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Have mercy on me

Have mercy on me

Fred_Buck

I'm a real life chemist... the dm doesn't include alchemist anymore...


TK_Games

Two of my players are chemical engineers, you people make my life a living hell


Fred_Buck

I agree. Engineers are the worst.


TheZivarat

I read a story about a (mechanical?) Engineer that played an artificer who created a repeating tazer-crossbow using commonly available materials, along with a bunch of other crazy weapons. The tazer-crissbow was an acid-metal(lead?) battery attached to a bolt by a wire IIRC.


Papaofmonsters

This reminds me of when my engineer friend used destroy water to make liquor and wreck the local economy. Buy ale, use the spell to distill it to liquor, sell for 10 times the price. Repeat.


Charadin

So he basically got pure ethanol. What'd he mix it with to stop it from ODing people when they drank more than two shots?


Papaofmonsters

I can't remember the math off hand but basically we ended up with 100 proof Brandy.


TK_Games

Most ale is between 5% and 6.5% abv, so ten or so gallons of ale could be distilled into one gallon of 100 proof spirits You'd end up with a spirit called bierschnaps Edit: I misread the initial premise, destroy water would only take 5 gallons to make 1 gallon of bierschnaps


Empoleon_Master

I like your engineer friend, they sound fun.


cr99God

Now I know why Howard from big bang theory is the dm and not a player.


Dad2376

"Yeah, they make terrible D&D players." D&D?


elanhilation

wrong universe, tell them to stop it. our universe’s rules for chemistry are as relevant to d&d as the rules to snakes and ladders


TK_Games

It's creative and fun when they try shit, but I do own a custom shirt that says "Because Magic! Shut Up!" Don't make me tap the shirt


elanhilation

but the shit that flies flies because of the rule of cool, not ‘cause of the physical properties of an alien dimension


Angdrambor

\*taps shirt\*


TK_Games

Unfortunately the lore I've built *does* rely heavily on the fake physics I built for my universe


elanhilation

sure, but that’s *your* fake physics. the only thing that can be used against you on that front is your own words, not a STEM degree from another universe


TK_Games

Ah , ok sorry, I thought you were saying the opposite


DirkBabypunch

But the holder of that STEM degree nay be perfectly able and willing to use those words against them. The actual rules don't matter to an engineer, if you're consistent, they'll figure something out.


Lord_Quintus

i just remind my players that if they want to apply their professional knowledge to their characters that i can do it to my villains. and i have all the time in the world to think up things. \*evil grin\* not that i dont want them to think logicaly or point out obvious flaws in whats going on, but if someone starts trying to apply modern techniques to fantasy stuff, bad juju will happen.


Empoleon_Master

Does the shirt say "boring reasons for not allowing fun shenanigans"?


TK_Games

Hey, easy there, I love fun shenanigans, I got the shirt because people kept poking plot holes in my gameworld because it wasn't "realistic enough" So now whenever someone starts going on about why doesn't X do so and so, I just reply with "Because magic, shut up"


NotSoSubtle1247

Most fun I had with my players knowing real life science was bonkers. They found notes from an alchemist and general science woman that wasn't originally from that material plane. One of the things she had done was recreate the well tests to calculate the circumference of the world she was now on. For those who are interested, I used Eratosthenes test as a model: If you can measure the angle of the sun doen two different wells at the same moment on the same day (in his case the solstice) you can at least approximate the circumference of a globe you are standing on. The reason they found that part of her notes was she had become obsessed with her results. She didn't even write the results of the first test down, just wrote it off as a failure and decided to try the next solstice. She assumed the other team goofed the measurements and fired them. Next time, she sent out two teams to different places, and took her own measurements locally. When they came back, all three of their measurements were the same. It drove her nuts: even if the plane they were on was *flat,* the measurements would still be different! She ended up sending 5 more of these expeditions, timed differently to try to solve the riddle. Every time, everywhere the teams went in the world, the sun was always at the same angle to everyone at the same time on the same day. She died without having an answer that satisfied her. The table went *nuts* as I related this story from their investigation check. It matters to the lore of the world, but so far not to anything that has happened to them directly, so they haven't found anything else about it. They still don't have the riddle figured out, either. And I can't tell you guys, because one of my players follows me on reddit. Cheers.


Modifien

I hate you for giving us this riddle with no solution. I feel like a cat that got to play with a laser pointer - hyped up and unsatisfied. You are terrible. Feel bad. /I love it and it sounds like a fun table


NotSoSubtle1247

Don't worry. My players hate me for it too. :)


Pleasant-Table-3821

Ringworld?


NotSoSubtle1247

The alchemist considered that too, but no. It was one of the reasons for the follow up tests. If it were a ringworld, it would only be true at noon. This woman literally designed magical time keeping devices so she could have groups take these measurements with perfect timing *not* at noon. The fourth or fifth test took three measurements, at different times, all on the same day. Angles were all still the same. It killed the ringworld hypothesis.


Pleasant-Table-3821

Ah damn


VinniTheP00h

Wait, why would it kill the ringworld hypothesis? If we build a “proper” ringworld around the Sun, it should be same always? Also, as a follow up, two theories: Dyson sphere (duh), and Saraksh theory - that is, atmosphere has a refractive index other than 1, making people think planet was flat (compared to being an inner surface in case of actual Saraksh).


NotSoSubtle1247

Except that the movement of the sun in the sky still rises and sets like our sun. The difference is the angle to the position of the sun is the same, everywhere the scientist measured, even doing so at different times of the day. So noon is the same everywhere, but so are sunrise and sunset. Even so, the arc of the sun in the sky still changes over the course of the year, suggesting a globe rotating 9n an axis like earth, even if deeper observation disproves the globe model.


VinniTheP00h

Hm... Might need to draw it, but I do believe that having a complex atmosphere that normalizes all rays from the Sun relative to the surface would work, though it will be a very strange (at least, for our perception) world to be at. Alternatively, play with higher dimensions? Not "plane" dimensions, but 4D, hyperbolic space? Side thought: a planet with Ancient Sphere^(TM) around it. This sphere contains billions of waveguides with parabolic collectors on top and dispersing lenses at the bottom. The result would be "world of thousand suns", where at any point you are lit by at least a dozen different light sources - provided it is day, because nights still exist there. Could be a cool concept, if only for some art.


Dayofsloths

You'd be able to see the arc of the ring above you and 'night' would be caused by massive blocks flying that the air.


Pleasant-Table-3821

Unless it was absolutely massive but true


HuseyinCinar

This is driving me crazy please can you DM me with some sort of explanation?


NotSoSubtle1247

Sure, done.


fifthcoma12

I'd love one too if it's not too much of a bother


NotSoSubtle1247

Ill try to dm the short version to everyone that asks. Edit: Gonna be slow giving out DMs for some hours, but keep the asks comin. Hope the answer continues to be satisfying for most of you. :)


Norrkhan

Me too please, ty.


EmperorGhosty

I would like to be a person that asks


Staple-Grain

For me as well please.


Jimmy-The-Squid

Hey, I'd love to know too please!


VikingCelestial

Curiosity has been peaked, may I have an answer please?


Calendar_Neat

Please tell me too


BasariosTheExiled

I’ll join in, this seems like a fun idea to steal.


Starlight_joker

Could I have a DM aswell please


annmorningstar

I would also be interested


Laser5000000

So what’s the answer?


chikenlegz

One hot and fresh DM please!


NotSoSubtle1247

You have chat blocked or something.


MicrophoneWithAMouse

I’d love to know—-I have a theory, but it’s probably wrong


Pardum

I'd also like the answer


Eggsd

I would like to know!


Big-Employer4543

I know it's been a bit, but could you please DM me the answer. I have a guess, but I'm not sure I'm right.


NotSoSubtle1247

Sure


JeshusCrist

I'd love to know the answer to this also!


WoebegonFox

My people! Id love to play with a bunch of engineers, but it'd take so long to do anything.


Bobby-Bobson

Chemistry student checking in. We’ve got a Starfinder campaign going on where I have a pharmacy in my skull and just randomly inject people with chemicals for funsies. “I shoot the guy and inject him with 4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine.” “You what?” “Magic mushrooms. He’s currently on a trip, barely able to stand or move. Also, I cast Daze.” -after combat- “I hope I didn’t overdose him.”


maxinfet

"Also, I cast Daze." Can they even tell they are dazed after the shrooms lol


Vortex_1911

That’s why when in a dm gave he the homebrewed power to creak a 1ft by 1ft cube of any element regretted giving me the power to blow open anything.


ZoxinTV

Could be cool to see how you’d DM with including that skillset, honestly.


Fred_Buck

Oh. I'd love to homebrew *Badum tiss* an alchemy setup.


SomeoneRandom5325

For some reason it reminds me of u/fatalchemist


Ill_Age_1853

I oneshotted the dragon in mines of phandelver. Dm gave me blasting powder so I ground it up really fine and pumped it in the air under the tower.big boom and tower collapsed


Fifthfleetphilosopy

Former chemist, but also 16 years of sword fighting. And I am actually getting decent at this social stuff in RL too ! Guess I will have to DM xD


Embodiment-Of-Memes

By chance can you send me a few ideas for compounds to make? I’m playing an alchemist who makes bombs pretty much and I’m getting bored throwing potassium and sodium into water


Fred_Buck

Naphta and sulfur Salpeter, charcoal and sulfur Silver fulminate Ammonium nitrate Picric acid These come to mind off the top of my head.


Embodiment-Of-Memes

Perfect! Thank you so much!


Games_N_Friends

I once ran a contemporary vigilante heroes campaign. My table had a lawyer, a cop, a computer engineer, an electrical engineer, and a construction contractor.


Yousef_al_abdulghani

Did you use nitric acid?


elanhilation

i just snort derisively and say that their earth’s universe science will surely come in handy if they ever find themselves in earth’s universe, but it’s not worth shit in their present one. the DM is god. you can’t try to work around them by bringing up the rules of a different universe than the game one


DirkBabypunch

Only way you can beat us is if you throw out all consistency. And nobody wants to play with the "that doesnt work this time because I said so" DM.


BoredPsion

The DM is replaceable.


elanhilation

who isn’t


BoredPsion

Newton.


elanhilation

i feel confident that Sir Isaac Newton isn’t present in a supermajority of fantasy worlds, easy


BoredPsion

I feel confident that the concept of gravity is present in **every** fantasy world, along with all the other basic things a universe needs to function. Handwaving away basic physics and chemistry is exceptionally lazy DM work.


elanhilation

but not Sir Isaac Newton. there doesn’t have to be a coherent theory of gravity. it could be the will of the gods that keeps people’s feet on the ground, or the hunger of something living in the planet’s core. that’s for the GM to know. players can make assumptions, but they shouldn’t assume they *know* especially if they’re so uncreative that they can’t think of a fantastical alternative to conventional gravity. i don’t think it’s laziness, i trust that it’s sheer incapability


Finaglers

DM: Yes... You see a green bush... And I over there is a different green bush... It's more bushier.


The_Catman13

One of my buddies has quite the reputation as an artificer, he tends to screw around with science in ways that make any DM uneasy. I finally got to repay the favor and play an artificer with him as DM. It just so happens I'm rather familiar with the mechanics of firearms, I give it 4-6 in game months before we can cut down our foes with automatic weapons.


monkeyjojo629

Yes but once one person starts using a weapon other people start using that type of weapon.... Now it's Warhammer and everyone's the Orkz.


ModingusKhan

*DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA*


TK_Games

WAAAGH!


AyoRobo

Ooh, that reminds me of a story! Let me see if I can find it. Found it! It's [The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury.](https://floydmiddle.typepad.com/files/the-flying-machine-text.pdf)


Dovahhkiin64

Not if you keep the designs of a firearm for yourself.


Danalogtodigital

and never hand it to a gnome


ScarletteVera

You say that like it's a problem.


ASentientTrenchCoat

I see this as an absolute win


DHFranklin

You say that like it's a bad thing.


QuandrixFractal

You knowing about guns doesn't mean your character does.


The_Catman13

Yeah I should've clarified this in the post. Session 1 began with each party member stepping through portals from their respective realms. Guns are fairly common where I came from and being part of a guild of hired guns they're kinda my area of expertise.


QuandrixFractal

Makes sense! But I’d still caution that you are likely far more knowledgeable than your character.


VinniTheP00h

One small problem - modern firearms are very complicated to manufacture, so you would be stuck with flintlock (caplock if you're lucky) guns - with "pleasanties" such as low accuracy, low velocity, immense recoil (especially compared to modern), etc. Wait, did I just start the gun argument again?


TyrionIsPurple

That's the problem of playing with people passionate for their field. It's not complicated for them to think of a kind reasonable way to make it not that complicated.


-hey-ben-

All he has to do is make smokeless powder non existent/not real. If all you have is black powder it makes making a self loading gun pretty impracticable from my understanding. It wasn’t until smokeless powder was invented/discovered that self loading firearms were possible.


Papaofmonsters

You can run a repeating firearm on black powder easily as long as you understand the principles of gas blowback. The primary issue is that you are looking at fouling after a few dozen rounds fired vs a few hundred. It can be done, it's just not that optimal considering a lever gun can run on black powder and be fired nearly as fast as a semi automatic without worry about jamming.


-hey-ben-

Yeah the fouling was what I was getting at. For my understanding it’s a hard hurdle to overcome if you want anything resembling a “reliable” firearm. I wouldn’t call needing a cleaning half way through a magazine “reliable”


Papaofmonsters

Fair. But you could probably run a 30 round magazine through it before it would be likely to fail. Just make your character have to use a short rest to clean it between uses or the chance of fault increases each time. A buddy of mine had a black powder .45-70 Buffalo gun and we'd shoot a box of rounds and the barrel was still pretty clean after. Edit: or meet in the middle and have your guns use guncotton which is way more powerful than black powder but also unstable.


DirkBabypunch

If magic is in play, you can justify almost anything if you're creative enough.


agrady262

In the group I DM, I have an Iraq Veteran, an archeologist, a physicist, and a Veterinary nurse. I understand the "Um, actually...".


Pixel-1606

You guys would form a balanced adventuring party irl, really don't have to bother with tabletop games at that point...


Mission-External-705

Don't most adventuring parties become murder hobos? I question your recommendation.


Pixel-1606

That would be an interesting news thread to follow at least..


SammyTwoTooth

Are... are you the survivors of an apocalypse story?


Prime_Galactic

Wow, getting it from all angles lol


haveyoutriedguest

So a Fighter, a Warlock, an Artificer and a Druid?


agrady262

Close: A paladin, a bard, a wizard, and a druid.


maxinfet

You should just run them as the their real world classes in the D&D campaign.


chemistry_god

I'm a medical researcher and my DMs hate when I play cleric.


RowKHAN

That sounds like it could be really fun in a game like Cyberpunk Red or GURPS, being able to tell the DM exactly how you patch someone up.


Mission-External-705

It is the part where the character needs to take someone apart that gets the DM's attention...


HonorableHam

I mean... Still fits cyberpunk. Just look at the medtech I made


RowKHAN

Same difference


Prime_Galactic

I don't see how praying to a god and using literal magic to fix people has any connection to real life medicine...


chemistry_god

Good life domain clerics don't just use magic to heal. Medicine checks are common to stabilize injured NPCs or party members. For role play purposes it's also good to be able to describe wounds, methods of treatment, etc.


Mr_Lumpy06

My players all love animals and we can't get through a session without their dumbasses arguing about animal facts.


Mission-External-705

Threaten to make it aquatic campaign with awakened mantis shrimp riding dire coconut crabs attacking them if they don't stop? Your animal facts won't help you against SONIC BOOM.


Kalkrex-625

No, no no put Dire Coconut Lobsters (Fusion between coconut crabs and lobsters) that'll scare em!


giratinaswrath

MMMMMM YESSS, #CRUSTACEANS ARE THE SUPERIOR D&D RACE


SirCupcake_0

Heck, the D&D part ain't even necessary


giratinaswrath

#CRUSTACEANS ARE THE ULTIMATE LIFEFORMS


Mission-External-705

I'm confused as to why the lobsters will make them more dangerous or is it to make them more delicious?


trashypainting

You’re saying that as if that wouldn’t be a sick campaign but anyway did you know that a squid’s brain is donut-shaped?


RobotfaceX

#ITS MAGIC, I DONT HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT


Prime_Galactic

Something something ley lines


RobotfaceX

Something, Something, planets aligned


Kalkrex-625

I understand that you spent years learning the intricacies of nature and biology but Fey don't give a shit about any of that.


trlupin

When most of your group are biologists in one way or another including yourself.😎


Voidtalon

My mate put a halt to it at his table of physicists (himself included) when one broke out pen and paper to do a reverse rocket equation to calculation the trajectory and max travel distance of a grapple arrow.


Empoleon_Master

Oh my god, those people sound AMAZING.


DrLawyerPI

Me: *a real life stoner playing a Druid* I’m about to ruin this mans whole career


Marksman157

Right with you! I’m also studying Environmental Science, for a little bit extra spice!


ccReptilelord

Goona make the DM roleplay so many plants.


Pixel-1606

Stoner biologist druid here, cheers.


ModingusKhan

I encourage players to avoid reflecting life too closely. Especially when specific and intricate knowledge is involved.


followeroftheprince

That's the conundrum usually with Artificers since people use a little too much out of game knowledge


ModingusKhan

Exactly. I expect players to limit their tech to things that could have at least been inspired by something in game.


Lampmonster

I hold two mirrors facing each other and LASERS!


DirkBabypunch

Are there clocks or pocketwatches or anything similar in DnD?


RichardsLeftNipple

I think because people know about the end product. They assume it would be easy to preform all the intermediate steps to get there.


ModingusKhan

Exactly. For instance, just because you know, generally, how to make black powder does not mean you know how to make a reliable firearm of any kind. Much less any kind of modern gun or cannon.


RichardsLeftNipple

The history of John Harrison and his maritime chronometers eventually becoming oversized pocket watches. Is a good example for how long making the ideal thing can take.


bryceio

Also if you’re in the Forgotten Realms in particular, black powder does not function.


Returned_Monke

Can you cite a source for that? I don't recall ever reading that


bryceio

I believe it's in a book I don't have somewhere, but here's the creator of the Forgotten Realms on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/867390811138379777?s=20


Returned_Monke

Ok, there we have it


Empoleon_Master

You do realize that black powder is a thing in 5e as well as dynamite, right? It's even in Waterdeep Dragon Heist.


fbmt

The ranger in my group is a real life biologist and a hiker, with a PhD in Ecology. It just so happens that the DM is also a real life biologist, but with a PhD in Biophysics.


Officer_Hotpants

I'm a DM and a medic. God help if you if you try to RP a medicine check.


TheSunniestBro

"So I tie a tourniquet around their neck to stem the bloodflow..."


Officer_Hotpants

Surprisingly correct. Although if it's bad enough, I'm partial to a neck-down amputation.


TheSunniestBro

Ah, a doctor of true esteem and practice, I see.


cfeeley91

I would have fun torturing them with MY canonical biology and flora. Oh you like Biology? What do you think about my boneless dwarves and photosynthetic humans. Also, flowers only bloom at night and trees are sarcastic.


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##ACTUALLY


Angdrambor

If you're going to be like that, you can help me tell the story. Every time I describe a creepy walk in the woods, I'm going to be looking at the Ranger to tell me what plants are here. Everytime the game calls for poison, I'm going to ask the Ranger what it is, and then use whatever stats I was going to use anyway. Everytime the biologist asks a stupid question about what's fuelling the ecosystem down here in the depths, I'm going to go on a twenty minute rant about sedimentary rock and millions of dead sea-creatures, millions of years old and the "ghost weed" that feeds on their residual spirit energy(which is, of course, mostly renewable.)


Ihavenospecialskills

>If you're going to be like that, you can help me tell the story. Every time I describe a creepy walk in the woods, I'm going to be looking at the Ranger to tell me what plants are here. >Everytime the game calls for poison, I'm going to ask the Ranger what it is, and then use whatever stats I was going to use anyway. I definitely do that when my players have expertise in a field. When they ask me a question I think they'll know better than me, I ask them "what would make sense here?"


Angdrambor

It makes worldbuilding more of a collaborative effort.


giratinaswrath

I mean... Ghost seaweed sounds pretty cool honestly. I'd watch that documentary.


Angdrambor

Right? It suggests themes for areas. Metamorphic rocks probably have a different types of ghost weed growing in it. Igneous rocks can't grow ghost weed at all, but fresh igneous provinces have lava monsters and other thermophiles. Old igneous provinces have all kinds of chemical energy and strange resources in the rock. Some creatures/plants have learned how to extract this energy, but mostly creatures come from the surface and from other areas to extract nutrients. I hadn't been thinking of it as seaweed, but I am now! It brings to mind deep dwarves dragging water up from some deep hidden reservoir to keep their ghostweed farms submerged. They probably buy salt compulsively or found a source to maintain salinity. They might even keep fish in the farms. Sure, fish eat the weeds, but they also eat parasites, resulting in a healthier crop.


MrJAVAgamer

When the economist starts asking about the production and consumption of goods in a village they just saved and wishes to subtily question various merchants on their prices to find lucrative investment opportunities.


RandomGrunt1804

Ah yes, bringing actual real life knowledge to a dnd game. I am a linguistics student and a dm. Once upon a time my players had to spend an entire session to learn a new language, because none of them knew the local language and there won't be a Common language at my table.


NatZeroCharisma

Did they have fun with your arbitrary rules? If so then you did a good job as a DM. If not, you're just a dick. Source: Cryptologic Linguist that doesn't force complex ciphers on his PCs.


tall-hobbit-

Never have I been so offended by something I 100% agree with


RandomGrunt1804

I mean, it was a problem and they solved it with a bit of thinking. So, I was a bit of a dick to them, but they still had fun. I didn't make them decipher or translate an actual language if that's what you're thinking. Just a couple of intelligence checks and some sleepless nights (ingame) for the wizard.


NatZeroCharisma

Oh lmao, I legit thought you were making them learn basic terms of a new language OOC.


VigilantOfStendar

And now youre on some country's watch list.


NatZeroCharisma

Only the bad ones, I'm cleared with NATO lol


VigilantOfStendar

Yeah, it's the bad ones that are the problem


Neciro

I always interpreted common as the language of trade, like how in the classical era the vast majority of people spoke at least some greek.


Galle_

*Oook*.


SammyTwoTooth

My fiance is a trained herbalist/botanist playing a druid. Trust me when I say "I get you".


goblin_forge

This reminds me of the time I was playing an apocalypse campaign with 2 other engineers, one of which has read the Anarchist's Cookbook. It was a system where your character is yourself but during a Cthulut style apocalypse. The DM gave us a janitors closet in a hospital. We had several explosives and multiple weapons made in no time. We were there to save our friend who was DMing. We found out later DM was intending to kill themselves off in the game (as recommended by the game to remove complications) but we were so heavily armed we were able to get her out.


Purple-Dragoness

I'm a veterinarian. I play druids like nobody's business. \*whoops\*


BadAssBorbarad

As DM i would just say "well, this is a magical fantasy universe, maybe it does not work the way it does in our world"


FrostyVulcanChild

Hope the rangers name was Clyde


VoltasPistol

Thankfully, our Ranger is an Paramedic in real life, but he wasn't always a goody two shoes tooling around in a wee-woo wagon, so that's how we ended up with Ranger Parkland, the Park Ranger who knows exactly how to make Molotov Cocktails and is kinda upset that they're not listed in the PHB.


Hektoncheres

They should be. I played a Cleric who blessed oil specifically so I could make holy Molotov cocktails out of them. Immune to fire my ass, fiend scum.


AEROANO

They can outsmart fire but not the cleric


richardsphere

Its not listed as "molotov" it's called "alchemists fire"


Available_Frame889

You are the DM just make up new plants. If he/she is doing something wierd just say "no, that plant/animle dont exist in these world".


hawktomegoose

I am apparently alone here, but I 10000% don’t understand why this would be a problem. Every potential issue is easily solved by a simple explanation: although that is how things work in the real world, because of the influence of magic, the gods, etc, things work a little differently in this world. Say the players have access to the ingredients to make c4 and they decide they’d like to make c4: DM says it doesn’t work. Smarty pants player says ‘yes it does, I’m a chemist or whatever, that’s how you make c4’, DM just says ‘in real life yes, but also in real life you can’t reduce damage from being stabbed by being really mad or dimension door yourself the length of a football field or divine answers directly from a living god, and so some things work differently in D&D world, so those ingredients do not make c4. Apply this logic to literally anything that asshole players wanna call out lol. If you wanna do crap like that, play a game that follows our own world’s rules and physics, etc. If you wanna be on your deathbed but then sleep 8 hours (or sometimes less!) and then be 1000% right as rain, don’t bitch if your DM doesn’t let you build a machine gun lol


Loyal9thLegionLord

History major with a interest in primitive weapons and a setting with gunpowder . Every day my ratman artificer makes the world look a bit more like Skavenblight , one smoking crater, cackles of glee, and rocket blast at a time .


Hungry-san

Try a real-life programmer learning Magic Mouth. Shit gets out of hand really fast.


normallystrange85

I actually love it when players bring IRL skills into appropriate characters (like a ranger knowing tons about plants and animals). Just remember that magic doesn't play by normal rules (looking at you people who use create/destroy water to instakill people) and that I'm not going to let you punch way above the party's weight so we can keep it fun for everyone.


Enion-Smith

I've recently started a campaign with one of my college lectures, who happens to be a Oxford qualified doctor and has a masters in ecology (which he now teaches) Needless to say I will be putting in a lot of effort to make sure monsters are anatomically possible and correct


MrJAVAgamer

"I wish to study a giant's genitalia to approximate it's population density"


Enion-Smith

More along the lines of "you encounter a dire bear" now I have to work out the food web of the area and tha abundance of pray which could support such a creature because his character will most certainly use this info


topsecretvcr

This is how one of my players got psychedelic mushrooms


Opinions-Are-Wrong

I played a game with some geologists, I have never been so bored in a game of DnD


w0t3rdog

Heh, my ranger just bought a keg of gunpowder. The DM seemed confused, so I said "BPG's. Bow propelled grenades." Our fireball flinging mage will soon finally get a taste of his own medicine.


stevieroxelle

I have a Master’s in ecology and I really REALLY want to play a Druid.


MikhailRasputin

As a biologist myself, I have Necromantic ideas.


Gauthreaux

Heyo Bio Bro! What's your field of study?


rentonthecat

Yo. As a dm I have a fue old college textbook for my. Players to us if they want to get creative I’m watching for one to do it so I can make a chemistry puzzle


Dorca_the_dummy

Quickly, to Wikipedia


danceswithdux

Uh oh, I hope this isn't me. MS, if this is you I'm sorry. I'm my defense I do try to avoid my long-winded descriptions and deliberately avoided taking speak with plants.


Crayshack

I'm a real life Biologist and hiker, and I don't play Ranger because it's too much like real life for me.


malvonis

I have a player with a PhD in physics, another player with a PhD in Math, and another player is a Medical Doctor; I feel your pain. However, they are great players and do their best to not get too science-y and the math player really helps speed things up for us by quickly adding and subtracting in his head; he's like a human calculator, haha.


StalwartFayna

Ah, so do you know all of the magical plants in my world? I have plenty! Oh, that kind of bush wouldn’t grow there, interesting, well it is, but do you know why it is?


Dark_W01f

I'm in this picture and I don't like it.....nah, I love it :)