I made a huge mistake last night and forgot to get to the safety of the town.
Woke up this morning with a lovely message describing how the zombies easily found me in the desert and enjoyed tearing me to pieces.
Maybe it was for the best, as it turns out that no one closed the gates in the town. This led to 3 people being eaten, and another 3 becoming terrorised. So it seems that my optimism for this town ended up being incorrect!
Tonight or tomorrow will see myself and my friends forming another coalition. Hopefully the next town will survive longer..