I'm finally getting around to posting another AAR on my Day One Campaign. Just to recap: there are 3 characters in my group:
PDoid - Rep 4 Civilian; shotgun, cricket bat; fencer and athlete attributes
Doc - Rep 3 Civilian; shotgun, axe; no attributes
Monkeyboy - Rep 3 Civilian; pistol, hockey stick; athlete attribute
The group is in a vehicle with PDoid driving.
In the last AAR we lost Sweetpea (PDoid's wife and MB's mom...) but collected Doc from his house. The next stop for the day was a local Big Box Hardware store (Lowe's in RL, Stuffmart is my made up generic name) to get supplies for barricading the house before heading home. I rolled for getting to the location and encountered no problems (passed 2d6)... The rest of the report will be told in a narrative style, this time from the point of view of Monkeyboy.
After the cop got out of the car we drove in silence to Lowe's. My gut was aching and my mind was numb. I couldn't believe this was all for real. I'd played a lot of video games in my life but this was nothing like it. No replays...no redoes...and people who died stayed dead...mostly...
The streets on the way were eerily quiet, like everyone had just vanished. We pulled into the Lowe's parking lot and except for some cars and an ambulance by the entrance there was no one around. I thought I saw some movement in front of the store but I couldn't see well from the back seat.
The city is in chaos. The TV keeps showing images of horror. It really is the End of the World. We did the best we could to board up the house and cover the windows to keep light from showing. Dad filled the bathtubs with water and he's sitting at the table cleaning his guns. Doc is glued to the TV.
As I sit and write this I still can't get over how those things threw themselves at our vehicle. How do you fight something that isn't afraid to die? They seem to have one thought only: to kill the living at any cost. And every kill adds to their numbers...
We're in this for the long haul. After only one day it is obvious that nothing will ever again be the same. This is really going to mess up my high school years! There is an upside though: no homework!