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Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Terry D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2009 10:51:46

If your looking for a cheezie and cliché zombie style game to play this has the rules and setting for you. The layout is wonderful and easy to flow as is the writing of the entries. In reading it seems that the writers are a little miffed about their place in their high school but other then that the game seems to work together blending the cliché with d20 game play.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Nicholas B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/16/2009 10:20:56

This was an entertaining look in to the world of Zombies, with plenty of useful bits. Good for collectors of Zombie junk like myself, and also useful for a modern weird campaign with zombie apocalypto mixed in.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/24/2006 00:00:00

Blood and Brains

Zombies. How many different ideas does that bring to ones mind? There are the slow ones from the classic Night of the Living Dead to the every quick ones in the newer Dawn of the Dead. There are the ones raised by alien technology, voodoo magic?s, or just some wired disease or drug. They are all great or not really depending on the movie they appear in. But they serve as great ideas for zombies in the modern games. Are the zombies the players fighting some government experiment that went horribly wrong? Or maybe it really did not go wrong at all. It could be an invasion from outer space or even from the dreaded Mole People. Or it could be the sign of the Apocalypse. It just leaves one question hanging: Who?s your Zombie? Blood and Brains is close to being the quintessential modern zombie guide. It covers pretty much everything one would need for the zombie game. It is designed for the modern times and using d20 Modern. However, the monsters can easily be used in a fantasy setting. Blood and Brains is by the great guys over at RPGObjects. A few years ago I was like who are these guys? Now I find myself eagerly awaiting their new releases to see what cool stuff they have in store for gamers. They are well known for their innovative post apocalyptic setting Darwin?s World and their line of Blood and X titles like Blood and Space, Blood and Relics, Blood and Fists, and Blood and Circuits. There are others in the series as well. Blood and Brains is a sixty six page PDF. It comes in eight meg file. The Layout is good and the art is fair. The pictures are mostly of a bunch of zombies and people that kill zombies. The file is not designed for printing as it is full color and has nice borders. The art is black and white but there is green background of some of the writing and a color border. The book is also book marked. That makes me happy. The book is set up pretty basically except for a short story that fills a column down each page. It starts out with a well written introduction exploring the zombie type of adventures. It discusses what the zombies are, who the heroes are, and where it all takes place. From there is goes into character occupations, just like what is found in d20 Modern. The occupations here though are more clich? reflecting the typical cast of a zombie movie. There are the typical high school types like Boy Scout, Jock, Cheerleader, Nerd and Prep. There are the more traditional horror types like the Scream Queen, Y-Mart Employee, and National Center of Reanimation Prevention Employee. The occupations are pretty standard for the names. There are a few advanced classes. There is the Bokor who uses magic to control zombies. Then there is the more traditional Mad Scientist and Necromancer. There is the Psychokinetic which oddly enough can only be taken by the Scream Queen. And lastly they have the Zombie Hunter, the one class that really makes the most sense for player characters. The feats are pretty much also in the tone of the classic horror movies. There is Chainsaw Impale and Over the Shoulder which is designed to fire a shotgun over one?s shoulder. There are Improvised Implements and Improvised Weapons for using what ever is at hand to aid you. Some of the feats are a little tongue in cheek and they really do enforce the traditions of the zombie movies. Next is what everyone needs to kill zombies: Weapons. There are also new types of ammunition. The best though are the rules for shotguns like loading one handed and double barrel verse single. They have optional critical hit rules for zombies for people who want them. While in the normal system undead are immune to critical hits; it is shown in many movies that one can slow down a zombie with some well placed shots. There are a few new FX options like spells and psionic abilities. There are way more spells though. Lastly the book offers forth many new creatures most of them alternative zombies types. There are plenty of things here to confuse and scare players. Blood and Brains is the book for Zombie adventures. It has great monsters and tools for the DM to create their own adventure and campaign or to use one like Weekend Warriors a PDF adventure by 12 to Midnight. Blood and Brains does a through job of covering the topic and providing a fun and interesting way to do it all.

<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Daryl M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/13/2006 00:00:00

If you are a zombie fan and play d20 modern, go ahead and get it. It's good, and the price is right.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: I liked pretty much everything about it, and the story was pretty good as well.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Nothing worth mentioning...it was well worth the price. <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by David W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/21/2005 00:00:00

Hmmm. Zombie's are something I'm trying to do something clever with in my games at the moment. The shambling zombies of Romero fame are all well and good but I was looking for something with a bit more zing!

This product has certainly gone some of the way towards giving me that and also giving my players other areas to expand themselves into via the new feats.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: It helped me to deliver more creative zombies, which was my goal.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Nothing much, it just didn't blow me away.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by simon w. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/03/2005 00:00:00

A nice buy for zombie fans who also like the d20 system<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Interesting new classes and lots of possibilities for what would otherwise be standard zombie-bashing fare<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The fiction - would have been better served sticking in an adventure/scenario<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by John P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/21/2005 00:00:00

A huge source of things for a zombie apocalypse campaign (and boy aren't those popular nowadays?!), or just a campaign that deals with zombies on a regular basis.

Good stuff here for players and GMs alike.

Lots of new occupations, and prestige classes for the players.

Loads of new monsters and ideas for GMs.

You have to appreciate the level of detail paid to this material, yet somehow it doesn't take itself too seriously (unlike another zombie product out there). <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The new feats are straight out of "Army Of Darkness", as well as a few of the occupations (Y-Mart Employee).

Some really unique critters (TV Zombies?!), and some dastardly NPC classes (Bokor, Necromancer). Good stuff.

Critical hits for zombies? YAY! My players are gonna love inflicting those! Finally undead they can actually get a sense of hurting!<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The artwork really turned me off. It's so cartoony and silly-looking (which may have been the intent as the product is firmly-tongue in cheek) that it detracts and distracts.

But that's really the only complaint I could muster! <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Peter M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2005 00:00:00

I wasn't expecting as much as I got from this book, truth be told. Oh, sure, it's got new classes, feats, etc. and it's all very good quality, as is quite common for RPG Objects. The REAL fun, however, is that MASSIVE zombie generation table in the back. You can probably create MILLIONS of different types of zombie with that sucker.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Patrick C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/14/2005 00:00:00

Covers all the zombie movie basics, including some I'd all but forgotten. Zombie and horror movie fans will recognize the sources. and includes a far-fetched short story as well. Far-fetched even for the genre, really. Plus there's a nice critical hit chart for blowing off limbs, etc.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The occupations: Boy Scout, Jock, Mental Patient, etc., are a nice bonus, as are the huge list of zombie types.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The short story is well-written, but even for zombie movies it's far-fetched.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Jason C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/23/2004 00:00:00

This is probably one of the best Blood and __ supplements out there, and that's high praise indeed.

With great and genre-appropriate rules for shotguns, limb removal, with dozens of different sorts of zombies and good advice for how to run zombie games, this supplement is an instant classic in my book. It is well-organized and easy to read both on screen and on paper.

I have not playtested it yet but it looks extremely fun. AFMBE doesn't need a D20 version when there's Blood and Brains out there!<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Good genre rules, good GM advice, well-organized.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Some more attention to handling PC death and the increased setup time of D20 Modern (as compared to more rules-light games) would help this terrific product.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by David J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/28/2004 00:00:00

Totally awesome E-book. I hope this baby goes to print.

If you Like the Zombie Genre, you won't be dissapointed with this gem.

Great work!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Joseph B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/22/2004 00:00:00

Excellent product and a very enjoyable read. Michael Tresca really knows his zombie movies and his undead lore.

Far superior in style and game mechanics to Eden Studio's All Flesh Must Be Eaten, even with their d20 Modern appendix, which wasn't supported in their subsequent AFMBE products.

And we finally get a d20 Modern "Stoner" occupation!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Curtis O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/08/2004 00:00:00

Sometimes a game setting is just fun. It's like popcorn at a movie where you don't care about the plot because the main man is cool and the heroine is hell on wheels and cute in heals.

This is Blood and Brains. 66 pages of everything known about zombies told in playable comic style. This is quality content that is put together well with pleasing art and numerous bookmarks. There are new occupations, classes, weapons and (of course) zombies... lots of zombies. The book also includes a long zombie tale to get the creative juices working on the next zombie campaign.

If you don't have a library of zombie material already, this is a great one stop shop. If you do own a large collection of d20 Modern zombie guides, then you already know everything you need to hunt zombies. Even so, this guide is a nice all one package of zombie info and done with high quality layout, writing and art.

This PDF has everything I look for in a good product. All PDF products should attempt to hit this mark for quality.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunter's Guide
Publisher: RPG Objects
by Brian N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/27/2004 00:00:00

Never let it be said that it's a bad idea to put out free stuff. I downloaded Mike Tresca's free zombie supplement from his own website a long time ago and much of the material has been recycled and refined into this fine product. I was pleased to see 'Tresca's' wry wit and knack for imaginative gaming meet up with the good folks at RPGobjects.

This PDF is a HUGE improvment on Tresca's older work and worth every penny, lest you be tempted to track down the freebie. The layout is a bit thick in places and I found the screen version hard to read under certain conditions. The green over the short story included made for hard reading. I recommend getting the print version. The story deserves it.

As far as mechanics go, there seem to be some problems with CRs and custom zombies. As I haven't playtested it, I won't make any solid statement, just a fair warning. The zombie critical chart (yes, zombies can take criticals in this ruleset. You'll need them) is quite good and especially sadistic GMs may apply it to PCs as well.

Some of the equipment has oddball stats and is redone from the MSRD. Keen observers will note that the Remington 700 from the d20 Modern Handbook is not a shotgun, but a bolt action rifle. This is the most glaring error in the PDF, where it is referred to as a shotgun. Oh well, I guess zombies don't care that much.....

The new rules for shotguns are nice and workable for genre purposes.

The interior art is excellent as John Longenbaugh delivers his trademark stuff that fans of Darwin's World know already.

The work as a whole is true to its subject matter. It's gory, gross, funny and a little cheesy in spots. Of course, a supplement based on B horror movies should be all of those things.

If nothing else, Tresca takes one of gaming's tiredest monsters, the zombie, and breathes some desperately needed fresh unlife into its stinky corpse.

Despite some minor flaws, this is an excellent work.



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