| The Santanas and the Mohawks rumble in the Mean Streets of Columbus at my demo at Drums 2021
| The Indianola Mohawks cruise past the graffiti-spattered streets, ready for a fight
| A look at the urban tabletop I set up for my demos at Drums at the Rapids
| The Franklinton Flippos spy a Mustang that looks ripe for ripping off from the Shell Station!
In both sessions there were gangs who minimized the fighting and instead focused on stealing the car, going on the beer run, or roughing up the restaurant owner (to get put on the "protection money" take). So, next time, the rivalries will be back in play. Of course, if this were a campaign game between players in a regular club, those rivalries will come about naturally. You will want revenge to beat down those low lifes who roughed up your gang members last time! So, next time I run it at a convention (currently scheduled for Advance the Colors and Cincycon in October of 2021) I will put those rivalry bonus points back in place for knocking out members of certain other gangs.
| Julio, Gang Boss of the Santanas, leads Ramona and El Lobo (two Punks) down the street
| Kira, Julius, and Iggy jump a member of the Eastmoor Kings as he trespasses on their turf
The games were, in the words of one of my players, a "hoot" and there was a lot of laughter and ribbing as one gang put the beat down on another. My favorite moment of the two games was when a husband and wife team played in the same session. The hubby sent one gang member across the board by himself into his the territory of his wife's gang. He confessed they had discussed a "truce" beforehand, knowing I love to run free-for-all type gangs. However, when his wife saw this gang member show up in her turf, she had her gang jump the poor Punk and he was quickly knocked out of action. This started a gang war as Wifey put the beat-down on Hubby. A third gang joined in, and it was a wild and woolly melee that raged across one street corner for most of the game.
| The Franklinton Flippos move out from their turf near O'Brian's Pot O' Gold Motel
| The Eastmoor Kings move past the kiosks on the roadside, looking for some rivals' heads to beat in
| A very busy street corner in the Saturday session saw three gangs rumbling in front of the brewpub
| In their first rumble on the tabletop, the Indianola Mohawks proved they were up for the fight!
|Close up of one of the foam circles I created to mark spots gang members (like Ramona) had "tagged"
| Jenny, playing the Santanas, sends a gang member into Wallace's Brewpub to steal some beer
|Manana of the Santanas shows no fear taking on Julius and Iggy of the Mohawks
|Warchief Archie leads a contingent of the Eastmoor Kings, tagging buildings at they roam the streets
|All caught up on the news, the Frankinton Flippos set out to bust some heads on the streets
| And it looks like the Flippos have found a fight with the Eastmoor Kings behind Wallace's brewpub!
| Manana, Jeffe, and Cruz of the Santanas prowl the streets looking for a fight
| Mike ran the Flippos on Saturday, while Heidi in purple ran the Mohawks, and Jenny the Santanas
| Close up of one of the biggest rumbles of the weekend with the Mohawks, Santanas & Kings