Post your stories! arguments/problemPCs. Post your experiences of arguments in tabletop, problem players, bad DMs, etc!. Sometimes, you should back down,. I'll start: I was DMing for a monster-race campaign with a few people from my campus (minotaurs, scorpionfolk, etc.) and things were going quite well until one
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Post your stories! arguments/problemPCs

Post your experiences of arguments in tabletop, problem players, bad DMs, etc!

Sometimes, you should back down,
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User avatar #1 - themysticmage (08/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'll start:

I was DMing for a monster-race campaign with a few people from my campus (minotaurs, scorpionfolk, etc.) and things were going quite well until one guy (who was actually pretty.......all around weird) decided he wanted to be a Nymph. Obviously, I had to nerf a few things (the permanent blindness for example). He went ******* ******* INSANE when I began to nerf it. He whined and pissed and moaned like a little bitch when I told him he can't do that. I was thinking about just kicking him out, when we finally came to an agreement on how to balance it out. First town the party comes across...he decides he wants to BLIND EVERYONE IN THE TOWN JUST IN CASE ONE OF THEN WILL HURT THE PARTY....and then CALLS ME A BAD DM WHEN I TELL HIM TO CHANGE HIS ALIGNMENT (was currently Chaotic Good).

He then proceeded to:
Roleplay a female VERY BADLY.
Always be nude just cause.
DO a BUNCH of EVIL things and complain that he should still be Chaotic Good.
Almost wipe the party cause of an argument.
Tell me I'm insensitive when I give him constructive criticism.

That campaign didn't make it past one session. After it was over and he left, everyone agreed to just drop it.

So what about you guys? Any stories of trouble players, bad DMs, arguments?
User avatar #6 - bearinganhourglass (08/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
We had a group with a lawful good and chaotic good character in it. One of the NPCs travelling with us helped us out a lot. It turned out she stole some stuff and was going to be arrested. Well, she was a drow, so there was a good chance of her dying. I was the chaotic good one, so I was protecting her. The lawful good one couldn't. We ended up splitting up and ruining the campaign.
#4 - feelythefeel (08/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
According to my DM, he once ran a game where his group was confronted by a cheap toll bridge.   
   
Needless to say a lot of innocent soldiers died that day.
According to my DM, he once ran a game where his group was confronted by a cheap toll bridge.

Needless to say a lot of innocent soldiers died that day.
#3 - Shmooglavoue ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
Oddly enough, my game group never really had any significant arguments. There was one time I was playing a Pathfinder game, pirate campaign, where I was playing as a barbarian halfling (as a pygmy native you see), and I smashed open a chest, scattered the coins inside, and broke the masterwork pistol that was meant for the ranger. The DM had interpreted "smash open the lock" as "pick up the chest and smash it onto the ground", and to be fair the pygmy had an intelligence of 8. Needless to say I was very sorry for the affair, and the ranger was very upset. I even offered to give him money as an apology. Later on, I found a magical spear for my character, and the ranger had an opportunity to just toss it into the deep, Sahuagin infested water. He considered for a moment, but ultimately decided not to, and the DM eventually gave him some other magical weapons to make up for the pistol. And that's the closest I've gotten to actually having a conflict within the group.

Really, a more common problem for us is ending up talking about all sorts of random stuff while playing and then taking forever to get back to the game.
#9 - darcabyss (03/18/2014) [-]
Kind of a roundabout issue, but here goes.

I'm currently setting up a Pathfinder campaign with myself and two friends (looking for at least one more person so I can focus on DMing for the first time). One friend, who made a mostly quiet, dwarven Sorcerer named Bob, told me of one campaign where his uncle was a wizard and deathly afraid of spiders. At one point in a tavern (dimensions were 20x20x20) a spider fell onto the table in front of the group. Wizard says "Ruh Roh" (like Scooby Doo) and casts a fire blast. The range of the blast was 30x30x30.

Sorcerer Bob wants to Ruh Roh. I won't let him. That's about it. Not major, but silly.
User avatar #8 - monfan (03/12/2014) [-]
When I played DnD for the first time a friend of mine who had been playing for over 6 years taught me how to play (I can still be pretty rusty) and I got used to his style of DMing pretty quickly (it was laid back but still held you within the game and always led to some jokes eventually). So when we gathered a group and started playing it at our college I was pretty pumped. Then because our college days differed he offered the DM position to another one of our group who had some DM practise (or so she said)

So we get down to playing it with this frankly miserable bitch being the DM and at first I thought it would be okay. Boy was I wrong. You see this new DM of ours absolutely ******* loved memes and meta gaming. Of course I didn't know this until far too late. So we start off as you usually do. In a tavern I was a fighter in a party of around 7. 6 of us gathered in the tavern united by a common greed for money, beer and wenches and we were yet to discover the location of our rogue. So we all rolled a search check and did amicably. Well enough that we could have easily discovered him. Nope not according to the DM. No apparently we rolled so badly that she had to step in and reveal him to us. She flipped a ******* table at him. That's exactly how it was described as well. "A wind comes along and flips a table which strikes a dark figure". The actual **** ?

Later on we were inside of a mental asylum looking for clues and we come across a door that's stuck. The sorcerer in the party asks what the HP of door is because he's new to the game like me. The good DM's response would have been " **** off am I telling you that. Try it for yourself" Her response? "39"

TL;DR first major conflict was caused by having a **** DM
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