Yes, if the player is acting on knowledge or info the character wouldn't and couldn't have.Do you limit player actions when they are at odds with their character?
No, but I'd have no problem with the Barbarian suggesting the idea in-character to someone more suited to carrying it out: "Hey, Smarty, you want learning 'bout sumping? Grog trashed a liberry once. Then people yelled at Grog 'cause now they couldn't do learning, so I can't go in liberries no more. But you can."Would you allow a player controlling a backwoods raging barbarian to gain a bonus researching vampires in a library because the player came up with a good plan?
If this ended up happening all the time I might have a quick chat with the Barb's player, however.
Yeah, I've got that too, and occasionally the smackdown hammer has to come out (though more often it's the other players who smack it down before I can even get involved).We tend to self-censor our characters from such scenes but there are some players that have to be involved in every scene, even if they characterwise have no business being there. This is doubly aggregious when they start mixing in real world knowledge.