Today we had our next scenario of the Stargrave Campaign....this time it was the Starport Raid.
This scenario with mulitple players called for an extended table layout, so this 4'x6' Starbase mat was pulled out. Then it was gathering a bunch of the starships I've been snagging. The scneario needed 4.
There were 20 entry points added around the edges. Players were able to choose any of the White poker chip entry points. They would then need to get their crew across the table to exit at another poker chip point.
Sounds easy enough.....I added 4 station crewmen who were manning consoles in front of the docked ships. They would react once shot at, pirates arrived, or someone attempted to unlock a loot token.
As with all our games, we have a Random creature each turn as well as a roll for the Unwanted Attention, using a d20 roll with +1/per turn & number of players for the total. We had 5 players again today, as one of the fella's had to back out.
So I also modded the original scenario so that as each ship takes off...an additional unwanted attention roll occurs...this could potentially have led to 5 Unwanted Attention rolls per turn....time to get out!
As it was, we only had 1 ship take off, so were getting 2 Unwanted Attention rolls. Here they come! The Pirates begin to arrive & crewmen begin to fall. Below, Richard catches 2 of the pirates with his dual flamethrowers.
For the Random creatures table, most of what arrived would be classed as Station assets, so any robots (drones, sentrabots & even Warbots) would actually shoot at everything except station crew. Many firefights between bots & pirates ensued.
That's a lot of smoke.
There were 2 station crewmen who just wouldn't quit. Below, one of them takes down a Sniper!
"Hey look - a Warbot!"
This is a strange place for a stone wall.....hmm, must be holographic, still can't see through it!
I think there were a lot of crew members who were left behind to be ransomed by the pirates before the next game.
Thanks to everyone for coming out, I really liked this scenario & there was a lot of bloodshed all around!