I just picked this up yesterday. Is each pack of shrink cards it's own deck? Also, was there setup in the rulebook? I quickly read through it last night but don't recall seeing any setup
Four of the packs, the ones with the strongholds on top, are decks. The fifth pack is a set of extra cards for use when making your own decks. There are only 2 rules for deck creation. You must have 1 stronghold. You must have 60 cards, including your stronghold.
To set up for play, put your stronghold out on the table and shuffle the rest of your deck. Draw 8 cards for a starting hand and place the rest of the deck off to the side as your draw deck.
There is an updated rulebook on our website at ninekingdoms.com that corrects the printing errors. There are also a few instructional videos on youtube if you search for ApocalypZe. Thanks for picking it up. I hope you enjoy it.