Because we will no doubt need to talk about DR sometimes, and because level ground just looks nicer.
In order for me to talk meaningfully about roleplaying here—which I intend to do, at some point, maybe hopefully—we’re gonna have to share an understanding about a LARP called Dystopia Rising. If you are anywhere in the area of Sparta, NJ and have ever loved, feared, hated, or snuggled a zombie, man, this is your game. You might be like, “Oh, whatever, it’s a zombie game, NERF guns, fake blood, seen it all before,” and if this were any other zombie game, maybe you’d be right. But nope, you are mistaken, hypothetical reader, because this is the game where a priest who follows Bruce Springsteen as his religion and a thinking zombie doctor and a neo-communist and a good ol’ boy can all fight under the same banner. The world here is what’s important, and for us to really go back and forth about DR, it’s critical that you at least have the gist.
So, culture-smashing zombie playland of psychological and physiological terror. That, amigos and amigas, is square one.