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Need a modern Zombie d20 system.
« on: October 21, 2011, 07:02:40 AM »
So I'm a GM that's used to running 3.5. I'm looking for a really good d20 modern zombie system. I'm going for realism, with possibly of special zombies. Anyone have any good suggestions?


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Re: Need a modern Zombie d20 system.
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 03:12:15 PM »
We tried this once using D20 Modern and the Zombies from the Monster Manual, gave them an infectious bite disease that applied upon a confirmed critical and gave them a headshot vulnerability which allows them to be instantly destroyed upon confirming a critical against the zombie. Was a lot of fun.

My one complaint was that D20 doesn't really allow for the wide range of skills people collect in everyday life until mid to higher level and the rules favor specialization instead of spreading out the skill points to be more accurate. Maybe you could institute a rule that you should only max a number of skills equal to your primary stat mod, Intelligence for Smart, Wis for Dedicated, Cha for Social and the like to encourage more variation.


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Re: Need a modern Zombie d20 system.
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 04:45:20 PM »
Yeah, you probably want something more like FATE or similar to model a zombie scenario, even World of Darkness would deal better with it than d20(and thats saying something, since I wouldn't normally recommend WoD).
D20 deals relatively poorly with gradual depletion of resources and weakening under pursuit. Its resources are based on a daily basis, and more action-hero like blasting down legions of zombies.
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