Head Shot Zombie Action Roleplaying Looks Better Than Ever

Back in June of 2016, neuronphaser.com released the zombie apocalypse action roleplaying game HEAD SHOT! for the Cortex Plus system, made famous by Margaret Weis’ Firefly RPG, Marvel Heroic RPG, Smallville, and Leverage. It received some good feedback, did respectable sales, and ultimately was a really fun project…that just got reanimated!

Craig Judd — creator of the PowerFrame RPG, layout & graphics guru on Fear the Living and Blade Bind, editor on titles like Golden Sky Stories, Tenra Bansho Zero, and others — just beautified the book and redesigned the character sheets! And it’s coming very soon to Print On Demand, too! Let’s take a look at what improved:

Zombies Chapter page 1

Zombies Chapter page 1

Zombies Chapter page 2

Zombies Chapter page 2

Zombies Chapter page 3

Zombies Chapter page 3

Thos pages give a great example of the layout magic Craig added to the book. Among the best parts is that image running along the bottom of zombie hordes, one of which gets a shotgun blast to the face in order to reveal the page number you’re currently on!

Talents in HEAD SHOT!

Talents in HEAD SHOT!

As you can see on the Talents page, we’ve tried to stick pretty close to how books like the Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide use different uses of capitalization and font stylings to show Traits in a Cortex Plus game.

Head Shot Character Sheet (click for the PDF version)

Head Shot Character Sheet (click for the PDF version)

*There are other versions of this character sheet on our Free Stuff page.

The character sheet is a thing of simplified beauty in keeping with the design elements we wanted, but also making it interesting (while still being fairly easy on your printer’s ink cartridge).

Craig did an amazing job, and soon we’ll be revealing a Print On Demand version using his amazing contribution to HEAD SHOT! Here’s hoping you add it to your collection, especially as the Cortex Plus engine moves into the future with Cam Banks’ Magic Vacuum Design Studio with an upcoming Kickstarter for CORTEX PRIME!

neuronphaser is an editor, eCommerce consultant, web producer, and analyst living in sunny Hollywood, CA. He's been playing tabletop RPGs of all kinds since 1985.

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