Q: If someone was on campus, but they aren't a student, would they be included in the lock down? A: Yes. Between the student population being large, the staff being frazzled, and the all around worry that surrounded the situation, they wouldn't know who was an actual student and who wasn't.
Q: Will my character be able to interact with those locked inside even if they aren't? A: Yes! Eventually, someone will open the door to leave or let someone in. Or maybe someone didn't lock the place down as they should have.
Q: I want to use the cast from the Walking Dead! A: You can use their faces, but not their specific characters. We're an original character game as of right now.
Q: Are zombie animals a thing? A: They are not a thing.
Q: Do the zombies run? A: Nope.
Q: Is zombie lore known? A: Yes. But the question now is: does what works in fiction work in real life?
General Information | The Virus
The viral infection first presents itself like the flu, coming on suddenly. Symptoms include:
Fever Cough Runny or stuffy nose Sore throat Headaches Muscle or body aches Fatigue Vomiting Shortness of breath Swollen lymph nodes Loss of appetite Chills Excessive sweating
Unlike Influenza, where fever and vomiting vary person-by-person, these two symptoms are always present in cases of the virus.
These general symptoms last for nearly two weeks before the second phase of the virus begins, mimicking late-sage rabies cases, with the following symptoms:
Eventually, the infection swells the brain and stops the heart.
Those infected virally typically take one and a half to two weeks to succumb to the virus. The survival rate after infection is zero. Those who been exposed and not presented signs are immune.
Reports show that although there may be some immune to the viral infection, no one seems to be immune to the bite. Once bitten, it takes less than 24 hours for the virus to travel from the infected area to the brain. The closer to the brain, the faster the virus takes hold. All symptoms shown in the viral infection are displayed with the bite, although at an accelerated rate, as well as the following new signs:
Rapid swelling and decomposition of the infected area
Some point after death, the time varies from 6-12 hours after the heart stops beating, reanimation begins and the deceased become a threat.