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Help us create the most fan-driven Zombies!!! product ever! Become part of the original zombie survival horror board game.
Help us create the most fan-driven Zombies!!! product ever! Become part of the original zombie survival horror board game.
455 backers pledged $20,633 to help bring this project to life.

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Twilight Creations has always put fans first in everything we do, and this time we’re letting you take the fight back to the zombie horde on your own terms! Welcome to Zombies!!! 13, or as we like to call it... 

This is our retaliation set, in which the military, the CDC, and others finally start to mobilize against the zombie threat. As part of the effort, they recruit the people with the most experience cutting through zombie legions - and that's you, the survivors who've lived out there in the shambler-infested wilds all these years.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Since the story of this set is all about what's left of the human resistance recruiting you into new units of zombie-fighters, we figured we'd Kickstart the set to give each of you the chance to get involved in the world and design of Zombies!!! like never before...

  • You can get your picture on a card in the game, and suggest mechanics for your card as well!
  • You can design a tile to look like one of your favorite hangouts in the real world — or someplace you’d love to visit!
  • You can get a set of zombies or a survivor figure made to look like your body type, and also suggest its pose and any props it carries!
  • You can even put your face on the cover of the game box! 

Here are some previous examples of real players being inserted into the game, as illustrated by Zombies!!! artist Dave Aikins, and the cards that were made in their images...

GAME BOX CONTENTS

The final Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z game box will contain... 

  • 30 map tiles
  • 50 Event cards
  • 100 zombie figures
  • 6 survivor figures
  • 1 sheet of heart tokens
  • 1 sheet of bullet tokens
  • 1 sheet of infection tokens
  • Dice
  • Rules

The tiers at the right offer the chance to guide development of nearly all these components except the rules, which will be previewed to backers ahead of release. 

Help us create all these components and make this the most amazing Zombies!!! set yet! 

NOTE: Thanks to the generous support of our backers, this is now a standalone expansion for the Zombies!!! board game and CAN be played on its own. The base Zombies!!! board game is NOT required to use this product. 

STRETCH GOALS

We've blown straight through our original funding goal! A special thanks goes out to all the survivors out there still pulling for the human race after all these years! :)

With the extra support, we've been able to reach beyond our original aspirations with this release. Here's what we can already do thanks to you, and some of the things we can make happen if we push this just a little further...

$10,000 (REACHED!): Zombies!!! 13 is now a standalone expansion! This has by far been the most requested upgrade and we've got a great way to make it work. You'll all see more about this when we get the beta rules up for backers to check out and playtest. 

$15,000: We'll add a 7th promo card! This new promo card will become available to everyone who is already receiving the Kickstarter-exclusive promo card set through their tier. 

$20,000: We'll release an exclusive DEFCON Z-themed scenario that will go out to everyone pledging $35 or more. This scenario will take place during the DEFCON Z storyline and feature a major turning point in the campaign to turn back the undead hordes.

$25,000: We'll include a set of 50 plastic hearts that will go out to everyone pledging $40 or more. These are one of our most requested accessories - a set of beautiful molded tokens to keep track of the life slipping away from you every moment of every game...

$30,000: We'll include a set of 50 plastic bullets that will go out to everyone pledging $40 or more. As with the hearts, these are a fantastic upgrade to your Zombies!!! experience, illustrating the depth of your clip as a beautiful pile of 3D headshots waiting to happen.

If we hit $25,000 and $30,000 respectively, we'll also set up an add-on so you can increase the number of tokens you receive, in case you'd like more.

More coming soon (we hope)!

THANK YOU ALL!

With the theme of the set being the human response to the undead menace, we’d love to hear how you’d combat the lurching, mindless masses! Let us know in the Comments section, and help us tell your story after the fall of society. 

From everyone here at Twilight Creations, we want to thank you for all these great years of zombie mayhem, and we look forward to many more. For now though, let’s see what we can do to reclaim some streets together. 

We look forward to seeing you on the front line! Stay strong out there in the wild. Watch your back, and keep your sidearm handy...

Risks and challenges

We recognize that the biggest hurdle here is the necessary turnaround time for submissions from backers, and that the back-and-forth required for approval will be difficult. Fortunately, our fans are very committed to Zombies!!!, and have proven over the years that they're eager to be involved however they can. We're intending to contact each backer who pledges at a level that involves submissions and approvals as early as possible to get that process started.

Beyond this, our risks and challenges are minimal. We have a long standing relationship with our Chinese printer, and assuming we can get the set ready for them on the agreed schedule, they're committed to delivering in time for a September 2014 release. Our artist, Dave Aikins, has been working on the game line since the very beginning, and is equally committed to delivering on time, as is our tile artist.

This campaign is about involving you, the fans of Zombies!!!, in a way that was never possible before Kickstarter. So let's make this happen together!

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    Our eternal thanks, and the thanks of every survivor out there in the zombie wasteland. The struggle to beat back the undead hordes will go much easier because of you.

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    Full set of Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else), plus a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z!!! + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!! Own the expansion that turns the tide against the zombie menace!

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    BEST VALUE! Get your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    TILE DESIGNER: Design your own unique city tile to be realized by Zombies!!! tile illustrator Kurt Miller and included in Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z!!! The location may be real or fictional, and photo reference or a Google Maps link is required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign to include your location in the expansion (see FAQ for details). Any named buildings require written permission from the owners of the premises + any businesses depicted. Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    EVENT CARD DESIGNER: Create your own Event card to go into the standard deck included in Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z!!! You get to develop the card's effect and provide photo reference for yourself to be depicted in the card art (more than one person depicted in artwork only with artist approval). Approvals for card submissions is a two-step process: the first for the mechanics and the second for photo reference based on a sketch by Dave Aikins. Your submission for the mechanics is required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and your submission of photo reference is required within ONE (1) WEEK of receiving the sketch. Meeting both these deadlines is required to include the card in the expansion (see FAQ for details). Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    BONUS: A print of your card's art signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins. (Add $50 if you want the original B&W artwork.)

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    PROMO CARD DESIGNER: Create your own unique promo Event card to go out to everyone who backs this campaign at an appropriate level. You get to develop the card's effect and provide photo reference for yourself to be depicted in the card art (more than one person depicted in artwork only with artist approval). Approvals for card submissions is a two-step process: the first for the mechanics and the second for photo reference based on a sketch by Dave Aikins. Your submission for the mechanics is required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and your submission of photo reference is required within ONE (1) WEEK of receiving the sketch. Meeting both these deadlines is required to include the card in the expansion (see FAQ for details). Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    BONUS: A print of your card's art signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins. (Add $50 if you want the original B&W artwork.)

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    ZOMBIE DESIGNER: Contribute to the gender, body type, pose, props, and special ability for a set of zombie figures in Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z, and receive an additional 100 figures in that design. Photo, web link, or other reference for your figure suggestions, as well as the ability you'd like to see, are required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign to include the figure in the expansion (see FAQ for details). Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    SURVIVOR DESIGNER: Contribute to the gender, body type, pose, props, and special ability for a player pawn in Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z, and receive an additional 100 figures in that design. Photo, web link, or other reference for your figure suggestions, as well as the ability you'd like to see, are required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign to include the figure in the expansion (see FAQ for details). Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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    COVER MODEL: Be pictured on the cover of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z!!! You get to provide photo reference for yourself to be depicted in the box cover art (only one person may be depicted in this artwork). Photo reference is required within ONE (1) WEEK after the end of the Kickstarter campaign to be included in the cover art (see FAQ for details). Twilight Creations must approve all submissions, and will work with you to settle your vision.

    BONUS: The original cover art for Zombies!!! 13: DEF CON Z + a print of the same art signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins. This is the FIRST TIME in Zombies!!! history that Dave has let a cover out of his possession, which only goes to show how committed he is to reclaiming the planet for humanity!

    ALSO INCLUDED: Your very own copy of Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z + a full set of the Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter campaign promo Event cards (unavailable anywhere else) + a postcard featuring original artwork and signed by Zombies!!! illustrator Dave Aikins!!!

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