The year is 1347 A.D. The Black Death runs rampant around the world and has now come to your village. Everywhere around you people are succumbing to the plague. Quarantines are doing little to stem the tide of decay that is coming your way. Worst of all, you and the others in your almshouse have been left to fend for yourselves.
Oh, and did we mention plague victims are rising as zombies?
This is the premise behind Survival of the Able, Jacob Wood’s tabletop RPG about people with disabilities overcoming a zombie plague during the Middle Ages. In this game, you’re a disabled person living in a European almshouse when the Black Death comes to your town. Little is known about where the plague originated or how to stop it, but those who die from it are rising again—and they’re hungry for flesh. Since everyone else has succumbed to the plague, it’s up to a handful of you to make your way out of town and away to safety.
Broken Ruler Games is proud to partner with Accessible Games to help bring this game back from the dead and onto Kickstarter. Launching September 29th until November 1st (around 9pm EST), the Survival of the Able Kickstarter will help us create a tabletop RPG built from the ground up for greater accessibility. From its open-ended applications of disabilities to create realistic and capable characters to its multi-layered production approach to create a variety of options for people with various forms of print disabilities.
If you are a fan of Broken Ruler’s other titles, we highly encourage you to check out this campaign and help us help Jacob bring this important empathetic look at the struggles and triumphs of people with disabilities set against the backdrop of a zombie outbreak.
Discover and follow the Survival of the Able Kickstarter page at http://bit.ly/SotAKSLive.
Check out a special preview of the Kickstarter for a detailed look at Survival of the Able, from its design and accessibility goals to the options available to backers.