The object of Roxanne's affection
Way back when I was running Saltmarsh--almost 5 years ago now!--two NPCs ended up in romantic relationships with PCs. Jathalain, an elven merchant and ranger, fell for Sarah's archer-bard, Brighid, while Chris 0's monk, Daishar, fell for the NPC Paladin Ashlyn. It absolutely blew me away that the two players, fully rounded individuals themselves, were so eager to start a ficticious relationship...essentially with me, as I narrated the NPCs' actions, but just as much with a fictional idea of a person!
|The Walkin' Dude waits in Denver...|
The PlatinumChick looked at me with all but tears in her eyes. "I feel bad," she said, "because I know what's going to happen to him, even though I shouldn't know what's going to happen..." I replied succinctly that the Weird West is a history that's not our own...maybe there was a chance to save him?
"But, I have to find my dad! He's heading towards Seattle!"
Therein lies the choice, no doubt. As The Dark Tower beckons and the Great Rail Wars rage around the posse, in the background is going to lie a terrible choice. Will Roxanne manage to make her way to meet her father in Seattle, or will she turn south to save Masterson from a horrible fate? For that matter, will she ever free her arcane powers from Maerlyn's Grapefruit?
Time will tell, my lovelies...
(Note: As we found out after getting home, Bat Masterson did not die at the O.K. Corral. In fact, he later moved to Denver, where he married an actress...sound familiar yet?)