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Just want to double check: is it "official" that the Hurricane MK I's special rules have been changed? Should we assume that he +1 to basic Shooting is dropped in favor of: "Wood and Dope: When hit by cannon fire the aircraft only takes one hit if it rolls 4-6 on a D6. A Hurricane is susceptible to fire. When it is hit for the second time, the pilot must roll a 5 or 6 to see if he survives, instead of the usual 4, 5 or 6" now?
How did I miss this thread before? This looks fantastic!
Flying Tigers / 飛虎隊"This was the beginning of the greatest adventure I would ever hope to experience. It wasn't until years later that I fully realized the magnitude and significance of this first step, to be a lifelong adventure in the mystic Far East." Erik Shilling, 3rd Squadron AVGThis add-on for the game The Few will bring you the option of plaing as a member of Flying Tigers unit, one of brave pilots fighting on the skies of Far East against Japanese invasion army. You can find here a new enemy – Japanese Imperial Army Airforce, new airplanes that were flying in Burma and south China theatres, new missions organised in form of story campaign, new setting and new stories for your pilots.1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as „Flying Tigers“ („fēi hu duì“ in Chinese) was composed of American fighter pilots, who with silent approval of an American government fought as members of Chinese airforce against Japanese agression. One hundred fighter pilots were organized in three squadrons (1st Squadron „Adam & Eves“, 2nd Squadron „Panda Bears“ and 3rd Squadron „Hell's Angels“) and were flying on american-built P-40 fighters with shark mouths painted on plane noses. They joined the fight 14 days after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and under command of colonel Chennault became famous during defence of Burma and southern China. Flying Tigers fought almost always against overwhelming odds, but during seven months of combat, they managed to destroy 293 enemy planes for price of 14 own pilots lost during missions. AVG was dissolved 4th of July 1942 after finishing their one-year contract. It was replaced by 23rd Fighter Group of United States Army Air Forces, which retained shark teeth nose art of their predecessors.
Very new to the thread, and I'll admit I've yet to read the game (dropbox is blocked at work), but even reading these threads gave me ideas for a black box or parlour larp about pilots and their families. I think I'll call it "Dear John..."The premise is the strain both parties are under, the possibility of dying in action, or recieving a "Dear John..."-letter from the wife/significant other, and on the other hand, the dreaded "We regret to inform you..." letter.Deaths will be drawn at random, with a penalty for life measured through the pressures of war.
Actually, there's a very similar game free to download called Dulce et Decorum by Troels Ken Pedersen about soldiers during the Great War, and how war erodes the human spirit. It's available in English and I'm very much planning to steal everything I can from it.
Totally keen to play again.
Is the version linked on the first page still the current version?
Have you thought about sticking all of the supplements and everything in one place?
Did you ever have a go at a mechanic that means that the German Fighters may need to break for home before the fight is done due to fuel restrictions?
Is this a design or a new setting forThe Few that is being playtested?
Is the playtest open? Is there a way we can get it to participate in the playtest?
Hi @Ecthelion - I recently found the_few.pdf and very much appreciate its simplicity and effectiveness in the system for the stories it's intended to tell. It's an awesome piece of work.
I was looking for more info and any other files, however it looks like all the dropbox links in this thread are dead now. Are the other files available anywhere?