tag Team battles require coordination and strategy, since a player's role can change before the end of each turn.

The back of each Way of the Fighter game board is designed to be combined together to form a single Tag Team game board, providing a single arena with a fighter area for each player.

Players may tag their teammate's fighter into the arena to take advantage of the game situations and to maximize each fighter's strengths! Full rules for Tag Team battles can be found in the downloadable print and play document.

FIGHTER TACTICS AND COMBOS

Lumi | Ren | Jun | Faris | Kasi

GAMEPLAY VIDEOS

Deke Stella and Anthony Boyd play a full game using Kasi and Lumi.

 David Freeman and David Hanold play a full game using Ren and Jun.

 

                                                                                                                   

Want to read the full rules and try a game yourself? Download a fully playable print-and-play version of Way of the Fighter.

Note: The download is an advanced playtest copy of Way of the Fighter. Rules may still be adjusted or changed, and the layout does not reflect the finished product. This revision has been updated from the last version we released, with updated Tag Team rules and minor changes to cards.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign through our store-based pledge manager, based on the actual cost to ship your pledge and any additional rewards you select.

To help minimize your shipping and customs costs, we will ship rewards to multiple international shipping hubs at our cost. (International Shipping hubs in the US, CA, UK, CN, and AU.) These hubs will then ship all rewards to backers in their region. Depending on your region, this will help reduce or eliminate any additional import duties you will be required to pay.

Our current estimate for shipping costs are listed below.

  • Africa: $50 - $60 to most countries 
  • Asia: $15 to China and Hong Kong, $30 - $40 to most other countries. 
  • Canada: $15 - $30 to most cities. 
  • Europe: $15 - $20 to Western Europe. $20 - $30 to Northern Europe. $30 - $40 to Eastern and Southern Europe. 
  • Latin America: $60 - 70 to most countries. 
  • Oceania: $15 - $25 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand. 
  • UK: $12 - $18 to most cities. 
  • USA: $12 - $18 to most cities. $30 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Please note that these are ESTIMATES ONLY—based on the Card Fighter Pledge—and may change as we unlock more items or if you purchase additional rewards.

All pledges which are finalized after the pledge manager deadline will ship from the United States, and will incur additional shipping costs and potential delays depending on your location. Packages which were undeliverable due to an incorrect or incomplete address being provided, or failing to notify us in a timely manner of a change of address, will incur additional shipping costs in order to be reshipped. Due to complications with shipping large packages, we cannot ship to PO Boxes.

Risks and challenges

This is Soda Pop Miniatures & Ninja Division's fifth Kickstarter. We are very experienced with the production and manufacturing of miniature board games. However, there is always the possibility of delays in any project, including: Development Delays, Manufacturing Delays, Customs Delays, and Shipping Delays.

If you would like to see how we manage our Kickstarters, we encourage you to visit our previous Kickstarters, Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Super Dungeon Explore: Legends, Ninja All-Stars, and Rail Raiders Infinite.

We currently are still in development for Super Dungeon Legends. Rail Raiders Infinite is in production and will be delivered to backers early next year. Key development personnel are different between all our projects and they are being worked on independently. One will not affect the other.

REFUND POLICY

Refund requests made within 60 days of the campaign’s end are made through Stripe, directly to your credit card, fees included.

Refunds requested after 60 days are made through Paypal only, less Kickstarter and payment processing fees, which we cannot get back.

No refunds are possible if requested eight weeks before the Kickstarter's actual shipping date, since at that point we have already begun packaging pledges.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging on this Kickstarter you acknowledge the following:

1. Items shown during the Kickstarter are prototypes and the final product, including models, look, materials, and other content may vary from those shown while the Kickstarter is active.

2. It is Soda Pop Miniature's responsibility to ship your rewards to you. It is your responsibility to provide Soda Pop Miniatures with a correct address in a timely manner, and to ensure that the provided address is deliverable by normal methods and standard regional postal services. You accept that the shipping date is only an estimate, and that due to the logistics of worldwide shipping, backers in different countries may receive their rewards sooner than others, or that the product may make it into distribution in your own country or into special promotions before your reward arrives. Further, you agree that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties, taxes, or fees that may be payable to complete delivery of your items.

3. You have read and agree to the shipping details provided in the Shipping Information section.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge and wait for retail release. Thank you for your understanding.

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