Episode 559: Let’s Do This

Zombie Cliche Lookout: One Works, One Watches When it comes to surviving zombies, it pays to have someone watching your back. Or more than one someone, if you can swing it. Part of the problem is that people just aren’t all that good at multitasking. Sure, we do the best we can, and a lot… Read more »

Episode 558: Small Favors

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Let’s continue our discussion of professionals being forced into adjacent fields out of the necessity of living in a zombie survival situation for a bit, shall we? If a character has any sort of mechanical ability, this is going to be exploited to its maximum. This will become especially true when it… Read more »

Episode 557: Disclaimers

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Universally Handy People specialize when they pick a career, but when they tell other people what they do, all that person hears is generalities. This happens to my wife and I all the time. I’m a web developer, but all people hear is “I work on computers”, and they assume that I… Read more »

Episode 552: Voluntary Hostage

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Leave One Behind When new people are introduced to a group, there’s always a period of mistrust. This is one of those essential parts of human nature that we see in day to day life, and one that we can expect to become much more prevalent in a zombie survival situation. I’m… Read more »

Episode 551: Clean-Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dirty Work When people talk about zombie survival, they’re usually discussing cool stuff like guns and other weapons. Some of them might talk about the less sexy aspects of survival, like procuring food and purifying water. What few people like to talk about is the truly disgusting aspects of survival, especially when… Read more »

Episode 545: Hi There

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Quick Intros Meeting new people, especially in a survival situation, is important. The more people you have around you, the easier it can be to survive. Except, of course, that you’ll need more supplies to keep everyone fed and healthy. Surviving the zombie apocalypse becomes much more doable when you’ve got a… Read more »

Episode 544: Teamwork

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Guns are great for zombie defense and all, but they do have some pretty major drawbacks. The two big ones are that ammunition is finite, and the noise they make can potentially attract even more zombies. These are not good things. Thus, while Murphy could probably defend himself, the less shooting he… Read more »

Episode 536: Cliffhanger!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Binary Choice It’s very popular in media, and especially games, to force characters into very difficult A/B choices. I’m going to go with a non-zombie, non-horror example here, simply because it’s the first thing to pop into my head. In Spiderman, the Green Goblin tries to force this on the titular hero…. Read more »