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30th Oct 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 30th Oct 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
For tomorrow, Happy Halloween! I'm gonna follow Twilight's example and stay at home, guiltily and regretfully eating from a bag of mixed candies sold on clearance.

Also, this arc's role as "unplanned photoshop tutorial" continues! AAAAH LAYERING HOW


Luke 30th Oct 2018, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
I think you mean Fluttershy ;-)
ThatGuest 30th Oct 2018, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I....actually have a fitting quote from myself for just about that same retort from Discord I made to another player who tried the same bull. "You're not exploring anything about your're just being an asshole."
Digo Dragon 30th Oct 2018, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Ha! I would pay real money to get a bumper sticker of this to put on the back of my DM Screen. :D
Mykin 30th Oct 2018, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Same. I know of too many people that hide behind that excuse so they could be mean to people they don't like on the table.

Actually, I'd like that quote on a shirt so I can wear it while running the Tabletop Room at conventions.
ThatGuest 30th Oct 2018, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
For context, I said that after the new party thief broke into my character's room while she was asleep to steal/sell her weapons and armor and generally creep on her while she slept. He said he was just "Exploring and getting a feel for how to play his new character."
mabbz 30th Oct 2018, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
This talk of people roleplaying jerks reminds me of a character I once played. I was playing a high class illusionist with lots of criminal connections, not a nice person, but she won't actively screw you without a good reason.

Now, this was a forum game, so players are expected to do some minor GMing when it comes to NPCs because waiting for the GM to reply for every little interaction takes a while. So, to introduce my character, I decided to have her pretend her purse had been stolen and try to get a free room at the inn. My character was wealthy enough that this was purely done for the fun of it, I didn't get any real benefit.

Then some other player decides that a street urchin pickpockets me at that exact moment, he catches the thief and my little establishing moment now involves me being caught lying. And when I try to get out of it by using illusions to pretend my purse is full of rocks, he invents a bit of background where all businesses use runes of silence to prevent illusionists paying with fake money, making my character look like even more of an incompetent crook.

Both in and out of character, I walked away and took some time to let my anger die down.
Randonimity 30th Oct 2018, 9:28 AM edit delete reply