Fight Locations — Vehicles and Chases


By Tave

Let's say this is a plane that can hold all the PCs. These would be your 747, your military transport plane, and Air Force One (not a bad movie, but an escape pod? C'mon…).

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Executive Decision, Passenger 57, Octopussy

Chase, Car

By David Eber

The Car Chase is one of the stock elements of action movies, and the number of different permutations which have appeared on television and on film are staggering. Unfortunately, there are no real rules for running a car chase in the Feng Shui rulebook. There's been a lot of debate over this topic on the mailing list, but I'm not going to reiterate it here. I'll provide the elements for the scene. How you make it work is up to you.

Car chases encompass a wide variety of options, starting with the number of participants. The most basic chase involves one car chasing another, followed by multiple cars chasing one car, one car chasing multiple cars, or multiple cars chasing multiple cars. The next element to consider are the vehicles involved in the chase. Besides cars, you also have motorcycles, vans, jeeps, pick-ups, 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, fire engines, helicopters, tanks, and even hovercraft.

Once you've decided what and how many vehicles are involved, you have to pick a location. A freeway will involve a lot of other fast moving cars and trucks, with a high potential for massive accidents. A city chase scene will also involve a lot of cars, as well as traffic lights, pedestrians, buildings, hard turns, and assorted obstacles. Collateral damage is very likely. A chase in the country will be relatively simple, but the narrow roads will be a problem. A chase on a mountain road, on the other hand, exposes characters to the risk of a long and fatal drop. Finally, a chase involving a bridge or tunnel will present it's own, unique set of challenges and perils.

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And remember, the more spectacularly destructive the chase is, the better.


The Road Warrior, The Blues Brothers, Rumble in the Bronx, Lethal Weapon 2, Terminator 2, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock, Goldeneye, Goldfinger, any episode of the A-Team or Knight Rider or Viper or the Dukes of Hazzard.


By Morix

A fight scene onboard a moving train can be very exciting. You may even want to base an entire gaming session around it. PCs shouldn't have a problem with explaining how they've come to be onboard a train. They could simply be travelers, or perhaps hired as bodyguards for an important person or object.

Many different areas of a train contain different thing to do in combat. Let's take a look at the various parts of a train and examine what action can be wrought from it.

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Back to the Future 3, Broken Arrow, From Russia With Love, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunted, Live and Let Die, Octopussy, The Peacemaker, Supercop, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory