Posting mode: Reply
Password(Password used for file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG
  • Maximum file size allowed is 3072 KB.
  • Images greater than 250x250 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Read the rules and FAQ before posting.
  • ????????? - ??

  • File : 1315438307.jpg-(156 KB, 340x444, rage.jpg)
    156 KB Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)19:31 No.16218346  
    That Guy thread.

    > Constantly looking for reasons to kill the other player's characters.
    > Resists any attempt at compromise.
    > Says 'But it's a game! Are you telling me I'm not allowed to beat you?"
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)19:35 No.16218396

    >Character dies
    >"Well I get back up anyway."
    >"I'm not dead, I'm right here talking."
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)19:38 No.16218408
         File1315438684.jpg-(114 KB, 1024x768, Calm down. Kittens..jpg)
    114 KB
    Woah. Woah, ragefaceman. Take it easy. It's just your average, everyday That G-

    >reads the greentext.

    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)19:41 No.16218443
    >Game starts
    >Ignores other players completely
    >attempts to mug a random person
    >Kills 3 guards
    >Loots bodies
    >In the middle of the most populated town in the world
    >20 more guards swarm and kill him

    He didn't read the rules of the game at all. He had "Mana potions" in his bag, and over 40 feats. We all just sort of ignored him, including the DM.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)19:52 No.16218538
    Oh, I forgot one.

    > Insists that anybody playing a female character should be perfectly OK with being raped. In full detail.
    > Accuses a player who accurately plays the long term effects of rape of being a drama queen.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:16 No.16219583
    > Is GMing
    > Looks over character sheet of a female character
    > Can I make a few changes?
    > Gives her bigger tits, makes her bisexual and replaces combat skills with seduction.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:20 No.16219636
         File1315444854.png-(41 KB, 350x350, 1314117997815.png)
    41 KB
    > That Guy wants to PvP
    > You aren't playing Paranoia
    Found your problem.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:32 No.16219744
         File1315445521.png-(28 KB, 1373x249, Lolwut.png)
    28 KB
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:38 No.16219793
    >Frenzied Berserker
    >Of course makes sure to "I accidentally" at the party
    >Gets gust-of-winded off a cliff one night
    >Bitches for the next hour straight, multi-tantruming about us all being player-killing assholes.

    A single gust of wind spell was the closest thing to non-lethal that was available at the party after so much adventuring and so little rest. The mage was the only one concious at that moment, and it was that or lightning bolt (which was almost certain not to take him down). Fall just barely killed him due to rolling all 5's and 6's. Bitchass was probably more angry that he didn't get to "sadly, dejectedly" loot our corpses after a "terrible misunderstanding" of slaughtering the lot of us.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:39 No.16219807
    Tell him to play SS13
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:43 No.16219847
         File1315446217.gif-(7 KB, 134x128, 1309385006833.gif)
    7 KB
    >Escorting an amulet of concentrated evil to an order that can destroy it for good
    >THAT GUY constantly tries to steal the package so he can use it

    I wouldn't mind so much if it was justified by his character or was roleplayed well, but he literally gives no explanation for it other than "lol i troll u".
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:43 No.16219851
    >Playing any game
    >GM actually gets bored of us RPing instead of fighting
    >"rocks fall, party dies"
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:46 No.16219869
         File1315446371.jpg-(17 KB, 300x300, 131403402257.jpg)
    17 KB
    >That Guy gives everyone shit, everytime, everywhere
    >Quits group because he thinks we're picking on him
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:52 No.16219947
         File1315446749.png-(75 KB, 213x171, Raptorface.png)
    75 KB
    >That guy is the DM
    >The most imprtant NPCs are either angels, demons, vampires or a combination of those.
    >All the story of the campaign turns around their drama.
    >We, the players, are basicly the minions of his Mary Sue DMPC.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:53 No.16219955
    Ann Rice?
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:54 No.16219965
    >Join game
    >GM wants us to have backstory and all so the party need not waste time "meeting in a tavrn", claims to encourage teamwork.
    >First session seperates us into 3 groups. "You wake up in a cell, the others were taken to a different building" style.
    >Yeah yeah I'll get to you guys in a minute hold on all session.
    >Quit after a second session: only first pair has been getting any (very slow) attention.
    >Game falls apart soon after
    >GM blames those that quit for not participating enough.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:55 No.16219971
    >he wants to play a kitsune
    >The setting doesn't even need to include kitsune's, if none exist he'll write up his 'proposed stats' for a kitsune
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:55 No.16219980
    > Asks me to guarantee that his character won't get killed.
    > I tell him 'The dice fall where they may.'
    > He says he wants to quit.
    > okay.jpg

    Seriously, this isn't collaborative storytelling. If you can't risk your character getting messed up or killed, what are you even gaming for?
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:57 No.16220006

    What the fuck.

    I hope you murdered him in a particularly horrible way.

    ...And his character too.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)21:57 No.16220007

    Kinda, "that guy" has a big hard on for vampires. We were playing D&D.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:02 No.16220048
         File1315447327.png-(235 KB, 574x540, Kriegerface.png)
    235 KB
    Fuck if I know. Maybe it's to get away from the utter shit that is almost all freeform collaborative storytelling?

    No rules, no plot, no DM, no hope. Or worse, a DM. In freeform. Who despotically rules with the power of rule zero, but no idea of how to use it, and always with a DMPC. And there's still no hope, no actual rules for the players to balance out the 'DM's' powertripping, and usually no plot. On top of most freeformers being utterly retarded and some form of extremist.

    I wish I had a gaming group.

    I'm sad now.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:02 No.16220050
    That guy plays a halfling barbarian that contributes absolutely nothing to the party. Even though his character is almost literally retarded, he is somehow able to comprehend when he's been duped, and CONSTANTLY drop one liners of wisdom as if it's supposed to blow our fucking minds.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:05 No.16220084
    I've played some freeformers that were actually fun.

    But the rest was utter shit.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:12 No.16220166
         File1315447929.jpg-(9 KB, 251x250, advicekobold0.jpg)
    9 KB
    Our That Guy isn't actually that bad.

    He's just out to dick with the DM in every conceivable fashion I've ever heard of and a few I have yet to completely understand.

    Pic related. His latest shenanigans involve his character being a eunuch, something he established ten sessions ago upon character creation. Now we find ourselves in the midst of fighting succubi and he's the only one who has yet to fall victim to them.

    In fact, he's given psychological counseling to the other characters, a few NPCs, and one succubus that tried to target him and found itself very terribly confused about its place in the universe, which revolves entirely around seducing mortals to create more fuel for a machine that is built around punishing evil mortals and fighting the Blood War.

    He even brought out a pair of reading glasses and a pad of paper to take notes.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:14 No.16220186
    Give that man a medal
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:16 No.16220212
    That doesn't sound like "That Guy", he sounds like a damned genius.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:19 No.16220246
    This person doesn't seem to fall in the "that guy" category...

    Please, tell us more of this supposed "that guy".
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:22 No.16220279
         File1315448568.jpg-(128 KB, 1420x469, But I'm Actually a Paladin.jpg)
    128 KB
    Sometimes That Guy isn't really That Guy...
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:24 No.16220295

    I would, but he already gave himself one for hijacking a royal ball and turning it into, and I quote, "The greatest party this kingdom has ever seen."

    There were minstrels. There were fools. There were peasants mingling with the peerage. There was dwarven dancing, a murder mystery in masquerade, and noble lineages that were revealed to be not quite so noble nine months after the fact.

    He gave the medal to himself by handing it to a hungover king, got it put around his neck in front of the ragtag remains of the attendees, and got us all to hurry the fuck out of there before someone got wise to the fact that he crashed the party.

    The sad part is that we helped him put it all together but didn't realize it until there was nothing we could do to stop it without inciting the wrath of important people.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:24 No.16220302
    >thinking any of that is "cool" past the age of 14
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:25 No.16220311
    Wow. That man is fucking awesome.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:26 No.16220320

    That is not THAT GUY.


    Learn the difference, it could save your life.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:26 No.16220321
    Oh god more, please tell us there are more stories!
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:31 No.16220369

    That's...actually pretty cool.

    Is he at least a nice guy?
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:33 No.16220400
    >resident "That Guy" plays a Paladin for reasons which aren't completely clear to anyone, probably including him
    >group retrieves a trapped evil in a can
    >decides to transport it to a temple so it can be destroyed
    >That Guy uses infallible Guy-Logic to try and steal the pot, excusing it with "my character thinks only he, as the most righteous one (a blatant lie), is qualified to destroy it"
    >manages to get his hands on it
    >powerful demon inside the artifact is released uses the emotions of pride and jealousy from the Paladin to warp him and basically turn him into the next BBEG
    >That Guy is furious
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:37 No.16220433

    Hearing the DM talk about it, you'd think he was That Guy.

    The DM has long since learned to stop giving examples of his shenanigans, and mostly just talks about how he disrupts his plans without going into detail.


    There are hours more of this kind of thing, but the majority of it is terribly involved and requires knowledge of the DM's setting to really grasp it all... which is sort of how he operates, from what I understand.

    James(The alleged "That Guy") likes to get information on the world he's supposed to be playing in. He knows the one thing that a lot of trolltastic players fail to recognize, and that is that many DMs with homebrew settings like to tell people about what they've done with their settings and how it all works and why the history is important, etc. So when someone like James comes along that seems interested in it all, they'll spill their guts about everything.

    He told me about the relevant bits later. How King Herp married Queen Derp after the Hurrdurr War, how Duke Whatever XII attended magic college because of it... and then he laid out his latest plan and how it would all work. When I posed a potential problem, he just shook his head, grinned, and said it wouldn't matter because that's not how the DM thinks about things under pressure.

    And he was right.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:41 No.16220492
    Yeah, no, I'm not seeing "That Guy" in this at all. What the fuck are you talking about? Are YOU That Guy? Or just terribly confused?
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:47 No.16220545
         File1315450071.jpg-(9 KB, 184x240, 1244509459692.jpg)
    9 KB

    You must be shitty in describing his "That Guy"ness, because I'm falling in love with him.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:50 No.16220565
    This "James", as Anon named him, does seem to be a 'that guy.'

    BUT, he seems to be a very rare type, that doesn't cause mass rage when he is nearby.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:50 No.16220571
    That is the player that may be no end of headache to the DM, but is completely invaluable to the group. Whole group dynamics hinge on players like that, and they're a treasure. I'd like nothing better, as a DM, to have a party of nothing but fucking genius players like that - they'd keep me on my toes constantly. I'd have to be my best for players like that and it would invigorate and vitalize my zest for the monotonous and boring aspects of planning and world-creation, if I knew I could give my players anything and they would give me things I never thought possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:50 No.16220573
         File1315450258.jpg-(70 KB, 528x534, gentlemanlich1.jpg)
    70 KB
    This shall now be a thread about "Those Bros", whom we remember fondly for their amazing efforts in making the roleplaying experience something worth remembering and cherishing in our hearts.

    Everyone has a That Guy story. I want to know how many of Those Bros exist.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:51 No.16220578
    >Does seem to be
    No. He doesn't.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:53 No.16220600
    Wow, James reminds me of a bunch of shenanigans I pulled back when I had a regular gaming group. Gaming the setting is great, because it makes the GM feel validated and enraged simultaneously.
    >> Hidersine 09/07/11(Wed)22:54 No.16220603
    TBH I kinda play like that, although maybe not quite so vindictively; I fluster and can't think properly if i don't understand that situation or the setting because i hate when people do actions with assumptions on the setting.

    One of my that guy stories: This one is slightly different in that its about my own brother. I've played rpgs for a few years now and i really enjoy them so when a new game was starting i brought my younger brother to play.

    He started off with a brash and reckless electricity controller who did whatever shit he felt like whenever which got the party in trouble on several occasions. This would later come to a head when after dicking the party by getting captured and ratting us out, he was killed by a member of the party.
    Initially it wasn't so bad (I expected him to freak out or something) but it soon got worse. His new character (a tattoo-ed thief a la witchblade) had no motivation to be with us and would keep going off for stupid side missions, stealing stuff from nearby npcs or acting recklessly which fucked up the party (herp derp I smash the retreating enemies in the face so they stop backing off and come round to fight). Then his character began acting incredibly reckless if not suicidally; like fighting rooms of armed guards and jumping out of flying helicopters till eventually he just turned around and walked straight into a minefield.

    Turns out that he had cooked up some asshole plan to get his old character ressurected as a zombie and rejoin. Res'ed character is now a total asshole and wrecks shit all the time like punching people or frying them with lightning. Goes on for a while before he electrocutes a friendly npc (bought by one of the pcs) because he refused to help him, then the same character as before chokes him to death.

    New character
    goes okay, still kinda reckless
    One bad thing happens and he becomes an asshole again
    Muses to me why noone likes his characters
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:54 No.16220608
    >playing MtG with a group of about 8 of us
    >some are better than others but nothing too obnoxious, multiplayer politics keeps everyone in check
    >suddenly That Guy buys an entire Affinity deck, wipes the floor with everyone
    >next guy builds a Tinker-Colossus deck
    >someone else builds Dragonstorm combo
    >entire metagame breaks down
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)22:55 No.16220612

    In a dickish sort of way, yes. I'll explain that part later. Picking up where I left off from >>16220433...

    The DM ran us through a scenario wherein we were going to see a big prosperous city, someplace he probably though James couldn't possibly do any damage. So the first thing he does is lead us to a tavern.

    Harmless enough, if not for the fact that the DM going to throw us through a loop. On our way, James's character is accosted by a cowled figure and given a clinking purse. Taking it in stride, James continues on with his lead and gets a room for the night. While he's there, he checks the purse and finds it's full of platinum.

    Platinum that was apparently meant to go to an assassin, who had just eliminated King Herp. Something we found out because a rather large group of burly men in very intimidating armor strode past our place at the inn and locked every entrance and exit of the city.

    First thing we do is give James one of what we've come to refer to as The Group Look Of Horror. We do this from time to time. It makes him laugh and the DM's ears turn red. The fact that we might have reason to do so because he might have actually done this was merely coincidental.

    Twenty minutes of players passing notes to each other later, James says that he'd like to get a better view of the funeral and follows it up with several Disguise checks on the party...

    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:08 No.16220748
         File1315451334.jpg-(19 KB, 231x240, Sultanates!.jpg)
    19 KB
    Forever-a-freeformfag here. I suppose I have a story of That Bro.

    It was a year or two ago, I think. Semi-freeform vidyagaem nation RP. Fuck, we took what we could get, people RP anything imaginable in some circles. Namely, the shithole of Warcraft III. The map was Alternate Future. Fun with the right people. The right people never play.

    We formed a little bloc of our own, we did. He was Novarussoya. Russia's government fell, and was replaced, then fell again, and was replaced again. The end result was an empowered Russia, which managed to keep its momentum going, and a decent relation with the rest of the world, since the Eastern Bloc was freed. I was the Ottoman Empire. The Empire... Wasn't as glorious as it used to be. The Auspicious Incident never occured; the Turkish military had managed to somewhat modernize without incident in this timeline. Then de-modernized as the Corps were reformed when it was found that modernization was too hard for the stagnative Turkish monarchy. The Empire was backwards, the Sultan was an incompetent jolly fat man, and the whole state was just struggling to remain relevant in these modern times.

    And this is where they come together. The year is 1945. Nova Russoya needed resources and an allied state to balance out the power blocs. The Ottoman Empire needed help turning the Janissary Corps from lazy traitorous assholes, to the crack military super-army they used to be. And so the great troop and weaponry exchange between the two states began.

    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:08 No.16220749
    Well that's not really what a "That Guy" is, so...
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:10 No.16220765

    Thirty minutes later, the entire group has managed to insert themselves into the royal guard, which was setting up to protect Queen Derp during the funeral. The fact that this was part of James's plan seemed to put the DM off for a moment or two, which indicated that he wasn't quite expecting this.

    We were dressed up in the armor, the weird helmets, the shields, and most importantly the weaponry. Wearing the bright red armor meant that we weren't subject to the No Weapons Allowed Within Sight Of The Queen rule for the funeral. And given what James told me, they were going to be necessary.

    Spot checks abound. Everyone was rolling them, everywhere. Even a few street urchins that somehow made it onto the scene and were being paid in platinum by James himself. Sure, some ran away with it and never looked back, but those that did stick around were rolling with us as NPC observers.

    And that's when it happened. The moment of truth. The wizardly figure on a palace balcony, pointing his finger at the queen. And according to our wizard's Spellcraft check, it was a Disintegrate spell.

    Cue the wizard desperately trying to counter the spell in plate armor. Also cue the rest of us drawing crossbows and trying to shoot him down. Also also cue the street urchins shouting and pointing. Also also also cue a baker, paid twenty platinum pieces to do so on cue, breaking through the gaps in the royal guard's line that was created by our party to toss an obscene amount of flour on the queen to create a miss chance due to concealment.

    Did I fail to mention that James thrust himself on the queen for a loving kiss?

    Because he did.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:14 No.16220801
    oh man

    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:16 No.16220823
         File1315451817.jpg-(1.62 MB, 1558x2277, janissary.jpg)
    1.62 MB
    The Ottoman Empire began exploiting its massive oil fields. Industrialization began. Egypt was annexed. Spetznaz would come and go, causing the Sultan to shit bricks when they appeared out of nowhere, training the Janissaries into proper soldiers instead of mooching cancerous sultan-killers. Modern artillery in great quantity and caliber were made. Janissaries stood on guard, keeping the peace. Novarussoya was being all shadowy and Russian, isolationist aside from its dealings with the Turks. Soviet-era tanks rolled across the desert. The Empire was becoming great again.

    So, overall, we were having a good time. Then, we looked at what the others were doing while we were cocking about, preparing for whatever clusterfuck of a war or crisis would inevitably come.

    What we saw was horrible.
    >> Captain Baha 09/07/11(Wed)23:18 No.16220831
    Was it the rest of the world as one country?
    Come on man, DON'T LEAVE US HANGING!
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:23 No.16220890

    Many dice were rolled and modifiers applied and laughs had.

    But in the end, Duke Whatever XII's spell, and it was Duke Whatever XII's spell because he was the only one that was power hungry enough to go to mage college for long enough to get the power to take what he wanted, went off in spite of the counterspell, just like James said it would.

    And it beat the miss chance due to concealment from the cloud of flour.

    And the crossbow bolts were a huge success, in that they hit their target but did little else to stop the wizardly Duke aside from make him teleport away.

    But what the Disintegrate hit wasn't a soft and squishy queen. Oh no. What it hit was James the Bard, who had used his body as cover for the queen. He had a scant handful of hit points left over after it took its toll, but that handful was all he needed to have to start running like his hair was on fire and his ass was catching.

    He'd saved the queen, exactly like he said he would. The only thing he didn't call was getting away with his hide after the fact... or getting paid by the queen to hunt down the regicidal Wizard Duke.

    Of course, that last bit isn't entirely accurate. He didn't say that would happen at all. He just said that he'd get paid for giving the queen the best kiss she'd ever had.

    And as far as anyone in the kingdom knows, that's exactly why.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:26 No.16220908
         File1315452364.jpg-(22 KB, 198x251, 1258867576.esichs_its_synx_tim.jpg)
    22 KB
    I am pretty sure I'm my group's THAT GUY.
    It started out with playing a dorf. Rest of the party was two humans and an elf.
    I make elf jokes, the player doesn't respond. Like jokingly ordering sticks and dirt for them at inns, as part of a larger joke about being able to guess what everyone wants to eat. Player passes a note to the DM, they get their whatever, game goes on. I keep it up, and no one ever reacts to the jokes.
    Next game, paladins, elves, and aasimar in the party. I roll up a tiefling warlock and sneak back to claim bones from fallen foes. Paladins ignore it, elves ignore it, aasimar ignore it. I animate the dead, prohibited by their churches, in front of them, and they ignore it.
    The game after, since I'm getting no reaction, and no OOC discussion other than telling me that I'm doing a good job with my character, I decide to test the boundaries further and roll up a cannibalistic demon-empowered gnoll who regularly uses abilities that cause his skin to burst off. Gore magically disappears inches from them (apparently) and their response to a party member turning into a ten-foot skinless monstrosity with six arms is to direct him to a foe the fighty cleric is having trouble with.
    I don't want to cause a TPK, I just want some damned discussion and characterisation through arguing, people. Is this a foreign concept?
    Pic related, what I'm regretfully pulling out if I don't get some damn arguing.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:26 No.16220909
    And 9 months later the late king had produced an heir.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:30 No.16220950
    That bro story:
    Our party is exploring a tomb underneath a pyramid when we stumble upon a chamber full of ancient artifacts. We think to ourselves "Why the hell not, lets loot it."
    Shenanigans unfold and we find magic books, a magic sun stone, and we finally end up looking at mysterious box with ominous writing describing the end of existence when the box is opened.
    We stay the fuck away.
    That guy sends in his "pet" goat to investigate the box once we are outside. The goat nudges the box open and from within bursts a portal to hell that devours the goat into an eternal hell and demons start pouring out of the box.
    Hurricane force winds blow out of the chamber and the fighter and I (I was a monk) start dropping strength checks around 25 - 30 range every round to hold the door shut and keep the hell raging inside of it.
    Our wizard an heroes, pulls out the sun stone and runs into the room yelling battle cries (he actually started shouting Tolkien Elven at the table) and ignites the stone.
    After the dust settles, we peek inside and find out that the heroic efforts of our wizard, existence itself was saved and "that guy's" goat was burned to an eternal hell, never bothering us again.
    Congratulations were had and the wizard was rewarded a Mountain Dew and a character sheet for a new lvl 1.
    >> Fain !Bu2YDUJU/o 09/07/11(Wed)23:34 No.16220980
    I can't tell if you're a troll, or genuinely confused as to why they're ignoring you. They're doing the right thing by not acknowledging your increasing levels of pants-on-head retardation and dickish derailing. I suggest you stop before they ask you to leave. Of course, you'll just go on and find a different group to harass, so by all means, carry on.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:35 No.16220992
    in a MTG group @ my college

    >Looks up very very specific and arbitrary rules
    >ruleslawyers everyone and everything into oblivion at every chance possible even though its minor dumb shit you have to have ADD to give 5 shits about
    >has made other people become ruleslawyers to call him out on his shit because he cant do it himself
    >Whole group is dissolving as I watch, and I actually like some of these people.

    Captcha : follows ishapic
    Probably the god of insanity that caused him to be this way.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:36 No.16220996

    That, I'm not entirely certain of. The DM refuses to speak of that kingdom ever again and James just laughs anytime it's brought up.

    But as for the semi-dickish nice guy thing I was talking about in >>16220612. He apparently used to DM quite often, and ran his players through campaign after campaign until the group fell apart due to real life. After that, he started looking over some of the things that happened in his games and picked it all apart to see why he did what he did.

    Then he started playing in other people's games and seeing a lot of similar things to what he did when he was just starting out.

    Apparently, James dicks with DMs to get them to think outside the box and learn to adapt to the unexpected. He claims it's to get the to grow as a DM and to build their worlds and campaigns flexibly. He went on to say that he didn't mean any real harm by it, but couldn't think of a more enjoyable way than to force them to maneuver to maintain control over the situation.

    But then he said, "Or I could just be jerking them around because I like to see other DMs squirm for a change," so I don't know if the laugh that followed it was meant to sound so trolltastic as it did.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:37 No.16221016
         File1315453074.jpg-(136 KB, 640x512, spetsnaz.jpg)
    136 KB
    We were prepared for this. The Ottoman Empire had very good, well-drilled Janissary regulars, artillery corps that would shatter the skies with their guns, and had built heavy and superheavy tanks to act as hardpoints and gun platforms. There was also a minimal airforce for interception duty. Meanwhile, Nova Russoya had elite corps of Spetznaz, tanks, helicopters...

    It happened in two days. All the significant fighting, at least. The Holy Empire of Rhodesia declared war on the heathen Ottoman Empire and invaded with massed infantry and some spec-ops, too. No armor or artillery.

    I had both and properly equipped infantry.

    Needless to say, Egypt was a massacre, and following the assault, Africa fell like dominoes. Cities were bombarded into submission. African Nazi troops were cut down by Janissary positions and tanks. Slowly, Africa was liberated and annexed.

    But then, at the heart of the Rhodesian Empire, was an army of pure derp. Hundreds of pure aryan supah-supahmenz, prepared to surge out and push back the Ottomans.

    If not for Novarussoya.

    Concurrently with the Battle of The Nile, the Battle of Cape Town began. Russian spetznaz, of far greater quality than the supposedly invincible Rhodesians, tanks, attack helicopters and the transports that brought them in. A display of combined arms that shocked the world, and shattered the Rhodesian naziblob.

    From there, Africa was swept up by the Ottoman Empire with ease. Cape Town remained in Novarussoyan hands.

    The Sultan didn't mind very much. On account of the Spetznaz scaring the bejeebus (be-allah?) out of him.

    But the story doesn't end there. Oh, no.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:39 No.16221028
         File1315453153.jpg-(12 KB, 243x251, whywouldyoudothat.jpg)
    12 KB
    Pic very related, why the hell would you do that kind of shit? If you really do just want discussion and characterization as you say, make a character that is morally complex, or propose alternate solutions to the problems your party is presented with or, better yet, just straight-up start the discussions yourself directly. That would be far better than acting like an ass and hoping for a response.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:42 No.16221053
    Probably heading for another group anyway.
    The point is that they never have any intraparty friction, at all, ever.
    The first thing someone suggests is the course of action taken, there are never recriminations, or even discussion.
    It's like playing with a hive mind, except they're still talking for my benefit occasionally.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:43 No.16221068
    Ross? Should have mentioned that he also tried to intimidate a bar maid into giving him a job at a tavern at the start of the session.
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:45 No.16221096
    Gasp! Now, why did that post poof? Did someone disapprove of my clarification of immature usage of slurs by the unfortunate company I and bro had to endure?

    No matter. For the benefit of those who did not see the post preceeding 16221016, Europe and Bourbon France were derpers, nazis for laughs, and didn't actually RP aside from lolnazism, USA and Brazil were metagaming and slapped Mexico's shit, China and India weren't relevant yet and Rhodesia was 40kid White Africa.

    Moving on. Relative peace had befallen the world. India's player buggered off and a landgrab between the Ottomans and Chinese ensued. China continued being suspicious as all hell. USE and Bourbon France continued being fuckwits. Brazil and the USA buggered off and Mexico rebelled, claiming all of America, somehow. Novarussoya sold Cape Town to the Imperial Japanese, who didn't do much other than build a small empire and not bother nobody.

    And then China went balls-to-the-wall INSANE, and rained hell down upon the world.

    Not in the nuking sense, mind, I know that's what might be your first thought in a nation-scale RP. No. As in, RAINING HELL UPON THE EARTH.

    Continued yet more!
    >> Anonymous 09/07/11(Wed)23:53 No.16221153
         File1315454015.jpg-(95 KB, 640x480, SHAMEFUR DISPRAY.jpg)
    95 KB
    As it turned out, the Chinese Communist Party, made a deal with the devil. As in, sold the souls of everyone that wasn't in the military or govvernment to Satan. And ripped open a portal to Hell.

    Shit just got real.

    Japan was wiped right the fuck out if I recall, in minutes. A tide of filthy hellspawn surged outwards from China. Janissary units struggled to hold the line in India. Guns were shipped from Istanbul, along with landships. It wasn't enough. India was completely destroyed by the time the line began to move back.

    And then Istanbul herself came under siege. The royal guard were mobilized as fast as possible. The devils, defying all terrain, ignored the rest of the Empire. They merely desired to shit upon the heart of the Empire and slaughter the Sultan who had ruled it for so many decades. Her guns cried out, and killed many. Men died by the hundreds, by the thousands, to keep Istanbul safe. Kaiju-sized abominations of Hell were beset by tactical missiles and landships.

    But in the end, the world survived. Novarussoyan mechanized Spetznaz pushed back. The janissaries pushed back. The USE and Bourbon France stopped derping and warring with one another for a minute to deal with the threat.

    And we all collectively slapped China's satanist shit. Tore down the gates. And pissed on the devil's rotting corpse.

    Almost done, gentlemen.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:00 No.16221206
         File1315454434.gif-(867 KB, 400x300, Artillery, ho!.gif)
    867 KB
    The world was winding down. Peace was going to be had, finally. The petty squabbles and horrors of war we-


    And then the entire Nova Russoyan army that was sweeping up the last of the devils was nuked. Along with men from the other states.

    ... We never did get around to slapping Mexico's shit for that. Probably because he left afterwards.

    There was one last battle to be had, however. The USE and Bourbon France... Apparently they decided they'd slap MY shit, fuck with the second most powerful state in the world. How did they do this, do you ask?

    They levied so many infantry that... Well, Europe was completely filled with infantry. Not an exaggeration I'm afraid.

    They proceeded to try and besiege Istanbul, its buffer states, and Turkey.

    They then proceeded to get blown into tiny bits by heavy artillery and missiles, because they tried to use human wave tactics without any support whatsoever. Both powers fell. In the end, all that was left was three superpowers. Mexican America. The Ottoman Empire. And that bro, Novarussoya.

    So ends my shitty tale, /tg/. I hope you enjoyed it. And to whoever had one of my posts baleeted, I hadn't saved that text, you know! It was rather uncouth and uncalled for. Really.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:03 No.16221228
    That was retarded, but in a good way.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:08 No.16221263
    That's all I ever thought of this story. And all I ever wanted. In the cesspool of semi-freeform vidya RP... A hilariously retarded, over-the-top session is the best one can hope for. I might have another story in me. It has a cockney goblin Andrew Ryan, severe anachronism, imperialism, airship empires, rebels, mental breakdowns, bitch-tier MacGuffins that cause apocalyptic shit, weird semi-ethereal otherdimensional people linked to the bitch-tier MacGuffins, and an asshole wendigo fashioning Commissariat gear for himself out of that green cockney Andrew Ryan's wrecked stuff. Anyone interested?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:13 No.16221311
    Was usually a party of 4: Me, my bro, the GM (that guy), and the GM's friend (less that guy but still that guy)

    Furry, railroading/DMPCing GM, couldn't stand the idea of his characters dying, never ever played an evil character, every game was basically just him and his friend (always some kind of angel or demon or some other bullshit) fulfilling their destinies while my friend and I tagged along with them for no apparent reason, with my bro always making silly characters that fucked with them

    It was really a shame because the GM is fun to play video games with, but when it comes to RPGs things just go downhill
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:38 No.16221518
    "Okay, they haven't come around the bend yet so I'll go into the forest and come out behind them so we've got them surrounded."
    "I don't think it's a good idea, we should stand together."
    "No, it is more tactically sound to have the enemy surrounded."
    "I don't think it's a good idea."

    "Roll for spot... You spotted them spotting you as you stood around bickering."

    My DM doesn't like to encourage That Guy.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:38 No.16221521
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:46 No.16221579
    Are you retarded?

    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)00:47 No.16221587
    sorry about that
    >> Mini 09/08/11(Thu)02:03 No.16222179
    bumping for the lulz
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)03:15 No.16222653
    Not trying to be mean, but what was the "that guy" part of the story? Because all I read was a wall of text with no real connection to this thread. I did read it, with that much work you did I figure it justifies a read, I just don't get the point of it.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)03:28 No.16222735
    Now shoot it!
    >> Frosted Weasel !!dLUhj2yYgMt 09/08/11(Thu)04:01 No.16222970
    He stated earlier that the story wasn't one of "that guy" but "that bro," instead.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)04:41 No.16223245
    This thread's still around? Ha! I thought it'd be on page 16 by now. But no, more like page four.

    Well, it was a little of both. My description of the entire game of That Guys, excluding I and mein freund, was baleeted by the mods for... God knows what reason. The fact it contained the n-word, as a result of the madman white supremacist 40kid Rhodesian's nation, which I had to describe?

    It was mainly a shit story about ridiculous alternate future nation-scale roleplay involving an entire game of That Guy's, and I and That Bro slapping their shit in roleplay and in gameplay. But there's a huge hole in the story because of a particularly tl;dr post getting baleeted. My apologies, good sir. Next time I'll pre-type it.

    Does anyone feel like breathing some life into this thread? Or shall we let it rot?
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)12:24 No.16225965
    OK, thank you, now it makes more sense.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)18:55 No.16229357
    If anyone here's looking for a good freeform RPG, I can honestly say that the Vast Empire is one of the best ones out there. Well defined story parameters for the "official" group stories, reasonable "GM"ing with competent writers, and generally decent plots. Also, they play D&D from time to time. They were what got me into RPGs.

    www.vastempire.com <-main site
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)22:24 No.16231547
    That Guy never knows that he is.
    >> !SP5BRo9IC2 09/08/11(Thu)22:50 No.16231828
    James is not 'that guy', James is a genius.

    Archiving this thread right away.
    >> Anonymous 09/08/11(Thu)23:32 No.16232224
    >That GM.
    >If it's not in the book, it's not allowed, if it is the book, but I don't like it, fuck you, you're not doing it anyway.
    >Doesn't understand concepts such as "roleplaying."
    >Runs campaigns of pure monster slashing with backstories incliding "Here there be monsters, go and kill them, level up, get better gear, receive more monsters."
    >If your character is not optimised for what ever class you picked, he will comment on it.
    >Looks at me like I'm That Guy, when I try to roleplay with the little freedom I have.

    Delete Post [File Only]
    Style [Yotsuba | Yotsuba B | Futaba | Burichan]