Unisystem for Newbies, Others; Includes Zombies!
Hey there! Seems like you took a passing interest in this thread and decided to check in, and I appreciate such. If you're just here for the nittygritty bit and want to play, skip a bit down for the information you need to know. Otherwise, scroll through at your leisure.
A Little Explanation
Having recently moved across the country, I was eager to find a group that shared my interests in roleplaying games, and I was lucky enough to come across a few at the local comic place who were more in-line with D&D and Pathfinder and the like. Unfortunately in my FLGS not many people know about Unisystem (the store owner didn't even know about it!), so I took it upon myself to educate folks to the system. By and large it seemed effective; everyone seemed to enjoy the idea of blowing apart zombies- a subject All Flesh Must Be Eaten is dedicated to entirely - that combat that could pass at a reasonable pace and the relative simplicity of the system. After browsing the site here, it didn't seem like any games were taking place, so was spawned this idea here!
What I Am Trying To Do
In three words: Modern-day Cowboy Zombies
In a few more: Knowing that zombies are a big deal (understandably so) and that just about everyone loves a good Southern drawl and shiny silver six-shooter, it wasn't hard to decide upon a setting involving both. Considering that AFMBE is written for the here and now it made sense to just keep things as they are and not worry about limiting certain rules or switching things around just because I wanted to make it set in the latter half of the 1800s or something.
This game will be short, probably not more than a few combat encounters long with a smattering of social-y and survival tests here and there; I intend for this to be more of a teaching tool than anything else (as well as a bit of an interest probe), so serious character development is not liable to happen though I'd be more than glad to see something happening like that.
What You Need to Do
First, find out a way to get your hands on the All Flesh Must Be Eaten 'core' book. There are a few supplements such as Tomorrow's Zombies (for more sci-fi stuff) but for the time being only the main book's rules will be used (and only a portion of such at that). Don't worry too hard about studying how things work as everything can be summed up in a simple equation:
Relevant Skill + Relevant Stat + 1d10 vs. 9
Things become a whole lot clearer if you can keep that much in mind. While the target number of nine can fluctuate or tests can be opposed (resolved with another skill+stat+d10 roll) it isn't all so often.
Second, just post! Say something about how you might be interested in learning the system or playing a short little game with some people you might not have otherwise. Remark about how excited you are after hearing I'm thinking hard about some kind of X-Com Unisystem game! Just post is all I'm asking!
Other Important Information
This game is intended to be rather short and involve as many interested parties as possible. Just make a remark about looking into this and I'll pop you in where character creation details and the like can be viewed in the game forum.
At the moment my schedule is a little odd, but I'm around more than enough from about noon -8 GMT until about ten or so. No reason I shouldn't be able to make at least a few posts during a day though.