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Things You are No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG:

  • I am banned of making a cleric under the Chaos domain.
  • I am not allowed to use bluff to bypass will resistance checks.
  • If my reference guide for a character involves consulting 1d4 chan I am required to go back and try again
 977 Kayeka, Wed, 2nd May '12 1:23:13 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
I am not allowed to roll for bluff on the DM.
 978 Blue Ninja 0, Wed, 2nd May '12 5:05:07 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
I am not allowed to set ice elementals on fire. Especially if they continue to burn.

I am not allowed to use cold damage to set people on fire.*
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
 979 Krautman, Wed, 2nd May '12 5:43:31 AM from Hiding from the man, man
WHAT HAS SCIENCE WROUGHT
I am not allowed to give the guy who says "it's not your character, it's how you play them" a character with 1 class level and 19 levels of templates.
...and that's terrible.
I will not use multiple crafting feats to take Wealth by Level and snap it in two.

Alternately, if players decide to stop showing up, I will not take their gold and magical loot.

I will not create a character who can use diplomacy to talk his way out of every encounter.

 981 darnpenguin, Thu, 3rd May '12 7:17:30 AM from one friend to another
Yakka Foob Mog
@Steve: Remember, dwarves have thirteen livers and their beards are essential for converting argon gas into vitamin C.

(I may have helped overhaul that page into what it is today, by the way)
Add me on Skype: Al Cook (darnpenguin)
 982 Envyus, Thu, 3rd May '12 12:11:12 PM from Behind you
Dark Hero
No sqashing the Clerics summoned bug because it depressed him for half an hour.
 983 Azreal 341, Thu, 3rd May '12 4:02:05 PM from Wandering Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Munchkin in training
If I've been cursed by an ancient artifact so that I'm unable to wield weapons until the curse is removed, sufficiently gelled spiky hair is not a substitute for a flail. It doesn't matter how long my hair is or if only the end is gelled and spiked.
YAAAAAAAAAAY RANDOM BEATINGS, GHOSTS, AND DEATH -Python of fire. Also Dwarf Fortress in a nutshell
 984 Evi I Paladin, Fri, 4th May '12 7:19:58 AM from Burlington, ON Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
[up]"I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth, etc., etc."
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
 985 Evi I Paladin, Thu, 10th May '12 9:27:27 PM from Burlington, ON Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
Never, ever, ever, EVER take a call during an online game in the off chance that I forget to mute my mic and never hear the end of it from the other players.

Never make cheesy meme references when I'm the GM. That's a sure fire way to take 1d20 damage for each meme.

While this one is old, STOP LETTING THE P Cs GET THEIR GRUBBY HANDS ON GAMEBREAKERS.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
 986 Pentigan, Fri, 11th May '12 12:37:23 AM from Summerland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Fwomph
A called longbow shot to the opponent's knee does not have a 1D2 chance to force them into guard duty.

If it did, it wouldn't work solely on adventurers similar to the current party.
 987 Kayeka, Fri, 11th May '12 2:30:39 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
  • I am not allowed to take the feat 'Skill Training: Genre Savvy'. As a bard, it's implied I already have it.
  • I am not allowed to roll for Insight to see if our current adversary is the campaign's Big Bad.
  • There is no Paragon Path called 'Plot-o-mancer'.
 988 Blue Ninja 0, Fri, 11th May '12 8:13:28 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
[up] What about checking to see if they're the campaign's Big Bard? tongue
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
 989 Doryna, Sun, 13th May '12 5:47:10 PM from North Carolina Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Smells of Alcohol, Tacos, & Shame
My Mutants and Masterminds character is not allowed to consider starting a catering service for the supervillain industry as an alternate career to hero work.

 990 Blue Ninja 0, Sun, 13th May '12 8:03:39 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
I am not allowed to nickname our new temporary boss Gargamel.

Even if the first enemy we fight turns out to be only two apples tall.

When the mission objectives are laid out, and "Civilian X* must survive" is on the list, my response is not to turn to the cleric and ask, "You prepared Raise Dead this morning, right?"

Even if this turns out to be a highly appropriate question.

When Civilian X charges blindly into the monster-infested building, my first response should be to follow him, not sensibly kill the monsters already moving in to flank the party and hope to raise him from the dead later.

I am not to convince the elder dragoness to foster out her children the way sports teams change cities.

If I do manage to convince her, I am not allowed to act as her agent.

After using the wand of portal to fill an entire cave system with lava, I am to return said wand to my boss, not conveniently forget about it by distracting him with tales of the dragonlympics and skewering smurfs.
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
 991 Lizard Bite, Mon, 14th May '12 6:04:39 PM from Two Galaxies Over
Shadowrun:

  • If you are in the middle of a store and see a locked door to the management office, then you better have a damn good reason for spontaneously deciding to try to kick it down.
    • When the storeclerk inevitably tries to throw you out of the store, his cries of "get the fuck out right now" are not supposed to be interpreted as "take what you want and go."
    • When the storeclerk yells at you for stealing and calls Lone Star on you, the proper response is not to murder him
  • When the Mr. Johnson tells you that he wants you to frame a guy by planting kiddie porn in his apartment, checking to make sure the computer chips contain what he claims they do is generally discouraged.
  • You cannot negotiate with unconscious people. I don't care how many hits you roll.

edited 14th May '12 6:05:02 PM by LizardBite

 992 Blue Ninja 0, Mon, 14th May '12 8:16:33 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
[up] Your second point reminds me of a one-shot a while back ...

When rolling Computers, and asking, "Is there anything on here I can blackmail him with?" the correct response to a negative answer is not, "It does now!"
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
From Warhammer 40, 000: Black Crusade:

Typos, even if they're in the main rulebook, are not canon. The GM doesn't care HOW the writer misspelt "magno-adhesives", Meltabombs don't double as tropical-flavored rations

I want Kat's glasses!
[up]How did he misspell it?
They Called Me Mad!! I decided to show them all; but when I looked on my works, oh mighty, I despaired: for it made me realize they were right.
 995 Pentigan, Tue, 15th May '12 12:46:19 AM from Summerland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Fwomph
[up] Likely "Mango-adhesive"
 996 imojee, Tue, 15th May '12 11:12:50 PM from The Desert
Be evil
I am no longer allowed to say "Hail Sithis!" when killing an emperor.
Through the eyes I have known you.
Definitely not a weirdo
  1. If I am the token good-aligned party member, I probably shouldn't be using the hobgoblin prisoner as a pinata.
  2. Combat is not a game of "how fast can we throw them out the windows."
  3. Nor is it based around placing enemies underneath chandeliers and anvils.
  4. The DM shall make no more traps that can be disarmed through creative use of an anvil.
  5. You know what? Let's just make sure to limit situations where that anvil can show up (although I did manage to work it into the penultimate boss fight).
  6. The beholder will commit suicide before it lets me use it as a mount.

I've done a few things that were worse and/or more amusing, but most of those were actually encouraged by the DM and the rest of the party.
 998 Blue Ninja 0, Thu, 17th May '12 8:24:41 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
We used an anvil recently in a boss fight ... grin
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to cast their vote. - Ambassador Kosh
 999 Kyle Jacobs, Thu, 17th May '12 9:19:50 PM from Connecticut/D.C.
Nice Guy
More of a guideline, but: I should not make every single enemy in my game have a Body Horror theme. It loses its edge after a while.
Read Remus! Has nothing to do with wolves.
 1000 Azreal 341, Thu, 17th May '12 10:15:36 PM from Wandering Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Munchkin in training
[up]So...Resident Evil 4, the D&D campaign?

edited 17th May '12 10:16:22 PM by Azreal341

YAAAAAAAAAAY RANDOM BEATINGS, GHOSTS, AND DEATH -Python of fire. Also Dwarf Fortress in a nutshell
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