The game will begin in 72 hours from midnight EST tonight, or midnight September 19 EST. Use this time wisely to prepare your strategy, form and break alliances, and continue your quest for garnets.
Here are the rules;
Congratulations to the 14 survivors of Episode 1. Your journey continues with the Zombie Game.
By random drawing on random.org, three of you will become zombies while the other eleven remain humans. You will know what you are, but not what other players are.
The game will last for four rounds. In each round, you will touch at least one player. If you don’t touch another player at the end of the round, you will become a zombie. The results of the touching depend on what the two players are.
Two Zombies Touch: Nothing happens.
Two Humans Touch: Both humans gain a point.
A Zombie and Human Touch: The human becomes a zombie.
A touch is carried out by the first player posting: X touches Y. The second player responds, Y touches X. Please use bold for touches. The touch will not be considered valid until the second player confirms it. Once you touch a player, you cannot touch them again for the remainder of the game. However, you can touch multiple people in the same round.
After each of the four rounds, the hosts will reveal the number of humans and the number of zombies; however, the point distribution and who is what will remain unseen.
Both zombies and humans possess a cure. If a human uses a cure before the round is over and they became a zombie that round, they will revert back to a human. It is a one-time use, and the cure will have no effect on the original zombies. To use a cure, post in the thread, USING CURE. You may give your cure away in Smogon forum PM.
If everyone turns into a zombie, the original three zombies win, each get a Token of Life and five garnets, and pick an Elimination Candidate from the infected. If there are surviving human players after four rounds, whoever has the most points is the winner and gets an additional Token of Life, while whichever human has the least points becomes the Elimination Candidate. If there is a tie for most points among the humans, the victorious humans all receive a Token of Life and choose one of the zombies to be the Elimination Candidate. Every human, no matter what, will have their points converted to garnets.