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25 days: Finally, a valid reason to wish I went to college

October 6, 2008

A fairly serendipitous find today: a game has risen (rimshot) in college campuses that is rather like tag, but with a dark twist. Originating on the Goucher College campus and created by students Brad Sappington and Chris Weed, Humans Vs. Zombies starts off with any number of humans and one zombie.

A zombie has 48 hours to feast on a human (actually tag them), if s/he does not feed in 48 hours, the zombie dies of starvation. The victim of a zombie tag then becomes a zombie. The game progresses as such until all zombies starve or all humans are turned. Sounds pretty bleak for the humans, eh?

Not once you’ve heard about the defenses that humans have available to them. A human can defent themselves with Nerf guns (representing, er, guns) or stuffed socks that mimic melle weapons. A zombie hit with either is stunned for 15 minutes and the human can make her escape. Also available to the humans are numerous free zones; dorm rooms, bathrooms (laudably), etc.

I would play this game. I would play the fuck out of this game. However, since I’m an old guy rather than a college kid, it would be a little wierd to insert myself into those kind of festivities even if boring old Delaware had a league. Why didn’t we have this kind of stuff when I was a kid? I could see running around in the dark, with my trusty M-1 Carbine (Nerf Vulcan) and trusty machete (sock) until I am unceremoniously overrun by hordes of the rotting undead.

PS: Look at that link for the Nerf gun! It’s belt-loaded! Kids today don’t know how good they have it!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ed T. permalink
    October 7, 2008 12:31 pm

    Have played that game at work, my Nerf Gun was a sniper rifle and it worked well…

  2. October 7, 2008 6:02 pm

    I need to get in on a game of this. It’s a shame no one at my office likes to have fun.

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