Monday, October 12, 2009

That's horrific!

I've finally gotten around to reading my copy of All Flesh Must Be Eaten (AFMBE), the zombie survival horror role-playing gaming, and it is awesome. I've wanted to run a zombie game for a long time, and I'm trying to see if I can be ready to run a game before Halloween (doubtful). The system (titled "Unisystem") appears to be very simple. You have a basic stat, maybe throw in a skill if applicable, roll a d10, and if you get a nine, your successful! If I do end up running this, which I hope happens, I'm seriously considering their alternate rule set where you can play with a deck of 54 playing cards instead of rolling your d10. I like it for some reason.

The game doesn't appear to require a game mat or miniatures, but I still like the idea of having a tangible count of the enemies at hand, so it may be something I incorporate, at least for aesthetics. I'm really liking what I've seen so far of unisystem, and with the cross-line appeal of some of their other games, who knows where Eden Games will take us! I know, next you can check out Eden's website for more information!


  1. All Flesh is alot of fun ... I've played in several games and they all were hilariously good. There are some other one shot type systems for zombies games out there like the new one John Wick did up called Shotgun Diaries ... the rules are five bucks on drive through rpg and again its more of a one shot type game. Savage Worlds would probably be a better system to use if you really, really want minis. If your not familiar with it ... its a generic pulp system but there are settings like Deadlands Reloded, etc. its every bit as good at small scale skirmish as many other RPGs but much more streamlined ... I can't say enough good things about it.

  2. I have been interested in Savage Worlds for a while, both THE BRO and I picked up a copy of the Explorer's Edition, but to my shame I have to read it.

    I remember reading something about the Shotgun Diaries before Gencon. I was sad I couldn't find the booth that he was selling it at as I heard some really neat rumors that it basically was released like a notebook with looseleaf paper and everything. Happy to hear the rules are up on Drive Thru, especially for the price - very hard to beat!


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