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Zombie Paintball

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The sucky thing about paintball is that when you get hit, you must die and leave the game. But what if you did not die? What if instead you became a zombie?

In zombie paintball there are one or more zombie players at the beginning. Zombies wear a distinctive doorag or other zombie regalia to mark them as such. If the zombie hits a player, the player must don zombie regalia, and then becomes a zombie as well. This gives any of the new zombie's living associates a few seconds to get away. Zombies do not leave the game if they are hit. Only the pain of getting hit dissuades a zombie player from advancing. Zombies should moan in an inhuman fashion most of the time. This will be facilitated by getting hit by paintballs a lot.

The Omega Man is the winner. To prevent players from just hiding for hours at a time (as one might legitimately do during a zombie menace), there should be a task for the players which if accomplished will destroy all zombies and save the world.

Designing the task is tricky - capture the flag is out because the zombies will just mass around it. A traverse back and forth would be too easy at the beginning of the game. Hmmm...suggestions?

bungston, Jun 26 2006

The Omega Man http://www.houseoft...com/Omega%20Man.jpg
[bungston, Jun 26 2006]

http://www.southwes...iaDeLosMuertos2.php [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 02 2006]

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       lets get down the pub and discuss this. Have they a wide screen for the footie? great!
po, Jun 26 2006
  

       bod armor is discouraged. of course, the zombies can't use markers, they would need paint seeping false teeth.
tcarson, Jun 26 2006
  

       There's a seperate invention in there someplace - a sensor that will detect if the zombie fails to moan often enough, and shock them accordingly.   

       "Uhhhhohhhhhhh - uhhhhhhohhhhh...AH SHIT! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Uhhhhhhhhhhhoo - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
normzone, Jun 26 2006
  

       uhhhohhh, splat. ow ow ow ow. bzzzz. $@#%^!!! splat splat splat. bzzz.   

       ENOUGH. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
tcarson, Jun 26 2006
  

       I'm a big fan of the Omega Man, and this is the first paintball idea that has any real originality in it, that I have seen. Of course from [bunston] this is to be expected.   

       Most excellent +
xenzag, Jun 26 2006
  

       "If the zombie hits a player, the player must don zombie regalia, and then becomes a zombie as well."
Like, say, a rubber zombie face mask with no eye holes. That should even things up a bit. Invincibility with blindness vs single shot vulnerability with perfect (comparatively considering the quality of scratched grimy perspex) sight.
st3f, Jun 26 2006
  

       How about this? Any player, when hit, drops his gun and becomes a zombie. No fancy dress is required, just the stiff-legged, arms-out walk. Moaning is optional, but probably will occur. The zombie lurches toward the other team's end of the field. The opposing team of course shoots the heck out of him, blinding and bruising, while the spectators cheer. Extra-strong facemasks are optional. Zombies can lie down and die at any time. There will be none of that sissy stuff about leaving the field.   

       Zombies have a goal, which is to locate, by smell, a chunk of "rotting flesh" (it's fake, okay) and pull it down. Spectators and players may yell directions. Terrorizing other players is a good way to get shot in the groin, while the spectators cheer.
baconbrain, Jun 27 2006
  

       st3f has it you get shot you become a zombie, you must don a mask over you face shield that restricts your vision or compleatly blinds you, you then wander around the field, other players must now not only dodge being shot, but avoid these undead hazzards as well. We know zombies eat people and if you get eaten your just dead, it would have football like rule if a zombie can gets you to the ground you just got munched. You could have a ...oh lets say 10 shots to the head rule to kill a zombie...just a thought
Mr_Turner, Jun 27 2006
  

       Suggestion: zombie players must don non-bending knee braces to force a stiff-legged shuffling walk.
5th Earth, Jun 29 2006
  

       I like it, but it's oh so baked.   

       True? Do tell.
bungston, Jul 02 2006
  

       Paintball Zombie,
All my parts are falling off of me,
I'm not half the man I used to be
since looking for the Dia De LosMuertos linky.
  

       [+] Awesome!
kuupuuluu, Jul 02 2006
  

       the non bending knee braces and the no eye hole masks are cool
vmaldia, Jul 25 2006
  
      
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