Zombie World, a card-based tabletop roleplaying game of survivors fighting against the living and the dead for their own place in the world, was announced last week via Kickstarter with a goal of $5,000. As of this writing, the game, designed for easy, quick, and intense play, had raised just over $24,500.
In Zombie World, you take on the roles of ordinary people caught up in a zombie apocalypse, struggling to survive day after day, month after month, year after year, in a world destroyed by the restless dead. Maybe you’re just an accountant who took up a machete to keep her friends and family safe. Maybe you’re an escaped inmate trying to keep your criminal past a secret from your fellow survivors. Maybe you’re a soldier trying to lead and protect your whole enclave in this ruined world.
For the characters of Zombie World, their lives were pretty much like ours, and then—with barely any warning—the infected attacked. Those they bit or killed rose up to join them. The zombies were here.
Most people refer to the day that zombies first appeared as “Z-Day.” They fondly remember life before Z-Day, before it all came crashing down. Everything was so easy. They had power. Food and water. Laws.
Months after Z-Day, everyone left alive has had to figure out how to eke out an existence in the nightmarish world that surrounds them. They’ve had to struggle, and fight, and run, and scavenge, and kill. Not a single person left today has come through unscathed. They’re survivors, in the truest sense of the word.
For more info visit the Kickstarter campaign.