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September 17-19, 2021

Dallas, TX



to the Showdown


Club DOJO is proud to present the Samurai Showdown Kings of War Grand Tournament. 


Our goal is to offer war-gamers a challenging and rewarding gaming experience.  As a competitive gaming club DOJO values transparency in scoring,  easy to understand rules, and fun scenarios.  All rules will be laid out within this website long before the tournament, so players can build their lists and play-test the rules before deciding on their army lists.  If any special rule or scoring mechanic is unclear please contact us ASAP, so we can correct the problem!


Prepare yourselves; for those who wish to receive the title of "Shogun" must first do battle with the mightiest generals in the empire and only the strong will survive!

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"There are only two ways to come back from the battlefield.  With the head of an enemy or without your own"

- Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu


A Tenuous Peace

The great warlord, Ogami Ittō, lead an army of Ice Elementals & hardy samurai warriors down from his mountain stronghold to invade the Southern lands in service to his Daimyo.  After months of brutal war, the Fox Clan was triumphant in toppling the capital city and a new Emperor sits on the throne.  Ogami Ittō was elevated to the position of Shogun and rules over Nippon with an cold iron fist!  The Daimyos of the Turtle and Viper Clans reluctantly accepted their new rulers, but it was clear the Civil War was far from over.

Just as his reign had begun a mysterious plague began to ravage the island nation.  The peasants, fearful of contracting this virulent disease, cowered within their villages causing trade to cease and rumors of undead bandits roaming the countryside began to circulate.  And it is suspected that the Undead Samurai Toyotomi might be to blame, for he had faced the great Ogami Ittō in battle and was slain, but death wasn't enough to prevent him from seeking the rank of Shogun before, so why would death be a hindrance now?

Meanwhile, harsh weather brutalized the crops and swarms of rats began to overwhelm the cities.  It was as if the Forces of Nature itself were resisting the new Shogunate.

Weary from the war, the great Samurai Warlords will shelter their armies in place to wait out the disease and destruction that was running rampant across the lands.  In time they would be able to replenish their forces and war would renew.  Will Ogami Ittō be able to maintain his fragile rule over Nippon or will a more powerful Shogun take his place?  It appears that another Samurai Showdown is inevitable!

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