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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

September 22, 2023 by Tim


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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
8 months ago

And that’s how you introduce an NPC to help a party low in members and then kill it gloriously

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
8 months ago

Quirk acquired by Groff: Demon Hater (+20% DMG to Demons, must attack Demons, if any)

Dunkmaster
Dunkmaster
8 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

It’s DND so +1d6 seems more appropriate.

Rolando
Rolando
8 months ago

Cake: It’s over, planar demon! I have the high ground!

Jedi
Jedi
8 months ago

Smart, we all know that the high ground is unbeatable … right Anakin ?

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
8 months ago
Reply to  Jedi

*Grumbling in Maul*

Dagroth
Dagroth
8 months ago
Reply to  Jedi
Scarsdale
Scarsdale
8 months ago
Reply to  Jedi

Mythbusters proved that the “high ground” is a disadvantage, both guys got more hits from below than above. The ONLY reason it “worked” in the movie is because Anakin tried to jump over him instead of using his brain and swiped at Obewan’s feet/legs from below.

Ocramot
Ocramot
8 months ago

Good thing the demon stopped wrestling with the father’s spirit and it didn’t realize it could… just… you know… walk above him.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
8 months ago
Reply to  Ocramot

That demon was in “I crush you!” mode, the thought never occurred to it.

Kenju
Kenju
8 months ago

And that is how you justify saving your DMNPC insuring the mountain of muscle warrior is not chosen over your Lawful Good whiny health potion.

Though it would be badass if his dad suddenly chucked the demon over his shoulder and onto the portal, destroying it and trapping them here for awhile till they can find another portal. Would make for a fun campaign ^^

James
James
8 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

Alternately, it’s how you get players emotionally engaged in a side bit they only had to go on because they let a party member die fairly callously.

Timmeh
Timmeh
8 months ago
Reply to  James

I mean, to be fair, they didn’t LET him die… they just helped him along with really dumb choices.

Kenju
Kenju
8 months ago
Reply to  James

How is four consecutively horrifically bad dice rolls letting someone die?

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
8 months ago
Reply to  James

They didn’t let him die, he failed the check to clear the jump, 2 failed the check to help him, 4 might have just dropped the bag on him but 1 wasn’t trying to crush his ribcage, it was just how it went.

Timmeh
Timmeh
8 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

I understand where you are coming from, but most of the “well, we should probably bring Tobin back” talk has come from the other players. There might be some mechanic that helps the DM be impartial with his character.

One mechanic is “it is a comic” and it would be 1) weird to add a 5 just to DM and 2) boring to not have 3 involved with the shenanigans.

like, yes. we all are aware this isn’t a real campaign. We are aware that a real campaign would play differently.

Kenju
Kenju
8 months ago
Reply to  Timmeh

You have to admit it just comes across bad that literally two pages ago Groff was pointing out how much more valuable his father was as an option between the two to revive, and suddenly this happens is my point.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
8 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

And you missed the many reasons why doing so would (have) be(en) a bad idea? You’re also missing the main problem with your assertion. You’re not wrong that this outcome is an good way to keep the ‘revive Tobyn’ plot back on track, but you’re framing it as if that’s just a trick to force the party to dump the father and bring the DMPC back instead. There are two things wrong with that: One, it’s quite plausible the DM was already planning on something like this in the first place. After all, it makes more sense for the father… Read more »

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
8 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

He was gonna make another character, the players opted to go through the effort to bring him back.

Reso
Reso
8 months ago

Maybe this will allow Dad to redeem himself in the eyes of his barbarian gods.

Bloof
Bloof
8 months ago

Is a nostril about to be sought?

Bonnie
Bonnie
8 months ago

These are my favourite characters! Love their storylines.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
8 months ago

I hope she had something a bit stronger than pointy sticks to shoot with if that’s the case, Demons by nature are magical creatures and all conventional arrows would do is piss him off and get his attention. Plus I expect the portal would close if she had gone through.