Author Topic: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis  (Read 18400 times)

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Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« on: January 21, 2010, 03:55:32 PM »
Are you feeling unsure of yourself? Having problem getting sentences out? Do you get squeamish thinking about those poor slain kobold baby?

Then you probably suffer from: AARONISIS

Now feel free to share prescriptions or advice to cure this condition.

-Don't worry that your game might not be good, it's not. You'll get better as you go.

-Don't worry about your character dying by trying something... he's not real.

-Don't worry about other virtual characters dying... they might have loot.

-If you don't know where your story is going before you start telling it, don't start it.

-If you need the listener of your story to watch movies/read entire books to understand it, don't tell it.

-If you always play squeamish or wallflower characters, ask your GM to assign you one, including a new personality.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 04:25:21 PM »
Actually Aaron isn't a wallflower in games anymore - he's just the ultimate fucking boy scout. I really need to post the CoC game Tom ran for Aaron and I. I nearly have a breakdown several times as Aaron can't grasp basic logic like "DONT FUCKING TELL THE GUY YOU ARE INVESTIGATING FOR MURDER THAT YOU ARE INVESTIGATING HIM"

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 05:46:28 PM »
If, when presented with a morally gray option, you dismiss it out of hand and push towards an impossible level of goodness, you are symtomatic.

In the event you find yourself helping old lady NPCs cross the street you need to be quarantined for the good of the gaming population.

If you attempt to defend the zombie's by framing things from their point of view, there is no cure.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 06:50:48 PM »
Which reminds me, in the esoterrorists games, toward the end there was a debate because they only had one antidote but two persons about to turn into a blood zombie. One was the crack baby, the other was an older gentleman who had been very generous through his donations in the past. Of course, save the baby because it's a baby! was basically the reaction of Tom and Dan.

But Cody actually said basically what amounted to: "But he's a crack baby, his mom is a whore, he'll probably amount to nothing in life when the guy, although he might only have 20 years at most left in his life, might do more good in his life than the baby could ever hope to."

It was exactly what my thoughts and an interesting observation on the subject of the value of a human life. So if you're reading this Cody, thank you.
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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 07:20:54 PM »
I enjoy gray morality in my games.

In that case it wasn't as much about me agreeing with Cody's character (though I did) but disagreeing with Tom's character's moral absolutism. Dan seemed willing to discuss things though he wanted to give the cure to the baby. I was really hoping Cody would shoot Tom on that one, provide a really good twist ending.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 09:37:38 AM »
I enjoy gray morality in my games.

In that case it wasn't as much about me agreeing with Cody's character (though I did) but disagreeing with Tom's character's moral absolutism. Dan seemed willing to discuss things though he wanted to give the cure to the baby. I was really hoping Cody would shoot Tom on that one, provide a really good twist ending.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 01:51:37 PM »
This thread needs a disclaimer stating, "Not to be read at work."

I just embarrassed myself by cracking up in the office.  ;D
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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 01:55:32 PM »
Hey, jumping from one Gumshoe game to another, what would Aaron have done in Fear Itself?

Tom's solution seems like the choice Aaron might eventually have made but I can't help thinking that Aaron would never have anything to do with... shit, I can't remember his name. Was the dealmaker "Jim"?

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 02:46:09 PM »
Hey, jumping from one Gumshoe game to another, what would Aaron have done in Fear Itself?

Tom's solution seems like the choice Aaron might eventually have made but I can't help thinking that Aaron would never have anything to do with... shit, I can't remember his name. Was the dealmaker "Jim"?

Wasn't that ending so damn fucking awesome?

Aaron wouldn't have drunk the liquid, nor would he have forced fed the liquid to the other and then have to kill him. The fact we don't know how it ends makes it so good.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 12:45:41 PM »
It seems that aron just can't think out the box as a gammer but as a gm he will be forced to
so i think the guy will only get better. hopefully
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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 10:38:31 PM »
I've been relistening to so old episodes:

If you spend several hours building a character with other players and then, at the last minute, reveal you aren't interested in the game.

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 01:11:45 AM »
Wasent this thread a lot longer?

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 02:48:48 AM »
Wasent this thread a lot longer?

They've changed something...

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »
I didn't change anything to this thread. But I remember that Aaron did post to the thread and now his posts are gone. Maybe he deleted them?

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Re: Prescriptions/Advice for curing Aaronisis
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2010, 12:36:49 PM »
We posted the stuff about Aaron in the "Why I love Tom" thread first before moving to this thread. Aaron replied to most of our 'assertions' in that other thread.