Why is it that all the cool stuff happens when I'm not there? We're currently doing GURPS Musketeers and Magic, and my character is one of the King's Artillerists. I did one cool thing more than a year ago (I used a 6-lb cannon to disarm a giant. No, not his weapon. I blew his whole arm off.) and the next set of cool things have all happened with my character when I personally could not be there.
Did I mention that my character is also a pyromaniac? Cool thing #1 that I missed: blowing up the powder magazine to a castle that we'd infiltrated...and thus blowing up the castle. Cool thing #2 (from last week, when I wasn't there, and the reason for this rant): overcharging a grapeshot cannon that I was holding in my hands and taking out three foes, and not getting blown backwards.
Grr. And now I am bitter.
Don't get me wrong...I had places to go, and good and valid and important reasons for not being at gaming. The timing of the coolness as to when I am absent just bothers me.