YMMV / Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: While Mr. Welch is clearly a Loonie, there are plenty of cases where the rules seem simply designed to insure the GM can railroad the campaign. For example:
    410. If the NPC is on the cover of the rulebook, I can't kill him.
  • Crazy Awesome: Can you imagine dealing with just one of the situations he's barred from?
  • Genius Bonus:
    1189. A stagehand does not get a better sneak bonus than ninjas. note 
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Entry 132 is "There is no such feat called 'Death Blossom'". In Overwatch, Death Blossom is the name of Reaper's ultimate attack.
    • Entries 171 ("My character's dying words are not allowed to be 'Hastur, Hastur, Hastur.'") and 336 ("Cannot start a Cthuhlu character with a pre-existing hatred of books, altars and cutlery.") were both written before the story of Old Man Henderson was posted.
    • Kerillian from Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide is an elf with a Scottish accent, which Mr. Welch is forbidden from playing.
    188. I cannot play an elf with a Scottish accent, nor a Cajun dwarf.
    • Entry 958, prohibiting him from using shotgunchucks, has become even more hilarious since Sun Wukong from RWBY has been shown to use shotgunchucks.
    • Any 7 Days to Die player will get a giggle out of Entry 1483 (There is more to stopping a zombie horde than punji pits) since punji pits are the best way to stop a zombie horde.
    • #2005 is "Can't just program the probe droid to go to light speed through the Star Destroyer." The Last Jedi involves a maneuver that's pretty much just that, except it's a rebel cruiser making a Heroic Sacrifice. And since the Star Wars movies don't have a DM banning Cutting the Knot, it works and ends up slicing the Star Destroyer (Supreme Leader Snoke's craft) in half.
  • Technology Marches On: Many of the DM's complaints about having to look things up sound less reasonable in the day of smartphones.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic / Unintentionally Unsympathetic: A number of cases imply that the rest of the players thought Mr. Welch's idea was fine, but the DM nixed it anyway.
    452. Not allowed to convince the entire party to base the group only off Gary Oldman characters.