Survival of the Able

Four characters sit by a campfire, unaware of the zombies lurking behind them. A title reads "Survival of the Able."About the Book

In Survival of the Able, you’ll play as someone with a disability living in the Middle Ages, a time when people like you were cast aside and destined to live off the charity of the church. When the Black Death arrives at your almshouse, it leaves you little choice but to escape on your own and prove just how resourceful you can be.

Survival of the Able is .

Excerpt from the Introduction

The Black Death has 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?

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.

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Survival of the Able Character Sheets

Survival Of The Able Character Sheets
Survival Of The Able Character Sheets
608.1 KiB
Pre-gen Characters (MS Word Versions)
Pre-gen Characters (MS Word Versions)
137.7 KiB

Fudge Dice Roller

Fudge Dice Roller
Fudge Dice Roller
19.5 KiB



Survival of the Able at Everyone-Games–October 2nd, 2021


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Survival of the Able is available at DriveThruRPG in several formats.

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    • Choose from one of 12 combinations to get the print version that is most accessible to you.

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