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  • #113154
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Sandboxy is good!  I love systems that allow you to build your own story, rather than be shoehorned into a railway-linear mission (like a lot of RPG modules used to do)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113157
    ThuseldThuseld
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    This is insanely cool. I love solo RPG.

    #113166
    Gone Fishing
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    That’s actually really helpful, thank you. I’ve got THW’s Back Alleys, Bright Lights (5150) in the mail and will be interested to see what it has to offer for the genre. Ed at THW said it would be the best fit for the genre, possibly with New Hope City as a supplement. Keep up the great work!

    #113168
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    New hope is what you want, it’s pretty much tailor made for detective work.  I like the department but found it to be as frustrating as it was helpful.

    #113179
    jagannath
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    This is really super cool – I always liked the idea of a more detective centric game (I was going to do an ancients one at some point because of a very particular Xyston mini) but wan’t sure how to approach. Didn’t know New Hope existed, maybe I could reskin that too.

    I love your small tile/boards, they always look so good.

    #113182
    Thorsten FrankThorsten Frank
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    What an interesting project. I´m totally in awe.
    Don´t know if you were in video games but have you taken a look on the old Blade Runner game from Westwood for inspiration?

    (Video link for reference; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6saSlDypI&t=555s  )

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #113213
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    have you taken a look on the old Blade Runner game from Westwood for inspiration?

      I had totally forgotten about that game!  I actually still have it on multi-CDs!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113214
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Alright, hot on the trail our detectives decide to pay a visit to a local watering hole called Tetsuo.  Several neighbors in Sheldon’s apartment complex confirm his on and off again relationship with Tina the bartender.

    The board:

    My repurposed Alien sci fi tiles and rpg tiles.  I included a small parking lot, alleyway, dance floor, VLTs and a small D.J. booth.  You may have noticed that the bar is populated with the crew from the Nostromo!

    Our detectives approach the front door and meet up with an impressive bouncer.  I was hoping to trick him into thinking we were sanitation officers.  No dice, I rolled a 2.  After threatening him with an arrest for obstruction he let reluctantly us in.  Thank goodness I rolled well the second time.

     

     

    Our detectives confront Tina.  I rolled low on the people evidence.  Tina mentioned that Sheldon had been hanging out with an old partner from the department.  She confirmed he owed money to the local Yakuza.

    Unfortunately for our detectives a couple of Nexus 2s were hiding in the alley behind the bar.  I rolled low on my intuition so they got the drop on the Blade Runners.

    A crazy firefight ensues.  With all the confusion, one of the bouncers is tagged.  The Replicants use the bar as cover while the detectives stand their ground.  McCourt escapes unscathed but Abdi takes 2 wounds.  This means he will be out of the next mission.  Unfortunately Tina is also able to escape before the detectives can question her further.  Since I rolled so poorly on my evidence checks I figured Tina would probably escape.  After trying to fool the bouncer and failing I imagine he would have called for back up.

    What to do now?

    I’ve tried to leave myself a couple of clues to follow up on:

    -Who is the ex partner?  Is he/she involved?

    -Who does Sheldon owe money too?  Who has been paying his rent?

    -Do the dead replicants offer us any clues?

    -Why is the Blade Runner squad involved in the first place?

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    #113221
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    And the mystery deepens!  It’s probably a good thing more bystanders didn’t get hit, could have been a real fiasco.

    So, shake down the local Yaks next?  Or dig through the trash looking for Tina’s body?  (were I involved with hiding skinjobs, I’d whack her since now she not only knows too much but is a point of focus for the cops)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113234
    ThuseldThuseld
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    This is inspiring me to leap into a small collection of 15mm figures and RPG sort of terrain.

    #113290
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    A very interesting project and I love to hear where the investigation is going to lead them.

    It’s been a while since I’ve read ‘the Department’ book, it’s from the same creator as ‘Ghosts of Hefei’ isn’t it? I think I even got some 15mm models for the game.

    I love how you made the game your own and changed the rules to the point you felt comfortable with them.

    Consider this topic subscribed 😁

    #113298
    Gone Fishing
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    I can only echo all that’s been said above. You’ve inspired me to do a similar project in 28mm; Back Alleys, Bright Lights (5150) arrived yesterday and my nose has been buried in it ever since – there are some excellent ideas there! One of these days I hope to get a look at The Department.

    Your set-up looks very good. Hoping to see more reports on the ongoing investigation…

    #113559
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Not enough time to post a game this weekend, busy doing Dad stuff.  I did some rpging instead.

    Henri Abdi was wounded in the last battle so he will have to sit the next encounter out.

    Tina the bartender has no fixed address and was being paid under the table.  She has a lot of priors though for solicitation and narcotics in one of the rougher neighbourhoods downtown.

    The replicants were processed by the boys down at the lab.  I rolled very poorly so they came up clean.  They were built in Sanfrancisco in 2007.  Their RN numbers have been wiped.  They also had aftermarket parts.  It is rumoured that the Tyrell corporation has been flooding the American market with smuggled or stolen replicants to create a dependency.

    McCourt has two options.  He can comb through the records to find any former partners connected to Sheldon, or he can see if he can stakeout Tina’s hood.

    Abdi will Combe the records as McCourt will stakeout Sector 4.

    #113615
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    That is a very dark and dangerous looking place.  Also so wet he may get his shoes ruined!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113663
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Here is a possible layout for my stakeout/ tail.  I don’t really have enough 15mm buildings so I am going to us my rpg tiles to represent the alleys between the buildings.  McCourt is in the bottom left hand corner.  I’ve added my encounter tokens from my Thing game and rolled up 6 encounters including one with Tina and her pimp.  No real time for gaming.  Too much work and Dad stuff.  maybe tomorrow.

    #113664
    StroezieStroezie
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    You know, I think it works better this way.

    For some reason I find it easier to imagine this setup as a bunch of narrow dark alleys than if there  were some too tiny building mixed in, if that makes sense.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #113716
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    maybe tomorrow.

      Oh you tease!

    The layout looks really good.  Sometimes it’s better to do it this way as having full size buildings might look great, but might also be a complete pain to try to move figures through.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113858
    telzy ambertelzy amber
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    Thank you. Just popped by THW’s site to see if I could provide a link, and see that most of their games have been withdrawn – including Larger Than Life, which might be the best fit for Blade Runner-type action. I’m pretty sure Ed, the proprietor, would print up a version for you, or send a pdf, if you ask nicely, or Noble Knight probably has a copy or two floating around. And then I see The Department is out of circulation as well. It’s a shame these games slip through the cracks… Looking forward to watching your progress!

    DrivethruRPG has most of the 2HWG 5150 games in pdf https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2562/Two-Hour-Wargames/subcategory/4702/Two-Hour-Wargames and Rebelminis have the pulp sets, Larger Than Life – Directors Cut and some others http://www.rebelminis.com/pulprulesets.html also at Drivethru https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2664/Rebel-Minis

    #113907
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    New Hope City PI is my favorite.  It is really tailor made for hunting fugitives and solving crimes.   You could probably get away with just ordering the one book if you were on a budget.

    Now if only I had time to actually play once in a while!

    #113946
    Gone Fishing
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    If any are interested, the hard copy New Hope City is on sale for a very affordable price at Noble Knight Games. 

    #114116
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    McCourt heads to Sector Three to see if he can find Tina.  He comes across an old snitch from his days on Vice.  After slipping him a few credits the man points Northward.

     

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    McCourt runs into an unlicensed rogue replicant.  A firefight ensues!

     

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    McCourt is having no luck.  A juvenile is attempting to steal a car.  McCourt is able to flash his badge and issue a warning.

    #114117
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    McCourt shows the next man Tina’s picture.  He tries to sell the usual runaway story.   Unfortunately after some poor rolls this man turns out to be Jerome, Tina’s hired muscle. McCourt and Jerome battle it out!

    Tina is waiting across the street and is calling someone on the Vidphone.  McCourt puts Jerome down and chases after Tina!

    Tune in next week!

    #114175
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    That’s a rough go, but at least he found Tina.  Now, if only the cardio pays off and he catches her…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #114191
    Etranger
    Participant

    Then he’ll have Tina to Turn’er…

    #114209
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #115902
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Did she get away?!?!?!  Inquiring minds want to know!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #115930
    ThuseldThuseld
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    An interesting series of events. Also a nice use of a Raxus Prime Stormtrooper there.

    #122647
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    I’m finally back!

    Well sort of.  I took a little bit of a hiatus to deal with some family stuff.  The detectives are back on the case.  No time to post pictures but I did some rpging.

    Our characters so far:

    McCourt – veteran cop

    Abdi – McCourt’s partner and injured new recruit

    Galang – murder victim – dirty cop involved with Yakuza and possible replicants.

    Tina – Galang’s girlfriend and possible accomplice.

    Glencoe – Lt. in charge of newly formed Blade Runner unit.  Worried about Galang’s impact on the unit.

    McCourt finally subdues Tina in a hail of gunfire.  The wounds are superficial and McCourt accompanies her to the hospital after calling for back up.

    While Abdi heals a broken wing he does some financial investigation.  He learns that Galang was receiving wire transfers every month.  A little further digging reveals Galang’s former partner has also been receiving funds.  Galang’s former work partner Desiree Hser-tee is also a suspected dirty cop living off world.  Her specialty is tech crime.

    McCourt needs to interrogate Tina.

    The detectives need to locate Desiree and bring her in.

     

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    #122652
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Ooh, off-world! I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of “off-world” in Blade Runner and other cyberpunkish universes. That screenshot corresponds well with my vision of it (what game is it from, BTW?). I imagine there’s much more of the colony underground, but it’s still not a metropolis by any account.

    #122655
    Gone Fishing
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    Great to see this thread going again. Looking forward to more!

    #122671
    Etranger
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    Good to see this back!

    #122729
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Very glad to see you back!  I’ve been jonesing to read how this comes out, this is such a fantastic campaign.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #122755
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    I’ve got some cars to paint this weekend!

    #122780
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Hop to it, would love to see them get used!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #122798
    telzy ambertelzy amber
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    I really like the black & white photos, vibrantly noir, great atmosphere

    You may have noticed that the bar is populated with the crew from the Nostromo!

    I missed that! Who makes the crew in 15mm?

    One more thing, Ed THW http://2hourblog.blogspot.com/ has a new genre coming out, 5150 Working Grave (Graveyard shift) it is his police version

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    #122978
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Happy to see that the investigation continues, great report!

    #122979
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    You may have noticed that the bar is populated with the crew from the Nostromo!

    I missed that! Who makes the crew in 15mm?

    I believe they’re made by Khurasan.

    #123148
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    They are from Khurasan!

    I was able to start painting some new cars from Darkest Star Games and some more roleplaying too!

    The interrogation of Tina was interesting.  I rolled quite high on the place evidence.  Tina disclosed that Desiree was gathering deactivated replicants stolen from Off world colonies, and wiping the VIN numbers and selling them to the Yakuza.  Galang owed the Yakuza a great deal of money from an old gambling debt.  He was acting as a go-between.  The bar Tetsuo was the drop off point.

    Our heroes have decided to visit the off world colony and arrest Desiree.

    I have to gather some terrain for an Off World Colony.

    #123149
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    I had always thought that Blade Runner and Outland took place in the same universe, just with Outland occurring before there were Replicants, as both have that gritty lived-in feel.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #123160
    telzy ambertelzy amber
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    I believe they’re made by Khurasan.

    They are from Khurasan!

    Ah. Now that you remind me I do recall them. Is there an emoticon where you smack yourself in the head? If so just image I did that

    I have to gather some terrain for an Off World Colony.

    I love that off world colony image.

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