zombies Archive

  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 6 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 page and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   The infectious zombie is a pretty popular trope and this pdf reimagines them as a template – as presented, the template renders a creature that has acquired it a neutral undead (interesting choice!) – HD gained from class levels or racial HD are dropped and replaced with d8s, with sizes […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 6 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 page and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   The infectious zombie is a pretty popular trope and this pdf reimagines them as a template – as presented, the template renders a creature that has acquired it a neutral undead (interesting choice!) – HD gained from class levels or racial HD are dropped and replaced with d8s, with sizes […]

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  • Studies of Decay: Zombies This supplement of Rocks Fall Games is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what exactly is this? Well, as the frame narrative explains, the information herein was extracted from the notes of necromancers – both the note on why this notes are preserved as well as said necromancer’s introductory text of megalomania set a nice stage for the crunchy content, for herein, we are introduced to a wide variety of zombies, from CR 1/4 to CR 11 – all of which come with their own pencil-drawn b/w-artworks and accompanying, […]

    Studies of Decay: Zombies (Revised Edition)

    Studies of Decay: Zombies This supplement of Rocks Fall Games is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what exactly is this? Well, as the frame narrative explains, the information herein was extracted from the notes of necromancers – both the note on why this notes are preserved as well as said necromancer’s introductory text of megalomania set a nice stage for the crunchy content, for herein, we are introduced to a wide variety of zombies, from CR 1/4 to CR 11 – all of which come with their own pencil-drawn b/w-artworks and accompanying, […]

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  • Warning, this blog is dedicated to true World War Z fans that have read the book.  If you have also read The Zombie Survival Guide then you have my added respect. So, I am flipping through my daily news feed and what awaits me?  The official ‘World War Z’ trailer was released during this past week and I immediately flashed back to Comic Con 2012.  My wife and I were fortunate to get a few World War Z books signed by Max Brooks, himself.  After reading many rumors on various movie blog sites about Brad Pitt and the producer’s changes to the novel turned movie, I couldn’t help but ask Max the burning question that many fans of the novel would like to know.  […]

    Brad Pitt’s butchering of World War Z

    Warning, this blog is dedicated to true World War Z fans that have read the book.  If you have also read The Zombie Survival Guide then you have my added respect. So, I am flipping through my daily news feed and what awaits me?  The official ‘World War Z’ trailer was released during this past week and I immediately flashed back to Comic Con 2012.  My wife and I were fortunate to get a few World War Z books signed by Max Brooks, himself.  After reading many rumors on various movie blog sites about Brad Pitt and the producer’s changes to the novel turned movie, I couldn’t help but ask Max the burning question that many fans of the novel would like to know.  […]

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  • If there’s one thing I can say to William Todd Rose it’s well done. Well done mate, well done. Reading The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People is a rush, there’s no other way to describe it. Set in two time lines, the story follows the consciousness of Bosley Coughlin, a druggy able to cross the plains of existence and see, not only into the past, but into the future through what he calls the Eye of Aeons. On one of these trips into the future he encounters Ocean, a young girl trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic city where zombies roam the streets and people had waged war for something as simple as food. Merely a passenger in her […]

    The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People – A Book Review

    If there’s one thing I can say to William Todd Rose it’s well done. Well done mate, well done. Reading The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People is a rush, there’s no other way to describe it. Set in two time lines, the story follows the consciousness of Bosley Coughlin, a druggy able to cross the plains of existence and see, not only into the past, but into the future through what he calls the Eye of Aeons. On one of these trips into the future he encounters Ocean, a young girl trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic city where zombies roam the streets and people had waged war for something as simple as food. Merely a passenger in her […]

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  • Everyone knows just how important it is to be prepared for the apocalypse; especially when it’s the catalyst of such a scenario is caused by zombies. When dealing with the undead you need to make sure that your survival gear is top quality or you will be joining their ranks before you can say, “There’s a Zombie on my lawn!” Ultimate Survival Shotgun Forget axes and cricket bats, when you need to lose a group of zombies on your tail you need to have some heavy artillery. Shotguns are cool and are guaranteed to knock the block off any zombie who ambles your way. The Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun is easy to use and easy to re-load if you’re […]

    10 Gadgets and Gear You’ll Need for the Zombie Apocalypse

    Everyone knows just how important it is to be prepared for the apocalypse; especially when it’s the catalyst of such a scenario is caused by zombies. When dealing with the undead you need to make sure that your survival gear is top quality or you will be joining their ranks before you can say, “There’s a Zombie on my lawn!” Ultimate Survival Shotgun Forget axes and cricket bats, when you need to lose a group of zombies on your tail you need to have some heavy artillery. Shotguns are cool and are guaranteed to knock the block off any zombie who ambles your way. The Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun is easy to use and easy to re-load if you’re […]

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  • Things I fear the most:  spiders, walking sticks (bugs), and zombies.  While I know how to deal with the first two threats, I must constantly study how to off a zombie before I become one.  Yet, the hardest part of studying good tactics for a zombie war is that it hasn’t happened yet; there is no comparison to base how one would destroy these creatures.  The only thing we have to prepare ourselves for a possible zombie war is sound logic.  That’s when it becomes necessary to debunk the myths that many horror movies show, however, make no sense when you are really thrust into a world of zombies and survival.  So here are the most basic myths that should […]

    Common Myths to Debunk BEFORE a Zombie War

    Things I fear the most:  spiders, walking sticks (bugs), and zombies.  While I know how to deal with the first two threats, I must constantly study how to off a zombie before I become one.  Yet, the hardest part of studying good tactics for a zombie war is that it hasn’t happened yet; there is no comparison to base how one would destroy these creatures.  The only thing we have to prepare ourselves for a possible zombie war is sound logic.  That’s when it becomes necessary to debunk the myths that many horror movies show, however, make no sense when you are really thrust into a world of zombies and survival.  So here are the most basic myths that should […]

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  • A reader of ours asked us to swing by the Minecraft booth at PAX, so I set a personal mission to do exactly that.  I found the Mojang set up and met with Brad Baldo.  Brad graciously walked me through the game, patiently explaining things to me.  He asked if I was familiar with the game and my unfortunate response was “Isn’t this the game that people use to make 8-bit art?” NOT the best way to start things off but Brad is the man.  Yes, this game is limited by your imagination as far as shaping your landscapes.  In an era where fans line up at Q&A sessions to ask about the lineality of a game, this game is […]

    Minecraft

    A reader of ours asked us to swing by the Minecraft booth at PAX, so I set a personal mission to do exactly that.  I found the Mojang set up and met with Brad Baldo.  Brad graciously walked me through the game, patiently explaining things to me.  He asked if I was familiar with the game and my unfortunate response was “Isn’t this the game that people use to make 8-bit art?” NOT the best way to start things off but Brad is the man.  Yes, this game is limited by your imagination as far as shaping your landscapes.  In an era where fans line up at Q&A sessions to ask about the lineality of a game, this game is […]

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  • Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

    Top 10 reasons why the zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be as cool as most people suggest

    Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

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