It’s only been 9 days into the Kickstarter campaign and we’ve already breached the 60% mark! We’re well on our way to making our funding goal and we have three weeks left to go!
And so in that optimistic mood, today we’re gonna talk about what you can expect to get in the first version of the beta rules that we’ll release as soon as the Kickstarter finishes.
The Core Sigil Rules: The core system of Z-Land will be near identical to the Sigil System rules (so if you’ve already played the Sigil System or the Runed Age, it should be a walk in the park for you). This means you can expect all the rules regarding Skill Checks, Combat, Social Encounters, Equipment and Advancement. One unique difference you’ll see is that there is no “Runes” or “Supernatural” Skills, rather we have created the “Luck” Skill for Z-Land and we’ll talk all about how that works in a later update.
Character Creation: We have revamped our Character Generation to fit in with a modern Earth so you will be able to create a realistic feeling character for the day the apocalypse happens. For those of you who want to already start in the apocalypse, we have made an “add on” Character Generator that will take your character from Day-0 to 10 years so you can already start as a hardened survivor.
Survival: The first version of the beta will come with the survival rules already present in the “Realms” section of the Sigil System. That covers thirst, hunger and stamina/exhaustion and that will already give you the feel of living in a world where food, water and sleep are hard to come by.
Infection: What would a game about the undead be without the undead plague? The beta will you give all the rules about getting infected, what happens to you while the infection spreads, how to slow it down and what happens when you go to sleep for the last time.
Pre-made Characters: To get you into the game as quickly as possible, we will give you a handful of pre-made characters. These will be made with the extant Z-Land beta character creation to show you what sort of character you too will be able to make.
Of course remember that this is only the first version of the beta rules and the full game will have far, far more rules in it. As we expand the game rules and correct whatever miscalculations we find will we will update these rules and notify you, so that you will always have access to the newest version.
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