Episode 164

Zombie Cliché Lookout:
Zombies are scary, but scarier still is the idea that there are a bunch of armed people out there, and you have no idea if they’ve just rescued your friend, kidnapped him, or killed him so they could eat him. Whenever the protagonists come across other living people, they have to decide whether to trust them. Where most people are fundamentally good in the regular world, the world of the undead is something different altogether. Being a good person is by no means the best way to survive, in fact it might cause you to take undue risks and get you killed all the faster. So when it comes to survivors, you just never know what kind of people you’re dealing with.

41 Comments

BrickVoid

Well, at least they have a policeman helping them find a missing person! Whether Sam’s a zombie or infected, however, is another question entirely! 😀

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Lich Barrister

Pfft, the important question is “Who wants to drive, and who wants to hang off the back making siren noises as we cruise this mofo fire truck over some zeds?”

Oh come on, you know I’m right. 😉

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guy

Uh I can. What if it’s out of fuel and Stewart start the sirens before they get it started?

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Dave

That it is. I like most of the fire truck designs. They’re generally a little simple, but still very cool.

Lich Barrister

It’s an all-time great fire truck. I look forward to having my son build it, destroy it, rebuild and innovate it, destroy it…

Dave

I’ve been waiting for that with my son as well. He seems to be taking more of an interest in his Duplos, but it’s still mostly frustration.

Mason

Poor Sam he had to deal with Stewart being a jerk to him and then he goes on a suicide mission to save everybody else and now he might even be DEAD or worse D:

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Silver Fox

Love the tension. It’s gotta be that group from earlier? Way back when several months ago.

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Angelina

The ad for ShopSnafuGames.com has my 2 fav topics… cub scouts and zombie. Priceless!!

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Nikolai

I would say it’s Clark, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that would use a gun. With that, I say that it’s the criminals. Or it could be Military Forces. I’m kind of hoping it’s not Military, for some reason.

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the dude person

Yeah, the military always seems to be portrayed as incompetent and/or evil in zombie stories…

I’d like to see what would happen in BotD if the military did show up though…

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guy

Except Shawn Of the dead or that comic book Zombies! no the exclamation mark is in the title of the book.

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Nikolai

I like how there’s no real Military in Dead Island. Sure, there’s humans you have to fight (I’m proud of my “Humanitarian” achievement!), but it’s always good to have some Humans v.s. Humans.

Dave

I don’t know about using the military in the strip. I’m not sure that it fits the setting, so to speak.

Nikolai

Yes, the strip seems too unorganized to throw in the military.

P.S. I mean unorganized as the survivors have nothing official. No team name, no roles, just them and their weapons.

zombiemutts

I think them wandering past a broken quarenteen zone could be interesting. I know this is set in a small down but this area,for all we know, is one of the first zones.

the dude person

Yeah, I agree ZombieMutts on the quarantine idea! Although I was considering something similar for ZO a few days ago… hmm… *consults script* That probably wouldn’t happen for quite a while anyway, though….

Dave

As far as the scale of the zombie outbreak in BotD goes, I am going to address that in the semi-near future.

the dude person

Perhaps Sam was saved, and the Brotherhood of Life has finally emerged!

Things could get further complicated if Sam was rescued, but then his rescuers realized he was bitten… we could switch between Sam’s point of view, and our other main characters’ and wonder if our group here will find him in time…

You did say something to the extent of “let the crazy theories fly” didn’t you? 😉

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WJS

I’m not sure I get Cheryl’s “Who could have done this?” question. It sounds incredulous, but anyone with a gun could have wiped out half a dozen zombies. Is she just surprised that there are other survivors or something?

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