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02/27/2007 6:23 PM

How many here would be interested in playing a game loosley based off George A. Romeros Zombie flicks?

I mean Night of the living Dead '90, Dawn of the dead (The original, not the new one) and Day of the Dead (Screw land of the Dead)

so, post your thoughts, suggestions comments and I'll get back to you.

[Edited by Dexter_Attari on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:53 PM]

[Edited by Dexter_Attari on Thursday, March 1, 2007 8:05 PM]

02/27/2007 6:48 PM

I might be intrested but would it have a new story line or would it be based on the other stuff.

02/28/2007 6:52 PM

Oh, I would deffinatley make a new story line. Once I get enoguh support I would toss a few ideas out there and see what people think of the different settings.

03/21/2007 3:23 AM

I'm a little interested, but I'd like to see more info. before commiting to anything.

03/21/2007 5:01 PM

wow, a reply. I thought this thread was dead. Well, once Iget enough interst I may begn to put specifics out there, for now, I just want ppl interested in doing ANY zombie game.

04/11/2007 9:41 AM

'Ello g'uvnor. I'll play. Zombie games rock.

04/11/2007 4:28 PM

Come to think of it, I quite fancy having my bowels ripped out by the undead. Put me in the interested party also, Dexter my old buddy!

04/11/2007 6:55 PM

Great, well, I'd say we have enough people. Just enough to give a little wiggle room.

okay now, time to decide on a setting. I am open to suggestions but please, no malls. Two movies and a video game are enoguh, let's pick somewhere new. I have two suggestions if no one has a better idea.

a truck stop bar in western Colorado.

A prison in Iowa.

comments? Suggestions?

04/12/2007 4:57 AM

I think you're limiting yourself a little with a prison- unless they have more unisex prisons in America then we do over here, lol.
Truck stop gives the potential for more diverse people, and also people who aren't necessarily used to looking after themselves.

04/12/2007 5:48 AM

I agree that certain settings have been done to death, but I think we need to keep the setting somewhere fairly isolated. Nanuk is right, a prison is a bit [i]too[/i] isolated and limits us in character diversity. Whereas in my opinion a truck stop is nowhere near isolated enough. What stops us from simply driving our arses clean out of there?

Don't let me force you into a setting you don't agree with, but I'm my opinion I'd prefer it to be set on a small isolated island. A tropical paradise holiday island turned bloody nightmare.. Hoodoo natives or a mysterious shipwreck infected of bodies. Or the plague brought in by strange cargo washed upon the shores... Or even set it on an ocean liner, cruise or cargo ship?

Whatever you go with, for me the setting needs to make it either very difficult or impossible to escape from the outbreak. And equally as difficult to get outside assistance from the military or such.

04/12/2007 9:32 AM

First of all, I want to be clear, we are using George A. Romero's rules. First of all, after the dead start returnign to life, anyone who dies (AT ALL) turns into a zombie. Only those shot in the head or what ever stay dead.

But an island wouldn't be 1: a likely place to be stranded 2: it would quickly become NOT isolated. All survivors with boats would head for the nearest islands.

Plus, there wouldn't be alot to kill on an island.

If we did a truck stop, they can't leave becuse there is a hoard of zombies otuside. And you would die trying.

There would be no help or escape, the whole world is being overrun with the udnead, it is everyone on their own.

So I want some sort of everyday situation, but it needs 3 critereia:

1: Defensibility, pretty much any buildign can be defensible, this is the easiest to meet
2: It has to be liviable, it needs food and water.
3: It has to be interesting, both the prison and Truck stop would cotnain a bunch of interstign people. THe prison would have guards and prisoners who would have to work together, which has limetless possibilities. THe truck stop has truckers, rednecks, regular people, maybe a State trooper, a bar band, who knows.

I don't rreally want to do an island, I jsut can't see that working out. Maybe they could EVENTUALLY escape to an island (A la DAy of the Dead) but I don't want to start their.

Another option is we could give our characters regular jobs in a normal city and jsut see where they end up after a few days. That would be pretty fair.

what do y'all think?

04/12/2007 11:48 AM

Fair enough Dexter, I respect your opinion. :) I think we might have got our wires crossed in the overall time-frame of the Romero setting. My ideas were more directed towards a sort of earlier time; a-la Night of the Living Dead, early Dawn of the Dead, pre mass zombie outbreaks. I admit I failed to explain that. Personally I would prefer to do it my way, but you are the GM here so do as you wish. I am still very interested in participating by the way. :)

04/12/2007 12:01 PM

Well actually, those movies involved mass outbreaks too, if you remember, the Reneck militia and Army were fighting zombies i nthe coutnry side. ANd Night of the lviign dead mentinoed mass outbreaks as well.

I jsut wanted to do a more involved setting.

I was hoping our Game could go from, Early outbreak, (Night of the living dead) to late outbreak (Day of the dead)

I will cast my vote for truck stop. Maybe , (as much as I don't want to) we could do so called, "runner" zombies. That would make it nearly impossible for relativley unarmed peopel to reach the trucks outside.

I see what you mean, but if we use your idea, we totally eliminate the claustrophibic feel of the original movies. We need a confined environment where they are safe, but isolated.

Maybe we should just set it in a random city and see where it leads. That might work. Although I would prefer to do it in the country side.

04/12/2007 12:20 PM

I'm starting to get a better feel of what you mean now and think that our ideas were not so far apart as they first seemed. It was probably more that we only explained them very briefly and it seemed that way at first. I also would prefer to go from a small early outbreak to a massive one.

With my ideas of being trapped on an island or on-board a ship there would certainly be a claustrophobic feel which I agree is very important. Also with the island setting I would duly expect the GM to [i]eliminate[/i] the possibility of an easy escape, ie being cut off from boats and/or them sinking, fleeing.

Anyway, I really don't mean to harp on about my ideas if you do not choose them, I simply wanted to make it a little clearer about what I meant. The truck stop is fine with me. :)

[Edited by Flark on Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:21 PM]

04/12/2007 12:25 PM

hmmm....I see what you mean.

The main reason i Do not want to do an island is, it would seem TOO safe you know? And it would most likely not be that depressing. Once they killed all the zombies it would be a paradise.

A boat could be an interesting setting, but this too has problems, such as, there is no way zombies could reach them. Maybe when they stopepd for fuel and food and whatnot but, even so. I don't see this being a very stressful environment when compared to some of our other choices.

I would like it to be maximum depression, full out stress, max claustrophobia and constant danger.
Perhaps you could correct my thinkign with some more details, but I can't see the island thing being any of those, maybe a boat could do it. But when I think Island, I think the paradaise "happy" ending of Day of the dead.

04/12/2007 12:43 PM

I personally like the truck stop idea. I would also enjoy the idea where we start in a random city. I agree with Dexter about the island though. Another idea would be an office or apartment building which would offer plenty of diversity.

04/12/2007 12:44 PM

I would like it to be maximum depression, full out stress, max claustrophobia and constant danger.

Dexy my old friend, I suppose I was just looking for a fresh new angle of approach and setting, but you have said enough in this one sentence for me to trust your judgement from here on in. :)

04/12/2007 12:57 PM

awesome. Well, sorry to crush your idea there, but I am rather picky when it comes to zombies and stuff.

Okay, now for the nitty gritty. We really need to hunker down and pick a setting for the game.

Is the consensus in on Truck stop? or is that just becuase I won't shut up about it?

After we pick the setting, we should make soem characters. WE need jsut enough so we can have some 'kill off' characters.

in other words the fabled star trek 'red shirts' people whos sole purpose is to die early. THen we need the people who have actual personality. But again, we need a settign first.

04/12/2007 1:41 PM

As I said earlier I'm all for the truck stop or the city idea.

04/12/2007 1:52 PM

Yip I'm happy with either of those settings too.

I guess it's just a matter of confirming who else is in so that Dex can work out his character numbers?


Anyone else interested?

04/12/2007 2:01 PM

Sparrow is out of the question, he posted like four months ago.

Dangrel hasn't replied to my RPGC mail and Nanuk said he may be busy.

We may end up just us three, which would be okay too.

Hmmm, possible characters we need peopel can use:

State trooper who happens to be at the bar
Bar tender
"regulars" (Ie the drunks)
A trucker or two
a redneck or two
members of a bar band perhaps?
then people who jsut happenm to be there a family stopping for gas, a guy getting of the graveyard shift at his job, ppl liek that.

assuming there are only three of us, I don't see any limit to the characters you can make, as long as you olny have two or three primary ones, at msot. the others have to die off pretty quickly.

and of course as the GM i will fill in any gaps in the characters with my own guys.

so, what'll it be?

04/12/2007 2:07 PM

I could do like 3-4 friends who were passing through on a road trip and got caught at the truck stop while getting some food.

04/12/2007 3:51 PM

I'm English by the way so I'll be honest and say my knowledge about the intricate happenings at American truck stops is somewhat limited. The subtle cultural differences might make it a bit awkward for me until the shit hits the fan, so to speak. Keeping that in mind I'd probably be best taking control of someone unofficial. Maybe a drunk or two, or even a hooker, lol.

If you doubt anyone one else is joining in maybe you should go ahead and post the thread? We could simply take on characters depending on how the story progresses.

04/12/2007 4:05 PM

Well, I grew up in the suburbs in Florida, so I know just about as much as you do. No problems, but it is good to know your English so I can keep that in mind and give you benifit of the doubt and I won't get really confused if you say something about a lorrie. lol.

Okay, I guess it is jsut us, I will make the first post soon, but right now, I jsut got a new monitor so let me switch out real fast.

04/12/2007 4:39 PM

Well, I'm from Nebraska, and have done a lot of traveling, so if you have any questions you can ask me. Like I said, I'm not very interested, but I'm willing to help.

04/12/2007 5:25 PM

Thanks for the offer but, I should have it, but if you spot any problems, PLEASE don't hesistate to tell me.

04/12/2007 5:52 PM

Alright, it is posted under Horror/Paranormal under TWILIGHT OF THE DEAD!!!

more info there.

04/13/2007 12:46 PM

Nanuk said he may be busy.

I come across as a [i]guy[/i]?
ow depressing, lol.

I'm still interested but have ROTTEN flu at the moment, a only just about managing to stay conscious, lol, so a coherent RP post is probably out of the question till I'm feeling a little better.
Hopefully will be feeling better tomorrow.

Also- another non-American here (Ireland)- we don't even have Motorway service stations so I'll also be a little ignorant on truck stop details ;)

04/13/2007 1:02 PM

I come across as a [i]guy[/i]?
ow depressing, lol.

Guy? Dog? Whatever until you post us some classy underwear shots... ;)

04/13/2007 1:29 PM

I meant 'He' in the generic sense of 'human'. Well anyway *cough cough* awkwaaaard. Well I didn't know. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!

Well with the dog and all it's hard to tell....

04/14/2007 12:42 PM

c'mon! how many guys are going to have a fluffy white dog as an avatar?!!
and every single character I've RPed here has been female- that's [i]usually[/i] a clue (unless you're as versatile as Max ;) )- but you must not have been paying attention. Sniff.

Whatever until you post us some classy underwear shots... ;)

I take back my 'fellow of culture' comment- despite the 'classy' :P

04/14/2007 12:43 PM


Well if it makes you feel any better i pegged you as a female, nanuk.

And I would put a witty come-back involving versatility, but nothing's coming to me at the moment, so I will just leave it be.

04/14/2007 12:50 PM

one out of three.. those are great odds.. *sob*

and why do you need a comeback- it was a compliment!

04/14/2007 12:56 PM

Well, then I thank you for the compliment. ;)

I think the word in my head was comment, not come-back. I dunno. I'm off to work for a couple hours before fight call, so you all have fun, and get better soon nanuk.

I'll be back on tonight, after the show.

04/14/2007 1:17 PM

oh gee thanks. Make me feel smart. Well, I have a dog just like that so, I just assumed you were a living organism and left it at that.

04/14/2007 3:29 PM

oh right- so I've degenerated into being a 'living organism' of no gender at all!
An amoeba, if you will.



oh I need more painkillers.. night all

04/14/2007 5:32 PM

great....now I've driven someone I never even met to abuse prescription pain killers. Wonderful, this just gets better and better.

04/14/2007 6:01 PM

I wish.
Although nurofen is as wonderful as I say in your zombie OOC, lol.
The prescription painkillers I have for my WOMANLY PERIOD PAIN don't actually work all that well, to my eternal sorrow. Stupid FEMALE reproductive parts..

Okay, I do actually probably have to go to bed now: it's 2am and the drugs are wearing off.. ;)

04/14/2007 7:16 PM

*Sob sob sob*

04/15/2007 2:55 AM

you're such a girl...

04/15/2007 9:17 AM

I take back my 'fellow of culture' comment- despite the 'classy' :P

I'd taken that as a no until I just checked my inbox! Cheers nanuk I certainly wasn't wrong about you being 'classy'. ;)

If you don't ask you don't get boys. :P

04/15/2007 9:42 AM

Those were supposed to be [b]private[/b]

now get back on topic...

04/15/2007 9:47 AM

Yes Ma'am!

04/15/2007 10:43 AM

I feel as though I am witness to something I shouldn't be.

Although it is true what they say about Nanuk....

SHE's a brick.......house.....SHE's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out. SHE'S a brick.....house.....that LADY's stacked, and that's a fact, ain't holdin' nothing back...

HAPPY!?!!?!?!??! *twitch*

04/15/2007 10:51 AM

You're calling me a square, sharply angled ediface?
An inanimate object and you ask if I'm [i]happy[/i]?

Maybe if I got that reference..

I [i]am[/i] pretty stacked, though.. lol.

Get back on topic before Kalia sees we're being inappropriate! (or at least move it to the zombie OOC.. lol)

04/15/2007 11:01 AM

Get back on topic before Kalia sees we're being inappropriate! (or at least move it to the zombie OOC.. lol)

You mean before any more of the guys PM me asking for that Photobucket link I've set up.

04/15/2007 2:03 PM

on topic? we haven't been pn topic for....hours. This is the IDEA Thread, the game has already started for godoness sake! Y'all should be playing the game EVERY waking moment you have, it's getting good.

04/15/2007 2:11 PM

on topic? we haven't been pn topic for....hours. This is the IDEA Thread, the game has already started for godoness sake! Y'all should be playing the game EVERY waking moment you have, it's getting good.

Dude, have you [i]seen[/i] my inbox recently. ;)

04/15/2007 2:19 PM

I check your inbox every hour on the hour. Puhlease.

04/15/2007 2:23 PM

I feel... kind of... [i]soiled[/i]..

..but in a good way..

04/15/2007 2:26 PM

..but in a good way..

That's the important thing. We wouldn't want you to feel uncomfortable about all this Worldwide male attention you are currently receiving. :)

04/15/2007 2:27 PM

And to think earlier in this thread someone actually mistook you for a man! OO

04/15/2007 2:36 PM

MADNESS! Isn't it?

*stern glare in Dex's direction*

04/15/2007 2:38 PM

*stern glare in Dex's direction*

Oops, sorry Dex, didn't mean to bring that up again.


04/15/2007 3:11 PM

I hate you. So much. Right now.

This is unfair. I hadn't talked to you until now. I didn't know you...SO I CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO KNOW YOUR SEX!!!

and by the way...Isn't Nanuk a man? like...Nanuk of the North?

04/15/2007 3:18 PM




04/15/2007 3:20 PM

Anyway guys, back on topic (before we get busted). How about we set this RP on an island? ;)

04/15/2007 3:22 PM

lol. Good call. But I move we don't set it on a island. lol
In fact, I move we stop wasting our time bickering and arguing about who standardized who's gender and spend this time in the actual RP.

[Edited by Dexter_Attari on Sunday, April 15, 2007 3:25 PM]

04/15/2007 3:50 PM

I have to go to bed- I've got to get up in 7 hrs!
Don't spend [i]too[/i] much time in the RP thread- assume Eva and Alan are being fairly useless, feel free to kill Alan off.

04/15/2007 5:00 PM

[i]Oui man capiten![/i] I will do my best...at making them....not...do anything.

04/15/2007 11:51 PM

[i][u]Ma[/u][/i] Capitaine, par se'que je suis une [i]femme[/i] :P

but I appreciate the thought, lol

04/16/2007 5:11 PM

I just cannot win. You watch, one of these days...you're gonna mess up...and then I will probably not notices....but then you may mess up again and then...I'll uh.....ah screw it!

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