Partnership is an innovation introduced in the Kingdom Death: Monster core game.
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|Innovation Tier||Tier 2|
|Originally Released||Kingdom Death: Monster - Core Game (2015)|
After living spaces become common in the settlement, the natural groups from sleeping in the same space lead towards people becoming paired up.
Possible gameplay spoilers below. If you want a purist experience then skip this info as it is not required and you will experience it through playing the game.
Partnership is an innovation which allows you to pair up survivors and give them the Partner trait. This gives them some minor bonuses when adjacent to each other, at the cost of having to be monogamous, and only choose each other for Intimacy.
Note: Partnership does not refer to heteronormative male-female partners, however due to the wording of Partnership, it says that you can only choose each other for Intimacy events. This means that M-M or F-F partners cannot ever be used for Intimacy.
As he bonuses for having partner are very mild, it is not uncommon to ignore the intimacy restriction on Partners, allowing M-M and F-F partners to not be locked out as it were.
Partnership in story events
This innovation appears in the following events: