This was a one off scenario in a rural area with the farmhouse as the main feature. Since I was refereeing, I said the farmer and his wife (Mr. and Mrs. Brown) would be in the house if they did not generate as a PEF. Too bad, considering what happened...
Both of our heroes, Shawn and Ed, are stars with Rep 5. Shawn has a sawed-off shotgun and a cricket bat. Ed has a katana and a pistol. I did not use attributes as I was keeping things simple for my friends who were unfamiliar with the game.
I took a few pics throughout the game, but did not really log each turn in full. I think I've captured the flow of it though.
My idea was that the heroes would have to gain entry to the house and convince the Browns, one way or the other, to let them stay, all while dodging zombies and trying to stay alive. Of course, as is often the case in ATZ, it did not turn out that way at all...
|The Farmstead. The main road runs east to west - right to left in this photo.|
|A look down the lane.|
The house is a Stoelzel's Structures farmhouse.
The shed is scratch-built.
The rest of the terrain is random bits I've collected over the years.
|My collection of zombies and humans.|
Not a huge hoard, but plenty for most of my games.
|Shawn and Ed make their way towards the propane tank and the back of the shed.|
|You can see the PEFs hovering around the house as it goes up in smoke.|
Then the alarm on the car in front of the house started to shriek.
(We had another doubles and an event card.)
Things went down the crapper pretty quickly.
|The zombies around the shrieking car pounce on Marie and the kids!|
Before Shawn or Ed can do anything, the girl is ripped to shreds while Marie screams curses and the boy fights for his life.
|It's a bloodbath in the yard as the flames fully engulf the house.|
The heat is terrific, but our heroes fight on.
|A view of the propane tank and fuel yard from the woods to the east.|
Everyone remembers the house is on fire and this is a fuel yard, right?
|Finally, the last zed is felled.|
The survivors move to investigate the shed.
Maybe they could stay here for the night?
But what about the heat from the house? Isn't this a fuel shed?!
|The survivors choose the better part of valor.|
After a few more turns, they open the shed to find enough fuel for the van.
Surprisingly, the keys to the van are in the ignition.
"I guess there was propane in that tank after all," says Ed calmly.
"Yup," says Shawn, equally passive.
Marie lays on the back seat holding her son, the two of them weeping quietly.
So, not the most successful mission. Although, to have a fully fueled vehicle is nothing to dismiss lightly. Still, I sure hope the Browns weren't home after all!
We had a great time! My friends are hooked and want to play again. I'm hopeful that we might even get a regular game night going.
Until next time, carry on!