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

How to Play New Hope City PI, Part 2

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

5150: Science Fiction

“Pearl and the Case of the Missing Pug” – or – “How to Play New Hope City PI”

Playing the Game What I like about playing immersion games (sometimes called RPG-lite games) is using the action from the game play to craft a story.  I'm playing NEW HOPE CITY, PI from Two Hour Wargames.  New Hope City, PI is a supplement of 5150: NEW BEGINNINGS - URBAN RENEWAL and you will need a copy of… Continue reading “Pearl and the Case of the Missing Pug” – or – “How to Play New Hope City PI”

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5150: Science Fiction

B and the Golden Tassels – Part 2

The five days following the weigh-in were not very productive. We could get no training done due to the interruptions of people (mostly men) wanting to be photographed with me or asking me to sign a photo taken at the weigh-in by the Blue Diamond photographers. The photos were supposedly only available to Blue Diamond… Continue reading B and the Golden Tassels – Part 2

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5150: Science Fiction

B and the Golden Tassels – Part 1

"Ladies and gentlemen, The Blue Diamond is proud to present tonight's main event, a ten round match sanctioned by the New Hope City Boxing Commission..." That's the announcer in the spotlight at center ring. He's just started the introduction to the fight. I'm standing in my corner, in the dark. My turn in the spotlight… Continue reading B and the Golden Tassels – Part 1

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5150: Science Fiction

Southpaw Sally, a Figure Review

I often get questions on where I get some of the figures that appear in my games and blog posts. Recently, I've gotten questions about my female boxer, Betty Caruso. The figure I use to represent Betty is "Southpaw Sally" from Ground Zero Games. As far as I know (and I don't know that much),… Continue reading Southpaw Sally, a Figure Review

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5150: Science Fiction

B and the Rabbit Hole

"The Event is proud to present in the blue corner wearing gold trunks, at 260 pounds, Sergi 'Killer' Vyx!" That's my opponent being introduced to cheers and jeers, mostly jeers. I, the lovely Betty Caruso, don't much care. I've gone down a rabbit hole to chase rabbits. And if he gets in my way, I'm… Continue reading B and the Rabbit Hole

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5150: Science Fiction

B and the Old Man

Ed was kind enough to let me preview a beta copy of the upcoming boxing rules set in 5150: New Beginnings. I've ordered boxing miniatures, but they haven't arrived, yet. I played this first game using proxy miniatures. This is a fun game where the components of boxing have been broken down into segments or… Continue reading B and the Old Man