|Solid! The d20 Blaxploitation Experience|
Based on the d20 Modern rules, Solid! attempts to emulate the blaxploitation films of the 70s, like Three the Hard Way, Super Fly, and the immortal Shaft. With prestige classes like "Hustler", "Foxy Lady" and "Private Dick", the mechanics emulate the genre pretty well, all told. But, the game doesn't really take flight unless you've got the right players.
Enter CincinnAdam. Playing a Preacher-Man named Brother Ezekiel Johnson, he hammed it up, promising hellfire and .45 shells for any "damned sinner that dared harm the sheep of his flock." But it didn't stop there, no sir! Evil-Parallel-Universe-Andy took on the role of Hung Solo, a Street Hustler eager to find out what had happened to his streetwalkin' ladies.
|Look out, Shaft!|
Jack Boot's on the case!
After duking it out with Son of Blackula for a time, the villain attempted to make an escape. Brother Ezekiel, who had fallen in the clash, lay on the ground unconscious with his gem-studded gold cross scattered on the floor. Thinking fast, Jo-Mama Waffle picked it up, tossing it to Jack Boot just as Son of Blackula was about to slip out the far door...
|That's right, sucker! You better run!|
The table erupted with glee. EEE had me toss 2d10, then double it for damage, as the cross caught Son of Blackula right in the back. Unfortunately for me, my d10s were nowhere near as a hot as my d20. With a 2 and a 4, the crit turned into naught but a grazing blow, and Son of Blackula escaped into the night.
Such is life, as a gamer. Sometimes the dice love you. Sometimes, they just won't...