The End of the World RPG: Zombie Apocalypse
The dead rise and stalk the earth, hungry for the flesh of the living. All that stands between a zombie and your brain are your skills, wits, and talents. Life as you know it is about to end, and one way or another, you'll experience the apocalypse and make your way through the aftermath ... if you can survive that long! If you've ever wondered how you'd cope with an endless onslaught of flesh-hungry undead, you can find out in Zombie Apocalypse.
Enter the end times and come face-to-face with the living dead in Zombie Apocalypse, the first book in The End of the World roleplaying line! This roleplaying game offers you the chance to imagine unique adventures, playing as yourself during the tumult of the apocalypse, relying upon your own skills, wits, and talents to survive. Five scenarios each offer a different setting and sub-genre for the rise of the undead, and contain sections for both the apocalypse and post-apocalypse, challenging you to navigate the initial panic and forge a new life after the world's ending.
In the majority of roleplaying games, you take on the persona of a fictional character ranging from a elven thief to a half-orc war-mage to a human soldier, and beyond. The End of the World line changes all of this by inviting you to play as yourself amidst the tumult of the world's ending! You'll use your own physical, mental, and social attributes to create yourself as an in-game character, allowing you to come as close as you (safely) can to experiencing the apocalypse first-hand. Since you're playing yourself in every game of The End of the World, your starting gear is also limited to what you can find close at hand when you sit down to play the game. You could start with a cell phone, but how long will it stay charged? Who knows how long the cash in your wallet will be accepted as viable currency in light of the world's ending? You might want a good shotgun to defend yourself, but that could mean venturing out of your friend's apartment. Kitchen knives might be your only available weapons for defending yourself against hordes of ravenous zombies or conquering aliens.
The End of the World is a roleplaying game line consisting of four books: Zombie Apocalypse, Wrath of the Gods, Alien Invasion, and Rise of the Machines. The world can end in countless ways, and in each of The End of the World books, there are five different scenarios for you to experience. Because these scenarios function like different campaign settings within the same theme, you can enjoy all of these scenarios time and time again. In Zombie Apocalypse, for example, every scenario varies in the origin of the zombies, the government's response, the timeline of the apocalypse, the ways you can kill the zombies, and countless other details, both large and small. The apocalypse may start with an outbreak of disease, or a sudden earthquake that releases a once-dormant parasite.