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Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: mkay

Unless I have a compelling argument to the contrary, I'll be bumping the story forward tomorrow.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 21:43:20.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: okay

No tetanus shot, sorry.

Mac is stitched, folks. Shall I post again, and move you to the grocery store, or do you want a crack at it?

Tiamat - Emily was successful in treating the wound; provided Mac doesn't suffer any more trauma to the area, do anything too strenuous with it, or get an infection, he'll be okay. The morphene will make him sleepy, so you get to sit out posting for a bit longer, it would seem.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 20:54:53.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago
Subject: patch 'em up

October 26, 2014
Ace Hardware - 1:50 PM

Emily shook her head at the various discussions taking place. "Murph," she stated, "he needs to be stitched up before he goes anywhere. Otherwise, there's a good chance Amber's work will be for nothing, and he'll die anyway."

He might die no matter what, the thought occured, but Emily ignored it.

Alaster was apologizing, like it hadn't been a group decision to not murder Jake the moment he was hurt, and like it was his personal fault that she'd been hurt. "Forget it," she snapped, a bit harsher than she had intended. Still, couldn't the man see that there were more pressing issues right now?

Some preacher (religious fanatic?) had come to join them, but Emily ignored him in the face of her task. He had shot zombies, that was good enough for her right now. Amber offered help, which the med student gladly accepted.

"Help me prop his upper body up a bit while I work, so that gravity can work with us, not against us."

Once that was done, Emily began digging in her pack, producing iodine, bandages, scissors, and a needle and thread. The next step was to cut Mac's shirt back and carefully remove Amber's field dressing, which predictably began to weep. After that was done, the med student began carefully cleaned the entire wound with the iodine.

She shuddered at the sight within - Mac would have to be stitched up to prevent fatal blood loss, but fully closing a wound of this size worried her, as well - there was an excellent chance that the anaerobic bacteria whould thrive and create a wonderful pocket of infection. Still, this was his only chance.

He had been lucky, if you could call it that - the axe had barely missed the major blood vessels. Emily knew that this would require more than one layer of stitches - the deeper tissue would have to be repaired before the skin could be pulled together.

After the first couple of thrusts of the needle within his chest, Mac groaned. Emily opened her pack again and pulled out a vial and a syringe, then gave the bounty hunter a measured injection. He visibly relaxed.

"Morpheine," she stated simply. "If he fights, it'll be worse."

With that, she resumed her work.


It took the med student a good forty-five minutes to stitch and bind the wound, time that the rest of the party spent nervously watching either her efforts or the streets. Finally, Emily administered another injection - this one, penecillin - and proclaimed the job to be finihed. She wasn't entirely happy; the stitches were much too large and sloppy compared to those of a real surgeon. Mac would have a doozy of a scar, provided that he survived.

Still, she was proud of her work, and was reasonably sure that, as long as he took it relatively easy for a bit (and didn't get an infection), that Mac would live.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 20:52:09.
Edited on 2010-09-15 at 20:52:47 by t_catt11

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: heh

I already know the answer to this.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 14:36:19.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: heh

I'm kind. Ted has seven bullets.

Figure it out, folks, so that I can post.

Whole party = more firepower = greater survivability in a fight.

Whole party also = wounded included = less chance of successfully fleeing if it comes to that.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 14:32:51.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: gotcha

I figured that is what you were doing, but thought I'd post the info for the entire party.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 14:04:30.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: heh

Splitting the party in the midst of the zombie apocalypse?

How delicious!

Also, I should point out that while Emily, being an out of towner, would likely have no knowledge of the man, the rest of you Chicago locals may well recognize "Reverend Artillery".

Father Theodore Gregory (aka Father Ted) is a pretty well known televangelist based here in Chicago. He probably hit the very height of his poplarity in the Jimmy Swaggart era of the 80s, but has been doing the Lord's work on TV for better than three decades.

It's up to you guys how much you know about him; your character may be totally oblivious, but they probably at least recognize the face. It did come out in the news recently that Father Ted has been living a very lavish lifestyle - penthouse suite, Rolls Royce, multiple month -long safari trips to Africa, etc. Popular opinion of the man was damaged, but he still held his position up until the zombie outbreak.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 13:55:07.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: boats

This is correct - the harbor is only a couple of blocks to the east. You may be able to find a boat here.

A gentle reminder, guys - you left the basement due to hunger. You still don't have food.

Posted on 2010-09-15 at 13:07:39.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: heh

I thought that I had made "interesting" posts!

I will refrain from posting until you guys decide what to do. Again, I need to know where you are going, if Emily will treat Mac now or wait, etc.

Posted on 2010-09-14 at 21:56:10.

Topic: LD Filler: Deranged Mind
Subject: oooOOOoooOOOooo

I'm all tingly!

Posted on 2010-09-14 at 14:09:17.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: okay

So, what are we waiting onm, folks? Ready for a GM update?

I can probably assume that Father Ted isn't going to claim to want to munch you guys, but I don't want to assume party actions. Where are you headed next? Will you have Emily treat Mac here, or try to find someplace safer? What about food - you guys are still in serious need of something to eat.

Posted on 2010-09-14 at 13:58:30.

Topic: LD Filler: Deranged Mind
Subject: heh

A very "meh" response to the new comic from reddit... no surprise, there (ingrates). 8 up, 5 down.

We are almost at 1100 readers.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 20:30:35.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: eyep

Looks like Steve has, indeed, ditched you guys. He had not built a relationship with you yet, his goals were not necessarily in line with yours... and his player is absent.

If UncleDog returns and wants to play, it'll be easy to bring Steve back. If not, no harm, no foul.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 19:55:46.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago
Subject: Steve and Emily

Steve shuddered in the aftermath of the fight. Blood and gore was splattered everywhere, body fluids spread around in a haphazard manner that grated on his consciousness. More than a half dozen of the monsters lie dead, but the attack had taken its toll - three more of the survivors were wounded, to say nothing of the exchange that had occured between the young man and the bounty hunter as the former had become one of them. The auburn-haired man took stock of his new companions, and mused at how close all of the injured had come to joining the fate of this "Jake".

He shook his head. "Told them not to fight," he muttered. "Run, run!"

But no, they had not listened. True enough they had had little choice in the matter, what with one of their own instigating the situation (but didn't that simply reinforce Steve's reservations?), but there whys and wherefores of the situation didn't really matter. The fact remained that these people, like every other bravado-filled moron he had encountered, were doomed to death and worse. Even now, they discussed wheelbarrows and caring for the injured, and as certain as the sun still rose above this godforsaken cityscape, they would try to protect the injured when they came again (as they always did). They would die, and suck in any foolish enough to follow their motives.

And people consider me the madman... he mused.

As these strangers tended to one another, Steve silently crept toward the back of the hardware store and the stockroom he had visited earlier. Easily enough, he found the emergency exit, unlocked it, and silently padded out the rear entrance. He felt a momentary pang of regret, but the spark of conscience was offset by the practicality that now, he would not have to share his stronghold with them, would not have to feed and nurse those who would only bring death.

Carefully, quietly, Steve closed the door and melted into the shadows of the alley.


Emily groaned as she tasted blood from a split lip. A deep breath (and shooting pain) later, she realized that the lip was easily the least of her worries. She had shot and killed one of the... zombies, and had fought them up close, as well. Somehow, she had survived, had not been bitten. Life would go on, at least for a while.

"Report," she heard Murph choke out. "How we doin'?"

Emily winced as she regained her feet. "Two ribs here, Murph," she stated as she gingerly palpated the area, "feels like they're broken." Still, with the fresh memory of the monster trying to rip at Murph's throat, and the one that had intended the same for her, Emily counted herself lucky.

In a shaky voice, Amber answered. “I got… Mac bandaged up… its only temporary though, he’ll need further care,” her eyes went to Emily nervously then back to Murph, “he’s unconscious.”

Seeing that the area was secure (for the moment), Emily nodded and knelt down to have a look at Mac. "Pretty ingeniuos bandage," she spoke aloud to Amber as she examined the wound. Outwardly, Emily tried to appear calm and in charge, but the fact was that she was only a med student - not a doctor, and not really equipped to handle this. Her mouth was dry, her hands were shaking, and she would have given anything to have a professor step in. The harsh reality, however, was that there was no one else.

"He'll need stitches at the very least," she spoke, "or this will reopen and he'll bleed out. Obviously, he'll need antibiotics, too. The good news is that we have everything we need to handle it - well, to handle it as best we can outside of a hospital - right now."

The thought of stitching this man up terrified Emily, but she fought to keep a brave face. It was this or watch him die. "I'll do what I can," she stated.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 19:45:00.
Edited on 2010-09-13 at 19:45:59 by t_catt11

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: coppers

Police station is still there - and yes, that is the location for the naval station.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 17:34:05.

Topic: LD Filler: Deranged Mind
Subject: huh?

You say that as if having lots of tentacle monsters around were a bad thing.

Vote it up at reddit already.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 15:53:58.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: huh?

I control up to three million zombies in the greater Chicago area and you consider me briefly pulling the strings on to PCs to be cheating?

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 15:53:07.

Topic: LD Filler: Deranged Mind
Subject: LD Filler: Deranged Mind

Today's filler comic is up. As always, comments, criticisms, observations, etc are welcomed.

If you enjoy Loaded Dice, please vote it up on reddit.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next regular strip!

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 14:20:04.
Edited on 2010-09-13 at 14:42:21 by t_catt11

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: nah

He probably won't object. Post for him and Em coming soon.

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 13:59:50.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: okay

Still no word from UncleDog (hope you are hanging in there with those RL issues, dude), so I'll be handling his character for the time being. Also, I must sadly report that PrincessAli felt that algebra homework was an optional exercise here in the first grading period of this school year, whcih has forced me to remove her internet priviledges for the next couple of weeks. Therefore, I'll be NPCing Emily, as well (though I am at least able to solicit her input).

Posted on 2010-09-13 at 13:27:01.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: eyep

You are correct, Tiamat - Mac is out until I state otherwise.

Refer back to my earlier Q&A - the original injury had Mac neither dead nor totally incapacitated. You elected to have him pass out, and elected to have the axe out, which increased the bleeding. That's fine, just realize what goes in hand with that.

Posted on 2010-09-11 at 20:31:15.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: heh

Old booger doesn't have a scratch. For that matter, neither do Steve or Amber.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 22:00:44.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago Q&A
Subject: hokay

Mac is unconscuious still, and has lost some blood, but is very tentatively stable (for the time being). He will need more serious medical care - and soon - if he is to survive, however.

Alaster is moderately injured. Sore, but will live.

Murph's injuries are relatively minor.

Emily is hurt surprisingly bad. Her injuries are not life threatening, but she definitely needs to stay out of harms way for a while.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 21:56:27.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago
Subject: still pretty interesting

October 26, 2014
Ace Hardware - 1:40 PM

The vengeful angel from across the street picks up right where he had left off, firing his cannon and once more annihilating a zombie. The SLP barks in Murph's hands, striking another of the creatures flush in the chest, but as was their wont, the damned thing keep coming!

Emily does her best to steady her shaking hand. Years back, she had fired a few shots with her father, but that was a lifetime ago - and those targets were old cans and bottles, not monsters bent on death. She holds her breath, pointsd the .357 at one of the creatures rushing into the broken sotrefont, and pulls the trigger - and its head snaps back from the impact, knocking it to the sidewalk behind, where it lies still.

The zombie first shot by Murph lunges through the doorway, intent on tackling the mechanic, but he brings the shotgun butt forcefully up into its face and it crumples nervelessly to the floor.

Alaster brings the Browning to bear on the next closest target and fills it full of buckshot. It falls to the street, and does not move.

Yet another of the zombies rushes into the store and attempts to tackle Alaster, who smashes it with the butt of the Browning.

Meanwhile, while the fight ranges, Amber works methodically to see to Mac's axe wound. Two sanitary napkins and several pieces of medical tape later, she had bound the wound enough to prevent the man from immediately dying of blood loss.

For a few moments, it seems as if the survivors would hold the rush at bay with relative ease. Fate, however, can turn on a dime...

With a zombie too close to effectively use the shotgun, Alaster bashes it again with the stock. The carpenter manages to keep the creature at bay, but not before it strikes him hard in kind. With her first aid duties done for the moment, Amber steps into the fray, burying her hatchet into the back of the monster threatening Alaster, causing it to collapse from the wound.

There is no time to breathe, no time to relax; another zombie rushes into the store, this time launching itself at Murph. The mechanic is powerless to stop it, and finds himself pinned to the ground. He struggles and attempts to draw his machete, but the creature pins Murph's wrist so that he cannot keep hold of the weapon.

Steve finally makes a defensive move, but it unable to get a clear swing.

Meanwhile, one of the zombies changes course and rushes towards Father Ted's vantage point. It covers ground at frightending speed, but Ted's faith is secure; he draws a bead with Maria and pulls the trigger. Another of the devilish abominations falls to the ground, this one missing almost everything above its neck.

Emily spots yet another zombie trying to enter the hardware store, but is torn between stopping it and trying to help Murph. Worried about firing a stary bullet at the mechanic, she elects to shoot at the former, but misses it badly, allowing it to enter the store.

The creature pinning Murph to the ground attempts to bite him in much the same way that Jake was bitten, but the mechanic is able to hold its head back. However, the effort is all that Murph can muster; he is unable to escape the thing's powerful grip.

Alaster steps over and bashes again with his shotgun, hitting the creature pinning Murph. Emily folows suit, pistol whipping it until it lies still.

With the street now clear, and with no chance at a clear shot, Father Ted begins to climb down from the van and move toward the hardware store.

Again, there is no chance to relax; the zombie that has just entered the store lunges for Emily, who is able to strike it with the revolver and at least prevent it from bearing her to the ground.

The creature screams in fury and strikes the med student with shocking force, knocking her to the ground.

Knowing full well that Emily stands a much worse chance of survival if the thing is able to leap on top of her, Alaster takes an otherwise ill-advised shot, but misses. Cursing at the luck of it all, Murph follows suit, knowing full well the danger of what he is doing - but unlike the carpenter, he does not miss, and the zombie goes down in a splatter of gore.

Finally, all is once again quiet.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 21:40:04.
Edited on 2010-09-10 at 21:46:16 by t_catt11

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: psh

It always takes me a week to post. Lance has had a crappy week with his son in the hospital. Cathy has been travelling.

We'll post, dude!

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 18:39:09.

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