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Moving Past the Tavern
Last night's RPG session was a one-shot adventure with completely fresh characters. Instead of having us start the game in a tavern, Bob had us wake up in jail.

Apparently, three days ago the dwarf took us to a dwarven bar, vouched for us, and we ended up on a bender whose details were lost in an alcoholic haze. The dialog with our jailer was memorable:

Paraphrased...

Jailer (played by Bob): You set fire to an outhouse.
Mika the Cleric (played by me): I... I think I remember that.
Jailer: It was a very nice outhouse. It had running water.
Mika: Yeah, it's coming back to me now. That water can't be safe. Not in an outhouse.
Jailer: The owner is very upset.
Mika: We were doing him a favor.
Jailer: You burned his outhouse to the ground.
Mika: The outhouse had it coming.
Jailer: "had it coming?"
Mika: Look, if "Lance of Faith" sets a building on fire, the building is obviously an unholy abomination.

All of this was just a prelude to us getting recruited to clear out the kobolds in exchange for some charges being dropped. Which meant, of course, that most of the rest of the dialog in the game was nowhere near as interesting. Well, maybe except for the part where I related the legend of the Gnomish village of Riverton that had dwarven ale delivered for their big celebration. Three days later the village was in the next county over and all the buildings were upside down.
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looniewolf From: looniewolf Date: January 30th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! So how many minutes did the game pause while people recovered from giggle fits over the unholy abomination that was that outhouse? =^-^=
wolfrick From: wolfrick Date: January 30th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I had a gaming group with people like you in it. It has been far too long since I played a non-computer RPG. You know, with actual people actually playing together. In person and stuff. *sigh* I miss it.
amunthri From: amunthri Date: January 30th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a fun game session :) Sometimes you just need a good dungeon crawl, besides.
ccdesan From: ccdesan Date: January 31st, 2010 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I lost the ability to read any farther at "You set fire to an outhouse."

slackdaddy From: slackdaddy Date: January 31st, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
If that is why you were in jail, was that the charges against the whole group, or did they do other things on their bender?
From: kitborden Date: January 31st, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mika's comments on the outhouse reminded me so much of the main character of Monk.

"The outhouse had it coming". :)
klingonguy From: klingonguy Date: January 31st, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
"The outhouse had it coming"

I sense a theme for a character (one can hope that shows up in SM) as an explanation for any unfortunate outcome.
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