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I've had players with invincible builds. They are a fun challenge: they have weaknesses that you can play to. Can they swim in all that plate when the boat goes down? How fast can they take it off? Will it protect them from lava? Poison? But in general, physical danger like that is just to make fights and situations fun, to make him feel like he's in ...


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Your friend will be unhappy if you punish their character. The character didn't do anything wrong, the player did. This isn't a roleplaying issue, it's a social issue. So talk to your friend about it. Ask them why they are munchkinning the living daylights out of their character, when the real aim of roleplaying is for everyone to have fun. Ask them how ...


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There are some good answers about the rules themselves and the need to be assertive. This answer should complement them, and isn't an alternative for addressing the disruptive behaviour directly. In particular: He tried multiple tines to force a player to RP a sex scene he put them into. Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and unless a genuine ...


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Why don't you have an NPC suggest that he challenge Thor to a duel for Thor's belt? Thor can probably pummel him into the ground. Or, a minor demigod aligned with one of the existing D&D gods in your world can take offense at this fellow's hubris and show up dressed as Thor (perhaps from the legend where Thor had to dress as a woman to get his hammer ...


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While we only have your side of this story, it does not surprise. Small group dynamics often play out like this: in offices, in families, on sports teams, in schools. Someone tries to be the alpha dog. This answer addresses personality styles. The red flag was confirmed by other points, but these two stand out. He actually forced players to play ...


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I'm not going to address the specific rules-lawyering cases; others have done so better than I could. I will point out that your ex-GM seems to want all of the great parts of gaming (the creative control, as evidenced by the demand to be able to quest after an artifact that has no place in your game; the mechanical control, as evidenced by the rules ...


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"OK, you're refusing to accept the rules of the universe. What are the rest of you doing while he is arguing with the universe?" It really is that simple. You do not have to justify your rulings to him, and every time you argue with him you strengthen the impression (for him and the rest of the group) that his way is the only way to play, which would be ...


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Alright, it sounds like you have a lot of problems going on here that I'm going to address individually using the ruleset that you've chosen for your game. First off, you're being taken advantage of. There's no easy way to say this, but your friend is attempting to take advantage of you during the course of this game that you're playing. An item to double ...


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Short answer: Tell this player that he can either play the game with the party, or go home and turn the cheats on Skyrim and play that if he feels like being a god character that doesn't need to bother following rules. Long answer: First: Frenzy and Rage can stack. The wording in Complete Warrior leaves no room for misinterpretation (CW pg. 34). Note ...



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