A firm favourite at the BAD Gamers is the boardgame Last Night on Earth. A story driven game, with a roll and move mechanic, and a zombie movie theme, it never fails to deliver a great time, with experiences being retold many times over.
On this occasion the brave (stupid?) heroes had landed their plane on the outskirts of Timber Peak, up in the forest and mountains. Their goal was to search for the rumoured super zombie behemoth and kill it to get samples. While chemistry teacher Mr Goddard and Alice the waitress searched the buildings around the airfield for supplies, veterans, Jake Cartwright and Sally started searching for the behemoth.
It didn’t take long for the Zed’s to appear, and they headed for the airfield drawn by the sound of the plane landing, no doubt. Meanwhile Jake and Sally made good progress in their searches, picking up both supplies and event cards, while narrowing down the location of the big one.
Sadly, Alice, while holding off a wave of zombies was killed when the building she was in caught fire. Luckily, a train drew into the town shortly after, carrying Jake’s old friend from Woodinvale, Sheriff Anderson, who rapidly joined in the search (what are the chances?)
With the airfield on fire, the zombies beginning to swarm, and time running out, things were not looking good for the heroes. But, in the best tradition of B-movies, at this point, Sally, the high school girl, came across the super behemoth near the cliff edge in the forest. In what was a David v Goliath match up, Sally emulated the biblical hero, side stepping the behemoth’s attacks and flooring it with several sharp blows that sent it tumbling off the cliff to its demise. Quickly descending the cliff, Sally grabbed the samples, and started to race back to the airfield.
Now the race was on. Could the heroes get to the plane, and escape before the zombies could finish them off? Hell yes. In spite of the raging fires around the airfield, Jake, Mr Godard and Sally got to the plane (with Sheriff Anderson heading back to the train), and started the take off procedure. All were wounded, and sadly fate would play one more card, as the plane pulled up into the heavens, young Sally succumbed to her wounds*.
And so ended another GREAT adventure and once again proved why Last Night on Earth is such a favourite at the club
*Sad as this was, especially given Sally’s achievements, Jake and Mr Goddard had no compunction in throwing her body out of the plane. You never can tell who will turn, so better safe than sorry.