A story by Dave Phipps at Pulp Alley
Chapter 3 At Deaths Door
After arriving in Athens The Blue Blooded A long with Harriet find her Father's friend E.J. Demas tortured & his apartment ransacked, Collins "Whatever he had here that might have helped us I would guess is gone"
Just then messenger from the Greek Customs Authority comes along with a package but seen the place in a mess will not hand it over.
After he'd left Harriet "I recognised the writhing on the package its from my Father we've got to get it somehow"
Later in the evening.
Collins "Sorry Harriet but there's no way your coming its far to dangerous"
Harriet "But Grace is going so why can't I ?"
Collins "Grace is part of the team & is well use to this kind of thing"
Walking out the door, Collins turn & said "Please just stay here & lock the door after me, we'll be back in a couple of hours" But all he got in reply was a sourly look.
Inside the warehouse, the plot points are a ledger on a create bottom left, watchman top left, customs official top right, watchman bottom right, the major plot point is placed after someone has one of the others & moves within 6" of the centre & passes a cunning check of one dice, its dark inside so low visibility.
The Germans won the dice off & decided they all come in at the same entrance near to the ledger as this was the only PP that didn't move at the end of the turn, the Blue Blooded split up with Collins heading for one of the watchmen & the rest going for the custom official.
Turn 1 Just seen the leagues move in to the warehouse, for the cards Collins got on guard & passed giving him a +1d to shot or brawl for the rest of the game, Grace got no shot which didn't matter & Dowl got missing clue & passed giving him +1d when trying for a PP.
|Fritz see Collins through the shelving & fires on him Collins returns fire but is wounded in the shoot out.|
|Helga heads over to the ledger & finds whats she's looking for.|
|Collins goes to the guard who & asks what are you doing here? Collins has a word & hands over a little wad of money, what your looking for is over near the centre of the warehouse the watchman tells him.|
|Dowl goes after the official who had started walking away from them, stop right there he says.|
|Muller seems to be having trouble with his flame thrower.|
Blue Blooded Collins gets PP Dowl fail PP peril & goes down, Grace gets PP Moore runs towards Collins.
Recovery both Collins & Dowl fail with Dowl going out of the game & Collins still wounded health d8.
|Collins heads for the centre of the warehouse but gets involved in a shoot out.|
|With nowhere to hide or take cover Collins is forced to just stand & trade lead.|
|Some of which hits Brown.|
|Hess also gets in on the act & Collins takes another wound.|
|Muller then opens up with the flamer but Collins jumps clear just in time.|
|Its not over for our hero yet as Gloup & Fritz also target Collins|
|In the end the fire power is just to much for Collins to handle & he hits the dirt.|
|Helga heads for a big stack of creates & is spotted by a watchman, what are you up to he calls out.|
All the Germans apart from Helga who was busy running, moved and shot at Collins, both Collins & Brown passed their recovery rolls, Collins health d6
|In a small rest-bite from the shooting Collins spots a small create & calls out to Grace I think that might be it over there.|
|Grace & Moore both go over to where Collins was pointing.|
|Moore finds what their looking for|
|Helga walks over to the watchman|
|And charms him with her womanly ways.|
|The Germans weren't finished with Collins yet & Gloup moves behind the cover of some creates & fires at Collins, who shoots back|
|Both go down.|
|Moore is then downed by Brown dropping the package.|
|Muller backed up by Hess targets Grace who puts Muller down but is wounded while doing so.|
|Hess puts another slug into Grace & she falls over, as the customs official comes up the isle trying to find his way out.|
Helga gets another PP, Gloup moves & shots Collins who returns fire & they both go down, Muller moves & shoots Grace wounding her, Grace shoots back knocking Muller down, Hess then shoots Grace putting her down but taking a wound in the return fire.
Recocery see Collins, Gloup & Fritz go out of the game, Grace passes health d6.
|Grace picks up the package dropped by Moore|
|Who runs at Hess trying to keep him from Grace.|
|Hess sides steps him & runs towards Grace opening fire|
|Falling she try's to hide the package.|
|Brown & Muller combine fire on Moore taking him out.|
|One of the watchmen pulls out his gun pointing it a Helga, stay where you are & whats all this about he says.|
|Bloody & wounded the Blue Blooded had no chose but to with draw from the warehouse hoping that the Germans won't find the package.|
Hess card furious passes the challenge runs & shoots Grace who goes down, Brown moves shoots Moore who goes down, Fritz runs, Helga moves towards watchman passing perils, recovery Grace & Moore fail & all for the BB's are now out of the game.
|With the Blue Blooded gone Hess goes in search of the package, I'm sure she dropped it he thinks.|
|Relex Helga tells the watchman giving him her widest smile, its over now, that other lot are a group of no goods who were trying to get a package that belong to a friend of ours E.J. Demas who they beat up & put in hospital.|
|With the watchman now taken care of can the Germans find the package before the workers come in.?|
|But before they can get it, explosions start going off all over the warehouse & Hess give the order to leave.|
On the harrowing escape table, Collins passed & gain 1 reputation for the league while Gloup failed his but it has no effect.
Designers note, Wow I think that was the first time I ever got tabled in a game of PA even if it was by myself :) but it was good fun just the same, the little intro I added at the start was something I came up with after the game when I realised that the Blue Blooded could have added Harriet (Elaine) to the league for the game, would it have made any difference to the result ? I'll never know :)
Next time on if it wasn't for one's were off to Soerabaja on a man hunt. :)
Well that's it for this post, my thanks to Dave https://store.pulpalley.com/ for the script & as always to you guys for dropping in & if you'd care to leave a comment it would be welcomed. :)