Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Role-playing game

There’s a lot to be said for reading The Classics, and even more to be said for taking The Classics and adding zombies to them. That’s exactly what Pride & Prejudice & Zombies does, with style. With a movie on the horizon (starring Natalie Portman, no less) and a slew of literary sequels published already, this is one horror subgenre that’s not going to go away anytime soon. I predict an official Pride & Prejudice & Zombies RPG will be announced sometime soon (most likely from the good people at Cubicle 7 – though I’m just makin’ up rumours now), but it’s easy enough to roll your own, right?

Right!

PPZ (I’m getting tired of writing Pride & Prejudice & Zombies already) is perfect for the Savage Worlds treatment. The Explorer’s Edition contains everything you need between its teeny tiny covers with character generation, combat, equipment and even zombies fully stat’d up and ready to die. Again.

Charmed, I’m sure.

You can create any number of kick-ass Debutantes, honourable Gamewardens, ravishing Gardeners or naive Serving Maids, and each one be unique, even at the starting Novice level. Here’s a couple of bright young gals, just to get your creative juices flowing. Use the Jane Austen Name List for further inspiration.

Lady Maria Anderson
Keen ballerina martial artist.

Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace 6, Parry 8, Toughness 5, Charisma 2

Fighting d12, Guts d8, KS:Fine Arts d6, Persuasion d6

Noble, Rich, Two-Fisted, Overconfident

Miss Lucy Fornaway
Meddling seductress. With a big sword.

Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, Strength d8, Vigor d6
Pace 6, Parry 6, Toughness 5, Charisma 2

Boating d4, Fighting d8, Guts d8, Intimidation d4, Persuasion d8, Riding d6, Swimming d4

Attractive, Arrogant

Longsword d8, Str+d8

Just add a fine estate, rolling hills and romance, and you’re there. Oh, and zombies. Mustn’t forget those, eh?

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6 Responses

  1. m.s. jackson says:

    Have you seen the latest from that author? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I have started reading it, about half way through and so far, very good, insightful, and creative!
    .-= m.s. jackson´s last blog ..The Hero’s Journey, a Guide for Great Stories =-.

  2. BlU_sKrEEm says:

    I would buy that game in a heart beat.

  3. greywulf says:

    @ms jackson I confess I’ve only read the first, though the rest are very high up on my wishlist.

    @BlU_sKrEEm Me too. In fact, I doubt it would even take a whole heartbeat.

  4. x-humed says:

    we actually played this before the book came out, based only on the name we’d heard. It was a real good savage worlds adventure. We saved mr.darcy from a zombie squid.

  5. greywulf says:

    @x-humed Excellent! Tell me more!

  6. Nice, and appropriate that Natalie Portman would be playing Elizabeth. Wouldn’t be the first time she played the same character as Kiera Knightley :)
    .-= Jay Beardsley´s last blog ..Roll Initiative =-.

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