Monday, October 31, 2016

Bad Moon Rising - Empire of the Dead AAR, Part 1

Happy Halloween!

In the spirit of the holiday, I've got the first of a two part after action report of a massive, Halloween-themed participation game of Empire of the Dead, run by Gary. There were seven gangs on the table, each with their own objectives and grievances with one another. 

Like his Assault on Castle Klankk game, Gary went all in on the terrain, creating a sizable town with docks, fields, an industrial section, and even a graveyard.

And, of course, there were plenty of innocent (and not-so-innocent) civilians populating the streets and alleys.

With that, let's take a look at the factions than ran amok through the town.

Dracula and his brood arrived via an unmanned ship, looking to drain as many civilians as possible and convert them into vampires.

A pack of werewolves also arrived with a bone to pick with the vampires. Though they weren't opposed to picking up a few snacks along the way.

The Industrialists, having realized that a number of valuable Clickers had gone rogue, geared up and set out to reclaim them.

Members of the Supernatural Branch, following a tip they had received earlier, desperately worked to save some civilians from the impending slaughter.

Also looking for Dracula was Van Helsing and company.

Lurching out of the corn fields, the pumpkin-headed Field of Screams looked to secure some valuable, and fresh, fertilizer.

And feeling as though he'd been under quota for the year, Death itself stalked the street with an assortment of banshees, poltergeists, and other spirits.

The Supernatural Branch fanned out, somewhat concerned by all the howls coming from the park.

Death and his spirits began to float through the streets, wailing and shaking ephemeral chains.

With a steam-powered Mech and a Penny Farthing bicycle, the Industrialists began to move through their section of the town.

The vampires fanned out, looking for unprotected necks from which they could feed.

The Field of Screams found an unwilling volunteer to head back into the cornrows.

And the werewolves snacked on a nanny and her charge, while the rest moved towards the town's center.

Another two victims fell to the werewolves - a hapless gravedigger and a flower lady - but a burst from the Supernatural Branch tank's Gatling gun killed a wolf.

Come back on Wednesday for Part 2!