Kicking and Screaming is the first Expansion Pack for Against the Dead, the complete zombie role-playing game set in the modern world using an extensively modified version of the d20 Modern SRD. Kicking and Screaming presents three new character classes, one for each stage of Against the Dead.
In the Emergence Stage, when the dead are first beginning to rise, Kicking and Screaming presents the Starving Artist, a charismatic type who can use his or her artistic talents to develop abilities to survive the zombie menace and fight against it in a unique and creative way.
In the Ascendance Stage, when zombies are beginning to equal humans in numbers and civilization is crumbling, Kicking and Screaming presents a new type of character - the Revenant. Though undead like the zombie hordes that scourge the city streets, the Revenant retains intelligence and some humanity, thus allowing characters to use the strengths of zombies against them while exploring what it means to be human.
Finally, in the Apocalypse Stage, when the world is a zombie-plagued wasteland and civilization is long gone, Kicking and Screaming presents the Endgame Rook, a character that takes defense very seriously and can create fortresses that resist any assault of the undead horror.
In addition to three new classes, Kicking and Screaming presents new feats, equipment, and skill applications. Three new feat paths allow characters to develop ability sets across class lines such as the Combat Medic, who is a master of first aid, and the Wasteland Humanities buff, who can turn useless knowledge into the essence of survival.
For the GM, Kicking and Screaming presents a dozen new zombie threats including the disturbing and mystical Silent Screamer and the industrially produced Scorpion-frame Assault Walker, an undead tank that can overwhelm the defenses of any human survivors.
Use what you like, get inspired by the rest. Kicking and Screaming will help you take your Against the Dead game to the next level.
The dead are out there. Go get 'em!