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RPGaDAY 2016 Day 23: worst luck stories


Share one of your "world luck" stories

Hard to say, mostly because I'm sort of perpetually snake-bitten when it comes to die rolling.  I've had major boss monsters completely fail to hit any of the players and come across as total pushovers. I've shot into melee combat and hit friends.

Probably the worst was on one of the few times I played Traveller and I completely blew the roll to land our free trader on a planet.  The GM even game me a second chance on the roll and I botched that one.  I ended up wrecking the ship and the GM had to end the session early because he had no contingency plans.

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  1. And that's why some of those skill rolls are dumb! I thought the Starship Operator's Manual for MegaTraveller was great - so much detail! Then once I tried using some of its procedures for things like landing and taking off and making a jump I realized it was a trap! They were cool but if you made all of the rolls that were called for you were almost guaranteed that someone would blow at least one somewhere along the way on almost every arrival/departure. Make 'em roll enough times, someone is bound to fail.

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