Decided to set some physical challenges for 2017 breaking my programme into 5-6 week periods with rest week. This is on top of routine jogging / weights and practicing Mindfulness 5 days out of 7
Aiming to do the Sefton park spring 10k & wirral half marathon again.
2 January – 6 February (6 weeks)
100 Press Up challenge (at end of 2nd week)
13 February – 20 March (6 weeks)
10k training (building distance)
Learn to do Chin Ups
27 March -24 April (5 weeks)
10k training (speed)
8 May -12 June (6 weeks)
Learn to skip
19 June – 17 July (6 weeks)
Half marathon distance training
31 July – 28 August (5 weeks)
Half marathon pace training
11 September – 16 October (6 weeks)
Start a martial arts
23 October – 20November (6 weeks)
Aim for 30″ box jump (current max 24″(
27 November – 18 December (4 weeks)
Build to a max on sledge pushes / pulls
Must be skilled at starship gunnery, small arms gunnery and miscellaneous social requirements. Willingness to sacrifice health for protection of higher species a must.
(Game plays on Wednesday nights 2030-2230 using D6 Space system – email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.)
Gunner wanted for small transport vessel MV Scattergun Approach operating in the Crazy Diamond sector.
Applicant must not be a xenophobe, due to racial diversity of established crew.
Ability to think on feet is a distinct advantage, as is previous experience of dealing with different factions and interstellar superpowers.
Please send CV (and D6 Space character sheet to email@example.com)
(Game played via Skype 2030-2230 Wednesday nights)
(Good art by Peter Hammerson, deck plans by wedge doc – awful art by me)
The Scattergun Approach delivers medical supplies to a the besieged rebel city of New Nanking on the planet of Taiping. Thelonius spots a ground crew putting an explosive device on the ship. He draws and the saboteur takes a another ground crewman hostage.
The spaceport militia head over – but don’t want to execute the sneak because of visiting interaetellar press. Eventually the villain called Tsi Hsiu admits her was hired by ‘the Pride’ (the same pirate gang as the Sher Khan .) the charge would explode and the pride ship Sabor , hidden in the asteroid belt, would attack the crippled Scattergun.
However he claims to know where the Pirates stash their treasure and offers to give the location in return for his life.
Managing to out manoeuvre the Sabor in the asteroid they set course for the moon of Nueva Esperanza where the pirates keep their stash in the D’acconian highlands in Galtania .
After and rough and ready dogfight with the Pride guard ship the Scarface Claw which does extensive damage to the Scattergun (and lasers keep jamming from Mongoose hair) they land. Thelonius doing an amazing job of damage control.
The base is in the invasion path of invading Chinese communists & defending Galt Mech. They load up the following treasure and make their escape:
1 twin mounted anti ship plasma cannon & fire control system (needs a turret) (handy as the ship has a suitable hole in it.)
2 scrambler motorbikes
3 dozen Silurian slime weasels
4 scuttler general service bots (think red dwarf)
5 Niptish Wyen (Weyland-Yutani Enfield) L4B6 (Special Naval Landing Forces variant) pulse rifles with under slung grenade launcher, advanced sights & bayonets. (Power pods / grenades & bayonets provided.) these have a non bull pup configuration & folding stock so are more assault carbines than actual rules.
6 apparently human females in stasis
The crew are shipping presents donated by the SANTA Cotporation to a children’s orphanage but Thelonius is contacted by a mildly psychic taking Mongoose with large hand like paws calling himself Gef.
The cheeky ferret is an Evolved Life Form (or ELF) who are held as slaves by the SANTA corporation. He offers the crew money & psychic training if they assist a revolt. He babbles a form of revolutionary Marxism with a all the attending process, procedure and ideological purity.
However it’s Christmas so they decide to help him. After delivering the presents to the orphanage.
Landing at a friendly world the crew score weapons and to find things sell Gef to touring vapid orange controversial dodgy haired United American presidential candidate Brian Fart. Gef escapes from the Fartitator and they head back to the SANTA corp
Approaching under cover of wanting further work they are offered a job escorting biological warfare assets – ELFs! Gef lied to them.
Geff gets paranoid – hides in the bowels of the ship disabelling sensors. Thelonius confronts him in the engine room and after a stand off there is fire fight – resolved by Al the alien (effectively a raptor type dinosaur) following his instincts and biting the head off Geff.
(For future adventures Gef may or may not have comrades called Buck or Brown Jenkin…)
(Original inspiration for Gef came Here
& Marxist revolting elves Here
Check out hypnogoria it’s ace)
Debating how to infiltrate the Princip City Spaceport recover their ship the Scattergun Approach and escape the planet and it’s Blackhand masters (and the nefarious psionic grise behind them Fernando Mulch) the crew mates decide to craw up the sewer that runs beneath the southern Air Defence Tower and into the Terminal and take control of the air traffic control enabling them to escape.
George and Al stay with the ship. Theolonius sneaks into the narrow sewer but the rogue pilot Beiang Xiang is spotted by a VTOL technician and decides to create a diversion by legging it to the Ministry of Exchange vessel. Doing his best Forrest Gump impression he manages to find shelter in landing gear housing of the Christo-Communard vessel before the technician can get the MG crew on the terminal building to spot him.
Thelonius struggles up the sewer narrowing missing being deposited upon by a toilet under in the AD bunker. He blocks the urinal, flooding the downstairs loos. This gives him privacy, so he manages to chip his way out the sewer, into the Terminal Building toilets. Sneaking out he manages to surprise two guards who due to their heavy smoking to not smell him and knock them out with a fire extinguisher.
Beiang to being searched for my the Princip APC and it’s squad – he runs them a merry dance – eventually getting to the Tendulkar and breaking in to exchange fire with the APC from the Tendulkar chin turret. He then escapes the Maphilindo ship leaving the guards boarding it while he bides his time.
Thelonious changes into an unconscious guard uniform and manages to take the temporary ATC over which has been moved into the Temrinal building for safety and control. Securing the Air Traffic Controllers who surrender without a fight he goes on the roof takes the MG gunners prisoner and shoots up other MG positions around the port before going down and trashing the ATC.
At this point George and Al from the boat start to shoot up the APC and guards who were racing back to the terminal to deal with Thelonious. In the confusion Beiang gets on board the Scattergun Approach powering up the engines. The rest of the crew join him and the Niptish ship the HMIT Tracy Ermin starts to drop orbital impact weapons on Princip positions in the spacesport.
Their offer of intelligence to the Niptish is dismissed and they find a Princip Starfighter ont heir take but thanks to Thelonious boosting the systems and Beiangs piloting lose it in an asteroid field. AFter some discussion and with a heavy heart they abandon the system and potentially the ship’s Captain Artemis Brown to the chaos as the Niptish proceed to rescue their sailors from the interment camp and in so doing leave Princip open to it’s neighbour’s revenge.