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By Steve Cave
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Dead 'til Dawn is a zombie group survival game for 3 to 8 players, where you don't actually need to survive to win! In each game, you will experience a unique zombie apocalypse story line with your friends full of choices, voting, alliances, combat, and betrayals. The game plays out like a group choose-your-own-adventure, only when players die they aren't out of the game - they become zombies with their own "zombie cravings" that they need to satisfy to win! Dead 'til Dawn is a unique, action packed and exciting game!

The Dead 'til Dawn core set comes with 300 cards, 48 thick punchboard full color tokens for Ammo and Wounds, a 20 page instructions booklet and a high quality box to hold all of this, plus the 50 bonus cards from the Dead Arm of the Law expansion, and all the other bonus cards (Kickstarter exclusive cards and stretch goal cards). The cards are are beautiful and large (70mm by 100mm, or 2.75 by 5 inches).

 

  • Mixes Role Play with a Competitive Twist. Each player starts with a Character card, with unique abilities and/or agendas, though it's still up to the player to decide how to play! The game starts by revealing 8 yellow-bannered character cards. These are the “core characters” who will allow new players to ease into the game. Some characters are helpful, some selfish, and some are downright evil. If a Character dies and joins the moaning dead, the bottom half of their Character card will show how they can still win by satisfying a “zombie craving."
6 of the 24 Character cards in the expanded set!
6 of the 24 Character cards in the expanded set!
  • It plays out like a Zombie Movie. As the night falls, the survivors are hopeful - they have weapons, equipment, they're unhurt and ready to face the night. However, about half way through the game, as ammo runs low and weapons and tools have been broken or lost, people's agendas begin to show and the drama really begins...
6 of the 220 Equipment cards in the expanded set!
6 of the 220 Equipment cards in the expanded set!
  •  Massive Replayability. Every game is a unique zombie story line. With 104 Event cards (or 120 with the deluxe set), 12 Setting cards (from the Dead Arm of the Law expansion), AND up to 25 possible Characters, this game never plays the same way twice.
6 of the 220 Event cards in the expanded set!
6 of the 220 Event cards in the expanded set!
  • Players are NEVER out of the game. If a player dies, they simply switch sides and continue to play as a zombie! They draw zombie cards to achieve their "zombie craving," which usually features taking down those left alive. This feature not only keeps everyone involved, but as the game progresses and more players become zombies, it greatly increases the difficulty and drama of the game.
6 of the 74 Zombie cards in the core game! Some cards call for a heads or tails flip - players discard a zombie card off the deck, and check the crawling zombie graphic along the bottom of the card!
6 of the 74 Zombie cards in the core game! Some cards call for a heads or tails flip - players discard a zombie card off the deck, and check the crawling zombie graphic along the bottom of the card!

 

 

 

With this "Dead Arm of the Law" 50-card expansion set that comes in its own tuck box, you get a great value! Not only do you get 6 more Character cards,16 more Event cards, and 16 more Equipment cards, but you also get 12 Setting cards - a type of card not available in the regular core set! Setting cards are drawn at the start of the game and establish your game's storyline while introducing new rules, making each game played even more unique! The expansion characters introduced include the Sheriff, Escaped Convict, Thief, CIA Agent, Scavenger, and Gambler.

9 of the cards from the Dead Arm of the Law 50 card expansion set!
9 of the cards from the Dead Arm of the Law 50 card expansion set!

 

Depending on your backer level, you can ALSO get 4 unique cards designed ONLY for this Kickstarter, putting your totals up to 25 Character, 121 Event, 121 Equipment and 13 Setting cards!

4 Kickstarter Exclusive cards, never to be sold in stores! One Character card, an Event card, an Equipment card and a Setting card!
4 Kickstarter Exclusive cards, never to be sold in stores! One Character card, an Event card, an Equipment card and a Setting card!

 

At the Super Supporter and Diamond Supporter levels, as a special thank you for your generous support of this project, you will get bonus custom Character cards with photos of your choice, put through the same color treatment as the official cards. Any photo, on any Character card!

Get any photo you want on any Character card!
Get any photo you want on any Character card!

 

I'm excited to invest in making the game even better for all backers! As of 2/11, we've reached the third stretch goal! This is a great reason to spread the word - the more people back the project, the better your copy of the game will get!

 

This game has seen a LOT of playtesting! Read reviews from people who played the game, and had a hand in getting it to this point:

 

 

Risks and challenges

As a new game company, Dead 'til Dawn is Cavewolf Game's first product. While I'm confident that this game is unique, awesome, and that everyone will love it, a huge amount of investment has already been put into the game. The product you see here reflects a long personal investment (10+ years!) by me, Steve Cave, the game's designer, but also a massive group of playtesters who have helped forge this game into what it is today. Without their excitement and shared creativity that went into making each and every playtest version, this game would not exist. Dead ‘til Dawn was group-built and it only seems right for it to be group-funded!

Dead ‘til Dawn is complete. All that’s left is production, which is ready to go as soon as we are fully funded, though some details of design may still change. From my research and personal experience, delays are to be expected with any Kickstarter project. That is why my ship date is set to 3 months after funding. I am hopeful for a much earlier delivery, and plan to communicate clearly with each and every backer and supporter along the way!

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    Dead 'til Dawn - the Core Game Set

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    Dead 'til Dawn - Expanded Game Set

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    Dead 'til Dawn 3 Pack

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    This level is for people who really believe in this project, and who want to help this succeed! At this level, you will receive everything - the Dead 'til Dawn core game, the Deadly Agendas expansion, the 4 Kickstarter exclusive cards, AND as thanks a bonus set of ALL 25 character cards with the photos of your choice on them!

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    • Dead Arm of the Law Expansion - 50 more cards, $15 MSRP value
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