Hey! So I suppose the title of the thread explains what I’m going for, but I just wanted to create a thread for some cheery storytelling! Do you have an amusing story about playing games with your friends? Share it here! Video games, tabletop games and board games all allowed.
(apologies if this is too broad or is a retread of an old thread)
I’ll start with the time I played through life is strange with my friends.
Life is Strange: So I played through this game with some other friends (which is how I recommend playing through any telltale styled game btw!), after the first episode, we all decided that we’d each get one rule for decision making that would influence any choices we made in the game. Obviously one of the rules established was when possible, do what is best for Chloe, and another one was avoid Warren when possible and actively deny him happiness. But the most influential was my rule, I decided the rule of mine would be “prioritize item acquisition.” Basically any time a choice allowed us to grab or keep an item we’d otherwise give away we would follow that choice. This rule had us doing some… questionable things to say the least. We ended up stealing the money in the principles desk and keeping, so we had to lie to Frank about not having it. But the worst was letting Warren beat up Nathan because we noticed at the end of that scene, Chloe picks up Nathan’s gun, but doesn’t in the scene where you stop Warren from beating up Nathan, so we had to live with that fucked up moment. Overall, it was probably not the best way to make choices in the game, but it was usually funny!
Other thing that happened (which I’ve mentioned in an earlier thread) was when we had the final choice we spent a good amount of time arguing over what choice to make. I finally convinced them that letting Chloe die was the best choice and was the best choice to make for Chloe as she wouldn’t have to live with survivor’s guilt and she wanted to die a hero. Proud of my persuasion, I picked the final choice only to see the tornado wreck the city… turns out I picked the wrong choice. So we reloaded from the final scene… and I made the wrong choice again.
So when I fucked up the third time we just let it play out
All my friends cheered. I was just shaking my head. I suppose it was good payback for my ridiculous item acquisition rule.
After everyone went home, I reloaded the game and played through the original choice, and once I heard Spanish Sahara playing I knew I had made a huge mistake.
On the bright side, now every adventure game we play through we prioritize item acquisition