>that guy who spergs who spergs at anything he considers "anime"
>that dm who gets whiny OOC because characters refuse to take a quest from a HURR SO PROGRESSIVE self-insert npc
>that girl who keeps trying to shoehorn modern morals into high fantasy world with five floating continents
>that guy who wouldn't shut up about Steven Universe
That Guy/That DM thread?
Had a gm once that wanted us to stay purely on the rails and never do anything else. His games would start with some variation of "your in a bar, there's a terminal."
Last game I remember playing with him was shadowrun. At the begining, to no one's surprise, he started us off in a bar with a terminal. When we tried to do anything that wasn't using the terminal he would stop us in the most ridiculous manner. Eg, player goes to leave the bar, "Ok a bar fight starts up and you get thrown into the terminal. It flickers on."
The most ridiculous was when one player tried to kill himself, his pistol miraculously had now ammo, then dissapeared when he tried to bash his skull in, them tried to throw himself out a window and land right in a bush safely because the window was.actually on the first floor and not on the 5th or whatever it actually was. We all ended up packing out stuff and leaving.
>push friend into DMing a game
>help him even choose players who I would like to play with
>he agrees, chooses few people which I recomended, and makes actually a great postapocalyptic game
>make a crafter/scavenger
>literally want to scavenge whatever I can find, and craft whatever I can
>no time for that, get railroaded with the group for the main questline, which I am not exactly interested in
>everyone drags my character around, even though he would rather craft stuff, learn new recipes and scavenge
>go through a bunker, but before I can scavenge anything, I get railroaded away
>get a ship later
>want to spend few days in the town to make the ship fucking indestructible
>NOPE, get railroaded away
>ship barely in any shape to go on a water
>spend half of a day working, I am not allowed more, because woo, we are riding the railroad
>ship gets destroyed because some fucks want our loot
>get told who it is
>threaten to kill him, even if it costs my life
>get ignored completely, not even one reaction
>just quietly leave
I haven't had the balls to tell him that I wanna leave, or anything yet, because I pushed him into the game
what do /tg/?
I'll be honest, I think you're That Guy. You're not interested in the plot, (can you even describe it?) you're not interested in any situations that don't let you scavenge/craft or (it seems) what the other players are doing, and you expect everyone else to sit around for (in-game) days while you scavenge/craft. Also, it isn't necessarily railroading by the DM, it's keeping the game flowing rather than constantly getting halted by that one guy that wants to rummage in every single junk pile. Try to engage with the game better (maybe make a different character with more to him than the process below) or drop out.
>IF (scavenging possible)
>IF (crafting possible)
oh no no, it is not exactly that. I would not mind being left behind, or just saying
>well I am gonna do stuff here for x hours, you do your stuff
To be honest, the game goes like that. Especially in the town, everyone goes doing whatever they want. The DM switches to the character often, to goes with them through whatever they wanna do. Not me, because I am being ignored almost all the time. Usually I have to ask two or three times to do anything.
And about the story, I am interested. That is why I joined of course. But you know, on the way to reach the end, you also wanna do your stuff, not fully focus on it. And of course I do have the options to do so. I just cannot, because the group agrees to go somewhere and I cannot be left behind.
On the other hand, everyone keeps making weird sexual jokes all the time, or just talking about sex. Because guy roleplaying girl, making sex jokes and references, asking for fuck is not exactly what I would like to see in game.
But like you said, I do feel the problem is even in me
well yeah, I want to get out for a while, but I feel like I would insult the DM
I mean I pushed him into the game and stuff, and he is real bro. I don't want to make him mad or anything by me leaving the game.
So I am just going with the flow.
I mean the first sessions we got a quest that we will get gear if we go on a date with NPC. One guy fucked her later, but whatever.
I just ignore it when they go on with their lets get more traps (unfortunatelly not those which would kill you)
So yeah, I am just usually sitting there, annoyed, but going with the flow because I don't want to insult the DM
Hmm. So, maybe the character doesn't fit totally with the others, but it's not as bad as it first sounded, so don't beat yourself up too much. Does sound you have confidence issues with speaking up and the DM isn't doing a very good job of helping you with this, or just generally paying attention. Would mentioning that to him outside the game be possible? Assertiveness is fucking difficult, I know, but remember proper assertiveness isn't confrontational.
I just get the feeling if you could get your ideas heard in the game more you might be a bit happier.
Or, maybe not, maybe the problems are deeper. This is a difficult one, but if your friend is really bro-tier he should be okay to sit down and listen to you. Try to remember to tell him all the bits you've found fun in the campaign, it'll cheer him up and stop you sounding negative about the campaign he started at your behest. ("I liked it when I ran round the ship repairing it under fire, getting the opportunity to use my dude's skills, I'd just like a few more opportunities to do that sort of thing rather than the sex stuff, you know?")
I know a guy who throws a bitchfit every single time he sees something that MIGHT be MLP.
I got yelled at for making a Texan character in Shadowrun with Distinctive Style(Strong Accent) because apparently I was trying to slip Applejack into a running team.
>Haven't played a game in months
>DM vanished without warning
>Hasn't even been on skype despite the fact that he was always on before now
A friend of his told me he wasn't dead, so what the fuck, man.
>Crazy cultists fucking everything up
>Bunch of dying/dead civilians on the ground
>Cutlists all get CC'd to a standstill thanks to Bard.
>Decide to cast Agnazzars Scorcher to torch all the cultists
"Your character wouldn't do that"
>I'm a CN Sorcerer.
>Railroaded into interrogating the cultists because reasons
>They end up escaping somehow
The problem is that it is his game, and i have no right to talk about how he likes to play it and stuff.
I do enjoy the game a fuckton, the settings and he has awesome with the NPCs. But sometimes I just feel like I am completely left out, or that I am just not too interested in the game. Especially at those moments when everyone goes talking about sex, I am just sitting there, thinking why am I even there
he was running a game before that which I incredibly enjoyed, but then everyone kinda ran away from the game so he had to stop.
But wanted to run another game since then, and I was supporting him. Not exactly pushing tho
>argumentative asshole is argumentative asshole, loves mixing IC and OOC and calls people pussies when they try to end it to move on with the roleplay
>tries to take charge of the team every game he is in despite the fact no one in the party wants him in charge.
>wonders why he doesn't get asked into more games and why people avoid him on our TS
>That group that won't shut up about Undertale
I mean yeah it's good but for fucks sake I assumed they came to play D&D and not praise the taste of Toby Fox's cock for hours on end
>>that guy who spergs who spergs at anything he considers "anime"
I've only ever seen this type of That Guy post on /tg/, ever. I'm not sure they actually exist outside of 4chan, which is ironic given 4chan's origins.
had that happen to me last game I was GMing.
Character kills a dead skeleton and says to the other you just killed papyrus. Enter a shop "hoi is this the tem shop?"
I got tired of it but everyone else seemed to be enjoying it so i let it pass
>everyone keeps making weird sexual jokes all the time, or just talking about sex
>just talking about sex
Oh my god you're one of those aren't you. Fuck. Get me the fuck out of here, they don't deserve to have to put up with your shit either.
You don't seem to understand, it IS exactly that. You're a problem. You, OOC, are being the problem. You don't seem to understand what this collective enterprise called PnPRPGs even is.
>That guy who uses memes in real life
Dude what the hell is wrong with you. You show up every week and talk in memes. There's no need to repeat the too old/young/dank memes. It's unoriginal and makes you sound like a shut-in.
tldr: If you talk in memes, learn from my friend. Don't be an idiot. They're not funny and neither are you.
Everyone around you wants to kill you when you do.
>The DM switches to the character often, to goes with them through whatever they wanna do. Not me, because I am being ignored almost all the time. Usually I have to ask two or three times to do anything.
This happens, then they just detest you and you should leave ASAP. They're picking on you on purpose. No grays here about it.
>oh no no, it is not exactly that. I would not mind being left behind, or just saying
>>well I am gonna do stuff here for x hours, you do your stuff
This is why I prefer 1 on 1 based DM-player interactions through turns and such instead of "muh group or party play forever!" method.
Do you not, you know, talk to people in the outside world? Ever? Or do you only hang out with people who think like you?
Hell, maybe it's you who are the SJW so the world looks SJW-free to you.
>that girl who keeps trying to shoehorn modern morals into high fantasy world with five floating continents
This one really shouldn't be all that surprising. Most people don't spend their time considering alternative moral systems let alone their own. You can't reasonably expect someone to to adjust to an alternative world view without proper introduction. The number or floatieness of continents in the world has nothing to do with it. That shit is thrown at the average consumer of fiction so often it's not worth a second glance. The sort of fantasy the average person is exposed to has all sort of crazy shit going on without the slightest deviation from the common, western perception of morality.
I'm not saying that is the way it should be but some consideration should be taken for the people who don't know anything else. Not everyone has consider this shit as deeply as we have and that should be taken into account when inviting them to games.
>"Your character wouldn't do that"
Like, 101 of things GMs shouldn't say.
Granted, I often ask my players for their line of thinking - but I always allow it.
Except that one time when someone wanted to kill the party because "the wizard was wearing yellow", then I just said no and kept debating in my head which was the better choice between bad (but not shit) game or no game.
/pol/ please ease up on the lizardman talk.
SJWs exist, but they are not some New World Order - they are just entitled brats that politicians have found out are extremely useful as attack dogs against anyone and everything.
They are the Maoist cults of the 68, vocal but a mayfly.
Even if your character had an alignment that wouldn't /normally/ do that, even the most lawful good characters have falls from grace for one reason or another.
It also overlooks the fluidity that the alignment system is suppose to have, the RP of changing perspective. Be it from becoming a well traveled adventurer who has settled from being chaotic to neutral, or from having the ugliness of the world thrown in your face and shifting from good to neutral.
Also your GM is bad at railroading.
If I ever had a DM that would try to pull that
as if I'm not the forever-DMI would say "which one of us is the character's player?" and stare him in the eye until he justified his earlier outburst or backed off. The DM is a DM. He's supposed to be all the NPCs, not the PCs.
>The problem is that it is his game, and i have no right to talk about how he likes to play it and stuff.
Nah, you have the right to talk to him. Just don't be that asshole who goes on rants about what he hates in the game. More 'Hey I'm feeling a bit left out...'
See, I'd do things a bit more passive-aggressively until the end of the session. Start with telling the other player characters to kill them because mine can't for some reason, then when they don't take out a knife (in character) and try to stab them. When that fails he starts shouting about how these people are scum and murderers and he won't ever forgive himself for not being able to stop these people from doing harm ever again but there's some sort of intangible, nonsensical barrier stopping my character from acting.
Then when the session is up suicide because my character clearly wasn't able to stop them from getting away and quit.
No games is better than bad games.
>mfw SJ is becoming more and more popular here
>mfw old left is dying while the "right" and the new left, specifically SJ politicians, grow in power
Not every place is the US.