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COMMENT 1d ago

I guess that GM never saw the Batman meme:

Lawful Good doesn't mean Lawful Nice.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Cool. She's a terrible person. This is going to come across as harsh to some people, but I feel, considering her actions, it is warranted:

DITCH THE BITCH!

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COMMENT 2d ago

Sorry you feel that way.

Thankfully, your belief is not required.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Well, as far as "this was the straw" comment, it was the only 'straw' I was ever aware of. At no time did I have anything other than what seemed like genuine conversations about character ideas (and with the exception of this particular dialogue, they were all only between the DM and me.)

And do I sound argumentative here? Sure. But even the meekest person would argue till the cows came home if they were convicted of a crime when they weren't even allowed a trial.

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COMMENT 2d ago

When I used to DM in 3.X, if someone rolled a nat 1 on something like stealth, I'd say "you flawlessly hide in the shadows, then you accidentally trigger the motion activated light spell someone imbued in a tankard."

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COMMENT 5d ago

This comeback was picture perfect.

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COMMENT 5d ago

This basically boils down to: anyone can be an astronaut, but we'll always need someone to clean the toilets.

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COMMENT 5d ago

As a straight guy, can I just say: that is confusing AF. I can barely keep up with the terms that are already out there without trying to redefine 'gay' to being an umbrella term.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Man, that comeback was nothing but net!

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COMMENT 5d ago

Seems like someone ENGINEERED their own destruction...

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COMMENT 5d ago

The way you typed "Mooslem" (which I'm sure is how she pronounced the word) makes me think that turban wearing cows with AK's could be stampeding up her driveway any day now.

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COMMENT 5d ago

You're right. I won't. Because it actually happened. I paraphrased what was said because my memory is crap, but I got the gist along.

Also, please don't make me report you for a rule 3 violation.

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COMMENT 5d ago

My 'excuse' for that when I was a kid (because I tried the exact same tactic) was: "My supper room (in my stomach) was full, but my dessert room was empty!"

My mom laughed and gave me a sugar cube as dessert (I wanted chocolate cake.) A raw sugar cube isn't that appetizing so I abandoned that tactic pretty quick.

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COMMENT 5d ago

I hope that, as a joke or maybe to end an argument, you pulled this tactic on her when she was older. (Unless she's still a kid, in which case, make sure to pull this when she's 24.)

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COMMENT 5d ago

Or the quotation marks. Or the commas. Or anything that wasn't the letters really.

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COMMENT 5d ago

I'm amazed you even played with them with an ad that poorly punctuated.

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COMMENT 5d ago

No amount of karma on Reddit is worth subjecting myself to Lactose Intolerance Hell. Being chained to a toilet for 6-12 hours just isn't fun and the smell would be horrific.

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COMMENT 6d ago

If you are referring to the Rogue discussion, then you're misunderstanding the intent. I was trying to understand what the player wanted, not trying to tell him what he 'should' do. Of course, that missed question mark really throws the interpretation into doubt but it was what I intended.

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COMMENT 6d ago

The same thing happened to my sister, except it was our mom not our dad and we were 13 and 12, not 6 and 4. My mom told us to each grab one candy bar on the way out for a treat on the way home. I went straight to the display, grabbed a Twix bar (with 4 bars inside) and set it on the counter. I half expected my mom to say "no that's too big" but she just allowed it. (Years later she later told me that she admired my outside-the-box-thinking and couldn't bring herself to admonish me for sticking to the rules but also getting more candy.)

My sister (who is the older one) sees that I just got 'two candy bars' inside a single package and immediately grabs a regular sized Mars bar and a regular sized Coffee Crisp. She puts them on the counter next to my single extra-long Twix bar and steps aside.

My mom is on her immediately. "No, I said one bar, not two."

Sister starts to pout "But semiT_nuP got two candy bars!"

Mom: "No, he got one extra large candy bar. You can have one extra large candy bar as well."

Sister 'puts her foot down' and demands that, since I, as the little brother, got 'two candy bars' in a single flavour, it was only fair that she also be allowed to get 'two candy bars' in different flavours. She's not leaving without those candy bars.

My mom looks at her, looks at my candy bar, looks at me watching her respectfully and quietly then turns to the cashier, pays for what's there (including my extra long candy bar, but NOT including my sister's two regular sized bars) and starts leaving.

My sister throws an absolute FIT, screaming, wailing and throwing candy bars on the ground. My mom just turns to the cashier and says "if she damages anything, call the police and charge her for destruction of property." She takes me by the hand and leaves the store.

My sister freezes mid tantrum (hands still holding candy bars that she intended to throw) and watches as my mom leaves the store without her. I chanced a look back and she had the classic 'deer-in-headlights' expression. My mom never looked back once.

We were in the car and pulling out of the parking space when my sister storms up, crying and terrified that she's being abandoned. She bangs on the car window to get mom to let her in. My mom parks, opens the door and she jumps into the car. Far from being mad or entitled, she's meek and frightened. "I'm sorry, please don't leave me behind..."

My mom turns back to look at her and says "When I tell you to do something, that is NOT a negotiation. You don't get to make demands or set conditions. If you ever behave that way in public again, you'll be grounded for six months. Do I make myself clear, young lady?!"

My mom could be a nice, caring, lovely woman. But woe betide if you misbehaved on her watch. RIP Mom, I miss you.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Welp, let this be a lesson to you: account logins aren't a "make-and-forget" kind of activity for this very reason. What the EK did was spoiled and entitled but as far as 'losing all of your progress', you/your friend are as much to blame for that as he was.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Just because I only saw the one lesson doesn't mean it was the first lesson. That could have been the hundredth time she'd done something like that to her kids, but I was only there for that one time.

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COMMENT 6d ago

You clearly haven't read r/entitledkids . This kind of parenting might have been routine once, but now it's practically a rare commodity.

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COMMENT 6d ago

That's precisely what I was thinking. I offered to buy the ice cream because maybe the mom was also getting the ice cream because it was her favourite flavour, or something similar. It would have lessened the impact of the lesson but, if done surreptitiously, would not have voided the lesson entirely. But the mom stuck to her guns and denied my kindness, because making the lesson as harsh and painful (metaphorically) as possible was more important than some empty calories.