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Newbiespud 14th Mar 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "Sometimes, when you say the events that are happening in your RPG out loud, it really puts into perspective how goofy it all is. Doubly so if the game you are playing is utilizing a framework that brings to mind one image, and the game you are playing does not fit that image at all.

Of course, we only ever say it out loud when we've hit a point of 'Is this really happening?'

Any stories about those moments in your games?

(And as a comment about yesterday's comic and comments: I sincerely encourage discussion about this guest arc and the characters therein! Just make sure to keep it civil if someone disagrees with you.)"

13 Comments:

Greenhornet 14th Mar 2020, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
The background girl in panel two matches the dialog:
"OMG, you're Twilight! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
BackSet 14th Mar 2020, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Honestly, I have almost no idea what's going on anymore.

I'm not sure if GM Sunset is just drawing logical conclusions or if she's doing this out of anger. Either is understandable (even if the last one is kind of petty).
Eccitaze 14th Mar 2020, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
I have a... sinking feeling that this is the GM trying to railroad the party. "Oh nooooo, your plan to win it in the fall formal won't work any mooooore! Guess you'll have to think of something else, it's a shame that there aren't any other LEGAL methods to obtain it, HINT HINT."
Guest 14th Mar 2020, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Oooor Sunset is genuinely trying to run with what was suggested to her and create a new series of challenges on the fly and this is her set up to make the group earn their victory in what is going to essentially be a social check gauntlet of boring. Or, what, is it rail roading every time the PCs have to overcome an obstacle or recover from a failure? Twilight legit failed that check, but boo on Sunset for working that in because "no auto-win = rail road"?
Digo Dragon 14th Mar 2020, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I don't think I've ever seen anyone cyber-bullied IC in a D&D game. That's a new one.
Cygnia 14th Mar 2020, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
You aren't missing anything on that front, Digo :(
Digo Dragon 14th Mar 2020, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I will not disagree. :o
albedoequals1 14th Mar 2020, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
I've had a couple of those "Is this really what's happening" moments. Probably my favorite was when the players had a water fight with the immortal sorcerer-empress of their own country and held her down to rub mud in her hair. In context, they had time-traveled to when she was twelve years old and wasn't any of those things yet, and she started it. :p
you know that guy 15th Mar 2020, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Does this bullying incident cause the girl to grow up into a tyrant, thus causing the PCs to travel back in time and bully her?
CrowMagnon 15th Mar 2020, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Final boss of Carrion Crown, after both sides whittled each other down some, our paladin grappled the bad guy in the middle of a silenced zone, and my alchemist shoved the remainder of my bombs down his throat.
CrowMagnon 15th Mar 2020, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Oh, and of course the whole "blew a hole in an undersea lab to flood it out so we had to flee the rapidly filling structure as well as the spawn of Shub-Niggurath that had just been summoned there" scene earlier in that adventure.
The cheesiest sandwhich 16th Mar 2020, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
After having gotten back from a bathroom brake:

So you're leaving me alone,
with a murder victim,
wrapped in my blanket,
tied up with my rope,
on the side of the road,
in the dark?
Endark Culi 18th Mar 2020, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
"Where did Twilight stay?" "That's not really that important."

Well, that's worrying. I mean, it's far from the first sign, but just shooting down a player's question/potential world-building with the justification that it's "not important" can't be good. It makes you question what "is" important, not just now, but in the future...or if it's better to just stop asking entirely. Perhaps I'm overthinking this, though...