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The Campaign: Against The Clock

May 17, 2017 by Tim

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tiamatt
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tiamatt

Hmmm…interesting scenario our DM set for himself here. He wrote the scenario, he wrote the path getting to the challenge yet one of the players will be setting the benchmark for that challenge. I guess it’s something that has to be done for player DMs. Although I’m surprised 4 used Thyros to troll 3 instead of going something “Oh her? Yeah she’s perfectly fine now! Also I gave her 20 extra levels and her own kingdom just for being awesome!”

XD

Feemster
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Feemster

She chose the funny not OP route for that I respect her! lol

Me-me
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Me-me

Bet you any money that’s just coz 4 didn’t think of it.

Cyrad
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I find it weird that a god of love, healing, and light would outright incinerate people asking for help. Even Sarenrae wouldn’t do that, and she’s a warrior fire goddess of the sun.

Phil
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Phil

We only picked up Strudel’s conversation with Thyros midstream, and only one side of it–we don’t even know if healing Cake is what he was asking for. Based on 4’s personality and the “What’s the point of being a god, then” comment, I wouldn’t be surprised if she insulted/disrespected him in some way that merited said incineration.

ThatOneGuy
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ThatOneGuy

You’ve evidently never had the problem of what to do with a temp character after they’ve outlived their usefulness.

James Senft
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James Senft

TWO?
What am I missing here

James Senft
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James Senft

Nevermind I’m stupid, Player two… I saw the bold caps and thought it was an acronym

Harlie
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Don’t feel bad. I was confused at first too.

J Mike Reed Jr
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J Mike Reed Jr

Yeah, took me a bit, too.

My first thought was that it was a mistake and he meant to use “to.” “I’ll have to DM the god” but with it being all bold, I second-guessed that and thought it must be some kind of word-play pun I was missing the meaning of… It was only after that, that it occurred to me he meant Player Two.

Critic
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Critic

Eh I feel like you are working a bit too hard to get a joke a page in this act. Four’s humor is best in small doses and it has been going on full blast the entire arc. I like the D&D arcs but might just want to balance it a bit more.

An RPG player
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An RPG player

Meh! I have played other RPGs where a player is pissed off at the GM who harmed/killed a previous avatar of the player and given a chance to snark the GM, it was full on like King Kong. Complete with asshat attitude towards the GM and gratuitous dice rolling thru many skill checks. The GM learned to not be an asshat to the players.

DodgyDutchman
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DodgyDutchman

Nope, it’s just right. Personally I need a joke a page or I am going to lose interrest real fast. That is also why I skipped all of the Starcaster Chronicles stuff (which I am sure most find awesome, but bores me to tears).

Keep in mind that readers are not nescessarily comic fans. I abhor comic books and consider them a huge waste of time. But… I do love a good dose of cheesy humor and jokes. That is what keeps me coming back.

Rolan7
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Rolan7

You’re not wrong, but that humor is a welcome counterpoint to the current campaign arc, which focuses on a GMPC’s personal quest while the actual PCs just watch. Our GM recently had a a quest NPC make out with another NPC, in Elyssium, with our characters contractually obligated to be present. And it wasn’t even a quarter as awkward as this arc. Sometimes there’s a fine line between NPC and DMPC, but not here. Notably, when these PCs try to interfere or even interact naturally, they’re punished. That’s the kind of GMing I’d expect from me, not a good GM.

Zach
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Zach

Scrotum teeth is funny. Period. Yes, I spelled out period.

TempestK
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TempestK

Anyone else feel like 4’s been getting progressively more crazy-eyed? I mean, those bags she’s got right now would be too big to qualify as carry-ons at this point.