About this project
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The SuperFlu has arrived and few have survived the tidal wave of the pandemic. You and a few other lucky (?) survivors are left, and the countryside is populated by groups of raiders who claim large swaths of land as their territory.
There are resources left by those who did not survive, but you have to find them. You have prepared and have a few resources to start with: Food, Fuel, and Weaponry. You are looking to expand upon them and to find medical supplies and survivors that will help you establish a settlement that will begin the rebuilding of society. You can use your resources to gain an edge in an encounter, but you really want to accumulate them for the uncertain future.
There are a few promising sites to evaluate, but you have to travel to them while garnering the supplies you’ll need to get a good start on your settlement. On the way, you’ll have challenges to obtain resources and raiders to fight. Once you have evaluated your settlement options and stockpiled the necessary supplies and followers, you win (if you can do it before anyone else can). One IMPORTANT thing to understand is your character NEVER dies, even if you lose all your resources during the game! There is always HOPE in this game! A few turns can change your luck and send you on your way to winning the game. It is your strategy that can make the difference.
Each game is different, with travel to different destinations and different obstacles and challenges to surmount to find safe haven.
GAME WEBSITE: http://survivalboardgame.com/
As seen on New York Times online and in their print newspaper:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/us/at-survivalists-expo-items-for-everything-short-of-the-zombie-apocalypse.html?_r=0
Some portions of the site are still under construction.
In Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL!, your assets aren't just for stockpiling. You can use them to gain an edge in an attack! or event! encounter:
Use 1 weapon to add 1 to your roll in attack encounters.
Use 1 fuel to add up to 3 spaces to your movement roll.
Use 2 food to add 1 to your roll in event encounters.
Use 1 of each of the above to add an additional die to your roll.
Use 1 of each of the above to have an opponent skip their next turn.
Use 1 medical kit to save any survivors lost this turn.
Reach 5, 7, 9, and 11 survivor milestones: get a bonus card and 1 food, fuel or weapon (your choice)
The game revolves around the temptation to use your resources vs. the need to accumulate them to reach the required amounts to win the game.
NVS GAMEPLAYS REVIEW ON THE GAME BY MICHAEL FORDER
Michael has also put up an overview/rules video as well!
The lead designers are Joe Alton (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton (Nurse Amy) of the top survival website www.doomandbloom.net. Doom and Bloom(tm), LLC is a well-known and established company with various survival product lines, including the #1 Amazon bestseller in Survival Skills "The Survival Medicine Handbook". They are contributors to leading survival magazines and host a popular podcast on Blogtalk radio. Joe and Amy are dedicated gamers and wanted a survival game that wasn't your usual Zombie Apocalypse offering.
We are also joined by Jesse Stortini, another long-time board gamer and game podcaster who has been invaluable in our extensive game testing over the past year.
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Kurt Miller, our artist, graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication and with an Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration. He has been in the visual communication field since 1990, going back to the days before the 3D generation; 8 of those years Kurt spent illustrating in the gaming entertainment industry.
As an in house Lead Illustrator for Avalon Hill he was allowed full control to illustrate entire board game packages. His career has led him down many paths but none as rewarding as visual illustration. Later Kurt ventured into the computer world and went on board with a computer game company, Talonsoft. There he picked up on many types of software and developed some award winning titles. Computers and various programs have provided the tools to create unique visual perspectives, which help propel his clients to new levels of creative statement. His ability to conceptualize for these clients is highly regarded and allows them to focus on the written message while he explores the visual content.
Currently Kurt is a full time freelance Illustrator as the owner of KMI Studio, LLC in the town of York, Pennsylvania, and has recently been named Artist Guest of Honor for LibertyCon 27 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Our Graphic Designer
Josh Cappel is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in dozens of board and card games. (Including the award-winning Pandemic, Belfort, Endeavor, Wasabi, and 1960: The Making of the President.) His style is eclectic, varying from project to project according to the visual needs of the game. The most consistent feature of his work is that the visual design promotes clarity of understanding for the players; in board games form is function. Josh designs games so that their physical appearance makes the game easier to learn; smoother to play; and more immersive for the players, all resulting in a better gameplay experience in a beautiful package.
1 main Game Board
·4 Player Boards
·64 Event cards
·40 Attack cards
·32 Bonus cards
·8 Character cards
·6 custom dice
·20 acrylic stones for the player mats
·1 felt bag
·24 small destination discs
·6 large destination tokens
·8 character Standees
Click below to check out our rulebook:
To see the FULL Game Board go to this link:
UNLOCKED!!!! $29,000 Set of plastic 2 inch miniatures of every character, sent separately from the Game Box for Kickstarter Backers (so YOU can get them as early as possible!)
$34,000 Stretch rewards: 10 additional UNIQUE bonus cards to add variety to the game
$39,000 Set of additional UNIQUE event and attack cards to add variety to the game
$49,000 A collector’s edition alternate board exclusively for Kickstarter funders
$69,000 Get a free copy from the first batch of our upcoming RAIDERS! expansion (2015)
$79,000 Get a set of miniatures for the new RAIDERS! expansion
$89,000 To be announced!
To pledge for multiple rewards, use the $6 Reward Level, and simply add the totals together for all rewards you would like to participate in. Don't forget to add applicable shipping costs. Increase your pledge amount to this total to cover all rewards you wish to back.
When the project ends, you will be sent a survey, simply list the reward levels and quantity you pledged for. If your pledge amount equals the reward levels you requested, then you will receive all of your reward levels backed.
A donation to our project in any reward tier would be greatly appreciated. Every reward level gives you exclusive content and items to enhance your game experience. For those who want a truly personalized game, feel free to contribute at the level that you get your very own character card or even become a main character in our next expansion!
Can't contribute to our project? NOT A PROBLEM! Spread the word about our project to your friends and family or on social media! We appreciate any and all support you are able to give. With your help, Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL! won't be just a project, but a REALITY!
We appreciate your time and contribution. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you! May your travels be safe in good times OR bad.
Kick Starter Badge:
You can Add On additional pledge money and receive the below rewards:Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL! Pouch: $ 20 add-on pledge
This add-on is an empty SURVIVAL! pouch and will have a special iron-on patch included that says "SURVIVAL!". As a special bonus to our backers at $120 or higher, you will receive this bag as part of your rewards.
This pouch has interlocking webbing straps that attach to any vest, belt, bag or pack. It has a quick release buckle and is waterproof. The dimensions are 7" x 8" x 4" and the color is OD green. This is a great bag for hikers, bikers and hunters!
Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL! Patch 4" x 4" : $10 add-on pledge
A Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL! Dice Tower: $25 Add-On Pledge
Doom and Bloom's "The Survival Medicine Handbook" Add-On $35 includes shipping in US only. No international shipping available (VERY expensive). This book will explain how to use those medical kits you gather in the game, and in real life. 550 pages in plain English.
Risks and challenges
Thankfully, the risks are minimal. We have completed ALL aspects of the game and it is ready for manufacture. We have built a relationship with a well-known print house and have full faith in their ability to deliver the product on time. We are asking for help in mass-producing our game.
Shipping delays are sometimes seen in these projects. We have accommodated for this by creating a realistic delivery date for SURVIVAL! We expect to deliver before the date listed. Doom and Bloom(tm), LLC, takes customer satisfaction to the highest level for all of its products.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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