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8 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

what is it?

 

Here is the blurb from the Osprey publishing website

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Zona Alfa is a set of simple, fast-play skirmish rules for scavenging, exploring, and surviving in a near-future, post-apocalyptic Eastern European setting. Players take on the role of bandits, mercenaries, and military units fighting over the blasted Exclusion Zone and its abandoned artefacts. Customise your fighters with a variety of weapons and specialisms to create your ideal warband. With extended rules for campaigns, character progression, terrain, and environmental hazards, Zona Alfa contains all the tools required to engage in blistering firefights within the Exclusion Zone.

 

If you have seen the movie Stalker or read the book Roadside picnic you might get a feel for the theme

 

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I own it and I have mixed feelings about it.

I am thinking about trying a solo game of it, since there's "wandering monsters" in it already. I do want to give it a try with some friends (when that can happen again). I like the idea of it but I'm not sure about the execution. What sort of crew are you thinking about running with?

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On 1/8/2021 at 8:01 PM, Werkrobotwerk said:

how does it compare to "this is not a test"?

I haven't played TNT but I think the rules there are tighter. Since ZA is a Osprey blue book, it's not going to have the depth and clear rules compared to TNT. I'll ask my friend who plays TNT and see if he can give me a quick summary.

Of course, if you're talking setting, there's quite a bit of difference. ::P:

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On 1/10/2021 at 3:35 PM, CaptainPete said:

I haven't played TNT but I think the rules there are tighter. Since ZA is a Osprey blue book, it's not going to have the depth and clear rules compared to TNT. I'll ask my friend who plays TNT and see if he can give me a quick summary.

Of course, if you're talking setting, there's quite a bit of difference. ::P:

 

Newbie here. I played this with a friend, but I played as like a NATO infiltrator team by NATO I mean American Special Forces group, just fu***** around in the zone, stealing broccoli and shooting at the Russians in like the height of the Cold War, was pretty fun, especially when his ALFA group and my guys started an awesome rivalry.

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8 hours ago, Gamingrx said:

 

Newbie here. I played this with a friend, but I played as like a NATO infiltrator team by NATO I mean American Special Forces group, just fu***** around in the zone, stealing broccoli and shooting at the Russians in like the height of the Cold War, was pretty fun, especially when his ALFA group and my guys started an awesome rivalry.

What factions did you each pick? Or did you play without them?

And now I have an interesting idea for a way of doing this game... I'm going to mull this over. :ph34r:

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4 hours ago, Gamingrx said:

Military and Bandits. The only two factions there who have enemies so we both choose to be enemies haha. Looking forward for you to share your experience on this, it was a fun game tbh!

I'm probably going to do a solo of it in the next few weeks (need to clean and get things set up). I recently picked up quite a few USX cultists which are looking to be perfect.

As for my idea, it's still rattling around. I'm thinking a "What If?" situation with NATO and the Warsaw pact. What if the war went "hot" but only for a minute? And it was because the nukes used made things "weird." A no-man's-land in Germany... Yeah, not quite ready to share yet. :;,;:

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True. I was doing some thinking about it and could see a "What If?" involving WW2. But, I'll probably just stick with the original setting for now.

While I was looking through the book last night, I got to wondering (again) about what the difference between zombies and ghouls was suppose to be? And what size bases have people been using for vermin swarms?

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Ghouls are alive often mutated/cursed humans that ate flesh. Zombies are often humans that have died and came back (either virus, mutation or curse) to eat flesh. Most stories have ghouls as humans like animals but smart and hungry using traps etc

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