Daily Illuminator

November 14, 2006: When Zombies Attack....

I really enjoyed The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. It's clever, and has obvious utility for any RPG with zombies. His new book is World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. This one has less use for gaming, but more substance as a work of fiction. Based on "interviews" with survivors of the largest zombie outbreak the world has ever known, Brooks manages to keep the stories very personal in the face of an apocalypse, keeping me not just rooting for the characters, but feeling their strain as they dealt with the end of the world.

It's a darn good read; so good, in fact, that I almost missed a dozen really excellent scenario ideas. Because, after all, I'm a gamer first, and a zombie hunter second.

For now.
-- Paul Chapman

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