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Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

The problem with running in someone else's world: Players and Google.

Feh.

Until NPC appear in the game or their existence is established in some other way in game (like another NPC mentioning them), they don't exist. No matter the google or sourcebooks say. They are for the GM to cherry pick. Period.

Unless he googled the NPC in question as "NobodysHome's Curse Of The Crimsone Throne NPC list" and it showed your campaign webpage mentioning the NPC...

Otherwise. Nope, there is no such character until GM tells there is.

So it's the usual, "Which is more difficult; dealing with the whining when I say that no such character exists, or just having the character exist but have no idea who the PC is?"

Beyond the entitlement, munchkining, rules lawyering, and constantly playing Evil characters who aren't labeled as Evil on his character sheet (though every PC he runs is fundamentally Evil), there's the difficulty that he's basically fortysomething going on four, so any time you tell him, "No," you have to be ready for the pouting.

Good example: He decided that by using "gestures" instead of "commands", he could give each individual eye from Prying Eyes separate orders, with the rest waiting patiently for their turn. In short, an attempt to rules lawyer around

PRD wrote:
When you create the eyes, you specify instructions you want them to follow in a command of no more than 25 words.

by insisting that the command he gave was, "Wait for more commands."

I said, "No," likening it to wishing for more wishes.
Let's just say he disagreed with this interpretation.

Ever since then, every time a rules question comes up, he has to pipe up with, "Well, NobodysHome insists on playing the Rules-As-Written, so we have to go by whatever's written down."

I swear, if it wouldn't also punish lisamarlene and her kids, I'd just start ending sessions the moment he said that. Except then we'd never play. And as I've said, he has been MUCH better this campaign than in previous campaigns, but he still falls into his old behavior patterns every couple of months, and has to be smacked back down into, "This is NOT OK behavior as a player."

EDIT: And who doesn't GM while naked?

Shadow Lodge

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Good grief. I've had one player that bad, and thankfully getting rid of him did not come with losing anyone else.


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Something something dark side!


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Something something complete!


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Cookies?


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Orthos wrote:
Good grief. I've had one player that bad, and thankfully getting rid of him did not come with losing anyone else.

I once had a problem player, where booting him would have functionally killed the group and lost me a friend.

I booted him anyway.

Shadow Lodge

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I have been lucky in that of all the times I've had a player who was a problem, the rest of the group has been pretty united in wanting them dealt with. I can't imagobe how much stress it would be to have a problem player the other players want kept around.


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Day two in Copenhagen. I saw some neat old buildings, including one with a spire made from entwined linnorms' tails, about 10000000 Christmas markets, Christiana, where there are lots of artists and people sell dope in the street, and lots of water and Danish people.


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Orthos, Recurring Evil Henchman wrote:
Cookies?

Gives them a red shirt.

Shut up and go in that cave! I'm, not, paying you next week, for nothing.


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Captain James T. Yesterday wrote:
Orthos, Recurring Evil Henchman wrote:
Cookies?

Gives them a red shirt.

Shut up and go in that cave! I'm, not, paying you next week, for nothing.

Woo! This'll cover up all the blood!

<enters cave, dies, respawns>

Aww, I lost it with the rest of my loot when I died again.

Shadow Lodge

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I have learned I cannot sit on school bleachers anymore. Feels like a knife in my tailbone.

Shadow Lodge

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Pomp and Circumstance time!

Dark Archive

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We are experiencing technical issues, please stand by.


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I can so something about that.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

The problem with running in someone else's world: Players and Google.

Feh.

Until NPC appear in the game or their existence is established in some other way in game (like another NPC mentioning them), they don't exist. No matter the google or sourcebooks say. They are for the GM to cherry pick. Period.

Unless he googled the NPC in question as "NobodysHome's Curse Of The Crimsone Throne NPC list" and it showed your campaign webpage mentioning the NPC...

Otherwise. Nope, there is no such character until GM tells there is.

So it's the usual, "Which is more difficult; dealing with the whining when I say that no such character exists, or just having the character exist but have no idea who the PC is?"

Beyond the entitlement, munchkining, rules lawyering, and constantly playing Evil characters who aren't labeled as Evil on his character sheet (though every PC he runs is fundamentally Evil), there's the difficulty that he's basically fortysomething going on four, so any time you tell him, "No," you have to be ready for the pouting.

Good example: He decided that by using "gestures" instead of "commands", he could give each individual eye from Prying Eyes separate orders, with the rest waiting patiently for their turn. In short, an attempt to rules lawyer around

PRD wrote:
When you create the eyes, you specify instructions you want them to follow in a command of no more than 25 words.

by insisting that the command he gave was, "Wait for more commands."

I said, "No," likening it to wishing for more wishes.
Let's just say he disagreed with this interpretation.

Ever since then, every time a rules question comes up, he has to pipe up with, "Well, NobodysHome insists on playing the Rules-As-Written, so we have to go by whatever's written down."

I swear, if it wouldn't also punish lisamarlene and her kids, I'd just start ending sessions the moment he said that. Except then we'd never play. And as I've...

is this whingey wizard? Oh man.


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I am LOVING this new version of final fantasy tactics, but the diction is KILLING me. I miss my engrish, and i have to read this high falutin stuff twice as many times to understand it all!

Also the game would be AWESOME if you had more color options for your characters so you could see them better on the field.


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One of the new guys keeps accidentally hanging up on customers when they call asking if we have something.

I'm pretty sure it's accidental because he gives them his name before hanging up on them.

And then they call back.

Hilarious!

And then there's the lady that keeps wandering from her post.


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Man, sometimes I wish I could keep up with this thread like I used to be able to. 300+ new posts? Not reading all that.

Love you guys, but not as much as I am lazy.


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They sent one of the teenagers out to get carts.

He hasn't returned.


Orthos wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
As an aside, I created an all-new Chrono Trigger character two days ago. Figured out his/her stat progression, character, back story, basic look (though I have no sprites or drawn images; not my skill set), and generalized backstory. Even figured out how they would be placed into the game (if they would be) or how they would be worked into the narrative (if they are supposed to be an "after the game"-type character).
I have no idea how this got started or any context but you have my interest and attention.

Oh, my. I hope I haven't oversold it.

Mostly, I was just having fun with a thought-project while I was stuck: in traffic, at the store, at home without internet (temporarily, but still), changing diapers, and so on.

Not a brilliant piece of writing by any means, and nothing too fancy.

The original thought is, "What if you could really recruit a monster? Not like Magus where he entirely changes from the monster version, but just, like, grab an enemy, recruit it, and it joins."

I very quickly mutated that idea beyond recognition when I decided to make them a unique character, but I used several "reasonable" enemies (to my thinking) as a basis for a story, set about averaging their various stats (as an ooc acknowledgement to an in-character goal/attempt at something), and translated those into basic Player-style stats (though, again, I handled Stamina poorly, since I'd forgotten how it worked in relation to Defense, and just off-handed it; also Power because that doesn't exist for monsters, from what I can tell).

Anything else would just be, "Here's my OC's story, you guys." and/or telling you the stats, so, I don't know what you'd want, in particular.


Freehold DM wrote:

I am LOVING this new version of final fantasy tactics, but the diction is KILLING me. I miss my engrish, and i have to read this high falutin stuff twice as many times to understand it all!

Also the game would be AWESOME if you had more color options for your characters so you could see them better on the field.

YES TO ALL OF THIS


(I'm just talking about the War of the Lions version; I don't know if there's a different version out, now.)


The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Man, sometimes I wish I could keep up with this thread like I used to be able to. 300+ new posts? Not reading all that.

Love you guys, but not as much as I am lazy.

Reasonable!


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Tacticslion wrote:
(I'm just talking about the War of the Lions version; I don't know if there's a different version out, now.)

same version, yes.


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Sometimes I try so hard to be the kind of woman who is unafraid to walk into a hardware store, and then, well...

A few months ago I got a free dresser for the children's bedroom on Craigslist. Great! Except all the pulls were broken.

Now that we aren't completely broke, I measured the distance between the drill holes to get new pulls. After both Whingey Wizzard and I made trips to two different hardware stores and searched online, we discovered it's not a standard size, so replacements would be expensive.

I found some really cute moss-green faux-crystal knobs on Amazon, and a box of 25 was only $10. We figured four knobs per drawer instead of two pulls, it will look kinda cool. Great! Except when the box arrived yesterday, all the screws were 1/4" too long.

I went back to the hardware store this morning. It's a non-standard Asian screw size and the guy who helped me had to go through all of the "weird s*&&" bins for ten minutes to find two dozen that would work.

During which time I managed to lose my keys somewhere in the store.

Now I can't go back into the good ACE.


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captain yesterday wrote:

They sent one of the teenagers out to get carts.

He hasn't returned.

We just released the specimen back into his native environment.

With some...modifications. The screams are all part of the experiment, no need for alarm.


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Ugh too sick for strange aeons. at least I can watch documentaries on youtube.


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THERE ARE NO SPELL QUOTES IN THIS VERSION OF FFT

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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How will god show his grace to the worthy now?!?


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Freehold DM wrote:

THERE ARE NO SPELL QUOTES IN THIS VERSION OF FFT

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I thought Freehold hated math. Oh he is not talking about fast fourier transforms he means final fantasy tactics.


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I thought it meant f#$+ing fantastic tassles.

But I'm terrible with abbreviations.


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They sent a second teenager out to get carts.

He also, never returned.

They stopped sending teenagers after that.


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And not to worry, they were both texting the third teenager, who is slightly more responsible then the other two.

Also, you don't get fired for leaving during your shift at mega toy store.

Unless you do it a lot.


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We get these alerts from time to time to put stuff on the floor, it's literally the only way they can measure Brute squad efficiency.

I came back from lunch ten minutes in, found two new guys freaking out in circles, so I gave them the first item to get while I went with a ladder on the floor during the busiest time of day (customers flock to anyone standing on a ladder) to get the 7 items there.

It took me twenty minutes and they still hadn't picked the item in back so I also did that.

And yet the new guys wonder why I get more hours.


Freehold DM wrote:

THERE ARE NO SPELL QUOTES IN THIS VERSION OF FFT

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I knoooooowwwwww

Freehold DM wrote:
How will god show his grace to the worthy now?!?

I knnnooooooowwwwwwww


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Sign here... Here... And here... Initial here...

If you're worthy, your grace will arrive next week.

The Exchange

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*eyes Asmodeus warily*

I will not sell my soul to the devil!


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Just a Mort wrote:

*eyes Asmodeus warily*

I will not sell my soul to the devil!

Will you let him rent it?


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I wouldn't. He'd trash it like a rock star in a cheap hotel room.


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Just a Mort wrote:

*eyes Asmodeus warily*

I will not sell my soul to the devil!

The is a bit subjective when speaking of devils in Pathfinder. I mean, sure, Asmodeus is on the top, but then there's Mephistopheles, Baaelzebub, and the rest of the archdevils, not to mention the numerous other named uniques, and the non-uniques, all down to the lowliest Imp.

So, you know, if the price isn't right with Asmo, shop around.


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I've come to the conclusion that my brother's friends letting me smoke their weed with them when they party is not worth dealing with or being around my brother while he is drunk.

And I really like free weed. Hell I really like weed, but free weed? That's like...free stuff AND weed!

So that just gives you an idea of how bad my brother is when he's drunk.

...
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...
...

...and he's drunk REALLY often.


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Some people are huge a+$#~**s when they're drunk.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I wouldn't. He'd trash it like a rock star in a cheap hotel room.

You will have fun.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Some people are huge a&*#%&$s when they're drunk.

That's my brother. Jeckyl and Hyde. Except he's kind of an a$+!!@$ when he's sober. But still. He's a f@%!ing total mega-wad s$&@head douchebag when he gets drunk enough. Like, if I weren't blood, I'd kind of hate him.

But sober brother lets me stay at his place rent free after the divorce and all, since I'm unemployed after that panic episode or ten at the post office. So...you know...you take the good with the bad.


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I'm having horrible realizations about homebrew deity conversions and firearms for Iron Gods.


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I'm going to see if Crookshanks can volunteer at work a couple of times during winter break.

Not because she needs to learn anything about work ethic or anything but because she is a better worker then every single person they hired this season.


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I am 1.75 hours into the spousal obligation holiday party and I am still being nice and more or less friendly.

Although I did politely let one young man go on for about ten minutes about his grad school applications for about ten minutes because he kept thinking he'd forgotten one of the nine (he hadn't).

When he finally figured it out, I just smiled sweetly and said that I had never claimed to have a lawful alignment.

See? This is me being friendly and social at a party.

Get me the hell out of here.


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Have you tried a smoke bomb/ninja vanish?


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Hey, everyone. I was surfing Youtube and I saw something that I saw on PBS quite a few years ago. Animusic 1


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Scintillae wrote:
Have you tried a smoke bomb/ninja vanish?

I am well known for my ability to disappear from parties.

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