PBB3 - starting notes

The actual game will be a good number of weeks off, but I thought I would post some details as a teaser, and see how many potential players change their minds about playing once they see the setting.

 Those players that are members of "the Board of the Living Lead" could probably guess what the setting will be, as there was a bit of talk concerning what I have in mind just after Christmas.

So, to put you all out of your misery, the game is a WW2 Pacific theatre theme.

The players will take on the role of an Australian infantry section some where in the Pacific.

 This was the reason why there is only enough positions for ten players - an infantry section has ten men.

 As the players will be controlling soldiers, one player needs to take the role of the Corporal, and another that of the Lance Corporal.

 I am hoping some players will step up for these roles, but if they don't I will 'stab' two volunteers to do the job... and I have two in mind already.  Should, in the unlikely event, a number of volunteers come forth, I will 'stab' those I have in mind to get rid of any arguments.

To make it fair as to who gets what soldier I will randomly allocate the figures to players when the time comes, with the exception of the NCOs.

Now that you know who/what the players will be controlling, it should be easy to deduce what the zombies will be.

 I have just received some of Company B's Japanese zombies and they will play the part of the enemy for the game.

 The game wont begin until I have painted the zombies and created the map, and given the way I am painting at the moment it will most likely be at least a month before the game can start.

So - of those that nominated to play the game now have the chance to pull out if they find the setting not to their liking.  Any takers to sit out this game?

The people that expressed an interest in playing were:

Lord Siwoc
Shintokamikaze (appropriate name given the circumstances)
Dave VanDam

For those that want to play; you need to come up with a name for your soldier.

 I will award victory points for those coming up with good Aussie names; but I will have a penalty for those going over the top when naming.  So those wanting to be known as Croc. Dundee or S. Irwin etc will most likely be eaten early in the game.
 Pick a name that is nothing close to Australian and, you guessed it, 'nom nom nom'.

(Hint - google can be your friend with the right search parameters)

As for the rules - I will be using a modified version of the Bolt Action rules which are very simply to play. Don't worry if you don't have the rules as you only need to give orders and I do all the rest of the work.

And in case any of you were wondering what Japanese zombies would say when trying to eat your tasty brains, well I have a good source that tells me it would be:
"Nō miso" or "Nō misoooooooooooo".  And no, this doesn't mean they are complaining they don't have soup.

I will do a review of the Company B zombies once I have painted a few of them up.

So, clean your weapons and sharpen bayonets lads.

The sooner I have yes or no answers for the game, the sooner I can post some background fluff for the game.

2013 and PPB 3

Well, an other year, an other zombie.

 Happy New Year to my followers, and I hope to be a bit more active on all of my blogs this year.

And part of the new year is the planning for my third Play By Blog game.

This year it will be something different.

 There will be ten spots for players in this game, so if you are interested please let me know by posting your interest in the comments below.

 I will give priority to those that have played in previous games, but those players should be aware this is a game that wont include your characters from the earlier games. (Don't worry -they will be back).

 And it will be a case of first in best dressed for positions in the game.

Also, like the other games, this is only open to followers of my blog.

 If I can't get ten players, I will ask some of those playing to control extra characters.

Players will be allocated characters by random, but if anyone is interested in playing a leader type, please let me know so I can assign figures accordingly.

 Should no one put their hand up to be the leader I will push it upon players that have shown some leadership in previous games.

  And, unlike previous games, I wont pull punches - play smart or get bitten.

 This game will be totally different to what we have played before, and hopefully a lot of fun. (Well, at least one of us will have fun regardless of how many get eaten).

Any one interested?