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[ERROR] No.23947208 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

I saw a flyer in my FLGS about a GM for hire.

is charging for DM services normal? Should I start putting a tip jar by my screen?

>> No.23947259

HA! HA! HA!
No.

>> No.23947332

preying on exhausted FOREVER DMs to take their money.

god scam 10/10 would run.

>> No.23947348

>>23947208

>>normal

No

>>a thing that happens

Yes

>> No.23947395

It is not, and those that do it are terrible people.

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>>23947208
Moar gifs

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>> No.23948382

Closest thing to "DM for hire" I've ever heard of is groups where the DM is in charge of running the game, and the players are in charge of bringing food for him (and the rest of the group, obviously)

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>> No.23948453

It is very likely they are looking for someone to run a weekly event. Think the 4e adventure paths or that SAGA thing they did.

It isn't great pay, it is if I recall like 10 bucks per player, but it is a good way to get in gaming and make some cash doing so.

It isn't normal with regular groups. It is more of a fee to get a game going with strangers by the house.

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>>23948351
Where was this taken from?

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>> No.23948798

Calling GMs for hire whores is an insult to whores.

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>>23947208

My wild speculation:
>DM gets fed up with players acting like ingrates and manchild.
>Wants new group but is a fatalist and imagines there's little reason to expect a new group will be all that different.
>Remembers reading something in a Pop Science book about how people make value judgements differently as soon as they're paying for something (might have been in Freakonomics or Stumbling on Happiness)
>Decides to see if charging a low token sum would result in fewer assholes joining/staying.

Wild speculation, like I said. If anything I think it'd backfire: the minute players pay you're risking a "Customer is always right!" backlash if you make an unpopular decision.

Only situation I can think of expecting to get paid to DM is at a convention with an original campaign when you've established an excellent rep and making players choose to pay more is effectively demarketing, so they'll be happier to settle for an alternative at the con when all seats at the game are sold out.

Ahem

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>>23948429

MOAR GIFS!

>> No.23948871

I'd totally hire a GM if he was competent. I don't have the patience nor the time to sit around and do jack shit for three hours before the game starts like back in the day. I bet it'd be pretty cheap too, if the players share the cost.

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>>23948884
I know that video. It's on YouTube. They get porn stars to try to read literature out loud while sitting on a sybian or Hitachi magic wand and see how far they get. Apparently porn isn't porn if it's classy enough, and classy enough means "black and white filter".

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>>23948884
so what's she reading

>> No.23948948

>>23948871
>player cracks a joke 5 minutes in
>GM says to call him when you're serious about gaming and leaves with your money

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>>23948926
Yeah, I'm sure it's the filter, not the part where they're fully dressed and apart from her reaction, there is nothing to suggest stimulation of any kind.

Yeah, no, it's the filter. Totally.

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>>23948930
1632 by Eric Flint

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>>23948930
You don't want to know.

>> No.23948966

>>23947208
If it is from the FLGS then it means that they need a dedicated GM for Wednesday D&D encounters, which is not a paying gig though if they trust and like you they could offer that you watch and close the gaming room/hall area for a store discount; bear in mind that at my FLGS that this requires a considerable amount of time and really only worth considering IF you were going to be there anyway and have no pressing responsibilities the next day.

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>>23948965

Found it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQuT-Xfyk3o

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>>23948948
He can try. We're paying him to have a good time, not the other way around.
Also
>paying up front

double lel

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>>23948991
>sign in to view
damn it

>> No.23949011

>>23948930
DnD 3.5 player's manual

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>>23948956
you clearly doesn't spend enough time around here if you think that's not porn

>> No.23949029

I'd only hire a Chris Perkins tier DM

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>>23949020
Oh it's definitely erotic in more ways than one, but when I think porn I think more... well, lewd material.

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>>23949046

FUCK YOU

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>>23949046
You make me sick.

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ITT: /tg/ goes /gif/

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>>23949006
>someone this greasy doesn't demand payment upfront
Sextuplet lel

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>>23949049
well... I can only repeat myself

>> No.23949108

This is how I Druid.

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>>23949046
Jesus Christ why would you do that?!

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>>23949145

I... I... I just posted that by mistake!

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>>23948382
I can be okay with that if the DM host. Or if he is forever DM so it'll be a good courtesy.

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>>23949046
You're a horrible person, and I hope you burn in hell for that.

>> No.23949241

>>23949136
Would anyone buy a game where flipping the table over is actually part of how it is played?

Naturally it'd require a specially designed table and yet not be ridiculously unaffordable or too big when when not being played, but would knowing that its in it make you want to play it?

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>>23949029
Fuck yes. I would hire the shit out of Chris Perkins. Sometimes I go listen to Acquisitions Incorporated Season 2 just to fap to his voice. No homo.

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>>23948453
My LGS does DnD encounters and other RPGA events related to DnD and they have their own space and whatnot. $5 buy in to use the space until closing. I comp it cause I'm friends with them. We also do other campaigns in public spaces since none of us really live close by to another so we meet in a central location. Those are free naturally.

It all depends

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>>23947208
If I ever played with people who actually had money, I would love to get some compensation. Being a good DM takes time and preparation, in addition to experience at rolling with whatever the players do.

Really, it would be nice just to have the players provide the food/space/drinks/etc. But so far in my experience I always have to pay an equal share of that, or provide it myself in addition to writing and running the game.

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>>23949150
ohgodicantbreathe

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>>23949241
Isn't that how you indicate the end of a game in a Magic tournament?

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>>23949046
What am I looking at?

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>>23949318
>2013
>Being blind and made of stone

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>>23949305
...You fucker.
You absolute, complete fucker.
Why would you do something so horrible?

>> No.23949421

My boss had me stay after work and play 1st edition D&D with him, one of his long-time friends, and a co-worker. He hired a "professional" DM from the hobby shop down the street. Dude, was awesome, supplied all the books, dice, and character sheets, and designed his own 20 level dungeon thatis being published

We had some of the girls stay late to and serve us beer and wings, it was all around awesome

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>>23949150

Dammit that was a good show. Pity the television watching audience didn't give a shit about actually WATCHING it...

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>>23949524
>thisishowIbard.gif

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>>23949631
swine! Use chopsticks like a civilized person!

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>>23949682
>cat
>civilized

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>>23949713
>Cats
>Not the root of human civilization

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>>23949726
>Not posting the PTSD version

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>>23949782
That's genius...

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>>23949775
>two soulknives engage in combat

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>>23949835
Bears are so friendly.

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>>23949775

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ3SPmmHKps

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>>23948429

That's actually legitimately terrifying

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>>23949921
SCIENCE!

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Welcome to /tg/ - Worksafe GIF

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>>23949936
Great fireworks.

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Waiting for death...

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I like GURPS

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>mfw every other thread is about fetish stuff

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>>23950062
>dis fukken movie

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>>23950001

goddamnit i watched that movie.
what the fuck was it
fuck

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>>23950083
From Dusk Till Dawn, starring Clooney, Tarantino and Keitel.

You're welcome.

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>>23950001
What is this from?

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>>23950144
>dem artifacts

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>>23950028
I miss that show so goddamn much.

>> No.23950201

>DMing for money

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>>23950184
Never understood how that works.

Feeling of parents carrying them?

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>>23950203
That's exactly it. It's so the kitten's will remain limp and not struggle around, allowing their parent to scoop them up and book it if they're in danger without also having to worry about them wiggling themselves free.

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>>23949752
wat

>> No.23950236

/tg/ is actually better than the gif boards because they allow bigger sizes.

Anyway my favorite reaction gif

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>>23950203
Yeah, it's a reflex or something.

>> No.23950249

>>23950201

That should be how it works, with licences and guild fees. I should have the power to revoke the licence of any GM allowing BadWrongFun and bust into their house in riot gear and confiscate their contraband campaign materials.

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>>23950235
Queen's Blade
That anime is fucking amazing.

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>>23950259
"amazing"
yeah sure, whatever you say

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If they're ready to pay you for DMing, why the fuck not.

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>>23950283
Amazing can mean a variety of things.
Let's just say my mind was blown on several occasions.

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>>23950287
>I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING
>I AM AN ANIMAL

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>>23950300
the lesson here is:

metal can't cut metal, period, no exceptions.

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>>23950300
That's from a German tv show called "Welt der Wunder" by the way.

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>>23950323
>implying

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>>23950345
>can't tell the difference between breaking/cutting

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>>23950345
haha

got a duplicate file entry on that

get dunked weeaboos

>> No.23950366

>>23950311
I can believe something was blown if you were watching Queens Blade

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>>23950249

>In response to the Game Masters Guild crackdown on unlicensed GMs the National Players Union was formed. The Players Strike lasted 243 days. Using their collective bargaining power they forced the GMG to not only increase the minimum number of games a GM must run a month but had a clause for fetishes to no longer be grounds for dismissal.

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>>23950345
that sword broke, it was not cut. there's a difference.

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>>23950356
>>23950391
Hey, if it breaks in a straight line, it might as well be a cut.

That said, the worth of a sword is not measured in it's ability to break another sword that's bolted to a table, so it really doesn't matter either way.

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>>23950323
A circular metal saw. What now?

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>>23950421
Fitting filename. I named the file "bullshit.gif".

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>>23950436
Aren't the blades tipped with something?

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>>23950457
metal

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>>23950429
I remember that story! Little fucker deserved that asskicking.

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>>23950259
If by fucking amazing you mean jam packed with /d/ level fetishes, yeah.

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>>23950421
I don't know why but every time I see this .gif I just sit and watch it over and over.
There's something enthralling about it, as stupid as it is.

>> No.23950512

>>23950457
Yeah, it's usually carbide, but I'm pretty sure that there's a form of purely metal saw blade that could cut metal. It would just get fucked up because a lack of tipped teeth.

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>>23949046

made me rage. 10/10

>> No.23950534

Does anyone have some more Nigel Thornberry gifs?

>> No.23950552

>>23950534
Did someone say Thornbetty!?

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>>23950510
That pretty much sums it up.

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>>23950334
man i loved malcolm in the middle

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>>23950410
Damn. Is that Doug? Serious badass.

>> No.23950583

This is better than the whole /gif/ board

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>>23950552
Nah, I said Thornberry.

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>>23950485
>Not posting the video

BEHOLD!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WX58CZwyiU

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>>23950421
this isn't even "katana vs. X" this is "sword forged with fucking magic vs. mold poured sword"

>>23950508
wtf, i don't know if this makes my childhood better or worse

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>>23950568
It's a great shame that they never released anything past season 1 on DVD.

I mean, I have all of the episodes pirated, but they're all in super low fuzzy quality.

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>>23950611
This is so much better without le memefaces lol xD shopped on. Thanks, mate.

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>>23950636

Glad to help.

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>>23950617
i actually like that since that's how i grew up watching them. same with pokemon, i tried watching that online in hd and it was just so weird

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>>23950665
You may have a point. After all these series were never meant to be in HD.

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>>23950646
Holy fucking nat 20 on god knows what stat you'd need to survive that basically unscathed.

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>>23950657
Wasn't that a mildly internet-famous person?

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What the hell is the original?

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>>23950198
Good news, it's coming back.

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>>23950785
That would appear to be a woman's vagina eating a man?

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>>23950792
No way!

>> No.23950832

>>23950797
>posting shitty version

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>>23950814
Monster Girl Quest
Look it up

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>>23950832
Maybe some people only want the window part?

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>>23950852
>Maybe some people are dumb

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>>23950849
Yeah, the faces, but not the actual original image.

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>>23950849
No way! I would have never thought that!
No seriously, I was talking about the scene, not Luka's and Alma's faces.

>> No.23950908

>>23950869
>Someone doesn't agree with me, surely they must be retarded.

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money for DMing. must be desperate. be careful.

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>>23950892
Oh, my bad, just thought you were confused about the reference in general

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>>23950908
I seriously hope you aren't actually butthurt because someone called you dumb.

>> No.23951155

>>23950646
This is why you should never wear a seatbelt.

>> No.23951237

>>23951063
Nah we're cool. I'm not someone who gets angry over people on the internet.

>> No.23951243

We used to have the "GM fund jar." It started as a joke to tip the GM with spare change. After a year or so, he used the money to buy new game manuals.
It's fair to split the cost of the hobby between you if you can. Another way (and arguably better) of doing this is everybody buys a few manuals to pool between the group.

>> No.23951244

>>23951063
No he was pointing out how ridiculous it is to call people stupid over something so tiny.

Pic related. Generally the bullshit caller cares less than the person pulling bullshit

>> No.23951288

>>23951243
That actually sounds pretty reasonable. I might see if I can start something like that in my group, because we could really use some more variety.

Also, Wizards is a silly movie. Yet I still actually enjoyed it. Avatar's thing with the gun was fucking hilarious.

>> No.23951290

Nobody
Gets
Away
From
The
TIME POLICE!

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>>23951237
Why is that gif so funny and horrifying at the same time?

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>>23950300
>>23950345
This is how you win an argument about swords.

>> No.23951370

>>23950283
Amazingly bad is still amazing

>> No.23951400

Before anyone asks: It's a real thing. Google 'strandbeesten.' or 'strandbeest.'

>> No.23951417

>>23951400
Oh god, I met that guy once. He set a few of them loose on a beach near here and just watched.

>> No.23951428

>>23951370
This.
Just as slipping on some kid's skatebord, ending up getting hit by a car that pushes you down a hill into a river where a crocodile who just happens to be yawning at that moment ends up with you in his mouth is still a miracle. Just because it was bad (unless you're the crocodile) doesn't make it any less miraculous

>> No.23951444

>>23950345
that's not a cut.

>> No.23951456

I've seen it at conventions. e.g. a GM or group of GM's will offer to run sessions and such at a charge to the convention itself.

>> No.23951462

>>23951417
>A few of them
jesus fuck how many of these terrible machines exist

>> No.23951481

>>23951462
Best part: They're wind powered.
They will walk the earth forever, untiring.

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>>23950421
not a straight line.

>> No.23951559

>>23951288
They killed fritz is better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujQ-nMc0WGE

>> No.23951610

>>23951559
That was pretty great, I have to agree.

>>23951400
This man is a genius and at the same time completely insane.

>> No.23951688

>>23949179
>Get players a new gaming client for internet games
>They just play with the settings and draw on the whiteboard

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>>23950001
The gundick scene in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was better.

>> No.23951847

>>23947208
OP is the picture related or not?

>> No.23951851

>>23951688
>Badwrong fun?
Badwrong indeed!
Happens in microcosm when ever the party levels up and looks at their options.

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>>23949890
brickbarian.gif

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>>23950296
nope.

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>>23951610
>>23951559
What the fuck happened to animation like this?

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>>23951244
>what they think
>faggots post stupid retarded butthurt opinions
>cool people give them the verbal beatdown they deserve

>what is actually happening
>someone has a perfectly valid opinion
>they swarm in to destroy them for no expressible reason

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