HEAD SHOT! Zombie Apocalypse Action Roleplaying is Now Available on DriveThruRPG

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When the dead return, hungry for brains, smart folk know that the only way to stay alive is to stick together.

HEAD SHOT! Zombie Apocalypse Action Roleplaying is a Cortex Plus Action hack focusing on the Player Characters as a team of survivors, thrown together by circumstance and working together to make it in a world overrun by zombies of many different varieties. There are only three things they have to do: (1) scrounge for resources, (2) avoid antagonistic survivors that want to steal their stuff, and (3) when they inevitably run into a horde of zombies…go for a HEAD SHOT!

HEAD SHOT! A Zombie Apocalypse Hack for Cortex Plus Action Roleplaying

HEAD SHOT! A Zombie Apocalypse Hack for Cortex Plus Action Roleplaying

HEAD SHOT! is not a standalone game! It uses the ACTION ROLEPLAYING flavor of Cortex Plus, found on pages 116-154 of the Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide.

In this hack, you’ll find:

  • An introduction to the Zombie Apocalypse of your own creation!
  • Full details on creating Player Characters (AKA “Survivors”).
  • New and variant Attributes, Distinctions, Specialties, Signature Assets, and 37 new or modified Talents.
  • New framing devices and mechanics for Missions that force the Survivors to brave the zombie hordes to scrounge up supplies, help other folks out, and otherwise put themselves in danger.
  • The Viral Pool, a pool of difficulty dice that also feature mechanisms for generating random encounters and hazards!
  • A huge variety of zombies, including 4 main types and 5 variants that you can mix and match, plus all the rules for creating zombies of varying mechanical complexity.
  • Voodoo zombies, a completely different take on zombies both mechanically and story-wise.
  • An entire chapter of antagonists (gangs, cults, psychopaths, bandits), environmental hazards, and wild animals that may threaten Survivors who are lucky enough to sneak past the zombie hordes.
  • Tips for stealing these rules and ideas for other flavors of Cortex Plus, such as Dramatic and Heroic.

Are you ready to brave a world overrun by the walking dead?

Featuring cover art by Elena Naylor, interior art by Scott Harshbarger, and — as of Feb 2017 — all-new layout and character sheets by Craig Judd!

Click the cover image above to purchase!


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