As mentioned previously, I am preparing for Cold Wars next week where I will be running the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies game. In addition to the characters from the novel, it will also include characters from the Aubrey-Maturin books as well as the Sharp series. A couple of weeks ago, we did a play test with my regular gaming group and it seemed to go pretty well.
As in the novel, the focus of the game is on the romantic travails of the Sisters Bennett with the zombie apocalypse as a mere stumbling block in their pursuit of appropriate husbands.
The Sisters Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
The main plot involved the attempted seduction of the youngest sister, Lydia by the scoundrel Mr. Wickham. Lydia has "eloped" with Wickham, thinking they will marry when in reality, Wickham has much less honorable intentions. The rest of the zombie-fighting sisters led by the Elizabeth are in pursuit, aided by the wealthy but proud Mr. Darcy who hopes to win Elizabeth's heart.
In the meantime, Britain's military heroes have been recalled to battle England's Strange Plague.
The crew of the HMS Surprise is hard-pressed
That is until they lure the zombies into the path of the Army's rockets and their own powder cart.
Sharp dug in and let the rockets do his fighting. They proved surprisingly accurate.
The parson's wife is not looking too well.
Mr. Darcy aided by his aunt's ninjas
A damned nuisance for Mr. Wickham's seduction attempt.
The militia find themselves in an awkward position.
A certain lack of quality control at the burning fields.
The Reclaimers claimed
Mr. Darcy convinces Mr. Wickham to do the right thing.
A timely wedding.
A Zombie-off with Lady Catherine