Grimmond
 member, 459 posts
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 15:02
I want a raise...

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Lord_Johnny
 member, 210 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 18:55
I want a raise...
I don't get why people don't think ahead at times. Expecting people to pony up a lot of money for the possibility of maybe doing something that only has the possibility of being enjoyable is ridiculous.
EightBitEighties
 member, 48 posts
 A Blast From
 The Past!
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 16:21
I want a raise...
I'm tired of people who are functionally unprepared for anything. Backstory is that we have a Game Night once a week or so for ourselves - me, my boss, and another co-worker. Occasionally, other people show up - former co-workers, spouses, all that. Last night, one of our former co-workers and his girlfriend call me up and ask if we're playing Pathfinder again. I said 'Yes' because we were. They want to play.

Ok, cool, you still got your character sheets from the last campaign y'all played in? You do? Awesome. Yeah, come on. Game starts at 6:30 sharp.

They show up at about 7:15, take forever to get settled in, and raid the fridge while we're sitting there waiting for them. Finally, they sit and we start. Since I designed this campaign to be able to accommodate a revolving door of players, it was fairly easy to take out the one No Show and deposit these two. I was in high spirits because we had gotten rid of a disruptive influence at the table - you know the kind - a guy who always uses meta knowledge, doesn't roleplay, always getting honked off about something immaterial, and just a general pain in the butt and the last few sessions had been enjoyable because the stories were getting told and, more importantly, we were making PROGRESS. Progress as in, we got more than three pages into the story before Mr. Disruptive whizzed all over everything.

So the Gypsy's Wayfarer Gate opens and deposits these two at the location where we left off in our last game and they proceed to just muck everything up. My two regulars are trying to ascertain whether they're friend or foe and they just clam up. No voluntary information. They just seemed lost as to what's going on - which is expected.

We have a standing rule that we put into place because people would just constantly flake on us: "You don't show up, you get left behind."

Instead of just trying to get caught up, they just sit quietly and start copying what my two regulars do. It takes them over an hour to walk down three streets and investigate one guard shack. So, feeling a bit of a bottleneck, I expedite things and move them ahead without delay. "Nothing on this street, nothing on this street," basically ignoring my whole plot line and a bunch of dramatic story element points to get them to their encounter with a patrol since that marks the midway point. They engage the three Soldiers and two Clerics (I added one extra of each because the two revolving door kids are higher level) and after they all roll Initiative, both of the Revolvers look at me and go,

"How do we fight?"

Me: "What?"

Druid (Her): "Like, how do we fight?"

Me: "You've got combat stats on the second page of your character sheet. All your weapons and stuff should be notated there."

Druid (Her): "I don't have any of that written down."

Spiritualist (Him): "Yeah, me neither. We didn't know where to find it."

My Boss: "he gave you the Equipment book when you made your characters. I was standing right next to him when he showed you where to write everything down."

Other Guy: "Yeah, plus it's all on the website, as well."

Druid (Her): "No, I mean, I looked, but I didn't see any of that stuff anywhere."

Me: "Alright." *goes to my Boss' bedroom to retrieve the Equipment book I lent him*

Me: *starts showing them AGAIN where stuff goes and what to put down for damage and such*

After all was said and done, the Druid asks what time it is.

Me: "It's 8:45."

Her: "We should get going anyway. See ya, guys. Same time next week?"

I mean, I realize that these two haven't actually DONE combat before because their characters came in during a big story arc that didn't necessarily have any combat encounters, so yeah, I understand not knowing HOW to fight because they've never seen it before, but not actually WRITING THE STUFF DOWN and THEN trying to pass the buck and leaving freaking sucks hard.
Lord_Johnny
 member, 211 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 00:11
I want a raise...

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Shannara
 moderator, 3725 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 22:58
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Road construction season making me miss winter.  That's actually quite a feat, given that it's only been Spring for (less than) a month here.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15371 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 17 Jun 2017
at 07:21
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Dear Microsoft,

I hate you.  That is all.
facemaker329
 member, 6939 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 20 Jun 2017
at 04:37
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Y'know...there was a time when I thought I grew up in the model family...the older I get, the more dysfunctional we become.  It all started to come apart a couple of years after Dad died...I'll spare you specifics, but I feel like I live in a freakin' soap opera, sometimes.  I used to listen to friends talk about the plotlines of some of those and shake my head, thinking they were so ridiculously overdone.  I find them a lot more plausible, these days...(I still don't watch them...but the stories don't seen anywhere near as outrageous as they did two decades ago...)
Wyrm
 member, 633 posts
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 22:12
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Nothing like aome one with a lack of accountability saying you are the one with a lack of accountability.
Lord_Johnny
 member, 224 posts
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 19:33
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
What the heck is wrong with you people at Google Maps? I spent 30 minutes trying to avoid a route that absolutely sucks, and you did nothing, NOTHING, on the alternate routes but try and reroute me BACK to that stinking route. FRUIT YOU Google.
DecoderZoey
 member, 339 posts
 Choose Your Fate
 This War Is Ours
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 19:49
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Ever had friends that hang out without you?

Or you're the last person to know what's going on within your group of friends?

ever felt like they only talk to you because you're the one with the money?

Are you always the one who initiates to hang out, but always get blown off anyways?

Are you the third wheel when talking in a group, being left behind?

Ever needed to vent to them personally and they don't answer for nothing, however you see them posting online via social media almost every minute of the day from their cellular device, but when they need a friend at 2 am, you always answer?

Yeah, that's me. I'm getting quite tired of this rollercoaster of fake friends. It's not that it upsets me, it more so makes me irritated and hate the human race.

End rant.
horus
 member, 205 posts
Wed 2 Aug 2017
at 12:10
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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praguepride
 member, 1181 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Fri 4 Aug 2017
at 04:32
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
When there is a huge amount of drama and the mods ban a bunch of people AND I ALWAYS MISS ALL THE FIREWORKS >:(
JESSE RIDGWAY
 member, 1 post
Thu 17 Aug 2017
at 00:19
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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Lord_Johnny
 member, 233 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:56
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Freaking tired of being sick and tired. I've had my surgery, and in some ways that's made things even worse. If I don't take my pain medication, my body aches. just about everywhere. If I do take my pain medication, my brain gets a little fuzzy and I forget to do things, or I when I game my comments don't make sense.

And I'm not okay with no pain medication, so I've been taking the meds, but it's powerful stuff and I really *REALLY* don't want to flirt with an addiction, so even though I'm able to call to get a refill from the doctor, I don't want too, even though I'm out.


Bah fruiting humbug!
CrazyIvan777
 member, 206 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 15:50
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
One of my brothers is a petulant jerk who messes with the family because he can (financially) and he likes to play power games. He's recently been able to afford to buy the house next to his and demolish it because he wants more yard space.

My other brother is one of the kindest, patient-est, level-headed guys you'd want to know. His family... I love them more than I love a lot of things.
They're losing their house in the Texas flood.

I feel so damn helpless to do something about it. And it just makes me feel like the **sholes of the world get to go on with great things in their lives, whereas the good get trod upon by the bootheel of random chance.
V_V
 member, 607 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 15:56
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Wow! This is problem the least "bad" vent I've ever made on here, and I'm sure it's the common cold of RPOL nobody deems necessary to mention or whine about.

I'm really bored, and physically tired. I worked by butt off the past few weeks and am getting a little home-vacation for the rest of August.

Anyway, onto the actual vent; I really want to start ANOTHER new game! I know! It's hard to resist doing that, but it's only wise to refrain. I can hardly keep up with two games in my worst seasons.

I don't know what I would GM anyway. I'm just the in the GMing mood though, ya know? The games I play in have all sort of slowed or petered out. At least nothing new to read for the past week.

I'm bored though. Don't get me wrong! It's a relief to be bored and not stressed out with things I have to do. Not having money makes it easy to find time at home though.

Dang it! That's not worth going into, but yeah, money is the bums right now. Not going to focus on that though. I am literally doing everything I can right now short of getting myself into trouble.

I guess time to fill in some details about my campaign worlds nobody will probably read, but hey, somebody might.
Mrrshann618
 member, 122 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 22:56
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Yes, I know we are short people.
Yes, I know people call in "sick".
But there's no stinking reason why this is the second time I've been on rotation without a secondary management, or even someone with a basic key/ over ride ability on the schedule past 6pm. Morning crew had people, 3 to be exact.

My only saving grace is that I was able to convince someone to come back in, on overtime, to help me close down the store.

Yes I understand that I know the most of all the floor managers. I know the ins and outs of the system just slightly less than the current assistant store manager 1.
THAT DOESN'T MEAN I CAN BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE. All this is doing is getting customers upset because they have to wait as I run from one side is the store to the other. As I stand using the only master key in the place as the secure doors are open, all while I'm being called for overrides that no one else can do.

We have a reputation for being a bad store, how do they expect that image to change when this situation is "intentional". I'd be looking for another job but I'm here, ALL THE TIME, to the point where customers are calling me "the night manager". I don't want to be the night manager, I want to see my kids more than 15 minuets a day as they head off to school.

I know change jobs, nothing around here pays remotely close to what I make, wife does not get any kind of benefits so can't count on that for any kind of smooth transition. I know, we can not afford to hire anymore. The lack of people is the base of ALL the issues. You can not make the problem go away without more physical bodies.

End rant, my "lunch" is done because the floor is crying frantically for help.
XxRickiebossxX
 member, 2 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 00:19
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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V_V
 member, 618 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 12:38
NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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Yaztromo
 member, 89 posts
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 03:19
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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V_V
 member, 622 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 23:11
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I'm having a hard time today. All I want to do is kill stuff and indulge is man's other vice (in game). I have no outlet right now, and I just really feel like I'm tearing myself down trying to cope with the PTSD today. I went out, to the LGS, and it was mistake. It only made me worsen by the jerkish attitude of the people there. I zoned out on the road home, and don't even know how I got home safely.

I feel like stuff. Just rotten and stressed.
V_V
 member, 626 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Tue 3 Oct 2017
at 09:56
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I feel like I just sort of...drift. I don't recognize my home, my things, and even RPoL seems foreign to me at times.
V_V
 member, 628 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Fri 13 Oct 2017
at 19:58
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Here I go again, for the third time. I'm beat tired. I just can't sleep. Lay in bed, toss and turn, just can't stop thinking. I have nothing but time to sleep. I just can't.

I'm on medication that is supposed to knock me on my ass, but it only gives me slight relief to sleep most of the time. No doctor is willing to prescribe sleeping pills, but gods I wish they would, for times like now.

It's been four days, and I've slept 16 hours. I know med students and parents sleep less than I do. I also know I won't die of it, at least not nearly yet, but it's hard because I'm worthless, depressed and angry. I can barely write this, and I should be doing more constructive things with my time.

I don't dare log into my games, for fear I'll miss something, or get irritable and post angry and have fiasco. I got burned badly by a GM on here that I played under while sleep deprived. Not doing that again.
GreyGriffin
 member, 168 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Tue 17 Oct 2017
at 22:33
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I told him that the way he wanted to do it would take like a million years.  I thought up a way to make it go way faster, but he told me that wouldn't work and would break everything.  I realized my mistake, acknowledged it, and told him he was right.

So then, I set up the whole backend and he goes to do his thing, and what does he do?  He tries it the way I thought up, that he told me wouldn't work.  And guess what?  It didn't work, and broke everything.

So now everything is broken.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1210 posts
Wed 18 Oct 2017
at 04:36
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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