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Dead End

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The apocalypse has happened. In a flash, the world changed. The dead walked the streets looking for people to devour. Water stopped running. Power went out. Soon, the whole world was turned upside down.

Where were you, survivor? More importantly...what do you do now?

Welcome to the world of Dead End, a zombie themed survival apocalypse setting for Savage Worlds. In the world of Dead End survival is the key factor that you, as a player or as a Game Master, will be focused on. A Survivor will be forced to scavenge for all of their basic necessities. Food, water, shelter, medicine. Everything we take for granted in our daily lives is no longer a guarantee. Formerly open communities are now locked behind makeshift barricades, armed guards making sure that no undesirables can enter. Bands of raiders seek to take a Survivor's supplies for themselves. Hunger and thirst are always on the edge of one's thought, dwindling stocks of ammo and parts are a constant concern. And of course, there's the ever present threat of the relentless shambling dead, their hungry moans drifting through the silence...

With over 150 pages, Dead End will test the Survivor in you. With features like:

  • New Edges and Hindrances: These will help you mold your Survivor as you see fit.
  • New Gritty Damage Rules: These will keep you on your toes as you do your best to survive.
  • Humanity System: This will see just how human you are, or care to be.
  • Infestation Deck: This brand-new card mechanic will not only flavor your experience with its themed stylized suits and numbers, but also bring more of the unique Dead End feel to your table as the deck reveals new situational modifiers and events that promise to complicate life for any unwary Survivors that force another draw. The Infestation Deck also doubles as a Dead End Action Deck!

Requires Savage Worlds Adventure Edition!

 
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Dave K May 19, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
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Any plan to release GM screen inserts?
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Jerrod G May 21, 2021 1:55 pm UTC
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Right now we're still looking into quite a few different Dead End related products that have caught our eye, but we're not ready yet to announce anything. It's good to know that there's an interest in GM screen inserts though. If you'd like, keep an eye on our Discord ( https://discord.gg/3jveK2p ) as we plan to announce there first to our fans what we're going to be doing, as well as fielding questions and such about our products.
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Tiago M February 17, 2021 2:29 am UTC
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Page 132 mentions "No Hope Left, the Dead End Plot
Point Campaign book". Where can I find it?
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Jerrod G February 17, 2021 4:04 am UTC
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Hi Tiago! Firstly, thanks for purchasing Dead End. The No Hope Left Plot Point Campaign is in development with a projected release sometime this year.
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Tiago M February 17, 2021 12:10 pm UTC
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Dead End is great, exactly what I was looking for my group. "No Hope Left", please, see the light of day!
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Jerrod G February 17, 2021 4:09 pm UTC
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We're glad to hear that Dead End fits you and your group so well! If you'd like to, we'd love to hear about your adventures in our world. Feel free to pop to our Discord ( https://discord.gg/3jveK2p ) and keep us updated, as well as talk with other Dead End (and Atomic Ninja) fans!
As to "No Hope Left", we have big plans for it, so stay tuned for one wild ride!
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Tiago M February 17, 2021 7:54 pm UTC
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I was about to ask if there were a community. Just joined you, guys! Thanks for the invitation.
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Bob F February 03, 2021 3:00 am UTC
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Any chance of this getting added to Fantasy Grounds?
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Jerrod G February 03, 2021 3:39 am UTC
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We are exploring VTT product offerings for Dead End, and will announce them as soon as we are able.
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Damon S January 26, 2021 5:21 pm UTC
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Bought the Hardcover launch bundle and the printed Infestation deck somewhere around Jan 15th, still waiting on delivery. (no issue currently)

My question is: do I really have to purchase a pdf of the setting book separately? Can't find an option to download one.
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David S January 26, 2021 6:20 pm UTC
Damon, I apologize profusely. It looks like when the bundle was originally listed the PDF was overlooked. I'll make sure we get that updated, and an email should go out to anyone who purchased it to provide the free PDF that we offer with all physical copies.
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Damon S January 26, 2021 6:31 pm UTC
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I figured it was just an oversight :0)
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Jerrod G January 26, 2021 10:52 pm UTC
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The launch bundles have been updated to include the pdf at $0
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Jerrod G January 26, 2021 10:53 pm UTC
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Damon, please email cal.trop@atomicninja.com with launch in the subject line and we will make sure you get a no cost copy of the pdf setting book.
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Damon S January 27, 2021 10:52 pm UTC
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Core Book & Adventure Deck arrived today - they look great!
Awaiting response to the email I sent yesterday.
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Luc L January 08, 2021 3:08 am UTC
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What will be the hardcover format ?
8x11?
6x9?
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Jerrod G January 08, 2021 1:37 pm UTC
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They're the same as the Savage Worlds standard physicals, so 6x9.
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Jerrod G January 08, 2021 1:50 pm UTC
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Both the hardcover and softcover offering will be 6x9
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Luc L January 08, 2021 4:30 pm UTC
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all right thanks
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Brian P January 01, 2021 9:07 pm UTC
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Hi
Was there ever any word on people who bought the pdf getting a discount on the physical copy?
Thanks!
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Jerrod G January 01, 2021 9:12 pm UTC
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We're actually on (hopefully) the final print check right now for the physicals. As far as we're concerned, people who purchased the pdf will get a discount when purchasing a physical copy. We're finalizing everything right now, but we're not going to forget those people who wanted a copy as quickly as possible. Hopefully we'll have the announcement very soon. Thanks for your patience, we really appreciate it.
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Brian P January 01, 2021 10:39 pm UTC
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Great news! Just ordered the pdf today and its awesome! Looking forward to the physical book!
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Jerrod G January 01, 2021 10:58 pm UTC
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We appreciate the kind words. We're pretty proud of it ourselves. Hopefully you'll love the physical even more!
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Luc L January 08, 2021 12:07 am UTC
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wow thanks I was waiting for this confirmation before buying the pdf because i want the hardcover for sure !
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David M November 10, 2020 8:50 am UTC
Any plans for getting this onto Fantasy Grounds?
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Jerrod G November 10, 2020 10:39 pm UTC
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We are exploring other product offerings for Dead End, and will announce them as soon as we are able.
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Noah P November 04, 2020 11:03 pm UTC
I'm assuming you need the savage world core to use this?
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Dustin S November 06, 2020 2:54 am UTC
Yes
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chris K November 01, 2020 8:33 am UTC
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will we be getting a POD
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David S November 01, 2020 2:25 pm UTC
POD is coming but there is a much longer process. We are currently waiting on proofs to be sure it meets quality standards.
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November 02, 2020 1:33 pm UTC
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Will the POD be discounted for those who purchase the PDF prior to the POD being available?
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Jerrod G November 08, 2020 12:04 am UTC
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As the POD is not ready yet, we're unable to answer this one currently. We're looking into it right now and when we get answers we'll share them.
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Michael H October 31, 2020 5:38 pm UTC
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Is this SWADE? I already bought it but I was curious if I need to think about conversion while I am reading it.
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Aaron S October 31, 2020 8:25 pm UTC
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I’ve only had the chance to page through it, but the character archetypes given in chapter 2 all feature the “core skills” from SWADE, including Common Knowledge, so it appears to be SWADE compatible.
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Dustin S November 01, 2020 1:26 am UTC
It's SWADE, you're good to go if you pick it up.
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Michael H November 04, 2020 4:08 pm UTC
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Awesome, thank you!
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Niclas M October 31, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
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What is the difference between the two files? Only quality differences, not content?
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David S November 01, 2020 2:28 pm UTC
I apologize what different files are you asking about? Currently the only option available is a watermarked PDF. A POD option will become available later and the pdf will be updated with errata as necessary but there aren't multiple files for the PDF.
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Niclas M November 01, 2020 2:47 pm UTC
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I see two downloadable files:

dead_end.pdf
dead_end_digital.pdf

672 bytes difference in file size
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Jerrod G November 08, 2020 12:06 am UTC
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We're looking into why there are two files for download, as there should only be one. Thanks for the heads up on it.
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Jerrod G November 08, 2020 5:01 am UTC
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Our apologies for the confusion. The listing has been updated with the correct pdf file:

dead_end_digital.pdf
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Michael W October 31, 2020 2:56 pm UTC
So what makes this setting distinct from, say, War of the Dead?
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Scott W October 31, 2020 3:25 pm UTC
WotD was more of a DieHard meets Z Nation. This is more true to classic zombie apocalypse tropes.
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Dustin S October 31, 2020 5:06 pm UTC
Scott called it. Dead End focuses more on difficulties related to survival. The zombies are present and deadly, but the world is the real antagonist.
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