'Embarrassing' Gaming Confessions


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Almonihah wrote:
I spend... far more money than I care to admit every year commissioning art of my characters. I...

If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.


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David M Mallon wrote:
If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.

Nooo, don't tempt me! XD

Silver Crusade

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Almonihah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.
Nooo, don't tempt me! XD

I can send you references as well :3

Scarab Sages

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Lady Ladile wrote:

Still not sure if it's 'embarrassing' but it's more serious than my last one and it relates to my experiences doing Play-by-Post here. I have a hard time relating when people tell me that they've legitimately cried over PC deaths (whether theirs or someone else's) or have gotten emotional writing a post or have actually experienced sleeplessness or other out-of-game distress relating to the game.

There's nothing wrong with not getting emotionally invested in your characters. Or maybe you just haven't found the right combination of character, game setting, GM, and fellow players to cause you to develop that kind of emotional attachment.

Years ago our group had a campaign in which the PCs were cohorts or family members of some higher-level NPC adventurers. When the NPCs suddenly went missing our PCs had to form a party to fulfill their mission and find out what had happened to them. My PC was married his related NPC. I started writing a campaign journal in the form of a diary he was keeping so he could tell his wife about what happened while they were apart. I became very emotionally invested in that character, how much he missed his wife (they were elves, so they'd been married for 70 years), how he refused to admit to himself that she might be dead. When they were finally reunited I felt intensely happy. It was that act of writing from his point of view that made me feel like he was a real person with whom I could have empathy.


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Rysky wrote:
Almonihah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.
Nooo, don't tempt me! XD
I can send you references as well :3

Hmmm... sounds like we need a "good artists for character commissions" thread... or is there one already?


Haladir wrote:

I'm still buying materials for games I like but no longer really play.

I've spent WAY too much money on gaming stuff... over the years, easily over ten grand!

My wife is annoyed with me for taking over one of the bookshelves in the living room with my vast collection of gaming books and materials.

I put mostly gaming books on my Christmas list for the... um... probably 30th year in a row...

I am right there with ya bud there is not a d20, white-wolf, or pathfinder hardback I don't own. I do not even intend to use all of them I get them for completeness sake

Silver Crusade

Almonihah wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Almonihah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.
Nooo, don't tempt me! XD
I can send you references as well :3
Hmmm... sounds like we need a "good artists for character commissions" thread... or is there one already?

Don't think so.


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I just got back from the Group theme songs thread and realized This belong here too. I ran one game and I think technically our group theme song was The Wurzels-I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.


Rysky wrote:
Almonihah wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Almonihah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
If you're ever in the market for more, let me know.
Nooo, don't tempt me! XD
I can send you references as well :3
Hmmm... sounds like we need a "good artists for character commissions" thread... or is there one already?
Don't think so.

The closest thing would be the 3rd party publishers forum product discussion stickied threads; if you post something in website feedback they might open a new thread relating specifically to character artists (or you could post as a company offering services with a link to a webpage/contact info).

Silver Crusade

This would actually be what Off-Topic is for.

If you put it into 3PP threads they might think you're an artist looking for work or looking for art for your work.


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I thought off-topic was created to keep me, and those like me, contained.

Silver Crusade

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captain yesterday wrote:
I thought off-topic was created to keep me, and those like me, contained.

... does that contradict anything I just said?


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Beats me, I'm not a lawyer... I mean, I'm absolutely a lawyer.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
I just got back from the Group theme songs thread and realized This belong here too. I ran one game and I think technically our group theme song was The Wurzels-I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.

I see no problem with this.


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A woops.. Man if ever there were a confession. I play and prefer to play palladium more than any other system. Heroes unlimited and ninjas and superspies mostly.

I suppose my confession would be that I didn't reallize that such a thing should qualify as a confession, but it having been mentioned above... in retrospect... probably true.

Grand Lodge

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I am almost incapable of playing paranoia. I have a very hard time screwing other players over.

I do not like warhammer, and yet my google account has a space marine as the profile picture.

I refused to play a spell caster for the first 1 and a half years of my RPG obsession.

I once made an mythic alchemist who could do nothing but brew potions. We had one hour before we left to explore a dungeon. I brewed everyone in our five person party two potions of cure mod and an invisibility potion by the end of that hour. And then proceeded to not damage anything for the entire dungeon, because I was almost incapable of dealing considerable damage.

My first four pathfinder characters were named 'Blaze'

The fifth was named Frost.

Help


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Often, when I have a new character idea that I'm thrilled with, my muse gets me up at god-awful in the morning and I won't be able to sleep until I've worked enough on it. (which usually means no more sleep)

I usually make custom excel sheets for my characters to access what I need, done in fonts specific to the characters. Often I do this even when I make the character on a generator program.

I have to line up all of my dice on the highest number, except for a few dice I keep separate for roll-low games. I do not let other people touch my dice, especially known dice abusers. I do not see any discontinuity between this and my logical, scientific viewpoint.

I will often manipulate pictures I find on the web to make better character pictures.

I rarely play core classes or core races.

I have retired characters because as I've advanced they ended up being too effective for the party.

Scarab Sages

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Philo Pharynx wrote:


I usually make custom excel sheets for my characters to access what I need, done in fonts specific to the characters. Often I do this even when I make the character on a generator program.

I have a character sheet template that a friend created in Word using tables. I've heavily edited it to suit my preference. I also use different fonts for different characters.

I update my character sheets digitally and print them out. If I sell or use up an item, I mark it off with a strikethrough and print a new copy of my sheet for the next session.

I have a spreadsheet that I use to track my character advancement, including what special magic items the character gained at each level, just in case I ever need to know specifically when I got that +1 longsword or exactly what skills I put ranks in at 5th level.

I have in the past created a spellbook for a sorcerer by handwriting his spell descriptions in a blank book chosen especially for the character. I would still do that for my wizard characters, but it takes too much time to do all those spells in calligraphy.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Ruloc had a thread where he offered to do character portraits for folks...
dunno if he still does that or not.


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I have character spreadsheets for every advancement level of the character so that they can step into a campaign at any level and be level appropriate.

The Exchange

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I wouldn't consider these particularly embarrassing but:

1. I've completely obsessed with collecting dice to the point that I'll never be able to sit down and count them all...

2. I have half a bookshelf filled with rulebooks that I've never read and likely won't ever get around to reading.

3. My characters are often more of a danger to the party than the most powerful enemies.

4. I often roll dice to pick my spells.

5. I buy roughly 10 miniatures for each of my characters so that I can visually equip them with different gear (or sometimes I'll break off limbs to represent damage).


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I almost exclusively play human PCs. Thinking back to the 1990s, when character death became far less common, I can only think of three non-human PCs I've played. (A gnome in PFRPG, a half-elf in OGL/3.5, and a robot in GURPS:Space Opera.)

My male/female PC ratio is roughly 50/50.

I haven't been to a gaming convention since 1993.

I am not much of a fan of PFS. It's just not my cup of tea. (Although I will give PFS another try if I'm able to make it to Paizocon 2017.)

This one's only embarrassing when posting on the Paizo boards, but I've mostly moved away from PFRPG as my go-to system, in favor of more "rules-light" systems like Dungeon World and FATE Accelerated.

I have, by now, collected more RPG adventures than I will ever be able to run in my lifetime. That isn't stopping me from buying more!


Surren Starr wrote:

I wouldn't consider these particularly embarrassing but:

1. I've completely obsessed with collecting dice to the point that I'll never be able to sit down and count them all...

I have the same affliction. I had some arrive in the mail from a new company called paladinroleplaying.com yesterday. Very nice.


Like Haladir I also play humans pretty exclusively, have roughly 50/50 male/female characters, and have moved away from pathfinder. Was never into PFS in the tiniest bit.


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I once gave a player a Tome of Clear Thought +2 in exchange for free sushi. Yes, I can be bought.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I once gave a player a Tome of Clear Thought +2 in exchange for free sushi. Yes, I can be bought.

That does not qualify as an "Embarrassing Gaming Confession".

Kickbacks and Perks are why we became GMs to begin with. I mean, even GMs need to haul in some loot once in a while, right? :D


Yeah. Hell, yeah!


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I've never given in game resources for out of game favours.

How embarrassing. :P


I should be ashamed. I really should. But that sushi was soooo good.


So, did the player become smarter? Do you have more of them? I have been told I am a decent sushi cook myself. I could make gyoza if you prefer...


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Sissyl wrote:
So, did the player become smarter? Do you have more of them? I have been told I am a decent sushi cook myself. I could make gyoza if you prefer...

Yep, his character did. He plays the party psionicist (takes the place of the mage in our party). And I've never had gyoza, but I'd be willing to negotiate an item for it... lol


Scythia wrote:

I've never given in game resources for out of game favours.

How embarrassing. :P

Well, after the first instance, that would be doing it wrong for sure.

You want out of game resources for in game favors, if you run the game. The reverse as a player.


I have a particular annoying compulsion with RPG´s.
Which is that every time I get my hands on a new system, I read through it and often find myself finding the setting to heroic, hopeful or optimistic. So I take a lead pipe and blowtorch to the poor thing until its grim, cynical and utterly hopeless (not to mention bloody and bruised). When my group, and I, then get to playing the system I end up making stories or characters that are much more cheerful then the setting.

Grand Lodge

I am absolutely apposed to using mythic levels in my campaigns, but I love, love, love, LOVE to be mythic in other GM's games.

While playing Kingmaker™®©, I used an unconscious friend as a meat-shield to escape from skeleton archers, killing him. That character was played by my best friend. He hasn't played a character with me since.

I originally thought that the Dracomicon was a pathfinder supplement.

I am currently play testing the first ever Ponyfinder campaign. With the creator of Ponyfinder himself.


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I still browse online sites for 3rd party 4E material sometimes. And I've spent way too much on 3rd party PF material I'll never use or allow.

Also, I've tried ERP before, only to find myself utterly bored with it. I don't know which half of that sentence I should be more embarrassed by.


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When I'm prepping as GM, I often play this NSFW song on loop.


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quibblemuch wrote:
When I'm prepping as GM, I often play this NSFW song on loop.

Somehow I knew what song it was going to be before I even clicked on the link.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Oooh, I wanna guess! (Certainly not gonna click the link here at work.)

Is it "I Can't Decide (Whether You Should Live or Die)"?

EDIT: My second guess would be "It's the End of the World As We Know It".

EDIT EDIT: Wait, does that have any NSFW parts? Maybe not. So maybe that's not my second guess.

Shadow Lodge

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Apparently, I have been remiss in my posting spree. I no longer appear everywhere on the forums. Embarassing, if true.


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Jiggy wrote:

Oooh, I wanna guess! (Certainly not gonna click the link here at work.)

Is it "I Can't Decide (Whether You Should Live or Die)"?

EDIT: My second guess would be "It's the End of the World As We Know It".

EDIT EDIT: Wait, does that have any NSFW parts? Maybe not. So maybe that's not my second guess.

I suppose that would depend on where you worked. For instance, I would hope that missile silo employees would be quietly taken off duty, should "It's the End of the World as We Know It" come up too often on their playlist... just as a precaution, of course.

But my link is to neither of those songs.


I have seven different sets of dice (either traditional fantasy sets or 10xd10 sets) made from semiprecious stones. I had a problem there for a while. I bought obsidian D10s for Wraith, 2 sets of Jade D10s for Exalted, then I have fantasy sets in Opal (full-sized), Malachite, Cymophane, and Rose Quartz.

Spent literally hundreds of dollars on dice, thousands on books, never bought a miniature.

Shadow Lodge

I could maybe float you a couple...


TOZ wrote:
I could maybe float you a couple...

I've just never seen a miniature that really matched my personal vision of what my character looked like, so I generally prefer abstract representations when miniatures are needed.

Shadow Lodge

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"My character identifies as a dodecahedron."


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TOZ wrote:
"My character identifies as a dodecahedron."

I was an AA battery for a whole campaign recently (Aether/Air Kineticist).

Grand Lodge

Was your character a tower of power?


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Was your character a tower of power?

Honestly more of a utility character, so I probably should have used a AAA.


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PossibleCabbage wrote:
TOZ wrote:
I could maybe float you a couple...
I've just never seen a miniature that really matched my personal vision of what my character looked like, so I generally prefer abstract representations when miniatures are needed.

That's why, in addition to primer and paint, a miniature kit needs knives, drills, files, cutters, glues, putty, and clay.

They may not start looking right, but they will by the time I'm done with them.


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I felt accomplished when I glued googly eyes to a battery. I'm not very crafty...

Grand Lodge

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No one is, at first.

Just like no one is a good roleplayer, at first.

No one is a good storyteller, at first.

But then, not everyone wants to spend the time to be, either.

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