Friday, 4 February 2011

Triffles (5) - A shed load

Yesterday difficult terrain, possibly a delivery, so today a shed load - not a shedload.

blockage of a                      temptation
 key route                            to pilfer

\             /

a shed load



What is the hazardous content? Anything from intoxicating or unprocessed food or drink, through a liquid which would freeze if the air or ground temperature is low or falls enough, or is sticky or dries sticky, to waste of some kind, perhaps biological or industrial, even radioactive. It might attract flies, or much larger creatures...

Again, this lends itself in wargaming to a terrain piece or scenario, in roleplaying to a geomorph or encounter. The situation might actually be an ambush, or the area could be overrun with pilferers. The nature of the characters could also be tested if the material is of benefit - is the driver or owner around and what are the consequences of theft?


The Happy Whisk said...

This probably doesn't have anything to do with anything but this morning the inside of our cars were frosted. Burrrrrrr.

Just finishing up on a few blog things, then off to do chores. Light day today. Woohoo.

Have a most excellent Friday, Porky.

Porky said...

It has more to do than you might think - in conditions like these more loads are likely shed. I hope you got the cars heated quickly if you were off somewhere.

Light day + Friday = most excellent day, and that's how it is here too. Double woohoo!

The Happy Whisk said...

Double woohoo is right. I'm done with my morning chores and blogging. Headed offline to enjoy the rest of my day, as I have it off from work. Double woohoo.

Lydia Kang said...

I love your diagrams. So simple, elegant, and more about shed loads than I ever though I needed to know, LOL!

Porky said...

@ The Happy Whisk - I hope you enjoy it.

@ Lydia K - Thanks very much!