Before we return to our regularly scheduled stuffed-bunny zombie adventure, I wanted to say a quick word of thanks to "Zombocalypse Now" author Matt Youngmark. He was kind enough to email me last week to say he appreciated that all of you were having fun following along with his story and to let me know that they have another Chooseomatic Book -- this time with a super-hero theme! -- coming out next week titled "Thrusts of Justice":
As you've seen here, Mr. Youngmark's writing jumps off the page and makes the entire "choose your own" paradigm a heck of a lot of fun. If you haven't already gotten your copy of "Zombocalypse Now", I highly encourage you to do so. And on April 11, go ahead and get "Thrusts of Justice" as well. I know I will!
And now, on with our regularly scheduled stuffed bunny versus brain-eating zombie thriller.
When last we left our hoppy protagonist, he was deciding whether to run away from yet another mass of undead or try force his way through them to the hopeful safety of the police station. Much to my surprise, we decided to leap lightly into that dark good night. Or something else appropriately Dylan Thomas-ish.
I'm not sure about the disguise plan. I mean, zombies smell brains, don't they? Or at least have some sort of supernatural brain-sensing powers. I am sad we never had that spell in D&D; imagine how useful "Bigby's Sniffing Brain" would have been. Though thinking back on our gaming groups, I'm pretty sure there wasn't a lot for such a spell to detect in the first place.
On the other hand, I am having a hard time imagining our velvety hides as particularly zombie-repellant. I like the mental image of wading in with tire-irons a-blazing, but are we really physically up to that?
It's a risk either way, but it's your fault for voting not to flee so I dump it in your laps. Tell us what you want to do and why, then cast your vote!
("Zombocalypse Now" copyright ©2009 by Matt Youngmark. You can buy this great book for your very own here and I highly encourage you to do so. I did, and believe me, you're going to want to experience the full story in a way these samples simply cannot.)