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

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”

5150: Science Fiction

Nina’s Nocturne – Part One, Setting the Stage

Nina put the last breakfast dish into the dishwasher.  She looked at the coffee pot and began running an analysis including probability calculations as to whether or not Pearl would want another cup of coffee before leaving for the office.  The part of her mind which mimicked subjective human behavior told her that she was… Continue reading Nina’s Nocturne – Part One, Setting the Stage

5150: Science Fiction

WargamePrint Sci-Fi Style Buildings – A Review

With Texicon looming on the horizon, it is time to start pulling together the resources needed to run a game. This year I'm running a 5150: New Hope City PI game. So that means I need tabletop scenery to represent a run-down neighborhood in "Little Hsia." I ran across these inexpensive paper buildings from WargamePrint… Continue reading WargamePrint Sci-Fi Style Buildings – A Review