| A half-dozen Flippos surround a couple Eastmoor Kings while the Santanas get ready to wade in
Sporting their leather jackets and colors, rival gangs took to the Mean Streets to rumble for control of turf and put a beat-down on their rivals at CincyCon 2021, Oct. 22. The Franklinton Flippos, Indianola Mohawks, Hilltop Highlanders, and other gangs brought clubs, blades, chains, and bare fists to take control of businesses, steal cars, and help themselves to brews on a day of mayhem and urban warfare. Just as often, the gangs ignored their planned missions and threw themselves into spilling blood of their hated rivals when they felt they deserved a little payback.
| The Linden Daos martial arts gang gathers by a building splattered with graffiti by them previously
| I had 5 players for my four slots in the evening game, and six in the afternoon one...scheduling oops!
| Jeffe, El Lobo, and Julio of the Santanas spot rival gang members and get ready to rumble!
|Franklinton Flippos stalk past Jack & Benny's Old Time Diner intent upon Friday night mayhem
| Patrick and Andrew's gangs mixed it from turn one, both ending bloody and battered
| The bitter end of Archie of the Eastmoor Kings, encircled by both the Flippos and Santanas
|Santanas pay a visit to the kiosks -- are they looking for some smutty magazines or some robbery?
|Flippos check out a cool convertible before sauntering down the street to engage in some mischief
As intended, the rules were taught quickly and questions were at a bare minimum. Mean Streets was written to be a fast-play rules set that is easy to learn for a convention game. The system allows you to tailor your gang how you like and individualize the figures with special abilities. There is a campaign system included in the rules, if players want their gang members to grow in experience and become tougher as the games progress.
|Flippos jump a couple of Eastmoor Kings who they suspect of messing with their building 'tags'
I hope to run more Mean Streets games, but likely will not be doing so at any conventions over the next few months. School has been keeping me ridiculously busy (as usual), and my Dad's passing and helping my mom deal with it has been consuming a lot of my free time. So, I would love to hear from anyone who purchases Mean Streets ($20 print, $10 PDF) and how their games are progressing. It might give this stressed gamer a chance to live vicariously through your gaming opportunities. The links to purchase Mean Streets are on the First Command Wargames website.
| The Santanas and the Hilltop Highlanders mix it up when the two gangs bump into each other