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10-20-2013: Brandi Bare, Dylan card art revealed and Stretch Funding Goals opened.
10-19-2013:
Corinne & Operation Strike Back Add-On revealed and a new STRETCHGOAL added... THE ROUGHNECKS!
10-18-2013:
FAQ added about Overseas Insurance
10-17-2013
: Walker's Carnival Add-On!
10-16-2013:
Special Brandi Bare Exclusive Add-On!

Be careful. Zombies await around every corner. They are desperate and eager to sink their teeth into you and make you yet another member of their growing legion.

DISTRICT-Z is a zombie-killing board/card/rpg game for 1-4 players in which you must survive and make your way to the safety of the CITY'S EDGE. Each game takes about 30 minutes or less to play. The game “board” is always randomly generated and determines the layout of the city at the start of each game. The game is easy to play and easy to learn and allows players to get into the action right away.

During the game, you play the role of one of the six SURVIVORS below. Each one of these SURVIVORS has a special ability that can help you escape to the CITY’S EDGE. CLICK HERE to see larger versions of the SURVIVORS.

Check out DISTRICT-Z.COM for back stories of our SURVIVORS before the zombie apocalypse. I think you're going to love them. They were written by Joe Cherry, Elyse Ehrhart, and Gene Ballesty. Joe has a really cool web comic called SHROUD OF LIGHT. Be sure to check it out and give him some props!

During your turn, you must visit different LOCATION cards. Each LOCATION card has an EVENT TABLE at the top of its text area. This table is used to determine what happens as you make your way to safety. When you find a LOCATION OBJECTIVE, survive and escape to the CITY’S EDGE. A multi-player game is semi-cooperative, however, you must be the first to escape the city to win.

Visit DISTRICT-Z.COM to view the complete rules and for more information about the game.

Here's a quick solo game of DISTRICT-Z. It's really short just so you can gather a little more information about DISTRICT-Z and how it plays.

DISTRICT-Z will feature 72 professionally-designed cards. Here's what you'll find inside every copy of DISTRICT-Z:

30 LOCATION cards: The places that SURVIVORS go while making their way to safety.

26 ITEM cards: The gear that SURVIVORS use while on their journey. To equip an ITEM, find the ITEM in the ITEM card pile and put it next to your SURVIVOR.

6 SURVIVOR cards: You. You are one of the last surviving humans after the zombie apocalypse.

6 SURVIVOR PORTRAIT cards: These cards are used as your playing pieces. You put the card into a card stand and this represents you in the CITY.

4 LOCATION OBJECTIVE cards: In order to win the game, you must find and equip a LOCATION OBJECTIVE card and make your way to the CITY'S EDGE.

6 Black ZOMBIE COMBAT dice
6 Red SURVIVOR COMBAT dice
4 Card Stands
25 WOUND counters
25 INFECTION counters
20 ZOMBIE counters
1 Rule Book

If you donate at the $5 level and we're successful, you'll receive one of these two KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SURVIVOR cards. ALTERNATE PHOTO CRYSTAL or ALTERNATE PHOTO HOPE. If you donate $20 or more, you'll get both! This is the only place to get these exclusive cards.

There are stretch goals currently setup and they're pretty awesome. Additional Kickstarter Exclusive SURVIVORS, custom dice, the first expansion to DISTRICT-Z (The Final Days), and even a stuffed teddy bear (huh?) are among the goals. More about each goal will be revealed when we hit them.

Oh. One more thing. If we hit 'em, you'll get 'em. That's right, if you donate on the RED EYE or ABOVE levels, you'll get ALL of the stretch goals!

OPERATION STRIKE BACK is an 18-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $10 to your pledge for the standard game. You'll be getting 3 new SURVIVORS, 3 SURVIVOR PORTRAITS, 3 ITEMS, and 9 NEW LOCATIONS. As a tease, here are the three SURVIVORS.

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WALKER'S CARNIVAL is a 9-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game. You'll be getting a new SURVIVOR, SURVIVOR PORTRAIT, ITEM, and 6 NEW LOCATIONS. Here are three of the cards for your enjoyment.

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Joe and Jeff Outlaw (the writer for Brandi Bare) have allowed me to drop the leading ladies from Brandi Bare (Brandi, Dylan, Xian, and Rosie) into the DISTRICT-Z universe!

Complete with artwork created especially for DISTRICT-Z, the girls (and alternate BEAR BACKPACK ITEM card) are available as a 9-card add-on pack you can get by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game.

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Do you want to get your hands on the Print and Play version? Simply add $5 to your pledge and you'll get a Print and Play version of the game. It couldn't be easier than that!

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Or maybe you would rather get high-quality 8x10 reproductions of some of the SURVIVORS and LOCATIONS from DISTRICT-Z? There are 10 different images available for $5 each. Or if you'd like all 10 images, you can get them for $40. Just add-on to your pledge and drop me a line which one you'd like. In order: Alternate Hope, Alternate Crystal, Ravenous Zombies, Crystal, Caleb, Avery, Barney, Hope, Cemetery, Overrun.

Check out this review from Phil Christiansen and Gaming on a Budget!

We're on Kickstarter to raise the funds to produce DISTRICT-Z. We've invested money in the game design, photography, prototype printing and all other costs of getting the game created and tested. Now, we need help. We need to cover costs of the printing, packaging, shipping, stretch goals, exclusives and so on. With your support, this can happen!

You can show your support and enthusiasm for DISTRICT-Z by changing your avatar to one of these four created by Edward Pun! Thanks for all of your support!

Risks and challenges

DISTRICT-Z is the the culmination of four years of creating, testing, and refining a game that I love. This is my first game to market and my first game on Kickstarter, and I'm very thrilled to be able to get it in your hands.

The game, from rules, to testing, to artwork is already done. Now we need to engage the people who can make the physical game a reality.

I've gathered pricing and timelines from multiple reputable companies to ensure that this project goes as smoothly as possible. That said, the unforeseen does happen and there isn't a guarantee that production timelines won't slip, or there won't be shipping delays. I will make sure that you receive constant updates on the status of the project.

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    A LONG WEEKEND Everything from the $25 Level AND you'll become a SURVIVOR for your own personal copy of DISTRICT-Z. Email a high resolution picture of yourself. You can specify your quote, I'll create your stats and special ability with you via email.

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    A WEEK'S STAY: Everything from the $25 Level AND via email, you and I will create a UNIQUE ITEM that will be in the second expansion of DISTRICT-Z.

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    MOVING TO THE CITY: Everything from the $25 Level AND YOU WILL BE IN THE GAME. Email a high resolution picture of yourself and you'll become a SURVIVOR in the second expansion of DISTRICT-Z. You can specify your quote, I'll create your stats and special ability with you via email.

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    RETAILER: 10 Copies of DISTRICT-Z.

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