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Our GM solved this by allowing a certain number of "Logical Extension" rolls from our genius players. They roll a straight Int check and he tells them some valuable info that they would reasonably be able to infer. (Kinda like Sherlock Holmes)
My DM encountered this once. His reply was:
"Awesome! All three assassins are now level 20 and retired. Now roll up a new character!"
No snark, no anger, just really really cheerful response which I thought was hilarious.
Mysterious Stranger wrote:
What happens when my concept is that I am the best swordsman in the world? Most people who play games are ordinary people, so what is wrong with wanting your character to be something special? Even in real life there are plenty of examples of people who dedicate their lives to one thing at the expense of everything else. A person who is so hung up on getting into medical school that they concentrate all their time on getting good grades, or any professional athlete are both examples of this.
We tried that on our DM once. He replied "Cool! That character is level 20 and has retired. Now roll a new character!"
I use a blend of form and function. I usually have an idea of what I want to play, then start asking myself questions after I make a couple of rolls on the background tables in the Mythic book
uh oh...incoming attacks. I can dodge this...It's just a jump to the left
While you're aiming for his fists, he's flurry kicking you into the ground.
Emmit Svenson wrote:
What if both grapplers were succubi? What if they were under the effects of a Grease spell? We need more details to make a definitive ruling.
If it were two succubi then I would rule that anyone in visual range must save versus Hypnotic Pattern. Luscious gyrating hypnotic patterns....
Thanks to extensive research on the internet I've discovered that, among many, many other things, being grappled and/or pinned can be an act of passion, as can pinning another...erm...creature. It could be suggested by some that such acts are a perversion, only enjoyed by the sick and morally reprehensible. Does the succubus qualify on that score?
For some reason, when you typed that, the first thing I thought of was Commandant Lassard from the Police Academy movies...specifically, the scene where he is standing at the podium...lol
"There is no such thing as a plea of innocence in my court. A plea of innocence is guilty of wasting my time. GUILTY!"
Xenomorph 27 wrote:
A fellow PC calling himself an alchemist(tengu ninja) killed an NPC in mid speech as he was showing us on a map where to go for our quest. The other members of the group, me (aasimar ocacle) and the other guy (oread druid) were not giving the chance to stop him. The NPC was dead before I could heal him. The player controlling the tengu ninja was drunk and laughing through it all. We told him that was the wrong thing to do. We were conflicted with what to do and everyone took off without waiting for the group. We ended game hiding out in the nearby forest away from town. The GM said there was likely to be a bounty, and trial once we were captured. Seeing that people saw us earlier as newcomers and later, townsfolk viewed us fleeing from town, I'm think I need to turn myself in. Accept whatever small town justice comes my way and roll up another character. I doubt the "alchemist" will get out of this once captured, he's level 1. Knowing some insight about our GM, I think we will all have to roll up new characters. Any thoughts on any of this?
Boot the lush. Redact everything that happened as a Patrick Duffy/Bobby Ewing event.
And when Pip fails we get to say:
"FOOL OF A TOOK!!!
The Rot Grub wrote:
So, you claw and do damage. Then you claw, and do damage and the target falls down. Then you nomnomnomnomnomnomnom until you are full. I'd say it's a good day to be that monster.
The GM had an opportunity with my last character, something like this: We were fighting two gricks. We were fighting next to a pool of water that the gricks swam out of to attack us. I was dropped to negative hit points. The DM took pity on me and had the grick turn on the paladin. I called foul. That grick should have grabbed me and swam to the bottom of the pool to eat in peace. Anyone who has ever had a pet knows that food comes first. Winning fights don't matter if you're still hungry or dead at the end. When the opportunity to get away with food presents itself, animal intelligence and instinct take over and that animal will try to make off with the meal.
Heh heh heh. Wizard talk big. Wizard threaten Brox with turn to toad spell. Wizard not able to read spell no more. Now Brox have his turn. Mebbe wizard give Brox protection golds. Brox take good care of wizard.
See dat cleric over dere? Brox make contribo..conctr..gift of gold for you with dat guy. Say curses and tell what do. Mebbe dat guy take away curses. Mebbe dat guy ask for protection golds too. Brox not able to see future. Brox is just pawn of fate.
Ash, this really isn't necessary. Back-handed insults at the GM just because your suggestion was politely refused is no reason to act that way.
@OP: Take it step by step and see what happens. Try the remove curse first. See if it works. If not there has to be something else that will help. Maybe go see an oracle to find out how to lift the curse. Maybe this is a lead-in to another adventure. Or the next leg in your current adventure.
This is where we run into my pet peeve.
The fighter 2 (for the feats dip)/rogue1 (for the stealth/traps/w-e dip)/sorc 1 (for the bloodlines dip)/ cleric of (Fill in the blank with optimized domain) (for whatever domain bonuses dip) with no real background that explains any of it except "Well, one day he just decided to become a rogue/sorcerer/cleric/pick next class with desireable ability". And I *have* seen it. More than once. When questioned about it the player says "Dude, that's my roleplay. That's it. I just decided to."
It doesn't just break ther verisimilitude of the game, I beats it about the head and neck, stabs it in the kindeys a bunch of times, then goes and slaughters its family as well. Then urinates on the whole mess for spite.
Malleus Maleficarum wrote:
Wait Wait Wait....Magi have an ability that lets them channel the artistic genius of Frank Black and the Pixies?
Bandavaar the Brave wrote:
First, the Player should learn to compromise a little.
Second: "Look kids! Big Ben, and Parliment!"---
2 hrs later: "kids...Big Ben...Parliment..."
I love coming to this page and seeing what's going on. Especially when I see stuff like:
OP: I wanna play <pick any> class. I have an idea that the role play will be <fill in the blank!>
Next Poster: You should play <pick a diametrically opposite class> rewritten with a dip in <this random class> and one more in <that random class>
OP: Well, ok I guess...I was thinking of using <this weapon> (slashing) because it fits the roleplay!
Additional Poster: You should totally not use <this weapon> (1h/slashing) when <that weapon> (2h/bludgeoning) is far superior dude!
I half expect to pop in here once and see a guy talking about wanting to play a fighter and get advice that he should really be playing a Martial/Armored/Monk/Wizard with a dip in Bard because he needs the skill bonuses. LOL
So our GM is running Second Darkness, and after a couple of sessions we get to the part where we're dealing with the guy Saul is in debt to (Lymas Sneed or something like that) and I go sneaking over to that guy's place to see if I can find anything interesting (and find some money. Half-orc gotta get paid yo!)
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I went over there, so now the slimey git is waiting for me. He's on the first floor in the kitchen with a crossbow. So I come sneaking downstairs but I rolled low. I got spotted and Lymas takes his shot. HA! Barely grazed me (3 points). I barrel around the corner (drawing 1 shortsword while moving) and try to trip him. All he has in his hands is an unloaded x-bow. He swings it at me and misses. His turn he backs up a step and reloads. I move up and swing at him. Miss. He takes a step back and fumbles (dropped weapon) I bullrush him back (MADE IT!) and he slams back into the back wall of the kitchen. He picks himself up off the floor and draws a dagger. I pick up the x-bow.
I tell him he's now outta business. I tell him his time is up. He begs for his life and says he can make me rich. I said it's only a matter of time before I find a dagger in my back but I'll entertain a buyout for cash on hand. He says he hasn't got a lot. I say "Oh that's too bad" and push a lantern hanging from a nail (DM: wait...what??). It shatters, spilling lamp oil on the floor. He opens a bureau drawer and tosses me a bag of gold. "I tell him to get his skinny @#$ out of town and toss a second lantern near the fireplace. He bounds past me and out the door. As the flames crawl inexorably up the walls to the second floor, I sneak out the back door a little richer and one less opponent in Riddleport.
Thank god you're not at our table because that kind of attitude would get you voted out of the game.
Not too bad so far.
Ring of Gaseous Form
This ring grants all the benefits as per the spell, with the power being removed when the ring is removed from the finger. The third time the power is called upon, the curse is activated and the ring becomes as insubstantial as the wearer. The unfortunate character is caught in mist form until a remove curse is cast, whereupon the ring resumes its normal form and can be removed.
...and are large enough to knock the PC's back (reducing the number of attacks from said PC's). We learned that fighting Balors near lava pits is always a fatal mistake...
"FROM MY PERSPECTIVE THE JEDI ARE EVIL! YOU DON'T KNOW MY POWWWWWWURRRRR"!!!
I'd like to hear some of the funny stuff said/done at the game table (in game please) that made the whole table laugh.
When my gaming group had just started, we had this kid (senior in HS getting ready for college) who wanted to play a halfling rogue. Because he was terrible at naming in general, we looked the other way when he named his character "Skeeve" (Robert Aspirin Myth- books, for those who don't know), so we're leveling along, doing our thing, listening and /facepalming to all the goofy stuff Skeeve comes up with.
In the course of adventuring, we meet an old knight. Positively ancient. And a little crazy too. I know my DM, and I figured this was his Don Quixote-type guy, who wanted "one last adventure..". I forget what we were fighting, but the knight does this Majestic Charge™ (like something out of the movie Excalibur) and hits his mark, but in the process is run through by two pikes, killing him instantly. Our DM gave us this moment by moment accounting of the knight's passing, how heroic it was, how serene he looked in the face of death, how he went out as he intended...and Skeeve interrupts by saying: "Dibs on the armor.." The knight hadn't even hit the ground yet.
It may not seems so humorous in type, but I swear to any God you place in front of me, we were in hysterics. I still remember that was the one time I laughed so hard that I cried, my sides were killing me, and I had to leave the room...