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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

This silly gif got me wondering about that as a starting premise:

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So, how would you go about integrating those two ideas, the UFOs and the Zombies?

I WHAT "ZOMBIES"?
A) Reanimated corpses, like in The Walking Dead?
B) Mindless (but very much alive) "ragers"?
C) Converted human figures, with "parasites" controlling them, like in Pulp films, Puppetmasters, Ghosts Of Mars and the tv series Falling Skies*?

II WHAT UFOS?
A) Buy your own?
B) Make your own? How?

III WHAT RULES?
IV WHAT TERRAIN?
V ADDITIONAL DETAILS?

Dan
* It might require a little bit of conversion work on your figures, if you want them to have an external parasite:

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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

Zombies are the cannon fodder and the aliens are the heavy fire support.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Zephyr104 May 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

II WHAT UFOS?
B) Make your own? How?


Two silvery-colored foam dinner plates or bowls stapled together to make a hollow disc. If you want it to 'hover', set it on a toilet paper tube (painting that is optional… ;-)

Sargonarhes04 May 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

Isn't that game already known as Mutant Chronicles?

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

In AQMF, the Martians turn captured humans into "Labatatons", basically Zombies….

Katzbalger04 May 2018 5:26 p.m. PST

I believe there's also a quite popular (at least it was when released)video game with controlled zombies: Half-life.

Rob

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 5:49 p.m. PST

I believe that was covered fully by Plan 9.

Oberlindes Sol LIC04 May 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

I would have to set the game either in the Caribbean in the 1700s or in Japan in … actually, about the same time period would work.

That would give us a few factions:

The Grays with a crashed saucer, who have inadvertently infected indigenous people with the zombie virus, and who are trying to clean up the zombie outbreak without being discovered by humans.

The pirates, who are looking for treasure (like a crashed UFO!) while trying to avoid getting infected.

The ninjas, sent by the shogun to eliminate the zombie threat and/or recover some Gray artifact.

The British, Spanish, and French colonial governments, who are trying to quarantine the area while not stopping the flow of wealth back to Europe and trying to end the outbreak.

Now if I can sell this idea as a tv series, that should give me enough money to release it as role-playing game with complete miniatures rules.

This post is copyright Oberlindes Sol LIC (2018).

Giles the Zog05 May 2018 1:59 a.m. PST

Already written up…the third (?) book in Day by Day Armageddon by J L Bourne uncovers the source of the zombie virus as a crashed UFO that the Chinese found in a glacier in Tibet.

Lion in the Stars05 May 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

Certainly is one of the uglier problems with interplanetary travel…

nvdoyle05 May 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

There was a series about this already, first book was called 'The Darwin Elevator', by Jason Hough. Fun, you should read it, Dan.

14Bore05 May 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

That actually makes the most sense, a ufo or even a meteor brings a virus. My usual thought is a medical weapon is the cause.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

+1 VCarter!

You beat me to it, but "Plan Nine From Outer Space" is probably the first iteration of the idea. However, if anyone knows of an earlier one, please share it.

And pie plates glued together and dangled from (visible) wires are just the ticket for the Flying Saucers, as proved by the same film.

Now, if Ed Wood had written a war game….?

TVAG

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 2:19 p.m. PST

Oberlindes

Do you mean something like ninja/samurai, aliens and zombies (oh my)? :)

Like the UFOs in these old manuscripts (Utsuro-bune)? It looks like someone's escape pod got sucked into a worm hole and shot our way:

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I guess if she was a Stargate Goauld Alien like Hathor, and the ship was like a portable breeding pool, and she started producing parasitic larva … that could work.

Dan

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Terry3705 May 2018 8:01 p.m. PST

Yep, that could be fun – Earth fighting both zombies and aliens!!!!

Terry

Oberlindes Sol LIC06 May 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

@Cacique Caribe

Thanks for the link to the Utsuro-bune incident. I did not know about it. The story would make a great short film.

I think that I can spin a whole campaign out of the incident, too. Maybe even a tv series.

I'll just set it 100 years before; make the woman a carrier of the zombie virus; have contemporary maps and stuff in her vessel that show the location of their base in the Bermuda Triangle; and send a secret ninja/samurai/sholar mission to go destroy the base and/or bring back a cure for the zombie virus.

That will certainly lead to a ninja-samurai-pirate-navy-zombie battle/dungeon crawl under a Caribbean island.

Maybe the aliens use the zombie virus to allow them to survive long interstellar voyages. It doesn't turn them into mindless, violent, brain-eaters, but it has that effect on humans. The aliens think that a human-alien hybrid that will be able to get the benefits of the zombie virus without the side effects.

Legion 406 May 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

Hathor was so evil … but pretty frakkk'n hot … Too bad she had to be terminated with extreme prejudice … frown


Saw somethings about the Utsuro Bune incident/story on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens … Interesting … but once again … just a story as far as we know.

Possible – Yes

Probable – ???

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

Legion 4

LOL. Anything is possible, right? What if she was a kid from the future, who was playing hide and seek and got into her uncle's time machine? :)

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

Oberlindes

You could even set it a century or so ago, in Northern Mexico, or our US border States.

Dan
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dapeters07 May 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

can we have Cowboys?

Legion 408 May 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Cowboys & Aliens ! evil grin

Part time gamer12 May 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

I'm not sure which would be a cooler story line.

1st A deliberate release of an infectious bio 'weapon' to be used against a target civilization. The as mentioned, You not only -have- to fight the 'infected' aka, Zombies, but Alien support troops as well. OR

2nd An alien research craft w various samples of biological & viral organisms gathered from many worlds, crash returning home. The samples, some harmless, others deadly, others worse.. dead reanimation with violent side effects. Something even the alien scientist did not foresee.
The aliens must also fight the Zeds while attempting to repair their ship, as well as the humans who think "invasion", and accident or not, they are to blame!

Cacique Caribe
C) ..parasites" controlling them, like in Pulp films, Puppetmasters, Ghosts Of Mars and the tv series..
Something of this sort was also done during ST Next Gen.
The galaxy was invaded by a parasite species, it then used the host body to take control of there military, then Gov't until the system was overrun.
Legion 4
Hathor was so evil … but pretty frakkk'n hot … she had to be terminated with extreme prejudice …
Wow, talk about tossing out "the Babe with the bath water"!
Don't ya just hate bubble baths.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

I really do like the idea of a biological agent infecting most of the population, as a preliminary stage for an invasion or … simply to re-set the clock and our civilization back centuries. Perhaps to keep us from competing with them in the distant future.

Dan
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