Page 1554 - Fall Flat

1st Jul 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Newbiespud 1st Jul 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Sometimes the issue is that what's happening isn't getting the reaction you envisioned for reasons you couldn't have predicted. But the sooner you can spot it and open that honest dialogue, the sooner you can course-correct.
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10 Comments:

FanOfMostEverything 1st Jul 2021, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
It really is great how this comic ends up exploring tabletop friendship problems.
Prairie Son 1st Jul 2021, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Reading this strip should get you an Independent Study credit on how to handle group interaction issues. It's definitely helped me spot some growing issues in my work teams.
ChaosStar0 1st Jul 2021, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Well, Applejack playing a rogue does happen in a fanfic I read over on fimfiction.net, though it's EG Applejack. https://www.fimfiction.net/story/358972/canterlot-highs-dd-club
Cliff_Robotnik 1st Jul 2021, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
As a PC, as I've ranted about before, I do not deal well with control being taken away, even by ingame mechanics.

I might just have severe control issues when I am not the DM tho.

On the note of being more fluid at things, tho... Me and my oft mentioned player Dave are not opposites in that regard, all my PCs are in possession of "Schrodinger's Personality" for several sessions until I work out the dynamic and can find a personality and backstory that actually fits, while Dave makes a character, and will play them how he intended, no matter how much it clashes.... Save for when he or the group stumbles upon a reinterpretation he likes more.

My habit partly exists because if his, it's just easier that way.

Digo 1st Jul 2021, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
This is something all GMs gotta deal with when they mess with the PCs' character sheet status quo. If it doesn't work for the players, I would drop the idea with a quick out and try something else they would be more comfortable with.
Scissors Rock Paper 1st Jul 2021, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Only time I had a situation like this was the one time I let my players design their own characters. Cast didn't mesh well with each other or my DM style. It's why I always tell new players "be ready for anything. You're about to play a role and it isn't always going to be someone you'd like to know." I set up guidelines and leave room for players to customize their characters but the dice decide a lot. It's hard to portray a character that's different than you, but I have seen it help bring people out of their shell. Definitely a different approach than what I see other tables do.
A Quiet Reader 2nd Jul 2021, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm really wondering how acquiring Tank will go in the game...
Truthkeeper 3rd Jul 2021, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
There's something surreal about the talking pony staring at me and saying "I'm not an animal person".
RuBoo 3rd Jul 2021, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
“That’s ‘cause a man is an animal, too, my boy!“
StrandedGeek 3rd Jul 2021, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
StrandedGeek
A surprisingly deep message in this comic about rpg ponies. ^.^