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Jillian TaylorBy Jillian Taylor
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Jillian TaylorBy Jillian Taylor
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IT'S ALL YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO EXPERIENCE - IMAGINE THE THRILL OF TAKING DOWN THE UNDEAD DURING A LIVE ZOMBIE UPRISING...WITHOUT FEAR OF ACTUALLY HAVING YOUR FLESH EATEN. 

***PRE-PAY FOR YOUR COURSE NOW & PLAY WHEN WE OPEN***

The Compound is the facility that will house a variety of unique real-play experiences that closely mimic what it would be like to be thrust into the heart of a zombie apocalypse. To achieve as accurate an experience for players as possible, we've combined an appropriately dark/apocalyptic atmosphere with paintball guns designed to look like real weapons, courses developed to test players' quick-thinking and strategic planning as well as their shot accuracy, tactical weapons training, pure thrill, and living, breathing, frightening-as-hell zombies.  Where has this experience been all your life?  Yeah, that's how we feel too.  That's why we can't wait to get The Compound off the ground.

We are Sean and Jill, two geeks from the Boston area who plan to bring
you a joy you can only experience through landing the perfect headshot. Rather than play first-person shooter video games, why not do it in the flesh?  And why not do it in an environment that we've all fantasized about - in the midst of the ultimate fight to save that flesh - a zombie apocalypse? 

There are amazing things in store for you.  Join us to build The Compound, then join us on our quest to survive a battle against the undead.   

http://www.thezombieconflict.com

The above video, shot in a campy style well-known to viewers of zombie flicks, depicts some of the first survivors who gathered at The Compound during its' earliest days.  By the time you reach them, they'll either have succumbed to the virulent undead, or they will have tried to begin a new way to function amid the constant threat of contamination or death.  Hopefully you'll be able to handle what you find. 

Now, time for a little treat.  You get to watch Jill get shot.  

The following video was taken while we played around with a RAM Desert Eagle for the first time (to see how much it hurts to get shot in the face and head, and to see how accurate this particular paintball weapon is - don't worry, the zombies at The Compound won't be as boring as is depicted here. This was just for testing):

We're raising funds to go toward the purchase of equipment, gear, development of a better website, and to go toward securing an appropriate location to bring this experience to life properly.  We've done massive amounts of research and spent countless hours gathering information and ideas, testing equipment, and brainstorming.  We're ready to bring on a new level of entertainment - play for real and experience the thrill. 

We've set our fundraising goal at $48,000 to be sure that we achieve it, since we see none of the funds that are donated (and you're not charged for your donation) unless our project reaches that minimum goal within the alotted time frame.  That means we need to raise $48K by midnight on October 31, 2011 - this Halloween.  We'd actually like to blow that figure out of the water, but what we've listed as our minimum here is quite literally the minimum we will need to get this show on the road. The higher the amount we raise, the more awesome this can be, so please, do what you can!  (Also - if we don't reach our minimum goal, the rewards you're after can't be doled out.  We can only fulfill the rewards if our raise is successful.)  We'll be adding more rewards soon.  

Thank you for taking the time to check out our page.  A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, as is your help in spreading the word about our project. Please, tell your friends - every little bit that's contributed will help us reach our goal. And every goal reached in this way disproves the belief that regular people can no longer achieve their dreams.  We've got business knowledge and resources, a totally kickass idea, steely determination, and you. 

Let's do this. 

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    A hand-written thank you card from Sean & Jill - and our un-ending gratitude for showing that you're interested in The Compound and in helping us achieve our goal. You'll also be listed on the Founders page of our website. Every little bit REALLY does help!

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    We've canvassed the area for every last remaining package of Twinkies we could lay our hands on. Any donation of $12 or more gets you a package of two of these prized treats. And to show our sincere gratitude for your contribution, your name will be added to the Founders page of our website.

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    Mystery reward. Don't worry, we promise it's not dollar store lame. But we do have a limited supply, so don't hesitate if your curiosity starts to get the better of you. You know you want it.

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    INSIDER MEMBERSHIP: Nice, you qualify for Insider Membership. Only those who donate $22 or more will have access to Forum Z, a private area of our website where players can interact with us and each other. You'll be treated to exclusive special offers, videos/blogs that won't be available to the general public, and much more.

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    THE SCREAM: Your $30 contribution is considered pre-payment for The Scream. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on The Scream. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    FRESH FISH PACKAGE: Your $45 contribution is considered pre-payment for the Fresh Fish Package. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Fresh Fish. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    GEARHEAD PACKAGE: Your $48 contribution is considered pre-payment for the Gearhead Package. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. With this package, you will receive a DVD copy of your experience. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Gearhead. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    LIMITED AMMO PACKAGE: Your $55 contribution is considered pre-payment for the Limited Ammo Package. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Limited Ammo. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    GUNSLINGER PACKAGE: Your $65 contribution is considered pre-payment for the Gunslinger Package. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Gunslinger. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    Do you love hoodies as much as we do? Just in time for cold weather on the East Coast, you'll get one with our logo on it for every donation of $69. You'll also get a custom "Alpha Company" rank patch to go on the shoulder of your battle gear (gear is included as a part of the play experience - you can take the patch home but the gear stays with us). Other players will be green with envy when you wear your limited edition patch every time you play. You can earn other cool rank patches when you complete challenges during play, though few will be as exclusive as the Alpha Company patch (not to be confused with our Alpha Rank patch - see our website for details on earning one of those).

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    OMEGA CHALLENGE: Your $75 contribution is considered pre-payment for the Omega Challenge. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Omega. *FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 25 CONTRIBUTORS AT THIS LEVEL*

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    THE SCREAM + HOODIE: Your $85 contribution is considered pre-payment for your participation in The Scream - twice. One indoor, one in the graveyard. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies and a hoodie, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on The Scream.

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    Graveyards and zombies are synonymous, right? There will certainly be a gnarly one at The Compound. There won't be actual bodies buried there (we hope), so we'll need names to put on the grave markers. This is where you come in. With every donation of $100, you will be able to choose the name that goes on one grave marker. It can be your name, a pet's name, or a ficticious name of any kind (we reserve the right to have you choose an alternate name if you come up with something REALLY inappropriate, but we're not very worried).

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    KILL 'EM ALL & GUNSLINGER PACKAGES: Your $100 contribution is considered pre-payment for your participation in both the Kill 'em All and Gunslinger Packages. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on Kill 'em All and Gunslinger. *FREE T-SHIRT TO EVERY CONTRIBUTOR AT THIS LEVEL*

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    THE SCREAM & OMEGA CHALLENGE + HOODIE: Your $125 contribution is considered pre-payment for your attempts at The Scream and the Omega Challenge. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on our packages.

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    FRESH FISH & GUNSLINGER PACKAGES + OMEGA CHALLENGE: Your $150 contribution is considered pre-payment for your participation in both the Fresh Fish and Gunslinger Packages and one attempt at completing the Omega Challenge. You choose the date you play once The Compound is open for business. And don't forget, you'll also be given access to Forum Z, receive a package of Twinkies, and have your name listed on our Founders page. See our website for more details on our packages. *FREE T-SHIRT TO EVERY CONTRIBUTOR AT THIS LEVEL*

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    PERSONALIZED GRAVE MARKER & WEAPON: It'll be pretty cool to maneuver through a graveyard that boasts a grave marker or two with your chosen names on them..but it will be even cooler to do it with a weapon named after you. Even if you live too far away to come play at The Compound, you can be key in aiding the survival of the human race while they fight against the zombies' uprising. Every donation of $175 earns you the distinct honor of having one of our weapons named after you (or whatever alternate name you choose - again, assuming it's considered appropriate and doesn't violate any copyright laws). You also get your name on one grave marker, as described in the reward above.

    This reward is very limited - there are only 26 of these available, so act quickly if you want in.

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    WEEKEND @ THE COMPOUND: With each donation of $300, you'll be invited to spend a weekend at The Compound. Enjoy playing a bunch of our courses, being treated to home-cooked meals, hanging out with an interesting group of characters, and more. There may be surprises - remember, zombies don't sleep - but we'll stand guard for you if you really need your beauty rest, just let us know if that's your preference. This reward does NOT include travel expenses for you to reach or return home from The Compound. THIS IS A LIMITED REWARD. There are 16 slots available each month (during one weekend per month - exact dates TBD), so if you'd like to visit along with friends, be sure to all book the same month once you all donate and receive your invitations.

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    WEEKEND @ THE COMPOUND: Identical to the above "Spend a weekend at The Compound" reward, but for the month of March.

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    WEEKEND @ THE COMPOUND: Identical to the above "Spend a weekend at The Compound" reward, but for the month of April.

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    WEEKEND @ THE COMPOUND: Identical to the above "Spend a weekend at The Compound" reward, but for the month of May.

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    BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR 10 @ THE COMPOUND: You and your guests will be "zombified" with makeup by pro special effects artists, photographed individually and as a group (everyone gets copies to take home), treated to delicious treats (brain cake or cupcakes, appropriately strange beverages, etc) in our apocalyptic atmosphere, and sent to navigate the play course of your choosing. You can select your desired treats at the time you book your party. This reward does NOT include travel expenses for you or guests to reach or return home from The Compound. You will be provided with custom invitations to send to your guests.

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