In the spring of 1967, a small, newly-formed recon team was sent on a dangerous mission into the bush. They had been on recon missions before, but the one this time was much more dangerous.
This is their story.
Ghidorah San was from South Vietnam, a member of the army there. He had been leant to the group as a local scout and medic. He was called “Possum” by another private in the squad because he always went to ground when trouble happened.
Private Colt Texas had seen about six months of action in Vietnam and was the one who called Ghidorah San “Possum.” He was, unsurprisingly, from Texas, though, unlike that state, he was very small. He was the group’s grenadier. Ghidorah San called him “Longhorn.”
Private John Jackson was a demolitions guy, originally from Louisiana. He was short but fat, being only five feet, two inches tall, but weighing 191 pounds. His weapon of choice was a grenade launcher, which he had named “Brenda,” though he also carried a .357 magnum he’d named “Reginald” as his backup weapon. He was very skittish and nervous. Some of the guys called him “Gravy train.”
Sgt. Jack Johnson was tall and blonde with a crew cut. He hailed from Savannah, Georgia. At 23, he’d just gotten out of sniper school and had gotten promoted very quickly. He was armed with an M-14 scoped assault rifle. He carried .45 semi-automatic pistol as his backup weapon. He was law-abiding and a pretty boy who stuck to the rules. Ghidorah San called the man “Blonde Joe.”
On March 16, 2014, I ran a game of Recon to play test it for review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine. My players were Logan, Kyle, James, and James.
Role Playing Journal of the game can be found here:
A video playlist of the game is here:
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