I absolutely love Horror Rules RPG and so this was pretty much a must have!
The mini-game is a stripped down version of the RPG rules allowing players to engage in small scale skirmishes on the tabletop.
It's 38 pages ( 22 rules , the rest maps, counters and cut out minis)and is everything you need to play ( except 10 sided dice).
This is the first in a series of horror mini games and is basically a character v's zombie game.It approaches Horror gaming in the same tongue and cheek way as the RPG and is a lot of fun.
The player takes on the role of a character ( Convict, Action , propeller head etc.) each with their own specialities and weaknesses , and do battle with the undead. Unlike a lot of games ,the body count is high, and character's lives can be short and bloody! This adds to the feel of the game ( What's the point of a horror game where nobody dies?)
The Crucifiction homepage also has some cool freebies and provides good support.
There is also a site forum and a yahoo group to discuss ideas, rules etc.<br><br>
<b>LIKED</b>: The mini-game rules are fully compatible with the RPG ( combat has been streamlined a bit) so you can take as much or as little as you like from the RPG and add it to the mix.
The rules are really easy to get to grips with being basically split into two parts:
The Basic Game and The Skirmish Game.
The Basic Game: This is a beer and pretzels game , simple to play and quite a laugh. It uses a 1" square grid marked map ( supplied) and "Horror Marker" cards placed in each square representing encounters, pick ups etc. Just cut out your cardstck heroes and off you go. This is ideal for getting used to the game mechanics.
The Skirmish Game: This is more my thing. You can keep the map system if you like ( or create your own) or use a game table with your own scenery. The Rules are more complex than the basic game , but are still really easy to learn! I can see me getting a huge ammount of mileage from this and I have started creating my own horrors already!
You don't need the Horror Rules RPG but for $5.00 aswell it's a bargain!<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: What isn't there to like?
It does what is says on the tin for only $5.00!<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>