Friday 19 May 2023

5150 New Beginnings Bat Rep - Where Is She? Part 1

Been sidetracked with the 5150 Q&E Combat 2023 playtesting and now it's time to get back to Billy Pink. A Night on the Town Part 1 I'll do more "How I do it" to show a way that works really well for building Stories. 

Billy has an Escort Job from a Mover, but the Mover doesn't know exactly where she is at. I rolled up on the Area of New Hope City Table and she is in Middleton. I rolled up her Profession and she's a Criminal, Escort. I pulled her stats from 5150 Usual Suspects as it is easier to use pre-generated NPCs.

Billy must first go on a Find Encounter to find the NPC. I set up a Chillin' Encounter and populate the restaurant.

The circled numbers are for each group of NPCs, and I leave them blank as I don't know who they are. Makes it interesting.

After Billy and Fast Eddie enter the place, I roll for each group to see what they are. The colors tell me their Profession. I'm using Power Point, but I do the same with minis and markers. Who does Billy Interact with? That's easy. I roll 2d6 for each group to see if he has met them before. 2 - 8 = Nope, never met them. 9 or 10 = Yep and it was good. 11 or 12 = Yep and it was bad. But how do I find the girl? 

When you run into NPCs with the same Profession as the NPC you're looking for, it's them, or her in this case. Amazingly, it was the hostess that they met when they entered the restaurant!

Billy Interacts with her and sets up a private meeting with her. That's the good thing. The bad thing is there are two groups of NPCs he's met in the past, he has to Interact with. Unfortunately, all of them were bad so I need to Interact with them at a disadvantage. As it's a very public place in an upper-class area of NHC any "issues" will occur after they leave. The Xeog just says crappy stuff about Billy, nothing more as she is outnumbered by Bill and Fast Eddie.

The other group - Exotics - score a Confrontation. As mentioned, I'll play it after Billy leaves. I decide that they are also looking for the girl but not working for the Mover.

Part 1a

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