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Subject: First Zombie Spawn rss

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Sean FAU
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Excuse me if this question has been asked before, but I searched and couldn't find anything on the forums, or see an exclusive answer in the rulebook (unless I just can't find it.)

Do you do the first Zombie Spawn prior to the Survivor's turn and the start of the game, or do you spawn after the first player's turn? This means that the zombies won't have a movement turn until after the second players turn (according to their phases.)

Our first play through we played it as explained above, but to me it makes more sense that zombies would spawn at the start of the game, so the zombies would go through all three phases on the first turn.

Any insight would be good, as we're kinda split on this rule.
 
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Thiago Aranha
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Page 9: "Once the players have activated all their Survivors, the Zombies play."

I think that makes it pretty clear that the Survivors get a full turn before the first zombies get spawned.
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Sean FAU
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Hrm. My understanding was just that the players get a full turn before the zombies move. But I can see how that would be interpreted. Like I said, half read it one way, half read it the other way.

And I have seen custom scenarios that have pre-placed zombies, so that would make it seem like you are right.
 
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I'm pretty sure that the 1st Zombies' turn only happens after the 1st Players' turn.

Look at the recently released Switch City campaign mission "Fast Food". The game starts with several zones already containing 5 Walkers. If you play the zombies first, a very unlucky draw of zombie cards could have the players beginning their first turn with 5 Walkers sharing their starting Zone, and 10 more in the next one.
 
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Matt Gort
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When I was at GenCon I was at their booth and they didn't spawn any zombies until we 1. opened a door or 2. All heroes completed their turn.
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