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27th Sep 2019, 12:24 AM

And Nami takes 3d6 bludgeoning as the prow crushes her.

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27th Sep 2019, 11:02 AM

Haha... Why don't people tell stories then of times when they were surprised at how little damage they were taking from a situation?

My first D&D game was Storm King's Thunder. We had spent a lot of time fighting giants which can deal quite the hefty hit and, I suspect, the GM was bumping up their damage rolls just a bit. Hits of, like, 25 damage per hit from a hill giant were not uncommon and they seemed to be uncanny accurate. Eventually we got into a fight with some druids that turned into wolves and I remember one of them hitting me and me going 'I ONLY took 10 damage?'

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27th Sep 2019, 12:27 PM

In a West End Games Star Wars campaign, the GM cribbed the plot from one of the computer games, where we snuck in to sabotage plans for a more advanced Tie Fighter. From the source material, there's a scene where you're supposed to get caught - I think, I never even seen the computer game - as you investigate the prototype.

My character was a Gamorrean. I asked the GM if, as this was a prototype, the fuel storage might be a bit exposed from the inside and he said it was. So... I blasted it, hoping to blow up the prototype and - if they survived - provide a distraction for the others.

Gamorreans in the WEG Star Wars were good at soaking damage. I burned a Force Point as well, so I somehow soaked almost all the damage from the explosion! @_@ Just to aide in suspension of disbelief, the GM ruled that some of the debris ended up shielding me from the worst of the blast. ;) In fact, if I had been smart enough (both in game and out) to play dead, I might have been able to get away without needing rescue later. Instead, as soon as some Storm Troopers went to clean up the mess and moved some debris off of me, I went to draw my vibro-ax and... they dropped the piece. It wasn't enough to damage me, but getting squished again left me stunned and helpless. XD

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27th Sep 2019, 2:40 AM
"Tell a Story: Recoil"

It's very rare. Games just assume that no matter how much force is behind an attack there is no backlash from it. But still...


Share a story about a time there was an equal and opposite reaction to an action that was taken. It doesn't even need to be physically based as long as it was reactionary.

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27th Sep 2019, 9:46 AM

to be fair games tend to imply that your character is an experienced fighter/mage/cyborg who wouldn't be tripped up by such backlash, so you can take it to mean that when you fumble then your pc miscalculated, so pc's with less expertise who fail more are miscalculating more

But there is also the knockback mechanic in D&D for some attacks, so recoil it there abstractly at least.

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27th Sep 2019, 12:28 PM

1) Depends on the system, doesn't it? I know GURPS has rules for such things, as well as explaining when such things are handwaved for a better gameplay experience. ;)

2) Plus there is what Tyrantviewer points out; a lot of games just account for it in the abstract.

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28th Sep 2019, 2:02 PM
"That time we missed the dragon with the ceiling."

So there was a campaign I was a part of where we got face with a black dragon, in a cave, in the underdark.

My drow rouge immediately noped up the side of the cave wall using a mix of levitation and climbing feats to reach the ceiling.

Group thought I was getting the hell out of dodge.

One up top in the ceiling I started kicking stalagmites loose onto the dragon (had a 1d4 chance to hit with only one of them being a miss and I missed with all of them)... well turns out the stalagmites would just punch right through the floor. And after a couple of them, the floor just completely taking the party and dragon with it (since for some reason the dragon didn't know how to fly)

I float down, and somehow the rest of the party is alive while the dragon landed on its head and died.

.... then we realize that we just caved in the ceiling of the lair of a red dragoness.

The dwarf cleric rolls to seduce before anyone can really figure out what all is going on and ends up getting hitched with the dragoness... for some reason my character officiated the wedding and made off with like a quarter of the wedding gifts.

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27th Sep 2019, 6:19 AM

So like someone punching someone else in the face because said someone else punched said someone in the face?

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