Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Battle Star: Trek Wars Review

Battle Star : Trek Wars is the newest and (potentially) last Alpha Blue release. This book is 76 pages of wonderful sci-fi sleaze. There is a standard version and printer-friendly version of the book plus you get a nice map of Ta'andor Galaxy. The artwork is the space opera meets sleaze that I've come to expect and appreciate about Alpha Blue.

The book starts with short story and then leads into some new rules and updates to Alpha Blue. GM's are no longer Space Dungeon Masters. No, now they are officially Bold Dungeon Space Master's. It's cheeky and I like being a BDSM. Want to try a new method of character creation? We've got that too with the new 7 Words and Phrases alternate method. We also get some alternate combat rules for folks that don't want to role damage. This is also useful stuff and a nice set of alternate rules for the elegant system of a more civilized age.

This is followed by 28 pages of random tables. They are a blast and super useful. What kind of tables you ask? Well, we get reasons to keep combats short but entertaining, adventure ideas, adventure rewards, unusual npcs, and fat Alpha Blue loot. There are several more charts, but these are the ones I find the most useful. Oh and the orgasmic surprise chart is fun. The pre-adventure section ends with a discussion of Alpha Blue's strange crypto-currency, MeowMeowBeenz.

What follows are four short scenarios. I won't go into much detail because I don't want to spoil things. I Wear My Heart On My Sleaze is a memorable adventure that forces the pc's to get laid at a party or die. Emergency Escape Sequence Delta Cream finds the pc's caught up in a mystery and confrontation with the Federation. Outer Rim Jobs of Ta'andor sees the player encounter an eclectic groups of scum and villainy while on a job that will turn their fortunes around. Panty Raid on Palyrus 5 is what it sounds like given the context of Alpha Blue: players raid university planets for space panties.

Battle Star: Trek Wars is a fun book. If you're a fan of Alpha Blue, definitely pick this one up. While I know the game will live on, I'm a bit sad at the thought this might be the last Alpha Blue book. That being said, if it is Venger is definitely going out on a high note.

You can grab  your copy of Battle Star: Trek Wars here.

U is for Undead Nightmare

Undead Nightmare is the best Weird West video game out there. Honestly, I wish it wasn't a stand alone expansion. I would play a full length game like this, especially if they added other supernatural creatures.

The Fresh Dead
AC 9 [10]   HD: 1    Attacks: Bite (1d3) Move: 12' Special: Anyone bitten by a fresh dead must make a saving throw. If they fail they will die and become one of the fresh dead in 1d3 minutes. A head shot will instantly kill the zombie.

AC 9 [10]   HD: 4    Attacks: Acid Spittle (1d6, range 20') or Bite (1d3) Move: 9' Special: Ayone bitten by a retcher must make a saving throw. If they fail they will die and become one of the fresh dead in 1d3 minutes. A head shot will instantly kill the zombie.

AC 9 [10]   HD: 3    Attacks: Flail (1d6+special) or Bite (1d3) Move: 9' Special: Anyone hit by a flailing bruiser must make a successful saving throw or be knocked to the ground. In addition, anyone bitten by a bruiser must make a saving throw. If they fail they will die and become one of the fresh dead in 1d3 minutes. A head shot will instantly kill the zombie.

AC 8 [11]   HD: 2+1    Attacks: Claw (1d6) or Bite (1d3) Move: 15' Special: Anyone bitten by a bolter must make a saving throw. If they fail they will die and become one of the fresh dead in 1d3 minutes. A head shot will instantly kill the zombie.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Casey Jones and Kick-Ass Dance Off

A silly follow up to this post.

Here's another Vigilante Hack character: 

Name: Arnold Bernid "Casey" Jones
Alias: Casey Jones
Class: Martial Artist
Level: 3
XP: 3

Hit Points: 21

STR 16
DEX 14
CON 16
INT 10
WIS 11
CHA 12

Armor: Light (2 points)
Attack Damage: 1d8/1d6 Unarmed
Special Features: The sports loving vigilante receives +1 on all Melee combat rolls.
Weapons and Equipment: Light armor (Hockey mask and pads), hockey stick, baseball bat

T is for Tom

Long Tom is a trick-shooting little person who worked as an entertainer in Buffalo Will's Wild West Show. He has been both an ally and enemy of bounty hunter, Jonah Hex.

Long Tom
Real Name: Unknown
First Appearance: Jonah Hex: Shadow West #1 (February 1999)
AC 6 [13]      HD: 3+1   Attacks:  Pistol (1d6 damage, range 60') Move: 9
Equipment: pistol, oversized hat

Long Tom is a fast gunslinger and gets a +2 bonus to initiative. He reduces all cover by 1/4. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Light City - Charlie

I rewatched Wonder Woman and decided to stat out my favorite member of the supporting cast, Charlie. 

Level 3 Assassin
First Appearance: Wonder Woman (2017)
Str 13            Int 10
Dex 17 (+1)  Wis 10
Con 14          Cha 12
2+1 HD (10 HP) Save: 13 Movement: 12
AC 8 [11] (Dexterity)
Attacks: Unarmed (+1 to hit, 1 damage) or Sniper Rifle (+2 to hit, 1d6+1 damage, long range)
Class Abilities: Death Attack 1/day, Backstab (+4 to hit, X2 damage), 1-4 chance on 1d6 to hear noise. 1-5 chance on 1d6 to read unfamiliar languages/climb walls,  1-4 on 1d6 to find and remove traps/open locks/hide in shadows/ move silently. or pick pockets.
Equipment: Sniper Rifle

Charlie is an expert sniper from Scotland who fought in the British army. He witnessed many horrific sights during the war which caused him to develop PTSD. Despite all this, he was a caring man, was extremely loyal, and loved to sing.

Casey Jones vs Kick-Ass

Skip to 4:12 to see the start of the fight.

I recently purchased the three books of The Vigilante Hack. I'll review it after I get my print copies, but so this post isn't just a video, here's an npc statted out for that game.

Name: Dave Lizewski
Alias: Kick Ass
Class: True Vigilante
Level: 1
XP: 0

Hit Points: 6

STR 13
DEX 15
CON 13
INT 12
CHA 10

Armor: Light (2 points)
Attack Damage: 1d6/1d4 Unarmed
Special Features: Because he's trying to clean up the city, Kick Ass gains a +1 to all combat and damage rolls against Villains.
Weapons and Equipment: Unarmored Costume, Nightstick X2, Light Armor (Combat Vest)