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  • Day Z(ero)

    The outbreak began a little more than three weeks ago. At first it looked like an early and virulent strain of the flu. By the time anyone realized how much of a pandemic it was, something like 40% of the country was laid up with fever, sniffles, and …

  • Day One

    The survivors realized that their food was running low, so five of them got together to make plans. Governor Byrne took the lead on suggestions, while Doris, Rasheed, Brad and Rosalie were pleased to offer their own takes on matters. In the end, the crew …

  • Day Two

    The survivors begin laying plans to raid a nearby convenience store for food. Governor Byrne volunteers to draw off the zombies while the others make their way to the store and bring back as much food as they can carry. Rasheed is nearly eaten by a zombie …

  • Day 3

    The survivors make their way to the docks to grab a trailer for Doris' semi. While the others get the trailer hitched up and scavenge for useful goods, Doris gets shot at by a maniac hiding in a warehouse. Rosalie and Rasheed find a smuggler's stash of …

  • Day 4

    The survivors realize that food and water will soon be an issue, but the most pressing one is shelter. Out on the road, they're sitting ducks for a horde to catch up to them, even past the worst parts of New York. They decide to head up the road a ways to …

  • Day 5

    Rosalie, Brad, and Rasheed dodge their pursuers for the better part of an hour before they realize they're no closer to getting off the grounds. Even if they were, they can't just abandon the people who are still asleep in their beds. (Well, Brad could.) …

  • Day 6

    After finishing her tears, Ruth explains to the group that she had told her children about the strange marks they saw on Elijah's followers. They were "hex signs," a kind of country backwoods magic that Ruth's grandmother had told her about when she was …

  • Doris Journal #1

    Got bit a while ago. Right on the damn arm. My own foolish fault for jumping into a pile of zombie and not backing away. But how could I? Gov' Brynes was out there all on his own and you don't turn your back on your convoy. Ah course I told them right …

  • Doris Journal #2

    Goddammit! We found a little town with survivors. Thought we could stay a night or two, rest up, sleep in a real bed, make some friends, and even drop a few people off in a safe place. Unfortunately, the town's leader's son is a fanatic with some wicked …

  • Day 7

    After the battle in the library, the survivors escaped with Elijah and Mary in tow, only to discover that their humvee was surrounded by zombies. A quick fight with them revealed how badly hurt Governor Byrne was, as he nearly collapsed in the middle of …

  • Day 8

    The survivors drove back to Quakertown, only to find the area besieged by zombies! A quick call on the CB lets the heroes discover that Elijah's followers somehow let zombies into the compound, and things went to hell from there. Worse, the parking lot …

  • Day 9

    After picking themselves up and deliberately not pushing Rasheed on the strange things he had just done, the convoy gets moving back toward Allentown. The survivors find a welcoming committee for them on the far side of the river, and they send across a …

  • Day 10

    After abandoning the rest stop, the group decided they needed to drive at least ten or twenty miles before they could feel comfortable. Brad espoused his theory that the different freaks they kept running into were like a "diversified portfolio," the …

  • Day 11

    After the battle, the heroes took their captives inside and started questioning them. Though the angry women wanted to kill the prisoners right away, Rasheed was able to talk them down--aided by the fact that several people had seen him perform a genuine …

  • Day 12

    After the group destroyed the abomination in the infirmary, Rasheed called upon all of his newfound mystic might to knit together Governor Byrne's torn flesh and broken bones. Though the effort exhausted him, the survival of the group filled all of them …

  • Day 13

    Conrad Warren had been tracking them a long time--weeks, it felt like. He had managed to escape from New York by climbing through the undercarriage of the GW Bridge, but the escape had been costly. He was the only member of his SEAL team to get out of …

  • Day 14

    Following the trail of spilled oil from the attack site led the heroes to a small dirt road leading off the highway. Rosalie and Conrad's keen eyes noticed disturbed dirt in the middle of the path, and a quick inspection turned up an improvised explosive …

  • Day 15

    After a lengthy debate, the heroes finally decided to make for one of the abandoned military bases in southern Pennsylvania, hoping to find weapons and support vehicles that would give them an advantage against the horde outside Allentown. A short battle …

  • Day 16

    The heroes found they way to the hidden entrance to the Mount Weather vault, discovering that Dr. Lee's instructions had been correct. The normally-locked exterior airlock had been left in cycle mode, allowing the heroes to bypass the usual security …

  • Day 17

    _And then Dr. Rhodes was a vampire._ More to come.

  • Day 19

    Getting a little behind, I know...

  • Day 20

    Everyone got out, even the ones the heroes didn't want to get out. More later.

  • Day 21

    *Highlights Reel:* * Met with "Senator" Clark. * Consulted with the ravens of Mount Weather. * Encountered Brother Wendigo and refused his offer of help gracefully. * Traveled to Frackville to meet with the Red King. * Governor Byrne damn near had a …

  • Home Page

    _When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth..._ Civilization is gone. It fell when the dead rose. All over the world, the recently dead rose from their graves at once. Everyone who was bitten died and rose again. The infection …

  • Main Page

    h2. Dead Reign Welcome to the world after the Fall! In _Dead Reign_, you will take on the role of Survivors, men and women who survived the zombie apocalypse and now struggle every day to get by in the ruins of civilization. In this new world where …

  • Character Creation

    h4. Starting Equipment Characters in Dead Reign don’t buy starting supplies. They might have had guns, camping equipment, or other useful gear lying around their homes; they might even have been soldiers or police with access to heavy weapons and …

  • New Rules

    h4. Headshots The Savage Worlds combat system is fairly abstract to begin with. While zombies in the movies can often only be killed by headshots, putting players in a position where they have to take a –4 penalty to hit whenever they want to kill an …

  • Scavenging

    h2. Scavenging In the Dead Reign campaign setting, the collapse is only a short time in the past (or still ongoing, depending on when the campaign begins), so scavenging through ruins for food and other basic supplies is a viable survival strategy. A …

  • Edges and Hindrances

    h4. Banned Hindrances * *Doubting Thomas:* Everyone knows zombies are real at this point. There’s just no point denying it. Anyone who can’t accept the new reality is likely Delusional instead. * *Enemy:* While heroes might accumulate new enemies over …

  • Zombies

    Zombies are the main antagonists of _Dead Reign_. Most survivors have had enough encounters with them to know a few basic things about the walking dead. This section contains the information that is commonly known about the undead, their inherent dangers, …

  • Timeline

    h4. A Brief History of the Fall September 5, 2015: First reports of a new strain of the flu begin to trickle out to the public. September 7, 2015: First confirmed reports of the dead rising from their graves. September 8, 2015: The United States …

  • Rules Notes

    h2. Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse The following rules deserve some clarification and being called out for the purposes of a zombie apocalypse campaign setting. Additionally, this is the area to look for errata and FAQs about the rules. h4. …

  • Survivors

    Other survivors can be a hero's greatest resource. No one can face the zombie apocalypse alone, regardless of what some might claim, so while more people means more mouths to feed, it also means more skills to draw upon--and more help when the shit hits …

  • Rosalie G. Pines

    Rosalie doesn't talk much about how she ended up where she was, but it's pretty easy to glean from her secondhand clothes and mishmash of items that she was a street kid. There are enough of them in the city after all. Or there were, before the zombies. …

  • Doris

    It's hard being a truck driver. The long black slickness of the never ending road burns into your eyes until it gets to where you see it even in your damn sleep. Sometimes you forget what a regular bed feels like because the only mattress you've used …

  • Brendan "The Crusherizar" Byrne

    _Excerpts from Wikipedia of current Governor of New Jersey last edited September 8th 2015_ After years as a Pro Wrestler in the 90s, Brendan Byrne got out of the business to don the suit of responsibility and integrity. Emphasizing the need for a safer …

  • Rasheed al-Zubi

    Rasheed al-Zubi was a translator for the United Nations with aspirations of eventually receiving field operations assignments. Before those dreams could be realized, he found himself a survivor in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Rasheed's training with …

  • Elijah Mathis

    Elijah is the oldest son of [[:zachariah-mathis | Pastor Zachariah Mathis]], a Baptist preacher, and the older brother of [[:mary-mathis | Mary Mathis]]. He's spent his whole life in the service of Christ, and before the Fall, he had ambitions to attend …

  • Mary Mathis

    Mary Mathis is the daughter of [[:zachariah-mathis | Pastor Zachariah Mathis]], a Baptist preacher, and younger sister to [[:elijah-mathis | Elijah Mathis]]. She was a very athletic girl in high school, competing in track and field, gymnastics, and …

  • Courtney Wilkins

    Courtney Wilkins joined the Navy out of college, jumping straight into officer candidate school. She did well there, but began to suspect within a few years that she would never rise high in the ranks. When she came to New York on extended leave, she was …

  • Colin Evans

    Colin spent most of his life as a carpenter and handyman, until a tumble from a roof about five years ago broke his femur and put him on permanent disability. He was visiting relatives in New York with his wife when the Fall came. Colin made it to safety, …

  • Dr. Chelsea Hart

    Dr. Hart started off life as Chelsea Handler, a Bronx girl with a big IQ and dreams of escaping poverty. She got her doctorate on scholarship, and the grueling necessities of academic life pushed her toward early alcoholism. She was able to get a grip on …

  • Timothy Hart

    Tim is [[:chelsea-hart | Dr. Chelsea Hart]]'s only child. Despite his dangerous, edgy look, Tim has never been in a gang, done prison time, or been involved in anything more serious than a fender-bender. Tim was a database administrator before the Fall, …

  • Aaron Chadwick

    Aaron Chadwick spent most of his adult life as a chemical engineer before retiring five years ago to enjoy his twilight years. Aaron had never married, preferring instead to move from one mistress to the next and avoid entanglements. His only family, his …

  • Patrick Chadwick

    Dr. Patrick Chadwick, PhD, spent the last several decades as a tenured biology professor at a major West Coast university. He had consulted for the CDC, FEMA, and numerous health groups in the United States and Europe, and he had a reputation as one of …

  • Judge Joseph Bell

    Joseph Bell has been a New York circuit court judge for almost thirty years. His "tough on crime" attitude came out of the anti-drug movements of the mid-1980s, but Joe Bell would honestly have been just as much at home as a hanging judge a century prior. …

  • Mariah Bell

    Mariah is the grand-niece of Judge Joe Bell. Before the Fall, she was working as a clerk in her great-uncle's court as a favor from Judge Bell to her father. Mariah is a trained paralegal but had trouble getting a job due to some problems with her last …

  • Sofiya

    Sofiya's story is unknown at the present time, but she claims to have "been old when your kind were young." That might be exaggeration, though.

  • Samantha Lee

    Samantha was born and raised in Allentown, PA. Until the Fall, she was a normal housewife with a devoted husband and two children. The apocalypse took everything from her and turned her into a fighter. Samantha never knew what she was capable of until the …

  • Zachariah Mathis

    Zachariah Mathis has been a Baptist preacher since the 1970s, when he was sent to Pennsylvania as a young man. He eventually found love with Ruth Gillis, a local girl, and married her. They were childless for many years, until the birth of their son, …

  • Crystal Pines

    Crystal's mother went to prison while she was still in high school, leaving Crystal and Rosalie behind to fend for themselves. Crystal got a job, but Rosalie went into foster care. The older girl let her little sister crash at her apartment whenever she …

  • Tlaloc

    Tlaloc awoke from his long slumber in a museum, surrounded by the corpses of those he had devoured in his half-waking state. He vaguely remembers being a priest in a mighty city on a lake, responsible for saving the world thousands of times over—by …

  • Conrad "Deadeye" Warren

    "It was absolute hell. "When the dead started walking, the REMFs did what they always do when the shit hits the fan: they sent in the SEALs. We were dropped into the middle of the hot zone to protect and rescue the doctors at New York-Presbyterian …

  • Alec Connelly

    Alec was with an IRA-affiliated street gang in Northern Ireland as a teenager, but moved to stay with relatives in the States after the armistice in the mid-90s. He fell in with a criminal element there too, eventually marrying a two-time convict named …

  • Olivia Sullivan

    Olivia is and was a researcher in the medical field before the zombie apocalypse and she'll be damned if she stops now. She has a good set of skills in science and research, and a rather... zealous focus on bringing about the end of the plague.

  • Thinker

    Perhaps one zombie in ten thousand shows intelligence greater than its shambling, moronic kin. These "thinkers" can vaguely understand human speech, though they cannot speak themselves, and they have shown an ability to use tools--including guns--albeit …

  • Horseman Biker

    The Horsemen are a group of diverse biker gangs who were forged together into a single "super-gang" by [[:tlaloc | Tlaloc, the Red King]]. They operated out of Fracktown for the first few months after the Fall, raiding communities for slaves and …

  • Brianna "Bree" Gardner

    Brianna Gardner could have been a model—she’s certainly tall and good-looking enough—but she liked violence a little too much before the Fall, so she wound up as a bouncer at a biker bar instead. Rather than becoming some biker’s “babe,” her intelligence, …

  • Senator Alyssa Clark

    Alyssa Clark is the widow of Missouri senator John Clark (R-MO). She and her husband made it to the Mount Weather emergency vault, but he was killed during the outbreak that made the vault uninhabitable. She and several staffers survived the disaster and …

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