h a l f b a k e r y
If you need to ask, you can't afford it.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Survive the attack of the living dead as long as possible
The rules are simple. One person is "it" and they play the
human, the rest of the group plays the zombie horde.
game is played in a defined area determined by how
people are playing, the more, the larger the playing
delineated by cones or other means.
who's it can run as fast as they can, the
playing the zombies can only walk like a zombie. To
sure they don't cheat there might be a cadence that they
step to, perhaps called out by the referee or by a song
playing (Thriller by Michael Jackson perhaps).
When a zombie and living person meet, the living person
kill the zombie with a head shot. Since no weapon is
this game, a simple touch to the front of the body
the zombie kills it. The zombie so tagged can't walk any
more and they just stop in place. The only way a zombie
can kill the living
person is to tag them on the back. Since they're moving
slowly compared to the living person, the only way this is
going to happen is if the living person lets themselves get
Now most zombies are stupid, but these zombies are
different. They're all former Halfbakers from before the
zombie apocalypse. They can come up with strategies
line that closes around the person causing the person to
to carefully hit only the zombies on the end, that sort of
If each zombie gets tagged in the front, the living person
wins. If the living person gets tagged in the back, the
The zombie who "kills" the living person, now fortified
meal of delicious brains, comes back to life.
But... for how long?
Start from 2:00 [doctorremulac3, Oct 09 2014]
||Hmm. I think it might work better with initially
50:50 zombies and non-zombies. And it should be
possible for the human/zombie to convert a
zombie/human into a human/zombie.
||When there's only one human, or only one zombie
left, they're the winner.
||That way, lots of interesting strategies emerge. For
example, if there are only a few humans left, it's in
each zombie's interests to try to get converted to a
human, and then hope that the other humans get
converted to zombies, etc.
||That could be interesting.
||Occurs to me, another way to keep the cadence would be all the zombies chanting. What would they chant? Well, duh.
||"BRAINS!... BRAINS!... BRAINS!... BRAINS!..."
||//That could be interesting. //
||With the right sort of rules, all sorts of strategies
might emerge. Sort of like "go", except that the side
you're on could change through your own actions or
those of others.
||Man, I think there are lots of possibilities. It sounds fun.
||Another thing you could do is have the live person have a dodge ball that they have to hit the "zombies" with. (a dodge ball is just a very soft 12" around ball that doesn't hurt much when it hits you) This sounds like it would be advantageous for the "living" person except that after the ball bounces off, you need to retrieve it. If it lands around a bunch of zombies you're going to have a hard time retrieving it without getting tagged/killed/eaten.
||Sounds like excellent fun. It would make for some interesting strategy studies as you varied the mix and rules.
||Reminds me something of British Bulldogs.