Thursday, January 6, 2011

Still no game, yet...

Yet again time just moved faster then I did. I had hoped last weekend that I would get in a game of ATZ but it just never happened.
Partly because I got caught up in loads of house cleaning and partly because my daughter has been on winter break for the last couple weeks and has kept me pretty busy.
But last night I decided I WILL get in a game tonight. I will have everything setup this afternoon so it's all ready to go once my daughter is off to bed.
I am going to try something new (well sorta). I am going to play a zombie game using the original Chain Reaction/Guns & Girls rules (my favorite of the three editions) and a fan made setting I recently came across called "Zombieville".
It is a very fun looking setup, sort of like ATZ "Day One". But much more "B movie" then the "real life" feel of the ATZ setup. You just have to make it through the first day (roll for encounters each hour) to be rescued.
I am sure it could be expanded to be a whole campaign, but I would just switch to ATZ for that.
Anyways, I plan to kick off the game tonight and should have pics to post in the next couple days (Monday my daughter goes back to school so by then for sure).


  1. Hey Nick

    My name's Chris Johnston and I'm the original author of "Zombieville". I'm glad you liked it. As you say it was written back in the early days of Guns & Girls/Chain Reaction 1.0, when ATZ was just a mad glint in Ed Teixeira's eye. It was intended to give a fixed campaign framework that emulated the classic zombie outbreak b-movie, with theoretically achievable victory conditions. That said, I don't think I ever made it past the afternoon myself!
    I think it should be possible to tweak Zombieville for use with the current ATZ rules. That way you'd get the benefit of the more zed-oriented rules.

    Funny thing is, a few days ago I'd just stumbled across a draft copy of Zombieville during a hard drive clearout, but I don't have a copy of the finished PDF. Where on earth did you come across it? I don't think it's hosted at the Two Hour Wargames Yahoo Group any more.

    All the best
    Chris Johnston
    AKA DrVesuvius

  2. Oh it was buried deep deep deep in the THW folder I have lurking on my computer. Right next to the original Six Gun Sound and the Mayhem series.