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Re: Talking about psychopaths in Traveler (and TFT)

Hi Rick,
I was in a campaign (miniatures) where 1 of us was a Paladin, I a NG Fighter Bard, another good fighter, and 2 guys who insisted on playing evil characters. We reached a castle, ended up fighting some Orcs, if I'm not mistaken. No problem. Until... the evil mage resurrects one of the Orcs. The Paladin promptly dissolved the revenant & the evil mage taking exception to this attacked the Paladin. I clobbered the mage & we both took down the other evil guy; in 1 session completely finishing the game. Actually, everyone WAS playing in character once you suspended disbelief that such a party, under any circs could actually form. Didn't change the fact that the evil guys were much put out by the Paladin's actions. Sometimes you just get idiots who think that they can do anything they want, call it playing in character and then say that everyone else has to work around the totally stupid things they do, WITHOUT taking into account their own character's proclivities. Role playing successfully doesn't work that way.
Your guys were lucky that you didn't kill them and bury the bodies where they couldn't be found. In character, of course.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Smith <rick_ww@lightspeed.ca>
To: tft <tft@brainiac.com>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 4:44 pm
Subject: Talking about psychopaths in Traveler (and TFT)

Hi Tom,
If it is rpg game related, or even game related, no one will mind.

I like picking descriptive subject lines. It make it easier to skip
those that don't interest people.

I was in a pbem rpg, (using TFT rules) and a couple of new players
were bored with a touchy negotiation with an enemy (representatives
of a crime lord we had been fighting). So they attacked them.

They said that they were just playing in character because they had
the berserk talent.

So I kicked them out of the party. They were so mad that they quit
the campaign.


Warm regards, Rick.
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