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1st Nov 2018, 6:00 AM
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Bastion of Order
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Newbiespud 1st Nov 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Man, the timing on this part of the episode is perfect. With the group descending into insanity and misunderstandings, bringing back Spike and showing the library still in working condition is a breath of fresh air.

Or maybe that's just writing the comic arc that's adding to that feeling. Either way, I welcome it.

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Discord 1st Nov 2018, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
I sometimes make a Port in the Storm.
Gives my vict- I mean frie- no wait it was the first one- victims a sense of hope.
Before I completely destroy it.
Digo Dragon 1st Nov 2018, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Pragmatism is no excuse for being mean. That would be like shooting an unconscious prisoner in the face because they *might* get a hold on a weapon at some point in the future when they wake up.

I had a character pretty much do exactly that in a gunfight. While one could argue it was the "heat of the moment", my character eventually regretted doing something so ruthless and has since worked to not let emotions be so hotly charged as to shoot a helpless prisoner. It's just not cool when you take a step back and look at it from the bigger picture of what a heroic/good character would do.
ThatGuest 1st Nov 2018, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
I ran a game once where in the first session an old man told the party about a haunted tree on a nearby hill. When the old man refused to go with them to the tree the paladin decided he might be setting them up for an ambush and he needed to be taken care of. So she dragged him out into the street, beat him to death in the middle of town then ripped his head off and put it on a pike in the fountain to show everyone what the punishment was for sinners.

I was like "Yeah, I'm done." and packed up and left. Shortest tabletop session ever at close to 20 minutes.
Digo Dragon 1st Nov 2018, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Wow. Couldn't even be bothered to make a roll to check for lies? That's not being mean, that's being pyrite-plated crazy. O_o`

Yeah I'd probably be done too.
Departure_Dave 1st Nov 2018, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
There are some paladins who fall from grace for a great cause and with great anguish. There are others who simply love jumping off cliffs.
Wulfraed 1st Nov 2018, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
Ah, yes... Paladins...

Given a choice for party member between a paladin and a back-stabbing thief... Take the thief -- it's less trouble.

A paladin in full cause is as unreasonable as a wild boar...
Digo Dragon 1st Nov 2018, 8:32 AM edit delete reply