>Disclaimer: These first three posts will be rather wordy. I'll try to set the scene as concisely as I can. Also, please keep in mind that I'm not American, in case I make geographical, historical or political errors."President Lyndon B. Arthur has recently declared Florida a Green zone, calling it a 'great victory for the Confederation.' This is the first green zone to be located outside of USA controlled territory. According to his vice president *kzzzt* future plans *kzzzzt* Louisiana...."Your radio has grown silent. You try to change channels, hit it a few times, but nothing helps. You check your cell phone: no connection. You peek out of the window of your apartment and notice that the streets are abandoned, save for a few zombies shuffling about. Just your luck. It looks like your hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, is lost.You remember very well how it started. It all began in the year 2022, you had just graduated from university. Reports from the Deep South spoke of a highly contagious disease that rapidly decayed the body, most notably the nervous system. Some physicians theorized that it might've been a mutated form of Ebola, others compared it more to a highly agressive form of influenza. Whatever it may have been, it was a dangerous disease that was most potent when passed through bodily fluids, but could also infect others through arial droplets, through coughing or sneezing. It started with a few isolated cases. These few isolated cases rapidly spread to affect entire cities, states and soon enough the entire country. Seeking to limit the impact of the disease on their own soil, Canada and Mexico closed off their borders. Despite the increased presence of 'zombies' across the USA, the government claimed everything was under control.1/3
>>40278533Now it's two years later and it's obvious that everything isn't under control. Several separatist groups have declared their independence from the American government and now seek to pull secure their own territory in whatever way possible. The territories in blue are the territories controlled by the remnants of the United States of America. This is generally the safest and most prosperous region left in the land. It claims itself sovereign over the entire former United States, but lacks the military power to back it up, especially with the presence of zombies. It receives support from Canada and some nominal support from the EU. Its capital is Philedelphia, as Washington D.C. was considered to be too close to zombie infested lands.In brown are the Confederate States of America. Being forced to deal with the problem without too much support from the central government, they declared their own independence and adapted the Stars and Bars as their national flag. Having abandoned the racist and pro-slavery attitude of its predecessor, it is now merely in favor of autonomy for the individual states, including in military affairs. Its capital is Montgomery, Alabama.In red is the Republic of Texas. After seeing the Confederate States separate, and seeing how the central government was powerless to stop it, General Alexander McKenzie staged a military coup. The Texas Republic is now a military dictatorship with its capital in Austin, Texas.In Yellow is the California Republic. Disconnected from the Central Government but not opposed to it per se, it saw itself forced to declare independence. It remained a democracy, with the only significant change being a switch to a social-democratic system according to the Scandinavian model (in as far as it's possible, at least). Its capital is Los Angeles, California.In Green is the Northwest Commune. It is a collectivist state that seeks to drive out the zombies and achieve agricultural self-sufficiency.2/3
>>40278646Finally, in Grey, there's the Midwest Alliance. Once again, this region declared its independence in hopes of dealing with the problem without having to rely on the central government. Sadly for you, it has proven the most incompetent as state after state ended up being overrun.The map to the left shows the general status of each state. Green zones are generally safe, and life continues there more or less as usual. Orange states are states with a decent government presence, but a significant zombie presence as well. Red states are entirely overrun, save for a few human settlements.But you can deal with that later. For now, you need to leave your city.>Choose a means to escape the city [Write-in]
>>40278684What resources do we have? Do we have a working vehicle?
>>40278684By motorcycle. We're a biker noe
>>40278815I'll second by motorcycle
>>40278815>>40278832It was either motircycle or armored American muscle car.
>>40278684>>40278815>>40278815This, i bet we even have a Hellraiser's Jacket laying around somewhereAlso, your forgot your tripcode.
>>40278802>What resources do we have?Shit, I thought about it but I forgot to put it in any of the posts. You have the following:>9mm handgun>smartphone>handheld radio>a canopener>multiple kinds of canned food>some candybars>a sleeping bag>a tentLet's assume all of that fits in your (rather large) backpack.>Do we have a working vehicleYes. Whatever vehicle you guys end up picking will be retroactively assumed to be in your possession, as long as it's available to civillians (so no tanks or jets).
>>40278880Tanks without functional weapons are available to US citizens
>>40278844muscle car uses too much gas, I also support motorcycle
>>40278815fuck yeah motorcyles
>>40278930Its broke isnt it?
>>40278880The nearest "major" city is Detroit, followed by Chicago. They're probably close enough for us to get to in a day of hard travel. Detroit was a hellhole before the zombies, but there are probably still a few surviving gangs. Chicago could be more of a mixed bag. It is a very populous city so there could be survivors or abandoned military supplies. On the other hand, there could also be lots of zombies and we don't want to risk getting swarmed.Thoughts...
>>40278815>>40278832>>40278844>>40278865>>40278946>>40278997Born to be wild!>>40278908Screw the rules, I have a tank!>>40278930Call in air support, because that's totally a thing we can do now>>40278966Nope, it just doesn't have reception right now. It probably works when you get into an area with better reception.
>>40279010can zombies run?
>>40279000Actually, Chicago is closer than Detroit. You go right by Chicago to get there from Lincoln
>>40279042I'd imagine their decreased motor function due to the disease would make running difficult, though maybe they can run initially before the virus rips apart their nervous system
>>40279061You're right. I misremembered. Thanks for the correction.
After making sure you have everything you need, you head downstairs with your gun in hand. Luckily, you have your bike was stalled in the building so none of the zombies have gotten to it yet. You followed the instructions of the Midwest Alliance and remained indoors until help would arrive, but now it's obvious that this isn't going to happen.You hop on your bike and make drive out to the streets. The abandoned roads of Lincoln are filled with corpses, both immobile and mobile, and the remains of crashed cars, but with your bike you can weave your way through the chaos while maintaining a decent speed. The sound of your bike has drawn the attention of a few zombies, but you're too fast for them to keep up with you.Before long, you find yourself outside of the city. You stop for a moment to catch your breath, but your fight for survival has only just begun. You take a moment to reflect on all the things I forgot to put in the OP. You are Lucas Porter, known as Luke by his friends, and you've lived in Lincoln for as long as you can remember. Your parents have moved to Florida a few years ago for their early retirement, and your younger brother is currently in Europe for his internship. Your family is safe, that's a relief. Now you only have to worry about yourself.What will your next step be?>Go to Chicago, the capital of the Midwest Alliance>Go to Philadelphia, the capital of the USA>Go to Montgomery, the capital of the CSA>Go to Austin, the capital of Texas>Go to LA, the capital of California>Go to Seattle, the capital of the Northwest Commune>Seek refuge in a nearby settlement>Write-inYes, your bike comes with a matching leather jacket and shades. Yes, you look absolutely badass in them.
I say we go east. Texas is a military dictatorship and likely to be a shitshow, plus Illinois is closer. Once we get to Illinois, we can find out if Chicago is good or not by word of mouth, and eventually we can make our way to the green zones of New England, provided that green zones aren't actually a myth put out to keep people from panicking. Even if they are, we can just sneak into Canada by water via the Great Lakes.
>>40279082Dont think we want to be farming anything. Also why would people drop us supply's specifically?
>>40279139We're going to Chiraq.
>>40279042The ones in this setting generally can't.
>>40279139>>Seek refuge in a nearby settlement
>>40279010To double check, does this take place in an alternate 1960's or alternate 2015?
>>40279139Basically, I say we just go east, check out how Chicago is, then eventually go for Philadelphia and the green zones.
>>40279139Which way is the nearest green zone?
>>40279183Florida and the north east are green zones so east coast.
>>40279139>Go to Montgomery, the capital of the CSAI am sure they are looking for able bodies to help make more green zones. And work=moneyOn a different note why the hell are we wearing shades and not a bike helmet?
>>40279197Maybe we should head that a way?
>>40279139>Go to Chicago, the capital of the Midwest Alliance
>>40279195smartphone should clued me in, but I was too busy thinking about Lyndon B. Johnson
Has anything cool been invented/hit the consumer market in a meaningful way between 2015 and 2024?
>>40279216Zombies took it?
>>40279216>On a different note why the hell are we wearing shades and not a bike helmet?'cause you're a bad boy that doesn't play by the rules.>>40279231Nothing too revolutionary. Just assume that phones, computers and the like got a little better.
>>40279139>Go to Chicago, the capital of the Midwest Alliance and then evenually>Go to Philadelphia, the capital of the USA
>>40279275Nothing says bad boy quite like hitting a crawler, getting shot off your bike, and breaking your skull open on the side of the road.
>>40279275Has anything been done with 3D printers? I could see that being useful in this situation
>>40279222Yeah, Chicago is the closest. We can hopefully at least figure out what is going on from there.
Actually, before we leave town, let's do a wee bit of looting. Let's get a helmet for a some more protection, and maybe full-body biker leathers. Those leathers can help prevent bites, which could save our life
>>40279296just drive carefully?
>>40279139>Go to Austin, the capital of Texas
>>40279141>>40279179>>40279222>>40279278>Go East (to Chicago)>>40279155China! Iraq! By your powers combined, I'm the seventh president of the Fifth French Republic!>>40279169Seek refuge in a nearby settlement>>40279216Go to the CSA>>40279220Go East (Florida/USA)>>40279449Go to Texas
>>40279139>Lucas PorterThe "s" is silent on our birth certificate.
>>40279487No that's silly
>>40279454Chiraq is actually slang for Chicago, but the majority of votes say to go there anyway so...
>>40279454Sorry, I accidentally samefagged while repeating myself to try to be more clear. Two Chicagos are me. Doesn't change anything, just wanted to be open
>>40279454You think over your next steps, and decide East is the way to go. Your plan is to go to Chicago first and scope things out there, find out what the Midwest Alliance is doing and whether or not you should get involved. From Chicago, you can move on. You can either go to the CSA to remain in safe Florida or help the CSA against the zombies, you could go to the USA and enjoy the safety of their green zones or you can try sneaking into Canada. Or something else, you haven't thought about it yet. Nonetheless, you're heading for Chicago. It'll take you about 9 hours to get to Chicago, so if you step on it you might get there by nightfall. You drive past Omaha and Des Moines, encountering many crashed vehicles and a few zombies along the way, none of which giving you any significant trouble. Dusk starts setting in when you're close to Iowa City. By then, you encounter something different on the highway: you see a recently crashed car. Not too far from the crash site, two men are swinging around metal bars to try and keep a group of at least fifteen zombies away from them. They're holding out for now, but it's obvious that they're fighting a losing battle.>Help them out>It's every man for himself, keep driving towards Chicago>Write-in
>>40279518>Chiraq is actually slang for ChicagoShit, sorry. I didn't know that. Luckily it didn't influence the vote, but thanks for telling me.
>>40279588>>Help them out
>>40279588>Try to see if we can kill them first.
>>40279588>Help them out
>>40279588>Help them outThe world might be shit and incredibly dangerous, but that doesn't mean we can't help out those in need.
>>40279588Help them out. We still have a gun and they don't so they will be unlikely to backstab us.
>>40279588>Help them outThe South shall rise again!
>>40279588>It's every man for himself, keep driving towards Chicago
>>40279588Fifteen zombies is almost a horde.Ammunition is a concern.but still...Fuck it, help the dudes out. If the shit hits the fan, we can still drive away.
What do we have to gain from helping them? We drive a motorcycle, and have a gun with bullets in it.
>>40279588>>It's every man for himself, keep driving towards Chicagothey'll probably steal our shit fuck that
Also, can we please consider some looting in Iowa City? Supplies are going to be limited, and if the city is overrun, we aren't really hurting much.I suggest either a grocery store, a gun shop, or a sporting goods store.
>>40279674I am pretty sure we have the gun but no bullets. You might notice under inv we lack ammo.>>40279588>Write-inwatch for a bit then drive away
>>40279671What world do you think this is that we could drive away after a zombie or two crawls up on our bike?
>>40279674We gain a clear conscious? Shouldnt really be that hard out in the open with three guys to kill fifteen dudes who can only walk.
>>40279708>I am pretty sure we have the gun but no bullets. You might notice under inv we lack ammo.Excellent point. It might be a Captain Jack Sparrow situation with our gun and all.
>>40279716I was thinking of helping by staying back and taking potshots at zombies, and fleeing if the guys are overrun
>>40279716Park a bit away and walk up.
>>40279744You know who also have clear consciences? Zombies. All clear in them brains, yessir.
>>40279622>>40279626>>40279636>>40279638>>40279644>>40279671Help out your fellow men>>40279648>>40279674>>40279689>>40279716Do a 360 and leave>>40279701Looting in Iowa City
So, what's our Clan name and aesthetic?
The odds are clearly stacked against the two men, even if you were to help them out. Sure, you have a bike and a handgun, but there's 15 of them, 15 zombies that can survive practically anything that doesn't destroy the brain. Just driving past them is both possible and tempting, but you feel that you have a duty to protect your fellow man. You draw your gun and rev up your bike.Roll d20. Best of three, DC 16As usual, 1 and 20 are critical fails and successes respectively.
>>40279788The looting was a separate idea, not a vote for right now. I was just suggesting it to the other anons
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>40279832
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>40279832
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>40279832
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>40279832
Rolled 15 (1d20)Man, I sure hope those zombies don't know how to drive.
>>40279888Why wouldn't the zombies know how to drive? They were all human at one point. Aren't they just really hungry for fresh flesh?
>>40279845>>40279850>>40279852>13You drive towards the small horde and open fire. With a few lucky shots, you manage to take down three of them. You then circle around them in hopes of drawing their attention, but it's no use: the two men quickly succumb to the zombies. A few of them stick around to consume their corpses, while the others shamble towards you. There's no more reason to stick around, so you could just drive off and continue on your way to Chicago. However, it might be worthwhile to try and defeat the remaining 12 zombies so you can loot the car the two unfortunate men used.>Leave>Fight and loot>Write-in
>>40279944>Leave>Shoot the car's gas tank like in GTA
>>40279944>LeaveNo point risking it. Just get out of here.
>>40279944>LeaveIf anyone was interested in stocking up on supplies, this is getting to be our last chance before we reach civilization where people want you to pay for things. Illinois is next stop on the highway, and it's an orange zone.
How many shots do we have?
>>40279944Lead them down the road a bit and turn around and drive past them to get back to the stuff.
>>40279973>>40279976>>40279996>>40280013>>40280029>>40280039Leave>>40280042Let's assume the clip had 32 bullets in it, and you just fired 5 shots, 3 of which hit their mark. That means 27 bullets left in that magazine. Let's assume you also have a second mag.I should prepare to do some resource management>>40280103Lead them away
>>40280103What if they're like this, though? https://youtu.be/lRcle-JgnFA?t=52
>>40280119Its daytime and they don't run.
>>40279944>Lead the horde a fair distance away>Shake them off>Return to loot the carWhy not?
You start wondering what kind of supplies the two men had in their car, but the horde of undead that's stumbling towards you lead you to believe that it might not be worth the trouble to figure it out. You weave your bike between the zombies and manage to pick up the metal bar one of the two men dropped. On your way out, you drive past one zombie and smack him in the face with the metal bar, cracking his skull with a satisfying crack. You've escaped unharmed, and you have a close combat weapon. It's not much, but it's good to have a weapon that doesn't require bullets to be used. As the last of the suns rays color the sky a deep shade of orange, you start wondering what to do next.>Loot Iowa City>Find a safe spot, set up camp>Keep driving until you reach Chicago>Write-in
Is Iowa City overrun like Lincoln was?
>>40280154Yes. At most we waste 10-15 minutes and could gain some significant loot. If the car recently crashed it could also have gas in it. We could siphon it for our tank even if they have nothing else.
>>40280148Yeah, they don't run after motorcycles when they have 2 bodies in hand.>>40280181>Find a safe spot, set up camp
>>40280187It's in a red zone zo it's a toss-up. It could either be overrun, a small and isolated settlement of desperate human defenders or something in between.
>Loot Iowa City.We'll sleep in a shop or something that we can barricade in the city. It's safer than setting up camp outside, and we get free shit.
>>40280203>>40279160>The ones in this setting generally can't.They dont have much choice in the matter.
>>40280181>Find a safe spot, set up campPark your bike, and get a good distance away. The zombies in the area are going to head towards the sound, and that's not a good thing to wake up to.
>>40280181>Loot Iowa CityBest find some bottled water and spare gas. At worst, we find the city's overrun and high-tail it out of there because we're on a motherfucking bike.
>>40278880Wait.Whaaaat.I thought you'd duped us, and that was you running humanity versus zombies yesterday.
>>40279160Are the zombies in this quest going to use what little of their heads they have left, or are they going to be a bunch of bumbling retards with little to no motor skills?
>>40280243Then if the zombies are too close, we can't escape on the bike. A major advantage of the bike is that if fits through doors, so we can take it into whatever shelter we sleep in. Also, barricade the shelter, don't just hope the zombies leave you alone. The city has better options.
>>40280277>I thought you'd duped us, and that was you running humanity versus zombies yesterday.I didn't run anything yesterday. 4chan didn't really work for me yesterday, so I moved the quest to today on twitter.Maybe there was a misunderstanding involving another guy running another quest?
>>40280181>>Find a safe spot, set up camp
>>40280295If the bike is indoors we cant escape on it either.
>>40280391but it can't be stolen as easily. Also, we can shoot out a window and ramp through it, because lacerations are worth it if it's awesome
>>40280447And people were worried about not having a helmet earlier.
What kind of zombies we facing anyways?The regular braaaaaaiiinnnss kind?The "28 days later" kind(not zombies I know but still)Something inbetween with special mutated zombies to spice things up?
>>40280479That's a good point. We'll need the best helmet if we want to protect our brains. Hey, ya think we could have our own horde of zombies to lead if we keep supplying them with human brain matter?
>>40280479Fun fact, I was one of those people. And now I'm suggesting driving through plate glass because reasons.
>>40280513Well they cant run for one thing.
>>40280513I hope they're zombies that can open doors and drive cars.
>>40280558So American cubicle workers?
>>40280289>>40280513They're mostly going to be the regular braaaaaaaaiiiins kind: devoid of any real intelligence, but pretty though and persistent.
>>40280585Can they get intelligence from eating brains?
>>40280305Well, it was a quest about what is essentially a zombie flavored college nerf war.And the guy running it had the name "HvZQuestmaster".
>>40280533A helmet and leathers are still a good idea, as I doubt a zombie could bite through honest-to-goodness biker leathers, and a helmet would stop more than that. We could get them in Iowa City pretty easily, and they're the closest thing to legitimate armor that's easily findable. Honestly, that, gas, food, water, and ammo are all good reasons to loot Iowa City.
>>40280585>devoid of any real intelligence, but pretty though and persistent.Wait, are we sure these are zombies and not just regular bimbos?
>>40280585Please make them smarter but still be driven by hunger for human flesh and brains.
>>40280645No fuck that. Want to apply all the anti zombie tactics I have wasted an immeasurable amount of time thinking up.
>>40280585>pretty tough and persistent.They can't run, though?How did these zombies of yours get this widespread if they're the weakest version of zombies?
>>40280203>>40280243>>40280314Set up camp>>40280227>>40280258Loot>>40280614Oh, I see. Sounds pretty neat. Zombie lovers can get two quests then.>>40280645It's not impossible to encounter smarter ones in the future.
>>40280682They are more infectious then regular ones?
>>40280676And I want zombies that form big motorized war parties to steal all the brain matter from the convoy.
>>40280682Can we please not try to rip apart the premise and just enjoy the quest? Also, quickly developing zombies sound pretty cool.
>>40280721Thats not even zombies at that point, thats just stupid cannibals.
>>40280758>thats just stupid cannibals....that are constantly decaying and need new body parts to replace their rotting ones. Wouldn't that be cool!
>>40280815How would they replace body parts? Zombies cant replace body parts. Would they sew them on? Thats basically just necromancy at that point.
>>40280851With wire and pliars!
It's almost night time. Not only do you need your rest, but you don't want to risk traveling at night when it's harder to see zombies and other hazards. You look for a safe spot to sleep.About a mile before the first exit to Iowa City, you discover an abandoned gas station. This might make for a good place to rest. You enter it to see if anyone or anything is there. Luckily there's nobody there, but unfortunately most of the supplies have also been looted. You try to siphon some gas into your bike, but discover that there are only a few liters left, which is better than nothing. Looks like this place has already been looted by other survivors once or twice.You park your bike inside of the gas station and barricade it with a few planks that are lying around inside. You see that the windows have already been boarded up, more proof of previous survivors having rested here. Scavenging the gas station only results in you finding a $20 bill, some pre-packaged sandwiches and a few soda cans. You force as much food and drinks as you can in your backpack, and have a pre-packaged sandwich and a diet coke for dinner. Not much of a feast, but you take what you can get. After your meal, you roll out your sleeping bag and try to get some sleep.The next morning you are awoken by the sound of banging and scratching against the doors and (boarded up) windows. While you can't see outside, you strongly suspect that some zombies are trying to get in.>Wait until they get inside, then try to bottleneck them and take them out>Force your way out on your bike>Write-in>>40280682My idea was that most zombies weren't turned by other zombies, but humans who ended up with the infection. The fact that they're the weakest kind of zombie is also why somewhat succesful human resistance was possible and it's not a zombie 'apocalypse', in that humanity is doomed or close to doom
>>40280903Then they wouldnt work.
>>40280913This is why you shouldnt try to loot shit in a zombie apocalypse. Some other motherfuckers more than likely got all the good shit first.
>>40280851Yeah, necromancy. As in, the raising of corpses into the living dead. How is that not relating to zombies? Zombies exist in dozens of different forms in different settings and cultures. A European shambling risen slave to a necromancer is a zombie just as much as a radioactive walking corpse or a viral victim. Also, yes, in some settings, zombies can sew parts back on, at least. Terry Pratchett's Discworld zombies, such as Reg Shoe, come to mind.
>>40280913Then why are we bothering with close-range weapons? Hell, why did we even pick up that metal bar with all the zombie germs on it? Don't we have one foot out of the grave at this point?
>>40280913>Wait until they get inside, then try to bottleneck them and take them out
>>40280968because people are too busy trying to get magic zombies into the quest instead of spending two minutes to use their brains
>>40280913>Force your way out on your bikeLet's do this.
>>40280913So... It's an infection type zombie. Does that mean our guy is immune to infection? Would a bite still turn him? Could he be a carrier to carry the infection into the "green" zones...
>>40281001I'd be satisfied with car zombies. Imagine: a car that is half-zombie!
>>40280913>Write-in>Look for the back door, like a smart person.Every building has an Emergency exit, and MOST building have back doors, or alternative ways to get into the building if you try
>>40281018>our guy>turn him>he be a carrier
>>40281043Yeah, I change my vote from >>40281002to this.
>>40281055>>40281018>We are become Infection, Destroyer of Safe Zones.Superpowered Zombie-ish guy is a go?
>>40281043imma go for this.
>>40281043Yep, I vote for this. Alternately, if there is no other exit, can we peek through gaps in the boarded up windows to try and determine how many zombies we're dealing with?
>>40281077I wanna be The Doge of Deadites. No superpowers tho.
Hmm... would it really be all that bad, being a zambambo?
>>40281148Hey, if we become one of the Undead as a Citizen, that means we're eligible for the Presidency!
>>40281148Unite all the undead and create a peace between them and the living. Earth enters into an unprecedented state of peace.
>>40281000Bottleneck>>40281043>>40281070>>40281125>>40281128Emergency exit>>40280968Possibly, but not per se. I hope things will become clearer once we reach the (semi-)civilized world>>40281018>Does that mean our guy is immune to infection?Not per se. Aerial infection is just a lot less likely than infection through a bite (which is guaranteed)>Would a bite still turn himYes>Could he be a carrier to carry the infection into the "green" zones...That's entirely possible.
>>40281175But is it worse than being a human constantly on the run and hiding from zombies? It's kinda like, either you get ten slaps across the face immediately, or five slaps later.
>>40281261But how do you know? You've never been a zombie before.
>>40281280Its like being dead but your body moves around on its own.
>>40281228As difficult as it is being on the run from and hiding from zombies, I imagine it would be much worse trying to run and hide from organized human opponents. They have everything from firearms, to drones, to tanks, not to mention a much more acute ability to plan and organize than the zombies. If we are to become a zombie, we will need to be prepared to combat the danger of real, intelligent, human opposition.
>>40281294Doesn't the body just start craving human flesh because some bodily functions have stopped and that shit hurts?
>>40281280Yes well I HAVE been alive before, and I am quite partial to it.I'd rather not see what being dead feels like.
>>40281280You don't know me!You don't know what I've been through!
>>40281318That sounds awesome.>>40281328Not dead, UNdead, it's like the opposite of being dead, you brainless meatbag.
>>40281319No dude bits of you are rotting off, your brain is the only bit that remotely works, you are too stupid to avoid getting hit and you can only move at a walking pace.
>>40281351I thought that was being alive.
Your heart skips a beat, but you try to remain calm. During moments like these, panicking is the worst thing you could do. You take a few deep breaths. "Stay calm, Luke. Stay rational." you whisper to yourself.You start out by quickly rolling up your sleeping bag and grabbing the rest of your supplies. After that, you try to look for a way out. You consider forcing your way out on your motorcycle, but that'd be very risky. Instead you do the smart thing and look for a back entrance. It doesn't take long before you find one, and you quickly drive away. Most of the zombies keep clawing at the doors and windows as you drive past them, while a few turn around and hobble towards you. Luckily, none of them can keep up with you.You continue on your way to Chicago. Having had a good nights rest and enough food to last you a few days, you're feeling pretty good about yourself. You keep driving for the whole morning, encountering nothing out of the usual on the road. Zombies, carwrecks, corpses, at this point you've grown somewhat used to it. After a few hours, you can see Chicago looming in the distance. Some rudimentary defences have been built around the city, mostly consisting of brick walls with only a few entrances and exits. Over many parts of the city, the flag of the Midwest Alliance flies.You approach one of the entrances and are stopped by two guards. Both of them are wearing full body armor and full faced helmets. "Sir, please answer a few questions before entering." orders one of the men. "Have you been bitten, contaminated or otherwise infected?". You shake your head. The guard then hands you a surgical mask. "Please put this on and follow me.">Do as he says>Try to force your way past the guards>Leave, try your luck elsewhere>Write-in
>>40281370Well if you take a baby out of the womb too early, it's a little dead, isn't it?>>40281378>Shoot him, obviously a stealth-zombie.
>>40281351>Not dead, UNdead, it's like the opposite of being dead, you brainless meatbag.The opposite of being dead is being alive.Undead simply means not dead, this could apply to being alive, however it is always used to confer that one is dead, but somehow still moving, or conscious in some way, ala Vampires.Vampires are, for all rights, dead, yet they still are conscious.Zombies are dead, and as far as we know IC, not conscious.So there is no way someone would WANT to be a moving corpse with no ability to know it is even existing.
>>40281378Do as he says.
>>40281378>>Do as he saysFree mask.>>40281399You are either dead, undead or alive. There is no inbetween.
>>40281378>Do as he says
>>40281378>Write-in>Put on the mask, but ask where we are being taken before following. Don't want to end up in a refugee camp or something awful like that.
>>40281378>>Do as he says
>>40281410They do have a conscience, the scales are just heavily tipped towards getting more flesh and brains, silly-dilly.
>>40281444And how do you know that?And how do you know that is how it works in the setting?And how about you take your necrophilia elsewhere, friend, as I dislike the stench of corpses.
>>40281424You just said what the inbetween was, though?
>>40281459Clearly, we must get infected for science purposes.
>>40281461Whats in between death undeath and being alive?
>>40281378Do as he says. We're not stupid. Running away at this point would likely get us killed, let alone trying to force our way through.
>>40281486>>40281520No wait, I screwed up. It would be "and"
Am I seeing a SJW for Zombie rights and shits?#Zombielivesmatter?#Gunskillzombies?
>>40281399You'll never catch me alive, stealth zombie!>>40281422>>40281424>>40281425>>40281428>>40281430>>40281479>>40281533Respect his authoritah!>>40281486>>40281520Between death, undeath and alive is probably alive but infected
>>40281520Whats inbetween being undead and being dead or being alive?>>40281547you cheeky slut
>>40281572but you are still alive you are just sick
>>40281576http://g.e-hentai.org/s/bf79fe245d/422057-15 (warnin', not safe for work or the squeamish)
>>40281756Nope.Hell no.Fuck THAT shit.
You follow the orders of the guards. You put on the mask you were given and follow one of them into the city. Chicago appears to be relatively safe. Life seems to be going on normally, and you notice that all of its citizens are wearing surgical masks or something else to cover their mouths and noses. Nevertheless, there's something about the people of Chicago. It's something in their eyes, something in the way they move, something in the way they talk. There's fear and suspicion.You're starting to wonder where this guard is leading you in this paranoid clinic. You can't help to ask for more information. "Where are you taking me?""To a clinic, sir." replies the guard flatly. "We'll have a doctor check you for any signs of infection. If you're clean, you're free to go.""And what if I'm not clean?" The guard doesn't respond to your question and leads you to your destination in silence. After he has led you inside of a local clinic, the guard wishes you a good day and returns to his post. It's a very large clinic, and inside another heavily armed guard directs you to a waiting area. All others present appear to be extremely nervous, and nobody bothers with small talk. Before long, a guard informs you: "Please go to room 14, Dr. Carter is ready to see you."Within room 14, a young female doctor treats you without exchanging much small talk. She takes a blood sample and brings it to a back room. After a few minutes she returns. Even though you can't see her face, you can tell that she's smiling. "You're very lucky, sir. The tests came out negative, you're free to leave."You're clean, that's a relief. Now you're free to do whatever you please in Chicago.>Try to figure out what's going on in the Midwest Alliance>Settle in Chicago, find a job>Mingle with the locals>Try to buy/sell/barter>Leave for [write-in]>Write-in
>>40281817>>Try to figure out what's going on in the Midwest Alliance
>>40281817>Try to figure out what's going on in the Midwest AllianceWe don't want to bet on a sick horse here. Leaving for the green zones may be the best option. Remember, the Midwest Alliance was known for being inept.
>>40281817>Try to figure out what's going on in the Midwest Alliance
>>40281817>Mingle the fuck out of the localsYayyy, time to get sad when the kids we get attached to become zombies!
>>40281817>Mingle with the locals>Try to figure out what's going on in the Midwest Alliance
>>40281817>"Oh, but am I free to come?">Give the good doctor another sample... of our dick.
>>40281817>Dr. Carter.If she wasn't a she she could be my dad!
>>40281864>>40281876>>40281885>>40281901Snoop around>>40281890>>40281911Socialize>>40281919MY UNCLE IS DEAAAA-... I mean MY FAMILY IS IN RELATIVE SAFETYYYYYYY>>40281968Aren't you happy only a minority is in favor of pulling another dr. Andrews?
>>40282039>Aren't you happy>Implying I don't fuck my dad
You're clean, you're in Chicago and you're safer than you've been in a long time. But you start to wonder why no measures preventing infection were taken in Lincoln, while things in Chicago seem to be pretty well organized. What's going on in the Midwest Alliance?You park your bike somewhere secure and take a stroll through the city, checking your smartphone while you walk. It looks like you have a halfway decent connection in Chicago. You go to the internet and check out the online version of the Midwest Alliance's main newspaper: the Midwest Gazette. The most interesting articles you come across tell of the woes of the Midwestern government. The newspaper tells stories of government deficits, underequipped soldiers and indifference of the surrounding governments. One opinion peace even theorizes that the Republic of Texas remains passive purely in hopes of seeing the Midwest lose control of their Southwestern states, allowing Texas to expand there in 'self-defense'. There is however positive news: despite still strictly blocking immigration, the Canadian government has proven willing to trade, which will help the Midwest meet the demand for bottled water. You pass by the city hall in hopes of learning more about the current state of affairs there, but you're not the only one. A large, angry crowd has gathered outside and is being held back by some guards. One of them is shouting a message through a megaphone. "We request that you remain calm and orderly. Your complaints have been heard and are currently being treated. Your wellbeing is our primarcy concern. Please return home to your families."As far as you can tell, lack of a proper budget is the Midwests main concern.>Find a place to sleep>Permanently settle in Chicago and look for a job>Buy/sell/barter>Leave for [write-in]>Write-inFor those of you who are curious, it's early afternoon right now.
>>40282243>>Find a place to sleep
Get some of that bottled water. Sleep now, and then we can leave for the USA and the green zones in the morning.
>>40282243>Find a place to sleep
>>40282243>Buy/sell/barterFill up the tank on our bike.If they can't even stop their press writing negative stories, they won't be able to control a panic. We should leave soon-ish
>>40282271>>40282285>>40282288>>40282289>>40282307Find a place to sleep>>40282281>>40282425Buy/sell/barter
>>40279139>luckily you have your bike stalled so the zombies havent gotten to itAre zombies black people now?
>>40282568South Park. 'Nuff said
Wandering around the city has left you pretty tired, and it's getting pretty late as well. For now, you don't really have anywhere you need to go, so you can afford staying in the city for a night. You only have $20 on you, so you decide to sell some of your stuff before finding a place to sleep.You find yourself at a small corner store, where an elderly man is more than willing to help you. You reach into your backpack and bring out the supplies you want to sell. You can sell the following:>6 pre-packaged sandwiches worth $2 each>6 cans of soda worth $2 each>8 canned vegetables worth $3 eachYou can buy, among other things>Sixpacks of 0.5 liter water bottles (for a total of 3 liters) for $3 each
>>40282603>>6 cans of soda worth $2 each
>>40282603>6 cans of soda>3 Sixpacks of 0.5 liter water bottles (for a total of 3 liters) for $3 each
>>40282603Sell the soda and sandwiches. No reason to keep soda when water is cheaper and will serve us just as well, and the sandwiches might not last too much longer.Can we get anything for selling the canned vegetables' cans for scrap?
>>40282603>6 cans of soda>4 Sixpacks of 0.5 liter water bottles (for a total of 3 liters) for $3 eachWe will still have $20 left over, and I doubt we can carry much more water. Does our bike have saddlebags?
>>40282633>>40282652>>40282700>>40282727So we sell the soda and the sandwiches, and buy four sixpacks of water, meaning we end up with $32.
>>40282603sell 5 sodasell 3 can vegbuy 3 water pack you never know if anyone is willing to trade for soda
>>40282774No keep the Sandwiches.
You think over what edible supplies you have. Considering how much the zombie outbreak has affected America, soda really is a luxury product. Water, on the other hand, is cheaper and will do hydrate you just as well if not better. Your sandwiches will also spoil much faster than your canned food. You sell all of your soda and sandwiches, and buy four sixpacks of water bottles. You get a net gain of $12 off of this trade.After that, you look for a place to sleep. You find a motel not too far from where you originally parked your bike. It's a bit run down, but it'll do in a pinch. It's also pretty cheap, considering a room for a night is only $10, which means you have $22 left. After paying for your room, you take a quick shower and head to bed.You start wondering about what you'll do from here on. Chicago doesn't seem too bad, so perhaps you'll stay here. You could also head to the greener pastures of the USA, or head for the CSA. Your parents are in Florida, so maybe you could move back in. The Texas Republic is also an option, it's a militaristic nation which could probably use a gun for hire. Going to California or the Northwest Commune means going back from where you came, probably not a good idea. As you weigh the options in your mind, you drift off to a dreamless sleep.>End of part 1Thanks for playing everyone. Looks like budget/inventory management will be pretty important so I'll have to prepare for that. Nevertheless I had fun, and I hope you guys did so as well.Please follow me on Twitter to stay up to date:https://twitter.com/Master_of_Quest
>>40282950So.Wanna take bets on what supernatural entity we become?
>>40282996My money is on some kind of exorcist.
>>40282996Half-Dragon CthuLich is the obvious answer, why even bother betting?
>>40283108>not Jake, from StatefarmWhat a fucking faggot.
>>40283051Actually, if we set ourself up as a cult leader, that could be a lot of fun. Claim that this plague is supernatural and that we can deliver the nation from it through spiritual cleansing or some such. Bonus points if it actually was supernatural and we just got in way over our heads with some sort of elder being by accident.
>>40278684Fuck yeah, as a Florida native I can say I'm proud my state can hold off the Zombie menace
>>40278646>>40278684so>Texas2 lost states1 contested>Midwest alliance8 lost states6 contested states>USAAll 15 are safe. most are really tiny states thoughclaims every other state but can't hold it>California republic2 lost states3 contested states>Northeast commune3 lost states2 contested states>Confederate7 lost states1 safe state4 contested states! contested/safe holdings not contigneous
Its simple.We travel to the USA, looting as we go. Once there we muster some regiments of soldiers and foot march them across America. The Blue will once again battle the Grey for the rights of man (to not be eaten by the infected). Massed rifles would probably be the most ammo efficient, and if rail ways still worked they would be more efficient for transportation of supplies (outside of those we couldn't scavenge and scrounge).The Union will either stretch from sea to shining sea, or be burned to ashes.
>>40279139>Luckily, you have your bike was stalled in the building so none of the zombies have gotten to it yet.... what do zombies do to bikes?
>>40286757basically, it looks like the highest standard of living is probably the USA