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Tails of Empire, Part 5
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Newbiespud 9th Feb 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: ChrisTheS

Guest Author's Note: "I am soooooo looking forward to going back to rectangular word balloons."

Newbiespud's Note: Not as simple as it looks, huh?

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



ANW 9th Feb 2019, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Time to go to the dark side of gaming.

Stories where you expelled players.
You asked them to leave, and don't come back.
Skorzah 9th Feb 2019, 11:13 AM Long shot edit delete reply
One guy tended to bully everyone else in the group, do stupid things and blame others for the consequences, and argue with the GMs, despite knowing very little about the game. He was also constantly coming up with stupid reasons his characters should know things they shouldn’t, and he just made gaming such a toxic experience. Glad he’s gone, but we’re still trying to fix the group dynamic.
Chronic Lurker 9th Feb 2019, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
I really SHOULD have expelled two players for the first group I DMed for. One decided to play a paladin, but instead of playing lawful good he used it as an excuse to be a jerk to LITERALLY everyone who didn't also have a lawful alignment...which was the entire rest of the party. Also he kept calling the druid a 'dirty hippie'. The other player....had a grudge against one of the other people we were playing with and was using the game to vent her frustrations by trying to backstab said individual's character every chance she got. Good news: she was a halfling rogue with a pathetic strength score. Bad news: she would do this in the middle of combat.

That campaign was never finished for obvious reasons.
Phosphora 10th Feb 2019, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
At one point in time, we had a player join our Exalted game who was very strict about sitting at a certain place at the table, bringing her own chair from home 'because she needed the lumbar support' etc. All fine and well, not a problem.

The problem came in where she was very open about the ways in which she was betraying our party that we couldn't do anything about. The ST was not used to anyone trying to PVP and he didn't quite know how to handle it.

We also had a 13-year old player. He was a bit ADD but was a very creative and smart player. At one point in time she got was tired of hearing about his ideas of what he'd like to do with his character and started insulting him up one side and down the other until he fled crying.

I wasn't the ST while the ST and his wife went to comfort the 13-year-old, I sat down opposite her and laid into her about what a miserable human being she was for having the need to make a child cry just because he didn't play the way she wanted him to, and if we were playing that way, I'd rather play with his overabundance of ideas than her constant backstabbing anyway, the way she violated the implicit social contract over and over again. She asked what the hell an 'implicit social contract' was because she'd never signed any contract. I started trying to explain the concept. Her husband got in my face saying that his wife was a child therapist at a school and I didn't know what I was talking about. I said flat out that if she was a child therapist I felt very sorry for their students because she was the most incompetent, insensitive, control freak of a therapist that I'd ever seen and I felt sorry for the students who had the ill fortune to be the victim of her closed minded arrogance.

For some reason they never came back...
Kaze Koichi 9th Feb 2019, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
I like how the guest author hid GM's name under a speech balloon.
Digo Dragon 9th Feb 2019, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I noticed that too. :3

Looks like an 'ma' in the middle there, but that's it.
CrowMagnon 10th Feb 2019, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Greenhornet 9th Feb 2019, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
How many players here got to the end of a campaign and some one said "Wait a minute! What about..." and the game had to continue?
Digo Dragon 9th Feb 2019, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Back in my college days, I took part in a GURPS fantasy game (3rd edition), playing a wizard with a raccoon familiar who swore she was a princess, cursed by an evil sorcerer.

At the end of the campaign we broke her curse, but we never did find that sorcerer, so that was our "Hey, what ever happened to..." moment. Unfortunately, plans to continue the campaign got interrupted with winter finals, so it got lost in the shuffle of life and not having the GM available next semester.
TheStratovarian 9th Feb 2019, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
There's a bit of an implied one in our ponyfinder game atm once we deal with the "Devourer of Nations"

Though i think with the shakeups our group have gone through in the good way, we may have to call it as a done.
ChrisTheS 9th Feb 2019, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Not-really-extended commentary/

Thanks for putting up with me, y'all :)
Digo Dragon 11th Feb 2019, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Putting up with you? It wasn't a bad guest spot! :3

I thought it was fun, especially the visuals. Bonus props for making your own arts for this. Oh! I just noticed Fluttershy's character duct-taping the window back together. XD
ChrisTheS 11th Feb 2019, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
While I just noticed that the Starbreaker's engine room looks like our server room at work... only cleaner.