In the Face of Death™ A Dead Reign® Sourcebook that re-imagines the Zombie Apocalypse while remaining true to classic tropes In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide, part cityscape, and part heroic adventure the likes of which you have never quite seen before in a zombie RPG. Adventure is built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and insanity. Characters include children and teenagers, and heroes driven by madness. Human predators and other villains stalk the ruins of human civilization. Ruins inhabited by the omnipresent hungry dead.
This is a book that pushes the genre and challenges the imagination. It brings to focus a setting of heroic adventure that combines elements of horror, zombies, survival, and madness in a post-apocalyptic world with classic dungeon exploring and epic adventure. In the Face of Death™ helps make Dead Reign® into A Quiet Place meets Mad Max in the world of Dawn of the Dead.
“Pure fun, action, and excitement. A sourcebook packed with new ideas unlike any I have ever seen. This is what role-playing games and imagination are all about.” – Alex Marciniszyn, Editor
Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse. It is time to fight back and do more than survive. Life on the rooftops and in the heart of the city. Resources, defenses, traps, urban homesteads, and more. City survival tactics, traps, resources, and Rat Runs. Parkour, Zombie Survival Training, and other skills. New O.C.C.s like the Rat Runner and Urban Explorer. Kids and teenagers as player characters and kid O.C.C.s. Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero as player characters. Predators and villains like Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, Skinners, and more. Dungeon crawl-style exploration through the ruins of human civilization. 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas. Death Cults, their orientation and practices. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane®, and more. Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Bradshaw, Cummings, Mumah, and Ashbaugh. Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. 160 pages