RPG a Day – Day 17: Funniest Game You’ve Played

Day 17 of #RPGaDAY.

Funniest Game You’ve Played.

This is going to be a short entry, as a) most of the RPGs I play are fairly serious in tone, and b) the more humorous moments of games kind of blur together. However, a couple of moments stand out.

Epic D&D, and the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

This wasn’t how things turned out…

This was set to be a significant encounter in the early part of an Epic-level D&D – one dire T-Rex, one party of adventurers, ready to battle. Only it didn’t quite work out like that. You see, the Tyrannosaurus Rex doesn’t have any ranks in the Balance skill, and the DM just couldn’t roll anything higher than a 5 whenever it tried to stand up. So, the ferocious king of dinosaurs spent the whole combat rolling around on the floor being slowly beaten to death until our Fighter got into position to finish the poor thing off.

 

Mage: the Awakening, and the screaming goat.

Or more specifically, the soft roleplay session at the IoD Spring National 2014. It really captured the feeling of people unwinding after the serious business of the Awakened state and constant threats to their lives, and quickly turned into drunken games of pool and screaming goat sound effects. It was one of those “you had to be there” moments, but I’d never seen Ellie actually fall over from laughing before that night…

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