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22nd Nov 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 22nd Nov 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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I do think in general that the players should feel like they can ask the GM to help with actions, choices, and descriptions. A more competitive, adversarial dynamic puts up walls and forces the players to either become their own rules lawyer or flounder helplessly, while a cooperative table lets everyone get a chance to succeed at what they want to do.

That said, it's hard to resist the allure of an open-ended outcome...

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15 Comments:

ANW 22nd Nov 2022, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
One of Twilight's biggest regrets is coming up.
An end to an era.

It is ****************.
Wolfier 22nd Nov 2022, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Hey now, no swearing!
Prairie Son 22nd Nov 2022, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
And off panel Rarity is trying to bring Applejack back to consciousness after she fainted at the sheer meta-gaming fail of that last line of Twi's.
Digo 22nd Nov 2022, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
This is where you should have a "Power-Word Uppercut" prepared today. XD
CyanWhisp 22nd Nov 2022, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
I felt a grave disturbance in the universe, as if a thousand talking books suddenly cried out in terror, then were suddenly silenced.
Guest 22nd Nov 2022, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Discord does genuinely have a sense of fairness, even if its hard to read due to his own preferences for gameplay.
Wolfier 22nd Nov 2022, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Except for when he cheated the rules he created for himself.
A Quiet Reader 22nd Nov 2022, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
When did that happen?
Wolfier 22nd Nov 2022, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Back in the Return to Harmony chapter. Of the four characters he cursed he only managed to do it through his rules to two of them. Pinkie wouldn't play ball and had to be convinced OOC to go along with it and Fluttershy saw through the ruse completely and was cursed anyways.
Pepperbrony 22nd Nov 2022, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
"Oh, really...?" is even worse than "are you sure?" because at least the latter implies the chance to take back what you've said.
rmsgrey 22nd Nov 2022, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
On the other hand, in a situation like this, where Twilight doesn't have a strong plan to deal with Tirek, giving the GM a wide-open prompt makes it the GM's responsibility to advance the story, which offers an opportunity to get a hint at how to solve the current issue. Or, at least, gives you a break from the current problem to deal with the new problem that's just appeared.
Roguim 22nd Nov 2022, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
It's time to bid farewell to a certain tree...
The Old One 22nd Nov 2022, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
"There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home"

*BAMPH!!!!!*

"Uh-oh......"
Jennifer 22nd Nov 2022, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
I wonder how Owlowiscious' appearance will be explained.
Charlie Gordon 23rd Nov 2022, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
"Oh, really...?"

When the DM smiles, it's already too late.