What's something weird that bothers you?


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For me it's when sci-fi works use solar system and galaxy interchangebly. There's a HUGE difference!


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Dice stacking. Yeah, yeah I was guilty of it when I first began gaming, too. But now it bothers the funk out of me.


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Odd numbers of snack food

unless it's 5.
5 is ok but 3 is right out unacceptable


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After 30+ years of playing together I still have players who have to look up their spells' effects when it's their turn and not during the other rounds.


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People who buy tons of dice that they'll probably never use or use only a couple of times at most. Wait...that's me.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
After 30+ years of playing together I still have players who have to look up their spells' effects when it's their turn and not during the other rounds.

After 30 years and more of gaming, I do have to check my books a lot more often than in my AD&D1 days... my memory is no longer what it used to, and after playing through 4+ editions of D&D (I skipped 2nd, but PF counts as 3.75), I need to check that I've got the correct data rather than something that came from another version. I generally try to do the checking while the othter players are holding the limelight, but sometimes, a question arises during my turn, nobbut to check then.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
People who buy tons of dice that they'll probably never use or use only a couple of times at most. Wait...that's me.

I haven't bought dice in years, because my dicebag is full, but I wonder if I shouldn't buy a big set of 6 siders, because I don't have more than 2 matched six siders in my bag, and it would be better to have a matched set if I play Shadowrun or old style SW.

OTOH, I definitely won't buy the weird dice, like for SW EoE or other games by the same company.


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Klorox wrote:
After 30 years and more of gaming, I do have to check my books a lot more often than in my AD&D1 days... my memory is no longer what it used to, and after playing through 4+ editions of D&D (I skipped 2nd, but PF counts as 3.75), I need to check that I've got the correct data rather than something that came from another version. I generally try to do the checking while the othter players are holding the limelight, but sometimes, a question arises during my turn, nobbut to check then.

It's the same for me, but I use d20pfsrd and I'm wicked fast at finding what I need. But when a player just simply hasn't or can't decide which spell or action to use by the time it's their turn it irks me, even after all this time.


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Klorox wrote:
OTOH, I definitely won't buy the weird dice, like for SW EoE or other games by the same company.

The only "weird" dice I've ever bought were ones from Crystal Caste when 3.0 came out. They were supposed have crystalline shapes but the d20 was a 20 sided cylinder that rolled on and on forever. I do have a couple of d30s and d100s, but those were gifts so I don't count them as ones I've purchased myself.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
It's the same for me, but I use d20pfsrd and I'm wicked fast at finding what I need. But when a player just simply hasn't or can't decide which spell or action to use by the time it's their turn it irks me, even after all this time.

*flexes; cracks neck*

Yup.

Silver Crusade

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Yqatuba wrote:
For me it's when sci-fi works use solar system and galaxy interchangebly. There's a HUGE difference!

Or worse yet: interchanging galaxy and universe!


Radiarch wrote:
Yqatuba wrote:
For me it's when sci-fi works use solar system and galaxy interchangebly. There's a HUGE difference!
Or worse yet: interchanging galaxy and universe!

Mostly I've seen those in old SF. Don't think I've actually seen it in anything vaguely recent.

But yeah, it's a weird annoying mistake. Especially since it's something I probably learned from science fiction before I was a teenager.

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