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Episode 778: Re-Cursed


Characters in a roleplaying game are people too. So it's certainly possible for them to have hobbies that they engage in during periods of down time between adventuring activity. Some game systems have skills specifically for characters to take if they want to be good at things like sports and games. Putting a few points into such a skill can round out an otherwise adventure-focused character and make them more believable, and even fun to play.

Imagine a character who's a sports nut. Always keen to hear the latest scores. Idolises the star professional players. Plays a bit himself in a friendly local competition.

Imagine such a character in a dark fantasy world, where the sport is Blood Bowl.


{A hologram on a game board picks up another hologram and slams it onto the board}
[SFX]: Grrar...
[SFX]: Hrargh...
[SFX]: Slam!!!
[SFX]: Raarrr!
Chewbacca: Oh, I say! That's not cricket.
C-3PO: He made a legal attack. Screaming about it won't help you.
Chewbacca: Taking the lowest possible Personality for high Muscle and Agility is one thing, but to backstab a compatriot for mere riches is most unsporting.
R2-D2: Hey, there's no rule against killing allied holograms in this game.
Han: Ooooh... You should take that back. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
R2-D2: Heh heh heh. Let's see what loot I got from your corpse.
R2-D2: Only 13 gold coins? And what's this?
[SFX]: {from board} Zing!
Chewbacca: {leaning back casually} You may find that your combat stats are no longer as impressive as you recall.
R2-D2: You put a cursed item in your own coin purse?! What sort of deviant would do that?!
Han: I warned you.
Chewbacca: Let's discuss how you're going to pay for my resurrection, shall we?

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Published: Tuesday, 11 September, 2012; 03:11:01 PDT.
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