Chronicles of Zombie Town
With a treaty in place with the U.S government not to hunt humans, the zombies of Zombie Town have recently discovered they can sustain themselves by eating pumpkins. However, pumpkins aren't quite satisfying their appetite for living human flesh. Suppressing their cravings has led to increasing irritability among the zombie population. With frustrations escalating in Zombie Town, Ashes knows that s/he has to pump up the morale of the citizens. Leery of an impending civil unrest, s/he has scheduled the Undead Festival which will be a massive town-wide celebration with delicious pumpkin-inspired food, rockin’ music and fun zombie games. As a zombie, it is mandatory you attend. This is where your story begins…
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ASHES THE EMPEROR
Emperor OF Zombie Town
Ashes leads the newly-formed Zombie Town as the brave and hardnosed dictator. Ashes self-appointed the title of Emperor during the takeover. It is apparent that Ashes has some deep-rooted ego issues.
Ashes was a former Hollywood movie star before becoming infected with the H5N1 Zombie Virus. Ashes will get what is requested or throw an angry tirade. Double-crossing Ashes is unwise.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Regal yet tattered clothing. Zombie makeup: scars/skeleton showing and heavy white / black makeup on the face. Optional to have a scepter and an emperor’s robe / crown.
Zombie Town Chief of Police
Coppa is Ashes the Emperor’s right-hand zombie. As the police chief, it’s Coppa’s responsibility to make sure the town runs smoothly and that the zombie citizens conduct themselves in a fair manner. Coppa has had a difficult time recently with the growing frustrations with the cravings for living human flesh. Not a crowd favorite, Coppa has wretched manners and is outright rude.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig with a police hat and toy gun /baton as optional props.
Zombie Town Real Estate Agent
Keejack assumed the role of the official Zombie Town Real Estate Agent the day the zombies took over Sunnyville. With no conventional financial system in town, Keejack’s purpose is to solve all disagreements involving property acquisitions.
Keejack’s a nightmare to work with, as this prior defense attorney is an incessant trash-talker. Keejack is also bluntly honest. If you fear the truth, avoid this undead fiend at all costs!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to have an assortment of keys to properties around town as a prop.
Zombie Town Repair Shop Owner
The last three weeks since the zombies took over Sunnyville, Darebait hasn’t made many friends. Darebait is not pleasurable to be around, as s/he is uptight, inflexible, and impersonal.
Darebait runs the Zombie Repair Shop where zombies must go to have their body parts reattached. Darebait puts on a front as a real zombitarian but is more of a vigilante, using connections on the streets of Zombie Town to cause havoc with troublemakers.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. Optional to wear work style coveralls / overalls or a lab coat. Make ‘spare parts’ by stuffing panty hose and keep them with you as optional props.
Zombie Town Chef
Egorian is the spunky former college student from Sunnyville University who assumed the role of the town chef in Zombie Town. Egorian is a culinary genius and makes zombie-worthy dishes out of the unfortunate humans who wander into Zombie Town. Egorian continuously mocks others and is greedy and overzealous. Avoid situations where Egorian could take advantage of you.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to wear a chef’s hat/coat and carry a toy chef’s knife and spatula.
Zombie Town Comedian
Fun-Fun was a bored fifth-grade history teacher when among the living, but once Fun-Fun joined the undead, s/he pursued a lifelong dream of being a standup comic! With an intense fear of germs, keep your distance from this uber-hygienic undead. Fun-Fun is sure to keep a safe distance from you.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to bring a rubber chicken and latex gloves/ alcohol gel for your hands.
Zombie Town Bounty Hunter
A perfectionist by heart, Gogeya (for ‘gonna get ya’) is the top bounty hunter in Zombie Town. If a criminal’s on the loose or if a human enters Zombie Town, Gogeya tracks ‘em down by dawn. Gogeya is a bit arrogant and conceited and believes s/he is the most good-looking zombie in town. Gogeya regularly checks his/her appearance in reflective surfaces!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered bounty hunter style clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy bleached-blonde ‘mullet’ wig as an optional prop. Optional handheld mirror as a prop.
Zombie Town Joke Shop Owner
Don’t trust the fun-loving party animal and prankster zombie that answers to the name of Harg. On the other hand, this joke shop owner is the one to be around at a party! Harg has tricks hidden in every sleeve and surprises around every corner, so you better watch your back around this mischievous fun-provoker!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tacky, tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to bring a post it note pad and pen and any other practical jokes.
Zombie Town Prisoner
Ice, a former high school principal in Sunnyville, was imprisoned for hiding a cluster of humans in an attic after Sunnyville was taken over by the zombies. Ice is serving a prison sentence for an undetermined amount of time for being sympathetic to the living but was given a pass out of jail to attend the Undead Festival. Beware if you don’t like close-talkers, as this zombie stands uncomfortably close during chats.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. A prisoner uniform as an optional prop.
Zombie Town Street Performer
Hailing from France, Jacque Zombie hit the Hollywood big screen as a child. By fifteen, Jacque left the bustling Hollywood lifestyle for small town living in Sunnyville. Jacque Zombie is now working as a street performer in Zombie Town. Alas, don’t go to this undead for a cheering up if you’re sad or angry, as Jacque will spread a lousy mood to others like warm butter on toast.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattering clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. A fake acoustic guitar (or other street performing item) as an optional prop.
STORIE & THE ZZTV PRODUCTION CREW
Zombie Town Television Reporter
Storie is the tenacious Zombie Town investigative reporter for ZTTV. If there’s a story in Zombie Town to tell, Storie’s right on top of it. An insatiable neighborhood gossip, don’t spill the beans to Storie if you don’t want your secrets to be blasted out on every street corner of Zombie Town by the next dawn.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. A fake microphone that has a logo ZTTV on it as an optional prop.
COLONEL POW & THE ZOMBIE TOWN MILITARY
Zombie Town Military Commander
Pow has recently been deemed the Zombie Town Military Commander. With the future of Zombie Town uncertain, Ashes thought it was best to organize a military operation. Pow is full of random bursts of energy and will break into song at arbitrary times. Pow is typically seen with multiple members of the Zombie Town Military, as they are constantly undergoing field training.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Any type of military props (i.e. hats, toy guns, medals, etc.) are optional.
Zombie Town Pumpkin Patch Guard
If you chat about things with Squash, get ready to endure intricate fine points and facts. Squash will over-explain things when asked, so you have been warned. Just clear your calendar for a bit if you need to speak to this guard of the Zombie Town pumpkin patch. The patch is one of the most important resources in town.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to bring small pumpkins as optional props.
Grave is the mysterious cemetery guard at Sunnyville Memorial Cemetery. It’s rumored the H5N1 Zombie Virus can bring the dead back to life and Grave might have dabbled with revival experiments. However, the effects of resurrection are unknown, so Ashes has forbidden anyone to revive a dead person by infecting the corpse with the zombie virus. Nobody knows anything about Grave’s past, and this makes a few of the zombies uneasy.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop.
NUMB & THE DEPARTED
Zombie Town Rock Stars
The Departed is the top rock band in Zombie Town. They will be the headlining act at the Undead Festival. Numb fronts the band with high energy and talented vocal skills. Numb is also a romantic poet who performs at the Undead Poets Lounge. Armed with perfect manners and an adoring personality, this is one sincere and lovable zombie.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to have fake microphone and fake instruments for the band members playing with Numb.
Zombie Town Scientist
Professor Kapsid, a former professor at Sunnyville University, is an arrogant exaggerator. This professor might win you over with Australian charm, but don’t be fooled – this scientist cares about one thing and one thing only…Professor Kapsid. Let this crazy doc have the final say, or you might not like the outcome.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Mad Scientist costume – crazy wig, glasses, lab coat, zombie makeup. Beakers, test tubes as optional props.
ARG & THE PUMPKIN PATCH FARMERS
Zombie Town pumpkin patch Farmer
Arg is the passionless pumpkin patch farmer and when Arg speaks - the words are callous and lack a shred of emotion. S/he’s never laughed at a joke or so much as cracked a smile at a song. Obviously this fiend doesn’t get along too fabulously with other zombies!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing (i.e. overalls). Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to have mini pumpkins and a fake shovel/rake with you as props.
BUGSY & THE CORPSICANA CASINO STAFF
Zombie Town casino manager
Bugsy is the frugal and over-inquisitive manager of the Corpsicana Casino of Zombie Town. Known to be a genius, this wicked zombie will keep you entertained with her/his over-the-top sense of humor and snort-filled laughter.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Bugsy – an old, tattered suit. The additional employees should wear tattered casino dealer’s outfits. Zombie makeup. Optional to have casino chips, dice and /or cards as optional props.
COTOUR & THE GAUZE SHED STAFF
Zombie Town CLOTHING DESIGNER
Cotour designs all of the fashionable zombie attire in the zombie fashion store, The Gauze Shed. Cotour is quite the untrustworthy gossip and spouts his/her unverified rumors around town with an irritating, whiny high-pitched voice. Cotour tries to predict the future for his/her clients and as far as his/her predictions being correct…only the future will tell.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered clothing with fashionable gauze accessories (i.e. a scarf and /or head band made out of gauze). Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop.
HYDE & FRIENDS
If you’re looking for an elusive, mysterious and unpredictable zombie - you might run into Hyde. Interesting enough, this unemployed zombie lives in the forest behind the cemetery with his/her unemployed friends. They’re known for randomly doing impersonations of the animals in the forest! Hyde is the weakest zombie in town but devious is his/her middle name!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Extremely tattered clothing with leaves, branches as optional props (you live in the forest). Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop.
JACE MYERS & FELLOW SERIAL KILLERS
The over-emotional Jace Myers lives in the shadows of Zombie Town with his/her fellow serial killers. Jace had big dreams of becoming an American Pop Idol before catching the H5N1 virus three weeks ago. Jace’s friends were set to be his/her famous backup singers and dancers but also contracted the undeadly virus. But now Jace is a zombie without a purpose and is deeply envious of the living. Jace is attempting to assimilate him/herself into normal zombie life but is finding it difficult. A killer without a victim is a ticking time bomb!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Tattered but trendy pop star clothing. Zombie makeup. A messy wig as an optional prop. Optional to have a hockey mask and a fake knife/sword as props.
More back story to your Mystery Party Game:
Three weeks ago, the lively town of Sunnyville was devastated with the H5N1 Zombie Virus, a plague that turns the living into zombies. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has quarantined the town, and the federal government issued veiled threats to wipe out the zombies to prevent a pandemic nightmare. The CDC scientists rallied, created a vaccine and placed it in the water supply of the surrounding human population outside of Zombie Town, and halted the epidemic. Nobody outside of a few government officials ever knew the difference.
The citizens of the newly-established Zombie Town aren't like the undead portrayed in the movies. The people of the town are dead and decomposing but remain the same upstanding citizens as they were before. However, the H5N1 virus has plagued them with an intense craving for living human flesh. For this reason, they cannot live among humans.
Even though the government tried to keep the epidemic a secret, word got out, and human rights activists outside of the former Sunnyville formed the Save a Zombie Alliance. Millions banded together across the world and persuaded the federal government to sign a peace treaty with the zombies.
Ashes, the self-appointed Emperor of Zombie Town, is currently negotiating the truce with the U.S. President. Ashes has agreed the zombies will not cross the border of Zombie Town. Because there are warning signs posted for miles surrounding the Zombie Town’s edge, the President decided that if a living human ends up inside of the Zombie Town border, they will be approved for a zombie's dinner table. Ashes and the President are set to sign the treaty as soon as the fine-points are worked out.
The citizens are happy to be at peace with the feds. They have discovered through rigorous testing that they could sustain themselves by eating pumpkins. Alas, the fruit curbs hunger and provides nutrients, but does not prevent the intense cravings for living human flesh. Appetite suppression has led to turmoil and discontent in the town of the undead. Ashes must pump up the morale of the citizens. Leary of impending civil unrest, the Undead Festival has been scheduled. This will be a town-wide celebration with delicious pumpkin-inspired food, rockin’ music, and fun zombie games. You are a zombie living in Zombie Town. You plan to attend the festival. This is where your story begins.