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Raxon

Raxon




31st Aug 2018, 4:33 AM

Hmm, ambushes... I got nothin right now. Instead, let me tell you about something Davrel invented. The epirachnid. The epirachnid is a black, hairy tarantula, about a foot long, from fangs to spinnerets. It's an artificial construct, built from ultra lightweight materials, so it only weighs a couple pounds. It acts autonomously, so when it senses that you're having a severe allergic reaction, it leaps onto your face and injects lifesaving epinephrin into your neck. There's also a scorpion that administers seizure drugs. It's a scorpion cause it needs its pincers to grip the shaky person. These, like the badass metal rescue snakes, never caught on in the intended markets.

However, these terrifying products did find an enthusiastic market. The alternative music scene. Metal fans flocked to buy bigass shoulder bugs.

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MagicMixture

MagicMixture




31st Aug 2018, 5:13 AM

The medical world is missing out. Those constructs sound awesome and helpful!

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Raxon

Raxon




31st Aug 2018, 1:07 PM

The snake is pretty cool, too. It's a long, durable, ball and socket chain with a stylized snake head. Its purpose is to use windows or other features to climb burning buildings, then it wraps around people, yanks them out the window, and lowers them to the ground.

Fire departments wouldn't buy them, so he has a crate of unsold rescue snakes in his shop basement. Something about causing people to panic. Who wouldn't want, in the middle of a stressful situation, for a terrifying metal serpent to smash through your window and pull you out?

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Poker




31st Aug 2018, 7:04 PM

This remind me of something, that is both about a ambush and a weird looking medical device.
One player had to carry a assasination mission on a ill old man (this sounded less terrible in context, he was a terrible old man, and we could'nt just wait for his old age to get him due to other things). Since we where far from the only ones who had something against that old man, he lived in a ultra-protected house. Dozens of guards patroling arround the property, and death-traps everywhere, that only him knew how to avoid, which is why the guards weren't patroling inside (that and the fact that he did'nt trust them enough to let them in). No domestic staff that we could inpersonate, he insisted on living alone despite is age and is condition.
Instead of trying a infiltration, we decided to wait for the moment he would come out to ambush him on the way.
But it turned out that he traveled in a ultra-securised carriage, and escorted by his best guards, his most efficient and least distrusted men. We figured that they would not be fooled by our ambush attempt, two of us where already preparing to face them head-on, without the effect of surprise, but i suggested something else.
Created a medecine injector shaped like...well basicaly the inside of a shark mouth with vibrating teeth, or a shower-head with several rows of large, sharps needles that springed back and forth at high speed.
We posted ourselves on a rode side, and introduced ourselves to anyone passing-by as Doctors (which was true for one of us) who possessed the secret to heal any kind of illness or wound (which was not entirely true, but close to it due to some events from earlier in this game). And we healed all thoses who would come ask for it, for a very low price.
Our reputation quickly spread, and our target eventually heard of us, and came asking for our service. We gladly obliged, and explained that whe coul do heal him with a simple potion.
He advanced, expecting to drink it, then our most frightening party member took out the sharkteeth-showerhead and advanced toward the old man in the most frigthening way possible and gave him the most intimidating look ever, While i laughed maniacally. The guy had a heat attack, his guards bursted out of the bushes and charged at us. We surendered and ened-up in a court.
We affirmed that the thing really was a medical device that would inject the potion and cure the guy, and demonstrated it, by purposely wounding one of our own before asking that they plant the thing in is chest.
"Then what where you laughing at?"
"It's just part of the ritual. ask all the other people we healed, I do that all the time."
It was admited that we did not intent to kill the guy and where really trying to heal him, but that we still accidentally frightened him to death, so it was still a accidental murder.
So we mentioned that time where the king died from a heart-attack after his elder son ''inadvertently" frightened him and it was considered a natural death since "It's rather natural for 78 years old men to get heart-attacks, it is'nt really the Dauphin's fault", so it was judged that if it is considered natural in the case of a healthy 78 man, it is as well in the case of a 88 ill man. (Note that it could'nt be natural, since the guy heartPoP could'nt stop on his own without exterior intervention because of magical stuffs, but it's not like anyone other than us and a certain forest spirit knew it)

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Generic Greg




1st Sep 2018, 12:17 AM

Now Raxon...I'm just saying, the sight of that shop catching (inevitably) on fire...

Probably be a mix of terrible and sheer hilarity.

Bunch of robot snakes coming out of nowhere from INSIDE the fire, dragging probably like one person out of the fire. Literally like seventeen snakes just all grabbing various parts of this guy, dudes just freaking the hell out the entire time.

Real fun thought you've created for me there, thanks.

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Raxon

Raxon




1st Sep 2018, 2:25 PM

There's a front room, and a back room. The front room is for the public, where normals buy magic trinkets. Familiars, charms, teddies, that sort of thing. In the back are the badass fantasy weapons and expensive stuff.

You can spend ten million on a badass sword loaded down with enchantments. The whole place is magically reinforced, there's an antimagic field in place, and it's built like a bomb shelter with abjurations on everything.

Pretty hard to burn, but you know, bigger feats have been accomplished.

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Rastaba

Rastaba




31st Aug 2018, 11:35 AM

I still love this gag. I seriously do.

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Gueist




31st Aug 2018, 5:34 PM

It was a bad idea to let him on his own.

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Generic Greg




1st Sep 2018, 12:12 AM

Heres hoping he doesnt go to the past this time.

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Nodrog




1st Sep 2018, 4:07 AM

Not sure if it counts as an ambush, but I was running a Dread game. There was an NPC who had been following the players around and carried a weapon, even though she never actually fought. One of them grabbed the NPC's weapon and used it.

I had the NPC ask for it back and, after she had it, picked a player who was in front of the NPC and told the player to make a pull from the Dread tower.

NPC was actually the main villain in disguise, which is why she was wearing an item of clothing that covered up a revealing mark. (ran the same campaign 4 or more times, NO ONE has ever asked the NPC to take off her collar even though EVERY attacking monster has the same mark around their neck or seemed to notice she always grabs a weapon but never fights.)

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