Page 1798 - Bargaining Stage

21st Jan 2023, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Bargaining Stage
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Newbiespud 21st Jan 2023, 6:00 AM edit delete
Scenes of heroic sacrifice are rare when the goal of the game is usually power fantasy.

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Guest 21st Jan 2023, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
I like that you addressed the whole "What's to stop the villain from just killing the hostage after you give them everything" problem. It always bugs me when that happens.
Truthkeeper 21st Jan 2023, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Not that anything is actually stopping Tirek from just killing them anyway. He just reminded us that he is a lying liar who lies.
Wolfier 21st Jan 2023, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
TBF, the only people he's actually hurt after being weakened were the Alicorns. He's not really the time to hurt those he doesn't perceive as a threat.
Digo 21st Jan 2023, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
<I>"And Discord."</I>

I snort-giggled so hard! XD

When you have a lot of characters in a scene, it can be easy to forget who all are there. In my Saturday group, this can sometimes be the rogue, which in hindsight is probably to her advantage, all things considered.
Sensei Le Roof 21st Jan 2023, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Maybe, but that's not why Discord is the plus one in this situation. He's... not popular.
Digo 22nd Jan 2023, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Well, not quite that either. He's surprised that Twilight's player would give up everything for her friends. That's something Discord's player would not consider.
Winged Cat 21st Jan 2023, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
"That... wasn't why I was surprised!!" got a giggle from me.

I recall a superhero from Grrl Power who goes by the name of X, whose power is to be forgettable and invisible unless specifically pointed out. He works for the government doing spy stuff, including tailing certain questionable individuals.
Emtu 21st Jan 2023, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
For some reason that "my friends... and Discord" brought "my friends... and Zoidberg" to mind.
Eroraf 21st Jan 2023, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
I believe that's exactly what Spud was going for.
Newbiespud 21st Jan 2023, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it hardly needs to be a reference anymore, it's just a well-worn comedic beat at this point.
aylatrigger 21st Jan 2023, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Wolfier 21st Jan 2023, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
This is very much a "I'll believe it when I see it" moment.
Roguim 21st Jan 2023, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
yeah a player sacrifice his power it's not common in games, I get why DM Discord was surprise.
Fan of Most Everything 21st Jan 2023, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
I have to appreciate the concept of a "victory rampage."

"Hey Tirek! You just got every last thaum of magic on the continent! What are you going to do now?"
"I'm going to blow up Disneyworld!"
Vanshira 21st Jan 2023, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Hold the phone..."alicorn magic", Twilight says specifically. But isn't she also holding unicorn, pegasus, and Earth pony magic?
Jennifer 22nd Jan 2023, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
As far as I know, that IS alicorn magic. A combination of all three that is more than the sum of its parts. I would have liked to see Applejack teach her earth pony traits in addition to Rainbow teaching her flying.
ChosenChaos 22nd Jan 2023, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
How's it going to be delivered, though? At velocity directly to Tirek's face?
Matiekay_13 22nd Jan 2023, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that's what I imagine as well 😁
tolich 23rd Jan 2023, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
*chuckles* My friends and Zoidberg.