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How do I eat people and get away with it?
« on: November 23, 2008, 03:25:24 AM »
I play a weekly runequest (4) game...
So, in the last session, I got chaos tainted and now am in a situation where I need to eat 25 lbs of the flesh of a sentient creature or loose a point of power (the characteristic that fuels magic, I'm a shaman) each day... chaos is BAD, at least culturally, metaphysically it's just entropy, but it's the world's big bad, and now I'm an agent. How do I eat people and get away with it?

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 03:33:17 AM »
Don't let everyone else find out.

Other than that, you could try explaining to everyone why you have to do this, but as Frank and K said, "You fix the roofs of twenty people, you're Jimmy the Helpful Thatcher. You eat the miller's daughter, you're Jimmy the Cannibal, and no amount of roof-fixing is going to change that."

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 03:38:10 AM »
So your character has to eat 25 lbs. of sentient flesh, each day, or lose a point of power?  How much power does a standard character have in runequest?  Is 1 point a little bit or a lot?  And how will your character keep his/her trim physique while pounding back 100 Quarter Pound cheeseburgers a day?

Seriously though, how you deal with it all depends on your gaming group.  Is there a way to get untainted?  If so, I'd say the group should probably start working on that.  Is your character permanently stuck eating an entire McDonalds lunch rush each day just to keep his power up?  That's kind of brutal, and if the other player characters have a problem with it you're not going to be able to hide it long.  How attached to this character are you?

I don't really know how Runequest works, but does the taint create a need in the character to do this, or do you just know that you have to or lose points?  If the character is compelled to do it, then I guess you're stuck, but if you just know and the character doesn't want to do it then you should probably get some help.  But if it's permanent?  Maybe the GM should invoke Rule 0 and give you a way out, because it's kind of an untenable position if you don't want to play out the character's downfall.
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 03:51:06 AM »
Yeah, I'm thinking it'll be best to hide it.

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So your character has to eat 25 lbs. of sentient flesh, each day, or lose a point of power?  How much power does a standard character have in runequest?  Is 1 point a little bit or a lot?
average power for a human is 11-ish, I have a 15.

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And how will your character keep his/her trim physique while pounding back 100 Quarter Pound cheeseburgers a day?
it's magically cnverted, kinda like blood into vitae in VtM

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eriously though, how you deal with it all depends on your gaming group.  Is there a way to get untainted?
yes, but it's difficult.

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I'd say the group should probably start working on that.  Is your character permanently stuck eating an entire McDonalds lunch rush each day just to keep his power up?  That's kind of brutal, and if the other player characters have a problem with it you're not going to be able to hide it long.
fortunately, I'm a shaman and no other character knows anything about shamans, so I can lie my ass off about the reason, and say it has to do with being a shaman.

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How attached to this character are you?
fortunately, not very

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I don't really know how Runequest works, but does the taint create a need in the character to do this, or do you just know that you have to or lose points?
I just know, I can resist, but then I become less effective.

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If the character is compelled to do it, then I guess you're stuck, but if you just know and the character doesn't want to do it then you should probably get some help.  But if it's permanent?  Maybe the GM should invoke Rule 0 and give you a way out, because it's kind of an untenable position if you don't want to play out the character's downfall.
GM won't do that, he's trying t challenge me, and this is the consequence of my short-sightedness. Sounds harsh, but, well, I'm up to it. I also really don't mind having to eat people, I mind possibly getting killed for having to do so. Hell, if it comes down to it, I can eat the armour we just looted from an enemy as it's human hide, but I don't want to do that, because it's the only armour any of us have, and it's mine because, well, armour is armour, flesh is flesh.

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 12:26:00 PM »
If there's an equivalent to the spell 'awaken,' just make a cow intelligent and then munch of that for a couple weeks.

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 01:40:15 PM »
Get connections.  Hide bodies for people. 

You can eat *more* than 25 pounds a day, right?  Not *exactly* 25 pounds.
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 05:23:41 PM »
Target people that nobody will miss. Homeless people, solitary old widows...  :devil
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 08:00:25 PM »
You could try to find some kind of chaotic creature that can regenerate and capture it, or make a deal with it if it's big and powerful.

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 08:56:24 PM »
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 09:55:25 PM »
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 04:22:29 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 05:06:52 PM »
Start with a blowjob, and work your way up.

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 11:00:51 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, I made a go of it the other night, and succeeded in getting my first meal, up to the "escape" part, and I didn't think about the fact that I'd be covered in blood... I wound up going to the tavern where my character got the crap kicked out of him in the first session for "cultural differences" (before he became a cannibal) and seduced the pretty young barmaid, and killed her and ate 50 lbs of flesh(had to make up for the previous day). I then covered the remaining 50 lbs in tallow and wrapped it in cloth and stuck it in my bag. Bones got stashed under the bed (oh, fun fact, this all happened in the room that a "nun" got killed in the first game... I'm pretty sure that room is getting boarded up or burned down...) and I went out the door. The npc healer that just joined the group passed me in the hall and wondered what the hell was going on... I tried to get myself under her protection by claiming disease, but it wound up as claiming possession... yeah, in a ancient/midevil society... guess what form exorcisms take?

oh, extra fun fact, the pretty young barmaid was the inn keeper's daughter, so even in death I got my revenge for him stabbing me...

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 02:25:29 AM »
Cannibalism for Dummies

1: Find target
2: Get target alone
Optional: If target is young, hot female, have sex first
3: Kill target
4: Eat
5: Take a shower or bath
6: Hide body
7: Run as fast as you can
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 03:01:56 PM »
Cannibalism for Dummies

1: Find target
2: Get target alone
Optional: If target is young, hot female, have sex first
3: Kill target
4: Eat
5: Take a shower or bath
6: Hide body
7: Run as fast as you can

You're doing it wrong!

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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 06:39:13 PM »
well it is too late to help that character but another option, depending on spells available, would be to use reincarnate (druid spell from phb) on your victim. It costs some money but then they have a new body and you have food for tomorrow too.  :smirk

Obviously a regenerating creature is the best bet, as mentioned before. Remember next time eat the whole body and put max ranks in bluff. "help a demon just killed the girl i was flirting with earlier!!  ;)"
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 10:11:53 PM »
well it is too late to help that character but another option, depending on spells available, would be to use reincarnate (druid spell from phb) on your victim. It costs some money but then they have a new body and you have food for tomorrow too.  :smirk

Obviously a regenerating creature is the best bet, as mentioned before. Remember next time eat the whole body and put max ranks in bluff. "help a demon just killed the girl i was flirting with earlier!!  ;)"
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 10:20:43 PM »
well it is too late to help that character but another option, depending on spells available, would be to use reincarnate (druid spell from phb) on your victim. It costs some money but then they have a new body and you have food for tomorrow too.  :smirk

Obviously a regenerating creature is the best bet, as mentioned before. Remember next time eat the whole body and put max ranks in bluff. "help a demon just killed the girl i was flirting with earlier!!  ;)"

Victim must be willing to reincarnate as well. Perhaps a trunk enchanted to prevent decay and odour, if such a thing is possible in Runescape?
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 10:25:40 PM »
Take a job as undertaker in a busy crime-ridden city.  Fill all coffins with rocks.  Problem solved!
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Re: How do I eat people and get away with it?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2008, 03:36:52 PM »
Wine your victims, THEN dine them.

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