Introduction to A Latecomer's Guide to Year Zero
Go away. You shouldn't even be looking at the guide let alone this page. Go check out one of the other resources on Year Zero. This is my guide and I don't share nicely.
Resources Available
If you actually read the warning message or any of the guide itself, then you'll know about the resources.
Conventions Used
I don't know why it matters since you're not supposed to be here anyway, but:

All links to in-game sites will be posted in Red.
All links to other sites, such as UF, will be posted in some sort of purplish color.
All broken links will be posted in Gray and fixed when an alternate link is available.

When you see this symbol: § it means that there is additional text available. Just click on it and the text should drop down below.


The overall design of this guide is based upon the Cloudmakers Guide written by Adrian Hon. If it wasn't for this amazing guide, I never would have found ARGN, Unfiction or this ARG. This guide to the ARG The Beast is a must read for anyone interested in ARGs. I've also borrowed heavily from my previous guides to I Love Bees and Vaporlofts, so if you've read either of them, you should have no problems following along.


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I do welcome comments, especially if you find blatant errors such as typos, broken links, and site problems. However, please don't start emailing me going "Why haven't you put up such and such information/spec/whatnot?" or "When is this guide going to be updated?" While I will try to put up all hard information (i.e. things gathered directly from in-game sites), I will not be running wild with speculation. And I honestly have no idea when the guide will be updated. I only usually work on this a few hours a day, in between trying to catch up with all of the posts and the ideas swirling around on IRC. Just be patient. You'll see something eventually.

If you do need to reach me, you have a few options. One is contacting me on under the nick Rowan and/or nawoR. If I don't respond, it's because I'm not at the computer. You can also email me at Rowan.Lambelle on gmail. I'll try to get back to you, but I'm notorious for never returning emails. Just remember, it's not you, it's me.