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7th Apr 2015, 6:00 AM
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Hardest of Sells
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Newbiespud 7th Apr 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Then again, maybe trying to sell a party on a bunch of tabletop roleplayers is a fundamentally flawed idea...

So, starting tomorrow morning I begin a last-minute two-day roadtrip down to Safford, AZ to spend three days in a big ol' family reunion before spending another two days going all the way back up to Portland. Yaaay.


Digo 7th Apr 2015, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I really never had much of a problem getting players to attend a fancy social party. I mean there is usually something for everyone:

Fighter: Hobnobs with the high-ranking officers.
Rogue: Shiny stuff to pilfer.
Bard: Opportunity to use those new pick-up lines!
Wizard: Plays pranks on unsuspecting aristocrats.
Cleric: Blesses banquet.

Hilarious little story on that last point-- One party I sent the party to was because one of the guests was replaced by a demon who was to assassinate the king's son. The PCs show up and do their thing at the party.

After a while, the team felt that this demon was a bit too good at hiding. So the cleric in the party had an idea-- went into the kitchen and blessed all the food.

15 minutes later one of the aristocrats started choking on the caviar and his disguise broke. Demon found! :D
Mykin 7th Apr 2015, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Dang, I'm going to have to remember that one the next time I need to find a demon in disguise. That is just pure genius there.
Kaze Koichi 9th Apr 2015, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
And I need to remember it next time I need to hide a demon.
TM Shelton 7th Apr 2015, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
What the heck--?! I'm from Safford. No one ever mentions Safford on the internet ! ...YOU HAVE BROKEN THE TABOO!!
No, seriously though, I been following this comic for a while and this surprised me enough that I'm commenting for the first time. So who's your Safford family?
Guest 7th Apr 2015, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
How things translate things to RPG players.

Big party = hidden foe.

Room full of people = room full of killable exp.

High society = secret society

Secret society = pointless quest that is annoying or guild of thieves.

Something for everyone = only one person is going to be doing anything.
Digo 7th Apr 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
I like that first part of 'Secret Society' given what high Society translates to. Nice. XD
Guest 14th Sep 2015, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Wow, you have really shitty players.
j-eagle12212012 7th Apr 2015, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
I'm with RD this pitch sounds like someone readi