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Started by Eric J., January 26, 2003, 05:07:55 PM
QuoteThis was a HUGE mistake. I got, once again, characters without personality or other descrioption. I'm sure that my players will respond with objection, but I will disagree. It took 3 and a half hours to create characters, and by that time it was 9:30.
QuoteAvery was entirelley passive in his encounter refusing to do anything.
Quote from: Eric J.I've been RPing with my group for a while, and made few Forge posts because of several reasons. 1. I get similar responses each time. ....
Quote from: Eric J.This is going to be a hard post. I seemed to have cross posted with Le Joueur.The first thing that I would like to say is that the last thing that I would like to do is to place blame on any party, including myself. I made my posts hoping to be past that, and make this one with that same thought.
Quote from: Eric J.First a response to Fang's: Rollercoaster seems to be a much better term than dysfunctional for what I'm describing. However, I used the term dysfunctional because it seemed to best describe the light, style that they wanted (encouraging out of game commentry that has no function; comic situations; etc.)
Quote from: ValamirLet me tell you what I see as having happened in this game. You as GM had a certain collection of "cool scenes" in your head that you wanted to see played out. You as GM thought it would be fun and entertaining to have a situation where the player was captured by enemys boarding his ship and then had to fast talk or fight his way out (ala Han Solo on the Death Star). Your player found an alternative way to deal with the situation, one that would not have lead to your preconcieved "cool scene" so you you forbade it. You then ramroded the situation to set up the scene you wanted and were disappointed that the player didn't jump through the hoops you set for them.This is not good. This is a mistake. Unless you are playing with players who enjoy having you play their characters for them this is not going to work.