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Printing Complete, Books En Route!

Hey everyone, I'm extremely glad to announce that printing of the books is complete! They've been loaded on a ship and are at this very moment headed to US shores! We've been given a time frame of up to five weeks for final delivery. The last leg of the journey, when the shipment is handed off to US postal carriers, is when we'll be able to use more traditional tracking. I've been advised that this should be roughly the last week of shipping, so at least we'll have some early warning as to exactly when we'll be getting everyone's packages together. So, barring the perfect storm, bermuda triangles, or pirates, it should be like clockwork from here on out.

Zed or Alive hot off the press!

We're currently getting things in order so we get the custom ZoA playing cards at the same time and will be shipping them out together.

Zed or Alive printed!

Once again I'd like to offer profuse thanks to our amazing backers on behalf of the RDG crew, it's incredibly moving to see Zed or Alive: The Zombie Miniatures Game, that used to be just a dream turn into reality. He won't admit it, but even John got a little misty seeing these pics. :P

Zed or Alive Books

As always, please feel free to post any comments, questions, threats, etc below or on our website blog, facebook, twitter, or email!

-The RDG Crew

The Store is Open for Business!

Hey everyone, The UK setting pack is continuing development, but this week's news has more to do with the work we've been doing on the website and the opening of our web store! This is something we were trying to get done before the KS concluded, but were unable to finish in time and keep up with the campaign updates. Now that it is ready, we will be switching  the delivery of subsequent electronic rewards (such as upcoming setting packs) through the store via coupon codes.

The good news is that now folks who missed out on the Kickstarter can get their hands on the rules!

I want to make sure I'm clear that we remain committed to getting pledge rewards to our backers ASAP, and that we will make sure that backers are getting taken care of when we're releasing new rewards. When possible, we'll be adding items to the store as they're released, but if there are any conflicts, KS backers are always the priority.

That's pretty much it for now - we're having a blast getting the UK setting ready, I have a feeling you guys will enjoy it. :) As usual, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

-The RDG Crew

The Zed or Alive Online Store

February Update!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a break from hammering on the latest draft of the game to provide a quick update. Things are moving quickly, so I'll try to include as many highlights as I can. Project Status

We're closing in fast on the finish line, and Zed or Alive: The Zombie Miniatures Game is that much closer to becoming a reality! Things were temporarily delayed when we had a last-minute re-write to the way Virus Strain progression is handled based on an awesome suggestion by our very own Robert Valentine, and I'm happy to report that the game is much better off for it. With that complete, we're expecting to have the PDF editing and layout complete within a couple weeks, leaving only final art to be inserted into the document and then some finaling before it's ready to go! Thus, we have a few main priorities right now: The first is some final miniature painting and photography, which Bret Rood and I were busy with most of today.

February Photoshoot!

As you can see from the pic above, we're trying to get creative and put some awesome shots into the game so there's plenty of eye candy for all, which can be tricky on a small budget. As you can see from the picture of our photo studio, we're working with what we've got! :) Without giving tooooo much away, I'll say that things are going very well!

Our other priorities at this time are finishing editing and layout of the PDF, as well as prepping the business side of things so we're ready to go with Kickstarter and the web store following the campaign. Basically, we're getting all of our ducks in a row so things run smoothly. Expect an announcement of our Kickstarter campaign dates within the next few weeks as well!

Our handy Photo Studio!

As usual, feel free to post comments or questions here, to our Facebook, Twitter, etc. I'm off to watch the mid-season premier of Walking Dead as I continue work on the doc. Take care, everyone!


Welcome to the new site!

Well, first off I'd like to welcome everyone to the new website for Rust Devil Games and Zed or Alive, our upcoming zombie miniatures game! While the majority of the website is dedicated to providing general information about the game, we'll be using the blog to keep everyone up to date on the current progress of the game itself. Additionally, we'll be posting discussion topics, miniature modeling guides, and more! Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions in the comments or head to the forums, we plan on being extremely accessible to the community, as this is truly a game made for fans of the genre. Project Status: 

Or, where we're at! Currently, the initial draft of the game is nearing completion. This means all of the major systems, units, items, and everything else are in the game. What remains to be done on a design side, is additional testing on some of the different human group types, as well as as much testing as we can squeeze in on Aberrants. The mutant zombies are a tough one to tackle from a game design perspective, as the different ability combinations allow for a truly staggering number of combinations.

On the business side, we are in the process of contacting publishers, printers, and other companies to finalize the costs involved before we launch our Kickstarter campaign. Like many small companies, we simply do not have access to the capital to simply print a run of books to sell directly from the site. We decided that, rather than offer a PDF-only game, we would use Kickstarter to raise enough funding for our initial print run. We are not simply conducting a Kickstarter campaign because it's trendy or because we can. We simply cannot print the book without it.

When is this happening?

We have a firm "it's done when it's done" policy in regards to our release date, but we are hoping to get things in high gear within the next few months. Until then, welcome to the site!

-The RDG Team