Rad Rats Attack!
Situation: aboard the Lucky Strike, an outbreak of Rad Rats!
The only crew up and about are the two Lupine brothers Rex and Fidel. They are going about their business when the first Rad Rat pops its head through a doorway.
Reminder: Savage Worlds uses a deck of playing cards to determine initiative.
Rex draws Joker, enters upper cargo bay and sees a Rad rat. Rat acts on 8H, attacks but fails.
Rex draws 7C, rat 7H. Rat attacks, fails. Rex (attacking at -2 for size of rat) aces his d8, for 13 total. Making that 11, still a raise over the 5 needed to hit the rat. Damage with blaster: pathetic roll; spends a 'bennie' and gets a hit with a raise. Rat is dead. Alarms ring after weapon fire.
Fidel climbs down from engine room to join Rex.
Fidel draws 10, rats 6, Rex 2. Fidel holds. Rat in lower cargo hold climbs the ladder, using his turn. Fidel and Rex both fire, Fidel first. He shoots (d6) and aces 3 times! giving an adjusted total of 18, so many raises! Hits for 42 points. (Can that be right? several damage dice aced, one twice.)
Rat is dead.
Rats get Joker, Fidel 7, Rex 5. Rats in "basement" activate, climbing stairs to main deck. Rex heads back to check "basement"; Fidel descends to main cargo floor, sees a rat.
Fidel Jack, rats 7, Rex 4. Fidel fires! Miss. Rats ascend to confront Rex, only one can attack. Rat gets a 9 (a raise) and bits at Rex; it rolls 17, kills Rex. (Well, I let him use a wild die, so let's say he's got two wounds and though "down", isn't really dead.)
Rats 10, Mavis 9, Fidel 4. First rat gets raise, stuns Fidel. Remaining two rats are stumped by doors: one climbs to the galley, one stays in the hallway. Mavis draws her ray gun, starts aft. Fidel rolls spirit, fails.
Rats king, Mavis 5, Fidel 3. Rat attacks stunned Fidel, gets a hit but can't penetrate space suit. Mavis opens door, sees the rat waiting. She rolls two raises on wild die, for 13, a hit with two raises: 26 pts! Dead rat. Fidel tries Spirit again, staggers to his feet.
Rats 10, Mavis 5, Fidel 2. Rat runs down from galley, bites at Mavis but can't get a hit. Rat in lower cargo bay attacks Fidel, fails to get a hit. Mavis fires, rat stunned. Fidel fires, misses. Rat in front of Mavis stays stunned.
Rats Ace of Spade, Fidel Ace Diamonds, Mavis Queen. Rat recovers; neither attack succeeds. Fidel fires yet again, misses again. Mavis shoots, misses.
Rats King, Fidel 9, Mavis 8. Rats bite again: both fail. Fidel fires: miss (rats are -2 to hit so will need a raise). Mavis fires, getting a raise and hits, for 17 points! Dead rat.
Mavis King, Rat 10, Fidel 2. Mavis descends to basement, looking for rats. Last rat attacks Fidel, fails. Fidel remembers his claws, but misses.
Fidel and Mavis draw 6s, rats a 5. Mavis checks basement. Fidel uses claw attack: 9, a hit. Stuns the rat. Rat makes its Spirit, gets back up.
Mavis J, Fidel 8, rat 4. Mavis returns to main deck. Fidel claws again, misses. Rat gets raise, stuns Fidel. Fidel recovers.
Fidel ace, rat Q, Mavis 5. Fidel claws again, a hit! Rolls 9, kills rat. Barely.
That's the end of the Rad Rats as far as the crew can tell. A good practice run through the rules, IMO.