REVERB GAMERS 2012, #25: "If you game enough, you're bound to run into someone being an ass. What's the most asinine thing someone's done in a game with you? How did you react? Did that experience change the way you game?" - Reverb GamersOh, where to begin the list? The thing that probably annoys me the most is when someone does something to be purposefully contrary. To quote the line from "Shit Dungeons & Dragons players say" - one guy says, 'Dude, you're being a dick!' and the other guy says, 'I'm just playing my character!' It's one thing to create a character that is silly or likes to play pranks but to make a character that is going to cause strife within the group on purpose is unnecessary.
The only reason that I would think someone would make this type of character is because they are a dick in real life and no one wants to play a game with that type of person. At least I don't. It makes the game unenjoyable and tedious, because you know this person is always going to cause problems with the NPCs and they are always going to be contrary & difficult.
We've had a couple of players like this in the past and they usually end up getting kicked out of the game because no one wants to game with them.
REVERB GAMERS 2012, #26: "Who or what was the most memorable NPC you've ever encountered? Why?"
I guess maybe it was Ladonna from the Dragonlance RPG. One of the guys was playing a wizard and he had to go to the towers to take his test. I was playing a Kender and she "found" one of Ladonna's rings. Of course, Ladonna didn't notice the ring was missing until my character used it on accident. We were talking about the wizard's dog and my kender says, "I wish Stinky was here" and POOF! there he was! It turns out that it was a ring of wish and if we had not been inside the tower, where bloodshed is forbidden, Ladonna would've slaughtered my character.
REVERB GAMERS 2012, #27: "If you were an Ent, what kind of Ent would you be? Or, what other NPC creature would you be? Why?"
I guess there is only one sort of Ent that I know about and it's the big, living trees from Lord of the Rings. I can't imagine that it would be very fun playing a big, slow tree. So I'd have to go with another sort of NPC creature (although nowadays, most creatures in the monster manuals can be turned into a playable character). My most favorite was the pixie and I played her for a brief time, using Pathfinder rules (I think).
She used to visit this old wizard, who thought she was his familiar. She'd do things for him because it was fun but not because of any sort of magical bond between the two of them. She liked to visit his tower because he had lots of interesting things and he also had a dragon egg. She would go and talk to the egg and one day she came to visit and found him dead. Drow had invaded his tower and they were going to steal the dragon egg but it hatched while they were there. Randy was playing the dragon character (his name was Abraxus and he was a silver dragon).