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Old 05-16-2018, 08:32 AM   #1
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Default the most grotesque death...

... of a character or of a villain in your adventures.

please tell ...
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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I had one of my characters beat an enemy to death with the severed limb of another enemy.

It the best was when one character hid in the barrel of a cannon which was later fired by another party member (he did not know his associate was in the cannon!)
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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Hi all,
I had one PC who loved to throw exploding gems around. WHAM! 8 die exploding gem. WHAM! 8 die exploding gem. He also had collections of 12 exploding gems with sharp metal fragments in thin glass jars.

I didn't do anything to this guy. Just let him blow his way thru my world.

Eventually he was up a bell tower tossing gems down on the street. An enemy wizard lightning bolted the tower and it started to collapse slowly. He jumped out, slid down an adjoining tile roof and smacked down onto the street, taking 1d+2 falling damage.

"No problem! I jump up!"

"Actually," I said, "One of the glass gem jars on your belt broke in the fall."

"... Oh," he said.

"And that sets off the rest of your gems. All of them."

"... Oh," he said.


I'm not sure if it was the most grotesque death, but it sure was the most satisfying.

Warm regards, Rick.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:27 PM   #4
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...one character hid in the barrel of a cannon which was later fired by another party member...
ROFL!!!!!

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:10 PM   #5
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ROFL!!!!!

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Beaten to a pulp, the party - none of whom had a ST higher than 4 - trudged out of the ruins. They found their horses - slain and half eaten. A sound is heard behind them and a very ****** off and unhurt Cave Troll (ST 60 as I recall) comes out of the nearby rubble. One of the fighters, John, grimly set his halberd and charged. Looking down for my Dreaded Dice of Armageddon, I heard Greg gasp. I looked up. Yep, John had rolled triple damage. Six times damage for a triple damage pole attack. Then he rolled boxcars for damage.

The big nasty for the whole adventure - dead in one shot.

There was much rejoicing on the other side of my GM screen.

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:37 AM   #6
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ok,
my party had to kill a supervillain noble, mad for excellent wines and liqueurs (Lord Krast).
Sadly bodyguards protected him 24/7.
So they organized an expensive festival in the village with a number of innkeepers of the area, each carrying their best wine and beer.
well, of course the Lord was invited although he had a team of assayers (someone in the past tried to kill him with poison) but sometime "too many" is not "too good".

My PCs poured the two components of the universal solvent in two different bottles of "fine wine of the south" and they maneuvered that during the festival two different bodyguards taste the wine at different times before Lord Krast making appear and disappear the fine wine bottles of the south at the right time. So Lord Krast was the only to drink from both the "fine wines" and ... SSWASH a smoking 1-hex crater suddenly appeared at his place.

The unsuspecting young girl serving the wine was immeadiatly arrested and she had a bad experience (and a grotesque death too) but this is another story...
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