We contributed to the inaugural episode of “The Boards Alive Podcast Monster Mash-Up” and you gotta check it out! Josh and I discuss gaming food & drink and make fun of our Canadian Comrades! Here are the details:
In the first episode of this new show, we have some GenCant floor interviews, the Brawling Brothers Board Gaming Podcast Bad Ass Bohnanza, some Linsae Reviews segments, a comedic segment from Nick Mariner, Odd Thoughts with Quinten, a Tabletop Tall Tale, tips on Surviving Solo with Jacob Coon, and our Games of the Month.
Billy Williams: Man on the Street – GenCant Floor Interviews – 2:03
Brawling Brothers Board Gaming Podcast Bad Ass Bohnanza – 13:18
Linsae Reviews: Village – 32:10
Nick Mariner – 33:05
Linsae Reviews: Cards Against Humanity – 43:33
Odd Thoughts with Quinten – 44:04
Tabletop Tall Tales: Castes of Mad King Ludwig – 51:24
Surviving Solo with Jacob Coon – 57:32
Linsae Reviews: Pathfinder the Adventure Card Game: Skulls & Shackles – 1:06:06
Game of the Month – 1:06:37
We at Level 99 Games are excited to introduce EXCEED, the newest series in our family of dueling card games! After nearly two years of work and countless revisions, we are finally ready to bring EXCEED to life!
EXCEED is a 2-player fighting card game that simulates the flow of 2D Fighting Games, with a focus on insightful play, calculated risk, and fast-paced tactics. In EXCEED, each player chooses a 30-card deck representing a single fighter, or mixes together two decks to form a Tag Team, and then uses their fighter or team to do battle and defeat their opponent.
As they fight, players’ hands will constantly change as options increase and decrease, and individual options become stronger and weaker based on your position and the opponent’s position. Will you press your advantage as your opponent’s hand shrinks, or take the opportunity to bolster your own options or set up a better position? Each card can be used as an attack, or as a powerful boost action that gives you more choices in combat. As you fight, hitting your opponent will increase your Gauge. Accumulate enough Gauge and you can unleash powerful Ultra Moves, or permanently upgrade your character by going into Exceed Mode!
EXCEED uses some of the key resolution mechanics from the hit game BattleCON, but remixes them for a completely new experience. EXCEED is designed to be enjoyed by both new players and fighting card game veterans alike, and will exist alongside BattleCON as an ongoing series available from Level 99.
Soon, Level 99 Games will be bringing to life the first “season” of EXCEED. Each month, we’ll be releasing a new Duelist Deck featuring four different fighters. Four of these decks will comprise a season of the game, and each season will feature a new license, introducing a different world of characters.
Their first season features the fighters of Red Horizon, a property first introduced by Jasco Games in their Universal Fighting System Collectible Card Game. Future seasons will feature different properties from video games, anime, and other tabletop worlds, as well as all-new original Level 99 Games properties.
Want to try EXCEED for yourself and see what all the fuss is about? You can download two complete demo decks here and try it for yourself!
Level 99 Games be running a Kickstarter project in the next few weeks for those who want to get in on the ground floor of EXCEED and score some extra promotional cards and fighters.
Thanks for checking out EXCEED! What do you think? Come post on Board Game Geek and share your experience with the demo decks!
A new game from South African game designers hits Kickstarter, June 2nd!
Photon Games, a Canadian game publisher, is getting ready to launch their new game, Sultan’s Library, on Kickstarter this coming June. Designed and illustrated by two South African game designers, Ryno Lourens and Zane Atkinson, this beautiful looking card game includes a unique area searching mechanic which is easy to learn and even easier
This is the second Kickstarter campaign for Sultan’s Library, with the first one not quite reaching its funding goal. Photon Games has made some crucial adjustments to their campaign, such as a much lower funding goal and a price point of only $18 USD to get the physical game. They are also offering some great reward tiers, such as a beautifully illustrated playmat and an artbook to really show off the artistic talents of Zane Atkinson.
About the Game
Sultan’s Library is a 2 4 player card game where players will explore various beautiful location cards, looking for Books to bring back to the Sultan’s Library. However, the land is filled with ominous perils and awe inspiring events, wherein an unwary traveler might easily succumb. In the end, only one person will have the honor to become the Sultan’s chosen Envoy. Will it be you?
Each turn consists of 3 phases: Draw, Explore and Score.
1. Draw: In the Draw phase you draw two cards from the Action Deck. Action cards will let you do things like Travel somewhere without paying, make other players lose Actions etc. The Action Deck also has Journey cards in it, which allows you to pay for the various things you will be doing in the game.
2. Explore: In the Explore phase, you will pay Explore points to look around the area you are in for Books. If there are no Books near you, you will automatically move on to the next Location. You have 2 Actions per turn. You can do things like Explore the Area, Play Action Cards, Pickup and Deposit Books and more.
3. Score: If someone has Deposited 3 Books during the Score phase, the players finish out the round. You Score as much Knowledge as is indicated on all your Deposited Books. Whoever scored the most Knowledge wins!