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Newbiespud 18th Apr 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "If there's one running gag that my Saturday group enjoys, it's 'needlessly rolling for things.'

Dice are fun to roll. I do not blame them for deciding to use the power of random numbers to determine character choices. Even when those choices end up destroying our safehouse in a misguided bid to 'make the place stable.' Or when those choices result in throwing a valuable, one-of-a-kind item into a fire to scare off a giant snake. Or when those choices result in swan diving off a mountain on a goat in an attempt to emulate Santa Clause.

After all, if I blamed any of them, my glass house would be just shattered."

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ANW 18th Apr 2020, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
That title just screams this Story Time

Undercover stories
Darkside 18th Apr 2020, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Not sure how "undercover" it was, but there was one game where our mercenary group had to retrieve the head of a demon lord's enemy. We found him heavily guarded, so we acted panicky, telling the guards we had something very important to tell him; that someone was out to kill him, and it was for his ears only.

We got a meeting with him in his sauna, and when he asked us who it was that was out to kill him, one of us leaned forward and whispered, "us" and I rolled perfectly to cut his head off from behind.

We then managed a stealthy escape past his guards, with the assistance of an escort we'd brought along (for some reason I can't remember), who acted as if nothing was wrong with him while obscuring him from view.
Borg 18th Apr 2020, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
My party's working against a large cult where no cultist would think twice about meeting another cultist who they've never met previously, so we've gone undercover repeatedly.

One of those undercover attempts didn't even end in everyone attacking us as impostors! Although we didn't accomplish much of anything that time, and it did have the side effect that I was later taken as a deserter from the cult and several attempts were made to murder me. So that'll teach us to not kill everybody who saw us while we're undercover.
albedoequals1 18th Apr 2020, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
I once had the main villain of an arc infiltrate the party in the guise of a cleric that needed to be escorted to an artifact because she was weak and helpless. The players were so accepting and supportive of her, I decided to see how much of her evil plan she could convince the players to do for her. Quite a lot, it turned out. :p
CrowMagnon 18th Apr 2020, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
That was Brenna Sloane's backstory when I was playing Hell's Rebels. She used to be an undercover cop who quit when the new administration wanted her to sabotage peaceful protest groups from within. As a result, she had really high Disguise and Bluff skills for a lawful good character.

In-game the opportunity to use those talents didn't come up as often as I might have liked, but there were a couple of standouts. One was when she and the group's street oracle dressed up as cops to distract a group of brownshirts while our sneaky brawler rescued the tiefling girl they'd been torturing.

The second was, appropriately, at a big masquerade party. That was a whole group effort, but in the process Brenna managed to play the part of a ditzy socialite to the hilt while simultaneously winning over the aid of a hellknight and a female detective who had previously been hired to oppose us. The latter instance being under the pretense of a dance between the two characters.
MythicFox 18th Apr 2020, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Once in a Vampire: The Requiem LARP I played a character who was secretly an NPC of an enemy faction (one of the Akhud, if you're familiar with the game). I kept it up for a few months, just subtly undermining things and reporting to my superiors, because the main purpose was for a dramatic reveal down the road. My character had a full sheet and was pretty deadly, but I had a fake sheet that left off or downplayed a bunch of my stats and made me look like a regular player character (I even added faux experience to it over time).

Then the guy running the game set up the dramatic reveal that I and another NPC were the bad guys all along, and we were supposed to be a boss fight, but he screwed it up and dramatically overpowered his character and there was almost a game wipe.
Masterweaver 19th Apr 2020, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Curse of Strahd game, we come upon a town with a very corrupt mayor who's saying things like 'The Morning Lord will protect us' and has this whole sacrifice cult thing planned out. We learn that this other lady (who seems reasonable) has had it out for the guy for years. Then we learn that she's secretly evil, but her kids are nice... except they're morons. Then we recall this actually very helpful guy everyone seems to like...

So the day of the sacrafice festival rolls around and, with a combination of illusion magic from our casters and some well placed divine spells, we fake an angel of the Morning Lord coming down to chew out the mayor and the evil lady and basically get the whole community to lynch them, culminating in us saying 'yeah that nice guy is a good mayor, eh?' before the 'angel' vanishes. We go to congratulate the guy.

It's Strahd in disguise, and he congratulates our efforts before banishing us from the village.

Intrigue, huh?
Gamergeek 20th Apr 2020, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
I was playing in a 7th Sea game where all the PCs were working for a mysterious benefactor. My character was an agent for the crown of Avalon tasked with finding out who this benefactor was and what his intentions were towards Avalon. My character's cover story was that he was a fop with no sailing experience and little fighting skill. It was fun trying to cover up when my character would kill someone in combat or making sure none of the other PCs were around when I broke out the fighting skills.
Digo 21st Apr 2020, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Our military team got trapped in a huge underground bunker with a lot of other ponies changelings, including Queen Chrysalis. We took charge to keep order while a team slowly excavated the collapsed exit. This was gonna take a couple days.

Chrysalis got bored (and hungry) so she started playing matchmaker with couples she could find that fancied one another. She noticed that our lieutenant in charge of gear procurement had a crush on my character, so Chrysalis got us together. Course this was not something the military is happy to see, so Chrysalis used her shapeshifting powers to be our stand-ins to let is have a moment alone and talk things out.

We ended up finding a bedroom not used and his away there, making out under the covers. Chrysalis got a good meal out of that, so it was a Win-win for everyone.
Story Time 19th Apr 2020, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
The party musical talent... Any story about the party ready to sing in the game and real life?
werefrog 20th Apr 2020, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Does anypony else what to know how swandiving off a mounton on a goat resembles Santa Clause[sic]?
Digo 21st Apr 2020, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
My brain often speaks in musical numbers, so it is easy for me to get into a song and dance. Other players maybe not so much, but I try for group participation. XD