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RPGaDay 2016 – Day 4

04/08/2016

What is the most impressive thing that you can remember another player’s character doing in a session?

Short Answer: A Spycraft soldier entering a room dramatically… through a wall.

Long Answer: This is another tough question. I’ve spent a lot of time roleplaying, but I don’t remember much of the detail of what happened. That has nothing to do with my fellow players and more to do with the way my mind works. My brain’s great at remembering all sorts of random (and generally useless) factoids, a skill which is only really useful when playing Trivial Pursuit or taking part in a pub quiz.

There are a few moments that have stuck in my memory. Of these, the one that stands out as most impressive happened during a long-running Spycraft campaign. I don’t recall the particulars of the mission, but the climax took place in a multi-storey building in the middle of a market. Half of the team had infiltrated the building while the soldier provided ranged support from the roof of a building on the other side of the market.

The mission was proceeding well until the team members inside the building encountered resistance stronger than they could deal with. I don’t recall what prompted what happened next, but the soldier decided the best thing he could do to help the rest of the team was to join them inside the building. There wasn’t enough time for him to cover the distance on the ground through the market, so he opted for a more direct route.

I don’t recall if he’d bought the zip-line with him or used something at the market, but the result was his character took the enemy combatants completely by surprise as he burst through the (apparently) thin outer wall, commando rolled across the floor, drew a pistol and shot one of them dead. I believe it took all of his action dice to pull it off, but it was certainly worth it.

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