Zombinary is a fantasy world we’ve created to explore gender. It is the setting for multiple games. So far in development we have:
- Zombinary Dance Party: the recently-raised dead throw dance parties to reveal their identities as Zeds or Boneses
- Zombinary Gathering: you’re part of a group of people who question their “undead” status
- Zombinary Parents: your child is coming out as Living
- Zombinary Campfire Stories: scare each other with tall tales of the dreaded Humans
What is Zombinary?
Zombinary is an undead world where most people’s status is either Zombie or (flesh-clothed) Skeleton. Some people identify as Living, but this is neither common nor widely understood. The Necromancer’s Bureaucracy is not set up to handle the Living.
How do Zombies & Skeletons reproduce?
Magic. Maybe they get a fancy coffin, and the force of their necromantic love creates a new being inside it. This act, and parenting the resulting offspring, is called raising the dead.
Where do people dwell?
All the places any of us live, plus crypts, mausoleums, and other fanciful houses of the dead. There is a giant sprawling necropolis, but not everyone makes their homes there.
How do you tell the difference between Zombies and Skeletons?
Skeletons dangle, Zombie shamble.
What do Zombies & Skeletons eat?
Pretty much anything. They’re magic.
What about other kinds of undead?
What do you mean? Everyone is either a Zombie or a Skeleton. Lich is just a nice title for an ancient and respected ancestor.
Zombie and Skeleton are cumbersome to say. Can we use slang instead?
Zombies are also called Zeds. Flesh-clothed Skeletons are also called Bones. The terms are generic, inoffensive, and casual when used to refer to their respective undead. It’s super rude to call a Living person a Zed or a Bones, though, just like if you called them a Zombie or a Skeleton.