At the start

The game startsat the DeadZone Headquarters. This is where you register and get your Transmitters and other essential equipment. After a short orientation, you are free to enter the DeadZone and begin your quest either as part of the heroic ZVOC Team or the monstrous zombie horde.

All players get a DeadZone LED Transmitter to wear as a badge outside their clothing during the game. These devices interact (send/receive signals) within a 3-foot range and function differently depending on whether you are a ZVOC Team member or a zombie.

The Transmitters are yours to use only during the game and MUST be returned at the end.


In play

ZVOC TEAM — Your Transmitters have a color indicator to show your level of infection. GREEN means you are healthy, YELLOW means you have been exposed to the virus and have a limited amount of time to find a Health Recovery Center to get cured. If you are exposed again before you are healed your color indicator turns RED. This means you are infected, cannot be cured, and have become a zombie yourself.
Your Transmitters also download information from the Data Collection Sites. (There are simple instructions at the sites.) When you have checked in at all the sites, your color indicator turns WHITE, meaning your mission is a success and you've become a Healer! You will be able to cure infected ZVOC Team members or disable zombies. ZOMBIE HORDE — Your Transmitters are merciless, human-killing machines. They automatically emit a toxic ray and spread virus whenever you come within 3 feet of a ZVOC Team member. The color indicator on your Transmitters is always RED.

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Remember: Your MUST wear your Transmitter as a badge outside your clothing where it is visible and can transmit or receive signals.

If your Transmitter is blocked, it registers as a viral exposure and your color indicator will change.

At the finish

When time has run out, everyone must go the DeadZone Headquarters and return the Transmitters. They are government property, contain highly sensitive data, and are under maximum security.

ZVOC TEAM — Because the US government appreciates your patriotic efforts, all of you are duly recognized and the best data collectors of the evening receive special honors.

ZOMBIE HORDE — For all your heinous acts of wickedness, you get a just and appropriate reward. ZVOC also hopes that you find a way to clean your karma.

Which should you be?

Can't decide?  Take this test to see if you should be a HUMAN or a ZOMBIE.