Well, they still might not be a goof fit for an rp, or just a flat, poorly written character.
yeah GM intervention is a thing, but (having not read the rp in question) your intervention sounds like it was straight up wrong and essentially bullying
it was a hypothetical. but yes, i would invite a soldier into a Zombie Apocalypse RP just to single him or her out and try to shame him or her for playing a soldier during a zombie apocalypse through GM intervention. if a character is powerful enough to break the setting. i set the opposition to directly target their character until the broken element is removed. in other words, i bully people for deliberately overoptimizing their characters to the point it breaks things and their character kills the mood of the game.
I doubt toxic behaviour is good for an rp.
Deliberately Overoptimizing your character with the intent to Break the Challenges of a GM's RP, Steal the spotlight and one-up everyone else is Even more Toxic for an RP than Acting Toxic Towards the Roleplayer who overoptimized their character with deliberate game ruining intent.
the Munchkin doesn't become conscious of the consequences of their powergaming ways until after you humiliate them so hard that they end up seeking reform.
But you don't have to accept the character if you don't like it.
Or you could just talk to them about the consequences of powergaming instead.
IF A CHARACTER DOES NOT FIT THE GM'S EXPECTATIONS, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO:
1. TELL THEM POLITELY HOW THEY CAN CORRECT THEIR MISTAKES.
2. DO NOT BE AN ASSHOLE.
IT IS NOT EXACTLY HARD.
Is this still the roleplay peeves thread....?
look at how many Powergamers/Munchkins are stubbornly unwilling to nerf their characters and look at how many of them don't care if they ruin the fun of the players they play with.
In my experience, the vast majority of roleplayers are willing to nerf their characters if you ask them too. And those who don't nerf their characters won't suddenly realize the error of their ways regardless of how much of a jerk you are towards them.
Also, how on earth do I insert multi-quotes in the new editor?
As in nobody making trans and/or gay characters for an Rp.
As in nobody making trans and/or gay/ace characters for an Rp.
I can understand this. But then again the people that do try to make characters like that can sometimes turn their character into a bad stereotype or just poetry it wrong. Like Rae said, they could do it but they would probably slip up unintentionally and become very offensive very fast. I personally think of it as being one of those lose/lose kind of things.