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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Into the outdoors with gun and camera
I played my first game of 5150 this evening, and this is what my squad encountered when they went to check out an anomaly on the scanner--lots of bugs. And those critters were nasty! The tank got shredded like an aluminum can at a frat party, but the squad (along with the other squad and combat walker, played by Ed) ended up fending off the aliens and completing its mission.
I really like the fast pace of this game, and the die rolls for starting conditions and events throughout the game convey a nice sense of narrative. The game plays out like a story, and not just two sides having at it until one of them's completely destroyed. This ruleset is one I want to play again. My thanks to Ed for showing me 5150.