Head Shot Zombie Action Roleplaying Looks Better Than Ever

UPDATED 4/21/17 – 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

…And it 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 now available as a 32-page book in Print-on-Demand through DriveThruRPG.

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, revealing 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 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 versions of this character sheet on our Free Stuff page, too.

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 laying it out, and Elena’s eerily-beautiful cover really captures the post apocalyptic horror. Now you can get a Print On Demand version featuring these amazing contributions 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, coming soon!

(Worth noting, based on the pre-release info Cam has released about Cortex Prime through his Patreon, HEAD SHOT! will be fully compatible with little or no changes! If anything about that changes, I’ll be releasing a one-page PDF upgrade that irons out any conversions.)

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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