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Friday September 14, 2012 11:27 PM
Damn Silv. I'm surprised you went back. Seems to me the guy needs a good humility lesson. It's times like that I wish there really was a an organization like "Knights of the Dinner Table"'s Hackmaster Gamermaster's Association you could file a complaint with.

Hmm...maybe you should introduce him to Hackmaster the hard way: "accidentally" having his character take a critical to the groin every session.
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Sunday September 16, 2012 10:04 PM
I can relate. A friend of mine had played with us for a year or so, then decided he wanted to try his hand a DMing, so he was allowed to run a dungeon in our primary DM's campaign. Some of the things he did:

- sent us into a dungeon where we in short order proceded to collect every magic item in the book, often several, then he realized he had given us a bit much and we entered a room where suddenly everything (including the stuff we had acquired properly) became Disjoined.

- in the same dungeon had us find a room the size of a small house made entirely of mithril. And the room was a giant supercomputer. Then since we couldn't pry or hack anything loose with our non-mithril weapons (this was in AD&D 2E days, so adamantine and mithral didn't exist in RAW), so we had to leave it without learning anything about it.

- in the same dungeon we came to a room with a giant monster (a dragon, I think) we couldn't defeat safely, but it was too big to get through the doors, so we opened a door, cast fireball, then closed and rested (the only good offensive spell our wizard had). He got so mad he said: "A bullet kills your character, Martin. You're dead." we thought he was joking, but he was deadly serious. We refused to accept this.

- final boss, a giant of some sort who we nearly died killing, then he resurrected, and we finally managed to beat again, then he rejuved again, then suddenly died after only a little damage when the DM realized we couldn't beat him a third time. Then he floated up to the ceiling and disappeared, and the room started filling with acid. We couldn't get out because the door had magically vanished. WE looked everywhere for hidden doors, especially around the throne. Then we died. When asked if there was a way out, he answered "There was a button."
"A button? where?"
"On the throne."
"The throne we specifically said we searched really well, using magic and everything?"
"Yeah."

Needless to say the primary DM was not best pleased with having to get his story back on track after this.


Later on the selfsame guy wanted to start his own campaign. Everyone ended up playing wizards, and by the end of the first session we all had several Staffs of the Magi/Power, uncountable wands of fireballs and lightning bolts.
in his defense, he had decided to get a module to run instead of trying to make up his own stuff. He opened it on our very first session, which went something like this:
*5 minutes of reading the module*
DM: "You start in the Free City of Greyhawk [...]"
Us: "Ok, we accept the quest and head to the destination."
*5 minutes of reading*
DM: "You arrive at...."

well, you get the idea.





Still, this doesn't top what an acquaintance went through. The campaign was called "The Prophecy". It was a standard 'fight the evil god, save the world' story, except that the players after a session or two found the secret book of prophecy that was required to tell them how to defeat the BBEG. This book spelled out in minute detail everything that they had to do. If the players deviated in any way from anything written there - and it was very detailed and specific - the book would start vibrating ominously until they got back on track. If they persisted, it exploded, killing everyone. Then everyone would go back to the last save point and be expected to do everything by the book. The only freedom the PCs, and the players, had was to roll the dice, and even that didn't matter much because the monsters would never be allowed to defeat them.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Tuesday September 18, 2012 1:11 AM
By Morodin's ball beard! That's just pathetic! Well, thanks for making me feel better about my own skills.
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Monday November 12, 2012 9:38 PM
Rage is our fucking homophobic culture.

My friend D attends another school in the rural midwest, decent sized state school, and we keep in touch pretty well. He decided he was tired of hiding and came out as bisexual on campus. It took about a week for some fucking geniuses to start writing things on his door - "burn in hell, fag" "fags die of AIDs", etc. His floor's RA is an evangelical christian who's been utterly unhelpful, so he tried to deal with them himself when he caught them writing on his door in the middle of the night and told them off. He got a trip to the hospital and a fractured rib, and all they got was moved to a different dorm, because he's afraid his family will find out if he files a police report.

This isn't rage on my part, it's fury rapidly morphing into pure murder.
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Everywhere I go I repeat: I do not belong here.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:37 AM
From the stock of supportive but utterly insufficient phrases: my sympathies.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Tuesday November 20, 2012 11:44 PM
Rage is bots getting into the forums. We need some maintenance pronto.
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Wednesday November 21, 2012 7:01 AM
Well, at least, it's easy to delete.
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Monday March 4, 2013 4:35 AM
Rage is disappointment! Don't tell me you are going to do something then flake repeatedly. I'm done with it!
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Monday March 4, 2013 6:46 AM
QUOTED  Rage is disappointment! Don't tell me you are going to do something then flake repeatedly. I'm done with it!


I'm going to write out a long thought-out response. Really.

...

Eh...


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Everywhere I go I repeat: I do not belong here.

Who will bring me hemlock in their own hands?
- Renee Vivien

Reality is an illusion that occurs with a lack of alcohol.
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Monday March 4, 2013 7:15 PM
In other news: it's good to see you again DL.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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