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22nd Jan 2015, 6:00 AM
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Christmas Before Nightmares
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Newbiespud 22nd Jan 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Actually, I should watch that movie again. It's been a long time...

Asking for Story Time about all the references is probably a bad idea, but how about this: Do you have any stories about a tabletop reference leading you to discovering new stuff to enjoy?

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MuffinMark 22nd Jan 2015, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
MuffinMark
Sadly, I have no such stories
Digo 23rd Jan 2015, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
I have one. When I started college I joined up with a gaming club. We were playing D&D and two of the other players were making these hilarious comments about identifying kings, becoming king when a sword is thrown at you, and various other things like Knights Who Say Ni.

At the time I didn't know who Monty Python was and when the other players found that out, we paused the game to run over to the campus library and check out Monty Python and the holy Grail. I watched it and totally got the references.

Saw lots of Python movies and shows after that. Good times!
Rokas 23rd Jan 2015, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Didn't know what Monty Python was? Doesn't everybody learn who they are growing up? I remember watching Holy grail when I was like, ten or twelve. 'Course it got funnier when I matured more but even as a kid I still liked it. My father always rented stuff like that. Is that not normal?
Zeeth 23rd Jan 2015, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Monty Python's Flying Circus hasn't been on the air in around twenty years now, and the cast members are dead or doing other things. While the show and movies have proven to be immortal classics ("My hovercraft is full of eels!"), the generations who remember actually watching any of it are gradually getting old and dying off.

So Monty Python is a generational thing, and I'm not sure what great media thing is going to catch on in the next twenty years, but it had better be extra-super good to become a lasting worldwide meme.
Senshuken 22nd Jan 2015, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
The Muppet's Christmas Carol is best Christmas movie.

Here's a topic: Name a time in which one member of the party was talked into doing something they would otherwise disagree with and found themselves enjoying? Both OOC and IC are fine.
Venellian 22nd Jan 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
That would be Kumiko.
I only played her in one session, but she was constantly nearly in danger of something that she wouldn't have wanted, like:
Sneaking around in a baddie's lair (just a simple house), I roll a Nat 1 on Move Silent, so she's found, then I use her awesome (+6) bluff: "I'm the entertainment"... 25.
Earlier, sneaking in the downstairs pawn shop to try to get upstairs, she's caught via a Nat 1 on MS, and a bluff 21+ convinces the owner that she's "just looking around".
A bit later? She was behind the counter and in hiding before it fell and she wound up, via a third natural 1 in move silently, in front of a cult, and all of them found her. "Hey... I'm the new recruit." Bluff? Another around 26. They actually tried to get the pacifist (vows of nonviolence and peace) to join them while they were 'examining' some monster.

Then a battle broke out, and a simple fog spell made most of them kill each other, but Kumiko only did that in order to get free! Honest!

Or how nearly everyone in her new party (she was the only girl of the 7, and half were NPCs), wanted to sleep with her (the party wound up being named the "Hautboys", but that was through random word selection with Shakespeare). That girl couldn't hit, but she had a hypnotism spell and she really got use out of it.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Jan 2015, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
...a Muppet movie I haven't seen? I am shamed!