History Literature / BinderOfShame

3rd Oct '17 3:44:14 PM ProfessorDetective
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[[http://albruno3.blogspot.com/p/the-binder-of-shame-rpg-rants.html Al Bruno III]]'s series of [[LifeEmbellished allegedly-autobiographical]] stories about the TabletopGames group he endured throughout his college years. Al himself, known as [=Ab3=] on RPG.Net, is led to the group by his friend Weasley Crusher and rapidly finds himself forced into the role of the OnlySaneMan of the group. Arguments, dysfunction, and {{Total Party Kill}}s abound as they systematically ruin every game they can find, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' to TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu to {{TabletopGame/Rifts}}.

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[[http://albruno3.blogspot.com/p/the-binder-of-shame-rpg-rants.html Al Bruno III]]'s series of [[LifeEmbellished allegedly-autobiographical]] stories about the TabletopGames group he endured throughout his college years. Al himself, known as [=Ab3=] on RPG.Net, is led to the group by his friend Weasley Crusher and rapidly finds himself forced into the role of the OnlySaneMan of the group. Arguments, dysfunction, and {{Total Party Kill}}s abound as they systematically ruin every game they can find, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' to TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' to {{TabletopGame/Rifts}}.
''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}''.



* AmbiguouslyGay / ArmoredClosetGay: Biff Bam; the one time he runs a game at his house he suggests that they deal with the heat by removing their shirts (and he's quite insistent on that); and he deals with players not liking his rulings by wrestling them to the ground; and he rules that failed SAN checks make the character act [[CampGay increasingly swishy]].
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent - Vaguely, in "The Good, The Bad, and The Feces." [[spoiler: The entry centers around [=Ab3=] testing out a different group, only to cause a problem with one of the other people's toilets and feel guilty about it. Later, he realizes that the plumbing in the house has had to be fixed numerous times, when he goes back to apologize to the present Game Master.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay / ArmoredClosetGay: Biff Bam; the one time he runs a game at his house he suggests that they deal with the heat by removing their shirts (and he's quite insistent on that); that), and he deals with players not liking his rulings by wrestling them to the ground; and he the rules that failed SAN checks make the character act [[CampGay increasingly swishy]].
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent - Vaguely, in "The Good, The Bad, and The Feces." [[spoiler: The entry centers around [=Ab3=] testing out a different group, only to cause a problem with one of the other people's toilets and feel guilty about it. Later, he realizes that the plumbing in the house has had to be fixed numerous times, times when he goes back to apologize to the present Game Master.]]



** [[spoiler: "Price Breaks and Heartaches" reveals Cheating Bastard to be named Orville. [=Ab3=] was regarded to be TheUnfavorite by the people at Nice Shopper, in favour of Orville, who sexually harassed [=Ab3=] as a scare tactic and who was a TheRival wannabe for the affections of the author's ChildhoodFriend, Lilly. While Lilly stopped dating either of them, Orville kept going out of his way to be a Jerkass to [=Ab3=], even when the fate of the latter's job was at stake.]]

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** [[spoiler: "Price Breaks and Heartaches" reveals Cheating Bastard to be named Orville. [=Ab3=] was regarded to be TheUnfavorite by the people at Nice Shopper, in favour favor of Orville, who sexually harassed [=Ab3=] as a scare tactic and who was a TheRival wannabe for the affections of the author's ChildhoodFriend, Lilly. While Lilly stopped dating either of them, Orville kept going out of his way to be a Jerkass to [=Ab3=], even when the fate of the latter's job was at stake.]]
14th Jul '17 8:54:56 PM CrashMan
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Most of the session's player characters are either Chaotic Neutral done specifically be malicious to the GM, which would technically make them Chaotic Evil eventually, or straightforwardly Chaotic Evil simply because they commit heinous acts and have no regard for the law.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Most of the session's player characters are either Chaotic Neutral done specifically be malicious to the GM, which would technically make them Chaotic Evil eventually, or straightforwardly Chaotic Evil simply because they commit heinous acts and have no regard for the law. Because of their active malice, they are not even remotely close to ChaoticStupid.
--> '''El Disgusto:''' “We’re Chaotic Neutral, that’s practically a get out of plot developments free card.”



* ChaoticStupid:
--> '''El Disgusto:''' “We’re Chaotic Neutral, that’s practically a get out of plot developments free card.”
7th Jul '17 9:30:12 PM CrashMan
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** The first was in the first part of the trilogy, where Weasly Crusher [=GM=]s the game but drinks more and more to the point of vomiting. The entire campaign's surprising co-operativeness was [[spoiler: revealed to be part of a SocialExperiment concocted on [=Ab3=] by the rest of the group, at his complete expense.]]

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** The first was in the first part of the trilogy, where Weasly Crusher [=GM=]s the game but drinks more and more to the point of vomiting. The entire campaign's surprising co-operativeness was [[spoiler: revealed to be part of a SocialExperiment social experiment concocted on [=Ab3=] by the rest of the group, at his complete expense.]]
7th Jul '17 9:29:46 PM CrashMan
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* IntoxicationEnsues: "Once More With Filking."

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* IntoxicationEnsues: "Once More With Filking."The Last Straw trilogy features two moments where this was emphasized, in a fashion that extends beyond the escapades of The Amazing Boozehound:
** The first was in the first part of the trilogy, where Weasly Crusher [=GM=]s the game but drinks more and more to the point of vomiting. The entire campaign's surprising co-operativeness was [[spoiler: revealed to be part of a SocialExperiment concocted on [=Ab3=] by the rest of the group, at his complete expense.]]
** The second was in the final part of the trilogy. It leads to a MusicalEpisode, most notably, where [[spoiler: [=Ab3=] realizes just how horrible the people he was playing with actually are, and evicts them from his place of residence at the time. What's more, not only was he intoxicated, but also drugged by Collateral Darren to see what would happen when someone was slipped LSD.]]
7th Jul '17 9:21:25 PM CrashMan
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Biff Bam is an [=exCELLerant=] example of this [=trOUPe=].

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle / FunetikAksent: Biff Bam is an [=exCELLerant=] example of this [=trOUPe=].



* FunetikAksent: Biff Bam's "habit of randomly mispronouncing things". The mispronunciations are capitalised so they're easy to notice.
7th Jul '17 8:40:18 PM CrashMan
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* TheRoleplayer: Averted with everyone. No one puts any effort into their characters, and El Disgusto actively goes out of his way to show he does not care about the setting or fluff of whatever is going on in nearly any session he partakes in. The aversion to any of them being TheRoleplayer, even Blobert Smith, makes sense when both [=Ab3=] and Psycho Dave kill off characters before they can do much in the sessions they are a part of. What's more, the sessions not commonly [=GM=]'d by the main two usually wind up disastrous because the [=GM=] themself is someone who does not make a world which anyone can seriously integrate with (Deviant Boy, El Disgusto, Cheating Bastard) for a number of different reasons.

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* TheRoleplayer: Averted with everyone. No one puts any serious effort into their characters, and El Disgusto actively goes out of his way to show he does not care about the setting or fluff of whatever is going on in nearly any session he partakes in. The aversion to any of them being TheRoleplayer, even Blobert Smith, makes sense when both [=Ab3=] and Psycho Dave kill off characters before they can do much in the sessions they are a part of. What's more, the sessions not commonly [=GM=]'d by the main two usually wind up disastrous because the [=GM=] themself is someone who does not make a world which anyone can seriously integrate with (Deviant Boy, El Disgusto, Cheating Bastard) for a number of different reasons.
7th Jul '17 8:33:26 PM CrashMan
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* HairTriggerTemper: El Disgusto's temper flares up at perceived slights at the beginning, which culminate in spiteful aggression towards [=Ab3=], the only person to normally be defiant with his ninja characters (on principle of them being the only type of character normally played). Said temper is exacerbated after "Reservoir Torgs," where it's learned exactly how bitter he is about [[GroinAttack his injury,]] to where he perceived the phrase "cut off" as a jab against him.

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* HairTriggerTemper: El Disgusto's temper flares up at perceived slights at the beginning, which beginning. These moments culminate in spiteful aggression towards [=Ab3=], the only person to normally be defiant with his ninja characters (on principle of them being the only type of character normally played). Said temper is exacerbated after "Reservoir Torgs," where it's learned exactly how bitter he is about [[GroinAttack his injury,]] to where he perceived the phrase "cut off" as a jab against him.
6th Jul '17 8:43:28 AM CrashMan
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Collateral Darren's exits out of each campaign are commonly the result of him being arrested for something, to where the police recognize the tabletop group that he is a part of. The only exception to the exit is the [[spoiler: finale. [=Ab3=] just kicks him out after he admitted to slipping acid in his drinks to see what would happen.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Collateral Darren's exits out of each campaign are commonly the result of him being arrested for something, to where the police recognize the tabletop group that he is a part of. The only exception to the this exit modus operandi is the [[spoiler: finale. [=Ab3=] just kicks him out after he admitted to slipping acid in his drinks to see what would happen.]]
6th Jul '17 8:35:36 AM CrashMan
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Collateral Darren's exits out of each campaign are commonly the result of him being arrested for something, to where the police recognize the tabletop group that he is a part of. The only exception to the exit is the [[spoiler: finale. [=Ab3=] just kicks him out after he admitted to slipping acid in his drinks to see what would happen.]]
6th Jul '17 8:07:32 AM CrashMan
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* LargeHam: A majority of the tabletop ensemble act overly melodramatic, whether they're GMing or not. Blobert Smith himself is more emphatic about vocalizing his woes and authority whenever he makes characters.

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* LargeHam: A majority of the tabletop ensemble act overly melodramatic, whether they're GMing [=GM=]ing or not. Blobert Smith himself is more emphatic about vocalizing his woes and authority whenever he makes characters.
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