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OK, so how about a thread where we gather real news stories that just seem to fit into Gamma World... and would make fun adventures.

I'll start with an article about badders (I mean badgers) developing a taste for human flesh...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...

Bonus Article: "SOMEWHERE in a laboratory in central Europe, six men are getting beaten up by a robot."

www.news.com.au/technology/punchy-robot-...

What do you have to share?
AlexandraErin: If last season was any indication, I think Encounters is pretty much the elemental opposite of "organized" play!
OK, so how about a thread where we gather real news stories that just seem to fit into Gamma World... and would make fun adventures.

I'll start with an article about badders (I mean badgers) developing a taste for human flesh...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...

Bonus Article: "SOMEWHERE in a laboratory in central Europe, six men are getting beaten up by a robot."

www.news.com.au/technology/punchy-robot-...

What do you have to share?

I think that the Weekly World News stories would be the best material ideas for this game.  It fits right in with the zaniest.  Batboy the NPC guides PCs to Eran's WMD lab.  The secret WMD laser velicoraptors (based on an actual WWN story).
When the GW background was released in Alternity rules, there was a story about a guy who pee'ed in a river and some carnivorous fish followed the trail back upstream and bit him ... in a very tender part of his anatomy.  This started some speculation on the GW boards of the time: 'Can you make a biological-based seeking weapon?"

Not sure how to work this one, but the year that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton threw out the season-opening first pitch at Wrigley Field, she spent all afternoon casting Hillary Clinton's Baleful Glare all over the ballpark and NOTHING went right for the team that entire year.  Does the new GW have rituals?

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Making it up as I go along:

{BRJN} If I was writing the Tome of Lore, I would let Auppenser sleep. But I also would have him dream. In his dreaming he re-activates the innate powers of (some) mortal minds. Or his dreaming changes the nature of reality - currently very malleable thanks to Spellplague &c. Or whatever really cool flavor text and pseudo-science explanation people react positively to.

{Lord_Karsus} You know, I like that better than the explanations for the Spellplague.

 

{BRJN} If Bhaal approves of The Joker, does he approve of Jack Nicholson's portrayal or Heath Ledger's protrayal more?

{Stigger} That question is utterly classic, and completely on target.

 

Prepped ahead of time:

I started the 4e thread "1001 Failed Interrogation Results" (now lost in that great electronic goodnight, alas)

{ADHadh} These are all good and make sense! I just can't come up with something that's not covered here and is not completely ridiculous.

 

(News bulletin: Updated thread to be posted after I review the 5e DMG)

 

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Active:

Erevyn Meliamne, Wood Elf Rogue1/Monk2, AL, inspired by "Radar O'Reilly" from M*A*S*H: Perception(max)

Alavos of Kirauma, Half-elf Ancients Paladin8, HotDQ / Tiamat, Warlord themed - now an NPC because I was voted DM for our group !

Characters Ready-to-go:

none at present; gotta work on somebody from below !

Concepts I'm kicking around:

Tiefling Bard - party "face", skillful, future business master (using 3e FRCS background material) and patron to beginning adventurers.

Barbarian w/Tough feat, to be nearly indestructible

"Truenamer" cleric - all spells are Verbal

"Buggy" Wizard - insect flavor on everything.  His DMPC / BBEG version is going to become a beetle version of a Worm That Walks.  (See the 4e MM picture of a Lamia.)  Because lichdom is so cliche.

 

Not sure how to work this one, but the year that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton threw out the season-opening first pitch at Wrigley Field, she spent all afternoon casting Hillary Clinton's Baleful Glare all over the ballpark and NOTHING went right for the team that entire year.  Does the new GW have rituals?



Eh, actually it looks like she didn't really have much of an effect relative to the rest of their seasons in that decade. 1996 was better than the following year.

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  • Oraibi Jhannivvar (human noble devotion paladin of Siamorphe, level 9) and Golden Dawn (celestial warhorse); NG, Lords' Alliance
  • Ninkasi the Ale-Nun (human guild artisan life cleric of Chantea, level 7); NG, Harpers
  • Bacavi Jhannivvar (human sage arcane trickster/cleric of Tymora, level 4/2) and Teddy (cat familiar); CG, Lords' Alliance, Cloaks
  • Alcyone Pleiades (air genasi sailor conjuration wizard, level 4) and Buster (crab familiar); TN, Harpers, Cloaks
  • Rhythm (tiefling entertainer bard, is a dancer, level 3); NG, Harpers
  • Onyx Crystalfist (svirfneblin Earthspur miner Underdark land druid, level 3); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Verdigris (copper dragonborn gladiator beastmaster ranger, level 3) and Heqet (giant frog); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Niran Wishcrafter (fire genasi charlatan chaos sorcerer, level 2) a.k.a. "Madame Vessa" (human fortune teller); CN, Zhentarim
  • Claráin Coppervault (mountain dwarf guild artisan abjuration wizard, level 2) and Julius (cave octopus familiar); LG, Harpers
When the GW background was released in Alternity rules, there was a story about a guy who pee'ed in a river and some carnivorous fish followed the trail back upstream and bit him ... in a very tender part of his anatomy.


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AlexandraErin: If last season was any indication, I think Encounters is pretty much the elemental opposite of "organized" play!
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