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JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

Shadow Lodge

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I think it's the Type IV I hate the most.


Rynjin wrote:
snickersimba wrote:

People who cannot role play

Otakus
Nekos
Anime fanboys/girls
Refrences
Metagamers/powergamers
People who are occupied often
Perverts

If I gave a discription for each reason, this list would be enough to fill a mirriam webster.
If I GM and you fall under any of these categories, I will tell you once in a quiet room, perist and I will torture you untill you leave by your own will.

TL;DR: "I CAN'T HANDLE IT WHEN PEOPLE LIKE THINGS I DON'T LIKE! STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE! AAAAAAAAAAA"

Which honestly sums up the majority of this thread in a nutshell.

In many cases I'd feel like this was hyperbole but since he listed "Anime fanboy" as a category for which he will tell you "stop or I'll be an a%+@+%! until you leave"...

I really would like a description of these though, since at some point, most players will have likely fallen into one or two (or if you're like me, all except one).


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Skeld wrote:
JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

Be fair, there's always the possibility he could discuss women's rights nonstop as well.

~Milady~


Skeld wrote:
JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

You'd be surprised by me then. Granted I don't have anything outside of a suit and tie that go well with a fedora (thus I don't wear it due to having grown a bit much for my suits)... I couldn't give two craps about "men's rights". Men get a bad rap in some areas, sure, but by damn it, we (arguably I guess) deserve it after what we've done over the centuries. Only thing I don't feel should be unsaid is reverse-rape, but, meh, that's a dead horse that has been beaten by everyone, so all I do is comment it's a problem and move on.

I'm more interested in anime, film, video games, TCGs, and TTRPGS. I don't discuss anything science related, religion related, or philosophy, until I'm sure I won't get shot in the face with X object for "being an anarchistic heretic" by seemingly perfectly normal people.

Grand Lodge

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Artemis Moonstar wrote:
Skeld wrote:
JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

You'd be surprised by me then. Granted I don't have anything outside of a suit and tie that go well with a fedora (thus I don't wear it due to having grown a bit much for my suits)... I couldn't give two craps about "men's rights". Men get a bad rap in some areas, sure, but by damn it, we (arguably I guess) deserve it after what we've done over the centuries. Only thing I don't feel should be unsaid is reverse-rape, but, meh, that's a dead horse that has been beaten by everyone, so all I do is comment it's a problem and move on.

I'm more interested in anime, film, video games, TCGs, and TTRPGS. I don't discuss anything science related, religion related, or philosophy, until I'm sure I won't get shot in the face with X object for "being an anarchistic heretic" by seemingly perfectly normal people.

Nothing surprises me.

-Skeld


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Skeld wrote:
JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

Yeah, I can say with 100% certainty that I'm not going to talk about either of those things, except to deny that I'm involved with MRA stuff if someone brings it up. It's incredibly frustrating to have found a look that I liked and have it ruined for me by a bunch of morons associating it with their intolerant crap later on. And I may be an IT worker, but I couldn't give a crap about Linux when I'm not at work (and even then, I don't really care because my job doesn't involve Linux much at all).

As for the suit and tie, I generally don't bother with that, because my usual outfit is jeans and a t-shirt with a nice coat over that. It's far easier to just carry the coat under the seat of my bike and swap my leather jacket for that when I get someone instead of having to change into a full suit.


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People who can't NOT go off topic.
Preachy people
People who tell you what you're supposed to think
People who tell you what you're supposed to do this round
People who tell you that you made your character wrong
People who tell you that you can't have a list of the kinds of people you don't like to game with
People who don't take a moment to enjoy the scenery
People who talk over you when you're taking your turn
People who giggle/laugh after every sentence

Sovereign Court

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I'm pretty tolerant, but I still try to avoid this type of gamer

A player who just takes something some else did first but makes it better (i.e. more optimized) sometimes even in the same game making the original players character redundant. I know everything's been done before, but if it feels like you're just copying other players characters maybe you're doing it too soon.

player's who use the same option every single character really this is your 5th character in a row with the rich parents trait etc.

DMs with a limited idea of the scope of evil look I know that sometimes it's easier to just blanket ban evil characters than risk an a$@~$@+ at the table misplaying evil, but don't tell me it's because a properly evil character can't do this or work in a group etc. or all the BS reasons i've heard over the years. What's funny is that I rarely if ever play evil characters, but if I hear that's what you think of as evil, then I have a worry about your villains being one dimensional.

A player that says they like to break the system or that they prefer an edition because it's easier to do overpowered things I'm a casual gamer, i like to sit down, come up with a character concept that sounds fun to play and go, I don't want to have to spend several hours each time I gain a level pouring over the best options and doing a cost benefit analysis to keep up. I also don't want to play in a game where the one player who does do this auto-succeeds at everything but "it's okay cause I have x weakness" knowing full well that unless the DM is being a dick that weakness may be exploited once or twice while the rest of the campaign is Grugnir the Smasher, and friends

I actually will still play in a lot of these situations as I know I'm not perfect, I spent way to long as a career DM and subsequently have a hard time turning it off, so while I try to keep it in check, I know my inner rules lawyer/arbitrator sneaks out more often than it should "how did you get that +16 again?" (why does it matter to you faerune littlefoot halfling oracle?) these are more things that irk me than things I hate.


anyone EVER who plays a Kender.

This extends to Gnomes as well.

Ive never met a gnome/kender player that I can stomach (seriously Im not making that up)

oddly this does not extend to standard halflings.


Pendagast wrote:

anyone EVER who plays a Kender.

This extends to Gnomes as well.

Ive never met a gnome/kender player that I can stomach (seriously Im not making that up)

oddly this does not extend to standard halflings.

i never met a halfling i can stomach either because they tend to suffer from the Gnome/Kender Problem


Played a semi kenderized halfling, loved every second of it. That being said the character was fun to have around and the other players liked him. Now as to gamers I can't stand it would have to be the ones who have no sense of personal hygiene. I can get along with and tolerate pretty much everything else aside from several personality flaws. Just ask the crazy guy at my table (not joking, he's crazy, as in mentally unstable, great guy though) I can tolerate a lot.

Sovereign Court

Yeah, Kender. Just no.

Surprisingly, we only had one wacky gnome, and he was a mad scientist type of wacku. An Alchemist, of course. But he was sane enough to be bearable, so we had fun.


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Artemis Moonstar wrote:
Skeld wrote:
JurgenV wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*
I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!
A real fedora not a hipster hat

Don't get me wrong, outside of a well-dressed elderly gentleman or an actor in a period piece, I always know what to expect from a conversation with a guy wearing a fedora (especially if he isn't wearing a suit and tie): a discussion on men's rights or Linux.

-Skeld

You'd be surprised by me then. Granted I don't have anything outside of a suit and tie that go well with a fedora (thus I don't wear it due to having grown a bit much for my suits)... I couldn't give two craps about "men's rights". Men get a bad rap in some areas, sure, but by damn it, we (arguably I guess) deserve it after what we've done over the centuries. Only thing I don't feel should be unsaid is reverse-rape, but, meh, that's a dead horse that has been beaten by everyone, so all I do is comment it's a problem and move on.

I'm more interested in anime, film, video games, TCGs, and TTRPGS. I don't discuss anything science related, religion related, or philosophy, until I'm sure I won't get shot in the face with X object for "being an anarchistic heretic" by seemingly perfectly normal people.

No man deserves longer prison sentances or worse chance of child custody than a woman. "Over the centuries" is crap, you do NOT punish someone for what they did not do.


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Around here a fedora wearer most likely want to talk about how hard it is to be a student, gripe about loans/ mom not giving enough money or legalizing pot


Pendagast wrote:

anyone EVER who plays a Kender.

This extends to Gnomes as well.

Ive never met a gnome/kender player that I can stomach (seriously Im not making that up)

oddly this does not extend to standard halflings.

thats why my club has the official "gnome no being a dick pact" you must agree to to play one


Kryzbyn wrote:

Also:

1) People intolerant of other people's cultures.
2) The Dutch.

1 i can agree on.

> 2 Why?

Sovereign Court

They are the dutch. Does there have to be another reason?


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I'm sensing an Austin Powers ref from Hama


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It's a quote from Goldmember, and a joke.
The joke is the dichotomy of those 2 statements.


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I turned 51 on the 11th of October, and I'll stick with my Tilley T3 (in classic khaki), thank you very much

The Hat


Hama wrote:
They are the dutch. Does there have to be another reason?

<== Knows some nice dutch people. :)


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As an American, I agree with that sentiment 100%.


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After reading this thread, I just have one thing to say:

"Lord, is it I?"


@ Kryzbyn:
If the sentiment is Hama's ref...

You must've met the wrong lot XD


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No, no. I mean about an entire country being judged as dicks based on a very small segment of the population.

Sovereign Court

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And here I was only kidding. I don't know a single Dutch person.


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Every time I go to a restaurant with my in-laws, it seems like I'm with a Dutch person,

badoom-ching


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Pendagast wrote:

anyone EVER who plays a Kender.

This extends to Gnomes as well.

Ive never met a gnome/kender player that I can stomach (seriously Im not making that up)

oddly this does not extend to standard halflings.

Hmm, I've never had that problem with gnomes. I've played gnomes, but I play them the same way I play humans, as people. Actually, I think my Gnome was more sane than my Half-Elf Warlock... She was just a small human with funny hair. :)

I have never actually played in a game with a Kender, but, if it's done well and not as some sneak thief wackadoodle, I wouldn't mind it. I don't have issues with weird races. I've seen humans played like the sneak thief wackadoodle, so for me it's not the race I have an issue with it's the player.

My biggest no-no are players who make a character who is not a team player. I don't want PCs in my campaign or game who are not going to play the game as a cooperative game! No backstabbing evil bastards, thanks. (The reason I generally ban Evil characters is because every time I've allowed it they turn into a backstabbing non-team player rather than truly evil.)

Liberty's Edge

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Pendagast wrote:

anyone EVER who plays a Kender.

This extends to Gnomes as well.

Ive never met a gnome/kender player that I can stomach (seriously Im not making that up)

oddly this does not extend to standard halflings.

<sneaks into thread>

<puts custard in Pendagast's hat>

Liberty's Edge

I don't mind Kenders. I think between the horribly annoying way they were written in the Dragonlance novels. To poorly run in character by players. I can see why they annoy some in the hobbty.

Gamers who invite new players into their groups yet really do so only as a last resort and only half heartedly I was in a game where it was the DM his girlfriend and his best friend. Never have I and the other members of the group felt so unwelcome. It was as if we gamed at their leisure and pleasure. I guess when one runs game with the same three people for years one becomes insular. Nor is one going to get the perfect gamer i.e. the same personalities as everyone else.

Gamers with a girlfriend who won't treat her like everyone else. Giving special treatment. I'm all for respecting and loving ones significant other. Yet if the GF character keeps escapaing death and getting the best items why bother playing with such blatant favoritism.

Unreasonable Demanding DMs/Players. Must set aside not 4 not 5 not 6 but 12 hours on every Sunday to game. Which I could do when I was in my teens or early twenties. Not now. I just don't have the time, patience or willingness to sit through 12 hours of gaming anymore. Or complain that I leave a hour early even when I have repeatedly mentioned that I need to leave early because of having to take public transportation and I don't want to get home at 1 am in the morning. As I work at 8 am the next day. I have gamed with some real nitpickers never ever again. Not to say everything goes my way yet if I tell the DM/Players upfront about the situation and it bothers them why recruit me in the first place. Just seems like a waste of time and energy.

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Hama wrote:
And here I was only kidding. I don't know a single Dutch person.

I live in Northeast Jersey across from Manhattan. We're knee deep in Dutch legacies here.


EntrerisShadow wrote:
And I especially don't want to (in one disturbing case) even scratch the surface of your weirdo loli-fetishism.

Ugh. I almost want to ask how this happened, but... ugh.


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what cracks me up is when anyone tries to claim that loligoth "fetishism" or interest is not treading a highly questionable path. It's as if they do not understand where the term "Lolita" in that regard comes from, and why it is a questionable path.

Or to quote the Bard Sting - "He starts to shake he starts to cough just like the man in that book by Nabokov"


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Hama wrote:

I thoroughly despise people who try to win at collaborative games like tabletop RPGs or boardgames which require players to work together.

You?

People who make the game less fun, in any of a myriad of ways, for the rest of the table.

People who occupy my time with trying to win the game instead of playing the game.

People who are personally insulting to people at the table.

People who are destructive to the property they are playing in, be it my house or the local game store. This includes being slobs, breaking things, and so on.


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Could we perhaps change the title of the thread to "Play Styles or Roleplay Behaviors That You Aren't Cool With"? I like the idea of discussing our own individual preferences and feelings, but the threat currently runs the risk of being antagonistic.


Terquem wrote:

what cracks me up is when anyone tries to claim that loligoth "fetishism" or interest is not treading a highly questionable path. It's as if they do not understand where the term "Lolita" in that regard comes from, and why it is a questionable path.

Or to quote the Bard Sting - "He starts to shake he starts to cough just like the man in that book by Nabokov"

By the time that starts, it's best to just back out of the room.

Grand Lodge

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I took the thread title to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I don't really "hate" any gamers, but there are annoying habits we all have to some degree or another, and it's cathartic to point them out with a bit of hyperbole. I can find myself often times going through this thread and chuckling to myself saying, "Yeah, I'm that guy". (Sorry, Earlier-Gnome-Hater-Whose-Name-Escapes-Me. Gnomes rock my world and I will always play them up as campy as I feel they're described. I humbly accept my flogging for that sin.)

T.B. wrote:
EntrerisShadow wrote:
And I especially don't want to (in one disturbing case) even scratch the surface of your weirdo loli-fetishism.
Ugh. I almost want to ask how this happened, but... ugh.

There's no real big story about it. She was a friend's new girlfriend at the time, who he claimed was really into anime, RPG's, and cosplay. (All things I can appreciate, honestly.) He asked if she could join a game I was starting the next week. It was the day after our second session they broke up and spared me a very awkward conversation.

Terquem wrote:

what cracks me up is when anyone tries to claim that loligoth "fetishism" or interest is not treading a highly questionable path. It's as if they do not understand where the term "Lolita" in that regard comes from, and why it is a questionable path.

Or to quote the Bard Sting - "He starts to shake he starts to cough just like the man in that book by Nabokov"

I actually was going to post something similar to this, but figured I should let it go. I felt like Auren wasn't being entirely genuine when describing what loli is and why so many people are disturbed by it.

In any case, my issue with that player wasn't just the loli-character - it's that she insisted on making it intensely, disturbingly sexual. (Such as - ugh, "descriptively" - hitting on the other players while affecting a little girl voice.) But when you lay it out as a fashion that's intended to dock adult women out as prepubescent children, I think the fact it sets off a lot of people's ick factors is understandable.


EntrerisShadow wrote:
In any case, my issue with that player wasn't just the loli-character - it's that she insisted on making it intensely, disturbingly sexual. (Such as - ugh, "descriptively" - hitting on the other players while affecting a little girl voice.) But when you lay it out as a fashion that's intended to dock adult women out as...

Well, I'm glad you dodged the bullet.

Mainly because I was in a similar situation (adult wanting to play as a... questionable child), and at first I thought, "How could this go wrong? We'll have a smartass wise-beyond-years child soldier in our midst. It'll be great!"

It wasn't. It really, really wasn't.


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EntrerisShadow wrote:
I took the thread title to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I don't really "hate" any gamers, but there are annoying habits we all have to some degree or another, and it's cathartic to point them out with a bit of hyperbole. I can find myself often times going through this thread and chuckling to myself saying, "Yeah, I'm that guy". (Sorry, Earlier-Gnome-Hater-Whose-Name-Escapes-Me. Gnomes rock my world and I will always play them up as campy as I feel they're described. I humbly accept my flogging for that sin.)

Pathfinder has the first gnomes of ANY game i like. Yeah they can be a little odd but they are fey DRIVEN to be so, and in any way not just the one track stereotype like the tinkers of dragonlance

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