Shaolin Showdown is a a 146-card booster-only expansion set released by Z-Man Games in August 2001.
It contains 117 new cards and two Rules cards, with rarities divided into Common, Uncommon, and Rare.
The other 29 cards are reprints and/or errata of Daedalus-edition cards (such as Quan Lo).
All cards are black-bordered with a white pair of crossed swords in the upper right corner.
Distribution was better in this set than in Netherworld 2 but not ideal, so even though it's possible to get a set
out of two boxes, it still didn't happen often. Percentage-wise there are fewer reprints in this set than Netherworld 2
This set introduced the Faceoff mechanic, which forces two Characters to enter single combat, except during an attack.
The set also includes two Rules cards to explain Faceoffs and a few other things. The Rules cards appear in the common slot,
although they are half as common as all the other commons so you shouldn't be overwhelmed with them.
The secret booster wrapper message appears under the sealing flap, on the outside: "You're starting to feel sleepy...
sleepy... sleepy... You WANT more Shadowfist... You NEED more Shadowfist... GO BUY more Shadowfist"
This secret display box message appears on the outside bottom of the box:
Please don't kill us
We're just the Aquabats
We're just trying to have a little fun
So if you want to fight
We can duke it out
Just please don't kill me with your gun The Aquabat March from
The Return of the Aquabats
(if you don't have it, GET IT!!!)
Thank-you to Stephan Vincent for providing some information for this page.
The reprinted Chinese Doctor lost its Dragon resource provision. It's still supposed to provide one Dragon resource.
The play-as-printed Zheng Yi Quan's subtitle is misspelled as Kong Fu Master. It's supposed to be Kung Fu Master.
The art for "Try My Kung Fu!" is attributed to Lissanne Lake, but it was actually done by Ron Rousselle.
The art for the reprinted Charmed Life is attributed to Kaja Foglio, but it's still by Phil Foglio.
Feng Kan appeared only once on the Uncommon sheet, and Robust Feng Shui appeared 3 times (all Uncommons were supposed
to appear twice). That led to Feng Kan being reprinted by Inner Kingdom Games in the Reloaded expansion.
The art for Sifu isn't quite centered in the frame. You can see a white edge on the bottom and right sides of the art.
Wei Fong-Yi is spelled with a lowercase y in the title of his card. It's capitalized properly in the rules text.
A couple of typos in tags (Ancient Grove, Sabotage, etc.).