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6th Sep 2012, 6:00 AM
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Overwhelming Will
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Newbiespud 6th Sep 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Being the Diplomancer is the approach that usually keeps the most people alive... but sometimes, you just want to destroy something.

Also, shoutout to Roy and Sam of the Brony Bookclub podcast, along with Lucres of the great fic Ponies Play D&D. You guys are awesome.

64 Comments:

Cain 6th Sep 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Cain
And the crazy nutjob needs to apologize. Of course
schpeelah 6th Sep 2012, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Of course she does. How else will she learn?
Raxon 6th Sep 2012, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
NEVER!
Oblivious 6th Sep 2012, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Oblivious
Last panel has best caption. You've done it again, Spuddy.
Digo 6th Sep 2012, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
The problem with being a Diplomancer is that it requires all three sides to want to actually listen to what you have to say, and then actually use their brains to parse your words into something agreeable to their goals.

Far easier is it for people to just start swinging weapons. I know, I was a diplomancer in a party of Berzerkers traveling the land of Aggro.
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Karilyn 6th Sep 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
It's usually advisable during diplomancy to appeal to their emotional side as opposed to their logical side, unless you're trying to diplomance with Vulcans.
Digo 6th Sep 2012, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
True, but again all sides have to WANT to listen to you. In my case, both the enemy and my fellow PCs are about as diplomatically skilled as a cow rolling upstairs both ways.
The lowest common denominator is to draw weapons and roll for initiative. :)

The GM says he loves PC diplomancers, but I had to call him out because all the NPCs he's thrown at us haven't bothered to accept my demands to parley. >_>
Zuche 6th Sep 2012, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Have you ever tried opening with the offer of a bigger, better fight in front of an enthusiastic and paying audience?
Digo 6th Sep 2012, 7:09 AM