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1st Jan 2015, 6:00 AM
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Stealing the Bait
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Newbiespud 1st Jan 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Ah, January 2015. Otherwise known as "that month where you're still writing 2014 on all your documents."

Ooh, I seem to be waxing cynical. You guys handle the story time down below while I get some leftover comfort food.

46 Comments:

Raxon 1st Jan 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Tell a story about bribes gone wrong!
CharginChuck 1st Jan 2015, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
Well, there was this one time I got pulled over, and I didn't have any cash on me, so I... ...oh wait, you mean in a game?

*AHEM* Never mind, then.
TolianTiger 1st Jan 2015, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Actually, I'm more interested in this story. Please do go on. =P
j-eagle12212012 1st Jan 2015, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Me too
Toric 1st Jan 2015, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
It depends on your definition of bribe. Personally, most of my experiences seem to involve the ancient tradition of White Man bargaining. Namely, the offender's idea of a bribe usually involves simply NOT TAKING certain things of the other character.

Example:
"What say you give us all your gear and we call it square?"
"Who the hell are you and why in the hell should I give you anything?"
"Just think about all your getting out of this deal. You've got teeth that can chew your food, you've got fingers to count those teeth, and you've got that warm gooey thing in your chest that goes ba-bump. I think I'm being rather generous here."
Seanpony Renaud 1st Jan 2015, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Whom must I murder to be before Raxon?! that pony shall be slain post haste!

I've never had a bribe go bad in RP. . .well I did but in fairness it wasn't really a bribe and I knew fully well how bad that was gonna play out.

Basically I was prince who'd set loose one of twelve ancient demons who wreck the planet every few centuries. I sent my "Frenemy" to the local Necromancer Kingdom in the hopes that they would help just because the demons are bad for everybody. Well my Frenemy found out where I was sending him and came back and attempted to assassinate me for for. . .well let say it was UriahGambit. If he came back with help GREAT if he didn't come back at all well that was highly desirably because he was a twatcicle. But the bribe didn't techincally go wrong the bribe never got there.
Luna 1st Jan 2015, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
I actually have a story rather different, but that I find quite fitting somehow...

I was running a vampire Dark Ages campaign and most of my players went into the habit to try to dominate pretty much anybody in any situation. To the point where whenever they got themselves stranded at a town or village gate after those being closed, they would systematicely try to dominate their way in. until that day were every attempt failed, so they tried to bluff, to threathened, I could see them going endlessely into intricately complicated plan to try and get past the couple of guard, maybe even ending up killing the two poor sods.

Until one new player to the group decided to step up, offered the gards a few coins and get past the gates, just like that.

Sometime, the simplest things... XD