You claim to be older, but what you just said seems to drip immaturity. For one thing, he posted a response publicly on the forums because it appears to apply to all of us in that it offers a new faction to join rather than just being apart of the gunslinger's party.
And in my opinion, you can never be too old for this stuff
That would be because you don't understand, nor realize the implications of what I said.
I said something to him, "as player to gm" in "confidence" something along the lines of "I want to be an anti-hero"
Something I wanted to address to HIM only.
He replied to it, in the forum, PUBLICLY. .. (paraphrasing) "Well, if you want to work against the party, that's a good idea, i'll pitch it to everyone"
Who in the party would "trust" my character after that?
Now, since I had not SAID that I want to work "against" the party in my posting.. he was "letting out my little secret" to EVERYONE.
Imagine you are watching a movie where there is an "unknown villian"
and 5 minutes into the movie, someone says "I can't believe the villian is the hero's uncle"
Imagine if you were told, while watching star wars "episode 4" where we first meet luke on tattooine.. "Oh, by the way.. that guy in black is your daddy"
Imagine you are starting up a new D&D campaign.
One of the players wants to play a ranger who .. oh .. just happens to have a dark SECRET
like.. he's a werewolf.
Do you think it's a good idea for the dm to go..
"Ok, we've got the party done - Johnny the paladin, bobby the mage, sally the thief, and tony the ranger werewolf?"
I introduce my character (in the thread)
"Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:19 pm"
I PM him at "Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:25 pm" (that's like.. oh, 19-20 hrs later?) and say..."I'd like to play my character as described in the thread
in your RPG"
He Replies at "Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:06 pm" (almost two hours later)
with... "Sounds all right. Post your character and stuff in the topic, though.
Of course, by this time, my character had been in the thread for just about.. 26 hours.
I reply at "Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:21 pm" that the character is in there
and has been for a day....
To which he replies basically "Oops, I didn't notice, since I just reactionarily replied to your PM" at "Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:57 am"
To which he replies, IN THE PUBLIC FORUM, at "Posted: Today at 3:50 am "
"Well, if your character is opposing the gunslinger's party he might need a bigass cutlass-looking thing like that to help him. "
I *NEVER* said I was going to be opposing the gunslinger.
I was not going to charge up, and "play" an enemy...
I told him I want to be the "anti-hero" type player character. and the reason I PRIVATE MESSAGED HIM
was because I did not want the OTHER PLAYERS TO KNOW WHAT I WAS UP TO.
My New Hero is (and I'm a white, non rap listening type guy) Kanye West.. and I quote
"George Bush does not care about black people" - 9/2/2005 - Redcross nationally televised benefit concert for victims of hurricane katrina.