Only in a game . . . that’s crazier than mine

Okay, I’ve been in games where we blow up elevator shafts with a jet-skis, and I’ve been in games where we steal reincarnated lama/camels from Tibetan peasants, and I’ve been in games where meddling dwarves send their friends off with picnic baskets full of spells designed to make them stop blushing at each other and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ALREADY . . .

. . . but I’ve never been in a game where a character glued an NPC to his back.

Nor, now that I think of it, have we ever driven the GM to drink. Must try harder!

0 Responses to “Only in a game . . . that’s crazier than mine”

  1. xmurphyjacobsx

    I am so loving these posts. *sigh* They remind me of all I miss about RPGs…oh, the stories, the stories I could tell…

  2. zunger

    Wow. I clearly have an objective to aim for in future sessions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. anima_mecanique

    I’m reminded of the time that a fairy lord PC in my Castle Falkenstein game concocted a plan to hook up the no-nonsense detective PC with the charming and ruthless head of Scotland Yard’s Division of Maniacal Affairs.

    The final version of the plan involved letting a badger out in Scotland Yard and getting a dachshund, which had been enchanted to cause a zone of frictionless floor wherever it went, to chase the thing past the lady, who would slip and fall into the detective’s waiting arms. The frictionless enchantment was, of course, enacted by the party sorcerer, who got on board with this plan mostly to create a distraction so that his own scheme to steal a brain in a jar from the evidence room would go unnoticed.

    The weird thing is this actually kind of worked, but it did lead to them all getting arrested.

    • Marie Brennan

      I got as far as “letting a badger out” and suddenly had the beginning of The Game of Kings in my head.

      (I was so terribly confused the first time I read that. What? The pig’s drunk? When the hell did that happen? WHAT’S GOING ON?)

      • diatryma

        I was also confused. Best first fifty (less, actually) ever, and your description of it sold me on the book, but I had no idea what was happening and I still pretty much don’t. There was a smuggler and a pig and Lymond was involved.

      • anima_mecanique

        Lymond: Making kind of ridiculous plans seem awesome since the late 1500s.

  4. gollumgollum

    and I’ve been in games where meddling dwarves send their friends off with picnic baskets full of spells designed to make them stop blushing at each other and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ALREADY . . .

    *snicker* Yeah. Good times.

  5. gollumgollum

    OMFG! That. Was hilarious. I’m getting strange looks from my equally strange coworkers because i’m laughing so. damn. hard.

    “I prefer to think of myself as Chaotic Stupid,” I said, with dignity.

    BWAHAHAHA!1

  6. icedrake

    Dude. I had lunch with her a month ago. The overlaps in my online existence just don’t seem to end. (if you ever find yourself in her geographical area, I highly recommend spending time with her. Very interesting and funny — not to mention talented — person)

    As an aside, you coming to Anticipation?

    • Marie Brennan

      To heck with spending time; I want to game with her. <g>

      No Anticipation for me, alas. I’m not a big WorldCon fan, and it’s awfully far to go for a con I’m not that wild about.

      • icedrake

        Hey, gaming is totally included under “spending time” ๐Ÿ™‚

        Drat. I’m likely not making it to WFC (which I presume you’ll be attending, what with it being effectively next door and all). Do you post your con schedules at all? Or are those decided on more of a “spur of the moment” basis?

        • Marie Brennan

          My con schedule is pretty thin, at least right now: ICFA, World Fantasy, VeriCon, and (now that I’m in the Bay Area) probably Potlatch and maybe BayCon.

  7. diatryma

    Before I clicked the link, I had a thought about her gaming posts. I love reading things like this.

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