Apocalypse North Megagame Report

On 17 February 2019 some one hundred participants - including our own Jim Wallman - took part in the fourth annual McGill University megagame, APOCALYPSE NORTH, in Montreal, Canada.

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Posted by Rex Brynen on paxsims.wordpress.com 21/02/2019

The United States is descending into chaos as it is overrun by mindless undead abominations. Can Canada survive the murderous zombie menace from the south? Can Ottawa, Québec, and Ontario overcome their differences in time?

Players assumed the roles of federal and provincial politicians, military commanders, local mayors, police and fire chiefs, public health officials, scientists, First Nations leaders, the media, and even local franchisees of a national doughnut chain....

....And after seven hours of play, it all came to an end. Large areas of southwest and northwest Ontario had been overrun by the undead. Things were rather better in Niagara and south of the St. Lawrence, however. Indeed, Ottawa authorized elements of the Royal 22e Régiment to proceed south of the border to Burlington, Vermont, where they successfully worked with Vermont and New York National Guard units to establish a zombie-free safe haven.

The game rules were a modified version of the Northland rules we had used back in July 2017, which in turn were a modification of Jim Wallman’s Urban Nightmare: State of Chaos rules used in the rest of his wide area megagame.

To read the full commentary of the game and article on the conference click here

Viji Szepel-Golek