CVRPG Introduction #11: To the Winner Go the Spoils

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Heroes in video RPGs tend to be an easily distracted lot. Some king will say "you heroes need to go on this quest to save the world while me and my armies sit here, idle, watching from a far distance," and the heroes will venture forth into whatever forest is closest. There they will encounter a few monsters (imps or goblins mostly), and realize that, despite the king's hopes and prayers for a speedy quest completion, the heroes are much too weak to really be much use yet.
And so the heroes will spend the next few hours (days, or sometimes weeks) power building in the forests, earning gold and experience just so that they are strong enough to beat bigger and tougher imps and goblins.
And we, the players, call this fun. Seems like the joke is on us, really.

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.