Zombie Apocalypse (The End of the World)
Tim Cox, Andrew Fischer, Corey Konieczka
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Enter the end times with Zombie Apocalypse, the first book in The End of the World roleplaying line! The dead rise and stalk the earth, hungry for the flesh of the living. All that stands between a zombie and your brain are your skills, wits, and talents. Life as you know it is about to end, and one way or another, you’ll experience the apocalypse and make your way through the aftermath… if you can survive that long! If you’ve ever wondered how you’d cope with an endless onslaught of flesh-hungry undead, you can find out in Zombie Apocalypse.
This roleplaying game offers you the chance to play as yourself during the tumult of the apocalypse, using an elegant, narrative ruleset. Zombie Apocalypse contains five unique scenarios, each offering a different take on the rise of the undead. Each scenario also contains an apocalypse and a post-apocalypse, allowing you to survive the initial panic and make your way in life after the world's ending.
activity they are likely to spend their evening on, the PCs are almost certain to have heard that a meteor shower will be easily visible in the early hours of the night. The PCs’ town or city is the epicenter of events. Although the radiation spreads to blanket the globe, the meteors initially fall over their area. To really bring things home for the PCs, the GM might even have a meteorite land close to them, hurtling into the yard outside one of their homes or crashing nearby as they walk down
some recently (or not so recently) deceased critters. Even in suburban areas, there’s bound to be roadkill by a street or some small animal under a house. In urban areas, rats and other pests exist in much larger numbers than most people dare contemplate. The point is that whether it’s a squirrel or a horse, the PCs’ first encounter with the living dead probably involves the animal kingdom. WHAT THE PLAYER CHARACTERS SEE After the meteor shower, events start off slow but steadily escalate. The
its damaged brain and atrophied muscles. These effects apply to animals as well, but relative to a living example of the species—a ghoul dog is still faster than a human. 55 THE END OF THE WORLD IS IT CONTAGIOUS? No, what makes the dead rise is not a disease or anything of the sort. Everyone is already affected by the radiation; it just doesn’t have any visible effect until a person dies. Being bitten by a ghoul doesn’t turn someone into a ghoul; that only happens if the victim dies. Of
1 4 1 N/A N/A N/A Features: +Horrifying, +Slavishly Loyal, +Supernaturally Resilient, –Mindless, –Shambling. Equipment: Filthy clothes. It Won’t Die!: Reanimated corpses have +1 physical resistance, as if they were wearing armor (see page 29), due to their inability to feel pain or be killed by conventional means. Cursed Bite: When a reanimated corpse deals physical stress to a living character with a melee attack, there is a chance it bit the character. When a character gains a physical
voting on. Second, during steps 3 and 4, you will have to be creative and come up with your character's equipment and traumas yourself. Try and be as true to your character concept as possible—your accountant probably wouldn't be carrying a chainsaw around the office! 21 THE END OF THE WORLD To determine your characteristics, first you spend a number of points to set them at the values you think most appropriately represent you (or the character you are playing). Then, the rest of the players