"I agree, I am getting tired of Doritos from the vending machine." Larry said, looking at Anna. "Thanks for sharing by the way, too bad there wasn't a bit more variety."
"The machines were pretty full when I hit them, but we've gone through most of the food I had." Anna finished a bottle of water and continued. "We still need to decide where we are going to go. That farm you mentioned sounds great, but can we even make the trip?"
"If we want to get there, we need to make sure we have plenty of supplies. Let's see what we can scrounge up around here, and then see where we can go." Dawn said, standing up and checking her weapons. "We'll find it easier to get out of town if we don't have to stop and look for food and fuel every few miles."
"That makes sense." Anna replied. Loading her rifle, she looked down to the street below "There's a few of those things out there. Looks like we'll have to fight our way to the other buildings."
"Well, no time the present." Larry said and picked up his shotgun. "Let's get this done."
It is day 35, the group has watched the zombie horde disperse from the relative safety of the office building they are living in. They are trying to get the supplies together to make the trip back to Ella's family farm in Wisconsin, about 300 miles to the east. They have only started forming a plan, and need supplies to be able even try to make the trip.
This scenario requires the group to search either all the buildings or find 3 resources (any successful search) and return to the central building with no active zombies within 6" of the group. It is morning, the ER is 5, zombies spawn on a 4+, there are 3 PEFs and 17 zombies to start.
|A quiet morning street|
|The group walks out into the morning air...|
|Blasting the nearby zombies!|
Gunfire echoed in the streets, and zombies fell from the concentrated fire. As the rotting remains tumbled to the ground, the sound of low moans and rough shuffling could be heard in the sudden silence. More undead shambled from the corners, or rose from the trash littering the roadways.
"They are all over out here!" Anna yelled, trying to look in every direction at once. "I'm not sure this was a good idea!"
"Head for the shop! We'll get inside and try and find a way to loose these things." Dawn yelled, snapping off a burst from her SMG.
At the start of the next turn, one of the PEFs moves to contact. What now?
|PEF moves up|
|Meet Gary, survivor|
A figure ran from the nearby eatery. He brandished an assault rifle and was yelling. "Get out of here! These things are everywhere!"
"Hey, calm down! We're trying to leave town. Are you looking for a way out?" Dawn yelled as the man ran towards the group.
"You people are crazy! I'm safer on my own!" He paused and fired on nearby zombies. "Stay away from me!"
The meet and greet went against Dawn and team. At least he didn't try to walk the walk. I decided he would just try and run for the nearest board edge to "escape". His name is Gary and is Rep 3, armed with an assault rifle and has the initiative attribute. He will activate with the team, but not be a part of it. Too bad, another rifle would be helpful.
Dawn leads the way into the Starbucks.
|Zombies in the coffee shop!|
|Fighting in the shop|
"I've got the door!" Anna replied as she finished off an undead shop patron, turning to pull closed the glass door. "We should be able to head out the back."
The next turn starts with a random event.
|A case of the nerves?|
|They let anyone in here!|
|He might be wishing he had gone with the group|
Unnoticed a lone figure in the shadows ahead moved towards Gary...
|Gary runs for it!|
|The group moves to the back room|
On the next turn the survivors activate but the zombies do not. Gary finds a new friend when the zombies spawn from shooting...
|Zombie appears right on Gary!|
|An unfortunate end for Gary|
"We'll clear this next building, and head out the front. Hopefully that will throw the zeds off our trail." Dawn said as she tried the door. "We'll have to break in, this door is locked."
"No problem." Larry pulled out a crowbar, and pried open the door with a wrenching sound.
|Entering the next building|
|A lone zombie is inside.|
|It's easily dispatched.|
Gary does prove useful in another way...
|Let the feast begin!|
The zombies activate for two turns without the survivors being able to act. This results in a predictable concentration of the zombies...
|The zombies are searching...|
|They make a break for it|
|Zombies start following|
At least the feast ties up a major chunk of the zombies. The team continues to run, trying to gain some space.
|Ducking around a corner|
|Not quite to the next building|
|Where will the horde head next?|
To be continued...