You've made it another week. Oliver Twist managed to get away from the zombies (at least you think he did), and you haven't seen another living soul since he left a few days ago. LOTS of undead, though. It's almost like he got the local hordes riled up before he left.
As you drift off to sleep in your latest hideout, a loud crash brings you to your senses. With a peek out the window, you see a group of dapper gentlemen attacking a horde of zombies withh a vareity of contraptions: a freeze ray, a miniature bulldozer, and a steam-powered chainsaw. What a bunch of Nerdy Inventions!
...but boy, are they making short work of the horde; there's hardly any zombies left. After screwing up your courage, you open the front door and head over to them. Why, these Victorian chaps must be testing out inventions for Mayday's latest dice-rolling project, Nerdy Inventions.
As they let you try out the variety of self-defense gadgets they have, they start telling you about their game: