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Fully cooperative tile-based exploration and resource management survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world for 1-6 players.
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Instructions and Quick Reference

Posted by Dave Schroeder (Creator)

It's been another few weeks of touching up and finalizing things, here's what we've been doing:


One of our favorite parts about having different people play the game (like we got to do at PAX) is seeing the questions that come up and the situations that arise.  Looking at each, thinking through how we want it to be for that situation, and determining the exact wording to make that the case without breaking anything else is a really interesting exercise.  That's a lot of what we were doing to finish the character cards a few weeks back, (and what we are doing now with the missions and minor objectives) and now that they are done and their wording finalized, we have been expanding on that in the manual.

Each survivor will have a section noting their traits as written on the card, and then detailing any technicalities, interactions, or just a more verbose description.  Many will also have examples to make it as clear and precise as possible.  This (for the characters, missions, and minor objectives) means that the manual will be quite a few more pages than we had originally thought, but it should minimize the chance that you will need to consult the internet for errata in the middle of a game.

Sample survivor details.  The text is there, the layout is changing
Sample survivor details. The text is there, the layout is changing

Quick Reference

Keeping with our goal of ease of learning, the quick reference cards have been clarified and tidied up.  After some feedback and shuffling around of things, we have added an action tracker to the side as well.  We don't expect that you will use it most of the time, since 3 actions is usually pretty easy to remember, but having it there has proven helpful more than once for especially complex turns so we thought it was worth making room for.  Any of you that have played the Mechanic for instance know that it can get crazy pretty quickly, and you can understand why we made it go to 7.

The front of the quick reference, and the greatest user of the action tracker
The front of the quick reference, and the greatest user of the action tracker

-Rob and Dave

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    1. Dave Schroeder Creator on

      Current delivery estimate is sometime in the fall. We have a few more weeks on our end, and then it's 5 months at the printers with proofing, production, and shipping.

    2. Nancy Hutchins

      While it is nice to hear all that you have been up to and where you have been, can we get an official update on delivery date/

    3. Matt Bateman on

      What is your latest estimate on delivery dates?

    4. Dave Schroeder Creator on

      Kickstarter resizes everything we put up to fit their format. If you (or anyone else) wants to message me an email address I can send you the full size files to look at.

    5. Leonardo on

      Can you provide the quick reference in higher resolution?

    6. Scooby Meredith on

      Thanks for the update. I can hardly wait to start playing!