Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Surviving the Apocalypse

I'm actually kind of surprised to have done this well; I was sure that living in a core neighborhood of a large city would really hurt me. Gamquistu - I could survive for 372 days in the Zombie Apocalypse! How long could you?

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14 comments:

Matt Finch said...

Beat ya! I had 391 days, just like Tenkar. And he's a cop.

Sean Robson said...

Nicely done, Matt! I may be the weak-sister of the OSR. I live in the inner city and don't own a gun. That makes me zombie-bait.

Brandon Lighter said...

414. Of course, why I would want to live that long is beyond me. Let them come I say...

Anonymous said...

I got 387...

Dan said...

d'oh! that anonymous guy is me...

Aaron E. Steele said...

I'm not much of a zombie fan, but I did participate in the recent Zombicide kickstarter. It had zombie miniatures.

Sean Robson said...

Ooh, zombie miniatures, you say? One can never have enough of those.

Aaron E. Steele said...

It was perhaps the singular reason I participated. Well, that and I was under the mistaken impression that my neighbours were into that zombie tv show that is all the range. I thought it would be a good opportunity to rope them into a rpg-esque game. Turns out they watch it, but are not "into" it.

Tom said...

@ Sean- well I live in a major city too with little ways to escape if the bridges are out other than south..And like you I dont own a gun but Im a home builder so I got LOTS OF TOOLS- they should do the trick....

Sean Robson said...

@Tom: I would actually prefer not to rely on a gun in a zombie apocalypse. You can only carry so many bullets, and a good melee weapon never runs out of ammunition!

Sean Robson said...

@Aaron: I just checked out Zombicide. It looks pretty cool; I might have to pick this one up when it is published. I think my family would enjoy it.

burnedfx said...

@Aaron
This does look like an awesome game for the family. Thanks for mentioning it.

SAROE said...

I got 380 days.

But I think this is actually a ruse by the ATF or Homeland Security. One of the questions is 'Do you know how to make homemade explosives?"

Sean Robson said...

@SAROE: Yeah, and I was a little suspicious of 'Do you own any guns?' Who wants to know?