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2nd Aug 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 2nd Aug 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Thinking "tactically" in the mindset of a trickster god and an unstoppable magic bruiser is... a challenge, certainly. And it comes up more often than you'd think in fantasy scenarios, it seems...

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dziadek1990 2nd Aug 2022, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Hmmm... a big buff red guy who smashes through doors to enter buildings...

If he smashed through a wall and yelled "ooh yeah!" then we would be golden.
aylatrigger 2nd Aug 2022, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
It definitely would be a kool aid to his entrance.
NobleCuriosity 2nd Aug 2022, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
A+. Though some credit has to go to dziadek1990 for setting it up so perfectly.
A Quiet Reader 2nd Aug 2022, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
The entrance is entirely in-character for Tirek, but part of me is wondering if that tweak will somehow end up leading to Dastardly Duo's undoing. It's a small thing, but it's the first time the DM has pushed back in regards to Discord!DM's plan, and we know that the DM & Mane Six have some kind of plan...
CyanWhisp 2nd Aug 2022, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
I really don't see how that could possibly affect anything.
Prairie Son 2nd Aug 2022, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
This is another piece of the "Tirek Doesn't Do What Discord Wants" foreshadowing. Discord is largely treating Tirek as Dragon to his Evil Overlord. The GM is setting him up to be his own individual with his own goals and methods. In effect, Discord is missing the detail that this is no longer a Spy Vs Spy fight between him and the ponies, it is now Spy Vs Spy Vs Spy.
Gred 3rd Aug 2022, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
My money’s on “this is just cool and fun”. I don’t even really think this is foreshadowing a split between Discord and Tirek, I think the DM would have made the same suggestion if Tirek wasn’t likely to rebel in a serious way.
Warlock 3rd Aug 2022, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
I could see it both ways; especially since one of the greatest GM tricks is basically "oh yeah, I totally planned it that way" when coincidence happens. GM thinks it's time for some scenery chewing bombastic villainy, basing it off Discord's own penchant for theatrics. But since discord is chaotic and fairly mercurial himself, the actions feed into his overcompensating controlling nature, and in turn, Discord starts seeing patterns where none originally were. Thus, Discord would believe this was all pre-planned and his paranoia kicks in - in reality the GM totally just was going impromptu for this scene in order to make it fit the dramatics better.

I really enjoy when stuff like this happens as a GM.
Roguim 2nd Aug 2022, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
"Here's Tirek!"
Jennifer 3rd Aug 2022, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
The Princesses look so exhausted, I almost wonder how they managed to pull themselves up the ramp to the thrones. Never really noticed before, I feel sorry for them.
albedoequals1 3rd Aug 2022, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Divine power is great, but the withdrawal is the absolute worst
Big Entrance 3rd Aug 2022, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Why make a entrance when you can make a big entrance?
NobleCuriosity 4th Aug 2022, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
I’ve never heard this before, and it got a laugh out of me!
Kool-Aid Man 4th Aug 2022, 8:37 AM edit delete reply