Friday, December 18, 2015

Dashing through the Sand - a Pulp Alley Game

The delivery driver had been burning the candle at both ends. Too much work for one night. Not to mention the suggestion of a little too much alcohol. Hardly surprising that he crashed. What was surprising was the fact that he hightailed it, leaving his valuable cargo scattered for anyone to grab. 

I ran this game at our club on Sunday. Five players, including two first-timers, joined the festive fracas! The objective was simple: player with the most parcels at the end of the game wins!

The crash site with a civilian scavenger.
Scattered parcels.
Tramp steamer crew and adventurers intermingle.
Cowboys a long way from home.
Mad scientist hoping for a DIY science kit.
Sherlock Holmes' band, including the dreaded hound of the Baskervilles.
Shopping around for presents.
Stanley is the first one to make it to the sleigh. The reward for his derring-do? The black cat. I suppose he's been naughty rather than nice.
Party time!
A little too much eggnog.
Sherlock tries to attract the attention of a present but not a cat.
The captain doesn't fare so well.
The cowboys close in on the last unclaimed present.
But the winner is...

Edged out the cowboys who finished with four parcels.


  1. Another superb Pulp Alley batrep! Great stuff!

    1. Thanks Gordon! The players certainly enjoyed it.

  2. Haha, quite in the mood for this time of the year, looks fun!!

    1. Thanks Suber, yes, the setting is quite appropriate to a Southern Hemisphere (hot) Christmas.

  3. YAY! It's always fun to see your scenarios!

    THANKS for playing and sharing Pulp Alley.

    Pulp Alley

  4. Merry Christmas
    What a great adventure.
    I have to say, I'm glad the cowboys didn't win....
    'cause I'm a STEELERS FAN!

    I crack myself up.

    1. A joke worthy of a Christmas cracker if ever I heard one! Thanks Major.

  5. Hahaha
    That's a fun setup!
    Might have to steal it :-)

    1. You're welcome! Would love to see what you do with it.

    2. We'll see, in a year's time or so :-)

    3. By then I'll have forgotten all about it - you'll be able to copy it exactly and I'll ask to steal it from you!