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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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Kale

Kale




29th Dec 2021, 1:35 AM

Yeah, totes an Usopp move!

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Otaku

Otaku




29th Dec 2021, 11:11 AM

Indeed. This almost would work with One Piece's canon...

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BakaGrappler




29th Dec 2021, 1:57 AM
"Tell a Story: With Enough Ranks In Bluff, You Don't Need Combat Ability"

Sometimes, it's better to tell a story, a lie, or point a finger and say "What's That!?!"

Share a story about either a time when a Bluff really did the trick, or a character that was fun precisely because they were good Bluffers.

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BakaGrappler




29th Dec 2021, 2:02 AM

So I'm going first. I had a Lawful Evil Drow Warlock who worshiped the void of space, mainly because she was pissed about being doublecrossed by the Priestesses of Llolth and her family being annihilated.

She used her massive Charisma to travel the Surface world unmolested by making herself look and act like a Leper using a disguise and her Charisma checks. Yes. She was a character using Charisma to make herself seem diseased and keeping people away from her.

Her campaign was a bit aborted, because the GM just wasn't invested, but there were a LOT of times where her natural ability to flat out lie came in handy. Including convincing the party Barbarian that she wasn't worth trying to force into bed, because she was icky and covered in bandages and potentially communicable with her Leprosy.

It was a run thing though, the Barbarian was feeling amorous.

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CosmicPlatonix




29th Dec 2021, 2:56 AM

One of the running gags in our group was born while I was DMing a campaign set in Mystara. The party needed to enter the Black Eagle Barony, and there was a checkpoint at the border patrolled by...some sort of humanoid monster, maybe orcs, don't really remember. Something typical for the Black Eagle Barony, anyway. They have no interest in letting the party through.

One of the PCs decides to try Bluffing his way in by claiming he's the Baron's son. The dice are not in his favor and the Bluff fails, but he has some kind of feat or class feature - I don't remember exactly - that lets him try again, with less of a penalty than usual. This was a long time ago, so I'm not 100% on which came first, but I want to say he rolled the Nat 20 on the retry BEFORE coming up with what he was actually going to say this time...and he comes up with "I meant to say, I'm the Baron's DAUGHTER!"

Unknown to the rest of the group, I had recently stumbled across a fanfic set in this world where the Baron had a daughter - a half-elf, born of a scandalous secret affair with an elven woman. So I decide to play along; remember, a Bluff succeeding just means you've gotten the NPC to believe what you want them to believe. It doesn't always mean they'll act the way you want them to act. So the orc believes that this male, non-half-elf, PC is somehow the Baron's half-elven daughter that he's ashamed of and doesn't want the world knowing about, and decides she must have been polymorphed to hide her identity and banished from the Barony. He chortles, and says "I think your father's made it pretty clear he doesn't want you around."

From that day on, "I'm the Baron's Daughter" has joined our group's list of favorite intentionally bad bluffs, alongside "I'm here to fix the lights."

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Halosty45

Halosty45




29th Dec 2021, 12:39 PM

If this bomb guy has as many flaws as the PCs, which makes sense given that Gordon would have been the one creating him, he might have about a negative 100 to sense motive.

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Rudedog

Rudedog




29th Dec 2021, 1:59 PM

I've always been partial to the Lammasu gambit from the Epic Level Handbook.

"I know this sounds ridiculous, but I'm really a polymorphed Lammasu, and since we all know lammasu cannot lie you can trust me!"

Equally insane bluffs that are fun include, "I switched the labels on your potion vials when you were distracted! If you drink that 'healing potion' my victory will be assured!" or "Now Felbin! Stab him while his back is turned exactly like we planned! His magic sword will be ours!"

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kwak




30th Dec 2021, 6:21 AM

there was this Numenera session where my brainy Wright character was alone and surrounded by telepathic aliens while another player player was runnig to get the other players.
While the aliens prodded my brain i concentrated on an army of the brawny Glaive of the group(basically a spacemarine with a huge-ass sword).
They runned like the wind as they heard assisted boot stomps echo in the corridors.

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