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step A: acquire a date
can people overcome their social anxiety or self-consciousness enough during a given session to play the character they are capable of playing?
there are times when I can sell a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves because I know I am really good at what I do
there are times when I doubt myself so hard and am so scared I am going to fail that I want to throw up and then hide and then throw up some more while I am hiding
there are times when I can walk into a room and know that I can be funniest and most charming person in that room, regardless of who is in there because I think I am just basically rad
there are times when I cannot walk into any room without feeling like I should not be in that room because I think I suck pretty bad and am worse than everybody else
there are times when I look in the mirror and smile because I know I can make someone smile just by smiling at them
there are times when I look in that mirror and wonder how I am going to get through the day because I do not want to smile at myself or think I deserve anyone smiling at me ever
I think there are a lot of people who can play an 18 or more in a lot of stats but sometimes they see themselves as a 7 and/or are afraid other people see them as a 7 and/or think that if they try for an 18 than everyone else will think they have an 18 in being a self-centered holier-than-thou better-than-you d-bag
edit: sorry I thought this was livejournal, my bad
j/k I have feels sometimes and think a lot about things that matter to me
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING BROTHER!
THE HOLGSTER ALWAYS DRINKS HIS MILK AND TAKES HIS VITAMINS AND SETS AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL THE LITTLE HOLGANMANIACS OUT THERE!
WHATCHU GONNA DO, BROTHER, WHEN BROTHER HOLGAN HOLYWOOD OF THE ORDER OF THE NEW WORLD AND HIS STR 18 PYTHONS GET A HOLD OF YOUUUUUUUU BROTHER?!
Freehold DM wrote:
HE HAILS FROMGREEEEEEEN
a chill fanbase unless you are talking about rules, rogues, paladins, alignment, FAQs, PFS legality, PFS existence, monks, crane wing, armor spikes, ragelancepounce, GM fiat, player/GM entitlement, wrongbadfun, table variation, LGBTIQ issues, religion, politics, inventory tracking sheets, ACG classes, RPG Superstar, fighters, caster/martial disparity, rocket tag, magic item creation, rolling vs. point-buying ability scores, summoners, DPR, RAW, RAI, the Stormwind Fallacy, optimization, munchkins, power-gaming, roleplay vs. rollplay or guns in a fantasy setting.
If this is a topic you feel strongly about, you really should do yourself a favor and read and/or participate in a Wrath of the Righteous AP campaign.
Freehold DM wrote:
Heh, actually, that's how Lamontia and I found Pathfinder.
We were sitting around on a Saturday about two years back, with not a whole lot to do. We were just chatting and how we got on the topic escapes me, but we started reminiscing about the tabletop RPG experiences of our respective youths.
As the conversation progressed, we sort of came to the conclusion of, well, we're adults with some disposable income, some time and open minds, so why not try and find a local game? We decided to go find some White Wolf stuff, since my wife grew up playing Werewolf and such and while I hadn't, I had always wanted to try it.
We looked up a local game shop and decided to go find some White Wolf material...annnnd...yeah, that didn't work out, since there wasn't really anything to find. But...the LGS staff pointed us toward Pathfinder as a popular system with regular local games set up...and the rest is history.
Freehold DM wrote:
well I mean okay if sobecause I think I will just continue to be cool with people being rad to each other regardless of who they get down with or how they want to do what they do or who they know they are on the outside or the inside or just basically whatever man
that seems better to me than needing to agree with a belief that I should not be cool with all this just because I am afraid of ending up in a bad place
I am sorry you could not find fun romantic options on a pirate ship commanded by horrible people where you are press-ganged into service and battling for your life virtually every minute of a given day
I think that is why, for some of the reasons already listed in this thread, that my wife and I turned back to tabletop RPGs in our adulthood.
Neither of us was getting that itch scratched by TV/Movies, in terms of sprawling good fantasy yarns.
So...we began to make our own adventures, through Pathfinder.
Matthew Pittard wrote:
The big thing thats gets me is the cadre of people who play directly off their i device/laptop/ other. Its happened more than a few times where combat goes really quick and then stops as the player stops playing Candy Crush/other, quickly (or rather slowly) loads up Herolab and then goes.
You are getting "the cadre of people who play directly off their i device/laptop/ other" mixed up with "the cadre of people who are inattentive/disrespectful to the game". The two are not contingent upon one another.
Playing off of a device does not mean you are playing Candy Crush and not paying attention the rest of the time when it is not your turn.
I get pretty tired of hearing this on the forums. Fortunately, I have never had to deal with this misguided Luddite notion in my area, as players who use pencil/paper character sheets and players who use devices all seem to have the same amount of common sense, respect for the game and congenial dispositions.
okay so now that I am done changing everything for my clients and informing that no I did not cause this and no I could not have predicted it and that no they are safe and that no terrorists are not going to haxor them and that no every major site they are involved with has updated properly I think I going to go throw up for awhile because being screamed at for two days straight is tough on my tummy
[PFS] Is it safe for an offensive caster to have less then a 20 in their casting stat post racial in PFS?
As I think about it... I think the people who feel upset by it... based on what's been said here... is they feel that they and their hobby is being disrespected.
two of the terms in this thread have that exact effect on me, but certainly not to the point of calling anyone out on them
has anyone else in the player group talked with the GM?
have you tried, as a group, before a session starts, (tactfully) asking as a group to provide some input on what you all would like to see improved/changed from the game and from the GM, as well as to ask how you as players can assist him with the flow/functionality of the game the GM is running?
A united front may help get results that one person could not get on their own
if this is met with cold negativity or a flat-out refusal, you're probably not going to get anywhere with this