"Jack! Any day!" Dawn shouted from out front.
He could see everyone shooting in the road out front. "YEAAHH!" he shouted as he ran towards the front of the house
|Zombies close in|
|Dawn steps up and shoots|
|Beckie fires her shotgun at the crowd in the street|
|Traci runs out and finishes off the crowd|
Jack ran down the hallway towards the open front door. Gunfire echoed from the street and as he ran through the doorway, Jack could see most of the zombies were down. To his left he could still see one zombie moving in the nearby intersection. Using the momentum of his run, Jack hopped up and slid across the hood of the red station wagon parked on the street. As he slid off the hood, he fired twice from his pistol, killing the last zombie.
Throwing a wink and a grin at Dawn, he laughed "That didn't seem too bad."
Dawn shook her head and pointed just past the nearby stop sign. "It's not over yet." She replied.
|Jack jumps out and adds his fire to the group|
|More zombies appear|
|First they move closer...|
|...and then they charge!|
|Traci face down a zombie|
"Yuch!" She said as the head split open and blackish goo spilled out over her shoes.
|Dawn faces a lone zombie|
|Beckie finds two zombies!|
|Her shotgun takes care of one|
"Are you okay?" Dawn asked as she glanced at Beckie covered in gore.
Hesitating just a second, Beckie shook off a chunk of gore onto the ground. "Yeah, I'm fine." Beckie replied, looking at her scraped arm, already feeling a burning in her wounds.
|Beckie is infected|
This will make the game a bit more interesting... Using the new rules from Fade To Black, the infection will spread each time doubles come up for initiative. It may happen quickly or slowly, depending on how often doubles come up. While it requires more tracking, I rather like the feel of this rule, versus just d6 turns.
On the positive side, the car has 2 units of fuel and the keys are in the ignition. At least we get that out of dealing with the zombies.
|One zombie appears from the shooting|
|That will help a bit|
|Dawn shoots the lone zombie|
|Beckie searches the ruined van|
They find nothing in the van, and move onto the yellow hatchback. There is a lone zombie inside, which Traci takes care of.
|Checking the yellow car|
|The SUV is empty|
Dawn and Traci covered him as he stepped out, holding his pistol low and away. Both women cautiously lowered their weapons as well. "Well, cutie, what's your story?" Traci flirted with the stranger as Dawn sighed and shook her head.
"I've been trying to find a place to stay as far away from the FEMA camps and the military. You guys passing through?" he asked looking out the doors at Beckie and Jack.
"Yeah." Dawn answered. "We're heading east, to a farm I have friends at."
Traci flashed him a smile. "We could use more help, if you want to come along!" Traci asked in her best bubbly voice.
"Sure! The name is Ethan." He replied. "I'd love a place to go."
Entering the church, we find a Rep 4 survivor, armed with a pistol and with the attractive attribute. The meet and greet goes well, and Ethan joins the group. There is one more building to check out, and then we can move on.
|Approaching the garage|
"Open up the door and let's see what we can find." Dawn said pointing at the large roll-up door. Ethan stepped forward to grab the door when they heard movement from the roof.
"Stand down!" A voice called from the roof. "Step back and drop your weapons!"
Everyone looked up and kept their weapons ready as two soldiers appeared on the roof, armed with assault rifles. Dawn yelled back "We'll leave, but we're keeping out weapons!"
The two soldiers glanced at each other, whispering about orders and missions. Finally one of them gestured towards the road and yelled out "Just move along! Stay away from the area and away from the military patrols!"
|Driving on east|
The car rumbled to life, the stench of death slowly getting better as they drove with windows down. Jack checked the radio, finding a CD still loaded, someone's idea of a road trip mix started up, and Jack smiled as they drove along the highway. "Not bad! Sometimes life is pretty good, right guys?"
Ethan shifted a bit uncomfortably in the middle back seat, but replied "It's better than walking!"
Beckie shivered in the seat next to him, the summer heat lost to her as what felt like broken glass pumped through her veins. "Sometimes..." She mumbled.