After playing a decent number of games, I’ve developed a kind of routine for the first day with a new character. I’m curious what your routine is for playing the first day in 0.B. Personally I spend most of the first day sewing. (Spoiler Boxes because these are exactly the kind of ah ha moments that new players might enjoy finding on their own.)
Create 8 Nail traps. I’ve found this is be a great starting weapon. 8 nail traps is just about enough to kill a zombie or at least bring them to almost dead. You can put one down between you and the zed, move back a space and repeat. I once cleared a FEMA camp with 12 nail traps in a row, so it can be super effective. You can craft these without even leaving the evac shelter or having any skills. You can store then in a couple of makeshift slings to begin with and use a chunk of steal smashed from one of the lockers as a hammer. You might need to smash all the furniture in the evac shelter and pull down a few curtains to get enough nails.
- Grind survival 1 and fabrication 1 to get a makeshift knife and wooden needle (for sewing).
- Make a self bow, arrows, and makeshift crowbar for later.
wooden arrow shafts can be placed on the ground and lit to make a kind of trap for zombies to walk on. This has saved me more than once!
- Sew lots of clothing including a duffle bag to minimize encumbrance (maybe even leather armor too!).
(If you start out as a lost submissive you can cut up your clothes to make other leather items.)
By this point it’s usually a few hours before dark and that’s my cue to raid houses or a mansion for supplies. By this point my character should be pretty hungry and thirsty but I can usually stave this off enough by eating raw eggs, rhubarb, or cooked meat. This routine still doesn’t keep me alive every time, but seams to work in the majority.