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Okay /tg/, confession time. Have you ever been That Guy? If so, how.

>Have game run for several months now
>GM is angry we go off the rails, and does a TPK, forcing is to restart.
>He says if he had tried to follow the stpry that wouldn't have happened.

>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table

>he refuses to talk to any of us for like a month.
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>>73467160
you put hot sauce in his eyedrops? what are you, twelve? if you're a grown ass man you have no excuse for doing that shit. you're a fucking asshole. he should've never talked to you again
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>>73467160
I've never reached the point where I'm "That Guy" - at least, not according to the people I play with - but I constantly have the concern I am despite the other players assuring me the fact I'm the party face basically every time is not only something they're okay with they appreciate I'm doing it. I try my hardest to step back but I've found that when I do it gets awfully quiet and not much tends to get done. It doesn't make me feel any better though, I want everyone to be able to have fun, but I suck at filtering "fun" through the lens of someone who doesn't enjoy roleplaying/party facing/ isn't an extrovert so I feel like I'm being a dick by being the party face to the point I literally made a beatstick character for another game we play (which is where I noticed the "if I don't take the initiative nothing gets done and things go quiet for a long time" situation arising).
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Thread would have been a lot better if it was about a dog playing DnD.
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>>73467160
>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table
>he refuses to talk to any of us for like a month.
That's fucked up, I'm surprised he talks to you now

>>73467427
Training a dog to roll dice shouldn't be that hard, but how would the dog declare actions?
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>>73467468
If he's playing a fighter, give him a different colored rope for each enemy on the battlefield. Whichever one he tugs on is the one he attacks.

And he gets treats whenever he slays an enemy.
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>>73467427
you mean like Dogs Playing Poker but with D&D ?
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>>73467160
Whenever I try to make auto-death flagged characters, the party always enjoys them far more than I do.
I'd prefer if they just died, but I feel like I'd just be a dick if I killed them off.
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>>73467468
one bark for yes
two barks for no

Do you want to attack the Tabaxi?
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>>73467160

I was That Guy.

>Playing with some relatively new players
>D&D 3.5, giving the DM a hand with the game
>After a disastrous first session where the designated 'GM Assistant' broke his Staff of Power, we restarted and I convinced the GM to start us out at lower level- that way the newish players would be more comfortable.
>Decide to play a simple Blaster wizard- Focused Evocation specialist, banning more 'finesse' schools like Illusion, Enchantment, and Transmutation.
>GM tells me I'm not allowed. Evocation is the most powerful wizard school of all! Fireball deals SO MUCH DAMAGE you have no idea.
>For those of you not in the know, Evocation is probably the worst school in the game.
>I get a little heated, and decide to make the most 'fuck you' batman wizard possible. Conjuration specialist Grey Elf, trading away my familiar for Abrupt Jaunt, shittons of Glitterdust, Stinking Clouds.
>I even got a rod of Reach Spell to use with Shivering touch, and some anti-daze shenanigans to use with Celerity.
>Dungeons cleared through judicious use of Arcane Eyes and Passwall, enemies slain with Save-or-Dies combined with Unluck, for a guaranteed Die. I was basically the worst wizard to GM for.
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I once did that thing where I criticized the logic of an adventure instead of just biting the bullet and going on it. "There are goblin infested caves? This close to the capital? Maybe we should alert the city watch."The DM stormed away from the table after an hour of this.

I think I got the Forever DM curse as divine punishment for being a little shit that night.
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>>73467160

Not a That Guy situation I did myself, but i witnessed one.

Like ten years ago we had a small group and we played a game every weekend. I don't remember why this one guy began to join (I think he meet the DM at the LGS) abd he was an ass. He was annoying, a dumbass and after a while we didn't wanted anything to do with him. But he refused to take the hint, until one day the GM asked him to accompany him to a comic store in another city, about 4 hours away. There they are a subway, and the DM put horse laxative (GM's family had a farm) on this guy's soda when he went to the restroom.

When the laxative kicked in, this guy ran to find a bathroom with his pants made a mess, and the GM just took the bus and left him there. We never heard from him again.
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>want to try out dnd
>skimmed the rule book so I know some of the basic but none of the lore
>nervous so smoke some weed before going
>don't know how to role play, know some rules and too stoned to learn
pretty sure they thought I had some mental disablity
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>>73467521
>>73467483
But what about special actions? Disarming, grappling, and the like shouldn't be forgotten about.
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There was one time I was That Guy. Or player of mine was. Maybe we both were.

>Player plays a female blackguard. He plays her ultra slutty and has her wear what was pretty much a bikini armor. I try to put an end to it saying that if she keeps wearing that, I will give her penalties.

> Next game, the player has the Blackguard talk a blacksmith into crafting a detailed breastplate modelled after her own naked torso. I counter this by saying NPCs will treat her like a whore, and even ask for sexual favors. Instead of backing off, player plays along, and even makes her do checks to see how much money she gets from each encounter.

> by then I have enough, I have the blackguard thrown in jail for public indecency, naked and in a cell full of criminals.

>player does a "joke's on you, she's a masochist so she will love it"

By then I just gave up.
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>>73467658

>grappling

Can we pretend this is epic fantasy and just fight the enemies with swords like normal people?
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>>73467658
>Disarming
Three barks
>grappling
Four barks
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>>73467807
>he doesn't know about Beowulf
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>>73467807
you can grapple for all sorts of reasons. For example to pull your buddy out of harms way.
The point of roleplaying is that it allows you to be creative.
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>>73467652
If you have to get high to function around other people then you do.
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>>73467719
He baited you and you took it. The only ways to beat magic realm is either ignore it or kick the player out.
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I had a That Guy pulled on me yesterday.

So I had my weekly game last night.

> We finish investigating some necromancer activities in a city. By then I am kinda bored of this so I had my monk suggest to find loot in some nearby caves we saw earlier.

>Paladin says we can't abandon the city and leave the necromancer unchecked, then calls my monk a corward. My monk isn't the type to take that even if the paladin is female. So they agree on a duel to see what we do. Pally wins and we stay to find the necro. My monk wins, we go to the caves.

> My monk attacks first and gets a natural 20, so the paladin gets punched in the face and thrown away. I figure out the pally player would give up, but instead the paladin gets up to her knees, begins to sob then cry and says loud enough "I'm a girl and you still hit me in the face, What kind of monster are you?"

>The GM jumps into this and has the crowd of villages boo and throw rocks and vegetables to my monk, and then the local lord walks in saying my monk should be tossed in jail right away. The paladin stops crying and says she will forgive my monk if he agrees to find the necromancer. Seeing I have no choice I accept.

> Right before going back to the inn the paladin looks back at my monk and pokes her tongue out at him.

So, I got a nat 20 should have given me the win and I still get railroaded into doing something I don't want to. I'm still mad .
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>>73467895
>poking her tongue out at him
anon, i hate to say this but the only solution to this is killing the paladin
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>>73467658
It's a dog anon, your adventures boil down to;
A wild Gnoll appears! Do you want to attak it boy?
Do ya do ya boy do ya wanna attack it?
>WOOF
Yeah! You attack it! and you kill it! good boy! yes you are you're a good boy
>pants
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>>73467895
can't you use ki to send thrown weapons back to the sender?
Should have killed those villagers with vegetables imo.
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>>73467918

>anon, i hate to say this but the only solution to this is fucking the paladin

fixed. Spank her until she says she's sorry calls you daddy
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>>73467895
Looks like you got played anon
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>>73467939

GM is the type that always has knights/champions/retired adventurers hanging around that are much higher level than us, to stop us from going full on murderhobo.
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>>73467895

You failed to realize that roleplaying is as important if not more so than mechanics.
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>>73467895
play along, don't spoil it
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>>73467839
>Saxons
>High fantasy
Only if they are mindless enemies with no moral qualms
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>>73467160
>players argue
https://encyclopediadramatica.wiki/index.php/Some_argue
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>>73468269
>encyclopedia dramatica
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>>73467895
Frame her for being an accomplice to the necromancer somehow.
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>>73467970
Start asking those knights why they are not dealing with the necromancer threat.
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>>73467502
Going around the table clockwise starting at the top/back
>DM
>Elf Wizard
>Half-Orc Barbarian
>Dwarf Fighter
>Halfling Rogue
>Half-Elf Bard
>Human fighter
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>>73468552
sounds about rigt, all that's missing would be St. Bernard cleric
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>>73467160
That Guy generally refers to doing something annoying in the game like playing a cat girl or min maxing to skip the dungeon and make everyone else irrelevant it sounds more like you committed a violent crime.
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>>73467895
>natty 20 give me what I want wah wah
Stop being pathetic, you’re that guy and the pally player not only played you but roleplayed it better too.
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>>73467895
You did win the duel though, nobody took away your nat 20.

Getting bored and derailing what the GM has prepared to go wander in a cave is being That Guy
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>>73467970
That is the only issue I have with that exchange. The actual fight seems fine, nice party interactions, but fuck retired adventurers casually hanging around everywhere.
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>>73468394
Yes and?
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>>73467562
unironically based
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>>73469060
It would've been more based if it came from a place of joy, rather than from a place of spite.

But I was told not to make an evocation wizard... So I banned evocation.
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>>73467895
>Paladin welching on a bet

I wouldn't say that that's worthy of causing a fall but at the very least there should be a divine punishment.
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>>73469763
That reminds me of this one time my Lawful Good Warblade- fluffed as a kind of Knight- got into conflict with a Lawful Good Paladin NPC who was much more powerful than the rest of the party. We're talking like, my warblade was 16 at the time, and the paladin was scratching against epic level. I don't even remember what the conflict was about, but the Paladin had a large following, and our party was pretty heavily opposed to them.

So I did the only thing I could think of, and challenged the paladin to a duel to the death- a trial by combat, and the gods would grant strength to the one they agreed with. If the paladin rejected the duel, they'd reject their gods' judgement.

Either way, I figured, the paladin would be out of our hair- The paladin would either lose and be killed, or win and the rest of the party would break their word and kill him while he's weak. None of them were lawful, after all.

In the end, though, with Healing armor, a weapon with reach, and the right bullshit maneuvers, I knocked the paladin down to so little health that he'd retreated- breaking his word. Colors leeching out of his shining armor, his mount fadding away, everything.

It was so satisfying, watching him skulk away as a mere warrior.

Then he came back with an army and fucked us up like I thought he would.
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All my characters are based off my Fate GO waifus
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>>73467609
you're bullies. get the hell out of my hobby for nerds.
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>>73467160
My group loved the setup and narration I did the one time they let me GM. Unfortunately, two of my players had far greater system mastery than I did, and one of the two who didn't was the younger sister of one of the ones who did. Naturally, I tried to give them an appropriate challenge... and screwed over the one player I was even vaguely on par with systemwise as a result. See, he was a Rogue, and all the monsters I was using to try and challenge the other three turned out to be immune to sneak attacks.

Most people need malice to become That GM, but I managed it through sheer incompetence.
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>>73467502
>4e
Goodest boys
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>>73467160
I was that guy once but only thing I did was deliberately being annoying because the GM didn’t like the campaign I ran before his. However what you did is retarded even though your GM is shit.
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>>73467160
>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table
Had I been your DM, I would have involved the fucking police.
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>>73467895
>local lord
Based and men at arms pilled
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>>73467563
Sounds more like a blessing if the alternative was letting a guy with less storywriting chops than the fucking Goblin Slayer author GM for you.
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>>73467807
>he doesn't grapple
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>>73471613
>2010
I miss being able to enjoy dumb shit like this.
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>>73467562
I bet he was still only paying attention to how much damage the fighter was doing and how it was ruining encounters.
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>>73467160
>>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table
I would have broken your fucking jaw.
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>>73467895
I feel personally attacked reading your story at the end, but thankfully I’m currently rational enough to understand that you brought this on yourself.
It’s an awful feeling being offended by something that you know you rationally shouldn’t be upset about
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>>73467160
So OP when did you realize that you’re an awful person?
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I'm That Guy I think. I constantly correct our GM with rules because he keeps forgetting even the basic things he himself has used as a monster. Don't really know why he wants to play Pathfinder if he can't keep up.
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>>73467839
Beowulf was a faggot
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>>73467895
How the fuck did you win a duel? Was your one measly monk crit enough to down a paladin? Don't bullshit us.
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>>73470852
>immune to sneak attacks

what?
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>>73472282
he was probably using a slime or a golem, something that doesn't have much of an awareness to begin with and defends passively with the material it is made out of instead of actively blocking or dodging hits. it's like how sneak attack damage wouldn't help you break a door but will help you deal 47 damage to an average commoner
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>>73472263
Ok Grendel
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>>73472282
Must be 3.5 or pathfinder (which is a fucking shit game and fuck everyone who plays it).
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>>73467562
Fucking love when people think wizards are damage dealers. It's the ultimate casual filter.
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>>73467895
You kinda sounds like the That Guy here. The paladin found a way to win despite getting kicked. Also what was so boring about the investigation? It sounds a lot more fun than rummaging for lot in a random cave.
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>>73470852
There are plenty of feats/magical properties that allow you to sneak attack just about anything. Assuming you're playing 3.5
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>>73467160
Twice. Only once was for the greater good.
The "good" one, Me and a few friends were playing with a pretty new GM, who had started their game. One of the other players was an old friend of the GM or something, and was walking all over them, committing a lot of That Guy sins himself. The GM didn't want to tell him to leave. He'd gently asked him to stop, but that wasn't going anywhere.
So, I took it upon myself, I warned the people I knew what I was doing, and turned into Munchkin mcAttention Whore the Edgelord, pissed him off over a few games, then challenged him to a dick measuring contest I kinda rigged in advance. He left, I reverted, and the game was much better.

The OTHER time, I was just That Guy. I'd written a bit too much backstory and gotten too invested in the character I made. The GM was having none of it, and so continually reconnected it to make me fit the lore of his setting better, so I sulked and tried to sabotage the game; antagonized or attacked important NPCs, made stupid decisions with plot relevant objects, and so on. In my defense, I was a lot younger then, but I still feel like shit over it.
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>>73467160
>>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table
You behave like fucking children, act like fucking adults. Talk it out, try to come to a mutual understanding or just beat him up.
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>>73467160
If one of my players did this to me, I'd beat their ass and key their car.
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>>73467807
In epic fantasy heroes often have far more options than in D&D.

Watch this for proof. Willow isn't even a particularly high end Epic Fantasy and even they get in far more than just slap it with a sword
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrb4n-x7CJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmE7GD1qUN8

You want high fantasy? Give your fighterman a chance to actually do things without turning anything that isn't 'I smack him with my dick on the end of his nose again' as accessible as possible.
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>Be forever DM
>Player wants to run. Accept
>this particular player had an annoying habit as a player to pay too much attention to unimportant NPCs. He didn't do this maliciously but he'd ask for tge name of everyone for example, forcing me to come up with lits of them on the spot.
>Make a bard
>throughout first session, I introduce myself to everyone and ask their name and what they do for a living, why they were on that particular part of the country.
>When the DM says "a guard stops you in the night", I'd ask what gender, apparent age and of he looked fit or not, well groomed or a slob. I wasn't being 100% of a dick, I'd try to use that info to do a cold read on npcs
>But mostly i wanted this player now DM to understand that it's kinda unnecessary tension of the DM to be forcing him to create that much data that would never be used again
>first session goes fine. He is clearly feeling the pressure but handle it like a pro. I'm proud.
>Second session come I decide point is made and will lay off him.
>we camping and come across a trader and his home-cart. Like a medieval trailer home.
>Legit curious
>trader described to be using exotic clothes
>"Oh cool! I ask what kingdom he is originally from!" Says I
>DM looks terrified, stutters "West kingdom". But we were on the westmost territory on his crude campaign map so I ask "Across the sea?"
>DM breaks down and quits

Feels bad man
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>>73467922
Stop babytalking to your pets, you autist
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>>73468269
>encyclopedia dramatica
Huh. Didn't know it came back. Nice.
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>>73467895
you sound a bit butthurt because you got played but you're not the only one at fault. The GM is an idiot, because if he agreed to have you two duke it out then he should have accepted the result. If he really wanted to keep railroading you he could have, in case of your victory, have you quickly explore the cave, only to find nothing. After that, right back to the necromancer business.
As for you, you lost in RPing. you went OoC when you saw the good roll. The right choice, in game, would have been to keep attacking until the pally's surrender, shoving away any NPC not attacking them unless they come at you. If they managed to restrain you, you should have insulted them for interfering in a duel and verbally abused the paladin, pointing out that there was no honor in her word, as she agreed to duel you and now was chickening out, showing she was the coward who could bear the weight of her choices.
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>>73467895
>lying
>walking back on an agreement
>being cheeky
Yeah, that's how paladins fall.
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>>73467160
Only slightly. My CE Warlock likes to throw AoE spells at the most possible enemy targets, disregarding hitting an ally.
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>>73472935
>this guy talks to babies the way people talk to dogs
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>>73467160
If i get the feeling that an system has been falsely advertised to me i tend to be a bitch and Terry to break the system over my knee.
Last case was the infinity rpg.
Was promised plausible sci-fi with a struggle about the human condition.
Got French space werewolves, cyber ninjas, space combat fluff ripped straight from mass effect, unobtanium and the space Pope preaching against the digital Satan.
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>>73467322

I know that feeling. There's three people in our extended group who will take the initiative and come up with plans. Two of us GM. The other is a part timer due to work.
Trying to get the other players to come up with plans and ideas is a pain in the arse and feels like herding cats
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>>73467807
this is the most autistic post itt
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>>73467895
You're the that guy for trying to disrupt the game but your DM is a retard for not having the paladin fall.
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>>73467160
I don't give a shit if the manual doesn't say a dog can't play D&D, they aren't bringing that ambulatory sack of allergens into my fucking house.
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>>73473277
kek
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>>73471607
t. Guy who has trouble finding good DMs for some unknown reason
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>>73471613
Isn't' "los" plural?
"El Tiburon" makes more sense I imagine.
Any dago-bros who can verify?
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>>73467895
>natty 20 NATTY 20 I ROLLED 20 DM YOU GOTTA GIVE ME WHAT I---
Paladins shouldn't be able to go back on their word or be manipulative like that but I'm glad the other player did it since you're a massive homo.
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>>73472896
Passive-aggressive as fuck, but I've had that kind of player so I can understand your stance.
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>>73473339
You got that wrong, the space pope embraced digital Satan. It's the space radfem nuns that reject it.

What you should have been told is "Masamune Shirow + Space Opera" the RPG.
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>>73467807
> Heroes fight with swords
Go read a book, brainlet.
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>>73467895
She doesn't sound like a paladin at all, manipulating the crowd with crocodile tears because "i'm a weak girl ;-;" has to result in consequences for the paladin. Honestly overall just seems like shit dm and paladin player being a dick.
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>>73467160
>dm does childish thing
>players take childish revenge
Sounds like you guys deserve each other
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>>73467563
>tell the city watch
Yeah, they sent you
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>>73467895
She sounds based. great play on her part, honestly fun and dnd pilled. I’m guessing 5e since you’re such a baby so no reason for her to “fall.” gm jumped in like that cause you were about to split the party in the middle of a quest to look for fucking loot. You were being selfish and about to bore your whole table and DM to dig around in caves for loot, like a faggot.
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>>73467895
I need to get this out or else I’ll explode from internal reeing
FUCK YOU ANON YOU’RE A PIECE OF SHIT FOR TRYING TO DERAIL THE CHAMPAIGN JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE BORED
FUCK THAT PALADIN BITCH FOR LYING AND MANIPULATING A CROWD JUST TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS
FUCK YOUR DM FOR SMACKING YOU DOWN LIKE A PEASANT INSTEAD OF TALKING TO YOU LIKE AN ADULT. ALL HE HAS DONE IS CREATE RESENTMENT IN THE GROUP NOW BY CLEARLY FAVORING ONE PLAYER OVER ANOTHER (EVEN IF YOU DID DESERVE IT FOR BEING AN ASSHAT)
YOU ARE ALL BAD PEOPLE AND YOU ALL DESERVE EACH OTHER
FUCKIN’ REEEEEEEEE
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>>73467160
In my first real campaign, I had a DMPC. A young girl the party had rescued from the undersewers of the city. She barely talked and never influenced the party on important decisions. She was pretty much just noticeable in combat, but since she was lower level than the party, they’d have to focus on protecting her or else she’d go down. I vividly remember a few moments where the party was just over it.

I still cringe a bit to think about it. I’ve learned though, never again lol
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in one campaign I was sleeping with 3/4ths of my players.
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>>73468697
If you don't want players to explore caves, then you shouldn't let them find caves.
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Either this is bait or you're just a fucking asshole, what the fuck OP
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>>73477553
cave's probably the necromancer's liar but if the DM allowed them to explore it now he'd have to come up with something else
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>>73473689
I mean I'm having fun now, being the teams medical expert and bankrolling the entire team.
Started as optimistic nomad doctor, now scared veteran, was criminal, transhuman demigod and the teams second best combat.
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>>73467252
it's a fake story, i saw this tabasco eyedrop thing in a different thread earlier, OP must have liked that so he made up this brand new thread
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>>73467160
I've been that guy before.
>Playing 3.5e
>Make a Tier 0 Artificer
>GM is a doormat and lets me get away with murder
>Make magic items that solve most, if not all solutions
>Eventually get to the point where I can freely summon Solars before combat even begins that defend me all day
>Party feels overshadowed by my munchkinry.
>Me: "Maybe you guys should step up, instead of me stepping down? It's not my fault I actually read the books and you guys don't."
>I eventually leave out of hating being attacked everytime the party feels I've invalidated their concept of "God Wizard", "Buffomancer Cleric", and "Tank Cleric".
Time is a cruel mistress and once I realized that they weren't asking me to tone down, they were asking me to let their characters be awesome heroes, I tried to return. But no dice. The table more or less died a year after I left because the God Wizard player essentially replaced my role as party God and lorded it over the other players. What is the lesson? Don't be a fucking cunt, it's a game with plastic dice, played by retards in a fantasy land. The only winning move is to either not play, or not be That Guy.
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>>73467895
Anon, you retard, the paladin was flirting with your monk
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I also pulled a That Guy once when a player did something really dumb three times during one session and the players were kind of poking fun at him and I joined them. Luckily I pulled my shit together and apologised to the guy the next day and I think our relations improved overall after that.

>>73467563
As a DM these questions haunt me because I'm can't force myself to stop obsessing over the causality and reasons for everything that happens. It's exhausting and kills my motivation sometimes, but I don't know what I'd do if my players asked "why X?" and I didn't have an answer.
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>>73467895
That sounds pretty fun. Have your character hold a grudge and point out her bullshit if she tries to play a respectable knight figure.
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>>when he's away we put tobasco sauce for the snacks on his eyedrops he left in the table

Based sociopath.
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>>73472896
Do you guys not have a random table of descriptors and names taped to the back of your screens? I've flubbed so many times trying to come up with names and appearances I don't even fuck with my puny brain trying to come up with them, I'll frickin generate a list of them ahead of time. Roll20 it's even easier since you can just tab open fantasynamesgenerator dot com or whatever.

Genuinely curious because it seems to be a common issue
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>>73478786
>Do you guys not have a random table of descriptors and names taped to the back of your screens?
I'm a retard, how have I never thought of that? Good idea Anon.
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>>73478786
I do this, but I don't really like when I have to use it because then I have to write down the randomly chosen details in my notes as I describe them to the players.
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>>73478786
>>73478867

>Not having your open laptop at hand so you can get names, descriptions and put proper ambient music for each moment
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>>73479264
Based
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>>73478902
I have a list of pre-gen NPCs with one-line descriptors and a name. The descriptors are generic (eg., "bites his nails") and not specific (eg., "wears rich robes"), because this makes it easier to fit the pre-gen NPc into the role I need it for. This way, when I need a new NPC, I find the next one on the pre-gen list, tweak it a little bit to fit and ... that's all. Of course I check off the name on the list so that I can see that name's taken.
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>>73479387
>>73479264
Another thing is having "speech patterns" if you're shit at voice acting like I am. Otherwise all of my characters end up fucking scottish somehow.

Little things like: "Whispers everything", "Lisp", "Clears his throat a lot", "Smacks lips annoyingly", "Starts every sentence with 'Hmm'" Helps add life to certain characters without you having to be a real life voice actor. I've got that autism-lite to where I really really don't like voice acting my NPCs but having "vocal quirks" helps make my characters more alive without me having to learn new accents.

godspeed to my fellow DMs, keep telling good stories
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>>73478786
I'll admit to do this for names and not descriptions, and now I feel dumb not to have thought of it before.
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I’m that guy
>rolled stats. Have two 18s, a 16 and nothing else lower than 14.
>I can outclass my entire party by far essentially bumping the encounter difficulty by just existing.
>try not to be that guy and just focus on dropping ball bearings, oil, traps and such, when combat gets heavy I come in and clean up
>new players who don’t understand lore, dynamics and general adventure
>this means we can spend up to an hour talking to merchants about shiny trinkets
>decide to put an end and have a mental timer for pointless rp and try to move group on
>due to my god like stats, proficiencies and expertise allocation I can confidently take on any check the party needs
>still. I try to pass checks onto other players so they can have some fun

Get told the party isn’t happy that i get all the killing blows, some are salty I’m better at whatever they had in mind for their character, one even complains that I’m belittling them when I tell them to make certain checks.
Can’t win, I just wanna roll some dice and see through my characters progression. I’m going to kill him off and make a much more plain character so they can learn the hard way.
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>>73478465

>I don't know what I'd do if my players asked "why X?" and I didn't have an answer.

One thing you can do to bait adventure hooks is to look at the personalities of the players and/or their character backstories, which are full of clues about what kind of adventures the players want. EG, if one of your players has kids or has a character whose parents died at a young age, they'd probably jump at the chance to do an adventure to save an orphanage.
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>>73470470
based off of FGO?

more like based in general.
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>>73479264
reverse search has failed me, by the gods, can I have sauce on my pizza?
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>>73478465
>I can't force myself to stop obsessing over the causality and reasons for everything that happens. It's exhausting and kills my motivation sometimes, but I don't know what I'd do if my players asked "why X?" and I didn't have an answer.

This is a sign of a good DM, anon. You're putting in the effort and making sure things make sense, which makes for a much more satisfying campaign overall.
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It is no pizza at all tho
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Yeah, I think so.
>kinda dumb orc barb
>get a hat of Disguise Self, or Alter Self, I can't remember
>fighting a Hag that charmed the min-maxed melee wizard to be a minion for a bit, and the player both hates having his previous taken away from him, but also loves fighting other PCs, so he was kinda mixed on it
>I'd never played a pure frontline fighter before, and missed wacky spell shit, so I was thinking of ways to spice combat up
>I asked the DM if I could use my hat to look like the Hag, and charm them, or charm the wizard back to our side
>table gives me a weird look, but DM says I can if I get a super high roll on a d100, like 95 or something
>no where close, so that's my turn
>Wizard gets mad at me for wasting my turn, and I guess I tipped him from mixed to unhappy about being charmed
>I laughed it off with "it's what my character would do"
>now I mostly stick to keeping my weird shit in roleplaying segments and skill checks, not combat, also always a caster
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I read ahead in the module the GM was running.
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>>73484095
Monster.
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>>73484129
I tried to subtly correct the GM when he wasn't sure how something worked/thought it worked the wrong way too
(I say subtly because I'm pretty sure he hasn't caught on)
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>>73483773
Is the goddamn Slugbox starting his own franchise? The situation was getting bad enough with competition between Femdominos and Femboy Hooters...
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>>73468269
bro it's from a fucking joke website
and even if it wasn't that's just a headline. the article specifies who the players are
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>>73482902
>rolling stats
you could've just stopped right there.



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