Becky and her friends have been given some information relating to a mysterious Red Jade Buddha, they have had bad dealings with a gang of bikers led by Boris a bald headed thug, who stole this information from them in Midnight Callers and then they retrieved from Boris at his hotel in Boris and the Swan in Inverness in the last chapter.
OK - good to go?
NO - ok. These are the previous games. Don't be long.
Boris and the Swan
OK back now? lets go.
Following the successful raid on Boris and his hotel room the girls go back to Roxanne’s house, maybe not such a smart move, they know that they can’t stay long but need to get their stuff together and read the information they have and get some idea of what to do next.
They are able to break in to Boris’s laptop, he had not password protected it, a warning to everyone. However your thief might not get a lucky die roll to decide that there was no password.
Reading Boris’s e-mails addressed to the “Count” (play sinister music), they discover that there is some more information relating to the whereabouts of the Red Jade Buddha that has been stashed away in a cottage in the border lands between Scotland and England near a town called Selkirk.
“If we act quickly, maybe we can to get this before Boris and his cronies are able to collect it” yelps Gabrielle.
Editors note I’m really not sure we can say “yelps” in the 21C I know Enid Blyton would have been happy with the word so I’m going to let it go this time but it will be a sharp reprimand for the script writer if he doesn’t get with it. Humm “get with it”, that’s so 1990’s.
“OK, forget about this angst over out of date phrases” snaps Becky “let’s go”.
The green pennies will be the encounter markers although they are not on the board at this point, I played this game quite a long time ago and have since lost the sheet of paper with the encounters written on it, but obviously one of them is the additional information they are looking for and the others are something else.
Simple game objective, grab the information first and get away.
Turn 1 – The girls drive on to the board - Gabrielle and Roxanne in a rather nice MG 2 seater and Becky in a borrowed e-Type Jaguar.
Turn 3 – A blue van can been seen in the distance, it arrived but failed to activate and so does not get on to the board, giving the girls a bit more time to search, which is a complete waste as they discover nothing.
I used to get a lift to work in a van very similar to this and after an hour in the back, sat on a pallet with a blanket on top for cushioning you take a bit of time to get the circulation going and the legs moving, and I was only 17 then, so laborious is a very good description.
“A Ponds Skin Care Cream van!!!, Who are we dealing with” chuckles Becky, as she turns to face them. “Looks like some of the guys we met in
Big Dave thinks that the slim blonde Becky is going to be easy meat, he has never heard of Tai Quan Do, no - it’s not a type of toffee and the effects are quite stunning as he lands on his face in the mud OOF. “Out of Fight”
Two down two to go.
Sam looks on.
Turn 7 – Sam decides he needs to report back on the failure of his troops, so jumps back in the van and reverses as fast as he can up the road. The girls go back to searching but find nothing.
Turn 8 – Gabrielle is having a good day, knocking down two bad men and she finds the missing information in one of the stacks of crates. Go Gabby Go.
Sorry I'll calm down now.
Game over and a complete white wash for the bad guys, but total victory for the girls, :)
What has happened to Boris, the bald headed bad guy, has he been sent to
To be continued ……….
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