On the Hunt III: The Fight for Mining Asteroid 318
Immediately following the last mission, link, Specialist Fales hacked the Sachines security net to find out the condition and location of Dr. Xaden. Her wounds were not as severe as feared, but while being transferred from the Hospital to a secure holding facility, she vanished along with her escort. The Sachines Security Service was pursuing the theory that the transferring agents were impostors and abducted the Doctor. She might already be off-planet...
Cross-referenced with information gained from the interrogation of Reichs Col. Paulus, our protagonists, the 8th Special Actions Team, known as "8 Ball", located a small mining asteroid that is actually a way-station for the 4th Reich. Dr. Xaden was there!
The Haussen Arcologie
These Pulp Alley games keep getting more and more exciting. I have never been a fan of scenarios that seem to be designed in such a way that everyone dogpiles in the middle, so that wasn't the way this game started. But around the end of turn 1, my opponent and I sort of talked ourselves into the logic that the reactor was really the only thing that mattered (total destruction can focus the mind :) ). The excitement was aided by the fact that my guys were spread all over the asteroid, I hadn't deployed with just one objective in mind, so the rush to the middle was really suspenseful. Also, lots of credit needs to be given to the game system. Pulp Alley isn't a wargame (I'm a wargamer, so I have to keep reminding myself of that. Some people would also say I have to remind myself not to move my lips when I read.) It's an ADVENTURE game. The options, cards, initiative all interplay so well that even though the game ended in an area the size of a closet, it was a nailbiter all the way. It looked like it was all over on turn 6, but then my guys captured a minor plot point and got the reward to drive the game into turn seven. Then, in turn 7, Dr. Xaden dodged and heath checked away from 6 shots as the bad guys tried to stop her from getting to the control panel AND THEN SHE DIDN'T COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE! With 1 more success needed from Cunning or Finesse, Titus was within move distance to try but as a shooter, he only had 1d6 in the right categories for the attempt. Everything came down to a 50/50 die roll.
Luckily, I don't have to find a new cast...
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