Zombie Cliche Lookout: Going Home
When the zombie apocalypse strikes, a lot of people are going to find themselves at work, out shopping, or even out of town (especially if it strikes during core business hours). With maybe a few exceptions, every single one of those people will want to drop what they’re doing and get home (with obvious side-trips to collect their family, as applicable).
That’s a problem, of course. When everyone tried to get home at the same time, and everyone is in a big hurry, the infrastructure is going to grind to an absolute halt. The worse it gets, the more desperate and stupid people are going to be about it. Expect car accidents, fights, abandoned vehicles, road rage, and all sorts of other drama.
About This Episode:
I’m fairly certain that I’ve gone on record in the past for hating panel pieces. Of course, I must admit they come in handy from time to time. Today, for instance, I needed a quick hallway set that would get used once, maybe twice. I could brick-build it, but for what you see (almost nothing) and how much use I’ll get out of it, it’s tough to beat those panels.
That said, I still don’t like the big, prefabricated rock pieces and the like. Not only do they look bad, but building rocks is fun. Fun I say!
Discussion Question: Breakdown
How quickly do you think services would break down in a zombie-like disaster; that is to say, not a natural disaster like a tornado or a hurricane? Think of something like a sudden economic collapse, where people could potentially still be going to work for a couple days, but many will abandon their jobs once they realize they aren’t getting paid. How long will the power stay on? How long will the grocery stores stay stocked?