The Mertvyy District Run

A Zona Alfa-Kontraband mission Cape Cod Wargaming hit ‘pause’ on our current 5e campaign while John S recovered from surgery. (we had just broken through a magically sealed door to disturb what looked like a mini Beholder and we will need John’s Half-Elf Fighter) So the thrilling tales of five homicidal dirt muppets will continue […]

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First Post of 2022

Trying to kick off the new year right, I’m pleased to say ‘Fits and Orisons‘ is now available. A collection of five of my short stories, if you like your near future, spec-fiction with a dose of strange, this should scratch that itch. Click HERE for your copy. This trade paperback contains ‘The Stones Remember’, […]

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The Korshov Run

A KONTRABAND AAR Aerial drone photos show the town of Korshov riddled with Anomalies, many of them in an industrial park on the southern outskirts. With Yuri’s Crew out of contact on a lengthy expedition, the Institute contracted another veteran team: the Siri Kachky – or ‘Gray Ducks’. A stalker-heavy crew, Pavel (Hound), Boris, (Cobbler), […]

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Day 2: Bulat Depot

Another KONTRABAND AAR Second day of an expedition in the deep Zone. The crew’s search for artifacts takes them to the Bulat Depot, a small outpost that serviced military vehicles in the pre-Incident days. Nine Points of Interest Locations and two Anomalies, our characters must not only extract more artifacts but salvage much-needed supplies. (*Live […]

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Day 1: Krasny Rog

Currently play testing KONTRABAND, a supplement for ZONA ALFA- Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone. These rules are designed for Solo/Cooperative games where players command a small team of veteran stalkers facing mysterious hazards and dangerous hostiles deep in the Zone’s center. OVERVIEW Yesterday’s game featured a straightforward Acquisition mission: recover artifacts from two […]

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Pavels at the 107

*a quick Anomaly terrain piece for ZONA ALFA/KONTRABAND. Pavels at the 107 The Nuretsky brothers, Big Pavel and Little Pavel, are on a job for the trader, Savak Tul, delivering food and ammo to a stalker camp on the southern perimeter. They stop for the night near a well-known landmark: the ‘107’ – an abandoned […]

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Welcome to Spustoshenyy

Population: 0 There you are, a veteran crew returning from a five-day mission. Sore backs, sore feet, tired, hungry, half your ammo gone – but still alive. And there’s a payday waiting. Even better. The Institute wanted Anomaly readings and environmental data from an area in the Deep Zone, so they hired you to babysit […]

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Nespokiyna Tysha

Restless Silence A Zona Alfa Battle Report Occasional Tom and I managed to carve out some game time. We were determined to put the new Solo/Cooperative “Point of Interest” rules through their paces. The idea here is to replace the usual set number of Hot Spots/Mission Objective with more numerous ‘points of interest’, all of […]

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“Wrong Turn, Alexei.”

A ZONA ALFA Battle Report. Help! This is convoy S37. Can anyone hear me? We’re holed up in an old industrial facility by a swamp and these huge rats and ghoul things are swarming us. The drivers are dead. So are the scientists. Now there’s only two of us left. Anyone, come quick. We’re running […]

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