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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 2:06 AM

Ahhh, unpredictable characters. I've got one.

So Davrel destroyed some dream eater parasite device that was stuck on Zatanna. After giving her the typical 'get some rest' medical advice, he asks, "Do you need anything else?" She said, "Yeah, I have questions. Who the hell are you? I haven't heard of you in the community."

Davrel paused. "What community?" "The magic community. That was a powerful curse. I should have heard of someone as powerful as you." "I'm new. Didn't even know there was a magic community here." "Nuh uh. Who are you, really?" He glanced at Batman. "Can she be trusted?" "Yes." Davrel tapped his cane on the floor, and the room grew dark. Stars appeared all around them as the Earth fell away. "I am a member of an ancient organization. Older, perhaps, that human civilization. Few know the true origins. I've been a member since I was a child, and now that you know, I can induct you as I was inducted, many years ago."

A gilded mahogany box appeared in his hands, and he pulled a ring from inside. He slipped it on her finger. "Zatanna Zatara, I officially welcome you to the Buckaroo Bill fan club."

Pull a stunt like this in a game sometime. Be sure to say it with absolute seriousness. Your fellow players will love it.

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Sumguy




17th Aug 2018, 3:43 AM

Will you be my RP spirit animal?

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 4:19 AM

The majority of my stories focus on Davrel, because I just slammed out story after story after story in the hospital.

I also have an unfinished story about some junior high students with an actual sadist psychopath of a teacher who abuses them both physically and emotionally, but she's a thin, short little lady, who plays at being emotionally delicate, so nobody believes the kids.

That got way, way darker than I like to write, I stopped somewhere around the part where sexual abuse and a kid being coerced into suicide occured. After I reached that point, I reached for a pain pill and started writing significantly less dark stuff, for the sake of my mental health.

And that resulted in at least five stories set in the DC universe, and at least 200k words between them.

I've been considering writing some stuff set in, well, I've been toying with this happy, diabetes inducing setting with happy animal people who laugh and dance and sing songs together... OR ELSE!

A sort of mix between the truman show, care bears, and I have no mouth and I must scream.

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Phantomdemon




17th Aug 2018, 5:06 AM

I got something people might get a kick out of, not a character, but something a group I'm in does and a story to go with it.

Whenever we start getting into some RP sessions or start to actually develop a character's own unique little things to care about, we'll Roll to Care.

Roll a dice, typically a d20 or a percentile, and the higher it is, the more you care.

For example, I'm playing a bard, and we just lost the cleric for a week so we ran a oneshot. I have two healing spells, and one of our guys was an idiot and nearly died.

Now, this was a new character, and out of game, I wanted to heal him, and slap him for being an idiot to jump onto a burning boat and attack 20 dudes by himself.

So, in story, My Bard had known the dude for only that session, as opposed to the group which we were using for the oneshot.

So I rolled to Care.

I rolled a 1.

My friend rolled up a new character sheet.

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MagicMixture




17th Aug 2018, 9:15 AM

Roll to Care sounds like an amazing idea!

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 10:35 AM

I am absolutely using this.

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AJTaiyou




18th Aug 2018, 4:40 AM

Hell I do something similar already (more of a Caution vs Daring roll off), straight up caring... maybe next game...

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xenopersona819




20th Aug 2018, 6:18 AM

Reminds me of the give a shit check my DM would roll for NPCs. You would be surprised how apathetic NPCs could be to the random plights of the world around them (or the randomness of the PCs)

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JennyDracos




17th Aug 2018, 8:21 AM

Sounds like the Smile Land episode of Ergo Proxy. Everyone in the episode is a little weirded out and amazed by the idea that when Pino smiles she actually means it.

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 10:43 AM

All those happy cartoons you watched as a little kid? The shitty ones with no conflict and funny nonhumans? What you don't see is the fun enforcement patrols with loaded automatic weapons at the ready, waiting just offscreen to drag away anyone who gets too serious.

Happy giggletastic carefree lighter and softer world for the entertainment of the masses, or you're escorted to the ministry of joy.

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Spare Parts




17th Aug 2018, 2:43 PM

That sounds like Adventure Time with Finn and Jake.

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Anvildude




17th Aug 2018, 4:09 PM

WHERE?

I'm always looking for good fanfics to fill the time.

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 5:25 PM

I don't publish my stories online. They're never any good.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




18th Aug 2018, 12:14 PM

Spoken like a real author (or just someone who knows their own limits)

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Raxon

Raxon




18th Aug 2018, 7:44 PM

Spoken like an author with confidence issues regarding my stuff. Excerpts are one thing. Sharing whole stories is something else.

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Guest




17th Aug 2018, 9:37 AM

I will say I am generally “predictably unpredictable”, especially when playing the team leader. Probably the best example would be our Tech Priest’s first day on the job.

A new player had joined our group and it was his first session. Unfortunately for him his first session started with the rest of the party getting ordered by an Inquisitor to do their bitchwork. After character introductions (he wasn’t involved with the Inquisitor, just a borderline Heretek who realized that my Rogue Trader was loaded) the party heads off to an abandoned hive to figure out why it was abandoned.

Now my Rogue Trader was in a very bad mood after finding out his chauffeur had both more power than him and a lot of blackmail material, so he wasn’t in the most, reasonable, state of mind.

Our first obstacle into the hive was a group of Arbites and some POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS tape. Now there are plenty of ways past this. We could bribe them because we’re absurdly rich, we could sneak around them, but forget that. The Rogue Trader walks right up to the officers of the law and tells them to get out of his way. After being sensibly rebuffed, Rogue Trader decides to force the issue.

By shooting one of the Arbites.

In the face.

With a melta.

Several dead cops later our new Tech Priest is rightfully traumatized by the party’s casual slaughter of law enforcement, especially the Archmillitant, who caused critical existential failure every time her blade hit something.

As for the hive, long story short, genestealers.

So we report back to the Inquisitor with our findings (which admittedly he could have figured out on his own since a bunch of Tyrranoforms were flooding out of the hive like it was on fire). He then proceeds to insult us for our shitty investigational skills (which really is his own fault for trusting our pack of murder hobos instead of people with actual training) since all we really knew was “there be genestealers”. My Rogue Trader responded by punching the Inquisitor in the face.

With his power fist.

And then shot him with a melta.

Then he cut of the Inquisitor’s hands to keep as a trophy in a pickle jar.

Our very terrified new guy asks the DM basically what the hell just happen.

The DM’s response?

“Well I figured (the Rogue Trader) was going to kill (the Inquisitor), but I expected him to last at least two sessions.”

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MFG




17th Aug 2018, 5:30 PM

Unpredictable? Let me just share this quote, free of context, that was actually said in one of our game sessions:

"I ACTIVATE THE PANTS!"

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DeadpanSal




17th Aug 2018, 6:43 PM

"I floop the pig!"

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Data_Sora

Data_Sora




18th Aug 2018, 7:12 AM

"I smack them with my Man O War (Ship)."

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Vanacan




19th Aug 2018, 8:14 AM

You reminded me, I once rolled up a random magic item and gave out magic pants. They shone bright like a light spell as long as you weren’t wearing underwear, and gave you advantage on certain charisma checks.
They never got used, but not for lack of trying, (a succubus character needed up getting them) everyone just kept forgetting they had magic items at all besides the bag of holding.

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Greencap




26th Aug 2018, 11:01 PM
"House rules"

I've a bit of a reputation for goinf off-rails with my builds.

i'm supposed to run the general themes and idea past everyone before i start making my character to prevent incidents now.

before that i made an eldritch jehovas witness,had a prehistoric orangutan do a barroom bellydance, played an adam west parody so well the dm kept doing.... the.... voice.... without realising and threatened to penalise me, and accidentlly put a high-level regenerator so far behind in hit-points it's take a month for him to regain consciousness. since the regenerator was on my side that was a bit of a problem.

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LazerWulf

LazerWulf




17th Aug 2018, 3:25 AM

Just recently played with a rogue who is both a kleptomaniac and a compulsive liar. In our first session, before our characters all met, he successfully picked the pockets of both other PCs and, due to some botched perception rolls, he got away with it. When it came time to get our weapons silvered (since we were going up against a ghost), the other PC and I found ourselves surprisingly a bit short. The rogue then offered to pay for the silvering of all three weapons out of the "goodness of his heart".

I've since caught him with his hand in the coinpurse, so to speak, though he has blatantly lied about it to our faces. Quietly, I have resolved to let him be the party treasurer, since, if he's just going to keep trying to steal it anyway, we might as well keep making him pay for everything.

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animalia




17th Aug 2018, 6:44 AM

Is this an observation haki reference?

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Guest




17th Aug 2018, 8:04 AM

who know...

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Joe the Rat




17th Aug 2018, 1:13 PM

While a general trait of Luke, I'm wondering if Gordon's metagame theory ends up playing into Enel/Eneru/Slim Shady's schtick.

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Aug 2018, 5:44 PM

You mean the guy who almost beat Luffy despite having the most epic type disadvantage ever seen in the entire series?

Luffy got his ass kicked pretty hard by a guy who, by all rights, should have been handled about as fast as Bellamy. It was one of the best fights in the series for me for exactly that reason. Eneru was every bit the combat ingenue Luffy is.

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Vanacan




19th Aug 2018, 8:19 AM

Well to be fair, he was playing with rules that puffy didn’t have access to at the time. Mantra/observation haki is some pretty op stuff, it’s basically the same as rolling two or three times for the attack and taking the lowest, or even just flat saying “no you missed” against people that aren’t prepared.

Hrmm now that I think about it, would armament haki increase AC and damage? How does it interact with the boost from observation haki? I would probably say observation haki is a dodge type bonus, they stack infinitely so no need to worry about it, and if they get caught flat footed there’s no benefit. It would also give bonuses to attacking too, but not damage. Whereas armament would give flat natural armor that doesn’t matter if they get caught flat footed as long as it’s active, and bonuses to damage but not to hit. Thinking about it those two actually work well together in a dnd 3.5 sense.

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Poker




17th Aug 2018, 7:16 PM

One player pulled something once, that i did'nt saw coming because she was usually the player who stay strictly in-character, and don't particularly go off the rails, so knowing the character well allowed to know what she would do in a given situation.
they decide to prevent the dragon of the Shuang mountain from getting into a conflict with the humans living in the city close to said mountain, as it would cost the live of many innocent inhabitants before the city forces manage to take down the dragon (assuming they do manage to do it before he eradicate everyone). and to do this, they have to convince the corrupt governor of this city to stop drawing the water from the source. they can't just kill the guy as that would make them wanted criminal and they wanted to avoid this.
After a bit of discussion with the dragon, they learn that he is fine with the citizen drawing water from the river that flow from the source, since it's not in his mountain and he could'nt care less, he just don't want the humans to climb all the way to his domain to do stuff in his source. But for some reason yet unknow the governor insist on sending men to the mountain. the party decide that two of them will go meeting with the governor to negociate with him and try to convince him to stop, and at the same time keeping him busy while the two others investigate to learn what he wanted so much with theses mountains.
The assassin and the monk have to do the negociations. Everything is going fine and dandy before the assassin, seemingly accidentaly, say something that completely ruin the negociations, and while trying to apology, make things worst and provoke a court scandal between the Governor and the guard chief by mentioning seing the governor talking in romantic terms to a lady, who was this guy's wife. Then seeing how the situation is going the monk decide to change plan and by saying the rights things, surreptitiously push the guard chief into challenging the governor in a duel. Duel in which the governor get killed. the one succeeding him in the position simpply accepted to leave the source alone. (They never discovered what the governor was really up to since his subordinate where'nt in on the secret.)
Then the assassin's player say (out of character) this was exactly what she planned from the begining.
Not that surprising, one could say,
but 1) they did'nt knew for sure in character that the lady was the wife of the guard chief (or the wife of anyone for that matter) , and they knew however that they where not in romantic terms (more like complots stuffs).
2)This kind of plans really was'nt this character's style (was more the kind of "kill the guy in his sleep and don't let anyone know of you presence" assassin, and not the one to act on uncertain informations). i could assume that in-character, the assassin really did this by accident, but the player, however did this on purpose... but that would still be unusual since, while i could have seen this coming from the monk or the other guys, i did'nt expect it from someone who never did this kind of metagaming, and would'nt want to simply solve the problem by killing it without bothering to discover the plot.
Still not sure if it really was a plan or if she just said this to joke.

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Guest




17th Aug 2018, 10:22 PM

i'd say it was the plan of the monk's player, but he knew you would see what he was up to if he tried doing it himself, so her asked her to do it.

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Guest




18th Aug 2018, 7:36 AM
"It was her plan from the begining...the very begining !"

All this time she acted as the level-headed member of the group was just a act, in preparation for that very momment. so that the One day she need to ignore the plot, your don't pay attention to it.

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Guest




18th Aug 2018, 7:14 PM

Depend. that go a bit into uncertain gambit territory depending on what they knew. if she knew that provoking someone in duel for this was the local custom, then it might have been the plan, since she know the monk's player and could guess that he would act this way.
If they did'nt, however, she likely was just pulling your leg when she said this was all according to the plan.
same for wether or not they had a way to suspect that being seen with a lady would put the corrupt ruller in a delicate position.

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Time master Eon




18th Aug 2018, 11:03 PM
"Fist-time commenter "

Hearing about Gordon "predicting" things stuck me with the mental image of him as Joseph Joestar and now I can't get it out of my head.

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Time master Eon




18th Aug 2018, 11:04 PM

I misspelled 'first' and misunderstood what the title bar was for -_-

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