Gen Con 2010 was a great event, so great it addled my mind and I forgot two interesting games that I thought worth discussing. “Outbreak: Undead” is a new zombie-survival horror role-playing game. Here are a couple of shots of the cover and the contents. The format of the book is a hand-written journal, so the layout and art is spartan and raw. A nice design decision that lends some authenticity to the book.
I will probably review this book at some point in the near future, but I am swamped with work and need to catch up a bit before adding to my workload. I am sorely tempted too, because nothing makes me happier than a nice session of zombie splattering! “Outbreak:Undead” is available now.
The second entry is the very unusual board game “xPirate” from Exim Games. Take a look at the board before I continue with the description.
Yes, that is an iphone/ipod in the center. The entire center unit rotates and players take their turns by using a software app. Then players adjust the board to reflect the results generated by the software. A novel idea that make the entire game extremely adaptable, just add a new app and you have a new game. “xPirate” releases this fall.
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