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EXCEED Season 2 - A Dueling Card Game

A project in Albuquerque, NM by David B. Talton Jr.

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The fighting card game EXCEED returns with a new season of original characters set in the stylish, macabre universe of Seventh Cross.
Backers: 850
Average Pledge Per Backer: $105

Funded: $89,225 of $30,000
Dates: Mar 23rd -> Apr 30th (39 days)
Project By: David B. Talton Jr.
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Latest News

Shovel Knight joins the cast! Also, starting LIVE games now!

April 29th - via:
We're almost down to the last day of the campaign, and we're about to start streaming an 8-hour Exceed Marathon on Twitch! Come join us as we begin! Before that though, I have an exciting announcement to make! In the final hours before the project... (Read More)

New Bonus Fighter! -- Red Dragon Inn's Pooky joins the battle!

April 28th - via:
Greetings everyone! I have some good news! In the 11th hour, we've managed to secure two new Bonus Fighters for you all! Today, I'd like to introduce the first of these, Pooky! This guest fighter joins us from the world of SlugFest Games' Red Dragon... (Read More)

Just under 4 days left! Reddit AMA, and Battle for Biternia, and the Artbook!

April 27th - via:
Now live on Reddit AMA!My AMA is now live on Reddit! Come ask me some questions! :D Battle for Biternia!Our good friend Fábio Fontes (the lead artist behind Millennium Blades) is working with a new team on a new game, Battle for Biternia!  We've... (Read More)

Chibis are here! Onward to an artbook! Also, daily events for the last week of the project!

April 25th - via:
 Chibi Alternates are here!Greetings everyone! With our $55k goal, we're printing up Chibi alternate-art costumes for every character in Exceed Season 2, featuring both their human and monster forms. These chibis will be included in the $100 Church... (Read More)

Reddit AMA next Thursday (at 12pm Eastern US Time)

April 21st - via:
Oh, I forgot to mention one more note for next week! Reddit got back to me and we scheduled an AMA session on r/boardgames for next week. I'll be online answering questions live for at least 2 hours, so come in and chat with me about stuff! :D I'll... (Read More)

Jumping the gun, and loosely scheduling for next week!

April 21st - via:
I'd like to wish you an early happy weekend! I'm heading off to Denver this weekend to meet up with our friends from LIYA (our production company for Exceed), as well as to get in some mountain hiking and home-cooked Chinese food. :D Since we're... (Read More)

Playing LIVE Today with Penny Arcade! Chibi Art Previews!

April 18th - via:
Greetings everyone! This is just a quick announcement that the PA Crew will be playing EXCEED today on their live tabletop stream!  I hope that you'll join us at 2pm PST to play the game and lend some encouragement! I won't be playing myself, but... (Read More)

Over the $45k mark! Reference Cards are Go!

April 16th - via:
 Greetings everyone, and welcome newcomers to Exceed! and Happy Easter! I hope that you enjoyed learning about the Penny Arcade Bonus Character that we put together for you!  Ultimately, these kinds of things really depend on how involved you get... (Read More)

Carl Swangee joins EXCEED!

April 14th - via:
Greetings friends! I promised a new crossover character would be coming soon, and today is the day! I'm very happy to announce the addition of a new playable character to the roster of EXCEED: Carl Swangee, the robotic detective from Penny Arcade's... (Read More)

Gaming Live Now! New Character announcement tomorrow!

April 13th - via:
We're about to start a live game of EXCEED with CritCamp! Come join us now!  Since the project started, I've been looking forward to the opportunity to show you our bonus fighter for this season! Tomorrow is the day, so look forward to that... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Update + Organized Online Play! Also, streaming schedules!

April 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Stretch Goals! Preview Art - Remiliss

April 6th - via:
 Greetings everyone! I have some big changes to our stretch goals, so make sure you read through the update to hear about all the extra stuff we're giving you! :D Today, I'm going to show off some of the sketch art for Remiliss, which wickedalucard... (Read More)

Art and Updates! - Character Spotlight: Renea

April 5th - via:
As requested, I have a character spotlight to show off for Renea today! Before all that though, I wanted to say another thank-you to everyone who has been joining the daily twitch streams and chatting with us. It's really encouraging to have people... (Read More)

Character Spotlight: Luciya!

March 31st - via:
Greetings everyone! As our first full week of the EXCEED Kickstarter Project comes to a close, I wanted to take a chance to share with you some character spotlights in Season 2!  But first, a little administrative stuff... First of all, I've... (Read More)

Backers Only: Print-and-Play Preview! Avatars! and some art previews!

March 28th - via:
 Greetings friends!  Many were asking why we posted Season 1 Fighters as our print and play preview. There are two reasons for this. One is that the Season 2 Fighters are still in the midst of balancing (so we're still not sure that these are... (Read More)

Funded! Also, The World of Seventh Cross, and a Mechanics Highlight: Transformations

March 26th - via:
Congratulations! EXCEED Season 2 is officially funded, and will be making its way to you later this year! Thanks so much to everyone who's joined the project as an early-adopter and helped to push us over the line to success! We hope to do a lot... (Read More)

Welcome to the Project!

March 24th - via:
Greetings friends and fellow gamers! We are excited to bring you the second season of EXCEED! Thanks so much for getting involved on day 1 and helping to make the project a smashing success so far! As of the 24-hour mark, we're already 95% funded!... (Read More)

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