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26th Apr 2018, 6:00 AM
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Call Waiting
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Newbiespud 26th Apr 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
In fiction, THE CALL TO ADVENTURE is either answered with noble acceptance or petulant refusal prefacing a raising of stakes that forces the hero's hand.

In roleplaying (and perhaps reality), THE CALL TO ADVENTURE is more often met with a lot of hemming and hawing, and a bit of bargaining to boot.

30 Comments:

Specter 26th Apr 2018, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I can't help but laugh everything I see Celestia trying to stay calm in the face of the the mane 6's reluctance to help.

I just can't help but feel sympathy (and humor) from it.
The Old One 26th Apr 2018, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Traditionally, in one of my old groups, this is where someone shouts "TO THE BATCAVE!!"
Digo Dragon 26th Apr 2018, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Heroes that hesitate or seem so blase about the call to adventure bug me a little. I see the call and answer it on the first ring. Sure, that sometimes means falling into the villain's trap or nearly getting killed, but still, adventure! :D
Jannard 26th Apr 2018, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Word, Digo. Some players should emember they're supposed to be *roleplaying* a *heroic fantasy*, and letting oneself be absorbed by the genre doesn't have to hurt... Unless you wanted to play Paranoia and were forced into this, but then it would probably be better to leave :P
Guest 26th Apr 2018, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, some calls are better left unanswered. Call of Cthulhu, for example, is one adventure I would NOT want to get mixed up in.
ZhonLord 26th Apr 2018, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
In my experience, there are only two times it makes sense to be hesitant about accepting a heroic superquest when you're roleplaying heroes.

1, If you're a Murder Hobo who's looking to sneak a few extra golds out of the reward for taking on this ultimate evil.

2. If your character is a legitimately paranoid-about-ambushes type who tries to be the voice of caution in a group of gung-ho crazies that would put Leeroy Jenkins to shame.

Though with the party this DM has, I'm not surprised it happened here XD
Malroth 26th Apr 2018, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Or of you're secretly the BBEG and the villian you're called on to stop happens to be one of your minions.