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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    MrDapper wrote: »
    The one time I was not the DM the guy who was didn't understand RPing. Like didn't understand why I gave my character a backstory.

    Do a character voice constantly.. Show up wearing a cape and a chain shirt...

    Just make that guy super uncomfortable.

    Because that guy sucks at dming.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    MrDapper wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    The one time I was not the DM the guy who was didn't understand RPing. Like didn't understand why I gave my character a backstory.

    Was he more focused on min-maxing?

    Yep, he did make it so my level 2 rogue had a crazy stealth modifier, like +12.

    That's how I would play D&D, and everyone would hate me.

    also:

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  • HunteraHuntera Rude Boy Registered User regular
    As long as you ain't a dick about it (Which really just means that the other people playing don't mind it) min-maxing is fine

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Cheers Luv! King's RowRegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    He's an okay dude, he just plays it super different. He also plays Eve which I think explains it.

    That session ended with someone trying to convince me to rob a king so it ended okay.

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    The one time I was not the DM the guy who was didn't understand RPing. Like didn't understand why I gave my character a backstory.

    Was he more focused on min-maxing?

    Yep, he did make it so my level 2 rogue had a crazy stealth modifier, like +12.

    That's how I would play D&D, and everyone would hate me.

    Yeah.

    ...yeah.

    I mean, maybe not hate.

    But for me the fact that it's a group of people improvising a story is what's so cool about it. The fact that you can do literally anything as long as you can convince the GM to allow it is incredible.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    i reeeeeeeally dislike power gamers

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Cheers Luv! King's RowRegistered User regular
    I want fan art of The Baffler stat.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Pooper gamers

  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    D&D. I would want to have fun. It is assumed to be a game with friends and I couldn't care less about winning if it inhibits my ability to enjoy myself. But I also assume I would be a good D&D player.

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    I'm the type who would play a Dwarf Wizard, because I like to overcome shortcomings with strategy.

    I also like being contrary

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    heh

    shortcomings

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  • HunteraHuntera Rude Boy Registered User regular
    The problem with min-maxing is it skews encounter designs for the DM since he can't tailor it to the min-maxer because that'll make it too hard for the rest of the party and vice versa

    And there's the issue of Comparative Impotency since you're likely to be Doing The Most Cool Shit in combat if you've crunched the numbers to optimize.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    There's a difference between seeing DnD as a game that is a series of obstacles to overcome and seeing it as mainly a roleplaying vehicle, and they're both ok.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    My character would be a min/maxed 16 year old who constantly shouted "get on my level" and was eventually killed in his sleep by his companions.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I never powergame

    I find it kinda boring and I'd rather play an interesting character with flaws than Supercool Perfectman

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  • Helpless RockHelpless Rock Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    This Ellen Page news talk on the Bombcast is getting into some existential crisis levels of what is a person really when it comes to a person's digital likeness, man.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    More dark souls with vinny is the best dark souls!

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    This Ellen Page news talk on the Bombcast is getting into some existential crisis levels of what is a person really when it comes to a person's digital likeness, man.

    it's kinda really time

    I mean

    we're at the point where this is a real goddamn thing

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    the notion of humanity is a terrifying abyss of what if's

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    This Ellen Page news talk on the Bombcast is getting into some existential crisis levels of what is a person really when it comes to a person's digital likeness, man.

    it's kinda really time

    I mean

    we're at the point where this is a real goddamn thing

    I dunno man it's be talked into the ground

    it's probably time to turn the Page on this discussion

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Remember when Lt Barclay made that holodeck program where he could beat up the bridge officers and mack on all the ladies.

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    This Ellen Page news talk on the Bombcast is getting into some existential crisis levels of what is a person really when it comes to a person's digital likeness, man.

    it's kinda really time

    I mean

    we're at the point where this is a real goddamn thing

    I dunno man it's be talked into the ground

    it's probably time to turn the Page on this discussion

    Here I am... in a game again

    There I am... on the screen

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    There I go... Ellen Page

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Remember when Lt Barclay made that holodeck program where he could beat up the bridge officers and mack on all the ladies.

    remember that episode where Lt Barclay did anything cool ever

    and then you woke up

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    This Ellen Page news talk on the Bombcast is getting into some existential crisis levels of what is a person really when it comes to a person's digital likeness, man.

    it's kinda really time

    I mean

    we're at the point where this is a real goddamn thing

    I dunno man it's be talked into the ground

    it's probably time to turn the Page on this discussion

    Here I am... in a game again

    There I am... on the screen

    Here I go... playing star again

    There I go... Ellen Page

    Ffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuck

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Uriel wrote: »
    Remember when Lt Barclay made that holodeck program where he could beat up the bridge officers and mack on all the ladies.

    Also Geordi accidentally duplicated a scientist lady when he was trying to figure out a problem and he fell in love with her. Then he met the real her in a later episode. It was super awkwaaaaaard

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    last adventure path in my pathfinder group, we were in the final "dungeon" which was this crazy pocket realm made by an insane millenia old fae

    and we encountered an annis hag who was HELLA FUCKING EVIL but not hostile at all

    she was answering all kinds of questions for us in return for us answering questions for her

    we were about to leave when she asked what we wanted to do with the kids

    "what kids we asked"

    oh the 50 or so that she had abducted from our kingdom and was preparing to cook

    she then offered us a deal

    trade our druid's animal companion, a bear that he loved more than anything in the world and he had been with for literally over a year

    my party spent an hour debating this

    at which point I turned to the dm, told him that I was going outside the hut

    4 gunshots later I come into the hut, dragging a bear and immediately head to the basement to the shock of the druid

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    long story short, when you pick my character to be the head law enforcement officer of the kingdom, and also true neutral, I will trade a stupid fucking bear for 50 kids every time whether you want me to or not

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    last adventure path in my pathfinder group, we were in the final "dungeon" which was this crazy pocket realm made by an insane millenia old fae

    and we encountered an annis hag who was HELLA FUCKING EVIL but not hostile at all

    she was answering all kinds of questions for us in return for us answering questions for her

    we were about to leave when she asked what we wanted to do with the kids

    "what kids we asked"

    oh the 50 or so that she had abducted from our kingdom and was preparing to cook

    she then offered us a deal

    trade our druid's animal companion, a bear that he loved more than anything in the world and he had been with for literally over a year

    my party spent an hour debating this

    at which point I turned to the dm, told him that I was going outside the hut

    4 gunshots later I come into the hut, dragging a bear and immediately head to the basement to the shock of the druid

    the druid wanted to be there for that moment but he couldn't bear to watch

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    mike

    no

    NO

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    the shock of you dragging the carcass absolutely bruined him

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    what a grizzly fate

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I'm the type who would play a Dwarf Wizard, because I like to overcome shortcomings with strategy.

    I also like being contrary

    This implies that dwarves don't make good wizards.

    This is not a correct implication.

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I'm the type who would play a Dwarf Wizard, because I like to overcome shortcomings with strategy.

    I also like being contrary

    This implies that dwarves don't make good wizards.

    This is not a correct implication.

    And in Shadowrun, dwarves actually make the best wizards.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    mike

    no

    NO

    sorry man but shooting the poor thing is the polar opposite of what i'd expect

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  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I'm the type who would play a Dwarf Wizard, because I like to overcome shortcomings with strategy.

    I also like being contrary

    This implies that dwarves don't make good wizards.

    This is not a correct implication.

    Sorry, I don't know the specifics of the game

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I'm the type who would play a Dwarf Wizard, because I like to overcome shortcomings with strategy.

    I also like being contrary

    This implies that dwarves don't make good wizards.

    This is not a correct implication.

    And in Shadowrun, dwarves actually make the best wizards.

    they make the best hedge wizard. Elves are better at black magic and shamans and stuff.

    In 4e D&D, Drwaves are pretty much great at anything. There are things they're clearly the best at, but few things where i would be "I don't know if this is a good fit with a dwarf."

    Like a dwarf bard? probably not that great. though with Skald, they become amazing. Dwarf Rogue is actually pretty unstoppable.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    I don't mean to throw pooh at the idea or anything

    sometimes i just don't think criticism requires any paddington to it

    even if the criticisms are a little smokey

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  • THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY im alucard Registered User regular
    Dwarves make the coolest wizards thematically

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i honestly think i can probably pump out 15-20 more bear puns

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