Indifference example

By on October 14, 2014 5:45:05 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Simple example of the Dungeon Master punishing me for being a total jerk in the game.

http://screencast.com/t/tYwgUWtpc

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October 14, 2014 5:55:18 PM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

Well, that is a funny example. I guess we are going to die by the Sorcerer King anyway, so why fight him now.

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October 14, 2014 5:55:29 PM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

Cool. I see lots of potential with this mechanic.

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October 14, 2014 6:01:53 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

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October 14, 2014 6:12:01 PM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

Looks promising!

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October 14, 2014 6:41:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm curious, a lot of quests have a 'recruitment' option, which is usually the best safe option. Does that count for indifference? If not, how would the DM react to that?

 

I would say that the 'natural consequences' of a liberal recruitment policy are infiltration and double crossing events.

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October 15, 2014 12:04:23 AM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

I love this idea. JUST ONE PROBLEM: Even indifference should have some positive consequences. If you are encouraging ROLE-PLAYING, then just having a 'right' and 'wrong' answer doesn't reward being your character.

Your sovereign may have reason to be indifferent, even in seemingly dire situations. Would not a zen master sometimes seem uncaring?

I think being brave should have a downside, as well as benefits. If choices have only expected consequences, there is no drama and no reward for playing as your character.

To paraphrase Robert McKee: "Choices under pressure reveal character."

I think benefits and downside to every choice makes them interesting: you get some benefit you might expect, but unintended consequences rear their head. An 'indifferent' sovereign loses morale among the troops, but might also fare better diplomatically with Ceresa.

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October 15, 2014 4:02:48 AM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums


Simple example of the Dungeon Master punishing me for being a total jerk in the game.

There were rumors of cities rebelling when sovereign behaves cowardly. Can we see a proof of that?

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