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kmfrye26 Mar 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

The lockdown has taken it's toll: I've started solitaire gaming. But, WoW! These rules are Fun:


Warning, a long blog post, with rather a bit going on…

Keith F.

tmason26 Mar 2020 4:49 p.m. PST

Outstanding. Well done.

dragon626 Mar 2020 8:51 p.m. PST

Great game AAR. How do you think it would worked as straight 5 Parsecs? And I didn't understand the Bughunt rule?

kmfrye26 Mar 2020 9:34 p.m. PST

Thanks Gents. It got a little dramatic in the retelling ;)

Dragon 6 I'm unsure of which Bughunt rule you mean; you might need to quote me where I'm not being clear.

Keith F.

Raptoruk369 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 3:01 a.m. PST

Really enjoyed the narrative and the pics, thanks for sharing

Von Trinkenessen27 Mar 2020 5:22 a.m. PST

To paraphrase Ripper Jack Scratchard:- a Cutlass don't jam!!
Great AAR love the terrain.

dragon627 Mar 2020 5:31 a.m. PST

5 Parsecs from Home/Full Metal Anorak/Bughunt
That Bughunt in the rules string

kmfrye27 Mar 2020 7:10 a.m. PST

Dragon 6 – The "Bughunt" in the rules string is an expansion title (Bughunt) for Five Parsecs from Home. So I'm using two sets of rules, plus a supplement.

5P as a series offers a Salvage Crew setting, a Police Setting, as well as a Bughunt setting. Mini-characters can be rotated through different campaign settings.

As it turns out, it isn't always Bugs in the Bughunt, sometimes it's crazed robots, sometimes it's zombie crew. It keeps the campaign from becoming too repetitive.

The actual 5P combat rules mechanics are…fine. They are D6 based and pretty much exchangeable with any system one prefers. That's not a bad thing. The beauty of the game is how it runs the AI, handles individual figures, and places them in a campaign.

I hope I've explained it a bit better.
Keith F.

dragon627 Mar 2020 3:51 p.m. PST

Oh absolutely. I see the Robots were the Bugs. I suppose I should have groked that but I did not. I expected Aliens instead of … well… robots. Is it just me or do the Robots look like Maximilian from Disney's Black Hole?

kmfrye29 Mar 2020 8:17 p.m. PST

Dragon6: The bots are RAFM's old Traveller line. So…probably you? :)

Keith F.

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