Frustrated, Dawn looked around the area, the cars and trucks were all burn husks, even a truck towing a boat was burned out. Dawn paused, looking at the charred and melted remains of the once large boat. The large engines still sat on the trailer, poking out of the husk like a skeletal fist.
Dawn checked her map again. "Fox Run Marina. There we go." She said, setting the map on the passenger seat and turning right onto the highway.
|Dawn arrives at the marina|
Dawn is heading to a marina to look for fuel for her SUV. She needs at least 3 units to be able to move to the next area. There will be a few special rules for this scenario.
1. There is a fuel pump and storage tank located on the pier, it will have 1d6+1 units of fuel when searched.
2. Special figures will mark locations that zombies will 'spawn' and climb out of the water. Once a living model approaches within 6", these will activate until there is no living model within 18". Each active zombie turn one zombie will emerge from one of the spots (randomly determined). An additional zombie will spawn each turn until a maximum of six zombies per turn are appearing.
4. The rules for more scarce looting are in effect, Dawn (or any survivor) has to draw doubles to find a useful item.
5. The rule for very tight ammo are in effect.
It is afternoon of day 41. The area has an ER of 4, there are 3 PEFs and 4 zombies active as Dawn enters the board. Her first turn is "free" as she drives onto the board. I decide to drive as far as possible, I may as well get as close as I can before I try and get to the fuel. Hopefully there's a survivor here that will join up...
|Dawn finds an open parking spot|
|Dawn gets out of her SUV|
|Random event right away...|
|Dawn enters the shop|
"Don't move." Dawn found herself staring at a the end of an assault rifle, held by a short middle aged man in a camouflage jacket. "I don't need any trouble." He said.
"I'm just looking for gas and anything useful." Dawn said, straightening. "No trouble, I'm heading east."
"Not unless that thing is a submarine." The man seemed to relax a bit. "The bridges are shot."
Dawn took a chance, lowering her pistol slightly. "I'm going to use a rail bridge north of here. I've got friends near Green Bay." Dawn sighed slightly. "At least they were there a couple of weeks ago, but I've got nowhere else to go."
"I'm trying to get back across the river myself." He lowered the rifle. "Name's Chris. If you can get me across the river, I'd like to come along..."
The PEF reveals a lone survivor, Chris (rep 4, Assault rifle, Runt) who gets only one success in the meet and greet. Dawn gets two successes and he asks to join her. Yes! finally some help! Plus he is armed with an assault rifle, which will hopefully be handy. The pair search the store and manage to find Meds (which Dawn finds) it seems things are starting off pretty well!
|Is that something at the back door?|
|A zombie enters the store...|
|Dawn guns it down.|
|Chris and Dawn move towards the docks|
|Chris guns two zombies down.|
The two survivors moved out of the store, heading for the docks. Zombies moved towards them and Chris fired his rifle, killing two. "Damn dead heads!" Chris yelled as the zombies shambled forward.
"Good shooting!" Dawn yelled, swinging her machete in anticipation of the approaching zeds. "Time to get up close though!"
|A zombie charges Dawn|
|Chris kills his target!|
Only one more zombie appeared from the gunfire, up on the docks. That was a good development, at least there isn't a huge swarm of them. The final PEF moves closer, still in cover on the dock. Again the zombies activate first, and the pair of survivors face the zombies as they move forward.
|Zombies get close|
Chris watched Dawn kill the two zombies with ease, impressed he turned and took aim at the zombie coming down the dock stairs. Firing, he watched with satisfaction as the zombies head exploded in gray and pink goo. "Got him!" Chris yelled.
|Some fine shooting!|
|Adds two zombies in the water|
The next turn, the survivors get to go first and the PEF doesn't move. With a fast moves, the pair reveal the PEF.
|What's hiding behind the barrels?|
|Meet Ron and Tina|
"Don't shoot!" A disheveled young man holding a pistol yelled. "We're alive!" He had a panicked look in his eyes, seeing the two survivors closing in on them.
"Calm down Ron." A young woman said over her shoulder as she covered Dawn with a shotgun. "What's the deal, you looking for trouble?"
"Not at all, just gas." Dawn said. "I'm Dawn, this is Chris. Who are you?"
"I'm Tina. This puke is Ron." She nodded her head at Ron. "We're trying to get to Wisconsin, there's a safe zone setup near Lake Michigan."
"Where are you from?" Chris asked, relaxing a touch.
"We were in Camp Wyoming, north of here." Ron explained. "The FEMA camp was our evacuation point when we were evacuated from Minneapolis. About a week ago the camp fell apart." Ron paused, looking upset. "Luckily Tina dragged me along when she got away."
"There were rumors at the camp that the military was pulling out and we were on our own. I know a couple of army guys were talking about stealing a chopper and heading for what they called the 'new site'. I don't know where that is, except it's in Wisconsin somewhere along the lake." Tina added, looking at Dawn and Chris. "If you're going that way, we'd like to join you."
"You know how to use that hardware you're carrying?" Chris asked as he spit onto the dock.
"We're still alive." Tina answered with a grin.
Dawn chuckled and lowered her pistol. "Looks like we're all going the same direction. Good thing the SUV has plenty of seats!"
The meet and greet goes pretty well. Dawn gets three successes versus the two successes for the citizens. We meet Ron (citizen Rep 4, pistol, Poser) and Tina (citizen Rep 4, shotgun, Agile). They have been on the run for a short time from a FEMA camp. They had to be protected for a while to still be citizens...
The group moves down the dock, towards the fuel tanks.
|The group heads towards the fuel tanks|
Ron and Tina jogged forward and started filling containers with fuel. "Make sure they don't get us!" Ron yelled.
Chris looked around the end of the dock, the clear waters were starting to roil from the undead grabbing the docks. "Better hurry! There's a lot more of them down there!"
|Zombies start coming out of the water|
To be continued...