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This is Z-LAND, where humanity is no longer at the top of the food chain, where every day could be your last. Hunger, Thirst, Sleep and Exposure all wear down on you in a battle of attrition with the unstoppable Dead. Find the answer to the question "just how long would I survive" as you and your friends attempt to do just that. What makes Z-LAND unique is we take the survival aspect of survival-horror very seriously. You will see your character weaken as sleep deprivation, hunger & thirst slowly whittle them down. But that is where the choice comes in, will you just take it? Or will you do anything & everything necessary to survive? How much of yourself can you retain in your battle to survive?


Z-LAND is based on the Sigil System base rules, our robust universal system, that makes simple and quick, but with lots of depth. On top of this, we've added new rules to test your survival skills to the limit. Hunger, thirst, exhaustion and exposure kill just as easily as an undead, so if you don't take care of yourself then you won't last long in Z-LAND. But it won't be a zombie apocalypse game without the zombies, and we've added a boat-load of different ones. You won't just be dealing with slow, shambling zombies. There will be ones that can sprint faster than you can, punch harder, and some that may even be more cunning than you. All of these pale in comparison to the scourged creatures that walk the wastes, spewing plague-carrying spores into the wind, creating more infected. Survival in Z-LAND is no easy feat.

We've also included a Quick Start Guide that condenses the most important rules of Z-LAND down to less than 5 pages. So if you (or someone in your group) has never played Z-Land before, or any tabletop RPG for that matter, then this is the perfect way to get up to speed on how to play the game, and leave the finer details to your GM and the main corebook.


Z-LAND starts off in our world, in our present day when all hell breaks loose and 1 in 10 people turn into zombies in their sleep. It's all downhill from there as the world is ravaged by the undead hordes it could never prepare for. It's every man for himself in a world where anyone could turn into one of the undead at any moment. The world is gone, and now we just have to survive.

The story picks up in the second time-frame of Z-LAND: the dead world is now 15 years old and the planet will never be the same. Civilisation didn't rebuild, it just got worse. Less than 1% of humanity before the apocalypse still remains alive and uninfected, facing off against more than a billion undead screamers, biters, runners, shamblers and the unholy scourged. Those that have managed to survive this long intend to keep doing just that, but those born into this new world want to make it their own. And then there is the question of the new, hairless, smart undead they call the Unborn...

The tale concludes in Z-LAND's third time-frame: a new beginning for a new world. 175 years have passed since the apocalypse, and the world has stabilised after a fashion. The Unborn are now the rulers of the world, and we humans have divided into pockets of civilisation, each changing and adapting along a different path. Each has found its niche in this strange new land, but the evergrowing Unborn territories leave no room for us. It now becomes a question of who will kill off who quicker. It really is them or us.

To find out more, check out our website or have a look at Rycon Roleplays on YouTube.

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TOSSAPONG N June 26, 2021 5:53 pm UTC
any free quick start?
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Jack S February 10, 2021 9:58 pm UTC
Does this come with fillable pdf sheets? Interested in the game but this is a need to know for me
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Izak T February 14, 2021 11:09 pm UTC
Hi Jack. It comes with pdf character sheets, but they are not fillable as of yet.
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Jack S February 25, 2021 12:05 am UTC
It would be nice if they were fillable sometime in the future, I'd be much more likely to purchase once that becomes a thing
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July 28, 2020 7:52 am UTC
"Z-LAND is on sale for $4.99 just for today"...

So was that actually a 24-hour day or what?

Email isn't instant messaging. Sent out at 6:30pm in my timezone. Gone already.
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Brandon C April 09, 2020 6:28 pm UTC
How is this with customizing Zombies? I'm kinda in the mood to have a Resident Evil homebrew campaign with my friends.
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Izak T April 14, 2020 4:37 am UTC
Hey mate. While the book does just give the stats/skills for 4 types of zombies (those in the Z-LAND universe), the system itself is very customisable and modder-friendly, and you can make literally any kind of zombies you want.
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March 28, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
Love this game! Has a lot of "The Last Of Us" atmosphere to it. Hope to see more products of it soon like a "Zombie Module" or advanced character options.
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Patrick S July 29, 2018 11:33 am UTC
When is the next Edition New-Z-Land coming? ;)
Joke aside, this got me reinteresed in Zombie-RPGs. Have to take a look now.
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Jason O July 30, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Well worth the money - Having messed with too many systems this one is great.
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Craig B July 28, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Do you need to have the Sigil rules (the 70 page PDF you guys sell on this site) to play this or is the full rule set in this game book?
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Izak T July 29, 2018 12:27 am UTC
You don't need Sigil to play Z-LAND. All the rules you need are in the book. It contains all of Sigil as well as a whole bunch extra just for Z-LAND.
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Craig B August 18, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
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Jason O July 28, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
I just bought the PDF -- Anyway I can redo this so I can buy both the Softcover and PDF to take advantage of the price ? This is what happens when you guy from your phone : /
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Andrew M January 12, 2020 7:39 am UTC
I'm just a lurker, but I think DriveThru support would handle that, not the developer.
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Donut M July 28, 2018 7:56 am UTC
I only played one session of this back in beta and got so far behind on watching the creators play this but I’m so excited to see it finally finished! Once I get back to work in mid August I’m gonna buy a copy! Can’t wait to see how far you’ve come with this gem
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thomas G July 28, 2018 1:24 am UTC
For me, full sized preview is not working.
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Izak T July 28, 2018 1:26 am UTC
Hey Thomas. Thanks for telling us. We'll get right on that and see what went wrong.
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JD S July 29, 2018 8:18 am UTC
Me, too.
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