Adepticon 2017

Car Wars 5e: Food Truck Fallout

Day: Saturday, March 25, 2017
 Start Time: 1:00 PM
 End Time: 3:00 PM 

In a not-too-distant future Chicago where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging.

On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the "Vertical Farm," who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade, and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. In the end, no chef may be left alive!

Are your driving and cooking skills up to the challenge? Race around the track at top speed dodging explosive sprinkles, flaming ghost pepper cannons and belt-fed sushi shooters. Test your luck and bring a big appetite.

We are scaling the game for 28mm with food truck models provided by Burn In Designs. Players will battle for the title of Food Truck Master in this winner take all battle. All miniatures and materials provided.

This year we will separate the master chefs from the kitchen boys in a shower of wasabi paste and rainbow sprinkles. Each participant will be in charge of running their food truck throughout the town delivering food to customers while avoiding the onslaught from Hawaiian BBQ Rib shooters, Spicy Jerk Sauce acid, Nutmeg Sprays and the dreaded Juice Weasel.

Throughout the course are salad and dinner plates that are designed to represent customers, what you expected us to let you cook for real people. Running over a salad plate counts as 5 sales towards your total sales count. Stopping on a dinner plate gets you 25 points. At the end of the game, those points will be used to identify the real chefs among you.

So you may not be the best chef but are you the most efficient...butcher. Well, keep track of your kills because given enough of those it doesn't matter how many people get served if you are the last one standing.

The core rules for the game are based on Car Wars 5e. There are a few minor changes to better scale up the game while keeping the table size manageable.

 For every 10mph of speed, the vehicle will move 2 inches.

Weapon Ranges
    Point Blank (Under 6 Inches)  +4
    Medium Range (6 To 24 Inches)  0
    Long Range (Over 24 Inches)   -1
    Extreme Range (25 Inches or more) -2

Plates can only be run over once. You cannot run over the same plate twice in a row and collect points. No running it over, driving in a circle or reversing to get off of it and running it over again. Plates cannot be targeted or destroyed. They can be blocked by destroyed vehicles. For example, if a vehicle is destroyed while stopped on top of or ends its movement on top of a plate that plate can no longer be used until the destroyed vehicle has been pushed/rammed out of the way.

Vehicle damage tracking
Part of being a good butcher is having a good aim. Each vehicle you destroy or disable gains you one kill counter. At the end of the game, these will be used to decide any ties for the plate count as well as crowning the games butcher.

Sample Trucks
The Trucks for this event are all different but matched in power. Each vehicle has a way it excels and a counterpoint weakness. Learning this how best to use this counterpoint is part of the fun.