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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

October 6, 2023 by Tim

Whelp, that puts a pin in The Campaign for a while. Maybe some one-shots and Starcaster next…

 


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Groober
Groober
1 month ago

Phenomenal cosmic power!

Jacob
Jacob
1 month ago
Reply to  Groober

Lamp
Itty Bitty living space

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Groober

Itty bitty soul crystal.

Killiak
Killiak
1 month ago

The devil is clearly in the details.

WereCatf
WereCatf
1 month ago
Reply to  Killiak

As they say, the road to Hell is paved with ill intentions.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

It shows how good Tim is that every time an arc ends I’m both disappointed that I’m not going to find out what happens next for a while but also excited to see the next chapter in Starcaster or Analog and D-pad

Ashi
Ashi
1 month ago

But he has NO evil plans…they’re all morally neutral plans.

Brian
Brian
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashi

Morally ambiguous at worst

cryum
cryum
1 month ago

The crazy part is how the rez dude’s high stakes divine negotiation genuinely relied on the party to make this plan work.

Kenju
Kenju
1 month ago
Reply to  cryum

I suspect that this was the next big adventure the DM had planned, but when his DMPC died and the group pushed for him to come up with a way to resurrect him he pulled from what was already prepared to make up this revival plot.

That ending is too well thought out and too well planned to have been a spare of the moment thing or afterthought.

Nothing wrong with that though, I’ve known plenty of DM’s who take a prepared script and tweak it to fit new circumstances or needs.

ouRKaoS
ouRKaoS
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenju

DM’s who take a prepared script and tweak it to fit new circumstances or needs

We call those “Good DM’s” where I come from.

Nik
Nik
1 month ago
Reply to  ouRKaoS

I’m sorry. All I could hear in my head as I was reading:

“DM’s who take a prepared script and tweak it to fit new circumstances or needs. . .”

Was Ryan George’s voice ending it saying, “. . .are tight.”

Last edited 1 month ago by Nik
AntsOfTheFreeWorld
AntsOfTheFreeWorld
1 month ago
Reply to  cryum

Then again, it costs the evil wizard guy nothing to send some do-gooders adventure around on an off-hand chance that their exploits will gain him an advantage in negotiations they aren’t even aware of. Worst case, the “heroes” all die and he’s no worse off than before.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 month ago

Sounds like The Crystal Shard except not in the frozen armpit of the Forgotten Realms

Bloof
Bloof
1 month ago

Thanks for answering my questions!

Chibi-Acer
Chibi-Acer
1 month ago

Tobyn’s internal dialog in panel 2 while everyone else dismisses the spirit: “I’m not going to meta game, I’m not going to meta game…”

Last edited 1 month ago by Chibi-Acer
PhobosRising
PhobosRising
1 month ago
Reply to  Chibi-Acer

That moment the DM hands you the Seeds and hoe for your own destruction, and tries his hardest not to “Barrels of Apples” it.

danoob
danoob
1 month ago

any chance of selling this as a campaign book?

popinloopy
popinloopy
1 month ago

And then he was a benevolent god that just wanted to free everyone from the oppressive regime of the other guy. Everyone cheered for his deeds and hailed him as a hero forevermore. And everyone lived happily ever after, the end.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 month ago

‘You get the power of the OH GOD of hangovers.’ will become apparent on your next beer. Very powerful.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago

If the other guy can make someone a god, he is probably equally powerful. So, why does he bother with realms and princesses…?

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Who knows. But if the party’s gonna face that god-like enemy… They’ll be happy there’s something/someone they can use to destroy/thwart it.

Pitting the players against vastly superior forces is pretty much the most basic element ever. But that only works if there’s one or more weaknesses they can exploit. Otherwise, they’ll be overpowered so easily it’ll be a dull game.

After that, it’s pretty much a matter of making sure those weaknesses are interesting. Working them into the story, and so.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rolando
Freddie
Freddie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Probably needs a starship, or somethin’

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
1 month ago

Called it! I figured that creepy guy was up to no good, and he wanted her for the sake of something down and dirty. A bad guy for a later game no doubt.