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Enter the end times with Zombie Apocalypse, the first book in The End of the World roleplaying line! The dead rise and stalk the earth, hungry for the flesh of the living. All that stands between a zombie and your brain are your skills, wits, and talents. Life as you know it is about to end, and one way or another, you’ll experience the apocalypse and make your way through the aftermath… if you can survive that long! If you’ve ever wondered how you’d cope with an endless onslaught of flesh-hungry undead, you can find out in Zombie Apocalypse.

This roleplaying game offers you the chance to play as yourself during the tumult of the apocalypse, using an elegant, narrative ruleset. Zombie Apocalypse contains five unique scenarios, each offering a different take on the rise of the undead. Each scenario also contains an apocalypse and a post-apocalypse, allowing you to survive the initial panic and make your way in life after the world's ending.

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M G S December 19, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
No printer friendly version?
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Amanda R December 27, 2018 7:08 am UTC
The physical book is available from Fantasy flight games.
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Benjamin W November 22, 2021 4:35 pm UTC
It's still available on but getting harder to find.
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joshua O September 22, 2016 5:13 am UTC
What are the five different scenarios, please? How is that not in the product description ?
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Chad K February 12, 2015 12:33 am UTC
$20 for a PDF ? A little expensive to me.
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Jimmy P February 14, 2015 9:26 pm UTC
For a 144 pages long pdf... Fairly expensive I would say.
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Travis P February 21, 2015 9:52 pm UTC
For the core rules to a whole new RPG IP? Seems about par to me.
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M. R January 13, 2017 3:17 pm UTC
For $20 each for each book that has the same ruleset in each book, just different setting? That is expensive for a PDF.
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joshua O January 14, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
It's Fantasy Flight. They make good products but they love to nickel and dime, or hook you for multiple purchases per product line.
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Rory H June 13, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Don't buy it then. Is this really a useful comment for anyone else?
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Chad K June 14, 2017 3:25 am UTC
Rory- Is yours? NOPE. Except to be a #$@!

Its letting people know that they think is overpriced. That is constructive criticism. You dont have to agree with it. The same rules are repeated in every book, only the setting is different. FF games are on the high side.
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Jesse C January 16, 2015 5:39 pm UTC
I bought the hardback book...nobody told me about there being a PDF copy, too.
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chris D January 16, 2015 6:30 pm UTC
I bought both. The pdf has only been available for a couple of days. they have had the spot for end of the world for quite a while now on here but it was empty until recently.
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Chris M January 16, 2015 4:21 am UTC
I have to say I would kind of like the idea of playing myself as an idea more than a reality (right now I'm having medical issues and I'm in a wheelchair so I wouldn't last long).

I remember years ago (back in the 80's) a friend of mine created a storytelling kind of game (few rules, mostly just verbally telling the story) where we played a version of ourselves. It was pretty fun.
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Christine C January 27, 2015 8:34 pm UTC
It's specified in the book that you don't need to include anything that would interfere too much with your enjoyment of the game.
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Sam H January 15, 2015 8:52 pm UTC
Are you locked into playing as yourself? The game looks interesting and I'm intrigued, but the idea of playing as myself (or anybody playing as themselves) doesn't appeal at all.
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Lemuel P January 15, 2015 10:54 pm UTC
I haven't read the book yet, but I can't see how they'd "enforce" it. I think the takeaway is that you're a real person, and to expect the game to deal with that information in real-ish terms. "I'm playing myself. I just so happen to be a 5'4" Korean-American electrician from Philly today. Let's go."
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chris D January 15, 2015 11:33 pm UTC
While the games main premise is you play as yourselves you absolutely do not have to. Want to make a Navy seal, scientist or anything you want go ahead. They do recommend that if one is playing a fictional character that either all the players do the same or agree on allowing it for one or two.

I for one enjoy the premise. All my players made characters based on their current selves except one who made himself as he thought he was 20 years ago.

One thing also to keep in mind is you make a character based on your current self. In game you take up shooting or are getting exercise by running away so much and not always having food on hand you could translate that into features to improve your character.

People who have allergies well they are screwed ;). I would have to find out about how those affect you to properly judge how to run it. I don't have anyone who truly has many issues like that, mostly just glasses and the fact they can't see without them.
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Andrew S January 14, 2015 8:59 pm UTC
I have the physical book, the rules are concise and sharp. This is a great narrative storygame about zombie survival, not a lot of 'crunch". Fans of FATE will see some familiar feeling rules for character feature and trauma consequences. Im very happy with this game
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chris D January 15, 2015 4:35 am UTC
I second this. Ran my first session this past weekend and it was a blast, the GM was the first to go getting mauled by a zombie dog, the players actually rushed me to the hospital but then I succumbed to my wounds a hour or two later and died and then proceeded to attack the doctors/nurses (while the doctor/nurse was informing one of the players that I didn't make it). We are only roughly 8 hours into the Apocalypse (Night of the Meteor) and the players have raided a grocery store for food, basic medication, collected a bunch of weapons (one of my players was a hunter and collector of swords) and they have a temporary shelter while they wind down off the adrenaline and try to figure out their next move.
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Michael G January 17, 2015 8:42 pm UTC
You're selling me; how's the editing, usual FFG first print (in the hard back)? Or, will the errata be as many pages as the book and is the character sheet garbage (like the ink waster 40,000 Deathwatch one)?
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chris D January 18, 2015 3:53 am UTC
I only have the star wars books so i don't know how the other lines are for quality in that respect. I do find that this system leaves a lot to the gm for interpretation. In some ways that is nice but in a lot of ways it's leading to just more questions. i didn't have any issues printing off the character sheet but i got the one on the website not from this pdf.
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