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    Thanks @Stouthart . I'll be sure to remember that one.
    --David L. Dostaler: Author, Challenger RPG


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stouthart View Post
    I like this idea. My number one item on the list (at least for D&D 3/3.5/PF) would be... When in doubt, FLANK!
    I have a similar Rule!

    "When in doubt, Charge into a high-ground flanking position"
    Frontline Fighter?! I Barely know her!

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    @Ramaster : Hey, wow! That's a great tweak on that suggestion. Thanks.
    --David L. Dostaler: Author, Challenger RPG

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    Powergamer =/= Munchkin, IMO.

    Maxing your to-hit bonus is powergaming.
    Cheating and throwing tantrums are munchkin tactics.
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    @S'mon : I agree. I guess I never used the term 'munchkin' much and just kind of lumped all 'annoying' traits into powergamer whether they were legitimate, crazy, or just plain weird. I suppose I could have delineated into: rules lawyer, dramatist, cheater, munchkin, powergamer, and so forth. I just didn't feel like bothering to.

    Please feel free to read "munchkin" anywhere where powergamer doesn't suit. I just like poking fun at players and GMs alike (sometimes in an over the top manner).

    Personally, I'm a pretty annoying powergamer myself. I guess you could say I'm a munchkin too, because I occasionally just make up all my stats and abilities much to the chagrin of the current GM.

    Thanks for the info!
    --David L. Dostaler: Author, Challenger RPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger RPG View Post
    @GreyICE : Ha ha, that was freaking amazing! I haven't had such a good chuckle reading something in a long while. Thanks so much. I think we could probably hand the column over to you.
    Thank you! I figured one good parody deserves another~

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    Here are some questions from the "Are You a Munchkin?" quiz from the The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming...

    2. What is your favorite character class?
    a. Thief
    b. Warrior
    c. Fighter/Mage/Thief half-ogre with psionic powers


    6. An enemy is fleeing; what do you shout?
    a. Stop!
    b. Stop or I shoot!
    c. Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! 'Freeze!" (reload) Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam!


    13. Complete this sentence, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like..."
    a. Combusting petroleum derivative.
    b. Victory
    c. Burning flesh, burning flesh! Die! Die! Die!

    I also think, that in order to be a true munchking powergamer in D&D you have to beg, whine, and plead the DM to let you play a character who's Elminster's nephew, or heck, perhaps even Elminster himself.
    Are we living in the d20 Dark Ages?


    "Farewell, Friend. I was a thousand times more evil than thou!"

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    @Ulrick : Ha ha, that's great! I instantly ordered the book from Ebay. I'm figuring it'll be worth the cost and shipping just for those lines you quoted here. Thanks for mentioning it.

    @GreyICE : Yes, it was entirely epic. I haven't laughed that hard in quite a while. You're a very fine writer.

    Thanks for the great comedy, guys. I've really been enjoying reading it all. It was totally unexpected, but very welcome.
    --David L. Dostaler: Author, Challenger RPG

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