Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Question

First off the real NFL refs are back!  And I guess I'll use that as a lame connection to my Friday Question.

Referees, Judges, GMs, DMs, CKs, TKs...whatever you prefer to call the man or woman behind the screen.  Have you ever played with a temporary or not so regular GM and found they were annoying beyond comprehension?  What did they do that was so annoying?

Back in the day when we used to carry around folders filled with characters we made in case a D&D game would break out.  So pick up games were what you survived on.  Campaigns were not much other than a couple of adventures strung together.  So a friend and I spend the night at this new guy's home who recently joined our D&D circle.  He'd been quiet most of the session so we thought it might be fun to get together and pull an all nighter.  This guy starts to lay out the rules and all of a sudden we were in the presence of the notorious Chaotic Evil DM.  No matter what you did it was wrong.  Rules changed to favor the people we were fighting.

Each time he would kill one of our characters he wanted our character sheet.  This is before easy access to copier, there were no real home computers and carbon paper was priceless.  So giving up your character was a huge deal.  Luckily he was little so I didn't give him mine.  But for the next couple hours he killed off nearly every character I had.  I had a mid level paladin that got struck by a kobold sling stone and killed.    And his laugh...everytime he'd kill a character he would, not laugh, giggle.  He'd giggle as if he drowned his neighbor's puppy.

Anyway share annoying habits of your referees.