Alone Among The Derelicts (Day 3)
I got a chance to play a couple of rounds of B. Everett Dutton's hack of Alone Among The Stars this past week while I was on vacation. Record of play for Day 3 is below.
Ellen Schwarzschild, company log #389. Derelict: Terran Experimental Vessel Cressida. Four blips.
Most of the Cressida is crunched. Looks like a fast freighter. Only way in is through the airlock in the bridge. Most of the tech is standard, worthless, especially as trashed as it is, but a little bit of poking around turns up an unopened bottle of '62 Chateau Picardo in a hidden compartment under the captain's chair. I can definitely get Two Credits for this stuff.
Currently, I've got enough credits to live for another 6 days. I've recouped my losses and I'm making some headway. Only seventy-seven thousand credits worth of debt left to pay off!
This is Ellen Schwarzchild, captain of the LaVerna Class Ol' Rusty, signing off.
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*So, I realized that if the game is going to have an insta-death card draw (or at least a loss of all currently collected salvage card draw per House Rule #1,) then it needs a "Bug Out" option. So, House Rule #2- You can bug out early, call it a day and leave the rest of the ship unexplored, as the more rooms you explore, the more likely you are to draw a joker.