Better Dead than Zed!


A 1950s Game of Blood-Splattered Picket Fences

It’s 1953 and the United States is under siege. You, your family, your neighbors, and your friends have to fight the shambling dead as they trample your begonias and drag ichor all over your new front porch. They’re clawing at the door, and it’s not just because they want your apple pie recipe.

DEAD SCARE is a tabletop roleplaying game by women, about women and children killing zombies in McCarthy-era America. It’s based on Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker, and combines subverted 1950s American idealism with a blood-spattered zombie apocalypse.

It began when President Truman was the first public target of a Russian bio-weapon the Russkies designed to turn people into flesh-eating zombies. Everyone watched it on TV that night, and nothing in the good ol’ US of A will be the same ever again.

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