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    24 KB Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:42 No.12113306  
    Alright /tg/ I have a couple of problem with a player in our new game.

    We just started with the third edition of Kitchen Wars. I told all the players that since its a new system for all of us I would drop the discovery chance to 0 since they’ll be playing in a fully stocked vacation home.

    Unfortunately one of my players took advantage of this. He decided to play as a toaster. All the other players are playing as cutlery. Normally the appliances are pretty balanced because the humans very easily notice a fucking toaster being moved, not so much a couple forks and knives. But because I removed the discovery chance his playing as a toaster completely unbalances the party.

    The other problem is the spork player. She decided that she wanted to play and /underpowered/ character to “underline the innate racism in the fork and spoon community” or some other bullshit. She can’t do anything since we already have a fork and a spoon in the party.

    I can’t decide how to rebalance the party so its fun for everyone!

    pic kinda related, its a high powered appliance game
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:44 No.12113320
    Throw the spork into the microwave, or toaster while it's plugged
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:45 No.12113327
    When in doubt kill everyone
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:45 No.12113333

    I don't just want to kill the players, that would be dickish and I'd fell like I was railroading.

    I was thinking more of suggestions for encounters or something.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:48 No.12113364
    To make the spork useful, make the child in the vacation home use the spork for a meal. When the time is ripe, the spork player will jump into his throat and choke him to death, and they will think it was just a stupid kid.

    Also; I can't tell if this is a real game or a joke.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:49 No.12113374
    Have the toaster face down some electricity based enemies. The others lack electronic parts so they'll be resistant while the toaster will be susceptible to them.

    The spork character just needs some help re-align her stats properly. While she can't do as well as a spoon or a fork, she can have access to certain spork-only powers that were released in the latest source book.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:50 No.12113384
    Any chance we can get a pdf of this? I tried google and, coming up with no hits, I must suspect that this is a troll until I can actually find at least a website for the source material.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:51 No.12113388
    Suggest the Spork player look into the Dusters and Drainage splatbook. Vaccuum cleaners are top tier.
    After a few sessions, have Dogs invade the house while the human family is away. Vacuum's time to shine!
    Their innate bonuses to scare canines will make the player glad they dumped the spork
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:51 No.12113396

    Well, the faucet always gets bonuses against the electric types, and old fashioned meat-grinders always require a team effort to jam
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:51 No.12113397
    Seems pretty clear to me.

    The toaster can't do shit unless he's pugged in. Have a storm knock out the power, or cause power surges that could really hurt him. Since he's a power gamer, I assume he picked up Extension Cord so he can stay juiced at all times, meaning he's always pugged in. But I bet you he doesn't have Surge Protection because it's pretty situational. Fuck him over that way.

    As for the spork.... eh, I can't really see a solution. The whole 'flawed character=DEEEEP' thing is true in all systems if the player is retarded. Maybe have a drawer of rusted sporks, spifes, and knorfs to show her that sporks are useless. You can have her unload the character there and pick up something useful, like a pair of chopsticks. I bet she loves the weaboo, it'll be an easy sell.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:52 No.12113404
    Where's the picture from again? It seems that I have memories of it but I can't remember.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:53 No.12113405
    discovery chance is 0. The humans aren't even in the home, they're off doing normal everyday stuff. I removed it to make the game run more smoothly.

    Like I said, first time in a new system and the discovery rolls are overly complicated... but I guess its there for a reason. I could always just have the humans show up for an early vacation I guess. But that would ruin some of the not twinked characters choices, The knife decided he wanted to Fine China and the spoon took the option for being a collectible.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:53 No.12113410
    kitchen appliance game?

    Gives new meaning to the term "Power Gamer', eh?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:54 No.12113415

    The Brave Little Toaster, one of the scariest children's films of all time.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:55 No.12113427
    Oh no, Fire, how scary. I had cousins cry because of this movie, meanwhile I was perfectly fine with it.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)15:56 No.12113431

    So hurt the toaster with power issues and give the spork a show of how useless she's being and an option to drop?

    Sounds good to me, thanks for the help guys


    A kids movie called the brave little toaster. A perfect example of how fun Kitchen Wars can be, if everyones on the same power level that is
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:00 No.12113464
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    Spork is quite useful, you just should use magpies - they like shiny objects, fork is abducted by them, and on rescue mission spoon finds out it's useless (extremly low attack) and toaster is out of power (isn't plugged, as 12113397 wrote). Spork saves the day!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:03 No.12113478

    That's not why it's scary. It's scary because you have an air conditioner (resembling Jack Nicholson) that goes crazy and explodes, a toaster being dropped into a bathtub, and hundreds of living, sentient cars being turned into scrap:
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:05 No.12113495

    The knife and spoon player like to use the Kitchenpult maneuver. I daresay the poor bird wouldn't see it coming. Flying knife coming out of nowhere would fuck it up pretty hardcore.

    It seems sporky doesn't want to have anything to do with combat, and thats the issue. She basically is using the game to monolouge. I instituted a 1 minute talking limit last game because she was getting out of hand
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:08 No.12113532
    before the magpie encounter, you can design a challenge to dull knife so the kitchenpult is useless.

    Something to cut through glass to save the errant kitchen pot

    Dem fucking pots man
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:11 No.12113551
    Oh thank god! Finally some recognition for Kitchen Wars!

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:16 No.12113596

    Oh seriously fuck you!

    Kettles need to take a motherfucking break. One fucking power and it hurts your allies too. You're no better than the toaster player the OP was talking about.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:25 No.12113674
    I once played a game of this. One of the most awesome experiences of my life.

    We played as a group of cutlery in a mostly abandoned housing complex. The DM was amazing he set us up against a knife empire. The knives were getting ready to take over the whole complex.

    The game was amazing, it had intrigue, since we had a knife in the party, we saw the effects the warmachine of the knives was having on the typical spoon. We spoke to the wise refrigerator who had seen more than anybody, we enlisted the aid of the glassware... Finally we fought the BBEG, who was actually the stove, he was just trying to end his life. He figured if the knives started a revolution the humans would destroy the home, him along with it. Poor thing hadn't been cleaned in over 10 years...
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:29 No.12113713
    WTF is kitchen war?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:31 No.12113741

    >Doesn't know Kitchen Wars

    Is it really still summer?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:31 No.12113754
    I fucking second this!!

    Also captcha is play wirewit, does that mean if I play this I play something with wires that is witty maybe an alarm clock
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:33 No.12113763
    ice tray here
    Enjoy my dual-element wielding mundanes
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:34 No.12113781
    Blenders can be a good counter to Toasters. Only problem is they're going to need support, but that's where the Knives and Forks come in handy. One Blender can easily ruin a Toasters day.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:35 No.12113793
    Microwave posse, represent!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:36 No.12113797

    Every other player hates you. You have 1/5th the movement of an average APPLIANCE let alone cutlery.

    Besides the constant "guys we have to go back to the freezer, I'm melting"

    Really unless an adventure is in the fridge itself most of that temperature centric stuff is useless
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:37 No.12113818
    I cannot say how many plans have been ruined by the power-gaming ice tray needing to refresh his dailies.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:38 No.12113826
    awfully cocky for something who is so thoroughly screwed by scissors

    I swear, all your electronic types forget scissors, especially ones with the rubber-handles add-on for immunity to the shock damage
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:40 No.12113848
    Link to this stuff or your all making it up!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:40 No.12113852

    Fuck yes scissors!

    functionality of a knife, power of the pliers without needing to get the Tools and Stools splat.

    I love you
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:40 No.12113858
    Radio player here. 0 Discovery? Fucking hell that'd be easy mode for me.

    Although half the fun is in the fact you can't talk too much, lest the humans notice the noise.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:41 No.12113862
    Not my fault your dumbass player didn't select any water powers

    I mean the draw of the class is dual elements, use it newbs
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:41 No.12113866
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:42 No.12113882
    I've been playing Radios since they came out. Just disguise your commentary as a DJ doing shout-outs.
    >This one goes out to Debbie, a classy kind of lady who is walking into the kitchen looking for whatever made that bump noise a minute ago. Now, here's The Killers with "All These Things That I've Done". Take it away, Killers.

    See? Done and done.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:43 No.12113894
    Go pirate stuff on your own. We're not here to give you shit.

    This developer needs more love. I love the fluff for laptops.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:44 No.12113902
    Radio's are got tier for distractions/ making large scale effects

    last time i played a radio I convinced a kid to put our fork being played by that guy into an electric socket
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:44 No.12113903

    I never understood how combat as the radio is done...

    I understand they are fantastic as lookout and stuff but what /else/ do they do?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:45 No.12113907
    >Really unless an adventure is in the fridge itself most of that temperature centric stuff is useless

    Either that or it's some twinky "take five days to kill the BBEG oven at no risk to ourselves" tactic, yeah.

    OP, I'd say firstly, look at the examples of play in the main rulebook. They're pretty underpowered for "serious" play - one player's a ice cream scoop - but also really fun. Or you could have villains with lots of moving parts like pianos, clocks, anything with wheels or speakers she can stab - anything an extra piece of cutlery would be good against.

    As for the toaster player, if he's a power gamer, depower him. That'll teach him a lesson.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:46 No.12113919
    Yeah, it's fun isn't it?

    Half the power of that class is giving your comrades info while the humans are RIGHT THERE. So 0 Discovery would make the Radio both easy as well as useless.

    But seriously OP, why the fuck did you play it at 0 Discovery?!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:46 No.12113922
    You play with net access or without?

    I swear the whole "I know all" bit gets real old, real fast

    Thank god for Worms and Viruses: Aggressive Tek
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:47 No.12113927
    You never looked at the static wave attack did you?

    everything in range has to make a save or they lose their action

    kinda screws up your party though
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:47 No.12113933
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    I had a speed volume option; paid for it with an "Excessive Power Needs" drawback. I could crank it up to eleven and I had a few tracks pre-loaded (fucking dailies, to boot) which could do actual damage. The one which saved my ass a few times was an opera singer hitting a high note which could crack glass.
    >BBEG: group of shotglasses.

    pic related: mfw
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:48 No.12113953
    Is there a source or website, or some information about the developer or something where I can learn more about this Kitchen Wars? It sounds very fantastic and I'd like to learn more. Google and Wikipedia come up with nothing.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:49 No.12113955
    Whoa, man. I would *never* static wave my party. We've got a vacuum cleaner, two lamps and a really, really tall oscillating fan and that would totally bone the party.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:49 No.12113959

    I wanted to streamline the game a bit. We're pretty used to DH and 3.5 so it seemed like a good idea till they knew the system

    Apparently it really wasn't

    I'll bring in the humans after warning the players, I can't exactly drop discovery rolls on them when I told them there wouldn't be any, ever.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:50 No.12113961
    Shattering glass is amazing if you're on a glass table or need to escape out a window

    No one ever expects it
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:50 No.12113970
    True, you did say vacation home.

    Perhaps it's time for human vacation.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:51 No.12113980
    This is a great time to introduce the massive havok of the Renovations books

    Paint rushes and power tools, ho!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:52 No.12113992
    I used it once while we had a streetlight attack us during a midnight raid at the electronics store next door, to free some POW iPods (hang tough, bros, if you're out there..) and I got popped by the bulb cover when I hit the high note.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:53 No.12113994
    Have thieves break in

    fail a discover roll and have a high enough value and you get stolen

    you can either have the party rescue the stolen players, try to kill the thieves or use that as a way to kill off a few people
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:53 No.12113996

    I hate playing with net access. I mean old style computers are cool with computation and planning stuff, but laptops with internet very frequently just turn into "They said I could know everything, so I became god". And to counter that you have to have an entire encounter devoted to one player fighting off a virus, boring for the other PCs
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:53 No.12114001
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    >Power player is nigh un-detecable
    >Paint marks for distinctive flaw
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:55 No.12114017
    Radio here. Fuck you and your power washer bullshit. You're definitely on my "to nuke" list if I see one fragile paint container. If you thin a brush in turpentine in a jar, good luck getting those stains out.

    One of you power tool folks killed my bro, the washing machine. He may not have been mobile but he was LOYAL.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:55 No.12114020
    Just have a microwave use it's lowest skill.
    all microwave skills stop net access, it's in the errata
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:55 No.12114021
    Not to mention the fucking battery makes them resilient to power issues

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:57 No.12114050
    Has anyone ever played a generator? I've got a good build for a diesel model but the Appliancemaster won't let me use it with a civilian dwelling. Should I call bullshit and say my owner is a redneck or what?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:57 No.12114052
    I really enjoyed that fan-made splatbook for playing as toys. Hard Core Soft Toys or something? That was really good fun, even if lots of it was just "Counts as". We played one campaign where we were "normal" cutlery part of the time and toys the rest. It was this big conspiracy in a primary school (I think), bad guy ended up being this huge blackboard, I kid you not. He was a great gm.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)16:57 No.12114053

    Oh shit? When did that come out? I mean Worms and Viruses is a pretty new splat, guess they didn't test that part too thoroughly before it came out huh?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:00 No.12114074

    Seriously? You can't see why being able to deny power at any time could have balance issues?

    Any Appliance BBEG is dead in one shot, and cutlery BBEG can be pretty lame without huge escorts
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:01 No.12114081
    OH SHI~
    Were you allowed to smuggle cutlery inside you teddy bears?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:03 No.12114108
    When I played as a Barbecue Lighter from the Backyards and Barbecue book I got a really bad fumble,
    Burnt down the whole damn house, the silverware survived so we won though
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:03 No.12114111
    First off, its a backup generator. I'm not going to be the main power supply (that's the Appliancemaster's gf, who is playing - get this - solar fucking panels!). She's outside for the entire thing, I can just see it. I'll be in the shed and my buddy the drill press is going to try to talk the lathe player into helping me get around.

    Also: the AM told us in advance the BBEGs would be German cockroaches which eat plastic. I figured playing something made mostly from metal would be safer than the poor asshole stuck playing a theremin.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:05 No.12114123
    >burnt down the whole house

    BBQ lighter, did you just go full calculator? I believe you did.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:06 No.12114136

    Wow, your AM is a tool. Letting anyone play the main power supply is fucking unbalanced.

    Though why you'd want to play as a secondary power source is beyond me. If she's playing the main power supply one would hope that she'd shut it off to help, not hinder.

    Plenty of other metal appliances you can play dude
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:06 No.12114137
    Does anyone else play Aluminium Foil? It's amazing for controlling combat, you can use parts of yourself to conduct electricity and fry humans, oh man, they never seeit coming.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:07 No.12114143
    Just be a metal thermos.
    You get crushing skills early on and can get hot and cold spells.
    I haven't played since 2nd edition so I'm not sure if they got nerfed
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:09 No.12114165
    Ding ding ding! Of course, we could only do that when the two plots came together, and that was fairly late on in the game. By that time, we needed all the help we could get. I still remember my teddy reaching into a video recorder so my other character, a fork, could cut it up from inside. Ouch!

    Generators should only be played as NPCs. Too powerful, plus they're immobile. They were intended for big bads and they should stay that way. Great for paranoid gaming when you can die without warning, though.

    Unless you all want to play a really overpowered game, which is fine, of course.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:10 No.12114179
    Why would I want to be the backup power supply? Dude, lathe, drill press, theremin. That shit don't run on love. We plan to take out the solar panels first thing by drilling through the support posts and (after reading about the radio) maybe using the theremin to shatter the panels themselves. Fuck her Mary-Sue solar bullshit.

    They got nerfed. Might as well generate a coffee maker. No offense to coffee makers, it just isn't my scene.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:12 No.12114198
    ok, so the party is a wooden spoon, one of those big bad mutha fuckas, played as a big black guy named Bubba persona, the ice tray, holier than though little punk who claimed the freezer was heaven cuz "lol, everything's white", and me, the knife

    Our GM's a prick, so we're in the apartment of this 45 y/o never leaves his home type, and he's sexually abused every character in different ways, me and the spoon have handles, and sperm cubes

    We. Want. Him. Dead.

    We mainly negotiated with other utensils, but it was still mostly up to us
    During a period where it's safe to move, the ice cube sneaks out, we'd made a deal with the oven, so he heats him up. Ice Tray creates a puddle, and when fatass is near, wooden spool risks detection by running off the table. It was close, but distracting noise is go.

    Boom, fucker slips, and I've been hiding nearby

    Fuck detection
    I charge him and a few glorious rolls later
    slit his throat

    GM says that that's all the motivation the others need, the ENTIRE KITCHEN joins in and we massacre him, Fridgey finished him off with Icetray riding on top.

    Was a great campaign
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:13 No.12114212
    Have you heard the rumors for 4E? It's going to be a total WOW clone but in the kitchen. Thanks for killing any motivation for roleplaying.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:14 No.12114218
    I really want to know where I can buy it local store never heard of it!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:14 No.12114226
    Just go to your local FLGS. Support the fucking community, leech.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:15 No.12114227

    So your just going to kill the player than can keep the power on all the time?

    Dude, just use her and abuse her, she puts out the power, use it to effect, use all the biggest badass power suckling appliance you can use. Her playing as the power supply removes any disadvantage for Power Hog
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:18 No.12114261
    If you play as a generator and use any skills you get noticed unless you get a nat 20

    your AM did you a favor
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:21 No.12114290
    Uninterruptable Power Supply here.

    Sure, I'm pretty situational, but I get a good charge attack due to my weight, and if the power goes out, I can keep a powered party member up and running for a little while.

    Problem is, once I've done that I shut down too...
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:24 No.12114318
    I hate all of you I can't find this anywhere.. Is it called by any other name?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:31 No.12114388
    Anyone tried playing as Box of Lego from the Toys expansion?

    I think that has to be the most broken character there is - sure, you have to get the traits for Technic and so on, but come on - you can take the place of just about every other member of the party in a pinch.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:33 No.12114408
    >Implying legos can cut, stab, kill, power, use elements

    Enjoy your purely utility character
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:35 No.12114434

    Get the right traits and Box of Lego can carry power - it's in the Railway subset.

    In terms of Discovery though, Box of Lego is just...broken.

    (Plural of Lego is Lego - like Sheep)
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:38 No.12114453
    THANK YOU ANON. I'm sick of grandmas saying 'legos.'
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:40 No.12114471
    I've always used Lego as a mass noun, I think legos is an American thing.

    Anyway, lego's so overpowered it's not funny, they can rebuild themselves, make themselves as big or fast as they want, make manipulators to use other appliances or utensils, they even have electric motors in the Technic stuff. So broken.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:41 No.12114488
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    Actually, now I think about it, Lego DOES have an attack; Hidden Brick.

    Tell me anon, have you ever stepped on a 2x2 or even a 2x4 brick in bare feet? Right at the back of the heel?

    It may only have the slightest chance of doing the minimum of damage, but hey, Box of Lego has hundreds or thousands of 'em (depending on level)


    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:42 No.12114493
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    I wish this were real.
    Shit would be so cash.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:43 No.12114505
    shoes, sometimes you just take the permanent hp burn for losing the piece
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:43 No.12114506

    fun fact, I read some interview with someone who worked for lego where people could email in questions. One was what is the proper plural term for lego bricks. Ends up both are wrong. Can't remember the grammatical terms but essential "Lego Bricks" is the proper plural term as Lego itself isn't used as a noun... or something.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:44 No.12114520
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    Exactly - once it reaches a critical mass, Box of Lego can just crush or ram you to death.

    Picture related.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:45 No.12114533

    Yeah, and they also want it written as LEGO all the time.


    Oh come on, who wears shoes around the house?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:46 No.12114545
    Renovations, guests, during summer
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:50 No.12114582
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    >Renovations, guests, during summer

    Renovations I can see, but Guests and during summer?

    If they're inside the house and they don't have a bloody good reason to be wearing shoes, off they come!

    Besides, Box of Lego can just wait - Hidden Brick is a "long game" attack.

    Couple Hidden Brick with those electrical blocks - the ones with the wire leading out and the contacts in two of the bricks - and you've got an electrical trap.

    Granted, Box of Lego doesn't have any real direct attacks until it hits a critical mass, but past that it's all but unstoppable - you smash it, it rebuilds.

    Again, picture related.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:54 No.12114621
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    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:55 No.12114629
    never had a fancy dinner?
    Never had an in-and-outdoor barbeque?
    Never had to dart in and out of the house?

    As for critical mass, and AM who had owners continuously adding to your lego count is just asking for problems.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)17:59 No.12114665
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    Those are all very situational; shoes are not commonly worn around a house all the time, meaning that Hidden Brick is almost always useful.

    Critical Mass is easy to spot coming, and a good GM will find ways to prevent it - Yard Sales, Thieving Neighbour and so on. Still, it can't always be prevented - Powergamers will always find a way to add to their brick count.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:01 No.12114690
    You guys are demented.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:02 No.12114710

    You'd be surprised how many games, systems and settings have come out of a bunch of gamers sitting around having conversations like this.

    See; BrikWars.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:03 No.12114719
    That's just munchkin RAW theoretical bullshit.

    Like Pun-Pun or Schrodinger's Wizard, theoretically yet, but in practice, not so much
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:08 No.12114762

    Perhaps, but most GMs simply won't be on the lookout for a Box of Lego player to suddenly say, "I assemble all my blocks into a large solid cone and ram the BBEG with it. You'll note I weigh $value and that means I do a minimum of X damage - meaning the BBEG is dead."
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:11 No.12114792
    Last time a player tried that, we was introduced to the "Hardness Vs. Cohesion" table.

    "Box of Lego"s always forget that little bit don't they?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:13 No.12114820

    Hence a solid cone - it's unlikely to lose cohesion.

    Also, it depends on what the BBEG is. Won't work on something like an Oven (the damage offset is too great) but something like a lamp, or crockery, or if it all goes wrong the Humans, well...
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:16 No.12114838
    True enough

    Just Ovens are archetypal enemies

    Dem AMs and their fire

    Never wondered why lighters are NPC-only?

    Creators had a hard-on for fire
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:17 No.12114850

    Fire is one of a Box of Lego players true weaknesses - melt a brick and it's useless, melt the right brick in a structure and you may get other bricks trapped.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:19 No.12114869
    If that's not bad enough, it jacks up your distinctive flaw like 10 points per burn
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:22 No.12114899

    Yeah, and it fucking stacks.

    It's a bitch if you manage to have blocks melted but not too melted to use, all in the same structure.

    That said - it's almost impossible to fail a Discovery as Box of Lego normally, so I guess that's a bit of balancing.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:25 No.12114944
    Great for them, bad for everyone else

    Burnt knife or ice tray?
    Almost a death sentence
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)18:37 No.12115068

    Well yeah, a burn on any player with a character type [Plastic] is game over, in terms of discovery.

    Knives less so, unless they have plastic or wood as a subtype.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)19:56 No.12115714
    so wait, scourging 5 pages of google with different searches and no info I'mma assume this is fake.

    Who wants to get shit done?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)20:06 No.12115802
    /tg/ is this real or fake. INFORM ME... It sounds cool.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)20:15 No.12115871
    I want to homebrew the fucking hell out of this.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)20:21 No.12115910
    Why does everyone seem to play ManSlayer campaigns these days? I've been playing since way back and I think the worst thing I ever did was scald a human to get thrown out while we were trying to escape as a coffee maker.

    It just seems that the game has lost it's soul now everyone just wants to kill shit, what happened to escaping shitty owners to find new ones and all those old school adventures?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)21:00 No.12116240

    Box of Lego player/ Uninterruptable Powersupply from above here;

    No, the game doesn't exist, but I'd play the hell out of it if it did
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)21:15 No.12116333
    I don't know, man.
    All my DM does is Haunted House scenarios, and the one that moved away only ever did Protect the Humans from rats/roaches/etc.
    On the other hand, battery-powered Alarm Clocks for the win.
    Low discovery, perfect distraction, and even light.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)21:29 No.12116439

    "Kitchen Wars" came up negative on google.
    But I have played a game called "All the Little Things" which is very similar in principle, in that the players are animate inanimate objects living in a human-owned house.

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)21:37 No.12116491
    UGH my group!

    So I go core book for startup (since they're new) and rule kitchen startup only. We're running lowbie, spatula up front, amazing dps knife, lurk/dps spoons (one wooden!), no appliances until higher levels.

    So a meeting is called in the dishwasher, and the colander informs the group of a blender killing foodsprites without regard consumption. They pair up with a pair of scissors, fend off a TOASTER (no joke) and get to the blender (the bbea, or so they thought). It turns out he's been doing it because of owner abuse! If he refuses, then the owner tortures him with repairs.

    SO they decide to make a trek across the dining room wastes to the frigid garage to go after the tool box, but they have to escort the blender. I won't bore you with what happens just getting past the washer/drier, but long story short the giant toolbox starts spitting up tool minions who have disassembler RANK 3 and beeline for the blender. They are just hanging on when I go:

    "If this wasn't bad enough... light and a strong whirring sound flood the room. The garage door is opening!!!!"
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)22:04 No.12116834
    seriously, /tg/ is this real
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)22:10 No.12116922
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    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)22:15 No.12116992
    This deserves an archive.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)22:19 No.12117051
    I read this and all i could think of was a mix of these two songs.

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)23:26 No.12117982
    bump for archive
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)23:27 No.12118006
    Do it yourself, not that hard.
    >> Anonymous 09/17/10(Fri)02:14 No.12119836

    Tell me about it.

    Anyone else remember the "Journey to the Goodwill Store" that came in the 1st ed. box set? Shit was so cash.

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