4 Tips to Survive The End of the World

4 tips to survive the end of the world

Listeners to our series of The End of the World games know that surviving the apocalypse is tough for even the most rugged of individuals. Follow these tips to increase your odds of survival in an apocalyptic hellscape.


Know your exits

Breakfast Club Run

The end of the world can strike at any time. Wherever you are – home, work, local fast food joint, the bodega – know where the nearest exit is so in the event of zombies, aliens, etc, you know the quickest route to safety. 88% of apocalypse-related deaths could be avoided if people knew how to safely exit a building.

Supply run


You can’t survive the end of the world on an empty stomach. Make sure your fridge, go-bag, and liquor cabinet is well-stocked at all times. Load up at your local bodega, where you can also usually get a feel for how quickly the apocalypse will be upon you.


failure to communicate

Communication is the most important part of any relationship. This includes your fellow survivors of the apocalypse. If you have an escape plan, a rescue mission, or the answer to the monster’s weakness, don’t keep it to yourself.

Back to nature

going on an adventure

Cities are death traps. Escape them as soon as you can. Ignore the creeping plants or giant bugs that may be reclaiming the countryside – it’s still better than facing the apocalypse in a concrete jungle.

If you could break the fourth wall and give the hapless characters of the End of the World survival advice, what would you tell them?

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A city girl with midwestern roots, Angela has been on the internet for far too long. A geek of many stripes, when Angela isn't pretending to be a different person every weekend she can be found reading, writing (that novel will come out some day!), or preparing for her eventual life as a crazy cat woman. Angela also blogs about gaming at the blog Gaming as Women http:///www.gamingaswomen.com

6 comments on “4 Tips to Survive The End of the World

  1. Sam says:

    I think the best End of the World advice for those characters is to move out of the city.
    There is so much danger in New York.
    No one should live there.

  2. Fairystail says:

    Those rules from screen.
    Don’t have sex
    Don’t say ‘i’ll be right back’
    Don’t wander off on your own
    Don’t be an ass hole
    Also the government is always the enemy. Always!
    If you think it’s dead shoot it again or run don’t just stand there

  3. Fairystail says:

    Sorry half asleep didn’t see the part about the end of the world being The End of the World.
    Sidequests are a bad idea?

  4. CallmeIshma3l says:

    Laura doesn’t need, or want, you to check in on her. You got enough trouble as is in these games.

  5. Fabian says:

    Jerry, you can’t have two waifus, that’s polygamy. Come on, man

    …also, get some weapons already, even if they’d be completely useless in some scenarios.

  6. Steven says:

    If you are going to steal a vehicle, steal one that can push others out of the way and preferably has a winch. Space in the bed would also be good so you can load up useful goodies (like gas cans!). One with tool racks (with tools) would be good for Mr Juryrig.

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