I finally got around to snapping photos and scribbling notes during one of our games. Some of the pictures are a little fuzzy because all I have is an iPhone to snap photos, but they look good enough to me. I also got an app on the phone that lets me edit the photos and add comic book text and word balloons, so yeah, I went a little crazy playing with that. But I had fun doing it.
The following batrep takes place sometime within the first month of the outbreak (I didn't really tie down the time). The situation so far:
We have our home in the suburbs of Vancouver, WA. Our house is being barricaded up. The local neighborhood still hasn't been cleaned out completely. We have 6 food units, a couple of luxury items (Rum and toilet paper), a bunch of improvised weapons (Garden tools), a Honda Civic (Sedan, no gas). I have a baseball bat, and am using the rules from the Risks and Rewards Deck (if swung with two hands adds an additional 2d6 to melee). The only gun is a shotgun that is being used by Next-Door-Neighbor Scott.
For this batrep we decided to go into the nearby neighborhood to scavage supplies. Next-Door-Neighbor Scott and I will head out on foot. My wife, Big (Bad) Mama and our two dogs will stay at home and guard it for us, so they won't appear in this batrep.
After another move farther along the street, a zombie charges ConfusedDad. Being a Star, I calmly waiting for the attacking zombie to reach me (I have no gun to fire pre-emptively). I do have a basebal bat that I'm using two-handed. So my melee dice are: 4d6 for my Rep, +1d6 for Brawler, +1d6 for a higher impact weapon, and another +2d6 for the baseball bat's bonus = 8d6 vs. the zombie's measly 1d6. No contest right? Well the battle went as follows:
First Round - ConfusedDad = 5 successes Zombie = 1 sucess
2nd Round - ConfusedDad = 3 successes Zombie = 1 sucess
(I'm starting to worry a little now)
3rd Round- ConfusedDad = 1 success Zombie = 0 sucess
The zombie goes down, and I suffer a near heart-attack at almost getting eaten within the first 5 minutes of the game!
Meanwhile, Next-Door-Neighbor Scott decides to blast away at an approaching zombie.
The zombies win the next activation and I'm charged again, but this time the undead fiend went down the
We decide to book it (fast-move) out of there, although Next-Door-Neighbor Scott unleashes another shotgun blast at the zombies behind us (Misses completely).