Ball State has been full of surprises recently. For example, I was riding my bike the other day, and stumbled across this:
Perhaps not a big deal, BUT it is a brand-spanking-new waterfall on campus after all. Seriously, was anyone going to tell me?
And it doesn't stop there-- oh, no! As I was making my way to the College of Architecture and Planning, I spotted Intervarsity Christian Fellowship having a FLOUR WAR in the north quad (the green space between CAP and Bracken Library). They had packed flour into pantyhose and tied it shut. As it turns out, this makes a FABULOUS projectile that leaves lovely white spots all over your victims, as can be seen below.
So, yeah. That was kind of a big deal.
Now Humans Versus Zombies has erupted on campus yet again. Ball State's Urban Gaming League (which I just learned about) has organized a campus-wide game of Humans Versus Zombies, or HvZ for short ;-). Here is what the UGL has to say about HvZ:
Humans vs. Zombies is a game of
tag. All players begin as Humans, and a small number are randomly
chosen to be the "Original Zombies." The Original Zombies tag human
players and turn them into Zombies. A Zombie must tag and "feed" on a
human every 48 hours or he starves to death and is out of the game.
If you’re a Human, survive the zombie infestation! This may require you
to make friends and complete "missions" that will be e-mailed to you.
If you’re a Zombie, strengthen the Horde, tag humans, and eat brains!
But how does one tell the difference between a human and a zombie, you ask? EASY! Just look for the neon-green bandanas!
Bandanas signify which team you’re on.
COLOR IS IMPORTANT:
- All players wear BRIGHT NEON GREEN bandanas.
- All NPCs wear BRIGHT NEON ORANGE bandanas.
- All Moderators wear WHITE bandanas
- Wear bandanas tied around their upper arms
Must wear their bandana whenever they are outside safe zones, for the duration of the game
May remove their bandanas when inside buildings, but must put them back
on before leaving safe zones
- Wear bandanas on their heads, headband-style
May decide not to wear their bandanas outside, but are out of play while the bandana is off
If a Zombie is outdoors without their bandana on, they must either:
- Wait 30 minutes after putting it back on to play again, OR
- Enter a building, put the bandana back on, and resume play.
- Wearing or not wearing a bandana does not affect a Zombie's stun status.
Fantastically elaborate, no? There's a lot more on the website. Seriously, I love college. The best part is, TONS of people participate in these things!
(The game just started late last week, so give me a few days to get some photos or video of some Ball State Zombies in action!)