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Author Topic: I'm going to play more actual games / First Game of 5 Parsecs!  (Read 4119 times)

Offline Ockman

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Re: I'm going to play more actual games / 15mm Star Trek Terrain
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 01:19:23 PM »
Great terrain!

I'm not that keen on using CD:s as bases, I prefer uneven terrain bases (like your desert terrain), but except for that it's brilliant!

Offline Sunjester

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Re: I'm going to play more actual games / 15mm Star Trek Terrain
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 05:46:42 PM »
Great terrain you have there!

I did a similar project awhile back based in the Stargate universe. I have some SG teams and a load of Jaffar, them threw in different stuff as the locals in each scenario, using Dark Age/Fantasy, Cowboys, WW1 and Sci-Fi.

Great fun! :D

Offline Warren Abox

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Re: I'm going to play more actual games / 15mm Star Trek Terrain
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 11:53:47 PM »
That is some really effective terrain work there.  Keeping it simple has really helped tie everything together in a way you don't typically see with a kitchen sink approach.

Offline DowVooVoo

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Re: I'm going to play more actual games / 15mm Star Trek Terrain
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2015, 02:22:45 AM »
great stuff! love the use of old spark plugs

Online Oldben1

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Re: I'm going to play more actual games / 5 Parsecs first game!
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 03:55:27 AM »
Well I played my first game of Parsecs.  I played a light version, just to see how things panned out.  I love all the story ideas you can come up with.

All my characters are the standard Firefly meets Star Wars archetypes.  Calimero painted the miniatures.  For the Star Wars ones I asked him to paint them up differently (that's why Chewie looks like a Yeti).

The heroes Crew of the Horizon by oldben1, on Flickr

The scenario I rolled is my intrepid band of adventurers are in need of some cash to repair their battered science ship the Horizon.  A local Tax collector is being threatened by a gang of local hoodlums.  He hires the crew for protection.

Gan Veloruum Tax Collector by oldben1, on Flickr

Wasteland thugs by oldben1, on Flickr

The board is pretty simple, two administrative buildings on a barren rock of a mining planet.  Our heroes are escorting Mr. Bigshot to his office when . . .

The set up by oldben1, on Flickr

A firefight ensues.  I used the 5 parsecs rules sparingly.  It's all about 1s and 6s.  Surprisingly I rolled quite a few.

My crew did quite poorly, with my muscle being knocked down twice.  My leader bailed at one point and was unable to use his psionic attack.  Eventually I killed most of the Waste landers and the battle droid ended up fleeing the battle.  One of my crewmembers suffered a terrible injury and will be out of the next few games.

Waste landers outclassed! by oldben1, on Flickr

Battlebot beats a hasty retreat.

Robot makes a break for it. by oldben1, on Flickr

Walter E robot was guarding / repairing the ship.

I had fun, although playing solo is always a challenge.  I didn't get a chance to use some of the close combat rules and I need to work out some of the more complicated rule issues like weapon choice.

I had lots of fun and will try again next week!


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