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24th Jan 2015, 6:00 AM
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The Ravages of Time
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Newbiespud 24th Jan 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I'm sure this has happened to a few people: A player trying to do something dramatic getting tragically undermined by something simple or silly. (If this Story Time is even halfway successful, it's gonna be a rough weekend...)

Last Sunday's session of Fallout is Dragons was a blast. Action, drama, intrigue, romance - it had it all! I try to be dry when I'm dropping links for these things because I don't want to seem pushy, but I'm awfully happy with this one.
Session 35 - Ribcage: Libsyn YouTube

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Raxon 24th Jan 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Yes, Spud, it will be a rough weekend.

I return with full health. And a story.

To kick things off, how about I mess with your storytime just a little bit. I was recently in a game, and some conversation led me to create this little gem of a game. The party is investigating an old theater, rumored to be haunted bad things happen when people try to renovate it, tear it down, anything like that. As the party explores, they find the remains of several people, always with some kind of joke item, like a rubber chicken, or wind up teeth. Finally, they see something run around a corner.

When they confront it, they see a corpse, long, long decayed, but that's not the cause of the silliness. The silliness, and the horror, comes from what is attached to the corpse. Attached to it is a frayed, threadbare old puppet, wielding a knife, and radiating with malice. It appears to be a bear puppet, wearing a moth eaten, dirty bowtie. "Wakka wakka."

Yes, it is Fozzie from the muppets. And yeah, it will be very creepy. Also, this is essentially just a creepypasta made up using the muppets after watching a let's play of five nights at Wario's.
Icipall 24th Jan 2015, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
And then someone shouted: "Aaagh!!! It's Freddy Fazbear!!!"
Freddy Fazbear 26th Jan 2015, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
That's not me that's an imposter!
Blueblade 26th Jan 2015, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Make sure to check pirate cove.
EricStarstorm 24th Jan 2015, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
This wasn't during a session, but when we started playing an undead campaign, our first destination was an abandoned manor. Our DM did a good job of playing it up while we went through it, and we were all pretty into it. However, once the second session had ended, we started listing off terrible ways that the DM could go about this (and the DM was in on this too), such as making the first boss Applejack.

We never finished that campaign. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that not even the DM took it seriously anymore.
Digo 24th Jan 2015, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
When I ran Expedition to Castle Ravenloft, I was trying to play Strahd as this tragic figure who was evil because the world took away all he loved, but the PCs tended to only see Exp and loot figures, so when I tried to work in a dramatic RP moment where the party found him mourning over the grave of his dead brother, the PCs just opened fired.

I mean, come on, not even a moment of silence? XD
They had two members with diplomacy skills. Didn't bother to use them to at least talk to him. Maybe find a way to defeat him other than kicking in the gate and attacking. Ah well.
Disloyal Subject 24th Jan 2015, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Wait, so you guys were undead, or the campaign otherwise revolved around undead?
Digo 24th Jan 2015, 11:33 AM