Monday 16 July 2012

7TV "You only Live Dice" Game at club.

Burly Gatecrashers
As a club we were luck enough to have Karl from "Crooked Dice" run a game for us. This is his show game, "You only live Dice!" The situation is that... it was a quiet day at the office, the office being a dormant volcano somewhere in the home counties. And my security chief caught some Eco terrorists breaking in so we locked them in a cupboard and carried on with our work. The next thing we know all these butch burly men arrived in a helicopter and started attacking us. It's just not cricket! The rocket countdown had started and we were struggling to install the crop fertiliser before it lifted off.

Office layout!
 As you can see not a typical office, but when you rent a building you sometimes have to make do! As you can see the fertiliser delivery system (AKA the rocket) can be reached along 2 aerial walkways.

 Not sure why the Eco Terrorist referred to the Barrel as Nerve Gas it's a genetically modified crop fertiliser destined for the third world to boost Rice Harvests. And That's the story I am sticking too! Me produce "Nerve Gas" that must be some kind of joke. It's a weed killer and a very good one. It would have changed the world if it was not for those darned Eco terrorists!

Barrel at end of first move.
I could not believe it these Eco terrorists burst in and opened fire on my security guards we had no choice but to defend our selves and our property! Even one of the ones locked in the cupboard escaped before the Police could arrive and sort the problem out and that one viciously assaulted a technician who was doing no more than twiddle some dials in line with health and safety protocols and his job description.

The Burly Eco terrorists cower behind cover.
Staying at long range the Eco terrorists took advantage of the office facilities knowing the site security guards were reluctant to damage company property. As a result the poor chaps suffered terribly by being shot at. Many of them being hard working family men were appalled by the actions of the Eco terrorists!
Stalwart technical staff carry out Moving and Handling protocols while being shot at.
 Security did try to intervene but with the terrorists all in cover they needed to roll 6 on d6 in order to hit them. The unfortunate chaps did their best but on most occasions a trip to Spec savers might have served them better, So of these boys are getting on you know and can't compete with the hooligan element existent in the youth of today. So after killing several of these valiant defenders the Eco terrorists targeted the junction boxes responsible for powering up the rocket... erhm I mean delivery system.
Rampaging Eco terrorists destroy private property!
 Then the terrorists killed Bert, one of the technicians carrying the payload. Harry carried on moving a mere 3 inches a turn with bullets whistling about his head as he tried to man handle the "fertiliser" onto the delivery system so that the hard work of his colleagues would not be wasted. Dr Mao a visiting Expert from China was horrified at the behaviour of the Eco-hooligans and he and his female companion (who doesn't talk much, she's very shy) Gave two of the terrorists one of their own medicine.
Dr Mao intervenes.
  The corporate forces of good from Dadelaes Enterprises where just managing to get the upper hand. Thanks to the good Dr Mao, and Mr Plesances's personal assistant who waving a fan had managed to thwart the efforts of a kilt wearing mad man. When disaster struck.
Disaster srtiking!
 The terrorist who had been locked in the cupboard had crawled through the ventilation ducts and suddenly carried out a lightning strike sabotage mission on the office Plant room. They managed to beat up some harmless technicians and cut the power supply. These sort of acts should not be tolerated in civilised society. These interlopers had no right of entry, nor did they present any form of search warrant not offer a "cease and desist" notice with annoy of our legal team Therefore officer we were merely defending our selves and our property and in no way using disproportionate force in any way. I humbly suggest all our property be returned to us along with both an apology and suitable re numeration for both the work disruption and the endangerment of our loyal personnel.
Ok I was the baddies and we lost, because I roll Naff dice. I Failed my Morale test, used a luck point
To re-roll it and then rolled a 1. Meaning 4 of my staff had to leave the board. At this stage I only had 4 left so for me it was game over. I was supposedly playing a bady, but I think they were just misunderstood. All in all a very enjoyable game. But Next time the forces of "Good" need to follow the letter of the law and I will need to see a search warrant.
There was just time for a second game so I stepped out and all new players were brought in. Karl is the guy behind the screen. It is not a ref's screen from role playing, but it could have functioned as one should the need have arisen.
Kev and Stew were the evil forces this time and Tim and Frasier the goodies. The game flowed faster on the second run through as these guys tended not to worry too much about cover, but did try to move about in the open.I won't give a detailed description of all the actions, but there are the hi lights.

  •  The barrel of Nerve Gas first tried the right most gantry, then the middle and finally started to come down the slope.
  • The Fembots in the control room held up Pandora King and Dr Soloman for a lot of the game.
  • Dr Mao used his jet pack to move into the middle of Captain Gordons men and then used a sonic stunner to make most of them unconscious.
  • The game was a lot more bloodthirsty from the start with movement being preferred over cover.
  • Kevin made exactly the same morale roll as me including the re-roll, but having one extra figure meant that he could keep his star on the table while all my fled.
  • Dr Mao managed to reach the escape helicopter.
  • Tan (Tim's co star) managed to shoot both technicians carrying the gas with a long range SMG shot without hitting the gas canister.
Overall I think everyone enjoyed the day. I know I did. Karl has offered to come back and put another game on for us in the future. He wants a run through of my Zombie car park game as well so that's a possibility. He lives about a 20minute drive away so all things are possible.


  1. Loved the batrep but the scenery is epic......

  2. Was a really good day. The scenery is all Ainsty castings. spray painted primer grey or red oxide. It all Belongs to Karl of Crooked dice and gave a real james bondie feel to the game.... I of course got to play Donald Peasence! (But No no pussy jokes!)

  3. Great Stuff. Looks like a fun time. These show games fit the bill. Short enough to be fun, pretty and fast paced. Exactly what you want in a demo game.

    1. It's a little bit complicated for a participation game if you ask me, but it was a lot of fun and very worthwhile. Karl has offered to come back and run another game at another time. I think we shall hold him to that.

  4. Great Pics Clint, Good fun was had. I love how you told the story as well very entertaining. Good Ol' Fertiliser Aha!

    1. Yes a very good day. It was a chemical research facility, nothing to do with dropping nerve gas on London... and you can't prove otherwise!

  5. What a great game board. I loved your tongue in cheek batrep. It looked like it was a lot of fun to play, and surely, that's all that counts. Thanks for sharing, Clint.

    1. It was a fit up guvna' They were trying to frame me! I am innocent I tell youz.

      Yeah very good game. plenty to think about and I think it will lead somewhere. Already discussing with the Crooed Dice guys a game idea which I should bring to fruition! I'll say no more now. But stay tuned even if you have to watch from behind the sofa.

  6. Brilliant!

    The terrain and miniatures is straight out of a Bond movie! So damn great!!!

    1. If you like that you'll love thier latest game set up. Which I think looks a lot better! On Her Majestys Secret Service..... I shall probably borrow it before the year is out!

  7. Very nice Clint! I completely understand how misunderstood you have been as well. These so-called 'good-guys' only obey the law when it suits! There you were minding your own business as a perfectly legitimate megalomaniac when in they burst! The damn cheek! How very dare they!!

    1. Evil Genius of the World Unit! And it's not Meglomania if you know you can run the world better than the government.... ask any taxi driver!

  8. Great after action report, highly entertaining.
    Scenery is simple but highly effective - perfect for a Bond-movie type setting.


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