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FuelDrop wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Played in a dungeon once where the key to escaping from the room we were in was hidden inside a stuffed toy teddy bear. The trouble was there were dozens of them, each one treated as an Exploding Runes spell when cut open. We went through every healing potion and spell before finding the key, then opened the door into something worse.
And you didn't just put all the exploding teddies against the door as an improvised breaching charge because?

We tried that. The DM didn't allow it. We had to find the key.


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Played in a dungeon once where the key to escaping from the room we were in was hidden inside a stuffed toy teddy bear. The trouble was there were dozens of them, each one treated as an Exploding Runes spell when cut open. We went through every healing potion and spell before finding the key, then opened the door into something worse.


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Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*

I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!


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Then there's the one where any race was allowed to the heroes thanks to the Savage Species splatbook, the Yuan-ti attempt to take over the world while both sides fought against each other and interdimensional Nazis. I will plead the Fifth on who wrote this one.


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I had a player name his swashbuckler Monterrey Jack and his sidekick Sharp Cheddar.


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My DM once used the old Mastermind game as the means for figuring out how to open a door to escape from a white dragon that was looking for us (For those who don't know it's a game where you have to guess what combination of 6 colors belong in 4 slots. You have 10 attempts, if I recall).


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I just remembered that the night after we buried my dad my mom said he came to visit her. He was dressed the way he was when they first met, and was young. He told her everything was going to be ok. Until her dying day she believed he'd really been there, and she was one not given to belief in the supernatural normally.


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Sara Marie wrote:

I've gone back through the thread and removed some posts and replies to those posts. This is not the thread to debate whether or not ghost stories are real. If you want to debate the existence of supernatural entities, you need to start a new thread. Keep in mind that we do not tolerate threads created to mock or bait other users.

Thank you!


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One of my neighbors has a mullet. She looks like a guy.


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Yeah, but if you can't afford the Crown Royal that comes in them, you have to have other solutions. I have a few CR bags, but they were given to me by friends. Just the bags. Dammit.


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Admittedly my views are tarnished by a series of books I didn't like one bit and the way I've seen kender played ever. single. time.


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Chyrone wrote:
An annoying windup monkey that's invulnerable follows the PCs everywhere, to the point where stealth is no valid option.

Isn't that a kender?


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I love this feat, because it's FUN.


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I like Grapenuts. Heat them in the microwave with milk and butter and it's a good, filling warm breakfast for a cold morning.

I would take Coco Pebbles and pour chocolate milk on them. Then I'd be humming like a generator for the next couple of hours.


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201. An argument over the "tastes great, less filling" debate gets out of hand.


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Bill Lumberg wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Mimes behind real Walls of Force to protect them from angry PCs.
I had to stifle a laugh to avoid waking my son in the next room.

My work here is done.. lol


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Mimes behind real Walls of Force to protect them from angry PCs.


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The craziest stunts thread reminded of a great plan that went horribly awry in a 2e game I ran back in the day.

The party, an Elf, a Dwarf, and a couple of Humans are trying to navigate through Drow controlled territory deep beneath the surface of the earth. Discovering that a person who could really help them was being held prisoner in a Drow encampment, they come up with the classic "You guys be my prisoners and I'm taking you to the prison area" trick. Using Change Self, the Elf transforms himself into a Drow and proceeds to confidently walk up the cages, leading the "bound" prisoners.

Drow, always being the suspicious type, asks, in his native language, what the hell was going on? The look of fear and realization that no one in the party spoke Drow was absolutely priceless. Thinking quickly the Elf pointed to his throat and made a slashing motion, trying to indicate that due to an old wound he couldn't speak. The guard nods and using the complicated sign language Drow knew (a 2e thing. I can't remember if "modern" Drow do this or not).

The look of horror on the players' faces gets even worse. So, the Elf holds up his right hand in a way that he tries to make look like he'd lost 4 of the five fingers and therefore couldn't communicate this way, either. This didn't work and they had to fight their way out of the encampment and escape down the tunnels without the prisoner who was supposed to help them.

Good times.


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A 1e game where my Anti-Paladin used his at will charm ability on a dragon. The dragon fumbled its saving throw and allowed us to enter and loot one of Asmodeus' storehouses.


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We don't really have room for a battle mat (though we've used it when playing at the FLGS). I bought a 2x3 foot magnetic, erasable white board at a yard sale for $2 and it's become our go-to accessory.


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447. Trying on costumes for Halloween that look suspiciously like the party's paladin.


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427. Watching sadly as all his torture chamber equipment is being repossessed for missing payments on it.


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I knew it. Math is sinful.


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186. "I was cuttin' the rug at a place called The Jug with a girl named Linda Lou...."

Gimme Three Steps--Lynyrd Skynyrd


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jemstone wrote:

Ho!

Ha ha!

Guard!

Turn!

Parry!

Dodge!

Spin!

Ha!

Thrust!

*sproing*

I LOVE that cartoon.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
A little toy gallows with a box of Scrabble-like wooden letters beneath it; if a PC investigates, they find themselves inextricably transfixed into playing a game of hangman; you then actually play hangman with them - if the PC wins, they get an awesome reward, and if they lose, they turn into a little wooden figurine of themselves hanging from the little gallows.

I just stole the hell out of this.


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A portal to the Plane Where All Lost Things Go, a strange dimension where loose change, lost car keys, and the missing socks that disappear in the dryer fall from the sky.


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Are asploded weenies made in microwave ovens?


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Early 3.0 Campaign:

The party (a motley lot of non-good alignments, save for one guy) had been interrogating a captured Lizardman and were getting nowhere with him, so they decided to let him think about things overnight before they executed him the next day.

The only good aligned member of the party, the Cleric, taking a measure of pity on him, wanted to use Alchemy to create a drink that would help calm him and deaden the pain of the upcoming execution. I made the roll and failed miserably. So, because of my roll (the result of which I kept secret) the Lizardman died a horrible twitching and foaming death by poison instead. The Cleric picked up the nicknames "Pastor of Disaster" and "The Sinister Minister", despite his protests that he was only trying to help.


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And the character was still a BABY when he did all this. Wow.. just.. wow.


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In the 80s my brother played a lot of Dwarves and they all spoke with a faux Scottish accent. When LoTR hit the theaters we looked at each other and said, "Wow! Who knew?"


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"Weeboo"? Gawd, I'm old. You kids today with your clothes and your music and your fuzzy people...


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Taliesin Hoyle wrote:

"My character is a beautiful blonde with big t@@&.

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.She's a lesbian."

If this player is a woman, does her first name start with a "D"? If so, I probably dated her in the 80s. Her character description fits every character she ever rolled up.


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Succubi orgy.


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Wow, I have nothing to add except that it's refreshing to see a thread that is NOT bashing the ACG.


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I'm the one who derails most of our games with useless banter.. lol. I need to stop that.


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I've run both, and I much prefer the heroic gaming style. I love the reckless, daring acts, the close calls, the edge of your seat brushes with death. Man, that's fun stuff.


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Ah...Gamma World.

Hmm...turns out I've been running sandbox games my whole GMing career..


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Dragnmoon wrote:

I'm sure there are a few of you out there...

I can't stand any back story that includes coming through a portal from a different setting... That drives me nuts for some odd reason.

Same here. I spend a lot of time creating a homebrew setting that I hope is interesting enough for players to want to "be from" rather than some other place. I do allow portals from one place in my homebrew to another, but not other worlds or dimensions.


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In the 20something group I GM for there are only a couple of players who get that Diplomacy is more than just a number on a character sheet. The others try to just, and this is a quote, "I try to Diplomacy him".


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Mark Hoover wrote:
Needless to say I constantly wondered why this guy sat down to play a "Fantasy RPG" if he disliked both pretending in fantasies and RP.

He did it to meet women..


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Probably not the worst, but possibly the most overused. I played with a guy back 1e days whose every character was seeking revenge for the murder of his father/sensei/mother/chartered accountant/you name it. EVERY character. But what made it even funnier (and he does it to this day) is how he uses the wrong words to mean something else. For instance, his back stories all centered around (in his words) the character's personal bandanna. What he meant was "vendetta". But he didn't know the right word so he picked one that sounded a little like it.

Now, 30 years on, this has become part of our gaming lexicon and whenever anyone seeks revenge it's a "personal bandanna". We even made up our personalized bandannas once. Just because.

Sorry for the thread derail, but what it boils down to is the worst character background was always the best he could come up with; revenge for the death of someone.


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The_Superior_Dudemeister wrote:
I tie the names of the various classes to some snails, then attach tiny flails to their eyestalks and let them battle to the death. The survivors remain in my campaign.

I'd love to all loaded up on vodka and pain pills and watch this.


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equinoxmaster wrote:
the F word was not a bad word until around the 17th century

Lousy ****ing Puritans.


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Dennis Baker wrote:

I honestly could care less if my character is the most powerful guy at the table. The only question I care about "Is it fun to play?"/QUOTE]

This is exactly the way I look at it. I don't care if the number crunching seems to indicate one class is more or less powerful than another. For me it's about fun and flavor. Play a rogue? Sure! Play an arcanist? You bet! I don't care how under powered some people believe the rogue to be, or how over powered some people think the arcanist to be. I don't give a fig about the math; I play for fun.


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To Hit vs AC or CMB vs CMD. Pick one. There's no need for both.


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You can find some really decent artists' galleries on deviantart.com.

One of my favorites is this guy sinammonite. He concentrates mostly on extinct mammals and dinosaurs, but he does really good work. I populate my homebrew with a lot of extinct mammals as replacement for more modern ones for flavor, and his work inspires a lot of that.


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Sniggevert wrote:
Well...it is kind of hard to skewer someone non-lethally ;)

But if you did it with luv....

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