Had a great one shot last night when not all of my usual group could show up. The players played a goblin thief, human brawler, elf-ish skydancer, and an elf druid. The thief and brawler were crooks working for a crime boss that was entirely made up by the thief, as in he had convinced the people they were getting money from that there was a crime boss when there wasn’t. The skydancer was their scout and lookout and the druid was working with them while out on her “world exploration” journey.
They made a city called Necromunda, which was so big that it’s eight districts were each the size of a normal fantasy city. They had sent a messenger NPC named James to “negotiate” with a new tavern owner. James told them the barkeep would only pay them if the thief and brawler went in person.
Well that ended up being a trap by the local thieves guild. The highlights of the game:
– The brawler treating being poisoned like any other bender every time he got poisoned.
– The thief being punted off a roof and landing in a dumpster by the big bad, masked thieves guild leader, Red Death.
– The local brothel mistress revealing herself to be a vampire when the group finds out the location of the thieves guild hideout, directly under the graveyard she and her brood were ousted from.
– The thief making a deal with the vampiress to clear out the thieves den and remove the wards keeping her and her sisters out.
– The druid spending half the session as a surprisingly useful dog-sized spider that put the brawler in a constant uncomfortable state.
– Everyone having to climb up the spider-druid’s web rope that was thereafter referred to as the “anal cord”.
– The group facing Red Death and his goons in a trapped room and doing great with dodging the traps.
– The skydancer matrix dodging every crossbow bolt they fired at her.
– The fight with the “pet” black pudding that ended up with it engulfing Red Death just when all of his firebombs he was carrying went off, killing it and him.
– The brawler beating the crap out of a guy while the vampires did their slow motion “cool walk” past him.
– The thief finding out Red Death was James the whole time.
I love this game.
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Do you have a playbook you can link to for using a Goblin as the Thief?
Yochai Gal He just used the racial feature for goblins from the Numbers Appearing document. You can download it from the Dungeon World website.
Here is the link to that page: dungeon-world.com – Downloads – Dungeon World
It was a great game. The brawler was one of my favorites. He was so funny. “What, their shooting me from the windows? Well I’m just gonna take this dwarven made chair and throw it through said window. Then I shall jump through said window and take the chair and kill several men with it. Then I will sit in it and tell the goblin that is now in the dumpster that the coast is clear.”
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