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Playing Munchausen with students, gay zombie horror

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Playing Munchausen with students, gay zombie horror Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

They're all video game design students who are mainly familiar with RPG's via MMO's, online competitive games, and some single player RPG's so i figured Munchausen would be a good start.

First game, I told them "you're adventurers meeting up to tell stories".

First guy's prompt was "tell me about how you survived the invasion of the fish aliens". So we went for a scifi setting. The guy told a story that kinda sounded like Phantom menace involving laser swords and underwater big fish fighting. Somebody used a token to add in "tell me about the legendary dog headed hero" and so dog people were added to the setting.

The next prompt was "tell me about the muscle man cat head warrior", this was tied into the "animal person scifi"s etting with a war between the space cat people and dog people. They fought over a resource rich pet food jungle planet.

The next prompt added in vampire space hippos and took a darker tone on how he needed to sacrifice his own friends to survive. The hippos are blood crazed and can be distracted by freshly killed people.

The next guy got sucked into the jumanji board game where his girlfriend was killed by Jason, then the Rock came out and got shot, and then he escaped Jumanji because you need two people to die for a 3rd to escape.


The 2nd game was "escape a haunted city". They went for a zombie apocalypse scenario and one guy figured out he can amass a lot of tokens by interjecting "and you were there with your boyfriend" to the other hetero dudes who then spend a token in return to go "no actually it was my girlfriend".

The story ended up with all the male students in a gay love trapezoid fighting on the boat they used to escape the zombie apocalypse.

They had a good time, this was their first time playing this sort of free form RPG. The next class will be a more structured game with character sheets and phases of play like Shinobigami/Hunter's Moon/Tenra Bansho Zero. Will use basic D20 mechanics.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I can't believe someone figured out how to powergame in freaking Munchausen.
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