Necromantic Dragon. No matter what else I type here, all you’re going to remember are those two words. I could go on and on about the absurdly wide-range of other new content inside this box, but you’re still thinking to yourself “this expansion contains a Necromantic Dragon…” Fair enough, with out further ado, here’s your money shot:
Is it really THAT big? Yes, yes it is:
The Necromantic Dragon is far and away the largest figure we have ever done for Zombicide. While its base fits neatly inside a normal Zone, the figure towers above the board, even dwarfing the huge Kickstarter Exclusive Feral Dragon!
What does it do?
Similarly to the Feral Dragon, the Necromantic Dragon spawns by crushing the central Zone of its tile. It deals 2 automatic damage to anybody there, and scatters any possible survivors. When it activates, the Necromantic Dragon disgorges more zombies onto the Zone with most Survivors around him, drawing a spawn card for it. If there are no Survivors around it, the dragon flies away to stomp an adjacent tile! It takes a 2-damage weapon to hurt the Necromantic Dragon and send it flying away until it spawns again. However, each time it spawns the Necromantic dragon is vulnerable to only one type of weapon, determined by the drawing of a Vulnerability card. Unlike the Feral Dragon, the Necromantic Dragon is often immune to mundane weapons like swords, requiring attack spells to be brought down. Only after all of its Vulnerability cards have been used, the Necromantic Dragon is ultimately defeated!
Pretty cool right? For $50, you can add this beast, it’s Spectral Walker buddies, the unyielding Swarmz of Ratz, and the Kickstarter-Exclusive “Liam” promo survivor to your pledge. This is one of the most ambitious, content-packed expansions I’ve seen and I can’t wait to try it.
In some places, dark magic seems to permeate the ground itself, corrupting everyone and everything. It can be the consequence of a necromancer ritual, a desecrated sanctuary, or the recent manifestation of otherworldly forces, among others. In such areas, infected animals gather like moths to a flame. Zombies are almost immortal. And above all, scourges like necromancer dragons may claim the place as their wicked nest. From then on, nature itself seems to succumb to the zombie plague, and all hope is lost. Until we show up, that is. As long as we have something to say, there will be no rest for the wicked!
The full contents of the Zombicide: No Rest for the Wicked expansion are:
- 1 Necromantic Dragon huge figure
- 18 Spectral Walker figures
- 15 Swarm of Ratz figures
- 1 Ballista miniature
- 32 Zombie cards
- 14 Dragon cards
- 1 Rules leaflet
The Budget Conscious – PASS
Do I have to buy Green Horde, can’t I just buy this instead? Fine, I guess i’ll look for it at retail.
The Reveler – BUY
*picks chin up off the floor* Where do I sign?
The Humble Collector – BUY
Again with the KSE survivor… who am I kidding, I’m guaranteed to buy this one anyway.