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shelldrake01 Mar 2007 4:34 p.m. PST

I had a though – with all the films where civilisation as we know it goes out the window when 90% of the population turns into zombies what happens to the animals at the zoo?
Suppose that a storm hit the area damaging the cages so the animals could get out.
Now imagine a game set in that zoo just after this happened. Not only do you have to contend with the zombies, but you would have all those beasties attacking, or getting in the way depending on the type of animal, any thing living or dead that gets in the way.

This would be a great way to include some of those great figures you can get of Lions and Elephants etc.
It would also be great fun making the zoo to play the game in.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Mar 2007 5:01 p.m. PST

I can see it now…

Running from the reptile house, you see a pack of hyenas bringing down the zombies that were once the concession staff. On your right, coming up from the Primate Habitat, you see 3 fecal-covered zombies headed your way, staggering from the repeated impacts of large turds being flung by several chimpanzees.


shelldrake01 Mar 2007 5:58 p.m. PST

LOL – it would make for one very funny and unforgetable game.

Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy01 Mar 2007 7:55 p.m. PST


Broadsword01 Mar 2007 8:16 p.m. PST

Uh-oh. Ed went "Hmmmm…."

I think a fair number of us will be downloading a PDF add-on for All Things Zombie in the near future. Not that I'd mind. ;)

Al |

shelldrake01 Mar 2007 9:02 p.m. PST

Cool! I hope Ed, or someone else, does make something for everyone to enjoy.

I have been looking at some nice chimps that Eureka minatures make – i may even be able to get away with some plastic zoo animals from a toy shop.

I think making a zoo and fighting a battle in it would be great fun and totally different.

(Blank Name)01 Mar 2007 9:46 p.m. PST

But would the animals be subject to the Z-virus?

Zombie elephants? Giraffes?

shelldrake01 Mar 2007 10:23 p.m. PST

That was something else i was thinking about too. Would all the animals fall victim to the Z-virus?

The way i see it – no, not all animals. The primates might, and that would make for one very interesting switch to the game.

Mind you, the effects on other animals could be a neat way of introducing surprises into the game, such as werewolves or even werecats (as in big cats such as tigers or lions).

Personal logo Spacelord Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Mar 2007 3:27 a.m. PST

Funnily enough, a friend and I discussed the possibility of doing some zombie zoo animal minis a couple of years ago.

Imagine the trouble a zombie rhino could cause….

Stealth100002 Mar 2007 4:38 a.m. PST

I remember hearing once about some lions, I think it was, escaping from a zoo in WW2. I would think that if a Z plague hit we would end up with wild animals running a muck. Just imagine a zombie gorilla wanting to track you down.
I think I will have to introduce some animals to my next zombie game. That will keep the players on their toes. Have a lion turn up on table in the middle of the city.

Area2302 Mar 2007 5:49 a.m. PST

Some of my favorite sci-fi include escaped zoo animals.
There's something intensely eerie about the image of abandoned streets with carwrecks with the only life you see would be lions, a bear, a pack of penguins…

I've got this story line of animal liberators freeing zoo animals, but, perhaps the night before or later the same day they or their colleagues also liberate infected chimps from the lab.

Something like the plotlines of '28 days later' and '12 monkeys'.

Homer Sapiens02 Mar 2007 6:48 a.m. PST

Would the zoo animals be zombifyable? And would the zombies be interested in eating them, or is it strictly human on the menu?

25mm zoo animals are easy enough to find.

Lowtardog02 Mar 2007 8:09 a.m. PST

Ooh read the Brian Keen zombie books there is a chapter where they are in a zoo.

Although a strange book (Spoiler) the zombies can talk as they are possessed by demons

the fact they are attacked by Lions, Snakes and crocs makes for a good scenario

shelldrake02 Mar 2007 5:55 p.m. PST

Just had another idea for the Zoo game….

WATER WORLD – all those lovely killer whales (or is Orca more PC these days?), sharks and dolphins.

How much fun would it be falling into the shark pool at feeding time?

The Lost Soul05 Mar 2007 9:50 a.m. PST

And on the other end of the spectrum, according to news reports Ugandan authorities are searching for some guy who shoots tranquilizer darts at gorillas, then while they're out dresses them in clown costumes. (!!) Inasmuch as clowns are fairly scary anyway, you could have this guy break into the zoo, dress the gorillas in clown costumes, afterwhich they become infected, resulting in zombie clown gorillas. The mind boggles.

shelldrake05 Mar 2007 6:13 p.m. PST

Hmm nice thought. I might have to buy some clowns. I can see it now "You just shot that Zombie Clown!"… reply: "The clown was a zombie?"

Area2306 Mar 2007 3:26 p.m. PST

Waaah! Lol, Chris. :D

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