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Interested. Please make a note in here when the application process starts.

just curious at this point but I will roll and see what comes up.
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 2, 3) = 1210
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 5, 2) = 1513
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 4, 1) = 98
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 6, 3) = 1714
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 6, 6) = 2318
Set1: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 2, 4) = 1412

Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 3, 4) = 1412
Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 5, 5) = 1814
Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 2, 2) = 65
Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 2, 5) = 1311
Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 3, 3) = 1310
Set2: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 3, 1) = 109

Set 1 if I can complete this by the due date.

I think if I fleshed this out it would be wanderer with Gleeman as my eventual out. The 18 in Charisma.

Anastoria wrote:

"Ferrous! Move back! Draw them out!" Ana readies an attack against any beetle that she can reach.

[dice=THAC0 15]15-1d20 [dice=Damage]1d10+5

confused by this post. You can make an attempt on the beetle but at -3 To hit. Ferrous can't move back as he is currently prone and standing takes his move.

What if the different ranks in proficiency capped your straight level bonus? That way it becomes important to become proficient in skills in order to unlock further bonuses as you level. You don't automatically get unceasingly better at everything only what you gain proficiency in.

Ferrous Grimgond wrote:

Ferrous puts up a gauntleted hand to signal the group to stop and continues ahead around the corner to discover the source of the chanting.

Utilizing his infravision what does the dwarf see?

Ferrous is just going ahead enough to peer around the corner. Hopefully seeing the source of the chanting.

Looks like the right shot hit. 11 damage is nice.

well confirmed all my material is lost I apologies to you both but this is the end of this story. Thank you for your patience.

well s@!*. Mythweavers had a massive data loss for all their sheets. That would be every NPC I developed for this game. Several varieties of diseased. I am super discouraged and I think this is the final nail in the coffin of this campaign. I am waiting to see what actually gets recovered but not looking good.

It is great to discuss future plans but at present I assume you want to get in Marcus's economy car and drive the short drive into town to check out the Dance/Exercise Studio. Is that right?

Just for clarification there is no pickup truck. That was Greg's personal vehicle and it has been stolen. In the parking lot are 4 vehicles. Yael's vehicle and another one which had the windows smashed out and looked to be looted. Yellow Camry (JoJo's vehicle) and Marcus's personal vehicle which you previously stated was an old economy vehicle. You didn't run through town to get to Backwoods but rather on the Miner's Drive just North of town. You don't remember seeing any vehicles on Miner's Drive on your run here. I'll wait for Richard to chime in but it sounds like you want to wait on the JoJo's car and the gun inside for now. And head to the Dance Studio to loot for food and other items. Looking out for a Bus or Pickup Truck along the way. Correct?

Ok it sounds like the two of you are in agreement to try to use Marcus's car which is still in the parking lot.
The three survivors leave the Backwoods office very cautiously through the back door of the office. They have packed up their gear for a quick search of some of the local buildings in town. Marcus looks over his car quickly and notices no damage done to it. He does notice that two other cars had windows smashed out and the trunks were still ajar. That blue one was Yael's maybe she got back here before us. If so it was nice of her to leave your car alone Marcus.[b]
Previously rolls determined the looting of the other vehicles. There was another car a yellow Toyota Camry that had a pair of dice hanging from the rear view mirror. The dice are twenty sided. The two of you remember that Jojo kept mentioning how he liked to roleplay and you are correctly assume it is his vehicle. The vehicle is locked but unlooted you notice that there is a car alarm by its blinking red light. A quick glance shows that Greg's pickup is gone. [b]Well that figures company policy is to leave your keys at the office when going on a long trip like ours. Guessing one of the coworkers decided I wouldn't be needed my truck since it was the end of the world and all. Damn!

Do you want to try and break into Jojo's vehicle to loot it or just leave in Marcus's car? To break into Jojo's vehicle you probably want to disable his car alarm. If not it will go off and may drawn unwanted attention. The check for disabling the alarm system is DC 15 with a -4 if you don't have electrical kit. Can take 10 but not 20? Failure sets off alarm (loud noise). Once alarm is disable you can either break a window (slight noise) or try to pick the door DC 25 -4 without car opening kit.
Can take 20.

Richard what pen and paper do you play? Marcus sorry to hear your dog is still not healthy. Hoping she gets better soon.

am I making this too sandbox style for your liking or is everyone just busy?

OK after 2 more javelins the game is live. Part of this game moving forward will be checks on my part to see if either humans or CMDs become aware of your presence. Similar to old school wander monster rolls. What you decide to do will impact the interpretation of these rolls. So what next guys. Marcus has a car. Sounded like you wanted to check out Studio North. 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk if you go the quickest route. Thoughts?

Feel free to role play however you want. Mechanically each set of armor provides one of two bonuses. The nonproficient bonus and the proficient bonus. There is some other benefits to taking the armor proficiency bonus but the major benefit is getting the higher armor bonus.

Marcus made 3 Spears the size of javelins as the paddles were not long enough to make any type of reach weapon. Greg at least would like a life vest armor gives a +2 bonus or +3 if you have light armor proficiency. Does Richard want one as well? Consider the life vests spent in creation of 3 sets of armor. There are still a bunch of paddles so more javelin could be made. As for cars there are a few in the parking lot. Did you both arrive by bus?

Wishing the best for your furry family member. Hoping that you have indeed rounded the corner with this disease.

Defintely could could them out when you leave the office on your way to Studio North.
1d2 ⇒ 2
1d2 ⇒ 1

Ok what you found is above in the spoiler Loot Generation. Rolls on the electrical and mechanical parts were low. The Mechanical Kit, Basic makes up for it completely this removes the penalty for craft mechanical items completely. So all Marcus's checks for spears and armor won't have the -4 modifier. That being said I saw the single roll for Marcus making a paddle-javelin. With the modifier gone Marcus can meet the DC15 by taking 10 assuming that you take 10 it takes 1 hour for each project javelin or lifevest armor. How many of each does Marcus make? Marcus has about 10 hours of time retroactive time remaining. Greg has been running the water distillation contraption enough to generate 6 liters of water. After Marcus posts we will be considered live. Meaning actions you take can have consequences different then up to this point. So far it sounds like votes to go check out the Studio North dance and fitness center. Drive or Walk? About 1.25 miles so quick drive or 20 minute walk.

Situation Review.:

Water: 12 Liters (4 days supply)
Richard the chemical genius constructed a makeshift water distillation device (1 hour of boiling produces 1 liter of water) Requires venting of smoke for wood-burning. (+2 to notice checks) or could use generator to run on electrical heat (+1 Listen check)

Food: Roger found 1 days rations in the Backwoods office. Group leaning towards search of Studio North Dance and Fitness Center.

Weapons: What you started the game with. Also if you had anything stored in your vehicle you can access it now it is parked outside.
Marcus sharpened some paddles into javelins. Geoffrey's gun was last seen at the Community Center.

Fuel: What remains in your gas tank if you had a vehicle and about 5 gallons for the generator.

Electrical: 4
Mechanical: 1

Survivors: 3

Morale: SNAFU - No modifiers

Location: Backwoods office

Known NPCs:
Yael: MIA
Canterburys: Whereabouts unknown

you do still have Greg a local native of Ely. Ask him what stores you are looking for and he will know what is available in the town.

Marcus Magnum wrote:

Marcus keeps one of his newly made spears nearby.

I was thinking of making a long and short one. The long ones for keeping walkers out of reach

mechanically speaking the paddle can not be turned into a long spear it isn't long enough. Plenty of trees outside though which could be cut down and used for making long Spears and firewood.


Marcus searches through the GBs of data that his web crawler pulled down through his SAT phone. He begins by trying to find out some information on the outbreak but his keyword filters seem to have pulled a vast amount of red herrings with vast amounts of the data pertaining to pop culture Zombie books, movies, and TV shows. He also noticed when looking at the results for "Real Life Zombies" the voodoo practice showed up again not what he was really desiring. Discouraged he switches his approach to reading about his results for the power plant searches. He discovered the ip address domain for both the Monticello and Prairie Island Nuclear Plants. He also gathers a list of non-nuclear power plants Sherburne County; Clay Boswell; Mankato Energy Center; High Bridge; and Black Dog were the largest. The closest of those being Clay Boswell and still that was over 100 miles away. Definitely something for a different day or maybe even week but good to know. Marcus has the IP addresses of these places but the chance that they are up and running and still on the internet is anybody's guess. Encouraged by these findings Marcus decides to start weeding his searches for Zombie information with a city such as Zombie and St. Paul. This weeds out alot of the garbage but he still needs to sift through St. Paul Zombie Bar Crawls and the like before deciding to add the word Doctor to his search query. This trims down the results a great deal and an online journal article catches his eye. "Current Crisis from a Medical Perspective." By Dr. Horace Boderick. Marcus spends the next 30 minutes reading an article published online July 5th. The tone is frantic but scientific. In the article it describes an outbreak of illness occurring across America and possibly the world. It seems that tracer back vectors the illness started in the Midwest around the Great Lakes chiefly centered around the Northern parts of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Those that fell ill seemed to develop high fevers before eventually becoming uncontrollably violent and even cannibalistic. Further more patients at this stage are nonverbal only able to utter growls or moans. The Dr goes one further to state that he and several others in the Medical community have called for an immediate stop to air travel until the situation is contained. He references several attacks that have been on the news. He mentions that currently there seems to be no cure for the illness and patients are unresponsive to antibiotic treatment. Further testing is required but it appears at this time that some form a virus is at the root cause. He also states that due to the outbreak centering around the great lakes that people consider their water source very carefully. He ends with a note of hope reminding the reader that America has several professional people working on this new virus and he has the upmost faith that a vaccine will be developed shortly.


When Marcus once again sits down with his computer to see what he can discover he references Dr. Horace Boderick and outbreak. This produces a few more recent articles that last of which was published July 11th. "The virus continues to spread across America. We have news from overseas that several other countries are now dealing with their own crisis and can not offer US aid at this time. It is now estimated that about 20% of the population have contracted the Virus now being termed CMD Cannibalistic Mobility Disease. The medical community remains hopeful even after the devastating news about the CDC falling to the outbreak. It seems the issue is the long latency period of the virus. No effects are seen for at least 12 hours after exposure. The fever seems to last another 8-12 hours before the carrier finally loses the power of speech and higher brain function. At this point the carrier develops the cannibalistic nature of the disease and is able to spread the disease through a bite."

1 craft check per javelin. Takes 1 hour to make. DC 15. Just realized Marcus doesn't have a mechanical kit yet so the checks have a -4 penalty, -2 with multipurpose tool. Just roll and mentally account for 1 hour per javelin made. And let me know how many javelins. The same would be true for the life-vest sports pad armor. You can take 10 on craft checks so if you are using the generator and power tools taking 10 is an instant success on both javelins and armor but would use fuel for the generator. I owe you two research results (one at 21 and one at 16) should post much later today. Total time spent research = 6 hours. Time to set up the connection was 1 hour. Time to make hole in roof was 1 hour with Greg's help.
Marcus set up his data mining operation and then returned to fashioning javelins out of canoe paddles. Taking his time with each paddle he makes a fine collection of ranged weapons for the group.

How many hours will you purify water? I hope to have a map up soon for the office location. If you click on the link above you will see that it is located outside of the main village of Ely to the East. Low threat area.

The amount of light coming from the windows is insufficient to run the solar charger. Backwoods Office doesn't have a lot of windows to begin with and the ones it has are not very big. Roof or outside for the solar charger. How many hours do you want to spend researching. Each research attempt is 1d4 hours per RAW. I haven't really responded yet to your 21 result above. Need some time to think what I want to give for DC20 and which of the areas of research I want to apply it to. As teaser what do you think about CMD being the medical term Chronic Mobile Deceased or Cannibalistic Mobile Deceased?

Marcus Magnum wrote:

[dice=Computer Use]1d20+10
[dice=Research for Inet Nodes]1d20+8
[dice=Search Time in Hours]1d4

Since Marcus is using web crawlers and key word search tools, can he forgo the Content Research roll until he looks for it on his computer?

Nice Computer Use roll! How long are you going to run the computer compiling your database for future searches? It says that you are using the solar charger so are you on the roof? Other power sources could be Backwoods generator or running off battery. Battery may die before your search is completed filling 75% of hard drive. You can definitely set this up which will take some time due to the nature of things but once you set it up you can let it run for as long as both SAT phone and computer are powered and harddrive has space. During that time feel free to do whatever else you want.

Marcus using his SAT phone to connect his laptop computer and some very gray area web tools is able to access what remains of the internet. He seems to have food a server station that is still active located in New Mexico. This server station utilized wind power and was one of the last Eco-Friendly constructions during the Trump presidency. Marcus can only assume that someone smartly disconnected the server's power system from the grid while remaining connected to the internet and serving up massive amounts of data.
Some headlines of articles that flash on the screen follow.
8 ways you can survive the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
Virus vs Bacteria what is likely to cause a Zombie Apocalypse.
Chicagoland Pharmaceutical company denies connection to recent illness.

I will let you do research rolls off of your data collection but I honestly believe that the vast majority of data pulled in this manor might not pertain to the current situation. Plenty of room to pull stuff for a failed research roll.

Richard Sauerbruch wrote:
Looking through the canoe paddles Richard looked for tools, any kind of tools, glue and maybe, hidden behind some documents alcohol or medical drugs, like asprin or tylanol. Also any kind of batteries or other emergancy equipment.

So Richard's search is what is covered in D20 Apocalypse ruleset as scavenging. A DC 15 is not that great of a result

In a quick 10 minute search Richard discovered 1d4 - 1 ⇒ (4) - 1 = 3 Electrical parts 1d2 - 1 ⇒ (2) - 1 = 1 Mechanical parts and 1d2 - 1 ⇒ (2) - 1 = 1 servings of food. Another 2d8 - 1 ⇒ (8, 4) - 1 = 11 searches of the office are possible but the office is now considered very lightly scavenged and has a +5 modifier as opposed to the previous +15 modifier. You can take a 20 on a search roll but it would then take 3 hours and 20 minutes to do the check and do this 5 times and the status of the building would go to heavily scavenged immediately giving a -15 to future searches. Otherwise after 2 more searches it will be consider lightly scavenged (+0) and after 5 more searches it will be moderately scavenged (-5). If you want to thoroughly search the place the most efficient would be to make the 11 remaining search checks now.
2 with a +5 modifier
3 with a +0 modifier
1 with a -5 modifier
5 taking 20 with a -5 Modifier.
Each roll above would take 10 minutes and the taking 20 would take 3 hours and 20 minutes. So total time involved in the above is 17 hours and 50 minutes. I would consider this to be done already if it the time that you had at this office. Richard has also spent 3 hours constructing the water distillation system.

Richard in his first 10 minutes of searching uncovered some spare batteries and some electrical components some spare bolts and driver and a handful of snack bars.

Read the spoiler and roll any other desired checks and we will have a total number of parts harnessed from the office. Also just re-read Marcus's post in a different light. You can make some of the rolls retroactively since I said about 2 days passed you would have about 28 hours to spend on doing stuff retroactively. If you could limit that to the office it would be appreciated. We will then pick up at 10 AM on July 29th. Roll some checks spend some time. If you want to just relax and recover from the trauma that is acceptable to.

Marcus Magnum wrote:
What do we have completed so far, escape to the roof, water purification, and spears from Oars? So we need to make food, possible make (3) Life Vests (padded) armor, and see if Marcus can hack into what remains of POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) and/or the Inet? Marcus knows he will have to access it soon before it all goes down or too much of it is offline to be effective.

Escape route to Roof: Yes

Richard search for supplies: Yes results of his search coming soon.
Richard design and construction of Water distillation system: Yes
Spears: Not yet no Craft Mechanical Roll made (takes 1 hour per spear)
Life Vests: Not yet no Craft Mechanical Roll made (takes 1 hour per spear)
Hacking/Researching: Complex skill check combining Computer Use and Research. Significant DC modifiers to computer use as most servers have lost power and are down a successful Computer Use skill would allow the research check. Then using what remains of the internet would be a research check that takes 1d4 hours. We can do this two ways one way would be you roll and tell me generally what you are looking for. Based on the roll result you would get information about that detailed based on the result. The other RAW way is you specify what information you want as specific you want it and then I set a DC and you roll. This way I think is bad for PbP. So we will use the first way. Often means you don't know the DC though.
Food:yeah you need some of that.

So right now I am running this very Sandbox style. Let me know if there is anything that is confusing and decide what you want to do next. You don't actually have to do the same thing either. Greg is available for help as well a NPC. Really a tool for me to be able to interact in character with you. I have given several options for doing things that will take some time. That being said time and date are going to start to become more important.
Current Time: 10:00 AM
Date: July 29th (3 days into adventure)
Location: Backwoods office ALL

The still is functional for an indefinite time. Basically if you have the heat to produce the steam (ie stuff to burn) you can gather 1/2 gal of water per hour. There is enough loose wood in the shop to burn for 2 hours. Another 4 hours of wood that is not loose and would take about 2 man hours to pull out of its current function safely and gather up. You are in a very dense wood area there is a near unlimited supply of trees. Cutting a mature tree with your current tools (hand saw) would take an extremely long time but provide a vast amount of wood. Feel free to ask any specific questions about the jury rigged distillation system.
Greg looks around and starts piling a bunch of spare lumber and loose pieces of wood for future burning.

Richard begins setting up a water purification system. With his chemistry knowledge and a few pieces of equipment laying around the Backwoods office he has devised a means to distill water using heat to boil the water and condense and collect it and funnel it through a filtered system. Running the distillation for a hour under medium heat would produce 1/2 Gal of distilled completely pure water. This would require burning some source of heat for an hour and a means of ventilating the smoke. Richard has constructed a ventilation to the outdoors. The side effect is that when running the still a small smoke plume is put out from the Backwoods office. Small chance of detection from other survivors. Roll once per hour running. You can try the still which is 100% safe or you can go with a filter process which then becomes a question if your filter system is better than major metropolitan areas where the city's filtration system failed to strain out the virus.

Crafting armor as Marcus suggests would be craft mechanical check resulting in armory similar to Sports Pads from D20Apocaplyse meaning +3 if you have light armor proficiency. +2 if not. There is ACP of -2. The armor would be considered a simple construction so DC 15 but would require 1 hour and -4 without mechanical kit.
Greg considers Marcus's fire approach to water purification.
Might be on to something Marcus but how do we know if the water is purified by boiling or not. If the contamination is bacteria that would probably suffice but if it was some form of virus maybe not. Too risky to test on ourselves. Any ideas on water purification Richard?

No worries I realized after editing time passed that my tone might have been rougher than intended typed it right after getting a lousy work email. I unfortunately researched if the filter would work first before seeing if it was on your character sheet. Doh! Thing to realize is that whatever filtration system you employ it needs to beat the municipal filtration system. The college guys got sick off of the tap water which in the town is a fresh water filtration system not well water.
One of the main struggles I have with this campaign is dissemination of knowledge. I want to share some background but feel that doing so would rob you of the character's ignorance of what is going on and what has happened already.

I will be posting with a quicker response time. The weekends still might be a bit slow but otherwise I should have a response within 24 hours. The question is what is your next course of action. Richard did a thorough search of the place (results pending a roll) Marcus and Greg spent some time fortifying the store front windows and escape route through the roof.
Some courses of action have already been suggested.
1. See what can be scavenged from the other party members. (Will take some time 45 minute walk to get back to the cultural center.)
2. Find a source of food.
3. Get clean water. (To be determined if Marcus had his filtration system otherwise need some way to purify water. Tap = Z-plague)
4. Manufacture weapons (craft javelins from canoe paddles)
5. Search some nearby location.
As for local locations I highly encourage you to use Google Maps. There is a link provided for the location of Backwoods a non-existant supply shop. Pretty much everything else is fair game as currently shown. If you see a drugstore on google maps there's a drug store in that location. The Z-plague broke about two-weeks ago so some places are obviously picked through already. People are surprising scarce. You saw a light flicking on/off at the hotel but other than that you haven't seen or heard anyone on your way to Backwoods or your time there.

Richard Sauerbruch wrote:
Richard looked for tools, any kind of tools, glue and maybe, hidden behind some documents alcohol or medical drugs, like asprin or tylanol. Also any kind of batteries or other emergancy equipment.

Roll a search check and based on the result I will tell you what you found of the above. My bad should have requested this from the start.

Marcus Magnum wrote:
Then he runs tap water through his 13,000 gallon Katadyn Pocket (portable) water filter to clean out the toxins.

I don't see this listed on your equipment on your character sheet. I'll need to see a post where you claimed taking this earlier than now. Otherwise I don't believe you have one. You can't claim to have gear once a unforeseen problem arising. You are not Batman. There is no snake venom antidote tablet in your utility belt unless you stated it was there before the snakes appear. Greg has some water purification tablets but doesn't think they well effectively remove whatever got through the public water filtration system.

Marcus Magnum wrote:
Did we collect anything from the fallen? Do we need to make adjustments to our character sheets?

You did not have time to grab anything off the fallen as the three of you ran out when JoJo and Brian turned. You could always make a trip back there to find what supplies remain. There would be at least the 4 zombies to consider and maybe more. But Geoffrey had a gun and ammo.

Marcus Magnum wrote:

"Maybe we can make longer stabbing spears and javelins out of these remaining paddles to conserve ammo but still give us distance while discussing our next steps especially gathering food?"

Marcus notices several tools in the shop that might be useful in converting some paddles into javelins. The paddles are a sturdy fiberglass based plastic. The shop has an electrical grinder and sander. Problem is electrical service seems to be extremely shoddy and unreliable. The electrical grids only source is currently wind and solar power plants as the coal plants have no one running them and the nuclear plants basically went into emergency shutdown. Greg shares that the Backwoods office does have a gas powered generator and there is enough gasoline for about 24 hours of medium electrical (~4kW) output.

CraftStructuralAid: 1d20 - 5 ⇒ (15) - 5 = 10 Not trained in this so can only aid and applying a -4 modifier for not having tools.
With Greg's help Marcus cuts into a 3' diameter hole in the ceiling and the two secure a rope ladder to the ceiling and hang it down through the hole. It takes one 2 rounds to climb or 1 round with a Climb DC 10. Failure means 2 rounds can't take 10. They cover the hole with a blue tarp from the warehouse and secure the tarp with a square of paddles duct taped together. When climbing out one simply pushes the paddle square off the tarp to one side.

Situation Review.:

Water: Unless Marcus can show a prior post where claiming the water filter there is a serious water shortage. You currently have about 6 liters of bottled water remaining.

Food: Currently none but maybe Roger found some on his search of Backwoods.

Weapons: What you started the game with. Also if you had anything stored in your vehicle you can access it now it is parked outside.

Marcus suggested sharpening some paddles into javelins. This would function as Javelins per RAW modified based on the craft mechanical check.
Exceed 15 as RAW
Exceed 10 as RAW except Damage = 1d4.
Less than 10 as RAW except Range = 10' and Damage 1d4.
Takes 1 hour to sharpen one paddle using the power tools or 8 hours using hand tools. Using power tools provides +2 to check.

Fuel: What remains in your gas tank if you had a vehicle and about 5 gallons for the generator.

Survivors: 3

Morale: SNAFU - No modifiers

Location: Backwoods office

...... It had been 3 days since the morning of the Canterbury betrayal. Things had gone from a horrible mystery to a confirmed nightmare. The dead were indeed walking around again as in every zombie trope every. The tour group of outdoor enthusiasts have dwindled down. Edwin was the first to go as he was surrounded by the Zombies outside the Civic center that first morning. Yael was last seen that same morning she fired several shots into the group tearing into Edwin before she was seen running off in the opposite direction. She hasn't been seen since. The Civic center door was locked but wasted no time in trying to pick and kicked the glass portion in and reached in and opened it from inside. The group managed to make it in and close the door behind them. But with the shattered glass in the door allowing Edwin's screams to still reach them there was very little relief.
A quick search around the building revealed that it had been heavily scavenged already. There was several shattered food vending machines that had the glass broken and the items raided. The group did manage to find that the water was still running in the bathrooms. Geoffrey and Marcus warned the others to not trust the water supply until it was revealed what made everyone sick but the college boys were thirsty and laughed off the old survivalist and medical quack. The three of them fell ill that night with some kind of fever. Richard was looking at Schmitty when he switched over. The red headed college boy tore into the doctor's throat with a geyser of blood. As everyone's attention was on the dead doctor and dispatching the deceased but mobile Schmitty, JoJo and Brian switched over as well finally succumbing to the illness of the contaminated water. Greg, Marcus and Richard ran from the Civic Center all the way to Backwoods Office and that is where the three of them have been holed up for the past two days. The office was locked when they arrived which was a good sign. The limited number of bottles of water at the office were running low. They did have an unlimited number of canoe paddles though.

Ok here goes for the reboot attempt. Let me know how the two of you have passed the last two days. The Backwoods office is a small office building/warehouse of camping and canoeing supplies. The front half is a reception desk and storefront selling some outdoors type stuff. The back half is a warehouse/workshop. They repair canoes in the back and store about 50 canoes and 100 paddles life vests. If there's anything in particular you are thinking you might want to search for let me know what it is and based on the item I'll set a search DC. For now consider this place lightly scavenged meaning that only employees went through here probably the night/weekend of the start of Z plague.

Ok relaunch planned for new year. We have Richard the German Med student and Marcus the American Doomsday Prep-er. If I don't hear from someone by NYE then I consider their character fair game to kill off or make disappear.

I've pm'd Marcus is anyone else still lurking?

Still waiting to hear from Edwin. I will make some form of post over the weekend but I expect the pace to be slow until the new year as work is DEMANDING right now.

yes work is crazy should settle down by the end of this week. It was JoJo turn but not sure who is still here. So roll call time. Please post if you are still around. End of the week I should be freed up from work stuff for a bit.

sorry massive work project. No time for posting at this moment and probably need about another two weeks before I can pick it up.

Edwin gets to move a total of 12 squares away as part of his withdraw action. Since he will move first Schmitty won't be firing into melee.
Schmitty raised up the guides shotgun to try and repeat his previous shot.
Shaking a bit he pulled the trigger as he aimed at the nearest zombie.
Attack: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 2 = 9

Edwin Harrison wrote:


I'd liketo make that full withdraw action.

You can if you beat it's opposed grapple check and aren't grappled.

Opposed Grapple: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17 [ooc]You do so Withdraw away[/dice]

Beginning Round 2


Target: 1d2 ⇒ 2
ChargeGrab2a: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9
ChargeGrab2b: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16 requires an AoO from Edwin
ChargeGrab2c: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (19) + 5 = 24 requires an AoO from Yael
OpposedGrapple2c: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (1) + 5 = 6
Damage: 1d4 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6
YaelAoO: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (17) + 1 = 18
YaelDam: 1d4 ⇒ 3
YaelDoubleTap: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (20) + 3 = 23
YaelConfirmCrit: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4
YaelDamage: 3d8 ⇒ (8, 6, 7) = 21 Zombie Splat!!!
Target: 1d3 ⇒ 3Edwin double moved but no charge
Target: 1d3 ⇒ 1Yael charage grab but failed.
Target: 1d3 ⇒ 3Edwin double moved but no charge
ChargeGrab3c: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17
OpposedGrap3c: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15
OpposedGrapYael: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (15) + 1 = 16 Grab but failed to hold.

Brian carried JoJo another 45 feet away from the snarling dead behind them. Greg lumbered forward with a final retch he shook his head as he finally felt his stomach return to normal. The zombies lurched and then broke into a run for the survivors. Yael managed to defend herself admirable by striking the first zombie to reach her with the butt of her pistol before calmly putting two rounds into its face. She managed to break away from a second zombie who managed to grab her momentarily. Edwin was in trouble a zombie had reached out for him to grab a hold and he was quickly surrounded by other zombies as well.

I need Edwin to roll an AoO to prevent the grab attack against him. If it fails less than 10 right now than I need him to make an opposed grapple check. 1d20+Str+BAB to avoid being held. Also Edwin took 6 points of damage last round from the AoO from moving away. He also faces alot of AoO if he moves away this round. Might want to consider Withdraw action if he wants to move away with out fighting.

Round 2 Initiative Order
Brian 18
Greg 16
ZG2 15
Yael 14
Richard 10*
ZG3 10
Marcus 9*
Edwin 9
Geoffrey 8
JoJo 6
Schmitty 3

In other words go ahead and post your actions in any order now. Doubt I will be able to post again today though.

Geoffrey Whittaker wrote:

Double move. Run just seems like a recipe for a zombie to duck out of somewhere, and poleaxe me.

Geoffrey keeps hustling.

I think Geoffrey made his movement for Round 1 and Round 2. Unfortunately we need to move him back a few squares as both groups of zombies would have a chance to act before his Round 2 move. In a double move you should be able to move 12 squares. So I think Geoffrey needs to move 12 squares back from where he currently is placed. I marked with a yellow square where I believe Geoffrey was at the start of round 1. He should be placed 12 squares from that spot.

Edwin Harrison wrote:
Edwin will book it, hoping to dodge whatever attack the zom dishes out. He will use next round to also distance himself.

Attack: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (13) + 2 = 15

Damage: 1d4 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6
As Edwin turns his back on the sicko to make a break for the civic center the dead woman rakes his back with elongated fingernails. It felt like being mauled by a bear as his shirt was ripped through and the flesh from his back was torn away. Bright red streaks were quickly visible where the zombie claw had formed deep gouges in the skin.
Edwin bit down hard on the pain and moved his feet with determination.
Real End of Round 1

Schmitty looks down at the shotgun that Greg handed him. It had been a long time since he fired any weapon. He was so close to the poor sickos right now he couldn't possible miss could he.
He lifted the shotgun and pulled the trigger.
Aiming at the Z 10' to diagonal left.
Attack: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 2 = 10
Damage: 2d8 ⇒ (8, 4) = 12

Schmitty let out a yelp as the gun went off and then surprise over came his face as he saw his target head get pulverized by the shutgun shell. The sicko dropped to the ground as Schmitty turned and ran 30' feet towards the civic center.


Round 2 will start once I get a response from Edwin on what he wants to do with his move action 5' step or 30' standard move with Attack of Opportunity. Also Geoffrey said he was going to move towards the Civic Center so not sure if this is double move or run action or move with total defense or what specific actions he wanted to take doing the move. So Edwin and Geoffrey please move your tokens when you can. And we will start round 2. JoJo and Greg still are nauseated for round 2.

Nice shot Marcus. Dropped it.

That's how I read it just wanted to double check.

Geoffrey Whittaker wrote:
Geoffrey continues to stagger away, looking for shelter from the mob.

Assuming double move. Or are you using the Run action? 60' by simply doing a double move or 120' in straight line from using the Run action. Or 30' move and total defense so +4 AC. Do you want to move your icon or should I?

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