Just sitting around the gaming table when...
It was any normal Saturday. The group was going to try to work on characters for my upcoming campaign The White Wastes of Aultha. I told the players ahead of time that I had a one shot in mind for later, but no other details. We got together and I explained the setting and how the character creation process would work.
After some time of people perusing the Pathfinder Core Rule Book and the Advanced Player’s guide I stood up and looked out the back window which is right behind the DM’s chair. I exclaimed, “I think I just saw someone run through our back yard!”
My brother asked, “Are you serious?!”
I turn and said, “You hear a crash come from the other room and Grandma yells! What do you do?”
And so it began. The lines of real life and the game began to blur as the group had to defend themselves from hungry zombies.
Their characters were themselves. They had no sheets. No list of skills or powers. I had written down a few quick physical stats, but the rest of the game was based on how they narrated their reaction to the sudden freakish turn of events on this typical Saturday when we were just sitting around the gaming table when…
NOTE: This was a one-shot adventure.
Just sitting around the gaming table when... Comments
I’m glad I could be an inspiration. This was a really fun game to run! I’m definitely going to run something like this in the future with whatever gaming groups I end up playing with.
This is fantastic, well done sir! I will be shamelessly riping this of come summertime!
Hah, this is fan-freaking-tastic!
I am planning a one-shot for PAX, so I was looking for inspiration. DM, you done it again!
Thanks Arsheesh! We managed to play this in just an hour and a half (with a quick break in the middle) because it was mostly combat, but it was very fun! It got everyone back into the gaming mindset again. I’m going to try to finish the adventure log before I go to bed tonight.
What an awesome idea for a one shot adventure! I can’t wait to read the adventure log DM.