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I went to see Ninja Turtles the other day, and the theater was pretty full for some strange reason. My experience of the movie aside, there was this humongous tool sitting several rows in front of me. He started talking loudly somewhere after half an hour, snickering with his buddies. Then he answered a phone call, proceeding to talk very loudly so he could be heard over the movie. On repeated prompts from other people, who asked him to shut up, he responded with threats of violence. It all ended up in several dozen soda paper cups holding about a liter of soda slamming into him from various sides of the theater. He kept quiet after that.
But what is your basic reaction to such crappy people? People like him, or people who bring shrieking kids into a not child-friendly showing.
I don't get Tolkien purists, I do get Tolkien mindset people. You know the type. The only fantasy book they've read is LOTR so they base EVERYTHING on it, and get annoyed when in my world Elves are just people like humans with good ones, bastards and other kinds, and when not all dwarves are greedy gold loving grumpy small men.
Actually one player was so outraged that everyone could speak dwarven that the threatened to leave the game if it wasn't immediately changed. I told him he is free to go. That cooled him off immediately.
But these people aren't Tolkien purists, they are just horribly uneducated.
Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
I am a manga enthusiast. He is a freak. What Japanese would call Otaku but in the worst kind of way. Even other manga enthusiasts (some very very enthusiastic) steer clear of him
He freaking goes around the city with a katana strapped to his back. Made of steel and sharp enough to easily maim a person. He's been arrested twice because of it but he doesn't relent.
K177Y C47 wrote:
I picked it at random, didn't even wait for the pictures to load. I never choose an avatar with meaning.
Um dude, not cool. I definitely wouldn't play with you as GM. Ever.
Even though I hate having players play anthropomorphic animals, I would never do what you did.
You could just tell him to leave because other players and you weren't having fun at his uselessness and single player-ism.
Killing a character is such stupidly passive aggressive way to solve that particular problem.
A high level. Unless a player is new, I expect them to know which die to use (Surprising how often people don't even after years of gaming), All of the pertinent rules of their class and race, ALL of the combat rules, If spellcasters, rules for spellcasting, and spells they are going to use most often, or at least printed on cards for easy access.
Because this is not a video game, and if you want a tabletop role playing game to be boiled down to simple mechanics, maybe you should be playing wargames.
I require a player of a character who attempts diplomacy to at least tell what the character sayst. I don't go for "I roll diplomacy" That roll automatically fails or has a -10 penalty.