My teacher had us practice dialogue by typing out movie dialogue, but phrasing it like a written story. I chose the third episode of the third season of one my favorite shows, Thrilling Intent. I heartily recommend it, especially if you enjoy the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder roleplaying games. Warning: This is longer than my usual pieces, make sure you’ve got some time before reading this.
Taken from “Deck of Disaster Part 3 – Thrilling Intent 43″
The scene opens. Our four heroes, Ashe, Gregor, Kier, and Markus have arrived on the Isle of Peros and are surrounded by various hooligans out to steal their belongings. Gregor, the team’s new Oracle, takes out his fortune-telling tome and approaches one of the thugs, casually flipping through the book for information. It allows Gregor to see into the gangster’s past, and sadly states that a man, dressed as a duck, came into his household and murdered his entire family.
“Psychological warfare.” He says proudly when Ashe shoots him a confused look.
Making use of Gregor’s stationary form, Markus rushes behind the man and readies himself to tabletop the thug.
Gregor, glancing up from his tome, confusedly asks, “Are-are you the table or am I the table?”
“You’re the table.” Markus deadpans.
“Is it not in the book?”
Paying little attention to the surprise on his companion’s face, Markus shoves the man into Gregor. Clearly misinterpreting the situation, the Oracle embraces the thug.
He whispers into the man’s ear, “Quack.”
His three companions burst into laughter, but stop when the two magic users, Kier and Markus, freeze in place. A crackle passes through the magicians, and their hair stands on end.
The thug’s eyes go wild for a second, “…What?”
Gregor leans in, “I said ‘Give me some bread.’” He lowers his voice menacingly. “Quack quack.”
The group continues to laugh at the man’s expense, but Kyr sniffs the air at another fizzle of electricity, “Did you just feel the rules of the universe being rewritten as we spoke? ‘Cause I felt that.”
He sidesteps nervously towards Ashe, who stutters, “Uh…”
“I smelled it. Tasted it too.” He smacks his lips and mumbles, “Ugh.”
“I didn’t feel it much.”
The thug, panicking at Gregor’s words, runs away, “Why am I panicking?” He continues sprinting, making several distressing noises before leaping into a ditch labeled: Kidnapping Hole, though the group sees this as unimportant.
Gregor smiles, “Works every time,” he notices Markus raise his hand to add something. “From now on.”
The adventurers chuckle to themselves and continue on their quest, this little incident barely leaving a mark in their memories.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of Thrilling Intent. If you liked what you read, go ahead and check them out! They’re hilarious and update every Tuesday. If this seems really random and ad-libbed, that’s basically how they run things.
Link to this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbrWSh2Q7ZI&list=PLYcjWhKow9dplJ0vQL4ofKK_v9nI5ucvY&index=43
Link to their channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd83kSpJ-jJGCE_L8Yaoakg