The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

‘Dark Ascension’ Continues Unfortunate Trend in Magic: The Gathering

| January 16, 2012

We’ve been looking at the recent Magic: the Gathering expansions into the world of gothic horror and lamenting the cruel mistreatment of the Zombie Community represented by these cards. Not to sound melodramatic, but it can be more than a little dispiriting when the lengthy and completely unjust persecution of an entire people (or, arguably, [...]

Deeply Disappointed In ‘Innistrad’; a ZRC Review

| January 16, 2012

Some time ago Magic the Gathering came out with a new expansion set of cards called (and set in) a world called ‘Innistrad’. It’s a very gothic horror flavored fantasy scenario, with werewolves, demons, vampires and at least two very different sorts of Zombie; what you might call ‘Traditional’ Zombies resurrected by Necromancy, and the [...]

More Dialogue Over ‘Legend’!

| January 14, 2012

We’ve been having quite a discussion about Zombies and their representation in next-generation tabletop roleplaying game ‘Legend’, and I thought you should all see the latest counter-arguments from the ‘Legend’ publicity department in full. Some interesting, and some objectionable, stuff here: Hello again, John! I’m glad to see we have an open and frank dialogue [...]

‘Legend’ Makers Respond to the ZRC’s Concerns

| January 9, 2012

As discussed in our previous post on the subject, the ZRC had serious concerns about the new, otherwise highly enjoyable looking tabletop gaming project ‘Legend’ from Rule of Cool. So we sent them a link to our blog post on the subject and asked for a response. We didn’t have to wait long. Here it [...]

Why Is ‘Legend’ Anti-Zombie, and What Can We Do About It? (Updated: Now Ranked ‘Zombie Tolerant’)

| January 7, 2012

I was intrigued to learn of a new gaming system called ‘Legend’, reminiscent of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ (and built upon the Open Game License) from good old Brian Clevinger: “…Legend is built to be understandable, to be learnable, and finally, to be something you can own and change and use without too much fear of [...]

‘Magic: The Gathering’ Resorts to Anti-Zombie Ad Campaign for ‘Innistrad’

| September 27, 2011

I’d been hearing for some time that the newest expansion in perennial favorite collectible card game ‘Magic: The Gathering’ was going to be substantially Zombie-themed, and I had some hope that it might, MIGHT represent some long-sought improvements to the depiction of the Differently Animated in gaming media. Whether ‘Innistrad’, the aforementioned expansion, actually does [...]

Capcom Releases ‘Free to Play’ Zombie Cafe Game – Wait, Where Have I Heard of Zombie Cafes Before?

| January 27, 2011

Never content with their undisputed status as Kings of Anti-Zombie Videogames (well, undisputed except by Valve), Capcom has turned to freeware on the iOS (iPhone OS) to expand their market of hate: In the world of Zombie Café, the food service industry is a life and death business. In addition to managing a menu, preparing [...]

‘Zombie Ninja Pirates’ Game Presents Zombification as Way to Win

| January 2, 2011

This review from Wired of a new card game featuring Zombies makes it sound quite interesting: Overview: Zombie Ninja Pirates is a bizarre little card game in which you try to become zombies, ninjas, pirates and mad scientists while collecting objects that will award you points. It’s published by Gozer Games, a small game company [...]

ZRC Direct Action: Chicago Area Zombie Walk on September 10th

| August 25, 2010

The Zombie Rights Campaign has been notified of a protest opportunity involving the new Resident Evil movie, RE: Afterlife, which comes out on September 10th; we previously discussed this technological leap forward in anti-Zombie cinema here. Our good friends at the Horror Society have teamed up with a local theatreplex that is (unfortunately) showing the [...]

An Open Letter to 2k Games Regarding Anti-Zombie Messaging Hidden in Bioshock 2

| July 28, 2010

To whom it may concern: Greetings from The Zombie Rights Campaign, the world’s premiere advocacy organization for the rights of the Differently Animated (popularly known as Zombies). Here at the ZRC we strive day in and day out to represent the noble and misunderstood Zombie, working hard to advance the cause of true Undead Equality [...]