Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Pat Down
When meeting another zombie apocalypse survivor for the first time, you should definitely try to disarm them if that’s at all possible. You just never know who you can trust, and who might have another weapon squirrelled away, just waiting for an opportunity to use it. Any opportunity will do.
Of course, there’s another way to look at this, and that’s from the point of view of the person who was just disarmed. Things don’t look quite as good from that perspective. Not only do you not know the motives of this new survivor and are completely at their mercy, but if a zombie or twelve happen to show up, you’re completely defenseless.
About this Episode:
The character I’m introducing here is part of a pair that I received from ShiftedBeef. He offered to send me a couple to make into temporary characters, which I thought sounded like a fun challenge. I’m not sure if this is what he had in mind for them, but here they are so far. The other character will be revealed soon.
That said, this isn’t something I plan to make a habit of. It was a fun one-off thing that I thought could be interesting. I’ve never tried using a character I didn’t create, after all.
Discussion Question: Rule 1
The film Zombieland made zombie survival rules famous, most especially Rule 1: Cardio. I’ve always thought it was a fun idea, and probably the strongest part of the movie (which I think is funny, but more than a little overrated).
At any rate, I’m curious what everyone here would consider their first rule of zombie survival. It can be really anything here. Something physical, like the original, psychological, or just general survival advice. Boil down your overall strategy to a single, bumper sticker-friendly quip.