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The Campaign: Against The Clock

May 19, 2017 by Tim

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Piestein
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Piestein

Never open up your soul to the lord of light before erasing your mental porn history.

Cyrad
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Called it. The god’s a jerk. Definitely not lawful good

ThatOneGuy
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ThatOneGuy

I’m not sure that’s how gods work bud. This could be Tim branching out, but roleplaying games have gods give power to those who follow their alignment or teachings. If he really is a chaotic evil dick, why would he give lawful good clerics healing powers? I think you’re forgetting how dick-ish lawful good characters can be. If you have, come play a game with me. I have just the group for you.

Phil
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I think you’re forgetting the “lawful” part of lawful good–you follow the rules, you get blessed. Thyros demanded purity (not just external, but internal) in exchange for his blessing.

A neutral/chaotic good being would probably act more in line with what you’re expecting–doling out blessings regardless of the character of the supplicant.

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

I’m curious how exactly does Chaotic good work?
I’ve seen Chaotic good just been thrown into a Neutral alignment and so I’m curious as to what it would be like.

Burning Batsu
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Burning Batsu

A decent way to describe Chaotic Good – A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He makes his own way, but he’s kind and benevolent. … Chaotic good can be a dangerous alignment when it disrupts the order of society and punishes those who do well for themselves. They believe in kindness and benevolence, but do not always have regard for the laws of the land, often willing to work outside the confines of it to bring about results.

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Commentary Ver.2.72

It’s basically a person who runs about causing some chaos, but all with the greater good in mind. They’re usually the kinds of people with a good heart and good intentions who like going about it a bit… chaotically, I guess.

Jp
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Jp

think Robin hood and thats the definition of Choatic good you do a bad thing but is for everyone elses sake IE Steal from the Evil Rich to feed the hungry poor your Stealing but for a good cause

J Mike Reed Jr
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J Mike Reed Jr

Robin Hood is the classic example of Chaotic Good. He is a rule-breaker on the right side of morality. Mal from Fire-fly, Harry Dresden of the Dresden Files, Batman… Chaotic Good.

mjc
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mjc

I highly doubt you called anything. The god clearly says “Only a being authentic in character and morality will survive the blessing you seek.” I don’t think the god is killing 3 because he’s a jerk, I think he’s giving 3 the blessing and it’s up to 3 to figure out how to survive it to prove his worth. “Then apparently you are a fool” is likely more towards the idea that if you’re a nice enough guy you get a free blessing because your righteousness will protect you. No, this is a test and 3 needs to pass. The… Read more »

Thomas
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Thomas

Raising the dead to do your fighting is probably not a good Idea if you follow a LAWFUL-GOOD God of HEALING.

Also http://cad-comic.com/comic/the-campaign-the-evil-within-p25/ was probably not of the LAWFUL-GOOD.

J Mike Reed Jr
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J Mike Reed Jr

Not all Healers are Lawful-Good:
“Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create…life. He had such a knowledge of the Dark Side, he could even keep the ones he cared about…from dying.”

Him.
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Him.

Well…
That ended…
Interestingly…
Actually I’m not that surprised. The Players appear to be at the level of “RIghteousness” somewhere between The Warriors of Light of FF1 and the cast of Epic Battle Fantasy 4 (on steam). In other words, they are good hearted and have solid intentions but to call them pure is simply incorrect.

Weak communication
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Weak communication

Two gods. An individual himself and god Thyros. In this case, the individual’s standard of good is within the individual, not outside the individual, like Thyros. Selfishness and personal goals. Balance on the side of the self as a god.

Exarch
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Exarch

Yeah, right; no DM blows up their own character like that, what’s the point in an RP interaction with yourself? What’s everyone else doing, ordering pizza? This is why DMs shouldn’t have characters in their own campaign.

Diamond655
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Diamond655

Actually, Two is running Thyros for now.

Four was doing it, but then she started fucking with Three and then he passed it on to Two because she wasn’t taking it seriously.

Also, it’s still entirely possible the rest of the party can do things during this, too.

Me-me
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Me-me

Everyone’s chanting about how this is unsurprising or they knew it would happen or whathaveyou, but I for one am flabbergasted. Not because I have an impeccable view of the purity of character and morality of the cleric, but because… the cleric is the DM. Like, the player who plays the cleric is also the person who determines what is and is not the will of the deity. He has 4 roleplaying the guy, but I’m struggling to see how he could endow 4 with the authority (or that 4 would have the inclination to) deem that his actions weren’t… Read more »

Me-me
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Me-me

Okay I just reread the last comic – 2 is running the god, not 4. So 2 could easily decide to kill two characters instead of playing along and letting him pass. I guess they can roll up a couple new characters now.

Merlin
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Merlin

There is still no proof that he is dead. Yes, it looks like he has failed and will be vaporized but I have seen countless characters survive after the dramatic declaration of certain death. Especially since this is the DMPC this is all story no rolls are necessary unless he wills it so this just a cutscene the only reason someone else is reading the god’s lines is so that he isn’t just talking to himself they have no actual control