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5 hours ago, FaekiasDracon said:

When they were released to home video the two short seasons (4&5) were combined to make a slightly long season. As long as the last episode of season 4 is the one where Doc moves and finds another Fraggle hole in his new home, it is the complete series. 

 

Thanks for the heads up, I just checked the episode listing and that indeed is the ending. Hopefully I'll be able to get through the entire zero in the next few weeks.

 

I've been slowly working my way through the early seasons of Supernatural whilst painting, so Fraggle Rock should be a good change. Here's the theme song so everyone else can get it stuck in their heads ::P:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KLQS6xo40kI

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

Which is nice way to do it,  but it effectively "kills off" the character. A solution for the DM but not for the player (even if the player is the troublesome one). 

It saves the character for later. 

 

The player could play a different character and once this Cities & Courtiers & Countessas thing wraps up, the party could go on a quest to find out where OrkyGreenSonja ended up. 

 

The issue  @NebulousMissy had (as I understood it) was that the character didn’t fit, instant potential problem every time the group enters any room, they’re in the middle of the We-Hatses-the-Orcses Imperium.  And worse, the one player wanted to make her character’s story (Orc takes on the whole setting!) the main event for every session. 

 

A couple of other ideas:

 

I remember a wizard character from a book that never appeared anywhere unless he was wearing a stone mask. Maybe a Cursed Full face helm could de-orkify the character. 

 

Or maybe a sorcerer is so offended by her Orkiness she gets a curse cast on her. The character’s head gets polymorphed into an Elf-Chick-Head (...my fangs! Oh noooo... I have Elf Ears!  Aaaauugh!! )

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2 hours ago, haldir said:
2 hours ago, TGP said:

 

If the troublesome half-Orc is a no-show, what do you usually do with a parked character?  Could you kill this one “off-camera”?

 

 

I think this would lead to a more heated discussion & probably not a solution. I never have liked killing a character off when the player couldn't make it. Now maybe if it was multiple sessions, but a single session, nah not worth it.

 

In a world advertised as hostile to half-orcs and where social skills were noted as being important, a half-orc character with no social skills isn't doing very well. This is the system working as designed. This is not a character problem.

 

But the player is unhappy (for whatever reason). That makes this a player problem.

 

One of the cardinal rules of good GMing is, "Don't try to solve a player problem with a character solution."

 

@NebulousMissy is exactly correct that the right thing to do is talk to the player and figure out how to handle the problem as people, not as characters. With luck, a clear discussion of why the problem exists will result in an amicable resolution. Unfortunately, sometimes the best that you can do is for the player to find a game that better fits his or her needs.

 

Good luck.

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3 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:
2 hours ago, haldir said:
2 hours ago, TGP said:

 

If the troublesome half-Orc is a no-show, what do you usually do with a parked character?  Could you kill this one “off-camera”?

 

 

I think this would lead to a more heated discussion & probably not a solution. I never have liked killing a character off when the player couldn't make it. Now maybe if it was multiple sessions, but a single session, nah not worth it.

 

In a world advertised as hostile to half-orcs and where social skills were noted as being important, a half-orc character with no social skills isn't doing very well. This is the system working as designed. This is not a character problem.

 

But the player is unhappy (for whatever reason). That makes this a player problem.

 

One of the cardinal rules of good GMing is, "Don't try to solve a player problem with a character solution."

 

@NebulousMissy is exactly correct that the right thing to do is talk to the player and figure out how to handle the problem as people, not as characters. With luck, a clear discussion of why the problem exists will result in an amicable resolution. Unfortunately, sometimes the best that you can do is for the player to find a game that better fits his or her needs.

 

Good luck.

 

Player knew what they were creating for when they built the character. Missy made real clear what she was running; player ignored that. :/

 

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1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

I once told Mum I wanted to be a Fraggle when I grew up! ::D:


Nobody going to take that joke writing prompt?

 

*sigh*
 

I wrote it. Then deleted it. I couldn’t go full Fraggle on Grump’s missus. 

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4 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


Nobody going to take that joke writing prompt?

 

*sigh*
 

I wrote it. Then deleted it. I couldn’t go full Fraggle on Grump’s missus. 

 

Dude, you never go full Fraggle :ph34r:

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13 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


Nobody going to take that joke writing prompt?

 

*sigh*
 

I wrote it. Then deleted it. I couldn’t go full Fraggle on Grump’s missus. 

 

 Never watched Fraggle rock...so, had you written one it would’ve been lost on me. 

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MMMMMM Lady Corsair just made oatmeal cookies with raisins! These  fall into that category of the best simple pleasures, hot cookies and cold milk. Hope everyone's weekend is going well, easy one here, we are a wild, party couple. Going to a local Mexican restaurant for lunch, grocery shopping and now home. Wow, can't keep us under control...

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4 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Several of the Fat Little Birds have reached a state of almost perfect roundness. Like feathery orbs. I'm resisting the urge to line them up in an unused egg carton and bring them indoors. 

 

 How about the urge to put them in a slingshot and fire them at green pigs?

 

 

 

3 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

I once told Mum I wanted to be a Fraggle when I grew up! ::D:

 

 I was just about to start junior high when Fraggle Rock started. It was the one and only "kids" show I watched. We used to videotape the episodes, and later on in my college years me and my friends would get herbally enhanced and rewatch them. ::D:

 

 

 

5 minutes ago, Corsair said:

 

MMMMMM Lady Corsair just made oatmeal cookies with raisins! These  fall into that category of the best simple pleasures, hot cookies and cold milk.

 

 I kind of hate you a little bit right now... ::P:

 

 

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1 minute ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 How about the urge to put them in a slingshot and fire them at green pigs?

 

You are not right........I LOVED that comment! Thanks!

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23 minutes ago, Corsair said:
26 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 How about the urge to put them in a slingshot and fire them at green pigs?

 

You are not right........I LOVED that comment! Thanks!

 

Pretty sure it's not just Jack who ain't right...

*still snickering*

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3 hours ago, Corsair said:

@NebulousMissy have your Half orc pain in the rear detained by the local Sheriff for some cultural infraction and she now gets to spend her adventure cleaning gutters in a ridiculous outfit.

Would those "gutters" possibly be subterranean in nature and sometimes referred to as sewers?

GEM

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4 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Would those "gutters" possibly be subterranean in nature and sometimes referred to as sewers?

GEM

Why no....of course not...wish I would have thought of that...

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3 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

I once told Mum I wanted to be a Fraggle when I grew up! ::D:

Didn’t everyone of the appropriate age do this?  I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to be Whembly or Boober...

3 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

Thanks for the heads up, I just checked the episode listing and that indeed is the ending. Hopefully I'll be able to get through the entire zero in the next few weeks.

 

I've been slowly working my way through the early seasons of Supernatural whilst painting, so Fraggle Rock should be a good change. Here's the theme song so everyone else can get it stuck in their heads ::P:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KLQS6xo40kI

The theme song hasn’t left my head since I was about three. Thank any deity that you want that it’s catchy and not annoying. 

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