ATZ Campaign, Game 1. The search for Gramps and NannaSo, there are outbreaks of rioting, looting and attacks on innocent citizens all over the country. In the big city, a wedding party hears news that disturbs them. John (the wedding photographer) knows that his grandparents had planned to go out shopping in the afternoon, but reports are coming in that the suburb where they live is to be put under martial law to curb widespread disorder. Clearly, grandad and grandma are in danger!
Some of the wedding party offer to assist John in his search. These are:
- Darcy and Lizzie (the bride and groom, who are close friends with John)
- Mr Braxton (a neighbour; he has an enormous Irish wolfhound called "Clancy")
- Rob (another friend)
- Dougie (a work colleague).
- Also present were a couple of hangers-on who presumably didn't want to be alone on the streets: Sam the gardener and Willie the hobo.
We were playing the Exodus scenario from the ATZ: Haven rules, with the added twist that the players had to search buildings for John's grandpa and granny (and then escort them to safety). So, here's how it went:
Eventually the zombies surrounded the vehicle, dragged him from it and killed him. Of course, once the zombies had opened the car door Clancy the wolfhound escaped. He took on all 5 remaining zombies at once, made furious by the death of his beloved master and he succeeded in destroying 3 of the monsters before being gravely wounded himself.
As this was happening, Sam and Dougie entered a bookstore in the shopping district. They found a couple of heavily-armed survivors (Goofy and Paulie) who weren't best pleased at the new arrivals - especially since they were being chased by several zombies at the time. Nevertheless, all 4 humans decided to fight together. The bookstore became a scene of carnage as Goofy and Paulie's gunshots killed some zombies but just attracted more and more. Sam was torn apart in hand-to-hand fighting by a single zed after Dougie failed to charge to his assistance. At this point, Dougie lost his bottle completely (failed his sanity test!) and ran away and hid amongst the books in the "Teenage" section of the shop. After a while longer, no more gun shots were heard from that building.
Game 2 of this campaign can be found here.