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Xi Cards LtdBy Xi Cards Ltd
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Xi Cards LtdBy Xi Cards Ltd
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£2,001
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49
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 28 2013 10:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

"Xi is a beautiful looking card game with an innovative 'time' based draw system, if you're looking for a solid two player card game then its worth considering Xi."

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"If you’re tired of the usual complicated card games or just feel too overwhelmed by the bible sized rulebooks that often accompany the games, Xi cards is for you."

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Overview:

A game for 2 or more players, Xi Cards involves using an army of heroes, creatures and elementals in combination with spell cards to duel your opponent. There are 6 different factions in the game, each allowing for different strategies and styles of play. Mix and match cards or use one of our preset decks and find the strategy that works best for you.

The World of Xi

Great elemental beings from another dimension, bent on revenge, have come to destroy the World of Xi. A few brave warriors, led by the charismatic "Archo" are desperately trying to unite the warring factions to battle this new threat. Choose the Ember caste's destructive power, the Wind caste's cunning spells, the Stone caste's solid defences or the Aqua caste's flexible strategies to defeat your foes. Or maybe use a mix. Or maybe, call upon the devastating power of the celestials, or the world's guardians, the shadow caste. More at www.xicards.com.

Amazing Artwork

All of the artwork for the 200 "Xi Cards" has been created by the illustrator Jordan Saia. Jordan's huge range of styles and amazing design can be seen in images ranging from a beautiful scenic landscape to a destructive elemental commanding the power of fire.

See more of Jordan's work at www.jordansaia.com

Easy to Learn

You get 10T (Time units) to spend every turn. You can draw a card for 3T. You can play a spell for the cost shown on the card. You can use 2T to save 1 pT (prepared time units) for your future turns. That's it! You now know most of the rules of Xi. Check out the playtest videos (more coming) on our website or our new player's sheet for the basics on how to play. For a full description of the rules, with explained examples, you can also see our draft rulebook.

As complex as you want it to be

The Xi Cards starter decks have been thoroughly playtested to ensure that they are well balanced for play against each other. With just 2 starter decks you'll be able to experience many different types of game with many different winners! They'll be guidelines on how to run a tournament using starter deck cards only, so everyone can be competitive without spending too much on the game.

Of course, we're really hoping some of you will want to see the full scope of the 200 card set, and that's where the boosters come in! With these random cards you can start to build your own decks and discover the huge range of strategies and combos available in Xi Cards.

Our stretch goal: Xi Advanced

The Xi Cards game is designed to be easy to learn and so we left out some of our most bizarre and complex ideas from the original set. These ideas aren't lost however, and if there is a lot of interest we'd love to show our fans the full scope for complex strategy and deck-building that our core rules allow. Reaching our stretch goal will help us work towards the release of "Xi Advanced", another set with 200 extra cards allowing for new strategy in the game. To mark this achievement, we'll design an exclusive Xi Advanced card for all of our kickstarter supporters, which we'll send to anyone who's got pledged £2 or more. Finally, we'll commission the Flashgitz, designers of Walter and Steffan's adventure, to create a follow on video with a new adventure in the World of Xi.

Where does the money go?

We want to make Xi Cards the best quality product we can. Most of your money goes towards the manufacturing costs for making your cards, packaging and other rewards. What little excess we make will go towards promotion and creating organised play events.

30 Cards Makes a Deck! Our cards will be manufactured in the UK!
30 Cards Makes a Deck! Our cards will be manufactured in the UK!

What do I get for pledging?

For pledging you get cards from the game! Everything from £20 up is enough for two players to play. With less cards you could also play, it's just your decks might be a little small! We've worked hard to keep Xi Cards cheap and we hope you'd agree the rewards are very well priced compared to some CCGs (prices include postage!).

And of course, all pledgers £2 and higher get a copy of our exclusive, kickstarter only card "Rift Fortress".

Haven't I seen this somewhere before?

Ah! You're probably thinking of our previous project, in which we tried to raise funds for the artwork. We ended up doing that a different way but if you want to see the face behind Xi then you could always check out that video too!

Risks and challenges

Our production/manufacture dates are estimations based on our contact with the manufacturer. It is possible that manufacture of the card takes slightly longer than expected, in which case we may not be able to deliver quite as soon as stated. We're going to aim for dispatching before Christmas but due to delays when setting the Kickstarter up our estimates are now set for January... We will do everything we can to ensure that the cards reach you on time however!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.31

    Get access to our updates and see the end to Walter and Steffan's adventure in our exclusive 30 second short video. Have our eternal gratitude for helping to make Xi Cards a reality!

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    BOOSTER: Get yourself a 10 random card Xi Cards booster pack, containing 1 rare, 3 uncommons and 6 common cards. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    STARTER: Get one of our starter decks, containing 40 set cards in one of the four elements. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    GENERAL 1: Get a booster, a starter and a Xi Cards Poster, with one of our favourite pieces of art from the World of Xi. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    USA ONLY SIGNED POSTER: Get a poster of some of our favourite Xi Cards artwork, signed by artist Jordan Saia.
    Please note this reward is only available for supporters in the USA.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    GENERAL 2: Everything you need for a 2 player game of Xi Cards! 2 starter packs, 4 boosters, a printed copy of the rulebook, a poster and a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    BOOSTER BOX: Get 240 random cards in a booster box. 24 rares, 72 uncommons and 144 common cards. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    XI GENERAL 2 - USA: Everything you need for a 2 player game of Xi Cards! 2 starter packs, 4 boosters, a printed copy of the rulebook, a "SIGNED" poster and a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress". Postage included BUT USA ONLY (postage may take a little longer as this is being sent via our artist!)

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    Pledge £55 or more About $72

    GENERAL 3: Get all 4 starter packs, 8 boosters, a printed rulebook, a poster, a small set of dice for use in the game, a signed playtest card used by the designers and a limited edition Xi Cards t-shirt. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    ULTIMATE XI GENERAL: Get all 4 starter packs, a booster box, a printed rulebook, a poster, a signed playtest card, a limited edition t-shirt and an artwork book containing a selection of our favourite art from the World of Xi. Get a copy of our kickstarter exclusive card "Rift Fortress".

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    ARCHO HIMSELF: Everything from the ultimate xi general reward plus a card from the set with alternative artwork drawn exclusively for you by our artist, Jordan Saia. Also a poster of your alternative artwork card. Finally, a large framed copy of all 200 Xi Cards printed but uncut from their card and signed by the game's creators.

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