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    111 KB Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:28 No.8645480  
    What is the most hilarious, epic or simply outrageous PC plan involving explosives you ever have experienced?

    Bonus points for plans that actually worked.

    Double bonus points for TPK stories.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:30 No.8645491
    Scion game. We turned a stolen pepsi truck and a shitload of fertilizer into a rolling bomb and crashed it into a skyscraper full of ninjas serving the titanspawn.

    I made a point of taking the pepsi out first. We had like five years' supply of it hiding in an abandoned barn.
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:31 No.8645494
    > implying i don't use explosives at every available opportunity.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:33 No.8645508
    Guy put some exploding potions in a sack, used a couple of immovable rods to climb up like 100 feet and then dropped the potions down on a battlefield.

    D&d 3.5
    >> Torgon !!ba8Ky9Tw69I 03/18/10(Thu)09:34 No.8645518
    Shadowrun game.

    I purchased as a joke, an Inflatable "sex" Sheep toy for my Orc gang-banger. He kept it attached to the back of his motorcycle. It was "lolrandum!" but we all got a kick out of it.

    We were planning an assault on a well defended warehouse full of gang-bangers. We Filled the sheep with helium, andt hen stuffed it with Flashbangs in each of the holes. We then used the mages levitate to direct it into the warehouse. We waited a few minutes while the thugs all gathered around trying to figure out wtf the thing was.

    Then we detonated the flashbangs. Knocked out four of the bad guys, giving us the time o kick in the rear door and kill.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:34 No.8645521
    If you constantly use explosives, what size was the biggest explosion you've caused?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:34 No.8645524
    This. Even when I'm playing a wizard in 3.5 I opt for explosives to solve all my problems.

    Also, hiding in your Rope Trick with a barrel full of alchemist's fire waiting for the BBEG to pass below.
    >> Minifig 03/18/10(Thu)09:35 No.8645525
    My Nomad tried to shoot a Solo with 10 Combat Sense in the back.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:35 No.8645530
    I GM a Shadowrun game.

    One of my players, a munchkin, has an automatic grenade launcher (using weapon mod rules in Arsenal) that rips everything apart ('save vehicles. I learnt to approach them from multiple directions the hard way with meats).

    So I set a mission in some 40-story high-rise luxury building in a 'maze' of skybridge. Glass, quartz and shit like that. Some 'marvel of engineering' and flagship product of some major construction company (Horizon-sponsored, of course).

    He didn't get the message. Fires 20 rounds using "supression fire" rule. I decide 'fuckit' at that point and ended the game right there.

    Except the fucker tried to rule-lawyer me, saying how it's unfair that they died, and how the structure should have held. He kept interrupting me to the point where pointing him to the 'structural value' of various materials page took 14 minutes.

    I fucking hate GMing. Next time, I'm houseruling shit.
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:36 No.8645536

    Fireball-spell sized.

    Benefits of using thief classes is the ability to sneak in and out undetected.

    Setting people up the bomb, so to speak...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:36 No.8645537
    Zus the mother fucking Russian dwarf and the boiler. My Shadowrun team had been hired to intercept a courier. While the rest of us sat in the car and argued, Zus manned up and set out to do shit on his own. He snuck through the sewers, came up in the basement, bluffed his way to the boiler room, and rigged it to explode. He then hopped into the car (parked in a back alley nearby) and told us to drive. Not five minutes later we hear a massive explosion and dust flies past. Zus's player didn't realize how powerful boiler explosions are and expected structural damage to force an evacuation. Another player was a train nut and pointed out just how big a boom it would be.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:37 No.8645540
    my players blew up a vampire hideout by causing a gas main leak in the sewers beneath it and then igniting it.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:38 No.8645549
    Plastics golem
    >> northern /k/ommando 03/18/10(Thu)09:40 No.8645563
    smack him with the book and kick him out.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)09:41 No.8645568
    You're an idiot. If normal buildings don't suffer structural damage from grenades, how is the steel high-rise "marvel of engineering" going to collapse? I can understand all the glass breaking, but not the structure itself.
    You're an idiot.
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:42 No.8645576

    I'm sure he was just getting prissy because he couldn't get any hits in, so he thought he'd fabricate some rules in order to get him killed.

    Personally i'd of just used diabolical traps.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:42 No.8645578

    Yeah, going to try again with a different approach. Probably set it in Manhattan, not Redmond Barrens the Shithole Mogadishu of Seattle. See how they like half the NYPD Inc. up their asses.

    The fucker killed past 3 games with his emorage dramabomb bullshit too. This was his final chance, so I'm definitely kicking him out.

    After I break this bottle of Daniels over his head.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:43 No.8645587

    Read again. It was 'steel high-rise' but they were in skybridge. Made of glass.

    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)09:44 No.8645595
    Why not send after him armored vehicles, demo-suits, all kinds of grenade resistant shit, AND enforce ammunition rules since grenade spam is going to get expensive?
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)09:44 No.8645598
    Even the floor and frame?
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:46 No.8645603

    Or even, just say to him; "There is a sign on the wall saying that this area is structurally unstable, it would be a bad idea to use heavy weapons".

    >> Beardhat 03/18/10(Thu)09:46 No.8645607
    boomer why you ded
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:46 No.8645609
    I wasn't trying to get him killed. You are missing the point.

    It was an incentive for them to stop levelling a city block each session. With the chargen, he spent about 10 full BP on grenades. That's more than 1,000 grenades.

    An incentive he didn't really pay attention to.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:46 No.8645610

    >>normal buildings don't suffer structural damage from grenades

    >>how is the steel high-rise "marvel of engineering" going to collapse? I can understand all the glass breaking, but not the structure itself
    I'm going to guess whatever they were standing on and everything around it just shattered. Like a glass-bottomed boat.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:46 No.8645612
    Every time I see you post, it's always some asspained rant. Take that as you will.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:47 No.8645617

    When you're in the middle of a fucking bridge numnuts, the door and frames are not acceptable options to stand on.
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:48 No.8645624

    I was thinking of an aircraft fusilade actually.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:48 No.8645625
    In our last traveller session we we're sent on a mission to assasinate the priminister of a planet.
    So we worked out when the priminister would be having her next meeting and dropped our agent player and his in game waifu into the building where said meeting was taking place. They drugged the chef and waitress and decided to make cakes stuffed with c4. Replacing marzipan on batenburg with plastic explosives ect... After the cake bombs were set i dropped the priminister through a window with a sniper round and then our agent blew the building up. So now the code word whenever we're gonna use explosives is cake...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:49 No.8645627
    This was an old, old oWoD mixed game. At least demon and mage. May have been others, it's been a while.

    We get to this blood-soaked fountain that spews blood, and suddenly we can't go any further because there are twelve monks chanting in a circle, being all ominous. So naturally we decide to kill them, although whatever we were going to do needed to be done quickly.

    For some reason or another, one of the demons had a satchel charge, despite having no knowledge of explosives. In one swift movement, he lobbed it to the demon who could actually set demolitions, who caught it easily. He proceeds to stick it on a very short timer, in the region of a few seconds, which was stupid if this didn't work.

    He then proceeds to lob it to me, the matter / correspondance mage, who manages to catch it and teleport it the dozen yards or so straight up so that it blows up and kills all of the monks that were chanting.

    The fact that we actually pulled it off is amazing in itself. One fuck up and we'd be pretty red stains on the already red-stained walls.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:49 No.8645629

    They were standing on glass, on a skybridge that's no longer than 5 meters wide, with an objective to get to the other side (as they rigged some ka-boom on the side they are running from). The man spams 20 HE-grenades that has a feasible chance of breaching armored personnel carriers each. They detonate less than 20 meters from where he is standing.

    It was less of "I want him to die, so I'll do this" but more of "if he's a fucking moron who'll do it, I'm not going to bother finishing this campaign' thing.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)09:50 No.8645641
    You know what I mean. How the fuck are you destroying a steel building with the same grenades that can't knock holes in drywall and wood?
    And seriously, are we going with "They made the frame and floor out of glass!" Like, unless your Shadowrun has absolutely zero construction regulation buildings would fall all the time with that kind of thinking.
    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:51 No.8645653

    I just think you (or whoever) should have simply given him a verbal warning not to use heavy weapons in that area.

    Perhaps that may have even given him the incentive to stop using them constantly.
    >> Torgon !!ba8Ky9Tw69I 03/18/10(Thu)09:52 No.8645658
    Hey boomer.

    Drop it. You're derailing the thread and acting like a fucking troll. Either offer a story about explosives used in a game or GTFO
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:52 No.8645661
    >OW, MY ARSE!
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)09:52 No.8645662
    So, number one, it was a glass floor. That's silly and I hope you know why.

    Number two, so even if it were a perfectly normal building he should have died? Why wasn't he dead already?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:53 No.8645670
    D&D 3.5. I was a player, not the DM, but...

    We're exploring this old ruin and we come across a large glass wall. There's obvious signs of gearing and suchlike around it, and we're clearly supposed to go some other direction and find the switch and etc. etc.

    Our barbarian, who spent the large majority of his level 5 starting wealth on dynamite, sovereign glue, universal solvent, and caltrops, has other ideas. He proceeds to glue a shitton of caltrops to a bundle of dynamite, light it, throw it at the wall, and run screaming back at us as we all make like trees.


    DM: Now the room is covered in glass shards and caltrops. Roll jump checks to make it through.

    The third player, playing a paladin in full plate, was just glaring daggers at the barbarian for the next 5 minutes.

    Said barbarian also exploded a random tree (which turned out to be a very pissed treant) and eventually redeemed himself by defeating some idiot boss thing that extended tentacles from a well by strapping alchemist's fire to his entire remaining stock of dynamite and throwing it in said well.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:53 No.8645672
    Hey, triptroll, same to you!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:55 No.8645682
    It's just a game.

    You should really just relax.
    >> MonkeyToho 03/18/10(Thu)09:55 No.8645685
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    rolled 33 = 33

    Two players in a previous game I was in used explosives extensively and came to be known as 'Team Demo.'

    One was this grizzled cowboy human who had a hell of a fucking mouth on him and no tact. He was carting around more dynamite than most towns could sell him. The other was an older-than-fucking-dirt tiefling who thought the WHOLE WORLD was his lawn and you had to get the fuck off of it -right now-. Think Clint Eastwood in Gran Tourino, only with horns and eldritch might.

    Their best use of explosives was in luring this crazed cultist with a god's sword to an abandoned building, fighting her on a lawn until they could lure her inside and then setting about 100 pounds worth of explosives off while she was still inside.

    The fact that the bitch walked it off didn't deter them much.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)09:56 No.8645690
    Building was intact at the point. After the explosives that were rigged went kaboom did it suffer damage.

    They. Were. On. A. Glass. Skybridge. Halfway across.

    Grenades DO cause structural damage in my game, with damage-value (and modifiers for different kind, including ammunition, explosives, unarmed, melee, bladed, etc. in the rulebook) and structural value (also in the rulebook, amount of modified damage value required to destroy 10x10x10cm volume of the material. I'm a sciencefag, but my maths is good enough to not take that long.

    I gave him verbal warnings ranging from 'law enforcement probably would send heavier response (like SWAT) for troublemakers with automatic grenade launchers (hint hint)' to 'you SURE you want to launch 20 HE grenades while standing on a skybridge?'

    He is a man who thinks he can take on the entire SWAT team and come out on top, damnit. The party had to knock him out with Stick 'n Shock (taser rounds) because he wanted to have a pissing contest in an Army base.
    >> Maus 03/18/10(Thu)09:56 No.8645691
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    >> Paladius 03/18/10(Thu)09:57 No.8645702

    Oh, well then.

    Just nuke his ass imo.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:04 No.8645753
    Ok, game I was GMing. Players were on their way to deliver some nuclear weapons to the enemy cruisers, but were pretty sure their crappy welded together at the last minute ship wasn't going to be worth shit in a fight and they were all going to die. Captain, played by Leman Russ, comes up with a plan.
    "We disguise the nukes as little spaceships, and get the enemy to "rescue" them."
    On A-Team building montage IN SPACE later and they have several "ships" carrying the nuclear payload.

    After a clever story and a faked engine problem, they convince the invading cruisers it's some expensive VIPs on board the 'ships'. The surviving cruiser was pissed as hell.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:06 No.8645768
    Fuck yes, that is an awesome plan and your players should feel awesome.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:14 No.8645838
    We made an Irish nail bomb with bullets embedded in semtex in one Shadowrun game.

    It was about 40 rounds of LMG on about a kilo of semtex on a highway, since we were transporting a weapons prototype in a slow-ass trailer and security team was closing in with bikes. Remote-detonated just as they were approaching it.

    Shit was so cash.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:17 No.8645868
    Two in the same game.
    Background: It was a long 8-person CP2020 game which somehow got derailed into a player-on player killfest.

    One: Solo shoots a pilot PC and tries to get away in his 'copter.. that was rigged with 3kg of plastic five minutes earlier.

    <It was more or less at this point where the GM decided to join the killing>

    Two: My chracter discovered a bomb in a corporate hospital building. The timer was nearing zero so I decided to do a classis Outrun_The_Fireball_And_Jump_Out_Of_The_Window. It was like second floor so I knew I had a chance. However I did not know the windows were made of reinforced, bulletproof glass... Splat. Kaboom.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:18 No.8645878
    Another player of mine made networked hopping spider mines. They can move, wait in ambush, and then dogpile a target once it is in the middle of them. Suddenly, four mines hop up out of the snow and pile the tank, BAM. Other tank hits full stop, a guy exits the tank with a raser to begin scanning, MINE DOGPILE cause they were also in the middle of the mines and the mines were just waiting to see what the second tank would do before jumping.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/18/10(Thu)10:19 No.8645880
    /tg/ - explosives and demolition.
    I approve of this heartily.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:20 No.8645894
    I was DMing a 3.5 game. The party was on its way to a kenku encampment in order to provide alchemist's fire and possible aid with the troll problem that the kenku were having.

    They had a big wagon so their travel options were limited to easy roads and big passes through the hilly region. The scouts detect a path that could shave two or three days off the travel time, but they also spot some fairly well-organized ogres ranging that path.

    The party worries that if they take too long the kenku might not make it, so they decide to take out the ogres armed with great swords. Their logic went something like this:

    1. We can never sneak the whole wagon past so we're going to have to make a distraction.
    2. We need a big distraction, like attacking the whole ogre camp.
    3. There's like 40 ogres in there oh fuck.

    So, the party rogue/noble and cleric stayed behind to defend the wagon, and the assault team (wizard/spellthief and druid/scout) go ahead into the ogre camp. Assault team barely survives an encounter with two ogre scouts, but gets into a hiding place.

    Druid casts summon nature's ally at maximum distance toward the ogre camp. Wizard casts Summon Swarm for bats (half slashing damage and deals bleeding wounds). The druid directs the wolf to the gates of the ogre camp, and the bats automatically follow the wolf because it is the closest living creature.

    When the wolf gets to the gate, the ogres are ready to fight it, but the druid just dismisses the spell from hiding, and then come the bats. It takes the ogres only a round or two to dispatch them, but by then two more swarms are on the way.

    Finally the assault team gets discovered but by then 9 ogres are wounded and the others don't want to approach. Assault team runs the fuck away.

    The wagon team easily defeated the non-reinforced ogre barricade and got to the kenku camp in record time.

    All in all I was pretty impressed with my PCs :)
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:23 No.8645916
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    >Trojan Horse ploy with nukes
    >networked hopping spider mines

    What setting was this done in? Sounds like a lot of war is going on.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:25 No.8645932
    Oh man, remembering way back to when I used to play, and not just GM all the time. Back before the AA-12 our fictional worlds only had the Pancor Jackhammer. I put thermite in buckshot to have a full auto thermite shotgun.

    Later, got some steel plate, four concussion grenades, a load of change, and some thermite, McGyvered my own anti-tank bomb.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:26 No.8645939
    Got my own homebrew hard science fiction setting.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:29 No.8645961
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    on a glass floored skybridge. ok, glass breaks, you fall, twenty eight storeys to the concrete below amidst a cloud of glass razors. your body strikes a plastic table, cartwheels and lands fatally hard, people eating lunch have scattered, screaming and the glass rains down in the plaza slashing and lacerating panicked civillians. but you dont care, you are face down in a pool of your own blood, your exposed skin gaping and oozing blood from the glass you shattered above. your skull is open and brain exposed, arms twisted at horrible angles. one of your eyes has ruptured and you are dead.

    "Fuck!" exclaims one of your thuggish companions as he hauls a badly gashed companion up on one of the network cables that ran the underside of the skyway.
    "Well that was a fucking stupid move. we better get going before the cops get here."

    As a side note, im an army Engineer. we do demolitions, in particular, building dems. Grenades like your F1 and M82 frag grenades (regular old pull pin, hoik at enemy, go boom, make mess grenades) have very little impact on steel and structure. 40mm airburst and contact grenades, like those launched from an M203 or GLA, or even as you say, dedicated rotory grenade launcher likewise have very little effect as their primary use is frag. They do make a tidy mess of a wooden or aluminium door if you hit it dead on but for concrete, brick or steel walls you may as well throw stones.
    Structural damage requires cutting charges, or properly placed block charges at right angles to the support, as demonstrated.
    by all means let grenades blow the fuck out of I-beams in your game if its cinematic and fun, shit it works in movies and can be hilarious. but IRL, grenades dont work that way, maths or no maths.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:29 No.8645966
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    Near-future game, First Contact scenario, a cosmic McGuffin has been discovered which sees the Earth being invaded from everywhere (including parallel Earths) as everyone dogpiles for the item in question, which is in possession of the US Government. There have been skirmishes but no one's started shooting for serious yet, as all the different invading factions are eyeing each other as much as they're eyeing the US.

    One of the player characters is a fighter pilot who ends up in the cockpit of a high-powered hypersonic orbital interceptor. This interceptor has tactical nuclear munitions with a variable yield that can be dialed from kiloton "battlefield" nukes right up to Tsar Bomba-scale stuff.

    Meanwhile a giant Independence Day-style flying saucer is parked over Orlando, Florida, scaring the shit out of everyone. The pilot character is scrambled to a dogfight with smaller alien vessels and ends up being given the option of taking a pop at the mothership. So in the heat of the moment he cranks the dial up to 11 and fires, before high-tailing it to the horizon while the timer counts down.

    The mothership is destroyed. As is Orlando. As is most of Florida. Swathes of the South-Eastern United States catch on fire, as does the Caribbean and anywhere else within line of sight of the detonation.

    The US Government freaks the fuck out, figures the shooting has started and fires everything at everyone. Everyone else freaks the fuck out and fires everything back at the US, and at each other.

    Five and a half billion people died in the ensuing firestorm.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:31 No.8645977
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    And the result.

    note the packing that was put under the Comp B, that transmits the shockwave to the i-beam, else the explosive force would shoot out to the side along the i-beam and just dent it instead of blowing it wide open.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:33 No.8645994
    If I were that player I would have been like

    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:35 No.8646013
    Education hurts their butts, so i dropped it to maintain the illusion that i give a fuck what they think so that /tg/ doesn't tear itself apart in the emotional anguish "I cause". And besides, he already said it was a glass floor, nevermind how dumb that is, and he allowed tank killing grenades... and the gun somehow held twenty of them. That could be fired all at once.

    As awesome a weapon that is... seriously, glass floor?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:38 No.8646041
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    Problem, occupant?

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:38 No.8646046
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    Another pic, this is a reinforced concrete pillar, the difference here is four blocks of Comp B were strapped to the side vs one block placed inside the end.

    the stuff strapped to the side was packed with sandbags to enhance and direct the blast and that managed to knock off the concrete and bend some of the reinforcing but the majority of the reinforcing is still there. this could conceivably still hold up a roof, perhaps not a parking lot but still. getting explosives inside cavities you can see is far more effective.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:41 No.8646077
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    Smalltime you are.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:43 No.8646095
    Not explosives per se, but we played a game where the wizard in the party had a spell entitled Explosion. It did exactly what it sounds like. Anyway, we're walking on this bridge, and in a Lord of the rings homage, we're faced with a giant fucking demon. Now, the wizard's turn comes up. He decides to cast Explosion. While we're standing in close proximity to the target. On a narrow bridge.

    Those who didn't die (the wizard being one) all went deaf. They were later wiped out in an ambush, as they couldn't hear their attackers sneak up behind them. So in a way it was TPK.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:44 No.8646113
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    I quite like our national monument.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:45 No.8646118
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    perhaps, but this is something i am experienced with and have pictures to back it up. even if just one Fa/tg/uy pauses and considers then i feel fulfilled. I have passed on some empirical wisdom.

    enjoy the bomb pics.
    <<< Detonator.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)10:45 No.8646120
    Much less stupid than what the guy described, but still so, so stupid.


    Fantasy settings, players wanted to clear kobolds out of a dwarven mine. Due to the kobolds launching a small ballista javelin into the druid's chest while he was trying to talk peace with them, the bed-ridden druid comes up with a plan to just gas the kobolds to death. Sends messages to alchemists to make something poisonous that'll spread.

    They end up making alchemist's fire and I forget what the poison was, mixing them togethor, and pouring whole barrels of it down the mine to the kobolds using the water line that led down there. Then they released the water, alchemists fire ignites and spreads in water. Spouts of poisonous green fire erupt from every valve in the mine, all over the kobolds, as choking black gas fills the mine.

    There were no survivors. Mission accomplished.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:46 No.8646129
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    Surprisingly few TPK stories, I thought there'd be more.

    Also a lot of Shadowrun stories, but I pretty much expected that from an explosives thread.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:46 No.8646131
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    Corporations love that stuff, because it's uncommon and really fucking fancy - "Yeah, I know rebar and steel is cheaper and more practical, but we can afford to get someone to engineer stuff for us out of GLASS. Shit looks so cash."

    The poster already noted that it was a luxury building advertised as a marvel of engineering. Stuff made out of glass is fancy futuristic architecture, and totally feasible with some toughened glass and strategically-placed support cables. All it needs is to be able to support foot traffic and resist high winds, and you're fine. Being impervious to grenades and suchlike explosives probably wasn't on the design specs, given that it's not a military fortification.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:46 No.8646135
    The funnest.... slide.... EVAR!!@!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:47 No.8646148
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:53 No.8646219
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:54 No.8646225
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    Goddamnit, I go off to buy some booze and you're still bitter?

    It was something like this. I probably should have put it in earlier.

    My logic (and, again, as a sciencefag, I remain open to correction should you really, really think it's retarded, as long as you can give a good justification) was:

    a) Glass. Lots of glass. Or something similar that's pretty.

    b) 20 HE grenades. I do life science, not physics, but at that point, I wagered it probably can create enough air displacement to really really weaken it.

    c) I decided to just scrap that campaign and start a new one (since those fuckers don't want to GM) without the munckin, so it was good enough excuse.

    Seriously, man. Seriously.

    Just so I'm still contributing.

    In Shadowrun, there's the "chunky salsa" rule for explosives in enclosed space.

    They decided to kill the occupants of an elevator. They put some explosives up on the roof of the elevator.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:57 No.8646267

    Hm? No, I'm cool with your side of stuff. Sounds fair to me - explosives go off, glass construction would have decent tensile strength but probably not so great against explosive shock, skybridge falls down, game over.

    Mainly I was objecting to the other guy who was all GLASS FLOORS THAT'S RIDONKULOUS NO ONE WOULD MAKE THAT.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)10:59 No.8646291
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    and ive just had a look and realised most of the other pics of explosives have lot and tracking numbers on them so heres a picture of Ammonium Nitrate, add diesel until its greasy but not wet and you have ANFO.

    and thats it.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)11:00 No.8646308
    New explosive added to home arsenal!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:06 No.8646386
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    Goddamnit, I clicked the wrong one and ended up quoting you as well.

    Two drinks and I'm feeling lightheaded. I've become lightweight. =/

    Anyway, anyway.

    I had a character who always had a rigged-up claymore to his chest that we handwaved as 'linked to the biomonitor (Shadowrun's all-in-one measurement device) and goes boom when he is medically dead' for simplicity. One time they were trying to escape a SWAT barricade (after the said munchkin started going crazy), he essentially used up all his Edge to get to what's supposed to be the command van. And made it inside.

    But regardless, regardless. I'm a sciencefag. I do pharmacology. I know a lot of poisons and drugs, but that's it. I have zero military experience, command structure of SWAT teams, finepoints of demolition, and so on. But until someone who does have the knowledge wants to GM, I'm essentially it for this particular group. For good or bad.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:07 No.8646401
    Note: ANFO requires both a primary and a booster charge to set off.

    ie. a detonator and a significant enough primary charge like some primers or a fist sized blob of plastic explosive.

    that and AN is a fertiliser that is restricted because it can be used to make boom. that and the fertilizer stuff comes as big beads to be tilled into the soil. the weapons grade AN that is pictured is smaller prills, more surface area.

    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)11:10 No.8646429
    Awesome pic, and speaking of alcohol and explosives...

    Alcohol AS explosives. IRL I gots me 151 proof rum which I have used to start fires and make small booms, as well as in cooking and sterilization of some tools. Is there anything it can't do?
    Fantasy gaming, players would use higher proof alcohols with waxes, oils, and honey to make barrels of ye olde napalme.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:10 No.8646431
    hey! i did Phamaceutical Chem.

    BSc Brofist!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:13 No.8646463
    One of my players once collapsed a bridge to drop a train onto another train to take out a single passenger NPC...
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    Alcohol (and ethanol) also tends to be high-energy, so if you have water supplies, you can use it as energy source too. Providing you can keep it down. Physiological reaction of stomach going "ZOMG THE ALCOHOL GOING THROUGH ME WTF" and brain saying "WTF LOOKS LIKE POISON, VOMIT IT". Not that far off from truth though.

    Brofist for fellow scifag. We just look too badass in our labcoats.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/18/10(Thu)11:16 No.8646494
    ...yo dawg, we heard you like riding on trains. So we dropped a train on your train to assassinate you!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:24 No.8646589
    ITT: Tripfags and butthurt who dont realize explosives dont need to be ultra realistic in games. Cause, you know.. they are GAMES.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:28 No.8646635
    Made a character whose goal in life was to die in a huge fiery explosion. He was a warmage who specialized in fire spells. He had a pretty fatalistic mindset, and was a wee bit crazy. His philosophy was that heroes can be forgotten, books burned, statues crumbled, and so forth. The only way to truly leave your mark on the world is by leaving a literal mark on the world. His dread was to cause a catastrophe so large that he'd scar the land forever, even if people didn't remember his name they'd remember his work.

    In the end he faced down a purple worm who one-shotted 3/4ths the party (DM wanted to end the campaign so he whipped out a bullshit monster). Rather than fleeing, he took his thirty alchemist fires, ten dither bombs, 4 blast disks (land mines essentially), and keg of gunpowder, wrapped them up in his shirt, and hurled them at this ancient power generator that was malfunctioning. All while casting a maximized fireball at it.

    The resulting explosion killed not only him, the worm, and his fleeing party member, but leveled the entire mountain they were under. He died with a serene smile on his face as everything he wanted in life came true.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:32 No.8646677
    >by all means let grenades blow the fuck out of I-beams in your game if its cinematic and fun, shit it works in movies and can be hilarious. but IRL, grenades dont work that way, maths or no maths.

    im sorry, you seem to have trouble reading.
    your game, do what you like.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:38 No.8646743
    I was GMing a Feng Shui game. The BBEG was on a fuckhuge space colony that was ordered to fall out of orbit by the players. The party sets it to drop onto the UN building in New York. they kill the BBEG while falling out of orbit and escape and land in LA. New York is now a crater.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:44 No.8646806
    Colony Drop?

    Enjoy your nuclear winter.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:49 No.8646862

    Yeah, that's gonna do a hell of a lot more than destroy New York. Think global environmental and climatological catastrophe. Dust clouds, cooling, tsunamis, the works.
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    >> Rape-Chan !!DhEZOUaepXX 03/18/10(Thu)11:54 No.8646936
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    Another player was tasked with killing the young prince we were escorting. The location at the time was a heavily guarded estate on the eve of a big formal ball with all types and people.

    Joining the party as simply a guest and dressed to the nines, we tailed her all night, just waiting for her to strike so that we could put her down (as a titled member of foreign royalty, we couldn't just subdue her without cause).

    At around midnight, what do you know, and the half the place explodes, many dead, many injured. And we were at a loss as how she managed something like that (expecting her simply to use weapons/abilities for the job).

    Turned out, a day or so prior she had snuck in and sabotaged the large steam boilers in the basement. All she had to do was wait, and so come party time the boilers exploded setting one another off, creating a makeshift steam/pressure bomb that leveled half the house.

    And so while recuperating from the blast, setting out to find what had happened and who had done it (we still didn't think it was her), she killed the only party member that had remained behind to watch her, then proceeded upstairs to, among other horrible things, kill the young prince.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)11:57 No.8646986
    D20 apocoliptic, we combined OLD dired up sewer pool compact it into a PVC pipe and added a fuse, think of it as the very fine dust particals similar to that near a grain elivator, verry combustable. 5d6 damage
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)13:04 No.8647802
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    Bump for more explosion stories.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)14:27 No.8648779
    Hahahaha One of my players created a guy named Gorbomz. Who was going to strap bombs to his fists, and punch gits with them. Needless to say, he was an Orc Barbarian.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)14:32 No.8648844
    I think I just wet myself....in a good way.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)15:15 No.8649361
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    Deadlands campaign, the PC's managed to blow up Tombstone...

    One of the party members was arrested and was being transported as a prisoner on a train. The IDEA was to spring him by putting a bomb under the couplings to the prison car so it would disconnect and fall back. By the time they got the train stopped and came back, the party would have time to spring him.

    Mad Scientist makes his roll for a timer and blows it out of the water (straight flush for a simple device, it's practically foolproof). However, he asks the former miner in the party (who's family was killed by railroad barons in a landgrab and who despises the railroad and everthing associated with it.) how much dynamite to use.

    "ALL OF IT" is the response, and the mad scientist goes "COOL."

    So the sneaky character sneaks into the railyard that night and plants the bomb, and makes it away without a hitch, the mad scientists roll for the device was spot on, no problems whatsoever.

    The next day, the party is there to watch the train leave, and as it sets out, the Marshal rolls the malfunction check for the ghostrock boiler in the engine.

    Catastrophic failure.

    The engine blows up, and takes the ghostrock car with it... now flaming ghostrock is raining down over town, and the shock sets of the dynamite in the bomb the PC's planted.... the bomb with some 40 sticks of ghostrock-infused super dynamite. The rest of the train is effectively obliterated, including the PC they were trying to save, and between the giant bomb and the ghostrock boiler going nova, the army munitions car on the train and the dynamite in the general store both get touched of...

    Result: Downtown Tombstone looks like downtown London circa 1941, 3 PC's dead, one still alive cause he blew all his chips on rerolls, including everyone else leting him blow a legend chip on a roll.

    Mind you this IS the same group that accidentally burned down New Orleans... twice...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)15:32 No.8649512
    My heretek put explosives in a servo-skull before. I was hoping to make an army of kamikaze servo-skulls in order to 'secretly' keep the rest of the party in check.

    Unfortunately, in a situation involving vox-casters (radio transmitters and recievers), self-replicating viruses that can communicate through radio waves and infected, insane AIs running about... my little servo-skull would come back to haunt us, nearly costing us a TPK.

    Oh, my heretek was fine though. Have to plan for these things.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)16:15 No.8650002
    >Mind you this IS the same group that accidentally burned down New Orleans... twice...
    Please elaborate.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)17:17 No.8650770
    My good sir, consider this idea stolen, for it is so brilliant I cannot wait to use it after my arbites dies.
    >> The Pancake 03/18/10(Thu)17:19 No.8650797
    Dark Heresy.

    Loaded a car with explosive material, lit a fuse and put a brick on the gas pedal so it drove into the station of heretics. GM did not expect that.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:57 No.8653588
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    Last OP bump before I go to sleep.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:27 No.8654058
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:57 No.8655251

    Why thank you, just be warned that the wanton destruction of servo-skulls in this style is somewhat tech heresy. Also, make sure to place vox recievers with the proper tech ciphers for servo-skull detonation.

    There is very little that can stop a flying, explosive servo-skull. You get a -20 to hit, and if they're considered to be a 'running target', you get another -20. Just make sure you make the Demolitions check.

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