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.
Journey straight to the apocalypse with The End of the World roleplaying line, four settings of horror and survival set amid humanity’s last days:
Wrath of the Gods
Revolt of the Machines
Play as Yourself
If you’ve ever wondered how you might cope in the face of the apocalypse, this RPG line gives you the chance to find out. Beginning with Zombie Apocalypse, each of these books allows you and your friends to play as yourselves, in your own home town, using whatever gear you can find as you desperately struggle to survive another day in the tumult of humanity’s destruction. Of course, the different variations of the apocalypse are nearly limitless, and you may find humanity threatened by mindless zombies, the rise of artificial intelligence, alien invasions, or the wrath of the gods.
The End of the World books offer a different roleplaying experience than other roleplaying games. In many traditional roleplaying games, you play a fictional character, ranging from a human thief, to a dwarf war-mage, and beyond. In The End of the World books, however, you play as yourself! Before your first game, you’ll create an abstracted version of yourself, focusing on six characteristics: dexterity, vitality, logic, willpower, charisma, and empathy. These characteristics help you to determine exactly what you’re capable of in the chaos of the apocalypse.
From the first signs of the dawning apocalypse, humanity’s priorities reshuffle dramatically. You and your friends have no chance of stopping the incoming apocalypse – you’re not superheroes after all. The best you can hope for is to survive and protect those close to you. In most instances, the first necessity you and your group face is the need for reliable weapons. Whether you’re facing aliens or hordes of zombies, you won’t get far if your best weapon is a frying pan.
The End of the World line focuses on four distinct ways that the apocalypse might come to pass, and there’s plenty of variation within the books. Each of the four books in The End of the World line offers five unique scenarios, and although each scenario in a book relates to the book’s titular theme, they offer very different explanations for the end of mankind. Scenarios can differ drastically regarding the government’s response, the reactions of civilians, the enemies you face, and even the speed of the apocalypse. Radiation might cause dead animals and humans to rise, hungry for the flesh of the living, or an insidious alien species may attack and bring civilization crashing down almost before we know it.
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Released: 13 January 2015