Z-Land Beta 4.0

The new version of the Z-Land beta is now out and on its way to you!

We’re up to 4.0 and onto a whole new era: the Apocalypse Era!

This is, almost literally, a whole new world and will take some time for your characters to get used to it.

In this update you’ll find that the bookmarks are (hopefully) properly fixed, a new random name table for you to roll on if you can’t think of a name (or if you’re a GM who needs to make a few dozen NPCs) and the first part of the Apocalypse Era character generator.

The first thing we’re going to give you for the Apocalypse Era is the “Transition” character generator. This is for those characters that started their life in the D-Day section before the Infected destroyed the world and have now survived a good 10-15 years into the apocalypse. The Transition generator will give you a few questions to answer such as how many people you’ve killed, how you handled the apocalypse itself and how you feel about the undead. Whether you made your character an adult, child or teen before D-Day, if you survived a decade or more into the apocalypse, you roll on the Transition tables.

What you can expect further in the 4.? series is the rest of the Apocalypse Era generators as well as seeing how the five premade characters fared in a world now turned on its head.

Z-Land Campaign Podcast

To go along with the Z-Land Campaign YouTube series (produced by Rycon Roleplays), there will also be a Z-Land Podcast that you’ll be able to download and take with you wherever you go to hear the exploits of an unprepared party in the post-apocalyptic hell that is Z-Land.

While we did, and will, have a camera rolling throughout our campaign sessions, the Z-Land campaign is all about the audio, so just be listening you’ll feel as if you are right there with the group taking on the apocalyptic world one session at a time.

Both the YouTube series and Podcast will start this coming Saturday (North American time), but its regular slot on Rycon’s schedule will be Wednesdays (North American time).

Z-Land beta 3.3

The new version of the Z-Land beta is now out and on its way to you!

This beta is the very definition of an update. After we removed the Perform Skill last time and Split Athletics into itself and Might, we figured that we might as well have a look at the entirety of the character generation.

For all of the character generation (other than the careers), each time you roll a lore option you will get two Skill options. This means that Skills are always given to you in pairs. As we checked over all the option, we found that certain skills were paired up more often than not. Fight and Shoot were nearly always given together, as was Will and Lore. This means that, at the end of the day, if you were good at Will you will also be good at Lore because they are given together so often. We wanted to make it more random and give your characters a chance to be good at one and perhaps not good at the other.

So went through and changed them where they paired up too often. It’s by no means perfect as is, and we might have another go at it down the line, but your characters should now have a less deterministic Skill set.

As an aside, we have also now added the character sheet as a standalone download to the DriveThruRPG Z-Land page, so if you already got the Beta, you can go and grab it.