Friday, 24 March 2017

The Justice League - Pulp Alley League

Things are busy as we get ready for our move...not much time for gaming other than the odd board or card game. 

I have found the time to put together another Pulp Alley League, however! 

 
The Justice League has just one goal...to protect the citizens of America! The Patriot and Ace trust to their pistols to mete out justice while Liberty uses the Tesla Energy Repulsor invented by the kid genius, Sparks. Sparks herself has Bolt...the Tesla Energy robot she has built...to protect her as well as a variety of other gadgets! Criminals of America beware!

Leader
Health
Brawl
Shoot
Dodge
Might
Finesse
Cunning
The Patriot
d10
3d10
4d10
3d8
2d10
2d10
3d10
  • Extraordinary (4) – Increase one of your starting d8 skills up to d10 (included above).
  • Marksman (1) – Add +1d to your Shoot (included above).
  • Veteran (3) – You ignore the Multiple Combats Penalty when rolling your Shoot dice.
Sidekick
Health
Brawl
Shoot
Dodge
Might
Finesse
Cunning
Liberty
d8
2d8
3d6
4d8
2d6
2d6
3d8
  • Agile (1) – Add +1d to your Dodge (included above).
  • Blast (2) – Action: Place the Long Burst in contact with your base. The burst is immediately removed if you move, fight, or are injured.
Ally
Health
Brawl
Shoot
Dodge
Might
Finesse
Cunning
Ace
d6
1d6
3d6
2d6
1d6
1d6
1d6
  • Marksman (1) – Add +1d to your Shoot (included above).
Ally
Health
Brawl
Shoot
Dodge
Might
Finesse
Cunning
Sparks
d6
1d6
1d6
1d6
1d6
2d6
2d6
  • Inventor (2) – Before each scenario, when determining your Resources, roll your Cunning dice. You may equip one Gadget or Gear item with a point cost equal or lower than your number of successes. This roll may not be combined with any other Gear points.
Ally
Health
Brawl
Shoot
Dodge
Might
Finesse
Cunning
Bolt
d8
2d6
1d6
-
2d8
-
1d6
  • Big (2) – Shift your Health and Might up one dice-type. Shift your Dodge and Finesse down one dice-type (included above).
League Perks
Resourceful (1) – see p.6 Pulp Leagues

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Henry Ironside and...The Pagan Stone! - A Pulp Alley AAR

Six weeks late. Sorry. Real life stuff getting in the way. But at long last the boy and I have finished our latest Pulp Alley comic battle report. So without further ado...





















Another brilliant game of Pulp Alley. The boy loved it, too! Not sure when we're going to be able to get the next game in as we're moving again in a couple of weeks and then will be doing so again in August...so a lot of stuff will be staying in storage.

The figures are all Artizan Thrilling Tales and were painted for me by the brilliant Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games Painting Service. The scenery is all aquarium decorations.

For those who are interested, there is a PDF version of the AAR on Google Drive here and Dropbox here...for a bigger and easier-to-read option.

Friday, 17 March 2017

To the Ends of the Earth on BBC Radio 4


Something else that might interest some of you...BBC Radio 4 are starting a new season of dramas celebrating 19th century adventure fiction including Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth this month, Haggard's King Solomon's Mines in April and Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King as well as Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in June.


These are some of my all time favourite reads so I'm very much looking forward to this! Check out the Radio 4 page here.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lenin and Russia's Revolutions in World Histories Magazine Issue 2


For those who might be interested, there are some interesting articles on Lenin and Russia in the latest issue of the new (and rather excellent) BBC World Histories magazine. Definitely one of the better history mags out there.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Artizan Highlanders for the North West Frontier




My latest lot of figs from Matt of Glenbrook Games Painting Service arrived today. This time some Highlanders for the North West Frontier. Matt has done...as always...a superb job on these Artizan figs!







So I now have three units for The Men Who Would Be Kings...only a couple more and I can actually field an army!

Here are a few pics of the Highlanders with my other units...






Saturday, 11 March 2017

300,000 Page Views


According to Blogger stats, this blog has now had more than 300,000 page views. I'm not quite sure I trust their stats...and a good chunk of those views are no doubt spam-bots...but still, my son and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have taken the time to read this little blog since its first post way back on November 23rd, 2014! Thank you...and happy gaming!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!


My copy of Gothic, the new supplement for In Her Majesty's Name, arrived today! I've had a quick flick-through and..as is to be expected from The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare...this is a high quality softcover book chock-full of new equipment, talents, mystical powers and companies. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper read tonight...but I'm already itching to put some Companies together!