So I hosted my first game of Monster of the Week. The best moment of the night was:
Player 1: So Iqbal, how many points is killing a Jabberwock?
Iqbal (NPC): Let's just say it's a very big number Earl.
Player 1: EXCELLENT!! OKAY KIDS WE'RE GOING TO SAVE YOU NOW.
Me: Good job... you've just added more trauma to my already traumatized children!!
More fun times in#Starfinder
Quest giver: Excuse me, but who is this man and does he know what's going on?
Me (The brand new character): No. In fact they won't tell me anything.
Operative: You don't ask the right questions, so we didn't feel the need to tell you.
Solarion: Besides you're not ready to know the truth.
Mystic: Yeah, there are some things you're better off not knowing.
Quest giver: Wow... that wasn't helpful at all.
Me: IT'S BEEN LIKE THIS EVER SINCE I JOINED THEM.
For anyone looking to break away from the predictable pitfalls of dramatic character backstories I recommend the Rob Schneider approach.
Your character was a level 13 Elf Wizard who has just died and has been reincarnated as a level 1
You're basically writing two backstories for the price of one!
My co-worker who plays #pathfinder is trying to turn his pet parrot into his own personal bard by giving it a headband of intelligence.
I further made the problem worse when I told him it's possible for him to make the bird his familiar as well.
From my latest #starfinder session:
GM: You guys are both my worst and best group.
Me: I told you this was going to be Guardians of the Galaxy.
GM: Yeah, but this is Guardians where Star-Lord is dead...
Me: Yes and I replaced him with John Wick.
GM: BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE.
The person who let me die: I TOLD YOU I DID MY BEST.
me: okay so there's a town that's literally on fire and there's a long-term problem you can maybe find out something useful for on the way back
my party: WE'RE GOING TO GO LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE LONG-TERM PROBLEM
me, like an hour later: so that town burned down with no survivors
my party: WTF WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE US A CHANCE TO SAVE IT????????
me: I DID YOU WENT THE WRONG WAY
Speak up and cause waves. Do not normalize what is happening. Let people know where you stand even in instances where it seems to change nothing. In those cases, you have both shown that such things are not accepted by all, and shown those who need it that you support them. Speak for those who can't and in spaces where they can't. Do not put your head down just to get along.
How's it going people.
I'm the Dahk Magician, but really I'm just goblin who enjoys playing games. My primary game of choice is usually MTG, but right now that spot is being shared with Cardfight Vanguard.
When it comes to rpgs I'm usually game master, but when I actually get to play, bard is my default class. If anyone ever needs a sounding-board for game ideas feel free to hit me up.
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