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Amalric Inactive Member02 Jan 2015 9:48 p.m. PST

Z-Day 007 – Thor's Journal
Day Seven – the Limo
an ATZ FFO Batrep

Day 1 – TMP link
Day 2 – TMP link
Day 3 – TMP link
Day 4 – TMP link
Day 5 Pt1 TMP link
Day 5 pt2 – TMP link
Day 6 TMP link

Thursday night was a long one. The power went down around eight, luckily after dinner and cleaning the weapons. I made sure the building was locked up tight and settled in, hoping for a quiet night. I hadn't gotten a chance to talk to Gwyn about last night and she went to bed with Becca again. Not wanting to draw attention, I didn't light any of our few candles. I drifted off to sleep to the now all too familiar sounds of distant gunshots and sirens. The smell of breakfast cooking woke me as Gwyn surprised us with the last of the bacon. The power was back, but flickering a lot. The internet and phones were still down as were many TV stations. What was showing was reruns of yesterdays news. Late in the afternoon, Gwyn walked over and handed me her cell phone. A text message had just come thru from her folks saying they were heading to town for supplies and would text when they got home. The message had been sent two days ago and had just now arrived. I knew what she was thinking. I hadn't heard from my folks back in LA since this whole thing started. We tried to entertain Becca but there's only so many times you can play Uno and Monopoly. That's when we heard the crash from outside.

Thor, Gwyn & Becca in Thor's apartment

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Limo Occupants – all Rep 3 civilians
Congressman Jamal Jackson – represents Riverton in the TN Legislature, indicted 14 times for corruption, never convicted, has a pistol
Sheerah Jackson – former Riverton Council Woman & Jamal's sister-convicted of bribery, has a pistol
Ginger Webster -Jackson's 1st week on the job Intern & 2nd year PolSci major at Vanderbilt
Peter Smith – Limo Driver, has a pistol

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Limo Occupants – all Rep 3 civilians
Roger Blake – Jackson's Chief of Staff
Nancy Whitcock – Justice Department Attorney – visiting Jackson regarding possible local police civil rights violations
F-Bom – Local Upcoming Rapper and convicted felon, personal friend of the Congressman Jackson, has a pistol
Cinnamon Jade -Exotic Dancer -personal friend of F-Bom

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Swerving to avoid a drunk staggering in the road, Peter drives the Limo onto a fire hydrant which erupts in a gush of water.
All Limo occupants stunned.

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The sound of the crash attracts some unwanted attention.

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A zombie is soon banging on the Limo's window.

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Quickly joined by more

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as a stray dog runs down the street with it's own posse of walkers
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We gaze down upon the scene from my corner window [figures on the roof represent them being in Thor's upstairs apartment]
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Two strangers appear, pistols in hand [Rep4, the one in hat Rep3] are they here to help?
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They shoot 2 of the zeds at the Limo
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I drop one with my rifle as the stray keeps running
all the gunfire is attracting more
This is the first I've seen them on my street, this is bad
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they drop 2 zombies who charged them
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the way to the Limo seems clear
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more come
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I watch dumbstruck as these two sons of bitches run up and try to rob the Limo
The one in the hat slips in the rushing water, but the other takes the drivers gun
the driver then runs
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the stray runs free
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the driver doesn't get very far
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I shoot at the robber and he slips in the water just as more zeds arrive, they attack and start to feast on the robbers
[red d6 show how long the zeds are occupied with their meal]
a zed on the far side finally bashes thru the window and drags Sheerah out to dine
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the Zeds keep coming
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the front passenger door opens and out scrambles a skirt
from the back, the Congressman and F-Bom try to get out of the Limo, F-Bom slips in the water

over here I yell
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she runs to the front door
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the Zeds chow down on the rapper and Congressman
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a zed charges Ginger
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as the feasting continues
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they keep coming
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Ginger pushes the zed back down the steps and it tries to rise
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the attorney, cowering stunned in the Limo, is dragged out to her doom
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I finally get the door unbarred and drag Ginger inside
Stepping out, I cap the grounded Zed as some of his friends join the party
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I'm rushed and scramble to keep from being bitten [Thor had left his katana upstairs]
the fight is close
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but I am able to finally push them back enough for me to scramble back inside and rebar the door
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meanwhile, Cinnamon finally gets out of the Limo but is shocked by what she sees
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they keep coming and coming
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Cinnamon doesn't see the threat until it's too late
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Zeds start banging on the front door as I reload
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that poor girl never had a chance
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I step up and start to shoot through the door's window

chaos on the street
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Ginger makes it upstairs and joins Gwyn and Becca as they watch in horror
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the herd, finished with their feast, heads to join the door bangers
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its getting crowded out there
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The 2x4 I used to bar the door is starting to crack and I know now I can't stop them
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I scramble upstairs and tell them it's time to go
We have a minute or so to grab our stuff before the door crashes open
I help Becca out the window as the ladies follow onto the neighboring rooftop and down into a back alley
Gwyn falls and lands hard, injuring her leg. I help her walk as we flee into the late afternoon dusk.
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Where do we go?
Abu's Circle K?

A wild game that was loads of fun. The scenario was a mixture of the NG protection scenario from the ATZ Haven book with a Limo given to me by Jake. I just had to game with it, and some fleeing politicians and their lackeys seemed just the thing. I was surprised at the carnage at the Limo. The butchers bill -10dead zeds and 9 dead people, my highest body count so far. The occupants of the Limo were stunned at the beginning due to the crash and later due to flubbing the see the feast rolls, and thus easy pickings. I had made a pregame decision not to run them as a group but as 8 individuals all on their own. My victory condition for Thor's group was to rescue at least 1 person and they did. Good thing to for Thor made his roll and is now a Rep5. Gwyn was shooting the rifle a lot after Thor went downstairs but she couldn't hit the broadside of the barn so no rep increase roll for her. She did make the seeing the feast roll OK, as did Ginger, the only one in the Limo to do so. Resulting in Ginger not being stunned when the Limo doors opened for business. I made the keeping it together rolls so Gwyn and Becca wont have to roll again next game, though Ginger will. I hadn't expected Thor's group to be homeless so early, no good deed goes unpunished in the zombie Apocalypse right? They can't even get to Thor's Land Cruiser or to loot the Limo. Hard times ahead.

Thanks for looking and Stay tuned for the next exciting game – Day 7 continued -On The Run!

yoakley03 Jan 2015 7:32 a.m. PST

Nice report.
Is Thor fighting zombies or gathering a harem?

Twoball Cane03 Jan 2015 8:28 a.m. PST

Nice! Thanks for sharing

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 10:00 a.m. PST

Very nice!

You've a real knack at writing the AAR's. I've enjoyed them greatly.

tuscaloosa Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 11:28 a.m. PST

Great narrative with the description and the pix, like watching a movie.

War Monkey03 Jan 2015 7:31 p.m. PST

WOW! That was great! I have to agree it's like watching cliffhangers as a kid! What a great scenario! Oh you have to keep them coming PLEASE! All my stuff is packed up for now so I have to watch through the eyes of others! WOW again that was great! :D

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2015 9:07 p.m. PST

Nice, I look forward to reading the next AAR.

Amalric Inactive Member05 Jan 2015 12:08 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the kind words.

<<Is Thor fighting zombies or gathering a harem?>>
Out of the 8 folks, it was nice for Thor that it was Ginger who made it. After all, at some point in the future if all goes well the world will need to be repopulated after all. Seriously though, that's just how it worked out.

War Monkey29 Jan 2015 7:47 p.m. PST

Amalric
Where are you?! I'm missing my fix!

Amalric Inactive Member31 Jan 2015 12:48 p.m. PST

I'm sorry, I've been out of town a lot lately and no time for fun. I'll do the next game as soon as I can, though it will be next weekend at the soonest.

War Monkey31 Jan 2015 7:38 p.m. PST

Thanks, looking forward to it, can't wait till I get a chance to unpack my stuff in a new house, the hunt continues. :(

On the bright side I will have my own game room no more have to use the dining room table!! :D

P.S. We did find a house and everything is looking promising so far!

Part time gamer10 Feb 2017 5:44 a.m. PST

Im loving this.

yoakley
Is Thor fighting zombies or gathering a harem?
And the down side to the later would be? LOL Just kidding, I think.
Maybe its the more or less 'old fashioned' way I was raised, but was really hopeing the women would get away.
ON the flip side, its cold to think this but, "noise" brings Zeds and its about YOU Staying Alive.
Would have to consider, "Its not my fight." Stay quiet. Ignore it. Close the blinds and your ears. And try to live w/ yourself later.
(but.. I would have done as Thor)
Amalric
<<Is Thor fighting zombies or gathering a harem?>>
..at some point in the future if all goes well the world will need to be repopulated..
the sad "realistic" thought, IF God Forbid, due to an NBC attack, rare virus, whatever, that would be a very real situation the world would have to face.

So now we have one guy w/ 'some' weapon skill.
A woman w/ a pistol but cant hit a barn.
A frightened yng girl that will have to be protected.
And Ginger, a yng Polit. Intern, w/ probably no more wpn skill than Becca.

Oh, lest we forget.. we're homeless now!

War Monkey
I will have my own game room no more have to use the dining room table!!
OH I wish I could say the same. Some *War Monkeys get all the breaks.

War Monkey10 Feb 2017 9:15 p.m. PST

Part Time Gamer
Yeah about that game room, right now it is being use as a store room until the wife's built-in bookshelves in the living room are done and a other built-in in the dining room and family room are done as well, once those are built I can then empty the would be game room of all the boxes of stuff.

In the meantime I'm still having to use the dining room table huh?

Part time gamer12 Feb 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

until the wife's built-in bookshelves in the living room.. a other.. in the dining room and family room.. as well,..
wow, now that lady sounds like die-hard reader.
Or like me, I have a few for maybe 30+ yrs, read once, but just cant get rid of them.

War Monkey,
Be 'warned' about those store rooms.But reverse of your situation.
We had an unused bed Rm in our home in my early 20s. I used it as a Gm Rm, but rarely, slowly it became a store Rm. Finally you couldnt walk in the darned thing.

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