Gave the Savage Worlds combat system a quick test drive last week. Broke out a couple of my scratch-built interior boards and had a salvage crew escort a technician through an abandoned research facility. Lights were out but of course the automated defenses were still online.
Here are some quick shots
There were five crew members in all: Boss, Second, a Tech with Repair bots, a Medic, and a Gunner. The scrawny young-Einstein hung back out of the line of fire and allowed the crew to tackle the drones.
Quick Gun Crawl last Tues eve as a salvage crew was contracted to infiltrate an abandoned bio-tech research lab and download files from three specific terminals.
“Oh and there might be rogue specimens wandering the halls. If you would be so kind? Thanks.”
Salvagers got off to a rough start, reaching Terminal One but losing the Tech’s drone soon after. Specimens swarmed the area, but judicious application of firepower, some favorable dice rolls, and strategic use of terrain carried the day. Nothing like dictating lanes of approach and concentrated full-auto.
A while back I wanted interior terrain for quick and dirty guncrawls. Five years teaching TTGs as part of an After School Enrichment Program and running a Game Room impressed me with the need for durability, simplicity and playability. Thus these Interior Boards were fabricated out of insulation foam and MDF, with minimum fiddly, breakable detail, and a 1.5″ hex grid to speed up play. They’re configured to maximize re-playability. Inexpensive resin scenics like crates, computer consoles, and weapons/fuel caches add even more variety.
Here’s some pix:
Very much a low tech Underground Secret Lab, these work with anything from WW2 to Sci Fi to Post Apoc. These halls have seen plenty of carnage over the years and are holding up well, considering.
Guess I’d better get building my Bug Hunt Corridors if I want anything Hi-Tech.
The hex grid/board game feel make these pretty popular, movement and weapon ranges suddenly super-simple. Rule mechanics fade and the game, with its mission and story, come to the forefront. Last week’s Game Night went incredibly smooth, in fact. So much so, I’m considering hunting down a hex mat on eBay now.
Anyway, ask any questions. I’ll post answers ASAP.
Game Night Report. A Recovery Team was tasked with escorting a Technician through an underground research facility to its Command Center. All he had to do there was hack the main console and copy some critical files onto his deck. Easy in, easy out.
The facility’s power was out, so dim Emergency Lighting limited LOS 6 squares. That made the generator an important but secondary mission objective.
Despite the Power Room being nearby and two nice pieces of Recoverable gear on the way, the team barely made it half way through the second board. Strung out with Ragers and Zeds coming in waves, the intrepid mercs ended up kibbles and bits by turn three.
All I can say is they went down fighting. Rematch next week.
Live and learn. (‘Die and learn’ in this case.) Maybe their next attempt will go better.
Recent brushwork in the form of a Transhuman Crew for my cyberpunk Pulp Alley games. I’m on the prowl for new augmented members who will help the Transhuman Movement gain acceptance and usher in the next stage of human evolution.