Survival Prep Checklist

Posted by Zedtown in Survival Guide, Twin Cities on 22 May 2016

Survival Prep ChecklistEssential items for game day (illustration by: Matt Roden)

Top six things to do between now and Zed Day to maximise your game.

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’LL WEAR

This is a game that features a lot of running. Some clothes are better for running than others. Consider this.

Also, the Bureau of Meteorology website is predicting cloudy weather up to 18 degrees. Perfect zombie hunting weather! If you get cold easy it might be a good idea to bring some layers. Just remember you’ll need somewhere to stash them when things heat up!

GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR PRIMARY BLASTER

Unfamiliar blasters jam suddenly and unforgivingly. Take your blaster out into the garden and shoot it a lot at things. Shoot it running, Shoot it from the hip, practice reloading it on the fly, practice clearing darts from the jam door. Learn the kinks of your blaster and how to deal with jams and problems. If your blaster is temperamental, consider bringing along another smaller blaster you can stash away for emergencies. Jolts, strongarms and triads are all good options here.

LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD / INTEGRATE

If possible you want to run light. Being covered in slings, holsters and combat webbing might look bad ass but the chances are you’ll tangle yourself up ten seconds in and be easy prey. Try and find ways to keep yourself free and mobile.

As a side point, consider integrating elements you need to cut down on the clutter. Gaffer-taping a torch to the side of a blaster keeps it where you need it without taking up precious access space. A backup blaster on a sling is useful – a one-shot backup blaster zip tied to your primary blaster can be that much better.

SCOUT THE UNI!

Zedtown: Twin Cities mapYou all have the final map now. Go have a reccie! There are hiding places and bolt holes all over the uni. Have a look around and work out where you’re going to go to ground at when things get hairy.

SURVIVAL ISN’T JUST ABOUT BLASTERS

Be smart! There are other items and accessories that can be useful in this game beyond guns ‘n ammo. A backup battery pack for your smartphone might keep you logged into our web app longer than most. Earbuds can help you tune into Radio Zedtown at the right moment to get a crucial warning while keeping your hands free. Snacks and food will keep your energy up. Walkie talkies aren’t too pricey these days. A water bottle is vital! Have a think about what else you might bring to the party.

SURVIVAL IS ONLY HALF THE STORY

Finally, remember you probably won’t be a survivor all day. Think about the zombie afterlife. How will you spend yours? How will you stash your guns (there will be a cloakroom located in the Zombie Hub which can be used for a gold coin donation)? Any extra costume stuff you want to bring? It’s always good to have a plan B.

Want to know more? Learn how to play Zedtown with this handy video.