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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
the_scotsman wrote:

Play game with 500$ of models on either side.

Steal 15$ of dice?


To this very day I'm just at a loss at this one.

Tabletop gaming has no shortage of socially maladjusted weirdos that make me cringe, but this one incident still makes me scratch my head.


Its always the ones that just cut off spontaneously that stick with me.

One time a guy came in to play a game, went up against a fairly friendly regular. The guy had a nice looking imp fists army. After the game, he shakes the regulars hand, and says "thanks for the game, you can have these."

Then left. Didnt take his minis.

According to the store owner, hes an absurdly rich dude with a major ebay addiction. Buys whole armies because they're great deals he just cant pass up, and they sit around his house. Then when his wife screams at him that shell divorce him unless he gets rid of some, he takes them to the store and gives them away. Sometimes to the store to resell (so the owner has no problem with him) sometimes to random people.
   
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the_scotsman wrote:
According to the store owner, hes an absurdly rich dude with a major ebay addiction. Buys whole armies because they're great deals he just cant pass up, and they sit around his house. Then when his wife screams at him that shell divorce him unless he gets rid of some, he takes them to the store and gives them away. Sometimes to the store to resell (so the owner has no problem with him) sometimes to random people.


Sounds like he'd be happier if he dropped the wife off at the store instead.

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Had a 40 something year old teacher start going off about how this game isn't fair and how he shouldn't be losing. This was 6th edition mind you. He was playing Eldar and I was playing Chaos Marines. Strangely, I won the match up but mostly because my dice were hot that day. You shouldn't be allowed to throw hissy fits as an adult playing the most OP army in the game at the time.

Had another guy (huge 6'6" ~280lb Viking looking dude) back in the old fantasy days threaten to beat me up because he miscast with one of his sorcerers and I was able to use his own spell against him (which was one of the miscast results). It was pit of shades, so I threw it on Kholek Suneater who promptly failed his initiative test and died on the first turn.

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 Brutus_Apex wrote:

Had another guy (huge 6'6" ~280lb Viking looking dude) back in the old fantasy days threaten to beat me up because he miscast with one of his sorcerers and I was able to use his own spell against him (which was one of the miscast results). It was pit of shades, so I threw it on Kholek Suneater who promptly failed his initiative test and died on the first turn.


Had a guy do something similar in a WHFB tourney at our local club. This is 7th ed WHFB, he's running the indestructible Von Carstein family deathstar Grave Guard unit, Vampire BSB, general, regenerate banner etc. he gets drawn against a guy playing Tzeentch chaos and very first turn the Chaos player casts Infernal Gateway on said unit.

For those who don't know Infernal Gateway was like a really random spell, it was strength 2D6 with 2D6 hits, but if you rolled an 11 or 12 it just straight up deleted the unit. No saves, nothing. It was also cast with irresistible force, so he could not dispel it in any way. He just shouts at the top of his lungs "FOR FETHS SAKE!" and quits the game there and then as the rest of the undead would just slowly crumble.

Though, it is par for the course at that club. I was the weird one there a few times. Last tourney I went to there was a combined X-wing, 40k and WMH one (we had all 3 running at the same time, not against one another). This is WMH Mk2 and I'm running a Butcher3 list vs Circle. Guy throws literally everything he can at Butcher who has just feated to use it defensively so is sitting on max focus and any living models that charge him auto fail their morale (so their activation would end immediately) Opponent is using Morvahna2 and he's constantly cutting her to get more Fury to try and off him with whatever he has that is fearless etc. By the end of the turn Butcher is knocked down and on a single point of health. Dude knows it's over, I stand up from my chair and do my best Rocky impression "Hey! I didn't hear no bell!" I yell out. I'd not gone up there in a while as the FLGS had opened up so I was a bit of a stranger to a lot of the people there and a load of them turn around like dafuq is this guy?

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Had a guy do something similar in a WHFB tourney at our local club. This is 7th ed WHFB, he's running the indestructible Von Carstein family deathstar Grave Guard unit, Vampire BSB, general, regenerate banner etc. he gets drawn against a guy playing Tzeentch chaos and very first turn the Chaos player casts Infernal Gateway on said unit.


Yeah, 7th ed. had a lot of very unfun combos. The Grave Guard death star was brutal, but Infernal Gateway was just garbage. Having a single spell that could delete a unit completely is just bad game design.

I was on the receiving end of maxed out gateway about 3 or 4 times. It was always gak.

Dreaded 13th too.

I did a doubles tournament one time, double dark elves with the flying unkillable master on a pegasus, 3 hydras, spear elf battery for the Sorceresses Dagger and 2 Ring of Hotek's. The worst part, the ruling on the Rings meant you could protect your unit with the ring from enemy magic, but as long as the sorceress was part of the unit, but outside of the ring's aura she could still cast magic normally. So broken. We came in second at that tournament.

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Back when I was still very new to the game, I had probably played less than 12 games of 40K at the time, a friend invited me to go with him to a game store to meet some other players.

I ended up running a game with a guy.

7th Edition: (My) Salamanders vs. (His) Black Legion

He lost his gak when he found out that I got a 4+ FNP against flamer weapons from my chapter trait, which made his THREE hellturkeys' was less effective.

He still ended up winning the game by tabling me on the end of the second turn, but he spent HOURS crying about how it's not fair that I get to have FNP against his OP unit.

It was really off putting. I don't think he or I ever played again.
   
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Forgot about another, somewhat odd experience.

Had a guy pop into the local Facebook group, asking for a game since he was coming into town from Brazil. I said "sure, just let me know - I can meet you at the GW store and we can have a quick game."

I get to the GW store, and he shows up late (the store isn't open for much longer) spends a while complaining about GW openly to the GW manager, and then we play like one half of a turn of a game and he says he needs to take off (his wife and kids are in the store too). He was a nice enough guy, but I drove 40 minutes to get the store to play about 20 minutes of 40K with a complete stranger from another country.

Weirdly he gave me a random Windsor and Newton brush he had in his case...and took off. Weird evening.
   
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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
I was playing against this guy, and losing. Went to take a piss.

When I came back the dude was packing up his army, and then blurted out as loud as he could: "You're using loaded dice!" and stormed out.

Shop owner knows this is dumb, but comes over and asks to look at my dice.

Couldn't find them.

The dude took my dice. He'd stolen all the dice I had at the table. Just some cheap chessex dice.

And he never came back.

Wait, he was losing or you were losing?
   
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I would love to see those space marines with fedoras
   
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kkehno wrote:
I would love to see those space marines with fedoras


I'm sure he meant Marines with trilbys. A fedora is what Indiana Jones wore.



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""Unite" is a human word, ... join me or die."

If you break apart my or anyone else's posts line by line I will not read them. 
   
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Somewhere in the bloody warp

Had plenty of games with weird players, and more than a few where I was the weird one (mostly when I was much younger, but the cringe is still real!)

There was a game back in 5th where I was running Blood Angels (assorted groans from the audience), and I played a pick up game with a younger kid - he had an odd assortment of space marines and scouts, none of them in legal squad sizes and with some ambitious conversions. I was helping him organise his force into something coherent, when he suddenly realised I was running Blood Angels and refused to play me - just took off.
Next game after I ran the same BA army against a traitor IG army - superbly painted, well converted, real nice guy. I was the weird one here because due to the deep-strike rules at the time my terminator captain landed miles away from the DC he was supposed to support, right in front of his guns. Can't remember what he shot me with - think it was a plasma gun. Anyway, flustered younger me then queries the AP of plasma weaponry - because I'd remembered reading somehere that terminator armour was designed to survive in a plasma generator core. I'd forgotten that as a captain he got a 4++ invuln, and was hurriedly trying to argue that plasma was AP 3 and not AP 2!

Apparently BA were so reviled at this time that I once got talking with a security guard at the Houses of Parliament, who'd noticed my 40k wallet as it went through security. He asked me what army I played - I replied Blood Angels, to which he said CHEAT! (Fair enough I suppose.)

Another one - ended up playing a newbie at a GW, whose only model was a Necron doomscythe. I'd brought GSC looking for a pick-up game. At this time I was still working off 7th, but everyone had moved on to 8th so I couldn't find a game (guess that makes me the weirdo!) Anyway, I agreed to a game with this guy - his doomscythe against two squads of my neophytes with mining lasers and seismic cannons. Best of three strafing runs. Two out of three I downed his doomscythe and blew it up. With mining weapons...

Last one, and this I feel particularly bad about. I was gaming with a mate of mine at our local FLGS, and there was another guy there filming a solo kill team game. Anyway, me and my mate were chatting - asking him how his family was, how his older brother is getting on at uni - he revealed that his brother had a new partner, and I was so surprised I asked 'man, woman, mineral or vegetable?' So it turns out he's dating a non-binary woman, and I'm afraid this other guy in the store felt we were discussing something transphobic - he said to us it's ok, I'm removing the audio for the report to tape over it. Awkward...

Anyway that's my lot - I try to live and learn and strive to become a better me.

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Locally, it was P, a guy at one of my groups in Leeds. I first met him when he was demo-ing Warmachine to a group of rookies, and doing a terrible job of it. I found myself constantly interjecting to correct rules misunderstandings / huge whoppers (no, having one Pyg Bushwacker with line of sight does not let the nine behind the building contribute to a combined ranged attack). I may have started the Warmachine scene at that store by getting in touch with the local Pressgangers and saying "There's potential new players at this store, but you need to get there before he drives them off."

P was full of interesting stories and anecdotes, almost none of which made any sense. Like how GW had been bought out by a company in the Bible Belt, and all references to Chaos were going to be removed for being un-Christian. It got weirder when he started talking about his own past--or somebody's past. Like how he was ex-SAS, and his disabilities came from being tortured by the IRA, or how he was on the hit list of....the Yakuza.

Yup, the infamous Yorkshire Yakuza.

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