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2nd Aug 2012, 6:00 AM
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Heartbeat, Heartbreak
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Newbiespud 2nd Aug 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Nope. Just sad Fluttershy.

177 Comments:

Digo 2nd Aug 2012, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
You ever had a player who was rolling so poorly, failing at any idea, and just plain feeling like they wanted to Fluttershy like this comic because they cannot seem able to contribute to the task at hand? I have, and yeah it sometimes takes the whole party to try and cheer 'em up to keep going.

I feel this comic page. I've seen it.

The nice thing about being the DM in a time like this is that you can try to secretly fudge some good luck their way.
Zuche 2nd Aug 2012, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
The ones I deal with never get sad. They get angry. After enough of this, my response inclines toward such questions as, "Would it help if I punched you repeatedly in the face?"

That...has never been a useful reply. Neither was making a record of the player's rolls over the course of the night: a player upset about having rolled a 3 or less for the fifth time that night won't care than the other dozen rolls were all 15 or higher.

This is a fascinating development. I know how the story turns out, but am eager to see how the players get to a similar point from this crisis.
Digo 2nd Aug 2012, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I've seen a few players get mad from poor dice performance too. I guess it depends on the player. Personally I tend to be the former-- I get sad when I fail at everything in an RP.
One player in my group once rolled a "1" eight consecutive times in one encounter. He wears that fact like a medal of honor. :)
Cain 2nd Aug 2012, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
Cain
we had a d20 that would always roll low, so as a joke we gave it to one of the girls who played in our group when she forgot her normal dice. The die rolled high the rest of the night so we called a lover and there was much humor at that.
Zuche 2nd Aug 2012, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
I've tried to make a point of owning my failures. Botched bluff checks are the best, followed by spells ruined by the struggle to hold a sneeze or remember the third word that ends in "ily".
Dexam 2nd Aug 2012, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Seen this page? I've been this page - I know exactly how Fluttershy's player is feeling.

And I can match that player: during one RP session using a d100 system out of the twelve dice roles I made that session, eight were critical fumbles (01-05) and my highest roll for the game was 32.

The DM and other players couldn't believe it. "Change dice!" they said.
"I'm on my fourth set of dice for the evening already" was my reply. :(
Zuche 2nd Aug 2012, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
Your dice have formed a union. What will you do?
Destrustor 2nd Aug 2012, 7:00 AM edit