Sithraider
 member, 176 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 22:54
Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
I am curious what interest there is on a Zombie Apocalypse game set in Portland Oregon. I'm thinking about a game that starts in one of three phases of the outbreak:

1) It's just started to go to Hades,

2) It's been a bit since society collapsed. Like a few weeks to a few months,

3) It's been a year since the rise of the dead.

The game would be a mix of Survival/Horror/Social themes. Somethings I would like to be crunchy and some things not (which I think AFMBE handles pretty well).

Thoughts?
mediiic
 member, 204 posts
Sun 15 Mar 2020
at 15:58
Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
I think the first phase would be the most interesting. Iíd be up for the game, even if it was one or the other, but my preferance is the first alternative.
GhostShipBlue
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Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 05:26
Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
Long time supporter of the game.

I'd say the the most interesting point is as the apocalypse is running up to the tipping point. When things are listing hard but have quite flipped over and actions can either make or break the situation.

Pretty much no matter what the setting or situation was, I'd br up for this.
Sithraider
 member, 183 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 06:00
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
GhostShipBlue:
Long time supporter of the game.

I'd say the the most interesting point is as the apocalypse is running up to the tipping point. When things are listing hard but have quite flipped over and actions can either make or break the situation.

Pretty much no matter what the setting or situation was, I'd br up for this.


If Iím tracking what you mean, youíre interested in that moment when the party has gathered in the church, zombies beating on the door and the ďwhat do we do nowĒ question is being asked. I kind of like that staring point instead of a Dawn of the Dead style beginning. Essentially the 1st option.

One of the few things I donít like about Unisystem games is the stepped successes. I think the TT handles it just fine but it adds too many extra posts with PbP. So Iím thinking about adopting the narrative rights from PbtA games and using this for the task/test resolution; same d10 + attribute + skill

    When you attempt to do something that could fail, roll+Attribute+Skill.
    On a 6-, you fail AND the GM will tell you how it has gotten worse.
    On a 7-9, you fail BUT, you dictate what happens.
    On a 10-11, you succeed BUT the GM will tell you what complication follows it
    On a 12+, you succeed AND you decide what additional benefit happens.


Do you think you both would be ok adopting that? The wording might need cleaned up a bit.
mediiic
 member, 205 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 07:59
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
I think Iím fine with that. Donít really have experience with AFMBE and have played PbtA just a few times, but that kind of a system fits the narrative-based games.
GhostShipBlue
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Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 16:40
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
That's a pretty elegant transition between the two systems, actually. You should be pretty proud of that.
WinterRat1
 member, 153 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 04:27
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
Personally, I have always been the most interested in when things just start to go bad, so I would vote for Option #1.

I also like your staggered system and think it would be very interesting to try out.
Sithraider
 member, 184 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 04:43
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
Sweet, it looks like Zombie Fiction lives again!

Thanks for the kind feedback on the rule adaptation.

Please don't post any character concept things here as it's a violation of GPIA forum, but...

AFMBE has a ton of Archetypes; would you prefer to make your own characters and start organically? Or, have a group of pre selected Archetypes and a specific starting scenario?

Last Question: I generally build my games with Adult Ratings. Objections to that? I could see dropping it to Mature if its a sticking point.

I'm working out the game details now and will probably go ahead and post a link in the next few days.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:44, Thu 19 Mar.

mediiic
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Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 06:27
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
I would prefer an original start and have no problem with Adult rating. Itís usually best for a game of horror, anyway.
GhostShipBlue
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Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 08:13
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
I can probably use an Archetype - there are a ton of them (nd I have an archive somewhere of the old stuff the old yahoo groups AFMBE group built. But I can certainly build one if that;s the preference,

I'm fine with a defined "You open your eyes and see..." start, bu if we want to build it out a la Apocalypse World, I'm just as good, maybe better.
Sithraider
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Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 14:59
Re: Interest Check: All Fresh Must Be Eaten
Alright,

I've added the game. Here is the link!

link to another game