Friday, 23 September 2016

Lord Blackwood's Expedition - Pulp Alley League

I've been wanting to try out Pulp Alley for months...years, even, but other shiny new toys always seem to have distracted me. Well, that's about to change! I recently picked up the Pulp Alley Solo Deck with a view to trying the game out while the kids are at school...hopefully sometime next week! 

I don't have many 1930s Pulp figures (something I shall have to remedy!) but I do have quite a few Victorian and Colonial ones...as well as a good selection of Lost World figures. So my Pulp Alley is going to be more H Rider Haggard than Indiana Jones. 

I put together my first League a few days ago and it was easy, straightforward and lots of fun! I love how the Perks and Abilities give a real feel for each character and the League as a whole. 

So, without further ado, may I present Lord Blackwood's Expedition...



Leader
Health Brawl Shoot Dodge Might Finesse Cunning
Lord Blackwood d10 3d8 3d10 3d10 2d8 2d10 4d10
  • Clever (1) – Cunning is increased by +1d (included above).
  • Nerves of Steel (4) – Once per turn, you may discard a card to cancel a -1d penalty affecting you.
  • Shrewd (3) – Dodge and Cunning dice-type are not lowered due to injuries.
Sidekick
Health Brawl Shoot Dodge Might Finesse Cunning
Joshua Boro d8 4d8 2d6 3d6 3d8 2d6 2d8
  • Bodyguard (3) - Once per turn, when your Leader is attacked and you are within 3”, you may immediately move adjacent to your Leader and intercept the attack. You become the sole target of the attack and the fight is resolved as normal.
  • Fierce (1) – Brawl is increased by +1d (included above).
Sidekick
Health Brawl Shoot Dodge Might Finesse Cunning
Sir Harry Drake d8 2d6 3d8 2d8 2d6 3d6 3d8
  • Deadeye (3) – Not limited to shooting the closest enemy.
  • Eagle-eyed (2) – Your close range is up to 12”, and long range is over 48” - instead of 6” and 24”.
Ally
Health Brawl Shoot Dodge Might Finesse Cunning
Professor Karl Magnus d6 0d6 1d6 2d6 1d6 2d6 3d6
  • Brainy (1) – Add +1d to your Dodge and +1d to your Cunning. You have no Brawl skill.
League Perks
Company of Heroes (2) – see p.7 Pulp Leagues