Thursday, 29 December 2011

Shaun inspired Dead Walk Again (DWA) Game

With family staying for Christmas, I inflicted one of my zombie games on them. Another excuse (if one were needed) to use my new Warbases buildings. I would normally set these in the US using my Plasticville and cardstock buildings. For a change I set it in the UK and went for a Shaun of the Dead type scenario where the characters have decided that the pub would be the best place to hole up.

The cast (armed with a motley selection of odds and ends of blunt, edged and missile weapons) -
Monica and Shaun played by Mike
Bruce and Jane played by Debs
Chuck and Elvis played by Tom

The characters entered the table by the church in the top left of the picture below and had to make it to the Cloven Hoof pub in the bottom right of this picture.

Initial discussions of various plans and ideas started promisingly as the team decided whether to risk going down the main road with its various bottlenecks or whether to head across the street, go through the buildings and down the alley at the back.

A combination of vehicles and road works present some potential nasty bottlenecks.

A zombie wanders around outside the pub.

The plan is to cross the road, go through the buildings and down the alley. However Chuck and Elvis decide to head into the back of the butchers shop instead, leaving their team mates facing their first zombie as they reach the junction. So much for that plan!

As GM, I decide to roll for vicar zombie to see if he will manage to scramble over the car. He needs and rolls a 6 but fails to chow down on Bruce who promptly fails his Fear test - what a start?

Having disposed of vicar zombie, Jane and Shaun dash across the street to find the first doors they try to be firmly locked. They are then interrupted by road worker zombie who is promptly disposed of.

Shaun finds an open door and is attacked at the door by scottish zombie. Distracted by the swirling sporran. Shaun is bitten and takes a wound.

Ouch! Shaun immediately fails his wounds roll and is dead, but for how long will he remain so?

Zombies further down the street begin to react. Mechanic zombie leaves the used car lot.

Ali Z and mechanic zombie move towards the noise.

Butcher zombie wanders out of the general store.

Pants zombie's sunbathing is disturbed as Jane, Monica and Bruce eventually find a house with an unlocked door and bundle their way through the yards to alley beyond.

From left to right -Bruce, Jane and Monica.

Aha, Chuck and Elvis having found nothing more interesting than a car battery, use it to smash their way through the front window of the butchers shop. The noise attracts more zombies but most of the ones that were in the street are trying to break down doors to follow the rest of the survivors.

Zombie of the night sniffs out the survivors and the moan goes up, drawing a crowd towards the alleyway.

The smashing window brings a whole heap of trouble down on Chuck and Elvis.

Fear tests become increasingly difficult as Chuck and Elvis move painfully slowly past the roadworks towards the bus.

Scotty zombie attacks Bruce who has developed a habit of failing fear tests. A psychosis beckons. Monica remains impervious to fear.

Picking off the nearest threats, Jane, Bruce and Monica make a break for the pub.

Pants zombie is taken out by Jane, whilst at the top of the picture, Chuck and Elvis, attempt to use the bottleneck at the junction to their advantage, limiting the number of zombies who can get close to them.

Chuck is felled by a mark knopfler zombie, punk zombie and zombie of the night combo. He immediately succumbs to his wounds.

Bruce gets the pub door open, but fails yet another fear test. Jane gets in, followed by Monica who dispatches drip zombie.

Elvis fights his way through the zombies...

...this is going to be tricky...

Bruce holds the door open whilst fending off a zombie who does a good impression of a little teapot, " Come on Elvis!"...

...Elvis is momentarily amused to see Elvis impersonator zombie gyrating in his direction.

The reanimated corpse of Shaun cannot help being drawn towards the pub.

Elvis makes it through the door past Bruce who manages to break away from the zombies allowing Jane to shut the door. Elvis collapsed as soon as he got through the door and Monica put a round through his head to prevent his return. Bruce failed his final fear test and ended up wibbling in the corner having developed depression on his psychosis roll.

Pork scratching anyone?


  1. i was just having a browse n come across this awesome page great idea with the shawn of the dead theme bud hopeing to make a board myself soon im not sure what theme is yet but i cant wait to start what i do know its gonna involve a lot of brain munchers ;o)

  2. Nice game/board/buildings/set-up! I have just opened a new business selling zombies I have sculpted. I saw a link posted by the person above "biglynn"(or below depending where this comment is placed!). Cool game and thanks for sharing!