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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

September 6, 2023 by Tim


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Merida
Merida
7 months ago

nose?

Ocramot
Ocramot
7 months ago
Reply to  Merida

Fell?

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
7 months ago

In his defense, the DM did choose to bring his fathers spirit into play, even if there was a reason. Anyone that’s ever played D&D should know better than to assume the party will choose the more logical choice.

Kenju
Kenju
7 months ago

I mean, killing the other side faster IS the most powerful healing magic out there…

Frank
Frank
7 months ago

3 should have foreseen this.That’s why it’s never a good idea to be DM and PC at the same time 🙂

Michael Livote
Michael Livote
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

All of us DM’s have learnt that lesson the hard way unfortunately…..

Jack0r
Jack0r
7 months ago
Reply to  Michael Livote

Yeah, my DMPC lasted the whole of a single session. It wasn’t a good choice to put her in.

Ashi
Ashi
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

To be fair, 1/2/4 are so dysfunctional that if 3 didn’t play the healer, they’d get wiped by a colony of honeybees.

Urazz
Urazz
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

Not even a colony of honeybees, just one honeybee and it didn’t even sting them. I can see all 3 of them killing each other trying to kill the honeybee out of fear.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

This problem isn’t really caused by the dmpc though. Or more specifically, it has nothing to with Tobyn being a dmpc instead of [insert any sufficiently plot-related NPC that’d justify a resurrection quest]. It’d be the same situation if the party was on a quest to resurrect [Aylina, fated heir to the realm] or [Xarugan the Mad, the only wizard with the knowledge they need]. Dmpc or not, 3 has no particular need to bring Tobyn back. He was already willing to reroll, but then the party chose to go try and resurrect Tobyn instead. Don’t misread this quest as… Read more »

Arcslayer
Arcslayer
7 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

I don’t think that 3 would have foreseen this. Some DMs just get wrapped up in being Machiavellian. They forget that a complex a story is not a better story. That said, if this is related to the quest then this could easily be the end for this group. A lesson all DMs must learn is when to let co-incidence and player choice drive player engagement. Sometimes having no direction connection to a story leads to more memorable, and more enjoyable sessions. If this interaction ties into their current quest that engagement should be lost, because 1’s character has all… Read more »

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
7 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

3 said “I’ll just reroll”, that absolutely doesn’t mean he was willing to. He at that point didn’t have another choice. His character died. It’s either reroll or stick to DM. It’s then that the others (ok mostly 2) saw how sad he was about it and decided to try and find a way to bring him back. So this is not just a “hey just reroll another healer”-type of thing. It’s 4 friends who’ve been playing these characters a long time and have a bond. Tho 3 does seem the one to be the most emotionally invested in their… Read more »

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Some DMs PC at the same time because none of their friends are ever willing to do the job, so it’s the only way to PC at all.

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

3 will be playing the father instead, but yes.

Eric the White
Eric the White
7 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

Yeah I don’t think 1 has really thought this through. # has already shown a willingness to just troll the ever loving crap out of 3 with his father. I think this would ramp that behavior up a notch.

jack
jack
7 months ago

that was clearly a message: DM, don’t make me choose between your dmpc or my character’s father. that choice has already been made.

Rolando
Rolando
7 months ago

“Healing potion with eyeballs.” Decades of prejudice against healers, condensed into one short sentence. Awesome xD

Ashi
Ashi
7 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

“What’s that? You need healing? Desperately? I’d love to, but I’m very busy healing these blades of grass that someone trampled upon. As soon as they’re restored, you will be next on my list…unless Cake chips a nail again.”

Rolando
Rolando
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

“Look! A healer was mean to me! When all I did was disrespect, belittle and betray them over and over! Waaaah! I don’t like my actions having consequences I don’t enjoy! Healers suuuuck!”

(All similarities with some real life issue, are decidedly not a coincidence.)

Kenju
Kenju
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashi

Never a good idea to antagonize the loot mule either though, they might drop something, or, you know, turn that massive strength bonus against you in the form of an axeident 😉

Salty
Salty
7 months ago

That middle panel with the shading kinda looks like you pulled a Disney Little Mermaid VHS cover art hide in plain sight kinda thing.

Jimbers McTimbers
Jimbers McTimbers
7 months ago

Drinking your dad would indeed be very odd

Ocramot
Ocramot
7 months ago

And here we can see the GM regretting to put the player in front of this moral “dilemma”

foducool
foducool
7 months ago

potions ain’t cheap, dude

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Suddenly no place is offering healing potions. Strange.

Pyre
Pyre
7 months ago

3 is regretting last strip’s smirk right now.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

Last Panal: Le Backfire.

Tim
Tim
7 months ago

I don’t play DnD are healers actually that useless or is 1 just being a jerk