Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Hunters, Hunted - Strange Aeons AAR

Out in the middle of Nowhere, USA, there have been reports of strange rock formations and unexplained disappearances. Kevyn's Threshold team, newly equipped and reinforced after their last mission, were sent to investigate. 

They stumbled upon an ancient, pre-human ruin, only to discover that whatever the tomb once held had escaped!

The scenario for this game was Monster Hunt, and I decided to use a Formless Thing for the lone Lurker. To meet Kevyn's Threshold list, I decided to make this Lurker a powerhouse with five additional skills: Dodge (5+ shooting save), Duck (+1 to cover saves and a 6+ cover save), Sprint (if spending two actions to move, add +2 inches to movement), Tough (-2 to rolls on the Injury Table), and Burly (increases Constitution from 6/8 to 7/9).

The game started with the Formless Thing oozing around the ruins and using its pseudopods to pull a Threshold Agent into close combat. A round of combat put the Agent on the ground, face down.

Armed with only a knife, the Agent managed to scramble away from the twisting mass of mouths and tentacles.

But the Formless Thing hungered for the flesh of humans.

And so the Agent was consumed.

Seeing their comrade fall to the monstrous mass of flesh, the other Agents opened fire. The Character Agent's .45 with hollow-point bullets managed to piece the Formless Thing's flesh, causing a wound (one down, three to go!).

Still hungry, the Formless Thing crawled over to the other Agents, who not only managed to stay sane in the Thing's presence, but managed to fight it off before retreating. 

Another round of shooting saw a second wound removed from the Lurker.

Seeking easier prey, the Formless Thing went after the lone Civilian photographer that had accompanied the Threshold team.

But the Threshold Agents, brave to a fault, leaped into action to protect the Civilian.

The Character Agent paid the price for his initiative and was thrown aside by the Formless Thing's flailing pseudopods. The remaining members of the Team decided to retreat, realizing that their chances of defeating the Formless Thing without the Character Agent's gun was nearly impossible.

Strangely, they found the consumed Agent the next day, wandering down a stretch of desolate highway, covered in dried goo and suffering from amnesia, unable to recall the events of the previous day.

No comments:

Post a Comment