Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (2011)

Synopsis: A horror fan and his friend experience real life terror as they find themselves caught in a living Night of the Living Dead.

The Good: This film is really clever and has great commentary on reality and folks that refuse to take responsibility for their actions. It's also one of the coolest uses of the public domain and Night of the Living Dead. The film also features the always fantastic, Sid Haig.

The Bad: The death scenes tend to be done in a sped up film modern style, which is a shame because the flick uses practical effects.

Final Thoughts: This is another blu-ray I picked up for a few bucks. I didn't expect anything good. I was pleasantly surprised. If you're a fan of zombies and the original Night of the Living Dead, you should check this one out.

In Your Game: From a gaming standpoint, this film is brilliant. The main villains are essentially psycho LARPers.

Mimesis Zombie
Armor Class: 12
Hit Dice: 2
Move: 12
Morale: 6
Terror: 13 (unless human nature is known)
HDE: 1

Attack: Bite (1d6-1) or by weapon

Bonuses: +2 to Hit, +5 to Horror Make-Up and Disguise Checks

Equipment: Zombie costume/make-up, removable metal teeth

Osombie: Axis of Evil (2012)

Synopsis: A yoga instructor looking for her conspiracy theorist brother (who believes Osama bin Laden is still alive somehow) teams up with a small group of NATO soldiers fighting zombies and insurgents.

The Good: Some of the characters are memorable and interesting. My favorite was Joker. The gun play looked pretty good. The plot and reason for the zombies isn't that ridiculous. Also, the film wasn't as blatantly racist as it could be. The film doesn't portray the general population of Afghanistan in a negative light, just the Taliban.

The Bad: For a movie about a zombified Osama bin Laden, he's only in the film for a few minutes. The plot is ludicrous. The acting is cheesy. The CGI tends to be really bad.

Final Thoughts: I bought this on blu-ray for a few bucks because "why not?" For a mindless zombie/action movie, it's okay. It's not great, but there are a few fun ideas here.

In Your Game: While I'd probably not use Islamic terrorists for the game, the basic premise of this film would be a great start for a zombie game. A terrorist faction discovers a zombie virus and unleashes its zombies on a populated area. As the film mentions, it's like a suicide bomber who's bomb just keeps going on. If you're using SURVIVE THIS!! Zombies! 2nd Edition, the zombies of this flick are Living Dead Zombies or Walkers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ash Wednesday - Little Lori

Little Lori was a one episode foe for Ash in Ash vs. Evil Dead. Living evil dolls are staple of horror movies, so I figured I'd stat her.

"Little Lori hate you. Little Lori kill you!"

Little Lori
Armor Class: 12
Hit Dice: 1
Move: 16
Morale: 10
Terror: 5
HDE: 1

Attack: Bite (1) or by weapon

Bonuses: +4 to Hit

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dicerollers

Have y'all seen the newest shirt being released by Exalted Funeral? It combines gaming with one of my favorite b-horror flicks, C.H.U.D.! The art was designed by Seriously Ugly. You can pre-order the shirt here.

C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Diceroller)
Armor Class: 14
Hit Dice: 3
Move: 12
Morale: 10
Terror: 12
HDE: 5

Attack: Claw (d6)

Bonuses: +2 to hit, +2 to Toughness, +2 to damage rolls, +4 to rolls involving games.

Radioactive: Because of the radioactive nature of C.H.U.D.s, damage dealt by them can only be healed by magic, powers, or professional medical treatment.

Metagaming: Dicerolling C.H.U.D.s have strange ability to break the 4th wall. This basically allows the gamemaster to cheat. For example, if they might know a character's weakness or attack a the character with the lowest AC or HP. When they use this ability the GM must explain how they did this (in character) by saying things like, "Dude I peaked at your character sheet." or "Everyone knows that your class has that ability."

Mutation: Anyone damaged by a C.H.U.D. has the potential to turn into one. If you're using Zombies!, players must make an Infection every time they are struck by a C.H.U.D).

Opportunity (5e)

This is a wonderful nerdy tribute created by Walrock Homebrew.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Succubus Sunday - JB Edition

This week's Succubus Sunday is brought to us by my friend, Josh Beckelhimer.
Josh is one of my collaborators for Cade's Big Book o' Booze. You can check out some of this other stock art and one page adventures here.

Friday, February 15, 2019

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva!

I don't throw the word need around a lot when it comes to action figures, but I NEED these. The set features Luchador versions of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Deathstroke, Metallo II, and Cheetah. They look fantastic and my only complaint is that there's no Bane figure. He seems like an obvious choice but they went with Deathstroke as a Batman villain instead. Still these things look amazing. I think I might have to create some Vigilante City stats for these lucha heroes and villains.