Each year we celebrate Autocratik’s #RPGaDay, where we spend a month celebrating RPGs, discussing what we love and what we love about them. Here are the responses of the TRF crew. Be sure to tweet, blog, or post your own with the #RPGaDay!
For August 23, Share one of your best Worst Luck stories
Aser – Two weeks ago, we were playing Warhammer 40k: Only War. My character’s Storm bolter jammed, then he dropped his grenade with predictable results.
John D. – The second game of Only War my character (SPOILER!) crawled into a ceiling vent to drop grenades on the enemy; he wreaked havoc on the heretics yet unfortunately some survived and returned fire where I could not dodge or evade and scored a critical hit before I escaped, resulting in medically retirement due to the horrific burns be received (at least the plasma rifle was ok!)
Jonn P. – I fell off a gargantuan library shelf after failing a climb check. The GM let me roll luck check, 66% chance, every 10’ to catch myself. I fell 100’ to my death…
Megan – In Pathfinder I finally got bad guys with a high enough level to cast Prismatic Spray, which they used to great effect. Unfortunately one of the players also gained a CL high enough to use it and the result of their roll was that the monster I was so excited about was banished to another plane before I even had a chance to attack.
Mike G. – In a Strange RPG game (hosted by TRF of course) we had to fight a coven of witches. To say the least, all my rolls were good (either missing party members I was compelled to attack or to break their enchantment) exceptfor those rolls to keep from being enchanted in the first place!
Patrick – I was playing in a political based game of Legend of the Five Rings as a samurai of the Scorpion Clan (SCORPS FOR LIFE! NOTICE ME KACHIKO!), I had just finished cleaning out a yakuza gambling den of all their hard earned cash and was the victim of an attempted mugging by two of the Yakuza that I had best in a game of Winds and Fortunes.(I had rolled an effective Royal Flush after going all in.) After slaughtering one with no effort I hobbled the other and sent him to his masters with a warning not to try it again. The problem was that their boss was another player at the table, one made to take any kind of beating and crush most people in one hit. We dueled, and I got crushed. In one hit.
Phil – Clockwork knight, bad die rolls, head bouncing down stairs…