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Everyone is John
« on: April 30, 2012, 02:07:30 AM »
http://wso.williams.edu/~msulliva/campaigns/john/

I just tried this out today when one of my Legend players couldn't make it today, leaving me with just 2 players and me as GM. John:
  • Woke up in a downtown San Francisco dumpster
  • Outran a bus
  • Discovered a woman killed by a sandwich
  • Threw pieces of bacon into the faces of pedestrians
  • Got beaten up, then woke up in a Chinatown dumpster
  • Caused more bacon havoc in a Little Italy park
  • Stripped naked and hunted squirrels in the Presidio
  • Performed a coup in a pride of lions in the SF Zoo
  • Trained lion cubs to become efficient killing machines, then unleashed them out in the public

Pretty fun. Anyone else tried this game before? It took way longer than expected due to my players' decision paralysis, but later on it became more natural and thus much....more original.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 05:05:59 PM »
Seems like there's no reason to pick a low-grade Obsession unless you plan on trying to get other people to unwittingly accomplish it.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:15 PM »
I guess that's a valid strategy, broken if it's like "I WANT TO WALK".

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 05:42:56 PM »
I guess that's a valid strategy, broken if it's like "I WANT TO WALK".
...unless john is a paraplegic, then it gets bumped to a 3-pointer.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 11:54:31 PM »
I one of these with a good amount of my friends and it was quite a ride. Highlights include:

1. Robbing someone that called the hospital on him as he was calling the cops after kicking them in the nuts.
2. Taking a coma patient's clothing
3. Going from winning the house in a casino to loosing it all.
4. Solving an impossible math equation to get the money.
5. Galloping on top of a horse around the city naked and with style.
6. Killing a man with a rubber weapon.
7. Kicking a guy in the nuts while naked followed by a large apology (one had the obsession of kicking people in the nuts while naked)
8. Beating a mathematition in a dance off to get the money before hand so he can leave the country before getting caught for murder.
9. Beating a plastic surgeon in a dance off as well to get plastic surgery, no questions asked.
10. buying 10 cows and beheading them all at once with a guillotine device.
11. Throwing the rest of the money form on top of a building and then nose diving into a pool from the roof.
12. Doing wheelies on a wheel chair in the middle of the road.
13. Doing a on wheel spin to kick the nuts of all the doctors that where trying to stop him.
14. Proclaim himself to be Jesus after flailing in the restriction bed and having one nurse believe him.
15. Having the nurse make a cult in his name on the internet and being made fun off for doing so.

Session ended with John in a padded room for delusions of grandeur and possible harm to other males.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 04:03:09 AM »
I've seen session reports that we're played in two very different ways.
  • The GM is John. The players are voices in his head and try to make him do things.
  • The voice in control actually gets to play John. So you'd better call them personalities instead of voices. Personaly, I think this is the way that the rules imply.
How did you play?

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 08:31:41 AM »
played with 2

A lot more fun that way as we have John beating up people one moment and then apologizing and running away the next. or John driving skillfully down the street drifting and avoiding cars to hit a tree, hitting reverse and hitting another car.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 01:09:22 PM »
Yeah, definitely did the second way. Also your summary is hilarious GRM13 XD

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 12:32:14 AM »
This is great.

I'd like to thank you, VertigoCharades, for introducing me to this game.

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 07:57:07 PM »
I clicked my heels three times and said:
There's no place like home
There's no place like home
There's no place like home


... and then I woke up here.

EDIT --- I remembered I wasn't playing.
EDIT EDIT --- (my kitty avatar is confused too)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2013, 08:03:14 PM by awaken_D_M_golem »
I miss the BG_Baby's +1 Rattle of Cuteness pic, already ... (sniff)

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 06:18:08 PM »
 ;D I forgot my mmx passwrod.
I miss the BG_Baby's +1 Rattle of Cuteness pic, already ... (sniff)

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 09:18:40 AM »
Heh, what kind of games have you played with My Name is John aDMg?

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Re: Everyone is John
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 02:53:56 PM »
All of them ... or Checkers ; I can't remember which.



My kitty avatar plays every day, although it's not always apparent.
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I miss the BG_Baby's +1 Rattle of Cuteness pic, already ... (sniff)

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