Friday, March 29, 2013

Mark Rein•Hagen is back!

Mark Rein•Hagen and Make Believe Games are going to be launching a Kickstarter for a new RPG, I
AM ZOMBIE in June.

Apparently they've also got a Kickstarter for a Vampire Succubus Themed playing card deck with RPG/Party Game rules already live.

While Mark mentions that Zombies are stale, he seems to be overlooking the HUGE success of Walking Dead on TV and in Comics.  For our store, Zombies have never been bigger.  And while I don't think the World War Z movie is going to be an straight forward adaption of the incredible book, I think with a PG-13 rating it will be very popular.

Here is the rundown:


Everything you’ve seen in the zombie movies is true, but it goes deeper than that. The mindless ones you see on the screen are our Skags, but you, you are one of the Profane, a master of death.

Your government has been lying to you for years. Outbreaks happen, but they are then covered up. Flesh eating bacteria? That was us. Chemical spills? You guessed it, that was us too. The Black Death? That was a big one, but guilty as charged. Mad Cow disease? Yeah … that’s not us.

I’d invite you to join us, but if you are reading this you’re already infected. Welcome to the party. Now you have to learn how to manage your disease and use it, but with great power comes great … yadda, yadda, yadda. Listen; if you cause an outbreak, they’re going to Supermax you. So pull it together newbie. You probably don’t have much time.

Once you learn to control it, you can live a long, long time, but most of us barely make 20 years. Live fast, die young, leave a gruesome corpse…

Your struggle will be to stave off the taint and keep yourself looking human most of the time so that your illness doesn’t become terminal. Let it get to that point and you’ll be spending the rest of your miserable existence as a quasi-sentient head in a box.

Take this book seriously! If you want to make it in our world, you need to know this shit cold.

Shades of Vampire: The Masquerade, no?

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