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Newbiespud 8th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Any stories about earning great rewards and cashing them in for trivial things?

Also, we've got a very exciting new Spudventure released today! We've started a three-part campaign using the upcoming Root TTRPG, which means we're playing cute woodland creatures as mercenaries! Join us for character creation and the adventure hook!
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dziadek1990 8th Oct 2019, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... we, uhh... We *tried* to "cash in" a NotReward-which-we-kinda-turned-into-a-reward, and our approach of doing it was downright *silly*.

After our group fought and killed a Kraken, we tied its corpse to our ship, and pulled it into a harbor. Then we tried to convince the confused+repulsed (cuz Kraken was rotting and smelling) population to buy the corpse so they could use it for its meat or memorabilia or trophies or something.

They didn't want it.
Guest 8th Oct 2019, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Starlight: "How about I give you an E. The E is for 'effected history'."
dziadek1990 8th Oct 2019, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Guest 8th Oct 2019, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
No that would be an A. Affected history
Some Guy 8th Oct 2019, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
They did both: they "affected" history because they changed the way things would have happened, but they also "effected" history for making it happen in the first place. They effected the affect.
Lethologica 8th Oct 2019, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
*puts on That Guy hat*

They effected the effect. They affected history with the events they effected. But their effect was not an affect. Their affect, if not merely affected, was an effect of the events effected, which affected history. I hope that's all cleared up now.
Evilbob 8th Oct 2019, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Draxynnic 8th Oct 2019, 7:47 AM edit delete reply

Starlight: Well, I was planning to set an essay question, so let's just say you might not need to hit the history books as much as other students...
T 8th Oct 2019, 9:42 AM edit delete reply
Shouldn’t they be upgraded to heroes instead of keep being students? Skipping some steps for more advanced stuff?
Jennifer 8th Oct 2019, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Root sounds interesting, almost Redwallish. I've always liked Mouse Guard, too, though I've never gotten to play it.
Godzfirefly 9th Oct 2019, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, the kickstarter actually suggests Redwall as an alternative setting for the system.

Also, if you think the RPG is interesting, I highly recommend the board game it is based on. It's an intriguing asymmetric board game that has grown in popularity throughout board gaming communities.
Digo 8th Oct 2019, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
No hugs or Starlight eats Yona? XD

Anyway, I once gave the party a wish spell as a reward for saving a dragon and while I knew that wishes are really complicated things to work out with a party, I was willing to hold discussion with my players.

But instead they all agreed to wish that their tax debt to the king was paid into him immediately. In copper coins. Dropped from a thousand feet above the king.

I regretted the 8,000 GP tax bill I gave the players back in session 2.
Kagimizu 8th Oct 2019, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
More likely she's weak from hunger and would probably be crushed or pass out from having a heavy, incredibly strong Yak squeezing her in a hug.
Kedamono 8th Oct 2019, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
Since these are standard fantasy coins, each one weighs an ounce, so that's 800,000 ounces of copper coins, about 25 tons, or a mass of copper 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet. Since it's not a solid mass, there will be a bit of a spread. If the King is in doors, it might make it through the roof of the castle, but with medieval construction, there's a lot of stuff in the way. Still, I wouldn't want to be that king...
Godzfirefly 9th Oct 2019, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
I am curious what your source of 1 coin = 1 ounce is. I'd always heard it was 50 coins = 1 pound.

Admittedly, it doesn't matter so much in this situation. Either way, you're dealing with a hail storm of copper coins doing hail damage to the roof of whatever building the king is in. (I don't see even an entire ounce of a soft metal like copper making it through a proper roof, unless it's a thatch roof.)

But, I am still curious where you learned what the weight of a standard copper coin is. (My source is the 3.5 D&D rulebooks, so that may just not be standard, I guess.)
BuffaloBrony 10th Oct 2019, 5:35 AM edit delete reply
Well, back in a Shadowrun campaign I was running a number of years back; the surviving party members managed to end a three way shadow war. After eventually killing the "lesser" Great Dragon behind one faction, and causing the significant disruption to another faction; the party finally meets with the third faction - Dunklezahn himself.

He congratulates them for cleaning up the mess without involving any non-combatants, and as a reward for their ability and skill - the party is asked what they want for their reward and discretion. One single thing each - Dunkelzahn's discretion.

Rigger: a fancy helicopter with all the trimmings.
street samurai: an appointment at a top end cyber clinic to get upgraded
'guttertrash' coyote street shaman: "Um, you know. You HAVE to have some of the coolest stories. Howzabout you and me go get a pizza somewhere and we just hang for a bit..."

That's it - she just wanted a "non-business" hang out with Dunkelzahn. No ulterior motive, no grand scheme.

They wound up going on two "chat dates" - one where she took his shapeshifted self to "the best pizza in Tacoma, honest!" (Pro-tip - it wasn't.) He then took her as a companion to one of the swankiest restaurants in Seattle.

Speaking as a GM - it was completely delightful coda to the storyline.