Slowing down the car, Jack looked to the right where a large detour sign was posted, a small side road branched off, with what looked like a large garage or two tucked away behind the trees. "It does look like somethun." He gave a short grunt. "We still need gas, I 'spose we should check it out."
Dawn considered the road, looking around at the trees and a burned out truck. "Let's walk up there, leave the car on the road. We can get away fast if we find any trouble."
Shutting off the car, Jack laughed. "If!"
It is afternoon of day 60, Jack and Dawn have just left the farm area where they found the car they are driving. They need to find more fuel so they can continue the trip east towards Ella's farm. Driving along country roads they have found a county maintenance/equipment building. The area is rural ER 3, with 2 zombies and 3 PEFs. I am using very tight ammo and my scarce looting rules. There is a chance for any vehicles found to have fuel, per the normal rules and they will be searched and checked for occupants as a building, with a draw from the Risks and Rewards deck.
|Jack and Dawn stop on the road|
|Something moves closer|
|Dawn charges the lone zed|
|Jack and Dawn in sight of the tent|
|PEF moves past the truck...|
|...and is 3 zombies!|
"It's just your nerves..." Dawn replied, trailing off as she turned to see three zombies stumble around the ruined truck.
|PEF raises the ER by 1. Something is out there!|
|Dawn misses her shot.|
|The dice go well for Dawn!|
|Just like that, the road is empty|
"Damn girl." Jack said, looking around nervously. "I think I'm in love."
Shaking her head Dawn gave Jack a stern look. "Let's just check those buildings."
|Dawn and Jack move into the parking lot|
|The last zombie slowly shambles towards the survivors|
Over the next few turns, Dawn and Jack check the green sedan as the last zombie slowly stumbles towards them.
|The car still has fuel!|
|Still getting closer|
"I'm going to take care of that zombie." Dawn said to Jack as he stood up out of the car, holding a charger cord for some phone. He looked at the zombie and back at Dawn. "Okay, sure. I'll check around for anything else."
|Dawn moves to take out the zombie|
|Exact change only?|
|What's out there?|
"Hang on." Dawn gestured with her pistol towards the trees. "I think something is over there."
Jumping down, Jack stuffed the food in his backpack and checked his SMG. "Let's check it out!"
|Dawn checks out the PEF...|
|Dawn and Jack shoot up the zombies|
|Jack kills one before Dawn fights in hand to hand|
|Too close for comfort.|
Jack reloaded his SMG and looked around the road. "Sounds good to me!"
|Back to check the buildings|
|Doesn't that just figure.|
|Why look, a zombie!|
|Small office, not much to find.|
"Do you mean like this?" A young woman said from the doorway, brandishing a submachine gun of her own. "We don't want any trouble. Just leave us alone!"
Jack stopped and held up his hands. "Whoa. Let's all be calm here."
Dawn added quickly "No trouble! we're just looking for supplies." Dawn looked through the window and saw an older black woman behind the girl. "Maybe we can help each other out?"
After a moment, Dawn saw the two women relax a bit. "My name is Traci, this is Beckie." Traci gestured to the black woman brandishing a shotgun. "What do you have in mind?"
|Meet and Greet goes very well!|
They search the garage and manage to find food. I'm not going to get greedy, they load up the fuel and food and head back to the car. Time to move on.
|Traci, Jack, Dawn and Beckie|
Happy New Year to everyone!