Five and Jess sneaking behind murder tower as Bron walks up in a shield. Five: You should go have soup! Bron: I already had two bowls! Five: So have another! Jess: Five! Five: Yeah, have five bowls! Jess: FIVE! Five: Yeah, five bowls of soup! Jess: Amy, whats your name dear? Amy: Oh, damn. Soup.
Being told at various points that there are backup plans for when my character sticks his nose into things. "4 Seconds" was how long it took Bron to mouth off to a Godking. High stakes, plot-wise. High tension between pc/npc teams for who's gonna start WWIII. Got offered a job by Kuhani Kametayan... Daft woman. Town being paralyzed by the "least bad" choice situation till the very end. Love the politics that can come from the town's lie. Unanimous vote to piss off Raia and then cover it up by some of the most beloved characters falling on swords.
Lows: Sad that Bron didnt start World War Greenskin. Didn't roleplay with any of the Generals whatsoever, due to trying to avoid them. Didn't mean to get in trouble with Kametayan (her old accent was jamaican, not southern... case of mistaken identity) but it worked out. Got some accidental badass points for surviving her ire. No more Captain Baron, Karlo, and Tucker?! *bawls* No backup from the town?! Even Darius left me hanging.
Highs: I HAD A BLAST this weekend, guys. Thank you so much for the awesome time. A huge thank you again to the vast amount of people that helped out with cooking, prep-work, and tavern-running during my month "off." You have no idea what kind of smile it put on my face to be pushed out of the tavern on multiple occasions because it was all taken care of. I love you with all of my heart. Thanks also for the great time with me playing the Dragon Baby. So much fun. I haven't had that much fun as an NPC in a while. And you guys did it for me. I wasn't just a prop the entire time. I felt like there was a level of importance. It was amazing. And I'm glad to be back as Ginny. Haha... Happy Halloween! I couldn't just DITCH you guys like that. I hope you got a fright out of me coming out of the grave. (seriously, mom buried me in the leaves about a half-hour before you all decided to come to the grave.) Was fantastic. Guess you'll have to stay tuned to find out what's going on in her head...
Some of my favorite quotes had to be: "The Ginny Memorial fund - we buy a boat, and yell at people from the top of it." "Tracksuit Wizard" "Vom-cited." "GET OUT OF THE TAVERN!" "Why are you wearing a bell?" "Because they've made me glow before and I still up and disappear without a trace." "Is that... syrup?" "WHY IS THE GROUND MOVING!??!?!" "I like to watch the world burn..." "Why are you upset?" "There are too many humans." "Maybe if we put all of our weapons on the table and make a mess and start a fight in the tavern, we can summon Ginny! LIKE A SEANCE!" "I need to talk to THIS GUY!" "The Gods don't really interfere with mortal affairs..." "Does that not count for me then?"
I have to say that this event was very strange for me. Through the month and a half before it there was a LOT of prep, and then during the event there was VERY little I had to do aside from answering questions and making sure that nodes and randos went out. I CONSTANTLY felt like I was supposed to be getting mods out there, only to think, "Wait, I can hear screaming, and obviously the players are doing SOMETHING cause they keep coming up here to ask questions, make lore tests, and so on..." Not strange-bad, strange-strange.
~THE COSTUMES! All the NPCs made their own costumes and flavor, and it was out of this WORLD. ~The little details. ~~~Garen's character having a translator in his helmet because he was created by the dragons and did not speak common. ~~~Mike McClosky finding a tennis ball and putting it in his bag so he could give it to the baby dragon when he met her. ~~~Garen bringing a toy and a snack to the event for the baby dragon... ~~~Jon Langdon's amazing performance as Kern when players would come to the campsite. ~~~Literally all the detail in the costumes of the NPCs ~Madison's goofy Taunting Dance. ~Players getting really excited when they realized that the outcome of the event could be peaceful ~~~And later, when the baby went through the portal, a few going, "Wait... That's it? Really? They aren't going to 'YOU FOOLS' at us? Woah..." ~The paint and costuming of Kree and Raktor. Eric and Joe did such a FANTASTIC JOB. ~The performances of not only Kree and Raktor, but all the players. ~MONSTER SQUAD ~~~Seriously: they put out nodes, they were random monsters, they set up bodies and props and traps and everything. Everything that was not main villains was the Monster Squad, and they were AMAZING. Thank you guys SO FREAKING MUCH! ~PCs trying everything to have someone take the decision off their hands, or make it easier. ~~~Calling to the gods ~~~Getting back in touch with Kree and Raktor for clarification. ~~~Anything to try to find the RIGHT answer. There was none. Like the 2016 election, someone is getting screwed. ~Monster Squad hustling to get out there for an Emergency Quick Mod (when they were blue summons and we went to storm the town for a prisoner rescue) and making fun of me afterwards because it took close to two hours. ~Monster Squad "Sneaking" into town. Hilarious. ~ALL of the Acolytes failing a Lore Test. Ha. ~NPC Camp. I liked an in-game area for the NPCs to chill. ~Being The Empresses, and hearing out of the corner of my ear (its a thing, damnit) players being INSANELY worried that the Greenskins and the Elves were going to throw down. HA! Shows what you know. Mua ha ha. ~Chilling at the end of the event as Under, and Al'Kari being worried that I was gonna kill PCs for being mouthy ~~~"Do I look like some short tempered, super powerful people that have been giving you trouble?" ~~~"Er, yes, in fact." ~~~"Bah, I live in Shadow Valley: your town couldn't come CLOSE to some of the mouthy shit I hear before breakfast."
Lows ~I really, really, really wanted to fight the entire town as Kuhani... Ya'll just took a knee and shit. Jerks. ( :-) ) ~Blisters ~The weather on Saturday was TOO nice. I was hoping for some overcast, with no rain. Hard to make the yard haunted and creepy when you can hear birds happily singing on a bright, sunny day.
Highs - Being called a General =) - I really liked the organic transition from normal Rocktober into a peaceful hand-over - Feeling awesome because the town knew that if it wasn't peaceful we'd stomp them into the ground - Having an in-game place to hang out - Watching the whole town bite their tongues and try not to yell at the Empress as she bad-mouthed the whole town
Lows - Fell asleep under a tree even though a tried REALLY hard not to - Slightly cold on Friday night nothing to be done about it though - Not being able to throw down and go all out as Five