Friday, November 18, 2011

Night terrors ...

     Terror spreads fast.  Whether by word of mouth or be it by another media, panic always ensues. In this case, terror was a nightmare that came calling during the night !

     The nursing home was conveniently located in a neighborhood as the developers had planned.  Surrounded by numerous neighborhoods, families and a decent wildlife interface had allowed a major selling point for families wishing to place their loved ones into a skilled nursing facility.

     Night shift allowed the zombie plague to spread at an alarming rate.  By the time staff had noticed a problem, they were either victims themselves or wounded and running.  Those whom ran didn't realize that time was against them and soon they would be part of the problem.

      The first zombies to wander out into the neighborhoods didn't have to walk far to find victims.  The houses were less than 50 feet between each other.  Those whom left their doors unlocked fell victim first.  The ones whom had more secure residences were alerted to noise or barking dogs.  Screams filled the night.

     The 911 center began receiving numerous calls for service.  All lines both emergency and non emergency were lit up.  The supervisor stood up to advise the call takers of the situation but he could see that they were actively trying to answer call after call.

     "Sir, we are receiving numerous calls for service in the same service area. We may have a fight or something larger."  The dispatcher advised his supervisor and tagged another line to answer.

     The dispatcher watching over the service area began to dispatch units to the area of trouble.  At the moment there was more calls for service than units available to respond.

     Unit 282 was the first unit to receive and respond.  The officer knew this was an awkward call type in this area of the city.  Middle class homes and businesses mostly, not the type to be having a gang war starting in the street.
  • Officer 282 - Experienced
  • Abilities - Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Vigor d6
  • Skills - Fighting d8, Guts d8, Notice d8, Shooting d8, Stealth d6
  • Pace: 6
  • Parry: 7
  • Toughness: 6
     "282 to radio, you can show me in the area." the officer advised as he turned the corner.  He rolled down his window to be able to hear or see any suspects.  Oddly enough he heard screams. Numerous screams in the neighborhood.  "282 to radio, be advised numerous screams in the area. Upgrade all incoming units code 3 till I advise further."  Radio copied and informed the other units of 282's message.

     Officer 282 stopped his car and open the driver door.  An elderly gentleman wearing a hospital gown was limping towards his police car.
  • Elderly Male - Zombie
  • Abilities - Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d4, Strength d6, Vigor d6
  • Skills - Fighting d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d6
  • Pace: 4
  • Parry: 5
  • Toughness: 6
     "Sir, are you ok?" the officer called out.  The elderly male didn't answer but continued to limp forward.  Officer 282 figured the subject didn't hear him and proceeded to approach the man.  The patrol car's headlights were still on allowing the officer to approach and see approximately 10 feet in front of him.  Something wasn't right, the officer noticed  blood on the elderly males hands, face and gown  
  • Notice d8, rolled a 6. Needed a 4 or >
     Immediately the officer drew his weapon and advised the elderly male to halt. At that time the male glared at the officer and let out a horrific scream, blood and spit coming from his mouth.  The officer fired one shot and hit the male. 
  • Shooting d8, rolled a 1 and a 5 on Wild Die d6. Needed a 4 or >. HIT
  • 9mm Damage Roll 2D6, rolled a 2 and 5. Total 7
  • Zombie toughness 6 vs Damage total 7 = ZOMBIE DOWN 
     A burst of blood and bone sprays as the officer's shot hits the subject in the head.  The effect creates a crumpled mass of human.  The officer approaches and nudges the male with his foot. No movement.  "282 to Radio. Shot fired, male down. Roll fire to this location reference to man down."
  • Notice d8, rolled a 5 and 8 on Wild Die d6.  Needed 4 or >
     282 rolls the subject over and about screams.  He notices that this male is pale and cold.  His skin had numerous claw marks and bites all over his body.  Sections of flesh and muscle were exposed and hanging from his small frame.  An unpleasant feeling shot through his body.  A feeling of unknown and fear of what else is out in the dark screaming ... 


  1. wow...havent talked to you in a have you been...great looking blog you got with a lot of cool stuff....

  2. Hey Captain, been good ... life has me busy. Trying to get more contant up on the blog. I hope your enjoying it.

  3. @ Angry Lurker ... thanks, it should get better for the eyes once I get some minis painted to go along with the story and RPG