By William aka BlueRam
Zombies….why’d it have to be zombies?
Let’s be clear: zombies scare the SHIT out of me. I can’t get through a zombie flick unscathed. Every time I watch one, paranoia creeps in and I have to carry a bat around to make myself feel better.
They’re mindless, soulless monsters that can’t be reasoned with or bribed. They’re relentless ghouls that only know basic hunger, and they’ll never be satisfied.
One or two by themselves isn’t a problem. Depending on the type of zombie we’re referring to, they can be outrun (Rule #1: Cardio!), or you may be able to take them down by yourself no problem. But when they gather together in packs, or a horde if you will, then what’s to stop them from overrunning, and tearing your body apart from a hundred different directions at once? What do you do when your friends, your family, or your life partner gets attacked? What happens when you can’t save them? I can imagine fewer ways to die that are as grisly and scary as that.
But…as much as I fear them, I can’t help but love these shambling terrors of the night.
I might not be able to handle certain zombie flicks (I’ve never seen a George Romero product), but I’ve taken a shine to some of the smaller series that have been popping up recently. I just started watching The Walking Dead, and Highschool of the Dead. I’m enjoying both so far, and I LOVED Zombieland. There’s also a manga called Sankarea for those who enjoy a more humane characterization of the zombies themselves.
So naturally I when I first heard about “Horde Magic”, I jumped at the chance to try it out.
February 23, 2012
By ANDY aka GHoooSTS
This week I tried out something new. Check it out: I made a small ROCKUMENTARY that can function as an introduction to Horde Magic to anybody who hasn’t tried this format. This is the first time I’ve used this editing software and really, it pretty much also the first time I’ve mucked around with my new camera, so it’s certainly not the most polished thing I’ve ever done. But at least it’s something. I think I have the basics of it figured out.
Here’s the video. Comments on how to improve or ideas for future videos are all welcome.
For those who watch the video and would like to learn more about Horde Magic, check out these articles:
- Horde Magic: A New Way To Play Magic: This is the article that started it all. Find the basic rules, a list for a Zombie horde, and more within.
- Horde Magic: An Open Source Project: The follow-up to the original article expands on non-Zombie hordes, additional rules, the concept of Survivor decks, and more.
- A large-ish thread on MtG Salvation that will show some of the other ideas people have had for the project.