Every Ninja has their limit.
Move from sparring matches onto combat. The basic game sparring
matches award and remove points based on how well you out-perform
your opponent(s). The Knock Out matches take away your limited
endurance until you fall in combat.
All stating (Novice Ninja) players have 30 Endurance.
This is used for Knock Out matches and other advanced play
games. The Generic Bio Sheet
contains an Endurance area to help keep track of your Ninja's
Standard Knock Out match:
These tend to create long games, so do not expect to complete
a knock out match within 30 minutes of play.
Knock Out matches have a simple change to the scoring rules.
Do not score any positive points. Only negative points
are scored from being hit. In a standard knock out
match, a player is out when their score reaches -30.
It may take some time to get another player to -30, so consider
trying this with 15 endurance for each player.
You will find that a standard knock out match game only
works well with two players. In a three or more player
game someone always seems to run or hide making the game
less than exciting.
Concede - A good addition to any knock
out match is the concede rule. At any time a player
can concede. They lose by admitting defeat.
This will end the game for them. Remove the player
marker from the game board. If you want to have fun
with this, make the player who is conceding say "Uncle"
or whatever you find amusing.
Advanced Knock Out match:
This is the same as a knock out match with some scoring
adjustments. This game will work much better when
playing with 3 or more players.
The positive and negative scores should be tracked separately
for each player.
Endurance Tracking - Track negative score
to determine when a player is knocked out (-30).
Score Tracking - Track positive score (strikes
and glancing attacks) to determine the winner.
Last Ninja standing - Play till all but
one Ninja is standing, then see who has the highest score.
The last Ninja standing may not be the winner of the game.
Time or Turn limit - This can be played
with the basic game time or turn limit. Play continues
until the determined time or turn limit is reached.
If a player is out of endurance at any time during the game,
they lose (regardless of score) and have to remove their
player piece from the board.