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Scott Fort
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I'm going to introduce some new players to Eaten By Zombies and I wanted to hand something out for reference. I didn't want to re-write the entire rules;just a kind of anatomy of a player's turn and a summary chart of the possible outcomes. I'll post what I came up with below. I'm mostly looking for any suggestions to reword anything or correct anything that is inaccurate but all comments are welcome.
My tabs are stripped from the chart but they printed to paper fine. It should be decipherable but ask away if there are any questions.


Add to Zombie Horde (one from Zombie deck and optional one from each player)
*-(Player-added Zombies must have attrition value higher than current number of Zombies in Horde.)
Choose Fight or Flee
---If Fight
------If Win
---------Scavenge swag ("buy" with FIGHT value plus Scavenge value) to hand limit (6)
---------Clean up (conquered Zombies and played cards to player discard pile)
------If Lose
---------Clean up (conquered Zombies and played cards to player discard pile)
---------Lose cards to FULL ATTRITION of remaining Zombies
---------Disperse entire Horde (to Zombie discard pile)
---If Flee
------If Successful
---------Scavenge swag ("buy" with FLEE value plus Scavenge value) to hand limit (6)
---------Clean up (played cards to player discard pile)
---------Lose cards to HALF ATTRITION (round up) of Zombies in Horde
---------Dissipate oldest Zombie (to Zombie discard pile)
------If Not Successful
---------Clean up (played cards to player discard pile)
---------Lose cards to FULL ATTRITION of Zombies in Horde
---------Disperse entire Horde (to Zombie discard pile)
Draw/Discard to hand limit (6)



Action | Result | Attrition | Zombies | Attrition Source
-------------- | ------------ | ------------ | --------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------
Fight | Win | (none) | (all vanquished) | (none)
Fight | Lose | Full | disperse all | Hand, Top of Deck
Flee | Win | Half | dissipate oldest one | Hand, Top of Deck, Player's Discard
Flee | Lose | Full | disperse all | Hand, Top of Deck
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Mikkel Øberg
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Being an engineer, I love the if-then-else build of this summary, and I cannot find neither omissions nor errors, so kudos to you.
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Jeff Burgess
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Looks good - I have a few minor suggestions. Perhaps not easy to place in a quick summary like this, though.

The fight action seems somewhat binary from your reading. You may want to note that if you fight and lose, but still kill some zombies, those still go into your discard. Just add a 'add any zombies you killed to your discard' line prior to 'Take attrition damage of remaining zombies'

Not sure if you want to note that where you lose cards from can differ depending on why you're losing cards.

If it's because you didn't successfully fight/flee, it's from hand (you pick) or top of draw desk (random) only. If your draw deck runs out, shuffles your discard.

If it's from a successful flee, it's from the two options above OR you may select any non-zombie card from your discard. You shouldn't need to shuffle your draw deck in this case, unless you prefer the randomness over hand-selecting cards from your discard.

I'll admit I missed the second option in my first few games.

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Scott Nelson
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I typed up a nice code in C for it, but the code failed to show after it was loaded, so don't try to make it into real code for the joke.

string checkFight()
{
if (zombieTotal


that was all it shows.
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Scott Fort
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

@Gregaria, Yes, that is the schooling from my computer science degree coming through. I haven't worked in my field in years but I still organize a lot of things in life like I used to write code. :-)

@Ruval, I had the same questions and decided to add the chart for that. The forum stripped out my tabs so it may not be readable but the chart spells out how much is lost to attrition, what happens to the Horde, and from where your lost cards can originate. The "What happens to the Horde?" bit turned out to be important in my last game as players wanted to know how to leave a bigger Horde for the next player. The answer was Flee successfully.
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Eaten by Zombies! » Forums » Rules
Re: Opinions sought on rules summary
I would add an "if zombie player" section
 
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