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    "Zombies" continue attacks

    Brian Slayton

    Issue date: 4/17/09 Section: News
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    We have all seen students around campus with green bands on their arm or head carrying Nerf guns. But the question on all our minds is, what is going on?

    The game is called Humans vs. Zombies, sponsored by the Big Games Club, and was brought to campus by freshmen Brady Zbikowski and Mike Saylor last semester.

    "My friend Mike and I are both from the Pittsburgh area and we knew that the University of Pittsburgh plays, so we decided to start it up here," Zbikowski said. "We introduced the idea to a few people and it got good response, so planned for the registration of our first game."

    Initially there was administration concern about students carrying Nerf guns, but they eventually allowed the game. Zbikowski and Saylor encourage players to not carry Nerf guns that resemble real guns and security is informed of the week the game is played. Zbikowski and Saylor explain that there have been no complaints about Nerf gun-toting students so far.

    There are strict rules to the game. The game does not begin until after registration where three participants are chosen to be the original zombies and the remaining participants are assigned to be the humans.

    The game traditionally starts on the Monday after registration and the game is played between class, during meals, and at night. "Zombies" can be identified as players with green bands around their head. The zombies' objective is to turn the humans, who sport green bands around their arms, into zombies by tagging them.

    "It is imperative that the zombie eats, or tags, humans because, if they do not feed within two days, they are disqualified from the game," explained Zbikowski. Feeding is monitored online. When a zombie tags a human, they take their issue ID card and record the feeding on the HvZ website.

    The humans' objective is to use their Nerf gun to shoot Zombies or temporarily paralyze zombies by stealing a knotted sock from them. Once paralyzed, zombies cannot tag a human for 15 minutes.
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