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2nd Apr 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 2nd Apr 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Any stories about throwing yourself into a dangerous situation, not necessarily to resolve the situation itself but to gain some kind of secondary or overarching benefit?

...Is that too specific or too commonplace? Let's find out!

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Achtungnight 2nd Apr 2022, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
I go to work everyday based on this very issue. I need money to pay bills, the job gives me money. I don’t do the job for the job itself, no matter how much it helps the world be what it is. A couple decades ago, I attended a police academy for similar reasons. I never became a cop, but the secondary benefits of passing with excellence were more important.
Digo 2nd Apr 2022, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
I think for the majority of us, needing the money to pay bills is the only reason we go to these jobs. ^^

Otherwise I would be going full time on my side hustles of drawing art for money and being paid to GM games for people.
BackSet 2nd Apr 2022, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Yep. I call it School.
RuBoo 2nd Apr 2022, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
…School isn’t dangerous… At least, it’s not supposed to be…
…Ah, let’s face it, if school didn’t exist, school shootings wouldn’t exist, and the world would be that much of a better place…
Name 2nd Apr 2022, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
> if school didn’t exist, school shootings wouldn’t exist, and the world would be that much of a better place

Can't confirm, the outside of America is still a terrible place.
Not Pink Floyd 4th Apr 2022, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher, leave them kids alone
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall
BackSet 5th Apr 2022, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Well that just sort of happened. I mean, I didn't even participate in that.
CosmicPlatonix 2nd Apr 2022, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Does "I want more XP to level up" count as an overarching benefit?
Winged Cat 2nd Apr 2022, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
My thoughts too. As well as situations that seem dangerous, and perhaps would be to most people, but you've stacked the deck.
Sapphire 2nd Apr 2022, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
I think a lot of what makes Discord the player seem less likeable is Discord the character. He doesn't really have many frames where he isn't metaphorically screaming smug and condescending, and that reflects on the player.

I personally also just really dislike Discord as a character, but that's just me.
StupidCupid 2nd Apr 2022, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Yikes, seems like discord’s a bit pissed about last time, even if he doesn’t show it. Let’s hope he’ll be alright with the shape of this session, however it may go.
A Hat with a Hat 3rd Apr 2022, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
I definitely have a feeling that it's going to come to something. I don't even have the vitriol for the character like some people did in the last session but it's very evident he doesn't like being outplayed and outmatched, and that's certainly on the cards
Roguim 3rd Apr 2022, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Well there is the side-quest to earn more EXp and items to help to complete the main mission/quest so not a strange strategic to do this,
And for Discord's case he will learn that dangerous side-quest gives wings to some characters.