AAR REV IV
The day started early with GI Jay arriving at my house at 4:45am. Neither of us had had much sleep the night before, maybe 1-2 hrs. The forecast was for rain all day, fingers crossed we headed out. The drive time passed quickly and 2 hours later we pulled up to Ballahack. The parking lot was already filling up quickly.
We were able to set up our tables inside the staging area. The line for checking in snaked around the tables in the barn. Role-players kept order inside and occasionally a small show was put on, someone dealing with radiation would freak out and be subdued.
We geared up and spoke to many people as they passed our booth and while we walked around the front of the building. One could feel the excitement growing. The latest forecast showed the rain arriving mid to late in the afternoon, which put a bigger smile on everyone’s faces.
The briefing by Christopher was short, sweet and simple and then GAME ON!!!
As role-players Jay and I headed to the town to report to the Sheriff.
As a new recruit to the town guard I was stationed on guard duty on the East Gate, next to the 4 story building that served as the HQ.
My job was simple, allow people to leave the town area but not too allow access; access could be gained at the North gate. I was also tasked with keeping an eye out for attacks or suspicious people.
A jolly fellow and his band decided to take up residence in a building not far from the town, many called him Father Xmas, why he decided to live so close to the radiation was beyond me, of course since he was within range of our guns he had to pay rent, which he reluctantly did. A short time later we came under fire from his direction. Our machine gunners inside our HQ along with several of us guards quickly put an end to that foolishness and the building became quite, Father Xmas sent an envoy to ask why we killed them all, our answer was simple you fired first. An uneasy clam settled in.
I rotated between the East gate and guarding the entrance to the HQ. I spoke with many people from the wasteland that had items that they thought might interest our Bartender, a fine gentleman that would purchase items from the travelers and sometimes send them on quests to locate items or persons.
There were several people who became unruly or spread hate and tried to instigate problems, they were of course summarily executed in the town square. (A Blank firing pistol was used and added to the feel). Throughout the day we had to evacuate the town of wastelanders to ensure the safety of the town.
Several of the buildings in the town were occupied by several different groups throughout the day. As the afternoon wore on one could feel tension in the air.
The HQ came under heavy fire from East and West, all the guards ran inside and we all took up positions at the windows; we were hard pressed to return fire from our positions due to the rain of fire we were under. Slowly it became clear that we were under attack from the West and that the forces on the Eastern side were in fact engaging the Western attackers and we were caught in the middle. Instructions were given to only engage the western side. The damage was already done and many people on the Eastern side lay dead (slowly respawned and returned to fight). As the sun set and the rain started the town was cleared of hostiles and returned to normality.
Game over!!!! We all returned to the staging area for Pizza, provided by Ballahack, big thanks for that. Jay and I prepared for the raffle. Christopher and Aaron started the raffle and then Jay and I got up and tossed hats and shirts to the crowd and raffled off the items we brought.
Jay and I slowly packed up and chatted with the players as they packed up and prepared to head out. We returned to Richmond around 9:30pm.
I had a great time, as I always seem to do at Ballahack, I cannot wait till REV V. I am planning my load out already. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.
Thank you Christopher & family, the staff at Ballahack, and most of all the Players!!!.