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Gawk Value
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Newbiespud 10th Jan 2017, 5:00 AM edit delete
Ah, nothing like pitting two players that are supposed to be working together against each other.

...Wait, I read that wrong. It's "no one likes pitting two players that are supposed to be working together against each other."

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Specter 10th Jan 2017, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
I think you were right the first time Spud. Anyone else admitting to the devious delight (cause I sure am)?
aerion111 10th Jan 2017, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Of course I am.
I like outright villain protagonists, why wouldn't I like some villainous moments from normal protagonists.
ThatGuest 10th Jan 2017, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Eh, really it's not a good idea unless both players are in on it and have worked things out between each other. Rarity made the right call here. Otherwise there would have been a risk of the other players thinking she was trying to be an attention whore and hijack RD's session. IC drama spilling over into OOC is never fun or healthy for a group.
Digo Dragon 10th Jan 2017, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I agree. If the two players plan it out so that it doesn't hurt the gaming experience, I'm okay with that. But when it is actual antagonizing one another, it stops being fun for most folks.
aylatrigger 10th Jan 2017, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
I love them. Both as a GM and player.

I also love anticipating it, when OOC you know your characters will try to kill each other or something once certain information gets out...
Psych0 1st May 2017, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
I love them, no matter what side of it I'm on.

To be fair, I kind of thrive on conflict of any sort, so I do have a bit of an excuse.
ANW 10th Jan 2017, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Blackmail stories.
I don't have anything, but you guys might.
Specter 10th Jan 2017, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
As an adventurer I 'asked' another player to spend 5,000 of their 5,150 gold to buy me a shiny new blade (the last one was lodged in a dead thing), or the (diehard) paladin of light and law would find out they were a vampire.

Granted the blade was cursed, and the vampire was stealing my life force now, but I kept my word and never told the paladin (I even defended the vampire from him when he did find out), but that's besides the point.
Rastaba 10th Jan 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Which means I was right that Rarity's ticket wasn't an outright guarantee!! The ball is still in play and the thieve's guild can still call interference and void the entire point of their campaign!! I have literally almost zero sports knowledge so if that doesn't make sense, you know why.
emmerlaus 10th Jan 2017, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Personnaly, if I was a player of this campaign, I would say that Rarity should win the flying contest in that case and screw if my character cant make it to the Gala.

After all, the priority of us doing this was for Rarity sake and give her the opportunity to marry the Prince as Dainty Dove.

Its the priority that matter. Also, if Rarity player was allowed to make a other character as Princess Luna, I dont see why Rainbow Dash wouldnt be allowed to make a other character for the Gala.

But... of course we all know it wont go that way after all BUT logicly speaking, that's what I would do and screw the GM plans for Rainbow Dash tickets.
ThatGuest 10th Jan 2017, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
I think you just figured out how they're going to try to derail it. Dash is going to be willing to throw it again for Rarity, Rarity will roll a 1 on something and RD will win accidentally in the course of saving her.
Digo Dragon 11th Jan 2017, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Or what if Rarity does win the competition, but then the wings give out in purpose (the guild tying a loose end) and Dash saves her and the Wonderbolts, thereby getting a ticket from the GM purely out of selfless heroism?
Guest 10th Jan 2017, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
I'm still waiting for sessions with our new characters to pick up again to find out whether I'm going to be pitted against the rest of the party. If Asmodeus wills it I'll pretend I don't completely despise them, but I'd happily kill them if that is what Asmodeus asks of me.
Evilbob 10th Jan 2017, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Sheeesh. If you're going to spill the beans on a long-anticipated plan the GM has meticulously set up and not wait for the payload to be delivered before explaining, at least have the decency to tell them WHEN he's here so he can get a good laugh at the look on the faces!
Thor 10th Jan 2017, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
Nope. If the GM is trying to split the party's loyalty like that the best choice is the tell them and hide from him the fact that everyone knows. I hate PvP situations orchestrated by the GM so if he starts doing that then it's time to start treating him like the enemy.
Freemage 11th Jan 2017, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
I can't think of a more guaranteed way to turn the whole campaign into a trainwreck. If you have a problem with the set-up, you talk to the GM like an adult; you can even opt to not play along. But spending effort on keeping a secret until just the right moment to bring the whole plot to a dead halt is mutually wasting the time of everyone involved.
Blueblade 10th Jan 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
I have some questions...
1.)Why do they need somebody to win the best young fliers competition
2.)Why did they choose to give this job to a unicorn instead of, I don't now... A PEGASUS?
3.)If it has to be Rarity then why?
4.)What's another question I could ask about this?
42.)What is the answer to everything?
5.) Who got the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy reference?
6.)What were we talking about again?

Chakat Firepaw 11th Jan 2017, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
1: They are running a book on the event and want to ensure large profits.
2: By having an extreme long-shot that entered at the last minute win they can look good by paying out some big wins that disguise how much they are netting in profit.
3: Cleaning up loose ends, her wings are rigged to fail after she wins.
4: Are any of the PCs going to places bets on Rarity?
42: Something that can only be understood in the context of its question.
5: Just about everyone.
6: Organized crime.
Céline .S. Sauvé 11th Jan 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
I personally hate that sort of BS in my RPGs, but if it's part of your group's Social Contract to stab each other in the back, then go at it, I suppose.
Céline .S. Sauvé 11th Jan 2017, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Sorry. Internet glitched and it doubled the comment.

Please delete it, if possible.
Céline .S. Sauvé 11th Jan 2017, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Sorry. Internet glitched and it doubled the comment.

Please delete it, if possible.
Newbiespud 11th Jan 2017, 9:41 AM edit delete reply
Oooooh, the rare double double post!

Nope, I'm keepin' this.
Ishidan 11th Jan 2017, 9:35 PM Haha! edit delete reply
Haha! The posts have been doubled!
Céline .S. Sauvé 11th Jan 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
I personally hate that sort of BS in my RPGs, but if it's part of your group's Social Contract to stab each other in the back, then go at it, I suppose.
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RuBoo 26th Nov 2019, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
...I am tempted to make an Evil character at some point just to see if I can teach a paladin a lesson IC (and possibly OOC). Like, the "let's not do this now and get this done first so we're not fighting each other in a freaking war zone" kind of evil. Pragmatic, part-of-the-party evil, not card-carrying, amoral, totally-dead-next-session evil. Though, if the party wants a card-carrying and amoral ally-turned-enemy, I can certainly try that. Probably fail, but I can try.
...That's all assuming I can find a game to play, of course, never played a tabletop RPG in my life (as far as I can remember)...