Wednesday, February 19, 2014

D&D40 Bloghop: Day 19

Day 19: First gamer who just annoyed the hell out of you.

There have been a few.

I have had "the unwashed guy", the "creepy guy" and the "angry guy" all in my groups at one point.

But the one that I have to admit who annoys me the most is also one of the first I ever ran into, he is the "You're Doing it WRONG guy".

This is the guy who has been playing for a while and has decided, for whatever reason that your brand of fun is somehow wrong or deficient in some matter.

I would run into him when I was playing Basic/Expert D&D and he was playing AD&D. I ran into him while playing Chill and he was playing Call of Cthulhu.  I run into him all the time on internet.

Of course by "him" I mean a metaphorical "him", but I have never run into a woman gamer that did this.  Most times they are older than me (which is now thankfully rarer) but sometimes younger.

I look at this guy the same way I do Edition Wars. Ignore him and continue with my fun.

1 comment:

Ryan S. Kinsgrove said...

I'm not sure I've run into this kind of player yet. Though, I'll admit, I have run into the "by the book" player. One who believes everything in the game should be run exactly by the rules in the book. It's a killjoy for me. I look at the books as guidelines (which, I believe the publisher and writers state at the beginning of each book) for creating your story, your world, and, if necessary, your "to hell with the rules" attitude. Lol.