Last chance to back the relaunch of the Shadowfist CCG
Shadowfist has been through a lot in its day. Originally launched way back in 1995 as a collectible card game, Shadowfist concentrated on creating a multiplayer CCG using a theme grounded in Kung-Fu movies. Honestly, I had never heard of Shadowfist until I joined BoardGameGeek many years ago, but the game appears to have a devoted following (as well as a world developed by Robin D. Laws, who I previously got to interview) and is generally regarded as a CCG that never really got the due it deserved, despite the fact that it has managed to stick around all these years. Well, I had somehow managed to miss that Shadowfist: Combat in Kowloon Dynamic Card Game is now on Kickstarter (and has been for several weeks) and will relaunch the game as an expandable card game (the Kickstarter has several pre-constructed decks for Shadowfist available and expansions will be released in 50 card, non-randomized sets). It’s a tempting offer for one of the few 90’s CCGs I didn’t ever get to try (seriously, I gave Wyvern, Sim City, Mech Warrior, and a host of others all their chance). If you’re interested in relaunching Shadowfist, though, you’re time is short: the Kickstarter campaign ends on September 1, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. ET.
What CCGs did you try back in the day did you enjoy but never caught on, either generally or with your group? I really enjoyed Vampire and Legend of the Five Rings, but my gaming group would not have anything to do with either of them. I also had a strange affection for BattleTech and Sim City (which I know is not well regarded). Man, it sure seems like there weren’t a lot of CCGs I didn’t try. Discuss your favorites (and least favorites) in the comments, and let us know what you think of Shadowfist if you ‘ve gotten to try it! If you’re done checking out the Shadowfist card game, why don’t you take a look at the Related Posts below, the recent posts on the sidebar, or go to a random post on Futile Position, if you feel like living dangerously (but seriously, it’s not that dangerous)?