Mt Albert gaming group, 22nd April 2008.
Last Night on Earth, second game of the night
Scenario: Escape in the Truck
Becky - The nurse
Jake Cartwright - the drifter
Johnny - the jock
Sally - The high school sweetheart
Billy - Sheriff's son
Sheriff Anderson - The law
Objective: Find some fuel for the truck, as well as the keys to start it, and then use the vehicle to escape the town.
Our gallant heroes formed a sound plan early, to run over to the gas station for some fuel, search for the keys to the truck and then get the heck out of dodge. Unfortunately before our intrepid townsfolk could put their plan into action they discovered that the gas station had already been overrun by the living dead! With their plans up in smoke, Jake and Sally headed to the aircraft hangar with Johnny not far behind, and soon found themselves cornered as a number of zombies shambled up to the hangar doors. Becky had fled the hospital and hidden in the diner with her faithful dog "old Betsy", deciding not to join the others because they considered her to be "strange". Becky began to search the diner for the keys to the truck as she had heard old Bill Mcgillicutty say (before he was eaten) that the keys had been left behind the counter.
Chaos insued within the hangar as Sally, Jake and Johnny all bickered about what to do. Sally panicked immediately at the sight of the advancing horrors outside the door, and attempted to make a run for it. She was known for being extremely lucky at times, so the chances of her escaping from this predicament was good. What no one else knew however, was that Sally had already used up her luck earlier after winning the National Lottery, and she was quickly overrun by zombies and perished quickly. The winning ticket was also eaten.
Johnny decided that a fast exit was the way to go, and knowing that he was an unstoppable machine on the football field he rushed to the alternate hangar door and bravely pulled at the handle... locked! Jake attempted to buy them some time by fighting the zombies pouring through the other door, but there were so many! At this point Johnny realised that the door was latched from the inside, and so proudly flexed his muscles, unlatched the door, and pulled it open to reveal... another flood of zombies pouring in!
Meanwhile, Becky had been unable to find the keys, but instead discovered Billy (the Sheriff's son) hiding behind the counter, stuffing cash from the register into his pockets. He obviously meant well however, as he explained to Becky that his intentions were to give the money to charity. Becky asked Billy to help her search the diner for the keys to the truck, and while Billy did not feel all that comfortable being near a girl who was so strange, he agreed (better than being outside with the undead!).
Things were looking bleak in the hangar, as Jake was finally overwhelmed by the zombie horde while Johnny's overconfidence got the better of him as he tripped up on a broom. Just when the young athlete looked doomed to succumb to the inevitable onslaught, through the door lunged Sheriff Anderson, blazing away with his revolver. After a tough battle our gallant heroes managed to flee their deathtrap and sprint across the centre of town to the diner.
The zombies now turn their attention to the diner, where Becky and Billy thought they were safe...
While Billy had been unsuccessful in finding any keys, he did discover a flaregun stored in one of the cupboards. As he scrambled to load the weapon, Becky set her dog upon the approaching zombies to buy some time, but even now the zombies were approaching the building from three different directions. Old Betsy was never seen again...
Billy, deciding it was his turn to be the saviour of the day, fired the flaregun at a zombie coming through the diner door. Unfortunately the flare missed wildly and hurtled into the night beyond. Becky, no longer keen on staying anywhere near either the frantic Billy, or the two other guys that had brought a group of undead down upon the diner, headed out the back door of the diner and ran over to the church.
Sheriff Anderson suddenly proclaimed to the others that he was sure he saw a box of those flareguns just recently, so launched himself out the diner door and headed back over to the previously perilous location known as the hangar. Johnny turned to face some more zombies crawling through the diner window, while Billy brandished a baseball bat in the far corner.
Meanwhile Becky curved her trajectory away from the church as she noticed another zombie emerging from the graveyard. She spied the police station, so headed there hurriedly and immediately raided the gun rack for a shotgun.
Sheriff Anderson, now in the all-too-familiar aircraft hangar, found that the box he saw earlier contained nothing but cobwebs and a small squeezy bottle of Pine-O-Clean! Not wishing to polish any zombies today, he puts on a grim look of disdain and reloading his revolver turned to face two zombies entering the door...
Back in the diner, Billy announced to Johnny that he was just going outside for awhile and may be some time, and promptly sprung out the back door of the diner. Now outside, Billy spotted Becky across town blasting her way towards the junkyard, and putting her strangeness aside decided that following her was the safest option.
A frustrated Johnny plunged into the zombies (utilising the same barnstorming running technique that scored him the game-winning touchdown in the Steinlager Highschool Cup) in order to clear himself an escape route. Finally breaking away, he made a hard sprint across town, also heading in the direction of the junkyard.
Meanwhile Sheriff Anderson continued to wage a one-man-war of attrition in the hangar. He had by this time determined that this town was beyond saving, and had made the decision to go out in a blaze of glory.
As Becky headed towards the junkyard she happened to look into the gas station on the way through, and found that the zombies had vacated the premises! She quickly headed into the station in the hopes of finding some gasoline for the truck. Billy also came in close behind, and as he got a good glimpse of Becky's "behind" he decided maybe she wasn't so strange after all.
Still in the hangar, Sheriff Anderson noticed that less zombies were invading the hangar and were instead conglomerating near the truck in the centre of town. While contemplating this, he proceeded to blast another zombie nearby (John Wayne would be proud!).
Becky desperately searched the gas station and quickly found a full can of fuel! As Billy scrambled around trying to find something equally useful, Becky bounded out of the gas station and headed to the truck, hoping that one of the others would know how to hotwire the thing after it had been refueled. Johnny then entered the gas station, non too happy with Billy for leaving him in alone in the diner.
Arriving at the truck, Becky strongly fended off a couple of the living dead before quickly removing the cap from the gas can and proceeded to empty the contents into the truck's gas tank. From a now empty hangar Sheriff Anderson spotted Becky as well as a massive horde of zombies heading in her direction from the diner. The good Sheriff hurtled across town in an effort to save her from inevitable doom.
Back in the gas station, Billy searched a pair of abandoned overalls and found... the keys to the truck! Seeing what he had discovered, Johnny informed Billy that the best course of action would be to run for their lives to the vehicle outside, however Billy wimped out and instead tossed the keys to Johnny, stating that he didn't want to go back in the direction of the diner. There were zombies back that way! Not wanting to be argumentative under the circumstances, Johnny rushed out of the gas station toward the truck, but ran into two zombies blocking the way!
Time is running out for our stalwart heroes as the zombie masses all converge upon the truck, but all is not lost yet! Sheriff Anderson blows away one of the zombies blocking Johnny, while Johnny fends off the other. A now badly wounded Becky shrugged off another zombie just as the last drops of fuel fell into the tank, and the three of them proceeded to board the truck while holding off the undead horde with a fire extinguisher.
Billy, now realising what was happening and not wanting to be left behind, displayed the athletic sprinting prowess that won him the high school Sun Angel Classic silver medal by high-tailing it across town and leaping into the back of the truck.
Johnny turned the key in the ignition, started the engine with a roar, and put his foot down on the gas pedal. Our hapless heroes had finally succeeded in their bid for survival as the truck motored on out of town, leaving a mass of undead shuffling hungrily behind them.
P.S. This was a great nailbiting game, with the heroes on the backfoot for the majority of the time. In the end we survived with only a single turn remaining.
Yeah... I see what you did there.
Nicely written dude. It was a good game, and we only got out of town by the very skin of our teeth. We were very lucky Johny got past those two zombies with the keys. The high point for me was Becky getting pounced on by over ten zombies, only to chase them off with the fire extinguisher.
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