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Started by John Harper, September 08, 2005, 12:01:07 AM
Quote from: Vaxalon on September 12, 2005, 11:45:58 PMActually, I think he was using talking -> shoving -> fists and knives -> guns
Quote from: John Harper on September 08, 2005, 12:01:07 AMBren? She's busy. See Sigurd really isn't "out" of the cult just yet. It's not that simple. Hermod has the demons possess him, and he goes demonic on Bren's ass. So, we have a two conflicts going. I think I rolled all the dice I own. Phil takes an interesting tack in his conflict. Bren is built to be a sword-slinging badass. First, Phil has the option to participate in the conflict with Hermod. In which case, it will be Hermod and Sigurd against the Wolves, with d10 Fallout raining down. Bren will get to kick much ass though, which she is made to do.Instead, Phil spins off his own conflict to exorcise Sigurd's demon. Which she does by laying hands upon Sigurd, gently, while he demons-out and claws and bites her in a fury. She just holds him, taking the wounds, and refusing to escalate back. Phil brings in one of his belongings, a locket with Sigurd's portrait in it. The demon snatches it and crushes it. She raises with stories of when they were kids. The demon mocks her in a false Sigurd voice. But Bren just endures. She takes the high road. Or rather, Phil does, by using the system in just the way he wants. And he wins too. Sigurd never takes worse than d6 Fallout from Ceremony. The demon is washed away, and Sigurd is there, unharmed.It was awesome.
QuoteBren (Phil): A tough swordmaiden of Thor. Bren was once engaged, but broke it off and became a Wolf instead. "I need no man" is the trait that says the most about her. Her accomplishment was beating all the men at the Wolves' temple at swordplay (including Einar and Kveld, which Brandon and Tony played and enjoyed).
QuoteSo, they pick up the man that the Skraelings were trying to abduct. Guess who it is? It's Bren's ex-fiance, Sigurd. The man she dumped so she could become a Wolf. Phil, playing Bren, just shakes his head at this, like, "of course it's him." Tony looks at me wild eyed and grinning. He says, "You're good at this." I just point at Phil's sheet, under relationships, where it says "Sigurd" and I say, "Nope. I just do what I'm told."
QuoteDain's a true-believer. He believes in the cult leader with all his heart, and has murdered in his name. All to keep the townspeople from starving to death. He is righteous.(...)And when the guy had a nasty Fallout roll, they jumped into the medical conflict and saved his life. The willful possession and murder? Washed away. He gets mercy, with both barrels.
Quote from: philarosThe funny thing is, even at that point I still wasn't thinking of the chosen ones as murderers, I was thinking it was still an open question whether or not that's what was going on. And of course, the Steward of the town is responsible for the people, so poor misled Dain gets redemption and the Steward gets confronted with his actions.
Quote from: philaros on September 14, 2005, 03:15:36 AMThat oops points out a second mistake we all made: we were bringing in multiple dice with our raises, picking out whatever traits or belongings or what have you that we thought were relevant at that moment and rolling the dice for each of them. So, if we'd been playing according to the rules, the conflicts would have been more drawn out as only one new dice roll could be added for each raise.