How do I start this? Never thought I would do a diary, but then again I never thought I would be fighting zombies! Sure....In games.... But never like this. For real, for my life! I think I need this diary, to keep me sane. And maybe...If things go wrong...Then for others to maybe learn from this or know what happened.
To start from the beginning, this is a picture of me. Johnny. Just Johnny. It was taken by my girlfriend the day before the outbreak. Actually the virus had been going on for some time, but this was the day before I stood face to halfeaten face with it!
We had been in the city of Gravesend for about a month now both of us had gotten some jobs and the rent in Gravesend was affordable by us. Had I known the secrets that Gravesend contained...... Well I am pretty sure I would have run liked the devil was on my ass! (And that is actually not pretty far of the truth!)
I had the day off and had been out for a walk, spring was here and the sun was out. I had my music in my ears so it was only as I was about 15 meters from the truck that I noticed it. And that something was wrong. Well for one thing it was on its side! I recognized Rachel, she worked same place as my girlfriend and I walked over to her to find out what had happened. Well to say I was surprised when she turned around, face half of, and that was nothing compared to my feelings as she grabbed me and actually tried to bite me! I pushed her of me and her head hit the firehydrant with a crack. That certaintly got my adrenaline going! Zombies? WTF? As I looked towards the truckdriver I noticed he was...Well having his lunch...On another guy! I thought it best to just get out of there!
Further along there was a car with the door opened. With any luck I could drive it to get out of this hell! Fate had other plans for me.... Who the hell leaves their car with the door open, yet remember to turn the car alarm on?! I could see shambling figures being alerted to the noise and since I am not stupid.... I legged it! The house seemed at the time to be a good place. And I got inside safely....Only to find two more moaning zombies jumping me! Fate....Can f... of!! I caught the first zombie off balance and snapped its neck. (Amazingly easy!) The other zombie..... Though it was not the first time I had a fight with the dead...This was the one where I was close to joining them! Tough bastard but I eventually managed to bring it down. Taking a minute to catch my breath (I am not out of shape, I am just not quite fit to do a tango with somebody trying to eat my face!) I noticed a couple of bacon butties wrapped nicely in paper. They smelled fresh so I bagged them.
I then proceeded upstairs, a wise move? Maybe not but I was alone with no weapons. I had to check it out. I gently pushed the door open, nobody there...I thought. As I walked in a shrill voice yelled out to me : "If you are dead you are about to get deader meathead!" A guy with a shotgun pointed in my way got up from behind his hiding place behind the desk. My hands were in the air and I frantically yelled "Don`t shoot! I am not a zombie!" What next happened still quite amazed me. The shotgun guy had a friend, big friend, also with a gun pointed at me, but he looked at his mate and said: "Deader? What the fuck are you on about Ray?!" "Does he look fucking dead to you?!" At this time the shotgun guy...Turns around to his mate, gun lowered...And I shit you not...Said: "You ginger git! I have it all under control! If you had not forgotten the food I would not be cranky now!" From then on their argument just got worse and I took the oppotrtunity to...Yes you guessed it...Got the hell out of there. I tell you...Gravesend....They are all mad!
Peeking outside I noticed 4 zombies shambling around the car, one of them the truckdriver. Lunchbreak was over I guess. Well they were not looking my way so I snuck by them. Just be quiet and get the hell out of there! Sounded like a great plan to me, but alas fate had it otherwise in store for me. One of the damn zed actually ran at me!!! How I wished I had a bat! I am very thankfull for the lack of coordination on the part of the zombies though. A trip, a twist and a zombie not moving ever again! Thunder rolled overhead. Like the day could possibly get worse.... I snuck into another house only to find it completely empty. Up on the other floor I looked it all over and fate...For once was smiling to me! A gun! Fully loaded! Come get some now deadheads!
As I walked out of the building I saw a shambler across the street, raised the gun and..... Decided against it. I might need it later. So I turned away and made my way towards...My girlfriend! I needed to find out if she was okay! My cellphone was out of battery so I had to find her!!!
I got out of this alive! Rep 3 and no weapons! Must admit I thought I had to start over when I had the fight inside the house. 6 rolls of the dice as I danced with the last zed! Last 3 we both had just one die each! Then going upstairs meeting 2 survivors with guns at rep4! I thanked the dice at that point!!! Must admit I thought it was going to be easy as my tests for ZED NO ZED and FEAST was easily done, snakeeyes on NO ZED. You may notice I mentioned the weather, I rolled double for activation but the weather only affected the last turn as my character got of the table. I would have loved to have found a rifle so my marksman ability could be put to good use, but a pistol is just fine with me! And since my chosen miniature actually have a pistol things worked out great! A big thank you to my girlfriend for helping me with the pictures! Click on them to see bigger versions. (Next game will see me trying to find her!) Though now I am better of as I rose a level and now have a weapon!