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Author Topic: Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.  (Read 1125 times)

Offline Melnibonean

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Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.
« on: May 03, 2020, 06:35:25 AM »
Last year I started writing a set of solo zombie apocalypse rules and got stalled by a combination of apathy, excessive detail and Chain of Command. Recently I started playing Rangers of Shadow Deep solo and was really impressed by the game and my idea of a solo zed game has been reignited. I decided to try converting RoSD to a post apoc situation. So I did and it worked and I tried a game. It looked nice and it worked okay but it was lacking.

I did a bit of a write up on my blog regarding the test game. Please have a read and any feedback or ideas will be appreciated.
Blog: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2020/05/infection-z-whats-this.html





« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 10:47:25 PM by Melnibonean »
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Offline Rick W.

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Re: Infection Z
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 08:35:25 AM »
Interesting concept and excellent execution. You make a good point about empty streets. That works for fast moving zombie but not the shambling hordes I prefer. I think you are on the right track although I have to admit I do not know the Frostgrave/RoSD rules very well.

PS... your table looks amazing!
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Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Infection Z
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 11:18:16 AM »
Interesting concept and excellent execution. You make a good point about empty streets. That works for fast moving zombie but not the shambling hordes I prefer. I think you are on the right track although I have to admit I do not know the Frostgrave/RoSD rules very well.

PS... your table looks amazing!

Thanks Rick. I've been working of things a lot over the past week and getting things to a point where I've had a few test games and it seems to be working well. Still working on the finer details and much more play testing is needed.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Infection Z
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 11:25:22 AM »
Some recent additions to my survivors and couple of zed's that have been patiently sitting on my desk gathering dust for the past few months. All of these survivor figures are from Studio Miniatures. The zombies are from a Zombiecide box.




















Offline Rick W.

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Re: Infection Z - Some Survivors
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 12:32:39 PM »
Great stuff. You captured some personalities there!

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Re: Infection Z - Some Survivors
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2020, 07:03:34 AM »
Nice painting.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Infection Z - Some Survivors
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 01:04:04 AM »
I've been working on and play testing my solo zombie game which I'm hoping to publish some time in the near future. I've been writing, writing, writing. I've played a bunch of test games, then re-writing and re-writing some more. It's all coming together and is looking pretty solid. I'm sending it out for some critique later today and, no doubt, that will mean more re-writing.

There's a lot more detail on my blog at: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2020/05/more-painting-more-infection-z.html






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Re: Infection Z - Update - 16 May
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2020, 03:33:08 AM »
As others have noted, that is a very nice board to play on with some nicely painted miniatures.  It will be interesting to see how you develop the solo rules.
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Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Infection Z - 20 May- Still working at it.
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 06:40:05 AM »
I'm still working on my solo zombie apocalypse rules. I know there are others out there but these ones are mine. I've sent them to be proof read and looking forward to some practical critique. In the meantime I've been doing some more play testing and it's really coming together. All the pieces work and it's really a matter of tweaking and finding holes.

If yo're interested have a look at my blog: https://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2020/05/play-testing-infection-z.html






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Re: Infection Z - 20 May- Still working at it.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 09:36:58 PM »
Wow!  Nice board.... I lie the Max Headroom bit in the bus stop.

I am always excited to see people trying their hand at rules writing.   
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Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Infection Z - 20 May- Still working at it.
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 10:54:22 PM »
Wow!  Nice board.... I lie the Max Headroom bit in the bus stop.

I am always excited to see people trying their hand at rules writing.   

Thanks Easy E.

I've been working hard to get the Infection Z rules together. A lot of play testing, writing and re-writing. Since my last post I've been knocking the whole thing into shape and putting it into a desktop publishing document so I can produce a nice looking pdf. Things are still not set in stone and liable to change, but it's about 95% there. It works. It feels right and it make a fun game.

Lots more on my blog @: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2020/05/infection-z-its-almost-there.html






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Re: Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 12:45:23 AM »
Great battle report.

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Re: Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 05:35:34 AM »
Great battle report.

Thanks Syrinx0

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Re: Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 12:16:39 PM »
Lovely stuff. Excellent bat report too. Really enjoyed it :D
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Re: Infection Z - 29 May- It's almost there.
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 08:13:43 PM »
Instead of InDesign or something along those lines.... I just use PowerPoint and it works great! 

I have not used Scribus.   I will look into it.  Thanks for the tip!

 

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