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    108 KB Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)03:13 No.15009660  
    Time travel, /tg/. How would you go about using it in your campaigns?

    If you want some inspiration, here's a Back to the Future stream for you, nostalgia etc.

    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)03:17 No.15009693
    My English teacher made us watch Back to the Future for class (we are doing movie reviews). He tagged it as a "Culturally Significant Film". We will be watching The original Star Wars movie soon.

    >captcha = past, sorgai
    indeed captcha, a past sore guy.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)03:20 No.15009731
    My BBEG is Doc Brown.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)03:24 No.15009767
    >Twin Pines
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)03:24 No.15009768
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    I think we've only ever knowingly encountered a time-traveler in one of our games. It was both cool and annoying.

    Cool in that she was someone important from each of the characters' past in some way, like one character's mother, one character's daughter, saved one character's life, and eventually we found out, the murderer of a character's loved one. Despite it all though, the characters were in no way related, or even knew each other before the start of the game.

    It was annoying though because the role she had, she was somewhat unapproachable in that, obviously she could alter history as was appropriate to her goals or needs.

    Pic highly related, though not naive.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:03 No.15012924
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    Time travel is too confusing, I'd rather use this.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:37 No.15013181
    We had a campaign in D&D where we assembled a steampunk-ish time machine. After many sessions travelling through time, uncovering mysteries and learning harsh lessons about changing history, we had to stop a time-travelling cult from destroying the gods, and therefore the world. We failed.

    Our machine crashed, we were stranded earlier than we had ever been able to travel. We found the Gods, but only a few of them were present- it was as if some had never existed. Then we realised- we had to become those Gods. Our party was entirely divine (Cleric, Paladin, Avenger, Invoker), and each of us was a worshipper of a god who had been unmade- and we were only people in existance with enough knowledge of forgotten deities to assume their roles.

    But two of the players were worshippers of Io (in his twin forms of Tiamat and Bahamut, who of course would form later after Io's 'death'), and only one could become Io. The other would have to be the un-created Asmodeus.

    So the most just, honourable and dedicated Lawful Good Paladin I've ever seen roleplayed became the god of tyranny and evil. If he hadn't, the gods would never have defeated the primordials, and the world would never have been completed.

    In our setting, Asmodeus is every bit the epitome of evil you would expect him to be. Nobody but the gods who abide his presence know him as otherwise. He adheres to his role because he knows he has to- and that in doing so, the world can exist. He can never tell anyone his duty, and noone who knows can ever discuss it.

    In the farthest recesses of the Nine Hells, in a chamber sealed tighter than any other in existance is a pocketwatch of finest gnome craft with a photo of his family in it- his wife, son and little baby girl.

    They were killed by an orc army marching under the orders and banner of Asmodeus. Their deaths are what drove him to become an adventurer.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:41 No.15013213
    Oh, dear Gods.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:42 No.15013226
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    Forgot the pic.

    It was a heavy steampunk setting, and it was a gnomish watch.
    >> methodologicalMadness 05/22/11(Sun)12:42 No.15013228
    I've had plans of, if I will ever DM a game of either Dark Heresy or Darkwatch, having the PCs travel to a planet to investigate an emergency beacon, but the warp travel gets them there before it happened, and eventually they would be the cause of the emergency beacon.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:44 No.15013239
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:48 No.15013269
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    Lawful Good.

    Lawful FUCKING GOOD.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:53 No.15013307
    There is plenty of precedent for that in canon...
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:54 No.15013309
    just. fucking. wow.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)12:58 No.15013346
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    >> methodologicalMadness 05/22/11(Sun)13:07 No.15013421
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:10 No.15013454
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:13 No.15013473
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    I'm not one for reaction images, but damn that is beautiful.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:16 No.15013489
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    And this is why I never meddle with time travel.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:17 No.15013495
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:19 No.15013508
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    Is your DM some kind of genius criminal mastermind?
    Also, what god were you?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:22 No.15013523
    Manly fucking tears.
    >> Alpharius 05/22/11(Sun)13:24 No.15013543

    Fucking stable timeloops, man.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:27 No.15013558
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:28 No.15013566
    I'm glad everyone was as touched as we were.
    I'm pretty sure he is.
    And, since you ask, I was Io. When he and I realised the choice we had to make, there was silence. Then he volunteered. He was always the better man.

    He gave some spontaneous speech. I wish I could remember it all, but he mentioned that a true paladin has to always do what is right, no matter the cost to himself. As I recall, the girl playing the Invoker (who became Ioun) had to leave the room for a few minutes because she had started crying. We had spent years on this campaign, and emotions really were running high.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:29 No.15013579
    Your DM must be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:30 No.15013588
    Nothing quite like being given a time travel device by a dying, older self...
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:33 No.15013609
    He was indeed. I still see him from time to time, but the Paladin's player moved to the US, and I don't see him anymore. I like to think he's gracing whatever gaming table he is at with his presence, even today.
    >> Alpharius 05/22/11(Sun)13:36 No.15013632
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    Now immortalized in screencap form.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:38 No.15013650
    You got any more storytime of your campaigns with him? Seems like a really cool guy.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:39 No.15013654
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    Probably the best time travel story I've heard. This needs to be written out or something.

    The only time travel campaign I've been apart of got weird when we did a kind of Chrono Trigger-esque swapping of a person with a doppleganger to bring someone back to life.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:40 No.15013658
    this intrigues me...
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:46 No.15013709
    I'm afraid I don't, because he isn't real. A lie. I invented him.

    This entire account was a fabrication I crafted on a whim after seeing a time-travel thread, simply so I could practice my story-telling skills which, as a DM, are invaluable. The perfect player from this story has never graced a gaming table, and does not reside in the US, or indeed the world at large.

    Or does he?

    I'll leave you to decide whether to believe me. Though when I have some free time, I may expand this into a fully rounded story. That could be quite a nice read.

    Good day, /tg/. Happy gaming.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:47 No.15013724
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    the dragon compendium from 3.5 has some stuff on teseracts. also, pic
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:49 No.15013738
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    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:49 No.15013741
    You have the skills to entertain, but can you make it last so that people will keep insisting it's real even though you already said it isn't?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:49 No.15013742
    He isn't real yet, you mean.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:50 No.15013746
    thank you kind sir.
    +1 Internets to you!
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:55 No.15013767
    You are a liar.
    [ ] 1) Can't honestly disagree
    [ ] 2) Agree
    [ ] 3) Strongly agree
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:56 No.15013777
    I could try, but I doubt I would succeed. Why tarnish an otherwise impressive display. I can always make another tabletop myth later.
    Or perhaps I have already succeeded. We will see.
    True. I was wondering if anyone would make this point.
    This scenario would make just a good a roleplaying campaign as it would a story. I could always try, as could any one of you. I can't stop you.

    Asmodeus the Paladin could yet be a reality. Who knows.

    And with that, Adieu.

    And would you look at that. I win.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:58 No.15013789
    your shit is now officially canon in my campaign world. sure only a few beings in all of creation know it, but that doesn't make it any less true
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)13:59 No.15013793
    okay, new discussion. >>15013777 is our BBEG.

    How fucked are we?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:00 No.15013805
    Nothing changes, except that he subconsciously wants you to win.

    Also, time travel is cool.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:04 No.15013848
    You have the materials of a cult leader. All you need left is the face to pull it off. And with triples of 7? You lucky, cunning bastard.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:11 No.15013918
    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 45

    Do you feel bad that you have let your coworkers and/or larger mandated collective down?

    1] Yes
    2] No
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:17 No.15013970
    Writefag may or may not be Stephen Alzis, Gman, a Sergal (dat grammar), and/or The Master.

    Also, archived for epic.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:18 No.15013974
    All science we have, hypothetical or other wise, says it could be possible to go forward in time; but nothing to suggest going backwards.
    Whatever you do will either have to have alien technology, magic, or bullshit pseudo-science behind it.

    Just saying.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:23 No.15014004

    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 23

    Have you experienced recurrent thoughts of regicide?

    1] Yes
    2] No

    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 24

    If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please rate the following statement: I know what 'regicide' means.

    1] Strongly Disagree
    2] Disagree
    3] Agree
    4] Strongly Agree
    5] N/A

    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 25

    You are a liar:

    1] Can't Honestly Disagree
    2] Agree
    3] Strongly Agree
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:25 No.15014027
    Are you referencing something or what?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:29 No.15014050
    Three of those have time travel. My money's on the Master.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:29 No.15014052
    I'm responding to your post 12 minutes after you wrote it. I guess I went forward in time, at the rate of one second per second.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:29 No.15014053
    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 4

    Which of the following best describes your pain?

    1] Nondescript
    2] Shooting
    3] Stabbing
    4] Burning
    5] Prickly
    6] Aching
    7] Sharp
    8] Dull
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:31 No.15014068
    Maybe it's Paranoia. It sounds like CPU's work. Particularly the regicide thing.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:33 No.15014082
    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 6

    How do others describe your education?

    01] Nursery School
    02] Grade School
    03] Junior High
    04] High School
    05] Some College
    06] Associates Degree
    07] Bachelors
    08] Graduate Degree
    09] PhD / Post Doctoral
    10] None
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:41 No.15014120
    what's happening to this thread
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:43 No.15014139
    It's.... CHANGING...

    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:48 No.15014179

    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 3

    Sally, Dwayne, Anthony, David, and Franklin are, collectively, exactly 10 years apart in age. Sally's is two years older than David. David's favorite letter is 'g'. Anthony's favorite letter is also 'g', but Dwayne has no preference, insisting that he likes all the letters equally except for 's'. What is Franklin's favorite letter?

    01] a
    02] b
    03] c
    04] d
    05] e
    06] f
    07] g
    08] h
    09] i
    10] j
    11] k
    12] l
    13] m
    14] n
    15] o
    16] p
    17] q
    18] r
    19] t
    20] u
    21] v
    22] w
    23] x
    24] y
    25] z
    26] 7
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)14:53 No.15014210
    Clearly it's "7."
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)15:24 No.15014397
    You still there, writefag?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)16:02 No.15014643
    By sheer chance, I reopened this tab in time to see your message. So yes.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)16:29 No.15014836
    Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 22

    Which interrogation technique do you think would be most effective on you?
    01] Going Next Door
    02] Pain
    03] Nobody Loves You
    04] The All-Seeing Eye
    05] The Barbering Curriculum
    06] The Informer
    07] News from Home
    08] The Witness
    09] Joint Suspects
    10] The Big Bang
    11] Pearls Before Swine
    12] Chicken Button
    13] Death Eats a Sandwich
    14] Hammerhead
    15] Hammerhand
    16] Fried Hole
    17] Hangri-La
    18] Ivan Is a Dope
    19] Joint Interrogators
    20] Law of Partial Pressure
    21] The Spinoza
    22] Gospel Shark
    23] Cloud Cuckoo Land
    24] The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    25] Good Cop / Ventriloquist Cop
    26] Alice in Wonderland
    27] Monster Polygraph
    28] Confession is Good for the Soul
    29] Silver Tongued Devil
    30] Deep Sea Diver
    31] Pay The Piper
    32] Federal Bikini Inspector
    33] Big Wig
    34] Carlsbad Caverns
    35] The Boy Who Cried
    36] Goonland
    37] Role-Role Theory
    38] Zipf's Law
    39] Stream of Unconsciousness
    40] Flash in the Pan
    41] The Little Bird
    42] Welcome to Bethany
    43] Ampere's Rule
    44] The Dental Assistant
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)16:31 No.15014863
    >Good Cop / Ventriloquist Cop
    That's... Disturbing.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)17:30 No.15015377
    what the fuck is going on?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)17:39 No.15015445
    Something strange.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)17:42 No.15015476
    Whoever you are, I salute your ability to manipulate people.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)19:52 No.15016827
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    WTF happened in this thread ?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)22:14 No.15018133
    A common complaint? Good news is, it'll make sense later. Bad news is, you'll be me.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/11(Sun)22:25 No.15018221
    just google this
    >Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 22
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)04:53 No.15021560
    The fuck is going on in here?
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)05:05 No.15021636
    I'm confused.
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)06:06 No.15022027
    whats going on
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)12:04 No.15023988
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)12:08 No.15024015
    What are we talking about again?
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)15:01 No.15025386
    >> Anonymous 05/23/11(Mon)15:20 No.15025574

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