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About this project

Run For Your Life is a zombie survival card game designed to give players increasing flexibility in how the game is played and conquered. The driving force behind the development of the game was the desire to create a game that allowed, and even encouraged, large groups (8+) to play

Through the course of the game, groups  form and fracture,  smaller groups and solo parties  join together for safety in numbers or split to move faster than others, all the while being pursued by hungry zombies. It is a simple yet re-playable zombie survival card game, a game that plays like a zombie movie. 

You said card game... why is there a board?

Run For Your Life is not a card game where the focus is to improve your hand, take tricks, or form sets. The premise of the game is about moving distance. There are no dice to roll, no character stats to determine distance; it's all in the cards. 

The board was a tool which allowed us to keep the game from getting too complex at the outset, but also offered interesting opportunities to expand the game.The first alpha testing, where we tracked distance on paper, yielded something that was far more complex than we had intended and the testers quickly decided they would like to have something that visually portrayed where they were. 

But we like complex

Great, so do we, when it makes for flexibility and options, but not when it makes the game difficult to play. That's why there are a bunch of expansions in the works as well, but we wanted to have a core game that was simple enough for the casual gamer.  And don't worry, it's not like other board games where the same thing happens every time you reach X space. Events are fully independent of the board.

So when does it get more complex?

Don't think so much complex as more in depth. Each expansion opens up new opportunities for players to play their own style.

Risks and challenges

Past production experience in industrial hardware has taught us a lot about what can go wrong between development and production. The printer we have planned for the project may raise their prices, the cost of materials may go up. The most effective way we have of combating this is by keeping the game simple enough that it can be produced by any card printer. By keeping specialized pieces to an absolute minimum we ensure that or production can easily move from one printer to another should the need arise.

All of our textures and art come from either our own brains or free-to-use, creative commons sources. We didn't want there to be any legal snafus down the road.

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    Buys you a vote in what expansion will be released first: Urban - With an emphasis on masses of zombies; Nightmare - with evolving zombies and extreme circumstances; Streets, Structures, and Sewers - Where you can take to the air or go underground in you dash to safety; Bands and Loners - New decks for solo players and groups; Bio - Airborne virus etc; Paths - Transition from board to tile distance keeping as you create separate paths; Regions - The face of the world has changed.; Cut Throat - Sometimes the only way to safety is the path littered with your adversaries' corpses.

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    Limited Edition Launch Pack. As a thank you for helping launch the project you will receive a limited edition booster pack of Run For Your Life cards that will not be included in the release.

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    The Rules: We'll send you the rules for the core game along with card files so you can print it out and play it before deciding to buy plus the launch pack.

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    Zombie Tee. Perfect for when you are running to build up your stamina. Remember, zombies don't need to sleep. You'll also get the rules and card files.

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    The zombie tee, the rules and card files, and the launch pack. Plus two votes towards first expansion release.

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    The Game, in all it's zombie apocalypse glory.

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    The core game plus the limited edition launch pack.

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    Zombie Hoodie. It gets cold at night when you don't dare build a fire... or stop running. Plus the rules and card files.

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    Beta testing rights. Prior to publication you will be shipped the expansion, Run For Your Life: Urban, to test with friends and make suggestions. Your name will be listed as one of the beta testers on the game. (core game not included)

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    Beta testing rights. Prior to publication you will be shipped the expansion, Run For Your Life: Streets, Structures, and Sewers to test with friends and make suggestions.Your name will be listed as one of the beta testers on the game. (core game not included)

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    Beta testing rights. Prior to publication you will be shipped the expansion, Run For Your Life: Nightmare to test with friends and make suggestions.Your name will be listed as one of the beta testers on the game. (core game not included)

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    Beta testing rights. Prior to publication you will be shipped the expansion, Run For Your Life: Bands and Lone Wolves to test with friends and make suggestions.Your name will be listed as one of the beta testers on the game. (core game not included)

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    Zombie Hoodie. It gets cold at night when you don't dare build a fire... or stop running. Plus the rules and card files, and the launch pack.

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    The Game and the hoodie to hide your fearful shivers from your friends, and the launch booster pack.

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    Thank You Pack: As a massive thank you we will be giving you: The game, a special edition Zombie hoodie,(that's right, glow in the dark zombie) and the first expansion for beta testing.

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