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Beware Survivor,

Outbreak: Head

The world is overrun with undead. Humanity has turned on one another as society collapses. You are one of those lucky few survivors... you have many choices ahead.

Will you be a vicious vigilante, plundering and doing whatever it takes to survive? Or will you do your best to preserve civilization, even at the cost of your own life?

Take control of your future! Fight the undead and protect what is yours! But before that, make sure you have a plan. 

Most importantly of all, make sure you test it. Otherwise...

In this book you will find...

•  The basics of gameplay for both players and gamemasters

•  A list of dangerous opponents, including: The Undead, Beasts and The Living and upgrade options for each

•  A catalog of useful equipment for characters to find and use

•  Character creation, including creating yourself as a character using the exculsive S.P.E.W. - A.I.


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Douglas M November 15, 2018 5:01 am UTC
Ok, so if you are intending to GM O:U2, prior to the release of the GM book, THIS book is ESSENTIAL. I just found it and wish I had started with it. This clears up so many issues.
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James J April 06, 2017 3:38 am UTC
is this an abridged version of the full rules or a different smaller format? I am set to buy and play O:DS, but wondering if I need any of these books, or will it help me to buy any of the books for the original system, if playing the sci fi version. multiple reviews on the net suggest there are too many abbreviations, and the rules while good one you get them might need more organization or explanation. Thanks for any reply.
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Alex H April 06, 2017 6:33 am UTC
Hey James, thanks for reaching out. This is indeed a condensed format of the rules for both players and gamemasters. It is everything you need for 2nd Edition at the core, but much of the information is abbreviated as you say. This is to get people used to working with 2nd Edition before the launch of the 2nd Edition core books. If you are playing O:DS that is a self contained game, though content in O:U supplements (both 1st and 2nd Edition) could still be used with it if you were so inclined. If you do have questions just hit up our community forums, happy to help.
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Amr H June 08, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
When is second edition coming out?
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Adam S January 12, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Hello there just wanted to ask is the cards needed to play the game or is it just an add on?
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Alex H February 23, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
Hey Adam! The cards are not required for play, though many seem to find them a handy resource to have at the table for reference (not to mention the visceral feeling of being handed something that represents the gear you just found). Still, you can play just fine without if you prefer! Sorry about the delay getting back to you on this.
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Andrew B December 02, 2016 7:20 am UTC
Page 1 of this book talks about cards. How do I get the cards?
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Ivan V December 02, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
There is a ton of Print on Demand cards in the Publisher Store (Hunters Books), and the Starter Kit I know comes with cards as well. I think some stores also have the "Fight", "Survive", and "Rebuild" Decks in stores now.
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Andrew B December 03, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Okay. I guess my frustration is that I have the starter kit book but not the starter kit cards. Seems like they should come as printables in the same package.
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Andrew B December 03, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Or a link to buy just the starter kit cards if you've already bought this book. I get that it's not in your best interest to offer the kit's individual parts separately; you'd rather someone buy the whole starter kit. It's just frustrating to buy a book that talks about "the cards included in this starter kit" when those cards aren't included in my purchase.

Also: I see a few card sets available for the Earth-based game here on Drivethru (I think just the point/risk cards and the formation cards) and a whole bunch for the outer space version. Can you direct me to where I might find the cards you're talking about? For some reason your publisher page on Drivethru doesn't seem to list every product that lists you as the publisher, so it's hard for me to see exactly what's available.
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Ivan V December 05, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Thank you for taking the time to think about this and give us your perspective on it. We just made the cards included in the starter kit available now in a Print on Demand formate:

We also bundled the pocket book and this product together, so people can get the full experience of the starter kit if they want. We're having issues making the cards available in a PDF format (we can't seem to get it to allow us to make it PDF available), but we're working on that now.

For your help in getting us to this point (motivating) us to do this correctly, we'd like to offer you a discount code to get a pack of the POD cards for free. Please feel free to email us at and we'll send you the discount code (since we can't message you privately on DTRPG).
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Andrew B December 12, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
that's awfully cool of you. Shooting an email in a few minutes.
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YGOR ALEXANDER L February 16, 2017 7:13 pm UTC
Hey, loved this book. Will the 'Starter Kit Card Set' be available soon as pdf?
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Alex H February 23, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
Hey Ygor! We certainly apologize about the delay. The member of the team that will need to look over the PDF to see what the issues are is presently busy at work on some new stuff we have coming. It is still on the docket to be sure though!
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