5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

Or How to Play 5150: Alien Fight Night - Finale Whew!  That’s enough explanation, let’s play and write a story! He began to paw the canvas like a bull, snorted, grunted, and then charged.  I don’t know if I actually thought of Teddy Welchman at that moment, but I remembered some of what he had… Continue reading B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 1

Or How to Play 5150: Alien Fight Night The cheering and applause from the crowd of cardboard cut-outs is pre-taped, the palooka in the white shirt is the referee, though you can’t understand a word he is saying through his surgical mask and that’s me, Bouncing Betty Caruso, the one on the left whose right… Continue reading B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 1

5150: Science Fiction

Blue & Green – Part 2

Launching a Star As the last note of the bosun’s call ended, the duty officer, Ensign Ska, barked, “Captain on deck!” Commander Taeyeon Sea came to attention and with the rest of the crew, bowed.  Returning the bow, Captain Trinna Zin said, “Thank you, as you were.”  She walked up to Taeyeon, who was standing… Continue reading Blue & Green – Part 2

5150: Science Fiction

Officer Moon – Working Grave

I recently purchased 5150 Working Grave from Two Hour Games, A.K.A. Two Hour Wargames, and am eager to try it out. I usually play a game to build a story and then write the story as a blog post. This time I've had people ask me to show how I play the game dice roll… Continue reading Officer Moon – Working Grave

5150: Science Fiction

Augmented Reality – a Toolkit for Adding Detail to 5150 Games

I've gotten to the point that I can't play a game unless it tells a story. I guess that's why I've never been an avid card player or why I can never get into chess or dominos. A short look at my blog posts will find that they are more story than AAR, After Action… Continue reading Augmented Reality – a Toolkit for Adding Detail to 5150 Games

5150: Science Fiction

Star Punk Dreams – Part 5

“A basic rule of thumb about hackers is that we live to peek at things that others have hidden, it’s our nature." Laughing Man, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex They wasted no time in taking care of Charlene, especially after her employer agreed to cover the costs.  While she was in the surgery,… Continue reading Star Punk Dreams – Part 5

5150: Science Fiction

Star Punk Dreams, Part 4

“The pain in the index finger of his right hand was especially strong.  This didn’t make any sense – his index finger was the cheapest cybernetic finger available, and had never included nerve features like the ability to feel pain.”  - Junichi Fujisaku, “Double Targets” Yin took a sip of bottled water and then poured… Continue reading Star Punk Dreams, Part 4

5150: Science Fiction

Robots, a Juve & Other By-Standers

When I'm not writing, I'm painting - unless I'm doing Floozy things, can't tell you what those are because then everyone would want to be a Floozy.  Anyway, I finished another batch of figures as I inch my way toward meeting my goal of painting 520 figures this year. Agent 117a - Docking Level 12… Continue reading Robots, a Juve & Other By-Standers

5150: Science Fiction

Star Punk Dreams – Part 3

“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

5150: Science Fiction

Star Punk Dreams – Part 2

“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

5150: Science Fiction

Star Punk Dreams – Part 1

“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