Gen Con 2010 Clean-Up: xPirate from Exim Games and Outbreak: Undead

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.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

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Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

5 thoughts on “Gen Con 2010 Clean-Up: xPirate from Exim Games and Outbreak: Undead

  • August 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm
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    You know, I never realized how much I like zombie horror flicks until now. It’s never been something that I went after, but with you talking about a zombie RPG, I think a switch just got flicked on.

    Looking forward to your review.

  • August 25, 2010 at 6:44 am
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    Nice concept on xPirate from EXIM Games and the board looks fantastic. I checked out there website and I’m very interested. Looks like it’s planned for release later this year. Will you be doing any kind of review once it’s released? I’ve never seen anything like this and I’m a huge Apple fan, so this is cool!! I’m sure my kids will love this since they have iPod touch devices as well.

    • August 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm
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      Possibly. I am very backed up right now, but I would like to give xPirate a try.

      Trask

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  • January 23, 2011 at 9:48 am
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    can someone tell me the ISBN number of this book?

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