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Monday night's StarHERO game. The PCs have taken out a 1000' Vallenthori WarEagle with their 400' pocket Battleship in less than one Turn.

 

Captain Murdoch: "Why is it all other alien governments think that I'm negotiating from a possition of weakness?"

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The first of the quotes from Tacticon last weekend; this first batch from a Champions game I ran:

 

Foxbat has just "conquered" Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and makes a statement to the press:

“I am Foxbat. Or as my loyal subjects know me: El Honcho Supremo. Today my forces have liberated - Yes! I say liberated! - this town from the oppressive, uncaring capitalist running-dog losers, whose heel they have suffered for far too long. Under. Under whose heel... never mind. I hereby declare this entire valley the free and independent Peoples' Republic of Foxbatistan! (Foxbat Fan Club members receive 2-for-1 margaritas at all participating Foxbatistan establishments!) We wish only to co-exist peacefully with our fellow sovereign and independent nations. But if any power should cast an eye on violating that sovereignness, they’ll find we are prepared to defend the borders of Foxbatistan with Deadly Force! I. Am. Foxbat! Look on my works, ye mighty… and Despair! Bwah-ha-ha-haaaa!” “How was that? Good? What about the laugh, not too over-the-top? Cause I could…”

Cut back to the network anchors trying to keep a straight face.

 

The hero’s superplane approaches Jackson Hole, when they are challenged by “Foxbatistan Air Traffic Control” and ordered to state their business.

Magnetica: “We’re here to try your new Foxbatburger.”

Foxbatistan ATC: “You’ve already heard about the Foxbatburgers? Wow, word travels fast.”

 

GM: “…and they’re already selling “I was conquered by Foxbat and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt” shirts.”

Players: [in unison] "I buy one!"

One Player: “Do they have hats?”

GM: “Sorry, the hats won’t be in until tomorrow – they have to send those out.”

 

Illuminatus gets tired of Foxbat’s posturing, and hits him with an Entangle in mid-speech.

Foxbat: “Hey, I was monologuing here!”

 

Force Majeure (a French brick) deafens a villain with his Thunder Clap: “Ah, I gave you zee clap, yes?”

 

Force Majeure rationalizes a poor attack roll: “She’s jumping up and down in a nightie – I’m distracted!”

 

No explanation necessary: “It’s not polite to PRE Attack the GM…”

 

A supervillain wannbe named Gell-O enters the fray: “There’s always room for Gell-O!”

(Note: I didn’t actually have a catch-phrase ready for this guy; one of the players suggested it.)

 

Later, Foxbat has joined forces with the heroes to help defeat The Warlord. The Warlord gets knocked back across the room, into Foxbat, then into a wall. The Warlord winds up embedded halfway into the wall, with Foxbat pinned behind him – amazingly, both are still conscious.

Foxbat: [muffled] “Ha! I can’t miss from here!” “Ow.”

 

Magnetica has really been playing up her Rivalry with Pebbles, at one point calling her a Skank (maybe out of character, maybe not). Later, Pebbles gets Mind Controlled…

Pebbles: “Skank, huh?”

Magnetica: “Uh oh.”

At which point Pebbles nails Magnetica with Rapid Autofire, hitting her 8 times for 8d6 each and blasting her into unconsciousness.

 

And the one that got the most laughter -- Illuminatus, a mystic whose Disads include Unfamiliar With Non-Mystic Culture, overhears a super-hacker talking about penetrating a system's firewalls.

Illuminatus: “I know not of these Walls Of Fire of which they speak, but…”

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"We can't just row the boat out into the middle of the ocean, dive, and expect it to be there when we get back. We need an anchor."

"We have an elf in full plate, that should cover it."

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"The best thing about using M&Ms as tokens for enemy monsters is eating them when you kill them."

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"You know, I have the manners of a weasel, and even I think that's rude."

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More Tacticon Quotes, this time from my Friends 1934 Pulp Hero game, which uses Pulparized versions of the six Friends sitcom characters as PCs:

 

Chandler makes a humor PRE Attack on a Brownshirt:

Chandler: “So Hitler…what’s up with that mustache anyway?”

Brownshirt: “Now that you mention it, it is kinda silly looking isn't it?”

 

Another Brownshirt, another PRE Attack, basically the same result:

Chandler: “So why are you called Nazis anyway? If it’s National Socialism, shouldn’t you be Nazos?”

 

The PCs have been caught in a death trap by the villainous Soup Nazi.* Hot soup is pouring into the room they’re trapped in. I go around the table asking everyone what they’re doing, and get five variations on “I check the walls/floor/ceiling/etc for some way out.” Then I get to Joey…

Joey: “I’m going to see if I can eat the soup faster than it’s entering the room.”

 

Ross: “Can I send Marcel (the Capuchin monkey) to open the grate?”

GM: “Make your Animal Handler Roll.” “OK, Marcel is now humping the grate…”

 

Joey: “Why would Gazpacho soup be cold?”

Joey’s player: (OOC) “No, seriously…”

 

Climbing a rope, Ross fails his Climbing roll:

Ross: “I guess I was distracted by something.”

Other player: Well, Rachel was on the rope right above you. In a dress…”

 

After the Soup Nazi finally falls:

All players: “No Soup For You!!!”

 

The heroes contact an inventor who reportedly sold some gadgets to the Brownshirts, and try to find out what the devices were:

Inventor: “Oh, I really can’t tell you that. Mad Scientist–Client privilege, you understand. Besides, they made me sign this non-disclosure form…”

 

Later, the inventor agrees to loan them some mini-grenades: a mix of explosive, sleep gas, smoke, etc. The players all shove one of each type in their pockets, and go. Later, they get ready to throw some:

Chandler: (OOC) “How do we know which one is which?”

GM: “Did anyone label them?”

Monica: (OOC) “Uh oh.”

GM: “Give me an INT Roll.”

Joey: (OOC) "UH OH!”

 

And finally, one I didn’t originate but finally got to use:

GM: “They’re speaking Nazi; it’s a lot like German, only angrier.”

 

 

* Yes, I should be ashamed. No, I’m not.

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Force Majeure rationalizes a poor attack roll: “She’s jumping up and down in a nightie – I’m distracted!”

 

Was this cute blonde? :D

 

No explanation necessary: “It’s not polite to PRE Attack the GM…”

 

Was this the cute blonde? :bounce:

 

Magnetica has really been playing up her Rivalry with Pebbles, at one point calling her a Skank (maybe out of character, maybe not). Later, Pebbles gets Mind Controlled…

 

Who is Pebbles? She wasn't in the last game I played...

 

(I do remember Magnetica, though. Oh yes, I remember Magnetica well...) :love:

 

And the one that got the most laughter -- Illuminatus, a mystic whose Disads include Unfamiliar With Non-Mystic Culture, overhears a super-hacker talking about penetrating a system's firewalls.

Illuminatus: “I know not of these Walls Of Fire of which they speak, but…”

 

Did he have Dark Sorcerous Powers? :lol:

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Was this cute blonde? :D

Actually no. It was one of Foxbat's minions called Knighty Nightie. a cute girl wearing a teddy, carrying a big*** sword. She was jumping up and down because Magnetica had TK'd her sword out of her hand and was playing keep-away with it. (What, you expected seriousness and decorum? This was a Foxbat scenario. :) )

 

Was this the cute blonde? :bounce:

Nah, I don't complain when she PRE Attacks me. :D

 

Who is Pebbles? She wasn't in the last game I played...

Pebbles. I added her after GenghisCon in case I needed a seventh PC.

 

(I do remember Magnetica' date=' though. Oh yes, I remember Magnetica well...) :love: [/quote']

But do you remember anything about the character, or just the player? :P

 

Did he have Dark Sorcerous Powers? :lol:

So far I've had three different players run Illuminatus, and they've all played him pretty close to your original "vision."

 

[Note to others wondering about the in-jokes: Bill played Illuminatus the first time I ran a game with these characters. Magnetica was played by a great roleplayer who also happens to be a particularly attractive blonde girl.]

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Chandler: “So why are you called Nazis anyway? If it’s National Socialism' date=' shouldn’t you be Naz[u']o[/u]s?”[/Quote]As an aside, I know the reason for this (and it's probably not what you're thinking), if anyone cares to know.

Joey: “I’m going to see if I can eat the soup faster than it’s entering the room.”
Actually, this one is gooed enough it could have stood alone without an explanation.

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As an aside' date=' I know the reason for this (and it's probably not what you're thinking), if anyone cares to know.[/quote']

 

Because it's not spelled "National Socialism" in German?

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Later, Foxbat has joined forces with the heroes to help defeat The Warlord. The Warlord gets knocked back across the room, into Foxbat, then into a wall. The Warlord winds up embedded halfway into the wall, with Foxbat pinned behind him – amazingly, both are still conscious.

Foxbat: [muffled] “Ha! I can’t miss from here!” “Ow.”

This entire post was funny, but this! This made me spit soda on my monitor.

:rofl:

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Tonight, the Mighty San Diego Knights battled a group of Neo-Nazi supervillains and their plan to breed an army of Aryans with the help of the Monster Maker.

 

The battle was going swimmingly for our heroes. Everything was under control. At this point, the team brick, Mesa, recovers from being stunned. After identifying over the radio the location of two of the fleeing villains, he holds his action...

 

The Martial Artist, flying outside after having punched through the window of the fifteen story building, is waiting for him outside. He charges, pushes his running, and is redirected towards the fleeing, flying villains in midair. He completes his 20" of movement, 50 percent of which is doubled for going downward. He does a move through on his opponent, named Messerschmidt, an aptly named armored character with built in machine gun wristbands....

 

It was at this point that the PC realized that he had made a mistake. He connected with Messerschmidt, who sailed downward into a parked car, with his hot, rapidly firing machine guns.

 

The car exploded. Dealing more damage to Messerschmidt, after he took a ton of knockback and was rendered unconscious.

 

And now, we come to the thing that made me almost spit up. Then, at the top of the next phase, Mesa hit the ground, after his velocity was already 40". So that means he falls 30 more ", which he could only travel 10. So, he takes all 30d6. Unfortunately, the ground of most paved cities can't take this damage.

 

He dealt out 31 Body to the 10 Def, 7 Body street. He crashed into the sewer and made a big crater. Then I explained to the players the result.

 

"There is a thunderous BOOM as the pavement caves in and cracks as far as the eye can see. Cars flip, and windows shatter for about eight blocks. Messerschmidt is now buried under another car."

 

(According to the rules, the size of the hole doubles for every body dealt above the base needed to overcome it. That's 16665 hexes total.

 

Gauntlet: (Team leader, still in skyscraper base of villains.) What the !@#$! was that?

 

Red Baroness: Uhm...

 

Martial Artist (Steel Thunder): Mesa Fell...

 

Mesa was unconscious for a week.

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So this week Jason's brother-in-law Jim decided to join our "demon busters" game. He's playing a werewolf. At the time of his introduction, our characters have rushed back to New York (almost cutting Jim's PC off the road) only to find out that the bad guys have raided our base and kidnapped important NPCs.

 

So we're looking around the site, Jim comes up to us over getting cut off, and Gary the half-Demon has his mystic senses triggered and realizes he's dealing with a werewolf. So he looks at Jim and goes, "What are you doing here, Garou?"

I go, "Garou?"

Gary says, "He's a werewolf."

Jim says, "Well, don't go advertising it, will ya? I don't go around telling everybody you're an a**hole."

 

JG

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Okay, an actual quote of the week from my gaming group... (versus the many memories of games past) and this one is just fun, not sad or pathetic. =)

 

So, the EpicGuard have finally made it into the underground resevoir or the Haidron Waterworks, fought past the giant biomechanical stormtroopers, and we're charging the pumphouse where a slew of New Reich Assassins are holed up. My brick/martial artist, Heavy Metal, leaps ahead of everyone at non-combat speed to soak up some firepower to keep the rest relatively safe.

 

A fusillade of heavy gunfire engulfs him in a small meteor storm, flinging him backwards from his charge. That's when the whistling of something much bigger is noticed, and again, I'm blown to the side by an enormous explosion.

Quartermain, just behind me, is the target of the next, and is thrown ways back.

 

Chimera, who was coming up behind us, quickly checks Quartermain and tosses him behind some stalagmites for cover, then leaps forward, grabbing Heavy M with his tail. Bastion, who has grown to a much larger size now, rushes forward to the apparition which has just laid two of us low... Bismark, a gigantic robot with a pair of crazy parrot guns.

 

Chimera then runs forward, dragging my slowly recovering metal hide over the gravel, while switching his combat levels to DCV. GoldenAge, our GM, determines that Chimera is the target of the assassin's fire since Bastion is engaged with their ally, Bismark.

 

So he starts rolling, *clatter clatter* and announcing the DCV's he's hitting, which Bloodstone (Chimera's player) keeps telling him that it misses. GA asks what Chimera's DCV is...

 

Bloodstone: "12."

GoldenAge: "I don't think I can hit a 12."

Bloodstone: "Not my problem!"

 

And so Chimera basically rolls, leaps, bounces, and drags my butt right through all the fire. =)

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Because it's not spelled "National Socialism" in German?
Now, now, that would be what you're thinking. :)

Since it's not what we're thinking' date=' I am imagining some other reason, so, Kirby, do tell.[/quote']

The term Nasos, not Nazis, was the original abbreviation for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. However, German writer Konrad Heiden, who had little use for them, bastardized Nasos into Nazi as a means of poking fun at them. Nazi is derived from a Bavarian word that means "simple-minded."

- World War II Quiz & Fact Book

p.33, (Harper & Row, 1984)

 

Pretty neat, huh? :D

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"You people" and your back stories! :tsk: You take long drives off short piers. :o This would have been worthy on its own (IMHO):

GA asks what Chimera's DCV is...

 

Bloodstone: "12."

GoldenAge: "I don't think I can hit a 12."

Bloodstone: "Not my problem!"

:thumbup:

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Bismark' date=' a gigantic robot with a pair of crazy parrot guns. [/quote']

Actually, I laughed harder at this than I did at the punchline (which was also funny)! :lol:

 

The term Nasos' date=' not Nazis, was the original abbreviation for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. However, German writer Konrad Heiden, who had little use for them, bastardized Nasos into Nazi as a means of poking fun at them. Nazi is derived from a Bavarian word that means "simple-minded."[/i']

- World War II Quiz & Fact Book

p.33, (Harper & Row, 1984)

 

Pretty neat, huh? :D

Huh, I never knew that. So it's kinda like the word "Yankee" - originated as a term of derision, but later adopted with pride. Cool - thanks!

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Overheard at the headquarters of Justice Inc.

 

*Sentinel comes into the kitchen, checking the seal on his power armor's helmet as he goes*

 

Iron Maiden: "So tell me Sentinel, do you have an armor plated Jockstrap too?"

 

Sentinel: "The boys have to have a safe home. And you know, for someone in an armored bustier, you're one to talk."

 

Iron Maiden (Shrugs): "My girls have to have a home too."

 

Sentinel, last thing he remembers saying before the concussion: "We should really get the kids together on a play date."

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The first of the quotes from Tacticon last weekend; this first batch from a Champions game I ran:

 

Foxbat has just "conquered" Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and makes a statement to the press:

 

Rep.

 

Using Foxbat at a convention would've been enough to get rep! :thumbup:

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Now, now, that would be what you're thinking. :)

 

The term Nasos, not Nazis, was the original abbreviation for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. However, German writer Konrad Heiden, who had little use for them, bastardized Nasos into Nazi as a means of poking fun at them. Nazi is derived from a Bavarian word that means "simple-minded."

- World War II Quiz & Fact Book

p.33, (Harper & Row, 1984)

 

Pretty neat, huh? :D

 

Yeah, but if Hitler was in Bavaria all that time, you'd think he would have known that...

 

JG

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More Tacticon quotes, these from games I played in:

 

Misc fantasy:

 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been at a table where everyone was this good looking.” “I mean your characters…!”

 

“Revenge is a dish best served funny.”

 

“We’re too late, she’s dead.”

“Um, Raise Dead?”

“Oh, right – fantasy.”

 

PC talking about a villainous NPC: “She kills because she enjoys it.”

Other PC: (who’s a little dark alignment-wise) “Well sure, who doesn’t?”

 

 

Misc Pulp:

 

GM: “We assume you have clothes and stuff.”

Scarbutt: “I’ve got a trenchcoat.”

Mack: “I really hope that’s not all you have. Cuz I don’t need to see the scar.”

 

We get into a long-range firefight with some Nazis, hampered by the fact that they have rifles and we only have pistols. Except for one PC named Ace, who has a rifle but can’t roll above a 4. (This is d20, so that's bad.) At the very end of the combat, Ace finally makes a decent roll and kills the last Nazi:

Me: “That’s why he’s called Ace – he only hits once per fight.”

Ace: “I shoot him.”

 

We’re exploring an abandoned-but-rumored-to-be-lucrative mine. The GM is describing to the Prospector character veins of gold in the walls, obviously worth a fortune, yadda yadda. Of course, none of the other PCs have the knowledge/training to spot any of this. When the GM finishes, the Prospector turns to the rest of the party.

Prospector: “It’s a dry hole.”

 

Searching for an ancient Indian artifact we find what can only be some sort of alien spaceship.

Old Indian Caretaker: “Do you have any questions?”

Mack: “Apart from WTF?!?!”

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Overheard at the headquarters of Justice Inc.

 

*Protector comes into the kitchen, checking the seal on his power armor's helmet as he goes*

 

Iron Maiden: "So tell me Protector, do you have an armor plated Jockstrap too?"

 

Protector: "The boys have to have a safe home. And you know, for someone in an armored bustier, you're one to talk."

 

Iron Maiden (Shrugs): "My girls have to have a home too."

 

Protector, last thing he remembers saying before the concussion: "We should really get the kids together on a play date."

HA!

I like!

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