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Sean

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I was playing around with the idea of adding an infection mechanic to the game. I was thinking something like this:

Whenever a hero takes a wound they roll a D6. If they roll a 1, they are infected with the plague. Place an infected card or token on the survivor's dashboard (make your own). An infected hero takes a wound at the start of each zombie movement phase. If they die, they are replaced by a zombie (or Abomination if you want more difficulty).

To remove the infection, a hero has two options. One is to be targeted by the "healing" enchantment. Instead of removing a wound, they may remove the infection. The other option is an "amputation". To do this, the infected hero or a teammate uses an action to remove a limb from the infected hero. To remove a limb, a hero must have either some type of sword or axe equipped. For the rest of the game, a hero who has had an amputation can only use one hand slot on the dashboard. Mark the amputated hand with a token or amputation card.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Tyrell Wood
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Sounds pretty Gruesome to me. I don't know if we are ready for that kind of carnage in Zombicide. I mean killing zombies is one thing but cutting our own arms off... that's just sick and wrong. However, the mechanic sounds pretty um... sound!
 
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Kilo Force
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I like the idea that if a hero dies he comes back as a zombie. Very thematic, and I am curious why that isn't already in the base rules??
 
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Conan Meriadoc
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You'll also need a torch for the amputation, if you don't want your hero to bleed to the death!
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chang chang

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lol.... I kind of like this. I`m being playing around to make the rat do some kind of infection.
haven't come with one yet that I like enough...
 
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I think this could be cool, but i would roll a die in the zombieturn to determine if the infected survivor gets a wound. Or maybe two dice: on snake eyes you immediately turn, on 3-5 you get one wound. 6-11 nothing happens, on a 12 your body fights the infestation off.

This would lead to a difficult choice between cutting of a limb and potentially getting zombie. With the guaranteed wound its always better to cut of that limb because you'll know you`re gonna turn.
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