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The true story of Card Ninja

So a lot of people have been asking me about the origins of the Card Ninja idea. Generally the question is framed as sort of a game design inquiry. “So how did you guys come up with this whole card throwing idea anyway?”. Unfortunately that’s just not the right way to talk about this.

You see the truth is – and this is the straight up no messing, down and dirty truth – we didn’t come up with the idea entirely on our own. The whole concept of using card throwing as a fight simulation technique was discovered hundreds of years ago. As the masters of the various fighting techniques such as Ninjas and Samurai, developed their training regimens, the incorporation of some downtime into the harsh routine became more common. By the time the Ninja’s were a true force to be reckoned with, Card Ninja was a structured and deadly serious aspect of training. For many student, playing the game – if you can call it that – was a vital tool in keeping their Ninja skills sharp and their senses tuned. In fact, Card Ninja became so intertwined in Ninja training that the best players often received promotions in rank based solely on their Card Ninja performances.

Imagine the scenario if you will;  After a quick meal at the back of the Dojo, apprentice Ninjas kick back (literally) to relax from their training in the only way they know how and the only way their strict teachers will let them – by playing Card Ninja of course. The game demanded skilled fingers, mental strength and bravery in the face of determined adversaries. Challengers for the highest ranking positions would take out their aggression on their peers. Blood was not uncommon in the game area. Injuries were just a part of the experience and even servants minding their own business in the background became unseeing unknowing and definitely innocent victims. To make matters even more intense, Master Ninja’s watching from the sidelines dispensed harsh words of advice and occasionally used their control of magic to add mysterious spirits to the deck to further test their young disciples’ skills.

Kept as a closely guarded secret until now for fear of unleashing a wave of fully trained assassins into an unsuspecting world, the thrill of Card Ninja has finally been unlocked and is now available for the first time. We can’t reveal our sources or explain to you why this has come to light now. You’ll just have to trust us on this one. The end result however, is that now you too can experience the thrill of flicking it like a Ninja.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


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