For our playing field I used some Heroscape tiles to represent some small hills and some blue drawer liner as a river. I used the Heroscape tiles so the terrain could be attacked and destroyed by the combatants if they wanted. I treated the smaller tiles like wall sections.
Not much happened during the first two rounds as the combatants powered up and positioned themelves to attack. NOTE: For this playtest session we were using the power up rules for atomic power instead of the standard d10 roll at the beginning of the round.
During the next few rounds the power up rolls were not kind to Vegeta. He managed to damage Goku with a minor explosive blast that took out part of the hill behind him, but Goku reciprocated by boosting the damage of his explosive blast and destroying the bridge Vegeta was standing on, plunging him into the river.
After knocking Vegeta into the river Goku pressed his advantage by kicking his opponent while he was down. That worked well for him until the rolls started to favor Vegeta, allowing him to prevent most of the damage Goku was inflicting on him. When it came time to retaliate Vegeta managed to hurt Goku quite a bit before using the throw maneuver to toss him aside like a ragdoll.
Over the next few rounds the wounded combatants decided to give up on powering up and just danced around, trading blows, trying to get in as much collateral damage as possible by using the terrain. Once the dust settled, both combatants were a hit away from being knocked out. The recovery phase hadn’t been kind to either combatant so far this game.
Fearing a knock out strike from Vegeta, Goku fled to try and recover some wounds and power up. Vegeta backed off and decided to do the same.
Vegeta was able to gain his atomic power points faster than Goku and quickly closed the distance between them. He then used all of his atomic power points to boost the damage of his explosive blast for a killing blow. He targeted the hill behind Goku using the topple combat maneuver, knowing that if being in the area of effect of the explosion didn’t knock Goku out, the falling debris from the rocks would do the job. He only needed a 4 to hit on a d10, he picked up the die, a smug look on his face and rolled……………a 1.
Goku didn’t hesitate, he used his movement phase to power up one last time, then used all of his atomic power points for a direct attack on Vegeta. He managed to hit, barely, and started to worry when Vegeta prevented the first point of damage, then the second point of damage, but that third point of damage proved to be too much and knocked Vegeta out.