Page 1799 - Package Steal

24th Jan 2023, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 24th Jan 2023, 6:00 AM edit delete
It's kind of a dramatic scene, so I'm hard-pressed to come up with a pithy Author's Note, but also on top of that I'm boggling at the thought that I've reached almost 1800 pages!

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Digo 24th Jan 2023, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
I wonder, with GMs, how often they will run their villains as keeping their word on a deal with the PCs? In my case it is very often, because in my mind, chaotic villains don't have the mindset to make deals.

Which is why I often wonder about the fey being considered chaotic, when at the same time I see them run as making deals and keeping that word (yes they do find loopholes, but that is why you employ a lawyer to read the deal first before you sign). ^^;
Guest 24th Jan 2023, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
By the time you've found a lawyer and had them read over the contract, the deal has been changed. Don't leave the chaotic fey spirit waiting; they bore easily and get "playful" with the toys that wander into them.
Digo 24th Jan 2023, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
All successful adventurers should already have a lawyer on retainer within easy reach by communication spell. :3
Godzfirefly 24th Jan 2023, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
Fey are bound by Fey Law to keep their word and honor their debts. Lawful creatures don't need to be bound to do things like that...they just choose to.
aylatrigger 24th Jan 2023, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
And being chaotic beings forced to follow their word and debts (and possibly slew of other rules), that kind of makes them crazier. And the evil fey take that out on everyone. ...Good fey take that out on those who upset them put more prankstery unless *really* upset.
Digo 24th Jan 2023, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
But they have a court. And laws. That just seems so counterproductive.
Draxynnic 25th Jan 2023, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Chaotic doesn't necessarily mean total anarchy. They can have laws and law enforcement, although it's likely that they might leave more to interpretation and be enforced on a more haphazard basis. And it's possible that those who are in charge of enforcing the laws are... not as chaotic as the rest.
Digo 25th Jan 2023, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
I just feel that 'chaotic' doesn't really match up with fey behavior. I think they're more opportunists, which can be much more flexible with a silly alignment chart.
Warlock 25th Jan 2023, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
I prefer "Disciplined/rational" to "Lawful" and "Emotional" to "Chaotic".

The idea being a person follows a pattern, or goes by whims. Works better than trying to do arbitrary debates on what 'lawful' and 'chaotic' are, and instead describes how they approach an issue.
Vegetalss4 25th Jan 2023, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
Personally if making a deal with the villains is on the table I basically always make them keep their part of the bargain (through there might be unforeseen side-effects).

This is mostly because I find it more interesting if they do that since otherwise it'll just make it so that there's no point in considering any offers made by future villains.

The exception involve a few villains where it's very very clear that they won't keep their end where the offer itself is just a bit of color and flavor to the encounter to be dismissed out of hand by the PC's rather than something to actually consider.
Classic Steve 24th Jan 2023, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
I half-expected Dash to want to rush the depowered Discord. It'd beat having Tirek kill him, because this way the heroes get XP, right?
Roguim 24th Jan 2023, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Loved that self-aware Dash here.
CyanWhisp 25th Jan 2023, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
You can’t have absolute confidence in yourself without knowing who you are.
Wolfier 24th Jan 2023, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
A wild Spike has appeared!
LupisLight 25th Jan 2023, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
"I don't even know what is going on anymore..."

Ever have one of those moments?