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20th Oct 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2
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Newbiespud 20th Oct 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
There's a lot of literature on the subject of what ingredients make a good villain, but I'd argue that, especially at the tabletop, one of the most important factors is that being angry at them and fighting against them feels like fun, not frustration. Which is nowhere near as simple as it sounds.

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Digo 20th Oct 2020, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Ugh, the volumes I could write about all the villain's I've had and what works and doesn't... and the real crime is that it isn't as consistent as you might first guess because players all have different tastes on face punching. XD

I think... I think that if anything, villains feel more satisfying if they don't have the rules to escape. So if you need your villain to live a while, have a minion deliver a message, like say by video conference in a laptop.
Borg 20th Oct 2020, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
After too many times watching dragons run away when they knew they weren't going to win the fight, though, it was very satisfying when I realized that I could now chase one down and keep shooting it.
Digo 20th Oct 2020, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
That can be pretty satisfying to chase down an enemy.
Guest 20th Oct 2020, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
This is one of the things I loved about playing the Hell's Rebels AP. Barzillai Thrune is SO VERY SATISFYING to lay a beatdown on.
albedoequals1 20th Oct 2020, 9:40 AM Fun players edit delete reply
Can I have Cadance in my games? She doesn't even have to bring snacks :p
The Old One 20th Oct 2020, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
I dunno.... she seems too good to be true. Almost as if she was....... uh oh.
LupisLight 20th Oct 2020, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Uh question: Did Imposter!Cadence send the invasion threat warning to Canterlot? Because then, her whole plan seems to have been to brainwash Shining to take down the giant force-field around Canterlot, that is only up in the first place because of the warning SHE sent? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense?
Balrighty 20th Oct 2020, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
It makes sense if her thought process is "I'd rather have the Royal Guard aware of an attack and fatigued from being constantly on high alert than face them when they're surprised but not fatigued".
Telltale 20th Oct 2020, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
I get the feeling in this storyline that he'd have had the shield up to guard against Discord already.
Demon Nachos 21st Oct 2020, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Wasn't the Discord situation the FiD reason for the barrier?
börk 20th Oct 2020, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
I am severely enjoying the current arc. I like Cady's player.