Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Shortage based scenarios

A few posts back I gave a list of six categories that can form the basis of a Mecha Mice scenario, one of those categories was "Shortages". Here's an expanded list of shortages that can form the basis of a scenario

Roll 1D6:
  1. Food
  2. Coal
  3. Work force
  4. Boats
  5. Time
  6. Mecha Suits
 Once you've rolled/chosen your option spend a little while thinking about how the mouse society is going to be effected and what might have to be done to resolve the issue.

A shortage of food is an obvious crisis, but what happened to the food? Did it get wet and rot? if so, are the tunnels still flooded, do they need to be drained?

A work force shortage might be due to industrial action, or an attack by one of the thousand enemies. If no one is left to mine black-stone, how will they make metal tools! If there's no one to collect the seed during summer, how can they find more mice to do the work. Remember mouse society is structured around "face" and convincing a member of the Mecha Corp to lower herself to "collect seed" would cause a lot of friction and insult.

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