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Odaisé Gaelach
03-19-2007, 05:41 AM
Elf defence for 'lingerie thief'

A man accused of a stealing underwear from a shop in a knifepoint raid believed he was a female elf at the time, Belfast Crown Court has heard.

Robert Boyd, 45, from Broadlands in Carrickfergus, is accused of holding up staff at the Orchid shop in Belfast disguised in a wig, hat and glasses.

He told the court he had been involved in a role-playing game at the time, and his character was an elf named Beho.

He denies robbery but says he may have blurred reality and fantasy.

He also said it "could be right" that Beho had intended to rob the shop - although he told the jury he could not remember what was going through his mind at the time.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6425333.stm

So your verdict? Think he'll be found guilty of robbery or not?

Markus. D
03-19-2007, 05:55 AM
guilty

xD


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Renmiri
03-19-2007, 06:02 AM
Guilty

Even in RPGs thiefs who get caught are guilty

NeoCracker
03-19-2007, 06:17 AM
He is not guilty, belho is. He should clearly get off scott free, and they should arrest his Character sheet instead.

Roto13
03-19-2007, 10:44 AM
Cut off his hands!

Madame Adequate
03-19-2007, 11:26 AM
Guilty if he's serious. Not guilty if he's insane.

My mother and I find this hilarious.

Edit: Roffle Shadowrun.

Laddy
03-19-2007, 01:06 PM
Guilty.

Even if he's addicted, but not if he's insane.

Vermachtnis
03-19-2007, 02:47 PM
If he was a true RPG player he'd know better than to rob a store, what with all those NPC houses around.

Bunny
03-19-2007, 03:33 PM
/who Beho

CimminyCricket
03-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Guilty.

I mean, seriously, if we let this elf chick off all the other elves will want to get of scott-free by claiming to be forty year old men playing a roleplaying game and then we'll have a bunch of elves running around stealing things.

Like lingerie

Also, it's spelled defense

Raistlin
03-19-2007, 04:23 PM
You can't arrest him, you have to arrest Beho. Sentence him to role-playing in prison for one week; I'm sure he'll have learned his lesson by then.

Bunny
03-19-2007, 04:27 PM
Commonwealth English uses "defence". US English uses "defense". They both mean the same exact thing.

CimminyCricket
03-19-2007, 08:21 PM
Ah, well then my correction should be declared null and void

Behold the Void
03-19-2007, 08:41 PM
What kind of run involves raiding a lingerie store? Seriously, with the Megacorps around you'd think that Shadow Runners would have more interesting things to do.

Odaisé Gaelach
03-19-2007, 08:43 PM
What kind of run involves raiding a lingerie store?

Monty Python anyone...?

Spammerman
03-19-2007, 08:44 PM
Guilty

Even in RPGs thiefs who get caught are guilty

Not if your in the Thieves Guild:)

escobert
03-19-2007, 08:50 PM
He is not guilty, belho is. He should clearly get off scott free, and they should arrest his Character sheet instead.

Case dismissed!

Madame Adequate
03-19-2007, 09:36 PM
What kind of run involves raiding a lingerie store? Seriously, with the Megacorps around you'd think that Shadow Runners would have more interesting things to do.

Ffft, it was probably another one of Aztechnology's projects.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6430683.stm

He's been found guilty.

CimminyCricket
03-21-2007, 03:51 AM
Well, that really ruined all of the fun I was having.

NeoCracker
03-21-2007, 04:16 AM
What kind of run involves raiding a lingerie store? Seriously, with the Megacorps around you'd think that Shadow Runners would have more interesting things to do.

Ffft, it was probably another one of Aztechnology's projects.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6430683.stm

He's been found guilty.

This is Lunacy! Him, an innocent man, gets punished! What of that Sleezy elf? She Gets off scott free? This case should be taken to the highest courts in the country! The Supreme Court shall here of this, for they will clearly understand that it is that menacing, evil sheet of paper that belongs in the cell, dropping the soap so buba can rape it! I shall not sleep until this travesty is undone!

CimminyCricket
03-21-2007, 04:25 AM
You'll probably go to sleep soon after this won't you?

Raistlin
03-21-2007, 04:26 AM
No court should have heard this case. Obviously the DM should settle the issue.

fantasyjunkie
03-21-2007, 04:55 PM
I dunno, his account could get banned for improper use of items not being used within the guidelines of the User Contract User Agreement! :D

Madame Adequate
03-21-2007, 05:35 PM
I dunno, his account could get banned for improper use of items not being used within the guidelines of the User Contract User Agreement! :D

Shadowrun's an old-style pen and paper RPG :P

Behold the Void
03-21-2007, 06:54 PM
I dunno, his account could get banned for improper use of items not being used within the guidelines of the User Contract User Agreement! :D

Shadowrun's an old-style pen and paper RPG :P

Although they just got up to 4th Edition, which is pretty sweet.

Callisto
03-21-2007, 07:03 PM
No court should have heard this case. Obviously the DM should settle the issue.


Exactly. Everyone knows the DM is the highest court in this situation. Break out the dice and start figuring out the saving points. Sad thing, it will be added to the list of reasons D&D and other games are bad for children. Now excuse me, the voice in my head wants me to go bludgeon thy neighbor and rob the local jewelry store, if I can make it past the bugbear in my backyard...

Spammerman
03-21-2007, 08:33 PM
Why make such a big deal of such a little thing? Let the man have his damn fun being an elf, elves are awesome, and, it was only a couple pairs of undrgarments. Who the hell gives a hell?

fantasyjunkie
03-22-2007, 09:55 AM
I dunno, his account could get banned for improper use of items not being used within the guidelines of the User Contract User Agreement! :D

Shadowrun's an old-style pen and paper RPG :P

DOH! I should have known that! I'll never be able to show my face to a DM again :cry:

Firo Volondé
03-22-2007, 11:42 AM
What an idiot. He could have simply gone out to the zoo and killed a few animals, and he'd have accumulated enough loot to trade for the undergarments, and gotten some XP to boot.

Tasura
03-22-2007, 12:42 PM
He should put more ranks into Bluff.

The Triumphant Hero
03-23-2007, 02:46 AM
But, what you have to understand is, these were enchanted lingerie, "Panties of Superior Blasting +5". They have to hand out a higher punishment.