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Posted By: Hans c-oThe Cleric player was a random dude hanging at the store, and we were totally happy to welcome him into the game. He contributed pretty well to the game, and picked up the rules even though they were smashing his D&D assumptions. Thing is, though, he was cheating on his fucking rolls, and which spells he had Communed for. I only noticed about 3/4 of the way through (as I was GMing, and my mind is always frazzled when I'm GMing), but at least one of the other players noticed, as well. This made me begin to hate him, and dampened my good vibes for the game for the rest of the way through. I had to start watching his rolls, and if I play with him again, I'm just going to openly call him on cheating. I think that's the only way to deal with this.
Posted By: JoelAnd the cheating was just UGH. I started to notice it early but couldn't quite confirm it. He set himself up a little lair at his end of the table where within the terrain of his Magic the Gathering box set and the folds of his playbook you couldn't really see the dice he rolled. It became obvious that he was being deliberately secretive, and he got a lot of hits and a LOT of 10+s. Some we saw and were legit, some were doubtful, and a couple I spotted and there's no WAY he had the bonuses to reach a 7 with that roll. I think the only 6- he got was before he understood what number he needed to hit. And when I innocently examined his spell list (to consider taking a spell for my own advance) I discovered he'd been casting spells he didn't have checked off. It was super-blatant but I didn't know how to say anything without sounding like I was, I dunno, suspiciously peering over his shoulder. Which I guess I was.
Posted By: Ben HsuThe only real issue I had was Mr. Cheaty-Face. Personally, I never noticed him cheating. What I did notice was that he more or less demanded to be the center of attention and refused to help build the narrative between characters. More or less I got the distinct feeling he treated everything like a puzzle as opposed to a story (unless he was in the lime-light of course). It kind of threw me off my game. At the time I'd attributed the whole thing to the fact that old school habits die hard, but the whole cheating thing has put a more sinister spin on things.The game was at a game store in public; the guy in question (let's call him A) saw us doing something vaguely D&Dish, and asked if he could join. It being a public meetup, we said yes. And then, Cheat: the Cheatening.