Hey everyone, I have good news!
I have now finished writing, proofreading and editing the expanded 2nd Edition of my unofficial companion book to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe, ‘The Chornobyl Zone Survival Guide: Everything a Stalker Needs to Know to Survive The Zone’.
Its premise is simple: “If 'The Exclusion Zone' of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was real, could you survive it?"
Probably not, but with the correct information and training, you might just stand a chance. Most rookie Stalkers are not able to answer the following questions...
· "What are the physical and mental preparations you need to make?"
· "What are the skills you need to learn and where can you go to learn them?"
· "What equipment, supplies and weapons do you need to take with you?"
· "What are the Zone's many hazards, and how do you overcome them?"
...and this lack of knowledge gets them killed. This book, “The Chornobyl Zone Survival Guide: Expanded 2nd Edition” provides the answers to all these and more, so that a rookie Stalker can survive and thrive in The Zone long enough to become a veteran.
Think The Zombie Survival Guide meets S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and you will get the gist of it, but the Chornobyl page of this website goes into greater detail. It is from this Chornobyl webpage that The Chornobyl Zone Survival Guide: Expanded 2nd Edition can be downloaded for free as a PDF.
Yes, that’s right, free. No paywalls, no "Give me your email address first so I can spam you with adverts later" nonsense, free!
Why? I hoped that GSC Gameworld (the creators and IP owners of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise) would allow me to sell it as a commercial product, and I would then donate the proceeds to the charities helping the people of Ukraine. However, GSC said no since it would clash with their plans for their upcoming videogame S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Heart of Chornobyl, which is fair enough. So, instead, I’m giving it away freely and asking readers to consider making a small donation to the said charities.
I hope you all enjoy it.
Now get out of here Stalker :-)