Common Knowledge

Okay… so here’s the facts that every character should and (barring background reasoning) does in fact know…

1) THEY ARE DEAD!!! Not sick, they cannot be cured, no hope for a reversal. Shoot them!!

2) Once Bitten, twice dead: Whenever a person gets bit, not scratched, they have a 24 hour turn around, in which they will be stricken with an intense fever, nausea, and heavy hallucinations. During which they may die, or may not. If the fever breaks, they will not zombify. But that is a one time pass, if they are ever bitten again, they very likely never get up, alive, again…

3) All Clear!!! Whatever caused the dead to come to life (all theories no proof) it is all over. Humans who die from any other means will STAY dead. Only through the bite of a zombie will a person rise.

4) SHHHH!!! All zombies are attracted to noise… this is a double edged sword, while it means any loud noise, such as a gunshot, will attract them… but also means a LOUDER noise may distract them…

5) Scrounge to survive: A vast majority of the essentials (fuel, ammo, food) have been used up… that means if you do not have the skills to make more, find a way to do without til you find someone who does.

6) HEY YOU GUYS!!! There are other survivors, where they are is a good question. as noise attracts the dead, the living try and make as little noise as possible until they can fortify (which also makes noise) So the characters know there are settlements, but to find them is another story…

7) Aim for the head!!! Yes it has been confirmed, destroying or separating the brain will put down one of the dead…

8) Five’s a crowd!!! While cooperation and the collaboration of skills will ensure survival, too many people will eventually attract “attention,” whether from the dead, or living, or in between.

9) Chevrolegs!!! As vehicles are a boon, they also are a burden. Fuel is scarce and unless you know how to maintain them they will fail.

10) The Monster Within… Now we all know that Zombies are dangerous, but they’re simple. People are as dangerous, and unpredictable when threatened… remember Trust is nice, but sometimes it comes at too high of a price.

Common Knowledge

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