Saturday, 9 May 2015

Egg Hunt! - The AAR (part one...)

Scenario here and set-up details here.

Following the ridicule she received on the presentation of her theories on the survival of animals previously thought extinct, Prof Johnson has assembled the St Margaret's Exploration Group (SMEG) to bring evidence back to the scoffers.  He aim is to collect at least one dinosaur egg.

By the 'Old College Bus'
The members of the expedition comprise of the Professor's trusty sidekick Miriam, the Lady Librarian;  Penny and Jenny, two bright young things from the JCR; and the ever-loyal Bella.  After an arduous journey, SMEG has arrived at a Hidden Valley teeming with exotic life.

Realising that speed was of the essence if eggs were to be collected before too many dinosaurs gather, the Prof splits the party into three groups: she and Belle headed in one direction, the Gels in another, and Miriam (with her Deadeye ability) was act independently in order to forestall any trouble.  For the moment, Miriam stayed with Penny and Jenny.

In the meantime, unaware of the approaching humans, the two dominant predators faced off against each other.*

*Nobody had told them about our discussion ruling out dino-on-dino action,

However, the humans were not completely unnoticed.  No sooner had they split up, than a curious triceratops approached.  The Prof, confident in her team's abilities, continued on her way.

Miriam and the Gels were in a quandary.  The dino may move away but should they want to more forward, it was bound to approach or even charge.  Miriam made the hard decision, and drew a bead on the herbivore.  She scored a glancing hit, that bounced harmlessly off its thick skin.  Jenny followed suit, but missed; it was left to Penny to make another try.

 A lucky shot!  The beast was felled.

Meanwhile, the confrontation between the predators was over and a mighty brontosaurus loomed over the horizon.

Indeed, many new dinosaurs were entering the valley, luckily at some distance from the explorers - it getting quite crowded on the high ground.

Suddenly a loud undulating cry rang out - the call of some lord of the jungle perhaps?  The dinosaurs stood, frozen in their tracks.*

*Actually, I'd misread this card to mean that no movement was allowed.

Miriam and the Gels were advancing on their target nests.  Between them and the eggs stood the two mightiest predators in the valley.  Again, Miriam took aim.  Again, her hit was ineffective, but the Gels were able to inflict some damage.

As the professor and Bella approached the river they were in for a shock.  The nearby nest wasn't unguarded as they had thought!

As Bella pushed on to investigate the bridge over the river, the professor took a shot at the iguanodon.  Unfortunately she missed.

Miriam was having more luck.  While Jenny and Penny edged around the pond, she aimed at the T, Rex.  With a single shot, it was down!  The echoing shot drove the Brontosaurus away, but the Gels were stunned to see the Allosaurus now bearing down on them!

To be continued!


  1. I love it! As for the final line, "the Gels were stunned to see the Allosaurus now bearing down on them!" - you tease!

    1. All the best Pulp ends with a cliff-hanger....


  2. :)

    You're rekindling my enthusiasm to begin solo gaming again

    1. What, when you've just started getting out again? ;)

      But thank you. Mine too!

      This is all down to the encouragement I received from you chaps when I posted about being in a rut.

  3. Edwin, you are back to it again!


  4. Edwin, you are back to it again!


  5. How are you finding Pulp Alley?

    1. Working well. it flows nicely.

      Of course, with a solo game there isn't the constant swopping of initiative, and I dispensed with the fortune cards (with the exception of challenges). It's much better with a opponent!


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