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Subject: Challenge #1 - 124 points - Why must someone always die? rss

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Peter Hendee
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I do not think it means what you think it means.
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With the Fire Captain directing the Generalist and CAFS Firefighter, the fire was brought under control. Then with more FC direction the Rescue Specialist pulled out 5 victims. Once the Generalist got the fire under control in the hard to reach bedroom area, he pulled out the only victim there. The FC himself cut through a back corner of the building to pull out a victim.

Poor CAFS had it rough. He pulled out two victims while controlling an ugly section of fire in the living room. Then fire appearing four times (over two turns) on the same hotspot, a stuffed chair, knocked CAFS down and killed a victim. What was going on in that chair?!

9 victims rescued = 90 points.
17 damage markers remaining = 34 points.

I would be surprised if anyone chose a different set of specialists for the first challenge. I suppose I should try the Paramedic just to see if it is as weak a role as I imagine.
Maybe if I chopped a few walls I could get everyone rescued. But five chops cost as many points as losing a life in the (politically incorrect?) calculus of scoring this challenge.

Keeping a record of each action is not simple. And it reveals how easily I forget something now and then, like the Advance Fire step or those pesky hot spots.

And why can't the FC order others to put out fires? He can only move them and have them open/close doors. So I will have to try Challenge #2 again. I lost a victim there anyway.
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