The Walking Dead: Ronnie Talks Gameplay Basics

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Ronnie introduces Mantic’s new game The Walking Dead: All Off War in a new video you will want to see:

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Here’s the latest from Mantic:

 

“I’d like to proudly announce that Mantic will be making ‘The Walking Dead Miniatures Game’, titled ‘All OUT WAR’, under license from Skybound Entertainment.

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OK, so Ronnie spilled some of the basics:

  • It’s a multi-faction game.
  • Each player controls a gang.
  • You will be fighting gang vs gang for scarce resources.
  • The Walkers are a threat to all players.
  • Character Cards are featured for a wide array of minor and major characters.
  • Gang construction rules ensure it will be very rare to have identical gangs created or face each other in any any two games.

~Have at it!

  • Captain Raptor

    Looks interesting, I like the zombie models. I’m not a fan of the walking dead series so the models would probably just serve as proxies for other games for me.

  • Xodis

    The game play seems to be the same type that a previous Zombie Kickstarter had that failed…anyone remember what that was called?

  • Zingbaby

    I wish they’d focus on fulfilling / fixing the enormous screw-up their current kickstarters are before starting something new.

    • Melchior

      Amen.

    • V10_Rob

      Launching a new Kickstarter to cover the cost overruns of your last Kickstarter is not a good cycle to get into.

    • Big Fat Fred

      What enormous screw-ups are you talking about?

      • Zingbaby

        Just go check out their latest kickstarters, it’s pretty easy if you want to know. I was personally involved in the Dungeon Saga KS which was a TOTAL disaster. If GW ever messed up this bad their headquarters would be burned to the ground by nerd-ragers. But that wasn’t the only screw-up either..

        • Big Fat Fred

          I was onboard for DS too. It worked like a dream for me. What were the issues? I never heard anything. Mars Attacks, DBX, KoW, DZ. All were great. Are you sure this isn’t a small but vocal minority just bumping their gums?

          • Zingbaby

            Eh c’mon, you might be happy but you really didn’t notice the enormous outrage? I doubt it.

            Personally I found the basic game decent though way more basic than they promised, the Adventures Companion was a total bust however.

  • Tyr

    From a playtester on dakka (daedle, I think?):
    – it features AI zombies, drawn by noise
    – making noise advances the escalation meter (more/stronger zombies), but characters may choose to pass a round to get it back down
    – ammo is limited

    Something he mentioned: it might be possible to have a really sneaky gang, focussing on deescalation of fights, or one thats really loud on purpose to draw in more zombies. Kiting zombies is a thing.

    • V10_Rob

      I’m cautiously intrigued.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Yep plays out like I was thinking it would, the only way it would work as a “wargame” Kinda necromunda with event cards and an npc dead that wander around drawn by actions.

  • euansmith

    This sounds like it might be fun.

  • Erik Setzer

    Sounds like it could be interesting. And leaves room for including models from other lines that are similar size. Nice.

  • Reminds me a lot of zombicide.

    • Tyr

      Zombicide is pure coop though… and theres no campaign to speak of. Though there are definitely some parallels… escalation meter for instance.

      • Yeah there are a lot of similarities is what I meant.