– Hello, welcome to We’re Alive: Frontier. My name is Ivan Van Norman
and I’ll be the game master for our little journey into the west. We’re excited to share
with you today a story from the audio drama We’re Alive, created and developed by KC Wayland. However, our story is not scripted. It is yet to be discovered by our players as we explore this wild west
that is the new frontier. Now brace yourselves,
this is a horror RPG. There’ll be graphic images,
as well as situations that players will have to
make difficult decisions that the audience may find
themselves uncomfortable with, but everyone has given me their consent and has discussed with
me all of the matters and we’re all ready to have fun. So brace yourselves, this
train is about to take off. (dramatic music) – It took 10 years to push
them back, but we did. What was once a prosperous
river trade in Mississippi is now the front line. The eastern states supply the river states and what’s left of the UA
live our their meager days self-policing. What is the west hiding? Nobody really knows for sure. But we’re alive, and this is the new frontier. – Hi guys. – Hi. – Welcome to my table. Do you like it? – Yes.
– Yes. – It’s fun. – My concrete slab of horror! (laughing) – Very modern. (laughing) In a retro way. – Post-modern. – Post-modern. Post-apocalyptic modern. – Yeah.
– Yeah. – Thank you so much for joining me in a little game of survival horror, that we get to play out
and have fun with together. I’m so excited to be able
to play with all of you. It’s been a while. We’ve been working on this for a while, and I’m just really happy
that we get to be here now, roll some dice, and play a game. That being said, I do
want to remind you all that this is not a game of glorified, uplifting character
achievement in which you get experience points and you
become the hero of the town and more money, more loot, more adventure, this is probably as
good as it’s gonna get, and it’s probably gonna
go downhill from here, and that is the joy of survival horror and the joy of dark RPGs, which is what we’re exploring today. And to make the stakes even
worse, character death, as I mentioned to all
of you, is going to be a real possibility in our game. So, just to reiterate on
that for our audience, any of our players who unfortunately pass during our session, there
will not be any rolling up a new character, unfortunately
I’m just going to have to ask you to leave the table
with all of your gear and your skills with you,
and unfortunately your team will have to suffer the
consequences of those repercussions. At the same time, I have
total faith in all of you. (laughing) It’s going to be amazing,
and don’t worry so much. (laughing) – What could possibly go wrong? – I mean, yeah. – Yeah yeah yeah. Hooray, survival horror! (laughing) – So Outbreak Undead is the game system we’re gonna be using today. We’ll be starting the game
with 150 survival points, that’s 30 each! – Yay.
– Yay. While I’m going to get
20 risk, which I will use to create hazards and
potentially opponents for you all to face. As risk increase, I will
obviously have more currency in which to use, so as
players, it is in your favor in order to try to use, or allow me to use this as much as you possibly can. It’s sometimes better
to face smaller dangers as things go by instead of
having a bunch cached up that then something worse could occur. So keep that in mind, that sometimes facing the little encounters
or the little bits of danger is easier than dealing with
all of it at the same time. The date is June 18th, 2026. The sun is bright today. Not only bright, but it’s hot. And it may be one of the
most humid on records, what little records are still
available in this world. The air and the new coat
of white paint on buildings makes the concrete structures around the eastern side of
St. Louis feel at least 10 degrees hotter than it should be. The looming shadows of the
three-story guard towers which sit along the east
bank of the Mississippi watching the west side of the river cast valuable shade as
laborers take breaks from driving pack animals or
hauling rickshaws of goods from the torn-up streets. Much of the old pavement from the new age has been pulled up years ago
and replaced with cobblestones, or brick in some areas, and
the asphalt that has been melted down is now using
to patch leaked roofs as well as glue together
slats of woods for barreling. Now a young man walks down the street, his new leather boots leaving
a dust trail behind him, his tactical vest loaded up with gear and his shining blue-black uniform already patched with sweat. His eyes are taking in
the unfamiliar territory of the bustling trade
that is East St. Louis. Am I missing anything? That sound about right, how you look? – Sounds good to me. – Ah, excellent. Well. (laughing) – Carefully quaffed hair. – Quaffed hair, paw made showing, and a glistening bright white smile. – Not a speck of dust
or dirt anywhere on him. (laughing) – Asher Emerson Stern III, you walk down, it takes about half an hour of walking to actually get to where you need to go. In eastern St. Louis
there’s lots of converted residential buildings which have been, now take the place of various storefronts, community housing centers,
and some brothels, all right? Some have been demolished altogether in order to create
absolutely new buildings, one of which you’re walking into now. It is a wide, one-story concrete
building that must take up an entire residential block,
it’s a state building. A man with an AK-47 guards a check-in desk while another man sits on the corner, appearing to eat his lunch. The man at the counter has a badge with the name Cameron on it. Yes, can I help you? – Yes, I’m looking for a Colonel Yackley? – Colonel Yackley, you’re
here to see Colonel Yackley? – That’s right. – All right. Hey Rick? You watch as a young boy
of about 10 years old runs over and comes over. Would you go and get
Colonel Yackley for me? All right, boss. And he runs back, just
booking it the entire way. He attempts off, and
just a few minutes later you watch as this little boy comes back with a tall, stately man with blond hair. Ah, Asher, hey!
(laughing) – Hey, Yackley. – Good to see you, man! – How’s it been? – It’s good, here, let’s go into my office and we can talk a little bit. – Okay. – All right? Cameron basically takes
you over into the office and he kinda shows you around a little bit of the state room. Yeah man, I have to say, are you enjoying your time in St. Louis? You just got here, right? – It’s a bit of a far cry
from what I’m used to. – Oh, well, that’ll happen
when you’re on a river state, all right? We don’t have it as nice
as some of the eastern US. But hey man, we’re maintaining the front, and that’s what matters. – That you are. – It’s actually been
pretty good, I’ll tell you, it’s been very quiet lately. Anyway, before we get into it further, let’s just make sure
we’re in my office, okay? He pulls himself back a little bit as some other state officials
are walking through. But then he picks back up
again after they walk by as he opens the door into his office. So, we got in the recommissioned APCs from your father’s factory last week. Do you wanna see ’em? I could give you a tour of the motorpool, if you’d like. – I’d love to, yeah. – Okay, cool. Let’s cover this first and then I’ll move you around a little bit. You want a drink? He goes and grabs a bottle of clear liquid that’s in a giant liter bottle. It actually has a little
bit of an amber tone to it. – Why not, it’s the middle of the day. – All right. (laughing) He grabs a bottle and
pours you out two sniffers and lays it down, grabs his drink. To the first law of reacquisition. – Make it safe. – Make it yours. Done. The rail driver is ready, all right? We managed to get it over the line, and sorry to cut it
straight to the business, but I know what’s what
you’re interested in hearing. We shipped it out last
night under the guise of a quick cleanse mission, so, and Asher, I have to ask you again, man, it’s like, are you sure you wanna go all the way out to Kansas
City with just five people? – I am certain, yes. – You know it’s okay on some of the, about a half mile on the western side ’cause we’ve bombed the
crap out of that place, but you know, anything farther than that, a lot of it’s been scrapped,
and even farther out it’s still a lot of
rampant infected out there. – I am confident that we are prepared. – All right, well, I put
everything you asked for in there, so. What else do you need in
order to cross the river? – Well, first of all that
was quite a list I gave you. I wanna make sure that the
rail driver is fully stocked. – Yeah, and he pulls out a manifest from a very discrete drawer
that’s under a couple of his more more well-used ones,
and he hands you the folder as you open it up and see a full manifest of everything that you’ve requested. – Wonderful. And the driver is waiting
where we discussed. – Yeah, I have two armed guards right now that are on the other side of the river who are watching it now
waiting for you five to arrive. – All right. – That’s the full team, right? Just five?
– That is the full team. – Okay, all right. Well. – The last thing is obviously we require passage across the Mississippi. (sighs) – Okay, well, (laughs). Asher man, you know, I’m
pulling a lot of favors for you right now, even getting that thing across the river was not easy to sell. – Yes, and we gave you a
great deal on those APCs, so I feel like this is,
we can make this happen. – Okay, look. I can get you permits
for across the river. It takes a special clearance
that comes from my office, but I can work something out. I’m going to need everyone’s
government IDs, though. – Not everyone on this
mission is necessarily the most well-integrated of individual. How might we be able to fudge that? The ID requirement. – Are you telling me you
have unregistered citizens in the city who are gonna be on your team? – I’m telling you it’s possible, and maybe you can do us a little favor. – That might be outside of my
control a little bit, Asher. You know? That’s a little tougher. If I don’t have a government
ID, I can’t issue a permit. (exhales) Look, talk to your team, see
if you can work something out. – You’ll be here? – This is where I work. – Okay. – Well, I have to say, I’m excited for what you might be
able to find out there. – As am I. – We did a flyover,
per your request, but– – Thank you. – The helicopter only
goes about 125 miles out. – That’s fine. – Yeah, so. There is a couple of outposts
that we’ve determined along the way, but we don’t know how many people are in there, so. – All right. – Oh, of course, the map,
you want the map, right? – I do want the map. – All right. So he pulls out and rolls a
large kinda topographical map that’s clearly had
writing done all over it. We sent this ahead of
time, but this is the most updated version, and he rolls
it out to you and hands it. Okay. – I believe that does us for now. – Asher, I appreciate your
time, effort, and energy, making this happen, and I’ll honestly say we’re gonna put these APCs to good use. – I hope you do. – Your family has done
immense amount of efforts to make sure that not one
of them crosses the river, so whatever I can do to help, I will. He shows you out through the front door in which you can see the
small boy is (laughs) enjoying a cigarette break
outside as he walks through, and the guards have shifted out. Yeah, you know, it’s either that or they’re out doing worse things, so, we’ve come far, Asher, but
it’s not the old world, and it’s not gonna be for a while. – That is true. – He closes the front door behind him as he waves you off as you continue to walk back down the street. You take your half an hour walk back into the main part of the
converted market street that is now East St.
Louis, and you come across your next location, which
is a large storefront. And maybe it had large bay windows once, but most of the glass has been boarded up, making the actual visible
windows much, much smaller. That being said, the design and the detail of the boarded up front
is very well integrated. In fact it has some small paintings on it as well as relief
carvings of a city skyline that is reminiscent of old New York City. And you see someone sitting
outside on the front porch. What do they look like, Ray? – Olive-complected, a little bit worn, wearing a bomber jacket and
a scarf around her neck. Some dirt on the shirt,
some dirt on her shoes, and a padlock in her hand. – Now is she carrying her large, scoped 50-caliber rifle with her? – Always. – Always. – Good afternoon. I was told to meet
Jenny here, if she’s in. – And if Jenny was in, who
might she be talking to? – To Asher Emerson Stern III. And she knows me. (laughing) Yeah. – That’s quite a name. – Thank you. – Let me see if I can
find someone named Jenny. – Wonderful. – She heads inside. – All right. Your team is inside, everyone’s there. It’s a large room, it smells
of incense and old wood. The boards beneath you creek
as you enter the dark room illuminated by kerosene
lanterns as well as the limited light
barreling in from outside. There’s two other men sitting at a table in addition to a woman
who is dealing out cards. (chuckles) – Well, looks like your pretty boy’s here. – Ah. Bring him in.
– Finally we get one. (laughing) No offense. – None taken. – You sure about this? – Yeah. – All right, you’re the boss. – I followed her inside. – You followed her inside? – Mhmm.
– Okay. – Oh really? (laughing) Asher Emerson Sterns III. (laughing) – Yes, hi Jenny, we spoke. – Yes, yes. – And I take it this is the team. – This is the team. – Ta da.
– Wonderful. – He’s even younger than
you thought he would be. – Hello, my name is
Asher Emerson Stern III, as I believe Jenny has
briefed you in part, I’ve commissioned this mission on behalf of my company, Stern Industries, to take a rail driver
out towards Kansas City to create a new supply line. For now, that is all we
need to know about it, we will discuss more as we
move out toward the rail driver across the Mississippi, but for now, I’d love to get an idea of who we all are so we can acquaint ourselves
and get off on a good start. – I love a mission where
you keep some secrets, just to keep it interesting later. (laughing) – Well then you’ll love this. – Oh good, okay. I love a man that can read sarcasm. (laughing) – This is Wraith. Go ahead. – Infiltration. Assassination. – Your name is Wraith. – I am called that. – Fair enough. – This our medic, Band-Aid. – Oh, no, I’m actually
like a sharpshooter. – Oh. – Just named Band-Aid,
it’s an irony thing. (laughing) – You’re the jokester.
– No. – Okay, great, fantastic.
– Never. – I’m the funny one.
(laughing) – That’s true. – We’re going to have a lot of fun. – We generally trade off that mantle. – Yeah.
(chuckles) – Band-Aid, Wraith, so
we do code names here. – Yep. – Fantastic. And what are you? – Sting Ray. – Sting Ray. – But my name’s Ray. – Ray. Okay, that fits. – And everybody knows Jenny.
– Yes. – Lucky Jenny about town. – Yes.
– So lucky. – I’ll be driving the rail driver. – I didn’t know you got your license. – Yes!
– Huh. – Yes. – Jenny has talked up this team a lot. So I don’t have to tell
you that we’re going to be going through some very
dangerous territory, and the best is expected. – The best of us? – Your best. – Okay, all right. Got the code name for him. Ash-hole. – Oh!
– Oh! – That’s great. That’s wonderful. – Wolves, yeah. – Okay, I like you the most. – I thought I was gonna, well done. – Thanks.
– Fantastic. – Yes. – So, as part of this, that’s gonna be a bold one
to hold onto for a while, isn’t that Asher? So– – I love you. (laughing) – I don’t. (laughing) – It’s all in fun. – So, you’ve all been
briefed by Jenny previously that this is absolutely a
mission across the river. But the one thing that
wasn’t brought up beforehand is that a lot of you
were under the assumption that the rail driver was
going to be on the east side of the river, so this is new information, it being on the west, yes. (laughing) – Why wouldn’t it be on the
east side, which is safe? – There was a level of discretion required in executing this. We are the first to open up
this line in a very long time. I would like to keep
news of this happening on the D-L for now. – That’s an old world term. – Yeah. Also, on the D-L from whom, exactly? There are a lot of different
organizations, people, we’ve worked for the lot of them. Who are we keeping this secret from? – Everyone but us. I have one government contact I trust who’s helping us to do this. Everyone else who might have a stake in getting this line developed
needs to be kept in the dark. We will be the first there, we will be the first to develop it,
we will make it safe. That’s the plan. – Okay.
– On that note, we do need permits to
cross the Mississippi. For that I’ve been told we all need government identification. That’s not a problem for me. (laughing) How is it for you? – Does it have to be our
government identification? – If there’s no picture on it, as long as you can make a
case that it is your ID, I don’t care. – I think, yeah, I think
something can be arranged. – And how about, I have no ID. I’m very surprised. – I have one. – Jenny, what about that guy
on the other side of town that you worked with on that last mission? – Oh, yes. – What’s his– – Malcolm? Yeah. – Malcolm, yeah, that
smarmy little fucker. – Yeah, Malcolm’s been doing
some black hat dealings on this side of the
river, he could probably forge something for you if need be. – Yeah. – You know? It’s not gonna come cheap. – All right, he owes me. – Okay. All right.
– Lucky Jenny. – As long as we’re pulling
favors, we could use another ID, you know, you never have too many. – Yes. – I mean, I’ve always wanted
to be someone else, so why not? – All right. – So three IDs? – Yes, I don’t really care
about legality or cost, let’s just make it happen. – Now I like him a little better. – Three? All right, thought it would
just be Wraith and Band-Aid at this point, or is there a third one? Yeah? – You need an ID. – Everybody wants one. – Yeah, I don’t have
anything, I have no paperwork. – We’ll need three. How much money are you willing to? – Let’s just see what he wants from us. – Okay, all right.
(chuckling) – So actually Malcolm is
one of those guys that happens to have maps that nobody else has. And in fact, he happens to live
under one of the old bridges that used to span over the Mississippi, but of course was blown during the war. Since it’s pretty much re-commissioned, decommissioned rubble, he managed to find a little area that you visited
him on a few occasions, and he’s got a little bit of, well, let’s just say he’s kinda lord of the northern St. Louis shantytown a bit. Eastern St. Louis is a trade
hub, so everybody’s here, from the most wealthy down
to the barely making by day laborers, indentured servants. So Malcolm’s area is not an easy, it’s easy to get to, but
it certainly isn’t easy to not stick out, so, Wraith, Jenny, you’ve
probably been there before, but I wouldn’t imagine
Band-Aid or Sting Ray has, certainly not Asher. So the five of you travel north into the outside of the city limits, so the original guard post that holds a huge portion of the
residential, commercial side of East St. Louis, you walk through. Going out into the still safe zone, but most of it’s covered
only by the guard posts and most of it’s pretty free-roaming land, which is, to be fair, most of what the eastern states look like nowadays. A lot of rubble, a lot of ruins, with occasional pockets of civilization, unless you’re in one of
the major outpost towns. So going north into Malcolm’s area, you pass by burnt-out barrels
that have fires in them, you can see a lot of the ragged lean-tos of old pieces of aluminum
or torn-out roofs, and Malcolm’s area is essentially
just a large steel door with an old Department of
Water and Power seal above it that Jenny, (knocking),
give it a knock, so. – Okay. – Tough looking guy comes
out with a full beard, shaved head and a biker jacket. Hey, Jenny. – Malcolm. (laughing)
It’s been a while. – Come on in.
– Thank you. – Get in here, darlin’. You’re not here to collect, are you? – Yeah. – I don’t have the money right now. – You know what– – It’s all right, I don’t, you know, I’ll probably have it next week. – Right, right. Instead of the money I
need three government IDs. – Government IDs? – How difficult is that gonna be? – This isn’t a stakeout, right? You’re not–
– No no no no. – Okay.
– Malcolm, Malcolm! – Despite how I look.
– All right, all right. – We would have to tell
you, ’cause you asked, so. – That is the law, yeah. (laughing) – I mean, you can’t fake that. – Malcolm, you know.
– Okay, yeah. No, I get it Jenny, I know you
wouldn’t set me up like that. – No, never. – Well here, just come
on inside real quick. So as you get in, you
notice Malcolm’s area is very, very not what
Colonel Yackley’s place is. There’s piles of old
electronics everywhere. You can actually see
Malcolm’s got a trade going on that mostly deals in
old world electronics. So he has stacks of hard drives, you can actually see a
couple of old LCDs that have hard color lines through
them that he’s hooked up, and you can hear the whirling
of an old gas generator out from behind the shed. Well, all right. Citizen IDs, those are easy. It’s just basically just photocopies, but government IDs, they
got relief watermarks on that still, it’s a little
tougher to put together. But, I could probably do it, so. – Okay. – Here, let’s just get
everybody lined up for a photo. Who are these gonna be for? All right. Step on that mark there. And he points you to like a little T-mark where he can go and
adjust a little camera, and you watch as he
pulls up an old web cam picture-taking software,
and you can kinda see as Wraith steps up to it, it’s just– – Smile. – Come on, yes, yes. – Yeah, there we go. That’s a mug a mother could love. All right.
(laughing) And as he over the course
of time takes all three of your photos, he prints
them out on an old Deskjet, and you watch as he
starts putting together the lamination and the relief work as he talks to you and
goes, yeah, you know, you could hang for this, right? – That’s not gonna happen. – All right. You can probably use
these for a little bit, but if anyone cross-checks them
against any kinda database, your probably best bet is just to get outta there as quick as you can. And we’re square after this. – Absolutely. – All right. He basically hands you three
plastic membership cards, essentially, that have old
black and white photos on it and the name, but it does
have the seal of the UA printed in the bottom corner, and it is for all intents and purposes the best the government
can offer at this point when it comes to IDs. So he hands it off to you, and well, you gonna stick
around, or hightail it out? – I think we’re gonna take off. Malcolm, thank you. – Yeah, thanks Jenny. Am I gonna see you anytime soon for cards? – You know what, I’m not
sure when I’m gonna be back. – All right, all right. Well stay safe out there. – Yeah. – Okay? So he shuts the door behind him, and– – As we’re outside.
– Yeah. – I’m gonna look at you guys and be like, give me the IDs real quick. And I’m gonna just rub ’em in the dirt. (laughing) And I’m just gonna really rough ’em up and then maybe go over to
some of the burning fires and like kinda singe it a little bit, like these need to be like
they’ve been held for a while. – Yeah, yeah, fair enough. – And even I can like
hold it up to the fire and you could do like, whoa! (laughing) – Don’t melt my sweet, sweet laminations. – Yeah. (laughing) – That’s smart. – And my ID has like just
this shit-eating grin on it. – Perfect. – My name is like Peter or something. – Now it smells like dirt
and burnt plastic, so. – Delicious.
– Done and done. Those sweet Ozone fumes. – It’s been a while
since I’ve smelled that. – Right, yeah, it has been a bit. So Asher, you take them
back over to Yackley, who looks at ’em, and
kind of gives a shrug, and then goes over and
writes down the numbers, the fake numbers, as
well as the fake names and puts them down into a record. Basically takes a piece of paper with it, folds it, stamps it, and hands it to you. All right. Well. Stay safe out there. – We’ll do our very best. – We cleared most of what’s
west of the Mississippi, so just flag it, all right? And even better, if
you can radio in to me, because we have, the radio
is inside of the rail driver. Just radio in to me and just code me whatever the flag is or if
you can pop smoke on it, even better, all right? As long as it’s before the
125 mile helicopter radius, we’ll come pick it up for you, okay? – Sounds great, I’ll be sure to do that. – And I think it goes without saying that this is so off the record. – It had better be. – We’re okay, right. God, fuck, I can’t believe I’m doing this. All right, but we’re here, and
we’ve got it, and it’s done. Good luck, godspeed, and
take out a few for me. – I will. – So you five meet back up outside of the government station, and at this point, well, at this point we can
start our first mission. – Yeah.
– Yay. – We have permits, we are good to cross, provided nothing else comes up, and we will meet up with the rail driver and proceed from there. – So this is officially a lay low mission, in which you’re all basically
trying to cross the line– – This is your first one,
and we’re all very familiar with this game.
(laughing) – You can roll either
stealth or diplomacy checks, whichever favors you the most, and then you can just tell
me your degrees of success and degrees of failure. Then we’ll start this thing. – Fantastic. – First roll of the game. And for camera’s purposes,
instead of having tokens or just you holding up the fingers, these will represent
any degrees of success and these will represent
any degrees of failure that you might have. – Doofa doofa. – Doofa doofa indeed. – So you’ve all made your die rolls and let’s resolve our degrees of success and degrees of failure, for every 10 under you get a degree of
success, for every 10 over, you get a degree of failure. So Wraith, how many degrees of success or failure did you get? – I’m using stealth, not diplomacy. – That’s fine. – And I got five. – You got five. (whistles)
Woof. All right, well, would you mind passing five degrees of success? – He just sneaks all of us across. – Yeah.
– Yeah. – Jenny, how about you? – I rolled a 94. – Which is how many degrees of failure? – Five. – Ah, look at that! (groaning) – I’m about to run out of these. – Hey, it’s better to do it–
– No, we’re good. – Right.
– Get it out, get it out. – And also, can’t we balance each other? – That’s what we’re gonna get at, yeah. So would you hand those to Jenny? – All right. – Band-Aid. – So it’s against my
diplomacy score of 44, and I rolled a 47, so zero-zero. – Zero-zero, okay, so you’re awash, great. Ray. – It’s against my stealth
roll of 38, and I rolled a 10, so I’ve got two degrees of success. – Great. Here’s your two. And Asher Emerson Stern III. – That’s me. Every time.
– Every time. – All that’s you? (laughs) – I rolled against my diplomacy command. – Yeah. – And I got zero failure. – Zero failure. So you’re also to zero.
– Yeah. – Okay great. So you guys can basically
spend your degrees of success and degrees of failure as you want, but we have to resolve
all the degrees of failure and degrees of success
before this mission ends. Wraith, do you want to
tell me what happens? – All right, so as we pull
up to this checkpoint, Wraith takes a look at it
and he just doesn’t like the look of, there are too
many people standing around and all that, and he sees
her looking kinda nervous, so I reach out and I go,
you know we can do this the old-fashioned way. Come, come with me, there’s
a side street over here. – Yeah. – I see a way to get across. – And what you’re talking
about is an old underhang that’s part of this,
’cause this one bridge that comes across the Mississippi has the rail line on it. So this guard post is two stories, and you’re right Wraith,
there is armed guards all up on the top of it with searchlights and everything that a
guard post should have, and just enough room
for a train to come by with a chainlink fence where
someone is essentially asking is a desk officer over there. – See, easier than talking. – Ah, yeah. – You could just duck underneath
and walk under the bridge if you wanted to. – Pretty much, yeah. – I would like to argue,
we do have the permits for a reason. If we’re caught trespassing across, that is an automatic no-go for us. We look suspicious, we’re stopped, we’re accosted, it’s over. – And you say this to
a bunch of empty space as both of Wraith–
– Okay. (laughing) – And Jenny have disappeared
underneath the bridge. – There’s just a dust cloud. (laughing) – And you three are left open to the ID, and you see as the man in
the guard post up front holds his hand up. Stop. Permits please. – No problem. – He walks up, grabs them. – I have the permits, yeah. You have your IDs, I have the permits. – He takes all three of them,
puts out a little eyepiece, looks at ’em, comes through. Yep. Looks all to be in order. – Thank you. – And as you two start
walking through open, all right, see ya later. As he opens the door and shuts it, don’t die out there! So Ray, you’ve got two
degrees of success to resolve, so let’s finish that out real quick. As you are walking out from the gate, you actually hear one of the guard men go, wait wait, hold on! Hey, you. He points over to you. Come back here real quick. No one can cross the river
without at least some kind of beacon or marker so
that we don’t shoot you. So here, and he kind
of grabs your backpack and comes into the back
and pulls a flashlight and mounts it onto the
back of your backpack. That is now, has a static
blinking green light on the back of it and goes,
it’s a real flashlight too, and you can turn it off once
you’ve cleared the kill zone. But none of you are close to
that, snipers’ll take you out. – That would’ve been good to
know a little while ago, but– – I’m glad you stopped us, thank you. – Yeah yeah, well, you
all were moving so fast. – Hey hey hey, good
looking out, thank you. – Yeah, I gotcha. I will take your two degrees of success, and for that, if you’d like
to cash it out immediately for a flashlight, we can,
you can have a flashlight. – I would like a flashlight. – Okay. Go grab a flashlight from
the crate then, please. – Nice. ♪ From our magical mystery crate ♪ (sings high notes) (laughing) – It’s a mimic. – Oh.
– Oh no! (laughing) – This is great, it also
doubles as a periscope. – Yep.
– Look at that, awesome. – So that’ll be the beacon
in order to make sure that you guys can cross the
kill zone without anything, and it also doubles as a
practical flashlight as well too. So here’s your card for your flashlight. – Merci. – All right, great. – And that goes in our stash. – And that goes in your
stash, which is everything, so all of your personal
gear’s up there right now, and as you are rewarded
more or you buy more, or it is taken away from
you, we will do accordingly with the back, all right? Cool.
– Fantastic. – Word. – So actually, Jenny and Wraith, as you guys are coming
up from the underside of this converted bridge
that is also the only way across the river for at least, you know, call it several, dozens, if
not maybe 100 miles or so. I imagine both of you
coming up along the side or maybe together along one end pulling yourself up on the old rail that maybe is covered
with long, braided wire that allowed any kind of
loose pieces that may fall off boxcars or whatever to not
just plop into the river. But what do you look like, Wraith? – So yeah, you see Wraith ahead of you climbing up nimbly over
the broken bits of concrete and exposed rebar and braided wire, and he’s wearing a bunch of
drapey, sort of tattered stuff, and looks like he has these
sorta criss-crossed belts and things that look like climbing gear, but then you also notice
he’s wearing like, looks like it’s strapped across his back, he has what looks like a medieval sword, and then he also has like a
combat knife and a compound bow, and yeah, and he’s also got
a hood, which he wears up, and he’s looking kinda mysterious. (laughing) – So mysterious.
– He’s so mysterious. – Yeah.
– I’m sorry for your loss. (laughing) – So yeah, he climbs up quickly and he kinda looks down at
you like if you need any help and you can see that he’s kind of gauging to see how good you are at this stuff. – Hmm. All right. – Jenny, what does he see? – All right, he sees a woman, obviously, in a grungy jumpsuit, the top
half is tied around her waist, she’s got a knitted sweater, it’s dirty, and she’s got wild hair,
braids and kind of dreadlock style going on, and she’s got a choker and some skull jewelry.
– Some baubles. – Yeah, yeah.
– Baubles going on. – And she has a necklace, you can’t see what is at, you know, the
bottom of this necklace. – Got it. So a concealed necklace.
– Yes. – Carrying, beyond just
all of her accoutrements, but she’s also got a long assault rifle. – Right, I’ve got an AK-47.
– AK-47. – And I have a machete.
– And a machete. – And a pistol. – Which, you know, clangs
against her legs a little bit as she pulls herself up from
the bottom of this bridge that is also a rail line. As Colonel Yackley
insinuated a little bit, West St. Louis is a completely bombed-out, rubble-filled hellhole. Any buildings that have been previously part of the infrastructure
have been bombed, smashed, and reduced to just small
chunks of concrete and/or stone, and everything has been picked clean, so much so that even broken
glass was taken over, melted down in order to reuse. The only building that still
is intact in any particular way is where the UA held a magnificent battle while the engineers blew the last bridges connecting the unsecured
lines across the river, and that’s the old aquarium. Hmm? So this aquarium is the most
majestic standing fixture that’s still on the
west side of the river. As you start to get closer and
closer to the train station, the St. Louis train station,
you all know where it is, it’s on your map.
– Okay. – As you approach the train yard, you can actually see
the G&S railway company (laughing) boxcars.
– Of course. – That are lined up
amidst the rail station. It’s extremely, well,
they’ve been picked clean, but since a lot of
these boxcars are either old or rusted through, most
of these are non-moving, or else they would’ve been brought in over east of the river. So they’ve either fallen off their tracks or their wheels are so
rusted that even solvent can’t break them loose enough to be able to push them across the river. As you get closer, you can
start to hear the voices of some men, and they seem to be, well at least at this point you can’t hear what they’re saying, but they sound gruff and they sound like way
more than two at this point. In fact, you can start
to hear two men arguing. Hurry up! Get that son of a bitch loaded! Yeah, we don’t have a lot of time, for all we know, more of those
UA bastards might come back, so just get it on the hand cart. God dammit, Jim, don’t drop that! – We’re getting looted. – Yeah, son of a bitch. (laughing) – You can hear this arguing going on as one man is yelling at another. It’s sort of like, I’m
trying, Jimmy, but Jesus, this shit’s heavy! What’s in here? And you start to hear
as proppings opening. And you can hear like the pulling of crate starting being turned up a little bit. – Can we–
– Yeah. – They’re stealing our stuff. – I’m just walking up with my gun. – Cool, same. – We’re all, can we do a spot listen to determine how many
people exactly are here? – You can hear at least
half a dozen men yelling. – Okay.
– At this stage. – Half a dozen men yelling,
ostensibly all armed. – So, Asher, the best way
to do this at the moment is to ride out your intent. At this point, you’ve got the
drop on these guys, all right? So, you can tell me how you want to plan this engagement out. You’re probably not
gonna have a lot of time. – That’s fair. – But at this stage, you
can basically tell me how you would like this
engagement to go down. – Correct me if I’m wrong. Right now we have all of us and a boxcar, the rail line between us
and these guys over here. – Yeah. – Who are looting our rail driver. – Which is presumably on another
rail a little farther down. – Okay, the rail driver’s
like, or their car is further down.
– The next car down, yes. – Okay, got you. So we can approach either
from the left or the right, but this is the only
thing standing between us. – Right now, yes. – Is that accessible from the back side? – Yes, you could theoretically
open the grate up, but it’s shut at the moment. – Mhmm. – Meaning opening it would
completely reveal our presence, essentially, a big noise. – It presumably would make noise. – Can it be climbed? Is there a ladder? – There is a ladder on the side. – Okay. – And there are other
boxcars on the other side? – Yeah, but they’re not pressed up against in any particular way. – I feel like a direct approach
is going to be best anyway, ’cause look, even if we got
Wraith up on the top to like, get the drop on them,
then none of us can shoot into the crowd ’cause
we’re just gonna hit him. So let’s do that. – What’s going on? – I’m suggesting what you
actually suggested first, which is simply having
a front-on approach, you’re going around locked
and loaded, ready to go. – All right, so let’s
write your intent out. So number one, Asher’s going
to be coming around the right. Band-Aid. – So since I’m not great in a fight, I’m proposing that I could go
sneak into one of the other boxcars and make a bunch
of noise as a distraction. – Okay.
– Great idea, Band-Aid. – Do we hae a boxcar on this side? – You have a boxcar to your
left, to the right it’s about 25 feet or so down. – Okay. – Oh, it’s not next to–
– It’s not next to. – I can make enough noise.
– Yeah. – He’s loud.
– I’m whiny. – Great. So.
– So Band-Aid. – Band-Aid is going to be,
so, what’s gonna happen in order to make this
engagement, it’s actually fine, you’re just gonna be, the intent is what I’m most interested in, so– – Okay. – Asher, write your intent, which is to come around the right. – In words. – In words, one. Intent one, Asher on the right. All right. Sting Ray is climbing up on the top. – Who?
– Who? – Band-Aid’s hiding in a boxcar? (laughing) – We’re the boxcar children.
– You guys, I’m scared! – It’s a giant iron closet. – Ooh, delightful.
(laughing) – So there’s space
underneath the boxcar, right? Like, so what if we lay on the ground and like take out their legs? I don’t know, like what if we just– – You could.
– Yeah. Like why don’t we do whatever we can to– – Jenny’s going prone
underneath the boxcar. – Yeah. And Wraith. – I wanna slap up against the back of the boxcar that’s in front of us so that if anybody goes over
towards the distraction, I can shoot them with my bow. – Great.
– Bam! – So just so you guys know
the context of this situation, I rolled to see how much
they would hear you coming and how quickly, and I
got a solid 100, so, yeah. I got a solid 100.
– So we’re good. – So you got the drop on them. Great. All right, so we have
our intent locked, right? – Yep, yep. – Great. Asher, as you walk around
the corner of the boxcar, you can actually see
this whole train station laid out in front of you. There are several boxcars that are patched on various parts of the rails that’s across essentially
broken and deserted ground. Any kind of foliage that was part of this and may have overgrown has been dried out and either burned away from
fire being dropped earlier or just completely undergrown. So most of it’s patches of rubble with a couple of tufts of
grass popping up occasionally. And you can actually
see the large boom arm of what was probably
once a service vehicle that’s now just decrepit and swaying in the occasional breeze, and you can hear and now see the six men, one
of them standing on a crate yelling at the men trying to unload boxes from your rail driver. And you can see, they’ve
already started to make a pretty sizable stack
on one of the handcarts that’s just sitting next
to the unloaded rail. At the same time, one man is
holding a guy in a choke hold with a gun pointing to his head, and he’s the first one that sees you. Guys, we have company. What do you want? – I believe this is my rail driver. – Oh. Ha, hey guys, looks like
someone’s coming back for his wallet. Well I’m sorry to say, I think
it’s our rail driver now. Right buddy? And you can see as this
man, who is white with fear, is currently looking at
you with terrified eyes, and he’s got the uniform of
one of the Missouri officers, or one of the Missouri
military men in place, and you can see that he’s had everything stripped off of him, his
extra ammo, his belt, even his pants are on
his ankles at the moment, just humiliated, and he’s looking at you and he’s going god man, just, don’t do anything stupid, okay? Fuck dude, just get me outta here, okay? Shut up, shut up! As he puts the gun closer. Now you’re gonna back away real slowly as we unload this car and
we go along our merry way. – Okay. I’d like to begin shooting. – All right. So, with the intent laid out here, let’s get our combat diorama up and start this first encounter. So Asher, you’ve come around, and right now this is what you see. You see these six raiders
with one gentleman, the guy with the red Uzi there, who is currently holding
our poor pantsless soldier at the moment, sitting there. – I can only imagine what transpired here. – Fear going on. Now, since we’re starting combat here, you declared your intent,
do you want to shoot? – I want to begin shooting, yeah. – You want to begin shooting. So, you can place your
mini where you’d like, which by the way, courtesy,
thank you, of Hero Forge, all these raider minis and
all of the character minis were lovingly provided by Hero Forge, so thank you Hero Forge. These are awesome, in fact,
all the character ones are the bronze ones, and
they painted so well, and they have–
– They’re heavy too, like they’re just dense and strong. – Awesome. So yes, Asher.
– All right. – Tell me your intent
again and place your mini. – I am going to begin shooting and I’ll even show you who here. – Great. – So I’ve come around the right side. – Right. – And I’m positioning
myself between these guys and the fellow in the back. – Uh huh. – And I want to start on this guy. – Okay. – And currently my intent is
only to shoot the one guy. – Sure, okay, that’s great. So then what I’m gonna have you do is take two speed dice, in
addition to your check, and how speed dice work is they are essentially your initiative. So, as with everything in this game, the lower is better, so
the more dice I give you, the more likely you will
go later in the round. – Sure. – So you’re shooting your gun. You got a drop on these guys,
but it’s still two speed. – And now I do have the marksman ability, meaning I get to remove one
speed die to a minimum of one when using my pistol. – Against multiple targets. – No, that’s just flat. – Just flat.
– Yeah. – Oh, great. Well then, you get to
roll one speed dice, then. Hello. (laughing) – Hi.
– Hello. Sting Ray, what’s your intent? – I’m gonna call down to the asshole who’s holding our little hostage
and say I don’t think so. – All right.
(laughs) I don’t think so. – I don’t think so. – I’m intimidated. – Yeah.
– That’s pretty menacing. – Oh, I don’t think so. Is that intimidating? – Great. – And it’s, which dude? This dude?
– Yeah. – All right. I aim right at him. – They took his pants. – Yeah. – You do not take a man’s
pants while I’m around! – So, take two speed dice, and– – I too have marksman, is
that effective with a rifle? – If you’ve chosen rifle, yeah. – I have, well obviously,
it’s the only gun I have. – Right, okay, so that reduces you to one. All right, Band-Aid. – Band-Aid hoofs it to this car. – Yeah.
(laughing) – Bye! – I’m just gonna be, I’m inside,
let’s use our imaginations. Is there an opening here? – Yeah, so it is like a loading container. – Mhmm. – And like a large ship container type that they would put onto the rail cars. – Uh huh. – So the door happens to be conveniently cracked open just a bit,
so that if you’re gonna be peeking out of that,
that’s full cover for you. – Yeah man.
– All right. – I’m peekin’.
– Peekin’. Jenny. – All right. Okay, so, I know it doesn’t look like it, but there is space underneath
for me to lay down, I pull out my AK-47. – Oof. – Well there would be wheels– – Right, yeah, so it would be like, yeah. Okay. – It is a decommissioned rail car. – All right.
– So. And are you just targeting spray and pray? – Yeah. – So the hostage–
– Just don’t hit him. – I’ll try not, yeah. I’m gonna look, yeah, I look
for the pants around the ankles and I don’t aim for that. – Avoid the pants.
– Yeah, absolutely. – Made a mental note of
what his shoes look like. – Yeah.
– They’re very nice. – They’ve very clean.
– Very clean shoes. – And Wraith, what about you? – Well I’m slapped up on
the other end of the car, and I’ve just drawn that
arrow on my compound bow. So I’m over– – Do you wanna go for
that dude on the far left? – Well, I’m waiting for
people to get distracted. – Oh, okay. – And moving over. – All right.
– And then moving over. And I’m gonna fire from cover, ’cause I’m slapped up with the bow. – Great, okay. So Jenny, you are taking two speed dice. – Right, and I have marksman. – Right.
(laughing) – It was originally for my
pistol, but I changed it to the– – The AK.
– Yeah, yeah. – All right, so take one last dice. – And I have marksman for boxcars? (laughing) – Since you hoofed it over,
I’m just gonna give you two speed dice, since
you’re not doing anything more complicated than that. – Wait, sorry, what’d you say? – Two speed dice for you. – Okay. – Yeah, ’cause you’re hoofing it over. – All right, all right. – And Wraith, you’re essentially just, are you waiting for something to– – I’m basically waiting
to see if anybody runs towards the distraction.
– Well now, at this point, like, they all see me, we
botched the distraction. – No, you haven’t seen my distraction. (laughing) – I mean, the intent is
essentially, is all simultaneous. You know? So if you’re on the other side, this is all just kinda
happening at the same time. So until you’ve locked your
intent and you’re done, you can change it. – I still wanna just try to
cover to see if anybody’s– – What I’m gonna ask
you is if you want to do a triggered action, so if you wanna wait, I will 100% allow you to make
a composure or a will check, whatever’s stronger, and if
you have any degrees of success that you wanna make for
this, then I’ll allow you to basically change your intent to whatever you want next round. – Yeah. I think I’m just gonna
kinda count down in my head, and if it seems like there’s
nobody coming for the car and the distraction isn’t working, then I’ll probably step
out and try to shoot whoever I can see.
– Okay– – It isn’t very likely because
they’ve all seen me now. – So before we make checks, you haven’t seen his
distraction yet, you don’t know. – I’m about to be shot
by everybody at once. – Not true. – By the way, everyone who is, for Wraith, for you, who is hoping to have a triggered action, I’m
actually gonna make you just make the will check right
now to see if you can hold. – Okay. – All right? – So I’ve actually just failed with zero. – And so let’s all resolve our checks. – I need damage as well. – I also need damage, two damage. – Oh, there should be,
yeah, dice for everybody. – Send him down one damage. What do you need? – One for me please.
– Two? Yeah, ’cause you got the AK. Just one? – Two? Right? – Do you want me to roll
percentiles for anything? – For you? No, ’cause you’re just hoofing it. – Cool. Well, oh, okay. I thought I was in place. – You are, oh, you are in place. Actually, that’s a great point. You didn’t actually move it over, so stand by real quick, guys. Band-Aid, we already said
everyone was in position when we went into it, so if
you wanted to either shoot or do something, or do
your distraction here, that can be your intent for this round. – Yeah, so I’m not gonna
shoot, I’m going to charge the side of the boxcar. – Just boom!
– Yeah. – Then you need to check for that. – I’m gonna roll. – Yeah, let’s all roll. Let’s all roll. Get your degrees of success and failures. – Fuck me.
– I just bumped mine. – Stand by, wow. All right guys, so, it looks raider one and raider two are up first. So raider one, which is
the gentleman holding the baseball bat and the shield,
he is going to turn around and you look at him and he’s got his, I think that one’s got a mask on, right? That one’s got a mask, I believe. So he’s got a mask, and you watch him turn as he pulls this old riot shield, this like SWAT-issued riot shield as he pulls up large
baseball bat that is just laden with nails and– – Jesus. – Barbed wire, and you can
actually see that he put a spike at the tail end
of the bat as well too. – I regret my bravado. (laughing) – And he holds–
– The theme of Asher. (laughing) – And he basically, he
turns right next to you and looks at you and
just takes a wild swing right for the side of your face. So I’ll allow you to react
with a dodge, if you’d like. – Yeah, I’d like that. – Okay. (laughing) – Into the pit we go.
– You got this. – Shit. – Okay, all right. – What do we got? That’s one failure. – One degree of failure. – Yeah.
– Okay. So you can resolve this how you’d like, but in this case, you’re
either gonna put yourself in a compromising position
or I’m gonna add more damage. – Yeah, I’ll take compromising. – Okay. – I bring my arms up to try
and block the bat coming at me. – And you feel it just impact, (grunts) right against the side of your arm as you feel the stinging of the nails as well as the bite of the baseball bat, but you actually were braced enough that it didn’t knock you prone and a lot of your padding is
actually taking inside of it. So right now, I’ve got two
damage dice against you for a total of eight, so– – Better bust out the antiseptic, dude. – Yeah.
(laughing) – You have Tetanus now.
(laughing) – Which doesn’t go over
your damage threshold. – It does not. – So you do not sustain an injury. – But I’m close! – But you’re basically hurting. At the same time, the
raider who looked at you, immediately looking straight up, seeing you pulling the gun out, and seeing Ray up at the very top. – Which raider’s doing that right now? – The raider who’s holding the hostage. – Oh, the Uzi man over there. – The Uzi man.
– Uzi man is looking at us. – So Uzi man looks up to both Sting Ray, looks over to Asher, who is in the midst of doing this little
block, pulls the trigger, (imitates gunshot) you watch as like brain matter
splatters all across the side as blood falls down and he
slumps down dead to the ground– – I had no hope of saving him. – Levels his pistol up
towards where Sting Ray is up at the top. So with that said– – Oh thank god, he’s shooting her. – I have one degree of failure. – So that’s for you, we can
resolve it through this round how you wish, but how would you like to resolve your failure? – Well I was going to aim for Uzi fucker before he shot the dude. – I like that name. – It suggests something else.
(laughing) – Sorry. I was going to aim for him before, so can I just resolve that
by egregiously missing? – You can do it absolutely
by egregiously missing. – Didn’t have to say egregiously. – Yeah.
(laughing) – Just slightly miss. – So you’ll take a depletion,
which means you spent a shell, for your bolt action,
so, take a white dice for a depletion point. So Sting Ray, the reaction
of seeing this man’s fear-stricken face looking at you, hoping that you will save him, as his exit wound clears out at everything leaving all sentience out of his face as he slumps down to the ground– – Oh yeah, it shocks me into missing. – It shocks you straight into missing, and you watch as a little
kick of dust comes up right next to the side of him
as your high-caliber rifle cracks into the midst of the air, so. Band-Aid, you’re up next. – All right. As soon as I get in there, what
is around me in this boxcar? Is it completely empty?
– It’s completely empty. – Cool, good.
– Yeah. – So I’m gonna go back
against like the far wall and just take a running
start and just (crashes) shoulder it and (shouts). – Yeah.
(laughing) – Yes! – Asher and all of you, you
watch as several of the men start to turn their heads to
the side, hearing something, hoping that it’s a scream,
maybe it’s not infected. Next is Jenny.
– Well done. – Come on, come on, ooh! – Okay.
(clapping) – What up.
– Right. ♪ Lucky Jenny ♪ – And yeah, it’s just
one degree of success. – Okay. So you can spend that for more damage or you can continue to
do additional actions or reactions in the game as well too. Or I could just buy it off
of you for survival points, if you’re happy with your damage rolls. – More damage? – Well–
– They got more people. – More additional targets. – Yeah, additional targets. – Additional targets? – Can you do that with only one? – Well, at this point she
was spraying and praying, so I’ll allow it at the moment. – Okay.
– Roll again? – I mean, the one person
she didn’t want to kill is already dead, so.
– Yeah. – Two.
– Two, okay. So Jenny, as you level down,
you feel the kick of your AK, (imitating gunshots) as you basically watch it
sink through a couple of the ankles of a couple of the men, and one of ’em just like
dances as he lifts his legs up, not really knowing what’s happening, but one of them is screaming,
prone, as he (screaming), as he falls down holding his machete, just grasping ahold of his legs. You could watch as blood
is starting to pool from the side of his face. – Was that the riot shield guy? – The side of his legs.
– No. I’ve still got him in front of me. – Great, Asher’s up. – Yeah, I’m shooting the guy
who’s just like right here. – Right. – Shouldn’t miss that, yeah. So one’s exploding, adding two more. Oh god, it’s right here. There we go. – Oh!
– Oh! – You’ve leveled this guy. – Yes!
– Easily. – He’s done. – Describe to me his gruesome death. – Okay, so. (laughing) He gets me with the bat. – Right. (grunts) – And I get up under that, I
get under my arm like this, pull it forward, get
behind the shield like this and get him right underneath. – Oh no!
– With the gun. – As he literally flops back, you watch as the dust kick up
(whooshes) on the side of him. So, you officially made the
second casualty of the encounter by dropping him completely
to the floor, so, he is not getting back up. – What’s happening right now? Let’s see. – Right where I wanna be. – And so I could target another dude. Honestly I think Uzi guy’s
more of a threat right now, and I’m gonna trust that
Wraith is gonna take out the obvious target on
the left there, I hope. – We’ll see.
– Well if he moves. (laughing) – If he moves. They don’t see you if you don’t move. – You gradually turn
into the Swedish Chef. (babbles) (laughing) – Okay. – So are these gonna become damage? – Yes.
– All right, so then roll– – So one out of intent
and then three for damage. – All right, roll. – That’s four, seven, nine. – So you, after doing this chin shot. – And it was badass. – You level your gun
and take it to the Uzi, who you blast him in the shoulder and he (shouts) screams
as he move his gun over to the side of his arm
where he is now feeling it pretty intensely, and he
starts doubling over in pain, but he switches his hands back over to apply pressure to the wound as he’s shakingly trying to move his Uzi back out into the world, so. But he is screaming in
agony at this moment. And then that would be there,
and now we have our gentleman who is prone, he is not getting
up, so his turn is forfeit, and then he’s gonna try to shoot, so. All right, he’s going to. So the gentleman, I keep
calling them gentlemen, but they’re raiders!
– He’s no gentleman! – There’s no gentlemen
in the post-apocalypse. – He’s a ruffian! – So the ruffian who just
took a giant bullet wound into the side, (shouts) and basically (imitates gunshots) as he tries to just do a wide spray, and everybody gets their head down as it just kind of, you
hear a tink, tink, tink against various parts of the boxcar, and you watch as basically
everyone puts their head down but he hits nothing as
he kinds shoots wildly into the night. (exhales) Into the morning. And then the other one, the one who is so obviously to the left,
also pulls out his gun, and looking over his
shoulder for a moment, hoping that there isn’t any
infected around, he basically– – Get going, Band-Aid! (gasping) – He pops a few shots off
with his gun, but they miss, just off to the, you can hear
as bullets (whizzing) by you as to the left of you,
everything’s kind of– – You’re welcome.
– Thanks man. – Well played, yo.
– Moving across. So that’s the first
round, we can now go back to doing intent again. – Boy that was a big risk. – The guy who is currently
on top of the box who is currently yelling orders, he has jumped off of his box. – The dude that from
behind looks like Deadpool? – Yeah, you see his head peeking
up there, yeah, Deadpool. – That’s what he looks
like from back here. – This gentle, this guy, this dandy– – Like a nondescript
superhero in a red suit. – Right, he hops down as he starts running along the rail line towards Asher, but he’s heading towards the handcart. As he basically hops
on top of the rail cart looking to his guys
and goes hold them off! As he hops onto the handcart
and starts lifting it and pumping it down.
(laughing) All right, and now let’s
go and do intent again. Asher? – Okay, so I’m gonna do this. Now this guy with a bat is running past me toward the handcart? – Well he’s running towards
you, all along the rail line, yes. – Awesome. So, what I’d like to do
is move back just behind the lip here, so I’m not a
target for these guys here, and then take a shot at the
guy coming at me right here. – So you’re targeting
the guy in the handcart. – That dude. – All right, the leader. – Mr. Batman. – Great, so that is yours,
and how about you, Miss Ray? – I’m going to let you handle
the duder with the bat. – Okay. – And handcart guy and I am
going to aim down at Mr. Uzi. – All right, Band-Aid. – I’m just gonna keep going. (laughing) I’m making a ruckus. – Make a lot of inward singing
noises, like the infected. – Make infected noises. – All right, great, great, all right. So no check for that,
you are doing your thing. Jenny. – I’m gonna use my AK-47
again, I’m just gonna– – Still legs? – Yeah, shoot at some ankles. – Okay. So same roll as last time, then. – Okay.
– And Wraith? – Now, it doesn’t seem like
any of these guys are coming to this distraction. – Well, if anything, you can hear them, ’cause he’s making such a ruckus, they’re actually going
away from the boxcar more than anything. You can see out of the corner of your eye that guy to the left, he’s clearly like, inching away from it. – And you have like a straight shot. – As he’s heading towards where, presumably as far as your
line of sight is concerned, down the rail car. – So as a benefit from all the extra speed that I got from the previous round. – Yes, yes. – Can I basically like,
go around the corner, like with my bow drawn, and take like a very precisely aimed shot at
the one that’s closest to me, the one with the shotgun kinda thing. – Yeah. Let’s check everyone’s speed,
Asher, what’s your speed? – I didn’t roll yet. – Oh, let’s all roll it up, everybody. Rollin’ up speed. Great, so I’ve got all my
speed laid out for our raiders. Sting Ray, you’re up first. – I wanna aim directly at the Uzi duder. – So on top of whatever
damage dice you rolled, you can spend those for
more damage if you want. – Word, I would like to take more damage, ’cause I only have three right now. – Then roll more damage. – Yeah, you wanna polish him off? – I really do. Watch it’s all like ones. – Don’t curse it! – Oh god! – Success through lowered
expectations, guys, come on! (laughing) – Oh my god! No more of that! – My god!
– Oh wow. – Okay, but I also had the other damage. – Let’s be clear, she
rolled a one, a one, a one, oh no, it was two twos, two ones. Oh my god. – All right, so this is also damage from him doing stuff as well too. So, as you level your– – Stop it.
(laughing) Don’t. – As you level your scoped
hunting rifle onto him and pop a shot, (imitates gunshot) straight through, you
actually watch as it (grunts) hits him right in the chest,
and you watch as he kind of, he has what’s clearly like
a bulletproof vest on, but it’s just thrown over the
top of his vest at the moment, and you watch as he just kind of like, sucks the gut, but he
bends down and you watch as he kinda like curls up into a little bit of a fetal position. As far as you can tell,
he is not getting back up, but he is still wailing from the pain. – He’s made of tougher stuff.
– He’s alive. – Yeah, he’s alive, yeah.
– He’s alive. All right, so Wraith, you’re next. – With four, all right, so I
got two degrees of success. – No, Band-Aid’s next with a three. – It’s okay. It’s very important, what I’m doing. – Yes.
(laughing) – You’re a vital screamer. – I’m gonna take out my
knife and use the handle to bang on…
(laughing) – Well at this point– – What about the inward
singing like the guys? – You can all hear the rattling
and banging at this point, but it is absolutely
noise that clearly has everybody up on edge, but
right now you can tell, at least, well you can’t tell anything, but you four are definitely
seeing that it’s just putting everybody on edge a
little bit as they’re all, for whatever morale you’ve
done and this is broken, you can see them all starting
to get to the point of where they’re more ready to run at this stage. – You’re psyching ’em out. – Yes. – Okay, now Wraith with a four. – All right. So I got, I turn around the corner, I think I really just wanna–
– Go for it. – Shoot this guy right in
the collar bone, basically. So another two damage,
can you pass me down, or I can just use the–
– Oh yeah, use those two. It’s 11. – I’ve got 11, and then we have
another seven, so that’s 18. – Speak of me his grisly demise. (laughs)
– Okay. So I let loose the arrow and I say, seek. (laughing) – Of course you do. – And then it just– – And then you come in
slow mo with all your like, accoutrements flowing. (whooshes) – So the arrow just almost
like spirals into the space right at the base of his neck. Before he can let out a
scream, he just like, yeah, you see like blood just pools in a puddle, filling his collarbone. – And it just comes out of his mouth as you watch as it’s dripping down, and he kind of grabs his neck
as you can hear him wheezing. (gasping) Gasping for breath (gasps) as he slumps over, eyes
wide open, completely done. So yes, 100%, you have taken him down, in a truly gruesome fashion. – Can I knock over his figure? – Absolutely. (laughing) – Aww. – Yes you may. – Look at how cute you were about that. For such a badass, that was a cute moment. – He’s gotta have an
undignified death scream, too. – Okay. The one raider who is still
standing at this point is going to be running and moving– – Cool, I got two degrees of success. – Go for it. – Yes. (mumbling) Oh, yeah! – All right, so that is
definitely enough to, the one who is prone who
you ankled previously, another burst fire will
basically end him very quickly as you (imitates gunshots), as it comes down you just clear
him, for whatever he’s worth as he is no longer moving. And this guy is running
straight for the handcart as well too, as he takes
a couple of stray shots at Sting Ray, who’s still up there and exposed at the top of the
rail car, top of the boxcar. – This is Uzi boy? – No, not Uzi boy, Uzi boy is also prone and just gut-wrenchingly
having a bad time. But he pulls his sidearm
and (imitates gunshots) takes a couple of shots as
he’s basically running up, ’cause he’s got one as well,
and they pop on the handcart. He is just hurting on the floor. Okay, Asher, with speed
six, you’re the last one up. – That’s me.
– Get it. – Okay, I can’t do enough
damage, unless they explode, to kill them both, there’s no way. – You don’t have to kill him,
but you can slow him down. – But then they can shoot at me. – Ah, fuck that. – I’m gonna burn one of
these to like, move away. So, I’m gonna do, let’s do
three extra damage on that dude. – All right. – Just to clean him up. – Jeez. – Oh!
– Ah, yes! – So he takes a bullet into the side and you can see that everyone’s wearing a little bit of armor, but
you just basically watch as it (grunts) he basically takes the hit
as he’s pumping the car and just continuing to move,
but he’s got his hand on his back as you’re watching
as blood starts to spout from the white undershirt
that he’s wearing. – Fantastic. – They’re on the handcar. – They’re on the handcar. – Oh, they’re out, they’ve
been trying to get outta here. – Yes. – Oh, I see. – Do we need the handcart to get to the– – They took some of our crap.
– Some of our stuff’s on it. – On the handcart.
– Yeah, they took our stuff. – You know what, yeah, screw it, I’m gonna spend one success to move. – All right. – So I’m not an obvious target. – Jump on the cart! – Dude, you can jump on the cart! (laughing) – He’s hiding in the box.
– He’s in the boxcar. – Okay. – He’s doing valuable boxcar work. (laughing) – Oh my god. I’m already on two damage dice right now. I’m good. – I know. – Great, you basically spend
your last degree of success in order to run around the boxcar getting yourself in full over. – Yeah.
– Out of the way. Okay, solid. So at this point, we’re back at the top. – So let’s make this perfectly clear, we need to kill these two,
because with need our shit. – So Wraith, I’m gonna start
on your end of the table with your intent this time. – Yeah, I wanna take a
shot at whichever one looks the most injured, I’m
guessing it’s probably– – Bat dude?
– Bat dude. Who’s on the farthest side of
the handcart at the moment? – He is, he’s further. – Hmm, actually, you know
what, if he’s got one hand on the pump thing, and he
has a bat in the other, he doesn’t have a ranged weapon, so I think I’m actually gonna
go for the other guy instead. – Okay. Jenny. – I’m gonna jump up, and just
move over so I can aim, and– – So you wanna move and then shoot. – Yeah.
– As well too. – Yeah.
– Okay. Are you coming up to the
far side from where I am? – Yeah, yeah. – All right, well then that’s gonna be– – You’re just peeking
around the corner then. – Yeah. Just so I can get a shot at the guy. – Band-Aid? – I don’t know what’s happening, so– (all talking at once) No, I’m gonna stop and then
use the moment to like, quietly peek out the door to
see, assess the situation. – I am gonna aim at the
other guy without the bat, he is not injured. – Correct.
– Correct? – And he’s also being targeted by Ray. – I too will take him. – Great. All right, so then you’ll take– – I shall take him. – You can’t, you’re not moving,
you can reduce down to one for marksman, so all good. – Which guy were you focusing down? – Well I’m just moving right now, right? I can’t–
– You can move and shoot. No, you can move and shoot. – That’s why you have two speed die. – I mean, whoever’x
closest to me, I wanna– – They’re both, they’re
two on the handcart. – Cool. – For right now, we have
two people focusing down the guy with the gun.
– Okay. – Bat guy is already injured, and I’m gonna focus him down too. – They’re close enough
together that if you just want to target all the
individuals on the rail car– – Yes, I would like to do that, yeah. I just wanna do that. – That’s right, you have, yeah. – Yeah yeah yeah, whatever. So I need three speed
dice probably, right? – Jenny’s up there, Wraith, Asher. – Hello. Yes, I’d like to peek,
like just cartoon style under Jenny like hey. Both of our heads just
peek out at the same time. I’d like to peek and– – We’re both doing the same thing. (laughing) – Not really. I’d like to peek and
shoot at the bat person. – Okay. So another one of the guys
on the handcart, all right. So you’re not moving, you’re just looking and you’re taking more speed dice. Man, you guys need to,
they’re so out in the open, they’re just taking it, so– – That’s bad planning on their part. – Yeah, that’s true. – I know, and don’t steal from us. – And be afraid of boxcars. – Yeah.
(laughing) – There’s a lot of lessons learned here. – Yeah. – So Asher, you’ve got,
because you’re marksman, you’re just dealing with the
one speed dice as well too. – Dope.
– You know what’s up. All right, everyone.
– I do know what’s up. – Roll your checks for the resolution. (groans) – Curses! (laughs) – Band-Aid, as you peer
out through the boxcar. – Very careful. – Very carefully, you
actually, as you look around, you can see Wraith holding his bow as he’s about ready to do a draw and pull, and you can see the
body of several raiders, one of them is just doubled over in pain as he seems to be bleeding
out on the floor there. One just has an arrow through his neck as he’s laying across the railway, and then you can constantly hear (ticking) from Jenny’s–
– That was a good sound, man. Awesome.
– That was a good sound. – Of Jenny’s AK-47 as it
rattled out a few times. – Cool, we’re winning.
– At this stage, so. You’re winning.
– We’re winning. (laughing)
– Go team, go team. So I’ll slowly like, inch
my way out of the boxcar. – Go get ’em, guys, go get ’em! – Absolutely. Asher and Sting Ray, you’re
up next with a three. – Okay. I rolled five success. – Okay. (laughs) – Gimme! – Great, we hzave this. – Mhmm. – This is great.
– It is. – You were targeting gunman
in the back or bat dude? – Gunman in the back.
– Gunman in the back. – The raider on the back
with the machine gun was basically spraying as
he was hopping onto the– – That’s the guy that I was aiming at. – Copy that. At the very least, I wanna
just deal with the people on the cart as best I can.
– Okay. – ‘Cause even if she fails
miserably, but I can still chip away at these guys–
– It’s not that miserably. – That’s– – Not miserable, not miserable. – That is the–
– It’s a gentle failure. – That is the double-edged
sword of resulting degrees of success and degrees of failure. – I’m feeling that sword.
– Yes. – Feeling a sting.
– Ooh. – Okay, so. I rolled one damage so far,
which is just fantastic. – I haven’t pulled out my sword yet. (chuckles) – And I’m gonna roll some
more, so that’s the bat man, bat human–
– Bat guy. – Oh wow. – I’m never gonna learn,
I’m never gonna learn. It can never be one thing. – No.
(laughing) – Oh. Okay, okay. So that’s five, seven, eight. He gets a total of eight
damage on bat person. So as you fire basically
your pistol into it, you’re basically peppering these guys as they’re attempting to move the cart. They have no cover,
they’re completely exposed, and you can see that they are
taking hits and it is hurting, and the same way that his
comrade on the handcart is moving, you can see
that you can start to watch as blood is starting
to trickle down his leg as you potentially hit him
either in the leg or the hip. – Oh my god, die already. (laughing) (grunting) – God, just keep it moving! Just get the cart outta here! (shouts) And you can see as every
single pump of that handcart is just agony for them. – Good. I’m going to target the guy in the back. – Okay.
– Okay. Seven, against the guy in the back. – All right. Explain to me his grisly demise. – Yes!
– Oh. – That’s gonna be my new favorite phrase. (laughing) – Okay, so, he’s pumping, he’s
pumping, has he been hit yet? – Yes. – Oh, so then he’s already–
– He’s bleeding. – Great. – He’s bleeding and he’s hurting. – So he’s pumping, he’s
pumping, with every pump, every exertion, fresh blood
oozes from his existing wounds, and I peek out, Jenny’s like right there, her hair’s in my face, I’m
like (blows), it’s fine, and I… (laughs) (mumbling) (laughing) I raise my gun, put a
couple shots into the guy in the front, he’s still
pumping, he’s still going at it, I’m like ah, god, okay, fine. Go to the guy in the
back and I aim, (exhales) steady my breath, squeeze one final shot and get him perfectly center mass, through a chink right
there, through the opening in his body armor so it cuts
sideways through his torso. – Yep, and you basically just
take it through his heart and he drops without even a gasp as he falls down onto the handcart. You watch as the cart,
it slowly starts to move as his body, more of his
weight off the cart than on, slumps over the side of the cart as it begins to move and creak forward. Let’s roll your depletion,
see how you’re doing on the capacity. Man. – Ooh. – All right, so click, click, click. As you basically fire off this last shot, you feel your slide pull back, (clicks) as you are fresh out. – Someone else get him! – So as your slide pulls back, (clicks) you watch it pull out, and this guy, who is currently still moving forward, he begins to continue to pump, but he’s only got about 15,
20 feet that he’s moving, but he’s only about 15 or 20 feet away from the actual area where this encounter started the moment before,
he’s just (gasps) gasping. (gasping) as he can barely start to
move the rail cart anymore. So to clean this up, these
basically two men on the handcart are either bleeding out or
just, they’re noncombat. They’re either hurting
or they’re doubled over, or they’re bleeding out or
dying at this stage of things. So Ray, to resolve your
two degrees of failure, I hope you don’t mind, I’m
just gonna buy these off of you for risk at this stage. – I do mind, but I’m just gonna have to give that over to you. – Yeah, sorry, it’s mine. So, as you basically finish
your long line of expletives and pop off that last shot, you
look to the side of your eye and you can actually see on the
top of these set of boxcars, doubled up, a lone figure standing on top. – Oh, come on! – As he looks around, and you can see, with the kind of morning light pushing it from the back of him, illuminating him in this morning light, you
just hear a long (howling). (dramatic music)