New Hope City PI is a supplement for 5150 New Beginnings, our Sci-Fi RPG centered on New Hope City. NHC is a bustling city with lots of opportunity for adventure. 5150 New Beginnings has over fifty Professions and a variety of Aliens to populate NHC and each has its own story.
In NHC PI we allow you to take these stories and turn them into adventures on the fly. By clever use of dice and tables you can now generate an unlimited number of Encounters with no two ever being the same. Here's how we've used it.
The first part of Sudden Death was inspired by a particularly bad play by a Hishen Defensive Back in a CVL playtest where he was burned for the winning score by a Xeog receiver on the last play of the game. Anyway, when I was testing NHC PI the crime I rolled up was Murder. Well it just seemed like a natural
Now I had my Crime, my Victim from a CVL game, and next was the Employer. I rolled to see who was paying - the Employer. So the team owner was paying for the investigation. I rolled for where the crime took place and scored Lower Income Little Hisha. Go figure.
In NHC PI you need to solve Clues to solve the case. My first roll took me to the Crime Scene. I rolled for the result and solved the first Clue. I decided that would be the removal of his eyes. One solved and 7 more to go. The number was twice the Difficulty Factor of the case.
When Elliot and Amber left the Crime Scene I rolled for a Travel Encounter and none occurred. I figured I needed to meet the employer so I used lunch in Little Hisha to have the Employer contact Elliot. This led to another Travel Encounter roll (nothing) and the meeting with the owner of the CVL Rampage.
Some of the info I added from other games, like the dropping of a team from a CVL league to a lower league. Did you notice the girl to the right of Mr. Gakspar changing constantly? You'll find out why in a later installment.