After digesting the Final Fade Out rules, clarifying some questions, and assembling components, I've actually had a couple of opportunities to get in some games. This past weekend, some friends and I gathered to play the "First 30 Days" scenarios. Here are some pictures...
Assembled, drinks at the ready, campaign is a go. I'm the gray-bearded guy at the far end of the table.
Our band of survivors ready for action.
3 of our survivors encountering some odd strangers.
The Police respond to gunfire, confiscate our weapons, get attacked by zombies, and then attacked by us! But this one Rambo Cop keeps knocking us down as he eliminates zed after zed!
We finally knock him down and stun him. Shortly thereafter, he became the first victim of a Feast in our campaign. 2 of our crew in view of the horror were shaken by the sight but were quickly able to shake it off and carry on.
This is the moment of the night that things became the scariest for my citizen. Our group became separated, hordes of the undead kept spawning for various reasons. All I needed to do was exit the board about an inch to my right, but our group's initiative die kept coming up higher than my Rep. So I just watched as the zombies lumbered closer and closer. I was able to fight a few of them off, and was finally able to exit the board!
All in all - a great time was had by all! My friends had no real idea what we were about to play, but after the first scenario, they were hooked and demanded that we played a couple more before calling it a night. They also suggested we make it a regular game, so I'm looking forward to seeing what month 2 holds for our crew (we became Survivors).
Thanks for this amazing game, Ed! We're playing in DFW, so it's especially fun to play a great game from the great state of TX.
Cool, what are those white sheets you use as buildings?
It is indeed foam board. As internal floor plans of buildings don't come into play in final fade out, I was looking for a cheap, easy and quick-to-make solution. I went with foam board and opted to mark doors and windows with sharpies. It allows us to have a ton of building shapes/sizes that we can easily grab for quick board setups.
Once I start adding in more rule sets from other books in which floor plans come into play, not sure exactly what I'll do. Custom pieces for particular scenarios perhaps?