Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Wretched Hive - Death Troopers

Yesterday was May the Fourth, but today is Revenge of the Fifth (though I've heard some say Revenge of the Sixth which to me makes more sense). Anyway I have another Fantasy Flight Star Wars post for you.

Death Troopers was a book a really wanted to like. It's a Star Wars zombie book. It had elements of classic zombie flicks, plus movies like Alien.  The suspense was great until I realized that Han and Chewie were in the book. For me that took away the excitement... I knew they weren't going to die.

Still the idea, a zombie outbreak on an Imperial prison barge is a great one. The author also wrote a a prequel set in the Old Republic era called Red Harvest. In that it is revealed that the virus is made from a rare orchid and a dark side ritual. It's also revealed that the Sith (and I'm assuming other dark side force users) can control the zombies.

Death Trooper (Minion)
Death Troopers are stormtroopers infected with the virus created by Murakami orchid, a force sensitive plant that bonds with jedi and other force users. Once infected the virus causes the victim to die a painful death. The most insidious aspect is that they don't stay dead, but instead become shambling zombies. These zombies can be controlled by using the dark side of the force.

Brawn 3 Agility 1
Intellect 1 Cunning 1
Willpower 1 Presence 1

Soak Value: 6
Wound Threshold: 5
Melee/Ranged Defense: 0/0

Skills (group only): Brawl
Talents: None
Abilities: Infect (Creatures taking wounds from an infected individual must make a hard brawn task (while also adding their soak rating). If they don't succeed they become infected. Creatures killed by death troopers also rise as zombies)

Equipment:  tattered storm trooper armor (+1 Soak)

Infected Wookie (Rival)
All sentients can be infected, even wookies...

Brawn 5 Agility 1
Intellect 1 Cunning 1
Willpower 1 Presence 1

Soak Value: 10
Wound Threshold: 19
Melee/Ranged Defense: 0/0

Skills: Brawl 2

Talents: none

Abilities: Infect (Creatures taking wounds from an infected individual must make a hard brawn task (while also adding their soak rating). If they don't succeed they become infected. Creatures killed by death troopers also rise as zombies)

Equipment:  none

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I'm still not a hundred percent positive with the rules and things for this system, though I've played it a few times. If you are and have suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Never played much Sci-Fi RPG games before....

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