"Good point." Mark added. "We need to be able to get out of town in a hurry. You guys still want to come along?"
"Hell yes!" Larry said quickly. "Anywhere with fewer of these things is better. I'd like to be able to sleep at night without worrying so much."
"It should be just ahead." Allen said, looking back at everyone. "Mike, you might want to put your tablet away."
"I've got satellite images of the area. I'd hate to run down the wrong way and get trapped." Mike said, tucking his tablet into his messenger bag. "I'm paying attention though."
"Hopefully we can get out of here soon." Kelly said, shifting her shotgun around. "Larry is right, a safe place to stay is what we need."
"Well, it looks like we'll need to fight some of the zombies before we get much farther" Mark said, hefting his bat.
This scenario is focused on the used car lot, located roughly in the center of the board. Three cars have to be searched and then the group has to exit the opposite board. They are not going to take a vehicle, this is just to try and locate a usable vehicle for when they are going to leave town.
As i mentioned in the previous scenario, I rolled 2d6 to determine if agents from Phoenix Techsystems would attempt to retake their missing medical bag. I rolled two successes, which meant they would show up. I determined they would be one of the PEFs, randomly marked the bottom of the base and then put out the markers. In addition, just to make it interesting, I will roll versus each of the new members rep, if they get successes for all (3 or 4 dice) they will try and help the agents, to go back to the company's protection. The roll will happen when the agents appear (if they do - I might not trigger all the PEFs!)
It is still morning on Day 29. The ER is 5, 3 PEFs and 26 zombies are on the board. The group gets to pick it's entry point, and I choose near a fast food place. They will charge onto the board and engage the nearest zombies straight away.
|Everyone starts out|
|It could be worse.|
|The civvies get some hits in.|
|Zombies start to close in|
"I don't know, I didn't see anything. There seems to be a ton of zombies out here though!" Dawn was worried, and it sounded in her voice. "This may have been a bad idea."
"Maybe we should get off the street, and let the zombies settle down or something?" Nadine offered, not believing it herself. "We could sneak by them or something later."
"I just hope its just zombies we have to deal with." Dawn replied, looking around at the buildings nervously.
|PEFs move closer|
|The gang's all here!|
|Ambush from the rooftop|
"Hey! Throw down yo shit and we let you go" A shout echoed out from the roof, along with weapons being loaded and cocked. "Just walk away, we's gots you dead-bang!"
Mark looked up at the gang members on the roof. One had a shotgun, the rest had pistols, and they were all pointed right down at the group. "These dead-heads are too close! We'll be killed!" He yelled back, dropping his hand to his SMG.
"We don'a care 'bout dat! Drop yo' shit and go!" Shotgun man seemed to be in charge. "Time's wastin', we could just kill ya and take it!"
"Alright, alright!" Mark yelled back. "Then take it!" He brought up the SMG and fired.
The two PEFs were not the agents. I almost wish one had been. The nearest turned out to be 8 gangers. I ruled that the PEF didn't leave the building, it was just the gang springing their trap. I got lucky, the gang has relatively low reps and are only armed with pistols, and one lone shotgun. For the meet and greet I get one success, versus three. The gang decides to walk the walk.
My checks go really well, Mark gets all five of his possible and will go first. The gang settles in with a couple of 3's (including the shotgun fig) and then 2s and 1s. Mike and Kelly fail their brownpants rolls, and duck back before the shooting starts. Damn, I could have used Kelly's shotgun!
|Mark kills the shotgun|
|Remaining in sight scores|
"Allen!" Dawn screamed. "Allen is down!"
Looking around, Mark knew the noise would bring a swarm of zombies. "Into the store, now!"
|After the shootout|
|Mark goes in first and finds a lone zed|
|At least they are off the street|
|Company agents appear!|
"Give me that case!" Mike yelled at Kelly. "I am taking it and getting off the street!"
"What the hell! Mike what are you doing?" Kelly yelled back as Mike grabbed the straps of the medical kit they had found. "How do you even know they will take you back?"
"I led them here! That was the deal, I'm sleeping safe and sound tonight!" Mike yelled and swung his bag at her head. Kelly ducked, and held onto the medical bag.
"You're crazy! You can't trust them!" She yelled as they struggled.
The agents are all quite tough. The leader (the Heroscape figure Agent Carr, looking all Morpheus from the movie Matrix) is rep 6, everyone else is rep 5. They all have BAP with suppressors, which reduces noise generation by 1. All have body armor (so are protected) and communicators, tasers, batons, plus will not suffer from tight ammo. They are here to get the bag (and Mike, he is the only one who passed the 'turn traitor' check) get to their hybrid Hummer (currently running on electric power, generating no noise) and leave by any board edge. They will kill anyone who attacks them with deadly force, although they will try and incapacitate anyone who is in the way of getting to the bag.
The agents get predictable results. The pair near the truck clear out the zombies easily. The other pair charge Kelly, who passes her brown pants roll (not sure if it mattered or not) and easily win melee, incapacitating her and taking the medical kit. Mike will now activate with the agents.
|When you look that cool, things just go your way.|
|Agents recover the bag|
|So close to leaving|
|The zombies close in|
|Team Mark is surrounded!|
|Maybe attacking from behind...|
|The fence doesn't hold|
|Two zombies come in the back door|
A zombie in a tattered gas station uniform stumbled through the fast food kitchen, clawing at Nadine. She had barely turned around when it crashed into her, clicking jaws snapping closed just inches from her face. Shoving back Nadine tried to hit the creature in the head with her hammer.
|A wave catches the gang members|
"Just keep moving! We need to get as far..." Marcel was cut off as zombies closed in around the pair. "They're all over the place! Get 'em!"
|Three hit Mike from behind|
From around the corner, three zombies staggered out, crashing into the back of Mike. "Gahhhh! You have to help me!" He screamed as the zombies attacked.
Whew! There is a ton going on! I must admit the wave of zombies appearing when it did certainly ramped up this scenario. Now how do things turn out...