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    With Dragon Con 2020 not long finished, I was reading through/watching several game sessions and seeing all the awesome fights and adventures people went through. It made me remember the big events of past TTRPG sessions I’ve played/GM’d.

    Question: What’s the biggest enemy and/or battle you’ve encountered? (but not necessarily won!)

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    Many years ago in a 3.5 campaign, a DM decided to throw the Tarrasque at our ECL 12 party (of three!). After a few rounds of floundering, we fled, assuming the DM meant it to be a plot device instead of a fight. Erm... nope! He said, quite chidingly, "So you're going to leave the town to be destroyed?"
    The table echoed a resounding "Yes!"

    To this day I'm still not sure what he expected...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Deskepticon View Post
      Many years ago in a 3.5 campaign, a DM decided to throw the Tarrasque at our ECL 12 party (of three!). After a few rounds of floundering, we fled, assuming the DM meant it to be a plot device instead of a fight. Erm... nope! He said, quite chidingly, "So you're going to leave the town to be destroyed?"
      The table echoed a resounding "Yes!"

      To this day I'm still not sure what he expected...
      Oh dang, that poor town!! I had a similar thing happen in a 5e session - my players crashed a flying castle into a town and it basically wiped the place out and into rubble, they explained to the law that is was a 'cult corrupted hub'. A load of good roleplay and some close rolls and they got away with it.

      There was also a Suzerain session for the Legends Awaken initiative that ended up in a small fishing town being burnt and pretty much destroyed!

      Players man, can't take them anywhere
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      • Deskepticon
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        Poor town indeed!
        If I remember correctly, the DM had the Tarrasque just sit there and wait, hoping we'd go back and fight it. We never did, and that whole plotline just petered off.

    • #4
      The biggest enemy is huh?

      Not game-related but it's probably myself.

      I'm not saying this out of philosophy, but there's a lot of doubts and a lot of bad habits I'm working on. It's a good and positive skill to be able to put myself forward in that change in order to grow. I mean, poker professionals do every means necessary to train their psychology, and I've heard that the extend was even used in Malaysia's best online casino upon covid19 lockdowns. Or, Kobe Bryant have stated that in reference of his game, everything becomes a library of thought in order to improve his game.

      I've been reading a lot now, raising certs and cutting off social relationships that means a waste of time usually. And I'm keeping my head focus towards increasing my skillset -- especially in adulthood where it's needed most. All in all, outside of game wise, the biggest enemy is definitely myself.

      But, if you're talking about games, then Ebony Warrior from Skyrim is a milestone I have to level (at 81) in order to fight. I've heard it's tough, but I just don't have time now - considering I'm a working adult in the Software Development industry.

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      • #5
        A Star Trek: Death Star 9 game went a bit off course.
        Have your players ever taken out a planetary ecosystem? By accident!?!
        I sent them back to the planet Cyrene (totally not Dune) to collect some dust spice (needed urgently to counteract the disease that's causing Vulcans' emotional control to break down (think Reavers (my daughter has suggested calling this a Starfly game))).
        Whilst on planet they responded to an SOS sent by a crashed Ferengi merchant (shot down by the mystery starship that's been dogging their tracks).
        Naturally there was a sandworm attack (Mojave Rattler stats), leading to several squashed crewmen and ship's speed reduced by half. However, an exploding common knowledge roll meant that they knew about the worm's vulnerable spot and the Force sensitive android flew right up to it (Junk Science fly power) and shot said vulnerable spot point blank. Bye bye sandworm. Now at this point I should have remembered that very big creatures get extra wounds. But I didn't and down went the sandworm.
        Later having collected their spice and as massive earthquakes rock the planet they take off and see a truly massive sandworm heading for space (remember the one in Empire Strikes Back, well this turns out to be the world where these things spawn). Now I assumed (something I should know not to do with players!) that they would just try to fly away and I've got a role for this thing turning up at another world later. No.
        They use their knowledge of sandworms to fly their ship up to this one's (rather massive) vulnerable spot and blast it with the ship's phasers. Decent shooting rolls and freely spending bennies on damage rolls and....down goes this worm too (as I said, I remembered too late to add on extra wounds so yes, one truly enormous damage roll led to this space worm going back down.
        So I quickly printed out the map from Day After Ragnarok and said "look what you've done..."

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        • #6
          Many moons ago, in a massive game of Werewolf (9 werewolves and 3 vampires = 12 players and 1 GM, seriously massive and the GM is the most talented I've ever played with, he kept all of us engaged and entertained) we were all summoned to join the fight Vs the Wyrm. In a climatic finale all 12 of us were merged into an avatar of Gaia to fight an avatar of the Wyrm.
          Mostly went into CINEMATIC MODE! rather than using dice to decide the outcome and the biggest thing I remember was Gaia getting slashed across the chest and once the fight was over and all the characters reverted to normal form we all had the same chest scar.
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          • #7
            im playing weird west, but so far many smaller enemys seem to be way more dangerous than one big enemy...
            our group mostly takes out the strong enemys in one to 2 rounds, while the fights, where we have more than one character are kinda more heavy...
            but maybe thats just because how our characters are built? idk...

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            • #8
              Biggest enemy - Demogorgon. 3.5 D&D Savage Tide campaign. A monk polymorphed into a titan does some damage.

              biggest fight. Well the players and I decided to stress test Savage Worlds and had a battle with about 80 or so combatants. It was fun and went smoothly. We were very happy.

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