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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2003, 08:31:35 AM »
They're those pugnacious-looking futuristic warriors with ludicrously thick plate armour and obscenely large guns. So: very appropriate for a high fantasy campaign, I'd have thought...

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2003, 04:30:58 PM »
What is a Warhammer 40K Space Marine doing in a fantasy setting?

By the way, I used to play Warhammer, and as far as I know, there is NO SUCH THING as a "mental lycanthrope" in Warhammer or elsewhere.
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2003, 04:37:36 PM »
I think it's munchkin-speak for "wannabe god," or godmoder, as we know them
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2003, 04:39:58 PM »
What indeed my dears?  To have such a creature appear in a medieval setting.....even a werecreature would be shocked, and either attack it in a frenzy, or turn tail and run away!!!
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2003, 04:41:51 PM »
Are you sure? I mean....I thought you werebeasts were of a courageous sort....Being wild animal chaps and such.
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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2003, 05:48:32 PM »
Courageous, yes. Foolish, no.
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2003, 08:50:27 PM »
I sees yer' point! Yarr! In fact, d'arr!!!

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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2003, 12:08:12 AM »
Kassil idly hands the abomination-looking thing from CaptainPenguin's post a small gemstone - then trips the enchantment some distance away. I've always wanted to see what a combination of holy and fire magic looks like...
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2003, 03:22:29 AM »
Found it! Rules for this player of yours, I am dead sure HE will like it!

http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Role-Playing/Humor/Combat%20Monster
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« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2003, 06:15:31 AM »
Well, he's been told either play a lycanthrope the way it's supposed to, or just go away.  

As to Manfred's gaming rules for the munchkin:   :roll:   Just up the twit's alley.
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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2003, 03:57:02 PM »
Indeed. Those are rules he'd love to live by...
"I grab the sword!"
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"What!?"
"You just grabbed the sword of the god you were just personally responsible for banishing from the world for the next ten thousand years. You just got zapped by around a billion volts of Angry Divine Power. You're dead."

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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2003, 05:37:44 PM »
If he's mentioned the stuff about Warhammer 40k, then I suggest you tell him his next opponent is the result of a Gene-stealer after meeting a dragon's god.

Genestealers are basically the aliens from the aliens movies. Just take whatever it is they've eaten and make it ugly, feral, insanely more powerful and faster, and give it a tounge with a mouth on it. And the genestealer he gets to face had dragon's god for a snack.

If that doesn't work, Rescue Him!

He some how ended up in your game f'ing things up, Space marines don't leave thier men behind! A space ship swoops in, extracts him ( forcibally if neccesary, with equal powered troops, space marines are also made in batches of too d**n many ), and whisks him away from you savages and back to the saftey of the future. To the theme of a Hughey Lewis song, if you like.

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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2003, 06:07:07 PM »
Wahaha.  I've seen the Combat Monster rules befre!  Yay!
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2003, 11:41:16 AM »
Hmm. Looking all this over makes me wonder if I'm in danger of becoming a munchkin DM. I've got an NPC that is capable of world destruction.  :oops:

Kinda makes me wonder though if it's possible to balance a munchkin-esque charater/play in a game? What kind of restrictions could you put on them that the player might not overly object to but still lower them into the light of reasonability? Maybe you could try that with your 'marine' problem. Is there any sort of restriction you could get him to agree to that would make him less powerful then he might realize?
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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2003, 07:51:45 PM »
I wouldn't worry, Fiokar, when I was a munchkin DM I had a room full of lizard men and minotaurs (I think there were 20 of each) for no reason at all. This was followed by a little cubbyhole containing three wraiths. I was only about 9 at the time, but still...

And anyway, just because you have NPCs capable of world annihilation doesn't make you a munchkin: George W Bush is perfectly capable of wreaking havoc on a global scale and no-one thinks he's...oh. Hmmm...

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« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2003, 08:09:49 PM »
I think George W. Bush is a munchkin. He is also an idiotic, mindless, buzzword-spewing, baboon.
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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2003, 09:44:51 PM »
I can understand why you think GW is a munchkin.  In fact, I share something of the sentiment.  But keep in mind that some of the patrons of the Citadel might be pro-Bush.
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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2003, 02:54:52 AM »
...He's a distant cousin of mine. Personally, I'm of the opinion his branch should've been pruned a long time ago.
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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2003, 04:27:55 AM »
You know, RPGs are meant to be different from the real life...

One more reason to not not allow certain characters.

And if they still want to have the power to destroy worlds... Tell them they shall become politicians. :twisted: :shock: :)  :roll:
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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2003, 11:18:54 AM »
Actually he's an NPC who shows up once and awhile and points the PCs in the right direction. The world destruction capabilities are just so that I can use him as my own version of blue lightning
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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2003, 03:59:59 PM »
Having the power to destroy the world is not the same thing as being a munchkin, as long as you are responsible about it.
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« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2003, 09:48:12 PM »
Yes, I agree with Ria. Look at Q in Star Trek TNG or Sauron in the Lord of the Rings. Both have the power to destroy (or at least ruin) the world: for Q it is simply an interesting facet of his character, for Sauron it is the basis for the terror which grips Middle Earth. They're not munkchins: sometimes it's necessary to have infinitely powerful beings, just to make PCs realise how mortal they themselves are.

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« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2003, 10:26:31 PM »
The best way I have seen to find game balance when munchkins want to play is : DON'T LET THEM

Get the sheets ahead of time if they "know" how to make their own characters, or just make your first meeting for character creation.

You are the DM, you have the veto. Tell them no.
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« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2003, 06:46:57 AM »
well  is like agar said and if you let them play give them a chance if they are still doing their bad stuff just like metallica says kill´em all!! :twisted:
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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2003, 08:13:55 PM »
After the other posters backed me up, he ditched his "space marine", but he's now back as a "Lizard Man".
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