ZERO HOUR: Survival Horror Card Game

A project in New Freedom, PA by Richard T. Broadwater

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Turn based survival horror using dice, cards and the creatures of the night. A competitive game for 2-6 players.
Backers: 1006
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69

Funded: $69,828 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 24th -> Aug 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Richard T. Broadwater
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Latest News

Hopewell Twp. man creates horror card game, turns to Kickstarter for funding

September 11th - via:
YORK, PA - To R. Todd Broadwater, a visit to his grandmother's house outside of Elicott City, Md., when he was a child was like a visit to the Wild West, he said. There was no indoor plumbing, only outhouses, he said, and his grandmother told the best ghost stories. Broadwater, who now lives in Hopewell Township, said local folklore and family tales captured his attention from an early age and set him on a career path that included special effects, tabletop game design, toy design and eventually, a job in the video game industry. This summer, he merged his experience and his interest in the macabre in what he said was a "simple idea" for a horror card game he called Zero Hour. (Read More)

New unlocks! I want to make sure you are all aware...

August 23rd - via:
58k Hellhouse ($7 add on) 60k the lady of the wood (free mini pack) 63k The Drowned Boys ($7 add on) 65k beast of bray road (free mini pack) 67k the night watchmen ($7 add on) Only one more at 69k!  (Read More)

Zero Hour Changes

August 23rd - via:
For licensing reasons and to keep Zero Hour a "core game" system, I've moved The Pale One into his own add on Exploration Deck. He will now take the place of The Rake. All Zero Hour imagery will be altered to reflect that. Thank you all for your... (Read More)

2 More Unlocks!

August 23rd - via:
We have unlocked two additional unlocks for Zero Hour! Hellhound Exploration Deck ($7 Add On) And  The Lady of the Wood (Free Mini-pack Add On) we are almost close to unlocking The Drowned Boys as 63K! 8 Hours Left!  (Read More)

Final 24 Hour Reminder, Please Review Updated Page!

August 22nd - via:
Backers, Please review the Zero Page to make sure you have not missed anything. Much has changed for the better because of your input and we are going to make the best horror card game ever made together. Below, I've listed out what has been changed... (Read More)

Last 24 Hour Unlocks!

August 22nd - via:
We've reached the final stretch and I wanted to take one last look at my schedule over the coming months. I was able to move some things around to make room for final series of stretch goals! 3 of These are Free Mini-Packs and 3 are $7 Exploration... (Read More)

$40K Unlocks!

August 19th - via:

Free Weather Cards Unlocked!

August 13th - via:
We've reached the 37K mark and unlocked free weather cards! These cards can be added to any any game to add tension and drama. Weather effects can produce both good and bad effects. They may focus on a single child, group of children or all the... (Read More)

Bodyfinder Exploration Deck Unlocked!

August 12th - via:
The next $7 Add on deck has been unlocked! If you are interested, just click on "manage your pledge" and add $7. Thank you all! The Bodyfinder For years his name was whispered on the tongues of both young and old. The older ones had been speaking of... (Read More)

Please Vote for Zero Hour!

August 9th - via:
Please vote for Zero Hour here:!recommended/cwce Zero Hour is already in the top 20 and your vote can get us into the top 3!   I know we can do this. Thank you all for contributing and make the game what is is... (Read More)

Jersey Devil Mini-Pack Unlocked!

August 9th - via:
This one is free to all Deluxe game pledge holders! Only 3K more to "The Bodyfinder!"  (Read More)

30K Reached!

August 8th - via:
I am writing to let you all know that we've reached the 30K level and unlocked the Wendigo $7 Exploration Deck and the Free digital "Soundscape" for all Deluxe game pledge holders. The Free Jersey Devil Mini-Pack unlocks at 32K!  (Read More)

New Story Updates for Add On Decks!

August 7th - via:
The Wendigo The Peters family was new in town and not fitting in very well with the locals that had been in this area for generations. Some of these people were Indian, others the children and grandchildren of some of the early frontier men and... (Read More)

Mothman Print now available!

August 6th - via:
You asked for it and we made it happen! The Mothman Card concept painting by Edward Pun will now be offered as a 11 x 14 print.  It will be an add on for $13.00. Thank you and as always, if you have any questions, please let me know! R. Todd... (Read More)

1st Free Mini-Packed Unlocked: The Mothman Cometh!

August 5th - via:
Thanks to all of you, the first of 6 Mini-Packs has been unlocked! These are free to all Deluxe reward levels.  Next up: Free Soundscape! A big thanks to Edward Pungang for creating this amazing Mothman image for me to use on the card you see.  (Read More)


August 3rd - via:
I've created new unlocks based on some of the inspiring ideas that you've been coming up with! These 10 card packs are free to all deluxe game pledges and work off existing exploration decks.  They also fill out the basic and advanced game by adding... (Read More)

Zero Hour 13K, 15K & 17K goals unlocked!

July 30th - via:
Hello everyone, I wanted to thank you all and share the news of the unlocks that we've achieved in just 4 days! Thank you for all your support and feedback, it's lead to some amazing changes to the game thus far!  Our next goals are at the 20K... (Read More)


July 28th - via:
Hello, I am collecting photos for the next 6 decks and will need 600 images for use in the exploration decks. The photos must be from early 1900's-1940's at the latest...They can be people, woods, forests, streams, rivers, mountains, animals, images... (Read More)


July 26th - via:
We did it, in just over 18 hours!!!! I want to thank everyone for their hard work and support and the ladies and gents in the comment section, you helped shape the campaign in its early hours to make it far more sensible and successful! Black Aggie,... (Read More)


July 25th - via:
So far we are off to an amazing start and I wish to thank you all for that!!! The news section will be updated on the campaign page (its under the boxed contents image currently) and will include all new developments! A deluxe version of the game has... (Read More)

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