by Delos

You Do What To The Hoover Dam?

Last week I talked about the AW game I was going to run over the weekend. Here is the play report.

Our cast included:

  • Sin
    • Hardholder/Brainer
      • Loved to play the villain and blamed everyone else for when thing go wrong
  • Piper
    • Driver
      • Celebrity of the death races held at the old NASCAR track
  • Smith
    • Battlebabe
      • Thorn in Sin’s side
      • Smith held the biggest source of water in Sin’s City
        • Kept everyone away with a well trimmed garden
          • Lined with bear traps
  • Filus
    • Hoarder
      • Wanted any and all merchandise he could get his hands on from the death races
      • Keeps hoard in a psychedelic VW van
  • Playboy
    • Faceless
      • Bodyguard of Sin
  • Wrath/Chaplain
    • Gunlugger
      • Ruler of one of the districts of Sin City
      • Enforcer of Law

So it turns out just establishing problems right out of the gate works really well. Just asking “Who’s in charge?” and “Who’s a pain in their ass?” got us playing really quick. So here is a quick break down of major events.

  • Sin’s City is near the Hoover Dam. Close to Lost Vegas.
    • Lost Vegas is a crater.
      • No one knows where it went.
    • Sin’s City is ruled by 7 strong gangs
      • All lead by people who fit the 7 deadly sins
    • The championship death race is tomorrow and there are a thousand extra people in town to see it
      • There is a shortage of….well everything
  • Gluttony (NPC) comes to Sin telling Sin that they need the water from Smith if they have any hope of keeping the people happy and not rioting
    • Sin goes to get Piper to drive him around
      • Sin doesn’t let Piper driver her car
        • She drives his sea foam green Caddy around
  • Smith is at watering hole
    • Some putz is stuck in a bear trap in the front lawn
      • Filus comes to gather water
      • Smith and Filus have a good working relationship
    • As Filus is leaving he spots Tio (NPC who works for Piper) following him
      • Filus offers Tio an exchange
        • A car for a steering wheel
          • Tio agrees to sabatoge Pipers car in the next death race and get the steering wheel of the wreck to Filus in exchange for a car
            • Turns out driver merchandise is only valuable when they are dead
    • Sin and Piper head to the Dam to pick up Chaplain

      Dam!

      • He’s sick of there being no water and there is plenty of water on the other side of this wall
        • So he’s lined it with heavy ordnance
      • Sin convinces Chaplain to come down and “talk” to Smith for him
      • Playboys player arrived at this point so we stuck him in the car and made him body guard
        • On the way Sin puts a brainer whammy on Chaplain, forcing him to deal with Smith the way Sin wants
    • The caddy arrives at the watering hole
      • Chaplain ignores the guy screaming about his leg and tip toes through the garden to Smith
      • Smith takes Chaplain behind the windmill to talk
        • Think those big old windmills that were used to ground flour
          • But it only has one blade on it
            • And one of Sin’s goons is tied to it
      • The two most violent people in the city start talking out of earshot of Sin
      • They start coming to agreement of ousting Sin so Sin’s player slams Chaplain for 3 harm and knocks him on his ass
      • Sin puts a brainer whammy on Playboy ordering him to get Smith
        • Playboy grabs her chainsaw/shotgun and heads out
          • Steps on bear trap
            • Says bad words
      • Filus is watching all of this, waiting for an opportunity
      • Piper keeps the engine running
      • The ground starts to shake
      • There is an exchange of words, threats, and rude gestures
      • Chaplain comes to, decides to open mind to maelstrom
        • botches roll
          • there is a loud explosion coming from the Dam
            • Chaplain forgot he left a timer on the Dam incase he didn’t make it back
              • Windmill is in direct path of oncoming water
      • Piper takes off
        • I believe the phrase “Fuck this shit” was uttered
        • Sin tries to wrestle car away from Piper
          • Piper ends up jumping out since she wanted to brainer whammy
            • Botched roll
              • Piper lost the keys to her good car in the sand
                • Panic ensued
      • Filus digs through hoard
        • Finds raft
          • Empties hoard onto raft
            • Gets in
              • Water hits
                • Flys out
                  • But hey the hoard is still on the raft, that’s good
      • Smith and Chaplain haul ass to the top of the nearest hill
        • Barely make it as water hits
      • Sin turns car around to get Piper and Playboy
        • Playboy gets in
          • Piper searches for keys
            • They were in her other pocket
              • /facepalm
        • They drive as fast as they can
        • Water catches them
        • Caddy is found in the middle of town trunk end straight up
      • Good News
        • Everyone in town has water
      • Bad News
        • No one in town can swim
          • Many dead
            • Much pissed
              • Wow
    • Sin says, “Fuck it, the races are going to happen anyway”
      • They rebuild the track but now with more water jumps.

Sadly we had to call it quits due to our kids playing around the house getting tired and crabby. We’ll hopefully finish this up via email and find out what’s going to happen.

Thanks for reading!





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