“Ooh, let’s be bad,” Microscope player says before Breaking the Rules
People playing a Microscope game over brunch were heard saying “let’s be bad,” as they began to break the rules of the history-building RPG. “We’ve had a rough week!” Elizabeth Nelson said loudly. “I just finished up a month-long assignment, and Nadine’s boss has been a super dick, so we’re treating ourself and playing a Scene out after we’ve answered the question! Whooo!”
The group continued playing their characters, adding new complications and details to the timeline of an already labyrinthine history of the rise and fall of a space empire. “Oh my god, oh my god,” Kris Stevens kept repeating, both shocked and delighted as they continued to flaunt the rules created by Lame Mage Productions. “We’re so bad, we just contradicted a fact we already established in a later Event!”
The depths to their depravity were deepened as the players began to come to disagreements about how things should turn out, unable to come to a consensus as characters attempted to take actions against one another. Nadine Horst leaned over the table, spilling her coffee, “there’s no FUCKING way…” She began to whisper, embarrassed, “there’s no fucking way the Prelate of the Orion Belt would ever betray his people. No amount of filthy lucre or planetary gifts will make him act otherwise!”
Eventually, their disagreements grew to such heat that Stevens decided she had to take charge of the situation lest they be kicked out of the establishment. “Ok, if you’re not going to be able to come to a decision, just roll for it,” she said as she pulled out her phone and opened a dice app. “Yes, I agree that the Prelate should get a bonus of some sort for his loyalty to the Belt, but we already established the Shadow Chancellor of the Crab Nebula does have blackmail on him, so I feel like it’s nominal.”
When last seen, the group were arguing over what system they would switch to in order to find out what happened.
Excellent. This is how to Microscope.