Saturday, October 14, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Session 4

High Road to China Session Four Write-Up

Played Friday, February 10th, 2017

Dramatis Personae
  • Fiona, a rich heiress (played by J)
  • Faye, a reporter (played by R)
  • Angelo, a gambler (played by T)
  • Two Stampe SV.4 airplanes
  • François Lejeune, a rich playboy attempting to make Fiona his bride
  • Johnny S, one of François' crew
  • Billy Lane, yet another of François' crew
  • Jane Dupont, of the Delaware Duponts, François' Girl Friday, most deadly of them all, expert in explosives
  • Sammy King, still another of François' crew
  • Michael McAlister, British Master Mechanic
  • Heinrich "Monkeywrench", an explosive expert friend of Faye's
  • Pierre Gaumont, Fiona's missing father, owner of Gaumont Industrie de Paris
  • Louis Gaumont, Fiona's uncle, seeking to take over Gaumont Industrie de Paris
  • Pursuing thugs from Uncle Louis
  • Pursuing thugs from François Lejeune

Baghdad, a day later.

Angelo and Fiona watch as McAlister and his crew repair Angelo's plane at the Aerodrome. 

Meanwhile, Faye is returning to the Aerodrome after delivering her latest story. While riding in a taxi, she spots François Lejeune in Baghdad with his crew.

Hanging out of the window, Faye memorizes their faces (Aspect: Familiar with François Lejeune's entourage 1 free invoke). It turns out he's got Johnny S, Billy Lane, and the most deadly of them all, Jane Dupont (of the Delaware Duponts, expert in explosives) with him. She sees that they're heading toward the Hôtel Elysée.

As her taxi turns a sharp corner (and nearly tosses her out), she's spotted by Sammy King, another of François' men, but she doesn't see him.

Faye pulls up to the others, telling them that Lejeune is in town! Realizing that they need help, she jumps back into the cab to go to one of her contacts. 

Meanwhile, British Master Mechanic Michael McAlister and his crew are about an hour away from fixing Angelo's plane. Fiona bribes McAlister to rush the job at half the time.

Faye finds her contact, explosive expert Heinrich "Monkeywrench" (no last name given). Heinrich is leaving town, looks like he's making a run for it. Something bad is going down.

Heinrich, in a rush, gives Faye a box with two Hales Cooper Pattern Bombs, bundle of dynamite with timer, a couple German "Potato Masher" grenades, 2-3 Russian Mosin-Nagan 91 rifle grenades, some sweating dynamite, knowing that when they meet again, Faye will pay him back.

Angelo has scrounged up some old British pistols, Webley Mk IV (considered Weapon: 1), originally issued in 1899, along with a Sam Browne Belt each. When Faye arrives back with the crate of explosives, they stow it in Angelo's plane.

That's when Faye notices Sammy King, who tips his hat at her and picks up a nearby payphone, to (presumably) call Lejeune!

Faye draws her Webley and tries to shoot the phone but is tackled by Fiona, who says "If you shoot him, we'll just have a gunfight!"

Angelo runs to his ready plane and jumps in, taking off down the runway. Faye runs to her and Fiona's plane, with her Webley still out.

Fiona, filled with rage, stalks up to Sammy and he calmly hands her the phone, saying "François would like to say hello!"

She shouts "I told you I need Daddy's permission first, creep!" and then hangs up. She removes her glove and slaps Sammy with it, saying "You were nearly shot just now. Tell François next time I'll let her do it! And stop following us, or I'll do it myself!"

Sammy gives Fiona a shit-eating grin.

She waves him off and gets into her plane, telling Faye "You can shoot him now." But it's too late as the backwash from the plane would spoil her pistol aim. Faye opens up with a burst from the Lewis Gun instead, and the bullets shoot between Sammy's legs.

They take off, trundling down the runway and are soon in the air, on their way to Arak.

Nearly to Arak, Fiona and Angelo spot a giant dust storm ahead. They decide to try to outrun the dust storm, and head south for Bandar Mahshahr on the Persian Gulf coast.

From there, there is a montage of the heroes flying straight through to China, making stops at Bandar Abbas, Karachi, New Delhi, Nagqu, Tibet, and finally ending up in Chongqing, China.

Over the course of the montage, Fiona drives the heroes on (Compel: Craves Control), Angelo gambles with Fiona each day to see who will win a race (Compel: Gambling Addiction) but Faye resists filing her stories with the newspapers (Rejects Compel: No one thinks I can win the Pulitzer).

Along the way, Faye makes connections (Aspect: Trail of Tears, Flight of Connections 1 free invoke), Angelo sniffs out where Fiona's father went (Aspect: Hot on the Trial 1 free aspect) and Fiona's drive puts them ahead of their enemies (Aspect: Leave them eating my Dust 1 free invoke). 

All told, together, they form a friendship (Aspect: Bond of Friendship 2 free invokes), with Fiona finally admitting to Faye "I've remembered you since before we left Athens, but I have a reputation. And I read all your articles, I always have. I remember the first one you did when we were in college, you always had it on the board above your bed."

Fiona also professes that her rivalry with Angelo has turned into a little more of a caring friendship, and while his charm wasn't quite attractive before, it has grown on her.

When they reach Chongqing, Fiona quickly finds out where her father went, using all her abilities (and several Fate points and Aspects). He's up north, fighting against a powerful warlord.

They quickly fly north to an old Castle on the Great Wall of China. Pierre Gaumont is surprised to see his daughter, especially flying a plane into a war zone. After hugging him, she slaps him with her glove, saying "Why are YOU here, out in a forsaken castle, doing god knows what, letting your company run into the ground!"

When she tells him what's going on, that Uncle Louis is trying to take over the company, and so is François Lejeune (he forbids her to marry that snake), he expresses astonishment, stating that Lambert has the papers that put Fiona in charge of the company.

Fiona says "I was never aware of any papers...I've been chased half-way across the globe by your brother's men and François and I'm gonna collapse, right after I kill Lambert!"

Then Fiona remembers Lambert chastising her for wasting her time partying and that he'd do something about it if she didn't. So he sent her on this harrowing journey, which, in the process, improved her character and made her ready to run her father's company! Lambert pushed Fiona to become a better person!

Meanwhile, Faye, collecting this information, finished her latest batch of dispatches to the newspapers and sent them off. Unbeknownst to her, they would become the hit of the publishing world and she would be nominated to win the Pulitzer!

Overlooking the castle grounds, Angelo set up a series of clever explosive traps to turn the tables on the attacking warlord's soldiers (Aspect: Angelo sets up minefield Extraordinaire around the Castle 2 free Invokes).

And then all hell broke loose when Uncle Louis arrived with his men, and François arrived with his!

Next time: The Grand Finale! Dogfights Extraordinaire above a Climactic Battle of Four Armies!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China NPCs Session 3

NPCs for Session 3:

Plane #A: Rudolph Von Hecht, WWI Flying Ace, 5 confirmed kills, Fokker D. VII
+2 to Shooting things, -2 for Non-Honorable Actions
Fate Points: 0 (started with 2)
Stress: [X] [X] 
Plane Stress: [ ] [X] [X] 
Minor Consequence (-2): Loose Canvas on Wing
Moderate Consequence (-4): Sputtering Engine
Taken Out, took 5 Shifts of damage at the end, spent last Fate Point to create "Unpiloted Plane"

Plane #B: Omar Al-Herad, native of Iraq, no confirmed kills (although he claims to have had 13), Sopwith Camel
+2 to Dive out of the Sun, -2 for Running Away
Fate Points: 0 (started with 1)
Stress: [X] [X] 
Plane Stress: [X] [X] 
Minor Consequence (-2): Fuel Leak
Taken Out, took 11 Shifts of Damage at the end

Monday, October 9, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Character Profile Angelo

Name: Angelo 'Angel' Ambrogio (Played by T)

High Concept: Fortune-Seeking Gambler
Trouble: Gambling Addiction? Bah! So... Wanna Bet?
Aspect: Oh, you can trust me, I promise!
Aspect: Papi and I Bonded Over Explosives.
Aspect: Mami loved her airplanes

Approaches: Clever +3, Quick and Flashy +2, Careful and Forceful +1, Sneaky +0

  • Devilish Charm: Once In a game session I can get someone to reveal to me something that they'd want to be kept secret.
  • Because I love the risks, I get a +2 when I Flashily attack when recklessly engaged in a dogfight.
  • Because I am such a charismatic individual, I get a +2 when I Sneakily manipulate someone to do something for me.

Fate Points: 3

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Session 3

High Road to China Session 3 Write-Up

Played Friday, January 27th, 2017

Dramatis Personae
  • Fiona, a rich heiress (played by J, not present, given Missing PC Aspect: "Distracted over worry about her father")
  • Faye, a reporter (played by R)
  • Angelo, a gambler (played by T)
  • Two Stampe SV.4 airplanes
  • Rudolph Von Hecht, a WWI Flying Ace with 5 confirmed kills, flying a Fokker D. VII
  • Omar Al-Herad, a hotshot pilot, native of Iraq, with no confirmed kills (although he claims to have had 13), flying a Sopwith Camel

In the skies above Baghdad, death reigned supreme.

Our heroes, tired from a long day of flying, approached the city. Two planes flew out of the sun above them and attacked!

Bullets flew and as the enemy planes passed, Faye recognized the two pilots: Rudolph Von Hecht, a WWI Flying Ace and Omar Al-Herad, another mercenary pilot.

They attacked again, this time Rudolph squared off against Angelo, trying to gain an advantage but shot past too quickly, giving Angelo an advantage ("Superior Altitude"), while Omar shot at Fiona and Faye, scoring a minor hit on their plane (1 Shift)!

First blood to the mercs!

Faye grabbed the Lewis Gun and opened up on Rudolph, striking a hit that caused damage to his plane (5 Shifts: Stress 3 and Minor Consequence "Loose Canvas on Wing").

Angelo rolled and shot at Omar, pow, pow, pow, filling the plane with holes (4 Shifts: Stress 2 and Minor Consequence "Fuel Leak").

On the second pass, Faye shoots at Rudolph again with her gun ("Ready Gun" boost), scoring a hit (1 Shift), turning his white aviator's scarf crimson!

Omar shoots Faye and Fiona, drawing blood on them (2 Shifts: Stress 1 each for each Fiona and Faye).

Fiona does a loop-de-loop, slipping, yawing and rolling and shooting a Very flare pistol, to set up the two enemies to be stuck firing at each other if they shoot at our heroes, but she's distracted because she's worried about her father (Missing PC Aspect: "Distracted over worry about her father") so she succeeds but puts Angelo in danger as well ("Friendly Fire" with minor cost Angelo is affected as well).

Rudolph machine-guns Angelo ("Friendly Fire"), scoring direct hits (3 Shifts: Stress 1 and Minor Consequence "Smoke Trail").

Angelo shouts to Omar "That other pilot tried to kill you and gain the bounty for himself", trying to get Omar to fight Rudolph ("No Honor Among Thieves" with minor cost that Omar thinks Angelo is just another rival mercenary).

On the third pass, Fiona flies steadily so that Faye can get a good shot ("Steady Flying" - 2 free invokes).

Rudolph opens up on Angelo, causing more damage to his plane (3 Shifts: Stress 3), while Omar blasts away at Fiona and Faye, striking their plane (2 Shift: Stress 2).

Angelo comes from above and punishes Rudolph and his plane (8 Shifts: Stress 3, Plane Stress 3 and Moderate Consequence: Sputtering Engine), striking and killing Rudolph, which left the plane uncontrolled ("Unpiloted Plane") flying around for a few moments.

Faye, using a clever trick, guns down Omar (both "Steady Flying" invokes and "Unpiloted Plane"), forcing him into Rudolph's kite, where they crash into each other, bursting into flames and falling from the skies (11 Shifts: Stress 1, Plane Stress 1, and 9 overkill Shifts!).

The session ends with burning wreckage on the desert floor, as two planes, one trailing smoke, fly through a blood-red sky towards Baghdad and Faye composes an incredible story ("Author of 'Dogfight of Death above Baghdad'") for her newspaper!

Next Session: Baghdad and beyond!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Character Profile Faye

Name: Faye Moses (Played by R)

High Concept: Reporter posing as Ordinary Mechanic
Trouble: No one thinks I can win the Pulitzer (and I'm not so sure myself)
Aspect: My Daddy was the Mechanic
Aspect: I know a little about a lot
Aspect: I'll wade through mud to prove myself

Approaches: Clever +3, Quick and Sneaky +2, Flashy and Forceful +1, Careful +0

  • Reporter's Skills: Because I'm a reporter I get a +2 when I cleverly create advantages when in conversation with someone.

Fate Points: 3

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Session 2

High Road to China Session 2 Write-Up

Played Friday, January 13th, 2017

Dramatis Personae
  • Fiona, a rich heiress (played by J)
  • Faye, a reporter (played by R)
  • Angelo, a gambler (played by T)
  • Constance Sicard, a friend of Lambert
  • An Old Man
  • Two Stampe SV.4 airplanes
  • Some locals
  • Pursuing thugs from Uncle Louis
  • Pursuing thugs from François Lejeune
  • Lambert, Fiona's loyal butler (referred to but not present)
  • Pierre Gaumont, Fiona's missing father, owner of Gaumont Industrie de Paris (referred to but not present)
  • Louis Gaumont, Fiona's uncle, seeking to take over Gaumont Industrie de Paris (referred to but not present)
  • François Lejeune, another member of the board of directors, late 20s, rich and entitled, family runs the Lejeune Company (referred to but not present)

Fiona races off to the Temple of Athena Nike to meet up with Constance.

She pulls up and is spotted by Faye, who's on the scene, hoping to catch a celebrity at the historic site. It turns out that Fiona was Faye's roommate of 3 years while they were students together at Mount Ida College but Fiona never remembered Faye, even when they were living together.

It also turns out that Faye has a fling with François, to get a story, but now she wants to see him ruined in revenge (or get a good story out of his ruin, whichever gets her the Pulitzer!).

Faye follows Fiona and sees her meeting with a woman painting on a canvas near the temple. She doesn't get close enough to hear their conversation.
Fiona approaches a woman painting and says "I'm in a little bit of a rush... do you know where Constance Sicard is?" while blowing cigarette smoke in a cloud around the woman.

The woman smiles and says "Did Philipe send you?", confusing Fiona.

Constance laughs and says "Your butler's first name is Philipe. Did you really not know that?" The thought of her butler having a private life shocks Fiona.

Fiona says "Aide-toi et le ciel t'aidera. ("Heaven helps those who help themselves")" and Constance gathers up her painting supplies and takes Fiona by the arm. They stroll around the temple talking.

Faye pays a local to give Fiona's car a flat tire but the local runs off with the money. Convinced there is a story, she rushes back to Fiona's car when she realizes that Fiona and Constance are heading back there in a wide loop, and hides in the covered back seat of the car.

Fiona says "I need a way to get out of the city.. far out of the city, without all the goons" to Constance. Constance asks why and Fiona replies "I need to find my father, so we don't go bankrupt to my uncle..." Faye overhears all of this and starts taking notes, like a good reporter.

Constance writes something down on a piece of paper and sticks it in Fiona's pocket "for later, you'll know when to use it" and tells Fiona there is an aerodrome, formerly a military air base, outside of Athens. It's easily missed and she should be able to find a plane there to escape the city. It's called the Hellenikon Air Base.

Realizing she hasn't much time, Fiona jumps in the car and speeds off. Constance calls after her "No fear, we'll enjoy your Lafayette '05 while you're gone!" Fiona grumbles "I should have taken the wine cellar keys from him before I left!"

Angelo, meanwhile, is stuck at the Hellenikon Air Base, after having arrived there on a cheap flight a few hours ago. Taxis are few and far between, so Angelo whiles the time away with playing poker with the few people in one of the hangers.

A local comes by and speaks fast Greek to the airport workers and they all leave, it turns out, because there is a bounty on Fiona's head, alive, and they start searching for her. An Old Man remains behind and continues to play poker with Angelo.

While driving to Hellenikon, Fiona realizes that Faye is in the car when she goes around a corner fast, causing Faye to hit her head and make a sound.
Faye claims that she was hit over the head and dumped in the car but Fiona recognizes her from when she was hanging around François a few months ago (but not that she used to live with her for 3 years!).

Fiona accuses her of working with François but Faye claims she was fleeing François, saying "I hate François! He's a no good scoundrel!" and hope Fiona will take her with her.

Faye trades mechanic service for passage and they make it to the air base, arriving in front of the only two people there, the Old Man and Angelo.

Fiona asks to buy a plane and the Old Man, in perfect English, offers his two Stampe SV.4s for Fiona's Stuts Bearcat, an advantageous trade for the Old Man.

Fiona realizes that if she's to escape, two planes are better than one, in case one breaks down, so she buys both and wonders aloud about another pilot.

Angelo says he's a pilot and the two bicker, getting into a bet about who's the better pilot. Fiona says "I bet I could drive CIRCLES around you, land or air!" If Fiona wins, Angelo will work for free, if Angelo wins, Fiona will pay him double!

The Old Man is enthusiastic about this and gives them the keys to the planes. They take off, with Faye in Fiona's plane, and a good tailwind helps Fiona fly off (Aspect: Good Tailwind -- 1 free invoke).

They race through the sky, with Fiona in the lead, then they perform some aerial acrobatics, both doing quite well. In the end, the Old Man declares Fiona the winner and when he finds out she's heading to the Middle East, he goes into the hangar and brings out two Lewis Light Machine Guns and mounts them on the planes. He provides several extra drums of ammo, knowing they will need it.

That's when the various goons searching for Fiona arrive. The heroes jump into their planes and escape before the baddies arrive. As they fly away, they don't spot anyone following them.

They fly roughly 500 miles to Antalya, Turkey, and then another 500 miles on to Cyprus, ending the day there. While in Cyprus, Fiona finds out that her father passed through several years ago, heading towards Tehran. Faye, writing furiously, sends stories into the newspaper about their adventures in Athens when she lands in Antalya, and then another story about Antalya when they land at Cyprus.

Faye interviews Angelo, asking "Are you trying to cash in on that bounty?" Angelo is cagey and Faye asks "Whatcha in for?Money, the thrill of danger, running from something?" Angelo simply says "All three, maybe!"

They leave Cyprus on the second day, landing in Jerusalem on their first 500 mile leg of the day's flying. Since Fiona's father has a warehouse in the city, Fiona keeps a low profile. Faye posts a story about their stay on Cyprus while Angelo volunteers to go to Fiona's father's warehouse for clues.

When Angelo asks about Fiona's father, Pierre Gaumont, with the worker, he misses when the worker talks to the manager. The manager makes a phone call then comes out into the factory to talk with Angelo.

Angelo claims to be looking for Pierre, but the manager, Grégory Plessis, says "M. Gaumont isn't here. In fact, I've heard sad news. His daughter, Fiona, a mentally unstable woman, ran away from her house in Athens and her uncle Louis is looking for her, for her safety. A reward is offered."

Angelo, with his Devilish good looks, tricks Grégory to reveal something about Pierre, where he was last. The manager lets slip that Pierre was headed towards India, after Tehran. Angelo leaves and watches to make sure he's not followed.

The trio fly off in the pair of airplanes, on their second leg of their flight, with Baghdad as their destination.

A half-hour from Baghdad, two planes dive at them from out of the sun, firing at them. Both planes are hit with superficial bullet holes in the fuselage and wings as danger and death approach!

Next time: Will Fiona, Faye and Angelo be shot down? Who will survive the aerial dogfight? Will Faye's stories reach the press? 

Tune in Next Time for High Road to China!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Character Profile Fiona

Name: Fiona Gaumont (Played by J)

High Concept: Spoiled Heiress Looking for her Father
Trouble: Craves Control
Aspect: Amateur Pilot
Aspect: Not just a pretty face
Aspect: Feisty and spirited

Approaches: Flashy +3, Clever and Quick +2, Careful and Forceful +1, Sneaky +0

  • Everything has a price: once per session can overcome an obstacle with the power of $$$ if possible
  • Everything you can do I can do better: when I use flashy I get a +2 to overcome or create an advantage in response to another character's action

Fate Points: 3

Friday, September 22, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Session 1

High Road to China Session One Write-Up

Played Friday, December 9th, 2016

Dramatis Personae
  • Fiona, a rich heiress (played by J)
  • Lambert, Fiona's loyal butler
  • Pierre Gaumont, Fiona's missing father, owner of Gaumont Industrie de Paris
  • Louis Gaumont, Fiona's uncle, seeking to take over Gaumont Industrie de Paris
  • Raoul Bellanger, member of the board of directors, ally of Fiona's
  • Gilles Villette, member of the board of directors, ally of Fiona's
  • Henri Naveau, member of the board of directors, ally of Fiona's
  • François Lejeune, another member of the board of directors, late 20s, rich and entitled, family runs the Lejeune Company
  • Florian Frassin, another member of the board of directors, bought by Fiona to be on her side
  • Pursuing thugs from Uncle Louis
  • Pursuing thugs from François Lejeune

The Scene: Athens, Greece

The Time: 1921

Several years after the Great War, Fiona is living in Athens, Greece, in a large mansion with her loyal family butler, Lambert.

Her father went to the East right after the Great War to secure more business and she hasn't seen him for several years.

She receives notices from several members of the board of directors of Gaumont Industrie de Paris that her uncle Louis is making a play for the controlling interest of the company, which is bad because he'll ruin the company in less than six months, whereas it would take her at least 2 years to ruin it (at least according to Lambert). 

If Uncle Louis takes over the company, she'll lose the mansion, the money and everything!

She jumps into action, contacting several members of the board in Paris, Raoul, Gilles and Henri, and convinces them to side with her in the power struggle. She receives a telegram from François Lejeune that he will side with her if she marries him and together they will control both his family company and hers.

She realizes that François is a rich, entitled brat, although a handsome one, and that he would take full control, which isn't what she wants, so she agrees to marry him but only if she gets her father's permission as a ruse to stall for time. Her plan is to go to the East, find her father and get him to sign a document naming her a member of the board and the CEO of the company. She figures she has only a few weeks to get this done.

Lambert then warns her that she must flee because they will soon come for her and that they will bribe him to betray her. As if on cue, the phone rings and Lambert negotiates with the caller his 30 pieces of silver to betray her up from 10,000 francs to 42,000 francs (after all, he is just a simple butler). He tells the caller that she has gone to the Monastiraki (a famous market in Athens) to buy clothes.

Lambert hangs up the phone and proceeds to the study's safe, removing documents that Fiona needs to have her father sign as well as bundles of cash. He takes 42,500 francs for himself, saying "You paid me better than they did, so of course I let you escape!"

Fiona, realizing that these forces against her mean business, grabs a shopping bag, sticks the case with the documents and cash in it, and rushes out the door, kissing Lambert goodbye. Lambert suggests she avoid her friends as they will probably be watched but says that his friends probably won't be. 

He says "Go to Constance Sicard. She is often painting the Temple of Athena Nike this time of day. Tell her 'Aide-toi et le ciel t'aidera.' ("Heaven helps those who help themselves")."

As a parting gift of advice, he tells Fiona "Bon marché tire agent de bourse.("If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly.")."

Fiona runs outside, pretending to tell Lambert she is going to buy a dress, and jumps into her 1914 Yellow Stutz Bearcat automobile and tears out of the mansion's driveway, heading towards the Monastiraki.

She spots two Citroën Torpedo 1919 automobiles on her tail, one from the Lejeune company and the other presumably from her uncle.

Driving like a mad-woman through the streets of Athens, the two Citroëns menace her and start a running gun battle between them. Fiona, calling upon her abilities gained as the Winner of the Athen's Invitational Off-Road Women's Course of 1920 (Aspect, 1 free invoke), manages to leave them in the dust as they plow into a fruit stand and a coffee shop after missing the break-neck turn she made.

The driver of the Lejeune car salutes her as she drives away... into further danger!

Next time: Will Fiona gain assistance to find her father?

Tune in Next Time for High Road to China!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Actual Play: FATE High Road to China Set-Up

Your father is somewhere in China. Maybe. Well, he's somewhere in the East. Yeah, over there, somewhere. Don't know from nothing where he is.

You lost touch a few years ago. Wait.... has it really been 10 years?

Your uncle is trying to have him declared dead so he can take over the company. He thinks you're a sap and you'll just scram. Thinks that giving you the High-hat will get you to back off.

You don't want that. It'll cut into your inheritance..... And your partying.

So you've got enough dough to hire a flyboy or two, the Real McCoys, and buy a couple of planes, rust buckets that give the ole Bronx Cheer.

Some friends, one a live wire, one a bearcat, want to come along, too. Thinking it'll be a hoot. Hopefully none of them are all wet.

Your uncle is a devious bastard. He'll do anything to stop you, even send some hard boiled hoods after you.

So get a wiggle on, right out of that gin-mill you've been hanging out in, and take to the road: The High Road to China.

From 2016 through 2017, I ran a five-episode one-shot of High Road to China using Fate Accelerated Edition, in a homebrew setting based upon the classic 1980s film, on Roll20 with three players and wrote up the session notes. Enjoy!