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18th Jun 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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Attack By Logic
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Newbiespud 18th Jun 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Tangents are neat ways to cleanse the palate if they're brief and don't demand an extremely broad set of skills that a full party would have access to. ...But honestly, there's nothing I can say to justify how little I resist going on tangents. In fact, this one time* in Fallout is Dragons...

*Every time. It was every time.

21 Comments:

Platonix 18th Jun 2019, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Now I'm wondering if people have Storytimes about tangents that went so far they became the actual campaign.
albedoequals1 18th Jun 2019, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
I do indeed have such a story. One of my players supplied the table with an unsolicited list of all of his character's previous romantic conquests. He meant it just to show how irresponsible he was in his youth, but I wasn't about to let him have that for free. A few months later, the party bumped into one of his former flings, who was now a single mother and had turned to a life of crime out of desperation. She mugged one of the other players, got mortally wounded in a fight, and just managed to confirm that the promiscuous player was the father of the child before she died. He did the honorable thing and adopted the kid and made a point of spending time with the kid any time there was a break. 1 year later we're playing a new campaign in the same setting, and that player's new character is that very same illegitimate child of the old character. Even better, he's multi-classing both of his parents' classes.
Classic Steve 18th Jun 2019, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Pro tip: It's the palate that gets cleansed. A palette is what Bob Ross used.
Newbiespud 18th Jun 2019, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
You know, as an aside, I've been doing this "solo writing on the internet" thing for over a decade now... and universally, the day 1 correction comments have only gotten sassier over time.
Digo 18th Jun 2019, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
It's as if the Apple family reads this comic.
Winged Cat 18th Jun 2019, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Unless you're cleaning off a bunch of paint.
FanOfMostEverything 18th Jun 2019, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Now I want to see a bard spell called puff of logic. It deals bonus damage to gods!
Space Jawa 18th Jun 2019, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
As if any self-respeting god would be bothered by such trivial things as 'logic'.
CharginChuck 19th Jun 2019, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
If a god could respect themselves, then they wouldn't need worshippers. And without worshippers, they wouldn't be a god. BOOM-Logic'ed!
Winged Cat 18th Jun 2019, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
A low level, cantrip version of dispel magic, only effective against things not firmly grounded in reality?
tipulsar85 18th Jun 2019, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Tangents can be common, depending on the group. if they become a hindrance, maybe consider tangent jar...
Winged Cat 18th Jun 2019, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I know you didn't mean as in "soul jar", but now I can't help but imagine some crystal designed to house and safeguard all kinds of narrative twists and deviances - something to shutter away all the distractions of one's life, to not abandon them while focusing on the main path to one's destiny. (And being only a myth and legend, tricking those who do not understand that these digressions are as much part of a life's path as whatever the perceived-as-"main" path is.)
Greenhornet 18th Jun 2019, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
Another explanation for how the magic-drainer would work would be that the magic goes through the artifacts, thus keeping them charged.
Guest 18th Jun 2019, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
That's... remarkably efficient. You sure you aren't an evil wizard plotting to steal all the world's magic?
Kuraimizu 18th Jun 2019, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Stealing all the world's magic is honestly a really bad idea. As magic would be the most useful thing to have around. And any villain worth his salt would want magic to exist. Especially white magic.
Tzardok 19th Jun 2019, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
It would be a good idea if you yourself would be the only one able to cast magic. Maybe by accessing the place you stashed it.
Greenhornet 19th Jun 2019, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
IMO, magic is the most unbalances thing in D&D. How many PCs have magic items? 90% I'd say. And don't get me started on BARDS! Unless the DM adjusts the rules to make magic rare and useable by only a few, the wizard is dead weight.
WIZARD: A locked and booby-trapped door that can only be unlocked with Gondor's Mystic Key. Give me a moment to cast Dispel Magic.
THIEF: It's cool, gramps. I got a universal skeleton key that'll unlock anything without setting off traps.
WIZARD: Arrows! I'll cast Protective Wall!
KNIGHT: Don't bother, my Shield Of 360 Protection will handle it.
WIZARD: I can mix up a Potion Of Great Might for the battle.
BARD: Be strong, my braves and smite the churlish knaves!
I mean, why bother?
Cedric13sai 19th Jun 2019, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
WIZARD: ...Fireball.
andreas002 19th Jun 2019, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
andreas002
WIZARD: "... Screw it. You guys have fun adventuring. If you need me, I'll be elsewhere, making paintings until the time is right."
Kuraimizu 20th Jun 2019, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
In my experience The wizard frequently saves the day with ranged and area attacks.
Also Clerics would be perfect as torturers. They could torture you within an inch of death, heal you back to full, and start torturing you all over again. And if you did die from the stress, they could just bring you back from the dead. Until you finally broke and revealed all your secrets.
Guest 19th Jun 2019, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
Funny thing with Gallus being the skillmonkey is that in the show, Griffins seem to be pretty skilled at a lot of things. I mean, Glinda can keep up with RD in flying when one of them is a pastry chef and the other a flight athlete (not to mention Glinda being a better rock climber), in that Escape Room thing a Griffin team hold the record for fastest, with only the highly skilled/experienced/working well together Mane Cast doing better by a couple minutes (until they started to sing, that is), at the Crystal Empire games I'm pretty sure the Griffin teams ended up pretty high in the classement (might be mistaken, though, I haven't seen that episode in years) and there was a whole song about how Gabby is good at everything.