All Things Zombie
And when it comes to the Zombie Apocalypse as played out in All Things Zombie, well, what can I say? There's not much out there at all. In fact it would be fair to say that I've seen pretty much nothing to whet my appetite. Unless you want gore shots from a certain TV show and recent movie of course. Now, all this is fine if you like that sort of thing. I don't. Weird considering my next project, isn't it?
So let me ruminate for a moment...
For me at least, ATZ is the fun of the game. I'm not interested in gore-fests, even though I'm playing a Zombie Apoocalypse game. Then again, I'm a wargamer because I like the spectacle of the games table and the attention to detail on the miniatures. I'm a wargamer who likes to game. I'm not into it to rack up gigantic virtual body counts. I don't glory in war. I have deep respect for the members of our armed forces both in the present and throughout history. But I'm playing a game. And if I get the chance to take down some models of Nazis and the Taliban then so much the better. I have no moral connundrum. It's a game. It's right there in the name, for crying out loud!
So when it comes to working out scenery, what do I want? Well, it has to be set in America. Typical response for a Brit, but there you go. Which is where my problems began. Run a google search on zombies and you end up with a sweeping skyline filled with gigantic multi-storey buildings. They all look flippin' amazing. But not exactly feasible on a 4'x4' surface. So instead, after much head scratching I found inspiration in the most unexpected of places.
Model railway scenery. And I found the images courtesy of my old chum Google. How I managed to survive before it I'll never know!
And I always prefer some comedy whenever I can get it. Which I why I'm more of a Shaun of the Dead fan than The Walking Dead. Zombies failing to climb ladders will always be funny, no matter how much money they put into visual effects.
So watch this space. You may be better dead than Zed. But its going to be All Things Zombie round here for a while!