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Newbiespud 13th Nov 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Scrapped line:
DM: Maybe next time, leave my dining room table out of this.


BadHorse 13th Nov 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
This time, tell a story about how you accidentally did something in character, or something out of character that your DM made in character. Bad results are good, but good results are good too!
BadHorse 13th Nov 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
My favorite instance is when I was playing a hero game and the party telepath was forcing me to go along against my will. We were meeting the press, and as they asked questions, I would give an answer, and she would either let it through or nix it as necessary. I began with screaming "I'm being oppressed!" and "Help! A telepath is manipulating my every action!" which became "I'm so happy to be here," and "we're all such close friends," then I tried to get sneaky, slip some coded messages through, oblique references, that sort of thing. No joy, she was too sharp. Finally, they asked if I was dating someone, and I looked over at her, smiled, and said, "What? No, WE'RE MARRIED!" The player was so taken by surprise that she couldn't manage anything more than a mumbly "W-W-WHAT???" and so the line went through. Didn't help me escape, but it was pretty sweet.
BadHorse 13th Nov 2014, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Then there was the time I punched a villain we were taking captive, but forgot I was wearing punching daggers at the time...
Digo 13th Nov 2014, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
In an X-Files game, three of us (two FBI agents and an age sixteen consultant) were joking around about doing a fake sting operation at a convenience store. The idea was to have my character buy booze and cigarettes with a false ID then the two agents come in and "arrest" me, confiscating the booze and cigs as evidence. They'd let the cashier get off on a stern warning, because the whole point was to get free booze and cigs.

The GM didn't know we were just joking around so he actually made it happen. We're sooo glad the Agency didn't find out about our dumb stunt. XD

Or the fact I was drinking some of the beer we took. So yeah, America's tax dollars at work was an in-joke there.
Specter 13th Nov 2014, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
In a pony campaign I played a while ago, I had a GM who took everything we said we did, and said we did that (I don't blame him, I did the same thing until I adopted the "Are you sure you want to do that?" rule). I had no qualms with that play style, it kept most of us from "doing" really dumb stuff... most of us.

Two foals of the groups (4 out of 9 of us did play kids) decided it would be a good idea to pull a prank not only on a member of the group, but on the local police as well (or they thought of it and wanted to put it to action, but not really). During our temporary stay in Hoofington, the two kids, Winter Wind and Fire Cracker, asked Lucky Stone to go to the store and buy some food for them (in context, they and two others were there on a stake-out to see if our mark would exit a building they were watching from an alternative location).

He agreed to do so, but that was because he was trying to find a reason to go get some munchies after getting a "little" high... Couldn't really call him Stoned, it would sound weird. The kids knew ahead of time he was high, and he always carries a load of the stuff on operations such as this to pass the time, and they, IRL, joked, "We should go and see if we can go and get some police to crack down on him for the illegal distribution and possession of drugs."... the GM said "Ok, go and do it". The look on all of our faces were priceless, as said by the GM, after the incident. So they went way ahead of him to find some patrolling officers and said that there was a earth pony in a trench coat selling drugs to minors.

Lucky was found and arrested very shortly after that. We didn't know where he had gone till until after a semi-successful operation, where we had to blow out one of our mark's legs with a sniper, to get them, due to the disappearance of three of our members. Winter and Fire told us that he was intercepted en-route to the store for some supplies by the police. I, being the only one who wasted next to nothing on money, had to pay 5,000 bits for his release. Unfortunately for the kids, they went along with me to say things like "what happened?" and that nonsense, and before we got him, one of the officers they saw recognized them and wanted to congratulate them on finding a seller.

I didn't tell Lucky, or the rest of the team about their stunt, but I did discipline them as my backstory said would be appropriate, I forced them up into a large construction building, binded Winter Wind's wings to her with some duct-tape, tied them together, tied their hind legs to the building, and bungeed them off (I did a number of things like this to them, and it was in the middle of the night thankfully). I was not the good guy of the team, in fact I was released on parole to the team after being arrested for going too far with interrogations while in the military. Despite my level headedness and how calmly I do this, only the two kids and our team leader knows now.
Mykin 13th Nov 2014, 11:02 AM edit delete reply