Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Good, The Bad, and the Serendipitous

If you ever need inspiration for using the Serendipity advantage in (cinematic) play, look no further than The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Here is a partial list of things that happen in the movie that could qualify as Serendipity uses:

- you're about to die and the plot comes a-rollin' in, in a wagon with a clue to a treasure.
- there is a friendly mission nearby to nurse you back to health.
- there is a cannon nearby, loaded, ready to fire.
- you unloaded his pistol while he was asleep.
- you just happen to hear and recognize someone's gun sound during a lull in nearby combat.
- you've got a couple shovels, which you didn't specify you were carrying.

and my favorite:

- a cannonball hits the hotel, enabling you to escape the noose.

The movie is full of great lines, scenes, and moments, but it's just an end to end trove of "I use Serendipity" moments. The extended version (recommended) has even more.

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