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*Sigh*




21st Oct 2013, 5:25 AM

>Convict says that he'll pay them with a bullet to the head.
>Players say he must not be that bad of a guy.

Yeah they're scared of him. That gives me an idea: Tell a story where you didn't fight an enemy because you didn't want to risk losing your character (for whatever reason).

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Raxon

Raxon




21st Oct 2013, 7:39 AM

This one time, I saw a bee. I didn't want to fight it, but it saw me and attacked. I was afraid it was game over for me. Luckily, I found a shop and locked myself inside until the bee got bored and left. And that's the story of how I survived to become a level two tourist.

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xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




21st Oct 2013, 8:41 AM

If this was a Call of Cthulhu D20 campaign Raxon you made the right call.

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Malroth




21st Oct 2013, 12:22 PM

You should now be able to handle a housecat or two till you get your third tourist level.

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xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




21st Oct 2013, 8:38 AM

This is sort of an alien concept to me.

My characters tend to either be pacifists, or extreme nihilists with a death wish. So either the thing that I would get into a fight with is something wretched that has to die... or getting killed is a triumph.

For the most part I don't do fights to the death fair. However if there was a circumstance in which I wasn't able to get the target? Would likely just wait. Either for a vulnerability to exploit or until I could create better circumstances.

A good question to ask yourself in any situation is "what would a ninja do?" Adventurers are a lot like Ninjas!

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Raxon

Raxon




21st Oct 2013, 3:04 PM

I was actually playing elona, or nethack, or something like that. I was a tourist, the joke class. The absolute hardest class to play.

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dragonbrain

dragonbrain




21st Oct 2013, 8:08 PM

So I was at camp with my friends and we decided to play this home brew type game my friend found.
Long story short, we were a mage a fighter and a rogue, classical style, in modern day North Korea. When we arrived at the thirty eighth parallel North there was two options.
A. we go in for a head on attack with no guns, a Mage who only knew fireball, and die immediately.
B. GTFO.

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Silenc




13th Jan 2014, 8:37 AM
"I put ranks in opportunistic backstabbing"

We started out playing a good party. But after a few misunderstandings and the tragic loss of our cleric (the player left the group and so he betrayed us) we were wanted fugitives. The DM threw us a bone and we joined a criminal network (more or less of our own free will). Soon afterwards a viking army invaded and we were given a chance of redeeming ourselves (i.e. getting that bounty of our heads) by assasinating the leader of the invasion. We decided, we rather join the vikings. The price was killing our druid, thereby ridding us of our second and thus last healer...

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Kale




10th Jul 2015, 5:53 PM
"Fate/Stay Night"

A couple friends were running a Fate/Stay Night game, we were all simply mages sent by the magic society to check out a Holy Grail War that was somehow occurring when it shouldn't be. We were in a hotel, when it starts coming down, we run to the stairs above us, zombies, below us Saber. The servant with the best Spell Resistance. We used an AoE spell to wipe out the zombies and run up the stairs as some other servant fell down through the middle of the stairwell and started fighting saber. We ran faster.

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Malroth




21st Oct 2013, 12:21 PM

A roper once rolled a 1 on its hide check when waiting in ambush so i saw it from WAY far away, I outranged it and could out move it so victory was assured if i attacked first but when i shouted out to it, It was too polite and well mannered for my neutral character to justify simply shooting down in cold blood , yet too untrustworthy to risk walking past its melee reach to deeper in the caverns so i turned back and left.

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Beowulf




21st Oct 2013, 3:28 PM

Exalted.
There comes a time, when you're completely out matched, out gunned, out maneuvered, out numbered and so low on tricks your best bet is to run.

In this case, a group of about four deathknights, backed by a number of necrotech monsters and skeletal legions armed with very impressive looking bows hiding in the trees. All after I exhausted myself killing one deathknight. Since hiding was no longer an option, I worked some sorcery, turned into a flock of ravens, and flew as fast as I could, as far as I could.

Exalted is fun.

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Oxymoron




22nd Oct 2013, 4:34 AM

Do you know Shadowrun?
There are some rules for great dragons:
- A great dragon can roll as often as necessary until he wins.
- A great dragon can force you to re-roll your good rolls.

Now you know why I won't fight against great dragons...
The strength of 20+ against my 5 is just an additional motivation...


We are just lucky, that normally you don't meet great dragons...

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ApocolyteofDoom




22nd Oct 2013, 1:35 PM

We were playing our 2nd edition D&D campaign and we see 5 hobgoblins fighting the local guards and killing them, so I said we should go stop them (CG Cleric) so our Fighter/Wizard (CN) grabs me and starts shouting how I am a dumbass and will die. Well, about 5 minutes later there were 5 more dead hobgoblins in the world and I had a ton of loot. Sometimes it pays to be a little crazy.

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Kato




23rd Oct 2013, 5:29 AM
"Over and Over..."

There's been so many occasions... Just last week we were surrounded by a bunch of orcs outnumbering us 2:1 (even more considering half our party can't fight) and we had to not fight them. Or a giant Golem that was protecting this city wanted to conquer... Well, we were not supposed to but some of us wanted to anyway.

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Disloyal Subject




22nd Dec 2013, 6:09 PM
"Roleplaying"

Discretion may be the better part of valor, but I seldom turn down a fight - I just don't start them much either. On the topic of backing down, though - Imy Favored Soul is standing over my girlfriend's ranger, who's bleeding out, standing in the line of fire of the bandit rogue that has an arrow trained on her. I have better armor, a shield, magic for healing and further boosting my AC... and the party makes me put down my crossbow and shield, "just in case" he shoots through me. Only my girlfriend's insistence made me listen, and it still grates.
Luckily, we still had a Warblade on the field, to slaughter the slimy bastard after our retreat lulled him into a sense of security. I didn't care about dumping what little gold I hadn't spent on gear, but that character is/was a proud, hotheaded orcish hippie, and backing down from someone who hurt his comrade and was threatening them both would've left him with some issues if the campaign had lasted.
Other characters of mine are more craven, but they tend to get theirs too - if something's threatening enough to flee from, it's threatening enough to devote resources to ensuring either that it's pointed at someone else, or it's very, very dead. Bucket of acid on top of the door + 7 poisoned crossbows and a flashbang on a tripwire + charging feat-boosted Sneak Attack from the closet can deal with quite a bit.

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dragonfly9078




28th Dec 2013, 6:33 AM

I was playing a 2nd edition game a while back. It was pretty light on the combat, more of a mystery type thing, but there were a couple of combat encounters. So we're floating through the Ethereal Plane, all level 10 or so I think, and we run straight into a group of four Beholders. We pretty much just hid and hoped for the best.

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NorthernDruid




28th Dec 2013, 10:14 PM

In an Eberron (pathfinder) campaign last summer, the party had infiltrated the underwater going ship of a rather legendary lich-pirate, filled with all sorts of loot and prisoners that we were determined to get back (in particular the kidnapped Kalashtar my Kalashtar archer-Paladin/Monk (archetypes) were trying to protect).

We ended up finding her, and her two vampire servants, dined with her and decided to not kill her since none of us had any solid idea of how excactly to get the ship up to the surface again <.<

So instead we convinced her to try and mask herself as Riedran, and various other favours in exchange for getting our stuff back.

It all concluded in a staged match under the moon until dawn between my archer and the Cavalier and her, where we pretended to keep her busy while the rest of the party performed a jailbreak, with us leaving just as dawn broke when she had to decend beneath the waves again.

So in a way we did fight her I guess, just... not properly. But mostly we just made deals with her.

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