These examples use the NPCs from the Throne War NPC Cast/Potential Allies Page and the example PCs from the Throne War Sample Characters Page.
Armwrestling: Short Version
Dave (Ryouga): We've decided to settle the succession with an armwrestling competition.
BA (GM): Okay, Ranma wins the competition.
Nitro (Tenchi): What, just like that?
BA (GM): In armwrestling, luck and skill are irrelevant, just strength. And Ranma has the first luck. Shouldn't have agreed to the contest, people.
Bob (Ranma): I AM THE KING! WOO WOOO!!!!
Chess: Short Version
BA (GM): Okay, Nabiki has arrived.
Brian (Nabiki): "What do you want, Ranma?"
Bob (Ranma): "I challenge you to a chess game!"
Brian (Nabiki): [grins] "Okay."
BA (GM): Okay, you play a game of chess. Ranma kicks your ass in thirty minutes.
Brian (Nabiki): WHAT? Ranma's a moron and Nabiki is not!
BA (GM): Chess is about as pure a warfare situation as you'll ever find. And his warfare [Ranma has 24 points, Nabiki has a measely 5] massively crushes yours. He buries you.
Bob (Ranma): Then I do my superior dance.
Brian (Nabiki): Hrmph. I challenge you to Risk!
[Ranma crushes Nabiki again, thanks to his superior warfare and only slightly inferior luck]
Brian (Nabiki): How about a friendly game of Poker?
Bob (Ranma): I do my superior dance with extra butt wiggle this time. "And no Poker. You cheat."
[This quickly segues most likely into a combat example...]
Economic Warfare: Short Version
Brian (Nabiki) is feeling irritated in real life at Microsoft, so he decides to destroy Shadow Microsoft.
Brian (Nabiki): I ride through Shadow to Shadow Earth, then use my superior intellect to bankrupt Bill Gates.
BA (GM): You do realize economic warfare is based on Warfare, right?
Brian (Nabiki): I doubt Bill Gates has above Chaos Warfare at best, and I have five points in it. I'll invest the time I need, as long as it doesn't take more than a few years.
BA (GM): You're right, he doesn't. You bring a monopoly suit against Microsoft, forcing it to break up. This takes about 2 years for you to see it through, during which nine months pass in Amber.
Brian (Nabiki): Hah! Chew on that, Bill!
Ryouga, Usagi, and Makoto decide to go hunting in Arden. They
decide to have a contest to see who can catch the most game in one day,
so they split up.
Last Update January 14, 2000