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Traits


NameEffectsHero BonusDescription
A Little Forgetful Breaks the Tension Sometimes I walk into a room, and I forget what I was ... what were we talking about?
A Little Sadistic None Sometimes you have to make an example of someone. You know, to send a message
Abrasions None I feel like something took half my skin off
Absent-Minded None I swear I'd lose my head if it wasn't screwed on
Accountant None I've got a lot of experience sizing up problems and making the math work out
Action Choreographer Affects Skills - Fighting
None I blocked out action sequences for a couple of local TV productions.
Action Movie Extra Affects Skills - Shooting
Notices Things We all got weapons training before filming began. But I think the whole point was to miss.
Action Videographer Affects Skills - Unknown
Good Entertainment My friends and I staged fake battles with air guns, and put the whole thing up on the Internet.
Active Duty Military Affects Skills - Shooting?
None I was on deployment when they pulled me back stateside to fight the outbreak.
Admin Assistant None My job was to have everything my boss needed, when she needed it
Adrenaline Junkie Taking Risks I go out, I risk my life, and once I get safe inside, all I want to do is go out again.
Advertiser Affects Skills - Unknown
Friendly Outreach I worked in advertising. It was exactly the way it looked on TV. I promise.
Aeronautics Engineer None I was pretty specialized, but engineering is engineering
Afraid of Everything Annoys irritable community members
Sufficient Caution Spiders, heights, clowns. Name it.
Afraid of Rats None Don't even joke about there being rats here. I think it's the tails; I cant even look at them.
Agriculture Professor None I was tenured at an agricultural school in the South. So yes, I know how to plant a garden
Air Marshal None Never assume you're the only one with a gun
Air Traffic Control None You've got to know where everybody is, and catch any hiccups before they turn into disasters
Air Traffic Controller Affects Skills - Wits
None You've got to know where everybody is, and catch any hiccups before they turn into disasters.
Aircraft Mechanic Affects Skills - Mechanics
100% Mechanics Experience Rate
None The stuff I worked on was different from what you'll find around here, but I'm picking it up
All Out of Fucks None I have none left to give
Always Cold -20 Max Stamina
Siestas t's really hard to get comfortable, now that I can't surround myself with space heaters.
Always Kept Moving Affects Skills - Cardio
Setting the Pace After the outbreak, I never sat still. Kept on the road, running from one disaster to the next.
Always Packed a Lunch Affects Skills - Cooking
None The lunches I brought got more elaborate, until I was serving myself a three-course meal
Always Paid for Dinner None I'm not just showing off my money. When you're with me, you're my responsibility
Always Ready to Move Affects Skills - Cardio/Backpacking
None I keep my stuff packed and my boots on at all times, just in case
Always Vigilant Affects Skills - Unknown
None You can't let anything get by you; not anymore. I'm always watching for the next disaster
Always Wanted to Camp Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Outdoor Living I used to dream about sleeping under the stars. Used to.
Amateur Acrobat Affects Skills - Cardio
None Have you seen me do a backflip off a rooftop? It's pretty sick
Amateur Boxer None I realized early on that I wasn't going to make a career of it. But I couldn't stop
Amateur Comic Affects Skills - Comedy?
Breaks the Tension I was the headliner at open mic night every single week
Amateur Hypnotist None I used to hypnotize my friends to embarrass them at parties. Still not sure if it really worked
Amateur Painter Affects Skills - Cardio
Exceptional Taste It helps me relax after a long, hard day of not-painting.
Amateur Pilot Affects Skills - Comedy?
None I guess I'll never achieve that dream of being asked to land a 747 during a crisis.
Ammo Hoarder Morale bonus from Upgraded Storage
Ready Access Mags You think I bought this ammo after the outbreak? This shit is from the last election day
Ammo Hobbyist None I got really into making my own custom ammo loads, then shooting them at unusual targets
Anarchist Easily Frustrated
Annoys irritable community members
Irritable towards other people
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I want nothing to do with your new "government"... I had enough of the old one already
Angler Affects Skills - Fishing
-3 Morale
Outdoor Living I'm pretty good at catching food, if we can find a body of water that isn't full of corpses.
Angsty Easily Frustrated
-3 Morale
Journal Writing How can you stand to live in a world like this?
Animal Control None Anything a zombie can do, a bear can do. But bigger and scarier.
Animal Lover Outdoor Living I've had more friends with four legs than with two.
Antiques Buyer None You want to make a killing in antiques, you've got to have a good eye and a sharp memory
Anxious All the Time -5 Morale
Target of Sympathy I have these persistant worries that I can't shake. People tell me to let it go, but how?
Apprentice Plumber None I know all the basics, and I can figure out the rest when something goes wrong
Architect None I didn't build the houses myself, but I had to know how they fit together
Army Grunt None Don't call me sir. I worked for a living
Army Veteran Affects Skills - Unknown
None We're all soldiers now, whether we enlisted or not
Arthritis Affects Skills - Unknown
-75% Cardio Experience Rate
Target of Sympathy It seems like the slightest physical effort leaves me practically immobile for a couple of days
Ascetic -50% Food consumed per day
Responsibility Conscious self-denial is the key to inner peace. It also makes starving more tolerable
Aspiring Vigilante None I used to shoot cans in the yard, pretending I was taking down bad guys
Assembly-Line Worker Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
Reads Instructions I was lucky to have one of the few manufacturing jobs left ... before we lost them all.
Assistant Principal Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
Silence Policy My job was to work with the actual kids, while the principle sat behind his shiny nameplate.
Asthma None I can't overdo it, or my own lungs turn against me
Astronomer Affects Skills - Unknown
None We should have started work on a space colony decades ago. It may already be too late.
Astronomy Professor Affects Skills - Unknown
None I'm really just in it for the telescopes. I have three of my own at home.
At Home In a Bar Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
Affects Skills - Unknown
Social Chameleon It's not really about the booze. It's just the only place I feel truly comfortable
At Home in a Bar None It's not really about the booze. It's just the only place I feel truly comfortable
Attended Trade School [Craftmanship] Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Stacking System So glad I went into construction, instead of getting that theater degree my dad wanted ...
Attended Trade School [Mechanics] Affects Skills - Mechanics
Morale bonus from Auto Shop
Reads Instructions So glad I went into auto repair, instead of getting that degree my mom was pushing at me ...
Attended Trade School [Utilities] Affects Skills - Utilities
Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Effective Sealants Glad I got into utility work, instead of that liberal arts college my grandparents were into ...
Attending Physician None When you're responsible for the residents' mistakes, you learn a lot about stress. And yelling
Audiophile None After a while, I stopped replacing the windows that my speakers blew out
Auditor Affects Skills - Wits?
Notices Things Nothing gets by me
Authoritarian None When lives are on the line, there's no time for debate
Auto Body Technician None I'm not really a pro at fixing engines, but I can bang out all your dents
Auto Detailer Affects Skills - Unknown
Morale bonus from Auto Shop
Cleaning Chart Sometimes, I just don't tell people what I used to do. The messes they want me to clean up ...
Automated Systems Tech Affects Skills - Mechanics?
None A modern factory will build an enormous machine and hire one person to keep it running.
Automechanic None I had my own shop before the outbreak. What I wouldn't give to get those tools back
Automotive Technician None I worked at an auto dealer, doing scheduled maintenance and minor repairs
Autopsy Technician None I'm used to cutting bodies open. I'm just not used to anything moving around in there
AV Technician None I was the only one in the building who knew how to use the projector in the conference room
Avid Game Player None If it's got rules, I'll give it a try
Avid Hunter None Every year, I bagged the limit before most people were done loading the beer into their cars
Avionics Technician None I did diagnostics and troubleshooting for major airline control systems
Awful Fashion Sense -3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Mending Orange is the perfect color. It goes with everything.
Backpacker Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I once spent six months backpacking across Europe. There weren't even any zombies chasing me
Backwoods Upbringing Affects Skills - Shooting
Pest Control Where I grew up, guns weren't political. They were pest control.
Bad Back -15 Max Carry Capacity
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmary
Medical Inventory Just about anything can throw my back out, and then I'm useless for days
Bad Carpenter -66% Craftsmenship Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship?
None I rebuilt my entire basement on my own. I don't understand why the next owners gutted it ..
Bad Shot None Some people just can't shoot, and I'm one of them. I do everything right, and I just miss
Bad Shoulder None I did something bad to my shoulder once while climbing away from a horde of zombies
Baggage Handler None "Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking, because modern bombs don't tick.
Bagpiper 10 Max Stamina
-5 Morale
Affects Skills - Cardio
Breathing Exercise People really only let me get my instrument out for funerals.
Baker None I time my work to fill the base with the smell of baking bread when everyone is home
Ballet Dancer None If you want high leaps, steady balance, and a good grip, then you want to learn ballet
Ballroom Dancer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Music
None I love to dance, but there aren't a lot of great partners left anymore
Band Geek None I could march all day carrying a sousaphone, and you wouldn't hear me complain
Barber Affects Skills - Cardio
Sharpening Regimen I know my way around a sharp blade
Barista Affects Skills - Making Coffee
Siphoning System I like to make art with espresso foam. It's ephemeral, like life
Bartender None I definitely know my way around a kitchen, though most of my skills are alcohol-related
BASE Jumper Taking Risks You'd be surprised what a person can survive
Baseball Fan Affects Skills - Unknown
Intramural Sports The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd...There's no way to even fake it now.
Basement Dweller -33% Standing Rewards
Morale bonus from Luxury Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Sports Trivia
Gives People Space I lived in my parents' basement for years. Not much of a social life. But I survived
Basket Weaver Affects Skills - Sewing
Mending Don't laugh. Underwater Basket Weaving was worth an elective credit
Basketball Fan Morale bonus from Facilities with Projector
Affects Skills - Sewing
Intramural Sports Honestly, it’s the sounds of the game that I miss, more than even the game itself.
BBQ Master Affects Skills - Cooking
Words of Comfort You can make the egg salad, but nobody touches the grill but me.
Bead Crafter Affects Skills - Craftsmenship?
Pack Maintenance I sold my beadwork out of a little online store I ran myself.
Beatboxer 5 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Music
None We need to get an a capella group going. I'll lay down some beats, and the rest of you sing
Beautician Affects Skills - Music
None I'm good at making people look good
Beekeeper 30 Max Health
Affects Skills - Hairdressing
None Of course I've been stung. Got to a point where pain wasn't really an issue anymore.
Beer Lover Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
None I’m not picky. I just love beer.
Behavior Analyst None I became a BCBA because I saw what my brother went through with his autism
Believes in People None Hey, don't listen to those doubts, all right? I know you can handle this
Believes In People None Hey, don't listen to those doubts, all right? I know you can handle this
Belligerent None You talking to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to
Biathlete None I mastered the ancient art of shooting things while on skis
Bike Courier Affects Skills - Cardio
None Load me up with anything, and I'll get it there on time
Biochemist None My work was mostly academic, but a lot of my colleagues ended up in the pharmaceutical industry
Biotech Scientist None We were on the cutting edge of gene-splicing tech. If we'd known this was coming ..
Bird Watcher Affects Skills - Cardio
None You should see what I can do with a pair of binoculars. (Watch birds. That's what.)
Birdwatcher None You should see what I can do with a pair of binoculars. (Watch birds. That's what.
Blacksmith None I swung a hammer at one of those colonial-reenactment places
Blade Collector Affects Skills - Fighting
None My bedroom wall was covered with swords. i could only take five or six of my favorites.
Bleak Outlook -7 Morale
Affects Skills - Fighting
None This is more than just being sad. Everybody gets sad. This is ... something much worse.
Blew Stuff Up None Yeah, I was one of those kids. I'm kind of proud that I've still got all my fingers
Blogger Affects Skills - Wits
None I used to spend my spare time writing about my life, and responding to current events.
Blood Plague Survivor 100 Infection Resistance
Affects Skills - Wits
None I've come back from blood plague three times now. I think I'm building up an immunity
BMX Competitor None I was this close to landing a sponsorship when things went south
Bodyguard None I worked for someone in Hollywood. I won't say who ... discretion is a big part of the job
Bold Driver None You can't really know a car until the gas pedal hits the floor.
Booze Nerd None I'll spend an entire weekend coming up with the perfect cocktail for an occasion
Botanist None I said botany, not lobotomy. I can see why that might confuse you
Both Knees Replaced None I'm basically a cyborg
Bouncer None Some loser at the club always thought it would be clever to bring in a knife
Bounty Hunter Affects Skills - Shooting
None The jobs aren't as wild as they look on TV, but you do need to know how to defend yourself
Boxing Coach None I've never been a contender myself, but I know how to make them
Braggart -3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
50% Standing Rewards
None Not everyone loves being around someone as confident as I am, but they definitely know I’m here.
Brave None We all die eventually. You've just got to accept that, and do what needs to be done
Breaking Champion None I spent years toughening up my fists and feet until I could punch through cinderblocks
Brittle None It doesn't take much to push me over the edge. I've just had enough of this shit, you know
Broad Shouldered 15 Max Carry Capacity
None You can carry a lot on a good set of shoulders.
Bronto Gas Attendant None The distinction is in the extinction
Bronto Gas Cashier Affects Skills - Unknown
None I spent a lot of my time just standing there, staring at cars I'd never own
Bruising None It doesn't look like much, but it's hard to fight through the pain
Brush Clearer Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Gardening?
None While other kids were off on spring break, I was hacking at the brush on my grandfather’s land.
Building a Gyrocopter None I should show you all the plans I've drawn up. It'll be amazing, you'll see
Building Super Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship?
None I managed the day-to-day at a downtown apartment building. That boiler was my nemesis.
Built a Treehouse None It took three years to get it done, but it was basically a tiny clone of our actual house
Built Barricades Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None We used to go nuts with our barricades ... but you know what? The zombies always got through.
Built Battle Robots None I joined a bunch of engineering buddies to build fighting robots for one of those competitions
Built My Own PC None I followed a tutorial online, but it works a solid ninety-five percent of the time
Built the Worst Deck -33% Craftsmenship Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None I built a deck behind my house once. We couldn't sell it until a professional replaced it.
Burglar None I know all about getting into houses and finding what I need, without anyone being the wiser
Burly None I've never been someone folks wanted to mess with
Burned House Down -66% Chemistry Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Chemistry
None I used to love experimenting with chemicals in my basement. Why would I need training
Burned It All Down None The infestation got so bad back home that we decided to just burn the whole place to the ground
Bus Driver Affects Skills - Driver?
None One of my passengers died when I crashed the bus. They got up, and it was over from there
Busybody Annoys irritable community members
None I'm not looking for gossip, I just really care about what's going on in your life.
Butcher None I know a thing or two about cutting apart dead things
Cab Driver None I was in the middle of a fare downtown when the outbreak hit. We stayed together for months
Cabinetmaker Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship?
None Real intricate woodwork takes years of practice, and a lot of scrapped projects
Cable Installer None I know how to fix a lot more problems than the company technically allows me to fix
Cafeteria Manager None My job was to plan out meals that satisfied a ton of handed-down nutritional requirements
Cake Decorator Affects Skills - Cooking
None I actually made a cake look like a head with a bullet hole once. Doesn’t seem as hilarious now.
Camp Counselor Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Wits
None I was actually teaching a wilderness survival class when the outbreak hit.
Camp Counselor 2 Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Wits
None
Camp Physician Affects Skills - Medicine
None I'm not a part of the military, but when the refugee camps needed doctors, I volunteered
Campaign Manager Affects Skills - Political Science
None I'm not the one standing at the podium. I'm the person in the back, reminding them what to say
Campfire Cook Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Cooking
None I make the best foil dinners. You'd be amazed what I can do in there
Can Sleep Anywhere -1 Beds used
None I don't need a bed. I can catch a bit of shuteye anywhere I need to.
Can Take a Punch -50% Injury Severity
None My brothers and I used to practice hitting each other without flinching
Can't Sleep Alone -3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
-1 Beds used
None I’ve had trouble sleeping alone since my last group got attacked in the middle of the night.
Cancer Survivor 4 Morale
None I beat cancer; we can beat this.
Candlestick Maker None Now all we need is a butcher and a baker ..
Canvasser Affects Skills - Political Science
None I know just enough about politics to get into an argument with you on your doorstep
Car Games None My family used to take huge road trips and play games in the car. I got really good at "I Spy"
Car Hobbyist None I even tricked out my buddy's hearse
Car Thief None You've got to really know your way around a car if you want to get in and out fast
Caravan Driver Affects Skills - Driving
None My last group kept it mobile, driving from one place to the next in an old RV.
Caravan Mechanic Affects Skills - Mechanics
None Moving supplies across the frontier meant somebody had to learn how to keep the engines turning.
Career Coach None I helped people with long-term unemployment figure out how to get their careers moving again
Caring 3 Morale
None When someone matters to me, they really know it.
Carny None The carnival was overrun immediately, and everybody scattered. I don't fit in anywhere now
Carpenter None I know how to swing a hammer
Carries Hand Sanitizer 50 Infection Resistance
None There is so much hand sanitizer left lying around stores. Is nobody washing their hands anymore?
Cartographer None I got to place a trap street in the map of my hometown
Case Modder None I built this one rig with twisting ducts, ribbing, and dry ice fog seeping out of the vents
Cashier Affects Skills - Wit
None If you need someone to stand there and count things, I'm here for you.
Cat Burglar None People have this weird habit of leaving their second-story windows open all night
Cat Lover None I love cats. I love every kind of cat. I just want to hug all of them, but I can't
Cat Person None If people were more like cats, there would be a lot more of us left
Cautious Affects Skills - Unknown
None Take things slow, and you'll end up making better decisions.
CEO 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Business?
None I was promoted to CEO when my boss retired to the country. I'll bet that guy is doing just fine
CFO 25% Standing Rewards
Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Business
None The CEO got the big bonuses, but I was the one who kept it running behind the scenes
Chainsaw Sculptor Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None It was mostly bears. People have a thing for bears.
Changed Jobs a Lot None Some of us never found our dream job. We just took whatever we could get.
Charity Worker None I worked for a nonprofit that was involved in disaster relief. It prepared me for a lot
Cheerful 4 Morale
None People sometimes catch me smiling for no reason
Chef None They didn't put my name on the restaurant, but the people still kept coming back
Chemical Engineer None We made a low-friction coating for engine parts ... though I mostly used it for sock-skating
Chemist None I wish it was crazy experiments every day, like the videos you see on the Internet.
Chemistry Professor Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None Until we relearn the old ways, we'll need to scavange factory-produced chemicals for everything.
Child Care Worker Affects Skills - Medicine
None Getting certified meant I had to take courses in emergency first aid and CPR.
Child of Celebrities None My face was in the tabloids from day one. Fame, though. Once you've seen it up close? No thanks
Childhood Gymnast Affects Skills - Cardio
None I can still do a cartwheel! I think
Chiropractor -66% Medicine Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Medicine
None Everything that's wrong with you is because your back is misaligned. Everything.
Choral Director 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Music
None You have to have a precise ear for pitch, and the ability to direct other people.
Churrascaria Server Affects Skills - Cooking
None I can be pretty deft with a knife when I need to be, at least when it comes to food.
Cigar Enthusiast -10 Max Stamina
None I'm wondering ... maybe it's actually easier to get things from Cuba now
City Council Member Affects Skills - Political Science
None I finally ran for office, thinking I would make a difference to the world.
Cleaned Offices Affects Skills - Unknown
None When I did my job right, no one knew I was there
Clever None I've always been able to think my way out of trouble. So far, anyway.
Climber Affects Skills - Self-Promotion
None I was always willing to work the hardest jobs, and do what it took to earn that next promotion
Climber None My parents found me at the top of a ceiling-height bookshelf before I knew how to walk.
Closed-Minded None If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Clumsy None I'm as likely to hit my own face with a crowbar as I am to hit anything else
Code Ninja None That was my actual title at the last company I worked at. The place was run by millenials
Coffee Connoisseur Easily Frustrated
Affects Skills - Making Coffee
None I've spent the entire apocalypse hunting for a good cup of coffee. I'm Still searching.
Collapsed Lung None I feel like something is squeezing me to death. I can barely stay conscious
College Fencer None I used to fence left-handed to throw people off
College Freshman Affects Skills - Unknown
None I finally got out of high school, really started my life ... and then the world ended
College Professor None My PhD is in American History, but I handled a range of different general-studies courses
Combat Medic None My job was to patch people up while under fire, and to get them home in one piece
Comic Book Dealer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Wits/Geek Trivia
None I traded and sold rare editions out on the convention floor, as well as a ton of other merch.
Comic Collector Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Wits/Geek Trivia
None There's always room in my pack for a few issues I've never read.
Community Manager Affects Skills - People Skills
None Well, I was no Sanya Weathers, but I did all right
Competitive Eater 30 Max Stamina
100% Food consumed per day
Affects Skills - Cooking
None If you put it in a bun, I can eat it
Competitive Shooter None I actually won a few trophies in shooting competitions, back in the day
Competitive Sniper None My old gang and I had zombie sniping contests. Five points per limb, twenty-five for a headshot
Complainer None I hear that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so I always make sure I squeak the loudest
Comptroller None My job was keeping the local government's finances in line
Compulsive Gardener 25% Gardening Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Gardening
None Because sometimes you find a seed pod. And you think, “Hm. I could plant this!” So you do.
Computer "Expert" -75% Computers Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Computers
None Ice cream makes machines work better, especially computers. Spoon it right in.
Concussion None My eyes aren't focusing straight. Where am I again
Confectioner None My crowning accomplishment was a recreation of Dante's Inferno, entirely in taffy
Confident 20 Max Health
50% Standing Rewards
None There's this voice inside me that keeps telling me I'm going to end up on top, no matter what.
Conspiracy Theorist None Oh, I could tell you exactly what caused the outbreak. But I don't think you want to know
Construction Manager None My bosses finally put me in charge when they got sick of me telling them how to run the place
Contractor None You don't just have to know your job. You've got to know all the other jobs, too
Convention Volunteer None I got to wear a T-shirt that said "Enforcer" on it
Cookie Shop Employee None I baked chocolate chip cookies at a little shop downtown. There's an art to it
Cosplayer Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None I made all my costumes from scratch, so I could dress as the most obscure characters.
Couch Potato -50% Standing Rewards
-1 Labor
-66% Cardio Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Unknown
None Hey, I serve an important role around here. I'm holding down this couch.
Coupon Cutter Affects Skills - Wits
None I'd open up the sales papers every Sunday, and plan my entire week.
Cracked Ribs None My chest is killing me. I think something is broken
Crazy Metabolism 45 Max Stamina
100% Food consumed per day
None It's like I eat and eat, and all it does is give me more energy.
Criminal Leader None I spent years risking my life to get into a position where I wasn't on the front lines anymore
Crochet Artist Affects Skills - Sewing
None I made a 3 piece suit, complete with socks, underwear, bowtie and hat. All of it crochet.
Cross-Stitcher Affects Skills - Sewing
None I had framed projects all over my house, each with an inspirational message
Cult Film Junkie Affects Skills - Movie Trivia/Shooting?
None You can't imagine how excited I got the first time I introduced the dead to my boomstick
Custodian Affects Skills - Utilities
None I didn't just clean the place, I did odd jobs whenever something broke down.
Customer Service Affects Skills - Unknown
None I got really good at listening to angry people, and still solving their problems productively
D-I-Y Remodeler Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None Let me tell you the joys of remodeling your own home.
Dancer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I performed every night at the biggest theater in town. I doubt anyone is left alive there
Daredevil 20 Max Health
-33% Injury Severity
None If it's crazy and life-threatening, I want to do it. I put my body through so much punishment
Dated Online None I used to go crazy on those online dating services. Remember those
Day Laborer None Every day, out in front of the hardware store, hoping somebody needed a rough pair of hands
Day Trader Affects Skills - Business
None Split-second decision-making is a useful talent in any situation
Decathlete None I was actually on the short list to compete for my country. Feels like a lifetime ago
Decent Shot Affects Skills - Shooting
None I've always been a decent shot on the range, even without any formal training.
Decrepit -45 Max Stamina
-75% Cardio/Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I'm on my last legs. We're all better off if I can find a way to contribute while sitting down
Deep Cuts None Looking forward to the scars I'll have later
Deer Hunter None My idea of a fun weekend ends with a freezer full of venison
Delivery Driver Affects Skills - Driving
None I got to know the city like the back of my hand, just in time to leave it behind forever
Demolitionist None No, not the kind with a sack full of dynamite. The kind with a sledgehammer
Dense Bone Condition None Doctors actually studied my family to understand our unusually dense bones
Dental Hygenist Affects Skills - Medicine
None I definitely wasn't a doctor back then, but I knew my way around the basics
Dental Hygienist None I definitely wasn't a doctor back then, but I knew my way around the basics
Dentist None I'm licensed to use anaethesia, and to cut into your face. That's the best you're going to get
Dependable Friend Easily Frustrated
50% Standing Rewards
None I was a lot of people's "one phone call"
Designated Marksman None I trained hard to keep my squad alive when the enemy was out of everyone's reach but mine
Determined 20 Max Health
20 Max Stamina
Easily Frustrated
None Once I commit to something, it's really hard to shake me loose
Did Pool Maintenance None I maintained several dozen pools up and down the coast, for rich folks who never even used them
Did Trampoline Stunts Affects Skills - Cardio
None I once jumped from a balcony, hit the trampoline, then did a backflip into the neighbor's pool
Diesel Mechanic None I mostly worked on big trucks and buses, but it's all the same, in principle
Dieter None I tried a million ways to lose weight, but the best one was "Run for your life every day.
Digestive Problems -10 Max Health
-7 Morale
Morale bonus from Latrine
None I’d love to change my diet, but that isn’t an option. It’s like a flamethrower, it’s horrible.
Digital Artist Affects Skills - Painting
None Painting just isn't the same without my tablet and stylus
Dirty Cop None You've got to take care of your own. For me, that meant my family and my fellow police
Dislocated Shoulder None Using my arm is a really bad idea right now
Disorganized -3 Morale
None A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind
Distrusts Outsiders Irritable towards other people
None There's us, and then there's everybody else.
Diver None Working underwater is like doing constant resistance training
Does Heavy Lifting Affects Skills - Cardio
None For some reason, wherever I go, I'm the one who has to carry all the big stuff.
Does Tons of Squats 10 Max Carry Capacity
Morale bonus from Fighting Training Facilities
None I've never once skipped leg day
Does Yoga Morale bonus from Fighting Training Facilities
Affects Skills - Cardio
None You need to be limber and focused to survive out here
Dog Person None You'll never find a better friend.
Dog Walker None Rich people don't have time to walk their own dogs. I could get ten on the leash at a time.
Dolorous -3 Morale
Easily Frustrated
Annoys irritable community members
None Thanks for noticing me.
Doomed None I can see my death coming, just around the corner. I'd might as well accept it
Downloadable None I am a downloadable person. Like the Lawnmower Man.
Drag Racer Affects Skills - Driving
None Driving straight into the face of certain death is what I was born for
Drill Sergeant Affects Skills - Unknown
None I trained hundreds of soldiers until they could look death in the eye and watch it blink.
Drinks Cold Medicine 50 Infection Resistance
Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
None For a while, it’s all I could get. Now I actually kind of like the taste.
Drove a Crappy Car None I had this old car in high school that I swear broke down every week
Drug Dealer None When people ask how I learned so much about pharmaceuticals, I usually don't tell them
Drummer Affects Skills - Cardio
None I drummed for a little band on the side. Didn't pay, but I worked up a good sweat every night
Early Riser 10 Max Stamina
None I don't really need as much sleep as other people. I'm ready to go right at the crack of dawn!
Easily Bored None It's just really hard for me to focus on something when it isn't life or death
Easily Distracted None It's just really hard for me to focus on something when- SQUIRREL
Eats Like a Bird -50% Food consumed per day
None I don't know how other people eat so much. I'm full pretty much the moment I sit down.
Electrical Engineer None Come to me if you have trouble with the radio. I'm itching to put my skills to some good use
Electrician None If it plugs into a wall, or if a wall plugs into it, I know how to fix it
Empathetic None Have you ever read any Bulter? I feel like I'm Lauren. If you feel it, then I feel it too.
EMT Affects Skills - Medicine
None During the outbreak, I saved the ones I could, and made sure the ones I couldn't never got up.
Encouraging None Yes we can
Endurance Cyclist None I took a summer off to bike the Alps once
Energetic 10 Max Stamina
None I get antsy when I'm sitting down too long. I want to get out and do something.
Engineering Student None I didn't have my degree yet when it all went down, but I can usually figure things out
English Major Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Unknown
None Man, I thought my degree was useless BEFORE the outbreak
Entourage Member Affects Skills - Unknown
None One of my friends had a brief pop career before the outbreak, and brought me along for the ride.
Entrepreneur 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Business
None I built myself up from nothing once; I can do it again
Environmentalist 3 Morale
None Well ... at least our carbon footprint is way lower now.
Epidemiologist None This zombie outbreak works like nothing I've ever seen in nature. It drives me crazy
Erratic Annoys irritable community members
-33% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I just do whatever pops into my head. Don't worry, it's all good stuff, I promise
Ethnobotanist None This is the greatest real-world experiment I ever could have devised
Ethnomusicologist Affects Skills - Music
None I cam at it from the anthropology side, but I've really gotten into music since then.
Euthanized Animals None It was at an animal shelter. I was one of only a handful of folks willing to do the dirty work
Excellent Game Master 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Geek Trivia
None I had an entire mythology built up that now only survives in my head
Exhaustion -15 Morale
None I can barely keep my eyes open.
Exiled Easily Frustrated
-50% Standing Rewards
None I tried to change things at my old place, and they kicked me out. Please keep me around.
Exotic Dancer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I've gotten to be really flexible over the years
Expert Traveler 10 LIght Carry Capacity
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I can fit a full suitcase's worth of stuff in a carry-on bag
Explosives Engineer None I spent years handling controlled demolitions of buildings. I can still do it, if we need to
Exterminator Affects Skills - Chemistry
None Clearing infestations was already my speciality.
Extorted None Running was my life back in the day. I guess it still is
Extremely Competitive None Want to race to that tree over there
Extremely Loyal None I will do anything to keep my people alive. I really mean it. Anything.
Exuberant 20 Max Stamina
-50% Injury Severity
None I've got that youthful exuberance that keeps me going all day!
Face Painter Affects Skills - Painting
None You want me to put a butterfly on your cheek
Factory Manager None You need the right people if you want to keep productivity high without making mistakes
Factory Worker Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I was lucky to have one of the few manufacturing jobs left ... before we lost them all
Fanfic Writer Affects Skills - Wits
None I'm secretly shipping half the people in my community.
Farm Manager None My job was to squeeze every last ounce out of our annual yields
Farmer Morale bonus from Farm
Affects Skills - Gardening?
None I planned to inherit the family farm, but when the hordes arrived, we all had to clear out
Farmhand None It was long, hot hours, but the skills I learned turned out to be life and death
Fast Food Worker Affects Skills - Cooking
None The hardest part is working a double shift without the customer knowing how tired you are
Fastidious 3 Morale
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I clean up every mess I see, like it's a compulsion. I think it pays off, though, don't you
Fears Needles -20 Max Health
None Just the sight of my skin being broken makes me panic a little.
Feckless None I am all out of feck
Feels Embarathy None Some single-camera sitcoms make me cringe more than a horror movie.
Fiery Protester Easily Frustrated
None Just of the sight of my skin being broken makes me panic a little.
Fights Defensively 30 Max Health
-50% Injury Severity
None Whenever I'm in trouble, I've got this reflex to draw in and defend myself.
Film Buff Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Movie Trivia
None I prefer every director's early work
Film Critic Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Movie Trivia
None I co-hosted a movie podcast with one of my friends. I usually won the Box Office Challenge
FIlm Director 75% Standing Rewards
None You have to have enough confidence in your vision to lead other people through the worst of it.
Film Director None You have to have enough confidence in your vision to lead other people through the worst of it
Filthy None In the nineteenth century, people only bathed like once a year. This is frontier life, man
Fire Marshal Affects Skills - Utilities
None I can definitely tell you that this entire town is a death trap.
Firefighter None We were heavily involved in the rescue effort inside the city before they declared it a loss
Firewatch Officer Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Wits
None I spent weeks at a time in a remote observation tower, hoping my job stayed boring
Fish Noodler Affects Skills - Fishing
None I'm used to having monsters taking a bite out of me.
Fished Professionally -3 Morale
Affects Skills - Fishing
None We stayed on the boat for as long as we could, before thirst drove us back to land
Fitness Boxer Morale bonus from Fighting Training Facilities
Affects Skills - Fighting
None I had a heavy bag in my garage, and every night, I'd go a few rounds pretending it was my boss.
Fitness Instructor None I taught a spinning class and hip-hop fitness class at my local gym
Fixed Refrigerators Affects Skills - Utilities
None You wouldn't believe the smells that can accumulate when someone's fridge goes on the fritz
Flatulent None He who smelt it dealt it
Fleet Manager Affects Skills - Mechanics
None It's been a while since I was shoulders-deep in an engine, but I still know my way around.
Flesh Wound None It's not a big deal, but maybe I should get it looked at
Flight Attendant None It doesn't take much to make people comfortable, no matter where they come from
Flincher None I always slammed my eyes shut when my dad threw a ball to me
Flinches at Noises None Firing a gun is just awful for me. I can't seem to get used to the noise
Flipped Houses None I'd buy them, gut them, and fix them up to sell. I did all the demolition work myself
Florist Affects Skills - Gardening
None I did my share of flower arrangements, but I preferred to work with the potted plants.
Foam Dart Champion Affects Skills - Shooting
None We had these foam dart guns at work, and I would annihilate everyone during lunch.
Food Allergies -20 Max Health
Affects Skills - Cooking
None I've had to cook special meals my whole life. Especially now that epinephrine is so rare.
Food Borrower Annoys irritable community members
50% Food consumed per day
None We're all friends here, right? What's the big deal if I eat off your plate now and then
Food Critic -5 Morale
Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
None The real tragedy here is the lack of a decent chef anywhere on the frontier.
Food Hoarder Morale bonus from Upgraded Storage
None I filled cart after cart, blasting through my credit cards, and trucked it all home
Food Sharer -25% Food consumed per day
None I'm really not going to eat this. Why don't you have it instead?
Food Torturer -66% Cooking Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cooking
None I love cooking! I swear, you can never boil anything too long, or add too much salt
Food Truck Owner None I left a prestigious position as a chef to make Cuban sandwiches out of a truck
Foodie None You take pictures of your kids, I take pictures of my food. I don't see what the problem is
Foolhardy None Come on, what's the worst that could happen
Foot Pain -10 Max Carry Capacity
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmiry
None Carrying as lot of weight is a bad idea when your feet are trying to kill you.
Football Fan Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
None My friends and I used to get painted up for our home team, and go scream at the refs
Football Star None I was a local celebrity when I was in high school. People used to call my name on the street
Forensic Scientist None I love watching crime shows on TV and blogging about how they get every single thing wrong
Forestry Technician Affects Skills - Gardening
None I love working outside, with living things that don't talk back
Forgetful None Now ... what was your name again
Forklift Driver Affects Skills - Driving?
None The wheels turn differently from a normal car. You've got to relearn everything from scratch
Former Activist Easily Frustrated
None The world was full of sheep before the outbreak. Filling it with zombies hasn't changed much.
Former Billionaire -25% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Business
None I sold my app-development startup for ten figure, back when money was a thing
Former Bodybuilder None You won't see me flexing on a stage anytime soon. These days, it's all about raw strength
Former Burglar None I was the worst burglar, and I knew I was bound to get caught. So I quit while I was ahead.
Former Gang Member None I volunteer a lot in my old neighborhood, trying to help troubled kids do better than I did
Former Goth None Yeah, it was cool back then. No really, it was
Former Homeowner None I still get emotional when I think about all the equity we used to have
Former Inmate None Yeah, I did some time. It wasn't a lot, but it leaves a scar on your life, all the same
Former Lieutenant None My platoon was called in stateside to defend supply shipments. We got stranded, and here I am
Former Lifeguard None I ended up enforcing the rules about running and peeing more than I saved lives
Former Metalhead None My old jacket would set off metal detectors in the next room.
Former Model None I mostly modeled for local ads, but I looked great, I had an agent, and I was going somewhere
Former Pacifist None Being a pacifist was a privilege I had in the old world, and I miss it
Former Raider None We used to think it was fair to just take what we needed, when so much had been taken from us
Former Rock Star Affects Skills - Music?
None I'm kind of a big deal.
Former Shut-In None I spent years inside my own house. Family members brought me all my groceries
Fortified Home None I spent three weeks barricading my home. It kept the zombies out ... for a while at least
Forum Admin Affects Skills - People Skills
None Sometimes I really start to miss the power of my banhammer
Fought in the Pits None I thought for sure I'd be dead after one fight, but I managed to win my freedom.
Fractured Disc None When your back hurts, everything hurts. I can hardly move without making it worse
Freelance Consultant 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Cardio
None Half my job was getting the next job. I made them feel like they couldn;t live without me.
Freerunner Affects Skills - Cardio
None I took the classes because it looked cool. I had no idea these skills would save my life
Frequent Anxiety -5 Morale
None Sometimes I feel like my heart is just going to beat out of my chest, and I don't know why
Fresh-Faced 4 Morale
None I missed the worst times, and I think you can see it in my face. I haven't been hardened yet
Friendly 50% Standing Rewards
Not Easily Frustrated
None I really like everybody here. I don't know, we just really seem to get along.
From a Big Family Affects Skills - Fishing
None Our reunions always required large outdoor spaces
From a Fishing Town 10 Max Stamina
-3 Morale
Affects Skills - Fishing
None I spent the last several years on the coast of Maine, where fishing is just a way of life
From a Rural Area 30 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Fishing
None Where I'm from, you're so far away from everyone else, you have to be able to fend for yourself
From the Great Lakes Affects Skills - People Skills
None Everyone in my town fishes. When they're not ice skating.
Frontier Con Artist Affects Skills - People Skills
None I've claimed to be a doctor, but it always ended badly. I should just admit what I'm good at.
Frontier Prospector None Imagine a town with no zombies, and full cabinets in every house. I'll find it one day
Frontier Runner None I used to run a route keeping enclaves in contact with each other. Then they got radios
Frontier Scout None Last time I returned from a scouting run, my people were gone. No trace
Frontier Sniper None I had a community a while back that stationed me on a high rooftop, covering the only way in
Frustrated -25 Morale
Affects Skills - Cooking
None If this community doesn't make me feel safe and wanted, why am I here?
Fry Cook Affects Skills - People Skills
None No, I don't understand all the fifties diner-speak. I can read a ticket, though.
Fugitive None I was on the run from the police ... when suddenly, there was no police. And no crimes.
Funeral Home Director Affects Skills - People Skills
None We had a really bad time on the day of the outbreak. I think you can imagine.
Funny 4 Morale
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None People tell me I'm funny, but it's really the world that's hilarious. I just point it out.
Furniture Adjuster 3 Morale
Affects Skills - Design
None The company sent me out to all the biggest clients to adjust chairs and desks for ergonomics
Furniture Restorer None It started with my mom's old rocking chair where she used to sing to me as a baby
Fussy None Look, there's a right way to do things, and then there's the way you're doing them
Game Designer Affects Skills - Design
None Most important job, ever
Gardener None I worked for a management company that ran several thousand-acre estates
Gas Hoarder Morale bonus from Upgraded Storage
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None The moment I heard about the outbreak, I filled up every container I had.
Gas Inhalation None I feel like I can't catch my breath
Gas Station Attendant Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I've seen enough busted cars in my day to at least point you in the right direction.
Gash None Something took a chunk out of me
Gave to Every Panhandler Affects Skills - Cardio
None I just couldn't ever tell somebody, "I deserve this money more than you do."
General Practitioner None I shared a practice with one of my college friends. I hope she's all right, I lost track
Generator Technician None I worked with hospitals to make sure when the lights went out, their emergency power stayed up
Generous 25% Standing Rewards
None No, you can have the whole can of potted meat food product. I'm fine
Geneticist None I've heard a million theories about how zombies actually work, and they all suck
Geo Systems Engineer None I wrote software for geolocation systems, deciphering whatever data we pulled out of the sky
Geocacher Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Wits
None It was the world's best game, before all the GPS satellites got out of alignment
Geologist Affects Skills - Unknown
None Why couldn't it have been a volcano? I was ready for a volcano
Germophobe 50 Infection Resistance
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Unknown
None The loss of running water was one of the worst things that ever happened to me
Getaway Driver None I never got my face on the security cameras, never left a fingerprint, so I stayed out of jail.
Gets Migraines None I spend way too much of my life in terrible, pointless agony
Gets Rashes -10 Max Carry Capacity
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmary
None I always get rashes under my backpack straps if I let myself sweat too much.
Ghost Writer None I may not be famous, but I'm quick
Glazier Morale bonus from Forge
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship/Construction?
None I wish we had some of the bulletproof, UV-resistant glass I used to work with.
Glutton 50% Food consumed per day
Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
None Rationing is just depressing. How can we call this living, if we aren't even eating
Goes by Last Name None My friends always called me by my last name, and it sort of stuck throughout my life.
Golf Caddy Affects Skills - Cardio
None I got to the point where I didn't even notice the weight of the clubs anymore
Golfer None I never went pro, but I knew I could hold my own at a casual business meeting
Good Arm Affects Skills - Cardio
None I could always throw further and hit harder than the other kids at school
Good Habits 50 Infection Resistance
None I've learned a lot of good habits since the outbreak, most involving disinfectant
Good Listener 25% Standing Rewards
None How does that make you feel?
Good Posture 5 Max Carry Capacity
None I can walk all day with a book balanced on my head.
Goofball 3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
-1 Labor
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I don;t get a whole lot of work done, but I think people still sort of like having me around.
Got Beaten Up None I was a small kid at a tough school, so I've definitely taken my share of hits
Got Fired a Lot Annoys irritable community members
-1 Labor
Affects Skills - Fighting
None People thought I was lazy, but the truth is, I just don't care.
Got into Bar Fights Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
Affects Skills - Close Combat
None I can get a little silly when I drink, and that’s landed me in more than one drunken brawl.
Gracious 3 Morale
Affects Skills - Cooking
None There's no cost to saying "thank you" when someone helps you out.
Great Cook Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
Affects Skills - Gardening?
None People tell me they love my cooking. I don't know what the deal is, I just make it up as I go.
Greedy None One for you, two for me. One for you, three for me
Green Thumb 50% Gardening Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Mechanic?
None For some reason, plants grow like kudzu around me. I might have superpowers.
Grew Tomatoes None You say tomato, I say crap-ton of work, followed by disappointment
Grew Up Around Cars Morale bonus from Auto Shop
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None In my neighborhood, every driveway had some old beater that the owner was fixing up.
Grew Up in Suburbia -10 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Gardening?
None It was the height of human achievement. A place where people could survive with zero skills.
Grew Up On A Farm Morale bonus from Farms
Affects Skills - Gardening?
None My daily chores determined if my family was going to make ends meet that year.
Grew Up on a Farm None My daily chores determined if my family was going to make ends meet that year
Grew Up Poor Affects Skills - Gardening?
None I grew up in a town with a few thousand people, and only a few hundred jobs.
Grognard None I know every detail of both World Wars, and exactly what the losers could have done to win
Groundskeeper Affects Skills - Gardening?
None It was a huge job if I took on every task I could think of. But that's how I like to work
Guidance Counselor None My job was to help high school students figure out their futures. Did not see this coming
Guilt-Motivated Affects Skills - Music?
None You don't need to tell me what I've done wrong. I'm perfectly capable of torturing myself
Guitarist Affects Skills - Wits?
None I did a lot of guitar work on movie soundtracks, and played in a couple of local cover bands
Gullible -33% Wits Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I like to think of myself as honest to a fault.
Gun Dealer None I went to gun shows all over the country, selling all kinds of weapons
Gun Spinner None I used to entertain audiences at a wild west show with my gun-spinning shenannigans
Gunshot Wound None This isn't like the movies. It hurts just to move
Gunsmith None I manufactured custom versions of classic weapons for serious enthusiasts
Gut Shot None I hear this is one of the worst ways to die. Almost don't care how it ends
Gym Rat None Go ahead and call me names. When the zombies showed up, I was pumped and ready to go
Gymnast Affects Skills - Cardio
None There's nowhere for me to compete anymore, but this new world gives me plenty of training
Gynecologist None Women's health was more than just a career for me
Habitual Volunteer Affects Skills - Chemistry
None I'm always the first to raise my hand when we need volunteers. Everything sounds fun!
Had a Beloved Aunt None She helped me to become the person I am today
Had a Chemistry Set Affects Skills - Chemistry
None I needed a new chemistry set every year as a kid, as I burned through all the experiments
Had a Close Cousin None It was like having a sister, without having to share a bedroom
Had a Flower Garden Affects Skills - Music?
None I kept a few flowers along my driveway, and next to the porch. Bees kept salesmen away
Had a Garage Band Affects Skills - Cardio
None It never got very far after high school, but man, did we use to ROCK.
Had a Gorgeous Backyard None We had a winding path between terraces of different floral displays. There was even a gazebo
Had a Paper Route Affects Skills - Cardio
None I used to have a paper route as a kid. Every morning, up and biking at the crack of dawn.
Had a Retirement Fund None I started investing in my twenties, so that by the time I hit fifty, I'd be set for life
Had a Scholarship Affects Skills - Herbalism
None All the work I put into getting that scholarship. Wasted.
Had a Son None You never truly get over the loss of a child. You just get by
Had a Troubled Youth None I didn't raise a little hell. I raised ALL the hell
Had Alcohol Issues None I'm not saying I had a problem ... but some folks probably did
Had an Absent Father None People ask me if I miss him, but screw that guy
Had an Electric Fence None I actually rigged up an electric fence once. I can't feel my hands, but it was pretty cool
Had an Herb Garden Affects Skills - Herbalism
None Once I filled all my window beds, I never had to go to the spice section again
Had Knee Replaced None One of my knees was just destroyed. It took multiple surgeries just to get back to limping
Had LAN Parties Affects Skills - Computers
None Every month, my friends brought their Xboxes to my house for some local eight-player Gears
Had Older Brothers None Growing up, dinnertime was like a feeding frenzy
Had Weapons Training None My first group included this combat enthusiast who trained us with weapons every single day
Halitosis Annoys irritable community members
-33% Standing Rewards
None My breath is fine. See? Smell it. Where are you going?
Hall Monitor Affects Skills - Shooting
None I volunteered at my kids' school as a hall monitor. It was nice to be there when they needed me.
Halo Champion Affects Skills - Shooting
None I know it's not real combat, but you do learn something about tactics and teamwork.
HAM Radio Operator None I used to stay up late at night, scanning the airwaves for distant voices
Hand Model -66% Shooting/FIghting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Unknown
None It's hard to learn to fight when you think of your own hands like they're made out of glass.
Handy Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Utilities
None I'm good at figuring out what's wrong when something is dripping or sparking.
Hang Glider None You gotta haul everything up onto the cliff, and then stay aloft all the way down
Hard as Nails 30 Max Health
-50% Injury Severity
None I sometimes like to do risky or painful things, just to test my limits
Hard to Kill 45 Max Health
-50% Injury Severity
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship/All
None I've picked myself up after fights that left dozens of people dead
Hardcore Prepper Morale bonus from Armory
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship/All
None They called me paranoid, but here I am, alive, well-equipped, and vindicated.
Hardy 10 Max Stamina
-33% Injury Severity
10 Max Health
None My body can take a bit more punishment than most peoples.
Has a Pain Disorder -10 Max Health
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmary
None I've been getting these weird aches and pains for years. Maybe it's psycosomatic, but why?
Has a Routine None Out here, you need to make rules and habits, and turn the chaos into something you control
Has Allergies -20 Max Stamina
None Maybe the zombies are trying to kill you, but the trees and flowers are trying to kill me
Has an Old Work Injury None I hurt my back falling from a billboard a couple of years ago
Has Astigmatism None Once I lost my contacts, that was it for my eyesight
Has Cataracts None They're not so bad I can't get around, but I'm not going to get any better at hitting a target
Has Chronic Pain -20 Max Health
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmary
None This pain has been with me since before the outbreak. My doctor wasn't even sure what to do.
Has Fibromyalgia None The constant aching always leaves me in a bad place when it comes to defending myself
Has Nightmares -20 Max Stamina
33% Fatigue Severity
None I had really bad dreams even back when life was normal. I keep hoping this is just one of them
Has Rough Hands 10 Max Health
20 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I've got hard-earned callouses that makes it easier for me to climb and fight without a break.
Has Seen It All Affects Skills - Unknown
None You don't want to ask about my life out here. There's nothing I havn't seen...or done.
Has Severe Allergies -30 Max Stamina
None Pretty much every season puts something in the air that makes it impossible for me to breathe
Has Shaky Hands None I just can't seem to keep my aim steady. Starting to wonder if this is a medical problem
Has Traumatic Flashbacks -7 Morale
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I have these horrible reactions that remind me of the outbreak. I really can't talk about it.
Hated Camping Affects Skills - Unknown
None My idea of camping is a hotel without room service. Sleeping on the ground is not an option.
Hated Thanksgiving 3 Morale
None I'm thankful we don't have time for ridiculous holidays anymore
Hated the Boss None I've never gotten along well with authority figures. Aside from me, of course
Hates Exercise None I don't know how people can exercise for hours every day. It's like being in a hamster wheel
Hates Horror Movies -5 Morale
None I spent my life avoiding gross or shocking movies, and now I'm living in one
Hates to be Alone None I don't get along all that well with myself.
Hates Trespassers None My home is my castle. If you stop by, you'd better have an invitation
Having Midlife Crisis Affects Skills - Driving
None I wasted my twenties, and bam, they were gone. Well, I'm, having my adventures now, dammit.
Hearse Driver Affects Skills - Fighting
None I thought someone was pranking me when I heard clawing and knocking in the back of my hearse ...
Heart Problems None It's not that I can't run. I just have to pace myself if I don't want to give myself a coronary
Heavy Hitter 25% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Fighting
None I wasn't always the best fighter, but when I hit somebody, they felt it.
Held the Line None We held the perimeter of our town against the horde for weeks before we ran out of ammo
Helpful to a Fault Annoys irritable community members
None When someone is in trouble, I volunteer almost by reflex. Whether it's a good idea or not
Hemp Enthusiast None I'm not exactly sure how you grow hemp, but I can tell you 1,273 things you can do with it
Hero Complex Annoys irritable community members
None Look, somebody has to step in and make things right. Why can't it be me?
Hesitant None I've lost too much already. I'm not about to risk what I have left on somebody's whim
Hesitates in Combat None They say I need to put my whole heart into fighting zombies ... but they look like people
Hibachi Cook None You should see me catch a shrimp in my pocket
High Lung Capacity 20 Max Stamina
None My coach said I was a born swimmer. Really good lung capacity, apparently.
High Metabolism 20 Max Stamina
50% Food consumed per day
Affects Skills - Fighting?
None I can really put it away at the dinner table, but I put all that energy to good use
High Pain Threshold 30 Max Health
50% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Unknown
None "I want you to hit me as hard as you can."
High School Athlete None I kind of did everything in high school. Every sport, that is. My parents got sick of driving
High School Mascot Affects Skills - Cardio
None It's like playing the game, but in a big hot suit, with no respect. Never did anything harder.
High School Teacher Affects Skills - Wits
None The pay was lousy and the hours were terrible, but ... yeah, that's how it was.
Highly Responsible 25% Standing Rewards
1 Labor
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I can't stand to see something slip around here. If there's a job that needs doing, I jump in
Highway Patrol Affects Skills - Cardio
None I never knew what kind of people I was going to pull over. I had to be ready for anything.
Hiker Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Cardio
None There used to be nothing better than being alone in the woods
Hit the Range None With the amount of money I spent on ammo, you'd think I should have owned the place
Hits First, Hits Hard None I used to carry a sledgehammer. If your first hit is hard enough, you don't need a second
Hoarder Annoys irritable community members
-1 Beds used
Morale bonus from Upgraded Storage
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I couldn't hold down a relationship because no one else could fit in my house
Holding Out Hope 4 Morale
Affects Skills - Gardening
None The government airdropped supplies that kept us going for months! We know they're coming back
Holed Up at a Farm Morale bonus from Farm
Affects Skills - Gardening
None We spent our first winter hole up in a farm. That spring we even tried to plant something.
Homebody None I don't need to go out scavenging if you'd rather go. There's plenty for me to do here
Homeboy Affects Skills - Chemistry
None
Homebrewer Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
25% Chemistry Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Medicine?
None There’s a special kind of talent that goes into brewing a really good beer.
Homemaker None I was the one to gave up a career to take care of the kids. I hope they're all right
Homeopath -75% Medicine Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Utilites
None Don't trust the establishment. All they want to do is profit from your disease, not cure it.
Homeowner Affects Skills - Utilities
None Owning your own home is a full-time job. Or at least a life-consuming hobby.
Hong Kong Cinema Fan Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Movie Trivia
None I've seen every fighting style that exists. Plus a few that don't.
Hopeful 6 Morale
None I don't know, I just have this feeling that things are going to be all right.
Hopeless Romantic Affects Skills - Medicine
None My first instinct is always to go for the grand gesture.
Horse Jockey None Everybody thinks the horse is doing all the work
Horse Surgeon None I may not be the doctor you asked for, but I'm the doctor you've got
Hospice Nurse Affects Skills - Medicine
None I'm sort of accustomed to death and disease. But can you ever really get used to it?
Hospital Admin Affects Skills - Medicine
None I'm not a doctor, but I worked in a hospital for years, and I know everything that can go wrong
Hostler Affects Skills - People Skills
None It takes work to get the right train onto the right track, facing the right direction
Hotelier Affects Skills - People Skills
None After managing a three-hundred-room hotel, I think our little community is a piece of cake.
Hothead None I can't stand there cooling my heels when shit is going down
Huge Jerk None If I wanted your opinion, I'd give it to you
Huge Savings Account Affects Skills - Unknown
None I used to put away a third of every paycheck. I figured I'd have cash for my retirement. Sigh
Human Potato Annoys irritable community members
Morale bonus from Luxury Beds Facilities
-66% Fighting/Cardio Experience Rate
Affects Skills - People Skills?
None I'm soft, and I just sort of sat around most of my life. What else would you call that
Human Resources -50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - People Skills?
None If I'm doing my job right, the whole place runs smoothly, and no one knows I'm there
Hunting Trips None My family went on week-long hunting trips. I've known my way around a rifle since I was five
HVAC Repair None The systems I worked on were a dumpster fire. I'm almost glad the zombies put an end to it
Hydraulics Technician None If it's fluid moving through a tube, I can probably make it work the way you want it to
Hyper-Partisan None There were people in this country who were bringing us all down, with or without the zombies
Hyper-Prepared None I never go outside without a week's worth of gear
Hypochondriac Annoys irritable community members
25% Injury Severity
Morale bonus from Upgraded Infirmary
None Oh my god, oh my god, it's bleeding, I'm gonna die!
Ice Road Trucker None I've nearly died multiple times, just doing my normal job. I'm right at home in this world
Idealist Easily Frustrated
None Look, we finally have a chance to get this right!
Idyllic Childhood None It took me a long time to realize most folks didn't have it as good as I did
Immature -33% Standing Rewards
-66% Wits Experience Rate
None You know what else is immature? Your butt
Immortal 45 Max Health
-50% Injury Severity
None Nothing can kill me, man. The world has tried, and the world has failed. Bring it, baby!
Impostor Syndrome -50% Standing Rewards
None I don't even know why I survived, it doesn't make sense. Nobody should listen to me, seriously
In Mourning -7 Morale
None I got my family out alive, then lost them one by one as we picked our way across the country.
In Recovery Morale bonus from (Penalty)Stills/Bars
None I'm still counting my days of sobriety. It's the only calendar that matters anymore.
In the Peace Corps None I hope my experience will be as valuable to our new life as other folks' military training
In Witness Protection None Starting over is usually better than dying.
In-Home Caregiver None I'm trained in CPR, but my day-to-day involved a lot of lifting people into and out of bed
Incompetent Annoys irritable community members
-50% Standing Rewards
-1 Labor
None People keep taking jobs away from me. It's like they don't trust me to do anything right.
Incredible Immune System 100 Infection Resistance
None When everyone else was down with the flu, I always felt great. Can't really explain it.
Indefatigable 30 Max Stamina
-50% Fatigue Severity
None I'm always the last one to get worn out after a hard day out in the field.
Indie App Developer Affects Skills - Computers
None I made a good living making tiny games and weird joke apps out of my basement
Insomniac -20 Max Stamina
33% Fatigue Severity
Morale bonus from Luxury Bed Facilities
None I just can't seem to get to sleep at night. Am I afraid I won't wake up
Inspired at College None Some people spent those years partying. I found my direction in life
Inspired by Courage None I draw my own bravery from the examples of others.
Installed a Generator None After a winter storm knocked our power out for six solid weeks, I decided enough was enough
Installed Sprinklers None I used to work in LA. The scarcer the water supply, the more people dump it into their lawn
Insular Irritable towards other people
Affects Skills - Design
None Can't we just move somewhere totally remote? Away from all these ... people?
Interior Designer Affects Skills - Design
None We're going to make this place livable if it kills me.
Internet Troll None U MAD BRO
Into Boxing None I had a punching bag in my garage. It's a great way to let off steam
Into Cheesy Movies Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Fising
None And the sappier, the better
Into Fly Fishing -3 Morale
Affects Skills - Fishing
None My waders ended up being useful, but I don't like to think about how.
Into Gardening Shows Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None I watched "Gardening with Calliope" every day before the outbreak
Into Model Trains Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None My family only really complained when I cut the tunnel from the garage into the dining room.
Into Nostalgia Affects Skills - Cardio?
None All the best stuff was made before I was born
Into Roller Derby None It's way more than just "roller skating in a circle." Trust me
Into Ultimate Frisbee Affects Skills - Sewing
None It's great because you don't have to be good at it to have fun. Unless you're me. Then you do.
Into Weaving Affects Skills - Excuses
None I learned how to make cloth the old-fashioned way, just because I was curious
Irresponsible Annoys irritable community members
-33% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Excuses
None Look, it's not my fault my job didn't get done! You guys didn't remind me
Irritable -3 Morale
Easily Frustrated
Affects Skills - Computers
None Don't talk to me in the morning. Or before bed. Or in between
Island Survivor None Once I lasted three years alone on an island. In comparison, this life is better
IT Worker Affects Skills - Utilities
None Have you tried turning it off and on again
Janitor Affects Skills - Unknown
None I was the only janitor at an underfunded government building. I learned a lot of different jobs.
Jeweler None I created custom jewelery for fashion shows and celebrity appearances
Jogger None I used to have to run every day to burn off my food. Now it's kind of the opposite
Joint Problems None It seems like the slightest physical effort leaves me practically immobile
Judge Affects Skills - Unknown
None I'm great at banging a gavel. Wish I'd brought a bigger one ...
Juggler Affects Skills - Driving
None I juggle mostly to increase my manual dexterity. Makes you better at pretty much everything
Junkyard Worker Affects Skills - Unknown
Recycling Program I drove the bulldozer that cleared the intake zone so that folks could dump more garbage.
Jury-Rigger Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None Traveling after the apocalypse meant figuring out a lot of things I never knew about machines.
Just Keeps Going 45 Max Stamina
-50% Fatigue Severity
None I was on the run with a large group for weeks, and I'm the only one who never slowed down
K9 Officer None That dog was the best partner I ever had
Katana Barber Affects Skills - Unknown
None When you get into a crowded field like hairdressing, you need a solid gimmick.
Keeps a Steady Pace None I'm pretty good at pacing myself, putting in just enough effort to keep going for long time
Keeps Hidden Pouches 10 LIght Carry Capacity
10 Max Carry Capacity
1 Consumable Stack Size
None Since I've been on the run, I've learned to modify my clothes to store things close to my body
Kendo Instructor None I taught that martial arts were about discipline, not fighting. And now I lop heads off
Kept a Vigil None My friend was dying of something real slow. I stayed with him till the bitter end
Kept Smartphone None People make fun of me ... but all my family pictures are on here. I can't just toss it out.
Kickboxing Class None I thought taking a kickboxing class would turn me into an action movie star. Not so much
Kind Eyes 25% Standing Rewards
None What about my eyes? Do they look weird? Stop looking at me!
Kind of an Idiot None We should all split up. We'll cover more ground that way
Kleptomaniac -7 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Unknown
None This is the apocalypse. Sometimes things go missing. Why does everyone blame me
Knife Fighter Affects Skills - Unknown
None All I carried for a while was a knife. Soup cans and eye sockets didn't stand a chance
Knife Thrower Affects Skills - Sewing
None I once nearly killed myself throwing a knife at a tree. Somehow, that didn't stop me.
Knitter Affects Skills - Chemistry
None I always have something to do with my hands, and I never run out of scarves
Lab Technician Affects Skills - Unknown
None My name may not be on the patents, but those centrifuges aren't going to spin themselves
Laceration None They hit an artery. I'm feeling weak from blood loss
Lacks Boundaries -5 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
-33% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Computers
None You don't want a hug, or a backrub? How am I supposed to say hi, then? A pat on the butt?
Landscape Architect None It's like being an artist, but my medium is alive and has a mind of its own
Landscaper None If you can grow it, I can cut it down, and vice-versa
Lapsed Catholic Affects Skills - Acting
None I would do Christmas and Easter with my family sometimes, but otherwise ...
LARPer Affects Skills - Acting
None Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!
Laughs Easily 4 Morale
Affects Skills - Law
None I’m always the first one eliminated from “don’t laugh” challenges.
Lawyer Affects Skills - Unknown
None If you want to rebuild a new society, you’ll need someone who knew how the previous one worked.
Lazy Annoys irritable community members
-50% Standing Rewards
-1 Labor
-66% Cardio Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Unknown
None No job, no family, no body to hassle me.This is the good life.
Leads from Behind -33% Standing Rewards
None The best leaders are the ones that let other people think they're in charge.
Learned about Lichen Affects Skills - Lichenology
None Not just lichen, but mushrooms and other organisms we can use as medication
Learned Chemistry Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I’ve been studying chemistry since the outbreak. Real practical stuff, about soap and charcoal.
Learned Computing None I don't know if we'll ever have a tech industry again, but I've been reading up on what's left
Learned Craftsmanship None I wasn't very handy before the outbreak, but I've read a ton of DIY books since
Learned Mechanics Affects Skills - Medicine
None I've been going through repair manuals for cars and appliances, picking up everything I can.
Learned Medicine Affects Skills - Utilites
None Now that death is around every corner, I've started reading up on first aid and CPR
Learned Scrum None I've been reading old books on productivity in business, and a lot of it still applies
Learned to Cook None I've read a stack of cookbooks since the outbreak. I think I may just know what I'm doing
Learned to Drive None I've been practicing my driving skills, so I can travel to distant and dangerous places safely
Learned to Fish None I got tired of the same old cans of beans, so I've taught myself another way to get food
Learned to Garden None I read everything I could about gardening after the outbreak, hoping I could put it to use
Learned Utilities Affects Skills - Utilites
None I've been reading books on plumbing and electrical work, in case we ever need to fix something.
Lecturer None After my book came out, I spent a few years on the lecture circuit
Led a Quiet Life Affects Skills - Unknown
None People told me I should get our more, but why? What could be better than a quiet night at home?
Left for Dead +30 Max Health
10 Max Stamina
Easily Frustrated
Affects Skills - Unknown
None My so-called "friends" left me behind to die, but I clung to life and proved I didn't need them.
Left Someone Behind Affects Skills - Wit
None You don't understand. Sometimes the weak have to fall behind to give the strong a chance.
Librarian -1 Zombie Threat
Affects Skills - Medicine
None Shh.
Licensed Birth Coach Affects Skills - Medicine
None After I helped deliver my sister's baby, I realized I wanted to be a part of that moment again
Lichenologist Affects Skills - Lichenology
None I studied lichen. So I know a lot about lichen.
Lies About Age 25% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Fighting?
None I usually tell people I'm in my late twenties. They take me more seriously that way.
Likes Fishing None I might be able to catch us some food, if we can find any water that isn't full of corpses
Likes to Fight None You wanna go a few rounds
Likes To Fight 50% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Fighting?
None You wanna go a few rounds?
Likes to Take Things None It isn't stealing if you're doing it for fun
Limp (Hidden) None Don't wait up for me. I'm moving pretty slow
Line Cook Affects Skills - Cooking?
None Yup, that's right, I cooked lines. Sweet, delicious lines. Now eat your stew
Lived Among Celebrities 25% Standing Rewards
None I grew up in a town where everybody thought they were gonna be famous.
Lived at a High Altitude None I don't know why you're out of breath. I used to get by on way less oxygen
Lived at High Altitude 30 Max Stamina
None I don't know why you're out of breath. I used to get by on way less oxygen.
Lived by a Code Affects Skills - FIghting?
None Everybody needs a set of rules to live by. Otherwise we're just animals
Lived by the Sword Affects Skills - FIghting?
None I found this really nice katana sticking out of a zombie skull by the side of the road one time.
Lived Downtown None I didn't even have a car for years. I walked or ran everywhere I needed to go
Lived in a Bunker None I spent the first few months of the outbreak in a bunker I built under my house
Lived in Squalor None My last group never cleaned anything. We lived in filth. I swore to myself, never again
Lived in the Desert 20 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Cardio
None Where I come from, ninety degrees is a brisk spring morning
Lived on a Rooftop Affects Skills - Cardio
None The outbreak stranded me on the roof of my downtown condo, scavenging from the upper stories
Lived on Spoiled Food -25% Food consumed per day
None We Had to eat the stuff they left behind at the grocery store. I got sick. Never again.
Lived on the Bayou 10 Max Health
None I'm used to being bitten all the time, just from the mosquitos. You build up a tolerance.
Lived on the Road Affects Skills - Unknown
None I kept everything with me in an old shopping cart, and just stayed on the road.
Lived Out of a Car None I had to choose between rent money and tuition money, so I chose tuition money
Lives on Pasta -25% Food consumed per day
Affects Skills - Computers
None If you’re going to eat one thing in the zombie apocalypse, eat something dry that lasts forever.
Local Computer Expert Affects Skills - Computers
None Every time I was invited over for dinner, I knew they wanted me to fix something.
Locksmith None I helped a lot of folks get into their houses and cars. Now I'm trying to get in there myself
Longsuffering Martyr None I'm always up late doing other people's work for them, and what do any of them do for me
Loose Cannon Cop None People told me being a cop wasn't like it is on TV. But for me, it pretty much was
Looter None First thing I did after the outbreak was raid the corner store. I looted before it was cool
Lost a Brother None Sometimes, it still feels like I'm missing a part of my soul
Lost a Sister None She wasn't just a sibling, she was part of me
Lost A Sister -7 Morale
None She wasn't just a sibling, she was part of me
Lost Family None My family was everything to me. And now they're gone
Lost Father -7 Morale
None In a lot of ways, I'm still trying to live up to his example
Lost Security Blanket -20 Max Stamina
-25% Standing Rewards
None I know it was a crutch, but I haven't really been able to sleep since I lost it to a horde
Lost Wife -7 Morale
None There was a time when life was worth living. Somehow I keep going.
Loved Being Single Affects Skills - Unknown
None Dating just always seemed more fun to me than settling down
Loved Camping Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Unknown
None Compared to my typical weekends, this life isn't so different
Loved Fast Food Affects Skills - Geek Trivia?
None The greasier, the better
Loved Going to Movies Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I'd watch pretty much anything on the big screen.
Loved Riding Bikes Affects Skills - Cardio
None When you're a kid, a good bike means freedom.
Loved Scary Movies Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
None I remember when it was fun to be scared.
Loved School Affects Skills - Cardio
None For those few hours every day, the world made sense.
Loved to Dance Morale bonus from Lounge
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None I'm not saying I'm great. I just like moving to the music.
Loved to Hunt Affects Skills - Unknown
None I wasn't necessarily the best shooter, but I loved my time out in the woods with friends
Loves Baking Affects Skills - Cooking
None I didn't say I was good at it. But I could rock a sheet of break-and-bake cookies!
Loves Baking(Version 2) Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
100% Cooking Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cooking
None Strangers sometimes knocked on my door just to find out what smelled so good.
Loves Canning 50% Cooking Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cooking
None Food just tastes better if you canned it yourself.
Loves Cars Morale bonus from Auto Shop
Affects Skills - Cooking
None It's not that I like cars more than people. NO,wait,it's just like that.
Loves Fireworks None Remember when we blew stuff up just for entertainment
Loves Jigsaw Puzzles None My family was so into jigsaw puzzles, we would even frame them on the walls
Loves Spicy Food 10 Max Stamina
Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
Affects Skills - Cooking
None I had to learn to cook, because no restaurants in America make my food as hot as I want it
Loves the Outdoors Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
None If I didn't need walls to keep the zombies out, I'd be living in the woods right now.
Loves to be Scared 3 Morale
None You're never more alive than when you're absolutely terrified
Loves to Drive Affects Skills - Driving
None I live for the open road
Loves to Explore None I walked a different way home every day, and found my way onto every rooftop
Loves to Mentor 33% All Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Music?
None There's a certain kind of closeness you can only get when you're teaching someone else a skill
Loves to Sing 5 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Music?
None Get me next to a piano, and I can go all night. Show tunes, anybody
Low Metabolism -20 Max Stamina
-25% Food consumed per day
None I'm kind of a low-energy sort of person, but hey, at least I don't eat a ton
Low Pain Threshold -30 Max Health
66% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None How do you people keep getting up? Just a couple hits, and I'm down for the count
Lumberjack None Now and then, it still comes down to how well you can swing something sharp
Lung Cancer Survivor None The cancer is gone, but the damage to my lungs was permanent
Lurker None I tend to pick a spot and just hole up there. Let the enemy come to me
Machiavellian None It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both
Machinist None The work I do takes a lot of effort and understanding. I want to make sure it isn't lost
Made an Indie Game None The game has this tiny, loyal community, and it's my favorite thing I've ever done
Made Cosplay Swords None Anyone looking for a vorpal blade
Made Science Videos Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None I ran an educational video channel online, where I'd feature crazy science demonstrations.
Magician None You never quite know what I might pull out of my sleeve
Magnanimous None It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping.
Mail Carrier None People told me I'd be chased by dogs all day. I think I missed out ..
Majored in Chemistry Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None I'd resigned myself to not really using my major for anything. Now it's essential
Mall Cop Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None I've worked nights, and no one ever actually tried to break in. I mostly watched sitcoms.
Marathon Runner None Running was my life back in the day. I guess it still is
Martial Arts Teacher None I've reached high ranks in several disciplines, but the best part is watching others learn
Mason None No, not the secret society. I mean I use a hammer and chisel
Massage Therapist Affects Skills - TV Trivia
None I'm officially licensed to work with serious physical injuries, as well as chronic stress
Masseuse Affects Skills - Unknown
None It takes a lot of strength to work some of the knots out of those muscles
Materials Engineer Affects Skills - Cardio
None We made an isulating material for next gen space suits. I guess that's on hold for a while.
MCP Certified Affects Skills - Computers
None You should see all the "Computers" endorsements I have on my profile.
Meal Delivery Driver Affects Skills - Driving
None I used to deliver meals to elderly shut-ins, when their kids were too busy to give a crap.
Measures Twice Morale bonus from Staging Area
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None You can't be too careful when your life depends on building something right.
Mechanical Engineer Affects Skills - Mechanics/Engineering
None Turns out I've got one of the few skills that carries over into the apocalypse.
Medical Researcher Affects Skills - Medicine
None I put my medical training to work testing new cures and identifying side effects in patients.
Medicine Hoarder Morale bonus from Upgraded Storage
None I left my local pharmacy with one less window and a lot less drugs. Somebody has to, right?
Medicine Merchant -66% Medicine Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Medicine
None I drove a van around, selling remedies out of the back. I got a reputation for ... side effects
Meditates None Just twenty minutes every day helps me stay focused and calm in the face of adversity
Meditation Coach None I shared a space with a yoga class. My students weren't as flexible physically, but mentally ..
Meek None Oh hey, was I in your way? I'm sorry. Um ... you won't see me anymore. Sorry
Messy -5 Morale
None I'd know exactly where everything was if you'd quit cleaning it up.
Meter Reader Affects Skills - Utilities
None You wouldn't believe some of the weird jury-rigged setups I ran into while I was on the job.
Meticulous None Look, it's not that hard. We just have to follow my thirty-four-step plan
Microbiologist None No matter what I put under a microscope, I can't zero in on the cause of this outbreak
Middle Manager 50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday
Migrant Worker Affects Skills - Unknown
None Working in a field all day really puts your body through its paces.
Military Contractor Affects Skills - Wit/Fighting/Shooting
None We're trained to be versatile. Any job, any time, anywhere
Militia Member None We believed in defending our freedom against all comers, but zombies were not on the list
Miner 20 Max Stamina
None We could have stayed underground, but one accident turned the mine into a deathtrap
Miniature Collector None I had full sets of miniatures for several different armies, and I painted them all myself
Minor Leaguer None My average wasn't the best, but when I made contact, that ball went over the fence
Minored in Chemistry None Honestly, I just had a crush on a TA. I didn't think chemistry would ever be important to me
Minored In Chemistry Affects Skills - Chemistry
None Honestly, I just had a crush on a TA. I didn't think chemistry would ever be important to me.
Mixologist Morale bonus from Stills/Bars
Affects Skills - Bartending
None Do you like sweet or salty? Hrm ... okay. Do you like citrus or cinnamon? I see ..
MMA Fighter None My fighting style really boils down to one thing: I always get back up
Mobile Developer None I handled compatibility issues for the million different mobile devices we had back then
Modder Affects Skills - Computers?
None You wish that game had a gore setting? Let me swap all the blood effects for candy and rainbows
Model Hobbyist Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None At first I had a room devoted to model robots. Then a whole house.
Moonshiner None People keep referring to the drinks I make them as "Molotovs" for some reason
Motivational Speaker Affects Skills - Wit
None I had speaking gigs all over the country. The outbreak hit when I was at my biggest venue yet.
Motorcycle Enthusiast None We used to ride back and forth across the state, taking a slightly different route each time.
Motorcycle Enthusiast 2 Affects Skills - Driving
None There were a few dozen of us in the group. I wouldn't call it a gang ... more of a mob.
Mountain Biker None The pain of getting up the mountain is nothing compared to the thrill of riding back down
Mountain Climber None I've hit three of the ten highest mountains in the world. Maybe one more before I die
Moved Around at Night None I used to only move under cover of night. I'm good at spotting threats in the darkness
Mud Runner Affects Skills - Unknown
None Every year, at the big mud running event, my friends and I were front of the pack
Mule Driver Affects Skills - Unknown
None If you gotta transport stuff into hard-to-reach places, there's no better animal
Muni Rider None That stands for "Mountain Unicycling". No, seriously, it does
Mycologist None I actually wrote my dissertation on human fungal infections. This isn't that
Naturopath None Not only do I have an herbal remedy for everything, I might even tell you which ones are real
Navy Veteran None Spending months in close quarters, with enemies lurking just out of sight? Right up my alley
Nearsighted None My prescription was getting worse, but I never bothered to go to the optometrist
Neat 3 Morale
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I always kept my bed and my workspace clean. Other people have to live here, too, after all.
Needs Alone Time Easily Frustrated
Irritable towards other people
None Living in close quarters with other people is tough. I need time to myself to recharge.
Needs Quiet Time Easily Frustrated
Irritable towards other people
Affects Skills - Wits
None Look, sometimes you just need to shut up a second, so I can think!
Neighborhood Watch Affects Skills - Wits
None I walked around my block every night, watching for anything suspicious
Nerve Damage 30 Max Health
66% Injury Severity
None Since I took that really bad fall, it's like I can't feel pain anymore
Neurotic None You realize that literally everything is trying to kill us right now
Never Been Sick 100 Infection Resistance
None I can't remember the ever missing a day for being sick. Or if I did, it wasn't true
Never Cries 10 Max Health
-33% Injury Severity
None I used to be a crybaby in school. Now I've trained myself not to flinch in the face of anything.
Never Exercised -20 Max Stamina
None Exercise was always boring, like running in a hamster wheel. I couldn't take it
Never Fell in Love Affects Skills - Unknown
None It's not that I didn't want to. I guess I just never found the right person.
Never Holds Back None I once held back my knife when a friend was turning, and it cost me several people. Never again
News Camera Operator Affects Skills - Unknown
None I wasn't the pretty face on the TV, but the segment couldn't happen without me
Night Terrors -20 Max Stamina
Annoys irritable community members
33% Fatigue Severity
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I wake up screaming almost every night, and I can't even remember what I was dreaming about
Night Watch Affects Skills - Unknown
None I always took the night watch in my last group. Only real chance to be alone with my thoughts.
Nihilist -3 Morale
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I'm just saying, we were all going to die eventually, anyway. What's really changed?
Nimble Affects Skills - Cardio
None I could always do a stunt on the first try, or gross people out by contorting my joints
Nine Lives None My friends laughed that I'd always get the worst ass-kickings. But I'm still here, right
No Belief in Destiny None "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."
No Belief in Fairness None "Life is pain. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."
No Common Sense None I'm always walking into problems that other people see coming a mile away
No Filter None Folks think I say whatever pops into my head. Maybe I should pop something into THEIR heads
Noisy Annoys irritable community members
10% Standing Rewards
1 Zombie Threat
None Yeah, I'm banging pots and pans. How else do you make breakfast?
Nomadic Sleeper Annoys irritable community members
-1 Beds used
None I can't get to sleep in the same place twice. Folks let me bunk anywhere I want.
Nostalgic Affects Skills - Wits
None I found this old MP3 player full of synthwave music. I feel like I've rediscovered my childhood.
Nosy -3 Morale
Morale bonus from Gardens that grow Meds
Affects Skills - Wits
None There's no such things as "my business" and "your business". It's all just business.
Nuclear Engineer None Trust me, you don't want to be anywhere near a nuclear power plant right now
Nuclear Scientist None I was working on experimental ways to improve efficiency at nuclear power plants
Nudist Easily Frustrated
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Medicine?
None You can't run around naked when you might get bit. But these clothes are so damn restrictive ..
Nurse Affects Skills - Medicine?
None I served on the front lines of the war on injury and disease.
Nurturing 3 Morale
Affects Skills - Wits
None I really believe in other people's potential. Just be supportive, and they'll blow you away
Nutritionist None Most of my job was talking people out of fad diets
Observant Affects Skills - Mechanics
None People think I'm spying on them, but I just notice things.
Occasional Hunter None I wasn't a huge hunter, but I kept my rifle in good shape, in case my friends wanted to go
Offroad Biker None With a new pair of tires and a nice set of shocks, there's nowhere I can't go
Oil and Tire Tech Morale bonus from Auto Shop
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I worked at a quickies oil and tire change place.
Old and Tired -20 Max Stamina
-66% Cardio/Fighting Experience Rate
None I think it's about time to let the kids do the running and the fighting
Old Veteran Affects Skills - Music
None I wasn't in the last war. I served two wars earlier, before things got all high-tech and insane
Once Ran for Days None When the outbreak first hit, I ran. I don't think I stopped until the Army found me, days later
Oncologist None I've spent my career surrounded by the dying, but nothing prepares you for the way we live now
One Lung -75% Cardio Experience Rate
-45 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None I had a lung removed when I was a newborn. My other lung mostly compensates.
Opera Singer 20 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - People Skills?
None My understudy once fainted trying to beat me in a note-holding contest.
Operating Engineer Affects Skills - Construction
None My team ran a huge crane that built skyscrapers downtown. It was slow, but satisfying.
Operations Manager Morale bonus from Staging Area
Affects Skills - People Skills?
None The entire company would fall apart if I looked away for a second.
Optimist 4 Morale
Easily Frustrated
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I always look on the bright side of life
Orderly None I was the one whose job it was to pin unruly patients who didn't want to take their shots
Organized 5 LIght Carry Capacity
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I've got my pack perfectly arranged to allow maximum freedom of movement. Want me to fix yours?
Overachiever None Why settle for an A when you can have an A+ with extra credit
Overcame Anger Issues None You wouldn't have liked me when I was angry.
Overcame Fears None I used to be afraid of everything. I needed a real life-and-death scenario to snap me out of it
Overconfident Irritable towards other people
-66% Wits Experience Rate
None Why should I study or practice, when I'm already naturally good at everything
Overplanner -3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Morale bonus from Staging Area
None I know exactly how much food we're going to need to meet our goals ... Hey, where are you going
Overworked -20 Max Stamina
1 Labor
None I always take on too much, and it's probably killing me
Owned a Nursery None I turned my family's old tobacco farm into a flower nursery
Pack Rat 1 Beds used
Affects Skills - Acting
None All of this stuff has deep emotional value to me. It's fine, I'll just stack it on a second bed
Pageant Wagoneer Affects Skills - Shooting
None We traveled around, bringing people entertainment, and keeping a lot of the classics alive.
Paintballer Morale bonus from Shooting Training Facilities
Affects Skills - Shooting
None We got so good, our team would annihilate anyone crazy enough to face us
Painter Affects Skills - Law
None I actually had a good thing going, painting portraits of rich kids on the backs of unicorns
Panicky None "Game over, man! Game over!
Panicky Fighter None Even when I'm practicing, I just slam my eyes shut and swing randomly
Paparazzi None Nothing and nobody gets by me. Before you know I'm there, I've got you
Paralegal Affects Skills - Law
None Really glad I didn't go for a law degree, like my parents wanted. What would be the point now
Park Ranger None I'd go back to work if I could, but the outbreak caught me on the other side of the country
Paronomasiac Annoys irritable community members
-33% Wits Experience Rate
None Puns are the greatest form of humor. That what they say, right?
Part-time Barista Affects Skills - Making Coffee
None Actually, I was a screenwriter. Making coffee just paid the bills
Partner in a Law Firm Affects Skills - Law
None All those eighty-hour weeks, and I was finally made a partner... two weeks before the apocalypse.
Passive Aggressive Annoys irritable community members
-10% Standing Rewards
None No, it's fine. I'll just be over here, alone. Probably getting eaten. Don't worry about me
Pastry Chef None I'm pretty sure I could make a turnover out of anything
Patent Collector None I thought of teaching, but where's the fun in that? Whoever dies with the most patents wins
Pathetic -45 Max Health
-50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Unknown
None Bad situations just disarm me, and I want to cower in a corner.
Patient Affects Skills - Computers
None Just relax. Good things come to those who wait
PC Gamer Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Computers
None I changed out my graphics card every year. Not because I needed to. But because I could.
Peacemaker None Can't we all just get along
Pedantic None Let me tell you about the Oxford comma, em dashes, and why you're an idiot
Pediatrician None You don't see a lot of kids out here. Though some of the adults like to act like children ..
Perpetual Underdog None I can't help but root for the losing side.
Personal Trainer None I was just signing my first few clients when the outbreak hit
Pessimist -5 Morale
Easily Frustrated
Annoys irritable community members
None The glass is half-empty, and there's nothing coming out of the tap
Pet Rock Artist None I used to set up shop at all the flea markets across the state, selling little rock characters
Petroleum Engineer None If you want to start making fuel again, I can get the oil out of the ground. And that's it
Pharmacist None I ran the pharmacy at the local drugstore. We got raided early, and I barely escaped
Pharmacy Technician None I used to make a game out of guessing someone's prescription before they got to the window
Philanthropist None I'm kind of embarrassed when people find out how much money I inherited.
Philosophy Major Affects Skills - Music
None With most of the world's greatest minds now staggering and moaning, I'm basically the new Plato.
Photographer None These fleeting moments sometimes catch my eye, and I have to capture them before they're gone
Piano Mover None People always want strangers to move their piano, so they can sue when someone drops it
Piano Teacher Affects Skills - Music
None If we could just get a keyboard or something, I could teach everybody here
Picky Eater -25% Food consumed per day
Morale bonus from Upgrading Kitchen
Affects Skills - Cooking
None Hey, you can criticize my eating habits, but at least there's more for you, right?
Picnicker Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Cooking
None Why eat inside, when there's fresh air right outside your door
Pilot None I'm great at handling long dull stretches, punctuated by pants-wetting terror
Pinball Wizard Affects Skills - Pinball?
None I beat two of the score records at a regional pinball convention. I am still undefeated.
Pit Crew None Yeah, I've heard all the jokes about how many seconds we do it in
Plane Crash Survivor None The pilot just put us down in a field. Then the dead killed the survivors. I barely made it out.
Plans Ahead Affects Skills - Sports?
None You always have to go in with a plan, even if you know you're going to change it.
Plastic Surgeon None Now that sterile environments are hard to come by, I get fewer requests for elective surgery
Played Basketball Affects Skills - Music
None I used to hit the court every day after work, and join whatever game was going on.
Played in a Band Affects Skills - Cardio
None I was lead guitar and backup vocals. No, you've never heard of us
Played Rugby None My old friends from school used to get together every weekend to play
Played Soccer None I still miss the orange wedges
Played Softball None It was just a little community league, and it was mostly just for fun
Played Sports Affects Skills - Fighting?
None If it has a ball, I've played it.
Played Tetherball Affects Skills - Wits?
None My family had a tetherball ... until I finally hit it into the neighbors' swimming pool.
Played Zombie Games 6 Morale
Affects Skills - Wits?
None I could not have been more ready for this
Plumber None My pants fit just fine, thanks. You want running water, or not
Police Detective None I was trained to put together an accurate picture of a crime, even with only a few scanty clues
Police Negotiator None I was trained to carefully defuse situations before anyone decided to start shooting
Police Officer None I never even drew my sidearm, my whole career. Now I'm using it every day
Police Sergeant None If you want me to yell at you from across a desk and call you a loose cannon, I'm up for that
Political Moderate Affects Skills - Political Science
None I always felt like I could see every side of an issue.
Political Operative Affects Skills - Medicine
None Sometimes it gets ugly, but what matters is that the right people win out in the end.
Poor Bedside Manner -5 Morale
-66% Medicine Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Computers
None Wow, this is probably the worst-looking wound I have ever seen. You are fuuuuuuucked
Poor Typist -66% Computers Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Computers
None Hunting and pecking just makes sense! How do you people know what buttons you're hitting?
Power Engineer None I'm not the electrician you call to your house. I'm the one that the city calls to the station
Powerline Technician None I'm like an electrician, except if I get electrocuted, I hit the ground harder
Practical Joker 4 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Ikebana
None I give the gift of humor. It's a public service
Practices Ikebana Affects Skills - Unknown
None It's simply a Japanese style of flower arrangement. I can show you how to do it
Prankster None I was the best. No one ever saw me coming
Precise Affects Skills - Unknown
None I'm a perfectionist. I believe in getting it right the first time.
Prefers the Sidelines -50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I don't need to be out in the front; that's where all the big mistakes happen.
Prison Guard Irritable towards other people
Affects Skills - Tattoos
None The inmates have to know you could take them if you had to.
Prison Tattoo Artist None I managed to stay safe in prison, because everyone knew I was the best body artist there
Private Investigator None I'm professionally trained to keep an open mind
Prize-Winning Chili Affects Skills - Cooking
None It was a neighbourhood competition. With three contestants. And one of them had tofu. But still.
Pro Football Player None I got a lot of practice dealing with pain
Pro Gamer None I've put myself through the best mental regimen on earth. I am ready for anything
Pro Poker Player Affects Skills - Music
None I know what you're about to ask. Yes, I know when to hold 'em, and also when to fold 'em
Professional Deejay Affects Skills - Shooting?/Scouting?/Sharpshooting?
None I didn't pick the tracks. I just channeled them from ... somewhere
Professional Hunter Affects Skills - Music?
None I'm the one they'ed call in when wild animal populations got out of control.
Professional Singer 10 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I was pretty small-time, as singers go, but between online sales and tours, I got by
Projectionist None I ran the projector at one of those enormous theaters with the ridiculously tall screens
Property Manager None I worked for a real estate company, fixing problems for tenants at all their properties
Propmaster None If I can't find what you need, I can probably build it
Psychiatrist Affects Skills - Medicine
None It's a medical degree. Trust me, I know more than you think.
Public Relations Manager Affects Skills - People Skills?
None This place might be great, but does everyone know how great it is? That's why you need me.
Pulled All-Nighters -33% Fatigue Severity
None When I wasn’t up all night working, I was up all night partying. I basically don’t need sleep.
Pump Tester None If firefighting equipment wants to fail, my job is to make sure it fails for me, not the fire
Punched Nazis None I ran into these guys in the underground music scene. There was only one way to deal with them
Punches Walls 10 Max Health
Easily Frustrated
None I've built up callouses on my knuckles from punching through drywall when I get upset
Purse Snatcher None I cut the strap so quick, you don't even notice something's missing till I'm gone
Puts Family First Affects Skills - Sewing
None If you won't take care of your family, why are you even here?
Pyromaniac None I'm not really an anarchist. But I love their cookbook
Pyrotechnician None Fireworks were illegal for most of the year, so finding work could be a pain. Not anymore
Quick on the Draw None I've seen friends die because they let their guard down. I'm always unsnapped and ready to go
Quick Study None Once I put my mind to learning something, it comes pretty easily
Quick to Despair None Really, what's the point
Quilter Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I used to organize these charity quilting projects out of my house.
Rabble Rouser None There always seems to be a good fight worth fighting, and people who want to hear about it
Railroad Engineer Affects Skills - Cooking
None Car engines are pretty different from the big ones, bit I can still help out in a pinch.
Raised by Single Mom None I don't know how she did it, but somehow she managed to get me this far
Ran a Bed & Breakfast Affects Skills - Cooking
None In addition to my job, we ran a little bed and breakfast out of our home. I did all the cooking
Ran a Garden Department Affects Skills - Medicine
None I'm not really a gardener myself, but I talked to gardeners, and I know what all the tools do
Ran a Medical Office Affects Skills - Medicine
None I was never formally trained in medicine, but I was around it a lot
Ran a Secret Grow Op Morale bonus from gardens that grow Meds
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I guess I can talk about it now that nothing's illegal anymore
Ran the Neighborhood 75% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I didn't consider myself a "crime lord" ...too many negative connotations.
Ranch Hand None Keeping zombies off our property is a lot like bagging coyotes out on the ranch
Rare Book Collector Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I only managed to hold onto a few treasures, but these books will help us remember our past
RC Pilot None I flew radio-controlled planes before drones were even a thing
Reads Books Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
100% Wits Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Wits?
None I read books, you know.
Ready for Action None I'm always ready for the next life-threatening emergency. Excited for it, even
Ready for Anything Affects Skills - Cardio
None I'm always pumped. I can handle whatever you throw at me.
Real Estate Agent Affects Skills - Self-Promotion
None I'm pretty sure my face is still on all those benches back in my hometown
Reality TV Failure None The stupid producers cast me as the heel, and I was voted out in episode three
Reality TV Star None I was on two seasons in a row, plus the all-star season. Have I told you about my fragrances
Rebellious as a Teen Irritable towards other people
Affects Skills - People Skills
None What did I rebel against? Hell, what DIDN'T I rebel against?
Receptionist Affects Skills - TV Trivia?
None Dont underestimate the value of a smile and a kind word at the start of your day
Recites TV Shows Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - TV Trivia?
None I can basically perform the entire twenty-seven-season run of my favorite show.
Reckless Affects Skills - Fighting
None Don't overthink everything; that's how this world gets you
Reckless 2 -66% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Fighting
None People try to teach me discipline ... but once I get into a fight, I just swing like a maniac.
Red Talon Basic Training None The first few weeks in Red Talon is hell, but you come out the other end ready for anything
Relied on an Oxygen Tank Affects Skills - Fighting
None I used to rely on a portable oxygen tank to get around. It's hard to believe I got this far
Renaissance Fairgoer Affects Skills - Fighting
None I always placed in the melee at ye olde Renaissance Faire
Rescued a Puppy None I once literally risked my life because a puppy was in danger. Dogs, man. They need us
Rescues Spiders Affects Skills - Wits
None They eat the bugs that contaminate our food. Of course I keep them alive!
Research Assistant Affects Skills - Wits
None You need some information? I can track it down
Research Engineer Affects Skills - Unknown
None I wrote programs to crunch data and turn a sea of numbers into something a scientist could use
Reservist None I wasn't on active duty when the outbreak hit, but I still knew my way around an assault rifle
Resilient 20 Max Health
Easily Frustrated
-50% Injury Severity
None You'd be surprised what I can put up with
Respects Authority Easily Frustrated
-25% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Cooking
None Look, someone has to be in charge. It doesn't have to be me
Restaurant Manager Affects Skills - Cooking
None Do you have your fifteen pieces of flair?
Retired Soldier None My last tour ended a while ago, but I'm still as sharp as ever with an assault rifle
Retro Gamer Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Shooting
None You think frontier life is hard? That's nothing. I speed-ran Battletoads
Riding Instructor None My students were mostly animal-loving kids. I taught them responsibility as well as riding
Rifle Collector Morale bonus from Armory
Affects Skills - Shooting?
None I had examples from every era of American history, and I fired every single one.
Risk Averse -66% Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cooking?
None I don't mind fighting, as long as the enemy is fifty yards away. Any closer and I lose it.
Roadkill Cook Affects Skills - Cooking
None I have to say, it takes a real talent in the kitchen to make some things edible.
Rock Climber Affects Skills - Unknown
None Those climbing walls at the gym are child's play. I'm talking about the real thing
Rocket Scientist None I worked for a space-travel startup. We were just getting on our feet when the outbreak hit
Rodeo Clown None You gotta run fast and jump high if you want to get out alive. True in any situation
Run-Down None My old body wasn't built to keep this up for years. I think I may just be on the way out
Rural Veterinarian None I worked out in the country, where there were a lot of wild animals. I had to keep a shotgun
Ruthless Affects Skills - Wits
None You fuck with me, you get fucked with back. That’s how it works. There are no exceptions.
Safety Engineer None While the other folks worried about the output of the station, I worried about the people
Sales Associate Affects Skills - Cardio
None No, there's no secret stash in the back room. Everything we have is out here
Sales Engineer None I was never super hands-on with our products, but I could rattle off every single feature
Salsa Dancer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I was at the club every Friday night
Sang in a Band Affects Skills - Driving
None I was the lead singer for a little group that never really went anywhere
Sanitation Engineer Affects Skills - Medicine
None I drove a garbage truck every day, seeing all the crazy things that people used to throw out.
Sarcastic None This is the best community, guys. We're fucking geniuses
Sawbones Affects Skills - Medicine
None I don't have any medical training, but you can learn a lot from cadavers ... and from mistakes
Saxophonist 20 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Computers?
None I was out late five nights a week, playing in an old jazz club. Nothing like it.
Scammed an Employer -66% Computers Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Fighting?
None I hired a guy overseas to do my job for about a third of my salary, then went on vacation
School Bully Affects Skills - Chemistry
None I used to carry a knife at school. Once people knew I had it, I didn't have to say anything.
Science Editor Affects Skills - Chemistry?
None I was always a better writer than I was a chemist
Science Geek Affects Skills - Chemistry
None The people I looked up to as a kid had Nobel prizes, not sportsball trophies.
Science Teacher Affects Skills - Wits
None I wonder if I could've been a criminal mastermind, like that chemistry teacher on TV.
Scout Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I was always the one they sent in first. They said I had sharp eyes. I think I was expendable.
Scout Leader None I spent one night every week teaching survival skills to a roomful of crazy kids
Scrapyard Worker Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I learned a lot about how machines are put together by ripping them apart.
Scrapyard Worker 2 Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None I drove the heavy equipment that moved the old cars from one end of the yard to the other.
Sculptor Affects Skills - Shooting
None There are a lot of things you can do with a good chisel
Second Degree Burns None There is no amount of ointment that makes this okay
Security Guard Affects Skills - Shooting
None I only carried a stun gun on my hip. But I knew how to use it!
Security Obsessed None Every time I heard about another burglary, I installed something new. That house was a fortress
Sees Blood and Faints -10 Max Health
None It was one time! Right after the outbreak. People keep giving me shit about it
Self Defense Teacher None I taught one-on-one classes on a concrete pad in my backyard. Using a cushioned mat is dancing
Self-Conscious -25% Standing Rewards
None Does this backpack make my butt look big
Self-Destructive None I don't just get hurt. I get nearly killed
Self-Effacing Easily Frustrated
-25% Standing Rewards
None I couldn’t do it without you guys.
Self-Hating -30 Max Health
-50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Self-Promotion
None Everything I do is stupid. It's like I want to end up dead and alone.
Self-Promoter None I'm not trying to steal the spotlight. I just have ideas, and I want to share them
Self-Promotion Affects Skills - +100% Standing Rewards - Knowledge of Influence
None The underappreciated art of getting people to look at you.
Self-Sabotaging -20 Max Stamina
-33% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Gardening
None I paid for a gym membership for years and never went once. I always screw things up.
Separated None I was married once, but it didn't quite stick
Serial Plant Murderer -75% Gardening Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Gardening
None I've been trying to garden for years. I swear, one of these days, something is going to survive.
Sewer Dweller -50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I took refuge underground during the outbreak. I'm not really comfortable around humans.
Sewer Worker None You didn't think those manholes in the road were just for cartoon ninjas, did you
Shady Mechanic -33% Mechanics Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Acting/Fighting
None There aren't any invisible things wrong with your car that a few thousand dollars can't fix
Shakespearean Actor Affects Skills - Acting/Fighting
None I had to learn stage fighting, so I could get killed by hamlet a few hundered times.
Shared Everything Affects Skills - Wits/Scouting
None
Shares Everything None I've really stopped thinking of things as being "mine" anymore. Take it, seriously
Sharp Eyes Affects Skills - Wits/Scouting
None I'm always kind of surprised by the details that other people don't notice.
Sheltered -20 Max Health
Affects Skills - Unknown
None I spent most of the aftermath in a government facility, and only got out recently
Sheriff's Deputy None Out where I was, the sidearm was mostly for snakes and coyotes
Shoddy Workmanship Annoys irritable community members
-66% Mechanics/Craftsmenship Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None Every time I measure something, it comes out a different length, like I'm in a weird dimension
Shop Teacher Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None Yes, I have all my fingers... but I can't say the same for my students
Short as a Kid None I used to be tiny. Didn’t come into my full height until I was an adult.
Short of Breath -66% Cardio Experience Rate
-30 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None I get winded really easily. Hard to really exercise that way.
Should Not Be Crossed None You do something to me, or to the people I care about? You're going to regret it
Shrapnel None I've got metal shards embedded in my body
Shrewd Affects Skills - Unknown
None People love to act magnanimous, but they're usually in it for themselves
Shy -50% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Painting
None Now that some folks are armed, and the rest are undead ... I'd rather no one saw me at all.
Sign Painter Affects Skills - Painting
None I'm used to climbing up to high places and doing intricate work. It's not as easy as it sounds
Sign Twirler None When I get going, it looks like the sign is moving on its own
Single Parent None It definitely puts your priorities in order
Sings Badly in Public 4 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Unknown
None We have literally nothing to lose. We should all be singing, all the time
Sings in the Shower Affects Skills - Cardio
None I can't help it, it's a disease. A glorious, beautiful disease
Sister in the Military None She was the brave one
Skater Affects Skills - Cardio
None I spent more of my teenage years in the air than I did on the ground.
Skeet Shooter None What we need is a clay zombie launcher, and I'm set
Skittish None When zombies get close, I freak, man. Maybe because they're ravenous murdering corpses
Slaughterhouse Worker Affects Skills - Fighting
None Crushing skulls and severing limbs is old hat for me
Sleeps on the Ground -1 Beds used
Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
None I can't even stand to sleep in a soft bed anymore. Not after so many nights on the road.
Sleeps with a Dakimakura 20 Max Stamina
-25% Standing Rewards
Affects Skills - Cardio
None Some people have trouble sleeping these days, but I never feel alone when I'm in bed
Slept in a Tree Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Cardio
None For a few months after the outbreak, I climbed a tree every night, with all my stuff in tow.
Slightly Stocky 20 Max Health
-10 Max Stamina
None I've always been a little bit big-boned. I know it's hard to tell after months on the run
Sloth-Like Metabolism -30 Max Stamina
-50% Food consumed per day
Morale bonus from Luxury Bed Facilities
None People worry about how much I need to sleep, but it's just the way my body works.
Slouchy -10 Max Carry Capacity
None My parents used to tell me to stand up straight. I would flip them off and slink away.
Slovenly -25 Infection Resistance
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None After living on the road for a few months, you get really used to the dirt
Slumming Mechanic -75% Mechanics Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None It was just a job to pay the bills. I don't really even like cars
Slump-Shouldered -5 Max Carry Capacity
Affects Skills - Medicine
None My backpack always ends up hanging at a weird angle on me.
Small Animal Vet Affects Skills - Medicine
None The love people have for their hamsters is amazing. To feel so much for something so small.
Smoker -66% Cardio Experience Rate
-20 Max Stamina
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None I didn't even count how many packs a day I was smoking. Don't have a lot of lung left in me.
Smooth Talker 50% Standing Rewards
None I also like winking at people while making finger-guns at them.
Smuggler 10 LIght Carry Capacity
10 Max Carry Capacity
None I used to carry things across the border by slipping them into various places on my person
Snarky None "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?
Sniper None My missions aren't really classified anymore, but I made a habit of keeping my mouth shut ..
Snores -10 Max Stamina
-3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
Affects Skills - Unknown
None There is something wrong with my air passage. I really can't help it
Snowboarder Affects Skills - Unknown
None I was the first to hit the slopes when the snow began to fall.
Social Butterfly 50% Standing Rewards
None I just sort of get along with people. I end up with more friends than I know what to do with.
Social Worker Affects Skills - People Skills?
None When people are at the end of their rope, I like to think I can help them see their way through
Sociopathic Vibe Irritable towards other people
None The death of those people was a tragedy, but maybe it's not a bad thing that we get their stuff.
Soft None I'm not one of these super-hardened warrior types. I just can't be, it's not in my nature
Soft-Hearted Affects Skills - Computers
None I used to cry in every romantic comedy. They just loved each other ... so ... much. Sniff
Software Engineer None I miss the kind of problem-solving I used to do at work. I'm still hoping we'll bounce back
Sold Cellular Phones Affects Skills - Craftsmenship
None I worked out of a kiosk in the mall. I was always jealous of the guy selling the RC helicopters
Sold Crafts Online Affects Skills - Computers
None I’m not really a specialist. Whatever caught my fancy, I learned to make it, and then sold it.
Sold Electronics Affects Skills - Gardening
None I worked in a trendy store for phones and tablets. Soon there was very little I couldn't fix
Sold Fertilizer Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I did sales for a big fertilizer company. I had to know the product in and out.
Sold Supplements None I know more about salesmanship than I do about herbs. But I know a lot about herbs
Sold Used Cars -66% Mechanics Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I know just enough about cars to explain away their defects
Solo Scavenger None For a while, it was just me and the zombies. I learned something about self-sufficiency
Sore Neck -5 Max Carry Capacity
None I can’t stand around in a pack all day, or my neck really starts to hurt.
Soup Kitchen Volunteer None I've seen what real hunger looks like
Special Forces Affects Skills - Cardio
None Hooah.
Speech Therapist None I worked in a special elementary school that pulled in kids with all kinds of challenges
Speedwalker None Yeah, people make fun of it, but when bad knees run in your family, you do what works
Spelunker Affects Skills - Cardio
None I'm actually more comfortable in tight spaces than I am out in the open.
Sports Gambler Affects Skills - Cardio
None I made a lot of money on a few really good bets, and managed to avoid losing too much
Sportscar Fanatic None I can't name all my cousins, but I can name all the cars in Forza
Spotter None I was part of a two-person sniper team. My partner was the better shot, but I could hold my own
Sprained Ankle None I can walk on it, but every step hurts
Sprained Wrist None It hurts to use my arm
Spry Affects Skills - Wits
None You might not guess it, looking at me. But I'm totally nimble.
Stagehand None Wearing all black, I could blend into the stage so well, my work looked like it was magic
Stained Glass Artist None I used to make video game characters out of glass and sell them over the Internet
Stamp Collector Affects Skills - Unknown
None My collection is worth even more, now that they've stopped making stamps altogether!
Stand-Up Comic Affects Skills - Comedy
None I was on tour when the outbreak hit. The cities were the roughest, but I kept my sense of humor
Stargazer None I've spent a lot of time squinting at the sky, spotting things most people never notice
Started Flash Mobs None Remember that fad? Yeah, that was me. I'm sorry
State Senator Affects Skills - Political Science
None These days, titles and offices don't mean a thing
State Trooper None Whenever I pulled someone over for being an asshole, five to one they were a tourist
Stays Fit 20 Max Stamina
None Keeping in shape always came a little easier to me. I don't even exercise.
Steady None I know how to keep my cool, even when all I've got is a .357 and a prayer
Stockroom Worker None I'm used to doing all the heavy lifting, while other people stare at clipboards
Stoner Annoys irritable community members
-50% Standing Rewards
-1 Labor
-66% Cardio Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None Why is everyone so worried all the time? I've got something that will chill you all right out.
Stored Tons of Food None My family's food storage kept us alive for a good three months after the outbreak
Straight-A Student Affects Skills - Wits?
None I thought I had life figured out when I was in school. Diploma’s not helping a lot right now.
Street Performer None I put on a crazy show out on the promenade. A mix of drumming, dance, and improvised comedy
Stress Eater 100% Food consumed per day
Affects Skills - Wits
None There's no problem that can't be solved by a crate of gas station pastries, am I right?
Strict Expectations None There is a right way to survive out here. My way. If you don't like it, you don't have to stay
Strong Affects Skills - Cardio
None It’s not my fault, being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.
Strong Back Affects Skills - Cardio/FIghting
None I can carry a pack for a long time without really even feeling it
Stubborn None It's my way or the highway
Student Mentor Affects Skills - Wits
None I worked part-time at my school, helping new kids figure out the ins and outs of the college.
Stunt Person None My job was to stick my neck out, so more expensive necks wouldn't get hurt
Stylist Affects Skills - Hairdressing?
None You should see what I can do with a razor blade and a pair of scissors
Surgeon None Surgery prepares you for a lot, but nothing really prepares you to fight for your own life
Surgical Assistant None If I haven't done it myself, then I've held the incision open for someone else
Surly None You again? Don't you have anything better to do
Survivalist None I spent every weekend out in the woods, living on as little as possible. Just me and a knife
Survived Indoors Affects Skills - Utilities
None I spent months locked in an apartment. I had to rig up power and water myself
Survived on a Train Affects Skills - Mechanics
None I was on a cross-country train when the outbreak hit. We Kept it running for a long time.
Survivor's Guilt -50% Standing Rewards
None I'm not even supposed to be alive. Somebody else should be here, not me.
Sushi Chef Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
Affects Skills - Fighting?/Cooking?
None I like to show off a bit when I'm slicing things up.
SWAT Breacher None It was my job to put a hole in the door without putting holes in anybody on the other side
SWAT Officer None When you're breaching interiors, you want to rely on low-caliber close quarters weapons
SWAT Trainee None I got a few weeks of training with automatic weapons and shotguns before the outbreak hit
Swat Trainee None I got a few weeks of training with automatic weapons and shotguns before the outbreak hit.
Sweats a Lot -25% Standing Rewards
None I just walk outside for a minute, and my shirt is soaked. I think there's something wrong.
Swollen Eye None This is really throwing off my depth perception
Tabletop Gamer Morale bonus from Upgraded Lounge
None We actually did a zombie campaign once. Kicked some ass. Turns out, real life is as a lot harder.
Talented Athlete Affects Skills - Cardio
None Physical stuff always came easily to me. I wish that was all it came down to out here
Talk Radio Host Affects Skills - Political Science
None I used to hold local politicians' feet to the fire over the airwaves.
Talks Loudly Annoys irritable community members
10% Standing Rewards
1 Zombie Threat
Affects Skills - Unknown
None My volume dial has two settings: "Off" and "HEEEEEEY!
Talks to Plants Affects Skills - Gardening
None I know from firsthand experience that plants really thrive when you have a relationship
Tapped a Water Tower None We settled at a water tower after the outbreak. My job was getting the water out of the tower
Tattoo Artist Affects Skills - Tattoos
None It's odd how many people want tattoos nowadays. Less anxiety about living to regret it, I guess
Taught Elementary School Affects Skills - Unknown
None Running a community of survivors is a lot like managing a classroom of second-graders
Taught Gymnastics Morale bonus from Fighting Training Facilities
Affects Skills - Cardio
None I taught tumbling to kindergarten-aged kids. The best part was how proud they all looked.
Taxidermist Affects Skills - Wits
None I thought of putting myself forward as a sort of surgeon ... then I realized that was insane
Tech Director None I was the final authority over the software engineers at a startup before the outbreak
Tech Early Adopter Affects Skills - Computers?
None I can't believe how much money I spent on newly-released hardware that didn't even work.
Tech Support Affects Skills - Computers
None The stories I could tell you ..
Technically Royalty None It's several generations back, but ... I think I might be the ruler of a small country.
Telemarketer Affects Skills - Wits
None It's half sticking to the plan, and half thinking on your feet.
Tells Bad Jokes -3 Morale
Annoys irritable community members
None Have you heard the one about the gorilla who couldn't tell time
Tells Tall Tales 3 Morale
None This one time, I ran into a big, fat zombie with another zombie inside it! True story
Test Engineer None I made automated systems to catch problems that might take hundreds of man-hours to find
The Muscle Affects Skills - Powerhouse
None My old crew kept me around because I was so physically intimidating.
Theatre Nerd None The -re spelling is more appropriate to the history and erudition of the art
Theme Park Enthusiast None Theme parks really prepare you for the experience of battling ravenous, mindless crowds
Therapist None I used to help people regain control over their lives. That goal is a little beyond us now
Third Degree Burns None My skin feels like it's on fire. Recently, it was
Thrillseeker None If it's not a rush, it's not worth my time
Tinkerer [Bad Version] Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
-66% Utilities Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Utilities
None I always tried to fix everything myself. Eventually I broke so many things, I had to move out.
Tinkerer [Good Version] Morale bonus from Upgraded Workshop
Affects Skills - Utilities
None I could never stand to call a professional when it looked like I could fix it myself.
Tires Quickly -20 Max Stamina
33% Fatigue Severity
Morale bonus from Luxury Bed Facilities
None I just don't have as much energy as everybody else.
Toll Booth Operator None Sometimes the main skill you need out here is patience, and that's what I'm trained for
Too Many Textbooks Affects Skills - Cardio
None My teachers used to make me carry sixty pounds of books to and from school, on foot, every day
Took a Gap Year None I took a year off before the outbreak. On the bright side, I don't have any student debt!
Took a Lot of Dares 30 Max Health
-50% Injury Severity
None I did some crazy stuff as a kid. I probably spent more time in a cast than I did without one
Took Crazy Road Trips Affects Skills - Wits
None My friends and I drove all over, looking for trouble. We always came back with stories.
Took Decoy Duty Affects Skills - Cardio
None In my last group, my job was to act like an idiot and lead the zombies away
Took Online Courses Affects Skills - Wits
None I just never felt like I was finished learning. I still have a laptop full of lectures.
Took Self Defense Affects Skills - Fighting
None At first I did it to get in shape, but at some point, I started taking it really seriously
Torn Ligament None I've got a serious leg problem. Every movement is agony
Tough 10 Max Health
-33% Injury Severity
None I've always felt like I couldn't show any pain
Tour Guide Affects Skills - Wits
None I knew my way around the historic district downtown, but now that place is thoroughly infested
Tourist Affects Skills - Wits
None I've been to all fifty states and four continents. Come have a look at my photo album!
Track Star None My track team won the state championship. I dominated the hurdles
Tractor Driver Affects Skills - Cardio
None I wish I could say I knew much about farming, but I just drove where they told me
Trade School Teacher None I was happy to work in a place where I could teach people real skills to improve their lives
Traffic Cop None There is no job more frustrating than trying to get drivers to behave like human beings
Trail Guide Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed Facilities
Affects Skills - Driving
None I always had to carry extra supplies for the tourists who thought it would be easy
Trained in CPR Affects Skills - Medicine
None I realized that I was no good to anyone in an emergency, unless I got a few basics down
Training Electrician None I was just about to get my certification when all the lights went out
Translator None I can help people understand each other, even when they speak the same language
Trash Collector Affects Skills - Unknown
None The trash in my area was collected by hand. No giant truck arms, unless you count mine.
Traveled the World None I spend whatever time I could seeing the world. Glad I grabbed the chance while I had it.
Tree Trimmer None Any job is tougher when you do it forty feet in the air
Trilingual Affects Skills - Wits?
None I'm constantly translating my thoughts from one language into another.
Trucker None I was miles from my family when the outbreak hit. I gave up on ever seeing them again
Trucker for Westen None I was a trucker for Westen Allied Industries. They had me running supplies to the refugee camps
Trust Fund Kid -66% Wits Experience Rate
-5 Morale
-66% Shooting Experience Rate
None I spent my life with everything just handled, you know? Taking care of yourself is hard
Trusts No One None When there's almost nothing left, everyone is secretly out for themselves
TSA Agent None Respect the blue shirt
Turned a Corner None I finally get it. It's killed or be killed now, and I am not going to be killed
Turned Life Around None I've made my share of bad decisions, but that's all behind me now.
Typeface Designer Affects Skills - Design
None Look on the bright side. No one is using Comic Sans any more
Unathletic -66% Cardio Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Cardio?
None I was always the last one pick in PE, for a very good reason
Unbreakable 45 Max Health
-100% Injury Severity
None It's not that I can't be killed. It's that when I die, I'll still be fighting to my last breath
Uncomfortable at Parties -10% Standing Rewards
None Social gatherings make me feel really anxious, but I'm finding ways to cope.
Undertaker Affects Skills - Cardio
None I dug the holes at a small cemetery. Only equipment I needed was a shovel and a strong back.
Unmotivated Annoys irritable community members
-50% Standing Rewards
-1 Labor
Morale bonus from Luxury Bed Facilities
None I just can't work up the energy to accomplish anything these days.
Unnervingly Quiet None I guess I'm just really careful. Sometimes people jump when they notice I'm in the room
Unobservant Affects Skills - Wits
-33% Wits% {1} Experience Rate
None Sometimes a marching band could walk right by me, and I wouldn't notice it.
Unusually Mature 25% Standing Rewards
50% Wits Experience Rate
None Most of my friends were adults, even when I was a kid
Urban Climber Affects Skills - Cardio
None I had this helmet with a camera on the front, and I'd walk along rooftops to freak people out
Urban Farmer None I managed several small farms in vacant lots and on rooftops downtown
Urologist None I'm used to solving a whole different set of problems than people are worried about now
US Marshal None My work taught me a lot about life on the run. Though not usually firsthand like this
Used to be Reckless None It's best that you didn't know me when I was younger
Used to be Vain None There was a point when realized that I had to get over myself
Used to Hate Guns None Nothing like being chased by zombies to make you appreciate things like stopping power
Used to Hide Money None If people ever start using money again, I've got several mattresses we could cut open
Used to Humidity 10 Max Stamina
None Last place I lived, you could practically drink the air in the summer. Not a problem for me.
Used to Hunt None My parents weren't into hunting, but my grandfather took me out once a year when I was a kid
Used to Paint None It used to help me relax after a long, hard day of not-painting
Used to the Cold 20 Max Stamina
None You guys have never even seen real cold. I used to shovel two feet of snow
Useless None I do a lot of really important work. Just last week, I rearranged all the pots and pans
User Experience Designer None I stayed in a place where all the door handles were oriented the wrong way. It nearly killed me
Utilities Worker Affects Skills - Utilities
None I had to move from the manufacturing industry over to the service side, because economics.
Vacationed In Spain None My parents flew us all out each summer to their vacation home on the coast of Spain.
Vacationed in Spain None My parents flew us all out each summer to their vacation home on the coast of Spain
Vain None No, seriously. I really think that song was about me
Valedictorian None Any achievement takes hard work and consistency. That's what I said in my speech, anyway
VCR Repair None There's this one old guy we've been milking for work for years now ..
Vegan None If I hadn't been vegan before the outbreak, watching zombies feeding would have made me one
Very Trusting None We're all still just people, right? We want the same things. We can work together
Veteran Gambler None Call it, heads or tails?
Veterinarian None During the outbreak, I had the Singletons' old Rottweiler. She got me through the worst of it
Veterinary Pathologist None I dealt with sickness in dozens of different species. Learning one more shouldn't be hard
Video Game Producer Affects Skills - Scrum Certification
None My job is essentially herding cats. Well-armed, apocalypse-surviving cats
Video Game Streamer Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
None I had this great group in my chat every day, but now I have no way to find them
Video Rental Clerk Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
Affects Skills - Movie Trivia
None I thought video rental clerks all became edgy film directors. Missed my shot, I guess
VIsited Yard Sales None Some people slept in on the weekends. Those people paid five times as much for their furniture.
Visited Yard Sales Affects Skills - Wits
None Some people slept in on the weekends. Those people paid five times as much for their furniture.
Vlogger Affects Skills - Self-Promotion
None I got to the point where I was making a pretty good living just on reaction videos.
Volunteer Coordinator 4 Morale
Affects Skills - Gardening
None I worked with the parks department, arranging for volunteers to maintain our green spaces.
Volunteer Firefighter None I worked around my schedule to get a few days in every month
Voyeur Affects Skills - Wits
None Yeah, I know how to use a pair of binoculars. Nope, no particular reason
Waited Them Out None During the first weeks of the outbreak, I stayed in my apartment. I learned to keep quiet
Waiter Affects Skills - Wits
None I'll get you what you need before you even ask for it
Wallflower None I'm really, really good at not being noticed
Wandering Guitarist Affects Skills - Music
None In the old world, you could make a living just on music. It's a lot harder these days
War Correspondent Affects Skills - Unknown
None I've done multiple tours overseas. It taught me a lot, but the outbreak was still a shock.
War Reenactor None I've fired a ton of old-fashioned rifles. I'm pretty good, despite practicing with blanks
Warehouse Stocker None You can only do so much with a forklift. Eventually, you've got to use some muscle
Was Always Sick None I used to come down with every single bug. I feel like I spent half my life in bed
Was Homeless None I spent a few years living by my wits, on the street. Now that's just par for the course
Was Unemployed None Once I got laid off, that was it. I tried for years, but I couldn't make anything stick
Waste Sorter Affects Skills - Wits
None I spent my day dividing recyclables from garbage, because apparently, none of you could
Watched Cooking Shows Morale bonus from Upgraded Kitchen
Affects Skills - Cooking
None I set up a TV in my kitchen, so I could cook along with the hosts.
Watched Sports Morale bonus from Facilities with Projectors
None It didn't matter who was playing... or even what they were playing
Watched Westerns Morale bonus from Facilities with Projector
Affects Skills - Shooting
None I used to have a huge collection of Westerns on VHS. Now I live on the frontier. Go figure
Weak Stomach -66% Shooting/Fighting Experience Rate
Affects Skills - Shooting?/Fighting?
None All kinds of violence just makes me ill. I do what must be done, but it just kills me.
Weak Swing None I feel like I'm swinging as hard as I can, but it's like a wet noodle on the other end
Web Developer None Check out my personal site, I've got links to all my ... oh wait, you can't. Dammit