In the far distant future, the human race has stretched out into the stars. Unfortunately, being humans, we’ve pretty much annoyed, bothered, and become enemies with just about every sentient race we’ve found out there. As such, numerous wars have been fought as humans look to gain access to various resources that they so sorely need. Sometimes, humans end up in prison for crimes committed during these wars. Well, instead of just being a drain on resources, those criminals are given an option: Firing squad or join with the Zombie Squad (so named because they’re basically the walking dead). Obviously, if your character goes with the firing squad, it’s a pretty quick game. Anyway, that’s the story behind The Zombie Squad, a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter.
This actually qualifies for “Year of New Editions” status, as the game was originally released several years ago as a free download. This Kickstarter is to bring two new versions. There’s the Director’s Cut, which will be an updated version of the original, including tweaked rules and better layout. Then there’s the Death Row Edition, which will have its own version of the rules designed using the Powered by the Apocalypse Engine. So depending on which one you like, you can get the version you enjoy more.
The campaign’s up and running now. They’re not quite to halfway to their goal, but there’s still 25 days left in the campaign.