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
Newbiespud
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.

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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
Specter
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