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Time travel, /tg/. How would you go about using it in your campaigns?

If you want some inspiration, here's a Back to the Future stream for you, nostalgia etc.


>> No.15009693

My English teacher made us watch Back to the Future for class (we are doing movie reviews). He tagged it as a "Culturally Significant Film". We will be watching The original Star Wars movie soon.

>captcha = past, sorgai
indeed captcha, a past sore guy.

>> No.15009731

My BBEG is Doc Brown.

>> No.15009767

>Twin Pines

>> No.15009768

I think we've only ever knowingly encountered a time-traveler in one of our games. It was both cool and annoying.

Cool in that she was someone important from each of the characters' past in some way, like one character's mother, one character's daughter, saved one character's life, and eventually we found out, the murderer of a character's loved one. Despite it all though, the characters were in no way related, or even knew each other before the start of the game.

It was annoying though because the role she had, she was somewhat unapproachable in that, obviously she could alter history as was appropriate to her goals or needs.

Pic highly related, though not naive.

>> No.15012924

Time travel is too confusing, I'd rather use this.

>> No.15013181

We had a campaign in D&D where we assembled a steampunk-ish time machine. After many sessions travelling through time, uncovering mysteries and learning harsh lessons about changing history, we had to stop a time-travelling cult from destroying the gods, and therefore the world. We failed.

Our machine crashed, we were stranded earlier than we had ever been able to travel. We found the Gods, but only a few of them were present- it was as if some had never existed. Then we realised- we had to become those Gods. Our party was entirely divine (Cleric, Paladin, Avenger, Invoker), and each of us was a worshipper of a god who had been unmade- and we were only people in existance with enough knowledge of forgotten deities to assume their roles.

But two of the players were worshippers of Io (in his twin forms of Tiamat and Bahamut, who of course would form later after Io's 'death'), and only one could become Io. The other would have to be the un-created Asmodeus.

So the most just, honourable and dedicated Lawful Good Paladin I've ever seen roleplayed became the god of tyranny and evil. If he hadn't, the gods would never have defeated the primordials, and the world would never have been completed.

In our setting, Asmodeus is every bit the epitome of evil you would expect him to be. Nobody but the gods who abide his presence know him as otherwise. He adheres to his role because he knows he has to- and that in doing so, the world can exist. He can never tell anyone his duty, and noone who knows can ever discuss it.

In the farthest recesses of the Nine Hells, in a chamber sealed tighter than any other in existance is a pocketwatch of finest gnome craft with a photo of his family in it- his wife, son and little baby girl.

They were killed by an orc army marching under the orders and banner of Asmodeus. Their deaths are what drove him to become an adventurer.

>> No.15013213

Oh, dear Gods.

>> No.15013226

Forgot the pic.

It was a heavy steampunk setting, and it was a gnomish watch.

>> No.15013228

I've had plans of, if I will ever DM a game of either Dark Heresy or Darkwatch, having the PCs travel to a planet to investigate an emergency beacon, but the warp travel gets them there before it happened, and eventually they would be the cause of the emergency beacon.

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>> No.15013269

Lawful Good.


>> No.15013307

There is plenty of precedent for that in canon...

>> No.15013309

just. fucking. wow.

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>> No.15013473

I'm not one for reaction images, but damn that is beautiful.

>> No.15013489


And this is why I never meddle with time travel.

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>> No.15013508

Is your DM some kind of genius criminal mastermind?
Also, what god were you?

>> No.15013523

Manly fucking tears.

>> No.15013543


Fucking stable timeloops, man.

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>> No.15013566

I'm glad everyone was as touched as we were.
I'm pretty sure he is.
And, since you ask, I was Io. When he and I realised the choice we had to make, there was silence. Then he volunteered. He was always the better man.

He gave some spontaneous speech. I wish I could remember it all, but he mentioned that a true paladin has to always do what is right, no matter the cost to himself. As I recall, the girl playing the Invoker (who became Ioun) had to leave the room for a few minutes because she had started crying. We had spent years on this campaign, and emotions really were running high.

>> No.15013579

Your DM must be awesome.

>> No.15013588

Nothing quite like being given a time travel device by a dying, older self...

>> No.15013609

He was indeed. I still see him from time to time, but the Paladin's player moved to the US, and I don't see him anymore. I like to think he's gracing whatever gaming table he is at with his presence, even today.

>> No.15013632

Now immortalized in screencap form.

>> No.15013650

You got any more storytime of your campaigns with him? Seems like a really cool guy.

>> No.15013654

Probably the best time travel story I've heard. This needs to be written out or something.

The only time travel campaign I've been apart of got weird when we did a kind of Chrono Trigger-esque swapping of a person with a doppleganger to bring someone back to life.

>> No.15013658

this intrigues me...

>> No.15013709

I'm afraid I don't, because he isn't real. A lie. I invented him.

This entire account was a fabrication I crafted on a whim after seeing a time-travel thread, simply so I could practice my story-telling skills which, as a DM, are invaluable. The perfect player from this story has never graced a gaming table, and does not reside in the US, or indeed the world at large.

Or does he?

I'll leave you to decide whether to believe me. Though when I have some free time, I may expand this into a fully rounded story. That could be quite a nice read.

Good day, /tg/. Happy gaming.

>> No.15013724

the dragon compendium from 3.5 has some stuff on teseracts. also, pic

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>> No.15013741

You have the skills to entertain, but can you make it last so that people will keep insisting it's real even though you already said it isn't?

>> No.15013742

He isn't real yet, you mean.

>> No.15013746

thank you kind sir.
+1 Internets to you!

>> No.15013767

You are a liar.
[ ] 1) Can't honestly disagree
[ ] 2) Agree
[ ] 3) Strongly agree

>> No.15013777

I could try, but I doubt I would succeed. Why tarnish an otherwise impressive display. I can always make another tabletop myth later.
Or perhaps I have already succeeded. We will see.
True. I was wondering if anyone would make this point.
This scenario would make just a good a roleplaying campaign as it would a story. I could always try, as could any one of you. I can't stop you.

Asmodeus the Paladin could yet be a reality. Who knows.

And with that, Adieu.

And would you look at that. I win.

>> No.15013789

your shit is now officially canon in my campaign world. sure only a few beings in all of creation know it, but that doesn't make it any less true

>> No.15013793

okay, new discussion. >>15013777 is our BBEG.

How fucked are we?

>> No.15013805

Nothing changes, except that he subconsciously wants you to win.

Also, time travel is cool.

>> No.15013848

You have the materials of a cult leader. All you need left is the face to pull it off. And with triples of 7? You lucky, cunning bastard.

>> No.15013918

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 45

Do you feel bad that you have let your coworkers and/or larger mandated collective down?

1] Yes
2] No

>> No.15013970

Writefag may or may not be Stephen Alzis, Gman, a Sergal (dat grammar), and/or The Master.

Also, archived for epic.

>> No.15013974

All science we have, hypothetical or other wise, says it could be possible to go forward in time; but nothing to suggest going backwards.
Whatever you do will either have to have alien technology, magic, or bullshit pseudo-science behind it.

Just saying.

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Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 23

Have you experienced recurrent thoughts of regicide?

1] Yes
2] No

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 24

If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please rate the following statement: I know what 'regicide' means.

1] Strongly Disagree
2] Disagree
3] Agree
4] Strongly Agree
5] N/A

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 25

You are a liar:

1] Can't Honestly Disagree
2] Agree
3] Strongly Agree

>> No.15014027

Are you referencing something or what?

>> No.15014050

Three of those have time travel. My money's on the Master.

>> No.15014052

I'm responding to your post 12 minutes after you wrote it. I guess I went forward in time, at the rate of one second per second.

>> No.15014053

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 4

Which of the following best describes your pain?

1] Nondescript
2] Shooting
3] Stabbing
4] Burning
5] Prickly
6] Aching
7] Sharp
8] Dull

>> No.15014068

Maybe it's Paranoia. It sounds like CPU's work. Particularly the regicide thing.

>> No.15014082

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 6

How do others describe your education?

01] Nursery School
02] Grade School
03] Junior High
04] High School
05] Some College
06] Associates Degree
07] Bachelors
08] Graduate Degree
09] PhD / Post Doctoral
10] None

>> No.15014120

what's happening to this thread

>> No.15014139

It's.... CHANGING...


>> No.15014179


Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 3

Sally, Dwayne, Anthony, David, and Franklin are, collectively, exactly 10 years apart in age. Sally's is two years older than David. David's favorite letter is 'g'. Anthony's favorite letter is also 'g', but Dwayne has no preference, insisting that he likes all the letters equally except for 's'. What is Franklin's favorite letter?

01] a
02] b
03] c
04] d
05] e
06] f
07] g
08] h
09] i
10] j
11] k
12] l
13] m
14] n
15] o
16] p
17] q
18] r
19] t
20] u
21] v
22] w
23] x
24] y
25] z
26] 7

>> No.15014210

Clearly it's "7."

>> No.15014397

You still there, writefag?

>> No.15014643

By sheer chance, I reopened this tab in time to see your message. So yes.

>> No.15014836

Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 22

Which interrogation technique do you think would be most effective on you?
01] Going Next Door
02] Pain
03] Nobody Loves You
04] The All-Seeing Eye
05] The Barbering Curriculum
06] The Informer
07] News from Home
08] The Witness
09] Joint Suspects
10] The Big Bang
11] Pearls Before Swine
12] Chicken Button
13] Death Eats a Sandwich
14] Hammerhead
15] Hammerhand
16] Fried Hole
17] Hangri-La
18] Ivan Is a Dope
19] Joint Interrogators
20] Law of Partial Pressure
21] The Spinoza
22] Gospel Shark
23] Cloud Cuckoo Land
24] The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
25] Good Cop / Ventriloquist Cop
26] Alice in Wonderland
27] Monster Polygraph
28] Confession is Good for the Soul
29] Silver Tongued Devil
30] Deep Sea Diver
31] Pay The Piper
32] Federal Bikini Inspector
33] Big Wig
34] Carlsbad Caverns
35] The Boy Who Cried
36] Goonland
37] Role-Role Theory
38] Zipf's Law
39] Stream of Unconsciousness
40] Flash in the Pan
41] The Little Bird
42] Welcome to Bethany
43] Ampere's Rule
44] The Dental Assistant

>> No.15014863

>Good Cop / Ventriloquist Cop
That's... Disturbing.

>> No.15015377

what the fuck is going on?

>> No.15015445

Something strange.

>> No.15015476

Whoever you are, I salute your ability to manipulate people.

>> No.15016827

WTF happened in this thread ?

>> No.15018133

A common complaint? Good news is, it'll make sense later. Bad news is, you'll be me.

>> No.15018221

just google this
>Form FORMS-EN-2873-FORM - Page 22

>> No.15021560

The fuck is going on in here?

>> No.15021636

I'm confused.

>> No.15022027

whats going on

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>> No.15024015

What are we talking about again?

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