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9th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM
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Natural Riposte
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Newbiespud 9th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I look back fondly on the moments my character became a fatalist in the face of the DM's latest world-ending seemingly inescapable crisis. A PC can't keep up their heroic spirit 100% of the time, and it feels true-to-life to break for a little while. It probably wasn't as fun for my fellow players, though.

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Cygnia 9th Aug 2018, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
You tell him, Fluttershy!

Wondering now if there'll be an aside comic soon with the GM echoing similar concerns to Discord.
Foxy Loxy 9th Aug 2018, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Seriously. I know that he's just going to instantly say she becomes cursed to get back at her... but then I wonder how it's gonna be handled after that. She really knew how to play her role as a keeper of the heart of flame. But I REALLY hope this turns out better than it did in the cartoon...
Rastaba 9th Aug 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
I don't know. I imagine you as being plenty fun to watch finally break and become fatalistic. Especially if you are as eloquent about it as Fluttershy is here.

Also, STORY TIME ABOUT A TIME YOU KNEW YOU WERE HOSED AND DECIDED TO JUST TAKE THE FUN OUT OF IT!

Someone else will probably come up with a better idea later but figured worth a shot.
Winged Cat 9th Aug 2018, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Not too long ago, I was playing Mafia in a forum. I had expected this to be like other such games I had played - you look for evidence, press the inactive or suspicious, and thus try to find the mafia. I happened to have drawn mafia, but I knew this forum typically had multiple competing mafia factions, and I knew everyone else in the game knew it.

Except...early in the first day, before many people had even posted, pressure came upon me. I stated that I didn't find anyone suspicious yet, because there hadn't been enough posts.

This got me flagged as suspicious, with a third of the players voting against me. Turns out, some of the others were frustrated with the fact that I insisted on trying to get actual evidence. They favored randomly taking people out on the first day and swore they got useful info out of it - when I had seen this not be the case for multiple games. Moreover, they press anyone who doesn't play exactly the way they think the game should be played, claiming playing in any other fashion makes people suspicious; again, checking the results, this has been a poor measure of "who is the mafia" in practice. (They have tended to take out everyone but their core group first, game after game, regardless of whether their core group had mafia or not.)

And then I found out they were so frustrated they decided to cheat and leak the identities of my mafia faction. I informed the GM (who was still not sure, last I heard, how they found out) and left the community.

I am informed that this erupted into a meta-game of Mafia, wherein the cheaters are trying to hide and disavow what evidence has leaked, coming up with other ways to justify knowing what they know - and having a hard time of it. I am not the only player who was objecting to their behavior even before the cheating, so while the current game is still ongoing (the GM hasn't gone public with the evidence yet, investigating via PMs until the game ends - one way or another), it is possible they may not get many outsiders to gang up on in future games.
Archeo Lumiere 10th Aug 2018, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Yo, you may want to check SV.
Winged Cat 11th Aug 2018, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Done, AL. Didn't think anyone from there was here. You're the least directly affected, though.
Summoned Singer 11th Aug 2018, 8:13 PM edit delete