What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it isn’t superman it is the Heros and Villains of Pulp City. I recently picked up a copy of the Pulp City Guide book and the Villains starter set from Black Knight Games in Hamilton Ontario. The owner of Black Knight Games was telling me about this game when he got back from GenCon 2011 Indiana, at first I was thinking great another miniatures game, until he got to the part where he was a Giant ape who picked up a light post and was able to throw it at his opponent, I am sorry but that is awesome. So I watched a few demo’s on YouTube and was completely sold.
Pulp City is a game that allows everyone to play out their fantasy of being a super hero or a villain, in order to play the game you need at least two miniatures, a tape measure four dice, away of keep track of your action pool and interactive terrain. It is best played in a city setting because let’s be honest super hero’s don’t protect open fields with cows in them. The rule book in a hard cover book that was mostly printed in full color it has a great comic book look and when you’re reading over the rule book you feel like your reading a comic to a degree. They have special notes for triggers or important information that has comic book fonts With 11 Chapters to read through it is fairly quick to finish as there is only 140 pages. Unlike some games this book was easy to read, and remember. The coolest thing I found for anyone who likes to covert models, there is a section on creating your own minions, this will allow you to have a Villain and his gang of thugs to suport him. The book retails $34.99 cdn, and is a good starting point if you plan on playing the game.
So we have a our rule book and now we need some miniatures to play with, I am a big fan of the bad guys, so I picked up the villains box set. The art work on the box is pretty cool and keeps up with the comic book feel, once I opened the box it nice to see that it was split into two smaller boxes. The boxes had the miniatures in one, and Bases, cards and bits to glue on in the other, the only down side is they models are small and some of the bits are going to require some green stuff to ensure they stick to the model. However I love the actual models in this box set, the villains that come in the start box are as follows, Nuke, Twilight, The Gentleman, Guerillia and Hellsmith, each model has a card that has his stats, health and special actions. The box also give’s resource cards that your villains are able to use.
I can’t wait to get the models assembled, and painted, once I have my first game I will write a blog about how it went and give more details as to how to play, unless you would like a little more information prior. Leave me some feed back if you would like a follow-up blog on how the game plays and basic rule mechanics.