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Offline d phipps

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Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« on: June 25, 2013, 07:17:06 AM »
Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial ---

Mila will turn 16 this year, so I thought it would be a good time to post a Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial. Rather than the typical “wargaming vehicle” rules, Pulp Alley focuses on the action and adventure aspects of driving. Please pay close attention, as there will be tests included.


For this example, we’ll say Pulp Girl is out for a leisurely drive around town....



TURN 1: The first thing she can do when she activates is “cruise” up to 8” straight-forward. There’s nothing in the way, so Pulp Girl roars ahead as fast as she can....



After her cruise move, Pulp Girl can “maneuver” her vehilce an additional 8" (turning as needed). A maneuver move counts as an “action” for the driver, but she doesn’t have anything else to do so Pulp Girl roars ahead another 8”....



Then, at the end of her activation Pulp Girl carefully lines up for the next turn....



TURN 2: Oh no, there’s a cart in the way. What do you think Pulp Girl should do?
A.  Give up her cruise move and then safely maneuvering (8”) around the cart.
B.  Cruise straight through the cart and keep going as fast as she can.

 

That’s right, B is the correct answer! Cruising through the cart will require a control check (random challenge), which she passes (Cunning x 1) and keeps on going....



After cruising 8" straight forward, Pulp Girl maneuvers (action) around the corner and lines up for her next turn....



TURN 3: She has lots of open road in front of her now, so she speeds ahead another 16” (cruise + maneuver) and then lines up for her next turn....




TURN 4: Surprise! A truck pulls out and blocks her way.  Pulp Girl only has room to cruise forward about 2” before needing  to maneuver around the truck....




TURN 5: Finding herself driving up a ramp, what do you think Pulp Girl should do?
A.  Do not cruise any further, but maneuver back down the ramp and carefully avoid the truck.
B.  Cruise ahead as fast as possible, jump off the ramp, crash through the crate, and keep on going.



That’s right, B is the correct answer. This is Pulp Alley -- go fast!....



The challenge indicates that it’s going to take a little finesse to pull this off. She fails the control check (Finesse x 1). Her back tire slip off the ramp and she swerves towards the building (direction determined at random).

Failing her control check (crashing into the crate, hitting the wall, and slipping off the ramp) also brings up a Reliability check for the vehicle – which she also fails. The car drops to a d6 Reliability – black smoke billowing from the motor....




TURN 6: Pulp Girl exits the smoking vehicle, enters the warehouse, and throws the keys to her father.

Dad asks “How was your drive?”

“Not bad.” She replies.






HAVE FUN
Dave

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 08:20:13 AM »
That's great Dave. Like everything else about Pulp Alley it's simple, effective and designed for action.
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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 08:37:33 AM »
This is hopefully not Your way of telling us Mila wrecked the car......

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 09:09:42 AM »
« Last Edit: June 25, 2013, 04:54:29 PM by joroas »
'So do all who see such times. But that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that we are given.'

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:54:09 AM »
rule 1 of Pulp Alley - ALWAYS choose option B. lol


good use of the arrow markers to demonstrate the points 8)
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Offline northtroll

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 03:48:12 PM »
I wish my driving test was that much fun!

Offline Dr Mathias

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 04:59:24 PM »
THAT is a great write up.  :-* lol
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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 05:10:11 PM »
 :-*

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 12:14:22 AM »
absolutely fantastic! loved the write up very cinematic and descriptive! i feel as though these pulp alley rules have shimmied overhead? perhaps a link? your making me want to dig out my pulp rules for car chases!
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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 12:33:29 AM »
That was great  :D

Cracking write up and a great idea with brill photos to boot a 8)

cheers

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 05:10:52 AM »
Superb!


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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 05:31:25 AM »
Fast cars driven by westerners in Arab streets can only end up in one thing.

My first test of these rules and Dinglebat ends up with an Arab street vendor sitting facing him and in a cuddle position and the donkey (Yes Dinglebat was on a donkey and not in a car) wearing an Arab's Fez.  :o
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 05:40:17 AM by Prof. Dinglebat. Phd. »

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 07:03:28 AM »
Instructive and funny. I think I shall get me these rules eventually.

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 07:16:30 AM »
I won´t let Mila give me a lift...

Offline Johnny Aces

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Re: Pulp Alley Driving Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 01:17:46 PM »
You should not use Episodes of the Green Hornet as Instructional videos, that's what Dukes of Hazard is for...

Have you installed an announcement system around town to alert everyone to clear the roadways once she gets mobile?
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