Cool-it Diplomacy is a common driving event.

Event Text

The group is blocked by another survivor group that set up a barricade to protect themselves. They are distrusting and heavily armed.

The person they send to talk is EXTREMELY ANNOYING. Who should try to deal with him?

  • [Character]
  • [Highest Wits Character]: Take a detour

If alone

He keeps saying things like COOL IT and SAY IT DON'T SPRAY IT.

  • Try not to lose temper
  • Take a detour


Send [character] to negotiate


He/she isn't supposed to be capable of speech, so he/she mostly just licks him/herself. The dingus is really insulted by being made to talk to a dog/cat/goat/critter, but the guards are amused. They let the group through!

Irritating (low Wits and Attitude)

He/she really gets along! They mostly exchange COOL IT quips with each other. For an hour. The group is let through.

  • [Character] Wits and Attitude revealed
  • Counts as 2 Cool It! uses

Oblivious (low Wits, high Attitude)

He/she somehow doesn't notice all the times the dingus is annoying or insulting. The meeting goes well and the group is let past.

  • [Character] Wits and Attitude revealed

High Attitude, but not low Wits

He/she manages to be very polite. After enough pointless questioning, the group is let through the barricade.

  • [Character] Attitude revealed

Angry-strong (high Strength, low Composure)

He/she loses his/her temper right away and knocks him out in one punch. The barricade guards are impressed by this! One gives a thumbs up. They decide to let [Character] through, anyway.

  • [Character] Attitude revealed
  • [Party] +1 Morale

Low Composure, but not high Strength

He/she loses his/her temper right away and starts screaming. This really spooks the guards, and they start shooting. The group has to flee!

  • [Character] Composure revealed
  • [Party] -1 Health (non-lethal)
  • Forced to take a detour

High Composure/successful Composure roll

He/she manages to control his/her temper! The group is let through the barricade after some further annoyance.

  • Nothing happens

Failed Composure roll

He/she tries to control his/her temper, but the guy is just too annoying. He runs and tells the guards to not open the door. The group has to find a way around!

  • Forced to take a detour

Take a detour

The group decides to take a detour! This is usually a bad idea.


It takes some extra time and gas, but not too much!

  • Lose a small amount of gas (depends on car mileage)


They get lost for a full day, until finally finding an alternate route.

  • Lose a large amount of gas (depends on car mileage)
  • Group sleeps, 1 meal is eaten
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