What was your most Impactful RPG Session?
This a tough questions because memories fade. What was impactful for me years ago may not seem all that impactful anymore. However, something that happened 3 sessions ago may still resinate with me. Well with GenCon approaching this year I still remember the best session I had last year:
Last year at GenCon I played in my first LARP game. It was sci-fi themed. Basically a group of us, just over a dozen I think, ended up on a starship stranded in space. Rescue was weeks out and life support wouldn’t last near that long. A classic Sci-fi scenario.
I’d never LARPed before but going in I decided I was going to give it my all. I embraced my character and played it full tilt. I was a guy with something to live for. Not a heroic or brave guy, but someone who had a family back home I supported and a very sick kid who needed my help.
As tensions rose on the ship and the inevitable was discovered, (most of us had to die so at least 2 of us could live) I didn’t take things well. As everyone resigned themselves to their fate I was the decerning voice. I was not one of the ones chosen to live. A couple people were more important, the fate of worlds rested in their hands. What did I care for worlds though; my world, my family, rested in my hands. Inevitably the decision was stolen from me by the actions of a few of the crew and I had to accept my fate.
It was an intense role-playing session but a hell of a lot of fun. A few of us from the game gathered at a bar afterward and drank till the wee hours of the morning, decompressing and reveling in the shared experience.