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>> No.78056401

>>78019518
One one hand, this didn't happen. On the other, fucking hilarious

>> No.78056429

>>78025305
>I'll take Shit that Never Happened for $500, please

>> No.78056437

>>78056033
Group doesnt have an issue, just the GM. We've talked before and ive tried changing but he seems to think i have a malicious intent. I asked if i can reflavour a spell to fit my new character better. I said the mechanics would be the same and he flipped out saying im backseat GMing since I mentioned my intent with the mechanics.

>> No.78056598

>>78055946
Accurately recap your last three sessions with special attention to anything that pissed people off. If you cant they are either weird cunts who went off over an infinitesimal microslight or you have zero self awareness. Do you engage with them in political talk and if so do you not agree, even slightly and politely?

>> No.78056626

>>78056437
Oh yeah your gm is probably a maladjusted cunt who is now probably lying about you to the group.

>> No.78057065

>Player is a massive bitch that takes insults to their character personally (Messaged the GM wondering if he did something wrong, when an NPC guard shit talked him AFTER he tried to intimidate him)
>Will argue and fight tooth and nail for any advantage possible
>"Well I read over how the aboleths mind control stuff works, and considering my character isn't the type to listen to anybody, I should be getting resaves at a +2 everytime it tells me to do something!"
>Their character token is cropped from a porn artist, and considering I can't find them on said artist I can only imagine its a commission
>Is powergamed and minmaxed in such a way that they're devastating in PVP/1v1's and not much else, tries to enact PVP as often as possible rather to make people do stuff (How about we duel, winner gets to decide X), or just to show off
>Finally got a talking to after their most recent shitter move of taking half an hour to try to argue 200 extra gold out of an NPC we did a quest for, the reward being 2400 gold to begin with.

>> No.78057138

>>78020292
>calls himself a monsterfucker
>lusts over a generic monstergirl
CRAVEN COWARD

>> No.78057231
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78057231

>Working late one night (restaurant dish pit)
>Making smalltalk with a newer coworker while helping him close
>Never been sure if he was a crackhead or took too many blows to the braincase or what
>Just kinda slow
>Mention I play D&D now and then
>"Oh, I've played that!"
>get a big grin, ask what his favorite character was and if he has any stories of glory
>"I made a half ogre"
>I could totally see that! Its a very you pick.
>"One time the DM had us in the forest."
>Right?"
>"And there were all these squirrels, yeah?"
>Yeah
>"So I caught all the squirrels and I raped them"
>A-ah.
>"And they made all these faces-"
>dude proceeds to make a face of either anguish or pleasure, I couldn't tell
>"And I ripped their faces off and made a belt out of them"
>u-uh-huh? haha.

He knew exactly how to roleplay an ogre, I'll give him that.

>> No.78057357

>>78056598
ok, to clarify the GM did give a reason so I know why. I just don't know what I could have really done to stop it. I definitely could have done better, but was trying to improve since me and the GM last talked.
>Join a roll20 game sometime last year
>cool setting, really dedicated GM who's made a bunch of macros
>system is similar to 5e but with a OSR tint to it and is a roll under
>First few sessions are good, we start with 3 characters and end up with only one.
>character I ended up with was rolled for a certain class
>day before we choose classes GM reveals a new homebrew, one that aligns better with my intent.
>(this was my first mistake, should have just gone for my original class)
>begin to realize how unoptimized my character is, everyone else in the party is better than me.
>Ask GM if I can respec two characteristics (there was only a few point difference, but with roll under every point matters a lot)
>GM says no.
>GM starts to change his initial homebrew rules (GM forgot he even had some rules.)
>Use spells for the first time and both me and GM forget the rules of my character's spellcasting. (have to make a check to cast, we mixed up what check it was)
>My character actually benefits from this
>GM realizes his mistake and turns back his rules (I feel dejected about this.)
>GM further gimps my character by making my other ability extremely hard to activate.
>GM also changes rules on throwing weapons, making my character weaker still
>Ask my GM again if I can respec, use old rules, or just retire the character, because my character really can't do anything well anymore.
>GM gets angry, says I'm a powergamer, and need to read his homebrew.
>Say the class wasn't around when I initally speced the character, and bring up old chat logs of him confirming his previous throwing rules.
>We come to a somewhat compromise where I get to use old throwing rules.
>Think things are over, but GM obviously was pretty offended in hindsight
(1/2)

>> No.78057378

>>78057357
>Few sessions later I ask if my character can guesstimate how many rounds (I initally say seconds, but realize that'd be confusing) until an action that an enemy is doing is done.
>GM flips out says I'm metagaming (I think his concern was me using the word "rounds")
>Ask if I can just hold my action until the enemy is done then (effectively the same thing)
>GM okays this
>after session GM talks to me says I'm a backseat GM constantly metagaming/powergaming
Now I'm the first to say that I'm a rules lawyer (GM initally asked the players to catch him if he misses things.) and the GM has occasionally thanked asked why I didn't pick up on things beforehand. I've tried to make any confusion less than a minute. example would be "don't they have a +1?" kind of thing. I don't think I'm constantly metagaming though, I'll often do things in character that are sub-par due to character knowledge. I can't be a good judge though.
>Anyway, I apologize and try keep any rule lawyering to a minimum
>GM rockfalls' my character (the one I wanted to retire for being pretty shit)
>ok. New characters
>Ask if I can do this >>78056437
(For reference the spell is equivalent to this http://dnd5e.wikidot.com/spell:command)
>I want to reflavor "flee" into 'fear"
>GM okays that command being given, but then gives a several paragraph response on me "dictating" the mechanics of what "fear" is
>im dumbstruck since I tried to reflavour instead of asking for new mechanics order to avoid any problems.
>GM says this is my last chance and if I don't change immediately I'm out
Anyway, I'm just going to leave the game. I don't really know what more I can do.

Am I that guy? This is from my perspective so obviously take it with a grain of salt. I've never tried to overrule the GM's call and my character changes had the intent of being suggestions, not demands like he seems to have taken them.
(2/2)

>> No.78057458

>>78021768
>what started as a rip off of Fable II quickly turned into an Evil campaign
So...Fable 2.

>> No.78057466

I tell this one a lot, but it's just so fucking bizarre.
>In college
>Roommmate wants to play Pathfinder
>Says to prepare for a deep south "swamps and gators campaign."
>First session we go to a witches' hut in the swamps.
>Witch teleports us to a bright and sunny forest clearing
>Walk around and encounter a wolf furry knight
>Yeah okay.
>Introduces himself as Lupes and says we don't belong here.
>He escorts us to his sea-side mansion, explaining that we were teleported to the wrong reality and we need to find a way back.
>He explains that the people of this world will be terrified of us because humans don't exist here.
>He opens his wardrobe to reveal 5 furry suits.
>Says we need to wear disguises so we can gain an audience with Vulpes the Fox King.

I left right after that and requested a room transfer.

>> No.78057507
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78057507

>>78044709
>wastes of human semen
You're only mad because that's less cum you can gargle you colossal faggot.

>> No.78057508

>>78019772
>died of drug overdose

Good ficking riddance, pity it took that long.

>> No.78057551

>>78028364
Unarmed weapon proficiency.

>> No.78057568

>>78057378
Yeah your gm is a wishy washy idiot who cant keep track of his own damn system. He actively changed rules to spite you. Internet gaming amplifies that sort of behavior. I would say you are good (assuming its told accurately of course but such is the internet, no way to know but that sort of story fits so many e-dms I see zero reason to doubt). Also if he revealed a new class the day before you chose why would he not let you chose the new one? That really makes zero sense. "Here's a thing but you cant use it" smells of egotistical dickwaging. Did he treat other players this way to your knowledge? You should talk to them.

Your behavior seems fine.

>> No.78057807

>>78028525
A sw*de I suppose? Me, I realise my country is superior to nigh everyone else.
Damn it feels good.

>> No.78057981

>>78057568
I definitely am not perfect here, I can see what I should have done differently now (should have just retired the character instead of asking to respec mainly.)

I miswrote about the class though. I chose the class and then asked to respec because afterwards I realize how sub-par I would be. The GM wasn't vindictive towards me, it seems to be more of a miscommunication between the two of us which I thought was resolved in our last conversation. I guess not though.

>> No.78058234

My last GM was a pedophile. I learned that after his campaign and it wasn't surprising really. He played with a group of what I can aptly describe as art school students characterwise. It had that problem where every character was an OC. The people in the group were the worst part besides the GM.
>Person 1: Sassy black girl artist who drew lesbian nsfw stuff and the only character they played was "sassy rebel who doesn't like authority" whose exploits include stealing a sexy halloween costume from a mom and pop tailor when they had over 1500 gold on hand
>Person 2: Simp for the sassy black girl whose character would just hang out with hers and would drool over her out of game. the only character he ever played was a smol loli waifu every time
>Person 3: Normal girl who had a sister that the GM would whack off to. played a good monk that was a previously rebellious teen who embraced Buddhism. gave all his gold away to the poor and was based
>Person 4: Omega retard who switched classes 4 times before he got to level 2 because they weren't meta enough
>Person 5: Me, i was playing a dark elf raised by humans who wanted to get along with jolly cooperation
The whole campaign had no overarching plot, it was just our characters trying to resolve their "Arcs" so basically everyone got to spill their backstories to everyone and we would all team up and get revenge on those who wronged them. The GM had a bunch of pop culture references and wouldn't shut up about critical roll, and his campaign was just a place where the players could develop their OC's story arcs. the combats were mind numbingly boring and he would get angry and yell at us and close the session whenever we brought it up
ill talk about some highlights in my next post, this is just a background

>> No.78058333

>>78058234
anyways so heres some sessions i'd like to highlight:
Sassy black girl's current character had a curse placed upon them that would slowly turn them into a furry. She would post art on her instagram every week of her character's transformation status. one day we were on a journey to resolve the Simp's character's backstory and ended up in a sewer. Of course, the one thing that sassy rebel girl would do is try to steal as much attention from people as possible by having her character break down in tears every time someone else was having an important scene and cry about her backstory and the people that put a curse on her. she would constantly do wacky "pranks" and "blatant criminal acts" because they were wacky, and the monk would call her out on it and she would break down in tears about the person that cursed them in their past and how the world was cruel. the GM and simp would chastise the monk's player after each session and say "don't be rude"
the point being is that we're in these sewers right, and we find this old hag. classic scottish play witch, boil boil toil trouble. she says "if you bring me immense pain of some sort i can make deals with you" and everyone's like "no, you evildoer!!!" and im like "okay, if i make a deal with you will you remove sassy furry's curse?" and the hag's like "yep sure" and i was like "okay you get to dark eldar me to death if you do that" and we shake hands and my soul dissapears into the torture dimension or whatever. session ends there and the GM and girl argue with me for hours because i had "Killed her story" and the GM was like "she was trying to develop her story" and i said "if you didn't want me to do that you should've stopped me" and he said "well, i didn't want to cause a fuss okay" and then I got kicked out of the group

>> No.78058370

>>78020292
All these dicklets cant handle monster women

sauce please

>> No.78058448

>>78058333
I later discover from monk's character that they had retconned this after the fact and the campaign continued like normal afterwards minus me. Some other good sessions before that was the "arena" session. apparently this happened on critical roll/was an idea matt mercer had/whatever. the arena is also populated by the group's previous characters from their previous campaigns. The campaign's current characters would have conversations with their previous ones which would be them pitching their voices accordingly. everyone thought it was great fun. I volunteer first for arena fights. I'm a drow, it's in my heritage, right. I get matched up with Simp's previous character from another campaign, and because it's two level 5 fighters in an arena with each other, it mostly comes down to dice rolls and blowing our action surge in the first round. because rng favored me i win and collect me prize, and the next fighter is sent in. It is Omega Retard's current character. he is tuned up to be the most powerful level 5 character on earth currently. im gonna have to think outside of the box and he's a spellcaster so i say "im going to level my shield and charge him, and try to slam him into a pillar of the arena and stun him" and the GM says "yeah i don't think theres any rules for that " and i respond "okie dokie i attack with my sword"
he finds it hard to cast in melee so i get a bunch of lucky rolls and kill him (well not kill since its the arena or whatever) and he goes INSANE. breaks down in a yelling fit about the GM not doing something right/lamenting about my character having cheated his stats at character creation, and he packs up all his stuff and leaves. the rest of the group is confused on what to do so i decide to pack my bags as well and the session informally ends.

>> No.78058510

>>78019518
>friend comes back from college ttrpg group and wants to run his own game
>he hears people say pathfinder is better and more crunchy than stinky D&D
>5 people, literally no experience in ttrpgs except the guy DMing who played a single oneshot
>guy DMing has no money so he doesn't buy any books for pathfinder, prints out a single character sheet for everyone to share
>make character sheets on napkins
>he has to look up literally everything
>game starts
>it's literally the plot of Skyrim
>puts a massive high level enemy in at the start
>we all wipe
>he gets mad, does a redo of the campaign from the first scene
>puts super easy enemies in this time
>we roll them
>he gets mad and rages, never hear him try to get us to play again
>never try ttrpgs until way later when another group of friends tries to get me to play

>> No.78058547

>>78058448
last good story i have is when the simp and the sassy girl engaged in a literal cry off to see who could attract the most emotional attention from the group as a whole. I didn't know a lot about how the campaign went after I got kicked out but the monk kept in touch with me. I learned that from the start of the campaign (level one) to where they currently are now (level 9) not a single character had died, which is the hallmark of truly intense plot decisions and combat. They went to a dungeon once where there was two vases on pedastals, and when they tipped a vase over a water elemental spawned. this water elemental had the most bloated health pool i think i've ever seen. combat with it alone legit took two hours. it didn't even do damage to us, it's attacks were around 3d6 at best and it typically ranged around ~8 damage per hit to level 5 characters. I was still in the campaign at this point and i was like "listen, it clearly isn't doing a lot of damage to us, this is just taking forever, it's not going to get lucky and kill one of us, let's just end it now and say we killed it" and the GM goes into a fit about how it's HIS campaign and I shouldn't tell HIM about what HE should do. He then got angry and said the second vase also tipped over and a HP bloated fire elemental had spawned. boring combat ensues. took a total of two entire sessions to fight them. everyone was on their phones. they used a health restoring move at one point, and we literally groaned. the monk left the campaign when she left the room and came back to see the GM had gotten her little sister to sit in his lap. okay thats my tale

>> No.78058653

>>78058547
based GM runs his own campaign and doesn't let some faggot sperg take over
based GM also gets cuddles with cute lolis while faggot sperg seethes and masturbates to "le based monk"

>> No.78058670

>>78058234
>It had that problem where every character was an OC
...do you mean mary-sue? Because unless you're playing with official premades complete with backstory, any character you play is, by definition, OC.

>> No.78058694

>>78058547
Clearly the little sister was asking for it. This is just like one of the GM's animus.

>> No.78058704

>>78058670
well i mean theres a big difference between a "Roleplaying game character" and an "Original Character"
The characters they played in this game all had plenty of instagram art dedicated to them, lengthy backstories, and overlong fanfiction. To me that is is not a rpg character, but an OC. I see OCs as a projection of the idea self, whereas RPG characters exist to be interesting chemicals in an equation with other characters

>> No.78058715

>>78058694
i bet the GM got loli sister to come to his bedroom and play h-games together on the GM's computer
it probably made loli sister curious to try some of the things on the screen
meanwhile the retard who made these hateposts just seethes and masturbates instead of getting laid by a cute gf like based GM

>> No.78058721

>>78057466
Wise move

>> No.78058728

>>78058704
so you're a zoomer with autism

>> No.78058747
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78058747

Neckbearia stop shilling in the middle of the videos ffs, also megan show tits.

>> No.78058843

>>78058715
Calm down, my guy.

>> No.78058870

>>78044666

What happened was that they were already having fun, and you decided you wanted them to have fun in your ‘better’ way.

I’d love to be one of your players. But your friends obviously just like playing games in a completely different way, and have their own comfort zone.

>> No.78058909

>>78019772
>>78026215
I'll take "Games I want to join" for $500, Zombie Alex.

>> No.78058923

>>78058870
i'd way prefer to be one of the players and to DM a game like they want
you are literally being asked to design cool levels for them to play through and you're going full anal-gaping faggot wanting your friends to put on posh accents and ROLLLLEEE PLAAAAY with you

>> No.78059015

>>78058923
It's rough man. I don't want to put on any gay accents but I also want to roleplay - explore the unknown and carve my way through difficult, existential quandaries.

>> No.78059053

>>78054613
Welcome to the west march experience

>> No.78059059

>>78059015
you can literally put anything in you want if you're a good level designer
if you actually made awesome hack n' slash dungeons and arenas for them to loot and explore
you could have flashes of some political shit pop up that they don't recognize the full implications of
it sounds like a fucking dream to have a bunch of nerds want to combat their way through your graph paper maze and all they ask is you keep the blood and gold flowing
like wtf
can fucking do

>> No.78059092

>>78059059
Oh, I'm not that guy. I'm just a rando who doesn't want to put on gay accents.

>> No.78059223

>>78059092
but my point was that you can have any political roleplaying type shit you want
just use the iceberg theory and make it so they only see the tips of it as it protrudes into their dungeon crawls here and there
you make them able to get past it quickly by spamming the A button if they want to, but show them later on that their choice panned out somehow
maybe just by an arrangement of corpses they're free to loot or something
look at Dark Souls lore videos for ideas on environmental story-telling

>> No.78059296

>>78059223
I've never GMed before but I'll remember what you said. If I finish this campaign I'm currently in maybe I'll give GMing a shot.

>> No.78059322

>>78059092
Aren't we all?

>> No.78059412

>>78039513
Source?

>> No.78060235

>>78043962
The word drow is both the singular and plural.

>> No.78060290

>>78060235
confirmed, drow are pokemon

>> No.78060396
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78060396

>Playing Vampire The Requiem online with a bunch of people I've never met before.
>We're all in Elysium talking and introducing ourselves.
>One of the other people there is new too.
>Her character has a female name, presents female, her player is female.
>I refer to her as a 'she'.
>All holy hell breaks loose, I guess her pronoun was 'they'.
>She starts screaming at me in character - and I think a little bit out of character too.
>She then attacks me with a knife.
>The fight is broken up by the sheriff who's standing right in the room.
>She starts screaming at the sheriff and cussing him out.
>He stakes her and says he'll deal with her later.
>She starts screaming at him out of character now.
>He boots her from the game. Sheriff leaves the character's body out for the sun to burn up.
>A few hours later, one of the players reveals that she's screaming lady's roommate.
>Screaming lady spends the next few hours screaming IRL and trashing their apartment.
>Her roommate gives us live updates the entire time.

>> No.78060708

>>78060396
>not a mental illness

>> No.78062031

>>78019772
>Last I heard he died of a drugs overdose a few months back
At least one thing he did right.
I hope he joins the river of aborted babies, because he should have been aborted.

>> No.78063018

>>78060396
What were some of these updates anon?

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