When there is no more room in hell

The George Romero Zombie (Chill 3rd edition)

The zombies in Romero’s films are your slow lumbering zombie who one on one poses no threat but they normally attack en mass.

In Romero’s series, anyone who died during the zombie apocalypse, no matter whether bitten/exposed by other zombies, would turn into a zombie themselves. The one and only thing that would prevent a human to turn into a zombie upon death/dying are either massive brain trauma (such as a gunshot wound to the head) or having their brain incapacitated post-mortem. No Romero film has definitively revealed the cause of reanimation, but several have featured characters speculating on possible causes, including radiation from a NASA probe, divine intervention, and viral infection. The length of time between death and reanimation seems to vary, but in most instances, it is only a few minutes.

If a character is bitten by a zombie, they will become violently ill and die within three days. The interim till death seems to be dependent on the location and degree of the bite (meaning that bites on or near major arteries or veins will spread the infection much faster than small bites or scratches). Multiple bite wounds will cause the infection to spread all the faster. Also, massive blood loss caused by one of these bites will speed the death of the victim.

George Romero Zombies – Dawn of the dead 1978 version


EWS: 50  (Common)  REF: 50   STA: 55
Injury: Lethal
Disciplines: None
Aspects: Deadly Attack (Minor Injury), Expendable,
Invulnerable, Special Weakness (head), Infectious
Unfeeling, Unliving

Special (Infectious): Those bitten by a zombie will sicken and die only to reanimate as a zombie.

The Rougarou

In the Cajun legends, the creature is said to prowl the swamps around Acadiana and Greater New Orleans, and possibly the fields or forests of the regions. The rougarou most often is described as a creature with a human body and the head of a wolf or dog, similar to the werewolf legend.

Often the story-telling has been used to inspire fear and obedience. One such example is stories that have been told by elders to persuade Cajun children to behave. According to another variation, the wolf-like beast will hunt down and kill Catholics who do not follow the rules of Lent. This coincides with the French Catholic loup-garou stories, according to which the method for turning into a werewolf is to break Lent seven years in a row.

A common legend says that the rougarou is under the spell for 101 days. After that time, the curse is transferred from person to person when the rougarou draws another human’s blood. During that day the creature returns to human form. Although acting sickly, the human refrains from telling others of the situation for fear of being killed. A rougarou’s only weakness is fire, which can destroy them, as well as decapitation

EWS: 75 (Notable) REF: 80 STA: 80

Injury: Superficial, Minor –10, Serious –20, Major –30, Critical –50, Lethal

Disciplines: Hunter’s Mark

Aspects: Deadly Attack (Serious; creature form only), Regeneration (creature form only), Shapeshifter, Sturdy (creature form only), Supernatural Speed (creature form only), Vigor (creature form only) Special Weakness: Fire