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Do you like being a hero

          and killing zombies?

Do you like being a zombie  and killing heroes?

  •  Zombie card game

  •  Two-player competitive    Simple rules

  •  Plays in 30 minutes

  •  Innovative,simple way
     to track health and ammo

  • Fast paced, intense game play

  • 30 seconds to take your turn

I was looking at zombie games and realized  that most games were too big and too complicated. I wanted a game that was easy to learn and didn't take up your entire game night to play. I wanted a game that focused on zombie killing and nothing else. I wanted a game that had a playing field but wasn't a giant map. More than that, I wanted the option to play as the zombies. I couldn't find a game like that so I made it. 30 Seconds to Live is that game. I stripped the tropes of zombie games down to its essential elements, made the game simple and intutitive and put players under a 30 seconds clock so that they are compelled to take action quickly.The result is a game that has the tension and speed you find in the final ten minutes of the season finale of your favorite zombie tv show.

In the game, the Hero is living in a large hi-rise apartment building when the X-Virus spread across the globe. After 98 days, the survivors run out of food and water and have to make a run for it. It did not go well. The other survivors were all taken down by the zombies and the Hero is chased down an alley which turns out to be a dead end. The Hero needs to get out of the alley if they want to have a chance at survival but the zombies followed them in. The Hero must fight past the zombies to get to the street and if they can, the Hero wins the game. The zombie player wins if they can get the Hero down to zero health. Watch the trailer below to see the whole backstory. Next to it is a 45m play thru video using Tabletop Simulator.

The game features six different characters, each with a unique special ability, so you can play a character whose strength lends to how you want to play the game. The characters were designed to be varied in gender, age and ethnicity so you can play a character who looks like you. The game features 5 different types of zombies and over a dozen different weapons, from shotguns and axes to classic weapons like the chainsaw. You'll think you're in your own zombie tv show as you rain death upon the mindless hordes.

So how does the gameplay? Below are images taken from Tabletop Simulator to show you.

The game takes place in a dead-end alley in the city. The hero character begins in Row One, the back of the alley. Their goal is to escape the alley and get to the street. If they can do that, they win.

The zombies enter from the street and move towards wherever the hero is in the alley. Their only goal is to attack the hero and get them to zero health. if they do that, the zombies win.

Each player gets four action points (AP) to use on their turn. Most things they want to do cost 1AP, some cost 0AP, some cost 2AP. What can players do? 

1 - Move. It costs the hero 1AP to move one row in the alley. Most zombies also move one row for 1AP as indicated on their cards. The runner-type zombie, however, can move two rows for 1AP.

2 - Draw a card. Each player has a deck of cards and may spend 1AP to draw one card and put it into their hand.

3 - Equip weapons, summon zombies and play effects. The hero may spend 1AP to take a weapon from their hand and equip it. The hero may have two weapons in play at any time.

The zombie player may summon a zombie from their hand and put it into play in one of two rows spe. They may spend 1AP to emerge closer to the street or 2AP to emerge closer to the hero. This is part of the resource management of AP. What's more important? Come out closer to the hero? Or use the AP on other things?

Thruout the game both the hero and the zombies will be knocked down. A token is placed on the card to denote this. A player may remove the token by spending 1AP if there is no enemy in the same row, and 2AP if there is.

6 - Attack. Zombie attacks can only be made when in the same row as the hero and do either 1 or 2 damage.

Hero attacks can be made with ranged or melee weapons. Melee weapons can only be used when in the same row. Ranged weapons can be used up to six rows away depending on the weapon.

And that's the game. You draw cards, you move into position. You attack your enemy. Eventually, either the hero escapes or the hero dies.

Below are links to the FAQ section. Eventually, I will be making the game available on Table Top Simulator as well as PnP.

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The game features six different characters, each with a unique special ability, so you can play a character whose strength lends to how you want to play the game. The characters were designed to be varied in gender, age and ethnicity so you can play a character who looks like you. The game features 5 different types of zombies and over a dozen different weapons, from shotguns and axes to classic weapons like the chainsaw. You'll think you're in your own zombie tv show as you rain death upon the mindless hordes.

The game launches on Kickstarter February 3, 2020 with a planned delivery in the summer of 2020. Go to the sign-up page to sign up for updates as to follow us on social media. You'll get all the latest news, find out when and where I will be demoing the game and much more.

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