Last friday we had a playtest of our Albedo ACP164 participation game that we are putting on at Partizan next weekend, (Sunday 19th May).
We are very lucky as the game is being run by Mike Wilson who has written the ACP164 Source Book and Campaign Supplement. Mike has recently returned to the UK after living in Australia for the last 35 years, Mike has spent the last week staying with us which has given us the opportunity to get a wide range of games played.
Our Partizan game is called Block Wars. The action takes place within the confines of a single 'Hab Block' Each faction controls a single floor and are looking to increase their turf.
Their are 3 methods of teavelling between floors, and they each have their own perils.
Firstly, there is the main stairwell, unfortunately this is normally well guarded by some trigger happy critter, waiting to get a reaction shot off as soon as you are half way down the stairs.
The second option is the fire escape at the side of the building.
The third and most entertaining option is using a line with a grappling iron to either absail down to a lower level, or climb paw over paw to a higher level, and then leap over the balcony to melee who ever is in the reception party at a bit of a disadvantage.
Victory points are awarded for territory held, territory gained and eliminating the enemy characters who are equiped with the sinister suitcases.
We played the game through twice. As it is a participation game at a show, the plan is to play for an hour and then count up the victory points. The colored tokens represent rooms controlled by a particular faction. Mike, Doug and I had a great game and really enjoyed the scenario and look forward to sharing it with any one who is at Partizan on Sunday.