The End of the World

A roleplaying game for people who don’t roleplay. Is there such a thing?

Ok, I guess a better question is, is there a RPG that you can play yourself?

Fantasy Flight have brought out a new RPG line called “The End of the World”. Where you will be faced with trying to survive: A Zombie Apocalypse, Wrath of the Gods, Alien invasion and Revolt of the Machines.

The first book out and the one that initially caught my eye, A Zombie Apocalypse. Contains 5 different takes on the rising of the undead, each having an apocalypse and post apocalypse variant.

The End of the World system is based around 6 characteristics:

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Logic
  • Willpower
  • Charisma
  • Empathy

You can develop your in-game you by adding positive and negative features, these aren’t quantifiable, but more words or phrases. These will help or hinder you in-game. Gear is limited and restricted just to make the apocalypse even harder.

So if you and your friends are up for more of a modern setting of roleplay, where you can play an exaggerated, kick-ass version of yourself then you might want to give The End Of The World series a look at.