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"Run 33: Bad Santa"

A Devil's Run Scenario by Mark Rapson

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Mark Rapson, creator of Devil's Run, has penned a festive scenario for players of the post-apocalyptic vehicle battle game. In "Bad Santa" rival gangs battle to collect goodies that have fallen out of Santa's Sack. Complete with a fully formatted PDF, a new character card and even a festive ditty to sing as you leave your foes in the dust.


To download this scenario as a fully formatted PDF produced by Word Forge Games, just click on the preview image below to download. - Craig, Editor.

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Slay bells boom! Are you listening?
In the lane, the blood is glistening.
A frightful sight,
A dreadful night.
Driving in a nuclear winter land!

Hear the chain guns, they are a whistling!
On the roads, cars are crashing.
A Skinner’s might,
A Hauler’s fright.
Fleeing in a nuclear winter land!

Thrusters burn, are you watching?
In the desert, bikers are thrashin’.
The gangers fight,
The Devil’s bites.
Dying in a nuclear winter land!


Mission Description

Everyone knows Santa only comes once a year and when he does, he has a massive sack. It is so gigantic in fact, that he is likely to spill a present or two, especially if he’s hit the maize liquor.

Game Length

Until Santa Cruise gets through the tunnel or he is wrecked.

Santa Cruise

Click on the image below to downlload a high resolution image for printing.

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Faction 1 and Faction 2: $50,000.

Tile Setup

.1a, 2b., .3b, 4a. - Santa Cruise on a trike is placed on the S square. Place Present tokens on the P squares. The 7th tile should be the Tunnel included as the box lining in the core game. Once Santa Cruise has exited the 7th tile the game ends.

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Special Rules

Santa Booze: Each turn Santa Cruise drops a present from his massive sack. Place a present token behind Santa Cruise’s trike before it moves. The presents may be picked up using the Pick-up Stash special rules. The player that wrecks Santa Cruise gains D3+2 present tokens.

Prizes Mean Points: When a present is picked-up, roll a D3 to determine whether it’s a great present - a knitted jumper from your Nan (3 points) or a rubbish present, like a games console (1 point). Keep track of the score as you wish.

Man, He’s Fast!: Each turn, the player with the Iniative moves Santa Cruise before activating a model. Santa Cruise may not complete a BRAKE! action nor any advanced driving nor offensive move actions. Santa Curise must use his entire movement.

Over Yonder: The number of tiles in play is increased to 4 (from the normal 3) to reflect the initial distance between Santa Cruise and the Gangers.

Mission Objective

The objective for both gangs is to have the most points.

Spoils of War

$5,000 of weapons and gear (winning player’s choice). All vehicles get repaired at the end of the run (it is Santa after all!).

Mission Variant Ideas

- Vary points.

- Add extra players.

- Use the Demolition Derby tiles to create a circuit. If you do this place Santa Cruise on the tile opposite deployment.

About Devil's Run

Devil’s Run was officially released at Salute 2016, after a successful Kickstarter campaign in mid-2015. The Devil's Run: Route 666 is a fast-moving and hard-hitting vehicular combat board game set in a post-apocalyptic America; a dark and barbaric place in the very near future, where World War 3 has seen the demise of half the world. Twenty years after the war, those that have survived must fight for everything. Post-apocalyptic North America is a feudal land where only the toughest survive.

The Devil’s Run is primarily a pickup-and-play board game, but is also the entry point to a campaign and gang building experience. It is a 20mm car game, perfect for people to convert and create their own vehicles from toy cars available in every supermarket and toy store. Each player controls a gang of ramshackle vehicles and their characterful drivers as they race across the remains of America to lay claim to aid drops, food and fuel. Each gang will do whatever it takes to get to there first... bash, crash, smash, race, win!

The game is currently available direct from the Word Forge Games website where you can also make late pledges for the successfully KS funded follow up, Devil's Run: Hells Highway. 


Webmaster's Notes

An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive! This scenario was written exclusively for Orcs in the Webbe and was first published on the 11th December 2016 as part of it's 2016 Advent Calendar.