I am now in the second week of the RPG-a-day project. This is a series of roleplaying questions to answer on social media. The host is the Brigade Con blog, where you can find the large image with the full list of questions.
What was the largest in-game surprise you have experienced?
The difficulty of this question is due to a fading memory, rather than the question itself. To draw out the answer, I shall provide two: surprise as a Player and as a GM.
As a Player, we are back to my longest-running character and the WHFRP campaign with Lyndon. This was the campaign referenced in the Day 3 question. My big surprise came early in Santalion’s career, after only playing with the group for a few months. The Heroes were receiving a reward from the city authorities, and being welcomed into a military order. I was amazed when Santalion was put in command of the group, even though I was a relative newcomer. Looking at the rest of the story of the campaign, this proved a wise decision. However, I was surprised at the time.
As a GM, my largest surprise was a couple of years ago during a DramaSystem Interlude. We had persuaded one of the baristas from the coffee shop to join the game. She played the mother of another character,. During character generation she decided her character had not given birth to her child, but won him in a game. When this was revealed I was totally surprised. I love it when my Players are this creative.
- Read my answer to the Day 3 question here.
- Read about Interludes here.
- Read my answer to the Day 9 question here.
- Read my answer to the Day 11 question here.