DevBlog #5: This is my boomstick…

You need the right Equipment for the job they say. Well you definitely need the right Equipment to survive a Zombie Apocalypse.

Weapons, medical supplies, coffee, etc. We’ve worked on getting everything you could need (and after release we’ll add more) to survive in a world overrun by the undead.

Weapons in the base set come in two flavors: Melee and Ranged.

Melee weapons will come in handy if you get ambushed by zombies (think the scene in original Dawn of the Dead when they’re running through the department store).

Ranged weapons are best for taking zombies out before they can get to you. However, in a Zombie world there will be very few times where the Zombies won’t be right on top of you.

In the base set you’re going to really value melee weapons because there will be few opportunities where ranged weapons (particularly rifles) will be very handy unless you’re willing to use those as bludgeons and lose them in the process.

Weapons will increase your Survivors’ base Combat Rating under the right circumstances and, in the process, make them more capable of taking out a Zombie before it can hurt or infect them.

But Equipment in They’re Coming… isn’t just about weapons. There will be foods and pharmaceuticals that will aid your Survivors in combat and help heal injuries they incur.

That’s just a little taste of Equipment in the game, there’s more advanced Equipment coming after release in our tentatively planned expansion, but that’s for another time.

Stay Safe, Stay Vigilant.

Robb

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