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Red + Green = Corruption (Mars Colony)

Ben R
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Seattle, WA
Post #: 276
players: Jay, Ben

Kelly Perkins (Jay) is a doctor and community leader who saved Africa from disease and brought it into the modern era. Now she's trying to save Mars Colony from our three colony health markers: health care problems, crime and (most disastrously) corruption.

We went with a slightly unusual spread of political parties: dominant Red (Libertarians) being challenged by the new power of the Green party (Greens), with the dissenting voice of minority Yellow (Tea Party) being mad about the entrenched power of the other two.

Jay rolled very unlucky early on, which meant that Dr. Perkins had to resort to Deceptions pretty quickly to have any chance of making her plans work ("well, it's just one lie, just this one time…"). Despite her background in medicine, Dr. Perkins got sucked into the quagmire of ongoing contractor corruption that plagued the colony since it's inception. It turned out to be the only health marker she conquered, sending waves of formerly smug executives to jail.

Dr. Perkins left Mars with her lover, a rekindled old flame who was now a lobbyist for the corporate coalition and *almost* had a happy ending, but in the end she came clean to him: she had used him to get the dirt on his bosses and expose their wrong-doing. Would he forgive her? Would they live happily ever after? We may never know…
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