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Decline Critical role ruined PnP

Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by Lukrame, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Lukrame Educated

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    Matthew mercer, a prominent voiceactor of Eder, Aloth, and many many more, has created a running youtube series of DnD gameplay known as critical role.

    Normally I consider the anti-sjw/incel and political opinions of the codex on the same level of a raving lunatic on drugs, but in this case I honestly consider it crossing the line.

    Lately I have tried creating 'real' PnP style rpg's with people face to face and everyone I meet happen to be the most insufferable douchebags ever.

    They all want to copy everything from Crit role right down to the terrible builds and lolsorandum acting.

    There is a difference between role-playing and being straight up fucking retarded.

    To give you guys an example, in my last session I was forced to witness two grown fucking men having gay dnd sex with each other.

    Even the DM makes a point to add transsexual characters for fucks sake

    I tried to tell them to knock it off but they wouldn't stop having weird orgies.

    The common point is that they are all critical role fans.

    SO fuck CRIT ROLE
     
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  2. Morblot Savant Patron

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  3. Glaucon Savant

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    sjws are a myth you fucking incel

    now lets play act tranny sex
     
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  5. Trymon Novice

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    Happen with anything that get too popular, people will try to just emulate it, not even try to add anything, so you usually end up with something of even lesser quality. And they don't get that most of the time its more of a show than real game sessions, so most of it is kinda scripted.

    Last resort, take the burden of DMing, screen the future members of your group, so that overall you all share the same idea of what the game should be.
     
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  6. Curratum Learned

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    Get a new group. Or don't play at all. It seems everyone in the entire fucking world who wants to play D&D right now is a furry, a barely functional psychopath or an otherkin with a genderfluid persona.
     
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  7. Morblot Savant Patron

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    Maybe where you live.
     
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  8. udm Arcane Patron

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    Yeah it's been my experience that the weirdest people in tabletop gaming are also those into RPGs. Not that I haven't seen incel/oddball board gamers and wargamers, but RPGers seem to be the strangest bunch. They're the ones who display sociopathic/psychopathic behavioral patterns most often.
     
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  9. hoothoot Literate

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  10. Morkar illiterate

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    I once ended up with a group I couldn't connect to it, either. Change group till you find one that matches roughly your own play style preferences.
    Or let them watch HarmonQuest. It has gays, too. But at least it's funny and doesn't take it serious.
     
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  11. Lukrame Educated

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    Yea I think the moment that thought hit me was when one member of my party was adamantly insisting on seducing a dragon instead of killing it like a normal person.

    He also had furry-like tendencies.
     
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  12. Glop_dweller Augur

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    That's not a Youtube channel's fault. it's the modern teen/twenty-something's tendency of Monkey See—Monkey Do:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcKh0kctniw

    (Pay close attention to the comments of the fellow who is behind the camera; this is our future here.
    These are the people who will be serving and preparing food, driving buses and trains—and piloting planes, some even proposing the laws; or enforcing them with issued firearms.)
    Welcome to the Harrison Bergeron/Idiocracy nightmare to come.
     
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  13. Akratus Arcane Patron

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    I play on tuesdays and on fridays. Neither campaign is very serious, but it's not very challenging to adapt to the group. The one on tuesday's can be very fun. A group of five players where no one has an edgy character, sexual topics are glossed over but I'm sure it would just be a funny moment if anyone did seduce an npc, and it would be a fade to black type situation. None of the people there are codexian at all, but they have common sense and are nice enough and there's decent chemistry in terms of roleplaying and social atmosphere. The only real issue I have is that it's very quippy, and sometimes people joke too much but it's easy for me to ignore that or just chime in with 'Anyway,' and get people back to the game. I would enjoy a serious campaign but I know it's not possible here so I adapt.

    Also, people's characters and ability to roleplay is not so great. Don't really have an impression of people's characters beyond their morals, class, gender, race etc. Usually when it comes to roleplaying it's mostly me, the other decent rper playing a halfling bard and others chime in sometimes but I wonder why they don't seem to mind at all not really doing much with their character outside of combat. I just enjoy playing my character and reacting to what happens in the campaign. I guess i'd describe this campaign as an a-political critical role but low-level and more grounded setting-wise.

    The friday group is two tumblrina girls, one of them is that type you all probably know. It's like they roll off an assembly line. The brown haired Zelda fan with optional glasses that has any kind of Zelda merch they can get their hands on. The other is a short haired dyke looking chick and the other guy in our group outside of the DM is one of those awkward skinny nerdy types with no charisma who is playing a homebrew mini dragonborn because it's cute or something. I just kind of assert myself and control the atmosphere of the campaign and no one seems to mind. And I play an appropriate character: An illiterate dragonborn barbarian with a slave background with 4 intelligence. I enjoy playing dumb brutes for some reason. And this one can be hilarious, not really getting etiquette or social rules at all and aching to eat any humanoid if food is otherwise lacking. Years ago I've been one of those self-appointed introvert "intellectuals" who was too good to make friends but now I just try to squeeze any inch of fun out of shit like this and I'm happy I live in a country where furries and overtly perverted people are still weirdos I guess.
     
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    Only seen him DM Vin Diesel in this quick episode, he's pretty good at it.

     
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    :lol:
     
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    Why stick around at that point? Also I'd bet there'd be warning signs before that. If a group was full of awkward perverted sjw's I'd leave in a heartbeat, excuses are easily come by.
     
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  17. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    sexual weirdoes in pnp why i never
     
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    There's an easy way to filter out the idiots that want to join your super serious group:

    Upon auditioning to play for you (make no mistake, any good DM should be in high demand and should in turn demand much from his players), the player should be asked the following question:

    "What is your favorite TSR/WotC, etc. D&D campaign boxed set?"

    If they answer "Greyhawk", without hesitation, they're in.

    If they answer "Forgotten Realms", you should sit there, silently, glaring at them, waiting for them to explain why, unbidden. If they hesitate, they're gone. If they say, however, "Ha ha I was just kidding it's Greyhawk," then with skeptical caution they should be let in.

    Any other answer should result in a swift kick in the ass out your door.
     
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  19. hoothoot Literate

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    :lol:
     
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  20. MajorMace Learned

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    Have you ever experienced loneliness ?
    I mean, not finding yourself on your own between 6 & 7pm on the way back home, that's casual stuff. But talking to yourself during a moment of contemplation - that everybody finds during the day - , and being met with the most lingering & insufferable echo conveyed by your empty, deserted soul ?

    It's unrelated to your question, I just wanna know.
     
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  21. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    So, in essense, they are roleplaying some roleplayers they saw on youtube.

    As kids, we used to act out cartoon characters, but with adulthood our role models become more and more specific and complex. :)
     
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    At least you can find people to play pnp. :negative:
     
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  23. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    oh god

    are kids roleplaying youtubers
     
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    If your D&D doesn't disintegrate into an argument on alignments or the laws of physics then you're not playing real D&D.

    In fact, if your D&D night does not end in most people feeling pissed off then it was probably a really shitty session. That doesn't fly here at the Spider Compound.
     
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  25. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    Congratulations on your new spider.
     
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