Totally easy to get that mixed up since his history does have him living with a different parenting situation much like Frodo or Harry. The difference is he's referred to as being "fostered" like the old Celtic tradition or in the background to Game of Thrones in which noble sons are significantly raised in another noble's home.I stand corrected!
Or worse... willing voyeurs...Dear BF/GF pairs,
Please remember that if your characters are going to have a hot night together, they are also going to have a table-full of unwilling voyeurs. If you do not want to be the talk of the town, pull the drapes.
I...am...SNOWFLAKEICUS!!!Dear Self: You've been gaming with largely the same group for 7+ years. Why do you keep expecting them to wake up one morning and adopt your own roleplaying preferences? The powergamer is always going to be the powergamer, the special snowflake player is still going to be the special snowflake player. Stop trying to force the group to conform to your wishes and just enjoy the process you have with people who are your very good friends!
That said . . . .
Dear Special Snowflake Player: Stop. Just . . . stop. We get it, you can't possibly be expected to keep the fun of the group in mind when creating your character. You're just not emotionally equipped to handle being "just another big awesome hero." It's not enough to have the chance to play a unique individual in a dramatic, fictional world with an interesting backstory.
Oh no, you have to REALLY be SPEEEECIAL.
You have to have a unique cloak that makes you look EVEN MORE AWESOME than anyone else with a cloak. You have to have a magic weapon that doesn't just make you better at stabbing, you have to be better at stabbing AND your sword has to have a mysterious skull on the pommel that has glowing eyes. Oh, and of course, the glowing pommel eyes should definitely give you an automatic +4 to all intimidate rolls, because AWESOME, RIGHT??? You couldn't possibly just be expected to be a regular 'ole elf. Oh no, you have to be an elf from the Mysterious Eastern Mystic Elflands, with unknown ninja powers.
Apologies, special snowflake player, it's not our fault you were never allowed to feel special enough as a kid. But do you have to make up for lost time now by torturing our gaming group?
Who are you trying to kid? I am the Center Of The Universe, and public opinion revolves around me!Dear Online Forum Poster: You are not a representative of "we", "most", "all", "many", "everyone", "nobody", or the "majority" in any discussion here. Speak for yourself ...
As a past game con organizer, I would like to respond with our mantra:Dear game con organizer, "Could get a GM who can speak above whisper?"
Dear game con organizer, "Hello Time check. Where are you? Don't you own a watch?"
Dear game con organizer, " How come you don't have a pregen prepared of my special build!"
Dear game con organizer, "Can you just not employ Jasper, He ain't funny."
Dear game con organizer, "WTF. Why did you sit me next to this Censored and replace with 'Nice Person', "