So it is no surprise that one of the expansions for Zombicide, named; Toxic City Mall, made its way into my collection through a Kickstarter campaign.
There is a lot going on with this expansion, so I have to limit myself to pointing out those particular items that really make a difference in game play, and leave off copying all the rules down. You can download a copy of the Toxic City Mall rules *here* which will give you a better understanding of some of the mechanics.
Toxic Abominations are particularly nasty in that they cause all regular zombies in their zone to become infected each turn.
Oh yeah there is also a wee FLAMETHROWER! you can pick up as well.
Another cool part of the expansion is the "Ultra Red" mode game play and its unique equipment.
“When your Survivor reaches the Red Level, put the experience tracker to “0” and add any experience points gained past the minimum required to hit the Red Level. Your Survivor is still on the Red Level and keeps his Skills. Count additional experience points as usual and gain unselected Skills upon reaching Danger Levels again. When all the Survivor’s Skills have been selected, choose a Skill among any Zombicide Skills (except those featuring brackets, such as Start with [Equipment], for example) upon reaching Orange and then Red Level.”
So your Survivor has the potential to be a “super survivor” which I daresay you may need on some of the larger scenarios.
This past weekend I solo play tested scenario one from the rule book which incorporated the original Zombicide and TCM. I wanted to get a feel of the mechanics before our next game day and see how they worked. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The Toxics ramped up the tension right out of the gate as I tried to find my way across the board. I spent a good amount of time searching rooms for gear trying to get decent ranged attack weapons. As it turns out I didn’t search long enough for, about a half hour later, my little band of four was completely over run and destroyed. Every flip of the card and roll of the dice kept me on edge wondering what was coming next, and I had so much fun I wanted to start all over again. Sadly my wife let me know I had big boy responsibilities and it was time to put my toys away.
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