Last Night on Earth’s latest expansion, Timber Peak, is a standalone game that adds new scenarios, characters, and chaos to the endless struggle between the humans and the zombies. You thought you could escape town and head for a remote mountaintop to get away from the walking dead? You were wrong.
Twilight Creations’ Zombies!!! franchise keeps shambling along. The latest standalone expansion, Death Inc., offers an new win condition, adopts some popular house rules for faster play, and has better graphic design than earlier expansions. If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, a zombie apocalypse would be a perfect chance to make a corporate power play,” then get [...]
One of the surprise success stories from Gen Con was AEG’s Smash Up. A non-collectible card game, Smash Up lets you grab a deck of ninjas and a deck of dinosaurs, shuffle them together and compete to control all the bases. Or maybe you want to go with robots and zombies. Or wizards and aliens. [...]
Zombies!!! is a pretty straightforward game of escaping zombie hordes and getting out before your fellow humans do. It moves fast and has simple D6 mechanics. If you want something a little deeper from your Zombies!!! experience, there’s a free RPG conversion.
I’m always looking for new, fun formats that take advantage of our Magic collections and give us more excuses to play. The Horde format, explained by Peter Knudson at QuietSpeculation.com, is an awesome way to use your Commander decks for something other than Commander, works as a solitaire game as well as a cooperative game, [...]
Recreational Conflict is an online retailer selling minis from a variety of smaller miniature producers, but they also make their own line of minis called Lead Bones. I think everyone could use a Crate O’ Zombies.
I have been continuing to experiment with large groups of relatively weak creatures to threaten my epic level party. As the party has also been marching into a dying Nentir Vale, where the dark power of the rift under the Keep on the Shadowfell has been allowed to grow unchecked, zombies seemed the way to [...]
A few years ago, we started a Halloween tradition with our gaming group. Every Halloween, we get together and play an appropriately themed game for a few hours, often with some kind of house rule that lets the players earn the right to eat candy. If we can manage it, we play on Halloween night, [...]
When I heard that Twilight Creations would be showing of their new Martians!!! game at Origins, I was excitedly anticipating a sci-fi twist on their classic invasion game Zombies!!! Unfortunately, there isn’t quite enough twist to set this game apart from its shambling predecessors.
What’s an RPG without a creature catalog? A few slices short of a loaf, I say. My favorite sourcebooks have always been the bestiaries, and The Encountered serves up a healthy dose of weird to mix into your post-apocalyptic Alpha Omega campaign.