Always look on the bright side of (un)life...
When we last saw our intrepid survivors, they were driving full pelt through the city, dodging abandoned vehicles and mowing down any unfortunate Zeds that stood in the path of their newly-acquired conveyances. They were well on their way to the 'Burbs when the Bazinator noticed TheBendyBuz was slowing down. A check of the vehicle in his rear view mirror revealed a worried Gus shaking his head in resignation. Chantelle wasn't sure if there was something wrong with TheBendyBuz, or if Gus was simply being driven demented by Alec. Leaning out the window of her sports car, she could see Alec running up and down the length of TheBendyBuz waving his cricket bat and shouting something incomprehensible.
Soon TheBendyBuz came to a juddering halt at a street intersection, flanked on one side by The Bazinator and Chantelle in the sports car, and everyone else on the other in the SUV driven by Rick.
"What's wrong with her?" Rick asked.
"She's dead," replied Gus.
"You mean like that lot.." Chantelle said, pointing at the crowds of Zeds shambling towards them.
Thankfully there was a Diner across the street. If they could get there, maybe they'd find more survivors, and the very least some welcome fast food. That was the plan anyway...
Gus had little choice but to move to a forwards position to get in line of sight with Chantelle and the Bazinator. Without his influence, there was little chance of TheBazinator and Chantelle getting to activate. He rested his automatic rifle on the hood of an abandoned car, and did his best to keep Alec quiet. At this point, he appeared to be successful. Don't always expect that to be the case though...
To put it bluntly, the Zeds got one over on us. Look at this. Six Zeds converging on The Bazinator. It's a worry, let me tell you!
And then we rolled the activation dice again. And once again, we rolled a 3 for the Zeds and two two's for the survivors. Great. Marvellous. Beautiful. So if you like gorefests, do, please, have a good look at the next photo.
Chantelle had to take a check to see how she responded to seeing her loverboy get eaten. She ran to the safety of a car and ducked down. Next turn we'd see if she could get it together again.
And so I present a final photo of my most-killed model in ATZ. Originally Baz, he was killed in our first ever game. That was fun. And now, returned as The Bazinator, he was clawed to the ground and eaten in one turn.
With the game over, and a horde of Zeds wandering about the Diner's forecourt, we needed to find out how Kendra was. And as if things couldn't get worse, we discovered that Kendra split. She screamed obscenities at everyone and stormed out the back door. We have no idea what fate will befall her. But she will take no part in the rest of our campaign.
And then things got worse.
Christie had been stunned in her fight with the Zed. This meant that we needed to check to see if she had been infected. To determine this we simply roll 1D6, add the character's Rep (in this case 3) and try to score 7+. If successful, there's no infection. So that's a 4+.
I rolled a 2.
As the evening wore on, Christie broke out in a fever and soon began convulsing. Gus took his pistol, dragged Christie's unconscious and shaking body out the back door and shot her brains out. He could hear the footsteps of Zeds drawing near as he went back inside the Diner, locked the door and returned to the kitchen where the rest of the survivors were waiting.
"Who wants a burger?" he asked as he reached out to open the fridge...