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I'm a grumpy old man and one thing I've had enough of:

zombie Zombies zombie

I'm ready to go back to games about Egypt or trading in the med.

-E

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not a fan of zombies either.
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But once the djinni is out of the bottle, you can't put it back. Zombies have taken over.
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Just shoot them in the head, problem solved.
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baditude wrote:
I'm a grumpy old man and one thing I've had enough of:

zombie Zombies zombie

I'm ready to go back to games about Egypt or trading in the med.

-E



You just haven't found the right zombie game. and I don't thin kits been designed yet..
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Zombie Trading in the Mediterranean!!!
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If a train game can be set in the era of Cleopatra then, surely, a Zombie game set in Egypt cannot be far behind.

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Yeah, a little bit of zombies goes a long way with me as well. Cthulhu, too, now that I think about it. Thankfully neither one of those two concepts has gained any traction for games of late...
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If you count mummies as zombies, it's easy: Curse of the Mummy's Tomb!
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fateswanderer wrote:
If you count mummies as zombies...


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I dunno.

Its less about, "There's no zombie game that I like" (because I quite like Mall of Horror). It's more about overall saturation -- which I guess goes beyond board games and into all media.

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Zombies, Steam Punk, Biopunk, Neo Victorian, Cthulhu. Star Wars, Vampires...I'm bored with all of those themes.
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Zombies, Steam Punk, Biopunk, Neo Victorian, Cthulhu. Star Wars, Vampires...I'm bored with all of those themes.


Yea..I gotta say. I never thought I'd be bored of Star Wars, but the new releases just leave me cold as well. On the otherhand I cracked open an old collection of the Star Wars CCG and had really fond memories of that one. I might have to get into it again. I wish they would turn it into an LCG.

what is "biopunk"?

 
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MWChapel wrote:
Zombies, Steam Punk, Biopunk, Neo Victorian, Cthulhu. Star Wars, Vampires...I'm bored with all of those themes.


I've seen this sentiment about Steam Punk, and I gotta say I don't get it - I just don't see it as a particularly prevalent genre. There's a few board games and a few RPGs, but its not like there's been a big crappy blockbuster Steampunk movie or bestselling book...
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baditude wrote:
It's more about overall saturation -- which I guess goes beyond board games and into all media.


It's quite ironic that zombie games (board and video) are quite like their subject matter - there's hordes of them, and they just won't die.
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KakarisMaelstrom wrote:
Just shoot them in the head, problem solved.


Double tap, just to be sure.
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cferejohn wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Zombies, Steam Punk, Biopunk, Neo Victorian, Cthulhu. Star Wars, Vampires...I'm bored with all of those themes.


I've seen this sentiment about Steam Punk, and I gotta say I don't get it - I just don't see it as a particularly prevalent genre. There's a few board games and a few RPGs, but its not like there's been a big crappy blockbuster Steampunk movie or bestselling book...


I agree that Steam Punk hasn't hit Hollywood mainstream yet (though the recent Sherlock Holmes had some of that going on). But where I see Steam Punk everywhere is in geek culture related events. Lots of Steam Punk comics and toys at my local comic and gaming shop. I really feel like I see a new indy Steam Punk comic everytime I go in. And this year at Comicpalooza in Houston, there was a huge Steam Punk push with a costume contest, so everyone was doing Steam Punk cosplay, and there were half a dozen booths dedicated to Steam Punk costumes.

That being said, I love it when my favorite genres hit the mainstream (though I am not a Steam Punk fan). I love that The Walking Dead is popular on AMC and Zombieland did so well in theaters. I'm looking forward to Zombieland 2, and I can't wait for World War Z.

Now, the Vampire stuff I'm not so big on. shake

The fine line comes in following and supporting the good ones over the bad ones. Like my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to Avengers, while I will never watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine and I'm not excited about the new Spider-Man.

Pick and choose my friends. We don't need to support subpar geek-culture put forth by Hollywood know-nothing know-it-alls.
 
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adamw wrote:
But once the djinni is out of the bottle, you can't put it back. Zombies have taken over.


I thought it was apes that took over!

Or was that zombie apes, or was it apes and then zombies. This planet is getting crowded!
 
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I don't know what makes this official...

I think maybe you are just bored. I will wait to see a notarised statement to that effect before I upgrade you to officially bored, from just plain ol' bored.
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MK-Ultra71 wrote:
baditude wrote:
I'm a grumpy old man and one thing I've had enough of:

zombie Zombies zombie

I'm ready to go back to games about Egypt or trading in the med.

-E



You just haven't found the right zombie game. and I don't thin kits been designed yet..


Agreed. The subject matters provides an ample theme for a lot of mechanics. Much like it hadn't really been respected as drama prior to The Walking Dead, it hasn't quite fully been utilized as a mechanic.
 
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Egyptian zombie Trading in the Mediterranean!!!



Even better.
 
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baditude wrote:
I'm a grumpy old man and one thing I've had enough of:

zombie Zombies zombie


What took you so long? To me, they've always been tedious.

And still no love for fishmen.
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I believe that it is just the running out of a fad. Personally, I still love zombies, especially the Walking Dead, but anytime something is hot-people will try to squeeze out the last drop in attempts to make money.

Examples:

Zombies- 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead remake, Resident Evil, Walking Dead and 50,000 crappy direct to DVD movies.

Vampires- Buffy, Twilight (shudder), Van Helsing (Double shudder), Underworld, True Blood, terrbile CW programs.

Pirates- Pirates of the Carribean, then the second one, then the third, then the ok fourth one.

Werewolves- Gingersnaps, Wolfman, and the Teen Wolf remake on MTV... and... um... Underworld again... and Van Helsing again.

Ok, so maybe the werewolf department hasn't really been explored and oversaturated, but give it time. Give it 2 years, the zombies will go away and be replaced by, I don't know, sharks seem to be getting popular then it will be another 20 or so years before they are popular again.
 
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cferejohn wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Zombies, Steam Punk, Biopunk, Neo Victorian, Cthulhu. Star Wars, Vampires...I'm bored with all of those themes.


I've seen this sentiment about Steam Punk, and I gotta say I don't get it - I just don't see it as a particularly prevalent genre. There's a few board games and a few RPGs, but its not like there's been a big crappy blockbuster Steampunk movie or bestselling book...

Wha--? There are a metric frak-ton of steampunk books, of varying levels of quality; it's surely a surfeited market. In movies, we had a kickstart with the execrable Wild, Wild West, then League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sucker Punch, and the new Sherlock Holmes movies are more indebted to steampunk tropes than to Doyle. Even this new Three Musketeers movie looks like it's taken elaborate clockwork machines whole cloth from steampunk works.

Now, after pointing out all of this, I'll say that I'm not tired of it! If it's done well, I think it's neat, and much more interesting than cyberpunk...
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baditude wrote:
what is "biopunk"?


The word sounds intriguing, but a quick search showed it's a dystopian setting with genetic engineering gone awry. Not half as cool as a pansied tundra or planet of the apes.
 
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