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Dead End Jumpstart Edition

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Get ready for Dead End with this Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Jumpstart!

Grab your copy of this Jumpstart initially offered free to those who backed the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter.

Dead End is a gritty survival horror set during a zombie apocalypse. It showcases themes like eroding humanity, psychological instability and the harsh demands of survival while reinforcing the grim and often savage consequences for those who resort to violence. The living dead in this setting are the mindless, shambling, flesh-eaters featured in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead film series. The dead are little more than a minor hazard. In a post-apocalyptic world of rapidly declining resources, humanity is the real threat.

Dead End is about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstance. How long can you survive? How far are you prepared to go? Can you live with the fallout of those decisions?

The Dead End JumpStart Edition offers a preview of the horror that awaits you in the full release version. It includes:

  • New Edges and Hindrances
  • Five new Setting Rules 
  • Errand of Mercy: a ready-to-play adventure
  • Six pre-generated Survivor character sheets
July 20th 2019 - The following changes are official errata to the Dead End Jump Start.
pg.5  Fear Effects. Replace Spirit with Guts to resist the effects of Fear. This is a Setting Rule that reinforces the nature of the world.

pg.9  Lieutenant Major Keller. Replace Lieutenant Major with Major.

pg.10 The Alpha. Replace Quick Draw with the Quick Edge 
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Kenny J July 17, 2019 6:28 pm UTC
Had a chance to run the adventure in the Jump Start. A few comments:
1) The Alpha has "Quick Draw" which is no longer in SWADE. We updated it to "Quick" for our game
2) Several characters have Guts, which isn't in SWADE. I used it for fear tests with the typical -2 penalty for those that didn't have it.
3) One player at my table was quick to point out that there is no "Lieutenant Major" in the US armed forces.

I think it played fairly well, even though it's a very "railroady" adventure. Honestly, I couldn't imagine doing a full campaign is such a brutal and depressing setting, though -- but it was perfect for a one-shot.
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Cal T July 20, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
We appreciate your feedback, and have added an official errata to the product listing.
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Ilias T February 16, 2019 11:59 am UTC
Do we know when the real thing is coming out?
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Jeffrey F February 16, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
Watch for an announcement regarding Dead End later this year. And thanks for the interest, we appreciate it!
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