Page 726 - City of Villains, Part 11

17th Mar 2016, 6:00 AM in Intermission 7
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City of Villains, Part 11
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Newbiespud 17th Mar 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
At the end of the day, it's about fulfilling some kind of emotional "need." Some people "need" to win at something. And some people "need" to express themselves creatively and honestly. What can make or break a group is whether everyone's "need" is the same or compatible.

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Digo Dragon 17th Mar 2016, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Radiance is a mechanic? Huh, never would have guessed. Knows how to handle that spanner though.

Also, that :D face that Saddle Rager is making in the second to last panel. Squee!
FanOfMostEverything 17th Mar 2016, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
If I recall correctly, one of the Green Lanterns is an engineer. John Stewart, I think. It makes sense for someone with that power set to be able to visualize the fine details of their energy constructs.
Digo Dragon 17th Mar 2016, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I suppose if you're good at making really intricate constructs it would be realistic skill set. Dunno much about Green Lanterns though. Didn't read the comics. ^^;
Crisis 17th Mar 2016, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's John. Green Lantern constructs work on imagination and mental visualization.

It all you can visualize is the basic form of an object, that's all you can create. But someone like John who can visualize all the component pieces and how they fit and work together? That's a whole new ball game.

A Green Lantern's willpower gives their constructs their basic strength. But it's their ability to imagine and visualize those constructs that refines that strength, making it more or less potent depending on the quality of the focus.
Mandark 17th Mar 2016, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
John Stewart was in the military and then was an Architect.
Specter 17th Mar 2016, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
It's also like Littlepip and Blackjack, they couldn't really do telekinetic machinery without knowing what they were suppose to actually mess with.

One example, I believe it was Littlepip and she needed the elevator blueprints so she knew how to unlock the elevator in the institute of magic. ... I think that's right.
Digo Dragon 17th Mar 2016, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
It does make sense. I have a unicorn OC that is a mechanic, and it would be difficult for her to correctly wire a fuse box if she didn't know what the color coded stripes on the wires meant.
ANW 17th Mar 2016, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Let's hope they the luck of Irish.
It's ST. Patrick's Day.
Are you wearing green today?
I am.
The Old One 17th Mar 2016, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I wasn't going to, but one of my coworkers is wearing a green derby. So I've decided to join in. I'm wearing a stalk of celery on my lapel now.
KathiraNarae 17th Mar 2016, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
Oh, hello Doctor!
Winged Cat 17th Mar 2016, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
I usually wind up wearing a 4-leaf clover at some point. (No, seriously - but just a small regular clover with 4 leaves, about thumbnail sized in total, not the giant ones commonly depicted for ease of visibility. Being a small clover no longer attached to the soil or other water repository, and near a heat source - that is, worn on my body - it wilts within several hours. There's a trick to finding them; obviously, the first step is to find a clover patch.)

That said, I am also wearing a green shirt today, because I can get away with it.
Wasen 17th Mar 2016, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Nope, just black and white. Been on a funreal today...
Digo Dragon 17th Mar 2016, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I taped a green sticky note on my work badge.
aylatrigger 17th Mar 2016, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Nope. All black, as usual (it's my favorite color ^_^ ). I don't think I even have green. I will make Irish Soda Bread later...

Most of my holiday energy this week was spent on Pi Day, as usual.
Pablo360 17th Mar 2016, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, no. I would have, but I had to wear a button-up shirt for a school mass, and my only green button-up has been MIA for a couple years.
Blueblade 17th Mar 2016, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
honestly I completely forgot That it was St Patrick's Day today and only ended up wearing green by coincidence.
Boris Carlot 18th Mar 2016, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
I wore green 'cause it was my uniform but St Patrick's day doesn't mean a thing to me.
Mykin 17th Mar 2016, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
"Who would choose roleplay over victory?"

... *Slowly raises hand* But only if it's satisfying in the end.
Digo Dragon 17th Mar 2016, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Oh yes, I too prefer roleplay over victory if it's satisfying. I will happily lose a battle in exchange for a good characterization moment.
Winged Cat 17th Mar 2016, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
Same here. Those tradeoffs are unusual, though (at least in the games I've been in); most of the time, victory allows at least as good characterization.
Specter 17th Mar 2016, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
It's a lot more fun to go with role-play, plus it makes the characters a lot more interesting to interact with.
Jannard 17th Mar 2016, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Agreed. Satisfying roleplay, as far as my experience with RPGs goes, has always been better than sure victory.
Evilbob 17th Mar 2016, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
I say I would like to prefer role-playing over victory...

But I think if I want to be completely honest with myself... I hate losing a lot...

So it becomes a titanic inner struggle for me sometimes whenever I have to choose between victory or roleplay...

Luckily for me, this FOE game I'm currently in doesn't make me have to make that choice very often. My character's long-ago lost most of his marbles. He's transformed from a doctor who genuinely cared about everypony to a consummate and nondiscriminating pyromaniac.
LegendofMoriad 17th Mar 2016, 1:44 PM Roleplay vs Victory edit delete reply
Roleplay is it's own reward. I find a lost battle to be far more satisfying than a lost opportunity to portray my characters correctly.

Then again, I'm the DM. I'm expected to lose on a consistent basis. Just enough that the players feel powerful, but not steamrollers.
aylatrigger 17th Mar 2016, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Depends on the character, really. Though in a way I guess that is roleplay. If the character prefers munchkinning, being overpowered, and winning, chanes are they will throw out other wishes when it comes to wanting victory.

Some of my characters have gone against this, out of morals, wanting to spread chaos even to themselves, or secretly working against the party.

...So I guess roleplay, but most of my characters want victory more than most things?
aerion111 18th Mar 2016, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Most of the time, it doesn't feel like a true victory if I break the roleplay.
It'd be like 'cheesing' a computer game with broken mechanics and overpowered units; Where's the point,if you're not playing fair?
Luminous Lead 17th Mar 2016, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Looks like the Maneiac picked up the Paranoid complication. Roleplay over victory, indeed =D
j-eagle12212012 17th Mar 2016, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Roleplay over victory u say, pans camera onto Javolt
Blueblade 17th Mar 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
DARNIT! Why didn't I think of that early? (Ignoring the fact I just read panel few seconds ago)
Oh well. At least I have my own jokes. Their very funny and very offscreen
Mace Direwolf 19th Mar 2016, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
HAha! Nice one, J!
Blueblade 17th Mar 2016, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Panel 9
Saddle ranger: U mad?
Surely I'm not the only one who sees this right?
Specter 18th Mar 2016, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
I see it as well, and I'm starting to think she might be having too much fun with this.
jdb1984 18th Mar 2016, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
How is this even working? They're all at the same table, they know what everyone is actually talking about.