Heads up you fist freaks! We're going to do our best to keep these pages as organized and as true to the original design and content
as possible while adding new material (mostly just new decks). As Shadowfist.com has finally come into it's own as not only a resource for buying stuff but as a resource for PLAYERS of the game once the cards leave the store shelves, I recommend all new players to go there. This site deals for the most part with the old Daedelus Shadowfist (circa 95-97) and is thus dated.
There is no intention of updating most of the material here, except for putting up some new decks that our group here in Milwaukee drudge up. Most of us fans of fist were playing so much and trying to keep the game alive and played that once it got rolling with Z-Man games, gods bless them, interest sort of dropped off (we'd all been playing since '97!) but I'm sure the worm will turn again and we'll start playing again (hell people still have dreams of playing the utterly broken Jyhad/V:Tes from time to time!). Any Questions or request you can email little old me and you can be sure as long as woodenmen.org is around, these files will be at /shadowfist/.
- Added A bit about tournament Feng Shui to the strategy section. (06/06/05)
- Added more Flashpoint Finchleys to the tournament reports area. (08/06/04)
- Added a new deck "as the netherworld turns" to the multiplayer deck area (08/04/04)
- Added A few (including #69!!) Flashpoint Finchleys to the tournament reports area. (09/16/03)
- Added Flashpoint Finchley 52 and 54 to the tournament reports area. (04/06/01)
- Gencon 1999 information and another tournament report. (03/05/99)
- One new tournament report. (01/18/99)
- New articles on the strategy page and a compiled list of errata. (11/09/98)
Updated many aspects to the pages, including links and new players. (09/17/98)
Added people to the North American players list, theme decks, and new rulings
by Jose. (05/20/98)
Mostly done. :> (03/13/98)
More files added. (02/03/98)
70% done of htmlizing current materials.
Added information about the current
state of Daedalus. (01/23/98)
Added additional theme
Fixed some broken links/pictures. Added some players to the lists. Added
the FAQ, v. 5.0 in html form. (10/29/97)
45% done of htmlizing current materials.
Added two essays
from Stefan Vincent (9/26/97)
20% done of htmlizing current materials.
Additional people to the Player
lists pages. (9/18/97)
releases from Daedalus.
Daedalus files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy..
Information about Throne
Wars and new
Reorganization of old site complete! (7/29/97)
All future information added to the site is from archives, rec.games.trading-cards.misc,
or donated by other 'Fist players.
Final reorganization of Decks
Added the "lost names" to the Player
Added additional cards to the Card
Analyses page. (7/22/97)
Revamp of the Strategy
More reorganization of the site. (7/16/97)
More housecleaning, updated Australian Player's Index. (7/10/97)
Player's Index. (6/11/97)
Started housecleaning of site. (6/2/97)
Passed maintenence of the pages to Michael
J. Nickoloff. (5/28/97)
Older What's Up links.
What Should I Know?
Not much, to tell the truth. These are very straight-forward pages, and
will remain so. No frames, nothing outside HTML 3.2. You'll always find
links back along the tree structure of these pages at the bottom of each
page, along with (except for the deck pages) a last modification date.
Content over form, and all that.
I like Shadowfist a lot, so I want to encourge people to play it, so
that it'll stay around and five years from now I'll be buying the Pax Britannica
(Dragons from England make their presence felt, but the Jammers aren't
buying it!) expansion set. Also, I get a nice chunk of egoboo from watching
my hit totals slowly rise. It's a nice example of community good arising
from self-interest, but I begin to verge on my political theory.
Shadowfist is the best multi-player game on the market; We need to
convince the population to play it over every other CCG. Otherwise, I used
the site all the time when I first started to play the game; Now, it is
my turn to give something back to the community. Plus, I have no time,
so what's one more thing to do?
Where Do You Get Material?
mostly, and the stuff you (yes you) send me. Send me something neat
and I'll stick it up, as long as it's Shadowfist-related -- you'll make
Who Are You?
An utter churlish knave, theif, womanizer, plagerist, fornicator and sodomite, I am the ruthless and non-Endearing host of the tower of power that is woodenmen.org. In a fit of warranted self-depreciation, begged bryant durell to host his old (then winzipped) shadowfist pages as a vain attempt at validating the existance of woodenmen.org to be something other than an inane and worthless ego-pumping web log of nothing.
I'm a fairly good Shadowfist player, a competent system administrator,
and in general your typical Silicon Valley hacker-yuppie. My home
pages, which have been vastly neglected in the course of making these
pages a force to be reckoned with, are available for those who wish to
plumb the depths of my psyche.
Finally settled into a nice software engineering (i.e. programming)
job with an unlikely subject: a finance company. I play many popular
CCG's including M:TG, Shadowfist, and Doomtown and some not so popular
ones as well. Beyond work, I seem to do too much around CCG's: I'm
a playtester for Magic, a playtester for Doomtown, I tested Fist (a long time agao) and now B5 as well, a ranger for B5, and keep up these pages; plus we have a tournament a week (or more) with all of these games. Its hard keeping up! Also, I have Doomtown pages as well. Oh yah, eBay too.
Last modified: March 5, 1999.