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Old 11-02-2020, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Craziest (Real!) place you've played in or at.

Mine's probably quite boring but I've played in the woods , in daylight that's it. But I bet some of you Gurps fans have played in some odd places with some other strange people.

U boat Submarine ? , top of the alps , mortuary! , what's the craziest oddest place you've rpg'ed in?
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:58 AM   #2
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Back of a 15 passenger van with family on a road trip. That's as exotic as it gets.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:38 AM   #3
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Out in the desert waiting to roll into Iraq during Desert Storm and afterwards when we had a chunk of down time as well. We had a GURPS basic 3e and since we kept losing the dice, often the GM would just "decide" what you rolled or we would play odds/even or draw number cards from a regular deck. Ace was 14, 2 was 15 and the three off color face cards were 16, 17, 18.

That book was so covered in 100mph tape, I'm fairly sure it had value as a ballistic shield
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Craziest (Real!) place you've played in or at.

A jungle, a park late at night in a small town, and the beach are the most exotic places I have played.

Books hate damp places, I have put mine to some terrible use in my younger years.

Where I live is so damp that even playing in a porch make the pages all wavy... Imagine how it was in a jungle. But it was great experience, it was a Banestorm adventure, in the Ring Islands, the place was perfect for the mood.

The park one was a Cyberpunk 2020 game, we where being too noisy and had to go outside to the park to play to not bother the neighbors.

The game in the beach was also Banestorm but nothing related to beaches, it just happen we where at the beach.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:17 PM   #5
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I've enjoyed some great RPG sessions in weird spots over the years:
  • Many wilderness games while camping or backpacking, often lacking books or dice. (We have made randomizers out of countless found objects.)
  • On the open roof of the elevator shaft on top of a skyscraper in Singapore (long, long ago!).
  • An AD&D Ravenloft game in an upper-story apartment in that same Singapore skyscraper in a corner bedroom with two walls of windows during a typhoon when the power went out.
  • A Halloween Call of Cthulhu game in the unfinished crawlspace beneath a decrepit house in Oakland where we had to shimmy across a board over a pit and then sit around a candlelit crate on the dirt floor with spiders galore. Ultra creepy.
  • Socially distanced in my backyard yesterday despite there being ice on the ground. (Temps eventually rose to 36F... I was having trouble turning the pages of my DFRPG books because my fingers were so cold.)
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:59 PM   #6
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We never actually played when we were on the sub, but I was running a GURPS campaign for a couple of guys on the boat and we talked about it a lot while we were on board.

(Amusingly, I was stationed on the USS City of Corpus Christi. The Last Submarine.)
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:17 PM   #7
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Hmm. Wonder if the USS North Carolina would allow sessions...
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:37 PM   #8
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I dimly recall someone on these forums, or perhaps the older Pyramid boards, who played regularly on a naval ship. It sounded pretty cool!
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:35 AM   #9
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Moved to Roleplaying in General as it does not seem appropriate for the GURPS subforum.

Additionally, it is probably content better suited to a personal blog, but I'll let this continue for the time being.
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Old 11-04-2020, 10:43 AM   #10
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It wasn't GURPS but we played a game on a bird sanctuary. I brought a game to play with a friend when we went to a canoe camp together. Our troop got caught in a current and had to take refuge on a Federally protected bird sanctuary for 48 hours, just a tiny island in the channel that maybe only a dozen other humans had set foot on. We were hiding under a tarp in a downpour playing TMNT all night.
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