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

Going on a Lark

This was my first game of "5150: Back Alleys, Bright Lights" from Two Hour Wargames.  It is a stand alone supplement in the 5150 series of games.  This means that you can use characters, items, even rule mechanics found in other 5150 games in this game and vice versa.  You can also play this game just… Continue reading Going on a Lark

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5150: Science Fiction

A Magic Door “What If”

Lately there's been discussion on the Two Hour Wargames forum about the free supplement, "The Magic Door."  This short supplement gives players the ability to take characters from one game setting to another.  The mechanics are simple and can fit into any of the game titles from Two Hour Wargames.  Anyway, as usual, a story… Continue reading A Magic Door “What If”

5150: Science Fiction

Mother’s Missing Grave, Part Two

Nina swept the last of the sand into the dust pan. Standing up, she looked outside. “The storm is beginning to subside, mistress.” Pearl looked up from the service desk. “Good, I’ve got to leave soon. Vivian and I are going to the star port to attend Margaret Dominique’s bon voyage party. Now, you’ll be… Continue reading Mother’s Missing Grave, Part Two

5150: Science Fiction

Mother’s Missing Grave, Part One

Staff Sergeant Kate Tipton pursed her lips as she scrolled through the data. Something wasn’t right and it was beginning to irritate her. She looked up from her tablet and gazed out the window. The sunrise was gorgeous, complete with what the ancients called, the “rosy fingers of Dawn,” but upon closer examination she could… Continue reading Mother’s Missing Grave, Part One

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5150: Science Fiction

Pearl’s Plight, Part 16 – Postscript & a Preview

The small hospital's surgical room was crowded with family and close friends. It was a rare occasion. On most planets, including New Hope, babies were born in birthing chambers often referred to as "artificial wombs." Only rich eccentrics and the poor living in the shadows of society had babies as nature had originally intended. In… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 16 – Postscript & a Preview

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5150: Science Fiction

Pearl’s Plight, Part 15 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe – Conclusion

Though they were out of sight, Pearl knew that the noise made by the machine would attract whoever had entered the massive chamber.  Four figures cautiously came into view. Pearl had never seen soldiers in exo-armor, the armor that covered from head to toe. She recognized the Hishen. There were a lot of Hishen on… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 15 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe – Conclusion

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 14 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe

They left Corporal Evelyn Tam, the medic, Specialist Valerie Lawrence, and Private Anna Parunk to guard the equipment and act as their reserve in case they met any difficulty. The descent to the mysterious chamber took little time. They joined Sergeant Tanya Yates and Private Jenny T'sao outside of the chamber entrance. Sergeant Yates looked… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 14 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe

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5150: Science Fiction

Pearl’s Plight, Part 13 – Power Switch?

The fighter was now in the upper atmosphere racing toward the ground and the sunrise at the same time. Pearl was still miffed at being referred to as a "project", but she had not had the opportunity to confront Azumi about it. As gravity returned, the baby and her organs had rearranged themselves. The baby… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 13 – Power Switch?

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5150: Science Fiction

Pearl’s Plight, Part 12 – Planetfall

  It had been a little over five months since the morning when Nina put down her cup of tea and calmly announced that Pearl was pregnant. The majority of humanoid women throughout the systems affiliated with Gaea Prime use birthing centers for the prenatal development of their children. Whether conception was vaginal or in… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 12 – Planetfall