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O_S
06/15/2007 9:58 AM

Hello, all! I would like to know what people think of a Zombie High RP? I created it a while back for an other forum, but people died too quickly, and it ended abruptly. I would like to start over again, this time with people who will hopefully survive longer.

Zombie High is about a group of students and teachers who are trying to escape from a school (a very large high school level boarding school) filled with strangely aggressive people.

Before I go any further, I must explain about Zombies. In my RPs, Zombies are people and animals who have been robbed of their Human Conscience, and have gained a new conscience I will refer to as the Z-Mindset. These Zombies have no memory of their former selves, and have only two goals in mind; survive and control.

In order to survive, these beings must feed regularly. They only eat meat, raw or cooked, but each Zombie has a preference as to what kind. Some go for legs, others for brains. It varies.

In order to gain control, these beings try to kill anything that is living, other than themselves. That's right; they are alive, but only superficially. They have working organs, but they don't need any of them. All a Zombie needs is meat inside their bodies. The meat makes them stronger, becomes a part of them. The more they feed, the bigger, smarter, faster, etc. they become. (these are not scientifically engineered Zombies, btw.)

Finally, a few things to remember: they will do anything and everything to get to a living target. Break down a door, or open it. Smash a wall down, or go around/over/under it. They are immensely strong, abnormally intelligent, and intensely fast. Oh, but they have an exploitable weakness; it will be revealed at the start.

So...tell me if you want to go up against such beasts.

UPDATED:

There is an other kind of Zombie that can be found in this RP. It is called a NecroZ (neck-rose). NecroZ are weak creatures that have the ability to create new zombies. They leave one of their own body parts on a corpse, and it takes over the body. The corpse becomes active again, and the NecroZ simply feeds to gain its body part back.

Bulk-Bodies are massive Zombies that have fed for many days, becoming larger than the average Zombie. Bulk-Bodies have abnormally large arms, legs, and torsos, and their bodies can take lots of damage. Their heads are the weakest parts of their bodies.

Finally, I will release a little bit of information about the Zombie Weakness; they are resistant to acids, water, metals, and gases. That's the hint.

If anyone can think of something else to add to this bit, just post.

Also, someone has suggested before that the players have weak powers in the beginning that grow through the days spent in the school. What do you think?

[Edited by O_S on Friday, June 15, 2007 7:53 PM]

Darthwedge
06/15/2007 11:09 AM

Sounds cool, ill join.

Neon_nightLight
06/15/2007 5:03 PM

I'll join too.

Monkeybo1
06/15/2007 5:53 PM

I'd love to join, sounds really entertaining!

xXRathXx
06/15/2007 7:28 PM

Sounds a bit too generic to be honest. Same basic zombie horror survival game only it's set in a school. I don't think an zombeh games have ever been played in a school. I've often fantasized a zombie invasion in my own school, and me somehow obtaining a magic sword and slashing them all to peices. Odd? Yes. Do you think there's anything you could add to this to make it a little less generic? If you could do something like that to spice things up then I might be interested.

O_S
06/15/2007 7:44 PM

Hmmm...I guess I can reveal some more now. Check the first post for more information.

CandlestickJay
06/15/2007 8:00 PM

...my friends and I made a movie where this happened....only our zombies were slow and unintelligent....but having lived this situation, as interesting as it sounds, I'm going to have to pass. Good luck though!

raikoh
06/15/2007 8:03 PM

hell i'll join. but only because it says zombies, its in a school, and i love killing zombies. so what will the char sheets look like? and how bad is the infection? zombies everywhere I.E. dawn of the dead or just one or two occasional ones I.E. cemetery man?

oh and no special powers please. i think that'll ruin the whole zombie fun about it. and when they're resistant to metal does that mean i cant immediatly kill it with a bullet/ sharp object/screwdriver/ blunt object to the head? and how do you lose your mindset?

Recko_glyph
06/15/2007 9:12 PM

I'm interested in how exactly the infection was spread. Was it like the Resident evil infection? How long has it been since infection?

I also want to know what exactly killed of the previous people who tried this (To avoid and learn).

Since you mentioned they are smart, can we play as Zombies? How many chracters can we have? Can our character become a Zombie and continue to be played by us?

About the Zombie Weakness; they are resistant to acids, water, metals, and gases. That's the hint


I'm interested in how we'll figure it out in the story (I think I know what you're getting at)


Also, someone has suggested before that the players have weak powers in the beginning that grow through the days spent in the school. What do you think?


Maybe more of a strategy, make defences (i.e. barriers) or they get better at killing zombies (becomes routine). I don't think "powers" are a good idea

When they're resistant to metal does that mean I cant immediately kill it with a bullet/ sharp object/screwdriver/ blunt object to the head? How do you lose your mindset?


[i]There's only one way to kill a zombie. Blow its freaking head off baby.[/i] - Robot Chicken

raikoh
06/15/2007 9:31 PM


[i]There's only one way to kill a zombie. Blow its freaking head off baby.[/i] - Robot Chicken


and stabbing it in the head. and sticking a screwdriver in its ear. and burning it. ( AHA THATS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!! )

Deliria
06/16/2007 6:13 AM

Lol. A zombie RP where the zombie aren't exactly mindless retards that can't function?

I'm up for it.

xXRathXx
06/16/2007 7:35 AM

Thanks for the new information. The different types of zombies make this different then most. I guess I'll join up and see where it goes.

Calvinofthecrew
06/16/2007 9:29 AM

I'd love to join sounds amazing

O_S
06/16/2007 10:03 AM

This is great news! Well, these are only a few of the different kinbs of zombies I want to have in it.


hell i'll join. but only because it says zombies, its in a school, and i love killing zombies. so what will the char sheets look like? and how bad is the infection? zombies everywhere I.E. dawn of the dead or just one or two occasional ones I.E. cemetery man?



when they're resistant to metal does that mean i cant immediatly kill it with a bullet/ sharp object/screwdriver/ blunt object to the head? and how do you lose your mindset?



I also want to know what exactly killed of the previous people who tried this (To avoid and learn).

Since you mentioned they are smart, can we play as Zombies? How many chracters can we have? Can our character become a Zombie and continue to be played by us?


So many questions to answer, so little...um...something...


Here is the old sheet, but it may change. I don't want people flooding their sheets in here. You can work on them if you want, but please wait until I start the RP thread before posting your character:

Username:
Name:
Age:
Gender:
Job: (Student/Teacher/Faculty/anything else needs my permission)
Class: (if student) (Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior)
Subject: (if teacher) (Algebra I/II, Geometry, Calculus, English I/II/III/IV, PE I/II/III, US History, World History, World Geography, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Athletics Football/Soccer/Tennis/Baseball/Softball/Bowling/Basketball/Hockey, Band: Jazz/Marching/Concert, Resource (Special Education))
Appearance:
Items: (no real weapons without permission)
Strengths:
Weaknesses:

I will use Strengths and Weaknesses to determine if the actions you make fit your character. If they don't, you can expect to die.

Now, the reason why the last group died begins with the stupidity of one member; he was with some other characters in a room, and a small zombie child attacked. He went after a girl (NPC) and began to eat her scalp. The player took a desk and swung at the zombie. For a twist, to see what would happen, I made it so that the desk hit the girl instead of the zombie (in the old version, I was in control of everything, and the players chose what they wanted to try to do, but it won't be like that this time.) The player saw that he hit the girl, and fled. Everyone else followed, except for one player who stayed to save the girl. The girl didn't make it, but the second player left the school and was never to be seen again (the only surviver), while I killed everyone else off.

No worries this time, however. If you choose not to help someone, I won't hold it against you. Just be careful in what you do, and where you go (alone).

About the infection: at the start of the RP, every player will be in the same part of the building for one reason or another. The infection will hit during second period (or block for people who use blocks...) and the only ones not infected will be the players and NPCs that I will control.

Yes, you can get infected, but only if I say that you have. Zombies don't just spread a disease, they kill. Only a NecroZ can make you into a Zombie, or the original Zombiefying event, and that only occurs once, so...

Please remember that you will be facing weaker zombies in the begining, and after a few days, they will get bigger, harder to kill, and may change into the various types of Zombies already mentioned, and others not mentioned.

The only way to kill a Zombie is by eliminating its ability to kill. In other words, DON'T LET THE ZOMBIE'S HAND FALL OFF! If it loses a body part that can find a way to move and gather meat, it can grow into a new Zombie. (I repeat, this isn't entirely a scientific transformation)

The mindset is lost when you are infected. You become someone who only wants meat in their bodies and death all around. You stop at nothing to get what you want, no matter what. And your past life is entirely erased from your brain, as though it never existed...

Amount of Zombies: in the beginning, maybe encounter three or four every now and then, but by the end, the entire city will be at the school (yes, the city gets infected. The school is the last place hit.)

One character per player, please. Two if you want a sibling parent involved. No starting as a Zombie.

There, all questions answered, although not in order. Peace!

xXRathXx
06/16/2007 11:40 AM

I actually have one question before I post my CS, would jamming a metal object like a knife into a zombie's head and into it's brain eliminate it's ability to kill? I can't think of any other way to kill these zombies because they have working organs but don't need them but you said they were intelligent and obviously to be intelligent you need gray matter, functioning gray matter. Also, technically for them to be able to move they need a functioning brain because the brain sends impulses to nerves in your body which move the muscles attached to the bones and that is how a person moves their arms or legs and how they walk. So my question is really, are their brains functioning and thus a weakness?

Darthwedge
06/16/2007 12:33 PM

Username: Darthwedge

Name: Jack Young

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Job: Student

Class: Seinor

Appearance: Has medium length red hair and bright green eyes. Wears a t-shirt and a pair of cargo pants.

Items: A few pencils and pens. After he was beaten up in elementary school he carries a switch-blade with him.

Strengths: Is involved greatly in many athletics, because of this he is very strong. Also has a lot of street smarts.

Weaknesses: Usually acts quickly and fast. This can be good or bad, but because of his quick temper, usually bad. Isn't the social type so doesn't have many friends/allys.



Hope this is good.

Calvinofthecrew
06/16/2007 12:50 PM

Does a camera count as an appropriate item?

O_S
06/16/2007 1:16 PM

Calvin-yes, you may have a camera.

Darthwedge-please hold off on posting a character sheet, and no, you may not have a switchblade without permission. I want to see how you use things around the school to take out the zombies, without practical weapons.

Rath-As stated before, these Zombies are not the cause of anything scientific. They don't need their organs because they are essentially enchanted corpses. Their organs will still work together until they are incapable, but just because the organs stop doesn't mean the Zombies will. Zombies have minds, not brains. I see a distinct line between the two. Brains are physical, while the mind is a collection of memories, ideas, thoughts, wants, fears, likes, dislikes, etc. Zombies may just be corpses, but they still retain a form of mind. A very simple one. They are intelligent in that they can tell the difference between life and not living (life is warm and tends to move, or smell, or act). Also, they know to follow vibrations. This is why you must be careful around any Zombie, whether it can see you or not. And finally, these Zombies are capable of using items around them in the same way a monkey or primitive person could. They don't amble on aimlessly towards life, but they run to it, use the ruler on the desk nearby to stab a whole in the life, and drain it of its meat.

Hope that clears things up. Things will hopefully make more sense in the RP, although this is intended to be about the survival. The story is important, but only to people who will play in later chapters. Peace!

xXRathXx
06/16/2007 1:18 PM

Right, here's my character.

UserName: xXRathXx

Name: Oliver Gray

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Job: Student

Class: Junior

Appearence: Oliver has medium length shaggy black hair, it goes down to his shoulder when wet. His bangs are kept in front of his eyes. His eyes are a very light blue, almost sky blue. He wears a black ZERO (it's a skating company) t-shirt with the ZERO skull logo on it (a skull dark red that looks like it's been spraypainted on). He wears tight black pants and a black belt with white, gray, and light blue skull and crossbones on it. He wears black and gray World Industries shoes with skull and crossbones laces. (I just described 4 things I own, see if you can pick them out. xD)

Items: Oddly enough, his skateboard which can actually be used to bludgeon people to their doom, and a knife he stole from the school kitchen after serving detention washing dishes there. The odd thing is that he can't remember exactly why he took it. He keeps it on him for self defense sense he doesn't exactly have a great reputation with the jocks of the school.

Strengths: Fast runner, very flexible, quite strong, tactical and kind of strategic.

Weaknesses: A head injury he got a few years ago from a skateboarding incident, when a security guard he pissed off pushed him off a ledge he was grinding and onto the cement, causes him to blackout sometimes. He will be concious and react to things but he won't know what he's doing or what other people are doing. Kind of like sleeping with your eyes open.

Calvinofthecrew
06/16/2007 1:43 PM


Calvin-yes, you may have a camera.

Thank you

O_S
06/16/2007 2:39 PM

PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF RP's, PLEASE SAVE YOUR CHARACTER SHEETS ON YOUR HARD DRIVES. I DON'T WANT THIS THREAD TO BE CROWDED WITH SHEETS. THANK YOU.

Peace!

xXRathXx
06/16/2007 3:17 PM

Sorry bout that, I started writing my sheet before you posted that thing about the character sheets.

O_S
06/16/2007 4:43 PM

Oh, no problem. Glad to see you have decided to join me, though. :) :) :)

Darthwedge
06/16/2007 4:52 PM

When is this going to start?

O_S
06/16/2007 5:08 PM

When I feel like starting it. Probably later tonight or tomorrow morning. Oh, and here's a hint on how to win: ...

Calvinofthecrew
06/16/2007 6:26 PM


Oh, and here's a hint on how to win: ...

Don't be stupid?

O_S
06/16/2007 7:26 PM

No, the hint is ...

If you can't understand that, then you don't have a chance!

Well, I'm kinda bored, and my boss hasn't shown up tonight, so I guess I have a few free hours. Starting the RP. Expect the thread up tonight.

O_S
06/16/2007 7:49 PM

Okay, you can now post your sheets in the OOC in the thread in the General Horror forum. Enjoy!

Recko_glyph
06/18/2007 9:42 PM


No, the hint is ...


Heh silence is golden

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