In Salvation Road, the players control 4-8 characters struggling to survive in a barren wasteland.
A set of Heroes, exceptional individuals, are holed up in a barricaded Compound, protecting a group of young, old, and wounded Survivors. The desert around them is filled with the shattered husks of buildings and bandits.
The good news is that they've heard radio broadcasts from a settlement called Salvation, which claims to be a safe haven with plenty of food and water. The Characters need to save up enough Resources to make the long journey down the dangerous highway.
Can they survive long enough to get themselves and the people under their protection to Salvation?
Salvation Road is a co-operative game for 1 to 4 (up to 8 with a Scenario) players that plays in about an hour. In the standard game players are assigned 2 Characters (1 Hero and 1 Survivor). Both Characters are useful but you must deal with the Survivor's limitations and exploit the Hero's strengths to succeed.
While scavenging in a post apocalyptic wasteland may sound easy, try doing it with the marauders on your tail, wounding you every chance they get.
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