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Tabletop Gamer Achievements!


This forum has a lot of blue and gray to it. So while I was staring at the page, wondering how I should stir up a little forum activity, I thought of Steam game Achievements. Their badges are pretty gray, right? Trust me, it fits.

So then I thought of tabletop roleplaying games and all of the wonderful times I've had with them. Something inside my meaty brain clicked, and behold: Tabletop Gamer Achievements! Marvel at them with your gaming troupe! Award them to your friends in recognition of their accomplishments! You might as well see how many you yourself have unlocked, while you're at it. emoticon


Image Chair Potato
Play a continuous 8-hour tabletop session.

Image All-Nighter
Play a continuous tabletop session from sunset to sunrise.

Image Illustrious Icosahedron
During any game, roll three Natural 20's in a row with a d20.

Image Dice of Doom
During any game, roll three Natural 1's in a row with a d20.

Image Karma Crossing
Through any Dungeons & Dragons campaign, shift your Moral Alignment and/or your Ethical Alignment from one end of the axis to the other. (Red Box D&D and 4th Edition don't count.)

Image Jack of all Trades, Master of all Trades
In Dungeons & Dragons, successfully get a triple-classed character to Level 20.

Image Bigger than the Biggest
Defeat the Tarrasque.

Image Control Group
As a Kyriotate, simultaneously possess three or more hosts in any In Nomine session.

Image The Boss Is Not Happy
During an In Nomine game, roll a Divine Intervention or an Infernal Intervention.

Image Cosmic Yo-Yo
In the course of an In Nomine campaign, achieve both Falling and Redemption with the same Celestial.

Image Exalted Street Fighter Trinity
Own or play any of White Wolf's non-World of Darkness games.

Image Stake and (Don't) Bake
Recover fully from being staked in Vampire: The Masquerade or Vampire: The Requiem.

Image Hard Target
Survive a Blood Hunt in Vampire: The Masquerade.

Image Anti-Anti-Antediluvian
Play a Lasombra Antitribu or a Tzimisce Antitribu through three Vampire: The Masquerade sessions.

Image Paradoxical
In Mage: The Ascension, survive a Paradox Backlash which consumes 10 Paradox or more.

Image The Man
Play a Technocrat in any Mage: The Ascension campaign.

Image Don't Fear the Reaper
Play through one Wraith: The Oblivion session without weeping or having an emotional breakdown.

Image Watch Out, We Got a Bad-Ass Over Here
Play through an entire Wraith: The Oblivion campaign without weeping or having an emotional breakdown.

Image Oblivionproof
Survive a Harrowing without permanently losing any Corpus.

Image Better the Devil That You Know
Play a Spectre in any session of Wraith: The Oblivion or Wraith: The Great War.

Image Prozac Nation
Make a full recovery from Bedlam in Changeling: The Dreaming.

Image Breaking Banality
Return from being Undone in Changeling: The Dreaming.

Image Meet the Robinsons
Play a character from a non-standard humanoid race in any Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Image A Fool and His Money
Buy any roleplaying game on clearance at any game shop.

Image My Name Is Inigo Montoya
In any roleplaying game, complete a personal quest for vengeance lasting at least three sessions.

Image Stop Saying That!
In any roleplaying game, defeat a nemesis in a second wind victory.

Image In...Through...and Beyond
Survive an encounter with a black hole in any spacefaring RPG.

Image I'm Taking You With Me!
In any roleplaying game, die in a suicidal maneuver which also kills an archenemy, an enemy leader or a significant portion of an enemy force.

Image What Do We Do?
In any spacefaring RPG, successfully lure an enemy vessel into collision with a celestial body.


And look! This is a template!

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That means that you most definitely should fire up your Paint Shop and add more of these Achievements to this topic. And you will, won't you? emoticon

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Let's see now... I qualify for:

Chair Potato, All-Nighter, Exalted Street Fighter Trinity, Stake and (don't) Bake, Anti-Anti-Antideluvian, and Paradoxical.

I've only ever rolled two natural twenties in a row, and never more than a single one in a row in the same game session. I have however played until sunrise. The only time I have ever seen the Tarasque in a D&D game was when the stoner DM had us encounter a 50's sitcom nuclear family of them, complete with dad in his horn rimmed glasses and little Billy Tarasque with a propeller beanie. I have run campaigns in Street Fighter, Exalted, and Scion. My Brujah character had a romantic sub-plot with a hunter, and so when her buddies staked him she got him out of it. I played a successful Lasombra antitribu in a vampire larp, who's code of honour merit (must be polite at all times) came in handy when he frenzied (as code of honour allowed one to still restrict their actions in frenzy), which allowed him to very politely follow someone out of elysium before punching them into a red smear, even tipping my hat to people on the way out. And finally I played an orphan mage in Mage: the Ascension who's paradigm revolved around the "jedi" idea of the Star Wars movies, and who's paradox backlash created a hobgoblin in the form of a sith, whom I lightsabre duelled on a Hollywood movie set during a tour by a bunch of aged Japanese tourists, who thought the special effects were pretty believable.

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Me and a couple friends once stayed up sunset to sunrise drinking and playing a Star Trek campaign. The best part is, there was absolutely no combat in the session; just roleplaying a diplomatic stand-still with an alien race that wanted to do a thingy to a whatsis or something. The best part is, we ended up not resolving the conflict and inadvertently starting a second Klingon-Federation war (you know how touchy they can be.)

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Apologies for the massive post ahead. emoticon

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I've only ever rolled two natural twenties in a row, and never more than a single one in a row in the same game session.


So you've never rolled three 1's in a row. Consider yourself blessed. emoticon

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I have however played until sunrise.


It's a great way to kill a day (and a night) off work, provided you have the stamina and for it. A heady supply of Mountain Dew, Jolt Cola, energy shots or similar stimulants helps. emoticon

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The only time I have ever seen the Tarasque in a D&D game was when the stoner DM had us encounter a 50's sitcom nuclear family of them, complete with dad in his horn rimmed glasses and little Billy Tarasque with a propeller beanie.


I hate your stoner DM already. emoticon

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I have run campaigns in Street Fighter, Exalted, and Scion.


I can't say that I've ever played Exalted or Scion, but isn't Street Fighter great? It's really an undervalued gem of an RPG. Even if it says "Street Fighter" on the can, in practice it's more like "Streets of Rage: The Storytelling Game". Which would be awesome.

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My Brujah character had a romantic sub-plot with a hunter, and so when her buddies staked him she got him out of it.


Lucky! emoticon

But then, I might be luckier yet. I never had a Kindred character get staked. I did once recover from an all-Aggie Crippled (a hair shy of Final Death) after a Black Spiral Dancer tore into my Toreador, if it matters.

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I played a successful Lasombra antitribu in a vampire larp, who's code of honour merit (must be polite at all times) came in handy when he frenzied (as code of honour allowed one to still restrict their actions in frenzy), which allowed him to very politely follow someone out of elysium before punching them into a red smear, even tipping my hat to people on the way out.


Neat! And you actually LARPed that, huh? emoticon

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And finally I played an orphan mage in Mage: the Ascension who's paradigm revolved around the "jedi" idea of the Star Wars movies, and who's paradox backlash created a hobgoblin in the form of a sith, whom I lightsabre duelled on a Hollywood movie set during a tour by a bunch of aged Japanese tourists, who thought the special effects were pretty believable.


Awesome. And if you never took the Blatancy talent in Mage: The Ascension, you should. emoticon


Okay, let me think what I've racked up so far....

Chair Potato (I've played or run more than a few sessions lasting over eight hours)

All-Nighter (one time, back at Malmstrom Air Force Base, my friends and I got off duty at 3 PM one Friday. We were in my barracks' second floor day room playing D&D (the Red Box/AD&D amalgam that I was running back then) by 5 PM. And we didn't stop until around 9 AM. We did the same thing with Magic: The Gathering and 100-card decks, if that counts.)

Dice of Doom (I had and still have an orange 20-sider from D&D's Expert Set. My trident-wielding Fighter got into a fight with a randomly encountered pack of brigands on our way to White Plume Mountain, and I ended up whiffing three attacks in a row by rolling Natural 1's. Good thing our DM didn't believe in fumbles. I started calling my orange 20-sider "Satan's Die" or "Satan's 20-Sider" after that.)

Exalted Street Fighter Trinity (Street Fighter again. My players ended up meeting Balrog one time (after busting a drug ring and beating up a steroid-pumping boxer prodigy that Balrog had personally trained), but they let Balrog leave. Which is just as well; Balrog would have wiped the floor with them. They also refused his offer to join Shadaloo, but he didn't get upset over it.)

Anti-Anti-Antediluvian (I played a Tzimisce Antitribu through four chapters of a play-by-email campaign, so I guess that counts. She was a cosmetic surgeon with her own clinic and a Humanity of 10, and she conscientiously quit the Sabbat after watching too much of their excesses with the kine. Naturally, the Sabbat wanted her Finally Dead, the Camarilla wanted to recruit her because she could undo everything that the Sabbat's Tzimisce did to their goons, and she just wanted both sides to leave her alone. It was an interesting campaign.)

Paradoxical (My Verbena ended up in a Paradox Realm after burning 12 Paradox because trying to heal Aggravated wounds with Life Magick can be a bizzitch. It was an Escher maze made out of huge organs and living tissue as far as the eye could see, and she couldn't just fly out of there because her magick wouldn't work. She ended up walking through the whole damned thing, and it took her about a session and a half to do it.)


The other players in my troupes back in Great Falls/Malmstrom AFB and Saint Louis also pick up Exalted Street Fighter Trinity from playing my Street Fighter campaigns.

My Saint Louis troupe also gets The Man because in my old pan-World-of-Darkness campaign (which ran for four or five years), I had them alternate play between two parties every week or two; sometimes they were a globetrotting party of paranormal fugitives (in particular, a Wendigo Ahroun, a Daughter of Ether, a Stargazer (can't remember his Auspice), a Corax (ditto) and a Seelie Troll) who had broken out of a Technocratic containment facility, and sometimes they were the Technocracy crack team (a Void Engineer leader, a Progenitor "Super-Victor", an Iteration-X nanotechnician, and a Man in White media control specialist and a Man in Black infiltrator from the New World Order), assigned to hunt down their first characters and either bring them back or exterminate them. Curiously, my players ended up loving their Technocrats more than their paranormals. Sadly, I had to move to take a new job, so our campaign broke up before we could finally get around to the final confrontation between their two parties. That would have been awesome. emoticon )

And my friend Ben (the Wendigo/Void Engineer player from the Saint Louis troupe) also gets The Boss Is Not Happy. He played a Soldier of Dark Humor in my one In Nomine campaign, a new Prophet had broken out of a mental institution in Saint Louis after sprouting stigmata wounds, Ben's Soldier started stalking the Prophet and he bumped into a Djinn of Fire who was doing the same thing. The Soldier's Prince (Kobal) and the Djinn's Prince (Belial) hate each other, so naturally the Djinn picked a fight. Ben's Soldier had the power to create illusions, so he decided to scare the Djinn off with a huge illusion of Voltron (yes, that Voltron). He rolled the first two dice. 6 and 6. "Looks like you failed, Ben. Roll the third die to see how badly you failed." 6. "...oh. Looks like you don't fail after all." Both of them were on Hell's side, of course, so the Djinn, mildly benefitting from the Infernal Intervention, saw through Ben's illusionary Voltron and called him on it. But then Ben's illusionary Voltron turned into a very real 200-foot-tall Voltron, who proceeded to stomp the Djinn into a demonic pancake, peel him off the asphalt and frisbee him five city blocks. And because Soldiers are mortals, the Symphony didn't even twitch. The Djinn survived (but lost his Vessel and got shot back to Hell), and Ben's Soldier got a personal visit from Kobal the next morning, thanking him for the good laugh.

(Even though I'm not the biggest fan of d6-based game systems, I'd like to play or run some more In Nomine one day. That campaign lasted for most of a year, and it was mixed sides; it started off with lots of secrecy: I filled an empty pencil bag with twelve paper chiclets; six said "Heaven" and six said "Hell", and I took each player aside privately, had him or her blind-pick a chiclet, then roll up a character from that side while the other players weren't around. The Hell PCs outnumbered the Heaven PCs four to two, and coincidentally enough, all four guys in that troupe picked Hell and both girls picked Heaven, so it took on a "War of the Sexes" tone at times. But it was a shadow war campaign, about five tons of secret notes were passed among me and my players and half of the Hell PCs were enemies with the other half, so it all worked out. They all ended up calling truces and working together under the table after Asmodeus sent a new Gestapo-like agency to Saint Louis to keep them all in check or remove them from the board. It was a pretty cool campaign.)

I and my players never earned any of those Wraith achievements, though. I was the Storyteller, and even I had to pause our Wraith games to wipe my eyes and collect myself a few times. People who say that Call of Cthulhu is the definitive game for raping players' minds have never played Wraith: The Oblivion. I actually had to implement safewords (yes, the BDSM kind) in our short-lived Wraith campaign because things could get overwhelmingly in a hurry. Our player Cat was very emotional, so one session came to a screeching halt when she ended up bawling buckets all over the table because her Proctor made the mistake of attending her own funeral. The campaign didn't last much longer after that.

Wraith is fuggin' hardcore. I'd like to actually finish a Wraith campaign one day. I might feel like killing myself after doing that, but by Gygax I will do it. emoticon

I miss my old gamer troupes. Good times, man. Good times. emoticon


So who's next? Show me your dicebags, you dice monkeys. emoticon

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Oh, schidt! Look what just came out of my old dice box! It's Satan's 20-Sider! Say hello to Andrune, Satan's 20-Sider!

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Yep...thirty years old and still dripping with naked malice. Thanks for trying to get my Fighter killed on the way to White Plume Mountain, you hateful little orange bastard.

Okay, on with the show. emoticon

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Me and a couple friends once stayed up sunset to sunrise drinking and playing a Star Trek campaign. The best part is, there was absolutely no combat in the session; just roleplaying a diplomatic stand-still with an alien race that wanted to do a thingy to a whatsis or something. The best part is, we ended up not resolving the conflict and inadvertently starting a second Klingon-Federation war (you know how touchy they can be.)


So that's one Chair Potato and one All-Nighter for the Gnome. What else ya got? emoticon

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I played in a modern Call of Cthulhu campaign, and somehow ended up with my character's sanity going UP more than he had lost.

The campaign was focused around my room mate Cat's character, who was a film student seeking to document the supernatural as well as make cheesy goth indie films.

My character was a veterinarian from Australia who liked to put on an act that was equal parts Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Hunter. He had a pet dingo named "Scooby". He was hired on as a consultant and animal handler for their more fictional movies, and ended up hanging out with the student film crew because they were fun, and they bought his fake tough-guy act.

I crushed any sense of doom that should have pervaded the campaign by cracking jokes that kept it light-hearted. When we encountered a deep one, I went into Steve Erwin: "My gorsh, look at th' size of its teeth! What a beaut!" and then threw in some South Park: "What I'm goin' to do, is sneak up on it and put my thumb up its bum. That'll really piss it off!"

I left most of the occult research to our goth girl film student, because she fancied herself an occult expert, and I got the camera man to scout around corners, and pulled him back on a rope if he started screaming or gibbering, or didn't give the rope a tug for more than twenty seconds. He ended up seeing too much and developed a severe phobia of cold, where he thought that he couldn't get warm no matter how high he turned the heat, after an encounter with the Wendigo. My character did just fine, but Scooby was eaten by a spawn of Shub-Niggurath, "The Black Goat of the Forest with a Thousand Young."

I decided to remake the same character later as a werewolf for our Werewolf: the Forsaken game, and he ended up with a spirit possessed pickup truck that ate other cars.

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Yeah, it sounds like Wraith still has Cthulhu whooped, all right. You must have some pretty zany games going on at your place. emoticon

So what kinds of Street Fighter campaigns have you run in the past, anyway? emoticon

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Also, here's a couple more to keep things rollin':


Image Meet the Robinsons
Play a character from a non-standard humanoid race in any Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Image A Fool and His Money
Buy any roleplaying game on clearance at any game shop.


Really. Try the template. It's fun. emoticon

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Image My Name Is Inigo Montoya
In any roleplaying game, complete a personal quest for vengeance lasting at least three sessions.

Image Stop Saying That!
In any roleplaying game, defeat a nemesis in a second wind victory.

Image In...Through...and Beyond!
Survive an encounter with a black hole in any spacefaring RPG.

I should probably add all of these to the original post, huh?

Okay, that's enough for tonight. See you in-game. emoticon
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Since you asked about my old Streetfighter game, I shall share. I always ran it as very character driven. Within the basic structure of going to martial arts tournaments and fighting bad guys on the side of that, I always tried to fit the action into the motivations of the pcs. One of my players was effectively a black Johny Kage, so I had Shadowloo poking around a movie studio and brainwashing actors. One of my players was a fox hybrid, so I had her targeted by a hate group.

Anyways, I suppose I qualify for My Name is Inigo Montoya and Stop Saying That!, due to a villain my little brother used to use, who after hunting him for most of a campaign, the guy cornered my bard and impaled him. Said bard used his acting skills to play dead until the guy was down the street (thankfully in a ruined city without much of a population) and then the wand of fireballs came out.

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