Friday, 19 July 2013
I AM ZOMBIE! 11 days to go on kickstarter
So the Great and Glorious Mark Rein-Hagen of White Wolf fame, (Vampire the Masquerade, Werewolf the Apocalypse, Mage the Awakening amongst others) has a new RPG in the works...
He and his company are trying to crowd fund the project via one of the better such sites Kickstarter.
(Link here! - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/make-believegames/i-am-zombie-field-manual-rpgx)
"The world is poised at the brink of an abyss. The final outbreak is coming. You are a leper, outcast and contagious. YOU ARE ZOMBIE!"
Basically yeah, that is the premise! As a character in this game you are a one in a thousand zombie, one who has retained their consciousness or their soul somehow, and carries the contagion within them.
They are called Toxics, due to the plague within them, and live in the outskirts of civilization. Trying not to draw attention to themselves due to an organisations like the CDC and B.L.E.A.C.H. out there wanting to eradicate them for the disease they contain, and to hide from the rest of the world that such things as zombies are real.
It's an interesting twist on the horror survival genre, the players technically being the stereotypical horror element. The secret organisations being the other (though there are likely more)
Character creation is done using a set of cards, which is interesting, and the game uses pool mechanics typically adding two stats together from whichever card is appropriate and rolling the relevant number of D6, successes being 5+
If this brief ramble of a blog post interests you in the slightest, go check out the kickstarter page which has much more info (in a much more well written manner) and has links to several promo videos! =P
So... 11 Days, 4,500$ to go... every little helps! sally forth and spread the plague!
ALSO!!! they are looking for actors/extras for this project! want to be in a Zombie short movie?
follow the link
Game On! Jessica =)