Tuesday, 7 August 2012

7TV: I Shot the Sheriff

Last Thursday, saw the second episode in our on-going Crooked Dice 7TV games based on the Left4Dead computer games. When we left the survivors at the end of episode 1, they had managed to fuel their van and escape the gas station along the road

I Shot The Sheriff

The aim: report the incident to the police, in the nearby town of Keystone and refuel the van

Here is an overview of the entire table, at the top edge can be seen the survivors van, the square cream building to the right is the police station whilst a cinema car park can be seen on the bottom edge

The heroes pull up outside of the police station and enter, speaking to Officer Jobsworth to report the attack from the last episode. Understandably, the officer checks the survivors weaponry in before allowing them to proceed. Not believing the strange tell and smelling alcohol, he decides to lock the heroes in the drunk tank overnight

The cell already contains several town residents who appear to have been celebrating rather well. Several of them look rather worse for wear and when Jobsworth steps into the cell he gets bitten!

Knowing what is coming next, the survivors grab any weaponry they can find. The station armoury yields several shotguns and a submachine gun, whilst a confiscated bottle of whisky is put to use as a molotov cocktail, setting a blazing fire going in the cell doorway which takes down most of the walkers. At this point, things suddenly take a turn for the worse when a hulking zombie tank bursts through the flames!

Several well aimed shotgun shells soon puts the creature down and the survivors decide that they need to move quickly. Zoey and Nick take the van to the nearby gas station and begin to refuel. The noise of the pumps alert some unwanted visitors but they are soon dealt with by some sharp shooting from Zoey

Exiting the back of the police station the remaining survivors search for anything of use. Unfortunately the police riot vehicle's keys are no where to be found, 'I hate keys' mutters Francis....

Now bursting out of the cinema come a horde of the dead, with further ones appearing at nearby junctions to cut the survivors off

As their van rushes along the road, the remaining heroes battle their way through the advancing dead. As coach cuts a path through several with a chainsaw he found (it was either that or a lawn mower), Francis beats off a hoodie wearing hunter zombie that leaps at him from the top of a nearby oil tank

Knocking zombies flying, Zoey, Nick and van makes a timely arrival. Making a break for the escape route, Louis, Ellis, Coach and Francis shoot and cut their way to safety and leap aboard. Having to choose which road to take out of town, they decide to leave via the bridge that heads to the docks


Episode 2 ends at this point...


  1. Well done mate! It was fun to plan and to play ;-)
    The difficulty rating will be ratcheted up when they reach the docks.