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Survivors must explore, sneak, scavenge and kill to survive the apocalypse in this cooperative board game for 1-6 players.
Survivors must explore, sneak, scavenge and kill to survive the apocalypse in this cooperative board game for 1-6 players.
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Survivor Spotlight: The Veteran & his Dog

Posted by Mike Gnade (Creator)
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I am planning to do a series of updates throughout the campaign about each survivor. Hopefully this will get all you backers out there more excited for the game and also provide you with a closer look at the artwork and cards that you'll be receiving.  

The Veteran and his Dog!

I felt like the Dog has not been shown off enough :)
I felt like the Dog has not been shown off enough :)

 

The old grizzled Vet is never seen without his trusty dog at his side. This class is a unique dual character system. All of the cards in this deck are based around one of the characters and whether or not the dog or veteran are still alive. The Veteran has a lot of old military weapons that he can use and can become a little crazed if the dog falls.  

Meanwhile the Dog is a very versatile but fragile tool that can be used to attack monsters, scout the landscape, hunt for food or even help remove roaming monsters from map tiles. The key is to not let the dog be killed too early (or at all) or you’ll lose access to a bunch of abilities and cards in this deck.

Rules Note: When playing as the Veteran and the Dog, you can select which enemy is attacking which character but must evenly distribute enemies between the characters. For example, if you have two enemies in front of you - one will damage the veteran and the other the dog, but you can choose which one. If an enemy hits all players in range, it hits both the Veteran and the Dog.

Russonc, Stavros Tsiakalos, and 12 more people like this update.

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    1. Sunny Neuroshima on

      Fantastic idea. Really appreciate the strategic insights for playing the Veteran and his Dog and looking forward to seeing similar details for the other survivors.

    2. Ethan Furman
      Superbacker
      on

      You mean I can't just play the dog? :/ Oh, well, I like the dual nature!

    3. Stavros Tsiakalos on

      Sounds pretty cool: deal two damage to the veteran, then allow all the monsters that deal massive damage to hit the dog who is immune. Also, let the dog go crazy biting them without suffering damage.

    4. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      Yeah hopefully you all like this kind of thing - this is probably the hardest character to play effectively but they're also a favorite in playtests and very versatile. Basically all the gear is for the Veteran - and all the instants are around the dog.

    5. Stavros Tsiakalos on

      Oh, that explains it! I kept reading 6 survivors but was seeing 7 portraits :)