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Kill the zombies, stay alive, and escape!
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UPDATES:

6/30/14: $6,677 Stretch Funding Goal Met!
6/30/14: DISTRICT-Z Funded on Day One!
6/30/14: $9k and $10k Stretch Goals Met!
7/1/14: 198 Backers Stretch Funding Goal Met!
7/1/14: $11k and $12k Stretch Goals Met!
7/2/14: $13k, $14k, and $15k Stretch Goals Met!
7/3/14: $16k Stretch Goal Met!
7/4/14: $17k Stretch Goal Met!
7/8/14: $20k Stretch Goal Met!
7/16/14: $23k Stretch Goal Met!
7/17/14: $24k Stretch Goal Met!
7/19/14: $25k Stretch Goal Met!
7/21/14: $26k, $26.5k, and $27k Stretch Goals Met!
7/23/14: $28k and $29k Stretch Goals Met!
8/5/14: New Stretch Goals Revealed!
8/8/14: $35k Stretch Goal Met!
8/11/14: 625 Backers Stretch Goal Met!
8/12/14: $40k Stretch Goal Met!

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“What’s quite good here is that it is fully customizable.”
~BOX OF DELIGHTS

“I really enjoyed this game."
~NVS GAMEPLAYS

“This is something special here.”
~A LONESOME GAMER

“It’s better than ZOMBIES!!!”
~Z-CAT

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 1-8 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.

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.

DISTRICT-Z features 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
12 Card Stands
8 CITY'S EDGE cubes
25 WOUND counters
20 INFECTION counters
25 ZOMBIE counters

1 Rule Book

If all 25 of these LIMITED EDITIONS are pledged for, each LIMITED EDITION backer will receive two additional D6's in a random anodized aluminum color.

If you pledge for the EARLY BIRD level or higher, you'll get both ALTERNATE PHOTO CRYSTAL or ALTERNATE PHOTO HOPE cards! This will be the only place to get these exclusive cards.

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Below is the exclusive promo for our FLASHLIGHT participants only. This is an ITEM and LOCATION combo. They will never be sold or recreated after the Kickstarter campaign. Want one? Learn how to earn yourself a set of these promo cards by clicking here. It's simple!

Here are some links!

DISTRICT-Z on BGG

DISTRICT-Z on Facebook

DISTRICT-Z on Twitter

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Pledge at the $125 level - Personalize and create an ITEM, LOCATION, or SURVIVOR card for your personal copy of DISTRICT-Z. Or pledge at the $175 level and your personalized card will release with the base DISTRICT-Z game for EVERYONE to enjoy!

The stretch goals currently setup are pretty awesome. There are additional SURVIVORS, LOCATIONS, ITEMS,  a BOSS ZOMBIE, and even a custom mini-campaign. There's more about the mini-campaign following the stretch goals below.

One more thing. If we hit 'em, you get 'em. That's right, If you pledge for the EARLY BIRD level or higher, you'll get ALL of the stretch goals!

SUMMER CAMP and PRODUCTION LOCATIONS are not included in the DELUXE PACKAGE LEVELS. If you want both, add $10 to your pledge.

Currently SUMMER CAMP is an 18-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game. It will feature the story of Jenna and Stacy as they become too aware of the zombie apocalypse. Because it wasn't available at the start of the Kickstarter, this add-on pack is not included in the DELUXE LEVELS.

Contents:
1 Survivor (Jenna)
1 Survivor Portrait
2 Companions (Abbie and Ann)
2 Unique Items (Tent and Axe)
1 Boss (Stacy)
11 Locations

Here are three of the cards:

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Currently PRODUCTION LOCATIONS is a 9-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game. It could become an 18-Card add-on pack if we hit the stretch goals. It will feature LOCATIONS and ITEMS inspired by fan-favorite films. Because it wasn't available at the start of the Kickstarter, this add-on pack is not included in the DELUXE LEVELS.

Contents:
1 Survivor (Father MacGruber)
1 Survivor Portrait
1 Companion (Crackers/the companion formerly known as Peanuts)
1 Boss (The Herd)
6 Unique Items (Lawn Mower, Billy’s Baseball, Pinkie Snack Cake, Cricket Bat, Winchester, Rolled-Up Magazine)
8 Locations

Here are three of the cards...

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The below add-ons are included in the DELUXE PACKAGE LEVELS!

OPERATION STRIKE BACK is an 18-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $10 to your pledge for the standard game. Bring on some military fire power to DISTRICT-Z with this add-on. You'll be getting 3 military-hardened SURVIVORS and their SURVIVOR PORTRAITS, 3 GRENADES, a very powerful UNIQUE PISTOL, 7 NEW LOCATIONS, and PVT. LEONARD. 

Contents:
3 Survivors (Revenant, Stanwick, Gibson)
3 Survivor Portrait
3 Items (Grenade)
1 Unique Item (Suppressed P22 with Laser)
1 Boss (Pvt. Leonard)
7 Locations

Here are the three SURVIVORS and BOSS ZOMBIE PVT.LEONARD.

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The carnival is coming to DISTRICT-Z as an 18-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $10 to your pledge for the standard game. WALKER'S CARNIVAL adds the slightly insane clown, BOBBO, his former partner, PONGO, a CYMBAL-BANGING MONKEY, a RUBBER MALLET, MAHESH, and 12 new LOCATIONS to DISTRICT-Z. 

Contents:
1 Survivor (Bobbo)
1 Survivor Portrait
2 Unique Items (Cymbal Banging Monkey, Rubber Mallet)
1 Companion (Mahesh)
1 Boss (Pongo)
12 Locations

Here are three of the cards.

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RED RIVER is a 9-Card add-on pack you can get by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game. RED RIVER divides DISTRICT-Z in half and forces you and the other SURVIVORS to find the BRIDGE or ROBERT THE BOATMAN in order to cross it. You'll be getting ROBERT THE BOATMAN, a COMPANION with the boat you need, 6 RIVER LOCATIONS, and 2 more standard LOCATIONS.

Here are three of the cards.

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This custom MOVEMENT DIE will be green and made from anodized aluminum by Javelin Dice. It can be used by BOSS ZOMBIES as they move around DISTRICT-Z. Get yours by adding $5 to your pledge for the standard game.

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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 four girls (Brandi, Dylan, Rosie, and Xian) 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 DISTRICT-Z. It couldn't be easier than that!

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Here are reviews of DISTRICT-Z by Box of Delights, Zcat, NVS Gameplays, and Gaming on a Budget. More will be coming soon!

I'm on Kickstarter to raise the funds to produce DISTRICT-Z. I've invested money in the game design, photography, prototype printing and all other costs of getting the game created and tested. Now, I need help. I 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 six! Thanks for all of your support!

Risks and challenges

DISTRICT-Z is the the culmination of almost five 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. Even thought DISTRICT-Z was unsuccessful the first time, I was able to get feedback from backers and refine DISTRICT-Z even further.

The game, from rules, to testing, to artwork is already done. Now I need help from you the people who can make the 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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    "RELOCATING" TO THE CITY: You're getting one copy of DISTRICT-Z, two "Exclusive to Kickstarter" ALTERNATE PHOTO SURVIVOR cards (HOPE and CRYSTAL), all unlocked stretch goals, and part of your life WILL BE IN THE GAME. Email a high resolution picture and you, your house, your pet, whatever you think of and become part of DISTRICT-Z. I'll create your card with you via email. If you want insurance and tracking for international shipping, add an additional $5.

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Funding period

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