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Mr. Destructoid makes his card game debut in Z.

Jun 21 // Dale North    @DaleNorth

Mr. Destructoid has been in plenty of videogames, but never a card game. That changes with upcoming downloadable trading card game Z. He joins Tex Murphy and Jessica Nigiri (Pikachu girl, Lollipop Chainsaw) as some of the guest cards that will appear in the game, and you'll want to be a Kickstarter backer to make sure you get all of the guest cards.

Mr. Destructoid needs some card art, though. Creators Downward Viral are holding a contest where fans can send in their imagined version of our beloved mascot for his cards (one survivor picture, one zombie picture). Two winners will be chosen on Monday, June 25, and will be awarded a Z. Kickstarter grab bag worth over $1,000 in goodies.

Z. is a zombies-vs-survivors downloadable TCG that they describe as a cross between Magic: The Gathering and The Walking Dead. Sounds good, right? There's single player, cooperative and versus modes, including live-action episodic story content produced by the team behind the Left 4 Dead short film. 

Find more details on the physical and digital versions after the jump.

I'd love to see one of you creating the Mr. Destructoid card art!

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The Digital Version

What's that? You hate reading 100-page rulebooks? You hate shuffling cards every 10 seconds? You hate sorting through all of your cards trying to create the "best" deck possible? This is the version for you -- just start playing!

  • Cross-platform play for iOS, PC, Android, Mac, Facebook, and Linux
  • Single-player episodic story mode w/ live-action cutscenes!*
  • Single or cooperative "RPG" mode with random loot, XP, and more!
  • Turn-based multiplayer duels -- take your turn whenever you want!
  • Auto-sort your library: instantly create custom decks to fit your playstyle!
  • Intelligent matchmaking -- play against people with the same power decks
  • Killstreaks, traps, and equipment sets bring elements of your favorite games to the trading card genre
  • Unlock new cards naturally through gameplay!

Recommended TierThe Ultimate All-Digital Bundle

*Live-action cinematics are produced by the same team behind the Left 4 Dead short film:

The Physical Version

For the old-school tabletop gamer, we haven't left you out! The Kickstarter-exclusivephysical edition of Z. contains the following:

  • A signed and numbered Deluxe Boxed Set
  • Six different themed decks (three zombie, three survivor)
  • Over 350+ cards! 
  • All physical editions are made equal, no booster packs or random distribution

Recommended Tier: Rare Collector


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