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29th Sep 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 29th Sep 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Co-DMing has its challenges, though this might be one reason why, in my experience, there's usually a designated senior DM who can be the final word when there is confusion.

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ThatGuest 29th Sep 2018, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Wow if the DM went into this with no idea themselves what Discord was going to do that was....really -stupid- :|
Digo Dragon 29th Sep 2018, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Eeyup. Discord has done a few bad things with the game that I wouldn't like, but Discord doesn't seem to be trying to be a jerk. Their style is just a bit outside what the players seem to be comfortable with.

The DM on the other hoof, is having some bad communication issues with Discord and the players. Maybe during that pizza break the DM should have been going over notes with Discord to get back on the same page. Heck, not too late now to have a quick time out and hammer the notes to the same page.
ThatGuest 29th Sep 2018, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
I feel like the damage has been done at this point, I'm sure Fluttershy shared what happened during her meeting with the others. Right now DM reputation is probably in the toilet, because this is what it looks like to the players.

The DM without warning invited a new person who can kinda act like a prick in to run the game and insult them for their various percieved quirks, idolizes them too much and now revealed that they apparently never even vetted what Discord was going to do in the first place. From the players perspectives this probably looks like a huge dumpster fire that just needs to be ended before it gets worse and probably retconned.
Digo Dragon 29th Sep 2018, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Possibly. I don't disagree that this session is going wrong on several avenues. Dunno about throwing in the towel just yet, but I tend to not be quite a quitter as a player. Probably because I'm rarely a PC in games.

If I were a part of this, I would want to ask Discord and the DM to work out some conditions that can break the curses and we pursue those. Make it into a quick adventure to collect whatever ingredients/Macguffins needed to fix the other PCs, then get back on track with locating the elements.
ThatGuest 29th Sep 2018, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Well, at this point I imagine all the players are just sitting at the table either looking completely confused, apathetic or annoyed. Once a session gets to the point that some of the players look like they're trying to figure out what words to use to rip you a new one it's probably time to call it a session and tap out.

I still suspect Discord has an ulterior motive of wanting this all to implode in on itself, that could be why he never corrected the DM. He knew that them wasting 2 hours of everyone's time because they put no effort into planning would only work in his favor if that's the case.
IridiumFleas 29th Sep 2018, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
How does that quote go again?

"Do not ascribe to malice what can easily be attributed to stupidity."

That DiscorDM overstepped his (?) bounds, or at the least, miscommunicated, has been more or less agreed. But this whole "ulterior motive of wanting this all to implode" comes across as just a mite overhanded a take.

...oh, hello, all. Newcomer here. Lurker and all, decloaking to drop $0.02, or whatever is the appropriate currency here.
ThatGuest 29th Sep 2018, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Well the thing that makes me rub my chin and feel suspicious is that Discord is supposedly a brilliant veteran DM, but he h