||This book is: a D20 Players Handbook, a D20 Gamemaster Handbook, an Adventure Handbook, a Monster Manual, and a fantastic Plot filled with awesome illustrations.
This book is not: for kids, for people who don't like D20, for people who don't like zombies, for zombies.
Marty Whitmore is one amazing illustrator, and one insane lover of zombies. Anyone who was looking for a really fun, simple, easy to use setting and rule-set for a Zombie Apocalypse game, you need look no further... this is THE definitive D20 game for Zombies... Sergio Vandel has taken a basic formula for zombie killing and taken it "there" and "beyond".
My favorite parts of the system are:
1.) The Mad Professor Class. (imagine Dr. Evil mixed with MacGyver)
2.) The Zombie Maker - because you can never have enough variety of zombies in a zombie apocalypse setting.
3.) The Chainsaw weapon and it's various Skills and abilities (Fleshy Lumberjack, Chainsaw Arms, more.).
My only regrets:
1.) A few more Chainsaw skills!
2.) I think Sex should be a bigger part of the game... (it's already not for kids).
3.) A print version... because the awesomeness is just better when printed out!
Thanks for the hours of fun and greatness that is Against the Dead!
[5 of 5 Stars!]