Posts Tagged: Sam

Episode 83

Zombie Cliché Lookout: People are kept in check by a lot of factors like rules, ethics, and potential damage to their reputation. In a zombie survival situation (or any survival situation, for that matter), these factors will gradually become less and less important as the person becomes more and more desperate to survive. A person… Read more »

Episode 82

About this Episode: Yes, that big pile of stuff in the foreground is supposed to represent various foodstuffs. I know LEGO® has a nice range of food pieces (e.g. bananas, turkeys, apples, etc.), but I needed to show some non-perishables. Hence, this nice colorful pile of assorted bits. Zombie Cliché Lookout: One of the longest… Read more »

Episode 81

Website News: This is the last update of 2010. Bricks of the Dead will return next year. We hope you have a happy and relatively zombie-free holiday season! Zombie Cliché Lookout: In every group you need to have a champion and a naysayer. The champion’s job is to maintain positivity and make sure the group… Read more »

Episode 80

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The phrase “It’s not the end of the world” has become such a permanent fixture of our lexicon that we’re probably poorly equipped to deal with “the end” in a literal sense. We’re conditioned to use the expression to put a problem into reasonable terms. So when someone points out that civilization… Read more »

Episode 79

Zombie Cliché Lookout: When most people formulate their zombie survival plans, they usually spend 90% of their time focusing on weapons and zombie combat tactics, forgetting some of the many other pressing issues in survival situations like sources of food and water. In the very likely event of a widespread zombie attack, these people will… Read more »

Episode 78

About this Episode: Check out that sweet custom zombie in the foreground. Zombie Cliché Lookout: The thing about zombie stories is that they’re seldom about zombies. At least not the good ones. Zombie stories are about human characters surviving in the face of overwhelming odds. They’re about the strength of the human spirit. They’re about… Read more »

Episode-76

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The strength of a group  is extremely important to their continued survival. If they’re constantly at each others throats, or vying for leadership, that group hasn’t really come together.You can always tell when a group of survivors is starting to pull together when they start sharing a common history. When the group… Read more »

Episode 75

Zombie Cliché Lookout: What’s the easiest way to give a character depth? Simple, make him angsty and unable to sleep. You’ve instantly got a character with some sort of secret, but what? Perhaps they betrayed the group, maybe they’re hiding a bite, or perhaps they’re weighing a difficult decision that could have disastrous consequences down… Read more »