3 years ago ::
Oct 10, 2010 - 10:08AM
Well after getting the GW box, I quickly recruited my unemployed friends for a game on Friday.
2 players showed full of excitement and curiosity.
The first rolled a telekinetic rat swarm and the other rolled a Hypercognitive Human.
Being an old-school GW GM, I had them be Restorationists, so they took the names of old historic figures. The Rat swarm took the name Socrates and the Hypercog took Nostradamus. Or in short they became the Gamma-duo: Nos and Socs.
Nos armed himself with umpire pads, .22 pistol, machete, and night vision goggles.
Socs got tin can lids for his rat armor, souvenir katana, and a crossbow.
So they leave Ascension to start an expedition to Mad City. They persuaded some merchants that they would work as guards on their giant land rover of a caravan.
After a week in, the rover was attacked by Porkers & Dabbers!
The drive shaft was sabotaged & the porkers charged the doors, while the dabbers climbed to the roof. Socs thought fast and jammed the cargo doors, preventing a porker from getting in for 3 turns. On the other side, Nos fired away with his pistol taking out a few dabbers.
With the cargo doors jammed the two put their effort in the remaining porker & dabbers on the other side. Socs threw out his force blast taking out the dabbers & tossing the rover door into the porker. Nos & Socs teamed up with Nos' Bold Attack taking out the porker, just in time to see a group of dabbers fleeing with a large silver cube.
"They got the power cube!" shouts the driver. "We can't power the rover."
Thinking fast Nos jumps onto his riding horse and tries to follow the dabbers. He takes aim at the dabber thief, but his companions sacrifice their own lives, "For AL!" To protect the dabber with the power cube.
The dabbers escape into the woods, but Nos sees a trail into the nearest valley. So the merchants ask the 2 to reclaim the power cube so they can progress to Mad City. But they convince the engineer to come with so he can safely bring the power cube before it creates a nuclear explosion.
They travel into the wooded valley where they discover a giant ziggaraut surrounded by small huts and gardens. But looking through their binoculars, they see the pyramid is built of TVs & monitors. A man in a headdress of wires and covered in calculators emerges on the top of the temple. He raises the power cube & claims that the Great AL will now give life to its loyal followers. And with that the power cube glows and the TVs & monitors begin to power on. In the night, it now is a giant glowing pillar of radiance. So the followers progress into the temple for worship.
"These are Archivists, Socs. They worship the Ancient artifacts, but they are lazy & dumb for not using the artifacts for a greater good. We must sneak in & get the cube back," says Nos.
"Very well, I can sneak in through the cracks, what will you do?"
"I have this artifact that will change my look. I'll just look like a dabber."
Socs & the engineer check their cell phones, "We have coverage, so I will text you when we have the cube. So stay here." And the engineer agrees.
So Nos changes his looks with the Face Mask, to be a dabber and walks up to the door. There a large porker grunts at him. "AL," replies Nos and the porker lets him in.
There he discovers a large sanctuary with electronic signs, TVs, and music being played. A giant mutant spider plays three keyboards at the same time. The dozen followers are kneeled and praying, but the priest is no where to be seen but the cube is there on the altar between a vat of oil and gasoline. So he joins the worship to wait for Socs to do something.
The rat swarm squirms through the junk temple to find the same sanctuary. There he discovers a Macbook all wired up running the electronic signs through out the room. So he hacks the computer to make the electronic wall street ticker to say, "NOS +1/2, GET -1, OUT +0" and then runs for the cube.
Suddenly a dabber screams in horror as rats swarm over their altar and another grabs a can of raid. Socs uses his telekinetic hand to grab the communion cups to dip into the oil & pours it on to the gas. Nos thinks fast and throws a match, lighting the vat on fire producing a giant black cloud. He runs to the cube and grabs it while everyone else is more interested in the rats.
Socs climbs the walls and runs for it, while Nos is stopped by the porker doorman.
"AL?" but the porker punches him in the face.
Nos retaliates with a Alpha mutation that launches the porker into the exit doors, smashing it down. Socs drops down just in time to place himself in between Nos and some dabbers, & unleashes his force blast.
The two escape into the woods and as they run from the temple, the power turns off as they get farther away into the darkness.
With that they get back to the rover and successfully install it so they can drive off before the Archivists find them again....
We did another adventure last night, but I'll write that up later.
Overall we all had tons of wacky fun. Combat ran quick, I didnt have to plan any type of skill challenges, and the quick randomness of the cards was fun.
I look forward to running more GW soon, maybe I do more write ups.
3 years ago ::
Oct 19, 2010 - 10:54AM
Oct 18, 2010
I look forward to more write-ups.