Quote Originally Posted by Darth Stabber View Post
I have a party right now with 4 of these and one "the friend". They attack window dressing with gusto. These guys pretty much require a sandbox or they aren't going to get anywhere. That is also why I have to be an improver, since any planning goes out the window as soon as the game is going.
Oddly enough, I have been accused of being a bad DM on more than one occasion because of Sideways Errant Players. In group A, I was a bad DM because I had enough wherewithal to provide a plot to go with the window dressing (so, obviously, I was railroading them), while in group B, I was a bad DM because I had to cut a session short when the PCs attacked the window dressing that was a part of the window dressing side plot they'd already leaped at (so, obviously, I was unprepared).