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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville Shambler 13/12/01(Sun)19:59 No. 4920 ID: 94bb77 [Reply]
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Some of you may have played Rebuild (1, 2 or Mobile)

Well there's another one coming.
Main dev, Sarah Northway, created a wiki to get suggestions and feedback from fans for this baby: http://wiki.rebuildgame.com/
She's considering releasing the source code and isn't sure if making the game moddable is a good idea.

Progress and updates here: http://northwaygames.com/

Those of you who want to donate, get T-shirts/their name in the credits or unlock further goals here's what you need: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarahnorthway/rebuild-gangs-of-deadsville


Platforms: PC + Mac (10$, also DRM-free !), Android + iOS (4$) and flash (free).
When: Alpha's already out. Beta should be ready this spring before May but nothing's certain yet, check the blog for more info.
What's new: Well, it's kinda up to you :-D (but seriously, factions -buildings - attacks - art style - relationships - wars - kids - bigger storyline - MORE)

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Shambler 13/12/17(Tue)19:38 No. 4951 ID: 1c2d8f

BUMP. Somehow I hadn't noticed this thread. Looks pretty good.
>165% funded
>over $41,000
:O

So this comes in 2014, eh? Looks pretty cool, I like this style of game. Looking forward to it.


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Shambler 14/01/12(Sun)20:17 No. 4988 ID: da2298

I played both rebuild 1 and 2
i am till here desperately waiting for 3




Shambler 13/12/08(Sun)14:41 No. 4932 ID: 746d97 [Reply]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rhLlzmUTkc




Zombie Defenses Shambler 12/10/21(Sun)07:11 No. 3864 ID: 435599 [Reply]
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Original Content. What do you think?

I think construction is going to be a bitch, but with a good crew and solid security it is an achievable build.


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Shambler 12/11/05(Mon)18:08 No. 3979 ID: 435599
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As a sidebar note, I'd like to say I realize these are relatively massive projects to undertake given the duress of the zombie wasteland. They would require a skilled labor force, no matter what the case may be, and a stout security detail in this case. Additionally, you would need access to the resources necessary for the build: building supplies, heavy machinery, tools, and fuel.

All that said, I think this could still be a feasible build with a large, strong group. I've tried to imagine these builds as something that could be reasonably accomplished with limited resources common in the zombie wasteland. You may be scavenging and stripping old buildings, or raid a couple warehouses and industrial shop yards for supplies. There's likely going to be abandoned machinery everywhere, and you really only need a couple backhoes, bulldozers, flatbeds, and concrete mixers for the job.

I grew up in a rural city and its surrounding areas. I would see the required materials all the time, it's what used to get my gears turning. So yes the setup would need to be perfect and our execution flawless, but if we can get a group together that's well organized and motivated, this would be a great build. Our aim would be to create a secure and sustainable environment in the zombie wasteland. We aim to not only survive, but to thrive.

And if a car gets over the trench in some miraculous way, I doubt it will have enough momentum left to do much damage to the wall. Especially if we build this thing out in the middle of the woods with only 1 road going in and out.


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Brotherhood Of The Tentacle 13/11/25(Mon)10:57 No. 4907 ID: 844558

>>3952
You forgot op works for Umbrella. I've seen his work. His fortress designs have been incorporated into many defense structures all over the world. I'd give a listing but its classified.


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Shambler 13/12/02(Mon)08:23 No. 4923 ID: 9ee338

>>4907

Yeah, but is that really a positive reference for the guy's skills at designing defenses? Every single one of Umbrella's defensive works have folded like a well used accordion. Just look at that mess in Opossum City...uh, I mean...

Seriously, though, I see a potentially fatal flaw with the design. The basic idea, using the detritus from a moat to build the dike for the fortress, is as old as organized warfare; an idea doesn't survive that long unless it has some REAL merit. I think that the way OP has used modern materials and construction methods for his works is very pragmatic and encouragingly competent. The problem, I think, is one of scale. The curtain-wall needs to be AT LEAST twice as tall as it is currently rendered. There is a real danger that, if the position falls under serious attack...surrounded by the usual horde of tens of thousands of walking corpses...that the zeds you kill will eventually form a ramp which the next wave can shamble up and clamber over your ramparts. That would be VERY bad; better to take longer in the construction phase (though this would of course be very risky) than to find out that your position is not sound after it is too late to do anything about it. Short version; deeper ditch, higher dike, problem solved.




The Zombie Survival Guide Vermillion Jack 13/06/07(Fri)21:19 No. 4634 ID: 0ca3a9 [Reply]
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There may or may not have been a thread about this, but I am asking anyway.

How accurate (this might be) is "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead" if it might be used in an apocalyptic setting, including those it was ment for.

I own this book, I re-read it sometimes, and I can see some of this accurately working, but I want your opinions as well.

I've also read "World War Z" (Written by the same author) and it also seems plausible.

"The Zombie Survival Guide" Thread.


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Martyn Grim 13/08/05(Mon)04:38 No. 4752 ID: 435599

>>4732
Yea spear/short sword combo would work well I think. And a .22 is...meh IDK. I hold out hope for it, I really do think it could be effective at really close ranges, but who really knows.


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FPOB!!R1ZmxlMzD4 13/08/05(Mon)13:12 No. 4754 ID: f322df

>>4752
I mean, there's instances where the angle of the bullet entry led to a headshot being non-lethal, but with zombies, their bones would be weaker from lack of calcium which would be evident in anywhere from a week to a month after the initial outbreak (I'm guessing).

I figure .22lr would be a good siege defense weapon, since you could have thousands and thousands of rounds easily stockpiled at a cheap price. But my main reason for asking is that we all know firearms are damn loud, but a suppressed .22 is on the noise level of a air gun from what I've seen. Would be easy to scrounge for supplies and take out small groups of zombies in your way without attracting a horde. .22 rifles tend to be lighter and more compact (Ruger 10/22 takedown) as well and you could carry hundreds of rounds on your person.

Since you could carry so much ammo, you could loose off several rounds into a head without worrying about running out of ammo (.22lr can be found just about anywhere as well).


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Zeke Shambler 13/11/30(Sat)04:43 No. 4917 ID: cef44f

Max Brooks wrote that book for the average civilian. That means a person who never did outdoors shit, someone who doesnt know shit about firearms and is new to a world where u have to fend for their selves. The history part is BS of course, its for entertainment purposes. Think about, the weapons most people want to use is military weaponry. I would use a M-14. Its 7.62x51 mm or .308 Winchester, ammo is easy to come by and u can put a bayonet on it. Use sum common sense people.




Shambler 12/04/26(Thu)07:18 No. 3041 ID: fbb43d [Reply]
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every time i go to work i look at my coworkers and think, crap this is gonna be my zombie survival crew. a huge fat guy who might be a useful distraction for the zombies, a young Bolivian man who plays soccer should be able to outrun me but i trust him, a young Peruvian woman who will probably become histerical and be useless and maybe even a burden if other members of the group insist on saving her, an older (maybe in her 40s) woman who may very well be the 2 toughest in our group being an ex trucker. me a slightly out of shape martial artist and gun nerd and im also probably the a little too logical anti hero though i mean well, and our boss an ex military drill seargent ex football coach ex you name it hes done it who probably will be the most useful. don't get me wrong though i actually like all of them. anyway it would either be that or id be locked in my apartment with my girlfriend. anyway tell me who you would most likely be with when the zombies hit the fan.


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Shambler 13/10/23(Wed)19:46 No. 4860 ID: 5d5bc0

>>4857

There are two possible explanations for this phenomenon.

1) The artist is just completely ignorant of the basic rules of firearm safety.

2) Average people really ARE this lethally stupid.

The thing that scares me is that I know the answer to this question. Somewhere in the wilds of Alaska is looking better and better; I'll take my chances with hypothermia and the bears! In the event of any type of crisis where the Gov. isn't going to be there to hold their hands and wipe their tushies, the people of this country are simply too stupid to live, and I don't want them dragging me down to Hell with them.


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Shambler 13/11/11(Mon)22:18 No. 4885 ID: ca12bb

the entire premise of the game is that reality has gone out the window and it's time to own stuff

and it's kind of evident since all the "campaign" title shots are of movie style posters

and the AI thing is called "the director"


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Shambler 13/11/18(Mon)13:54 No. 4894 ID: a6feda

Shit. I'm still nomadic, but I'm trying to figure out where to settle down for a while.
One positive is that I'm on an island right now. A pretty damn big island, but that still means smaller hordes.

My dog is my only constant companion. We do work well together finding food, and she keeps guard when we stop to camp (I'm not much of a sleeper either so I wouldn't mind keeping guard for a while if we were out on the road).
She is still young though, and it's possible she would get us killed.
When practicing stealth at night(i.e. running to bushes/treeline when cars come), she thinks I'm playing some fucking game and might start running around, drawing attention.
But then, without her, if I was alone, I might lose my mind.




Shambler 13/10/04(Fri)16:37 No. 4824 ID: 5d5bc0 [Reply]
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I finally got an opportunity to watch WWZ last night, and, yes, I was disappointed. Anybody else feel that the movie was a wasted opportunity to tell a great story, bore remarkably little resemblance to the superb novel, and spent far, FAR too much time delving into the angst and showcasing the nobility of Brad Pitt's boringly conventional, formulaic character?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:29 No. 4830 ID: 4f15e1
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Shambler 13/11/03(Sun)06:50 No. 4875 ID: 687488
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>>4830
What are these weird symbols?


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World War Z Luis Gardner 13/11/08(Fri)20:56 No. 4880 ID: 1fa12e

Well, I think it was a realistic movie, bur you're right it's not a great movie. I'd rather watch 28 months movie.




Darth_Wanker 12/05/23(Wed)20:56 No. 3229 ID: fcdd67 [Reply]
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Which celebrity or famous figure (living or dead) would you choose as your sidekick, and why? Myself, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt because he was pretty much a living Chuck Norris joke. An experienced soldier, he and his regiment the "Rough Riders" won critical battles during the Spanish-American war which led to a U.S. victory. As commissioner of the NYPD, instead of sitting in his cushy office all day, he would go undercover and root out deceit and corruption in his police force wherever he found it, promptly dismissing and beating the ever-loving shit of any one of his officers he found accepting bribes or slacking off. Lastly, he showed crucial survival skills, fighting disease, the elements, and hostile tribes and living off the jungle for AN ENTIRE YEAR.

Interested in others thoughts and contributions. Commence.


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Shambler 13/10/03(Thu)14:24 No. 4819 ID: ca12bb

genghis won't be so alpha when I introduce him to KFC... he'll be a boomer soon enough


I've got to admit, gordon freeman makes people with glasses, a short haircut and one of those little beard thingies, while being skinny

not look bad at all, especially with the way he just starts crowbarring faces when shit hits the fan

and sometimes, he just crowbars the fan


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:38 No. 4834 ID: 4f15e1
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>>3229
Don't know dude probably bill murray. Maybe even Starscream or uncle Leonard.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)16:09 No. 4839 ID: ee3001

Jesus Christ
Turns undead, provides infinite fish, bread and wine and can cure any ailments (including infection).

/Amen




Survivalism, hygiene, and human sexuality Shambler 13/02/24(Sun)08:43 No. 4363 ID: 3c081e [Reply]
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In the event of an apocalyptic event like the ZA, It would stand to reason that the survivors are not all showering everyday.

Assuming basic hygiene standards for health need not be discussed (hookers bath?, basic decency of living?) So where are you all on what's left?

I used a picture of Fidel because of his iconic beard. Anyone who knows the story behind it will basically explain it as "they were fighting in the hills. No one had time to shave".

Long and short of it: We all know about pheromones, no need to bring that up. Water may be in short supply, or at least needed to be boiled. So I imagine shaving, or even bathing might not be the highest priority.

Would you still want to eff when we are all dirty, smelly, hairy?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:35 No. 4833 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4363
Human sex is a lie.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)08:02 No. 4836 ID: f31927

I think after a while we would because we just wouldn't care and it would become necessary for survival


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)09:42 No. 4837 ID: aff890

>We all know about pheromones, no need to bring that up.
I'm not sure what you mean by not bringing this up; are you assuming that everyone knows about it and how it's supposed to function, or that everyone knows humans can't detect pheromones and has no relevancy at all?

The vomeronasal organ responsible for detecting pheromones lose all neural connections after the embryonic stage and the organ itself normally atrophies away afterwards; so not only can humans not interpret pheromone signals, most can't even begin to detect them.

That being said, humans are one of the rare species that mate for pleasure. In a world where most forms of entertainment are unavailable or too dangerous to engage in, sex would pretty much be the only source of "fun" in town.




Shambler 13/03/31(Sun)21:30 No. 4491 ID: 1c9f3d [Reply]
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/zom/, I'm a military vet, and I know a thing or two about first aid in the field, but what was never clear to me is how to control severe arterial bleeding in the neck. In almost all cases of severe bleeding you would just apply a shitload of pressure to the wound and pinch off the artery at a higher point, but replicating this in the neck will shut the brain's blood supply down and will kill your patient. The best thing I can think to do is to clean the wound as best you can and suture it on the spot, but with uncontrolled bleeding this presents additional complications, not the least of which would be the swelling causing the sutures to pull free, potentially making the wound worse.

Anyone have any knowledge or experience with this?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:33 No. 4831 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4495
You're making stuff up, bro.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:34 No. 4832 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4605


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)01:19 No. 4835 ID: 591639
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I feel like perhaps too much attention has been given to the GIF I posted, and perhaps not enough on the question itself...




Shambler 13/09/30(Mon)17:55 No. 4812 ID: cb9fa8 [Reply]
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When does our hobby become survivalist paranoia?

I'm talking to the preppers here, rather than the horror fans.

>http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20743663?q=subject%3A%22Arafura+Sea+--+Navigation.%22&c=book

I just caught myself looking at sailing directions should I have to escape my continent.

Now I think that's a sign of a problem.

Anyhow, Mr. Abbots gonna use drones on that border anyhow.


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Shambler 13/10/04(Fri)05:48 No. 4820 ID: 5d5bc0

You can look at it in one of two ways.

A: A person becomes a paranoid survivalist because he is clinically...well, paranoid. He is mentally ill, a psycho, a whack-job, a nut-case, and if self-medicating his broken psyche by purchasing MREs by the pallet gets him through the day, then good for him.

B: He becomes a paranoid survivalist because it is FUN! We're talking fun toys, here; the weapons, the radios, GPS, camping and hiking gear, and all the other shit associated with survivalism, is fun to play with. It is an expensive hobby, sure, but not as expensive as some. Also, if the zombies ever DO beat down your door, then your $100K collection of Renaissance paintings isn't going to be nearly as useful as my old AK47.




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