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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

Have you been witnesses or has this happened to you …?



skipper John Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 7:38 a.m. PST

I once ran a Napoleonic game at a Detroit area convention. 1000 15's across an 8 ft table. One of the players rolled poorly and slammed his fist down on the table. I watched every single one of my beautiful figures jump 8 inches into the air.

So YES, I have seen this.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 8:00 a.m. PST

I watched a guy destroy his own 40k Tyranid army because he lost a battle. He was undefeated until that game. He was an arrogant Bleeped text, and someone just smoked him like a cheap cigar. He was so angry, as units were beaten he just crushed them in his hands and threw them on the floor. Never saw him again after that.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 11:46 a.m. PST



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 3:30 p.m. PST

Those are kind of overreactions.

I've seen videos of guys smashing their televisions after their sports team lost, too. I think it's something similar.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2020 4:03 p.m. PST



von Schwartz05 Jan 2020 7:42 p.m. PST

I did see a guy one time who was trying to reach over some figs on a wide table impale himself on the bayonets. We heard him yell Oww, and when he stood back up he had two stands of French in march order sticking into his chest.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2020 12:06 p.m. PST



Russ Lockwood13 Jan 2020 1:23 p.m. PST

I once saw the legs of a folding table at a convention buckle and the terrain and figures slide off onto the floor. Sadly, a bell curve of damage.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 11:40 a.m. PST

The only time I've seen that is at our Annual Kaiju Assault on Gingerbread City game.

Personal logo Kaiju Doug Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2020 1:08 p.m. PST

I've never had a problem running a game but I have to relate my favorite story from my youth. My older brother and I were playing RISK on our screened-in porch one summer evening with two of his friends. The game ran as they all do with one player forced to retreat to Australia. After much chiding and teasing, the losing player calmly placed a finger under the corner of the board and stated: "This game is Over." Flipping the board and the tiny wooden cubes all over the room. We all had a grand laugh about it and learned a lesson in respecting the fallen.

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