Panic rushes through your mind as you cast around looking for something you can use to cease the madman’s rush. You take a few steps back to buy yourself more time and, with a sickening *CRACK*, fall backwards over a wooden chair.
You scramble to your feet and, ducking underneath Jack’s flailing grasp, manage to pry one of the legs free of the broken mess you’ve made of the chair. Though your back is turned, you hear Jack’s footsteps moving towards you from behind, lash out blindly with the leg and somehow manage to connect.
You hear two satisfying thumps. Your weapon thumping against Jack’s skull, and Jack thumping against the filthy floor, bleeding slightly from the wound to his head.
You drop your weapon and move across the room, trying to look innocent — but you don’t think you fooled the orderlies who are now flooding through the door.
A few of them grab you roughly by your clothes and with no explanation begin to half-carry, half-drag out out of the room.
The leading choice was “Search around for an improvised weapon” which narrowly beat out “Try to tackle him and take him down.”
The roll to find a weapon was a success, but very narrowly — hence the scrambling around.
Jack’s attempt to attack you, once you found the weapon, was a failure.
The roll to attack Jack was very successful, though not critically so, and as such allowed you to fend him off effectively (with no harm to yourself), but still left him alive.
12 thoughts on “Ward 32 – Episode 3”
This seems like an obvious “duh.”
Vlad’s a con-artist, after all.
I’m with you Brian. Smooth talkin’ all the way.
Yeah Vlad is a smooth operator. This seems like the perfect opportunity to insert one of the comedy horror type jokes/puns. 🙂
Oh like claiming he was teaching him how to play baseball and the guy he hit volunteered to be the baseball.
Seriously reason with them? your in a mental institution. Either attack them or run.
You would be crazy not to try and reason with them. Oh wait…
You can’t reason with orderlies. They know you’re crazy and won’t listen to you.
Oh come on, the evidence is all in front of them. The guy we just knocked out has bloody hands, and somebody’s eye is torn out.
They might not listen, but if they don’t that says something disturbing about the orderlies themselves. Something it would be good to know.
Going without an explanation seems like a foolish waste of an opportunity.
If we try to reason with them, we learn how the orderlies respond to reason in the face of supporting evidence. If we don’t try, we gain nothing.
This is so freakin sweet. 😀 I’m not even that concerned with the minutiae that happens, its just cool to watch.
If we don’t get some more votes soon… it looks like we are going to go with the silent majority. 😉
All righty, the poll is closed (a bit late, but closed). I’ll have the next episode up in a few hours.
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