Escape II: A Very Escape Christmas

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Frequency: 28.34 MHz
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After the failure of Escape, Captain Video retreated to a life of quiet anonymity. And yet, something still troubled him. He found himself pining for that old Escape insanity. What if one Escape just wasn't enough? What if Kevan might be more willing to listen the second time around?

What if there could be another Escape?

Logic

Success for the first Escape was predicated not only on the Escapees surviving the zombie hordes but on getting the attention of Kevan and persuading him to modify the game. This didn't happen with the first Escape, and everyone died.

However, Kevan has a history of editing the Urban Dead code every Christmas to make it snow for a few days in Malton. Since he's already going to be making changes to the game, Christmas is the most logical time to appeal to him for a release of us from Malton.

Why on earth would anyone try this twice?

Short answer

Optimism.

Long answer

Two reasons, which may initially seem contradictory. The first is that we didn't get what we came for the first time, and we still want it. Those of you who showed up for the sake of showing up don't have to come back if you don't want to. Nobody has to come - this is a labor of love. We respect the game enough to demand better of it. We want an escape. Or maybe hand grenades or more crate drops; we're flexible. That leads me to the second point:

Though there's a great deal of in-game humor, any proposal for any kind of modification to the game at all is almost always treated as heresy. It's a game. We forgot that, somewhere down the line. Urban Dead would be more fun if things changed every once in awhile.

I want to join

Due to the first Escape being overrun with zombies, the location for Escape II will not be disclosed just yet. If you consider yourself a supporter:

  1. Stockpile materials for the coming, inevitable siege. Everybody should have
    • 1 Generator (20% encumbrance)
    • 1 Fuel Can (20%)
    • 5 FAKs (2% ea.; 10%)
    • 1 Sharp Instrument - either an axe or a knife (2% or 6%)
    • 1 radio (5%)
    • Additionally, everybody with NT skills should have 2 needles (2% ea.; 4%) and a DNA extractor (2%) These are items critical to your survival and the guarantee that, if nothing else, we'll survive. If you have excess XP right now, please use it to buy revival skills first. Reviving a zombie is the most AP-effective way to get rid of it, though you're more than welcome to fill up the rest of your inventory with guns. Gun are encouraged, but they aren't always the quickest way out of a tight spot.
  2. Confirm your allegiance.
    • If you want to be part of the party, change your group affiliation to Escape II (that's capital i not lowercase L) - not Escape (that was the first one)
    • If you are part of a group that likes sieges, you're more than welcome to join in for that aspect alone. Interested survivor groups should leave a message on the talk page. There will be zombies.
  3. Tune your radio to 28.34. There are nightly broadcasts, which are then archived here.
  4. Advertise. Graffiti and radio broadcasts are encouraged. Blades will still be watchin' when we're done, and he can have his walls back then.
Escape glyph.png Escapes
Escape: June 1, 2010 ~ Escape II: A Very Escape Christmas: Dec. 25, 2010
Escape III: Unannounced ~ Escape XVII: Escape Takes Manhattan: May 21, 2011

Final Radio Broadcasts

For posterity's sake, here is a transcript of the final radio broadcasts announcing the end of Escape II. The transmission is also viewable as a Dumbwit screenshot.

  • 28.34 MHz: "Good evening, Escapees. This is the Rain Ranger, speaking" (7 hours and 53 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "for Captain Video, who was murdered last night. I can't say" (7 hours and 52 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "being murdered when you've gone to the lengths I have to put" (7 hours and 52 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "a target on your own back, but then I stood back up and took" (7 hours and 51 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "a walk around Penny Heights. There isn't much left of it." (7 hours and 50 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I picked Penny Heights because I had another alt, George Zip" (7 hours and 50 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "who had been there several times with the DSS. Penny Heights" (7 hours and 50 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "is the third crummiest place in Malton to be among the" (7 hours and 49 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "living, after only Roywood and, of course, Ridleybank." (7 hours and 48 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I chose Penny Heights because it's always bad. I figured I" (7 hours and 48 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "wouldn't be messing up someplace nice. But it was actually a" (7 hours and 47 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "green suburb when I pitched camp here a month ago, and now" (7 hours and 47 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "it's three-quarters ruined. The RRF, which has shown far" (7 hours and 46 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "more tenacity than I ever could in playing this game, has" (7 hours and 46 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "flowed in and turned this place upside down in 48 hours." (7 hours and 46 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I could never do that. I just don't care enough." (7 hours and 46 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Urban Dead stopped being fun for me awhile ago, because I" (7 hours and 45 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "couldn't metagame without getting a headache. So I tried a" (7 hours and 45 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "new kind of fun, and that was called Escape. But that didn't" (7 hours and 44 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "work the first time, and it really isn't working now." (7 hours and 44 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "So I quit. Escape II is over and the zombies win." (7 hours and 43 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I apologise to the 29 other people who invested faith in me" (7 hours and 43 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "if you feel, as I do, that I have wasted your time." (7 hours and 43 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "If anyone doubts the authenticity of this message, please" (7 hours and 42 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "stop by my wiki user page - I'm CaptainVideo with no space -" (7 hours and 42 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "for confirmation. I additionally apologise to the good" (7 hours and 41 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "people of Penny Heights for any adverse affect I may have" (7 hours and 41 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "had on your property values." (7 hours and 41 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Finally, I'd like to also thank the Escapees who did turn" (7 hours and 40 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "out. You had faith, something that doesn't happen much in" (7 hours and 40 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "video games, even the ones with no NPCs. We tried something" (7 hours and 39 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "even more radical than the first Escape - the reiteration of" (7 hours and 39 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "a point that never connected the first time." (7 hours and 38 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "And at least I won't have to wonder what might have been." (7 hours and 38 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I'm Captain Video. Goodbye." (7 hours and 38 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Hey, Captain Video, it's Anja! I just wanted to say.." (7 hours and 16 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "That you should not be sad because 20 people gave a damn.." (7 hours and 15 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Try to think of it as a good thing! You were real popular.." (7 hours and 15 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Last year, but as soon as a bunch of us found out that the.." (7 hours and 15 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Escape was being held on the complete opposite end of the.." (7 hours and 14 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "City, we didn't want to spend so much AP just to come and.." (7 hours and 14 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Assist your situation. We have groups trying to defend.." (7 hours and 13 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Malton! If it was not for the RRF, you would be in a.." (7 hours and 13 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Real pickle right now, you and your 20 escapees. Please.." (7 hours and 13 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Come back to Malton and help fight against the zombies!" (7 hours and 12 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Same goes with you, Mr. Rain Ranger! We need you and CORAM!" (7 hours and 11 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "This was Anja Arnheim! Good night, Captain Video and Malton!" (7 hours and 10 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: *crash* *static* *silence* (5 hours and 22 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "This is the Voice, broadcasting from Penny Heights." (2 hours and 50 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "On Tuesday, Dec14th, 06.00 GMT; Escape II ended (I might be" (2 hours and 45 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "wrong about the hour, cmiiw). I shall fill you in about" (2 hours and 41 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "various tidbits regarding Escape II. Fasten your seatbelt..." (2 hours and 40 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "First, there was actually a plan to retake Rothwell. Around" (2 hours and 38 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "3-4 Escapees were coordinating an attack to retake Rothwell." (2 hours and 38 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Unfortunately, 2 hours before the plan could be executed," (2 hours and 37 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Captain Video called off Escape II. A moment too soon, still" (2 hours and 36 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "it was his decision to make. Personally, I fully understand" (2 hours and 35 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "his reasons. There were 9 zeds inside Rothwell back then." (2 hours and 32 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Altough retaking it was possible, defending it afterward" (2 hours and 32 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "would be hell due to a severe lack of meatshielding survs." (2 hours and 31 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Also, I don't think Captain Video knew about this. It was" (2 hours and 26 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "really hard to coordinate something because of zeds spies." (2 hours and 24 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Second, I'd like to thank these guys who've been with us" (2 hours and 21 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "during Escape II. The six Escapees who made it to Rothwell :" (2 hours and 20 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "An invisible bunny,Captain Video,Chelonia,Cloudy McMillan," (2 hours and 19 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Greg half elf , and Matt Spencer. Thanks a lot guys." (2 hours and 18 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "The rest of the Escapees that couldn't make it here. Thanks" (2 hours and 17 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "for your support. Fellow survivor from The Lumberjacks," (2 hours and 15 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "/zom/, Rotter's Relief, and one other group that I can't" (2 hours and 14 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "fully remember (Salisbury something). Thanks a lot." (2 hours and 13 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Our enemies from RRF, The Dead, MOB, and No Escape II." (2 hours and 11 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Thanks a lot. And finally, a big NO thanks goes to the" (2 hours and 10 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "zergers (you know who you are!!). Please remember that I" (2 hours and 8 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "merely mention the groups I met. It may not be said groups'" (2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "decision to spesifically be involved with Escape II." (2 hours and 5 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I apologize if I miss anyone. Consider yourself thanked." (1 hour and 55 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Third, could anybody please finish the Escape II wiki page ?" (1 hour and 53 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Or at least archive this broadcast ? Captain Video ?" (1 hour and 52 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I obviously cannot observe and record everything. Forgive me" (1 hour and 50 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "for any mistake I might've made. I'll probably come back to" (1 hour and 49 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Rothwell on Dec25th to fire a flare gun. I really hope the" (1 hour and 46 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "spirit of Escape will continue to live on. It's been fun." (1 hour and 45 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "As a closure, I'd like to point that The Voice is not my" (1 hour and 43 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "name. It just represents my voice of support for Escape II." (1 hour and 41 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "I'm always with you during Escape II, but I shall remain" (1 hour and 36 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "faceless and nameless. Thank you, everyone. Now that Escape" (1 hour and 35 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "II has come to an end, it's time to bid my farewell." (1 hour and 34 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "Hey I want to thank you Escapees." (1 hour and 33 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "This is the Voice. Wherever you are, you are not alone." (1 hour and 33 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "For drawing all the zeds away from my home!" (1 hour and 33 minutes ago)
  • 28.34 MHz: "From Father Theobald Mathew, signing off." (1 hour and 32 minutes ago)
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