Players: 1-6 / Ages: 10+ / Play Time: 60 – 180 minutes
In CMON Games’ Zombicide: Black Plague, players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experienced they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!
This expansion for the game features the talented John Howe. Best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, Howe was one of the two chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson’s movie trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. His work is however not limited to this, and includes images of myths such as the Anglo Saxon legend of Beowulf. He has illustrated many books and games, amongst which many belong to the fantasy genre.
With this release, he has brought his considerable talent to bear with four exciting new survivors to spice up your game. Let’s take a look at his creations for this supplement.
“Water and air, earth and fire, all are repulsed by the undead menace.”
In another world, a world where she made different choices, Cyrine could have ended up a necromancer. Her art is so very different from necromancy – and yet its roots are intertwined with those of the death art. In another world, Cyrine may have been free, not chained to her master and to her art. She may have commanded zombies instead of dragons of air and will and fire. This world, however, sees her fighting those necromancers. And if she is to pay for her decisions with chains, well, she will not be the only one to pay.
Dravog the Hewer
“For love and for honor!”
Dravog the Hewer earned his name in battle against the wild creatures of the deep forests. He is earning it again, now, every day, as his giant greatsword fells zombie after zombie. Dravog fights for honor, for the trophies he can take from battle, and for the love of a warrior woman he left back home. If he acquits himself well, if he can show his true love that he has killed as many of the foe as she has, then perhaps she will acquiesce to wed him. But first he has to survive the zombie hordes.
“Aye, one more battle. I can fight this once more.”
The weight of a thousand battles rests on Gorvin’s wide shoulders, the weight of a hundred thousand enemies, the weight of hundreds of felled friends. He has been fighting for so long. The dwarves are long-lived and sturdy, but even the longest-lived will find life and war tiring at some point, and even the sturdiest will find their shoulders bowed with age. His axe is chipped. His helmet was struck by a firebolt. But Gorvin will stand proud. He will swing his mighty axe. He will fell a thousand more enemies. He will protect a hundred friends. He will persevere.
Hildir the Wise
“Ah-ha-ha-ha, childe. Ah-ha. You will learn in time.”
Hildir the Wise has seen much and understood even more. She first threw the bones when she was a wee kid and Tokor her sheep was a lamb. She has been studying the mysteries of the world, of life and death, and in that time she has learned things the wizards and necromancers don’t dream of. Hildir is wise indeed, and she won’t show her hand more than she needs to. There are those that aren’t meant to know the secrets of the wise, after all, and would not hesitate to try to steal those same secrets.
Zombicide Black Plague: Special Guest- John Howe
Item Code: CMNGUF016
Don’t forget, as fans are drawn to the artist’s work, they may come in looking for this expansion, so you may need to stock up on the core game as well.
Zombicide Black Plague
Item Code: CMNGUF001