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Newbiespud 10th Feb 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "Ha ha, a string of bad luck, failures, and frustrations in understanding causing a total collapse of self-esteem even when you're ostensibly just trying to have a good time with friends in a fun game environment? Never been there before."

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ANW 10th Feb 2022, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow, we've all been there.

And we can all say the same thing.
Yes, we are.

The thing is, we can get better.
We can learn. We can listen to others.
We can be not bad.
aylatrigger 10th Feb 2022, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
And sometimes you just have a flop character. Not every PC works for you or is powerful. It happens.
It is also a learning experience.

...My latest flop character imo was trying to do the stereotypical sleazy bard-type (though he was a Summoner instead). It turns out I am too ace/aro to even roleplay being interested in people sexually. Also all the party members were half-siblings, and I did not want to go that route.
Combat-wise I was fine, but I was trying to roleplay a character I just couldn't. I ended up being silent a bunch more than I usually am.
Eroraf 10th Feb 2022, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
I get that in my research sometimes. It takes a lot of reassurance from my advisor and colleagues to make me understand: cutting-edge research, believe it or not, is HARD.
Roguim 10th Feb 2022, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Rainbow, it's your first time doing this so it's normal to take time to get used to ir.
Digo 11th Feb 2022, 4:29 AM edit delete reply
Real life is kinda the same, really.
CrowMagnon 15th Feb 2022, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
My current character (Tyrant's Grasp, Pathfinder) is a tiefling occultist who has a background as a con artist. But in the actual course of the game, whenever he's tried to grift his way through a situation, I'd have a bad roll or push it a little too far or end up saying the exact thing that triggers a violent reaction. And honestly, I was pretty down on myself over it for a while because the CHARACTER is supposed to be good at that sort of thing, even if I'm not so much. Lately, though, I've reconciled my past failures and folded it into his character development.
Arcada 6th Mar 2022, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
Honestly, I think there may be some people that are in fact actually bad at the game. There’d better be, at least, because then there’s no explanation for me. Every character I’ve ever tried has wound up being killed or worse through my decision-making mixed with my traitorous dice. Honestly, if the campaign I’m about to join in goes the same way I’m probably just going to have to give up entirely. 15 bad experiences will be too much, I think.