Okay, so my friends and I are big into pen-and-paper Role Playing Games and lately we've been obsessed with Scion.
I've talked about the game here on the board once or twice, but for those of you who don't remember, Scion is a game where you play a Scion, the children of the Gods. Yeah, you get to play a son or daughter of Zeus, Athena, Odin, Thor, you name it. Scions start mortal, but then they move up in power until they reach the ultimate goal of becoming Gods themselves. The setting of Scion is set in the modern World. The Titans have escaped from their imprisonment and have laid siege to the God's Overworld realms. The Scions of the Gods are tasked with fighting the Titan's minions in the World until they become Gods themselves.
So, anyway, my friends and I have started a new Scion game about a month back, and yesterday, I got a chance to use one of Gail's best lines from her Wonder Woman run. I'm the Storyteller of our group. So, I tell my friends what's going on.
So, we were fighting against a particularly nasty Titanspawn monster that was rampaging through a shopping mall (sound familiar?) At one point the monster grabbed a young woman and pulled a Genocide. I actually had the Titanspawn tell our Band (that's what you call a team of Scions) to get on their knees. The cool thing is that aside from myself, only one of my friends actually reads Wonder Woman.
That one friend of mine recognized exactly what I was going for. He actually shot me this silent look as I started setting this up. I could tell he was asking "Seriously? You're gonna do this?" I gave him a furtive nod, and he went for it. He asked the creature "is this supposed to give us a feeling of defeat, monster?" The creature responded "No, a better view," and then tore the woman in half.
It's a sign of what a great piece of writing that was, Gail, that all my friends absolutely jumped when I revealed that part of the story. None of them knew what to expect, and the horror of that statement from Genocide hit them full force.
Unlike in Rise of the Olympian, our Band then rushed the monster and we ended up killing it. But after the game, my friends just couldn't stop talking about that part of the story. Don't worry, Gail, I made sure they knew that I totally stole the idea from you. They were mightily impressed and they all wanted to borrow my issues of Rise of the Olympian after that.
Just thought I'd share that story of how to use Gail's awesome writing to such great effect. Cool, huh?