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Discussion OOC - OC in the zombie Apocalypse

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Pub Crawler, 22 September 2013.

  1. Pub Crawler

    Pub Crawler Prince of Pints

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    Any out of character stuff goes here, inc rule queries, general questions and hugs.
     
  2. Fridge

    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    Hehe, actually I did. My character has something similar except it's for lockpicks and a climbing hook, he's not a combat orientated character. :)
     
  3. Sharpster25

    Sharpster25 Honorary Pony

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    Thought I'd make what I think Silent looks like at the moment in his story.
    Edit: updated his look a little bit, including his latest injury.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Fridge

    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    I like what I see, if I could draw I'd show you all what I imagine Dusk to look like currently lol.
     
  5. Rare80

    Rare80 His Rareness

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    But, how is it transmitted? Knowing this would be a big detail in my character's story arc.
     
  6. Sharpster25

    Sharpster25 Honorary Pony

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    Seems we have a couple of choices, we could have the typical infection, in which only a bite that breaks the skin will infect you, and the infection itself will slowly kill you.
    My second idea is 28 days later infection style, in which if any bodily fluids from a zombie (be it blood, saliva ect.) gets into a living being, pony in this case, that pony's now infected and, same as the first, the infection will slowly kill the pony.
    My final idea is to have walking dead style which is simply that everybody is already infected and it doesn't matter how you die, you'll still become a zombie bite will still kill you though.
     
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  7. Fridge

    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    I think Pub Crawler should be the one to make a final decision on this, personally I like the walking dead one as it more easily explains why there aren't loads of Pegasi flying around.

    Actually in regard to the 28 days later thing, are the zombies actually dead or are they more like 28 days infected. Just thinking because I was reading Tango's latest installment and if they were actually dead he couldn't drown them.
    Plus zombie critters? Is that a thing or are we sticking to equines and bovines etc.
     
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  8. Pub Crawler

    Pub Crawler Prince of Pints

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    I think we will go with the Walking Dead infection, with the amendment that a light zombie bite won't straight up kill you, wait, hang on a second. *Talks to voice in back of head* No! For the last time, we're not doing headcrabs! Ahem, as I was saying: but a heavy one may cause you to bleed out if not treated quickly. Seems the best compromise for the story, lets us take some injury without losing a character straight away.

    With regards to the drowning, they are actually dead as in not breathing, no pulse, can't heal any damage done to them etc. So you could "drown" one, since they have no natural buoyancy anymore and would sink rapidly. However they will stay active at the bottom and could spasm their way back to the surface. Deeper the water, the less likely you'll ever see them again.

    Finally, no, there are no zombie critters. To borrow an idea from The Stand, this virus only infects creatures deemed of military value. So equines, zebra, griffins, diamond dogs etc are all fair game, but farm yard animals, critters and parasprites aren't. Mythological creatures such as Cereberus, dragons, phoenixes etc are naturally immune and react to zonies the same way they would to normal ponies. Changlings can be infected. When they turn, they retain their ablity to transform, but they have no conscious control over when and what they transform into, rarely holding the same form for more than an hour. They may take on the guise of an uninfected pony, but still have the red eyes and cannot speak.
     
  9. Fridge

    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    Well done that man for jumping to my next thought ie Changlings lol.

    And now I want a half-life crossover, damnit stop giving me ideas!

    Actually I do have to ask a question, I'm planning in having my character meet another of my own creations but I kind of want to treat it as a npc. If needs be I'll submit them as a character, but I was hoping to avoid that. I'm not intending to keep them around or anything but I'd thought I'd ask what you thought.
    If the answer is no I can work around it, it's just a future thought.
     
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  10. Pub Crawler

    Pub Crawler Prince of Pints

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    I have no issue with players working with a small group of NPC's, say a max of three for now. You don't need to submitt anything for them, so long as you roleplay them with real, indivual character.

    And now sadly I must leave my mates sofa, and, with even greater sadness, leave his internet as well. Hopefully I'll be able to get online again briefly by Thursday, depends on how strict the web blocker at my library is. Believe it or not, they blocked Ask Fluffle Puff, with the reasoning "pornography and/or explictive material"! If you have anymore questions, post and I'll answer as soon as I can.
     
  11. Fridge

    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    How in hell is Flufflepuff pornographic or explicit? Weird.
     
  12. AntlaPip

    AntlaPip A Puzzled Pony

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    I know I haven't participated in any of this roleplay, but I love the thing about them just chilling there underwater, it kinda reminds me of the thing in the zombie survival guide book, how they would every now an again wonder to the surface and could grab people out of boats in shallow water and things.
     
  13. Sharpster25

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    I've got that book as well :)
     
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    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    Ha! So have I. I'm a little but of a zombie buff so I have a few survival guides by different authors :)
     
  15. Rare80

    Rare80 His Rareness

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    This doesn't answer my question. I asked how is it TRANSMITTED? Tango's story arc centers around his desire to return home, but if everypony is already infected then that makes his story false. Also, if Tango is already infected, and his friends at home are not then he now runs the runs of infecting everyone else there too. (Unless somepony comes up with a miracle anti-virus.). Also, I thought this was a survival story. Theres not much surviving going on if everypony is already doomed.
     
  16. Eiro

    Eiro Cutie Cuddly Wuddly Huggily Princess

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    sorta the opinion i have of the whole walking dead and its pointless style of infection, its sorta whats the point in keep going when A. unless you are immortal you would die in the end anyway and B you and practically every other being will become a zombie regardless of weather they die of a bite or other method.

    the old fashion bite or what resident evil did with that los plages parasite, would make more sense because its not a case of waiting to die seeing as they did have a cure for all that, so it could make some hardships for the characters but not downright kill them, otherwise it would just be a run and hide style scenario.
     
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    Fridge Live, Learn, Laugh, Love.

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    The point of the walking dead style is to force the human race to adapt to a new situation one where building a wall or wearing thick clothing doesn't make a difference to actually becoming a zombie. Once the human race rebuilds it would have to change things like its burial methods until such a point as a cure was found. It's supposed to make it so that you can't just 'avoid being bitten' or 'not ingest the egg'.
    Also it gets rid of the making people a pariah because their bitten etc.

    If everyone's infected already then the transmitting would have to be either contaminated ground water or it's an airborne infection. Either way unavoidable (sadly the walking dead series hasn't revealed it yet and I haven't got that far in the graphic novels).
    And it could be a survival story just as much. Perhaps a cure is being worked on, no one said it was incurable (just hasn't been found yet). As I said before it just means society is forced to adapt to new rules. The threat of zombies will never go but the danger can be lessened or near neutralised by changing the way society treats death and burials.

    But first you have to find a society to join or rebuild one.
     
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  18. Eiro

    Eiro Cutie Cuddly Wuddly Huggily Princess

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    if Pub Crawler wants in done this way then thats fine, the walking dead style just feels very loosely staged is all, its simply right everyone is infected start the panic and dismay.
     
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    Yeah, my story is screwed. It doesn't make sence to return home to a place that already infected, or to return home to a place that's uninfected and cause cantamintaion. Tango may meet a quick end at Ponyville, or someone else can take over his story.

    I apologize for wasting your guy's time, I should'e read the guidelines before starting the roleplay. It's my fault.
     
  20. Sharpster25

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    Hey, dont worry bout it. :)

    Just make sure he takes out lots of zonys with him. :D
    (If you're gonna go, go in style! :D )
     

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