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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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*Sigh*




25th Jul 2014, 1:17 AM

Gotta hate it when you think you've one-upped the GM and they pull something out of nowhere that turns the tide.

Story time! Tell a story of when you thought you had a situation handled but ended up being owned by an unknown factor! Situations that involve you creating your own downfall need not apply.

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Raxon

Raxon




25th Jul 2014, 2:53 AM

Some superhero game. I created a super broken magic user, basically early Raxon. Unbelievable offensive and defensive abilities, but he was so physically frail that the act of standing under his own weight should have broken every bone in his body, he was so flimsy.

But that shouldn't matter, right? Awesome barriers that Supes would have trouble punching through, the ability to teleport nukes and detonate them, putting a barrier up to shield himself from the harmful effects. I just called it pushing the 'i win' button.

Problem is that I need to be aware of danger, so practically every battle would start with some sniper picking me off with one shot. Almost every single time.

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Solokov




25th Jul 2014, 3:01 AM
"Dr. Who meets shadowrun."

So, yeah we'd decided to come up with a custom ruleset and brought Dr. Who into the world of shadowrun, we'd actually balanced things out pretty well. The Daleks could pretty much pwn face against everything but the "powerarmored spacemarine of a troll" (basically a bunch of synapse mods and subdermal reactive armor weave impants + the most expensive body armor we found in the sourcebooks made the troll nigh tankproof, and with a bit of techno wizardry by our rigger (and a dismantled dalek that a recoiless rifle wielded by the street sam. took out) he had a very rudimentary set of shields)

Anyway, we were handling things pretty well, the doctor had gone off on his own to go chase down his tardis (somehow he missed that we had loaded it onto the back of a truck and he ran off elsewhere) the Daleks had gained control of the tardis during the fray and were using it to bring in "reinforcements" which were really just the daleks we had already defeated from back in time.

We thought we were doing pretty well since the Dalek Prime had gotten involved by this point, and as he was giving a long speech with a dalek army surrounding us, and we were expecting the Doctor to show up at any moment with the dues ex machine of the day, instead it turned out the daleks tampering with time, and our war of attrition with them had gathered the attention of Galifrey, who sent a group of enforcers to sort things out. Gone were the daleks, a warship was now blasting the dalek prime to bits, and the time lord enforcers were reading us the riot act, as one of us had managed to convince them that we were Galifreyans...we were not.

And so we were "stripped of one of our regenerations each for being rogue time lords in possession of an unlicensed tardis", this obviously killed us, but thanks to a lucky glitch (or the GM wanting to see where things went from there)decided to actually regenerate us into time lords rather than turn it into a tpk, though we lost half our skill points as a penalty.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




25th Jul 2014, 10:25 AM
"Bears for the Slave God"

Ugh. Have I got a story for you.
Well, maybe not; it can be distilled into two words: BEAR. RAGE.
So we've just made it through a portal to a strange new dimension, and I critfail an exploration check and find myself in a forest outside the ruins we landed in. I look around, and find a small, fuzzy brown creature. I inspect it (Nat20) but fail to realize from the DM's description that it is, in fact, a bear cub. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to vacate the area once my party arrived, in case whatever it was had a big, angry mama. Spoilers, it did.
The party eventually caught up to me, and while we were talking, the physical rogue tried to palm the bear. His concealment rolls were good enough, but we could still hear it, so we tried to talk him out of it - we didn't even know what whatever it was ate! Eventually, we'd dithered too long, and the mama showed up. We all climbed trees for safety, but she cared not, and went right up the bearnapper's tree to spike him out of it. (Nat20 Athletics to climb. It was a good day for crits.) Initiative was rolled, and in between pouring actions into keeping our mauled teammate alive, we inflicted heavy damage on the bear, nearly downing it in a few rounds with some abuse of mind-control.
The DM decided our teamwork was going too smoothly. The bear Raged - iirc, boosting her interrupt attack from painful to catastrophic. We spent a very long time after that resolving combat, and narrowly succeeded - though sadly, the cub escaped and avoided being collected.

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TridenT




7th Apr 2016, 8:26 PM
"Don't take turns DMing"

So this isn't quite in the nature of the stories being told, but "owned by an unknown factor" definitely applies.

The last campaign my group ran was ended prematurely, but not by the typical reasons (having kids, changing schedules, adult life, etc).

We decided to rotate GM duties. The idea was that if we rotated, everyone would get a turn, nobody would get player OR game mastering burnout, and we could keep a coherent world and story alive through each turn at the head of the table.

We made it through three players. The first established a world pretty well. The second established a town in the world with plenty of activity. I was the third, and I was able to make a second town up north that, upon being rescued by the party, was basically re-dedicated to them.

Then the next guy took over. Except he is our group's "that guy". You know the type. This guy would barbarian charge anyone with any character he played. (He did it with a Beguiler once. I kid you not.)

He promised me that his story would seamlessly blend with where I left off.

Except by "seamlessly blend", he meant "we all get teleported to his setting, his plot, his characters, and his time travel story." Which all sucked butts. We made it two sessions with him before it became clear we were deadlocked in the dumbest stuff ever. Suddenly, imagine that - nobody can start making sessions. Huh.

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T.J.




25th Jul 2014, 1:29 PM
"Blow 'em all up"

In a Pathfinder campaign, our group was trying to rescue a pair of kidnapped sisters from an evil cult who were trying to summon their demon god, the BBEG of the campaign. We had reached the shack where they were being held, and it looked like we would be home free, barring one or two enemies that we felt were sure to be there. What we did not expect was our jester to step out and reveal himself as BBEG, albeit in a weakened state, and teleport away... leaving behind an armed nuke that was counting down. Long story short, while we survived and we rescued the sisters, the nearby city, which had most of the ruling royalty, was not so lucky.

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xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




25th Jul 2014, 8:04 PM

Going to be honest. If I was a demon god? One of my avatars probably would be a thermonuclear clown.

Come to think of it, are you sure the clown was lying?

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Super_Big_Mac

Super_Big_Mac




26th Jul 2014, 8:39 PM
"Demon Gods, and their Avatars"

I'd choose a Super Badass Pyrocaustic Maniac as my Avatar.

If it were a Borderlands DnD campaign, I mean.

Probably.

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Raxon

Raxon




27th Jul 2014, 12:05 AM

I think we all know what my avatar would be.

That's right! An encyclopedia of pornographic knock knock jokes!

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super_big_mac




28th Jul 2014, 9:10 PM

What, really? I would've thought you'd be an encyclopedia of pornographic meta jokes.

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guy




26th Jul 2014, 1:15 AM

Ah yes, the eternal debate: Is the DM cheating, or the player being an idiot?
To be honest, it's usually a little of both.

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guy




26th Jul 2014, 1:15 AM

Ah yes, the eternal debate: Is the DM cheating, or the player being an idiot?
To be honest, it's usually a little of both.

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guy




26th Jul 2014, 12:13 PM

Huh. did not mean to double post like that.
I wonder how that happens?

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chixovez




27th Jul 2014, 5:36 AM
"YOU HAVE SUMMONED CHIXOVEZ DEVOURER OF POSTS"

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chixovez




27th Jul 2014, 5:41 AM

well now I know never to attempt line art in comment boxes... I mean THE COMMONT BOX IS TOO SMALL TO HOLD MY MIGHTY JAWS

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Rooker




28th Jul 2014, 3:09 AM
"Wrong Way"

My story isn't the players killing themselves, so much as me screwing myself as the Storyteller.

In Scion I put one of the players into prison for killing his NPC partner and shooting another NPC by accident (reeling from two blindside punches and firing blindly into smoke resulted in a federal agent getting shot in the shoulder). The remainder of the party pulled a Supernatural rip off and posed as federal agents to get into this prison. They all wind up underneath the prison in a catacomb where they face dozens of Shikome and Maenads (wild women of Japanese and Greek myth respectively. They're crazy and like eating men) my heroic player wound up shooting one of the Shikome in the head and was about to shoot the other while my berserk player wound up intimidating the women into obeying him and he earned himself a small army of wild women. Why did the diplomat kill people and why did the murdertank turn them into his pets!?

I actually read up on Shikome afterward and discovered that they are immune to mind-altering effects including fear. Their madness is too powerful, but since I didn't read the article thoroughly and didn't anticipate the rolls that bastard made, he got an army of pet psychopaths and the leader of said army joined him as his Guide and is currently teaching him Japanese, Latin, and some history about the Shinto Gods so that he can interact with Japanese Scions better in the future.

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