Okay. So I tried out my devious plan of using And A Bottle of Rum (AABOR) Reaction tables with Fear and Faith with a very simple and quick scenario. Solomon Priest has tracked a pack of murderous bandits to their warehouse lair.
One bandit remains outside on watch while the other 4 are inside.
Solomon sneaks around to the side of the building and creates a disturbance to lure the bandit close.
Using the AABOR Challenges table and this being an easy task, he succeeds and Barney Bandit goes to investigate.
Returning to the shadows behind the door, Solomon calls out to the remaining bandits telling them that their time of reckoning is at hand.
The bandits burst out of the door and find the slain body of Charlie Bandit lying dead on the ground.
In an instant, Solomon leaps forward slashing with his blade at the nearest bandit.
His blade had no sooner struck the flesh of the bandit than his pistol barked at the bandit leader. Sadly, all his quick movements caused his aim to veer. The bandit leader goes down but has only fallen as the bullet punched a hole through his jacket and merely grazed his miserable flesh.
Solomon recovers and charges the woman. Again referring to the AABOR tables to find April’s reaction to the charge, we find her standing firm. (She had also already fired her pistol so there wasn’t really much she could do offensively prior to the charge.)
Overall I think the And A Bottle of Rum reaction table work great for solo games of Fear and Faith and require very little tweaking. They are a good fit and I don’t need to question whether or not I’m playing the enemy correctly! I will definitely be using these more in my solo and cooperative games and probably expand on them as well.
I definitely recommend them!!!