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Newbiespud 24th Mar 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
The accusation here is that Twi's player does this sort of thing accidentally, of course, not intentionally. For all of the fun I have as a DM pretend-shaking my fist at my rascally players, I can't say I've ever had the displeasure of someone vindictively going out of their way to disrupt the game and everyone playing in it for disruption's sake. Even from Fallout is Dragons' Masterweaver/Javolt, it was evident that the craziness came from a genuine (if perhaps twisted) place. Actually intentionally toxic play – even if it occasionally produces a fun story – is not something I want to portray or celebrate much in muh brand.

Anyway, here's Part 2 of the most recent Dusk City Outlaws game. It ends in fire.
Tales of New Dunhanen Session 16-2 - The Dry Run Job, Part 2: Podcast Video


Werefrog 24th Mar 2018, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
The Werefrog had a player who would intentionally derail the game as best as he could. He would complain about the rails when given adventure hooks.

One time, to deal with him, after an out of character discussion of where the party wanted to go next so the adventure could be planned there, he decided his character suddenly wants to go in the opposite direction.

The Werefrog said, fine, your character goes that way. However, the rich guy who's hiring us still wants the rest of the party, and his price for the party remains provided we are successful. The rest of the party took the job.

Bad player started complaining about his character not having anything to do, and The Werefrog just said, no adventure was planned in that area, so he'll have to wait until I get something. The rest of the players had a decent adventure without his derailing.
clutchedbyanangel 24th Mar 2018, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Sounds like he doesn't want to play RPGs?
Werefrog 25th Mar 2018, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
No, he was just a jerk who loved to cause problems.

At the M:tG tournaments The Werefrog ran, back when The Werefrog would do single elimination, he would show up with a deck designed to cause a draw. It ran 4 copies of Sharaharazad simply to prevent any game from ending in the time frame for a round.

His joy came from the disruption. When the game he was a part of ended, The Werefrog never allowed him to join a new game The Werefrog was running.
Freelance 24th Mar 2018, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
The only main adjustment I would make would be to say that things are rather peaceful over there right now, so you might make a few copper acting as a farmhand while the rest of the party adventures.
loyalChaos 26th Mar 2018, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
Nah, if he wants to be a disruption to other peoples fun, he can go and sit in the dunce corner like the left handed asshole he is.
Freelance 27th Mar 2018, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
Pretty much what I was suggesting, only in that his character would be doing something during the quest. Never said that The Werefrog had to bother with him for the rest of the game.
Jesin 2nd Apr 2018, 3:44 PM edit delete