A case full of Zombies!!!

The various volumes of Twilight Creations‘ boardgame Zombies!!! make for some fun play, but they sure take up a lot of space. Being in “consolidation mode” around here, the idea was to repackage the components for the various volumes into a single, smaller, package. Building it with bits also taking up space in the house was a bonus.

The main box is a netbook case from Vaultz. These guys offer hard, lockable cases in a wide variety of sizes. The rest is various sizes of plastic playing card boxes from UltraPro. These two piece boxes have the advantage that both the lid and the main box can act as containers during play, which helps in game like Zombies!!!, where there are lots of tokens, miniatures and cards all over the place.

The result holds all the bits from Zombies!!!: Director’s Cut, Zombies!!! 2: Zombie Corps(e), Zombies!!! 3: Mall Walkers, Zombies!!! 3.5: Not Dead Yet, Zombies!!! 4: The End and Zombies!!! 7: Send in the Clowns. The case is pretty full, but could probably hold another card set.

Zombies case: closed

Zombies case: open

Zombies case: contents

Zombies case: details

Lark #01: Kudos for Blowback

BlowbackBlowback, recipient of the first DivNull Lark, has been named runner-up in two categories of the 2010 Indie RPG Awards, including Indie Game of the Year, with judges saying:

A fantastic game that takes a very specific premise and gives you nothing but that experience.

Elegant game of needs in conflict, well tied to a superbly focused (and interesting) high concept.

The second category is Best Production:

The layout and use of photography do an excellent job of capturing then genre and tone of the game.

Gorgeous, lush book interleaves the production design with the game mechanics.

Elizabeth raised the bar for us all in this great game with an aesthetic mixing the best of hollywood spi-fi with GQ and Vogue.