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The ultimate zombie boardgame, reinvented in a medieval fantasy setting! New survivors, new zombies, new equipment, and revamped rules!
The ultimate zombie boardgame, reinvented in a medieval fantasy setting! New survivors, new zombies, new equipment, and revamped rules!
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The Elf is Here! And NPCs are breaking out! Where's the Jailer?!

Posted by CMON (Creator)

Hail Survivors!

As we enter the second week of our campaign, another stretch goal has been unlocked! Now all backers will get Merieil, the Naïade Special Guest Survivor!

 Coming up next we have one more NPC zombie:

If we reach $1.820k all backers will get 4 figures of the NPC zombie jailer, as well as 4 white counter bases to help distinguish him from other zombies.

But that's not all we'll be unlocking at $1.820k!!

The thing that sets Notorious Plagued Characters apart from normal zombies is that if you manage to kill and collect 5 different ones, you can exchange them for a random Vault weapon. So with all these NPCs we've unlocked for all backers, you're gonna need some more Vault weapons!

Reaching $1.820k will also give to all backers 3 new Vault cards, which can be used both as NPC prizes, or as extra options of weapons to find in Vaults. A heavy crossbow that kills Abominations? A dwarven shield that might withstand an Abomination's attack? A long range orcish bow that can be used both as a ranged weapon and a melee weapon? That might be worth going on the hunt for NPCs!

If we unlock these two Stretch goals, all backers will get the 5 types of non-Kickstarter Exclusive NPCs, the 3 Vault cards, and the 12 NPC spawn cards packed in the special box we're calling NPC-1:

And if you want a greater variety of NPCs to hunt around (or to hunt you, as the case may be), we have an optional buy to offer you that has a whole new set!

The Notorious Plagued Characters NPC-2 box contains 5 new types of NPC zombies, with 4 miniatures per type, coming to a total of 20 miniatures in the box. It also has 20 white bases to help distinguish them and 12 NPC spawn cards to bring them to the board. Finally, this box contains 3 new Vault cards with powerful weapons!

And what are these new NPCs? The NPC-2 box brings to Black Plague a monk, a tavern wench, an elf bard, a noble, and a jester!

If you're interested in purchasing this optional buy, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" pledge button on the Black Plague Kickstarter page and in the pledge manager add the amount of the items you'd like to get. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.

Raise thy Swords!


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    1. Charles-Antoine on

      Damn, this isn't where I wanted to post :(

    2. Charles-Antoine on

      I wanted to share some of my zombies from zombicide season 1. This is half-speed painting, but I'm happy with the result ;) What do you think about it ? (except the poor quality of the picture xD)

    3. Skritter on

      Don't use a white base and the NPC are just regular walkers.
      Or don't use the NPC rules at all, and you have a boat load of interesting walkers.
      Or don't apply the NPC rule when you draw an NPC card, and use a different rule instead. Then use NPC zombies as Toxic, Berserkers or even Seeker zombies for any given scenario (if you wish).

    4. Tomasz Ernin Puzdrowski on

      Can u show 3 new Vault cards from NPC-2 pack?

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      David on

      Lots of NPCs - to maintain balance, how about a boost for the standard walkers?

    6. Xavier

      Thank you Thiago

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      Eph&Pveith on

      Neat-o! Raised my pledge to get that box!
      I do hope though that CMoN will introduce at least one more kind of zombie in this, since the game can get extremely easy with too many NPCs on the board.
      During our move to another city we only had the S3 stuff in our old flat for a testgame and there were heaps of VIP zombies and the rest was all crowz and skinner zombies. Everyone had pimp weapons in no time since the VIPs were drawn over and over. So I hope we will get one more kind of zombie besides regulars, wolfz and NPCs. At least cards for the crowz. Crossing my fingers!

    8. Michael on

      @Markus Feußner: The rules coming with NPC's are just the ones already spoiled: Collect 5 different ones and then choose a special vault weapon card.

    9. Jon Shelky

      Scratch that, just noticed the vault part on the descriptor. Nice job

    10. Jon Shelky

      Thiago, are vault cards somehow distinguished from normal equipment? Just curious as that's a continual problem with the current Pimp cards that they get shuffled into the normal equip deck at the end of a session and you can only find them by knowing what they are.

    11. Thiago Aranha on

      @Xavier: Not yet. Soon, though.

    12. Markus Feußner on

      @Jean-Philippe Theriault:
      Yeah, 5$ (for some countries like germany even more because of the slightly higher prices) and more unlocked stretch goals.

    13. Markus Feußner on

      And updated pledge by another 20$ - nice one, really nice optional.

      What's interesting is the word rules on the NPC-Box.

      Does that mean, every NPC comes with it's own set of rules?

    14. Jean-Philippe Theriault on

      Is there any benefit for putting in this as an add-on over waiting for release in stores?

    15. Ryan (attacker of darkness) on

      Happy to see some more Vault cards added to the fray.

    16. Amy Fountain Dancer on

      Awesome! Upped my pledge another $20

    17. scotevil on

      Jester zombie is a cool idea... I feel I want him to be about 2/3 or half the size of the other zombies though.

    18. Xavier

      Can you name the 3 vault weapons on npc-2, please?

    19. BoardGameGuy on

      Great add on. More please!

    20. Belisarius

      May seem odd, but I'm loving the new cards more than the minis

    21. Marco Tonino on

      Are any of these NPC's fatties? Some sure look it. Awesome stuff again!

      Can you still tone down all the str 3 weapons? Make them suck, like being able to shoot once a turn, roll 1 die and only hit on a 5+. Otherwise once you have these abominations are easy mode, especially ranged, but if you cripple the weapon the struggle remains (with an eventual kill feeling all the more rewarding).

    22. Stefan Tremblay on

      New cards : great... What about cards for CROWZ, plz. It would add variety on the board for minimal cost for longtime Zombifans.

    23. Ravenwing on

      Awesome add-on! A must have.

    24. Munji Studios on

      Hell yeah more Orc weapons has to mean an Orc survivor coming up.

    25. Matt Price on

      Brilliant! I'm still holding out for an add on box of just more regular zombies. I really want TONS more Zs for this game, and for various others that take advantage of the UNDEAD! Please, GG, let me give you more of my money!

    26. Kai Arhelger on

      Please give us some other cool Stuff. We have so many new heros, N.P.Cs...
      Thats about KS-exklusive kampange with new Tiles. Or modelt stuff to upgrade our tiles.

    27. Coralline Algae on

      Lots to like in this update!

    28. Anthony Hennig on

      So that is what NPC zombies are all about. Love that collection mechanic. Means the greedy player may hunt down that last zombie for the set instead of playhing the objective. Very cool.

    29. Patrick Heeran on

      Definitely picking up that optional buy! More of those, please!

    30. Urban Blom on

      Yes! Zombie jester!

    31. Bruthor on

      And another 20$ from me!

    32. Jeremey on

      Great stuff!

    33. Eelco on

      I need that second box. gonna update my pledge.

    34. Cornelius, Wanderer of the Ringtail Fox on

      @Thiago - Yes a yester, That's the one I wanted the most (but not mentioned it).
      Very cool addition. Thanks!

    35. F74N on

      npc-2 looks great indeed

    36. Sharkey on

      Another Orcish weapon, come on you can't keep teasing us like that unless you got an Orc survivor planned! ;D