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  • #33170
    Thrym
    Thrym
    Keymaster
    • Markshire PCs: Grottle, Gruzk, Ashimar

    @Kelly Ann wrote:

    Dear Mr. Jack

    I have started a new character, Catani Daller. She is a wizard. Steve, one of the English boys, told me I am not using my ‘invisible’ spell in a proper way. At first I thought him wrong, because why would the game put in a spell that had restrictions attached to it? That did not make sense to me. I had been using it to open the boxes in the orc cave without having to deal with the skinnies. My spells have no effect on them. He asked me if I’d just stand there watching, while something invisible was making all the doors fly open in my kitchen . . . and then I understood. I never thought of it that way before. I was sure I was doing everyhing perfect with her . . . but now I guess, according to Steve, she is cheating also. So if you will, please remove her from the game because I really wanted to play her correctly, and obey all the rules this time.
    I suppose I should have read more of the posts about how to play this game before I made my first character. This is the only game I’ve played on the net, and the only game I’ve ever played where there are other (real) people involved. I see now, I’m really not up to speed about what is right and what is wrong to do in the game.

    Maybe I’ll sit myself down and read all of the information on correct game play before I attempt another character. I know, it’s something I should have done before I even started.

    Sincerely,

    Kelly Ann

    #58135
    Thrym
    Thrym
    Keymaster
    • Markshire PCs: Grottle, Gruzk, Ashimar

    Here’s my reply.

    @thrym wrote:

    Kelly,

    I won’t delete or ban your new character, Catani. I certainly want you to continue playing her.

    Here’s the deal with invisibility or stealth and ripping off creatures or anything that’s guarded… roleplay it. Be cautious, emote your actions (the creatures shouldn’t react) but use stuff like …

    • *cautiously opens the chest while the orc’s back is turned*
    • *stealthily removes the coins from the table*
    • *palms the gold goblet sitting there*
    • *slips the necklace from the nightstand and puts it in her pouch*

    Now, if perchance there’s a guard who’s standing near the chest and it happens to be right on top of it and doesn’t seem to want to randomly walk about much … then assume that he should see the chest opening and leave it for another day.

    Theft is a part of roleplay even if it’s not programmed into the game well.

    As with any type of action, doing something repeatedly isn’t good form but just keep this in mind when you are doing something and you’ll be fine.

    In all things, talk to me or a DM first before reacting to other players’ scolding. They may understand the rules, etc. but they are not in charge in any way.

    Have fun and remember, roleplay it out.

    Thrym

    #58136
    Thrym
    Thrym
    Keymaster
    • Markshire PCs: Grottle, Gruzk, Ashimar

    This may warrant a post on the rules, etc. but I also don’t want to advertise this.

    Use my reply as the basis for in game issues with the subject.

    If you see it happen and they don’t roleplay it, send em a tell AND RP the creature that should have seen the theft.

    If they are good, they’ll go with it. If not, they’ll do something stupid and then we’ll have to deal with them.

    #58137

    Monty
    Keymaster
    • Markshire PCs:

    Or we can be on as a DM, and watch them take it, and then attack them!

    🙂

    M3C

    #58138

    s-m-r
    Moderator
    • Markshire PCs:

    I’ve done that exact same thing in the past. Just sneaking in an emote, like *the orc sniffs the air around them suspiciously* is enough to bring out a clue. One of two things will happen:

    –The player replies with a legitimate emote of their own, just as Thrym mentioned before, or

    –The player freezes in their tracks and/or bolts out of the area…This is sometimes preceded with a guilty, tentative message on the DM channel: “Hey…is anyone out there?”

    Just be on the lookout for cheese, and don’t be afraid to call them out on it.

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