Thursday, November 15, 2012

All Things Zombie: Better Final Fade-out than Zed?

Well, after some consideration I've decided to simply add some of the rules of FFO to my ATZ:BDTZ game instead of importing over wholesale. There's just too many new things I'm unsure about. Oh I like the explanation mode of FFO (as I noted in my review) but most of that I've finally figured out from the THW yahoo group and the Board of the Living Lead.

So, I'm importing the FFO campaign rules, Star Power*, Zombie rules, and firearms systems. I'm also going to use the increased attributes and talents. I might add more as play progresses but most everything else in FFO either seems too clunky or apples to oranges; a different way of doing XYZ but not IMO better. At least, it doesn't seem better from a read-thru. I might feel differently in play.

Oh, and Game 5 (last full ATZ:BDTZ) game will be up in about a week with pics and such. No, really! ;)

Zombie Chow


Zabadak said...

I'm with you on the ATZ v FF0 rules, FFO just don't offer enough to change wholesale. I've said elsewhere that some changes seem to have no rhyme or reason to them [eg. why can you now only fight against 4 instead of 6 in melee ?]

David Cooke said...

Look forward to the next game report.

Vampifan said...

I've said this before but it's worth repeating - the beauty of ATZ is that nothing is written in stone. You can mix and match the rules to your heart's content. As long as you feel comfortable with your own rules choice, and you're having fun it shouldn't really matter. Just go for it and play the game!

Brummie said...

What ever suits you bro. Its all gravy look forward to the continuation of the story.

Zombie Chow said...

Thanks all; I do think FFO is great for new people learning the Reaction system as its much better explained than in BDTZ. But for me, as I've learned it all the hard way that part isn't so useful for me personally. I do wonder why none of the star advantages (Star Power, Cheating Death, etc.) is no longer useable against zombies? Or were they never and I just misread? ;)

...which was the "*" in the post I forgot to explain. While I will stick with FFO's Cheating Death not useable against zombies, I will allow star power to be used. Also, I'm importing shotguns being 3die for zombie generation rather than 6.