Shotgun Diaries

In The Shotgun Diaries, designer John Wick does zombie horror roleplaying by skipping the part where you roll dice to shoot zombies. He assumes that, like in all good zombie stories, there’s a never-ending supply and the real challenge is maintaining strength of character. For example, bonus dice are available for digging in to precious supplies. And then there’s the fear die. If you use that to succeed, your action must be to run away, hide, or abandon your friends.

John’s been selling hand assembled paper versions, meant to look like personal diaries, only in person at recent conventions. I purchased mine at Gen Con. Now, though, the game is also available as a PDF.