Sunday, October 24, 2010

Zombie 'Gator

On Friday night, we did manage to play a very large zombie game using All Things Zombie. What a blast!

The scenario was based in La Fourche Parrish in south central Louisiana. Now for all you Yankees, a parrish is the same thing as a County. We just call ‘em parishes because, well, I don’t know why, we just do. La Fourche is pronounced “La-Foosh” (yeah, we don’t pronounce the “r”). Here is a map of the table...

We had survivors of all sorts (nine players) entering around the table in small groups. Each group had a small objective to accomplish for extra victory points - and all players scored victory points for killing zombies and finding valuable items. I took a few pictures, but not enough as managing the game with nine players was a lot to do. Here are a couple of the most fun pictures:

This image has a nice story behind it. When the scenario started, there were three soldiers that entered the game via the small boat, using the bayou as a highway. These men had a mission to get some fuel cans refilled at the gas station and to capture two "living" zombies for the army's medical experiments.

When the group landed, they began to attract a crowd of the living dead due to the noise of the boat's engine and the shooting from their assault rifles, but they managed to get off of the boat and into the gas station - narrowly avoiding a zombie alligator! From then on, the men were more careful when near the bank of the bayou.

I did mention that there were three soldiers, but the image above only shows two. One of the soldiers went out to the gas pumps alone to fill the cans, but was soon surrounded by the hungry dead (the actions of the other players kept activating zombies!). One of the soldiers ran out to try and help the first soldier (while the third soldier stayed inside where it was safe, and climbed out of a back window!) and in so doing fell prey to the zombies. It was a terrific fight with the two soldiers battling in hand-to-hand with about 15 zombies over the course of three or four turns! In the end, the first soldier fought his way out and the "good Samaritan" soldier was killed (of course, he got up again, hungry).

You can see in the image that there are two zombies on the boat, these are the specimens they collected, although they never got the fuel. The numbered markers represent "sound" from the restarted boat motor and the gunfire at the zombie gator.

This image shows a large zombie horde moving towards the waterline where the remaining two soldiers are located (see the first picture). Yes, one of these zombies is the fallen soldier.

Oh what fun, I love these rules...they always produce excellent fun for the group!


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  2. Of course you know why we call them parishes. The French influence on Louisiana is indelible and the Catholic Church's influence on French culture was enormous. Counties are for English Protestants.

  3. Awesome! Apparently, Marie Laveau had a pet snake named Zombie...