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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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Otaku

Otaku




4th Feb 2020, 11:12 PM

Story time!

Share when some hijinks, whether intended to be in game or just from around the table, backfired against you... or even if it helped you out!

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Phantomdemon




5th Feb 2020, 1:56 AM

Once broke a module by winning an "unwinnable" fight.

Single combat situation, with an over powered for. Fighter or Barbian should have gone up.

I, the wild magic Sorcerer, took to the field. And Wild magic flew.

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SeriousBiz




5th Feb 2020, 6:28 AM

I'll never get over that one time we were playing a low-magic campaign set in prehistoric times. I was playing a bard-like class: the class feature was using ritual dancing and singing to buff the party. We were having a downtime moment, just chilling out by the fire after a day of adventure, and my character - who had gotten a little drunk - decided to try to make everyone take part in a short, inspirational dance number for no particular reason other than that music and dancing were a way of life for the tribe and therefore would be a natural thing for them to do if they had some time for themselves. I thought it would be fun to roll the die and see how well she performed herself, and if she could inspire the others to join in. No gameplay benefits per se, just a nice moment of character and team building. Or so I thought.

Our game, meant to simulate the harsh life on the prehistoric wastes, used a fairly unforgiving critical failure system, so you can probably see where this is going. One botched roll and one roll on the crit fail table later, and my character twisted her ankle while drunkenly tripping over some rocks. Being a low-magic campaign (magic being primarily used for clairvoyance and stuff like that), there was no instaheal available, only mystical herbal stuff to ease the pain and to slightly speed up the healing process. My character then had to spend the next few days worth of adventure with makeshift crutches in order to allow the foot to heal, severely limiting her usefulness to the group. Thankfully, she was never designed to be a front-line fighter, but, as it turns out, having to avoid putting weight on your ankle affects your ability to hit an enemy from a distance as well.

The GM did reward me with some role-playing XP, though, we all had a good laugh at my poor character's expense, and I got a good story out of it, so I don't have any regrets. At least the crit failure didn't happen in the middle of a heated battle.

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SupaBigMac




9th May 2020, 2:33 PM

Reminds me of the campaign where I rolled 3 Nat 1s on Prescription Checks, so the GM decided that light glinting off the nearby Sun Goddess' Temple blinded my left eye, and I was blessed/cursed with the inability to swear.

At the end of the game, about 2 years RL later, I ended up becoming the first Head Priest to a newly Ascended Goddess because I'd managed to go that entire time without swearing IC or OOC.

Pretty good ending for a Rogue who started the campaign nearly destitute and suicidal.

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Pablo360

Pablo360




5th Feb 2020, 10:11 AM

I've probably told this story before, but: It was a silly ad-hoc oneshot where “us from the real world” got isekai'd into medieval Kanto, though we didn't know it at first. We also got random fantasy items when we arrived (one of which was a vorpal sword, although it was only ever used against us). My item was a “strange yellow potion.” Which I immediately drank, to play up my character as being reckless and impulsive.

It turned out to be a potion of electricity resistance, which saved my life not five minutes later when I ran up against a Pikachu.

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Guest




5th Feb 2020, 5:28 PM

Milo, the 8 year old wonder sorcerer died as he lived: Rolling on the wild magic table. (Fact: Children should not be allowed to cast fireball centered on themselves, intentionally or otherwise.)

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Phantomdemon




5th Feb 2020, 6:10 PM

Well, better then the Deaging wild magic. If he rolled that, he could have deaged himself out of existence.

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Guest




7th Feb 2020, 12:47 PM

Yes, that was a risk I was acutely aware of. But the temptation of rolling for "You cannot become intoxicated by alcohol for the next six weeks" was too much to pass up. He did hit a 10 inch growth spurt at one point though

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Phantomdemon




5th Feb 2020, 6:10 PM

Well, better then the Deaging wild magic. If he rolled that, he could have deaged himself out of existence.

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gnome barbarian




5th Feb 2020, 9:00 PM
"new item"

so a got a javelin of lightning in my game at lv 3 i left the table to go get food and when we came back we where in a bar fight all the guys we were fighting were grouped together at a table so a threw it killed 4 of the 5 guys and almost killed two of my party members. all in all a good throw

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