Hey guys! Let me start by saying that I've been lurking on these forums for years and finally decided to register today (woo!)
I DM a Pathfinder compaign via a combination of Triapse OpenRPG and Skype with some friends of mine across the world. In the party, I have 2 Rogues, a Fighter, a Cleric and a Wizard. The thorn in my side is the Wizard.
I've never in all my years of DMing been the type to let my personal feelings toward the game dictate the way one of my players chooses to run their character. That being said, the Wizard in my group has yet to actually act like a wizard in any way shape or form. Instead, he's launched all of his feats and skills into some kind of rail gun. He wields a Heavy Crossbow and keeps Gravity Bow almost perminently cast on himself (his bow). His refusal to expend any of his other spells per day is nothing short of aggrivating.
I was excited to see that someone in my group actually wanted to play as a Wizard in the first place... so you can immagine my frustration when it turns out he wanted to play something so strange.
I can't deny that his choices have been effective. His damage is higher and more consistant than anyone else in the party.
That being said, I want him to be a Wizard... not a sniper rifle.
I've found myself daydreaming about having a Cave Troll rip his right arm from it's socket and leave him incapable of wielding the crossbow at all.
Instead, I appeal to the masses here to give me a different (perminent) option to prevent him from ever using his current tactic that doesn't involve severing an apendage.