Shurikens and Six Guns is a booster-only expansion set released in August 2006 at GenCon.
This is the first effort from the new production company, Shadowfist Games, that took over from Z-Man Games in January 2006.
The expansion is set in the American Wild West in the 1860s juncture. It's the by-now standard size of 128 cards, with rarities divided into Common, Uncommon, and Rare.
One card, Netherflitter, is an errata of a Z-Man card, and the former promo Lateral Reincarnation is reprinted in this set with its rules text.
All cards are black-bordered with a badge in the upper right corner (it even includes the tiny text "U.S. Marshal").
The set symbols are color-coded to indicate rarity: white for rare, grey for uncommon, and black for common.
A new faction, The Shadow Syndicate, premiered in this set. These are the new rulers of the Future juncture after the critical shift caused
by the Dragons' win in Two-Fisted Tales displaced the Architects. They mix Chi and Tech talents in a cyberpunk-meets-Kung-Fu sort of way.
For the curious and uninterested alike, their faction symbol is a tunnel diode
Eleven promo cards (more than any other set so far) were also printed with the run. Shadowfist Games offered a promo card with each box
purchased direct from them during the pre-order period, up to 6 different promos (Mars Colonist, Blade Palm alt. art, Scrounging alt. art,
Dan Dammer, Jessica Ng, Queen of the Ice Pagoda reprint). Two other promo cards, Military Commandant alt. art and Devil's Rope, were given
exclusively to retailers to distribute as they saw fit. The retailer-exclusive cards were made available via Power for Promos when the Critical Shift set was released.
There were no secret messages found on the display box or the booster packs.
Thank-you to Stephan Vincent for providing some information for this page.
There was a mistake in the collation of Hyper Alloy Blade. It was printed as a C1 (one card per sheet) and Shurikens
was printed as a C3 (three cards per sheet). All the commons were intended to be C2 (two cards per sheet).
Lateral Reincarnation was mistakenly printed with the restriction Unique, which isn't defined for Events. Ignore the Unique restriction.
The corners in the art box for Hydrophobia aren't beveled the way a State should be. It appears that the bevels are there,
but the art was placed on top of the card template, instead of underneath.