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Dexter EnglishBy Dexter English
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Dexter EnglishBy Dexter English
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$23
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 23 2019 12:36 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Exostate is a 5-year in the making base-building card game. It has many aspects of building, attacking, and defending making it unpredictable in gameplay and highly strategic. Although it requires strategy, it is quick to learn and easy to play. Since it only requires a deck of cards and a die, it is easy to travel with and play on the move. Each player gets a core that they are trying to protect while also trying to destroy any other competition to be the last base standing. 

Want to look at the pdf version of the rules? Click here to view them.

When you buy Exostate, you will receive the 54 card bridge deck along with instructions on how to play. You will also be given a set of six-sided dice and a tuck box to store your cards. At higher backer levels, you will be given a custom box to hold multiple decks of cards and your dice.

A full deck of cards, including 26 power, 10 turrets, 10 shields, 4 rubble, 2 plasma turrets, and 2 cores
A full deck of cards, including 26 power, 10 turrets, 10 shields, 4 rubble, 2 plasma turrets, and 2 cores
A closer view of each card (some wear on the cards due to play)
A closer view of each card (some wear on the cards due to play)
A very rough draft of the tuck box
A very rough draft of the tuck box

I chose to use Kickstarter as the platform to advance Exostate to the public is because the game does not have a large following and I hope that Kickstarter will help give it some more attention. I know that without this platform that the costs for production would be much higher to produce single copies of the game making it much more difficult to get this game to a broader audience.

If you have any questions feel free to comment and I will be sure to reply as soon as possible.

My name is Dexter English, I'm a high school senior living in Lexington, South Carolina. I am a self-taught user of Photoshop, After Effects, and JavaScript and hope to learn more. I love designing and creating; I have transferred from online drag and drop game making to text games to variations of common board games to card games. Creating something new and completely your own is amazing to see in effect so being able to make a card game and produce it for others to play is an incredible feat. Ever since I was young, my family has been playing games which made me develop a love for all types of games. This love has made me want to create my own game, so in 2014, I began design on a game that I hadn't seen before, a base building card game. Years later after many iterations, we have Exostate.

Background of banners designed by Starline

Music in the video created here

Risks and challenges

The only issue that I have found is the pricing for fewer decks of cards. That reason is why my funding goal is $2,000. This price will allow me to get all parts of the game delivered and sent to you for the lowest price possible. If the goal is reached, I hope to get all of the games distributed within six weeks of the campaign ending. The worst thing as a gamer is not getting updates or receiving false information from developers therefore I plan on keeping every backer updated with information on delivery and where I am in the process as consistent as needed. Any questions can be sent to me directly at my email englishdexterj@gmail.com or in the comments of the project page if the campaign is still running.

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