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7th Jun 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 7th Jun 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
This is Page 1700? Geez...!

There's a reference to an arc from about eight years ago on this page. Also, I had completely forgotten about this, but apparently I had predicted the "callback to It's About Time involving an escapee from Tartarus" plot point a few months before Twilight's Kingdom aired??

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steel resolve 7th Jun 2022, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Discord's turn here does make more sense if done prior to his redemption arc.
Digo 7th Jun 2022, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
It's not "manipulating the GM" if you just take the wheel and drive the campaign yourself. ;)

Though there are some modern RPG systems that basically have this effect as it's core mechanic, so, some groups probably dig the concept.
Prairie Son 7th Jun 2022, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Given how often GMs steal the players' ideas, likely more than you think.
Digo 8th Jun 2022, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Stealing the players' ideas is exactly why I encourage backstories. Not to like, screw with them by putting family members in trouble. More I have NPCs recognize the players for those past accomplishments and deeds in their backstory. Quest givers come to them for help. Put some weight on that backstory to drive the campaign.

Your backstory says you found an odd art object and you want to collect the other pieces? Well here is Mr. Traveling Merchant who has seen such a piece and he'll gladly share the location if you could bring him safely to the town next to there!
tiger_Fox 7th Jun 2022, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
knowing how things turn out between discord and tirek, this is going to be interesting
Ransom4 7th Jun 2022, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
True! Without speculating too much, it does seem like DM is setting the stage to beat Discord at his own game.
Zendrelax 7th Jun 2022, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
I get the feeling that the GM here knows DiscordGM is trying to manipulate them, and is already planning out how his team-up with Tirek is going to go.
Roguim 7th Jun 2022, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Indeed is making sense the way Discord is making Tirek, scape being unnoticed so fat, but that sense could also backfire...
Toric 8th Jun 2022, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Well, throwing back to my comment a page or two ago, this enters the realm of Discord becoming a player rather than guest using DM fiat. This isn't something Discord can automatically succeed at, so even if Discord isn't typically statted, the player can be made to roll for success or failure. This, and repercussions coming from the world/DM for his actions instead of purely player reaction takes him out of the driver's chair somewhat, and puts him in a position closer to being a player himself.