Category Archives: HBG News

Customized adventure? Yes!

Our Kickstarter campaign¬†for Outlive Outdead is steadily growing and now stands at 57% of our goal. Keep those pledges coming! We’ve just released an update explaining all of the customization options for the introductory adventure.¬†For those who aren’t aware, Outlive Outdead includes an episode (our game’s name for an adventure) specifically designed to help teach

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Kickstarter updated

Over at our Outlive Outdead Kickstarter site, we’ve posted our first project update. Several people had asked to see a sample of the layout, pics, and art direction we’re using for the book, so we made Chapter 4: Zombie Character Creation available as a free download. This is the final version of the chapter and

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Popular? Us?

Our Kickstarter campaign is going well. After just two days, we have raised 20% of our funding goal. But as anyone who’s been through high school knows, it’s not about how much you raise–it’s about how popular you are. And we are at least somewhat popular! Kickstarter has a page of projects that are “Popular”

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Kickstarter is a GO!

Now we’ve done it. We’ve started our Kickstarter project for Outlive Outdead. Our zombie roleplaying game is open for backing. We need your help! It costs a lot to get a game book out the door, especially if you want to offer print copies instead of just PDFs. That’s why we’ve turned to Kickstarter in

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Don’t Go Too Fast

When I wrote for PARANOIA, I enjoyed noticing little bits of reality mirroring the darkly humorous world of Alpha Complex. Found one the other day, and although my days writing for Mongoose Publishing are long gone, I’d thought I would share it regardless. It’s CPU at it’s … well, not best, certainly not worst, but

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We will Kickstarter it

That’s right, we are turning Outlive Outdead into a Kickstarter project–just not yet. For those not clued in, Kickstarter is an online “funding platform”. That means artists, musicians, film makers, and game designers who need funds to make a project successful can post the project on the Kickstarter website. People pledge money to help make

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Experimenting with a torrent

As we said yesterday, we’ve made a playtest edition of Outlive Outdead available for free downloads. It’s not complete–there’s no artwork, the formatting is bland, and most of the GM’s section still needs to be written–but it’s playable. And it’s available as a torrent. This is our experiment: To make Outlive Outdead available for free

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Anyone want to playtest?

Outlive Outdead is moving closer to publication. Right now, we’re moving into open playtesting. Care to play? A playtest version of the rulebook is available here as a large PDF file. It doesn’t include any art and the formatting is bland, but it has everything you need: character generation, rules, equipment lists, pregens, and the

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Playtest results so far

The latest playtest of Outlive Outdead was a resounding success! What does that mean? Three things: We found some rules that need fixing but nothing major. The core of the game is fundamentally sound. Most importantly, the players had a blast! After playtests, we collect data from our players using a survey. Of course we

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