The universe has certain laws. You can deny them, write things down and swear blind that the obvious is fake and the ridiculous true. The universe does not care. You can run towards the pretty glowing rock or away from it.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Unbenownst to most, there are not one Santa Claus but two! One deals with the nice kids, but the other team seeks out the naughty kids to claim redistibutable merchandise with extreme prejudice.
Here is his jolly theme song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtGwwsk8rI
So when a mysterious thing crashes in the middle of Turpin Crescent the police officers of the law guardians leap into action to this music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99O6oTJVHo
A complication has seen their sled crash. Now they must repair and try to make up their schedule-. Mission 15 Repair.
Sweeney Todd Star Cops theme. Complication grenades are experimental & temperamental, 10+ it's a dud.
Location is home world, giving +1 on morale.
Inspector Roughly & 3 Constables 194
Inspector Roughly Leadership 3, Marksman 2, Reactive, 35. Total 50
Pistol, 2 Fragmentation grenades. 15
Constables Chucker 2, Marksman 3, Reactive, 29 Total 48
Baton 6, Pistol 5, 2 Stun grenades 8. 19
Christmass Cultists. 196
Sanity Klaws. Artificial, Big, Reactive, Psi, Leader1 25
Cyborg, Light combat dress, Powered Guantlets 30 = 50
Rudolf, Artificial, Extra leg, Fast3, Martial arts2, Reactive, Psi, Light combat dress, Electrokinesis = 35 (I can see an electrical charge between his antlers)
Elfless, Marks1, Psi, Psi master, Reactive. Detect weakness, Flight pack, Lt combat dress, SMG =52
(The minder of the team, there to further intimidate irate parents)
Present dispenser Artificial, Robo technician3 Tech2 Psi Perceive Telekinetic disarm Telekinetic trip
Light combat dress = 49 (I can imagine a well-projected bag of marbles)
Santa heads back to the crash site- oh no! The chameleon circuit's been damaged!
Rudolf gets into cover.
A long shot, but she sprays the vehicle with a warning burst.
"You work up that side, you the other"
Another shot, no damage.
They're close, real close.
Rudolf zooms at the Inspector, antlers blazing and slashing. A really poor set of rolls-
A couple of reactions allow Rudolf to run away, followed by the Inspectors flying lead.
A successful stun grenade throw and she's down- but resilient, she's soon on her feet. Rudolf's in a good position to lend aid IF I can grab initiative or reaction. He gets one, another useless electrical attack. Damn, rubber soled boots!
A frontal walloping attack with the baton, down again, but soon up-
She gets a little distance, but fails. The bobby dashes in again, a head hit - and she's short circuited!
"SSSSS-h sharp intake of cybernetic breath.
"And fix that bloody chameleon circuit!"
"Nope, try reversing the polarity in the flux capacitor!"
"Come back, you're nicked sunbeam!"
Quick game, we could have done "swapsies" in our alloted time if we'd been more disciplined. There was a recent post on low small a table. This linear approach is well worth it. I got to repair the machine, but lost 1/2 team. Cops lost none, spent one grenade. So sort of a dwawl.
Simple was of keeping track. Yellow = pinned.