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Newbiespud 20th Sep 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Looking back and taking the long view on any campaign's course of events... sure, the loonie characters contribute a lot of moment-to-moment chaos, but a lot of the really really big, risky decisions often seem to come from the characters that are considered the most strict, logical, and composed...

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Toric 20th Sep 2022, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy, both the voice of reason and the comic relief in this page
Wulfraed 20th Sep 2022, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
That grin while saying that doesn't help matters...
ZhonLord 20th Sep 2022, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
Agreed, that smile sells the punchline perfectly.
Guest 23rd Sep 2022, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
I heard it in her voice, too. Comedy gold.
CosmicPlatonix 20th Sep 2022, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
I mean, let's face it. At the end of the day, the genuinely strict, logical, and composed people don't become adventurers.
BackSet 20th Sep 2022, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
They do become villains though. Disturbingly often.
TyrantViewer 20th Sep 2022, 7:09 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, being Strict, Logical and Composed in some of the settings where Adventurers are common, isn't really a sign of stability or sanity sometimes.

Picture someone like that in the Land of Ooo for example.

Conversely if they are Logical and such by the standards of the setting becoming a villain might be a reasonable decision.

Take Tarquin from Order of the Stick, he is aware he lives in a world that works on stories and cliches, plans accordingly, and is fine with eventually dying like villains do, as long as he gets an epic climax and a story out of it. In his case the issue is that he made it too meta, especially since he wants his good son to be the hero that beats him- by making all about himself he lost sight of the greater setting's story and the fact that since he WANTS that standard villain defeat, and built himself around embracing the evil overlord list, the actual fitting defeat for him is one that doesn't get him the ending he wants...

That went of an a tangent huh.
evileeyore 22nd Sep 2022, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
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"Picture someone like that in the Land of Ooo for example."

Princess Bubblegum. Whose overarching flaw was that she saddled herself with the mantle of RESPONSIBILITY and eventually had to learn that she couldn't control //everything//, lest she be the villain.
Wolfier 20th Sep 2022, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
I can't help but laugh at the idea that the world could end because the party gave a bunch of magic trinkets to a tree.
Toric 20th Sep 2022, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Take yourself from Apocalypse Now to Apocalypse Wow!
Digo 20th Sep 2022, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
I feel like in the parties I'm a part of, the strict, logical ones end up with decision paralysis as they overanalyze everything to the point they cannot go for a risk. Perhaps it is the well-rounded ones that balance the two aspects and take the lead on the scene. Take the good plan now over the perfect plan never.
The Froggy Ninja 20th Sep 2022, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Big “Ricky Matsui gives Dale the Questing Blade before being resurrected” energy.
Thor 21st Sep 2022, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Ah Fluttershy. Saying what we all need to hear. ^_^
Roguim 22nd Sep 2022, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Yeah Fluttershy being the soul of the party.