10,000 Bullets is a starter-only set released by Z-Man Games in December 2002. It replaced the out-of-print Year of the Dragon set.
It contains 167 cards distributed among eight fixed, pre-tuned 50-card starter decks (multiples of some cards appear in each deck).
All cards are black-bordered with a set of seven bullets in the upper right corner. A colored faction symbol is superimposed on top of
the bullets so you can tell which deck each card belongs in.
Each display box contains one deck for each faction, for a total of eight decks.
There is no true rarity in this set, as each deck is fixed. Most of the cards are reprints from earlier Daedalus and Z-Man editions.
The starters contain 4-6 cards that were previously printed as Rare cards, including favorites like Ting Ting and Fox Pass. The
decks also include some of the cards that appeared only in Year of the Dragon, like The Iron Monkey and Nine Dragon Temple. 34 new
cards appear in this set, and 5 others are upgrades (play as printed) with new artwork.
Each deck contains several new feng shui sites. Every deck has one Fireworks Factory and one Nightclub. The other
new feng shui sites don't appear in every deck, although you'll get at least one more. And every deck contains at least two cards that
are not available anywhere else. You can find the new cards in:
The Architects of the Flesh: Assault Squad, Blood Reaver, City Hospital, Magog, Temple of Celestial Mercy
The Ascended: Bleys Fontaine, Captain Liu, City Hospital, Golden Mile, Jaded Cop, Sub-Machine Gun
The Dragons: Bird Sanctuary, Karate Cop, Steven Wu, Sub-Machine Gun, Temple of Celestial Mercy
The Eaters of the Lotus: City Hospital, Poison Thorns, Sub-Machine Gun, Tommy Hsu
The Four Monarchs: City Hospital, Fire Mystic, Lord Hawksmoor, The Legacy, Thunder Bishop
The Guiding Hand: Bird Sanctuary, Bulletproof Monk, Derek Han, Golden Mile, Yellow Geomancer
The Jammers Bird Sanctuary, Bomb Factory, Professional Killer, Street Riot
The Purists: Bird Sanctuary, Cognitive Spirit, Father of Chaos, Isomorphic Spirit, Kallisti, Mathemagician, Pain Feedback, Paradox Garden
The upgraded (play as printed) cards with new art are in:
The Ascended: SWAT Team, Sports Car
The Eaters of the Lotus: Sports Car
The Dragons: Bag Full of Guns
The Jammers: Furious George
The Monarchs: Lord Shi
The secret display box message is: "Okay, okay, so there's not really 10,000 bullets on the box. There's only 1746. 1751 if you count the word bullet.
Make that 1752. I know. I counted them. Twice. Now I need glasses." There is no secret message inside the starter boxes.