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21st Apr 2018, 6:00 AM
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Stone Cold Sunner
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Newbiespud 21st Apr 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
This whole arc is going to be the Fandom Wayback Machine for me, because this episode was my first chance to watch new content get ground up in the fandom mill – at one of its several peaks, no less.

This episode added a fair amount of fuel to the Tyrantlestia interpretation. I wouldn't say the results were terribly interesting at the time, but it was... certainly a meme.

30 Comments:

Frission 21st Apr 2018, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Frission
I mean, there is a kind of twisted logic to it, but I never fell in for that way of thinking. x3
Digo Dragon 21st Apr 2018, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
The idea of a benevolent ruler freezing her enemies in stone for the royal garden has been an idea I've always wanted to do in D&D. I just haven't found a good narrative hook to make it play out smoothly yet.
Anvildude 21st Apr 2018, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
In a way, you could say that having petrification as a standard punishment is both efficient and merciful- depending on how aware the 'victims' are, it could either be a non-violent, non-damaging way of storing criminals until the resources exist to properly contain and/or rehabilitate them, or an opportunity to do passive rehabilitation on them via, I don't know, magic mind doohickery.

And it costs a lot less to keep moss off a statue than it does to feed and house inmates.
ZhonLord 21st Apr 2018, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Hey, if it's good enough for the Ice Queen of Narnia...
Evilbob 23rd Apr 2018, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Evilbob
lol @ZhonLord. Exactly what I was thinking!

@Digo: Given that more people are familiar with Narnia then with MLP, unless you plan on playing with MLP fans, don't be surprised if your players automatically assume your benevolent ruler is evil.

... Actually, in retrospect, turning your enemies to stone seems kinda like an evil thing to do, no matter your actual alignment... Perhaps it's the "magic" component to it and its association with a certain infamous Greek villain of yore? And association with evil creatures? And Harry Potter? :P
Digo Dragon 23rd Apr 2018, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
To be honest, 95% of the players I have gamed with assume rulers to have at least one skeleton in the closet. Somewhat literal in a few cases. XD
Luminous Lead 23rd Apr 2018, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
Especially since Discord