Friday, January 7, 2011

"Not so good Al"

I ran through most of my game this evening. In the end I just opted to use the standard ATZ rules. I don't really have the proper figures for the Zombieville setting, maybe sometime soon though.

The game was rather disappointing. I had Fozzy, Irwin, and Taco trying to run from the back of Taco's apartment building to the clinic on the other end of town.

Right from the start it was a down hill run. I rolled max starting zombies and their placement pretty much meant that there was going to be lots of shooting.

First turn Taco "retired" and continued to do so everytime he was tried to rally. He just sort of "duckbacked" into the waiting Zeds.

Fozzy and Irwin did a little better then they normally do. They mananged to fend off a couple bouts of melee combat each and dodged and weaved their way out of the Zed masses.

What didn't feel right was the way I just sort of left Taco to his fate. I was happy to see Fozzy and Irwin get free, but it just didn't seem "in character" for them to abandon Taco. I should have had them grab him and carry him off. They could have, if I hadn't pushed my luck with the rally rolls (he failed to pass more then 1 die four turns in a row!).

Once Fozzy and Irwin had broke free and put a couple turns worth of space between them and the closest Zeds I just ended it. I just couldn't bring myself to finish it after Taco's death.

Of course I am not sure I was really "in the mood" for the game to start with. Maybe next time around I will be more into it.

I have a few pictures for the game, but I am not sure they are worth the effort to post. Next time I will make sure to post some shots.


  1. This would happen a lot. There is a difference between survivors and soon-to-be-zombie-food: knowing when to run.

    The intro of "28 weeks later" has one of my absolute favourite scenes showing this. Stunning display of human weakness.

    What were the Reputation ratings of your team?

    Whiteface / Oliver

  2. This will happen because the AI is dice and dice were created to screw us over in games.

  3. Guns don't kill people. Dice kill people!

    Me? Oh, I like dice rolling, never had a problem with it.

  4. No Pics ?! *sad face*, maybe you can try a different rule set next time ? I'm not that big on ATZ.....Shhh !

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