Fyrerain
 member, 110 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 14:00
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
If your response to a call from your child's school is A) refuse to answer, B) hang up as soon as the caller has identified themselves as calling from the school, or C) respond to news of your child's misbehavior by saying, "It's not my problem,", the you are a failure as a parent, you have failed your child, and probably your grandchildren as well.
GreenTongue
 member, 1011 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 17:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
It is never easy to tell your elder parent that you no long trust their driving but I wish I had better "People Skills".
Making them "Go Off" is not the preferred outcome.

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Piestar
 member, 977 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Fri 17 Sep 2021
at 20:24
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
GM's who think that role-playing means the players should feel honored to read their posts, and maybe interact with one favorite player, but give the rest of the party nothing to do.

If you are a frustrated writer, go write a book. If you want to run a game, engage the players. GMing is a skill, and it requires effort, and it sure as heck isn't for everyone.
CaptainHellrazor
 member, 163 posts
Sat 18 Sep 2021
at 03:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Players who ghost games then brag about how they never quit a game and heap scorn and derision on GM's
facemaker329
 member, 7361 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Sat 18 Sep 2021
at 05:34
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Lost one cousin to Covid three weeks ago.  Lost another to a stroke last week.

My mom is the last remaining member of that generation of the family (my dad, all his siblings, and all their spouses have passed away, now.)  It's too early for my generation of the family to start playing catch-up...
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 417 posts
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 17:56
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Players that think the game rules don't apply to them. /rage
dparasol
 member, 45 posts
 looking to uh have fun
 and destroy civilization
Wed 29 Sep 2021
at 08:07
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
The GM for an IRL game won't ever start the game on time, but gets mad when we carry on a conversation while he's not running the game...
Hunter
 member, 1684 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Thu 21 Oct 2021
at 18:08
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Days like today where I can (literally) feel the Bipolar Depression trying to suck me down into the abyss.   And days like today are the reason I can't seem to stay involved.   And it's not just here that it causes that effect.

Really sucks when you want to be a part of things going on around you.
V_V
 member, 973 posts
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 06:18
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 438 posts
Fri 4 Feb 2022
at 12:17
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I do not care about the politics involved, NBC. It is the freakin' OLYMPICS, and if your TV listing says you're showing the Opening Ceremony Live, then you should be showing the actual ceremony. Not your talking heads talking about politics while I can plainly hear music and see that there are lights and activity coming from the stadium in the background behind them, that you aren't showing - and clearly aren't intending to show, since you keep talking about the parade of athletes coming up (and that's nowhere near the first part of the ceremony, ever). Shut up already, and show the fruiting ceremony.

Or at least have the decency to not dupe the viewers into thinking you are by listing 'Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremony' on your listing. What you're doing is tantamount to listing 'Superbowl LVI' on the guide, and then showing nothing but the halftime show. Grr...and of course, they seem to have all the viewing rights in the US, so I can't find the actual ceremony being broadcast by anyone else, either.

I got up early for this, for nothing.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3346 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 Creative Writing ROCKS!!
Wed 23 Mar 2022
at 16:07
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
DO NOT REPLY THIS IS JUST ME VENTING SOMETHING ALL GMS DEAL WITH!!!

Why, WHY, is it there are players that give you a brilliant RTJ character, you happily accept them, they post a few times back and forth with characters then !!POOF!! They ghost the game!  Players use their characters to speak to them, no replies, BUT!!! They look in as you see it in the cast list!!! You the PM them a couple of times, after two months of ghosting and they look in and STILL say nothing.  Oh well, as a GM YOU tried but bye bye to that flaky ghost player!!!!!
CaptainHellrazor
 member, 235 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2022
at 17:38
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Ghosting seems to be the biggest challenge running games here.  I now have a rule, if players do not post for two weeks without some kind of advance notice they are removed from the game.  If it was a legitimate reason they can always come back but just not posting without any explanation is rude, not just to the GM but the entire playing group.  Who wants players like that in their game?
facemaker329
 member, 7390 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 06:09
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Tendonitis sucks.  I had it in my knee last summer...started late May, and it was sometime in October before it stopped being a regular factor in my life.  I've had bad knees for a long time, so that didn't surprise me.

What did surprise me is getting it in my elbow, for no apparent reason (at least, with my knee, I had suddenly shifted gears at work and was lifting heavy loads, pushing stuff around on stage, running up and down stairs a lot more than usual...the elbow?  Just, one day, "Oh, hey...we don't like it when you grip stuff and extend your arm...")

Between elbow wraps, roll-on lidocaine, and ibuprofen, I'm still functional, but when you spend a day sweeping and moving stage lights, the point of diminishing returns creeps up on you pretty fast...
V_V
 member, 992 posts
 Read my biography...
 Feel free to Rmail me :)
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 00:42
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Homeless, destitute, and county help will only BEGIN in two to three months; one month absolute minimum. Just had doctor's apt before I lost temporary housing. So thankfully I have medicine. I almost froze last night in the car, it was 36 degrees, and raining. I had only one blanket, and couldn't afford to use gas to stay warm. I was ready to go to the ER, but thankfully I didn't have to. I have tried asking for help from family, and that's been degrading, and ultimately gave only "You can buy a grayhound ticket to ..." where my mother lives, and stay in a shelter there. Thing is...that shelter, not here but there...they also have a waiting list. I called them. So I'm disgusted, and angry after she proceeded to be emotionally abusive and dangle this nebulous help (ME buying a grayhound ticket; leaving my car...and going to shelter there...that is full, and will be for the next month.) I haven't tried my father, but he can't be worse, or at least he will be quicker. Sister, understandably, has her own family. I asked, but she said no; and I understand that. Older brother already lives with my father. It sucks being the black sheep.
Hunter
 member, 1749 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 04:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Sightless314
 member, 25 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 01:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

 Some folks on RPOL were talking about Cortex Prime. It sounded interesting. So I picked up the PDF. I discovered that all the dice roll examples are symbols, and images at that.  This is the text searchable PDF.  So, when trying to understand the mechanics, its like having part of a conversation in one language, and every so often the speaker switches language on you.

Seriously.

I've never encountered a PDF, with this problem with it.

Text sometimes getting faded into an image, because its ontop of a complicated image, sure. It happens. Annoying, you bet, but stuff happens. This, this though, normal text, symbol, normal text. Example,  image, text, image.

Cue Arnold's scream from the first predator  movie.
Smoot
 member, 158 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 18:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
This is just me venting, please don't @. But goddamn, I am sick of otherwise good games becoming "planning sessions" that stall the game entirely. I think I'm in three of them right now. Someone thinks they're Sun Tzu and so we have to stop what we're doing to argue about tactical decisions that, ultimately, won't make a bit of difference once we get rolling because we're fighting a bunch of goblins, not forming a cordon sanitaire.

I would rather lose a game than win a meeting.
1492
 member, 18 posts
 ADD Grognard
 PBP Neophyte
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 20:38
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
In reply to Smoot (msg # 1055):

LOL. Great post. Maybe the DM can help out by having a goblin patrol ambush the party while they're arguing over standard wedge vs inverted wedge vs wedge salad.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 469 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 22:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Why do the problems like to come at you all together, from all directions, instead of one by one!?!
Shannara
 moderator, 3886 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Wed 20 Apr 2022
at 01:52
Vents Without Replies
Just a small reminder - this thread is a place for people to vent while requesting that others do not reply.  There's another thread that they can use if they want (or don't mind) commiserations or comments.   Thanks!
1492
 member, 19 posts
 ADD Grognard
 PBP Neophyte
Wed 20 Apr 2022
at 02:37
Vents Without Replies
In reply to Shannara (msg # 1058):

My bad. Duly noted, and chastened.
Silverlock
 member, 140 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 13:09
Vents Without Replies
Allergies.  I like trees, why do they bother my nose so much ?
ClockworkDreams
 member, 4 posts
Wed 4 May 2022
at 00:49
Vents Without Replies
I am aggravated.
mangotango
 member, 1 post
Thu 5 May 2022
at 02:29
Vents Without Replies
i hate myself
ShadoPrism
 member, 1408 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 5 May 2022
at 06:01
Vents Without Replies
So Effing HOT!!! I am Melting...