History TabletopGame / AllFleshMustBeEaten

5th Oct '17 12:01:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WeirdHistoricalWar: Multiple Deadworlds involve a ZombieApocalypse erupting in the middle of a war, sometimes because of a government project trying to weaponize the dead and sometimes because the war disrupted ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
19th Sep '17 7:43:21 AM thatmadork
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* ItCanThink: Your standard zombies are rated -2 on an Intelligence scale of 1 to 6, "Dumb as Dead Wood"; nothing more than mindless shambling, biting flesh-eaters. However a full palette of intelligence options exist for them, including Tool Use (at 1, they'll break windows with rocks; at 3, they can ''drive cars''), Long Term Memory (they ''know'' you went into that building and ''know'' you'll have to come out sometime) and even Problem Solving skills (piling up boxes to reach a high window to climb through because a human locked themselves in). A clever ZM can really shock players with how much their zombies can learn.
10th Sep '17 2:50:43 AM PaulA
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* ''Hannibal East, Re-Animator'': A mad medical student named Hannibal East has become consumed by his mad experiments in reanimating the dead. Obviously based on ''Film/ReAnimator''.

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* ''Hannibal East, Re-Animator'': A mad medical student named Hannibal East has become consumed by his mad experiments in reanimating the dead. Obviously based on ''Film/ReAnimator''.''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator''.



* ''Peace, Love and Zombies'': The {{CIA}}'s "Project: MK-ULTRA" went down no less than three routes in reviving the dead. Group A used radiation to enhance a rare virus first discovered by the Werhmact near the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, injecting this into living victims to strong, bloodthirsty, brutal, uncontrollable zombies that could spread their condition by biting. Group B used research into Voodoo to create a chemical compound that would bring back a recently deceased body as a docile, inoffensive, simple-minded walking corpse. Group C used a chemical process perfected in the 1920s by [[Film/ReAnimator a little-known Massachusetts physician who disappeared under mysterious circumstances]], creating fully intelligent zombies -- who needed to feed on human brains. Group C organized a break out, and the three types of zombie have since scattered across America.

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* ''Peace, Love and Zombies'': The {{CIA}}'s "Project: MK-ULTRA" went down no less than three routes in reviving the dead. Group A used radiation to enhance a rare virus first discovered by the Werhmact near the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, injecting this into living victims to strong, bloodthirsty, brutal, uncontrollable zombies that could spread their condition by biting. Group B used research into Voodoo to create a chemical compound that would bring back a recently deceased body as a docile, inoffensive, simple-minded walking corpse. Group C used a chemical process perfected in the 1920s by [[Film/ReAnimator [[Literature/HerbertWestReanimator a little-known Massachusetts physician who disappeared under mysterious circumstances]], creating fully intelligent zombies -- who needed to feed on human brains. Group C organized a break out, and the three types of zombie have since scattered across America.



* ShoutOut: To just about any zombie movie, game or novel you can think of. Herbert West, the titular Reanimator of the Creator/HPLovecraft story, gets mentioned, referenced or parodied in several official deadworlds.

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* ShoutOut: To just about any zombie movie, game or novel you can think of. Herbert West, the titular Reanimator of the Creator/HPLovecraft story, story ''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator'', gets mentioned, referenced or parodied in several official deadworlds.
25th Jun '17 6:19:22 PM nombretomado
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In addition to the fact that any monster built with the zombie creation rules and feeding on blood or souls can be portrayed as a vampire, Atlas of the Walking Dead includes a large number of vampires. Most obviously are the Gothick Vampire (vampires as popularized in modern culture, ala Literature/{{Dracula}} or Literature/{{Carmilla}} or Literature/{{Interview With A Vampire}}) and the Vampire (vampires as the bestial, rapacious, gluttonous corpse-predators from European mythology), but there are also the likes of the [[ChineseVampire Gyonshi]], Penanggalan, Shuten-Doji and Vyrkolokas.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In addition to the fact that any monster built with the zombie creation rules and feeding on blood or souls can be portrayed as a vampire, Atlas of the Walking Dead includes a large number of vampires. Most obviously are the Gothick Vampire (vampires as popularized in modern culture, ala Literature/{{Dracula}} or Literature/{{Carmilla}} or Literature/{{Interview With A Vampire}}) ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'') and the Vampire (vampires as the bestial, rapacious, gluttonous corpse-predators from European mythology), but there are also the likes of the [[ChineseVampire Gyonshi]], Penanggalan, Shuten-Doji and Vyrkolokas.
13th Apr '17 6:21:24 PM Doug86
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* ''The Cybered Dead'': In a world of MadMax post-apocalyptic desolation in between huge cyberpunk mega-cities, the megacorporations control all. In this twisted world, when the dead first started to walk, the megacorps tried to control them, cybernetically enslaving them to artificial "hive brains", though that failed and now hordes of cybernetically modified dead roam much of the world. But some unscrupulous megacorps still try and take advantage of things...

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* ''The Cybered Dead'': In a world of MadMax Film/MadMax post-apocalyptic desolation in between huge cyberpunk mega-cities, the megacorporations control all. In this twisted world, when the dead first started to walk, the megacorps tried to control them, cybernetically enslaving them to artificial "hive brains", though that failed and now hordes of cybernetically modified dead roam much of the world. But some unscrupulous megacorps still try and take advantage of things...
7th Jan '17 8:52:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''Hard Boiled Corpses'': A high-ranking member of China's Communist Party, Colonel Tsai Hsing, has decided to take inspiration from the urban legend of the [=CIA=] having created crack cocaine and introduced to the poor black communities of America. His team, "Operation: White Thunder", has created a new ultra-potent version of heroin by, among other things, cutting it with toxic waste from China's nuclear power plants, which they are flooding the steets of Hong Kong with in the hopes that it will kill off all drug users and dealers, thusly solving the organized crime problem. But those who don't die swiftly from using White Thunder proceed to die and come back as intelligent zombies, still hankering for their dopamine fix -- if they can't get White Thunder, they go after human brains instead. Now Hong Kong is shaping up into a war between the police (who want to stop all the murders), the Triads (who want dead guys to stop killing them and taking their drugs), the Black Ops (who want to contain this problem and find a way to get out of this mess intact) and the Zombies (who just want to get their fix). Loosely inspired by traditional GunFu Hong Kong HeroicBloodshed movies, such as those of JohnWoo.

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* ''Hard Boiled Corpses'': A high-ranking member of China's Communist Party, Colonel Tsai Hsing, has decided to take inspiration from the urban legend of the [=CIA=] having created crack cocaine and introduced to the poor black communities of America. His team, "Operation: White Thunder", has created a new ultra-potent version of heroin by, among other things, cutting it with toxic waste from China's nuclear power plants, which they are flooding the steets of Hong Kong with in the hopes that it will kill off all drug users and dealers, thusly solving the organized crime problem. But those who don't die swiftly from using White Thunder proceed to die and come back as intelligent zombies, still hankering for their dopamine fix -- if they can't get White Thunder, they go after human brains instead. Now Hong Kong is shaping up into a war between the police (who want to stop all the murders), the Triads (who want dead guys to stop killing them and taking their drugs), the Black Ops (who want to contain this problem and find a way to get out of this mess intact) and the Zombies (who just want to get their fix). Loosely inspired by traditional GunFu Hong Kong HeroicBloodshed movies, such as those of JohnWoo.Creator/JohnWoo.
13th Nov '16 5:44:49 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NonIronicClown: Yes, really, with the "alcoholic party clown" character archetype. According to his bio, guy used to be an entertainer at kids' parties who enjoyed his job, and despite the ZombieApocalypse [[DrowningMySorrows hitting him pretty damn hard]], he's still doing his best to survive, help out others [[FriendToAllChildren (especially kids)]], and trying to [[SadClown bring a bit of levity to the grim realities of a zombie-plagued world]].
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: With the customizability of the zombie creation rules, it's quite possible to build some very crazy stuff. The Atlas of the Walking Dead sourcebook even provides AFMBE stats for different undead monsters from around the world, some of which have notes for retolling their statblock to represent very similar critters from elsewhere in the world.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Beyond the typical confusion between "flesh-eating zombie" and "ghoul", actual stats for ghouls are provided in the Atlas of the Walking Dead.

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* NonIronicClown: Yes, really, with the "alcoholic party clown" "Alcoholic Party Clown" character archetype.archetype hosted on the game's official website. According to his bio, guy used to be an entertainer at kids' parties who enjoyed his job, and despite the ZombieApocalypse [[DrowningMySorrows hitting him pretty damn hard]], he's still doing his best to survive, help out others [[FriendToAllChildren (especially kids)]], and trying to [[SadClown bring a bit of levity to the grim realities of a zombie-plagued world]].
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: With the customizability of the zombie creation rules, it's quite possible to build some very crazy stuff. The Atlas of the Walking Dead sourcebook even provides AFMBE stats for different undead monsters from around the world, some of which have notes for retolling reskinning their statblock to represent very similar critters from elsewhere in the world.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Beyond the typical confusion between "flesh-eating zombie" and "ghoul", actual stats for Arabic-style ghouls are provided in the Atlas of the Walking Dead.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In addition to the fact that any monster built with the zombie creation rules and feeding on blood or souls can be portrayed as a vampire, Atlas of the Walking Dead includes a large number of vampires. Most obviously are the Gothick Vampire (vampires as popularized in modern culture, ala Literature/{{Dracula}} or Literature/{{Carmilla}} or Literature/{{Interview With A Vampire}}) and the Vampire (vampires as the bestial, rapacious, gluttonous corpse-predators from European mythology), but there are also the likes of the Gyonshi, Penanggalan, Shuten-Doji and Vyrkolokas.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In addition to the fact that any monster built with the zombie creation rules and feeding on blood or souls can be portrayed as a vampire, Atlas of the Walking Dead includes a large number of vampires. Most obviously are the Gothick Vampire (vampires as popularized in modern culture, ala Literature/{{Dracula}} or Literature/{{Carmilla}} or Literature/{{Interview With A Vampire}}) and the Vampire (vampires as the bestial, rapacious, gluttonous corpse-predators from European mythology), but there are also the likes of the Gyonshi, [[ChineseVampire Gyonshi]], Penanggalan, Shuten-Doji and Vyrkolokas.


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* PlayingWithFire: Almost player in a game where zombies need to burned, of course. For a default character, though, the Alcoholic Party Clown specializes in using a seltzer bottle and water balloons, both loaded with alcohol, to splash zombies with flammable liquid before igniting it with a lighter and fireworks. It's noted that this an extremely dangerous way to fight, especially for a drunkard, but it's subtly implied [[DeathSeeker that he doesn't really care if it goes wrong for him]].


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* SadClown: The aforementioned Alcoholic Party Clown archetype from the game's website; in the "default" archetype fluff, before the Rise, he had a beloved animal partner in the form of a performing ferret named Sparky. He first encountered zombies when they attacked a party he was playing at, where Sparky saved a kid from a zombie, but got eaten in the process. The sight still haunts him, driving him to turn to drink -- both to [[DrowningMySorrows try and dull the pain]] and to [[PlayingWithFire burn every damn zombie to cinders with gloriously flammable alcohol]].
12th Nov '16 4:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''True Grit'': Four explorers found the ruined capital city of the lost Indian tribe, the Anasazi, and foolishly broke the elder signs imprisoning the EldritchAbomination, "Kinatuk -- [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Blood Thing]]", which had destroyed the Anasazi. Now free to roam the world once more, Kinatuk has begun to slaughter humans and animals alike, reviving them as zombified slaves that drip gore from their mouths. Based upon "gritty" Western movies from the 1960s and 70s, as personified by JohnWayne.

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* ''True Grit'': Four explorers found the ruined capital city of the lost Indian tribe, the Anasazi, and foolishly broke the elder signs imprisoning the EldritchAbomination, "Kinatuk -- [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Blood Thing]]", which had destroyed the Anasazi. Now free to roam the world once more, Kinatuk has begun to slaughter humans and animals alike, reviving them as zombified slaves that drip gore from their mouths. Based upon "gritty" Western movies from the 1960s and 70s, as personified by JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne.
21st Oct '16 12:30:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Given this is a game about fighting off the walking dead, it's pretty easy to pull this off, under the right circumstances. The "Pulp Hero" and "Legendary Hero" character types are especially generous with character points in order to assure that a player can make themselves as badass as possible.
** BadassNormal: The "Survivor" character type is aimed to be this, though a player who manages to make themselves come off as badass, in game, while playing a Norm (the weakest of the character types) is also definately one of these.

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* {{Badass}}: Given this is a game about fighting off the walking dead, it's pretty easy to pull this off, under the right circumstances. The "Pulp Hero" and "Legendary Hero" character types are especially generous with character points in order to assure that a player can make themselves as badass as possible.
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BadassNormal: The "Survivor" character type is aimed to be this, though a player who manages to make themselves come off as badass, in game, while playing a Norm (the weakest of the character types) is also definately one of these.
27th Jul '16 6:38:59 PM nombretomado
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''All Flesh Must Be Eaten'', typically abbreviated as "AFMBE", is a SurvivalHorror TabletopRolePlayingGame based around the concept of a ZombieApocalypse. Extremely modular in both character design, creature design and setting design, this has contributed to its surprising levels of popularity: not only did the corebook eventually receive a "Revised" edition with rules for converting from Unisystem to D20Modern, it spawned two books containing nothing but premade character archetypes, three books of collected fiction, a world of pre-made settings, and an array of other sourcebooks as well. These include mixing zombies with {{Pulp}}, [[{{Wuxia}} Kung-Fu]] and GunFu action, Westerns, ScienceFiction, pirates, conventional fantasy and ''wrestling''.

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''All Flesh Must Be Eaten'', typically abbreviated as "AFMBE", is a SurvivalHorror TabletopRolePlayingGame based around the concept of a ZombieApocalypse. Extremely modular in both character design, creature design and setting design, this has contributed to its surprising levels of popularity: not only did the corebook eventually receive a "Revised" edition with rules for converting from Unisystem to D20Modern, TabletopGame/D20Modern, it spawned two books containing nothing but premade character archetypes, three books of collected fiction, a world of pre-made settings, and an array of other sourcebooks as well. These include mixing zombies with {{Pulp}}, [[{{Wuxia}} Kung-Fu]] and GunFu action, Westerns, ScienceFiction, pirates, conventional fantasy and ''wrestling''.



The Revised edition of the AFMBE corebook includes rules for converting the game from Unisystem to D20Modern. The "Fistful o' Zombies" sourcebook, covering western themed zombie games, has rules for converting to {{Deadlands}}.

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The Revised edition of the AFMBE corebook includes rules for converting the game from Unisystem to D20Modern. TabletopGame/D20Modern. The "Fistful o' Zombies" sourcebook, covering western themed zombie games, has rules for converting to {{Deadlands}}.
TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}.
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