Saturday, June 27, 2015

Finn's Golden Sword of Battle

Available for about $25 in many comic book stores, this plastic replica of Finn's Golden Sword of Battle from the cartoon Adventure Time, is an indispensable monster slaying tool. Although it's made of plastic, in the hands of a true believer (see below) it can cause actual harm to beasties.

     In Fate, treat the weapon as an Extra and note the following text on a character sheet:

Finn's Golden Sword of Battle
     When used in melee, it can inflict damage to a monster's stress track as if it were a real sword.

     If a character does a bit of research on the topic of lethal toy swords (I suggest a Careful approach) and scores a Good (+3) result, then he or she will learn the following from a paranormal research discussion board:

     "The precedent of toy swords being able to harm malevolent creatures was set in the summer of 1979 by Joe Gibbs of Venice Beach, CA. At the time, eight-year-old Joe and other children in the area were plagued by a disturbing number of attacks and abductions targeting children. Joe and his friends armed themselves with home-made wooden swords. Joe spray painted his sword silver and tied a black bandanna around the hilt.

     Armed with their humble weapons, Joe and his friends were able to defend themselves from further predation. Joe's sword is currently in the possession of members of the "Thursday Night Fight Club", a paranormal investigating team based in Los Angeles.

     As to why the toy swords can harm monsters, it is speculated that the monsters made themselves vulnerable to attack by violating a centuries old compact regarding quotas relating to predation upon children. Because the monsters violated the "rules of warfare" so to speak, the concession was that children (and perhaps those adults who retain a child-like belief in the supernatural) could now better protect themselves."

12 comments:

  1. Anything that boosts Adventure Time in a game can only be a good thing.

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  2. 1. y u no post more?
    2. I might need to pick your brain about Fate, because I'm trying to run it and I don't think I get it.

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    1. 1. I was in a tough spot with my daily commute and it was seriously wrecking me, but now it's much improved. :)

      2. It took me a long time to grok Fate. I play Fate Accelerated, though. I will help out any way I can. :)

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    2. Maybe accelerated is the way to go....

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    3. Also, good for you with the work situation.

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  3. Nice: I particularly like the bit about monsters breaking the compact by going over their quotas.

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    1. Those jerk monsters are always getting greedy.

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  4. I think if I bought this my dogs would consider it fair play to attack me...which it would cause I would battle them! Good to have you back Christian!

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    1. Good to be back, my friend. I was in a really tough work situation and now that I have a new gig I can feel my creativity and imagination (limited as it is) coming back. :)

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