Event Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Falcon Center Gym 1
No Fee


What is Humans vs. Zombies?: Humans vs. Zombies (also called HvZ/HvZT for short) is a live-action game predominately played at college campuses where players begin as Humans and try to survive in a story where Zombies have begun to rise from the dead. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using any item that is approved by a moderator and thereby deemed safe and appropriate, but the most common equipment includes balled up socks and/or marshmallows. With these items, the goal is to hit a Zombie player with a thrown or launched item, thus stunning the Zombie player; Zombies are unarmed and must tag the Humans to gain a kill.
Rules for Humans vs. Zombies:

  • Only FSU and Pierpont students can participate.
  • Registration will take place immediately prior to the start of the event.
  • You will be asked to sign both a liability waiver and safety contact. This is for everyone’s safety.
  • All zombies will be identified by a bandana or scarf tied around their upper arm.
  • There will be 3-4 original zombies. Humans are turned by being tagged by the zombies. When a Human is turned, both they and the zombie that turned them need to return to the registration table so that the turn can be logged.
  •  Humans need to have clean, rolled-up pairs of socks. Please bring your own. When hit with socks or marshmallows, zombies will be out of the game for a minute.
  • Throughout the event, there will be missions. Completion will help your group, so they’re pretty important. Also, they keep things moving.
  • There will be safe zones pointed out so that people can take short breaks from gameplay. There will be a limitation of 5 minutes for safe zones. After that time, the player must wait at least another 15 before leaving gameplay again. When leaving and returning the game, please check in at the registration table.
  • Gameplay will be restricted to Gym 1.

Actions That Will Lead to Disqualification:

  • Targeting non-players
  •  Injuring other players intentionally
  • Neglecting to recognize the safe zones
  • There will be a Winner for FSU Zombie and Human and a Winner for Pierpont Zombie and Human.

A Message from humansvszombies.org: Don’t be a jerk. Everyone plays Humans vs. Zombies to have fun, and the rules of HvZ only exist because we agree they do. That’s why the most important rule of Humans vs. Zombies is to treat your fellow players with respect, and gracefully accept when you have been tagged or stunned.

Laurie Johnston


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