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Alacrity
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The Rules

For all you who join this game - I found the rules - yes I know they are misnumbered but I didn't write them. Olan disagrees abouts the importance of guns.

Rules of Zombie Survival.

Rule 1: Cardio: This one comes up in Zombieland and clearly makes alot of sense. How many fat people do you see at the end of the world when its zombies doing the ending?

Rule 2: Beware of Bathrooms: Really not just bathrooms any good apocalyptic zombie survivor should know better then going into a bathroom, small closet or any other small room with only one way in or out. Only thing stupider to go into then a bathroom is a movie theater. Lots of places to run around before you get eaten.

Rule 3: Seatbelts: Its a safe bet unless your a complete dumb dumb ( see rule #7 ) your not going to be hoofing it on foot in the event of a zombie outbreak. So when travelling on four wheels wear your seat belt. Nothing worse then finding yourself ejected out of your car into the loving and oh so hungry arms of zombies.

Rule 4: Doubletap: Carrying a gun is a great idea but it should never be your primary weapon. When you do end up using it for that last minute 'oh s***' moment remember to double tap. Its an emergency and thats why your using it and not your cricket bat so why skimp? One bullet more in the head will go a long way to ensuring your survival.

Rule 5: No Attachments: This is a tough one but you can not have attachments. If you got kids or a wife your less likely to survive then the gal or guy who has no attachments and nothing slowing him or her down. Or worse yet making bonehead decisions like 'going back into the room'

Rule 6: Travel in a Group: The best way to increase your odds of survival when travelling in a zombie outbreak is to make sure your a traveling buffet. Going it alone gives the zombies no choices but to eat you. Going it with the old man with the limp, the little kid who cant run and the middle aged woman with the plastic leg gives the zombies more options and you better odds you can run away faster then they can.

Rule 7: Keep the Dumb Dumbs Close at Hand: One of the most sure fire ways of making sure you survive is keeping the less intelligent as close at hand as possible. When you find somebody who asks you 'Whats going on? What Happened? Those are the ones you want with you. That way when the zombies come they are likely to stupid to realize its not Amway calling and run.

Rule 8: Kill with Efficiency: Its not about pretty its about efficiency. Alot of folks run for the gun cabinet where as the truly savvy go looking for the most blunt and effective way to destroy the brain. That can be anything from a baseball bat... to a toilet lid! Kill with Efficiency... dont use weapons that need something to work and use weapons you can swing over and over and over again. You dont tend to run into 1 zombie at a time.

Rule 9: Guns Are for Hunting, Not for Zombie Killing: This one is simple. Guns need bullets. When your running who has time to stop for bullets? Keeping a shotgun with buckshot on hand is important but only when your pinned in and need a quick getaway. Its not a proper means for killing zombies as they run out of ammo and need reloading. Remember a Cricket Bat, or Toilet Lid do not need loading!

Rule 10: Be Quiet: Its the end of the world as you know it so try to avoid squeeling like a 4th grade school girl and perhaps invest in some good sneakers. Nobody said you have to kill all the zombies and there is certainly no shame in sneaking around and surviving versus tearing around like a madman and ending up being an undead happy meal.

Rule 15: Know Your Way out! Nothing worse then a poorly planned escape. If your going to be a hero its always a good idea to plan ahead and as the rule states.. know your way out!

Rule 17: Don't Be a Hero: The hot chick who was totally gonna give you some is not worth becoming the undead. So when the going gets rough and the hot chick is about to get undead... its time to flee. No making a stand no ending up a brave zombie. Better to be a chicken liver live guy.

Rule 18: Limber Up: When either fighting a zombie or running from zombies its not a great time to be pulling a muscle or throwing your back out. So limbering up is kind of a must. Stretch it out a little.. it may save your life.

Rule 19: Blend in: Much as Shaun did in Shaun of the Dead its important to blend in. Whens the last time you saw a zombie try to eat another zombie? not easily done but with the right odor and smearing of goo on your face it can happen.

Rule 20: Find The Right Shelter: Shelter is key to survival but since we are already travelling in a group you should ask yourself why the shelter needs to be stationary. For me a motor home or large all terrain vehicle that seats a half dozen would do nicely. Plus when zombies arrive in your neighbourhood there is no last minute scramble to pack and leave. Just put it in drive and roll!

Rule 21: Zombies can't Climb. Much like you have never seen a zombie eat another zombie whens the last time you saw a zombie climb a wall? Well other then the debacle that was the remake of Day of the Dead which had spiderman zombies. Zombies can climb so find high ground if you do need to stop.

Rule 22: Be ruthless: Much like having no attachments being ruthless is key. When your bride turns into the undead, reach for the lid to the toilet seat and be ruthless. The weak and compassionate will not survive in the world of the undead.

Rule 23: God Bless Rednecks: Rednecks are loud, brash, well armed and ready to kick ass now and ask questions later. So when a redneck shows up in your group half drunk and rumbling louder then your humvee welcome him. Sure rednecks can attract zombies but they also are well armed and kill a whole lot of em when they do come for dinner. Best of all they are good bait for you to make your exit while he is making a mess of the zombies and before he realizes he just ran out of bullets and does the happy meal groan.

Rule 24: No Drinking. This one should be pretty plain obvious. Escaping zombies is tough enough as it is. How well do you think you will do after downing a couple shots of Jack Daniels? Drinking is not a good survival tactic.

Rule 25: Check the Back Seat. I cant tell you how many times somebody has eaten it or in this case been eaten because they are just not smart enough to check the back seat. Always check the back seat friends. Always!

Rule 26: Enjoy the Little Things: Its the end of the world. Dont sweat the small stuff. Loot a neighbourhood or two, trash a car, speed! Do the little things and enjoy em. Who knows how long you have to live!


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 18:12:28.

Merideth
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Ummm...

was the goal really to survive this?

Ohhh... Ummm... I misunderstood. I'll try better next time.

M.



Posted on 2010-09-23 at 19:00:14.

Tiamat5774
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rules? oh boy!

First off id like to say i wish I knew about Rule 2 before i wrote up my new character and sent it to Olan.

second, Meri, you can't improve your game now. Youre the hot chick that's supposed become Zombie chow and test Murph's ruthlessness and detachment.

Gee I wonder who the red neck(s) of the group is(are)?


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:05:20.
Edited on 2010-09-23 at 20:06:41 by Tiamat5774

Eol Fefalas
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Ruthlessness and detachment, huh?

If Murph survives this round, I'm fairly sure ruthlessness and detachment won't be too far off for him... Betcha money!


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:10:02.

t_catt11
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whew

So, uh, let me go ahead and ask. If your character buys it, would you like for me to handle the death scene, or would you like input in it?


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:12:22.

Eol Fefalas
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Either/or...

...I'm not picky.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:14:46.

Merideth
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Death...

I don't care so much to have input on the details on how she dies, but I would like to write up her perspective of the death scene before moving on to another character.

M.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:19:06.

t_catt11
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well

That's what I'm talking about - if you'd like to post your character's final thoughts and such.

You don't get to choose how you die.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:20:22.

Eol Fefalas
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Murph's final thoughts?

"Well, that just friggin figures, don't it?"


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:21:43.

Grugg
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asdf

Bears.

I want to be killed by zombie bears.

Or real bears.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:32:35.

Reralae
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Rules...

Rules are all good and all until the GM pulls out the 'bizarre'

Or maybe that's just when I'm GM

Anyway... good luck, and I'll be cheering you on from here... where it's safe...er

PS. if/when I play, I'm totally going to play first the char that dies, second the char that is odd, and third... I'll get there when I get there... although chances are they'll all be odd to some degree

PPS. Eol and Meri... maybe take a peek in a couple of really old games... I made a couple of posts just because I felt like it... you don't have to, but thought you might like to see...

PPPS. Now to stop procrastinating and run to next class... *sprints*


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 20:37:05.
Edited on 2010-09-23 at 20:40:10 by Reralae

Tiamat5774
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when and if (most likely a case of when)

my character dies, you can do the honors of how it goes down and any other details that go along with it.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 22:21:52.

malek04
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Hey Murph

Hey so Amber is running Mac is unconcious, father hand cannon over there has decided he wont leave the body what do you say we just call it a day and make a final stand... We can all draw up new characters that roam the streets and surprisingly find Mac alive! That'd be irony really the one guy who couldn't kill em and he is still alive. Anyways what are your thoughts me and you run after the zombie is dead to either the front of the store for final stand or we decide to keep running and somehow manage to get out of there (if we kill zombie in time) and find some new people along the way?


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 22:36:39.

Grugg
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asdf

Well, Ted suggests you all get the hell out of there, protecting women, children and the mortally wounded first of course. Also I have a veritable cannon but only 7(8?) bullets, so uh...hopefully there's only 7(8?) things trying to eat us.


Posted on 2010-09-23 at 23:54:32.

Tiamat5774
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Amen!

And may G.O.D. bless you with a natural 20 on all 7(8?) of your attack rolls.


Posted on 2010-09-24 at 00:22:05.

   


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