Over the years, I have had many players come and go in my campaigns. Some were awesome players that blew my mind with their roleplaying and would always be able to out-think my traps in puzzles. I will always remember them. But also, I will remember my worst players. The ones that would cheat and steal and backstab their comrades. They will forever live in infamy.
One such player came into one of my Rifts campaign, already being an expert on the game. I should have known then that he would be a rules nazi, but I gave him a chance, figuring that he was an experienced player and might be a good addition to the team. I was wrong. When he made his first character, a glitter boy pilot, I new I had a power gamer on my hands, but I told myself "maybe he will actually play the class correctly for once." Again, I was wrong. He was an ingenious player, I will give him that, I have never seen a glitter boy used in the ways that he attempted. First, he tried to make a shield out of MDC plate for his bot. I explained to him that the suit was never designed for that purpose, but he begged and pleaded, and I eventually caved and gave him drastic penalties for using the shield. Next, he started to abuse the sensors that the glitter boy suit has, and even made up some that it doesn't. I caught him on those lies. The final straw, was when another player saw him steal change from my couch. He was not invited back for next weeks session.
Leave a comment and let me know about your worst players.