Die Zombie-Jägers is another gaming supplement for the Pike & Shot & Zombie rules - the post post-apocalyptic Renaissance zombie survival game. The setting is a quiet rural area as yet untouched by the undead plague. Here life can still be hard - but in the good years an adequate living can be made. If the crops are blighted however, or the livestock fall ill, shortages are keenly felt - and cattle are beginning to die, disfigured by signs of putrefaction - even before death. None in the village can remember seeing anything working with such ghastly haste on these precious animals. Now fear begins its work. Not just fear of another winter without food but fear that perhaps the first signs of the pestilence is beginning to show. First it is the animals that suffer - what next? The people? As piles of infected carcasses burn and stinking black smoke rises into the air, many begin to wonder - what has brought on this misfortune? Who is responsible for this outbreak of corruption - and who is going to stop it?
Included in this booklet are three new scenarios, two new characters, lots of new events and new zombies to try (well they're actually pretty old and mouldy now!). First of these characters is the Verdorben - corrupted individuals, obsessed by the undead menace and convinced that they can draw power from the same well-spring of evil that maintains the undead. Although these individuals may look like any other survivor, they can bring the taint of the undead and the risk of infection into any community. This insidious threat means that none can truly be trusted.
Second of these new characters are the hunters of evil and corruption - the Jägers. So fanatical are these finders of evil that the Verdorben truly fear them. Unfortunately the fanaticism of these hunters also leads to the persecution of the innocent and many have perished at the hands of the over-zealous. Exemplary behaviour and outward displays of faith are not always sufficient to withstand the questioning gaze of the Jäger. The finger of suspicion pointed by a jealous neighbour can quickly lead to denouncement, imprisonment and the terrible process of "investigation".
So these new threats are lethal indeed, be it from the hidden menace of the Verdorben or the ruthless and deadly accusations of the Jägers. Survivors may long for the days when the threat was more obvious. All that a survivor used to need was a stout leather jacket, a trusty halberd and a dozen zombies would fall decapitated before their slicing blade. Now the threat is more sinister, a whispered accusation in the wrong ear, some malicious gossip or perhaps a settling of old scores - one wrong word and the once heroic survivor can be brought low. So don your armour, buckle up your sword, shove a big heavy pistol in your belt and get ready for battle. Trust no one, especially your friends and if any Zombie -Jägers ask for help with their inquiries - think very, very carefully before answering.