Howdy folks, sorry I didn’t say so at the beginning but this is Season 2 Episode 10. Also the new Mastodon account for the show is at https://dice.camp/@plusorminus and the Twitter is still https://twitter.com/plusorminus_pod
Anyway, I finally got to play Survival of the Able by Jacob Wood, which is currently on Kickstarter (Link to the Kickstarter) so go support it, there are only 6 days left to do so, and its awesome. I start the show with a brief intro to the mechanics I’m interested in seeing play out, and then come back with a discussion of what I Thought about them.
We did record the session, and it will appear as an episode of The Redacted Files at a later date. I had a blast and definitely recommend the game. If the concept sounds a bit “iffy” just give it a chance, it really delivers in a big way on the premise.
One thing I didn’t bring up in the show was how well designed the character sheets were. Every unique mechanic had instructions and points to mark off on the sheet.
In Survival of the Able you’re a person with a disability living in a European almshouse when the Black Death arrives. 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. You may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fittest, but you're determined to survive.