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19th Feb 2022, 6:00 AM in Intermission 15
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Newbiespud 19th Feb 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "This was what I was hinting at last time. The transformation sequence from Merlin to Venger is really well done, and I had to at least try and capture it a little bit in this comic. They managed to make it look imposing with an excellent use of a Dutch angle on the shot composition to make him seem even larger and more intimidating than he already is.

Personally, I'm always conflicted when it comes to confronting a big bad of any kind. Not because I don't want to do it, but I'm always on that line of "Do I wait to react, because I really want to hear them break out into a spiel about their motivations and plans..." and "Has the DM actually prepared that speech, or am I forcing them to improvise and potentially ruin the buildup to this fight?"

This is one of the many reasons I like DMing! I get to write the speeches and not worry about whether I'm imposing on someone. (That said, improvised speeches can both be really good and/or extremely funny. All that buildup over the course of a game to 'Um...I just don't really like you. Please die.')"
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7 Comments:

Prairie Son 19th Feb 2022, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Obviously in this world they haven't seen Spike after his little bout of Dragongreed.
GD 19th Feb 2022, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
I mean, he's been doing an okay job selling the danger of Tiamat. I guess trying to make humans scary when all you've seen is gangly teens is a bit harder. ; 3
Roguim 19th Feb 2022, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Came on Rainbow let's Spike go full Frank Langella in Masters of Universe.
Winged Cat 19th Feb 2022, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
It also works for short songs - which, in text format, can be seen as speeches.
Ah, ok 20th Feb 2022, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Nothing like the DM trying to make some suspense and drama only to find a hard public that seem to miss the joke or is just not amused
CCC 22nd Feb 2022, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Or that's too easily amused, suppressing giggles through your scariest speeches.
Digo 22nd Feb 2022, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
The hardest part about having your BBEG confront the party in a reveal is how quickly the PCs want to just skip the monologue and start rolling initiative. There's no desire for banter or wit. Just attacking.