Hey kids. It's time for a new instalment of the Iron Roleplayer thread, wherein I propose an ingredient, and everyone racks their brains to think of the coolest story/plot/encounter/whatever involving that ingredient. If you missed the last thread, it can be found here
Unlike the two previous threads, this week's contest won't be a monster. I also want to try and avoid something that's too ingrained in the classic gamer brainset, so no Goblins or Orcs or Vampires or what have you. No, this week we're trying something a bit different.
As the title bar says, this week's ingredient is Gambling. That's right, the industry that drives Vegas. You can use poker or craps or some odd fantasy dice game or betting on horse races or betting on two monsters duking it out or whatever.
You can come up with something for whatever game you want, and this something cool can be anything from a random encounter with a crazed cardshark to a giant plot involving God and Satan making a bet to a spooky bit of imagery or whatever.
Now, Deadlands or something similar is probably the obvious choice here. But a gambling story could easily show up in D&D or Vampire or In Nomine or whatever.
Simply post your cool idea as a reply to this post in as many or as few words as you want. The various readers of Roleplayers Community can post comments or replies to your idea, and whoever gets the most positive feedback is the winner. As the winner you get no prize, but you can feel all cool about yourself and brag to all your loser friends.
So there's your ingredient, feel free to create whatever you damn well want. And if breaking out into non monster territory fails miserably, next week we'll be back with Bugbears or something.