Thursday, 9 August 2018

RPG a Day 2018: 9. How has a game surprised you?

RPG a Day 2018

9. How has a game surprised you?

Usually it’s when a player grabs a session and pulls it in a totally new direction.

The classic example in The Watch House was, of course, the time I was about to reveal that Natalie’s too-good-to-be-true new potential boyfriend was a villain, but Matthew’s player had him jump way further with the too-good-to-be-true part and make him magically appear as CAPTAIN RUGGED.

More recently, a planned Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition session was paused for a week as Marcie the Malkavian was revealed to have diaberlised her sire - when her player had him take over her body...

And sometimes it’s when I haven’t quite figured out the rules, and oh, that monster just took over half a PC’s hit points in a single hit. But it’s been a while since that happened.

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