Jumping off the side of the docks in nearly 100lbs of plate armor to swim after an escaping thief will result in your expedient sinkage and drowning, no matter how good you are at swimming.
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In a supers game attempting to subdue a suicide bomber wearing several lbs of c-4 by tazering him with the super power "electric blast" will not end successfully.
No matter how skilled your character is in combat, or how ingenious their plan, nothing can overcome the shield of GM immunity. (especially when it's strong enough to prevent the rolling of dice)
No matter how laid back the player or forgiving the character, having said god NPC belittle and otherwise act overly un-intimidated by the character will cause a sharp spike in player (and character) frustration level.
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Compounding said action with links to "zero fucks given" posters to better portray just how unaffected by your char they are, will in no way alleviate the frustration.
When attempting to operate a starship with controls in a language you do not speak, (Japanese) randomly pressing combinations of buttons to figure out what they do rarely, if ever, ends well.
This goes double for using the medications in the sickbay
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And triple for discerning what is freeze dried rations and what is freeze dried fertilizer cubes for that near by agricultural settlement. "Hey bro! I think I found some beef bullion in this crate!"
#27 There are days when the dice hate the PCs. I just love it when low level weenie monsters slaughter my high level character. Or vice versa being accused of being a killer DM and/or having to save the party from an encounter which should have been a cake walk (yep, the kobold just rolled another natural 20).
#28 Trying to rob someone the DM doesn't want you to will result in certain imprisonment or death.
#29 When descibing unique methods of killing an immortal demi-god like villian NPC in most public places will result in awkward glances, people quickly shuffling away from you, and a strange willingness of bystanders to wait for another elevator (or worse another escalator)
#30 Avoiding the adventure that the DM prepared for will result in some pretty strange twists of fate in which you end up on said adventure anyway.
#35 If an entire town is out looking to lynch a suspected murderer... even if you believe he's innocent, when you find him it is best not to go running after him, shouting his name while holding aloft a picture he painted of the victim. He is not likely to believe you have good intentions and might respond poorly.
Kult, one of the few games where you use a 20 sided dice and it is not a d20system. Kult is also one of those games where I as a GM go the extra mile in graphic and mature content as opposed to CoC. So, over to your submission, I am not a major fan of first-person narratives but this is some fine writing. I became intrigued and wanted to know more about your character and that is a job well done in my book. The fiction section is becoming a place worthy of the citadel. Well done Sil.
Actually, we had a 30 with this theme....
Only, it got to 101.
What about simply adding these to that list? (Also, some of these are duplicate of problems on Scras' list).
Minor issue: legionnaire's disease is caused by a bacterium, not fungus.