Also note, playing Burning Wheel wrong was so fun we kept doing it for like 3 more sessions.
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Note: Oh dear, somehow this has gotten linked to a Burning Wheel forum under the heading "
D&D With Porn Stars Plays BW...and it didn't go so well"
...which I find baffling. Other than the internet connection cutting out at the end, it went fine and was fun.
Unsurprisingly, the same thing happened when we played 4e--I said it was fun and I would like to play again and some kind of internet brain damage kicked in and people read it as "it wasn't fun and I won't play again". People are dumb as toast.
So we tried Burning Wheel*
*(What is that? An arty version of D&D that a guy wrote...Ok, anyway...)
(Harald) GM: So there's a village and the Duchess is sending you out because there are demons there and it's disrupting the trade route...
Zak (Sorceress): So wait, she's worried about it disrupting trade but not about like all these villagers?
GM: Well, you know she's a Duchess and so is above the hoi polloi and she doesn't really care but...
Cole (Elf): Does that trigger my elven Grief that she's so callous to the plight of these poor villagers?
GM: You could roll for Grief if...
Z: Well what if I like say to the Duchess like, hey, you gotta kinda y'know wink wink like you're really worried about these poor orphans because, these elves, they're sensitive...
GM: Well she has some Falsehood, so... (roll roll) Ok, you are convinced it's all about the orphans and their plight. Is there anything else you want to do before you go?
(Mandy) Dwarf: Yeah I need a grappling hook.
Z: Yeah, aaaand a grappling hook, and a net and a rope and...
C: And lard! I heard you humans have uses for this substance.
Z: Yeah we need lard.
GM: Well this would be a resources check...
Z: Well I got zero.
C: Me too.
M: Me too.
Z: Yeah and there's like 3 circles for debt and taxes and...
GM: Well you can try to get someone to lend you the money...
C: I have Oratory--Can I like make a speech in the public square urging the citizenry to fund our expedition?
Z: We can help if we have related skills, right? I have Rhetoric, I'll be like "make aaaaan...Ethical Appeal aaaand...an Argumentum Ad Demonium and...Oh and I have Falsehood, can I tell him to be like 'Oh this Sorceress' poor uncle was gnawed upon by demons...'
C: I can't lie or I'll become Sad.
Z: Fuck, Um, ok, I'll just lie and say my uncle was gnawed by demons and...
C: Yeah, I see your crude falsehood and it makes me Sad.
C: Anyway I make a speech.
Z: Tell them our Stretch Goal is a ten-foot pole.
C: 2 successes.
GM: Ok, well you get a rope and a big barrel of lard.
Z: Excellent! Dwarf: strap this barrel to your back it will amuse me.
M: I can roll it.
Z: Fine, roll it, like an ape.
C: Friends! I will carry the lard!
Z: Ok, you carry the lard, let's go. It's two days East, right?
GM: So, elf, you sing the Song of Paths?
C: Yes but I am really bad at it.
C: Yeah, I uh...
Z: There's a Song?
GM: You're lost. Dwarf, sorceress, you see the elf is missing and there is a trail of lard...
D: We pursue him.
Z: Hey, guy, just go this way, ok. It's... How many suns are in this world?
Z: And it rises in the East and sets in the West?
Z: Ok, so yeah, friend Elf, simply walk away from your shadow in the morning.
C: Yes, well, in the land of Elfheim it is a perpetual dusky rose colored sunset so...
Z: Right, totally, I'll write you a new song, uh, it's called "Walk This Way".
GM: Is the song Beautiful?
Z: Wait, if it's Beautiful the Dwarf will like try to eat it, right because of Dwarven Greed right? It's not Beautiful.
C: Well I am learning in the human world that sometimes things are not Beautiful but they are Useful.
Z: Yeah, "Walk This Way" the song of the Arrowsmiths. It's not beautiful, it's just y'know, if you're driving a truck and it comes on the radio it keeps you awake.
C: We have no trucks in the Elven lands, we all ride on magic deers that...
Z: Yeah, I mean carts I mean...Anyway follow us.
C: Of course! Lead the way!
GM: Ok you come to near the village but you are not there yet because the elf got lost so you have to camp. And you see this most beautiful white deer you have ever seen...
M: I have to roll on Greed...
M: I chase after it.
GM: What do you want to do with it?
M: I guess I want to...I want to chase it away from the demons.
GM: So you don't want to possess it?
M: Possess it?
GM: It runs off into the forest.
M: I pursue.
Z: I just, like facepalm while making breakfast.
C: Shall I retrieve him?
Z: Uh...that depends...is it gonna like give you a panic attack, friend Elf?
C: I will pursue! On my long and striding legs!
Z: Fucking nuthouse.
C: You do not seek to pursue and frolic with the beasts of the wild?
Z: Uh, you think he's, like, frolicking with it?
C: Of course! It is a magnificent beast! Hold, soon I'll return.
GM: Ok, you get the dwarf back and enter the village...
and then there were some villagers and they were lying and that made the elf Sad again and they tried to lock him in a closet and then we talked to a guy and then his wife stabbed him and Mandy tried to Persuade her to get off and I tried to add my Rhetoric Skill to that like "Hey, really get off" and some Prometheus goo came out of her nose and everyone was Shocked and then there was a bear with no eyes and then the G+ connection got all screwed up because Harald was in a hotel.
Original post with hilarious comments here.
Original post with hilarious comments here.