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Newbiespud 22nd Mar 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Story time! What's a creepy tabletop experience you've had?

I suspect this could end up being a can of worms, so try not to wander into TMI or NSFW territory with this one.

Edit: I was right! And the warning did nothing! Tread lightly in the comments today.
Newbiespud 23rd Mar 2014, 8:24 PM edit delete
Newbiespud
Last week's Fallout is Dragons is finally up! We're missing two or three members this week, so we're taking another brief break.

105 Comments:

Mabbz 22nd Mar 2014, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Not tabletop, but in my online MLP rp. Long story short, a combination of bad dice rolling and my own stupidity when making encounter tables led to a player character getting raped. We tried to go along with it at first, but eventually I chickened out and retconned the whole thing. They had an enjoyable one night stand instead.
DoubleCross 22nd Mar 2014, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
That's... a really, really dangerous retcon.
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Well it's a really dangerous subject.
DoubleCross 22nd Mar 2014, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Yes, but... this is a really dangerous retcon.
Guest 22nd Mar 2014, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
It sounds like it might be dangerous not to retcon.
DoubleCross 22nd Mar 2014, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
But it's also dangerous to retcon.

That's how delicate the situation is.
Dusk Raven 22nd Mar 2014, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
I dunno, I think the problems involved in retconning it, whatever they are, aren't as much as the problems involved in keeping it.

Perversely, I kinda want to know the context for the whole thing...
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
I can see the slippery slope of catch-22 here. At which point I might have decided to just flip the board over and play a round of Apples-to-Apples instead.
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Much as I hate to say this, rape is generally a line. Unless you're playing FATAL, then it's a daily occurrence. (Psst, don't play a female.)

Rape is one of those crimes that there is very little chance of redemption for, and as such, it is reserved for special occasions. It is not trotted out as an indicator of just how evil someone is. If every villain is a murderer and a rapist, such things cease to be such a big deal. Another one is torture. Torture is reserved for unrepentant villains.

Long story short, don't put rape on an encounter table unless you really know what you are doing.

Waaaait... Did you adapt FATAL for mlp?! Geeze, man! Have some decency, at least!
Disloyal Subject 22nd Mar 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
[Nominal] heroes use torture all the time, though. Hell, look at Batman!
I'll just stop here before I turn into a 4channer & start ranting about the subjectivity of morality. Agreed that rape is to be avoided unless absolutely sure.
I, too, desire context, but I'm hesitant to ask. Seems like a pretty iffy retcon... Reminds me of a demon lord I read about in passing somewhere who had good publicity solely because all his followers' minds had been broken by repeated torture/rape followed my healing magic until they were fanatical drooling sycophants. Changing others' psyche freaks me the hell out.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Mar 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Wait, people actually play FATAL?
Eeeeeewww!!!!
Mabbz 23rd Mar 2014, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Nah, I'm using homebrewed rules (that I more or less make up as I go). It's worth pointing out that the random encounter table was because the character had decided to go drinking; this was completely irrelevent to the plot, so I made a table just as a fun bit of roleplaying.

I told the player that they could add or remove elements if they wanted to (including outright saying that they could get rid of the rape option). They left it as is, only to decide afterwards that they didn't like what they had to write. I didn't either, so we declared that the whole thing never happened and rolled again on the table.
Digo 23rd Mar 2014, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Like I said, I'm glad my game group has standards. Even when we play evil characters, there are just some lines we will not cross.
The Angry Vegan 25th Mar 2014, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
The party summoner, chaotic evil, once suggested something involving my female rogue and his... I don't remember what it was, just that tentacles were involved, and it was implied that no matter what she said something was going to happen. Ten seconds later I was light 200 gold, the alchemist was down a bomb, and the summoner had gotten his body blown to bits from the inside out.
Guest 9th Sep 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Shut the fuck up you obnoxious twat.
Smx 24th Mar 2014, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
or Play cards against humanity, where everyone can be an unrepentant Ass
DoubleCross 22nd Mar 2014, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
You don't see the problem with turning a rape scene into an 'enjoyable one-night stand'?
redwings1340 22nd Mar 2014, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
Yeah... based on what I've heard, I got to agree with DoubleCross here. I suppose I would need to hear more details about how it was done before making a final judgement though. I certainly hope that this retcon was a little bit more substantial than you made it sound, and that you were kind of giving us the short version of it (which you almost definitely were, but it's a degree of how much).
Malroth 22nd Mar 2014, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Brainwashing, is there any problem it can't solve.
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I can see how an enjoyable one night stand could be construed as rape after the fact. It doesn't really work in reverse.

That said, can you imagine a villain never breaks the law, but brainwashes everyone to think he does? Enjoyable one night stands would be remembered as rapes, people who die of natural causes would become murdered, all manner of everything would blamed on him.

Wait, no, not a villain. That would be a tragic and sympathetic character with power incontinence! That would be a terrible character to be! I could earn darkside points AND light side points for every moral choice! I could become double powerful!
JackTheGreatOfPojo 22nd Mar 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
That would be awesome, at least if you were strong enough that nobody could stop your non-existent wrong doings, you were strong enough to stop them without actually hurting them, or whatever, and the 'victims' still remembered the good version of the story (if it becomes rape after the fact, does it matter that it wasn't)
As for the retcon, my best guess would be a role-play, one wanted the 'pleasure' of 'taking someone by force', and the other wanted the 'thrill' of being 'wronged so profusely', it was all organized by an online service, and the safe word was "tamales" :P
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
A dude cursed to be blamed for everything, who has to run from the cops all the time? A guy who has a worse reputation than most mass murderers or terrorists?

Yeah. Dark side powers because of all the negativity focused on him, but he's not evil himself, so he can use good powers.
T 23rd Mar 2014, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
"A dude cursed to be blamed for everything, who has to run from the cops all the time? A guy who has a worse reputation than most mass murderers or terrorists?"
Vash the Stampede?
Wolfscarab 23rd Mar 2014, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Now there is an idea... make the name of the curse "A Common Enemy"... a Curse that was put into place solely because some great powerful being discovered that people worked better together in preserving themselves when there was a common enemy.
Mabbz 23rd Mar 2014, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
I didn't turn it directly from rape to one night stand, I can see the problem with that. I basically just erased that entire option and everything that happened because of it from the table, and got my player to roll again. They rolled someone looking for a one night stand. They could have RP'd themselves turning down the offer, but they decided to go along with it.
What the hell, guys 9th May 2016, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
I know I'm late to the party, but I really have to say how sorry I feel for Mabbz here. Can none of you guys read? They explained it AGES ago, you're making mountains out of molehills for no reason but to sate your egos about how you're fighting the dangerous rape monster, as though you're doing it in real life.

The hypocrisy from Raxon is hilarious, considering they, by their own admission, had to be talked down from a character being PAID IN SCHOOLGIRLS.
Guest 5th Nov 2016, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
Nobody said anything to them after hey explained it the last time. Before that, all anyone had was "retconned rape," and they wanted context.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Mar 2014, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Feeling better, Spud?
Hmm... creepy... my odd circle of friends has left me with a high tolerance for such things, but I assume some of the goings-on in the evil pony campaign Zarhon's running would be considered creepy. It's largely comedically over-the-top sadism, like accidentally flaying half of a guy's chest, then chainsawing hs limbs off and throwing them in an acid pit. We're more subtle now that we've invaded Equestria (we're extradimensional fiends) but we can still get pretty nasty.
ANW 22nd Mar 2014, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
As one of my favorite people once said. Late late late late late late late.
Sorry about the lack of polls. I've learned not to post when I'm sick.
Time to ask questions. Today, we will be asking Fluttershy. Remember, we need both questions and answers to those questions.
What is one of your favorite things about taking care of animals?
Venellian 22nd Mar 2014, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Well, animals come in all sorts of colours and sizes, and they just know when you take good care of them.

What is the strangest animal you've ever had to take care of, Flutters?
Summoned Singer 22nd Mar 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Summoned Singer
Um, if I had to choose, not that I consider any of my animals strange, but if I in had to, I would say that Philomena was the absolute strangest experience I've had with an animal. It wasn't really her that was strange so much as the process we had to go through to try and take care of her. I mean, at first I was being so nice with her, and trying to take care of her, but then twilight got aggressive with her care and she ran away. Then, when we finally caught her, she burst into flames, oh I was so upset when that happened, but then she regenerated, oh it was so beautiful.

Hey Fluttershy, how do you deal with situations where you have to be assertive, but not aggressive?
emmerlaus 22nd Mar 2014, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
emmerlaus
Something creepy? I might have something...

In fact, I'll show you:

That scene of Marvel comic happening in roleplay. For the sensible ones, let's just say Deadpool did something creepy to save Archangel ass:

http://www.atozombies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/UXFORCE004_int_LR-4.png

Archangel can regenerate with someone with the same blood type as him.

A ghoul in Shadowrun is creepy... don't watch it eat.
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Shadowrun ghouls in general are creepy. In our tabletop RPs we've never gotten along with 'em.
Walabio 22nd Mar 2014, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
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Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
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Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Wow. That's just.. okay, not that terribly bad. Deadpool can regenerate easily. It's like giving a blood transfusion for him. The part that's creepy is him saying "Please don't make me chew it for you." I think Deadpool draws the line at autocannibalism, and he was willing to sorta cross that line to save a friend.

All in all, while this is disturbing a bit, what with the self mutilation, it is a scene of self sacrifice, not so much creepy as it is hopeful. Remember when Deadpool was just a jerk, and would have let him die? Yeah. Character development right here.

Then again, cannibalism is pretty creepy, but the context, saving a man's life, it is a pretty noble thing to do.

Also, I am not a fan of everything being blue like that. It grates on the eyes.
Digo 23rd Mar 2014, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Well it is a creepy thing to think about. Kinda like in Order of the Stick how some goblins opened up a "Hydra Burger" joint because chopping off a head just meant another grew back.
T 23rd Mar 2014, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
That is actually pretty smart. Any magical endless source of X can be abused to mass production of resources. I bet that hydra teeth bones and leather could make some good weapons and armor.
emmerlaus 23rd Mar 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
emmerlaus
I cant belive someone actually posted the pic. I posted the link with what I thought was a fair warning O_O

Thanks Raxon for that review of it, it describe EXACTLY what I thought when I saw that scene in the comic book.
CmndrHurricane 22nd Mar 2014, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
so just a few hours ago I had my very first gaming-session of Savage Worlds of MLP. Although there wasn't my room forroleplay and characterdevelopment, I really liked it. It was fun.

So I would like to thank Newbie and this comic for awakening my curiostiy and interest of tabletop roleplaying
Specter 22nd Mar 2014, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Why? Why is it the time Newbiespud asks a question, I can't answer it? I feel like I'm neglecting all for not sharing, and myself for not having more experience, WWHHYY!?!?!

Not much I can say on creepy. I've had horror, romance, comedy, action, adventure, idiocy, slice-of-life, good, and evil. No creepy, sorry.
Newbiespud 22nd Mar 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Dude, the only person with the responsibility to provide content here with any regularity is me. Everything else is optional and shared freely. There's no need to apologize for not volunteering when I merely pose an open question.
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Except, of course, for everyone's favorite faceless madman!
Specter 22nd Mar 2014, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Roshak?
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
And Demonu! Man, it's been ages since he posted.
Specter 23rd Mar 2014, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
OF COURSE! How could I forget about the father of the Five Fathers Campaign. (Besides finding this site when the Pinkie arch started (I think).)
kriss1989 22nd Mar 2014, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
I actually had a rap battle one D&D session, between the party's warlock and the bard. The warlock started it and won it.
Crystalite 22nd Mar 2014, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
I didn't take part, but bore witness to a rap battle in an MLP/Ghostbusters game.
AProcrastinatingWrtier 22nd Mar 2014, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
That was me. I did that.
kriss1989 23rd Mar 2014, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Doyou still remember your raps? Cause this was years ago and I kinda don't.
AProcrastinatingWrtier 23rd Mar 2014, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
I do, but that's because this was a PBP and I can look at them anytime I like.

Instead of retyping it all, I'll just put a link directly to the page where it starts. My username's the same as here.

http://ponytales.forumotion.com/t847p15-who-you-gonna-call
kriss1989 23rd Mar 2014, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
...that was awesome.
StarshineDash 22nd Mar 2014, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
In one Little Fears campaign, I was absent for a session and came back to find that my character had been "stuck in a room of tentacles for at least twenty minutes and emerged with a dead eyed stare." and I'd lost some innocence.

Then there was the time where my group of PCs got trapped in a dark room right as the power went out in our gaming space. I laughed demonically and kept going with the villain's dialogue. They said I'm not allowed to do that again.
L 22nd Mar 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
This is a bit of a long one.

I was playing a Fate/Stay Night/Fate/Zero game that took place in the 1990s with a group I hadn't played with before. Up to this point, everything had gone pretty well, with everyone's characters interacting with extremely good chemistry. My character, a detective working for the Magus Association, and his servant, Saber, had gone to the World Trade Center in New York to investigate something involving magic flowing lines (the name escapes me) spreading over the city, with a high concentration being there.

As we were investigating, a plane was being hijacked simultaneously by a separate group in the same game. The GM decided to have the two storylines intersect.

As in, he had the plane crash into the WTC, causing our team to be buried in the rubble as everything went insane.

We had to explain to the GM, in detail, just why this was not the best route to take. A lot. And this held up the game for a few days.

He eventually retconned it, but still. Kind of a jarring scenario to be put into.
Summoned Singer 22nd Mar 2014, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Summoned Singer
Those would be ley lines sir, and dear god, you guys replicated 9/11?
Knayt 22nd Mar 2014, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
It's not replication when they did it first.
L 22nd Mar 2014, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Not "us", the GM. We basically halted the game to point out two things:

1. He wasn't just reenacting 9/11, he was rewriting history since there was a WTC bombing in the 90s, which he could've used EASILY as a historical reference point instead of 9/11-it'd still be harsh and somewhat insensitive, but it at least wasn't as devastating as 9/11.
2. There were so many other things he could do to split the party, and it completely threw out the momentum of the game.

And yes, ley lines, thank you, good sir.

The game as a whole was pretty damn fun, but that one moment was just so out of place it felt really damn weird. Especially in a game that later culminated in a pizza party between the opposing masters and servants.
elfolampo 24th Mar 2014, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
elfolampo
I don't really see how is that creepy, and not awesome. I mean, you have one party in the WTC, another party on a plane, if anything, it's the only logical conclusion and anyone should have seen it coming. That's like having a RP session set in Hiroshima and it not being about an atomic bomb dropping on the town.
Robin Bobcat 22nd Mar 2014, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear, so many stories to tell there... So very many appalling stories...

We'll call him D. D is... He has issues. All the issues. His own newsstand, even. He will almost always play a female ninja of some sort, but the true horror shows when D. is feeling creative...
Our Champions campaign, he comes up with a female character. Shiny silver skin? Ok, fine. Multimillionaire perk? Eh... Tricky, but allowable. Her powers? Limited flight, and the ability to make anyone lust after her. Umm... Wait... Oh, and a mega-powerful energy blast that ONLY affects clothing. Check please. Also, her mega-millions are from being a very well-paid prostitute. Just stop, please. And did he mention that her apparent age is sixteen? ...yeah, we're done here.

He was somehow completely unable to grasp why this was a 'problem'.
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
In most of the US, the legal age is 16. It's just that in California, it's 18. In most of the world, it's 16 or lower, even in developed countries. I do agree that the prostitute millionaire is highly unlikely, and if she's a professional prostitute and a millionaire from it at 16, she has been out catting for a very long time, ever assuming she uses her lust powers to... Wait. All she has to do is sleep with a few millionaires and use her power to convince them to pay her millions for her services. I would call this character evil, I think.

That said, I once had a character who was married to an eight year old girl. It wasn't his choice, though, it was an arranged marriage as part of a peace treaty. And no, he never took advantage of the little girl. He treated her almost like a daughter, but not quite. At the same time, we have this little girl, who the GM decided would be enamored with my noble night and have that little girl infatuation. It wasn't me that made the whole thing creepy. It was the GM, having my 'wife' ask to sleep with me, offer to help me bathe, among other things. She was too young and naive and sheltered to know about sex, so thank goodness for that. The GM decided that the girl was obsessed with me and was struggling to perform her "wifely duties", even though she didn't know what that really meant.

I did not enjoy being made to look like a pervert in front of the other nobles when one of the other dicks at the table taught the little girl to say that I had made her a woman. I think an ingame fistfight occured over that.

And that when is I staged a little revenge against the GM, courtesy of this girl at the table who disliked the situation as much as I did. We had her paladin borrow my knight's armor to go into battle. Returing from the fight, the little girl ran to him and kissed him in front of everybody. Well, the visor hid most of his face. What n he removed his helmet, everyone saw she was kissing another man. Due to social pressure, I now had to send the little girl to a convent with the nuns to do penance for her action until she was old enough to not be creepy.

Yes, I know it was mean to entrap a little girl like that, but a convent, despite its typical depiction by hollywood, is not a dour, depressing place filled with mean old women. They are actually quite friendly and welcoming, and they foster a nurturing atmosphere.

I wasn't being evil this time, I swear!
Zuche 22nd Mar 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
I believe you. That just doesn't sound like your kind of (to put it mildly) awkward.
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Ditto.
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
It was not fun. I usually make creepy a keep organs in jars and laugh inappropriately creepy, not pedophile kind of creepy.

I would like to state that two players thought it was hilarious to keep me in this awkward situation, and did all they could to make it worse.

EDIT: There was a big rant here, but I decided it was superfluous. In short, I despise actual pedophiles, but more than that I hate pedo hunts, which are just modern witch hunts, most of the time. Ruining someone's life for no reason is not okay, whether they are a child or an adult.
Razomyure 22nd Mar 2014, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
I... wait.

Did you just pull an "Our Mrs. Reynolds" from Firefly in D&D, minus the annoying bit with her actually being a renegade-assassin style character?
Raxon 22nd Mar 2014, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I'm not sure. Firefly was a fantastic show. I loved it, even though I really couldn't get into it. Otherwise, I might know what you're talking about.

Again, Firefly is set in the aftermath of the American Civil war, but in space. I get that. It was an awesome show, and I desperately wanted to get into it, I just couldn't.
Razomyure 23rd Mar 2014, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Razomyure
Yeah, I've had shows like that too, so I know what you mean.
Raxon 23rd Mar 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
It's probably because the show was so super serious... Except for Wash. Gotta love Wash. "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
Digo 24th Mar 2014, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
It was serious many times, but there are lots of totally opposite moments. Like the one episode where the cold open is Mal sitting around naked in the desert waiting to get picked up by his crew.

XD
Fil 25th Apr 2014, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
Well, I think it would be save to say that you, sir, had much more decent environment in your party.

Although my main group value RP and by and large are decent individuals, one of the least creepy things they did was organizing a CP studio, and turning almost all it's 'stars' into 'new wave' undead at some point, to maximize the profit.
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
There was a d20 modern game where me and a friend were RPing our characters as flirting with each other in the strangest pickup lines and euphemisms ever. Our characters never actually hooked up, but we just found the teasing hilarious. Everyone else was creeped out by it because we were about as compatible as as Water and Sodium. XD
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Another wonderful one was in Shadowrun. Because only two players showed up, we were asked to RP two characters each for a couple sessions until everyone else came back.

Somehow the other players got into an argument between the two players he was controlling and RP'd it out. It was creepy because he never broke character once with either character. Even got all the quirks of the other missing player right as he argued with essentially himself. Almost ended up in make-up kissing too... creepy!

And when the other players came back they totally thought that's how the argument would have went anyway if they had been there.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Mar 2014, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Well, water and sodium certainly have chemistry! *Ba-dum-pish!*
...I'll go sit in the corner now. (Seriously though, sodium chloride dissolves stably in water; I'm sure there's an extended metaphor therein about chlorine being a balancing influence, and explosions... well, they're brief and have a lot of fallout, but awesome while they last! That describes a lot of relationships! ...I'm taking this too literally, I guess. Oh well; back to the neglected pile of Chem homework. *sobs*
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Never enough chem jokes. :D
sjosten 23rd Mar 2014, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
But all the good chem jokes argon.
Digo 23rd Mar 2014, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
*Applause*
Shiva491 25th Mar 2014, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Johnny was a chemist's son
But Johnny is no more
What Johnny thought was H2O
Was H2SO4

deeman45 22nd Mar 2014, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
This was a 4th-ed game we were playing. One of the party members was playing a dragonborn paladin. Well, in one dungeon, we picked up a female dragonborn ally. She accompanied us into one of the dungeons, and when our dragonborn fell prey to some sort of curse that knocked him out and kept in that way (essentially a forced magical coma) none of the party could dispel it. We convinced the town dragonborn to take him back to town. After we went back, we shelled out some cash to have him brought back. After he woke up, we all gave him some good-natured ribbing about falling prey to the curse, and then the female dragonborn saunters in and greets him with:

"Hey, honey! The egg's doing fine!"

There had definitely been NO egg before the dungeon, nor had there been anything remotely resembling flirting or any sort of bond between the player character and this female dragonborn. The table got really awkward as we realized that the DM essentially had this NPC rape our party member while he was in a coma.

The DM didn't see it that way and tried to play it off, but the table raised enough of a stink that he retconned it so that in this universe, female dragonborn laid eggs that needed to then be fertilized by males, changing the events from the female dragonborn taking advantage of a comatose PC to the female dragon laying and egg and really really REALLY wanting this PC to sire it.

Which was still really creepy, but a major step forward.
Zuche 22nd Mar 2014, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, but too many of my stories about creepy go tmi fast. About the only one that's safe was the one 1E D&D player I knew who was obsessed with destroying paladins. You couldn't play one in a game with him without the character getting murdered while sleeping or roasted by friendly fire. He seemed to think anyone that played a paladin was actually inviting such behaviour. Considering the number of DMs I knew back that kept "fall" tallies, I'm not sure he was alone in that thinking.

Still, that wasn't as bad as one thieves' guild campaign in which characters could earn experience points equal to the dollar value of goods their players shoplifted. So wrong...
Digo 22nd Mar 2014, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
My group can get pretty racy, but I'm grateful that they have standards. We don't do anything like rape or murdering children... cause yeah, stuff can go TMI real easily if you don't watch what you say.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Mar 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
I miss having standards like that... at least I can still manage the good ol' Lawful Evil "This is a waste of time, and liable to get us caught" approach to the pillage'n'burn antics.
Razomyure 22nd Mar 2014, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
Razomyure
Whether I'm DM or a PC, I tend to be the one to make the creepy situations/things...

One of my favorite PCs is more of the "subtle horror" type: he's a shadowcaster (from the Tome of Magic, 3.5e), and his thing is that he says very little and fights only to defend himself. But he has a few... fun things going for him.

He can make almost anything out of shadows themselves - weapons, armor, supplies, whatever he wants to have. As a shadowcaster, one of his fun things is that he never has to eat, or sleep... or breathe. Oh, and anyone trying to attack him basically gets devoured by living shadows within seconds. He has thus far very pointedly evaded questions about all of this stuff, explaining absolutely nothing to even the other party members.
DoubleS 22nd Mar 2014, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Not really tabletop, but I was once in an MLP rp where I joined and started playing, the night I did another character took notice of me. The next day he proposed. That... was strange, yes. But to be more realistic (Even though I was still new to the experience) I had my character soon after call of the engagement.

The other character committed suicide in front of me. Violently.

This was not retconned, and so until someone wiped my memory, I was playing a character with PTSD. In a theoretically SFW My Little Pony game.

And THEN, the player started hitting on me. His new characters started stalking mine. Out of the game, he called my his "boyfriend" for quite a while, and it got to a creepy point.
Zuche 22nd Mar 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Wow. I thought that started at creepy and worked its way up. I hope that's been sorted out since.
DoubleS 23rd Mar 2014, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
He eventually stopped, and I haven't seen him in maybe two years.
Learned a good lesson about RP dating. Yup. A fine lesson about that whole idea.
Raxon 23rd Mar 2014, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I actually had a character marry another without her express consent. She got drunk, and something about my title came up, and I was told I had three days to marry and produce an heir, or I would be removed from my position. I took my drunken female pc companion to a priest, bribed him to marry us, then took her back to the hotel and left her there to sleep it off. I then went to an orphanage and adopted (read: bought) a child, and told him that he's going to be a lord when he grows up. The girl playing the characher I married thought my solution was clever. Her character, being sworn to an oath of celibacy, was okay with a sexless marriage. My character, on the other hand, could not have kids, due to some... unfortunate dice rolls and mean spirited calls by the GM.

As a bonus, she no longer had to fend off dozens of men who would proposition her and offer her... less than dignified living arrangements. As a healer, she dealt with many, many drunks. And if she broke her oath, she would lose her ability to heal, and consequently, her job.

Besides, getting laid wasn't going to put her through vampire slayer college. (It was a really cool custom world, even if the GM was a bit on the mean side.)
Specter 24th Mar 2014, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Sounds like fun. I remember a marriage situation that I DMed.

My sister was playing in the game and got a fancy with a local dragonborn lord who saved her. One invasion later they were getting married (and they say the father marries of his children, seems they can marry off eachother).

While this was happening, my brother who was playing, went on his own quest to save his party member who was apperantly kid(elf)napped. He got aid from another dragonborn, who was on a quest to hunt down his exiled brother.

I belive I tied that scenario pretty effectivly, but I KNOW it could have gone a lot better.
Limey Lassen 22nd Mar 2014, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh, rap battling, that takes me back.

...don't do it.
Euric 24th Mar 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
I bet there is a story behind that comment.
Rhymes with Crass 13th Jul 2014, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
I believe they may be making reference to the story further up about a ghostly rap battle. And the story is quite awesome.
OreoGolem 22nd Mar 2014, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
So in my GM's homebrew I was a cleric of the god of retribution (evil deeds will go unpunished unless the righteous actively cleanse it).
Local druids told me to investigate and the party to investigate water contamination coming from across the an international border.
On the way we got chased and ran from Werewolves that were hopped up on demon juice... or something. Effectively they were timebombs of bloodlust when they unwillingly transformed on moonlit nights.
Investigating the problem we find a Dwarven mine. "Hey you're polluting the waters and the druids don't like it and you have a treaty." "I cannae do that, I got to make a living, the fallout is your problem". So I gave them a bloodletting disease. A contagious one.
AND WE LEFT IN THE MORNING. (Can't remember how I got by without the Paladin knowing....)
By the time we get to the Druids, they're pretty much having a diplomatic incident as Werewolves massacred a mining colony... And that's how I got a very high kill count of innocent civilians.
Guest 23rd Mar 2014, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
Did your god smite you?
Specter 24th Mar 2014, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
... or at least slap your wrist?
Bombom13 24th Mar 2014, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Lucky wrist slap!

My deity chose to slam me against a wall and drop a third of my Hp for just threatening to use magic in a no magic zone.

To be fair, our party had been a bit of a pain to him for a while.
OreoGolem 25th Mar 2014, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Yeaaaaah, my divine powers dried up a little. One communion prayer later, I was told off for using excessive means, and commanded to seek out the real evil of the region. (Cause God of Corruption is evidently God of Retribution's favorite opponent? I found that a little odd).

So pretty much a wrist slap. I like to think my god appreciated the poetry of it all. Punish those who poison the water with death, punish those who command around his faithful with diplomatic incidents.
elfolampo 24th Mar 2014, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
elfolampo
Our latest campaign in D&D got... weird very fast. We were this group of level 1 adventurers, and long story short, we were in this village attacked regularly by goblins. We were a weird group ourselves, a human freedom paladin, dwarf warrior, human mage, warforged artificer, and tortle druid. We didn't know each other beforehand, but repelled a goblin attack, and the barkeep with a busty barmaid daughter asked us to find the other daughter, who was kidnapped by goblins a few days before.

Something was weird with the goblins (they even had an enchanted ogre leading the attack, who just up and left when we dispelled the enchantment), but we decided this was our priority and went to the rescue.

The first encampment was useless, and was abandoned by the goblins before we even had a real fight, but one the goblins was too slow to flee and offered to help us find another encampment.

In the end we got there, snuck in (which, given our party composition, might sound a bit odd), and we found something like 20 goblins around a stake where they were about to burn a girl. Big brawl, we rescued the girl in the middle of the chaos and finished off the goblins with no losses, mainly because everyone was really conscious about not dying in their builds.

So we brought the girl back to the barkeep and... we found out that's not the barkeep's daughter. We pressed for more information, and that's were it got... weird. Apparently the girl wasn't kidnapped at all. Her sister was just envious of her good looks and attention, and tied her up in the basement and left her there to starve, saying the goblins got her. Now, for all the killing adventurers do, the thought of a girl just up and leaving her sister to starve over petty reasons irked us to no end. We weren't even mad about being sent to rescue someone who wasn't even there to begin with, we were just creeped out about the girl being so adamantly cruel with the sister, and decided to bring her to authorities. Mind you, there wasn't a single lawful character in our party (I think the main issue here is that still nobody wanted either to kill her personally, or just let her get scot free because no one of us was evil, and even the neutral ones had a problem with what she did).

I guess the baseline is: goblins raid a village, rape and murder? That's okay, you expect them to do. Village girl secludes sister and leaves her to starve? OVER THE LINE AND CREEPY.

Also, this left us with a little girl we knew nothing about, that a group of goblins wanted to burn at a stake. But that's a whole another story.
Specter 24th Mar 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
DID YOU ADOPT HER!?!?! PLEASE SAY YOU DID! TELL US THE STORY!
elfolampo 24th Mar 2014, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
elfolampo
This is still ongoing, but some stuff happened and we still don't really know who and what she is, and we're pretty torn about what to do with her. Mostly because our group has no real unity yet (well, at least we agree we're in the same side of battles and no one has attacked another), and our long-term goals are not really the same and might or not be conflicting.

Also the master is pretty whatever and not railroading us at all. He threw us several plot hooks and let us decide which way to go freely. For example he threw a dungeon our way but we more or less ignored it since we were already on that rescue mission, and he was totally okay with it.
Specter 24th Mar 2014, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Well, I like your group already. Just a little thought, because I am a giant sucker for a good story (and seen, maybe, a few too many chick flicks) you guys should make a bond that is based on the (possible) orphan. If she's not a orphan, then find something that would help. One time I DMed, my group was joined together by them being thrown in prison together because some guys attacked some elves, which (somehow) involved everyone else in the fight.

I feel like I've said too much, and I know your biggest problem is finding some bond for the entire group... Copper coin?
Bombom13 24th Mar 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
At least your team members aren't hostile. I've already had to kill another player in our session, and it is only the second meeting.
To be fair, we had planned it before hand, and the only one surprised was the DM. I even made a successful bluff check so I could play volleyball with the monsters in the dungeon (none of whom actually died.) using the dead player's head.

It was all in good fun.

Especially the ending. The DM said that my character's fate would be determined by a d20 roll (we had agreed to just make new characters, as we were just using pre-made ones so we could start right away). The lower the number, the less logical the death. I got a 1. My character went insane, lived to an old age in the nearby mountains, then suddenly is teleported into space, falls to the planted, and the impact destroys a nearby town. Probably the shortest campaign I have ever played, but it was still pretty fun.
Ruteuf 24th Mar 2014, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
I play Call of Cthulhu. It's all creepy, dude!
Veloren 24th Mar 2014, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
...Of all things to come out of Lurkerdom for.
Okay, so this happened a few days ago in a custom superheroes game that's sort of like Agents of Shield.
I... usually play Good or Neutral aligned characters, but in this one I was playing a former-supervillain who had joined SOVEREIGN to stay out of jail. She's a very squishy empath, so in all the fights I've had her staying back and buffing her teammates/debuffing the enemy. I'd gotten teased for this a bit, and finally the GM had enough. So Queen of Hearts/Fidessa ended up fighting a severely creepy cyborg serial killer. By herself. Completely unarmed.
...Long story short, she talked him into suicide.
Specter 24th Mar 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
Specter
... And that is why we have squishy characters, to fool everyone that they can't do anything, while in reality they can convince even the crazy to do their bidding.
Veloren 27th Mar 2014, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
Indeed!
I'm not sure if they were more disturbed by the speech or by the fact that it was me doing it (In the other game that's going on, I'm playing the goodiest-chaotic-good tank ever).
Beware the social rogue. Especially the one whose player has been practicing their villain monologues.
Shiva491 25th Mar 2014, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
Nice screenshot pics, by the way.
Letrune 7th Apr 2014, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
I am an equinophobe. I played in an MLP game for a good day or two then called it quits out of sheer fear... And we didn't even left the childish basics.