“She didn’t see that first bullet, but it must have hit a wire or something, coming through, because the lights came on. She did see the second one, or anyway the hole it blew in the leather-grain plastic. Something inside her stopped, learning this about bullets: that one second there isn’t any hole, the next… Continue reading Star Punk Dreams – Part 3
“Everybody’s looking for something, some of them want to use you; some of them want to get used by you...” – Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams. Corporations, much like governments, tend to neglect their infrastructure. Heating and air conditioning systems, power plants, shipping and receiving docks, and building maintenance were all such points that could be exploited. … Continue reading Star Punk Dreams – Part 2
Is there a pattern to what I paint? Well, sorta, maybe. I have what is called in miniature gaming a "huge lead pile." That means I've accumulated a large number of figures over the years that I just haven't painted or gamed with. A shame, really. I should be forced to walk naked through the… Continue reading A Street Samurai, Support Sisters & Dwarfs
“But seeing her there, that drunken kid’s hand in hers, that hand she couldn’t even feel, I knew, once and for all, that no human motive is ever entirely pure.” – William Gibson, “The Winter Market” Yin swam through a fog of pain as she surfaced to consciousness with a hangover induced headache. The source… Continue reading Star Punk Dreams – Part 1
Leaving the painting table this week are a pair of pack mules and four science fiction figures. Pack Mules Pack mules are useful in many games and genres from fantasy and ancients up modern times. While the stereotype is the Old West geezer/prospector with his trusty mule - the mule has served as pack animal… Continue reading Mules and Mercs
One of the great things about scenario books from Two Hour Wargames is that most of them have pre-generated characters ready for use as well as a means of generating your own characters. When I generate the characters, I use the same process that's in the rule book and then play a few encounters with… Continue reading The Cool Crew of the Cool Coolie
Last week, which was last year, I set a goal to paint 520 miniatures in 2019. Here's what came off of the painting desk this week, six fantasy figures and four science fiction figures. Plus, I rebased two figures that had already been painted. Alexis Spellsinger First up is Alexis Spellsinger from Reaper Miniatures. One… Continue reading Painting Desk Week 1 – Fantasy & Aliens
Just finished a 28mm Sci-Fi figure - a Nomad Spectr Hacker from Corvus Belli. It's from their Infinity game, but it can be used in a lot of different games including the 5150 titles from Two Hour Wargames. She is a female figure. One of the nice things about the Infinity line of figures is… Continue reading From the Painting Table: A Hacker!
I've got some time off this week, so I was able to squeeze in a game. I decided to play an encounter from the 5150: Missions rules. I chose this set of rules because you can play it on the tabletop or using a battle board, there is no need for tape measures to measure… Continue reading 5150: Missions – Find Encounter
The Cool Coolie is now on sale at Two Hour Wargames! I'm excited, but I can't write an unbiased review. Instead of writing posts this past month or so, I've been writing The Cool Coolie. So what is The Cool Coolie? It is a scenario book in the 5150 No Limits series of immersion games… Continue reading The Cool Coolie is on Sale Now!
Fresh off of the painting table is Patti Fink, a.k.a. "Shortcake." She's a Net Runner by profession and 1st mate on a trader. She's not an alien in 5150, she's a "Basic" (Basic Humanoid).The figure is from Hasslefree Miniatures. She is a Grymn Mech pilot - HFG405 Pilot Hayden , which comes in resin and… Continue reading Dwarf in Spaaacce!
Recap In the first part I described the preliminary steps to set up the game: You create your character who will solve the crime. (You can also use a character you've already created in other 5150 games.) You determine what type of crime was committed either by rolling on the "Crime" table or simply choosing… Continue reading How to Play New Hope City PI, Part 2