If you’re anything like us, your roleplaying adventures are full of some crazy and epic moments. I’ve been roleplaying for a long time, with so many different gamers, and we have so many epic memories of those games, some of which I’d like to share with you all. So sit back, and prepare yourself for ten of the most awesomely epic things we’ve experienced!
1.) Tanks for Everything!
Game: Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40k roleplaying game by Fantasy Flight
IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY WAR. And that is the best way to describe the Warhammer universe. In Dark Heresy, Inquisitors roam the regions of space with their retinues, seeking out heresy and putting a stop to it, usually with lots of death.
Our retinue found itself in the city on a desert world, with only our wits and sidearms. A lengthy investigation put us after the bad guy, a smuggler in leagues with some bad bad monsters. We found ourselves in pursuit in a commandeered tank, when a squad of Chaos Space Marine Terminators teleported in to kill us dead. We had no chance against these guys, so we did the only thing that made sense: We ran them down with our tank, and kept going. Yep, hit & run action at its finest!
2.) Drink it off
Game: Exalted, the game of awesome demigodlike powers by White Wolf
Our Exalted circle finds itself roaming through a dank sewer system, trying to sneak their way into a city. The slog is uneventful, until the group finds the exit guarded by a massive monster called a Spine Chain. This monster is a gigantic skeleton centipede, made up of the torsos of dozens of skeletons, and armed with a huge rusty blade. Acacia, the group’s fighter, leaps into the action, wearing down and finally defeating it. But in the action, the rusty blade managed to gravely wound her, nearly bifurcating her. Hanging on by mere skin and tissue, she climbs the dead monster like a ladder, leading her group to daylight. The first things she does afterwards? Heads to the local tavern to get drunk, ignoring her wounds completely.
3.) Just Look Up
Game: Blue Rose, the game of romantic fantasy by Green Ronin
On an epic quest, our characters find themselves in a temple. They began to search it, looking for clues. But their patience wears thin as no clues present themselves. So they began to wreck the place. Smash everything, hope something turns up. This goes on for a while until the GM simply asks the group if they thought to look up. They do, and what they seek is scrawled all over the ceiling. Fail.
4.) Tickle Tickle!
Game: World of Darkness Innocents, a game of childhood gone wrong by White Wolf
A group of children wake up in a room decorated with various christmas decorations. They each find a gift under the tree, ranging from BB guns to iPhones. The room opens up into a creepy old mansion in terrible shape. They explore the mansion, and eventually run afoul of a terrifying monster known as the Krampus. Krampus hunts them down as they scramble to hide, and all seems well.
But one of the children, who is a mite irresponsible, decides to play a game on his cell phone while in hiding. The noises from the game alert Krampus quickly.
Later on, the group meets a creepy old man, the owner of the mansion. The Krampus turned out to be a hired goon in a suit. One of the kids threatens the old man with a shovel full of hot coals. Our irresponsible young friend intervenes, tickling the coal wielding child. The coal is dropped, and the room, then mansion, go up in flames.
5.) Scion: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
Game: Scion, the game of epic legends and gods, and the best game ever, by White Wolf
I can’t nail down just one epic moment in Scion, but I can share a few! Our current game sees our group trying to prevent Ragnarok from happening, and has been one amazing and wild ride that I’ll be sad to see end. Here are some of the things we’ve seen and done!
-Create a Loki Robot
-Beat up Hod, the blind Norse god.
-Brough Baldur back to life
-Toss a pair of gods into outer space and Helheim
-One of our ranks became a living realm of flesh and pestilence!
-Actively Participate in Ragnarok
-Piss off the Midgard Serpent, then blind it
-Take down Surtr
-Climbed into Fenris’ mouth, which is a portal to the Titan Realm of Fate
-Had our minds transported into the future offspring of our characters, and kill an Aztec God.
-Try to use scraps of leather on EVERYTHING.
I ran a game a few years back, and here are a couple of highlights: -Had a character jump rooftops and run up the side of buildings to beat a sniper to death with a fire extinguisher -Same character had an anti-gravity dance-off against Baron Samedi -Decapitated an Owl demon with a manhole cover -Create a godrealm/workshop on a speeding comet -Held an Enchantment Under the Sea dance for a lonely goddess
And many more!
Game: Scion, yet again
I would love to tell you what exactly makes Itzacoatl so epic, for good or ill. A demigod Cult Leader and deviant turned Aztec god of pestilence, 99% of his actions are the stuff of the most horrifying subject matter to date. Take every serial killer in history. He’s worse. Think of every deviant act ever recorded. He’s done them and more. Brainwash people into entering his “Carnarium”? Check. Put disease into people’s drinks? Check. Have a terrifying and mind scarring rendevous with a poor poor Sea Captain? Check and Mate. He’s epic for all the good and bad reasons, and I would be remiss not to mention him here.
7.) Sunset on Saint Paul
Game: World of Darkness
The sun shines over Saint Paul, Minnesota. A little too closely and a little too brightly. And it gets closer. And then BOOM. The city is engulfed in a massive burning death explosion, killing everyone who wasn’t smart enough to run. And if you think running will save you, the Mages behind the explosion are roaming the borders of the city to mop up survivors.
8.) Game of Thrones
Our intrepid Exalted circle has healed up, and gotten back to normal after their sewer encounter. They meet the big enemy bad in his palace, and their attacks are completely unable to scratch his armor. A stray flaming arrow strikes his throne, setting it ablaze. And the group’s weakest member
9.) The Confessions of Nathaniel Dickens
Game: World of Darkness
One of the players in our World of Darkness game keeps a blog from his character’s perspective. It’s a spine chilling read, and worth your time. (Fair warning, it’s very graphic, so please keep that in mind.)
10.) Time Keeps on Slipping
Game: World of Darkness
A Radio DJ, her Tech Guy, and their Manager take a van trip to another city to transport an autographed guitar.
Then all hell breaks loose. The van is attacked by a huge mothlike creature. It offroads their van, and the group is forced to seek shelter in a nearby small town, one that seems to be straight out of the 1940’s. The group is attacked by a homeless man, or rather, a homeless man floating inches off the ground. A blue glow emits from his eyes and mouth, and music from the 40’s comes from his mouth like a radio. And things only get weirder from there. The DJ wakes up later surrounded by colonial townspeople and a wicked preacher with an axe that wants to behead her for being a witch. A mysterious man in a white suit gives cryptic clues. Time seems to be shifting all over the place. The mothlike creature that assaulted them is the manager, from the future. The man in the white suit? The Tech Guy from the future. And the center of it all is an experiment in a government facility. At the end of the story, the DJ guns down her crew, and everything shifts back to the van ride, as if nothing ever happened.
This was a tale run by our resident Storyteller, Jason (Who is trying to get a Hunter: The Vigil group together at Gaming Grounds on saturdays hinhint) and is full of creepy, mysterious, and epic events, and was one wild ride that was incredibly memorable