Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weird Notes From Old Campaigns

While unpacking this weekend, I stumbled upon a folder with hundreds of player notes from fantasy campaigns of around 4-5 years ago. It was an absolute blast down memory lane, and a reminder that even your best-regarded campaigns probably look more coherent and smooth in hindsight. I was able to decipher most of the notes, but there are a few that I just could not puzzle out. Here are the strangest, funniest, or most mystifying of those notes. Remember, all these notes were written from players to their GM (me, in this instance). I'm open to theories as to their meaning.

I just realized I died 3 rounds ago. What do we do?

5 Pebbles. He isn't getting any more as long as I'm in the room.

3 Pebbles. No more, no less.

(What the heck were we doing with pebbles? -ZH).

Can I travel faster unarmed at night?

Can I play an emo drow next? With a magical sensitive panther?

(OK, so I have a pretty good idea on that one. -ZH).

Is it choreographed?

I act like I'm an actor.

(The above two were in the same handwriting. -ZH).

None. The pebbles are a lie.

The 5th Sword is actually a SPEAR, really.

Everyone squeezes.

Stabby stabby stab stab!

(Written with musical notes all around it--perhaps to the tune of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"? -ZH).

I stare at the beggar (the blind one) when he isn't looking.

Turkey, or I leave.


As you can see, most of the time we weren't creating meticulous, Pulitzer-winning stories (or apparently making a whole lot of sense--I will admit this was a time when wine in a box was a feature at our table, which may explain as much as anything), but those campaigns still count as some of the best gaming memories I possess. But if you want to take a crack at any theories about the above, I'd still appreciate it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those. Are. Hilarious.

I wonder if they were all part of the same session? What a crazy session that would've been!