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On 28th May 2008, an update allowed the use of a few household items as melee weapon; including the beer bottle. Its base accuracy is 10% (25% with the Hand To Hand Combat skill) and does 3 points of damage (equivalent to a fire axe without the Axe Proficiency skill.) When used in combat, the bottle breaks after a single hit (but not if the bottle misses); disappearing from one's inventory.
Reading a book provides an approximate 10% chance of gaining 1 XP (2 XP for Scientists). There is a near 100% chance to find a book when searching libraries. There is a small chance on each reading that the book will be finished and thus discarded. Costs 1 AP to use.
Has no current game mechanic use, but can be used for roleplaying purposes.
Gives a short news story to read, sometimes providing some back story on the city, NecroTech, and the zombie plague. Now they may also contain useful information for the newer inhabitants of Malton. Disappears from one's inventory after a single use and costs 1 AP to use.
Newspapers were the subject of particular loathing from a significant portion of the Urban Dead community due to their lack of practical use, and their habit of being found instead of first aid kits in hospitals.
On January 19th 2007, the following update was posted:
It is unclear as to how the newspapers have been altered to provide the propaganda as yet, although there is speculation that it is based on the Peer Reviewed Wiki-Based Newspapers suggestion. However, the advice is usually found in pamphlet form, such as the following:
Some newspapers are now propaganda, such as the following:
For a full list of the stories found in newspapers, see News Stories.
The 28th May 2008 update allowed the use of a few household items as weapons; including the newspaper. It has a 100% chance of striking the target (still halved in darkness), making it the most accurate of all weapons in the game. However, it does 0 damage, rendering it useless as a melee weapon. Attacking a human or zombie target with a newspaper will result in the message: You slap (the target) with a newspaper. This is generally intended to be humourous. The attacker gains no experience and spends 1 AP. The newspaper is not lost after use, and can be used to slap one's desired target again. Attacking a portable generator gives the message: You swat at the generator.
In December 2008, newspapers ceased appearing in hospitals.
Stale Candy was added to the game on Halloween (31st of October) 2007, and was obtainable for a short period of time thereafter. It was obtainable again for a short period of time after Halloween 2008. Survivors could give the candy to another survivor or zombie, or, if none were present, eat some themselves (does not remove candy from one's inventory). Despite taking no inventory space, only one lot of candy can be had at one time.
On 28th May 2008, an update allowed the use of a few household items as melee weapon; including the wine bottle. Its base accuracy is 10% (25% with the Hand To Hand Combat skill) and does 3 points of damage (equivalent to a fire axe without the Axe Proficiency skill.) When used in combat, the bottle breaks after a single hit (but not if the bottle misses); disappearing from one's inventory.
Formerly used to cut through wire fences, padlocks and chains on some buildings (warehouses, junkyards, power stations, etc). Since the effect is currently permanent and irreversible and all "cuttable" barriers have been cut, wirecutters are currently useless.
Since about the second week of September 2007, wirecutters are no longer obtainable.