Strip 070 - "Yes, that belongs to Zero"

11th Sep 2014, 12:00 AM in Forest of Doom
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Raxon 11th Sep 2014, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Ohhhh, fumble charts!

Story time is about fumble charts. Anyone?
Otaku 11th Sep 2014, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Otaku
"Fun with fumbles."
A bit off topic just because it is me and my examples are from systems that aren't Pathfinder. For the systems I prefer, it is either a common alternate or house rule that the GM can ascribe a penalty appropriate to the situation instead of the default options from the core rules. Note: Critical successes similarly can get any bonus the GM deems reasonable instead of the default options, so it isn't especially unfair.

During the final leg of an adventure, our group was traveling through space back to Earth (in a game where space travel was a rarity for our species) and the GM decided to liven things up by having us roll to determine random encounters along the way and someone rolled as bad as possible, resulting in a knock-off version of The Borg being after us. We decided to go with, of all things, the Space Balls approach and drop our ship out of Warp/Hyperspace/Whatever-FTL-travel-was-being-used and our pilot rolled a critical success while the Not Borg actually managed a critical failure, causing them to completely lose track of us!
Kira 12th Sep 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply


"newbie story"
so i was new to the game really new like my second game and i was scared really scared i had heard stories about the fumble charts so every time I rolled a fumble i would default to weapons broke before the DM could say otherwise on the off chance my head got cut off instead
Kira 12th Sep 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply


"newbie story"
so i was new to the game really new like my second game and i was scared really scared i had heard stories about the fumble charts so every time I rolled a fumble i would default to weapons broke before the DM could say otherwise on the off chance my head got cut off instead
Kira 12th Sep 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply


"newbie story"
so i was new to the game really new like my second game and i was scared really scared i had heard stories about the fumble charts so every time I rolled a fumble i would default to weapons broke before the DM could say otherwise on the off chance my head got cut off instead
Kira 12th Sep 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply


"newbie story"
so i was new to the game really new like my second game and i was scared really scared i had heard stories about the fumble charts so every time I rolled a fumble i would default to weapons broke before the DM could say otherwise on the off chance my head got cut off instead
Inbetweenaction 30th Sep 2014, 4:28 AM edit delete reply


Oh, so many. DoD uses them on default, and my favorit fumble in the core book reads " you stumble on an invisible turtle and fall prone"

and magic can missfire.


This made it kind of sad when our party almost pulled a full TPK on an novelity monster, "the black knight of monty python". Having really low defense, and barely being able to hit us, it really shouldn't have been possible.

Unless we fumble. all of us. mage ended up blind in the top of a tree, mele fighter fell on a turtle and broke his blade, ranged bow snapped after putting an arrow in the back of a friend, some of us pass out due to mental instability, berserker rage fumbles and wild magics, leaving our schoolar, optimized to be usless in anything combat, against a black knight that in his eyes just wiped the entire party.

He was essentially a minion. whom could take 4 hits, losing a limb each time.



We have also have the guy that managed to only make awesomely usfull fumbles.

Normaly, you need certain builds to be able to berzerk.

Unless, ofcource, the fumbles are your friend, and sends you into the rage, mowing down all enemys, and instill fear in their hearts.

4 save against fear rolls in a row. The rest of the party then tried to convince the GM that he should gain the feat for free, seeing how he kept on using it without actually having it
Belzera 11th Sep 2014, 2:25 AM edit delete reply


"Megacity Fumbles"
Oh Fumbles, I can tell you about fumbles however this is a tale of a fumbler whose fumble nearly killed my Character.

So the setting is Judge Dredd, current system our party was made up of 2 Street judges, A Med Judge, A Tek Judge and a Psi Judge. We where investigating a case where a Prostitute was dressing up as a Street Judge [A very illegal thing to do] and several of the clients had been murdered, we had split the group up 3 ways, the street judges where checking up on the known pimps and getting into their own mess [The Male Street Judge ended up getting assaulted by a Sex Bot because of a series of fumbles of his own that ended up with his Character not only in therapy for suspected uncontrolled sexual urges but under heavy watch from 'Internal Affairs']. The Psi Judge was examining the body [He had the power to get emotions or something from things/people] and that left me the Tek Judge and my would attempted killer the Med Judge to examine the top apartment of a Megacity block belonging to the last victim for clues. On our way out the Med Judge was approached by a crazy woman who thought him to be her Lover and started to freak him out as she spouted poetry at him, until he eventually spurned her causing her to threaten suicide now being judges we couldn't let that happen so I grabbed her and secured her arms behind her back easily while he pulled out his handcuffs and put them on her... and me, cuffing us together as the woman starts to flail and attempt to drag herself to the walkway railings. Now my character is pretty damn smart and pretty damn quick, however he has the endurance of a wet paper bag and I could only hold her in place for a moment while he tries to grab her, failing to do so several times as she manages to climb onto the railings and attempts to jump, now at this point he attempts to grab her however as its a last minute thing the GM asks him to roll, and he fumbles it again so instead of grabbing her he pushes her and because the fool hadn't uncuffed me too over the side of a Megacity block we fall several floors with me constantly making rolls to grab anything several times over, succeeding with an amazingly high roll [and GM feint most likely] after about a fall of two floors and I manage to grab hold of the railings for a moment before being told that because I was still cuffed to her I would now have to roll an endurance roll to see if I could withstand the force of her weight pulling down on me, needless to say I failed so badly I had my arm broken and lost my grip was resigned to death after failing another roll to try and save myself, however the woman ended up saving me by slamming into a balcony doing further damage to me finally making me black out. I was eventually saved from the situation by the med judge who had to storm an apartment full of stoners got himself high from the fumes as he dragged me in and managed to make sure no lasting damage happened to me by making the best roll of this campaign x.x
fox61524 12th Sep 2014, 3:49 AM edit delete reply


"Best fumble"
We had a DM who was pretty inventive and put some real effort into making our characters feel badass--including when they fumbled. His example for what he wanted was "When you try to break down a door by slamming into it, your fumble is that you crash through it, fall over and slide across the ground on your back, coming to a halt in the middle of all the thugs inside." A terrible result, but something that still makes you feel good about your character.

Our best fumble came during a carriage chase scene. Five carriages, careening through the city. The center one contains the king and his two beautiful daughters inside, and two members of the party on the roof. The surrounding carriages are full of assassins who keep trying to jump aboard (I have never had so much fun with bull rush). The other character leaves me to it and instead reaches his hand down into the carriage window, saying "Come with me if you want to live".

Diplomacy check: 1.

DM: "Well, the princess starts to reach for your hand, but the old king shoves her aside, screaming 'royal prerogative!' and grabs on instead."
Magnus_dead 10th Oct 2014, 4:03 PM edit delete reply


"Best Fumble"
The best (and most extensive) fumble charts I've ever experienced belonged in the Rolemaster system with fumbles ranging from spending three turns juggling your weapon to pole-vaulting with your polearm to having all the magical elements forced within your body causing your body to implode. it was a d100 system where you can have a roll become negative one thousand if you are terrible enough, causing instant death in most cases on that level. We've personally had a mage who almost accidentally created a portal with demons pouring out, but was allowed a luck reroll and only had a magical vortex appear than drained most of his magic and some of his life.
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