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An apocalyptic survival horror RPG set 3 years after a global parasitic outbreak. You play survivors trying to find ways to stay alive.
An apocalyptic survival horror RPG set 3 years after a global parasitic outbreak. You play survivors trying to find ways to stay alive.
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Thank you Kickstarter community for your help in our first project- Spy.  It was a success!  With your support and feedback, we are pleased to introduce our next project- Pathogen:  Unclassified.  It will be a Hardback (8.5x11) book in Full Color.

Pathogen: Unclassified is an apocalyptic survival horror role-playing game (RPG). It is set 3 years after a global parasitic outbreak took over by altering people's minds.  It struck fast and without mercy. Over time, the uninfected survivors (approximately 9% of the world population) realized not all the infected were the same. They were still alive, but the parasite is in control of the host's body. 

What the survivors know-

  • A majority of the infected are mindless meat sacks only driven by the need to feed on flesh.
  • A much smaller percentage of the infected have higher mental functionality, but seem to get united orders from a mysterious source.  The survivors refer to them as "The Hive".
  • A very small percentage of the infected still maintained their identity and mind, but they had serious physical drawbacks and some mental issues.  However, they developed Psionic abilities. 
Infected Hive Warrior
Infected Hive Warrior

Many believe the GMO food producer and major pharmaceutical corporation, Gaia Life Solutions, was behind the outbreak.  At the start of the catastrophy, Gaia seemed already prepared with a highly skilled armed forces in place to shore up various centers offering a safe haven to the desperate compliant survivors. 

Most people are a bit hesitant to join the centers, because  of  the stories that have emerged from behind the walls of Gaia's reclamation centers.  Whispers of survivors working to the bone for basics necessities and protection.  Outside the walls Gaia troops and scientist are seen doing undisclosed "research" for an unknown purpose.   Also, if you do not comply or have been deemed a trouble maker disappearances are noticeable.

Gaia Life Solutions security force
Gaia Life Solutions security force

Pathogen:  Unclassified is unique, versatile, and easy to learn, because you only require one book to run the game.  Unlike many apocalyptic survival horror games with one basic threat, Pathogen: Unclassified has been designed for either simple capability settings and/or long running campaigns with complex story lines. The game world offers the survivors a wide variety of challenges and goals. 

For Pathogen:  Unclassified, the writing is almost finished and we need a few more pieces of art.  However, before we could move into production, we need your help to raise capital to get the game book to print.

The Polyhedral Knights has a very small staff working hard to provide affordable quality games to the public, so your pledge will be greatly appreciated.  Please pledge today to help get Pathogen:  Unclassified published.

 

Gaia Specialty Dice and Bio-Hazard Luck Tokens
Gaia Specialty Dice and Bio-Hazard Luck Tokens

 

Pre-made character example
Pre-made character example

 

Pre made character sheet part 2
Pre made character sheet part 2

 

Page 1 from GM Screen rough draft
Page 1 from GM Screen rough draft

 

Prototype NCP/Plot seed cards
Prototype NCP/Plot seed cards

 

Risks and challenges

The Polyhedral Knights produced a successful first project on Kickstarter with Spy, so we are applying lessons learned from your input to make Pathogen: Unclassified another success. With any venture there are risks involved, but we plan to mitigate risk with our project implementation plans to keep us on track.

We are a small company needing capital to get our game published. We are almost ready to go to print, because 86% of the writing is done. We have chosen a printer in the United State for a quicker lead-time schedule. The game has been play tested with glowing responses. However, if we have enough pledges to increase our budget, we have plans for expansions of the game book with more adventures from extra writers and more artwork to enhance the esthetics of the book.

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    Thank you for supporting us. For your "Contagion" pledge we will publish your name in the book as a backer of Pathogen: Unclassified.

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    For your pledge, you will receive the Retailer Package of four (4) Full Color Hardcover (8.5x11) books.

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    For your pledge, you will receive a complete PDF of the game rules, a signed by the author Full Color Hardback (8.5x11) edition of the game, Gaia Specialty Dice, Biohazard Luck Tokens (5 total), and a deck of NPC/Plot seed cards. Also Mickey (the creator), will run a complete adventure for you and your group (up to 6 players) via Skype.

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