|Allen (Black Marketeers) moves his SUV towards the radio station, while Tom (Political Refugees) and Keith (3rd Brigade) look on skeptically|
|The University Faculty faction sprints for the radio station, with their way blocked by a less-than-effective Psychotic Assassin|
Subject: Pulp Alley - Junta
Location: Third World Banana Republic
Teams: Rebel or Loyal (hidden agenda)
Situation: El Presidenta is opposed by a weak divided Chamber of Deputies, and a court system missing too many judges to be effective. El Presidenta has increasingly gone beyond the boundaries of the Constitution, which brings howls from opposition (but nothing else). El Presidenta has a not-too-secret offshore island detention center which houses people without charges or hearings. Election time approaches, and it looks like friendly associates will be elected. Enter the Rebels. Major Punto de Trama (major plot point) has occupied the radio station W.Z.A.P. and is broadcasting a cycle of propaganda, a call to arms, and Slim Whitman music. Players are to search the area, secure the radio station, and round up suspected rebels.
Leagues & their Perks-
Black Marketers: Network of Supporters
University Faculty: Bastion of Science
Political Refugees: Nefarious
Ministry of Security: Stealthy Agents
3rd Brigade: Mastermind
|The Black Marketeers leap from the SUV and prepare to enter the radio station|
Play will open with a roll d10 for scenario set up -
Choose groups- secretly assign rebel/loyal (50% mix).
|The Grad student investigates a suspicious box underneath a dead horse, Prof. Emilia prepares to chase down the Psychotic Assassin, while Duarte cleverly keeps close to cover in case any stray bullets come his way|
|The Black Marketeers seize the SUV, and then ponder what to do next|
|Mayhem erupts inside the radio station, bullets fly, and pieces of equipment crash over onto characters|
Suddenly, the opening Duarte was watching for happened. The hoodlum went down, and the rebel rolling free, but bumping his head into a desk and stunning himself. The Professor of Science activated his experimental Bullet DeMagnetizing Aura and raced forward and snatched up the rebel. All guns were trained upon the goodly professor. Under the onslaught, the aura flickered, then failed, and Duarte felt several bullets strike him. Nothing was fatal, though, and he edged towards the door with the rebel in tow.
|Duarte seizes his chance! Springing forward, he grabs the hapless rebel and then turns to face the combined fury of three of the other factions|
I had actually thought this was merely a one-off game, but Joel assures us it is part of a campaign. If that is the case, my faction is off to a solid lead with the Major Plot Point, and two Minor ones from this battle. Hopefully, more updates in the weeks ahead on Pulp Alley in the world of Junta...
For another (and more humorous account of the game, read Keith Finn's (3rd Brigade) Game Reports blog.