I played my first game of Pulp Alley a few days ago using the new Solo Deck. What a fun game! Can't believe it has taken me so long to give it a go.
The rules are really easy to pick up and play...though I still managed to forget the odd one here and there in all the excitement. At the same time, there is a real feeling of narrative to the game. This is partly down to the Solo Deck (or Fortune Deck, if you are playing real people) which adds both an element of narrative chance to the game with perks and drawbacks as well as challenges which can be passed or failed.
The narrative feel is also partly down to the Leagues themselves and the individual characters that make them up. Leagues consist of around a half-dozen characters each with their own special abilities. Creating a League is easy and also lots of fun...with the individual's abilities and the League's perks really helping to give each person and the League itself a character of its own.
I can see myself playing a lot more of this! Highly recommended!
Without further ado, let me introduce Lord Blackwood in...The Lost Temple of Kos!
So a great fun game...despite forgetting to play the odd Solo card here and there! This was the basic 'Smash & Grab' scenario with the Plot Points slightly adapted to the 'story' (very easy to adapt things as you want). I'm looking forward to trying out more of the scenarios and additional rules soon!
For those who are interested, there is a bigger and easier-to-read pdf version on Google Drive here or Dropbox here.
All figures were painted for me by Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games. The scenery is all aquarium decorations.