D&D General A Mate put A Deck of Many Things in A Dragons Horde figuring his Pcs wouldn't risk it, 1 did and now his 5 players are all playing future kings


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I have to admit this is one of the dumbest uses of a wish I have ever seen. Ignorinhthe fact that each character being its own wish, what now? You're a legitimate heir. Hurrah? How are you going to prove it? Worse, how are you going to survive all the assassination attempts? And if you do,what then? Retirement. Congratulations, you "won" D&D.

I actually think this a great story. Multiple Lineages have been rearranged to make this possible. Powerful people would now be illegitimate and would be desperate to hold on to their power. The PCs still have to go announce it and prove it if they want to claim it for themselves which will lead to all sorts of interesting political intrigue, assassinations and quests. And each country is going to have its own problems and hurdles to deal with. Sounds awesome.

And when they finally succeed? Sure, retire! You might be 20th level by then anyways. Or you might have to defend your kingdoms from invading armies of extra-planar attackers, or prevent a Tarrasque from destroying your Capital. Or quell rebellion created by a secret cult(or by all the enemies you created). And if they don't want to be Kings, they just don't pursue the millions of plot hooks your player just created for you and they just go on riding the DMs adventure railroad.

I don't see it as dumb at all. Way less boring than wishing for a magic sword.
 

GreyLord

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When you put a Deck of Many Things into your game, two things come to mind :

1. Chekhov's Gun is now in the scene, (and it looks like a pouch) ; and
2. That is a DM who wants to end a campaign and start a new one.

Much easier just to then introduce escalating CR's of Monsters until one finally suceeds in a TPK of the entire party.
 

Why are the numbers in these threads always weirdly specific?
I believe the OP has mentioned they developed their own, shall we say... unique version the English language they use, which is why random stuff will be capitalized, or commas will be in unexpected places in numbers, etc. Originally I'd assumed it was some wort of AI experiment. I'm still not convinced otherwise, but the threads are usually a nice break from the normal grousing about rules.
 

pukunui

Legend
I believe the OP has mentioned they developed their own, shall we say... unique version the English language they use, which is why random stuff will be capitalized, or commas will be in unexpected places in numbers, etc. Originally I'd assumed it was some wort of AI experiment. I'm still not convinced otherwise, but the threads are usually a nice break from the normal grousing about rules.
Indeed. If the OP is genuine, he and his fellow gamers appear to rely on random dice rolls and tables for pretty much everything.
 





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