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[posted 5 Sep 2002; updated 14 Feb 2010]

Fifty-six Shadowfist promo cards have been printed so far (a couple have been reprinted; the total counting each printing is sixty-two). Promo cards printed by Z-Man Games and Shadowfist Games have a "fist" symbol in the upper right corner (it's the fist drawing that appears on the card back, if you're curious). Daedalus Entertainment didn't distinguish its promo White Ninja from the regular Flashpoint print run, so you just have to remember it's a promo. The promos are summarized in the table, and you can find more details about each below that. Please let me know if you have any corrections to this list. Thanks!

Click an image to see a larger version in a new window. If it says "p" then I haven't gotten permission from the artist yet. If there's a blank it means that I don't have a scan of those cards yet. Donations of scans (or cards :) to fill in the blanks are gladly accepted. Special thanks to Mike Nickoloff, Eric Lui and Allen Hege for their contributions!

Updated through Empire of Evil.

Image

Card

Set

Company

Year

none

Scrye "promo" cards

Limited

Daedalus

1995

White Ninja, Flashpoint

White Ninja

Flashpoint

Daedalus

1996

White Ninja, Promo White Ninja, promo, reprint

White Ninja (reprint)
(2000 on left, 2007 on right)

Promo

Z-Man,
Shadowfist Games

2000, 2007

Open a Can of Whupass Open A Can Of Whupass, promo, reprint

Open a Can of Whupass
(2000 on left, 2006 on right)

Promo

Z-Man,
Shadowfist Games

2000, 2006

Once and Future Champion, Promo

Once and Future Champion

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2000

Sting of the Scorpion, Promo

Sting of the Scorpion (topless)

None

Z-Man

2000

Nine Cuts, Promo

Nine Cuts

Promo

Z-Man

2001

The Junkyard

The Junkyard

Promo

Z-Man

2001

The Eastern King, Promo

The Eastern King

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2001

Who Wants SomeWho Wants Some, not a promo

Who Wants Some
(2001 on left, 2003 on right)

Promo *

Z-Man

2001,
2003

Silver Band, Promo

Silver Band (alternate art)

Promo

Z-Man

2001

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Promo

Z-Man

2001

Time To Kick Ass

"Time to Kick Ass!"

Promo

Z-Man

2001

Elephant GunElephant Gun SSG reprint

Elephant Gun
(2001 on left, 2006 on right)

Promo

Z-Man,
Shadowfist Games

2001, 2006

Primus, Promo

Primus

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2001

Sword of the MasterSword of the Master 2004

Sword of the Master
(2001 on left, 2004 on right)

Promo

Z-Man

2001,
2004

 Katie Kincaid, Promo

Katie Kincaid (topless)

None

Z-Man

2001

Yung Chang

Yung Chang

Promo

Z-Man

2002

Funky Monkey, Promo

Funky Monkey

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2002

 

Major Hottie (topless) **

None

Z-Man

2002

Che Gorilla

Che Gorilla

Promo

Z-Man

2002

Silver Jet, Promo

Silver Jet

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2002

Ho Chen, Promo

Ho Chen

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2003

The Bazaar

The Bazaar

Promo

Z-Man

2003

Wedding Gifts

Wedding Gifts

(link to Roberto's website)

Promo

Z-Man

2003

Burned for Victory

Burned-for-victory marker

Promo

Z-Man

2003

Blade Palm, alternate art

Blade Palm (alternate art)

Promo

Z-Man

2003

Ang Dao the Corrupt

Ang Dao the Corrupt

Promo

Z-Man

2004

Li Mao, Promo

Li Mao

Promo

Z-Man

2004

Tom Donovan, Promo

Tom Donovan

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2004

Lateral Reincarnation

Lateral Reincarnation

Promo (teaser)

Z-Man

2004

Public Enemy No. 1

Public Enemy No. 1

Promo

Z-Man

2004

Sinister Research

Sinister Research

Promo

Z-Man

2004

Mars Colonist

Mars Colonist

Promo (teaser)

Shadowfist Games

2006

Scrounging, promo

Scrounging (alternate art)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Dan Dammer, Jammer Slammer

Dan Dammer, Jammer Slammer

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Jessica Ng, promo

Jessica Ng

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Queen of the Ice Pagoda

Queen of the Ice Pagoda (reprint)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Living Legend

Living Legend

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Kunlun Clan Assault

Kunlun Clan Assault (reprint)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Military Commandant

Military Commandant (alt. art)

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2006

Devil's Rope, promo

Devil's Rope

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2006

Covert Operation, promo

Covert Operation (alt. art)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2006

Demonic Alliance, promo

Demonic Alliance

Promo (teaser)

Shadowfist Games

2007

Reascension Agenda, promo

Reascension Agenda

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2007

Shard of the Molten Heart

Shard of the Molten Heart

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2007

The Gimp, promo

The Gimp

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2007

Ting Ting, promo

Ting Ting (reprint of NW art)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2007

The Mark of Evil

The Mark of Evil

Promo (teaser)

Shadowfist Games

2007

Kinoshita House of Pancakes

Kinoshita House of Pancakes (alt. art)

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2007

Noriko Watson

Noriko Watson

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2007

Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital (alt. art)

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2007

The Stasis Engine

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2009

Shang Bojing

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2009

Swordbreaker Rao

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2009

Xin Yi Jiang

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2009

Evil Brain in a Jar

Promo (retailer)

Shadowfist Games

2009

Machine Warrior

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2009

KFC

Promo

Shadowfist Games

2009

* Who Wants Some cards are used in tournaments of the same name. Itís not really a promo card, but in its first printing it had a promo symbol on it, so Iím including it here for the die-hard collectors
** Topless Major Hottie was planned and the art completed, but never printed. Ed Beard sold prints from his website but it seems to have been dropped in the revision in 2008.

How to get promo cards

Good question. The answer varies from card to card; details are in the descriptions below. Most Z-Man promos were given to Secret War Society members; Shadowfist Games replaced the SWS with the Legion of Supporters [shadowfist.com] as far as promos are concerned. Most are made available to anyone via the "Power for Promos" [shadowfist.com] program, where you send in the little Power symbols clipped from boosters and starters in exchange for cards, but Legion of Supporters members get a significant discount. The list below is updated as of Feb.2010 to show what's still available through the PfP program. A few promos are harder to get, like the tournament prizes (ex., KFC), the topless cards, or some of the older out-of-circulation cards like Dragon Boat Festival.

Shadowfist Games has continued Z-Man's practice of offering promos as bounty in exchange for demo decks (2 demo decks = 1 promo). They also offer a promo trade - send in one promo from their "not available" list and get one in exchange. See this list [shadowfist.com] to check which cards are available in this program.

Shadowfist Games started a new practice with the release of Shurikens and Six-Guns in 2006 - they made two promos available only to retailers and distributors. You'll have to work your own deal to get them, at least until the next set's release. They also introduced the "case topper" promo with Critical Shift in 2007 - you have to buy a full case of six boxes direct from Shadowfist.com to get one. Ooh, yay! (this practice explains why I no longer have a full set of cards. Sadness.) There was no case topper for Empire of Evil, yay!

For older promos, you'll have to trade or buy. Most of the older promos go for US$1-$3 on eBay (the teaser promos often don't sell at all), with a few exceptions. The topless promos have gone down in value a lot in the last few years, from a high of around $30 they now go anywhere between $3 and $15 (it's not consistent). Open a Can of Whupass had crept up in value as new Dragons cards were printed that make it more and more effective; since the 2006 reprint it's going for a few dollars. Unopened cans have sold as high as $20 in 2004, usually in the $10-$15 range but they don't come up often. And I was very surprised to see a Daedalus White Ninja go for $36 in Dec.2004, but that price was a fluke, it has been running well under $5. The current most sought after cards are the Critical Shift and especially Empire of Evil promos, these are going for $6 to $12 each.


The Scrye "Promo" cards

Scrye Issue 8 coverDaedalus didn't start with promo cards until Flashpoint, although you will sometimes hear people talk about "promos" they got in Scrye magazine. Daedalus distributed thousands of random Limited Edition cards in Scrye issue 8 (it had a close-up of the art from Dance of the Centipede on the cover). A bunch of those were rares; people were known to go look through all the copies of Scrye to find Evil Twins and Dangerous Experiments (the conscientious people would even buy the magazine instead of slitting the plastic and taking the card). But anyway, those aren't true promo cards, just regular Limited Edition cards from the same print run as the rest of Limited Ed.

Scrye #8 was pretty interesting for Shadowfist fans in other ways, since it had a big fold-out ad on the inside cover, and a couple of articles inside too. Probably the most Shadowfist stuff to ever appear in a single issue of a magazine :)

White Ninja

Daedalus Entertainment published one promo card in the print run of Flashpoint. In game terms, it's an upgraded version of a card with the same title that originally appeared in Limited Edition. This version of the Ninja has the Flashpoint gold foil symbol in the upper right corner. The Ninja was intended to be a rare in the Flashpoint set, but at the last minute Jose Garcia was convinced to make it a promo card, so it was pulled (mostly) after the print run was done but before the cards were packaged into boosters.

Some Ninjas were given out at conventions or for defeating Daedalus staffers in one-on-one matches. A very few Ninjas ended up in the Flashpoint print run, so it's possible (but highly unlikely) to find one in a Flashpoint booster pack. Most people got theirs using a redeemable coupon from the Shadowfist Players' Guide: Volume I. I don't know exactly how many Ninjas were printed by Daedalus.

Z-Man Games reprinted the White Ninja promo card in the Throne War print run. The Z-Man version is worded slightly differently and uses the promo Fist symbol rather than the Flashpoint symbol, but has the same art as the Daedalus version. The copyright line adds the year 2000: Artwork © 1996, 2000.

The Z-Man cards were given away to any player who played a demo of Shadowfist at a Silver Band-run event, and were available via the Power for Promos redemption program. Z-Man Games also honored the coupon from the Shadowfist Players' Guide. The 2000 Ninja is no longer available from Z-Man; they are all gone as of late 2003 or so.

Shadowfist Games reprinted the Ninja again in the Critical Shift print run in 2007. The cards can be distinguished from the 2000 Z-Man printing by the copyright line - the Critical Shift version says Artwork © 1996, 2007. They were initially given away as bonus promos for every sixth box bought from Shadowfist.com in one order. Available via Power for Promos.

Open a Can of Whupass

The first original promo card from Z-Man, printed in the print run of Throne War. One thousand of these were set aside for the Can of Whupass promotional item. A few cards were given out at GenCon 2000 and for tournament prizes soon after; the rest were given out via the Power for Promos redemption program. At one point in 2002, Z-Man had said these were all gone, but in Feb.03 Zev posted that some were still available, then in Feb.2004 Zev posted that they were all gone. Shadowfist Games reprinted the card (but not the can) in the Shurikens and Six-Guns run in 2006, but they are no longer available via Power for Promos; you'll have to trade to get them. The 2006 version has "2000, 2006" in the copyright line, and the phrase "Play during any Main Shot..." was changed to "Play any time...".

Once and Future Champion

Printed in the print run of Throne War, these were given to players who joined the Secret War Society during 2000. The promo Champion was the first "trailer" or "teaser" card, intentionally printed without rules text. A short blurb about the next set to be released appeared instead. The Champion's rules text was posted on the Shadowfist website as a downloadable image of the card; three different versions with gradually increasing power were posted during the time between the release of Throne War and Netherworld 2. The card was reprinted with its final rules text in Netherworld 2. For play purposes, the promo version is considered to have the same rules text as the Netherworld 2 version. No longer available via Power for Promos or trade-in.

Sting of the Scorpion (Topless)

The print run for Throne War also included a topless version of Sting of the Scorpion. It's the same as the version printed in Year of the Dragon except for the art, and the tag line is a teensy bit different too. It wasn't intended to be a promo card, so it wasn't printed with the fist symbol in its upper right corner, but Zev decided to give them away after all.

Some of these were given away at GenCon 2000; most were given away later. You can try schmoozing Daniel Griego to get one, or go through the demo deck trade program. They also come up for auction on eBay a few times a year.

Nine Cuts

Printed with the Netherworld 2 run, Nine Cuts got an upgrade and new art, and is actually playable now :). The new version took the place of the White Ninja as the card given out to people who participate in demos, and it was also given to the Netherworld 2 playtesters, and sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 1. No longer available via Power for Promos or trade-in.

The Junkyard

Also printed with the Netherworld 2 run, The Junkyard was given to Netherworld 2 playtesters, and with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 1. It's no longer available via Power for Promos or trade-in. On all the cards, the symbol in the rules text was cut off a bit due to a printer error.

The Eastern King

The trailer card for the Shaolin Showdown set. It was given away at conventions and wherever Z-Man appeared, plus it was given to Netherworld 2 playtesters and sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 1. It was also available via Power for Promos, but as of early 2004 they are all gone. Z-Man didn't continue the practice of publishing the rules text on their website like the Once and Future Champion. The Eastern King was reprinted with rules text as a Rare in Shaolin Showdown.

Who Wants Some

Not really a promo card, but it was printed with a promo symbol during the Netherworld 2 run, so here it is. This card is used during the "Who Wants Some?" style tournament to keep track of who you've beaten. You get a bunch when you participate in one of those tournaments, but the card itself isn't playable. It features Brian Snoddy's art from Ting Ting's Gambit (originally printed in Flashpoint) on a neutral background. The second printed batch of these cards was printed during the Red Wedding run, and was done without the Promo symbol, so I don't count those as promos. You can get these via Power for Promos, but I don't know why you'd want one :)

Silver Band (alternate art)

Printed with the Netherworld 2 run. Silver Band members (the Z-Man Games demo team) got this alternate art version of the Daedalus Silver Band card after they run three events. The card is otherwise the same as the original Silver Band card from Limited edition. After Shadowfist Games took over publishing in 2006, these are now available via Power for Promos.

Dragon Boat Festival

Printed with the Shaolin Showdown run. This card was given to Shaolin Showdown playtesters, sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 2, and used as a minor prize for tournaments. As of October 2003, it's no longer available via Power for Promos, but sometimes comes up on eBay.

"Time to Kick Ass!"

Printed with the Shaolin Showdown run. This card was given to Shaolin Showdown playtesters and sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 2. It's no longer available via Power for Promos.

Elephant Gun

Printed with the Shaolin Showdown run. This card was given to Shaolin Showdown playtesters, sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 2, and used as a lower-tier prize for tournaments. Replaced by The Bazaar for tournament prizes in 2003, but Shadowfist Games reprinted the Gun with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run in 2006 (the 2006 version says 2001,2006 in the copyright line, and the rules text has different line breaks). Available via Power for Promos.

Primus

The trailer card for Dark Future, printed with the Shaolin Showdown run. First appearance of the Purist faction. It was given away wherever Z-Man appeared, plus it was given to Shaolin Showdown playtesters, and sent with Kiii-Yaaah! issue 2. Primus was reprinted with rules text as a Rare in Dark Future. Available via Power for Promos.

Sword of the Master

Originally printed with the Shaolin Showdown run. This card was originally given only to winners of Proving Ground leagues, and to Shaolin Showdown playtesters. It was reprinted in the Seven Masters run since Z-Man was running low. The 7M version has identical art, tag line, rules text and copyright info but has slightly different line breaks in the rules text. It's now available via Power for Promos.

Katie Kincaid (Topless)

Another alternate art card, this one featuring Katie Kincaid from Shaolin Showdown. Except for the art and the lack of any set symbol (promo or otherwise), the card is the same as the regular Katie. Again, you have to schmooze Daniel Griego to get one of these, or trade in demo decks, or they sometimes come up on eBay.

Yung Chang

Printed with the Dark Future run. Sent in the third mailing to SWS members. Available via Power for Promos.

Funky Monkey

The trailer card for Boom Chaka Laka. Given away wherever Z-Man appeared, sent in the third mailing to SWS members, and still available via Power for Promos. Reprinted with rules text as a Rare in Boom Chaka Laka.

Major Hottie (Topless)

Z-Man decided to stop the topless cards, after (rumor has it) being leaned upon by Robin Laws, one of the original creators of Shadowfist and licensor of the rights. So Major Topless Hottie was never printed, although for a few years you could still see the artwork on Ed Beard's website but he has apparently dropped it ~2008.

Che Gorilla

Printed with the Boom Chaka Laka run. Available via Power for Promos, but not specifically mailed to SWS members (that I'm aware of).

Silver Jet (Monarchs background)

The trailer card for Red Wedding, printed with the Boom Chaka Laka run. Given away wherever Z-Man appeared, and available via Power for Promos. Silver Jet was reprinted with rules text as a rare in Red Wedding.

Ho Chen

The trailer card for Seven Masters vs. The Underworld, printed with the Red Wedding run. First appearance of the Seven Masters (Taoists) faction. Given away wherever Z-Man appeared, and available via Power for Promos. Distributed to SWS members with Kii-Yaah issue 4.

The Bazaar

Printed with the Red Wedding run. Available via Power for Promos, and replaced Elephant Gun as the low-end prize card at Proving Ground tournaments. Was *not* distributed to SWS members with Kii-Yaah issue 4. Interesting note: the Plasma Trooper was added by the artist at Z-Man request. You can see the original, sans Trooper, in the gallery on Glen's website. No longer available via Power for Promos.

Wedding Gifts

Printed with the Red Wedding run. Distributed to SWS members with Kii-Yaah issue 4. No longer available via Power for Promos.

Burned-for-victory marker

This is a non-playable "token" card that's intended to take the place of an opponent's Feng Shui Site in your burned-for-victory pile, so you don't forget to give back the site at the end of the game (it doesn't prevent you from shuffling the token card into your deck though, so you still need to be careful). Initially it confused a number of people, since it looks like a Feng Shui Site, and in theory is playable (although you'd probably only use it in a Dark Traveler deck :) but Zev announced on the forum that it's not playable. Printed with the Red Wedding run. Given away at Proving Ground leagues, available via Power for Promos in sets of 3, and each SWS member got two in Kii-Yaah issue 4.

Blade Palm (SWS alternate art version)

Blade Palm was reprinted as a promo with new art in the Red Wedding print run. It was the first of the SWS reward cards to be printed, intended to be given to players when they reach Rank 7 in their chosen faction. Zev revealed the existence of this card in a posting to the Shadowfist Forum on 17 Dec 2004, but he did not distribute any of these cards — Zev stated that the art didn't come out as well as he'd hoped. When the Shadowfist Games publishing team took over Shadowfist in early 2006, these cards were distributed to all SWS members who had reached rank 5 or above (it filled the role of the alternate art common card promised to SWS level 5, even though it's uncommon :) and they auctioned a few on eBay in July 2006 - only 2 out of 3 sold. Also given away as a bonus for the 2nd box of Shurikens and Six-Guns pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist Games. Now available via Power for Promos, regardless of your SWS level.

Ang Dao the Corrupt

The long-awaited first promo card :) Printed with the Seven Masters vs. The Underworld run. Mailed out to SWS members in late May 2004. Given away at GenCon 2004. Available via Power for Promos.

Li Mao

Promo version of the rare card of the same name from the Seven Masters vs. The Underworld set. In story terms, the promo version represents Li Mao after he takes the place of Ho Chen among the Seven Masters. Printed with the Seven Masters vs. The Underworld run. Mailed out to SWS members in late May 2004. Given away at GenCon 2004. Available via Power for Promos.

Tom Donovan

The trailer card for Two-Fisted Tales of the Secret War (the Pulp Era set), printed with the Seven Masters vs. The Underworld run. Mailed out to SWS members in late May 2004, and given away wherever Z-Man appeared. Also available via Power for Promos.

Lateral Reincarnation

The trailer card for the unnamed core set that was planned August 2005 but never materialized, printed with the Two-Fisted Tales run. Mailed out to SWS members in January 2005 with Kii-Yaaah! Issue 6. Available via Power for Promos.

Public Enemy No. 1

Printed with the Two-Fisted Tales run. Replaced Sword of the Master as a Proving Ground League prize, was itself replaced by Living Legend. Available via Power for Promos.

Sinister Research

The Architects finally get a promo card! Printed with the Two-Fisted Tales run. Mailed out to SWS members in January 2005 with Kii-Yaaah! Issue 6. Available via Power for Promos.

Mars Colonist

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Teaser card for the Critical Shift set. The first teaser card to be playable as-is (it's a foundation card with no rules text). Giveaway for 1st box pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist.com, and given away again in 2007 for the 2nd box of Critical Shift ordered from Shadowfist.com. (I don't know if the 2007 version is from a new run, or leftovers from the 2006 run). Available via Power for Promos.

Scrounging (alternate art)

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Giveaway for 3rd box pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Available via Power for Promos.

Dan Dammer, Jammer Slammer

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Giveaway for 4th box pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Available via Power for Promos.

Jessica Ng

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Architects version (pre-critical shift) of the Syndicate card that appears as a rare in Shurikens and Six-Guns. Giveaway for 5th box pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Available via Power for Promos.

Queen of the Ice Pagoda (reprint)

Reprint of the original Limited Edition version, printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Giveaway for 6th box pre-ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Rules text has been cleaned up to match current templates but has the same effect as the Limited/Standard edition; byline has copyright 1995, 2006; and NeNe's first name does not have the accents on the e's. Available via Power for Promos.

Kunlun Clan Assault (reprint)

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Same as the common card from Seven Masters, except the rules text and the tag have different line breaks (the font looks to be a little smaller), and the byline has copyright 2004, 2006. Available via Power for Promos.

Living Legend

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Replaced Public Enemy No.1 as the prize for Proving Ground leagues, and was itself replaced by Machine Warrior. Now available via Power for Promos.

Military Commandant (alt. art)

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Has the same text as the Netherworld 2 reprint. Was a retailer-only promo for the first year after the set's release. Now available via Power for Promos.

Devil's Rope

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Was a retailer-only promo for the first year after the set's release. Now available via Power for Promos.

Covert Operation (alt. art)

Printed with the Shurikens and Six-Guns run. Its existence was leaked to the Shadowfist Forum in the S&SG spoiler list in August 2006, then denied by Shadowfist Games. In June 2007 they revealed that it had been printed, and would be the prize card for a new kind of Who Wants Some? tournament which never went anywhere. Now it's available for Power for Promos.

Demonic Alliance

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Giveaway for 1st box ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. This is the "teaser" card for the next set, Empire of Evil. It breaks tradition with previous teasers because its rules text is already printed on the promo. Originally available via Power for Promos, then limited to the Legion of Supporters [shadowfist.com], now after the release of Empire of Evil it's available via Power for Promos again.

Reascension Agenda

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Giveaway for 3rd box ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Originally available via Power for Promos, then limited to the Legion of Supporters [shadowfist.com], now after the release of Empire of Evil it's available via Power for Promos again.

Shard of the Molten Heart

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Giveaway for 4th box ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Available via Power for Promos.

The Gimp

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Giveaway for 5th box ordered direct from Shadowfist.com. Originally available via Power for Promos, then limited to the Legion of Supporters [shadowfist.com], now after the release of Empire of Evil it's available via Power for Promos again.

Ting Ting (reprint)

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Reprint of the original 1996 Netherworld art (not the Year of the Dragon art). Personally I would have sprung for new art for the game's most recognizable character, but who am I to judge? :) Giveaway for a full case (6 box) order direct from Shadowfist.com, and Potomac Distribution had the same deal. Yes, Shadowfist has now entered the realm of the case-topper promos. After the release of Empire of Evil, it's now available via Power for Promos.

The Mark of Evil

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Reward for the Shadowfist Champions [shadowfist.com] program. At least one person pulled one from a Critical Shift pack, in the uncommon slot.

Kinoshita House of Pancakes

Printed with the Critical Shift run. Alternate art (modified art, more specifically) of the classic Limited Edition feng shui site. Has the same rules text as the errata version printed in Year of the Dragon and 10,000 Bullets, but is not marked as errata. Was the major tournament prize, replaced by KFC. ("major" isn't defined anywhere that I can find). It is also available by demo deck trade in, but not Power for Promos.

This card title was a long running joke on rec.games.misc in the newsgroup days. It's in Dave Van Domelen's silly card list [ohio-state.edu, 404 as of Feb.2010] from 1995. But the printed promo is missing the classic tag: "The sublime chef Kinoshita prepares pancakes you would willingly wait an eternity for. The less-than-sublime waiters ensure that you will."

Noriko Watson

Printed with the Critical Shift run. It was a retailer-only promo until the release of Empire of Evil, now it is available via Power for Promos.

Sacred Heart Hospital (alt. art)

Printed with the Critical Shift run. It was a retailer-only promo until the release of Empire of Evil, now it is available via Power for Promos.

The Stasis Engine

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. One of the three promos given to people when they sign up for the Legion of Supporters. [shadowfist.com]

Shang Bojing

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. The first triple-faction card with the weird multicolor frame. I like this even less than the two-colored frames from the recent dual faction cards. One of the three promos given to people when they sign up for the Legion of Supporters. [shadowfist.com]

Swordbreaker Rao

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. One of the three promos given to people when they sign up for the Legion of Supporters. [shadowfist.com]

Xin Ji Yang

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. Retailer-only promo until the release of the next set.

Evil Brain In A Jar

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. Retailer-only promo until the release of the next set.

Machine Warrior

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. Replaced Living Legend as the prize for Proving Ground leagues.

KFC

Printed with the Empire of Evil run. Get it? KFC is an abbreviation for Kar Fai's Crib, but it sounds like Kentucky Fried Chicken too. That's why Kar Fai is standing at a cash register. Replaces Kinoshita House of Pancakes as the major tournament winner's prize.

 

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