Page 660 - Lifting the Screen

15th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM
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Lifting the Screen
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Newbiespud 15th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
In which the DM gets an overdue heartfelt monologue that's not exposition or a rant or in a character's voice and no one reads it because it's way too long.

It's been a crappy week, not gonna lie. Want to share some of my pain? The second The Quivering livestream recording just went up. It ends... unconventionally, I'll tell you that.


Digo 15th Oct 2015, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Yay, more Quivering!!

One a rare occasion I've had to come forward and ask my players what it is they're trying to do with the story rails. I think the most memorable one was that they wanted to Teleport across the continent to reach an old abandoned tower of the BBEG. It wasn't anything I planned the party to get to any time soon, but they really seemed to want to go there.

I did have to make it clear that their method of getting ported over was rather one-way, AND that there's no guarantee that what they find in there will be remotely fair (helloooo 15 round mini-boss fight against golems on uneven collapsed flooring).

They had fun though, so I can't argue against the results.
Winged Cat 15th Oct 2015, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Not too long ago, I had to ask my players which way they wanted the campaign to go. It's a smaller example - there are two plots that need to be dealt with, but they can go in either order.

Good thing I asked, because they took what I'd incorrectly guessed would be the second plot, asked for that first, and promptly twisted it into a third sub-plot that will need resolving before either of the two main plots can be resumed.
Specter 15th Oct 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
This is the kind of page that kind of makes me want to cry. It's also a great one to wake up to. Yay.

Edit: Side note, do not sleep to whatever this was.
CCC 15th Oct 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
...I must admit, I didn't expect that twist. I wonder if Hurricane Fluttershy will come back again later or not?

And I think I like this DM's honesty here.
Digo 15th Oct 2015, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
Honest DMs are something that should be common.
Disloyal Subject 15th Oct 2015, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Honesty is important, but a certain amount of secrecy is good too.
This GM seems to have struck a pretty good balance.
Digo 15th Oct 2015, 6:50 PM