December 2nd, 2005

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Got Steve?

Let me tell you a little story.

It is a story of origins, a story of the origins of a term that our gaming group holds near to our heart.

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Where am I going with all of this?

A couple of weeks ago, having long moved on from all of this, we were playing a d20 Modern game (the game that eventually turned into the spy game I posted about in bad_rpers_suck last week -- and yes, I'll have more horror stories from this game, I'm sure).

The PCs had been 'captured', unknowingly, by a bunch of psions. The GM decided to go with some kind of slaughterhouse film/ Lovecraftian/Donnie Darko-esque hybrid horror mind fuck with some really messed up imagery. One scene in particular was pretty violent and gory, so as we enter the GM starts running through his rather vivid, rather graphic description that he'd written up.

It was at this point that I had to interject.

"Please, Aaron, spare us the Steves."

And thus this term became cemented in our game's lexicon, along with other staples like "fourty-eight ioun stones", "evasion adds to your AC", and "I draw my weapon non-threateningly".

I pass this gift on to all of you, so that you may be spared the Steves in the future.


So, anyone else got any good gaming terms to use as well as their stories of origin?
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