Friday, September 13, 2013
As the Days 9 thru 12 Go By
At first I wasn't sure how to answer this, but then I thought of a game that a friend of mine was going to run. He was going to run it based off of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber. I'd read the first book, but as soon as I found out he was planning on running a game I read the others. Each one of us was to play one of the characters. He wouldn't let anyone play Benedict except me. I really wanted to play him. But the game never got started. At least I read some good books.
Question ten, Craziest Thing That's Happened...
Hmm. Craziest, I'm not sure. One of the goofiest ones I remember was when one of the players was playing a bard jester and a barbarian was going to attack us. He asked if he could throw milk on the barbarian. DM said there was not milk. Player asked if I roll a three on the twelve sider can there be a cart of milk nearby. DM relented. Player rolled a three and the barbarian was splish splashed he was taking a white bath.
Question eleven, Favorite Adventure I Ran...
Hmm. I'm doing a lot of hmming. I've got a three way tie. I ran a slave boat adventure that was pretty fricking good. I also ran a Arthurian adventure that worked out as best that could be expected. But I am going to pick this last one. We were coming to the conclusion to a campaign that I'd run for three years on and off. One of the players was a templar that was very selfish and materialistic. Before this adventure I took the other players aside and asked them to slip in the phrases, "Have you ever sacrificed your self for anyone?" "Do you know what it means to sacrifice yourself for another?" And they did an excellent job. Freaked the guy out a little. Loved it.
The reason I had them do this was he would need to make a decision at the end of the session. Way in the beginning of the game a child was found to be a heretic and was hung. That player was one of the people who investigated and approved the execution. When he rope went taut the child vanished. Three years later this child is standing before him. This child was an ephemeral representation of the god that the templar served. The god had forsaken the land and needed someone to show him that returning would make a difference. To return the templar needed to offer his life, his body, as a vessel the god could return to. It was pretty good.
Question twelve, Favorite Dungeon Type/Location...
As a player I love exploring ruin towns. A good mix of urban and dungeon exploration. Throw in a dark temple or an unholy graveyard then you can color me happy.