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Seasonal New Babbage Influenza (Zombie Plague) Inoculations


I am toying with the idea of setting up inoculations against the zombie plague.

The question becomes, is there any interest in using this as a vector for people who want to role play a zombie infection, (as well as giving an in world excuse to those who wish to opt out)?

Alternatively, I was thinking of just having an inoculation party with no greater infection story arc necessary.


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  1. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery September 17, 2012

    Good Doctor,  as I loathe zombies I am highly likely to take advantage of your inoculation.  I also like parties.  This plan therefore pleases me.  Do you, by chance, also offer inoculations for the purposes of overseas travel?

  2. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 17, 2012

    I tend to have an immunity due to my own medical treatments, though I’m willing to aid in any innoculations with others 


    ((and hope to not miss out on Zombie Week this year for once))

    • Dr. Cyberusfaustus Dr. Cyberusfaustus September 20, 2012

      Mr. Footman, I was led to believe that between you and Mr. Mornington it might be your turn to run the Zombie ball… is this the case? Please contact me should you wish to coordinate activities. It looks like the innoculations will occur.


      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk September 20, 2012

        innoculations would be a very good idea.

      • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 20, 2012

        wait, zombie ball?  I know I missed a few zombie weeks with my RL octobers being packed and all, but not so clear  when they became balls, or how to run a ball even.  usually when i even go to one, I’m the one lurking in the corner

  3. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg September 17, 2012

    I suspect that the best preventative measure against zombie infestation would be to lock up Victor for the entire month of October.


    • Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse September 18, 2012

      Oh! Oh!

      *raises hand most emphatically*

      Can I manage the Brunel in his absence?

  4. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 17, 2012

    sure, that will keep you from another zombie outbreak…

    *thinks I need to set up a lab again in the city*

  5. June Forsythe June Forsythe September 19, 2012

    Being a zombie would be terrable for my complexion – however; stranger things have happened.

    I am in support of any zombie related behavior/activities.

  6. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington September 20, 2012

    Junie….only if im locked up with Emerson, with a set of bars separating us and i have a crate of Chivas on my side….

  7. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger September 20, 2012

    So once we can have a zombie outbreak that isn’t Victor’s
    Elleon’s fault? That just doesn’t seem right…

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk September 20, 2012

      mornington, you sure that wine cellar is below the frost line? you should dig deeper.

      • Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington September 20, 2012

        If i dig down any deeper i’ll end up in the same predicament that the gangplank is in, big gaping hole into a cavernous abyss….i’d rather keep whatever is down there….still down there.

        Plus…if anything does come up from down there…we can blame emerson AND junie since they have not had the foresight to block that big gaping hole in their cellar with a few tonnes of concrete.

        • Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse September 21, 2012

          *starts to shuffle nervously and stays uncharacteristically quiet for once.*

        • Delta Sweetwater Delta Sweetwater September 28, 2012

          Well sounds like you need an armed expiditon to take care of whatever is down there.

    • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 20, 2012

      well, there was the first outbreak

  8. Dr. Cyberusfaustus Dr. Cyberusfaustus September 27, 2012

    Good citizens of New Babbage, the innoculations will go forward. My experiments have produced a vaccine proven to be 90% effective. I consider this quite good given the strain I have been working with. The vaccine should be fully ready shortly.

    In preparation, I have produced a short public health film instructing the citizenry on proper hygeine and behavior to avoid infection. It turns out this has turned out to be a slightly greater enterprise than I expected. I am therefore soliciting advertisements to include in the film from proprietors of:

    public houses

    distilleries, wineries, or breweries,


    medical professionals

    Please contact me as soon as possible.


    Dr. Cyberusfaustus.

    ((OOC: the sound track is long and I have a little space at the end to include your adverts))

    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin September 28, 2012

      errrrrrr……… what happens to the other 10% of people?

      • Dr. Cyberusfaustus Dr. Cyberusfaustus September 28, 2012

        Details! details my dear Tepic! I am sure by the time the serum is ready it will be all worked out. Just think of a New Babbage where we no longer have to fear catching the zombie infection after a night in the Gut? Think of what it could do for the poor, the sick, the urchins! Think of the dead, who just want to rest in the graveyard… no longer will the undead be troubled by the nervous condition which drives them to dig out of their graves, spoiling their burial shrouds, only to cause fear and unhappiness for the living they have left behind! Think of what it could do for the social calandar… becoming a zombie is terrible for one’s social prospects.

        Now run along and come back when the serum is finished…

        Oh, and just leave the munitions crates by my safety vault alone… I am certain there will be no need for them…


        • The Undertaker The Undertaker September 28, 2012

          *contemplates this unwanted interference with his busiest time of year*

  9. Delta Sweetwater Delta Sweetwater September 28, 2012

    So, once the undead are risen, is it save to assume that you people require weapons for defense against the Gouhls? I say that they can eaisly be taken out by a bullet into head. I would recommend everyone to get a cheap, easy to use firearm for protection.

  10. Maddox Sinclaire Maddox Sinclaire October 2, 2012

    Since I will more than likely be in Mondrago, I won’t take the chance of going back to Babbage unless I’m absolutely sure that this upcoming outbreak will be dealt with. I will have a child to look after, after all.

  11. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery October 5, 2012

    I am so grateful for our smooth-running trams.  Without them it would have been hazardous making my way home after the vaccination.  We are quite sure that it will work, aren’t we?

  12. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer October 5, 2012

    Sadly, the good doctor and I seem to keep opposite hours, as I have not been able to catch him for my innoculation.

    Happily, a dear friend has kept a small supply of the old Dayafter Serum, and managed to take care of the situation tonight.  (ie, she shot me in the butt!  Twice!) so that should settle the matter.  My hygiene is, of course, impeccable, in fact since my innoculation I feel an even greater urge to wash and primp and preen. And I feel so much stronger, more so than I’ve felt since back when I very first moved into Babbag—— oh, dear.

    *hushes up, takes stock of the situation* 


    • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood October 11, 2012

      Gah. His name would have to be Philip. Now I’m having third thoughts about that inoculation…

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