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Newbiespud 25th Sep 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
When you think about it, that's kind of Discord's entire modus operandi... It's even illustrated with an extreme reverse zoom shot in Keep Calm and Flutter On. Then again, that's also just the ideal state of the Trickster, in any form of media.


Kyu 25th Sep 2018, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
I appreciate how much Dash is into the idea.
Digo Dragon 25th Sep 2018, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I remember the campaign I ran where half the party seriously considered joining a red dragon's side. That really made things uncomfortable for the other half, because if there was any doubt that half the party was really just a bunch of evil sheep in people clothing, it all evaporated. XD
Cyborg7221 25th Sep 2018, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
@Digo That's nothing. I've run multiple solo campaigns where the PC ACTUALLY sided with the dragon. Like, legit ditched her kingdom (did I mention she was playing a captured princess?) and became the court mage to a young dragon warlord. Tricked out his dungeon with all sorts of magical alarms and traps.

Ironically, that same player had the same thing happen to her when she tried to run for a group at school: A 5e baby black dragon was poisoning a forest and living in a converted ancient Elven shrine, but the party mistook the evidence and thought the Dragon cult were the original occupants and shrugged off the whole "age of darkness" thing because cute widdle dragon baby.

Happens way more often than you'd think.
Digo Dragon 25th Sep 2018, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I find that when the dragon's a baby, even good-aligned PCs would give them the benefit of a doubt.

King: "You need to slay that."
Baby Dragon: "I will murder you, king!"
PCs: "Eh, it's a phase. She'll grow out of it."
Needling Haystacks 25th Sep 2018, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
...Evil sheep in people clothing? I lol at how much that almost makes sense. I'll have to use that sometime. :P
Zontan 25th Sep 2018, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
I've had my PCs align with several 'Evil' dragons in the game I ran. To be fair, since the campaign setting already had dragons ruling the world, the evil types were more just selfish than anything else. They found a Blue dragon with a MacGuffin they needed, and rather than attack him, they just talked to him and helped him defend his lair in exchange for it.

And later, when a wyrmling White dragon walked into the town they were in and declared ownership of it, they decided to set him up as a puppet ruler and taught him the finer points of capitalism - namely, investing in the town to grow his own hoard. He started giving trinkets to children. It took them a moment to realize they had created Santa.
ThatGuest 25th Sep 2018, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
I once almost turned on my party during the finale of our campaign to become Tiamat's champion. By that point it was clear that the rest of the party was going to cause far more damage to the world than just the outcome of dragons ruling over mortals.
aylatrigger 25th Sep 2018, 11:40 PM