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Car Breakdown is a Miscellaneous Event. It will always occur if the Car's Engine stat fully depletes.

Event Text

The car has broken down from use and abuse. It won't start up again.

  • Abandon the car
  • [Character] punches the car
  • [Character] attempts to fix it

Results

Abandon the car

Wasting no time, the group decides to ditch the car and walk until they find a new vehicle.

Car is abandoned, party begins Walking

[Character] punches the car

[Character] opens the car's hood and starts PUNCHING.

Strength Check

Success

They are just as surprised as anyone when the engine roars to life!

Car's chassis is less than [Character]'s Strength -1

The car doesn't make it far down the road before some part that got punched catches fire.

CAR DESTROYED!

Car is destroyed, party begins Walking

Otherwise

Engine repaired by [Character]'s Strength -1*Chassis
Repair Level +1

Failure

[He/She] just manages to break something in the car and some bones in [his/her] hand.

Car is abandoned, party begins Walking
[Character] -1 Morale
[Character] -1 Strength

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[Character] Strength revealed

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[Character] attempts to fix it

[Character] pops the hood of the car.

Mechanical is over Repair Level

[He/She] easily repairs the car in no time!

Engine repaired 50-100%
Repair Level +1

Mechanical is equal to Repair Level

[He/She] somehow manages to get the car running, but it takes a full day.

Engine repaired 50-100%
Repair Level +1
Group eats a day's worth of food
[Character]'s Mechanical is 6

The next time this car breaks down, [Character] absolutely won't be able to repair it.

Car is beyond repair (Repair Level is 7)
[Character]'s Mechanical is under 6

The next time this car breaks down, [Character] won't be able to repair it unless [his/her] mechanic skill is higher!

Repair Level is 1 higher than [Character]'s Mechanical

Mechanical is under Repair Level

Car is beyond repair (Repair Level is 7)

[He/She] wastes a day trying to repair the car, but it refuses to start.

CAR ABANDONED!

Car is abandoned, party begins Walking
Group eats a day's worth of food
[Character]'s Mechanical is not 6

[He/She] completely fails to repair the car after wasting a day on it.

CAR ABANDONED!

Car is abandoned, party begins Walking
Group eats a day's worth of food

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[Character] Mechanical revealed

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