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My Favorite CCG – SHADOWFIST, Part 2

30 May, 2011

In part 1 of my SHADOWFIST  CCG gabfest, I talked about the conceptual background of the game which is shares with the Feng Shui RPG (published by Atlas Games).  This time I am going to talk a bit about the structure of the game itself.

FSS

FSS

The path to victory in SHADOWFIST is control of Feng Shui sites (from here on FSS), these are represented by cards and they also provide your resources in the game (a very rough analog to lands in M:tG).  In a duel (two-player game) you need six sites for victory and in multi-player games, you need five.  However, you need to take that final,winning site from an opponent.

Many FSS provide additional abilities from the way they focus Chi, some defensive, some utility and a very few offensive.   Generally, the more potent the special ability, the harder the site is to defend.  So the mix of FSS in your deck are important.  Each turn your FSS generate power which is used to purchase things, unlike some games, power can be saved from turn to turn in order to play bigger and better things. Read the rest of this entry ?

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My Favorite CCG – SHADOWFIST, Part 1

7 May, 2011
The White Ninja

The White Ninja

So, after Magic: the Gathering hit it big, there were a glut of CCGs, most died but two survived: Legends of the Five Rings (L5R) which has gone from strength to strength and SHADOWFIST, which has a small but dedicated fanbase.  Today, I am here to talk about the later game, here is my pitch:

The basic theme is behind SHADOWFIST is the action movies, especially those wild ones from Hong Kong, all at the same time.  With redeemed assassins fighting cackling eunuch sorcerers and their demon servants while crazy cyborg apes go toe to toe with mystic masters of the martial arts.  Big budget explosions, wild wire fu and bizarre plots all rolled into one setting.

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