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  1. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse June 25, 2013

    A man after my own heart “I am fully of the opinion that Kender should be promptly genocided out
    of all RPGs. I don’t think genocide is a crime if we’re talking about

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk June 25, 2013

      i’m inclined to agree with that. were they designed by a committee?

    • Osric Worbridge Osric Worbridge June 25, 2013

      I agree on the Kender issure. Kender genocide  is not a crime. I would not miss Drow either.

      • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin June 25, 2013

        errrrr…… arn’t urchins sort of Kenderish?

        • Cadmus Lupindo Cadmus Lupindo June 25, 2013

          Do you really want to draw attention to this issue?

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger June 25, 2013

        I would allow them to live if they pass an extensive background check and personality inventory to eliminate drama queens, anyone with the last name of jenkins, or the middle names of Sue or Stu, or any derivation of same.

        I might go further to include more Elves in general, along with Drow, Kender, and folks who willingly live in Ravensloft.

      • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 14, 2013

        <hides the drow rouge character sheet from college>

        uh…gnomes! yes gnomes, they’re annoying, that’s right, worse than drow even!…

    • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 14, 2013

      vampires too, especially if they brood.

      • Caesar Osterham Caesar Osterham July 15, 2013

        Wait, I thought that the paradigm for the pogrom was against vampires if they sparkle.

        • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 17, 2013

          Either one, sparkle, brood, they both suck

  2. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau June 26, 2013

    XD 10, embracing failure. In a Mage game once, our characters were coming to a road block where the cops were looking for two of us, one of them being me, who was behind the wheel… Having gotten a little overconfident in my character’s capabilities and dice rolls, decided to wipe my face into another appearance… while driving… Rolled a 1. Thankfully someone else managed to pull the car over safely after a moment of panic and I managed to at least get a mouth back to breathe through before I had time to get my face back to normal. I actually enjoy Paradox in those games. Reality goes “Oooh! You want to do something really interesting, do you? ::bitchslap’s the player’s character:: Try that again, I dare you!”

    I always find dice fails and other such things to be highly entertaining in a game. We had a Call of Cthulu game once in college we still laugh about. Facing down a mummy, all but one of us failed our sanity check. I was trying to eat my flashlight, another thought his glasses were out to get him and one just flat out passed out, leaving the cop with the highest gun skill to fail his hit roll. So we joked that his arm swung way out to the right before firing for no damn reason. After that he sloshed his flask of alcohol on it and tried to light it on fire, but the first match missed and fell on the poor unconscious guy. XD After that we no longer had a mummy shambling after us, we had a flaming mummy shambling after us.

    • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 14, 2013

      sounds like some of the Rifts games I used to play, there was one where the other people in my party, a dragon and a mech pilot, had the brilliant idea to start jumping on the houses in the town we were protecting and looting the ruins.  After half the town was decimated, the GM finally got sick of it and opened a dimensional rift randomly right under them, making both fall into the event horizon of a black hole.  and everything of value in the houses they jumped on was ruled as pulvarized on top of it.



      they came back with a pair of goblin hackers, hijinks ensued

      • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 14, 2013

        I alkso played a kleptomaniac troll street samurai in Shadowrun, I had in my inventory eventually, 300 pencils, a desk drawer, 24 remington roomsweepers, 13 decks, a smashed robot, a puppet, 8 bikes, a docwagon, 53 breifcases, 3 handcuffs, a drinking bird, a statue of a brain, etc, if it wasn’t nailed down, I took it.  to be fair, it was my first roleplaying experience

  3. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman July 14, 2013

    I also have to say, I like that they used a picture from Rouge Trader in this article, I don’t think it gets enough love as it deserves

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