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@Hot Coffee, the DM can keep talking in that case
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That's why I just attack or cast a spell.
@ThePandaPool , I just roll anyway. Let him talk, I have 16 levels in wizard and it’s been 3 weeks since the last session. Gotta remember my spells, and if I can just say “I rolled this, you saw it” it lets me focus on my spells.
@ThePandaPool , as a gm and a player. This f@cked over so many games. We had a half-succubus Priestess of lamashtu in pathfinder do her speech. But just as she finished the wizard casted fireball. So instead of leaving us to take care of her minions, she joined in the fight three turns later, near tpk we haven't dealt a single point of damage to her or her bodyguards, but we killed two of her minions. That one player single-handedly ruined the game for every person sitting at the table. I could go deeper to explain why, or how this got worse, if you'd like.
@ThePandaPool , don't do this, it usually doesn't end well and also usually ruins the moment for the DM. The second one I'd say is especially important, because the DM is also there to have fun just like everyone else, and it's not very fun to have something you've spent weeks, months, or even years building toward ruined by one person with an itchy trigger finger. Also if you do this any time before you're actually supposed to fight the BBEG you'll probably die if you try this.
@That one lurker, why and how it got worse is because that is what the gm decided would happen. That's all the explanation needed.
@Your Waifu, I get that, but with my group, when I DM, I take the most planning time and it's not even remotely that much. Plus, I do what my character would do, and about half of the characters I make would attack a distracted monologuing boss.
@ThePandaPool , you need to play non d&d games once in a while. How many times has your preemptive strikes killed you?
I love to see you in Call of Cthulhu, shoot the head off a cultist priest. To only reveal that he was a star child the whole time. Driving your entire party insane.
If I was your gm I'd make you think twice. C:
@That one lurker, preemptive strikes haven't killed me yet. Only times I have been downed is going too far to save a teammate.
You're talking apples and oranges with call of cthulu. I absolutely act totally different there.
@ThePandaPool , all in saying is what @Your Waifu was saying. The gm is a player to, him making up a speech is something he finds fun. Inteupting him could harm his enjoyment which could end the game for everyone like in my first post.
In Pathfinder do you know who lamashtu is? She's the goddess of fertility, the mother of monsters, and the queen of yiffing. We had two characters die from fireballs, two escaped, and four captured. After the rescue mission the same wizard that escaped before tried to preemptive strike again. Total tpk. Four characters were able to get out, two of them was victims of the nights acts. One got pregnant.
[Sonic kid rant]
Disaster after disaster, mistake after mistake, this one player ruined everyone's fun. By trying to get some early chip damage in.
@That one lurker, so unfortunately, even though the mechanics seem like more fun to me, I have only played 2e and 5e. (Huge gap from when I played as a kid to playing now.)
These preemptive attacks haven't had any terrible effects on gameplay for anyone I've played with. And as far as making the DMs life miserable. I am the least aggravating player in our group. Unfortunately the group I'm in actively impedes all of the DMs plans. If something is an obvious Mcguffin, they will intentionally destroy it. DMing for them is maddening for me, and I dont understand how our other DM is so good at it.
@ThePandaPool , I think what's being said is that if you feel like you have to do pre-emptive strikes of some kind, do it at times where it actually makes sense and in ways that don't ruin the game for other players or the DM. Also be aware that being the least aggravating doesn't necessarily mean you're not aggravating at all.
*spills coffee close enough for DM to break character*
Practices my voice for a week so I can try my best to be immersive for the players. Best feelings, making up characters on the spot for free roaming shenanigans is awful though.