A reader left a comment on my blog (Dungeon’s Master.com) regarding an issue they’re having with their store owner. I was hoping that the fine folks that contribute to these forums regularly could help out with some advice on how they think the commenter should handle the situation described below. I’d really appreciate it if any store owners on these forums could chime in as well. Thank you.
Here’s the link to the post and comment if anyone wants to comment back to the poster directly. In my response I’ll include a link back to this thread for his convenience.
I have a problem with a Store Representative looking for a piece of advice. I told my players that this encounter season they would be either Drow or one of the races mentioned in the Council of Spiders book. They did what I requested and created their Drow, and seem to have been having fun with it, even those who normally hate playing drow. Then I had to stop DMing and my son had to take over, and when a new player came in saying he was demanding to play his 4th lvl ELF, in this encounter my son politely told him, that the race couldn’t be used for this encounter season, and the level definitely not. Player then went over DM’s head to Store rep, who overruled the DM and said, no worries go ahead and use the elf. But no lvl 4. The guy is going to be disguised as a drow. He also told the DM no one would be allowed to check to see if he was in fact a Drow at all. So what should we do? Tell the store to stick their program? Is there an alternative to those who would basically give players whatever makes them happy at the expense of another player? Help.