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23. Share one of your best ‘Worst Luck’ stories.

Shadowrun4-coverShadowrun 4th Edition, 2006. Big handfuls of six-sided dice for everyone.

We’re operating in the northern part of the Free State of California, south of the Tir Tairngire.  We’re coming to the climactic act of the adventure, and we’ve staked out a spot where something is amiss but we’re not quite sure what to look out for. There’s four players at the table and we’re not stupid, we all have sunk points in Perception; the lowest of us has eight dice and the highest, with all bonuses, has 15.

The game-master calls for a Perception roll, and we all fail.

No problem, we have Karma points up the wazoo! We re-roll.

Nope. Nope. Nope. We can’t see our own feet.

So a squad of Elven spies from the Tir successfully gave us the slip and we missed the big finale. Effing Elves!