Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Crawling from the Grave…


 

Well, it’s been almost a year since my last post and I’ve finally got the gumption to restart things here. Part of what’s caused this is that a couple of old pals of mine were in a Rotworld RPG with me when the game took an untenable turn and we bailed. Yet we still wanted to play Zombie Survival gaming. What to do?

 

After some e chatting we decided to go to my old love All Things Zombie. We discussed setting up a forum to run the game and started looking at free forum options. Then it hit me. Why not just revive this blog and run it via posts, with the guys posting in comments their reactions?

 

I must admit Shelldrake’s ATZ games via webcam inspired me some…but since webcam isn’t feasible we decided to go with photos instead and a gratuitous amount of verbal RPGs. We shall see how this work.

 

For ATZ purists reading this, don’t expect the games to be 100% BTB. I’m using ATZ: Better Dead than Zed with a few Final Fade-Out rules imported in and a bunch of house rules to increase the RPG feel without some of the clunkier systems out of FFO. The rules suggest starting out at Rep 5, but we agreed to go with Rep 4 instead. To cover this a bit more (and increase the RPGisms) I’m going to allow Stars to start with 3 attributes instead of 2. We shall see how this works. I’m also going to try (at least for the first game) to use both random zombie generation along with PEFs. If we don’t survive I’ll revisit this issue!

 

Hang on everyone, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

 

Zombie Chow

 

9 comments:

Zabadak said...

Welcome back, I for one will be looking forward to your new adventures.
I've finally got a few games under my belt with a conglomeration of ATZ and FFO with my own take on the rules.

Simon Quinton said...

Welcome back brother seems you lost your way out there. Run out of gas?

Zombie Chow said...

Thanks, and I suppose I did. Lost in the wilds of "real life"(TM)!

ZC

Chris said...

Very interesting! I'm about to embark on a similar project with a friend in another city. Although in my case I'm trying to play it 'as written' rather than as a more fluid RPG. Good luck with your project!

Zombie Chow said...

Thanks Chris... Best of luck on your project too!

ZC

Bob Kinnear said...

This sounds like good viewing. Going to be watching with interest.

Zombie Chow said...

Thanks Bob, we'll see if we can keep it interesting... ;)

Though looking at the board I've generated we might not survive the first encounter. LOL

ZC

DocBennie said...

OK,
I think I have figured this out...

"help me...they want my brains...but I don't have any!!!"

Zombie Chow said...

Lucky you...! ;)

Ok, now that I know you (and I assume your brother can comment here) I'll get the setting up soonly.

ZC