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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

Commentary and 'alternative dialogue' for the game Infamous 2, which Ian was playing prior to the arrival of some of our players on Sunday.

 

Van, as the game's protagonist
: Well I'll help you - but only because you got a bitchin' 'stache

 

Murray
: Laser-guided missile!

Van, as the game's protagonist
: I'll laser-guide something up his ass!

 

Ian
: Where the hell did the Militia get a combat helicopter??

Van
: Well, it's either a combat helicopter or a guy with a hang-glider and a mini-gun.

 

The protagonist's main contact doesn't come across very wholesomely.

 

Van
: He's been up all night watching an unconscious woman breathe???

Me
: He's just getting creepier with every scene, isn't he? 'Go photograph this porn theater for me' , 'Get me a few shots of a horribly injured man'

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

Star hero game.

Brief backstory: through sabotage, the corvette Sun Descending is suffering a critical reactor failure. The PCs have limited options. They can fly the ship as far out of atmo as they can (which will not be far enough, killing 10% of the planet's population) or someone will have to sacrifice themselves. It comes down to Millicent (xeno-archeologist) and Maxmillion (geni-mod super human).

 

Max: go, milli!

Milli: nothing doing!

Max: don't be stubborn.

Milli: I'm not being stubborn.

Max: that exactly what you are doing.

Milli: look, can you fly this thing?

Max: (swallowing hard) no.

Milli: then it has to be me.

Max: fine, I'll run sensors.

 

Milli turns to head to ops and Max knocks her unconscious with a blow from behind.

Max: I'm sorry.

 

Max leaves Milli in the hall and heads for the engine room. He enters the radiation filled compartment and disables the reactors, saving everyone, a la wrath of Kahn. He manages to get milli onto an escape pod and to safety (the reactors offline killed life-support) before succumbing to the rad poisoning. Milli regains consciousness before he does.

 

Milli: oh, max.... No no no!

Max: it's alright. I've had worse.

Milli: (yelling at him) what the he'll? We have most of them safe!

Max: it's not about that.

Milli: 9 billion lives saved, max!

Max: (coughing hard) Milli, we would have died, too.

Milli: I know! It had to be done.

Max: no.

Milli: don't give me that "the lives of the many and few" bs from star trek! It was trite then, it's trite now!

Max: I don't care if it was 9 or 10 billion lives, all that...

Milli: (interrupting) that's a hell of a thing for a hero to say!

Max: milli... It wasn't about them. It was about you. As long as you are safe, my life was not given in vain.

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This is stitched together from several posts from one of my Hero Central games as a 'flashback' for the character in my current 'Loose Ends' campaign.

 

This particular sequence is from the character's early history, talking to her Case Manager following her first act of overt heroism (rescuing a lineman from a power pole after an accident)...

 

Cody pauses and regards Gayle closely for an eternity lasting but a moment, somehow seeming even bigger, before relaxing in some undefined way as he reaches up to scratch Middie under her halter...

 

"Thinking of taking up a mask?" he asks quietly...

 

She stops so fast that Patch almost knocks her over with her shoulder, looking at Cody in bald astonishment.

 

"A mask?" She askes, truely puzzled for about a second before it connects. "A mask?! ME? I would never..I mean...no, I..." She starts walking again, if only to avoid looking at Cody. "I was talking about becoming an EMT." She finishes lamely, still thrown off.

 

Cody seems to smile for a moment at some private joke before resuming his slow pace with Middie...

 

"Be a couple of years before you can worry about taking a full EMT course, and you'll want to be sure you do Ms Millie proud with your school work if that's what you want to aim for," he replies thoughtfully...

 

"I mean, it makes so much sense to me." She contineus, a bit more steadily, gamely pushing on "I could get somewhere faster than an ambulance if it's in town, and I already know just a little first aid."

 

She continues on, skirting the vegetable garden. "A mask?" It is either an expression of disbelief or a question. Perhaps she isn't even sure which.

 

"Must be thinking of Justin," Cody replies with a smile...

 

"Kids can sometimes see more than you think...

 

"Though I suppose that was just a knee-jerk assumption on my part -- must be due to considering the complications in my life if you did take up a mask," he adds with an odd mix of teasing and seriousness...

 

"Justin? Oh..the little kid." She blushes...talk about low blush factor...

 

She turns and looks searchingly at Cody, looking for the mocking she expects to see; and doesn't.

 

"No..Heroes are made of better stuff than I am." She shakes her head, reaching up to stroke Patch's nose with a touch of resignation.

 

"I would like to learn CPR, however, if I can?"

 

"The first step in making a difference is caring enough to try," Cody replies quietly, the phrase having the feel of a well worn quote...

 

"Don't sell yourself short, Gayle...

 

"Being a hero has nothing to do with masks, costumes, or even powers...

 

"It's about caring. And trying...

 

"You've already passed that test."

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

I am going back through the archives and digging up some of our non-silly stuff... We've got 20 years of games... Most is silly, but our table is a bunch of film makers and actors, so there are a lot of good moments

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

The thread title says quote of the week from my gaming group... Normally, I try to keep these as in character quotes... But tonight, something happened OOC that I just had to share.

 

I have been gaming with several younger players for years now... I ran demos at the stores I played at and was a popular gm... The twin boys that play at my table now started when they were 13. They have always been munchkins... I took a break from running for a couple weeks and played. I build skilled beasts with very little in the way of offensive power... Tonight, my re-emergence to running, they showed up 3 hours early.

 

Will: feral, can you help us build new characters?

Me: ummm, sure... What's wrong with your current characters...

Will:... Ummm... Well

Frank: Jesus, will! What he's trying to say is that we want to try something new... Being the combat monkey is nice, but it's gotten boring.

Will: yeah, I saw you take a 45 point NPC and run it for Ken and had more fun all night than we ever had! It's time to try your way.

 

Needless to say... I was... Well touched... I am glowing with pride!

 

Disclaimer: I posted this because of the evolution, not what they said about me... Believe me when i say my horn is the loudest that i toot...*knows that doesn't sound right, but leaves it as it is* It's like when your baby takes it's first step, or when your savanna monitor sheds the first time...

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

Rogue Trader - looks like we should be getting some amusing quotes from them, as they warm to the game

 

Malakai OOC
: We've got a committed crew - and a command crew that ought to be.

 

Tech-Priest Marzu is also trained in First Aid, which given the... robust... nature of much Imperial cybernetics gives one pause for thought.

 

GM
: 'Let's close this head wound - pass me that rivet gun' Ka-CHUNK Ka-CHUNK Ka-CHUNK

Jak Frost OOC
: Smaller rivets, Brother.

Marzu OOC
: Sez you! Ka-CHUNK Ka-CHUNK Ka-CHUNK

 

New character introduced for the second instalment of 'The Trail of Yig' - One Mister Plaski, McGinty's campaign manager for the upcoming gubernatorial election. His player is offered a range of seating at the table.

 

Al's player
: We've got soft seats too.

Plaski's player
: That's OK, I prefer the hard ones.

Rondale's player
: That's what SHE said!

 

Aldous Quinn's parole officer gets in touch, revealing a conviction for manslaughter. McGinty expresses some disappointment, to general scepticism.

 

Rondale
: The only difference between you and him, McGinty, is that you haven't been caught yet.

 

McGinty
: I haven't burned any houses down! Although I admit I've been near a few that did.

Rondale
: What about that farmhouse outside Boston? You blew that up with dynamite & diesel.

McGinty
: That wasn't arson, that was me making a jigsaw puzzle.

 

Plaski is a bit baffled by Al's speech, slurred as it is by being punched repeatedly in the face over the years

 

Plaski
: So all your teeth got punched into your brain?

 

Plaski & Al both advise McGinty to acquire a wife, or at least a trophy to hang off his arm, to help with his electoral chances. Somebody like Amy Wells, 20 years his junior, would be ideal, but in the likely event she tries to stab him with a bottle, he can always find a local widow.

 

McGinty
: Hey! I know a widow. Your dad died last week, I can go around and offer my condolences. 'I'm sorry for your loss - you're a hotty! Wanna go out?'

 

The party head up the Aylesbury Pike, ostensibly to garner the rural vote and poll the electorate ( although the latter may be a euphemism for McGinty's romantic intentions ) but really to follow up rumours of an ominous serpent-mound near Dunwich. Among their discoveries is a diagram of planetary orbits, copied in the 1500s, but with nine planets.

 

McGinty
: Well, that must be Earth in the middle.

Rondale
: .... um, no. The planets go around the Sun, McGinty.

McGinty
: No they don't - I live on Earth and the Universe revolves around me

GM
: Whilst a case could be made that McGinty is actually the uttermost obscenity that bubbles and blasphemes at the centre of all infinity, Azathoth is the Blind Idiot God, and McGinty isn't blind.

 

Rondale as one of the local
s : Have a peanut, sonny. They used to be chocolate-coated but I ain't got the teeth ta chew 'em no more'

 

After a brief run-in with a Treasury Agent - the same one that was nosing around McGinty's automotive repair shop some months before, and who is extremely annoyed when the group recognise him despite his disguise - a sad case of domestic tragedy is uncovered, probably linked to their ongoing investigation. They manage to refrain from violence, but Plaski unwisely suggests they donate their discovery to a circus freakshow, and gets his jaw broken by Aldous.

 

GM
: He punched you so hard his tattoo ink transferred.

Aldous Quinn
: Well, now you know why I jailed for manslaughter.

Rondale
: You're a whirlwind of destruction. I like that in an employee.

 

Rondale
: And what have we learned today, Plaski?

Plaski
: Upsetting Al can be hazardous to your health.

 

At least the concussion and jaw-wiring will keep them in town for a few days.

 

GM
: You spend the rest of the day trying to garner the rural vote, petting babies and kissing dogs.

Rondale
: How do you kiss a dog?

McGinty
: Depends. Which end puckers best?

 

Alas, McGinty's popularity with the locals nosedives, when he kicks he way into Rondale's room in the middle of the night, apparently suffering severe night terrors, or more likely drunk out of his mind. Needless to say neither theory goes down well with the locals, and Aldous' and Plaski's attempts to spin the commotion in McGinty's favour fail spectacularly.

 

McGinty
: You two are so ****ing fired.

Plaski
: Never mind, Mr. McGinty, I can always make sure the ballot box from this town gets lost.

 

After this returning to the hunt is something of a relief, although, unfortunately, one of their informants has been horribly slain in their absence, leaving them with an additional problem in addition to the one already looming. At least this new problem can be solved with the aid of guile, wrestling, and a live chicken.

 

Rondale
: Plaski! Help me get this chicken.

Plaski
:
*draws hand-cannon, and reduces the unfortunate bird to a cloud of feathers and mcnuggets.*

Rondale
: .... ... I
meant
ALIVE

 

Rondale
: $50 says Plaski's dead within four weeks.

McGinty
: $50 says he's dead in four
days
.

 

As to the other problem - that too is resolved. Although McGinty's lucky ring is lost in an unnecessarily extravagant display of pyrotechnics, and once again Aldous astounds his employers with his diverse hidden depths. Now all they have to do is find a home for an orphan with some very special needs, and try and justify why they buried a septagenarian without informing the authorities.

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I can't help but think that, somewhere in the background of your campaign, there's

a secret law-enforcement task force that's just salivating in anticipation of finally

being able to incarcerate McGinty and company in a really dark and deep hole --

so dark and deep that the last offender that was put there was heard to say "Sun-

light? What's that?"

 

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :eg:

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

I can't help but think that, somewhere in the background of your campaign, there's

a secret law-enforcement task force that's just salivating in anticipation of finally

being able to incarcerate McGinty and company in a really dark and deep hole --

so dark and deep that the last offender that was put there was heard to say "Sun-

light? What's that?"

 

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :eg:

I still prefer McGinty becoming an Eldritch Abomination. I mean, he's practically already halfway there, or more.

 

1) He creates, houses and feeds monstrosities.

2) He's raised the dead in horrid form.

3) His very presence causes fear, consternation and madness.

 

*Hefts campaign sign reading "McGinty For Your Local Eldritch Abomination" and starts chanting "McGinty Fewul Ex'po'thon Dyi Na'miit!"*

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I can't help but think that, somewhere in the background of your campaign, there's

a secret law-enforcement task force that's just salivating in anticipation of finally

being able to incarcerate McGinty and company in a really dark and deep hole --

so dark and deep that the last offender that was put there was heard to say "Sun-

light? What's that?":

 

Oh, they don't have to be secret - the Boston police hate him, J Edgar Hoover is a known enemy, and even their handlers at the Office of Naval Intelligence would have mixed feelings if they die horribly.

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Frankly, I'm very disturbed by the notion of McGinty getting married.

 

Assuming there is a female out there who is willing, reasonably human AND comparitively sane (in McG's case, a very tall order), there is the implication that McGinty might actually breed. :eek:

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Hmmm...I see a road trip to San Francisco in McGinty's near future.

 

That's the only place I can think of that's got a snowball's chance in Tartarus

of having a woman that'd fit his requirements -- of course, a reasonably sane

woman wouldn't have anything to do with him in the first place.

 

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :eg:

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

A few quotes from the last session of the Wardens Chronicles campaign.

 

+++++

 

"Is that the one that kicked your ass?" Indigo inquires of Judah.

 

+++++

 

Prime yells "Will someone call off that dragon."

 

+++++

 

Judah cautions Contego, "You have been doing too many drugs and should seek help."

 

+++++

 

"How many Yricians are at the security station," asks Stalwart.

 

"Two," replies the duty agent, "Karex and another one that sort of looks like him."

 

+++++

 

"I told you that humans were the most violent race that the Yricians had ever met," replies Karex. "That is the truth of the matter as none of the Yricians from the exploratory cruiser had survived the encounter."

 

+++++

 

"They truly are alien," mumbles Contego.

 

+++++

 

Eon questions, "They singed your metallic super fur?"

 

"They had laser beams," exclaims Prime.

 

+++++

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

A provision of names and quick description usually goes a long way towards establishing the humour of the piece; please see other such posts for examples.

A few quotes from the last session of the Wardens Chronicles campaign.

 

+++++

 

"Is that the one that kicked your ass?" Indigo inquires of Judah.

 

+++++

 

Prime yells "Will someone call off that dragon."

 

+++++

 

Judah cautions Contego, "You have been doing too many drugs and should seek help."

 

+++++

 

"How many Yricians are at the security station," asks Stalwart.

 

"Two," replies the duty agent, "Karex and another one that sort of looks like him."

 

+++++

 

"I told you that humans were the most violent race that the Yricians had ever met," replies Karex. "That is the truth of the matter as none of the Yricians from the exploratory cruiser had survived the encounter."

 

+++++

 

"They truly are alien," mumbles Contego.

 

+++++

 

Eon questions, "They singed your metallic super fur?"

 

"They had laser beams," exclaims Prime.

 

+++++

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

A provision of names and quick description usually goes a long way towards establishing the humour of the piece; please see other such posts for examples.

Thanks Narf, I will keep that in mind...

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That may have come across more serious than I meant it. :)

But your point is true. I am very certain that could have been funny - but I totally lacked the informations nessesary to understand the jokes or set them in context.

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

From a fun, lighthearted game some weeks ago:

 

Some supervillains are attacking the heroes, one of them being called Squid Man because he throws live squids (small ones) at heroes heads, whereupon the squids try to bite. One hero catches a thrown squid and throws it back at Squid Man but misses. Squid Man replies "You thought you could attack me with my own squid?!" Much laughter.

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Father the death of the braincase ship, Tyria, the crew has stumbled across a previously unknown lab on their home-base. In the lab, they found an experiment of Tyria's - a transfer of her neural net into a holographic memory matrix. They install the back up into a security drone... (a nearly impossible task, but on a roll of 3, what are you going to do?) they brief her in the events of her death. A month later, the crew find Tyria in her quarters, weeping.

 

Tyria: I am dead.

Isune: not so much. I mean, you're right hear, talking to us.

Tyria: it's different.

Milli: of course it is. We're here for you, we'll help you through this transition.

Tyria: I don't think you can comprehend what's happening. I am... Not me. I am a recording - a simulation. I can feel the mathematics driving my mind. I can feel the fact that nothing that I am feeling is anything more than a simulation. I'm not real.

Milli: I don't think that's...

Tyria: (interupting) you are not in here, you don't know. You once you would do anything for me.

Milli: I meant it then and it still stands.

Tyria: then help me end this. Shut me down and dedstroy this... This thing I've become.

Milli: as you wish.

 

The goup gathers and holds a ceremony (as is fitting for a character that has been played for 13 years). At the end of the ceremony, everyone is hugging and weeping before they pull the plug.

 

Tyria: i want to cry, but there doesn't seem to be an algorithm for tears. Please, just end it now.

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

That was very touching, and very sad. :(

 

 

I hope you wont mind if I try to lighten the mood a bit...

 

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From the DC Origins campaign, set in 1965

 

The Justice League has tracked Felix Faust's movements to the Lousiana swamps, to the abandoned manor of Anton Arcane.

 

The Spectre: Beware! The grounds are heavily defended by mystic traps!

 

Mystic traps: *Glow green at Spectre's command*

 

Solomon Grundy: *ATTACKS!*

 

Wonder Woman: *Ensnares Grundy in her golden lasso*

 

GM: Grundy is struggling to break free. Now that youve got him, what are you going to DO with him?

 

Wonder Woman (OOC): Take him on a tour of the house's defenses! ;D

 

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GM: The Oracle runs up to Princess Diana and whispers in your ear...she says... *rustles notes* ...she says... *shuffles thru more notes*...she says "Loading, Please wait..." :/

 

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Batman (OOC): Ill go to the White House and talk to the President. Ill even make an appointment this time.

 

Wonder Woman (OOC): Good. You dont want to give the Secret Service conniptions. They dont "connip" well.

 

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Kali is a PC supervillainess, working with Riddler and Black Adam.

 

Superman: *ARRIVES!*

 

Kali (OOC): Uh oh...I have exactly until Superman is not to busy to notice me, to escape.

 

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Batman (OOC): Wow. She's so scared even her clothing is white!

 

Superman (OOC): But...its after Labor Day! :o

 

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In a modern supers game, two PCs are playing HALO

 

Sean: Oh man!! I blew the tranny in my warthog!

 

Kyle: THAT is a sentence you need to NEVER take out of context! ;P

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Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

 

That was very touching' date=' and very sad. :([/quote']

Thank you. It's what happens when a player has to leave the table after 12 years

 

 

I hope you wont mind if I try to lighten the mood a bit...

be my guest

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