Friday, October 31, 2014

A ghastly outing


"The Revenant Outbreak of '68 followed closely by the first Lycanthrope Incursions caused a panic across the land. The government was ill equiped to fight this new menace. Many brave citizens of means took it upon themselves to hunt down, and destroy these Creatures of the Night. Be it for love of Queen and Country, scientific research or just the joy of adventure, they would be known forever as the Royal Monster Hunting Society..."

The village of Brumley on the Brook is overrun. The citizens have fled, leaving only 6 groups of 4 hunters to take on the horde of undead.
I did these cards for the Hunters:
I used a modified set of GASLIGHT zombie rules. There was a turn deck with a card for each hunting party, plus a cards for each zombie type, a zombie spawn card, then a "dark lords" card that would be added after the first "20" was rolled.

The hunters needed to take out the 6 spawn points. Each time they fired a gun or otherwise made noise, noise markers were added. Then, when a spawn card come up, special dice (marked 0-3) were rolled for each noise marker. Thus, if 5 noise markers were generated, 0-15 new zombies might show.
The game started with the hunters blazing away, only to watch in horror as zombies poured out of the woods.
The Prussians especially seemed to act as a zombie magnet. The Baron dispatched dozens.
Tactics eventually changed, and s[awn points were discovered. Gunfire became limited.
It was close. One team was wiped out while others were steadily taking losses. When the Dark Lords showed up (tougher monsters like werewolves) things got really interesting.
A great pre-Halloween game.

9 comments:

Ivan Sorensen said...

I was wondering when people were going to start putting on halloween games, nicely done and the table looks great.

Blaxkleric said...

Superb stuff once again. Delighted to have found your blog :-) Love the 0-15 new zombies might show roll - that'd scare the death out of me. I wouldn't want to snap a twig with those kind of noise rolls :-) Great sea monster at the end as well. Where's that mini from please? Love the paint job on it. great posting :-)

BaronVonJ said...

Ancient Citadel mini.

Jon F said...

That was fun. Nice work, Jaye.

Cluck Amok said...

Brains. . . nom, nom. Looks like a little hard work paid off!

Simon Quinton said...

Marvellous dear sir!

Phil said...

Beautiful pics and story...

Scott Bowman said...

Great looking game... interesting use of Gaslight rules...

Jaye Wiley said...

Scott, there is a free download from the GASLIGHT folks just for Zombies. I, of course, tweaked them a little.