One of my best RPG experiences as a player came from September Con years ago. It was my first game convention since the early 90s. And while many of the games were great. One really stood out. I played a Savage Worlds game run by @tomes . Long before he went off to adventure the wilds of hippy,story, pbta games, he was known for rocking some Savage Worlds goodness with a twist.
I sit down to the table and we only have 1 other player. Not a Happy Jacks listener, and new to Savage Worlds. We are presented with a simple task, it's labor day weekend after all and we the wizard (me) and the fighter (other guy). Are members of the union and we have been selected to delve into the unions Dungeon headquarters to deliver our demands to the Union boss.
To my surprise once we enter @tomes reaches into a box and drops an entire Lego room down on the table. This was our map, in 3D lego gold! The first encounter was Ice creatures on slippery footing that aimed snowy arms at us. We deduced that they could hear but could not see, so instead of fighting, I tossed some coins to the far corner and leaped through the doorway, escaping the foul creatures. Second encounter was a forest (rendered in more 3D lego goodness, where my negotion tactics with local wild monkeys fell short when I tried to knock down a bunch of bananas for them, only to accidentally knock one of said monkeys off the tree and down into the abyss below...
Once the monkeys were dealt with we were confronted with a bridge, and a matching bridge troll (all in lego 3D goodness), who came out to smash us to dust...I in turn presented our offer for proper health benefits and vacation package that I as his local union rep, was looking to push to upper management. This led to the Troll letting us pass without incident.
Finally we meet the Union Boss. A greedy (lego) dragon who has no intention of giving us anything, except maybe a face full of fire breath! But hey I'm a wizard and I have a job to do! So I step out tell him we have demands and he proceeds to breath fire at me. I hide behind the corner escaping the flames, step out again slam him with my mystical power of force. Rocking him back for a couple of wounds... I then repeat that our demands are meant to be taken seriously...This time in anger he bursts forth another gout of flame, I hide back behind my pillar, step out again, rinse repeat, 3 wounds....I ask him to sign again, he refuses, so I blast him to unconsciousness. Eat my packed lunch, wait for him to wake up, standing in front of him with the scroll. "These are our demands, please sign them and we can conclude our business."
It was a blast, really fun to see how someone else runs the system. And hey we beat a dragon and finished the whole thing with only 2 players! Woot Woot!