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"The Spy Who Cwtched Me"

A Flintloque Scenario by CJ Hooper

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Austin Powys - International Hobgoblin of Mystery Returns!

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It is Cryptmass Eve and all in the Valley
Nothing was stirring except up an alley
Where Richard Burton was reciting once more
He told of a tale, an epic of yore...
Of one Austin Powys, and others, Yes More!
For it was time for the Spies reunion
An undercover Cryptmass communion…
With pies and wine, and much palaver
Including Austin’s very own father!
Blythe Powys was his name,
Spying, for him, a retiring game,
For though many a wench he took to the sack
His ‘undercover’ skills he did not lack
But fighting and spying was no longer his thing
And he retired to this home at the expense of the King.
But a nemesis did stir...
La Verre au Voir arose one merrrr (more).

Introduction

Our hero must reach the hidden Catalonion Nursing home of DunSnooping, or Nursing Home for Spies (NHS) and join the retired spies for their Cryptmass feast while avoiding the Ferach Troops that are patrolling the streets.  La Verre au Voir has heard that there is such a refuge in the town, and that Austin attends every year to see his father Blythe Power.

The town is a veritable labyrinth of streets, snickets, and ginnels and Austin will have to sneak to the NHS.

The Ferach hold of the city is tenuous and so they only patrol in pairs; Austin, however, is alone.

However should our hero reach the NHS then, who knows?  Maybe the old spies will come out of retirement for one last mission...

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Gameplay

The solo rules apply here as Austin makes his way through the town with the patrols moving around the town, La Verre Au Voir has two soldiers with him and will always move towards Austin.

(If playing with 2 players then these may seek to hem in our hero, and further Ferach troops will join if he enters their line of sight.)

The number of patrolling Ferach should vary according to required difficulty and the size of the map. 8, 10, or 12 would be the suggested numbers for a 2x2ft board.

When Austin reaches the NHS roll a D6 and this many veteran spies will come to aid him.

The first will be Blythe Power, his father, Veteran Hobgoblin; then

2 – Flix Ciglighter – Orc Veteran
3 – The Rouge Pimp – Catalonian Dark Elf veteran
4 – Souris Danger – French Turncoat Veteran (Double agent)
5 – George Moley – Todoroni Veteran
6 – Spawn Connolly – Joccian Veteran Spy.

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Victory Conditions

La Verre au Voir is victorious with the capture or death of Austin Powys and the discovery of the NHS – Major Victory

La Verre au Voir is victorious with the capture or death of Austin Powys – Minor Victory

Austin Powys is victorious if he gets to the NHS and takes out La Verre au Voir with help from his father – giving a new lease of life the old spies. - Major Victory

Austin Powys is victorious if he gets to the NHS and takes out La Verre au Voir – if no help from the old spies – Minor Victory.

Merry Cryptmass!

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Webmaster’s Notes

An Orcs in the Webbe original! This article was written exclusively for Orcs in the Webbe and was first published on Christmas Day 2019 as part of its 2019 Advent Calendar.

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